Star Alliance flagship carrier Singapore Airlines is currently selling business class tickets from Sweden to Indonesia for prices starting at €1,703. While we have sometimes found cheaper flights, this still represents a fantastic deal considering that you’d be flying with Singapore Airlines, one of the world’s best airlines. The cheapest flights are from Stockholm to Bali-Denpasar, but for a bit more, you can fly to various Indonesian destinations and even depart from Gothenburg for €1,805.
From Stockholm, we found cheap flight to the following Indonesian cities:
- Bali-Denpasar: €1,703
- Bandung: €1,751
- Manado: €1,752
- Semarang: €1,752
- Lombok-Praya: €1,754
- Balikpapan: €1,756
From Stockholm, Singapore Airlines flies to Moscow and then continues, with the same plane (an Airbus A350, with the new business class seats), to Singapore. In Singapore, you would switch planes and continue to your Indonesian destination. If you depart from Gothenburg, SAS will fly you to Stockholm.
As you can see, the range of Indonesian destinations is quite big for this deal.
Search & Book
This deal already expires on September 15, 2019, so you’ll have to be rather quick. Your trip has to be at least 7 days long, may not exceed 1 month, and has to take place during the following time-periods:
- November 1st – December 17th, 2019
- December 23rd, 2019 – March 27th
- April 7th – June 10th, 2020
You can use Google Flights to find available dates. Once you’ve found them, you can either book directly over the airline or save quite a bit of money by getting the cheapest fare on our Travel-Dealz flight search.
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.
All tickets are issued in booking class D. A roundtrip from Stockholm to Bali-Denpasar would get you the following number of miles:
- 28,372 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 28,208 Award Miles + 14,104 Tier Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 21,156 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 17,630 Miles on Vistara Club Vistara
- 17,630 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 17,630 Miles on Asiana Club
- 17,630 Miles on South African Voyager
- 17,630 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 17,630 Miles on Virgin Australia Velocity
- 17,630 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
- 17,630 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 17,630 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 17,630 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
- 17,630 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 17,630 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
- 17,630 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 17,630 Miles on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 17,630 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 17,630 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 17,630 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 14,104 Award Miles + 2,356 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 14,104 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 14,104 Miles on JetBlue TrueBlue
- 14,104 Miles on Miles&More
Singapore Airlines Business Class
Singapore Airlines’ business-class is one of a very high level. Especially their new business class seats, which they’ve been installing on all their new planes, are excellent. Their service has also received much praise over the last few decades. The seats are aligned in a 1-2-1 formation, meaning that each seat has direct access to the aisle. Of course, their seats also fully recline to form a fully
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