SAS today launched a new currency service via its frequent flyer program EuroBonus. The Travel Cash service makes it possible for EuroBonus members to load 12 different currencies on the EuroBonus card, to be used for payments when travelling overseas. Members using this service will also earn EuroBonus points for every purchase.
The Travel Cash is managed using the SAS app where it is possible to get an overview of the currencies exchanged, exchange more currency, add a different currency or sell currencies back. The app also shows the exact amount of money spent in a particular currency.
The service is offered with MasterCard as partner and can be used in all places where MasterCard is accepted as well as for online purchases. The card uses NFC technology enabling passengers to pay quickly and easily using contactless technology by holding their card against the payment terminal without the need to input their PIN for purchases under SEK 250 (27 euro).
“We want to make travel easier for our customers, so we are proud to be launching a new and innovative product that will do just that. Being able to load their EuroBonus card with foreign currency even before departure gives our customers complete control of their spending money. The SAS EuroBonus card can then be used like a regular charge card, and our customers can also earn EuroBonus points on everything they buy,” says Nils Lindhe, Head of SAS EuroBonus.