Riyadh: €1,123 ITA Airways Business Class from Brussels and Germany

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SkyTeam member ITA Airways is currently selling surprisingly cheap business class flights from three Western European airports to Saudi-Arabia’s capital Riyadh. With a change of planes in Rome, you can fly for just €1,123. The longer flights between Rome and Riyadh see you sit in a lie-flat-seat onboard ITA’s new A321neo aircraft.

Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to ITA Airways with your selected flight dates. You can also check what OTAs have to offer, as they sell these tickets up to €100 cheaper.

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All itineraries require a change of planes in Rome. The first flight to Italy is operated by Airbus A320 family planes, with an empty seat, free food and beverages constitute your business class privileges. Flights between Rome and Riyadh are Airbus A321LR services, with lie-flat seats in a 1-1 seating arrangement.

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According to the fare rules, this fare is available without a sales period for departures between May and October 2023. You need to stay at least three days or one night from Saturday to Sunday in Saudi-Arabia to get the lowest price. Even with a shorter stay, flights are available for just €1,300.

Google Flights will help you find additional flight dates. We recommend purchasing premium tickets directly from the airline.

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.

Mileage

ITA issues all segments in booking class I. SkyTeam frequent flyers can earn the following miles and points for the cheapest ticket from Brussels to Riyadh:

  • 16,790 Miles on ITA Volare
  • 12,040 Award Miles + 210 Tier Points on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
  • 9,032 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
  • 9,032 RDM + 1,204 MQD on Delta SkyMiles
  • 9,032 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
  • 7,524 Award Miles + 78 XP on Flying Blue
  • 7,524 Miles on Air Europa Suma
  • 7,224 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

While the number of programs crediting ITA Airways flights is getting larger, major SkyTeam programs like SkyMiles are still missing.

Cover Picture: Foto von Hala AlGhanim auf Unsplash

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