LX: UK-Asia c. 1.500

Old Jan 16, 23, 8:51 am
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HKG: Honkers
BKK: Bangers
SIN: Singers
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Old Jan 16, 23, 8:59 am
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Originally Posted by jj_lgkr
If you prefer OW I'm seeing 1650 in November with Finnair LHR-HEL-ICN, all on the A350, so lie-flat all the way. Good connections too:

Is this a Finnair business light fare?
Be careful.
  • They only allow carry-ons, and not any checked bags
  • They earn 150% elite miles, rather than the 200-250% elite miles offered by other fares
  • They dont allow any changes or cancellations
  • They only allow seat assignments and lounge access for a fee
  • They dont allow priority check-in, priority security, or priority boarding
Source: OMAT
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Old Jan 16, 23, 9:37 am
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Originally Posted by mcgahat
This is a good deal coming out of the UK. I must say though, never heard the term "Honkers". Must it is a UK thing......
Do not search too far I had never heard of this form of address - it is like people who see fit to refer to London Gatwick as "Gatters". I was based there for years at BCAL and none of us crew called it that.

My own thoughts on that are probably best kept to myself. Thank you OP for this - it could be most useful.
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Old Jan 16, 23, 10:55 am
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Finnair has a bonkers sale to Honkers from most EU destinations. BRU and ARN appear the cheapest at €1,400 return.
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Old Jan 16, 23, 11:15 am
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I wish there is a deal to KUL/SIN from europe in the summer. Religiously checking everyday but couldn't find anything
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Old Jan 16, 23, 11:22 am
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Originally Posted by rickjames09
I wish there is a deal to KUL/SIN from europe in the summer. Religiously checking everyday but couldn't find anything
You can fly from MUC or FRA to SIN with Etihad for 1570 this summer.

Example: https://www.google.com/travel/flight...ENINndvPRICCAE
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Old Jan 16, 23, 1:20 pm
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Originally Posted by jkenn
Is this a Finnair business light fare?
Be careful.
  • They only allow carry-ons, and not any checked bags
  • They earn 150% elite miles, rather than the 200-250% elite miles offered by other fares
  • They dont allow any changes or cancellations
  • They only allow seat assignments and lounge access for a fee
  • They dont allow priority check-in, priority security, or priority boarding
Source: OMAT
Yeap, Business Light, with all the caveats you mention.
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Old Jan 16, 23, 2:14 pm
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Originally Posted by jj_lgkr
Yeap, Business Light, with all the caveats you mention.
With these fares, do OW emerald benefits get recognised (lounge, check in etc). I assume they earn full TPs if crediting to BAEC.
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Old Jan 16, 23, 2:18 pm
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Originally Posted by hartwith
You can fly from MUC or FRA to SIN with Etihad for 1570 this summer.

Example: https://www.google.com/travel/flight...ENINndvPRICCAE
Ahh that's nice, thanks. But I'm looking for 3rd/4th week of July and return to UK/Europe at 4th week of Aug

Please let me know if you could find any deal around that timeframe
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Old Jan 16, 23, 8:03 pm
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Originally Posted by DIRECT MERIT
HKG: Honkers
BKK: Bangers
SIN: Singers
Doing really well coining such names for us. Slurs like Chink, Jap and Pak* are not already enough it seems.

Last edited by anaidross; Jan 16, 23 at 8:21 pm
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Old Jan 16, 23, 8:23 pm
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Originally Posted by wijibintheair
Seemingly a million years ago, just out of university I worked for a few months at a branch of STA travel - and all the staff would refer to Honkers (HKG) and Bankers (BKK) - thanks OP for the memory!
And then there was Shankers (PVG) and so we have Honkers Shankers Bankers - The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
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