Excellent Business Class Fares (Europe – Asia) For Next 11 Months!

Qatar Airlines OneWorld

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Hot on the heels of the Staggeringly Cheap Fares (Europe – Los Angeles), it looks like there are also some excellent Business Class fares for flights from continental Europe to Asia on OneWorld carriers. The icing on the cake is that a lot of the fares are available from today through to the end of the schedules in June/July next year.

Qatar Airlines OneWorldImage courtesy of Qatar Airlines

Qatar Airways, Finnair and Sri Lankan Airlines are the three OneWorld carriers that have the best fares and, out of the three, Qatar Airways looks the most tempting.

The best fares I found were:

Bangkok – from $1,530 or £1,000 or €1,400 (approximately)
Kuala Lumpur: $1,693 or £1,100 or €1,540 (approximately)
Singapore: $1,514 or £980 or €1,375 (approximately)

Departures were from a number of European cities including Milan, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Rome so most readers should be able to find an easy-to-reach departure point.

As in almost all cases where I find good flight prices I used the ITA Matrix search engine to find the deals. I started out looking for flights to Bangkok using the search parameters below (double-click to enlarge) before moving on to a few other Asian cities to see what I could find.

Excellent Business Class Fares

I chose to focus on Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore but there may be some good fares to other destinations too – take a look for yourself.

Europe – Bangkok

This was the route that threw up the most dates with excellent business class fares – search any month between now and this time next year and you’ll see what I mean.

Just as an example this is what September fares look like:

septemberand here are the fares for May 2016….

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Further good news is that you can book some pretty great fares regardless of how many nights you plan on staying in Bangkok. The screenshot below is for August but some months are better than others so you may have have to search around to find the best combination of price and length of stay.

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Flight example (click to enlarge):

Excellent Business Class Fares

As an added bonus, if you choose your flights carefully, you can use this route to experience 3 of Qatar Airways’ wide body planes and their differing business class offerings. For example, this selection of flights (below) would allow a passenger to sample the 787, A380 and 777 products all in one trip – something I’m thinking of doing myself.

Excellent Business Class Fares

Europe – Kuala Lumpur

The Kuala Lumpur deals don’t start straight away but you should be able to find something to tempt you from September onwards.

Excellent Business Class Fares

The number of nights you need to stay at your destination can be a bit less flexible with this routing (as you can see from the screenshot below) but if you have a good look around there are a few dates with shorter trip lengths.

Excellent Business Class FaresFlight example (click to enlarge):

Excellent Business Class Fares

Europe – Singapore

If you want to stick to a more upscale airline then Singapore is the more expensive of the three examples I’ve provided – Qatar Airways has fares from $1,767 as you can see from the table below.

Excellent Business Class Fares

Flight example (click to enlarge):

Excellent Business Class Fares

This route is notable for the fact that it features Qatar Airways’ brand new A350 XWB aircraft fitted out with their new business class product. Only certain flights will have the new product so check this Qatar Airways page to see what flights you should book if this is important to you.

If bargain shopping is your thing, then you may be interested in the fares being offered by Sri Lankan Airlines (in certain months) which are as low as $1,514:

Excellent Business Class Fares

Flight example (click to enlarge):

Excellent Business Class Fares

I’m sure there are probably some other great deals out there to other Asian cities so, if you find any, please share with other readers in the comments section below.

As I always say in these posts, if you’re not sure how to replicate my results on ITA Matrix then the following blog posts may be of help:

ITA Matrix Airfare Search – The Basic Search
ITA Matrix Airfare Search – Advanced Options

 

3 COMMENTS

    • To a degree, yes, it looks like some open jaws will work. I haven’t had a chance to check all the various options but, as an example, you can get MXP-DOH-SIN//KUL-DOH-MXP for $1,807.60 (approx. £1,180) for Jan 10 to Jan 17. I’d have a play around with the ITA Matrix using your preferred cities and dates (using the multi city function) to see what you can find.

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