SkyTeam member Saudia has an amazing business class fare of $734 from Madrid to Bangkok that’s widely available. The price drops even more if you have young children traveling with you.
Key details of fare basis JOWES:
- No day or season restrictions
- One stopover permitted each direction for $200 each
- Children under 12 are 25% off when accompanied by a passenger 16 or older
- Generally no change fees, though certain changes can cost EUR50, and fare appears refundable
This service is non-daily, but available whenever the connection works via Jeddah (slightly higher via Riyadh):
There’s a similar fare available for the return, and today I also learned that Saudia flies Malaga – Madrid. That’s only for picking up passengers in Madrid enroute back to Saudi Arabia, they do not sell the local service.
The Saudia business class seat on their Boeing 787 is the same as you’ll find on the American Airlines Boeing 787-9 and many Boeing 777-200s, the Collins Aerospace Super Diamond. You’ll earn 100% of flown miles crediting to Delta or 175% of flown miles crediting to Air France KLM Flying Blue.
(HT: Addam S.)