Star Alliance carriers Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines are charging a decent price for business class tickets from Stockholm or Gothenburg to Bangkok. You can get a round-trip from Sweden to Thailand starting at 16,533 SEK.
These tickets are now available for NOK 15,435 with departure from Oslo.
Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates for less than €1,400 for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Lufthansa with your selected flight dates. These flights are exclusively available in August and September 2023.
Since Lufthansa also runs a sale from Amsterdam to Thai destinations, you might want to check out that offer, as well.
Business Class Products
All three carriers offer an up-to-date Business Class on board their aircraft. Lie-flat seats are standard, and according to most reviews also the service and the catering are above average. But there are differences:
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.
Many of our readers may have already experienced Lufthansa’s business class. 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.
The Austrian business class may not be known by many, but all seats are at a consistently high standard. The Boeing 767, as well as the Boeing 777, are both equipped with the same seats, which are not only comfortable but also offer a good sleeping experience. The catering is also said to be especially good.
Trips between Stockholm and European Star Alliance hubs are European Business Class rides. The long-haul segments to Bangkok take place in a proper business class cabin. You can choose if you want to fly with Austrian via Vienna, Lufthansa via Munich or Swiss with a change of planes in Zurich.
Search & Book
The fare has no expiration date and can thus be withdrawn anytime. The minimum stay requirement is 8 days. Furthermore, your stay cannot exceed 12 months. The prices in question show up in August and September 2023. We expect these tickets to sell out rather quickly.
Google Flights (instructions) previews available flight dates very unreliably. We recommend booking directly with Lufthansa or Swiss. Since it’s good advice to book on the airline’s website, you can also look at their best price search. It’s realiability is not the best, as well. But it is much more accurate than Google Flights:
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.
All tickets will be issued in booking class P. Depending on the carrier and your frequent flyer program you will receive a different amount of miles. Here’s what a trip with Swiss via Zurich to Bangkok can get you on Star Alliance programs:
- 16,376 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 13,100 Award Miles + 2,620 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 13,100 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 13,100 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 13,100 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 13,100 Miles on Asiana Club
- 13,100 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 13,100 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 13,100 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 13,100 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 13,100 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
- 13,100 Miles on TAP Miles&Go
- 13,100 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 13,100 Miles on Egyptair Plus
- 12,752 Miles on Miles&More
- 12,752 Award Miles + 480 Points on Miles&More 2024
- 12,176 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 9,170 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
Here is a trip with Lufthansa via Munich – in the same booking class:
- 25,148 CV Points on Vistara Club Vistara
- 15,718 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 12,574 Award Miles + 2,516 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 12,574 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 12,574 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 12,574 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
- 12,436 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 11,756 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 8,802 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 5,200 Award Miles + 12,436 Tier Miles on Miles&More
- 5,200 Award Miles + 480 Points on Miles&More 2024
Hotel prices in Bangkok usually start at roughly €30 for decent and clean hotels. 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 Thailand
Thailand is an increasingly popular holiday destination for Europeans – both beach and party tourists get their money’s worth in the South Asian tropical state.
Whether Bangkok, Koh Samui or Phuket, Thailand offers multi-faceted cities and quiet beaches. Also, the country is always easy to reach from Europe. Especially to Bangkok, there is almost always at least a good deal!
Best Time to Visit
While hot summer temperatures prevail the whole year long in tropical Thailand, the best travel time is definitely the winter from November to February. Thanks to the northwest monsoon it doesn’t get warmer than 33 degrees. In summer the temperatures can quickly reach 40 degrees. The rainy season also starts in June and will last until October – high humidity is what you’ll have to prepare for!
Entry & Visa
Most EU citizens do not need a visa for stays up to a length of 30 days. The entry permit can be extended by another 30 days before expiration by local immigration authorities.
The national currency of Thailand is the Baht (THB) which is divided into Satang. One Euro is about 40 THB.
Finding the Best eSIM Plan
We’ve compared various eSIM providers, such as Nomad, Airhub, and RedteaGO. To see which plan is best for your travel needs, and which network offers the best coverage, feel free to read our detailed guide:
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Information & Tips for Bangkok
Bangkok is both the capital and the largest metropolis of Southeast Asian Thailand. We often have reasonable offers to share with you. No matter if in Economy, Business or First Class – you can almost always find bargains for flights to Bangkok! Also, even luxurious 5-star hotels are available at excellent prices. Just some reasons why you shouldn’t miss Bangkok!
From the airport to the city center
Suvarnabhumi Airport is connected to the city center by train. Trains run between 06:00 and 23:59 approximately every 15 minutes and the journey takes 24 minutes. A taxi ride costs about 400 Baht and takes, depending on the traffic, 30 minutes to more than an hour.
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