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Scandinavian Airlines offers free Avis car hire for US travellers

SAS OsloScandinavian Airlines is launching a promotional deal today which will give passengers from the US complimentary hire cars. The Scandinavian carrier is collaborating with Avis on an offer which gives passengers flying from the US to Copenhagen, Oslo or Stockholm five days rental for free.

As the saying goes, you don’t get something for nothing and there are several strings attached to the Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) promo. First and probably most important is that only two passengers flying together on round-trip tickets from the US are eligible.

The second major stipulation is that passengers only have Avis Group A vehicles to choose from. This would be no biggie for most UK and European drivers, but Group A vehicles, along with most of the groups just above it, are manual gearbox only. US drivers are more used to automatic transmission cars.

Travellers taking SAS flights to Scandinavia have a full month to take advantage of the free car offer as it does not expire until the 15 March. They then have until the 31 March to confirm their car hire add-on. The deal applies to inbound travellers flying to the three cities between the 18 May and the 16 August.

In a statement announcing the attractive bonus for travellers, SAS explained all three of the arrival airports were convenient start points for road-trips to wonderful cities and magnificent tourism attractions. Oslo, for example, is within striking range of stunning fjords and bastion of culture extraordinaire, the city of Bergen.



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