Japan: €1,617 Star Alliance Business Class from Prague & Warsaw

SWISS Business Class Review Seat 1.2

Star Alliance members SWISS and All Nippon Airways (with a little help from Eurowings) team up to bring you cheap business class flights from Prague and Warsaw to Tokyo-Narita. Flights from Prague start at €1,617 (~CZK 40,894), while flights from Warsaw are a little more expensive (€1,635 (~PLN 7,057)).

All flights feature a layover in either Zurich or Dusseldorf, where you can enjoy lounge access. After arriving in Tokyo-Narita, you can add Japanese domestic flights to your journey without increasing the total price noticeably.

Further destinations with an additional layover in Tokyo include:

A discounted business class trip to Japan via Zurich and Dusseldorf.

With departure from Prague, SkyTeam carriers Air France and KLM offer flights to Tokyo in the same price range. However, the long haul segments are ticketed in dreaded booking class O that allows no mileage earned aside from FlyingBlue and Delta SkyMiles.

The twelve hour flights between Europe and Tokyo are operated by either Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft (with ANA via Dusseldorf) or Airbus A340-300 (with SWISS via Zurich). Both airlines feature upper tier business class products. While flights to Zurich will be in SWISS’ European business class, connections via Dusseldorf feature an Eurowings economy class trip to/from Prague. LOT Polish Airlines operates flights between Warsaw and Dusseldorf.

Search & Book

According to the fare rules, tickets at this price will be issued until January 12, 2020. The travel period is limited from January 15 to June 30, 2020. A minimum stay of six days applies as well as a maximum stay of three months. At time of writing, the cheap tickets are almost daily available within the travel period.

You may find suiting flight dates on Google Flights (instructions). Afterwards, you can buy your tickets for the lowest price offered by online travel agencies via our flight search. However, we recommend spending a little more to buy your ticket directly with the airline, for example on swiss.com.


Long Haul tickets are issued in booking class P. In most cases, frequent flyer programs credit 100% of your traveld disctance. When travelling ANA, Aegean Miles+Bonus, SAS Eurobonus and TAP Miles & Go are especially generous.

Prag – Dusseldorf (Eurowings in Y) – Toyko (ANA in P):

  • 23,192 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 18,070 Award Miles + 3,136 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 17,394 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 17,394 Miles on TAP Miles&Go
  • 17,394 Award Miles + 150 Tier Points on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
  • 17,394 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 14,496 Award Miles on Etihad Guest
  • 13,096 Award Miles + 440 Points on Miles&More
  • 11,934 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 11,596 Miles on Egyptair Plus
  • 8,592 Award Miles + 8,118 Premium Points on ANA Mileage Club
  • 8,118 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 8,118 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 8,118 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 8,118 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 8,118 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 8,118 Award Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
  • 8,118 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 8,118 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 8,118 Miles on Vietnam Airlines Lotusmiles
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Prag – Zurich – Tokio (Swiss in P):

  • 15,698 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 13,524 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 13,424 Award Miles + 480 Points on Miles&More
  • 13,124 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 12,924 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 12,558 Award Miles + 2,510 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 12,558 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 12,558 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 12,558 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 12,558 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 12,558 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 12,558 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
  • 12,558 Miles on TAP Miles&Go
  • 12,558 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 12,558 Miles on Egyptair Plus
  • 12,242 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 8,790 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.
Information & Tips for Japan

Japan, the ‘land of the rising sun’, is located in the east of Asia and is one of the most popular travel destinations on the continent. Big cities like Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto convince urban fans while ski fans get their money’s worth in Hokkaido and Tohoku.
Flights to Japan are usually a little more expensive than comparable offers to other destinations in Asia, but there are exceptions, and you can sometimes find bargains.

Best travel time

Since the country consists of many climatic zones it is hard to name a perfect time for travelling to Japan. However, summer should usually be avoided, as June is dominated by the rainy season and July and August offer sweltering temperatures with high humidity.

Climate diagram for Tokyo (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Osaka (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Sapporo (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)


Most European citizens do not need a visa to enter Japan for a stay of up to 180 days if they do not want to work, study or train. Travelers that arrive under these conditions without a visa will be granted a residence permit as a “Temporary Visitor” for an initial period of 90 days upon entering the country at the airport.

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