Once again, Turkish Airlines has come up with a great offer on flights from Europe to Southeast Asia as part of its 40% sale. A highlight of the Star Alliance-carrier’s sale the cheap tickets for business class flights to Denpasar, Bali. Prices start at only €1,133 from Amsterdam, but the prices are also quite low if you depart from Oslo, Brussels, Stockholm, or Prague.
Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. We strongly recommend gathering detailed information about the travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to your desired origin and destination.
A good start is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. It provides current updates on a country’s immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.
These are the cheapest prices to Bali that we found in Europe:
- Amsterdam: €1,133
- Oslo: €1,361 (~NOK 13,941)
- Brussels: €1,419
- Stockholm: €1,453 (~SEK 14,628)
- Prague: €1,467 (~CZK 38,265)
This deal comes with the usual top-notch onboard service and 2 pieces of checked luggage. Also, this deal is perfect if you want to take part in the Turkish Airlines Status Match challenge!
The flight route shouldn’t be a big surprise. As always, Turkish Airlines will first fly you to their hub in Istanbul. After a layover, your trip to Bali will continue. The airline will operate their Boeing 787 on the long-haul route. This means you’ll get to experience the all-new business class:
We expect further shakeups in the airline industry over the following months. Some services might be cancelled, aircraft changed or downgraded. The schedule we describe may very well change.
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According to the fare rules, this deal expires on January 15, 2021. The minimum stay requirement is only 2 days, the maximum length of your stay can be up to 12 months. The deal is valid for travel commencing after April 1, 2021. Availability is great, except between July 2 and September 12, 2021.
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.
All tickets will be issued in booking class J. Consequently, you can get an earning rate of somewhere between 100% and 200% for this flight. Here’s what you can expect on select Star Alliance frequent flyer programs when departing from Amsterdam:
- 31,160 on TAP Miles & Go
- 27,580 on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 23,370 on Avianca LifeMiles
- 21,790 on Miles & More
- 21,030 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 19,470 on EgyptAir Plus
- 17,130 on South African Voyager
- 17,130 on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 17,130 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 15,570 on Air India Flying Returns
- 15,570 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 15,570 on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 15,570 on SAS EuroBonus
- 15,570 on Asiana Club
- 15,570 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 15,570 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 15,570 on Copa ConnectMiles
- 15,570 on ANA Mileage Club
- 15,570 on United MileagePlus
Information & Tips for Bali
Bali is probably the most popular holiday island in Indonesia. While the metropolises of the country are more interesting for tourists that like the hustle and bustle, Bali offers a lot of recreation options with beaches and the rainforest.
Bali is one of the most expensive destinations in Asia when it comes to airfares from Europe. Here you have to be prepared to pay €400 – €600 for a return flight. Everything under €500 is an excellent price for Bali.
The Best Time to Visit
From May to October Bali is under the influence of the monsoon. It brings hot and dry air and a lot of rain. Therefore, the dry season is the best travel time for Bali. Those who come to the island between May and October can look forward to good holiday weather without inconveniences.
From/to the airport
The main airport on the island is Denpasar. The resorts and hotels, however, are mostly further out. Many hotels offer transfers for their guests. Otherwise, it is advisable to take a taxi or organize a transfer yourself.
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