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As the British Airways sale ends … £999 KLM Business Class sale

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For the last week, British Airways had been selling Club World tickets for £1007 for flights over Christmas.  That sale ended last night.

If you missed out, don’t worry.  Late in the day, KLM has launched its own £999 business class sale.

This sale runs until Monday 8th December so there is still time to get a bargain even though the BA deals have gone.

The £999 destinations are:

Abu Dhabi

Beijing

Cape Town

Chengdu

Dammam

Dubai

Guangzhou

Hangzhou

Johannesburg

Kuwait

Lagos

Rio de Janeiro

Shanghai

Tokyo – which was not in the BA sale

Xiamen

Air France new business class 3

The travel dates are more restrictive than the BA sale:

Book by Monday 8th December

Travel out and back between 21st December and 3rd January

Tickets will also earn miles in the Flying Blue scheme. This is not the most generous frequent flyer scheme out there, but it does have regular redemption sales (for example this one) which can be good value.

Whilst you are booking on the KLM site, you may end up flying either Air France or KLM depending on route and which flight you select. The new Air France business class seat, pictured above, is still rolling out. I ran a few more pictures of it earlier in the year although there is no guarantee that you would get this on any particular flight. You would need to be on a Boeing 777 to even have a chance of getting it. If you fly on a KLM 747 then you should get the new flat seat – it may be more pot luck with a 777.

Full details can be found on the KLM website here.  You must book from a UK departure point to see these prices.


Earning Flying Blue miles from credit cards

How to earn Flying Blue miles from UK credit cards (June 2021)

Air France and KLM do not have a UK Flying Blue credit card.  However, you can earn Flying Blue miles by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cardsThese are:

Membership Rewards points convert at 1:1 into Flying Blue miles which is an attractive rate.  The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 1 Flying Blue mile. The Gold card earns double points (2 per £1) on all flights you charge to it.

Comments (5)

  • Brian says:

    It’s obviously irrelevant now, but Tokyo was in the BA sale – I found availabity for 993GBP and that was some days after the sale began. Maybe it just wasn’t there at the beginning.

    • Fran says:

      I found this too, was amazed it was under £1k!

      • ryan says:

        Not sure if it is still there but AF was coming up as £915 on the matrix for LHR – CAN.

        Availability is hard to find but VS have a £1,007 offer LHR – HKG too. I should have booked but my dates went by the time I got my act together…

    • Tom says:

      Tokyo was available from the start – just not to Haneda.

  • signol says:

    SAA were also offering similar prices to JNB, presumably to compete with the nonstop BA flight.

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