From exclusive to inclusive – ticket prices now and then
Ticket prices now and then
Stockholm–New York (one way)
Year: 1946 Price: SKR 2,075
Year: 2016 Price: SKR 3,799
Today, the 1946 price would be equivalent to SKr 43,130
Copenhagen–Paris (one way)
Year: 1946 Price: DKR 395
Year: 2016 Price: DKR 599
Today, the 1946 price would be equivalent to DKr 8,674
Oslo–London (one way)
Year: 1946 Price: NKr 420
Year: 2016 Price: NKR 549
Today, the 1946 price would be equivalent to NKr 8,269
Air travel was a rare luxury for most people when SAS began operating in 1946. The first SAS passenger flight carried just 28 carefully selected guests, who were, of course, all very important people. At this time, price comparison companies and EuroBonus points did not exist. A ticket cost what it cost and that was the deal.
Today, you can buy a plane ticket for less than the cost of a pair of jeans (if you book well in advance) and flying has become accessible for almost everyone with an average income.
It may not look like prices are cheaper now, though, especially if you look at the actual figures for tickets over the years. But appearances can be deceiving. Here’s a list of some ticket prices now and then.
Published: August 1, 2016