Those who can get to Billund and Copenhagen easily will be able to fly to North America in SkyTeam’s business class for prices starting at only €1,314. Possible destinations include Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Miami. But not only can you fly to mainstream destinations, but also to many lesser-common destinations, such as Jackson (Yellowstone) or Victoria (Vancouver Island).
Sadly, the USA and Canada still have a travel ban. It is unclear when it will be lifted. Air France and KLM will let you cancel all tickets for trips before December 2021 for free. You’d receive a voucher, which can be fully refunded. You can read more about this here.
There’s availability from the end of August until February 2022.
Here are many of the possible destinations, with the price you’d get if you depart from Copenhagen:
- Vancouver: €1.314
- Toronto: €1.319
- Edmonton: €1.324
- Montreal: €1.326
- Boston: €1.334
- New York: €1.334
- Chicago: €1.337
- Philadelphia: €1.339
- Norfolk: €1.339
- Cleveland: €1.339
- Nashville: €1.339
- Orlando: €1.339
- Tampa: €1.339
- New Orleans: €1.339
- Charlotte: €1.339
- Richmond: €1.339
- Los Angeles: €1.343
- Charlottesville: €1.446
- Miami: €1.346
- Detroit: €1.359
- Key West: €1.362
- Halifax: €1.364
- Atlanta: €1.366
- Seattle: €1.370
- Rochester: €1.380
- Salt Lake City: €1.384
- Rapid City: €1.386
- Bismarck: €1.386
- Omaha: €1.386
- Duluth: €1.386
- Milwaukee: €1.386
- Burlington: €1.386
- San Jose: €1.388
- Jackson (Yellowstone): €1.388
- Minneapolis: €1.390
- Houston: €1.390
- Portland: €1.390
- Cancun: €1.390
- Missoula: €1.395
- Denver: €1.395
- El Paso: €1.395
- Oklahoma City: €1.395
- Victoria (Vancouver Island): €1.397
- Kelowna: €1.398
- Dallas: €1.399
- Mexiko-Stadt: €1.414
- Winnipeg: €1.419
- and many more
Starting from Billund generally costs €10 more.
By the way, we also have many other great deals that depart from Denmark:
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The fare rules do not state an expiration date. You can travel from the end of August 2021 until February 2022. The minimum stay requirement is of 4 days.
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.
The tickets are issued in booking classes J and Z. At Flying Blue, you’d get 4 to 6 miles per Euro. Other programs will usually credit you 200% of the distance for these transatlantic flights. To give you an example, flying to Vancouver via Amsterdam with KLM, you’d get:
- 21,556 Miles on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 21,156 Miles on Alitalia MileMiglia
- 20,852 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
- 20,852 Miles on China Eastern Eastern Miles
- 20,732 Award Miles + 16,368 MQM on Delta SkyMiles
- 18,604 Miles on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
- 15,550 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 15,550 Miles on Air Europa Club
- 15,550 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 14,066 Miles on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
- 13,472 Miles on Czech Airlines OK Plus
- 13,472 Miles on Aeroflot Bonus
- 13,350 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
- 13,272 Miles on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- 13,222 Miles on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
- 13,154 Miles on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
- 12,956 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
- 12,956 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 12,956 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
- 0 Award Miles + 90 XP on FlyingBlue