Skyteam member KLM currently celebrates its 100th anniversary with a nice sale of nonstop roundtrips from its hub Amsterdam. One hundred destinations on five continents are discounted, starting with €300 roundtrips to Dubai. As common for KLM, all fares mentioned are light fares, meaning you’ll get complimentary board service, but have to add at least €80 to check a bag both ways.
Some of the most interesting fares are:
- Dubai at €300
- Miami at €379
- Beijing at €403
- St.Maarten at €408
- Edmonton at €424
- Bogota at €472 (nonstop outbound)
- Hong Kong at €499
- Mexico City at €549
- Paramaribo, Suriname at €599
Search & Book
While running times may differ, most fares mentioned above will be available until October 11, 2019. Travel dates are scattered between November 2019 and June 2020, depending on destination and desired length of stay.
The easiest way to see tickets to which destinations are sold is KLM’s landing page. You may find it easier to first check availability on Google Flights (instructions). Before booking, you can compare prices with our flight search, though we recommend booking directly with the airline.
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.
KLM issues most of these tickets in booking class X, severly limiting your earning oppourtinities.