Biman Bangladesh Airlines may not be part of any major airline alliance, but is still known for a certain quality of service and low business class fares to Asia. It currently offers cheap premium cabin roundtrips to South East Asia from London-Heathrow, starting at €1,187 for a trip to Kuala Lumpur.
Sadly, all connections feature additional stops and long (12+ hours) layovers in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Further, there is a only a chance, but no certainty to enjoy a lie-flat-seat during your journey
Each flight from London to Dhaka in this offer is routed with a technical stop in Sylhet. While there is no need to change planes, it still takes additional time. These flights are operated by either Boeing 777-300ER or Boeing 787-8 aircraft. You may want to make sure to catch a 787, as Biman’s triple sevens do not feature lie-flat-seats in business class. This can be a huge factor on the overnight outbound flight. Biman’s Boeing 737-800 fleet handles connection flights within Asia.
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Fare rules do not state when this deal will expire. What they do give is a minimum stay of one day, a maximum stay of three months and specific travel periods:
- July 29 – August 20
- September 12 – December 9, 2019
At time of writing, all travel dates in the second window show good availability.
We recommend to use Google Flights to find suiting travel dates (instructions). Enter the dates you’ve found to search for the lowest fare in our flight search or purchase the ticket directly with Biman Bangladesh. While this will increase the price by roughly €150, it gives you the ability to communicate with the airline directly, in case any problems arise.
Bimam Bangladesh tickets all flight segments in booking class D. The airline rewards this booking class with 200% travel distance in award mileage in its own frequent flyer program.
Biman Bangladesh’s Business Class
Biman Bangladesh receives mixed reviews for their premium cabin. Their cabin crew and overall effort are usually praised, as well as their catering. In constrast, their ground staff is characterized as disorganised and their lounge at Dhaka airport is deemed too small and out of date. There is also a huge difference between what plane type you end up in.
Their Boeing 787-8 Business Class (pictured above) features state of the art lie-flat-seats (the same that Lufthansa uses on their planes) in a 2-2-2 pattern. Not as good is their Boeing 777 with 2-3-2 pattern angled seats. Reviews describe them as perfectly fine for a daytime flight, but not for overnight long haul trips. You can read a very comprehensive review here.
Information & Tips for Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is the largest city in and the capital of Malaysia with about 7 million inhabitants and a huge variety of tourist activities and attractions. Also, Kuala Lumpur is an excellent starting point to explore the rest of the country or all of Southeast Asia. The city is well connected by air to the rest of Asia and Europe.
Flights from Europe to Kuala Lumpur are often pretty cheap. Deals between 300€ and 400€ can be found all year long, and also cheap Business Class fares are available from time to time. Thanks to numerous low-cost carriers you can get to many other destinations in Asia starting from Kuala Lumpur.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Kuala Lumpur is between May and July. Comparatively little rainfall and moderate temperatures and humidity provide good conditions to tourists and are a welcome change from the otherwise somewhat humid temperatures in Southeast Asia.
From the airport to the city
You can reach the city center for about 12€ (Oneway) in 28 minutes with the KLIA Ekspres express train. A taxi will cost you between 16€ and 22€ – so if you’re traveling with two or more persons this alternative is worth it! Bus transfers are available from 2,50€ per route, but they are time-consuming and comparatively complicated to overlook.
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Information & Tips for Singapore
The city-state of Singapore is a financial metropolis in Southeast Asia. Especially its geographical location is responsible for its rise. Singapore is one of the largest air traffic hubs in Asia and therefore very well connected to the rest of the world. Various airlines offer good deals to Singapore.
Best Time to Visit
The climate is best suited for visits in autumn and spring. Summers are sweltering and the rainy season starts in November and lasts until January. You have to be prepared for high temperatures and humidity all year round.
Entry & Visa
Most European citizens can enter Singapore without a visa and with a passport only. A residence permit for 90 days will be issued upon arrival.
From the airport to the city center
Singapore Changi Airport is connected to the city center by metro. A ride to City Hall takes about 40 minutes and costs S$ 2,30€. Taking a taxi will cost about S$ 20-30.
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Information & Tips for Bangkok
Bangkok is both the capital and the largest metropolis of Southeast Asian Thailand. We often have reasonable offers to share with you. No matter if in Economy, Business or First Class – you can almost always find bargains for flights to Bangkok! Also, even luxurious 5-star hotels are available at excellent prices. Just some reasons why you shouldn’t miss Bangkok!
From the airport to the city center
Suvarnabhumi Airport is connected to the city center by train. Trains run between 06:00 and 23:59 approximately every 15 minutes and the journey takes 24 minutes. A taxi ride costs about 400 Baht and takes, depending on the traffic, 30 minutes to more than an hour.
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