SkyTeam member Air France has put a great price tag on its coveted premium economy tickets. You can enjoy their outstanding product for twelve hours on your way to Singapore and back. With departure from Madrid, the flight is available at €818. From other Spanish cities like Barcelona and Bilbao, the price increases to €890.
Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. While travelling gets easier every month, we currently advise against short term intercontinental travel plans.
To make sure you can benefit from this deal the way you want to, we suggest checking the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website for current updates on a country’s current immigration policies. Their Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.
Air France Premium Economy product features seats in a plastic shell, a reclinable seat, an amenity and noise-cancelling headphones. It is generally regarded as a superior premium economy product.
Search & Book
Sadly, we were not able to locate fare rules for these flights. They show scattered availability between October 2020 and March 2021, with the last departure at the lowest fare on March 16, 2021.
Google Flights accurately shows flight dates with departures from Madrid as well as other Spanish airports. Search for flight dates there (instructions) and proceed to Air France or KLM’s website, as the cheapest tickets are offered directly by the airlines themselves.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend to book with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
- Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.
This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
- Baggage Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
Air France issues the long haul segments in booking class S. This is a rather attractive booking class, granting more than 100% of your long travel distance with most SkyTeam frequent flyer programs:
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- 26,650 on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 23,590 on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
- 23,590 on China Eastern Eastern Miles
- 19,980 on Alitalia MileMiglia
- 19,980 on Delta SkyMiles
- 16,650 on Aeroflot Bonus
- 16,650 on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
- 16,650 on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
- 16,650 on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 16,650 on Air Europa Club
- 16,650 on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
- 16,650 on Czech Airlines OK Plus
- 16,650 on Korean Air Skypass
- 14,650 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 14,650 on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- 14,650 on MEA Cedar Miles
- 13,320 on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
- 13,320 on Saudia Alfursan
- 6,660 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank