Jakarta: Egyptair Business Class from Athens Starting at €1,344 (Long Layover)

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Star Alliance member EgyptAir surprises us with a business class fare between Athens and Jakarta starting at €1,344, and for a little more, you can add a longer stopover in the Egyptian capital. The fare includes 2 pieces of luggage, each weighing up to 32 kilograms.

The downside of this fare is that it requires a 16-hour stop on the way to Jakarta, so you may have to stay overnight in Cairo.

Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Skyscanner with your selected flight dates. You can also check what OTAs have to offer, as they sell these tickets up to €80 cheaper.


First, you will fly to Cairo in a Boeing 737 with a 2-2 configuration in Business Class, offering a comfortable 122cm pitch for stretching your legs. For the second leg, you will fly in a Boeing 787 with a 1-2-1 configuration with lie-flat seats.

Please be aware that EgyptAir is a dry airline that does not serve alcoholic beverages on their aircraft or in their lounges. However, you are welcome to consume your own beer, wine, and spirits onboard.

Search & Book

This fare will expire on December 31, 2023, it doesn’t have a minimum stay but has a maximum stay of 12 months.

You can find available dates quickly and easily with the help of Google Flights (instructions). You can book the flights directly on Egypt Air’s website. To book the best price on Egypt Air’s website, you have to set the country of the page on the top right to Greece. When worldwide is selected, you’ll be charged a higher fare. Alternatively, you can book through OTAs ~€80 cheaper via the travel-dealz flight search.

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 booking 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 airline 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 information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.

This especially applies to 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 and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. 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.

This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.

Add a Stopover in Cairo

If you wish to stay in Egypt for more than 16 hours, you can book a multi-city ticket for approximately a hundred euros extra. Below is a combination of dates we have already checked for you, but feel free to modify them.

If you don’t want to venture far, you can stay at the Le Meridien, which has a walkway inside the airport, or at the Novotel, which offers a free shuttle.

If you want to explore, you can take an Uber to the pyramids for around €10-€15 roundtrip. Additionally, if your phone has eSIM capabilities, we have a guide for the best eSIM plans for Egypt.


The tickets are issued in booking class Z. The mileage credit looks like this:

  • 24,996 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 24,996 Miles on TAP Miles&Go
  • 24,996 Miles on Egyptair Plus
  • 18,748 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 18,748 Award Miles + 480 Points on Miles&More
  • 18,748 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 18,748 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 15,622 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 15,622 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 15,622 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 15,622 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 15,622 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 15,622 Award Miles + 12,498 Tier Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 12,498 Award Miles + 2,088 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 12,498 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 12,498 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

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