|Quoting Keysman73 (Thread starter):|
I'm thinking of flying Business Class to the US(Las Vegas probably) and will probably end up using KLM.
try to book (6 weeks, IIRC) in advance and get a World Business Class Fare which will save you quite some GBP. But this will get you only into LAX
(= destinations served nonstop from AMS
). That way I have been paying about 1900 € Germany to IAD
with a return from IND
Looks like one only has to book the flight to the U.S. into a gateway served with KL
-metal in order to get WBC-fare; for the return you can fly form and route via pretty anything what is offered by NW
I had a too short connection time (90 min) at AMS
last week than I could pay a visit to a lounge; as there is a second security check right before entering the pax hold area for the flight to the U.S:, KL
starts "boarding" about 90 min before scheduled take off. And there is NO seperate line for Business Class pax !!! Hesitating to wait in 50+ meters of queue I strolled around and was among the last to be security checked and to board the a/c about 10 min before scheduled departure (doors were closed on-time with pushback immediately after).
If you want to fly into LAS
might be an option. Although they will route you via ORD
, they offer a discounted fare booking 8 weeks in advance. My favorite connection would be via DEN
, but via LAX
you would earn more miles.
Another option would be Maxjet out of STN
nonstop to LAS
is also served by VS
as well as DE
(but their product is more like "Premium Economy") from FRA
(my results from recent research, booking and travelling)
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