If you find yourself in Greece this year, how about tacking on another vacation to India, Manilla, or Jakarta for under $1,000 in business class? Plus, you could credit to Delta and earn a bunch of miles along the way! You can do that with this deal from Saudia Airlines.
Business Class Deals from Athens to Asia and Africa
Click the cities below for Google Flights and then play around with your preferred dates
I have not flown Saudia (yet) but I understand that their business class is not up to the same quality that other Gulf region carriers are. Still, getting a business class seat on a long journey for a little bit more than coach can be quite a win! Plus, you could always use bank points to offset the total cost. For example, if you have the Chase Sapphire Reserve, you can redeem your points at 1.5 cents per point so a $760 ticket would cost you 50,000 Ultimate Reward points – or much less than an actual award ticket from Europe to the Philippines!
The cities included in this deal from Athens are:
- Manilla – from $763
- Jakarta – from $815
- Mumbai – from $775
- Colombo (Sri Lanka) – from $912
- Male (Maldives) – from $912
- Addis Ababa – from $771
- Nairobi – from $790
- Mauritius – from $820
- Johannesburg – from $773
More Details – One Way, Minimum Trip, Dates, and Miles
To make this deal even sweeter, you can even fly one-way to these destinations for less! This is great since most business class deals require a roundtrip purchase. Want more good news? There is no minimum stay requirement! You could hop back on the same plane you arrived on! These prices are good through April and some routes extend further.
Note: while there are no minimum stay requirements, some routes have very limited schedules so check Google Flights.
On the flights to Asia, it will be aboard their 777 planes (Google Flights shows these as being angled lie-flat). If you opt for a one-way to JNB (South Africa), you will be aboard their 787. For other African destinations, you will be on a A320. These tickets book into Saudia “I” (or “D” for some routes) class which earns 100% miles flown when credited to Delta. See this site to see your best options for where to credit these flights.
These types of deals pop up from time to time with Saudia. If you want to create a really interesting extension to your Grecian vacation, this could be it! Plus, you can even earn some Delta miles while you are at it. One more interesting thing – now that you can get a tourist visa (for US passport holders as well as many other nationalities) online or at the airport – these prices are way cheaper than roundtrip flights from Athens to Saudi Arabia and you could do a stopover tour if you really wanted to see Jeddah.