SkyTeam airline KLM is currently selling cheap nonstop flights to Curaçao from Amsterdam. On its homepage, KLM offers the nonstop roundtrips for €427. Flights are available from November 2020 through February 2021. Check-in luggage is sadly not included, raising the price to €507 if selected.
Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. We strongly recommend gathering detailed information about the travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to your desired origin and destination.
A good start is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. It provides current updates on a country’s immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.
KLM sends a Boeing 777 on its ten-hour journey from Amsterdam to Curaçao. This plane features a conventional 3-4-3 seating pattern in its economy class cabin.
We expect further shakeups in the airline industry over the following months. Some services might be cancelled, aircraft changed or downgraded. The schedule we describe may very well change.
By the way, this isn’t our only economy class deal from Amsterdam:
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According to fare rules, this offer will be available until December 6, 2020. We’ve compiled all the possible flight dates at the lowest fare for trips of up to 2 weeks in our availability calendar above. Should you be planning on staying for a longer period of time, you can check out the availability on Google Flights. Whatever you do, however, you should definitely book on KLM’s website.
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.
KLM issues these tickets in booking class X. Beside KLM’s own program, Flying Blue, the only frequent flyer program that will credit you a decent amount of miles is Delta SkyMiles – 9,780 status miles (MQMs) and at least 2,446 award miles (RDMs)