Offer: KLM/Air France UK sale from £869 and Malaysia Airlines 30% off business class

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KLM/Air France sale from £869

KLM are celebrating their 100th anniversary and have a sale on to celebrate. Air France are part of the same company now so also have a sale on with similar prices. Both airlines have come a long way in recent years and with the imminent merger with Virgin Atlantic, it may be worth a look. Once the merger is complete this will give a great range of redemption and earning offers from Virgin, Delta and Virgin Connect (Flybe) plus Skyteam.

You fly from the UK with plenty of regional connections available which is one of the useful things about travelling on Aor France/KLM if you live outside London. You then would route via either Amsterdam or Paris.

To get the sale prices you must book by 7 October 2019. 
 

So what are KLM and Air France like?

KLM may not be your first thought in terms of an airline to fly business class on but they are steadily improving their onboard product and you should soon be able to use KLM miles on Virgin Atlantic too. 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.

KLM B787 business class seats

KLM B787 business class seats

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.

air france B787 dreamliner business class review

Business class seat on Air France B787

 

The prices

If you don’t mind doing two separate tickets it is worth comparing the price with those direct from Amsterdam as some destinations are cheaper as two separate tickets, although this does carry some risk on missed connections. 
 

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  • Beirut £869
  • Bogota £1,429
  • Dubai £1,259
  • Hanoi £1,599
  • Ho Chi Minh £1,519
  • Rio de Janeiro £,1769
  • San Jose £1,799
  • Sao Paolo £1,829
  • Seoul £1,540
  • Seychelles £1,929
  • Saint Martin £ 2,099
  • Taipei £1,599

You can find the Air France sale page here and the KLM sale page here. Alternatively, you can try Skyscanner to see if you can get something cheaper. 

 

Malaysia Airlines up to 30% off business class

Book: Now until 14 Oct 2019
Travel: Now until 31 Aug 2020

Malaysia Airlines have been struggling for a while and have gone from permeant very cheap sales to permanent not very cheap sales! However, they are part of oneworld and therefore you earn tier points and Avios like on BA. They have a good business class product out of Heathrow with a dedicated lounge, A350 aircraft and modern seats. If you are not in a hurry to book, I would wait as I have seen prices cheaper than this before. The prices are fairly average from the UK at best.

You could, of course, buy business class and bid to upgrade to Business Suites which is basically First class.

Malaysia Airlines A350 London – Kuala Lumpur First Class review first suite

Malaysia Airlines Business Suite

Here is how to do that:

If you are eligible you will receive an offer email, just click on the link provided. If you have not received an offer email, you may check your eligibility by entering:

  •  Airline Booking Reference and
  • Last Name/Surname in the Check Your Eligibility box.
  • You then chose your offer price from a preset range and enter your credit card details to enable payment upon successful upgrade. No charges will be applied unless the upgrade offer is successful.
  • You will be notified by Malaysia Airlines whether your upgrade offer is accepted 48 hours before your flight departure.
  • You will be provided with a new ticket and your offer price will be charged to your credit card.

 

Malaysia business class on A350

All-inclusive business class return fares from London start from:

  • Manila  £2,429
  • Bali  £2,599
  • Kuala Lumpur  £2,729
  • Kota Kinabalu  £2,829
  • Melbourne  £3,699
  • Auckland £3,799

You can find the Malaysia Airlines UK offers page here. 

3 Comments on "Offer: KLM/Air France UK sale from £869 and Malaysia Airlines 30% off business class"

  1. Why do you keep writing about Malaysia? Just stop. Their fares are ridiculously high. Those sale prices are higher than BA so the Tier point argument is invalid. I’d rather fly QR with those prices.

    • We try to cover all the OW sales and let people make their own minds up. There is of course now the option to buy BA tickets to many MH destinations on a codeshare

  2. A Saturday Question.
    I’m going to book a BA MultiCarrier Business ClassAward, (assuming availability etc. etc.) using Qantas and Qatar. Obviously, the charges ex London are high which is why we usually start ex EU. I’m thinking of starting my award in Jersey, adding on an Economy to the award to connect in London. Any advice ?

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