San Francisco: €288 SkyTeam Flights from Barcelona (Hand Luggage Only)

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SkyTeam members Air France, Delta and KLM came together to offer flights to San Francisco. The ticket includes a carry-on bag. If you don’t have SkyTeam Elite or Elite Plus status, a checked-in bag would cost you an additional €120.

Info

You have to be fully vaccinated for at least 14 days to enter the United States, with an approved vaccine, unless you are a US resident/citizen. You can read more about the entry requirements at the CDC.

Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to KLM with your preselected flight dates. We set a maximum 22-hours-long duration filter so that overnight stops would be eliminated. You can take a look at online travel agencies (OTAs) by using our flight search. However, the savings would be less than €15, while you would lose many benefits.

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SkyTeam members offer flights from Barcelona to San Francisco for under €300.

On these flights, you can see Delta’s Boeing 767s and Airbus A330s in addition to KLM’s Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners and the Boeing 777s of both Air France and KLM.

Search & Book

The sale lasts until July 27, 2022, although availability can be lower as the sale goes on. You have to stay either six nights or one Saturday night at your destination, but no more than three months. The travel period starts in September, with the most availability being between January and March 2023.

While you could find availability on Google Flights, our availability calendar above and the price search on KLM’s website may be easier. You could take a look at online travel agencies (OTAs), but they are only around ~€10 cheaper.

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.

Mileage

KLM issues tickets in booking class V. The example trip with a stop in JFK on the inbound and AMS on the return would get you the following mileage:

  • 4,065 Miles on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
  • 4,065 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
  • 3,159 Award Miles + 12,632 MQM on Delta SkyMiles
  • 3,158 Miles on Aeroflot Bonus
  • 3,158 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
  • 3,122 Miles on Czech Airlines OK Plus
  • 2,872 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
  • 2,533 Miles on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
  • 2,526 Miles on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
  • 2,526 Miles on Air Europa Club
  • 2,526 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
  • 2,526 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
  • 2,526 Miles on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
  • 2,526 Miles on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
  • 724 Award Miles + 29 XP on FlyingBlue
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

To calculate your own mileage earnings, you can use our mileage calculator below:

Destination

Hotels in San Francisco can be quite pricey. To find a cheap and safe place to stay, you can use our hotel search box below. Once you selected your dates, it will forward you to either Booking.com or Travel-Dealz hotel search where you can compare prices.

For travel between November and January, we have even more detailed advice for you. The Parc 55 Hilton hotel is available for only US$162 (~€167) on many dates during those three months.

Information & Tips for San Francisco

The city on the Pacific coast in California captivates with unique buildings like the Golden Gate Bridge but also with the serenity, enlightenment and cultural diversity of the population.

Best Time to Visit

Temperatures in San Francisco are quite warm and moderate all year round. But in winter you have to expect to get more rain. The best months for traveling are April to October.

Top 3 Sights

Golden Gate Bridge: There are only a few buildings that say ‘USA’ as much as the bridge that connects with San Francisco to Sausalito. You can pass the bridge either by car, on foot or by bike. The latter is highly recommended because it is somewhat tricky to get on the bridge by foot. When planning your trip, you should always check the weather forecast, as the bridge is often covered in thick fog. This might be great for taking spectacular pictures of the bridge, but passing it could be rather disappointing due to the limited visibility.

Alcatraz Island: You can reach the legendary prison island, on which Al Capone was imprisoned, by ferry. You can book tickets on the official website. Attention: Other sites that also offer tickets are only re-sellers who charge excessive prices. It is worth to book the tickets in advance because especially during high season the ferry can be full due to the limited number of seats.

Fisherman’s Wharf: An excellent place to start your visit to San Francisco. This old part of town – once the Little Italy of San Francisco – is famous for its shops, restaurants and the beautiful atmosphere by the water. It’s a nice place to walk around and get a taste of the city. It’s also a starting point for tours with spectacular views of the city.

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