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Air France & KLM are currently offering a fantastic Business Class fare for travel between Helsinki and Dubai and the fare is available for multiple months of 2019.
Basic Fare Rules
- Reservations must be made at least 60 days before departure
- Minimum stay is officially 7 nights but you can find amazing deals for most lengths of stay
- Maximum stay is 12 months
- Unlimited stopovers allowed
The 60 day rule means that the cheapest fares are no longer available in January (although there’s still a pretty good fare available)…..
….so the headline fare doesn’t appear until part way through February 2019:
Availability is fantastic in March….
…and from then on you’ll struggle to find too many dates on which the fare isn’t available.
Here’s what May looks like….
…and that kind of availability is present all the way through September….
…and even October:
Both Air France and KLM are offering this fare so you can choose to route through Paris or Amsterdam….
….but I would pay closer attention to the aircraft on offer than to the routing (in this case).
The Air France 777-300ER that operates the Paris – Dubai route offers the airlines excellent reverse herringbone Business Class seats…..
….while the KLM 777-200 and the KLM A330-200 which operate between Amsterdam and Dubai both offer a denser cabin layout and seat which do not all offer direct access to the aisle – the Air France cabin is considerably better.
Finding The Fare
These are the parameters you can use on the matrix search (assuming you’d prefer the Air France flights):
You can also find these flights with ease using Google Flights and you may even find a few dates on which the deal gets even better:
This may not be the most direct way to get to Dubai but it’s definitely a very cheap way to do it in a lot of comfort.
I reviewed the Air France 777 Business Class cabin at the end of 2016 and I loved the experience so I wouldn’t hesitate to book it again. The denser seat configuration on KLM isn’t ideal but, if for some reason only KLM flights work for you, the fact that this is such a cheap fare more than makes up for this.
I don’t see an expiration date on this fare so it may be around for a while or it could get pulled at any moment – if you see dates that work for you don’t procrastinate for too long or you may miss out.