There's a reason everyone always talks about the Caribbean. White sandy beaches, crystal blue water, diving, pina colada's, those tragic shirts people wear to feel tropical. It's a wonderful way to spend a vacation. Taking the ten hour flight in a flat bed after enjoying some leisure time in airport VIP lounges, at prices you'd pay for a boring holiday? Let's go!

The Deal

Airberlin, a partner of British Airways, American, Iberia and others has a new direct flight from Dusseldorf to Curacao, the Netherland Antilles Island also famous for its blue drink, which you've probably had in a brutal cocktail. You can take the direct flight from Dusseldorf, or fly from Berlin and build in a stopover and stay in Miami one way or both ways if you're feeling more adventurous for just £853 (€1000). Both feature very nice flat beds with direct aisle access and the meals and drinks that go along with them...

Even if you're not in Germany, it can very often be worth using miles or grabbing a cheap flight to get there putting you in position for the deal. Same on the other end, where you can island hop in the Caribbean if there are other islands you wish to see...

The Dates

End of summer, winter sun or early spring break, your choice. You can snag this deal anytime between now and March of 2017, with a few blackout dates around the Christmas holiday. Other than that, go for it. It's there. We found great availability in August, September, October, November, early December, January, February and March.


You can book this direct with Airberlin on their website. Simply enter DUS to CUR for the direct flights or TXL to CUR if you want a connection in Miami, which you can build into a stopover. If you want to play around with routing or stopover options, you can look on Google Flights for the right price. UK link HERE, US link HERE

Expert Tips

You can earn British Airways, Iberia, American Airlines, Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific and many other One World partner miles and elite status points while flying on Airberlin. This is a great opportunity to score some serious credit towards elite status, not to mention a hefty stack of miles in return. Enjoy...