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SAS Lifetime Gold Status Is Here (Finally)



It’s been years since Scandinavian Airlines first planned to introduce life time gold membership with Eurobonus(Star Alliance Gold), and it’s finally here. As per Flysmart24, they will be sending out the very first Euro Bonus Gold Card which is valid for the the rest of life of the recipient.

SAS EuroBonus Gold Status

SAS EuroBonus Gold Status

The long-term scheme will formally be launched first until autumn, but the company has decided that a group of members who are already qualified gold cards will receive their cards during the spring.The new lifetime cards will be issued continuously throughout the spring. It is the company’s most loyal customers who will be invited to receive the gold card for lifetime. To get the card, the holder must have been a gold card for 10 years.

The lifetime gold card from SAS will also guarantee all the benefits of the Star Alliance gold which is definitely practical to have.

To qualify for a gold card requires extensive travel activity by air, and issued for a yearly basis to those who reach the qualifying limit.The limit is that the member either accumulates 45,000 basic points in EuroBonus over a year or has flew 45 individual flight segments with SAS or on selected routes with Widerøe during the same period.(Star Alliance also.)

To receive the gold card for lifetime will require such activity in progress for 10 consecutive years which for SAS as relatively a boutique airline based in Scandinavia will make such status out of reach for many people reside outside the Nordic region.

Points accumulated as a result of using credit cards, car hire, hotel stays or other earning opportunities do not count. However, for those who have been close to qualifying for gold cards a year, it is possible to buy status points to reach the annual qualifying limit. You may log in with your Eurobonus credentials here to see if you are able to buy Basic points if you’re missing a maximum of 5 000 points to reach Silver, 15 000 points to reach Gold or 30 000 to reach Diamond status.

SAS EuroBonus Diamond Status

SAS EuroBonus Diamond Status

Many who have the highest status of diamond level, have had the opportunity to give away one gold card or one silver card to family or friend who have not been eligible. However, getting the gold card as a gift will not count towards the time period required to achieve a lifetime gold.

How To Give Away A EuroBonus Status Membership?

EuroBonus Gold and Diamond members can give away Gold and Silver memberships to friends and family members. All you need is the recipient’s EuroBonus number.

If you achieve Diamond level during your qualifying period, you may give away one Gold card and one Silver card each year you qualify for the status, Diamond members enjoy a 3 month grace period after you qualifying period ends and you status will be updated after the 3 month grace period ends.

A Gold level member can only give away one Silver card during each qualifying year. You may give away a status membership here.


SAS Eurobonus Membership Give Away

The person who receive Gold and Silver memberships enjoy all of the benefits of each level, except for the benefit of giving away membership.

SAS Fast Track

SAS Fast Track

The gold card has a number of advantages. It gives the proprietor the right to use the fast track security at many airports, visit lounges at home and abroad with members of the Star Alliance, bring extra luggage for free, choose seat at ticket kiosk and earn more bonus points when flying.

What Is Lifetime Gold?

As a Lifetime Gold member, you’ll enjoy all the benefits of the EuroBonus Gold membership for the rest of your life. If you’re a Gold or Diamond member that satisfies the requirements of EuroBonus Gold membership for 10 consecutive years, SAS will honour you with a Lifetime Gold membership.

As a Lifetime Gold member, you’ll enjoy exceptional Gold benefits for the rest of your life – even if your travel needs change.

  • If you’re already a Gold or Diamond member, you’ll keep your current status and EuroBonus card.
  • You’ll never be downgraded from Gold and you’ll get a new EuroBonus Gold card every year.

How To Qualify For Lifetime Gold?

To be awarded with Lifetime Gold, you need to qualify for Gold status by earning Basic points or taking qualifying trips on SAS or Wideroe. You’ll be awarded a Lifetime Gold membership if you qualify for EuroBonus Gold for 10 consecutive years from 2002 by earning Basic points or taking qualifying trips on SAS or Wideroe.

Travellers of any age can qualify for Lifetime Gold.

How To Check How Many Years You Have Qualified To Get Lifetime Status?

Qualify for EuroBonus Gold 10 years in a row and get Lifetime Gold status. In other words, Gold status forever. You may check how many year you have qualified for EuroBonus Gold consecutively through this link.

FAQs About Lifetime Gold

What if I miss a year and travel less because of a change in my life situation?

Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to the qualification requirements for Lifetime Gold.

I’ve been a EuroBonus Gold member for at least 10 consecutive years, but I haven’t been awarded Lifetime Gold. Why?

To be awarded with Lifetime Gold membership, you need to qualify for EuroBonus Gold status every year for 10 consecutive years by earning Basic points or taking qualifying flights on SAS or Wideroe.

If you’ve received a Gold card as a gift from a Diamond member, as part of a corporate agreement or through means other than earning Basic points or taking qualifying flights, your Gold status during this time does not count towards Lifetime Gold.

Additionally, when you reach EuroBonus Gold or Diamond, you will have this status for the rest of your current qualifying period and for the next qualifying period. To qualify for Lifetime Gold, however, you’ll need to requalify for at least Gold status during each qualifying period. Flights taken within Norway between August 2002 – May 2013 do not qualify for Liftime Gold due to Government restrictions enforced by the Norwegian Competition Authority.

Is there a specific Lifetime Gold card?

No. As a Lifetime Gold member, you’ll receive a Gold or Diamond card, depending on how much you fly. You’ll never be downgraded from Gold and you’ll receive a EuroBonus Gold card every year for the rest of your life.

Why are the qualification requirements different for different years?

The qualification requirements for years in the historic table show the requirements for EuroBonus Gold at that particular time. Since SAS EuroBonus qualification requirements have changed over the years to reflect changes such as new Basic point earnings, the data in the historic table reflects this.

I’m currently a Diamond member and I have qualified for Lifetime Gold. What’s my status?

If you’re a EuroBonus Diamond member, you’ll keep your Diamond status and receive a Diamond card every year as long as you qualify for Diamond. When you no longer qualify for Diamond, you’ll be downgraded to EuroBonus Gold and enjoy a Gold membership for the rest of your life.



  1. BERGEN-Flyer

    April 16, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    Is there any way to check how many consecutive years a person already has? I am on 6 or 7, but honestly cannot remember my first year as Gold.


      April 16, 2020 at 2:56 pm

      The post has been updated now, looks more informative now.

  2. TYO for Japan

    April 16, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    I am certainly hoping “soft landing” gold will count…

  3. Lucas Deminara

    May 16, 2020 at 12:33 am


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SAS Offers Double EuroBonus Extra Points On All Destinations



SAS New Silver Logo

Many airlines are currently offering double points earning to help frequent flyers maintaining their status, since many airlines route network are limited. SAS is now following suit and offering double extra points earning until the end of May 2021.

SAS A350 Business Class
SAS A350 Business Class

The only unattractive part of this campaign is that customers will not earn double status points on this offer, instead they can only receive double extra points that can be used later.

The offer is valid on all travel classes, SAS Go, SAS Plus and SAS Business. You must book the trip no later than 21 October 2020, but you can travel in the period from 22 September 2020 to 31 May 2021.

Here’s the offer page on SAS’s website:

To you who see the whole world as your home, who longs for new inspiration or a dear reunion. SAS flies to a number of destinations, so you can get where you want to go – safely, flexibly and easily. Right now you get double EuroBonus points * (your regular point earnings + the same number of extra points) regardless of destination – the choice is yours!


It is important that you enter the EuroBonus number when booking;

  • Order: September 22 – October 21, 2020
  • Travel: September 22, 2020 – May 31, 2021
  • Remember to enter your EuroBonus number when ordering. *
  • P.S. Remember to stay up to date on the restrictions that apply to the country you are travelling to before you travel. Please note that the traffic program may change due to current situation.

Sincerely, SAS EuroBonus

* The offer applies to SAS Go, SAS Plus and SAS Business tickets (not Widerøe) which are booked between 22.9–21.10 2020 and used during the travel period 22.9 2020–31.5 2021. The points are registered in your account within 14 days after the completed flight. . It is important that you state your EuroBonus number when ordering, as we cannot re-register double points.

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