KLM has announced a few changes to its Economy Class food service and it has chosen to promote these changes as a "new economy class service concept". In reality that's just PR-speak for "we're making a few changes to how we serve meals and what you can expect from the meals" - calling it a "new concept" is a stretch.
Right now KLM and its SkyTeam partners are offering some pretty reasonable Business Class fares out of London for travel to the Middle East and Asia....but you don't have long to book.
Blog posts about good Business Class sales between Europe and Asia usually center around Qatar Airways and, occasionally, Finnair....but this time neither of those airlines is involved. Surprisingly, at least to me, SkyTeam is currently offering a selection of excellent Business Class fares between Warsaw and various cities in Asia.
KLM already offers a twice daily service between Amsterdam and New York JFK but, in the latest schedule update, the Dutch flag carrier has added a 3rd flight on this route for the summer 2018 season.
Air France-KLM has announced that it will be forming a new company with the aim of competing directly with the three major Middle Eastern airlines. The airline announced the news as part of its "Trust Together " project aimed at restoring Air France-KLM to profitability and to a "leadership position" in the airline industry.
As I mentioned in a post earlier today, I've got the opportunity to try out a few non-oneworld airlines in the coming months and, thanks to a generous Amex promotion, it looks as if Air France and/or KLM are going to be on my radar....so I'm paying a bit more attention to the news they're releasing. This week we've had both good news and bad news from Air France-KLM but I'll start with the good news first.
I have no idea what's going on over at Delta but there are some ludicrously low Business Class fares available right now for travel between Madrid and New York. Not only are the fares absolutely fantastic but they're also available through May 2017!
A look a the news coming out of various European airlines in the past few days, including British Airways looking for a new Trans-Atlantic joint venture, KLM increasing its operations to San Francisco an easyJet competition and a new option for OneWorld flyers to South Africa.
Emirates CEO Tim Clark has a twice-daily A380 service between Dubai and Amsterdam on his wish-list but he's not getting much support from the Dutch authorities. Emirates is the only Middle Eastern carrier to fly the A380 into Amsterdam but it would like to increase the frequency from one to two per day. Currently the second daily Emirates service between Dubai and Amsterdam is served by a Boeing 777-300ER.
Air France/KLM have a couple of great fares available to book right now for travel to Singapore. And with travel dates from January through to the end of the booking period in August of 2016 there are plenty of dates to choose from.
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