Japan: €1,617 Star Alliance Business Class from Prague & Warsaw

SWISS Business Class Review Seat 1.2

Star Alliance members SWISS and All Nippon Airways (with a little help from Eurowings) team up to bring you cheap business class flights from Prague and Warsaw to Tokyo-Narita. Flights from Prague start at €1,617 (~CZK 39,297), while flights from Warsaw are a little more expensive (€1,635 (~PLN 7,661)).

All flights feature a layover in either Zurich or Dusseldorf, where you can enjoy lounge access. After arriving in Tokyo-Narita, you can add Japanese domestic flights to your journey without increasing the total price noticeably.

Further destinations with an additional layover in Tokyo include:

STAR PRG NRT 1600
A discounted business class trip to Japan via Zurich and Dusseldorf.
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With departure from Prague, SkyTeam carriers Air France and KLM offer flights to Tokyo in the same price range. However, the long haul segments are ticketed in dreaded booking class O that allows no mileage earned aside from FlyingBlue and Delta SkyMiles.

The twelve hour flights between Europe and Tokyo are operated by either Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft (with ANA via Dusseldorf) or Airbus A340-300 (with SWISS via Zurich). Both airlines feature upper tier business class products. While flights to Zurich will be in SWISS’ European business class, connections via Dusseldorf feature an Eurowings economy class trip to/from Prague. LOT Polish Airlines operates flights between Warsaw and Dusseldorf.

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According to the fare rules, tickets at this price will be issued until January 12, 2020. The travel period is limited from January 15 to June 30, 2020. A minimum stay of six days applies as well as a maximum stay of three months. At time of writing, the cheap tickets are almost daily available within the travel period.

You may find suiting flight dates on Google Flights (instructions). Afterwards, you can buy your tickets for the lowest price offered by online travel agencies via our flight search. However, we recommend spending a little more to buy your ticket directly with the airline, for example on swiss.com.

Mileage

Long Haul tickets are issued in booking class P. In most cases, frequent flyer programs credit 100% of your traveld disctance. When travelling ANA, Aegean Miles+Bonus, SAS Eurobonus and TAP Miles & Go are especially generous.

Prag – Dusseldorf (Eurowings in Y) – Toyko (ANA in P):

  • 23,194 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 18,070 Award Miles + 3,136 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 17,396 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 17,396 Miles on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
  • 17,396 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
  • 17,396 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 14,496 Miles on Etihad Guest
  • 13,096 Miles on Miles&More
  • 13,064 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
  • 11,934 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 11,596 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
  • 8,592 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 8,118 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 8,118 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 8,118 Miles on South African Voyager
  • 8,118 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 8,118 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
  • 8,118 Miles on PR
  • 8,118 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 8,118 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 8,118 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
  • 8,118 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 8,118 Miles on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
  • 8,118 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Prag – Zurich – Tokio (Swiss in P):

  • 20,790 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
  • 15,698 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 13,524 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 13,424 Miles on Miles&More
  • 13,124 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 12,924 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 12,924 Miles on Air New Zealand AirPoints
  • 12,560 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
  • 12,560 Miles on South African Voyager
  • 12,560 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 12,560 Miles on LATAM Pass
  • 12,560 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 12,560 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 12,560 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
  • 12,560 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 12,558 Award Miles + 2,510 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 12,558 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 12,242 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 8,792 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.
Information & Tips for Japan

Japan, the ‘land of the rising sun’, is located in the east of Asia and is one of the most popular travel destinations on the continent. Big cities like Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto convince urban fans while ski fans get their money’s worth in Hokkaido and Tohoku.
Flights to Japan are usually a little more expensive than comparable offers to other destinations in Asia, but there are exceptions, and you can sometimes find bargains.

Best travel time

Since the country consists of many climatic zones it is hard to name a perfect time for travelling to Japan. However, summer should usually be avoided, as June is dominated by the rainy season and July and August offer sweltering temperatures with high humidity.

Climate diagram for Tokyo (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Osaka (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Sapporo (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

Visa

Most European citizens do not need a visa to enter Japan for a stay of up to 180 days if they do not want to work, study or train. Travelers that arrive under these conditions without a visa will be granted a residence permit as a “Temporary Visitor” for an initial period of 90 days upon entering the country at the airport.

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