Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur & Jakarta: €921 Saudia Business Class from Tunis

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There are certainly divided opinions about SkyTeam member Saudia, but there shouldn’t be any question about how excellent their prices have been lately. After there had been formidable offers from the airline departing from Athens for a long time, now Tunis has become an attractive starting point.

With departure from there, you can get tickets for business class flights to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta for as little as €921.

While these are truly mouth watering prices, this offer comes with a few inconveniences:

  • Flights between Tunis and Jeddah are operated by Airbus A330 aircraft with angled seats in business class. That’s roughly nine hours less in a lie-flat-seat.
  • The layovers in Jeddah are quite lengthy and can take up to ten hours.
  • Saudia is a dry airline, not serving alcoholic beverages in their planes or lounges.
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One-way flights are also attractive, usually costing between 60% and 70% of the roundtrip price. Unfortunately, an overnight layover of 8 to 10 hours in Jeddah is usually required in at least one direction.tunesharemore_vert

There is availability for this offer between July to March 2025. Simply select your desired travel dates, and we will then forward you to booking on Saudia’s website. Alternatively, you can also book with OTAs for about €50-100 less. Some of the flights can only be booked with Saudia.

As of now, the flight to Jeddah takes place in an Airbus A330 (without lie-flat seats). Long-haul routes, on the other hand, are operated with Boeing 777 or Boeing 787 aircraft.

Reviews of Saudia’s in-flight product can be found below:

As passengers with a business class ticket, you are allowed to use the on-site lounge during your (sometimes very long) stop in Jeddah. Here is a review of the Lounge Jeddah. Please note: As an Islamic airline, Saudia does not serve alcohol.

Search & Book

How long the offer will remain valid is unknown. There is generally availability for travel between July and March 2025. Google Flights (instructions) makes it easy to find available dates. Once your preferred dates have been determined, the cheapest way to book the offer is via Skyscanner. The safer option, for about €50-100, is to book directly on Saudia’s website. If you feel like it, you can add a stopover in Jeddah at no extra charge.

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.

Miles & Points

Saudi Arabian Airlines is a member of the SkyTeam alliance, so you can earn miles on multiple programs. All flights are issued in booking class I. Most programs give 150% of the distance miles for this – e.g. from Tunis to Bangkok:

  • 29,402 Miles on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
  • 18,270 Award Miles + 108 XP on Flying Blue
  • 18,270 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
  • 18,270 Miles on CSA OK Plus
  • 18,270 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
  • 18,270 Miles on Vietnam Airlines Lotusmiles
  • 18,270 Award Miles + 300 Tier Points on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
  • 15,226 Miles on Aerolíneas Argentinas AerolíneasPlus
  • 15,226 Miles on Air Europa Suma
  • 15,226 Miles on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
  • 15,226 Miles on Etihad Guest
  • 15,226 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
  • 15,226 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
  • 15,226 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
  • 12,180 RDM + 2,436 MQD on Delta SkyMiles
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Cover Picture: © Saudia

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