SkyTeam partners KLM, Delta, and Air France are selling very cheap tickets to Boston. The cheapest option is flying from Copenhagen for €283, but you can also fly from other cities, such as Dublin, starting at €309. Luggage is only included for SkyTeam status holders, and will otherwise increase the price by €80-100.
All Air France and KLM tickets issued for flights until December 2021 are fully refundable. You’d receive a voucher which can be refunded to your bank account. You can read more about this here. Flights in 2022 are not refundable.
You can depart from the following cities:
Usually, you’ll fly to Amsterdam, from where you’d either continue your trip with Delta or KLM. Alternatively, you’ll often be able to select a different route – via Paris with Air France. The service is similar with all three airlines, though the in-flight service may be a tiny bit better when flying with Delta.
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You can book these flights until August 2, 2021. Your trip has to be at least 6 days (or a Sunday) long and take place during the following travel periods:
- August 12 – December 14
- December 24 – June 19
Furthermore, you need to fly from Monday through Thursday. Flying during the weekend is not permitted for this price.
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 the short-haul flights to its hub in booking class L, while the long-haul tickets to Boston are issued in booking class V. To give you an example, the roundtrip from Copenhagen will get you:
- 3,000 Miles on Czech Airlines OK Plus
- 2,854 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
- 2,726 Miles on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
- 2,380 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
- 2,224 Miles on Aeroflot Bonus
- 2,224 Miles on Alitalia MileMiglia
- 2,118 Miles on Air Europa Club
- 2,118 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 2,118 Award Miles + 7,894 MQM on Delta SkyMiles
- 2,024 Miles on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
- 1,880 Miles on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
- 1,880 Miles on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- 1,774 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
- 1,774 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 1,774 Miles on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
- 1,774 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 700 Award Miles + 26 XP on FlyingBlue
- 634 Miles on China Eastern Eastern Miles
- 600 Miles on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 394 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
The only program that gives an acceptable number of miles is Delta SkyMiles.
Information & Tips for Boston
Boston is one of the most important cities in the history of the USA and also the state capital of Massachusetts. Next to its historic significance, the city boasts a number of tourist attractions.
Careful: Flights to Boston are usually very cheap from Europe (starting at €200 without checked baggage), but the hotel prices are among the most expensive in the USA!
The Best Time to Visit
The best time to travel to Boston is from late summer to autumn. While the beginning of the summer can still be rainy and cool, the weather from August to October is most suitable for touristic purposes – temperatures are mild and precipitation is comparatively low.
From the Airport to the City Center
A free shuttle bus takes you from the terminals to the Airport Station of the MBTA Blue Line, from there you can take the Blue Line to the city centre (approx. 7-10 minutes). Tickets cost $2.50. A taxi to the city centre costs between $20 and $30, depending on the traffic and the exact destination. Uber and Lyft are slightly cheaper.
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