With Luggage, Without Alcohol: Saudia Economy from Amsterdam to Jakarta at €385, Kuala Lumpur at €401

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SkyTeam member Saudia offers flights to Jakarta at €385 and to Kuala Lumpur at €401 from Amsterdam. The price includes a 23kg checked bag, but no alcohol. For an additional €34, you can choose the Semi-Flex fare which lets you bring another piece of luggage and has cheaper rebooking fees


If you choose the Basic fare, rebooking has a €95 fee. With the Semi-Flex fare, rebooking costs only €50. If you travel until the end of May (those are more expensive), the first change does not add fees.

Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Saudia with your preselected flight dates. You can also check what OTAs have to offer, although they do not sell the tickets much cheaper.

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Saudia offers cheap return flights to Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur.

Saudia deploys the Boeing 787 on the Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur flights while using the Boeing 777 to Jakarta. All aircraft feature a 3-3-3 layout in economy.

Search & Book

The sale has no expiration date, meaning that they can be gone anytime. There is no minimum stay, but a maximum stay of six months applies. There are two dates in June, otherwise, there is good availability from August to October.

While you could search for flights using Google Flights, the redirection from them to Saudia did not work. You can go to Saudia’s website directly or search through an online travel agency (OTA).

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


Saudia sells these flights in booking class V. The flight to Jakarta will get you the following mileage:

  • 11,354 Miles on China Eastern Eastern Miles
  • 11,354 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
  • 9,084 Miles on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
  • 7,556 Miles on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
  • 7,556 Miles on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
  • 7,056 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
  • 7,056 Miles on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
  • 7,056 Miles on Aeroflot Bonus
  • 7,056 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
  • 7,056 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
  • 7,056 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
  • 7,056 Miles on Czech Airlines OK Plus
  • 7,056 Miles on Air Europa Club
  • 7,056 Miles on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
  • 3,778 Award Miles + 28 XP on FlyingBlue
  • 3,528 Award Miles + 4,028 MQM on Delta SkyMiles
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.


You can find the best hotel in Jakarta or Kuala Lumpur by using our hotel search box. Once you selected your city and dates, it will forward you to either Booking.com or Travel-Dealz hotel search.

Information & Tips for Jakarta

Jakarta is both the largest and the capital of Indonesia and is located in the north-west of the island of Java. The city is not only the financial, economic and cultural centre of Indonesia, but also the most populous city in Southeast Asia!

The Best Time to Visit

Not even dry season is completely dry on Java, but the temperatures and humidity from May to October are the most pleasant. Occasionally it can still be stormy.

Climate diagram for Jakarta (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

From the airport to the city

A taxi from the airport to the city costs about €5-7 depending on the provider and the exact route. Alternatively, there are also cheaper shuttle buses, but some of them have a much longer journey time.

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Information & Tips for Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the largest city in and the capital of Malaysia with about 7 million inhabitants and a huge variety of tourist activities and attractions. Also, Kuala Lumpur is an excellent starting point to explore the rest of the country or all of Southeast Asia. The city is well connected by air to the rest of Asia and Europe.

Flights from Europe to Kuala Lumpur are often pretty cheap. Deals between 300€ and 400€ can be found all year long, and also cheap Business Class fares are available from time to time. Thanks to numerous low-cost carriers you can get to many other destinations in Asia starting from Kuala Lumpur.

The Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Kuala Lumpur is between May and July. Comparatively, little rainfall and moderate temperatures and humidity provide good conditions to tourists and are a welcome change from the otherwise somewhat humid temperatures in Southeast Asia.

Climate diagram for Kuala Lumpur (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

From the airport to the city

You can reach the city centre for about €12 (Oneway) in 28 minutes with the KLIA Express train. A taxi will cost you between €16 and €22 – so if you’re travelling with two or more persons this alternative is worth it! Bus transfers are available from €2.50 per route, but they are time-consuming and comparatively complicated to overlook.

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