Hong Kong: £641 / €751 Star Alliance Premium Economy From London

Lufthansa Premium Economy Class Sitze Boeing 747-8i

Lufthansa and SWISS are selling cheap premium economy flights from London to Hong Kong, starting at only £641 (~€756). As always, these premium economy tickets include 2 x 23 kg of luggage. There’s high availability until July 2022.

Our availability calendar displays all dates, on which you can fly for less than €775 for trips of 7 to 28 days. Once you’ve selected your preferred dates, you’ll be redirected to Lufthansa’s website, where you can buy the tickets, no matter if you prefer to fly with Lufthansa or SWISS.

From London, you would either fly to Munich, Frankfurt, or Zurich. Lufthansa uses an Airbus A350 for its flights from Munich to Hong Kong and a Boeing 747 for its flights from Frankfurt. SWISS uses a Boeing 777 for its flights between Zurich and Hong Kong.

Warning

We expect further shakeups in the airline industry over the following months. Some services might be cancelled, aircraft changed or downgraded. The schedule we describe may very well change.

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It is unclear when this deal will expire. The minimum stay requirement is of 6 days (or a Sunday). Furthermore, your stay cannot exceed 3 months. Stopovers are not permitted. These flights can’t be canceled, but can be rebooked without having to pay a rebooking fee.

Our availability calendar above displays all available dates for trips of 7 to 28 days. If you’re planning a longer trip, you can find availability on Google Flights. You should then still, however, book the flights on Lufthansa’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:

  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 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.
  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

The economy class flights between London and the airlines’ hubs are issued in booking class Y, while the long-haul premium economy flights are issued in booking class N. To give you an example, flying with Lufthansa via Munich would roughly get you:

  • 18,306 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
  • 13,710 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 13,710 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 13,210 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 12,964 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 12,964 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
  • 12,964 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 12,964 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
  • 12,964 Award Miles + 1,852 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 12,496 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 12,380 Miles on South African Voyager
  • 12,380 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 12,380 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 12,380 Miles on LATAM Pass
  • 12,380 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 12,380 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 12,380 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
  • 12,380 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 11,794 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 11,208 Award Miles + 1,170 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
  • 1,790 Award Miles + 13,708 Tier Miles on Miles&More
  • 1,754 Miles on Air Malta Flypass
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.
Information & Tips for Hong Kong

Hong Kong is an Asian city-state and a vital trading metropolis in the Pearl River Delta not far from the Chinese coast. The city has long been a center for trade and business. Hong Kong is one of the largest air traffic hubs in Asia and therefore offers excellent connections to the rest of the world, hence the good deals that various airlines often provide. Flights in economy class usually are between 400€ and 500€ sometimes for even less than 400€.

Best Time to Visit

Winters are mild and dry, whereas summers are hot with rainfall and high humidity. The best time to travel is from October to early December when the weather is sunny, cool and therefore very pleasant.

Climate diagram for Hong Kong (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

Entry & Visa

Entry is possible for most EU citizens without a visa, and only a passport is required. A permit for 90 days is issued upon entry. For further information, please visit the website of your countries Ministry of foreign affairs.

Currency

The local currency is the Hong Kong Dollar ($, HKD, HK$). One Euro is approximately HK$9. Many credit cards may charge a foreign currency fee (up to 2% for payment) in Hong Kong Dollars.

Getting from the airport to the city centre

The fastest and most convenient way into the city is by Airport Express. This train will take you to the city centre within 24 minutes and will cost you around €12 per trip. Alternatively, you can also get into a taxi and pay approximately €35.

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