It’s a new week, so there must be another KLM/Air France sale! The prices are fairly standard for KLM and Air France but they do generally represent really good value flying from the UK especially if you want to fly from the regions. Prices vary slightly between Air France and KLM so it is always worth checking both if you aren’t bothered which you fly with. Don’t forget you will soon be able to use Air France/KLM miles on Virgin and vice versa for earning and redeeming.
KLM are steadily improving their onboard product and are a much better proposition than they were a few years ago. The main thing to be wary of is the variation of long-haul business class seats, but at least they all have flatbeds now.
The best offering is currently the B787 with the reverse herringbone seats. Next, are the B747s that have been fitted with the new seats which do have some single window seats. Finally, there is the A330 in a 2-2-2 configuration. The A330s have a 206cm fully flat beds and an HD quality entertainment with an 18″ screen.
For Air France long-haul business class need to be a bit wary. Air France’s old seats are angled lie flat with 2-2-2 or 2-3-2 configuration (B777). Most of their B777s and A330s now have the new seats. They do also have B787s that all have the new seats. You can tell which seats an aircraft has by the configuration. The new seats have a 1-2-1 configuration. Air France have also just taken delivery of their first A350. You can view the seat map as part of the booking process on the Air France website.
Prices return in business class start from:
- Abu Dhabi £ 1,321
- Beijing £ 1,725
- Bogota £ 1,395
- Calgary £ 1,683
- Delhi £ 1,306
- Dubai £ 1,286
- Havana £ 1,776
- Hong Kong £ 1,856
- Lima £ 1,715
- Nairobi £ 1,366
- Osaka £ 2,015
- Panama City £ 1,795
- Quito £ 1,445
- San Jose £ 1,746
- Seoul £ 1,536
- Shanghai £ 1,485
- Singapore £1,969
- Tokyo £1,939
Cathay Pacific business class sale
As usual Cathay sale prices are not particularly great value but Cathay are a great airline. I have never had a bad experience with them and in fact, I would say every flight has been good to great. You can read our review of the A350 business class here and A330 here.
The sale ends on 2 December 2019 at 23:59.
The sale prices return from London start from:
|London – Bangkok||from GBP£2,139|
|London – Cebu||from GBP£2,139|
|London – Denpasar (Bali)||from GBP£2,329|
|London – Hanoi||from GBP£2,329|
|London – Ho Chi Minh City||from GBP£2,329|
|London – Manila||from GBP£2,139|
|London – Phuket||from GBP£2,139|
|London – Singapore||from GBP£2,139|
|Manchester – Bangkok||from GBP£2,149|
|Manchester – Cebu||from GBP£2,149|
|Manchester – Denpasar (Bali)||from GBP£2,289|
|Manchester – Hanoi||from GBP£2,289|
|Manchester – Ho Chi Minh City||from GBP£2,289|
|Manchester – Manila||from GBP£2,149|
|Manchester – Phuket||from GBP£2,149|
|Manchester – Singapore||from GBP£2,149|
You can find the Cathay Pacific business class sale page here.
Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand are stopping flying to New Zealand and Los Angeles from the UK from October next year. If you want to experience them, now is the time to book. For Black Friday they have premium cabins to Los Angeles on sale – travel in Premium Economy and Business Premier, from £749 and £2,199 per person return.
You can find the sale page here.