Good Business Class Fares From Europe to Asia (OneWorld/Star Alliance/SkyTeam)

We’ve found some found some reasonably good business class fares for anyone looking to fly out of Europe to Asia in September/October/November this year.

If you’ve been waiting for a chance to try an Emirates A380 or the British Airways 787 this could be your chance.

Quite a few of these fares involve a stopover but we did manage to find a few direct flights that may appeal.

As with previous alerts that we’ve posted, we found all of these using the ITA Matrix Search Engine (which is still our favourite way to search for good deals). If you’re not up to speed with how the ITA Matrix search works, and if you want to reproduce the results we’ve posted below, you may want to read these two posts first:

The basic parameters we used for these searches were these (we work best in dollars!):

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1) We have not included results that involved arriving back into a different country from the one you started in.
2) If you’re happy to fly Aeroflot you’ll find even cheaper flights than the ones we’ve listed.
3) Unless stated otherwise we found the fares we’ve quoted across multiple dates.
4) ** Indicates a non-stop routing.

Flights To Shanghai (Sep/Oct/Nov unless otherwise stated):

Finnair – From  $1,880 Routing: DUS-HEL-PVG-HEL-DUS.

Air France (some flights operated by China Eastern) – From $1,986 Routing: DUS-CDG-PVG-CDG-DUS

KLM/Air France – From $2,086 Routing: AMS-PVG-CDG-AMS

Air Berlin (operated by Etihad) – $2,052 Routing: DUS-AUH-PVG-AUH-DUS (this routing would allow you to try the 787 and A330 Business products on Etihad)

Lufthansa – From $2,240 Routing: AMS-FRA-PVG-FRA-AMS

Flights To Beijing (Sep/Oct/Nov unless otherwise stated):

LOT – (Sep/Oct only & limited dates) – From $1,607 Routing: CPH-WAW-PEK-WAW-CPH

Air France From $1,906 Routing: AMS-CDG-PEK-CDG-AMS

**KLM (operated by China Southern) – From $2,022 Routing: AMS-PEK-AMS

Finnair – From $1,957 Routing: CDG-HEL-PEK-HEL-CDG

**Lufthansa – (Sep & very limited dates in Nov only) – From $2,241 Routing: FRA-PEK-FRA

Lufthansa – From $2,236 Routing: AMS-MUC-PEK-FRA-AMS

Air Berlin (operated by Etihad) (very limited dates in Oct/Nov only) – From $2,052 Routing: DUS-AUH-PVG-AUH-DUS (this routing would allow you to try the 787 and A330 Business Class products on Etihad)

Flights To Tokyo:

Air France/KLM – From $2,068 (very limited dates in Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec) Routing: AMS-NRT-CDG-AMS

SAS – From $2,363 (limited dates in Oct, numerous dates in Nov & Dec) Routing: MXP-CPH-NRT-CPH-MXP

Flights To Bangkok (Sep/Oct/Nov unless otherwise stated):

**China Airlines – From $1,760 Routing: AMS-BKK-AMS

**KLM – From $1,931 Routing: AMS-BKK-AMS

Finnair – From $1,666 Routing: DUS-HEL-BKK-HEL-DUS (DUS-HEL-DUS on FlyBe)

Emirates – From $2,061 Routing: AMS-DXB-BKK-DXB-AMS (this routing would allow you to try the 777 and A380 Business Class products)

Etihad – From $2,026 Routing: DUS-AUH-BKK-AUH-DUS (this routing would allow you to try the 787 and 777 Business Class products)

Qatar Airlines – From $2,125 Routing: CDG-DOH-BKK-DOH-CDG (this routing would allow you to try the A380, A330 and 777 Business Class products)

Note: There are so many different fares to BKK that it would be impossible for us to list them all out. The fares above should give you a taster of what you can find (if you’re very flexible on dates there are one or two fares that are even lower).

Flights To Seoul (Sep & Oct only unless otherwise stated):

British Airways – From $2,414 Routing: DUS-LHR-ICN-LHR-DUS (the LHR-ICN-LHR route is flown by the new 787)

**Lufthansa – From $2,352 Routing: FRA-ICN-FRA

Finnair – From $2,013 Routing: CDG-HEL-ICN-HEL-CDG

**KLM – From $2,024 (very limited availability in Sep/Oct/Nov) Routing: AMS-ICN-AMS

Flights To Bali (Sep/Oct & Dec only unless otherwise stated):

Cathay Pacific – From $2,426 Routing: DUS-HKG-DPS-HKG-DUS

Emirates – From $2,279 Routing: AMS-DXB-DPS-DXB-AMS (777 & A380)

Malaysia Airlines – From $2,042 Routing: AMS-KUL-DPS-KUL-AMS

KLM – From $2,050 (very limited dates Nov & Dec) Routing: AMS-SIN-DPS-SIN-AMS

Those are the highlights but there are many more destinations available – including the Maldives ($1,731 with TK from CPH). If we haven’t listed a city (in Asia) that you’d like to visit then head to ITA Matrix and input your preferences and see what comes up… may be pleasantly surprised!