Star Alliance member Lufthansa currently offers attractive business class tickets from Birmingham, Edinburg, Glasgow, and Manchester, selling roundtrips to Seoul for as low as £1,004 (~€1,159). These flights include a layover in Munich or Frankfurt. There’s almost daily availability until December.
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- Birmingham: £1,004 (~€1,159)
- Manchester: £1,010 (~€1,166)
- Glasgow: £1,013 (~€1,170)
- Edinburgh: £1,068 (~€1,233)
Flights from London are sadly not available at a discounted price. All possible connections feature a short-haul flight in Lufthansa’s European Business Class, which is basically their economy hard product with a blocked middle seat and better catering. Flights from Munich to Seoul are operated using an Airbus A350, featuring a 2-2-2 seating configuration in business class. A comprehensive review of Lufthansa’s business class can be found here:
By the way, this isn’t our only business class deal for trips departing from Great Britain:
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The fare rules state that this deal will expire on February 28, 2021. They also state that your departure date cannot exceed December 12, 2021, and that you need to stay at least six days or a single night from Saturday to Sunday. Your trip may not be longer than three months.
You can search for available dates using Google Flights, but should then definitely book directly on Lufthansa’s website. The easiest way to do that is by using our search form above, which will redirect you to Lufthansa’s booking site for whichever dates you select.
Lufthansa issues tickets for all flight segments in booking class P. Sadly, this is a discounted booking class, that some Star Alliance frequent flyer programs will not acknowledge, while others grant you up to 100% of travel distance. You can expect the following number of miles for a Birmingham to Seoul roundtrip via Munich:
- 19,120 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 14,850 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 12,060 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 12,060 Miles on Miles&More
- 11,880 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 11,880 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 11,880 Miles on United MileagePlus
- 11,880 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 11,220 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 8,310 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 1,310 Miles on Asia Miles
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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Source: Luxury Flight Club