China: €1,306 / CZK33,564 LH Group Business Class from Prague

Lufthansa Business Class

Star Alliance members Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines team up to bring you cheap Business Class flights from Prague to Chinese destinations Shanghai and Beijing. Fares for these routes start at €1,306 / CZK 33,564 and necessitate a layover in either Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna or Zurich.

They also joined the very competitive pricing for Prague to Seoul Business Class flights at €1,510.

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While possible layovers vary, this itinerary offers a stop in Zurich on the outbound and a stop in Vienna on the inbound leg.

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According to fare rules, these low fares are available for flights departing Prague between July 1 and December 15, 2019. Return flights may depart later. Further, your minimum stay has to be at least five days in China and may not exceed three months. This offer is available until July 1, 2019, but may run out of availability earlier.

The easiest way to find Lufthansa group flights is LH’s best price search, which we linked above for the specific destinations.

Mileage

Lufthansa issues tickets in booking class P. Since operating carriers vary on each leg, we can’t make any definitive statement about you mileage output. An all Lufthansa trip to Shanghai should see your award miles credited like this:

  • 19,310 on Air China PhoenixMiles
  • 14,380 on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 12,500 on Miles & More
  • 12,500 on SAS EuroBonus
  • 11,510 on United MileagePlus
  • 11,510 on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 11,510 on LATAM Pass
  • 11,510 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 11,250 on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 8,050 on ANA Mileage Club
  • 500 on Asia Miles
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Austrian Airlines is much more gratuitous in the same booking class.

Austrian Airlines Business Class

Austrian Airlines Boeing 777 Business Class features 48 seats, arranged in an altering 2-2-2 and 1-2-1 patterns. They are fully reclinable to a 2 meter long lie flat bed. Your inflight entertainment touchscreen measures 15 Inch. Two pieces of checked in luggage up to 32kg are complimentary, in addtion to two pieces of hand luggage up to 8kg and a personal item.

Austrian’s premium cabin is subject to exceptionally good reviews. A main point of praise is their catering, which includes freshly prepared food. Have a look at Business Traveller’s review for further information:

Skytrax 5-Star carrier Hainan Airlines offers discounted Business Class flights between Prague and even more Chinese destinations:

Destination

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 Beijing

China’s capital Beijing is full of historically and contemporary important buildings. Most of them concentrate arround Tian’anmen square – which is sorrounded by government buildings and the entrance to the Forbidden City, the palace that hosted China’s emperors for more than 500 years. Beijing itself is full of attraction that take weeks to discover, but the fun doesn’t end there. Just a 90-minute bus ride away is The Great Wall at Badaling, the best known section of the Great Wall of China.

The Best Time to Visit

Beijing is located in a continental climate zone and is known for its hot, humid summers and its harsh, cold winters. Therefore, the best times to visit are from late March through May and late August through November.

Please be aware that during the Chinese National holidays, usually two weeks after October 1st, the city is overcrowded with Chinese tourists and should be avoided.

Climate diagram for Beijing (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

From the airport to the city
Beijing Capital Airport, the second busiest worldwide, is very well-connected by public transport. It is served by a regular subway line and an express rail way to the edge of the city centre, which takes 20 Minutes and costs about €3 one way. Further, there are 18 bus lines to different parts of the city (costing €3-5). Of course, taxis are an option as well. A trip to the city centre costs around €12-15, but often take over an hour.

It is not possible to rent a car in China without a Chinese drivers licence.

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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.

Climate diagram for Shanghai (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

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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