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It’s easy to say that £1200 is a great price for business class, which it is, but it still doesn’t make it reasonable for most travellers. £560 however, is a really reasonable price for long haul travel in any cabin, and to be able to secure that kind of pricing for round trip premium economy, rather than normal economy is pretty brilliant.

Star Alliance airline Lufthansa and its partner Austrian have premium economy fares from UK cities, including London to Bangkok, for just £560. That’s a great price for economy, let alone premium. If you’re looking for other options, Shanghai is also available from £690 round trip…

a row of gold statues in a templeThe Flight Deals To Asia

Other cities are available, but you just can’t beat the pricing for a London departure in premium economy under £600. The singular connection via Frankfurt is easy and before you know it, you’ll be on a Lufthansa long haul flight bound for delicious food, stunning Temples and the famous Thai nightlife.

To put this deal into perspective, the lowest offer for a direct economy flight is within £50, so to enjoy more width, pitch, legroom, meals and checked bags round trip within that margin is just fantastic.

The Dates You Can Travel

These offers are exclusively available at the lowest prices for May and June of 2020, giving you plenty of time to plan your travel. To lock in the lowest prices you’ll want to depart the UK any day but Friday or Saturday, and you’ll need at least one Saturday night stay in Asia.

In other words, you could leave on Thursday and come back Sunday, but can’t do any shorter. Longer is just fine too, and since it’s Thailand, you should probably stay a while…

the seats in an airplaneHow To Book Premium Economy

Premium economy is way better than economy, and when it’s basically the same price, the decision is already made for you. These deals are easy to find, easier to book and will get you to Bangkok in a way that won’t make you feel as if you’ve been folded into an accordion. Simple enter: LON-BKK, MAN-BKK or LON-PVG to bring up the best prices on the dates above…

Here’s a link to the Lufthansa site with the best prices.

a screenshot of a computer screenOnce you’ve booked and have done your “I’m going to Thailand” dance, here are a few things not to do in Bangkok, and some inspiration for Southeast Asian side trips which are easy from Thailand that are worth every cent. And don’t worry, most of them are cheap…

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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