Oneworld member Finnair offers business class flights from Budapest, Hungary to Hong Kong starting at HUF 558,800 (~€1,424). Unfortunately, Finnair sells so-called Economy Light tickets, where you’d need to pay extra for almost everything, including check-in bags, lounge access or seat selection.
Oneworld Emerald, Sapphire members and Finnair Plus Silver members can bring one extra bag. Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire members can select seats for free and access lounges. So for them, Business Classic may not be necessary.
One way to add bags is to add them individually. On this route, a 23 kg luggage would cost an extra HUF 30,400 (~€77)/flight leg (HUF 60,800 (~€155) total). A probably better solution is to spend HUF 50,000 (~€127) per leg (HUF 100,000 (~€255) total) for Business Classic. That would get you 2×32 kg checked bags, lounge access, ticket change possibility, 1-hour internet access, and priority services.
Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Finnair with your preselected flight dates. We have filtered out flights that take more than 24 hours. If you don’t mind a Helsinki layover, there would be 50 other departure days.
Finnair operates these flights with the A350. The airline recently rolled out its brand new business class seat that doesn’t recline. You can read our review below:
This is the older cabin, which some consider better:
Finnair, the Oneworld member from Northern Europe, offers a very modern and comfortable business class in its Airbus A350. Their A330 product is comfy, but the seats do show their age. A remarkable thing about Finnair is that they’re planning to introduce a Light fare (on some routes), which doesn’t include luggage – an absolute novelty for this travel class.
Due to the war, you can enjoy this business class seat even longer: for 12-14 hours and you’ll pass over Hungary a few hours after departing from there.
Search & Book
Finnair did not set an expiration date for this fare, so you should book as soon as possible, as it can expire anytime. You need to stay at least six nights at your destination.
Finnair issues these tickets in booking class I. At British Airways, you would get close to Sapphire (if you take these flights in 2022) with 360 TP. This is what you’d get:
- 17,318 Avios + 360 TP on British Airways Executive Club
- 14,430 Avios + 102 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
- 14,430 Avios + 1,230 TP on Iberia Plus
- 14,430 Miles on American AAdvantage
- 14,430 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 14,430 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 14,430 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 11,544 Award Miles + 140 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
- 11,544 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 11,544 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 8,080 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 2,886 Miles on LATAM Pass
Hotel prices in Hong Kong usually start at roughly €50, 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$8. 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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