Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has put a nice price tag on business class tickets from Budapest to Shanghai. Flights with a layover in Istanbul start at €1,377 (~HUF 483,784) and include a chance to enjoy one of the world’s largest business class lounges.
A Boeing 737 hosts you on your flight from Budapest to Istanbul. The onward journey takes place aboard a Boeing 777-300ER, that features lie-flat-seats in a 2-3-2 configuration in its premium cabin.
We expect major shakeups in the airline industry over the following months. Some services might be cancelled, aircraft changed or downgraded. The schedule we describe was planned under different economic circumstances and may very well change.
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Fare rules for these tickets are not very restrictive. There is no sales or travel period. The minimum stay is only two days (or a single night from Saturday to Sunday) while the maximum stay is 12 months. You can find multiple flights at the lowest fare in each week of 2020, primarily for weekday departures.
You can find suiting travel dates with Google Flights (instructions). The lowest fare displayed may drop by €100 or more when entered in our flight search. However, these fares are mostly offered by online travel agencies while we recommend booking through turkishairlines.com.
Turkish Airlines issues these tickets in booking class J. Most Star Alliance frequent flyer programs credit 100% of your travel distance without tier bonuses:
- 22,460 on TAP Miles & Go
- 19,880 on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 17,450 on Miles & More
- 16,850 on Avianca LifeMiles
- 16,150 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 14,040 on EgyptAir Plus
- 12,350 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 12,350 on South African Voyager
- 12,350 on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 11,230 on Air India Flying Returns
- 11,230 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 11,230 on Copa ConnectMiles
- 11,230 on SAS EuroBonus
- 11,230 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 11,230 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 11,230 on United MileagePlus
- 11,230 on Asiana Club
- 11,230 on ANA Mileage Club
- 11,230 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
Cover Picture: Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge in Istanbul