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Flyingfares Nov 28, 19 12:29 pm

Saudia | ATH - Various Asia | Business RT from €700
 
Date: december - march

I only found full-flat for all flights to KUL

ATH - KUL

Google Flights/Saudia site from €751

Skyscanner/OTA from €700

ATH - CGK

Google Flights/Saudia site from €761

Skyscanner/OTA from €707

* TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON/AFTER 27NOV 19 AND ON/BEFORE 12DEC 19

All fare rules

criced Nov 28, 19 12:34 pm

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/prem...0-eur-r-t.html

mattspod Nov 28, 19 12:54 pm

This is return unlike previous offers linked above

The cancellation fee is only 80eurs up to the departure day too? And new JED terminal?

Croupier Nov 29, 19 12:51 am

Hey thanks,
great fare €689 for a bed from EU to Asia return, WOW.

davistev Nov 29, 19 1:11 am

beautiful fare

plunet Nov 29, 19 1:46 am

Seems to be available Jan to Mar, can't see any availability at that price beyond that...

mattspod Nov 29, 19 2:46 am

How many hours before departure can you cancel for 80eur? Connections in Athens for me a quiet tight <2h30m. If its late I can just write it off and cancel and go home I guess if its quiet flexible

sp333 Nov 29, 19 4:12 am

Really great find - don’t think it’s an error either
thanks for posting

Culture Guru Nov 29, 19 4:33 am

fantastic fare OP. thanks... great XP run.

AurelAF96 Nov 29, 19 4:45 am


Originally Posted by mattspod (Post 31785769)
This is return unlike previous offers linked above

The cancellation fee is only 80eurs up to the departure day too? And new JED terminal?

Yes, flights from ATH already are departing from the new terminal
Kul will be in late december

AurelAF96 Nov 29, 19 4:47 am

Tickets must be issued before 12/12/2019

IstKong Nov 29, 19 5:33 am

Incredible fare.

Only 650€ using BF100 promo code through this french OTA https://www.cdiscount.com/voyages/v-...erlayer:voyage

RollAnotherFatOne Nov 29, 19 6:00 am

Anyone know earning for this? Can't see what class it books into.

IstKong Nov 29, 19 6:26 am

Books into I class.
Credits around 17k flying blue miles. (150%)

AurelAF96 Nov 29, 19 6:36 am


Originally Posted by IstKong (Post 31787208)
Incredible fare.

Only 650€ using BF100 promo code through this french OTA https://www.cdiscount.com/voyages/v-...erlayer:voyage

Merci pour cette info!!

Sleepy_Sentry Nov 29, 19 10:53 am

Amazing find. Keep in mind Saudia is a dry airline, which makes this a lot less appealing to me. But good if you practice Shariah.

Keter Nov 29, 19 10:57 am


Originally Posted by IstKong (Post 31787208)
Incredible fare.

Only 650€ using BF100 promo code through this french OTA https://www.cdiscount.com/voyages/v-...erlayer:voyage

That expired on me (one payment failed due to availability and the next never hapenned due to expired code..). I tried to book another ticket though.:(

IstKong Nov 29, 19 10:59 am


Originally Posted by Keter (Post 31787857)
That expired on me (one payment failed due to availability and the next never hapenned due to expired code..). I tried to book another ticket though.:(



It is over according to the french deal website where I found it.

It was limited to 1000 redemptions.

Congratulations to those who benefited from this code.

ukiman Nov 29, 19 11:32 am

Great! Bought!

I have flown with them before they opened new JED terminal ... the oldest plane in the world ... it was really tragic.

I hope this time, with lux airport lounge and 787, this will be a better choice, finally ;)

ukiman Nov 29, 19 11:35 am

Oh, one more thing.

Only departure needs to be till the end of March. I managed to buy return in June.

Flyingfares Nov 29, 19 12:29 pm


Originally Posted by ukiman (Post 31787955)
Great! Bought!

I have flown with them before they opened new JED terminal ... the oldest plane in the world ... it was really tragic.

I hope this time, with lux airport lounge and 787, this will be a better choice, finally ;)

Awesome! Have a nice flight :)

nk15 Nov 29, 19 2:46 pm

They have a lie flat on the short haul (and on a A320) and an angle flat on the long haul, lol.

Great fare, too bad I am already booked, geez.

bodory Nov 29, 19 7:49 pm


Originally Posted by ukiman (Post 31787962)
Oh, one more thing.

Only departure needs to be till the end of March. I managed to buy return in June.

Amazing!

Concerto Nov 30, 19 3:33 am

Really amazing. Wish I could jump in, but I guess it won't be around for long, if it actually still is around.

Flyingfares Nov 30, 19 4:08 am


Originally Posted by Concerto (Post 31789623)
Really amazing. Wish I could jump in, but I guess it won't be around for long, if it actually still is around.

You should have some time left.

* TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON/AFTER 27NOV 19 AND ON/BEFORE 12DEC 19

walts Dec 9, 19 11:50 am

Thanks. Great way to checkout the new JED terminal...

nocom Dec 9, 19 12:32 pm

Cool!!!

Nico40 Dec 9, 19 1:11 pm


Originally Posted by walts (Post 31821871)
Thanks. Great way to checkout the new JED terminal...

Well, only on the way back apparently. Flights to KUL/CGK are still displayed as leaving from the south terminal (but indeed flights to/from Athens are handled in the new Terminal 1). I understand only narrowbodies to Europe (and selected domestic destinations) have moved so far.
If anyone is familiar with these connection arrangements, and whether it's possible to access the new terminal 1 lounge despite leaving from the south terminal, please share.

AurelAF96 Dec 9, 19 1:44 pm


Originally Posted by Nico40 (Post 31822173)
Well, only on the way back apparently. Flights to KUL/CGK are still displayed as leaving from the south terminal (but indeed flights to/from Athens are handled in the new Terminal 1). I understand only narrowbodies to Europe (and selected domestic destinations) have moved so far.
If anyone is familiar with these connection arrangements, and whether it's possible to access the new terminal 1 lounge despite leaving from the south terminal, please share.

All last flights move the 20th of december to the new terminal

KUL;MNL;SIN;JNB will move the 20th of december

Maestro Ramen Dec 9, 19 7:12 pm

Some questions please as Im not familiar with flying dry airlines (well apart from Klm on strike days but thats another story).

1) are you able to have alcohol im the skyteam lounges prior to departure (in ath and kul) or is lounge hallal as well?

2) can you byo alcohol onboard or is that haram?

3) finally I assume that JED is 100% dry but are you allowed to carry alcohol in your luggage without having to worry?

skycruiserNL Dec 10, 19 2:29 am


Originally Posted by Maestro Ramen (Post 31823350)
1) are you able to have alcohol im the skyteam lounges prior to departure (in ath and kul) or is lounge hallal as well?

Lounges have alcohol and you can have it. In CGK (GA Lounge), alcohol is hidden behind the bar, ask for it and staff will surely serve you incl spirits.
In KUL, a voucher for alcoholic beverages is given to you. You need to show it at the bar.
In JED/MED/RUH obviously no alcoholic beverage available or allowed. The have 0% Bud there.


Originally Posted by Maestro Ramen (Post 31823350)
2) can you byo alcohol onboard or is that haram?

Of course, you can bring it. But, this is NOT allowed. However, if you take the risk and hide it from crew, and dispose the items secretly somewhere on the plane, then you will get away with it. Not recommended though!


Originally Posted by Maestro Ramen (Post 31823350)
3) finally I assume that JED is 100% dry but are you allowed to carry alcohol in your luggage without having to worry?

There is a security check prior re-entering the terminal for your transit flight. Liquids will be checked, alcohol is not allowed.

Honestly, you will survive 15-20 hours without alcohol. It's not a bad idea to travel sober once in a while!

El Puerco Volante Dec 11, 19 8:57 am


Originally Posted by skycruiserNL (Post 31824229)
It's not a bad idea to travel sober once in a while!

But what's the point of travel then ?

Regards,

El Puerco Volante

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excellent product from Saudia onboard.
Flew ATH-JED-MNL this year.

keitherson Dec 11, 19 2:54 pm


Originally Posted by skycruiserNL (Post 31824229)
Of course, you can bring it. But, this is NOT allowed. However, if you take the risk and hide it from crew, and dispose the items secretly somewhere on the plane, then you will get away with it. Not recommended though!

BYOB to be served by crew is allowed on Kuwait Airways, which is a dry country.

Not sure about Saudia and Egyptair. I'd imagine Egyptair is fine because alcohol is readily available in the country even if it's a dry airline.

bodory Dec 11, 19 7:28 pm

In my experience SV crew (in J) have always been extremely nice. And SV an excellent value prop minus the old JED transit experience. Nonetheless I would not take the risk to bring my own alcohol on board, and on top of that to drink it.

jpdx Dec 12, 19 4:48 am

I've been on the fence about booking a couple of these. Have flown SV before, and found the 77W/787 seats to be excellent -- very likely the best seats out there (along with CX/BR) for very tall people. What kills the buzz is the terrible layovers in JED. Even assuming that the new airport is a lot nicer than the old (a somewhat safe assumption), 6-8 hours is a long wait. Just tried to book a 3.55am KUL departure, which would result in a mere 2:55h connection in JED, and SV throws up an error message alerting of a 180min MCT. So they really, really want us to spend those 6-8 hours there?

Sauraigne Dec 12, 19 6:32 am


Originally Posted by jpdx (Post 31831949)
I've been on the fence about booking a couple of these. Have flown SV before, and found the 77W/787 seats to be excellent -- very likely the best seats out there (along with CX/BR) for very tall people. What kills the buzz is the terrible layovers in JED. Even assuming that the new airport is a lot nicer than the old (a somewhat safe assumption), 6-8 hours is a long wait. Just tried to book a 3.55am KUL departure, which would result in a mere 2:55h connection in JED, and SV throws up an error message alerting of a 180min MCT. So they really, really want us to spend those 6-8 hours there?

I booked this layover without fear. The new airport will probably be one of the best for overnight layovers, if I understand SA strategy correctly.

AurelAF96 Dec 12, 19 2:09 pm

My plane on the leg ATH-JED is know with the old configuration and not in the new version with 5 rows and lie-flat seats...

Too bad

Flyingfares Dec 13, 19 2:31 am

New Business Class fares from Athens with Saudia.

Especially to flights to MRU and JNB are pretty sweet with a decent leg in their new Dreamliner (From €1.118).

skycruiserNL Dec 13, 19 4:28 am


Originally Posted by El Puerco Volante (Post 31828900)
But what's the point of travel then ?



I hope you post wasn't meant to be serious. But in case you were, I advise you to find help ;)


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