2021 Deal: West Coast USA Business Class £1,242/€1,380

While we were looking at Las Vegas for our destinations section, we found some decent deals to the USA with KLM for departures in early 2021. KLM is part of the SkyTeam alliance and has a 4-star Skytrax rating.

While aircraft changes are possible, KLM are currently operating 787 aircraft with new reverse herringbone business class seats on many of their USA routes.

Find out more about Las Vegas in our May destination guide.

Destinations

Return prices in business class from Amsterdam

  • Las Vegas – £1,242 / €1,380
  • San Francisco – £1,245 / €1,385
  • Washington DC – £1,245 / €1,385
  • New York – £1,248 / €1,390
KLM's new JAMCO business class seat
KLM’s new JAMCO business class seat

The Catch

Not many that we can think of. It’s a direct non-stop flight from Amsterdam to Las Vegas with KLM, flying their newer business class seats on a 787.

While coronavirus remains a threat, airline lounges may be closed at airports and in-flight meal services may be reduced or removed on some routes. Check with Singapore Airlines to be sure you’re getting a premium economy deal worth having.

You may find our 10 Things To Consider Before Booking A Coronavirus Travel Deal useful.

Travel Dates

There is very good availability from October 2020 until April 2021.

Small Print

  • Departure points: Amsterdam
  • Book by: 30 April 2020
  • Travel until: 31 March 2020
  • Minimum stay: Saturday night
  • Weekend departures: No.
  • Sectors: 1 each way
  • Booking class: Z
  • Stopovers: Not permitted.
  • Frequent flyer points accrual: Yes – 4,968 (revenue miles)
  • Refundable: No
  • Changes after booking: Yes.

How to Book

Use Google Flights calendar feature to find the cheap travel dates. Handily, you can then complete the booking directly through Google (read more about how that works here).

Where to credit the Points?

KLM is part of SkyTeam and also recently formed a partnership with Virgin Atlantic. If you want to redeem your miles for SkyTeam partners, we recommend crediting points to Flying Blue or Delta SkyMiles. If you’d sooner use your points on Virgin Atlantic, then credit them to Virgin’s Flying Club.

BG1 Verdict

This is an OK price for Las Vegas next spring. At £59 per flying hour, it’s £190 over our the target price for a business class seat. That said, it’s a non-stop flight – this is a god-send on the overnight return leg!

The city is currently closed to visitors, although they have announced plans to begin reopening from 4th June 2020. We think it’d be safer to stick to travel dates in 2021.

BG1 Tip

Book on an American Express Membership Rewards Gold or Platinum card to earn an additional 1,200 Flying Blue or Virgin Flying Club Miles on the booking.

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