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KLM and Air France are back with another Business Class sale for departures out of the UK and this one may be very tempting for UK travelers who prefer not to have to position into Europe to get the best deals. All the sale prices are for flights which will require a connection in either Amsterdam or Paris but as all the flights originate at the UK’s major airports that shouldn’t be too much of an issue.
AF/KLM UK Business Class Sale – Terms
- Prices are starting from displayed fare.
- Prices advertised are subject to change without notice before a booking is confirmed. Please check exact price and conditions applicable for your chosen dates and flights at time of booking.
- All prices are for return Business Class tickets per passenger and include taxes and charges.
- Prices may change to less or more than the advertised fares at short notice as prices and availability are updated frequently.
- Seat availability may be very limited at the prices advertised for desired travel dates, travel periods can vary and blackout periods may apply.
- Credit card surcharge of 2% may apply up to a maximum of £20.
- Prices are based upon departures via Amsterdam and may involve connecting flights.
- Flights may be operated by airline partners in which case KLM products and services may not be available at the airport or on-board.
- Conditions of carriage and fare rules apply. Tickets may not be changeable or refundable after booking and additional charges may be payable. For non-flexible tickets booked, tickets are only valid for the dates shown, and first sector must be flown to avoid cancellation of all sectors booked.
You’ll find all the Business Class sale fares on one of two pages:
There’s this Business Class sale page and there’s a sale page for both Economy and Business Class deals and you should check both to make sure you’re booking the lowest fare.
Here are some of the better fares I’ve found:
Roundtrip Business Class From London Heathrow
- Abu Dhabi – from £1,349
- Aruba – from £1,649
- Bogota – from £1,429
- Bonaire – from £1,679
- Curacao – from £1,629
- Delhi – from £1,359
- Dubai – from £1,340
- Johannesburg – from £1,466
- Mumbai – from £1,499
- Nairobi – from £1,400
- Panama City – from £1,529
- Saint Martin – from £1,529
- Seychelles – from £1,451
- Vancouver – from £1,495
Further similar deals are available from most major UK airports.
The £1,495 roundtrip Business Class fare to Vancouver looks like a very good deal (especially as we don’t often see KLM offer deals between the UK and North America) and £1,340 to Dubai, £1,349 to Abu Dhabi and £1,451 to the Seychelles all look great value too.
Also, these fares aren’t limited to just a few dates – in a lot of instances they’re widely available into 2020.
Here’s what availability for the Vancouver fare looks like:
And you can even book this fare (as well as others) over the Christmas and New Year period:
An important thing to keep in mind is that all these fares will require a connection in either Paris or Amsterdam – these are not non-stop deals and some routes may involve travel on Air France aircraft.
Make sure you’re careful to check which aircraft are operating on which routes as the Business Class cabins on offer can vary quite significantly.
If you happen to find a fare on an Air France A380 bear in mind that the Business Class seats are a throwback to the 1990s while most of the Air France 777-300ER Business Class seats are excellent (for example).
I suggest that you take extra care make sure you check the seat maps of the aircraft in your proposed itinerary before you book.
Ideally, you should be booking into Business Class cabins that have a 1-2-1 seating layout throughout…..like this:
And avoiding Business Class cabins that have six seats in a single row…like this:
The differences between the good cabins and the poor ones are stark and you’ll have a considerably better trip if you manage to stick to the more modern seats and cabin.