North America: SkyTeam Business Class Starting at €1,052 From Spain

Delta One Business Class Boeing 767 400

The SkyTeam members KLM, Air France, and Delta are currently offering many cheap business class connections from Madrid to North America. Starting at €1,052, you could e.g. fly to Seattle or Miami. There’s a high variety of possible destinations. If you book through an OTA, you can even get prices as low as €952!

Update

After only being available from Madrid, this deal can now also be booked for other Spanish departure airports, such as Barcelona, Valencia, and Bilbao, sometimes even slightly cheaper than from Madrid.

Info

Luckily, Air France and KLM are among the most customer-friendly airlines in regard to Corona flexibility. You can cancel all flights until December 2021 for free. You’d get a voucher, which can be fully refunded. If you book for 2022, you can rebook the flights, but you’d have to pay the fare difference.

This deal can be found for flights from late December 2021 through April 2022. You can select your desired route and dates in our search form below and then either be redirected to Air France or search for the cheapest OTA price on our Travel-Dealz flight search. Be aware that the flights have to take place from Monday through Thursday. Flying on the weekend is not possible.

Here are some example prices for trips starting in Madrid:

Usually, you’d fly the long-haul flights with Delta, either to Atlanta or New York. But you can often also choose to cross the Atlantic with Air France or KLM. The aircraft used varies according to the destination, ranging from a Delta Boeing 767 to an Air France A350.

Warning

We expect further shakeups in the airline industry over the following months. Some services might be cancelled, aircraft changed or downgraded. The schedule we describe may very well change.

All three airlines (Air France, KLM, and Delta) offer lie-flat seats on long-haul flights, i.e. the seats can be converted into a completely flat bed. On flights within North America, however, you will be seated in a domestic first class. There, you’ll be sitting in comfortable leather seats, but it’s far from the comfort of long-haul flights. We recommend maximizing the time in wide-body aircraft, even if it costs a couple of Euros more.

Search & Book

The fare rules do not state how long this deal will remain available, so we recommend booking as soon as possible. They do, however, state an important restriction: The flights have to take place from Monday through Thursday. Flying on the weekend is not possible.

As always, don’t forget to apply for your ESTA visa (for US$14 (~€12)) for your stay or transit in the USA, or an eTA (€5) for Canada.

You can find available dates easily using Google Flights. You should then book the flights on Air France’s website or save roughly €100 by booking through our Travel-Dealz flight search.

Mileage

The flights are usually issued in booking class Z, and sometimes in J. If you fly from Madrid to Seattle via Paris with Air France, you could roughly expect the following number of miles to be credited to your account:

  • 24,812 Miles on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
  • 22,784 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
  • 22,784 Miles on China Eastern Eastern Miles
  • 22,652 Award Miles + 17,650 MQM on Delta SkyMiles
  • 20,474 Miles on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
  • 16,988 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
  • 16,988 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
  • 14,816 Miles on Czech Airlines OK Plus
  • 14,816 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
  • 14,600 Miles on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
  • 14,486 Miles on Aeroflot Bonus
  • 14,486 Miles on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
  • 14,222 Miles on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
  • 14,156 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
  • 14,156 Miles on Air Europa Club
  • 14,156 Miles on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
  • 14,156 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
  • 14,156 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
  • 14,156 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
  • 3,692 Award Miles + 102 XP on FlyingBlue
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

FlyingBlue is probably the best option to credit these flights, as they’ll directly get you the SkyTeam Elite status!

Hotels

If you don’t wish to use Expedia to book your hotel, you should take a look at the following hotel coupons, as they may save you quite a lot of money:

Information & Tips for USA

The USA offers many sights, natural wonders and cultural significance. Thanks to numerous airlines offering flights across the Atlantic, it is always pretty inexpensive to get there. Alternatively, you can also cross the Atlantic by boat.

Immigration, ESTA & Visa Requirements

The USA has one of the strictest entry regulations in the world. Most EU citizens, among others, are lucky to be able to participate in the so-called Visa Waiver Program. If you get an electronic entry permit (ESTA)  for about €12, you don’t need a visa for entry.

The Best Time to Visit

Due to its sheer size, the perfect time to visit the USA varies greatly from region to region. In winter, Florida is very popular due to the mild temperatures. In the summer the West and East Coasts are flooded by tourists which drives up the prices for hotels and flights and during the Indian Summer in late autumn New England is a very popular destination. The hurricane season between July and September can be dangerous in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Florida and the southern states are regularly struck by these tropical storms. Blizzards occur from the East Coast to the Midwest during the winter months and regularly put air traffic and public life on hold.

Climate diagram for New York City, New York (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Los Angeles, California (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Miami, Florida (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

Currency

The US dollar is widely used throughout the world and accepted as a currency in most tourist hotspots worldwide. That being said, carrying cash isn’t necessary in the US, all you need is a credit card! These are very common in the USA and are accepted pretty much everywhere without any issues. If you already have a credit card in your wallet, you should make sure that it does not charge a foreign currency fee if possible. Carrying a few dollars in cash doesn’t hurt though. You might need cash e.g. for the bus ticket if you want to buy it directly from the driver. Most of the time you even have to give exact change.

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