Apr182016

KLM $780 San Francisco to Krakow April-June

One of the lowest fares for travel to Europe from San Francisco for April to June departures is KLM to Krakow KRK, Poland via one-stop routing through Amsterdam. While $780 to Europe is a higher fare than I typically post for airfare deals outside peak summer, this deal caught my eye since I have been writing about going to Krakow this summer. Also, there are few other sub-$900 fares in June outside of Scandinavia and one night in Stockholm can cost a week’s worth of restaurant meals in Krakow.

The nearly $800 airfare will be offset by Poland having some of the lowest price hotel rates in the world. Krakow is one of Europe’s hot tourist destinations, logging in nearly 14 million visitors to see what is sometimes described as the ‘Rome of Northern Europe’.

In my research on Krakow this week I learned that when Germans invaded Poland in 1939, Krakow became their administrative capital of Poland. German headquarters were in the Royal Palace. Krakow was one of few places in Poland not destroyed in World War II battles. The movie Schindler’s List is based on events in and around Krakow.

Hampton Inn Krakow Poland 5K per night, but air pollution may kill me prematurely (April 17, 2016) shares information about some of the low room rates and reward rates in Krakow across different hotel chains. Hotel suites for $100 per night? I found those in Krakow. IHG hotels for 15,000 points, Hilton brand hotels for 5,000 to 20,000 points, Best Western Rewards nights for 8,000 points at several hotels. Radisson Blu Krakow for $71 per night.

The cost of living in Krakow is among the lowest five cities in Europe.

And now there is an airfare deal, relatively speaking, considering this is a one-stop routing via Amsterdam on KLM available for $780 round trip in late April for quick travel.

Delta ticket for KLM operated flights 

San Francisco  SFO – Amsterdam AMS – Krakow KRK

$779.86  Saturday June 4 – Sunday June 12

SFO-KRK $780 DL Jun 4-12 

SFO-AMS-KRK = 12,285 flight miles.

This ticket is same price on KLM and earns 3,480 Flying Blue miles or 3,405 Delta SkyMiles for a base SkyMiles member crediting flights to Delta.

ITA Matrix shows this fare as KL economy V for SFO-AMS and L code for KRK segments. V earns 25% miles and L earns 50% SkyMiles for KLM purchased tickets.

2,736 Skymiles SFO-AMS legs + 669 miles Krakow legs = 3,405 SkyMiles.

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About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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