Edit on May 29: I just saw that BoardingArea included this post in their weekly newsletter. I didn’t know they were going to do so or would have told them not to since the deal expired Monday. Hopefully your visit here is not a complete waste! I will say that there should be another deal, and probably better, in just a few months so the principle in this post will still apply!
Thanks to the Aegean Buy Miles sale going on now, you can buy enough miles to enjoy the best that the Star Alliance Asian carriers have to offer for under $500!
Fly Top Business Class Seats in Asia with $473 Worth of Miles!
Remember, you are limited to buying 50,000 miles in a year and there is a chance the great offers of 50% bonus and maybe even 100% from last year could come back! So, only buy if you want to fly this before October!
That translates to enough miles to fly top business class seats around Asia for just $473 in miles! That means 7 hours of business class on flights with Asiana, Singapore, ANA, and more for just $473 in miles!
Here’s the thing – some of these flights go for over $2,000 when flying around Asia in business class one way. But, if you buy these Aegean miles during their sale, you could get the miles you need for just $473 and then just pay the minimal taxes that go with the flight redemption. These miles could unlock some serious business class enjoyment!
What Do You Need? Plus, Buy Even Less!
Aegean’s Miles+Bonus program charges just 21,000 airline miles for travel within their “Far East” region in business class. That is much lower than what United now charges and it really is a steal for the amount of ground you cover with those flights.
With this Aegean sale, you can get 20,800 miles for just $445. To get the extra you need, just sign up for an Aegean account! They will give you 1,000 miles just for signing up!
Where Can You Fly?
Aegean classifies this region as “Far East” and these are the countries they locate in this region:
- China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
When you look at a map with those countries, it covers a large space! Large space means some serious time in lie-flat beds, as much as over 7 hours on some routes!
What Kind of Business Class Cabins Can You Fly?
The options are really wide open to you (depending on award availability, of course). You can fly for over 7 hours from Tokyo to Bangkok on Thai Airways A380, you could fly ANA’s own 787 on that same route, you could fly Singapore’s 787 or 777 business class, EVA’s business class, Asiana’s 747, and many more!
All of these great airlines have some of their flagship aircraft flying routes throughout this region of Asia and you could pick which one you want to fly on. For the longest flight times, obviously pick something at the north or south part of these region to the other end. In fact, you could pick other locations as well since most flights will go through hubs in Bankgok, Singapore, Seoul, or Tokyo.
What You Need to Know To Book These Business Class Flights
Search on United
United’s award calendar is really pretty great so start by shopping for your award flights there. After you find them…
Book with Aegean
Since you are using Aegean miles, you actually need to book these with Aegean. This can be done online and you start here. You will need to sign in and will need the 21,000 miles to search the business class flights.
All you will pay in cash is the minimal taxes, here less than $30 or so.
With Aegean, you only get one connection but it can be up to 24 hours! This means that you could fly Tokyo to Bali through Singapore or Bangkok, for example. This would allow you to have up to a 24 hour connection in either city (or another city like Taipei) so you get two stops for the price of one!
Want More? Fly First Class!
If you want to try out first class on some of these carriers, you can do that for just 40,000 miles. That would cost you $835 but it could be a nice experience if you want to see the best these airlines have to offer! If you do go this route, buy 31,000 to kick the 40% bonus in!
If you are visiting Asia, you could certainly get around on the low cost carrier for a lot less than $300. But if you were going to fly the full service carriers, you would probably pay close to that for economy on some of these legs – buy the miles with that money instead and try out business class!