Some months ago, KLM announced a couple of new routes to tropical destinations, launching three weekly flights to Bridgetown on the Caribbean island of Barbados. These flights are now being sold at a very cheap price. You can either depart from Switzerland, the UK, or Poland. Please note, that the cheapest fare only includes a piece of hand luggage (55 x 35 x 25 cm) and a personal item (40 x 30 x 15 cm). The Economy Standard fare including a checked bag (up to 23 kg) is available for a surcharge of roughly £60 (~€71).
If you no longer want to travel, all bookings with travel departing before March 2022 can be canceled free of charge. For all travel dates (even after March 2022), the rebooking fee is waived, but the price difference will have to be paid.
You can use our search form below to book these flights directly at KLM’s website:
You can fly from the following cities:
- Birmingham: £323 (~€381)
- London: £326 (~€384)
- Manchester: £335 (~€395)
- Basel: CHF 435 (~€406)
- Glasgow: £351 (~€414)
- Edinburgh: £352 (~€415)
- Zurich: CHF 449 (~€419)
- Geneva: CHF 449 (~€419)
- Krakow: PLN 1,962 (~€429)
- Warsaw: PLN 1,972 (~€431)
You’ll first fly to Amsterdam. From there, the long-haul flights are operated by Airbus A330 aircraft, featuring a 2-4-2 configuration in Economy Class. You can expect a seat pitch of about 79 cm. On the flight back, you’ll have a short stop in Port of Spain, but you probably won’t even have to leave the plane.
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According to the fare rules, this offer is valid until October 21, 2021 for travel until September 30, 2022, though there doesn’t seem to be much availability after March 2022. A minimum stay of 4 days (or a night from Saturday to Sunday) is required. The maximum stay is capped at 3 months.
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 booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic
During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.
Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
- 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.
The tickets for the short flights to Amsterdam are issued in booking class L, while the long-haul flights are issued in booking class G. To give you an example, a roundtrip flight from London would get you one of the following earnings:
- 3,270 Miles on Czech Airlines OK Plus
- 3,218 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
- 3,144 Miles on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
- 2,770 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
- 2,712 Miles on Alitalia MileMiglia
- 2,712 Miles on Aeroflot Bonus
- 2,442 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 2,442 Miles on Air Europa Club
- 2,442 Award Miles + 9,850 MQM on Delta SkyMiles
- 2,414 Miles on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
- 2,270 Miles on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
- 2,270 Miles on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- 2,000 Miles on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
- 2,000 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
- 2,000 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
- 2,000 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 2,000 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 600 Miles on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 580 Award Miles + 30 XP on FlyingBlue
- 370 Miles on China Eastern Eastern Miles