I happened upon a headline "No deal between SAS and pilot unions yet – Disastrous financial consequences for the airline".
The SAS Pilot Strike has been ongoing since early July.
From website www.aviation24.be
Ar the time of writing, there is no agreement between SAS management and SAS pilots’ union representatives. The negotiations started at 09:00 on Thursday morning. The two parties later recessed for dinner and intend to negotiate will until late on Thursday evening in Stockholm. Union leaders are only moderately optimistic that a solution will be found today.
Meanwhile, SAS has published a statement drawing attention on the financial consequences of the strike.
The strikes undertaken by the SAS Scandinavia pilots’ unions, which began on July 4, 2022, already have severely impacted the liquidity and overall financial position of SAS AB and threaten the Company’s ability to ultimately successfully raise critically needed near-term and long-term capital to fund the Company’s successful reorganisation.
As of today, the strike has so far caused over 2,550 flight cancellations which have affected over 270,000 passengers. The estimated effect of the strike is approximately SEK 100-130 million (EUR 10-13 million) per day or roughly SEK 1.0-1.3 billion (EUR 100-130 milllion) in costs so far.
We are scheduled on the August 7th Tour. We booked flights using points. We were told cancellation would cost us $1400 so we are going to wait it out.
We are entitled to full refunds if flight is canceled but the tour would not be.
OFFICIAL INFO FROM SAS
Unfortunately if we cancel now and try to rebook another airline, we would be charged $350 per flight. Two inbound flights and two outbound would cost $1400 to cancel.
So we wait and hope it's resolved or it's canceled in time to rebook without insanely expensive flights. I'm not optimistic on the latter.
If we can just get to Europe though, we could hopefully hop on a cheap euro airline for the last leg and just wait for the SAS refund later.
I hope this helps.
And remember, "Don't Panic."
“I like the cover," he said. "Don't Panic. It's the first helpful or intelligible thing anybody's said to me all day.”
― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy