Okay, perhaps this isn’t the most glamorous way to fly between Bali and London, though it is among the cheapest business class fares I’ve seen. Philippine Airlines has a business class fare of under $400 one-way for travel between Bali and London via Manila. This is cheaper than any other economy fare I see in the market otherwise.
The fare is valid for travel Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, through next April. There is unfortunately a long layover in Manila, given that the flight from Bali to Manila is a redeye. Furthermore, unfortunately the flight from Manila to London is operated by an A340, which features recliner seats in business class. That’s not ideal for a 15 hour flight, but for a ticket costing under $400…
Here’s a walkthrough I found of Philippine Airlines’ A340-300, which they seem to have taken over from Iberia:
Keep in mind that Philippine Airlines is an Etihad Guest airline partner, so you could credit the miles from this trip to Etihad Guest, which offers 150% mileage for tickets in the “C” fare class.
I realize this won’t be appealing to everyone, but I’m very tempted. I’m trying to review as many new airlines in business class as possible, and Philippine Airlines is a pretty random airline I’ve been wanting to review, as there’s not much out there about their business class product.
This isn’t the most luxurious way to fly from Bali to London, but if you’re looking to travel between Bali and Europe, this is a pretty unbeatable deal, especially since it’s valid through next year with great availability.
Is anyone else considering taking advantage of this deal?
(Tip of the hat to Rannila)