Star Alliance carrier LOT Polish Airlines opens its new thrice weekly nonstop service between Budapest and Seoul with a series of discounted tickets. We covered LOT’s amazing €1,007 business class offer yesterday, this deal focuses on their €400 / HUF 131,800 economy class tickets. This fare includes a checked bag up to 23kg as well as board service during their flight.
LOT operates these flights on Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. These planes offer a 3-3-3 seating pattern in economy class with VOD screens in every seat. The advertised seat pitch of 81 cm is rather generous.
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According to fare rules, this offer is valid until September 23, 2019 and covers all flights from their inaugral service on September 22, 2019 up to March 31, 2020. Possible trip durations are at least three days or a night from saturday to sunday, while max. stay is three months. At time of writing, availability is still great.
You can find these flights easily on Google Flights. We recommend checking on which days the lowest fare is available there (instructions). Use these dates to score the cheapest ticket through our flight search, as prices can drop up to €20 below what Google displays.
LOT issues these tickets in booking class O. This is a discounted economy booking class, granting little more than 25% of your travel distance on most Star Alliance frequent flyer programs. It might not be much, bu these are your possible base earnings on this route (without tier bonuses):
- 3,030 on ANA Mileage Club
- 2,520 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 2,520 on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 2,520 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 2,520 on Avianca LifeMiles
- 2,520 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 2,520 on Asiana Club
- 2,520 on TAP Miles & Go
- 2,520 on South African Voyager
- 2,520 on SAS EuroBonus
- 2,520 on United MileagePlus
- 2,520 on Copa ConnectMiles
- 2,520 on EgyptAir Plus
- 2,520 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 2,520 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 2,520 on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 2,520 on Miles & More
Information & Tips for Seoul
Seoul is the capital of South Korea and with 11.8 million inhabitants and a metropolitan region of around 25.6 million also the largest. The city is an important cultural and economic center in the Asian region.
Flights to Seoul
Flights to Korea are unfortunately not as cheap as to China or Southeast Asia, but there are – especially if you are flexible – some bargains that are definitely worth it.
For flights to Seoul, one should usually be prepared to pay between 400€ and 500€ for a good deal. Often there are also bargains in Business Class, especially from LOT.
You should avoid the school holidays, especially the summer holidays. During this period, airfares quickly rise to more than 700€ and partly reach heights of up to 1.000€ for a direct flight in economy. Good deals are not to be expected during this period.
Best Time to Travel
The best time to visit Seoul is from March to May or from September to November. Thanks to comparatively mild temperatures and plenty of sunshine, these months are best suited for tourism.
From the Airport to the City Center
International long-haul flights usually arrive at Seoul-Incheon Airport. The express train to the city centre departs every 30 minutes and takes 40-45 minutes and costs approx. 6,50€. For a taxi you pay between 47€ and 70€.
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