Until August 4, 2019, Oneworld member Finnair is selling heavily discounted business class roundtrips between Budapest and Shanghai. Prices start at €1,259 / HUF 410,000 for flights with a short layover in Helsinki each way.
The short haul segments feature Finnair’s A320 family aircraft. Enroute to Shanghai, Finnair uses its brand new Airbus A350-900, complete with state-of-the-art business class amenities like lie-flat-seats and noise canceling head phones.
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According to fare rules, this offer will be available until August 4, 2019. It is valid for flights leaving Budapest between July 30 and November 30, 2019 – but all travel must be completed on December 10, 2019. Further, a minimum stay of five days or at least one night from saturday to sunday applies. Your stay may not exceed one month in total.
We’ve compiled possible travel dates for trips up to three weeks for you. As tickets must be purchased at least seven days in advance, some of the earlier travel dates will no longer be available during the next weeks.
Finnair issues tickets in booking class I. This is a full fare booking class, allowing you to earn at least 125% of your travel distance on most frequent flyer programs, even without tier bonuses. Further, this trip is worth 360 tier points in British Airways‘ Executive Club, more than half of what you need to gain Oneworld Sapphire status on this program.
- 35,490 on Finnair Plus
- 24,800 on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 13,780 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 13,780 on Iberia Plus
- 13,780 on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 13,780 on LATAM Pass
- 13,780 on Asia Miles
- 13,780 on Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- 13,780 on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 13,780 on British Airways Executive Club
- 13,780 on American AAdvantage
- 7,710 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
Finnair Business Class
Finnair’s A350-900 business class receives some fairly good reviews. Seats are arranged in a 1-2-1 pattern that gives direct aisle access to every seat. Said seats are fully reclinable to a lie-flat-position. The cabin is kept in grey and white colors to reflect the airlines’ corporate color scheme. Some reviews critize this as sterile.
While not reaching the luxury heights of Qatar Airways’ or Emirates’ premium cabin, Finnair still offers one of Europe’s superior business class products. You can read a more comprehensive review here.
Information & Tips for China
China is the most populous and the third largest country in the world, so naturally, there is a lot to see. The most touristically important cities are the capital of China, Beijing and the financial and trade center Shanghai.
Best Time to Travel
Since the country is vast and extends over several climate zones, there is no best travel time for China. China is connected to Europe through numerous direct flights and the travel time is about 11-13 hours. Flights to China can be found for less than 400€ throughout the year, and there are also often excellent Business Class fares.
A general advice is that travel should be avoided during the Chinese national holidays, which span over the first two weeks of October. During these time tourist destinations are overcrowded with Chinese tourists on their domestic vacation.
Visa for China
Most European citizens will need a visa to enter China.
You can apply for a tourist visa at a Visa Application Service Center (CVASC) in your country. There you’ll hand in your visa application personally and can pick it up again after a few days. There is no faster and cheaper way.
Alternatively, you can apply for a visa by mail. The processing time will be up to two weeks, and you’ll have to pay for extra for shipping.
There are also so-called Visa services available that sometimes offer a faster (and maybe even cheaper) way to get your Visa. Check local sites to find out more.
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Information & Tips for Shanghai
Shanghai is the most important financial and commercial center of China. But not only business travelers are welcome here. Also, regular tourists can get there money’s worth. And this is great because the city is connected to many major airports and therfor we’ll often present you with good deals for flights to Shanghai.
Best Time to Visit
Since Shanghai is located in a subtropical climate zone, spring and autumn are the best travel times thanks to moderate temperatures and a few rainy days. April, May, September, and October are particularly suitable for a visit to the Chinese city thanks to the low rainfall and humidity.
From the airport to the city
Shanghai Pudong Airport is located 40km east of the city center. Probably the fastest and most exciting method is the Maglev. The magnetic levitation train takes only 7 minutes, and with costs of around 5€ it is also a rather inexpensive (and of course faster!) alternative to a taxi, which would cost about 20€.
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