Oneworld member Qatar Airways is selling cheap tickets from Prague to various East Asian destinations, such as Chongqing, Seoul, and Tokyo. Prices start at CZK 10,438 (~€399) and are available until early July 2021. Qatar Airways not only offers a very good service to its economy class passengers but also lets you check in 30 kg luggage for free.
Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. We strongly recommend gathering detailed information about the travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to your desired origin and destination.
A good start is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. It provides current updates on a country’s immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.
We found flights to the following East Asian cities:
- Shanghai: CZK 10,438 (~€399)
- Chongqing: CZK 10,445 (~€399)
- Seoul: CZK 11,453 (~€438)
- Tokyo: CZK 12,058 (~€461)
- Beijing: CZK 12,873 (~€492)
- and others…
The 5 to 6-hour flight from Prague to Doha is usually operated with a Boeing 787-Dreamliner. It then depends on your final destination, what aircraft type will get you there.
By the way, feel free to check out our other economy class dealz from Prague:
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This deal expires on August 31, 2020 and is valid for flights that respect a 7 day minimum stay requirement, as well as a maximum of 2 months. There’s extremely high availability from January 2021 until early July. You can see the exact availability on Google Flights, but should then book directly on Qatar’s website.
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 booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic
During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.
Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
- 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 tickets are issued in booking class W. To give you an example of what to expect, a Prague-Chongqing roundtrip should give you:
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