Finnair currently has some nice Business class fares available from Hong Kong to London. You can fly all the way to London via Helsinki in the airline’s flagship Airbus A350-900 with lie-flat Business class seats from $2,709 return.
This Finnair sale is running until 31 December 2019 (or sold out), and covers travel dates between 14 January and 15 June 2020. You must use flights AY101 & AY102 between Hong Kong and Helsinki.
You can book this deal on the Finnair website. Here’s an example of an itinerary that we found:
One free stopover in Helsinki is permitted for up to 130 hours, which is just over 5 days. If you’d like a Finland stopover in both directions, the second stopover will cost an extra $186.
Beware that some flights between Helsinki and London are operated by Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft, which feature Finnair’s European Business Class product.
Finnair is a member of the Oneworld alliance and these fares book into “I” class, so you can earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points and status credits at Business rates. For a round-trip booking from Hong Kong to London via Helsinki in Finnair Business class, you would earn 360 Qantas status credits and at least 15,000 Qantas points.
If you live in Australia, you can take advantage of these cheap Business class flights to Europe by positioning to/from Asia on a separate ticket.
This Finnair deal is being discussed on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: AY HKG-LHR in J for $2,709 return
There are also currently some good Business class airfare deals from Asia to Europe with Vietnam Airlines and Qatar Airways…
Vietnam Airlines Business class from Singapore to Frankfurt for $2,683 return
Vietnam Airlines has a Business class fare available from Singapore to Frankfurt from just $2,683 return. This is actually a year-round fare, so there is no fixed expiry date or travel period. Similar prices are available from Singapore to Paris in Vietnam Airlines Business class.
Vietnam Airlines is in the SkyTeam alliance, so you could credit these flights to a program like Delta SkyMiles or Air France/KLM Flying Blue. You could earn 102 XPs with Flying Blue for the below itinerary, which is enough to earn SkyTeam Elite status:
Qatar Airways Business class from Manila to Frankfurt from $2,897 return
Qatar Airways also has some good deals on at the moment from the Philippines to Europe. You can fly from Manila to Frankfurt, Rome, Brussels or Amsterdam (among other destinations) from around $2,895 return. Open-jaw tickets (i.e. where you return from a different European city) are possible, and one free stopover in Doha is allowed.
This sale ends on 2 January 2020, and you must commence your travel by 31 August 2020.
Here’s an example of a sale fare itinerary from Manila to Frankfurt, which would earn 14,500 Qantas points and 320 status credits:
Similar prices from Manila to Rome, Brussels and Amsterdam are also available in Qatar Airways Business class. You can book on the Qatar Airways website.