Star Alliance member Lufthansa currently offers attractive business class tickets from Birmingham, Edinburg, Glasgow and Manchester, selling roundtrips to Seoul, Korea as low as €1,297. These flights include a single layover in Munich or Frankfurt.
The prices have increased a little bit
Flights from London are not as heavily discounted and start at €1,591.
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. Onward flights from Frankfurt to Seoul are operated by Boeing 747-400, featuring a 2-3-2 (lower deck) or 2-2 (upper deck) seating configuration in business class. On flights via Munich, you can enjoy Lufthansa’s brand new A350-900 with 2-2-2 seating in its premium cabin. A comprehensive review of Lufthansa’s business class can be found here:
Search & Book
Fare rules do not give an sales or travel period. They do state that at least six days or a single night from saturday to sunday have to pass to apply for this fare. Your trip may not be longer than twelve months. Stopovers are not allowed. These fares show good availability between October 2019 and June 2020.
We recommend to look for these fares in Lufthansa’s best price search by following one of these links:
Sadly, there is no landing page for flights departing from Glasgow. You can try to find cheaper tickets by entering the dates with the lowest fares in our flight search. However, we recommend buying premium tickets directly with the airline.
Thanks to Matthias, who gave us notice via Report a Deal!
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, other grant you up to 100% of travel distance. You can expect this harvest for a Manchester to Seoul roundtrip:
- 18,750 on LATAM Pass
- 18,750 on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 14,560 on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 12,110 on Miles & More
- 12,110 on SAS EuroBonus
- 11,650 on Copa ConnectMiles
- 11,650 on United MileagePlus
- 11,130 on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 8,150 on ANA Mileage Club
- 1,030 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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