OFFERS & NEWS: KLM/Air France business class sale, Singapore inter Europe flights and a further £300 off British Airways holidays

Singapore Airlines new A350 business seat

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Air France business class sale

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Business class seat on air france

Air France has launched a business class sale which has a few decent deals. Air France has decent seats on their aircraft now in a 1-2-1 configuration and of course decent food and drink generally. You need to book by 24/01/2022.

Flights are available from Manchester and Birmingham as well. 

From London:

  • Havana from £ 1674
  • Lima from £ 1785
  • Bangkok from £ 1859
  • Bogota from £ 1447
  • Seoul from £ 1599
  • Singapore from £ 2029
  • Nairobi from £ 1655
  • Saint-Denis (Réunion) from £ 2014
  • Seychelles from £ 1995
  • Panama City from £ 1814
  • Rio de Janeiro from £ 1462
  • San Jose from £ 1831
  • Santiago de Chile from £ 1806*
  • Sao Paulo from £ 1365
  • Beirut from £ 1066
  • Dubai from £ 1419
  • Tel Aviv from £ 1119
  • Saint Martin from £ 1686
  • Punta Cana from £ 1472

You can find the sale page here.

 

Curacao

KLM also has a similar sale with a few additional destinations and more UK departure points:

  • Barbados £1602
  • Curacao £1821
  • Aruba £1718
  • Cancun £1838
  • Muscat £1898
  • New York £1700
  • Quito £1585
  • Zanzibar £1805

You can find the KLM sale page here.

 

Singapore inter Europe flights – fly long haul on short haul route

Singapore Airlines A350 business class seat in bed mode

Singapore Airlines A350 older business class bed in bulkhead seats

I personally love flying Singapore Airlines. From the beautiful uniforms, the Singapore Slings and satay to the extra-wide business seats, it’s always a pleasure. At the moment not many of us are brave enough to venture to Singapore or Asia with all the constantly changing restrictions. So if you fancy a non-long haul way to experience Singapore Airlines, there’s now a chance. A new fifth freedom route in Europe is being launched by Singapore Airlines later this month between Barcelona and Milan Malpensa. 

Until now, the airline has operated its Singapore to Barcelona flights via Milan but was not allowed to sell tickets between the two European cities. Flights between two other countries other than the airline’s home base are referred to as fifth freedom flights. 

The first Barcelona-Milan flight will now be operated on 17 January 2022 with flights three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The aircraft is shown as an A350

Currently, I can see flights for sale at £193 return in economy or £497 in business. One way it’s around £220 in either direction business class. This could work really well as a two-centre holiday with an open-jaw ticket on BA in Club Europe for example. Fly into Barcelona, enjoy the city before then flying with Singapore to Milan to continue your break before flying home with BA. You can book the open jaw using the multi city part of the booking page. 

 

Further £300 off BA holidays bookings

The BA sale was pretty underwhelming although there were a few reasonable holidays deals, particularly for Europe. They are now offering extra savings. Plus of course, there is still the double tier points offer to bear in mind when you travel before 31 October 2022.

Customers booking a flight + hotel or flight + car holiday package, between Thursday 6th – Tuesday 11th January 2022, can make the following additional savings in the British Airways Sale:

  • £300 extra discount with a minimum spend of £10,000 per booking (Flight + Hotel only)
  • £200 extra discount with a minimum spend of £5,000 per booking (Flight + Hotel only)
  • £100 extra discount with a minimum spend of £2,500 per booking
  • £50 extra discount with a minimum spend of £1,250 per booking
  • £25 extra discount with a min spend of £650 per booking (Flight + Car only)

These savings are available on top of the existing sale prices and apply to holidays taken this year.

Further details and terms & conditions can be found here.

4 Comments on "OFFERS & NEWS: KLM/Air France business class sale, Singapore inter Europe flights and a further £300 off British Airways holidays"

  1. Debbie Brooks | 7 January 2022 at 8:37 am | Reply

    I want to share my experience of using a BA future travel voucher to book a BA holiday:
    Given the recent increase in sale offer from BA, we found a holiday departing in a couple of weeks. I had a voucher from cancelled Vancouver flights which were paid for using a combination of cash, companion voucher and avios. The voucher email told me I couldn’t redeem online and had to call the standard BA number to rebook and redeem which I did. Thirty minutes later I was told by an agent there was nothing she could do as I needed to call the executive club line and gave me the number for the executive club blue line without checking my status. As I am a silver card holder I called that number. Many times. After 22 attempts I got through and then after an hour and a half on hold my call was answered. The agent was excellent but told me that my voucher was in fact a credit of everything that I had used to book my Vancouver flight. He had to refund me cash, avios and companion voucher and then book the holiday separately. Its worth readers knowing how difficult redeeming vouchers can sometimes be. It was only dogged determination on my part coupled with anger that BA had over £1000 of our money, that kept me trying for over three hours last night.

    • Yes the current state of being able to book things with BA is terrible. Unfortunately you had a companion voucher attached. If it’s a standard Avios booking they are refunding them all now so people can book online. I understand why they aren’t refunding the companion vouchers as it could make them expire but the whole phone thing needs to be sorted.

  2. AspirationalFlyer | 8 January 2022 at 1:16 pm | Reply

    The intra Europe flight on Singapore Airlines sounds fun. I travelled on the SQ Manchester – Munich route (when it existed) a couple of times, once in business and once in economy. It was a good experience on both occasions. Flight times for this route aren’t ideal as I’d want a couple of glasses of champagne to help justify the expense of a business ticket! Also, for the dates I was looking at, there re budget airlines on the same route starting at around £10…..

    • Yes it’s definitely not a cheap option. I think doing it one way and then even an open jaw or a cheaper airline back is the answer to make it more affordable.

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