Star Alliance carrier Lufthansa is offering great fares to Asia in their premium economy cabin. Prices start at €738 (~£621) for Heathrow to Bangkok roundtrips. Further origins include Birmingham, Manchester & London City. All itineraries feature a layover in either Frankfurt or Munich on the out- as well as the inbound trip. Flights dates are available in May & June 2020.
- Heathrow at €738 (~£621)
- London City at €770 (~£647)
- Birmingham at €777 (~£653)
- Manchester at €777 (~£653)
Please be aware that itineraries to Bangkok with a layover in Munich might feature an Eurowings flight (marketed as Lufthansa). Their cabin is not on par with Lufthansa’s. If possible, choose a routing via Frankfurt to enjoy Lufthansa.
All itineraries include a stopover in either Frankfurt or Munich. You’ll sit in economy for the short haul trip and enjoy Lufthansa’s premium economy on your long haul flight. We have recently reviewed Lufthansa’s premium economy class and here’s what you can expect:
Search & Book
Sadly, we were not able to find fare rules for these flights. Google Flights indicates good availability in May & June 2020. We recommend looking for flight dates there (instructions). To ease your search, we’ve compiled all dates at the lowest fare from Heathrow for trips up to one month. Flights from other airports are usually available on the same days:
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend to book with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
- Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.
This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
- Baggage Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
The mileage accrual with this fare is decent as flights from London to Germany are done in booking class Y and flights from Germany to your final destination are done in booking class N. One of the big advantages of premium economy class travel is that in most cases you will get 100% of your travel distance awarded. As an example here’s a route from London Heathrow via Frankfurt to Bangkok:
- 17,630 on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 13,680 on Miles & More
- 13,680 on SAS EuroBonus
- 13,680 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 13,180 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 12,400 on EgyptAir Plus
- 12,400 on Copa ConnectMiles
- 12,400 on United MileagePlus
- 12,400 on Avianca LifeMiles
- 12,400 on Air India Flying Returns
- 12,180 on Asiana Club
- 12,180 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 12,070 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 11,990 on ANA Mileage Club
- 11,990 on TAP Miles & Go
- 11,990 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 11,990 on South African Voyager
- 11,990 on LATAM Pass
- 11,990 on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 11,580 on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 810 on Asia Miles
Information & Tips for Thailand
Thailand is an increasingly popular holiday destination for Europeans – both beach and party tourists get their money’s worth in the South Asian tropical state.
Whether Bangkok, Koh Samui or Phuket, Thailand offers multi-faceted cities and quiet beaches. Also, the country is always easy to reach from Europe. Especially to Bangkok, there is almost always at least a good deal!
Best Time to Visit
While hot summer temperatures prevail the whole year long in tropical Thailand, the best travel time is definitely the winter from November to February. Thanks to the northwest monsoon it doesn’t get warmer than 33 degrees. In summer the temperatures can quickly reach 40 degrees. The rainy season also starts in June and will last until October – high humidity is what you’ll have to prepare for!
Entry & Visa
Most EU citizens do not need a visa for stays up to a length of 30 days. The entry permit can be extended by another 30 days before expiration by local immigration authorities.
The national currency of Thailand is the Baht (THB) which is divided into Satang. One Euro is about 40 THB.
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Information & Tips for Bangkok
Bangkok is both the capital and the largest metropolis of Southeast Asian Thailand. We often have reasonable offers to share with you. No matter if in Economy, Business or First Class – you can almost always find bargains for flights to Bangkok! Also, even luxurious 5-star hotels are available at excellent prices. Just some reasons why you shouldn’t miss Bangkok!
From the airport to the city center
Suvarnabhumi Airport is connected to the city center by train. Trains run between 06:00 and 23:59 approximately every 15 minutes and the journey takes 24 minutes. A taxi ride costs about 400 Baht and takes, depending on the traffic, 30 minutes to more than an hour.
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