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787 KLM vs Avianca: Hard Product
I’m based out of LAX and found an outstanding deal in business to Europe through summer. LAX-MAD in Avianca’s new 787 through BOG around $2037 in June through August. I fly Skyteam just about every trip and am tempted to grab this deal as Lucky’s review of Avianca’s Dreamliner shows a hard product among the top of its class in the Latin American airline market.
KLM has a fare special from SLC-AMS in their new 787 for $2398 around the same dates. The hard product looks very similar and it’s a 9.5 hour nonstop as opposed to 20hrs of travel through BOG.
Does anyone know if both airlines contract through the same vendor for their 787 seats? Is it worth saving a few hundred dollars and an extra flight to SLC to give up the mileage accrual and Delta Skyclub?
Hi [USER=3136]@Philippe[/USER], and welcome! The hard products are indeed similar, the soft product on KLM might be slightly better.
As to whether or not it’s “worth” it, that’s a very personal decision. Of course it’s not really a non-stop as you’d be connecting in SLC, and depending on where you’re heading in Europe you’d connect in Amsterdam as well. But I think it could be argued either way, depending on your situation.