Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines offers a nice collection of South East Asian business class destinations for less than SEK 14,500/ €1,400. Because of fierce competition, flights to Ho-Chi-Minh-City start as low as €1,310. But Phuket is are fairly cheap as well. All flights include a layover in Istanbul’s brand new airport.
Turkish Airlines’ short haul fleet operates flights between Stockholm and Istanbul. An Airbus A330 will take you onwards to Phuket or HCMC.
Search & Book
Sadly, we were not able to retrieve any flight rules, but found availability for several dates between September 2019 and May 2020. Because neither Google Flights nor the Airfare Matrix displays these fares accurately, we recommend to fool around with our flight search or at turkishairlines.com. The cheapest tickets are offered directly by Turkish Airlines, either way.
All flight segments are ticketed in booking class J. Even without tier bonuses, at least 100% of your travel distance will be credited as award miles. A Stockholm to Phuket roundtrip should yield the following mileage:
- 24,570 on TAP Miles & Go
- 21,750 on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 18,430 on Avianca LifeMiles
- 16,870 on Miles & More
- 16,580 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 15,360 on EgyptAir Plus
- 13,510 on South African Voyager
- 13,510 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 13,510 on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 12,280 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 12,280 on Copa ConnectMiles
- 12,280 on United MileagePlus
- 12,280 on SAS EuroBonus
- 12,280 on Air India Flying Returns
- 12,280 on Asiana Club
- 12,280 on ANA Mileage Club
- 12,280 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 12,280 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 12,280 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: