Dutch carrier KLM currently sells discounted tickets for its nonstop Amsterdam to Paramaribo service in business class. All fares include board service and two checked bags of up to 23 kg, as well as lounge access.
It is currently not really possible to travel to Suriname, and we do not know when the restrictions will be lifted.
Air France and KLM will let you cancel all flights through December 2021 for free. You’d get your money back as a voucher, which can then be fully refunded to your bank account. You can read more about this here.
Surinam Airways uses a Boeing 787 Dreamliner for its flights to Surinam.
By now, modern seats have also become the norm at KLM. Its business class is definitely not a bad choice, also thanks to the good service. Like many other airlines, the Boeing 787 always has the newest business class seats installed.
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These flights can be booked until August 2, 2021 for trips that are at least 6 days (or a Sunday) long and take place either between July and early December 2021, or from January through April 2022.
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 are issued in booking class O, which means that you can expect to get:
- 9,352 Miles on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
- 9,352 Miles on Alitalia MileMiglia
- 9,350 Miles on Delta SkyMiles
- 5,428 Award Miles + 60 XP on FlyingBlue
- 4,676 Miles on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
Flying Blue is probably the best option to credit your flights, even if you will get more award miles at other programs, such as Aerolíneas Argentinas Plus.
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