OFFERS: UK – Asia First class from £2598 and Ex EU first class from £1597

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If you fancy visiting Asia and flying in style, Swiss have a very good value offer to Hong Kong in First from £2598 per person. Obviously, if you don’t fancy visiting Hong Kong it can be a good starting point for many other places in Asia as most are only a few hours away. However, now is a great time to visit Hong Kong as prices are much lower than usual and there are less tourists. The fare is available from Heathrow or for around £50 more from London City.

Swiss First class

I have flown Swiss first class and would highly recommend it too. It may not be as fancy as some of the Middle East airlines, but it is a sophisticated product with great food and service. The prices are similar to what you would pay for a normal business class ticket with many airlines to Hong Kong, so they offer good value for money. Roving Reporter will be doing a review of his Swiss First experience in the future. Swiss are part of Star Alliance and we will be running an article shortly on where to credit Star Alliance miles. 

The fare rules are:

  • Book by: 15 January 2020
  • Travel: Before 14 Dec 20
  • Minimum stay: 6 nights or a Saturday night
  • Maximum stay: 3 months
  • Transfers: Unlimited
  • Stopovers: No
  • Refundable: No
  • Changeable: For a fee

You can book direct with Swiss here or find the cheapest online travel agent price with Skyscanner.

 

Ex Eu first class fares

Etihad First Apartment

There are also a number of First class deals with Etihad and Swiss from Sweden.

Regular readers will know that Scandinavia is one of the most consistent places for getting a cheap ex EU flight. That means starting your trip from another country. You will have to buy a separate ticket to get you to Sweden, but it can save you literally thousands of pounds by doing so. You can read more about it in our beginners guide to ex Eu from Scandinavia here.

The  best fares are from:

  • Stockholm – Singapore £2324 Etihad
  • Oslo- Singapore £2263 Etihad
  • Stockholm – Seoul £2310 Etihad
  • Stockholm/Gothenburg – Hong Kong £2240 Lufthansa/Swiss
  • Stockholm/Gothenburg – Dubai £1597 Lufthansa/Swiss
  • Stockholm – Maldives £2658 Etihad

Singapore

Swiss

Fare rules:

  • Book by: 13 January 2020
  • Travel: 15 January –  31 October 20
  • Minimum stay: 6 nights or a Saturday night
  • Maximum stay: 3 months
  • Transfers: Unlimited
  • Stopovers: No
  • Refundable: No
  • Changeable: For a fee

There is very limited availability for this fare, most months it is one or two dates. July has the best availability. Using Google Flights is a good way to find availability quickly. 

You can book direct with Swiss here or find the cheapest online travel agent price with Skyscanner.

Maldives

Etihad

  • Book by: 20 January 2020
  • Travel: By 25 June 2020
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights 
  • Maximum stay: 3 months
  • Transfers: Unlimited
  • Stopovers: Unlimited stopovers permitted on the pricing unit
    limited to 2 free and unlimited at €150.00 each.
    2 free in AUH, unlimited in area 1/area 2/unlimited/area 3 at €150.00 each.
    A stopover may not exceed 96 hours.
  • Refundable: Yes but rules are slightly unclear so best to check at the time of booking!
  • Changeable: Yes one change of return date

Depending on destination and aircraft type, this will give you the chance to try the wonderful Etihad apartment. In terms of space and hard product, this is probably the best I have flown. This is not just a seat but a room with a separate seat and bed plus an onboard chef! You can read my review here. The Apartment is only available on their A380 aircraft which flies to Seoul, London, Paris, Sydney and New York. Some of the fares allow you to route back via Heathrow meaning you get the A380 to Abu Dhabi. Otherwise, you get the First-class Suite which is still very good with a high level of privacy. The drawback is they involve two stops, one in Europe and one in Abu Dhabi. Etihad are not part of an alliance but allow you to credit to 27 different airlines including some oneworld options. You can see more here. 

Etihad First Suite

Etihad first suite

You can book direct with Etihad here or find the cheapest online travel agent price with Skyscanner.

 

 

 

1 Comment on "OFFERS: UK – Asia First class from £2598 and Ex EU first class from £1597"

  1. The Swiss first class product to HKG via ZRH is brilliant. My partner and I took advantage of a companion fare sale and travelled there in July this year. Faultless service.

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