Israeli flagcarrier El Al offers discounted Business Class fares to Bangkok and Hong Kong from multiple European origins like Paris, Milan and London. The cheapest are flights from Amsterdam at €1,494. All flights nevessitate a layover in Tel Aviv.
There are discounted flights to Hong Kong, as well:
El Al operates Boeing 747 and 777 between Tel Aviv and Bangkok. These planes feature their old Business Class layout, so there won’t be lie-flat-seats available. Those can be found on their Boeing 787 fleet, that operates flights to London, Paris and Hong Kong. Some connections between Amsterdam, Milan and Tel Aviv are serviced by Boeing 737 aircraft. As a consequence, you’ll only find a narrow body Business Class cabin. These are usually not as comfortable as the premium cabins of long haul aircraft.
Search & Book
All the fares mentioned in this deal are retrievable on Google Flights. They show scattered available throughout the whole year all the way to April 2020. Since these flights are not operated daily, you have to temper with the desired duration of your trip. Instructions for that are given here:
After retrieving suiting flight dates, you can enter them on skyscanner and select the lowest fare possible.
We were not able to retrieve fare rules. As a result, we cannot give any precise information about the duration of this offer or restrictions such as maximum or minimum stay.
El Al issues tickets in booking class J for both segments. Since the airline is not part of a major airline alliance, only a few of its partners will acknowledge mileage earned on these flights.
El Al’s Business Class
El Al’s premium cabin is subject to generally bad reviews. Especially aboard their Boeing 747 and Boeing 777 aircraft, they don’t offer amenities or technology that has become Business Class standard over the past few years. A prime example is the lack of lie-flat-seats. They’ve improved their Business Class greatly in their new Boeing 787 fleet. Unfortunately, most of the flights featured in this deal are not flown by these planes.Cover Picture: © El Al