Beijing, China: €1,113 LOT Business Class Tickets from Oslo (Overnight Layover in Warsaw)

The Great Wall of China

Star Alliance member LOT Polish Airlines offers a good deal for flights between Oslo and Beijing, selling business class roundtrips as low as €1,113 (~NOK 12,890) via online travel agencies and for NOK 13,010 (~€1,123) on its website. This fare comes with three pieces of hold luggage and reasonable mileage. These prices come with a change of planes in Warsaw, where you need to stay one night on the outbound.

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Passport holders from 11 European countries, including Dutch, Belgian, and German citizens, can travel to China visa-free for up to 14 days.

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. There you can choose between OTAs and LOT’s offer, that is roughly €5 more expensive.

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Feeder flights are operated with LOT’s Embrear fleet, consisting of Embraer 170 and 190 planes. Long-haul services are Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner flights, with a rather outdated business class product.

The Polish airline LOT only has one long-haul aircraft type, the Boeing 787 (Dreamliner) – thus every flight will have the exact same seats. Everything is slightly above average, except the seat alignment (2-2-2), which doesn’t offer direct access to the aisle for the window seats. A further disadvantage of flying with LOT: There’s no Wi-Fi, even if you’d be willing to pay for it. So, if you intend to work (with internet access) during the flight, you should choose a different airline. LOT is, however, very generous with its baggage allowance (3 x 32 kg).

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Though the shortest way leads over Russian airspace, LOT currently avoids flying over the country and takes are more Southern route.

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According to fare rules, this offer is valid until April 8, 2024 for departures between May and September 2024. This fare covers trips at least six days long. You can find great availability throughout the travel period. Stopovers up to 96 hours in Warsaw are possible without increasing the price.

Furthermore, you will have no problem finding these fares on Google Flights (instructions). You can use dates from Google to find the cheapest ticket via Skyscanner or book directly at LOT.com, where the price will increase by approx. €5. If you use Skyscanner’s link to LOT’s website, prices are €100 higher.

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

LOT issues tickets in booking class F. This is a basic business fare – at least 100% of your travel distance will be credited on most Star Alliance frequent flyer programs:

  • 15,446 Award Miles + 480 Points on Miles&More
  • 14,960 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 12,466 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 10,472 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 9,972 Award Miles + 1,666 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 9,972 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 9,972 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 9,972 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 9,972 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 9,972 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 9,972 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 9,972 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 9,972 Miles on TAP Miles&Go
  • 9,972 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 9,972 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 9,972 Miles on Egyptair Plus
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

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