As frequent flyers, on a short hop to Europe or exploring the far East and West of the Globe, we’re always in search of a bargain to travel in style! The joy of travelling should start from getting to the airport, and we got hooked on the trappings of business class travel and everything that comes with it; lounges, lie-flat beds, food & wine, and free-flowing champagne! We’ve come to realise that traveling in style doesn’t have to break the bank.

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Qatar Airways Business Class Super Diamond Seat

January tends to bring about a new wave or airline seat sales. Some are looking more competitive than others – many European and American airlines see a spike in travel bookings in the new year, so tend to hold back a little on the discounting. Rather than flying direct, we’ve found that adding a short stop can drastically reduce the prices we pay. This seems to be the trend in the January 2020 seat sales, so plan for a stopover and save cash. A side-effect of this is you’ll experience more lounges and probably accrue more tier points too.

Rather than run an exhaustive list of destinations and prices, we’ve scanned the most popular routes and airlines to bring you what we believe are the best of the January 2020 seat sales.

Deals we’ve found from Europe

All the following premium class flights have been found on Google Flights from March 2020 onwards. We expect most of these offers to end by 31 January 2020.

Asia

There’s lots of choice to cities in Asia, with Qatar Airways, Finnair, and Etihad all offering great prices from various European cities. The Swiss/Lufthansa Bangkok fare for £926 is a definite BUY. Singapore under £1,200 is also great deal – it appears in our Where to go in February feature at this target price. We also think Finnair’s Premium Economy seats to Tokyo are a BUY.

Bangkok

Qatar Airways from Oslo via Doha
Business Class return
£1,225
€1,440

Bangkok

Swiss or Lufthansa from Oslo
Business Class return
£926
€1,088

Bangkok

Etihad Airways from Stockholm via Abu Dhabi
Business Class return
£1,181
€1,390

Singapore

Etihad Airways from Stockholm via Abu Dhabi
Business Class return
£1,128
€1,338

Singapore

Qatar Airways from Sofia via Doha (read our review)
Business Class return
£1,092
€1,280

Singapore

Qatar Airways from Oslo via Doha (read our review)
Business Class return
£1,225
€1,440

Singapore

Finnair from Oslo via Helsinki
Business Class return
£1,156
€1,360

Taipei

KLM from Stockholm via Amsterdam
£1,287
€1,518

Beijing

Air France from Stockholm via Paris
Business Class return
£1,275
€1,505

Jakarta

Qatar Airways from London via Doha
Business Class return
£1,719
€20,20

Tokyo

Qatar Airways from Copenhagen via Doha
Business Class return
£1,541
€1,810

Jakarta

Etihad Airways from Oslo via Abu Dhabi
Business Class return
£1,270
€1,495

Tokyo

Finnair from Oslo via Helsinki
Premium Economy return
£753
€885

Hong Kong

Swiss or Lufthansa from Stockholm via Zurich
Business Class return
£1,087
€1,278

North America

It’s slim-pickings to North America from Europe. Many of these routes are high-traffic transatlantic cash cows for carriers like British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Read our review of British Airways First. For fares nearer our business class price target, TAP is offering discounted fares via Lisbon.

San Francisco – First

British Airways non-stop from London
First Class return (read our review)
£1,990
€2,345

Hawaii

American Airlines from London via Phoenix
Business Class return
£2,273
€2,675

New York

TAP from Oslo via Lisbon
Business Class return
£978
€1,147

New York

Delta non-stop from Dublin
Business Class return
£1,214
€1,424

South America

There are some fantastic deals between Europe and South America, when departing Madrid.

Quito – Equador

KLM from Madrid via Amsterdam
Business Class return
£1,092
€1,285

Lima

KLM from Madrid via Amsterdam
Business Class return
£1,379
€1,625

Bogota – Colombia

Iberia non-stop from Madrid
Business Class return
£1,320
€1,555

Bogota – Colombia

Lufthansa or Air France from London via Munich or Paris
Business Class return
£1,440
€1,695

Africa

Qatar’s sale is looking good for European departures to South Africa and Maldives. This is about as low as it goes on these routes, so get them while you can.

Cape Town

Qatar Airways from Oslo via Doha (read our review)
Business Class return
£1,386
€1,632

Male – Maldives

Qatar Airways from Milan via Doha
Business Class return
£1,482
€1,750

Australia & New Zealand

Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House

If you’re happy to fly from Stockholm, Singapore Airlines are coming in well under £2,000 go all the big Aussie and NZ cities. Expect to pay £600-700 more to fly from major hubs like London and Frankfurt. The cheapest route to Sydney is from Stockholm with Etihad, although Taiwanese carrier, China Airlines, are offering a good discount from London.

Sydney

Singapore Airlines from Oslo
Business Class return
£2,188
€2,570

Sydney

Etihad Airways from Stockholm
Business Class return
£1,872
€2,300

Adelaide

Singapore Airlines from Stockholm
Business Class return
£1,785
€2,100

Auckland

Singapore Airlines from Stockholm
Business Class return
£1,883
€2,215

Auckland

Singapore Airlines from Oslo
Business Class return
£2,334
€2,758

Perth

Singapore Airlines from Stockholm
Business Class return
£1,855
€2,210

Sydney

China Airlines from London
Business Class return
£2,419
€2,845

BG1 Verdict

Finnair is putting up some good prices, alongside the perpetually discounted Qatar Airways routes from the Nordics. Air France/KLM have some great offers to South America and Asia. We’re particularly impressed by that fare to Quito. For us, though, the best deals are those Australia and NZ routes with 5-star Singapore Airlines. Great product at a very good price.

Don’t forget to read our tips on how much we think we should pay for a business class seat.

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