SkyTeam member, Air France is offering premium economy tickets from Prague to Tokyo at a great price. A €607 (~CZK 15,462) ticket can be considered really cheap. This price is available from January until June 2022, as long as your trip is at least 9 days long. Otherwise, the price would increase by roughly €50 (~CZK 1,274).
With Air France and KLM, all tickets for flights departing until June 30, 2022, can be canceled free of charge. You will first receive a voucher, which can be refunded to your bank account. You can read the rules again here.
Our calendar shows all possible flight dates for trips of up to four weeks with a price tag of €620 or less:
Air France’s current schedule has a Boeing 777 operating flights between Paris and Tokyo. These planes feature a 2-4-2 seating in premium economy.
Search & Book
This deal expires on December 16, 2021. You need to fly before June 15 and stay at least 9 days at your destination to score the lowest fare. Google Flights will show you all possible flight dates. You should then book these flights directly on KLM’s website.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic
During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.
Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
- Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.
This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
- Baggage Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
The long-haul premium economy flights are issued in booking class A, while the economy class flights between Prague and Paris are issued in booking class Y. You can expect the following number of miles:
- 21,124 Miles on China Eastern Eastern Miles
- 21,124 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
- 21,124 Miles on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
- 19,426 Award Miles + 19,690 MQM on Delta SkyMiles
- 16,142 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 14,332 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 13,676 Miles on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
- 13,124 Miles on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
- 13,124 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
- 13,124 Miles on Czech Airlines OK Plus
- 13,124 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
- 13,124 Miles on Air Europa Club
- 13,124 Miles on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- 13,124 Miles on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
- 13,124 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 13,124 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
- 13,124 Miles on Aeroflot Bonus
- 7,092 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 2,048 Award Miles + 58 XP on FlyingBlue
- 1,200 Miles on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
Information & Tips for Tokyo
Tokyo is Japan’s capital and the world’s most populous metropolis as well as one of Japan’s 47 prefectures, consisting of 23 central city wards and multiple cities, towns, and villages west of the city center.
Today, Tokyo offers a great choice of shopping, entertainment, and culture to its visitors. The city’s history can be appreciated in many excellent museums, historic temples, and gardens. Contrary to common perception, Tokyo also offers many attractive green spaces in the city center.
Best Time to Visit
You can visit Tokyo at any time of year because of its moderate weather. However, the best times to visit Tokyo are from September to November and March to May. Summer in Tokyo is hot and humid and should be avoided.
Although winter in Tokyo is cold, it is not too cold for travel.
Three attractions in Tokyo
- Tsukiji Outer Market
A market for fresh seafood. A very vibrant place with lots to see (and smell).
District for electronic and otaku goods. What one might have in mind when thinking of Tokyo. Newest gadgets to be found.
- Koishikawa Korakuen
Landscape garden next to Tokyo Dome. An oasis of calm in the middle of a bustling city.
Airports Narita & Haneda
The Tokyo Metropolitan Region has two international airports: Narita and Haneda. Narita is the airport where most flights from Europe will arrive. Tokyo-Narita is located 55 kilometers east of Tokyo city center and is served by the Narita Express. The journey time between the city center and the airport is approximately one hour.
Only a few international airlines fly to Haneda. From Haneda, which is south of the city center, it is much easier to get to Tokyo city center. The JR Tokyo Monorail System takes you to Hamamatsucho Station, which is not far from Tokyo Station.
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