Mighty Travels has once again brought us some amazing business class deals on flights for our readers, with US East and West Coast deals as well as something for Europeans. Whether you’re planning a trip for the end of the year or looking ahead to 2023, our update today offers incredible opportunities to fly in ultimate luxury.
San Francisco to Zanzibar – less than $2.5,000 in business
The white-sand beaches of Zanzibar’s islands are just a stone’s throw away in October, with business class stretch seats departing from San Francisco for less than $2,500. For this long trip around the world, that’s a savings of around $4,000+ over regular itinerary prices.
Departing on October 12, passengers will board KLM’s Boeing 787-10 from SFO for the 10-hour flight to Amsterdam. After a short stopover, the onward journey is taken over with his Boeing 777 to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ), arriving at 8:10 p.m. the next day. The return flight is October 22, giving intrepid travelers over 2 weeks to explore the best of this tropical paradise.
KLM business class on the 777. Photo: KLM
KLM Business Class on the Dreamliner is a decidedly modern and very comfortable product. The 1-2-1 reverse herringbone layout provides everyone with direct aisle access and plenty of privacy for travel. Window seats are best for solo travelers and are angled toward the window for easier cloud viewing. The middle seats face inwards, with a drop-down divider, making them perfect for couples.
The 777 is due for a cabin refresh. Right now it has the Collins Diamond seat in a 2-2-2 configuration, which isn’t the roomiest of in-car products. Nonetheless, it’s still entirely flat and comes with KLM’s fabulous onboard service, and it’s also the shortest part of the trip.
Zanzibar is still a relatively unknown gem, with pristine white sand beaches and over 40 islands spread across the Indian Ocean ready to be explored. The climate, people, and luxurious accommodations give any Caribbean getaway a run for its money, and the lack of tourists makes it doubly attractive!
Washington DC to Nairobi – $2,000 on Delta
Kenya is one of those must-see destinations we always wanted to make room for, but probably never did. Well, maybe this October is the time to right that wrong, with roundtrip flights from Baltimore/Washington to Nairobi for just $2,162. Departing on October 11 and returning on October 25, travelers will have a good two weeks to explore the wonders of the region.
The first leg, lasting just an hour and a half, will connect passengers from Washington to Delta’s long-haul operations at New York JFK. From there, they will board the Boeing 767 for the eight-hour journey to Accra in Ghana. There, a final connection on Kenya Airways will carry passengers east to their final destination of Nairobi.
Choose a window seat for a more private trip. Photo: Delta Airlines
Delta’s 767s have had a facelift during the pandemic, and while the bones of the business-class product haven’t changed, they have new leather, a much sleeker finish, and a new memory foam cushion for more comfortable sleep. The cabin is laid out in a 1-2-1 configuration, with direct aisle access for everyone. It is less private than some more modern products, but still offers exceptional space. If you are traveling alone, opt for an odd window seat for maximum privacy, as the seat is against the window and farther from the aisle.
The two-class Boeing 737 operated by Kenya Airways has a 16-seat “Premier World” cabin, with reclining seats in a 2-2 layout. The product is nothing to write home about, but it’s roomy and comfortable for a 737. It’s a chance to fly a rare airline to its home airport, and it more than makes up for the lack of sleeping capacity at dish.
Nairobi is a fabulous base camp for experiencing the best of East Africa’s scenery and wildlife. The Serengeti and Masai Mara plains are just a few of the nearby national parks, perfect for a game drive, or you can get up close to some of the rescued elephants and giraffes at the local sanctuary. Lake Nakuru is home to over 240 species of birds, while the old town of Mombasa offers a glimpse into colonial history.
If more flat lies are worth it, there’s an alternative flight operating on the same dates with KLM for just $27 more. This would see you on the A330 to Amsterdam and then the 777 to Nairobi, with more attractive stops too. This type of trip usually costs between $4,000 and $6,000, so a real bargain to do.
Stockholm to Bangkok in business under $1.4k
Long-term planners take note, as this trip is for next March and is a perfect way to plan a big adventure for 2023. Departing Stockholm on March 20, Austrian Airlines will fly you via Vienna to Bangkok for a two-week trip , with VIE business class flatbed for just $1,353.
The Austrian restoration is exceptional. Photo: Austrian Airlines
The jump to Vienna is done on board the Austrian Airbus A320, with the typical Euro commercial arrangement. However, once in Vienna, the trip is on his Boeing 777 with a fully reclining seat for the 10-hour journey. The seat is good, but Austrian catering is what it’s all about. DO&CO offers the culinary feast, with a local twist, including a distinctive Viennese cafe.
Entertainment options in Bangkok are limitless, from visiting the giant Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho to riding the air-conditioned Sky Train around the city. Chatuchak Market is the best place to find local food and souvenirs, and Khao San Road’s nightlife is the stuff of legends. That’s more than enough to fill two weeks, or you can choose to spend some of your time on the islands or explore the countryside away from the city.
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