China: €1,276 Lufthansa and Air China Business Class from Oslo

Lufthansa Business Class Sitze

Star Alliance carriers Lufthansa, Air China and SWISS are currently selling discounted tickets to China. From Oslo, you can reach the Chinese capital, starting at NOK 14,987 (~€1,288). You can also reach Shanghai for NOK 17,054 (~€1,465). Departures from Shanghai are available between August and March 2025, while Beijing has availability in May and June, as well as between November and March 2025.

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From December 2023 through December 2025, citizens of 11 countries in Europe may enter China for 15 days without applying for a visa.

Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days with one stop and short layovers. It will forward you to Lufthansa with your selected flight dates.

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Most itineraries have a change of planes in Munich. You have plenty of options regarding business class products: The Munich-Beijing flight is usually operated by a Lufthansa Airbus A350-900, with Lufthansa’s signature 2-2-2 business class. The inbounds from Beijing are either those or Air China’s Boeing 777-300ER, which have a similar business class to Lufthansa.

Flights to Shanghai also feature Lufthansa’s A350 from Munich. Between Frankfurt and Shanghai, you’d find Lufthansa’s Boeing 747-8 with 2-2 configuration in the upper deck and 2-2-2 on the main deck. An Airbus A340 takes you from Frankfurt to Beijing.

Generally, Travel-Dealz writers and readers are not big fans of the Lufthansa business class, even though it is definitely not bad. One reason for that is that the service is too inconsistent: From extremely friendly and quick to unfriendly and slow – everything is possible with Lufthansa, even in business class. Regarding the seats, they are mostly fine, though not really on-par with the competition anymore. That’s why the airline is now slowly installing their new Allegris seats.

Lufthansa Business Class Sitz A340

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. In the future, SWISS will have a new business class, called “Swiss Senses”, which is basically Lufthansa’s Allegris cabin, but in red.

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Search & Book

According to the fare rules, there is no travel or sales period. You need to stay at least six days or one night from Saturday to Sunday to get the lowest fare. Departures from Shanghai are available between August and March 2025, while Beijing has availability in May and June, as well as between November and March 2025.

Google Flights will help you find additional flight dates. We recommend booking premium fares directly with the airline, in this case, Lufthansa.

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

Lufthansa issues these tickets in booking class P (Some Air China segments may get booking class R and SAS premium economy is in booking class S). Here are the miles and points you can earn from this deal if you fly with Lufthansa:

  • 22,468 CV Points on Vistara Club Vistara
  • 14,044 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 11,234 Award Miles + 2,248 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 11,234 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 11,234 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 11,234 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
  • 11,096 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 10,416 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 7,864 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 2,928 Award Miles + 480 Points on Miles&More
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

If you book a combination with the inbound flight from China to Germany with Air China, these will be the miles and points you would earn with this deal.

  • 14,044 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 12,872 CV Points on Vistara Club Vistara
  • 12,434 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 12,434 Award Miles + 2,488 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 11,714 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 11,576 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 10,896 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 10,503 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 6,436 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
  • 5,998 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 5,998 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 5,998 AsiaMiles on Asia Miles
  • 5,998 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 5,998 Miles on Egyptair Plus
  • 5,998 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 5,998 Miles on TAP Miles&Go
  • 5,278 Award Miles + 4,798 Tier Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 5,278 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 2,929 Award Miles + 480 Points on Miles&More
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

SAS and its loyalty program EuroBonus will exit Star Alliance on August 31, 2024. You have to be back in Oslo by that day to earn the points mentioned above.

Destination

Hotel prices in Beijing usually start at roughly €40, depending on the hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:

Information & Tips for China

China is the most populous and the third largest country in the world, so naturally, there is a lot to see. The most touristically important cities are the capital of China, Beijing and the financial and trade center Shanghai.

Best Time to Travel

Since the country is vast and extends over several climate zones, there is no best travel time for China. China is connected to Europe through numerous direct flights and the travel time is about 11-13 hours. Flights to China can be found for less than 400€ throughout the year, and there are also often excellent Business Class fares.

A general advice is that travel should be avoided during the Chinese national holidays, which span over the first two weeks of October. During these time tourist destinations are overcrowded with Chinese tourists on their domestic vacation.

Visa for China

Most European citizens will need a visa to enter China.

You can apply for a tourist visa at a Visa Application Service Center (CVASC) in your country. There you’ll hand in your visa application personally and can pick it up again after a few days. There is no faster and cheaper way.

Alternatively, you can apply for a visa by mail. The processing time will be up to two weeks, and you’ll have to pay for extra for shipping.

There are also so-called Visa services available that sometimes offer a faster (and maybe even cheaper) way to get your Visa. Check local sites to find out more.

Finding the Best eSIM Plan

We’ve compared various eSIM providers, such as eSIM4Travel, RedteaGo, and Textr. To see which plan is best for your travel needs, and which network offers the best coverage, feel free to read our detailed guide:

The Best eSIM Plans for China 🇨🇳 Compared

→ All Dealz for China

Information & Tips for Beijing

China’s capital Beijing is full of historically and contemporary important buildings. Most of them concentrate arround Tian’anmen square – which is sorrounded by government buildings and the entrance to the Forbidden City, the palace that hosted China’s emperors for more than 500 years. Beijing itself is full of attraction that take weeks to discover, but the fun doesn’t end there. Just a 90-minute bus ride away is The Great Wall at Badaling, the best known section of the Great Wall of China.

The Best Time to Visit

Beijing is located in a continental climate zone and is known for its hot, humid summers and its harsh, cold winters. Therefore, the best times to visit are from late March through May and late August through November.

Please be aware that during the Chinese National holidays, usually two weeks after October 1st, the city is overcrowded with Chinese tourists and should be avoided.

Climate diagram for Beijing (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

From the airport to the city
Beijing Capital Airport, the second busiest worldwide, is very well-connected by public transport. It is served by a regular subway line and an express rail way to the edge of the city centre, which takes 20 Minutes and costs about €3 one way. Further, there are 18 bus lines to different parts of the city (costing €3-5). Of course, taxis are an option as well. A trip to the city centre costs around €12-15, but often take over an hour.

It is not possible to rent a car in China without a Chinese drivers licence.

→ All Dealz for Beijing

Information & Tips for Shanghai

Shanghai is the most important financial and commercial center of China. But not only business travelers are welcome here. Also, regular tourists can get there money’s worth. And this is great because the city is connected to many major airports and therfor we’ll often present you with good deals for flights to Shanghai.

Best Time to Visit

Since Shanghai is located in a subtropical climate zone, spring and autumn are the best travel times thanks to moderate temperatures and a few rainy days. April, May, September, and October are particularly suitable for a visit to the Chinese city thanks to the low rainfall and humidity.

Climate diagram for Shanghai (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

From the airport to the city

Shanghai Pudong Airport is located 40km east of the city center. Probably the fastest and most exciting method is the Maglev. The magnetic levitation train takes only 7 minutes, and with costs of around 5€ it is also a rather inexpensive (and of course faster!) alternative to a taxi, which would cost about 20€.

→ All Dealz for Shanghai

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Comments (4)

  1. Geert says:

    How did you calculate these mileage numbers? Seems to me that in booking class P 11.258 miles should be obtained in most ff programs for this trip.

  2. Ingo says:

    Does this offer also allow the usage of Air China’s limousine transfer in China?

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