Star Alliance member Swiss is currently selling business class trips from Budapest to Hong Kong for just HUF 595,600 (~€1,573). You can find these flights scattered throughout the year 2024, starting in March. A change of planes in Zurich is necessary in both directions.
Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Lufthansa or Swiss with your selected flight dates.
You can find Star Alliance business class flights to Hong Kong from Sweden in the same price range.
Swiss* schedule sees Boeing 777-300ER aircraft operating flights between Hong Kong and Zurich. It features the airline’s signature alternating 2-1-2 and 2-2-1 seating in business class.
With SWISS, it very much depends on the specific seat, as SWISS has a throne seat in every row. While the double seats share a platform in the middle, the throne seat has its own platform on each side, which you won’t have to share with anyone. Those seats thus offer privacy and comfort to an extent that the other seats cannot compete with. Therefore, you may be disappointed if you don’t get one of the throne seats, even if the other seats obviously also have a very high standard.
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These fares are valid without an expiration date for travel in 2024. A minimum stay of six nights or one night from Saturday to Sunday is necessary to get the lowest fare.
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.
Swiss issues these tickets in booking class P. Sadly, it is one of the more restrictive Star Alliance premium booking classes.
Mileage calculation is currently unavailable.