Seychelles: €729 Non-Stop Premium Economy With British Airways

World Traveller Plus

British Airways is currently running a nice sale and offering cheap tickets for flights in premium economy to exotic Mahé on the Seychelles archipelago. You will be able to purchase your ticket for a round-trip at prices staring around only €729 (~£641).

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Nice price for non-stop flights to the Seychelles

British Airways will operate a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the 10+ hours flight from the UK to Mahé. To see what the carrier’s World Traveller Plus (that’s what British Airways calles its premium economy class) product is like, have a look at this review:

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According to the fare rules, this deal will be available until January 30th. But since availability is already limited, you shouldn’t wait too long if you want to book tickets at the discounted price. The seasonal restrictions permit flights between April 18th and July 11th as well as September through December, with some blackout dates in between.

The minimum stay requirements might not be interesting to most readers for a trip to such a great vacation destination. But just in case you need to know: it’s one night from Saturday to Sunday. And you could spend up to 12 months on Seychelles.

Use Google Flights (instructions) to find low fares. Don’t forget that this is a partner sale. Consequently, you will have to search for prices for two travelers. This time it doesn’t make a huge difference if you use our Skyscanner or just go to ba.com for booking.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Better Customer Service
    In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline 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 of receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.

    This especially applies to 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.
  3. 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.

Mileage

British Airways first class tickets will be issued in booking class T. This is the highest possible booking class. As a result, your the miles you are credited with for your flight should look like this:

  • 16,350 Points on Finnair Plus
  • 11,176 Avios + 60 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
  • 10,160 Avios + 180 TP on British Airways Executive Club
  • 10,160 Avios + 850 TP on Iberia Plus
  • 10,160 Award Miles + 70 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
  • 10,160 Miles on American AAdvantage
  • 10,160 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
  • 10,160 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
  • 10,160 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
  • 10,160 Award Miles + 12 Tier Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
  • 10,160 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
  • 10,160 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
  • 10,160 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
  • 10,158 Avios on Aer Lingus AerClub
  • 10,158 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.
Information & Tips for Seychelles

The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa. There are numerous beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves as well as rare animals such as Aldabra giant tortoises. The capital Victoria is located on Mahé, the starting point for visiting the other islands. The island also offers rainforests in the mountains of the Morne-Seychellois National Park and beaches such as Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka.

Best Time to Visit

The best times to visit Seychelles are April, May, October and November. These months represent the transition times between the hot and humid northwest trade winds (from November through March) and the cooler southeast trade winds that define April through October.

Entry & Visa

Most EU citizenss do not need a visa. A permit for the duration of the trip will be issued upon arrival at the border. It can be extended for a further three months up to one year.
Passport, return flight ticket, hotel booking and sufficient financial means (approx. US$ 150 per day) are required for entry. Checks on entry can be made, funds can be carried in cash, traveller’s cheques or credit cards.

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