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Very cheap Business Class flights from Spain to the USA for Black Friday weekend

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As I said in our round-up of Black Friday deals earlier today, there isn’t much happening on the ‘cheap flights’ front from the UK.

However, my mate Skip at Luxury Flight Club has picked up on an aggressive Air France, Delta and KLM sale out of Spain to the United States.

Seats seem easy to find and you can credit the flights to Virgin Flying Club, earning Virgin Points and Virgin Atlantic tier points.

You can book on the KLM website here.

Here are some price examples.

Note that a Saturday night stay seems to be required and all flights will route via Paris, Amsterdam or a Delta hub.

From Barcelona:

  • Miami €1,167
  • Boston €1,167
  • Chicago €1,217
  • New York (JFK) €1,262
  • Washington €1,267
  • Toronto €1,300
  • Montreal €1,306
  • San Francisco (SFO) €1,367 

From Madrid:

  • Miami €1,170
  • Boston €1,170
  • Washington €1,220
  • Chicago €1,220
  • New York (JFK) €1,264
  • Montreal €1,307
  • Toronto €1,308 
  • San Francisco €1,370

Travel dates are:

  • 16th January – 31st March
  • 17th April – 15th July
  • 31st August – 30th November

The deals are certainly there – I found this on the first attempt:

Obviously, once you factor in a trip to and from Spain, your total costs are going to be higher. If you treat it as an extra part of your trip, however, you can get a good deal here.

You can check for availability on the KLM website here. KLM shows Air France and Delta availability too so you only need to look in one place.

How to earn Flying Blue miles from UK credit cards

How to earn Flying Blue miles from UK credit cards (January 2023)

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 cards.

These cards earn Membership Rewards points:

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 (19)

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  • Yona says:

    Too bad there is nothing to LA

  • The Savage Squirrel says:

    By the time you’ve flown to Spain and then on to Amsterdam, (don’t forget to factor in time sitting there during boarding twice) you’ve spent just as long in an economy seat as flying direct. Someone will still decide it’s worth it, no doubt 😀

    • meta says:

      There are also deals via New York without going via European hubs and open-jaws. About £1200 New York out, Boston back with Delta from Madrid direct. It works around Easter as well, but for longer stays (14+ days).

    • Paul says:

      yes, never really understood these ‘deals’. Why would you spend hours detouring (at significant expense)? Don’t people value their time?

      • Rob says:

        You’re asking on a frequent flyer website why people would want to divert via another country to try different business class products, fast track themselves to elite airline status and earn a pile of miles …..?

        Time is relative with these things. The number of employed people with a fixed leave allowance is probably about 1/4 of the adult population. The other 3/4 are not tied into your rigid schedules of fixed annual leave – we’re talking the self-employed, students, retired, solvent unemployed, digital nomads etc.

      • Qrfan says:

        The BA Montreal flight leaves London at 5pm. Too early for a work day, wastes a weekend/vacation day. For me, these skyteam flights get in earlier and (assuming I could get to Barcelona after work) actually save time in terms of time at destination. Bigger issue for me is two sectors on short haul planes with young kids. In a couple of years this will be game on, and I value my time plenty!

      • Ziggy says:

        I question the use of the phrase “at significant expense”. I do trips like this multiple time a year and my positioning flights rarely cost over £100 (for round trip travel). If I have to stay overnight, the hotel never costs me more than £100. Yes, you could spend a lot more than that if you wanted to but there is rarely any need for “significant expense” and the savings can be huge.

    • dundj says:

      There is the Aer Europa flight from MAD to AMS on a 787 at about 7am and returning about 11am which offer flat beds as well. Admittedly, getting to MAD would likely be in an economy seat.

  • TimW says:

    If the date restrictions do not work for some people, I find ex Dublin departures to the US on SkyTeam usually offers similar prices to these Spanish ones year round.

    • Harry T says:

      Agreed, and you can often find OneWorld fares from Dublin that are decent. We flew DUB-LHR-LAX-LHR-NCL for about £1250 each this summer, with a night at a Dublin airport hotel thrown in to make it a BA Holiday. Shame we had to fly BA 😂

  • Matty says:

    I booked flights with Iberia in September for flights this month, LHR-MAD, £78 return. Offered an upgrade on each leg for £45 each way. Couldn’t grumble at that. Outbound was an A350.

  • Concerto says:

    When is the booking deadline?

  • Mikeact says:

    As ‘frequent flyers’ we have no problem with reward flights from AMS…KLM or MAD…Iberia. Usually same day connections.

  • Mark Wilson says:

    Also seeing BCN-JFK direct with Delta for £1086, (albeit with a not so great B767 seat)
    Great value and thanks for posting this deal. Keep them coming!

  • Brian Nicholls says:

    Advise please.
    I have a BA 241 business class booking from Inverness to New York. Cost 100,000 Avios plus £1,360. 777 Club Suite both ways
    I could cancel and go from Madrid. Cost £2,224.80. Delta 330-300 out, KLM Boeing 777-200 in.
    I’ve never been to Madrid, so could take this as a bonus to spend some time there.
    Financially looks quite similar. How does Delta/KLM compare with BA?

    • Mark Wilson says:

      Delta 332 is reverse herringbone 1-2-1 seating. Best seat after Delta One Suites. KLM 772 are still 2-2-2 seating. Not all direct aisle access, but OK if travelling with someone.
      I’d go Delta on this aircraft type.

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