If you are planning a trip to Asia in the next 9 months, there are some interesting deals around at the moment. As the current Qatar sale is only for mainly last minute trips, it may be worth a look if you don’t want to chance waiting for another sale, or don’t like the idea of an ex EU.
Malaysia Airlines business class flights sale
The new Malaysia Airlines business class ‘mid year deals’ sale has some excellent prices for flying from the UK in business class. The prices are not as good some of the Qatar ex EU prices we have seen recently, but it would be a quicker option in many cases. The other advantage is that if you are able to travel to London without flying, then any connections will be on the same ticket. This would take some of the stress out of the journey compared to an ex EU. You will also earn tier points and Avios through the BA Executive club as Malaysia are a One World partner.
Malaysia Airlines A380 business class seat
Their seats are fully flat but not at the standard of Qatar or Cathay Pacific for example. The A380 seats are in a 2-2-2 configuration, so not ideal for solo travellers. The flights involve connecting in Kuala Lumpur but 2 stopovers are included in each ticket for free. Kuala Lumpur is well worth a stop over one way if you have the time.
Tickets must be booked by 31 May 2017.
Ho Chi Minh City £1599
You can find more details and book here by clicking on the specials tab.
Turkish airlines sale fares
Whilst Turkish is not a member of oneworld if you are an Avios collector, they have some great fares from the UK. This may well be due to the current electronic ban into the UK from Turkey, as this is one of their major drawbacks. However, if you are travelling for leisure, then this probably would not be so much of an issue. Turkish has won Europe’s best airline in the Skytrax Passenger Choice awards for 5 years running. Their international business class seats are lie flat and reasonably modern, although in a 2-3-2 configuration on their B777. Their service, food and drink offerings are generally high, with an onboard “Flying chef”. You can of course, credit the miles to any Star Alliance airline which gives you plenty of choice of redemptions.
Turkish airlines latest business class seats at ITB
On board meal
The fares must be booked by 15th May 2017 and are available for travel until 31st January 2018 with some blackout periods.