Oneworld member Qatar Airways is selling cheap tickets from Prague to various East Asian destinations, such as Chongqing, Seoul, and Tokyo. Prices start at CZK 10,438 (~€412) and are available until early July 2021. Qatar Airways not only offers a very good service to its economy class passengers but also lets you check in 30 kg luggage for free.
Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. We strongly recommend gathering detailed information about the travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to your desired origin and destination.
A good start is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. It provides current updates on a country’s immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.
We found flights to the following East Asian cities:
- Shanghai: CZK 10,438 (~€412)
- Chongqing: CZK 10,445 (~€412)
- Seoul: CZK 11,453 (~€452)
- Tokyo: CZK 12,058 (~€476)
- Beijing: CZK 12,873 (~€508)
- and others…
The 5 to 6-hour flight from Prague to Doha is usually operated with a Boeing 787-Dreamliner. It then depends on your final destination, what aircraft type will get you there.
By the way, feel free to check out our other economy class dealz from Prague:
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This deal expires on August 31, 2020 and is valid for flights that respect a 7 day minimum stay requirement, as well as a maximum of 2 months. There’s extremely high availability from January 2021 until early July. You can see the exact availability on Google Flights, but should then book directly on Qatar’s website.
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.
The tickets are issued in booking class W. To give you an example of what to expect, a Prague-Chongqing roundtrip should give you:
- 5,700 Points on Finnair Plus
- 4,250 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 3,542 Avios on British Airways Executive Club
- 3,542 Avios + 250 Elite Points on Iberia Plus
- 3,542 Miles on American AAdvantage
- 3,542 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 3,542 Award Miles on Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
- 3,542 Points on JetBlue TrueBlue
- 3,542 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
- 3,542 Points + 20 Elite Points on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 3,542 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 3,542 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 3,542 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 3,542 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiLes
- 3,542 Award Miles on Oman Air Sindbad
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