OneWorld Business Class Deals: Europe – Singapore From $1,402 (£935/€1,310)

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Three of the OneWorld Alliance airlines are offering some incredibly good Business Class fares between Europe and Singapore. Sri Lankan, Finnair and Qatar Airways have all posted fares that could be very enticing for anyone looking to escape the European winter or, as some of the deals are available right away, for anyone looking to earn some end of year status miles or tier points.

Sri Lankan Airlines

The least well-known of the three OneWorld airlines in this article has posted the cheapest fares. The best fares I’ve found depart from Rome and route through Colombo but there are a few, slightly more expensive fares that include Frankfurt.

Pricing: From $1,401.50 Return


Travel dates: Now – 18 December & 30 December – 18 March 2016

Booking: All travel must be booked by 30 November 2015

Minimum/Maximum Stay Requirements:

The best fares are found for departures on Tuesdays and Thursdays but, aside from those limitations, the great prices are available for a good number of trip lengths:


Example flight/routing (click to enlarge):



As mentioned before, the best fares are available for departures on Tuesdays and Thursdays but, apart from that, availability is wide open for the duration of the fare:






What I know about Sri Lankan Airlines can be written on the back of a postage stamp (in big writing!) so, firstly, do your own research! Secondly, for $1,402 I’m very tempted to find out what their business Class product is like – how bad can it be? 🙂

The routing is 12,900 miles in distance (approximately) so, for American Airlines loyalists that would be a pretty good year-end mileage run in relative comfort – better than paying American Airlines’ ridiculous rates to buy up your old status.


Anyone following this blog will know that I’m a bit of a fan of Finnair. I find their staff to be user-friendly and they seem to make an effort to be helpful – the travel-world would be a better place if more airlines had staff like these.

The primary great deals are to be found for flights departing and returning to Milan Malpensa but you can return to Rome International airport too. Other departure airports are also available (Madrid, Barcelona etc…) but either the fares are higher or the travel time is significantly increased…to the point where you start to wonder if it’s worth it.

Pricing: From $1,911.80 Return


Travel dates: Now – 30 June 2016

Booking: All travel must be booked by 30 November 2015

Minimum/Maximum Stay Requirements:

If you pick the right dates you can find great fares for just about any length of trip making these fares good for mileage runs or for full vacations too.


Example flight/routing (click to enlarge):

There’s something to be aware of with these Finnair flights. If you book flights for travel before 5 May 2016 you will get the great fares but you’ll be traveling on Finnair’s older A340 or A330 aircraft. Some of these may have been refurbished by the time you take your flight, but there’s no guarantee:


If you can delay your trip until after 5 May 2016 (and if you’re selective with your flights) you can make sure that your long-haul sectors are flown using Finnair’s new Airbus A350 XWB aircraft.



Availability is wide open for the whole period the fare is valid – here are a few example months:






This could be a great opportunity to try out the Airbus A350 XWB. Not may airlines are flying this aircraft yet and, as I showed in my review, it’s quite a nice product to fly. Add to that the fact that the trip is just shy of 14,000 miles and that’s a lot of status miles and redeemable miles you could earn while enjoying a very comfortable trip.

Qatar Airways

The seemingly most convenient routing for this fare departs from and arrives back to Berlin…but there are other variations to this too where you include Munich as a departure or arrival city.

Pricing: From $2,095 Return


Travel dates: Now – 10 July 2016

Booking: All travel must be booked by 30 November 2015

Minimum/Maximum Stay Requirements:

As with the other fares I’ve highlighted in this blog post the fares on Qatar allow a good number of trip lengths if you pick and choose your daters with a modicum of care. You don’t have to be extra flexible with your dates to see a choice of trip lengths like this:


Example flight/routing (click to enlarge):



There’s great availability throughout the period the fare is valid and you’d be hard pressed not to find a set of dates that both works for you and gets you a good fare.





Another opportunity to fly on the Airbus A350 aircraft but, this time, with a very different airline. While the Qatar Airways A330-200s have had a make over and now have a lie-flat seats, the A330-300 which you’ll find on the Berlin – Doha sector may well still have the older seats – something worth bearing in mind.

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  1. […] 3 OneWorld Alliance members are offering some nice fares between Europe and Singapore. Qatar Airways, Finnair and Sri Lankan are all offering various business class deals for travel commencing right away through to June 2016 and availability looks great. Note: A lot of these fares must be booked by 30 November. Sri Lankan is the cheapest (unsurprisingly) at $1,402 R/T but you can get the Finnair A350 for around $1,900 R/T and the Qatar A350 for around $2,100 R/T All of these look good value to me and, with all three fares available in December, this could be a comfortable way to do a mileage or tier-point run All fares can be found via ITA Matrix (where I found them) – jst be careful not to accidentally book anything with a super long layover. I've posted screenshots of availability on the blog here. […]

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