Multiple Star Alliance airlines are having a published sale from Budapest to Shanghai / Beijing!  

Lufthansa is also matching the price but it books into P class which credits at 0% to programs such as Aegean.

Be careful about booking flights on Lufthansa as these book into P Class which earns 0 miles in programs such as Aegean Miles&Bonus and Asiana Airlines. Non-existent mileage earning also in programs such as TAP Portugal (TP) Thai Airways International (TG)  Turkish Airlines (TK).

You will earn 100% miles at United, Copa, Air Canada and Air China.

Beijing starts at €1395 with flights available on Lufthansa, Austrian, Air China, Turkish  or Swiss!

Shanghai goes for 1363

Lufthansa Boeing 747 (Upper Deck)

Swiss Airbus 330s and 340s

Turkish Boeing 777

While Turkish is known for their out of this world lounge in Istanbul and excellent food in-flight, there business class does not offer direct aisle access and in the case of the Boeing 777 even has a 7 across seat map (similar to Emirates). 

But the mileage earning on this fare makes it very interesting as it can be combined with a multi month stopover in Istanbul to increase flexibility.

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