Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines currently offers some interesting business class fares to Bangkok. Roundtrips from Amsterdam and Brussels start at €1,468 with a single stop at Istanbul’s new airport. Since Turkish Airlines regularly uses long-haul planes between Amsterdam and Istanbul, this ticket enables you to enjoy a real long-haul business class during the entire trip.
Turkish Airlines sends a mix of Boeing 777-300ER and Airbus A330 aircraft on its four daily flights between Istanbul and Amsterdam, equipped with a long haul business class cabin. Airbus A320 family planes operate flights to Brussels, featuring Turkish Airlines’ short-haul business class (2-2 or 3-3 seating with a blocked middle seat). This product still receives good reviews.
All flights between Istanbul and Bangkok are Airbus A330-300 services. These planes offer fully reclinable lie-flat-seats upfront, arranged in a 2-2-2 pattern.
Maybe you’re not really interested in flying to Bangkok, or Amsterdam and Brussels are too far away from your home to make this an interesting deal. In that case, you might want to check out the following Turkish Airlines business class deals:
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The fare rules state that this deal expires on March 26, 2020. The tickets are valid for trips longer than two days or at least one night from Saturday to Sunday. Your stay may not exceed twelve months. At the time of writing, availability is outstanding all year long, except for during the summer holidays.
The most convenient way to retrieve travel dates is Google Flights. Use the calendar function to see when tickets are cheapest (instructions) and enter these dates in our flight search to check for even lower prices. Even though it may be up to €150 more expensive to book directly with Turkish Airlines, we recommend going this way.
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 to book with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
- 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.
Turkish Airlines issues these tickets in booking class J. Most Star Alliance will credit 100% of your travel distance in award mileage, even without tier bonuses. This example covers a trip from Brussels:
- 23,990 on TAP Miles & Go
- 21,240 on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 17,990 on Avianca LifeMiles
- 16,500 on Miles & More
- 16,190 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 14,990 on EgyptAir Plus
- 13,190 on South African Voyager
- 13,190 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 13,190 on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 11,990 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 11,990 on Copa ConnectMiles
- 11,990 on United MileagePlus
- 11,990 on SAS EuroBonus
- 11,990 on Air India Flying Returns
- 11,990 on Asiana Club
- 11,990 on ANA Mileage Club
- 11,990 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 11,990 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 11,990 on Singapore KrisFlyer
Turkish Airlines Business Class
Turkish Airlines’ Business Class product receives a lot of praise, especially for their outstanding catering that features on-board chefs on long haul routes. Their seats are comfortable and fully reclineable to a lie flat position.
Main point of criticism is their 2-3-2 seating pattern aboard their Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, that denies direct aisle access to the middle seat. Their Airbus A330 family feature are 2-2-2 pattern, which solves this problem. These reviews describe Turkish Airlines’ business class as fantastic and highly underrated:
- Turkish Airlines A330 Business Class Review by The Points Guy
- Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 Business Class Review by Onemileatatime
Information & Tips for Thailand
Thailand is an increasingly popular holiday destination for Europeans – both beach and party tourists get their money’s worth in the South Asian tropical state.
Whether Bangkok, Koh Samui or Phuket, Thailand offers multi-faceted cities and quiet beaches. Also, the country is always easy to reach from Europe. Especially to Bangkok, there is almost always at least a good deal!
Best Time to Visit
While hot summer temperatures prevail the whole year long in tropical Thailand, the best travel time is definitely the winter from November to February. Thanks to the northwest monsoon it doesn’t get warmer than 33 degrees. In summer the temperatures can quickly reach 40 degrees. The rainy season also starts in June and will last until October – high humidity is what you’ll have to prepare for!
Entry & Visa
Most EU citizens do not need a visa for stays up to a length of 30 days. The entry permit can be extended by another 30 days before expiration by local immigration authorities.
The national currency of Thailand is the Baht (THB) which is divided into Satang. One Euro is about 40 THB.
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Information & Tips for Bangkok
Bangkok is both the capital and the largest metropolis of Southeast Asian Thailand. We often have reasonable offers to share with you. No matter if in Economy, Business or First Class – you can almost always find bargains for flights to Bangkok! Also, even luxurious 5-star hotels are available at excellent prices. Just some reasons why you shouldn’t miss Bangkok!
From the airport to the city center
Suvarnabhumi Airport is connected to the city center by train. Trains run between 06:00 and 23:59 approximately every 15 minutes and the journey takes 24 minutes. A taxi ride costs about 400 Baht and takes, depending on the traffic, 30 minutes to more than an hour.
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