When someone thinks of Emirates‘ first class, they imagine full luxury for four-digit or five-digit prices. However, there is a possibility to enjoy this experience for 2 x 3 hours for less than €1.000, or THB 28,360 (~€768) to be precise. The price can get even lower, when you select mixed classes, although that would mean that you only fly first class once. You would fly from Bangkok, Thailand to Hong Kong on a fifth-freedom flight.
If you are willing to fly business class on the way back the price goes down to THB 23,310 (~€631) and if you are fine with economy, your total will be THB 17,002 (~€460). That’s cheaper than booking a one-way first class ticket for the same route at THB 21,270 (~€576).
Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Emirates with your preselected flight dates.
You would fly Emirates’ Airbus A380 for approximately 3 hours. To describe the depth of luxury that you’d get on Emirates’ First Class, I would run out of adjectives. You can see the giant LCD screen in the second and third pictures, the minibar, the vanity table and the IFE controller tablet in the first picture. There is even a mirror. Before we even speak about the dining experience, you also get pyjamas and a Bvlgari amenity kit. It’s not hard to find eBay advertisements for these products over €100. The one we linked has pretty good pictures of what you will get (and that you can keep!).
Possibly, the most outstanding feature of Emirates’ Airbus A380 is the shower spa. While it’s more suitable for longer flights, there is nothing to block you from taking a shower on this shorter hop. Similarly, sleeping is not something many would do on this hop, you can always ask the cabin crew to make your bed. If you decide to stay awake and don’t want to be locked in your cabin (you could do that), there is also an onboard lounge/bar. I promised to go back to dining, however, a review of it by One Mile at a Time could tell it better.
You also get free chauffeur service. In Bangkok, you can enjoy the Emirates lounge, while you have access to the Plaza Premium Lounge in Hong Kong. Emirates does have a lounge at HKG, although it is temporarily closed as of writing. It is possible that it will reopen by the time you fly from there. As mentioned above, this is a fifth freedom flight that operates from Dubai to Bangkok and then onwards to Hong Kong or vice versa.
Search & Book
The fare rules do not state an expiration date. There is no minimum stay, although you can’t stay longer than twelve months. There is good availability and you can find travel dates until June 2023.
The best way to look for flights is to use our availability calendar above which will lead you to Emirates’ website, where you can book your flights. Alternatively, you can use Google Flights.
Emirates issues these tickets in booking class A. You would earn the following mileage if you take a round-trip in first class: (Emirates Skywards would give you 5,000 Tier Miles and 5,000 Skywards miles)
- 4,200 Award Miles on TAP Miles & Go
- 3,152 Miles on South African Voyager
- 3,152 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 3,150 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 3,150 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 3,150 Award Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 3,150 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
- 3,150 Award Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 3,150 Award Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
Hotel prices in Hong Kong usually start at roughly €30, depending on the hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:
Information & Tips for Hong Kong
Hong Kong is an Asian city-state and a vital trading metropolis in the Pearl River Delta not far from the Chinese coast. The city has long been a center for trade and business. Hong Kong is one of the largest air traffic hubs in Asia and therefore offers excellent connections to the rest of the world, hence the good deals that various airlines often provide. Flights in economy class usually are between 400€ and 500€ sometimes for even less than 400€.
Best Time to Visit
Winters are mild and dry, whereas summers are hot with rainfall and high humidity. The best time to travel is from October to early December when the weather is sunny, cool and therefore very pleasant.
Entry & Visa
Entry is possible for most EU citizens without a visa, and only a passport is required. A permit for 90 days is issued upon entry. For further information, please visit the website of your countries Ministry of foreign affairs.
The local currency is the Hong Kong Dollar ($, HKD, HK$). One Euro is approximately HK$9. Many credit cards may charge a foreign currency fee (up to 2% for payment) in Hong Kong Dollars.
Getting from the airport to the city centre
The fastest and most convenient way into the city is by Airport Express. This train will take you to the city centre within 24 minutes and will cost you around €12 per trip. Alternatively, you can also get into a taxi and pay approximately €35.
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A380 flying later in the year but 1st not bookable?
Hi John! It appears that Emirates will switch to its two-class A380s from July 1.