Flights / Airlines
We offer a range of options for all our destinations using scheduled flights, either direct or indirect. Direct flights do not require a change of plane and therefore tend to be quicker. Indirect flights usually take longer but may offer more flexibility for ports of arrival and departure, and indeed for stopovers
We are happy to offer a supplement for an upgrade to premium economy, business class or first class. This is possible for either a single sector or a complete journey. Some airlines offer the facility of online booking of specific seats. The legroom or “pitch” in between seats varies from airline to airline and may also differ for different aircraft types.
Most airlines offer complimentary meals and drinks and are now non-smoking. We give details of some the airlines we commonly use. The list, however, is not exhaustive.
British Airways flies from London Heathrow to Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok and Tokyo as well as the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East. They offer four classes of travel: World Traveller (Economy), World Traveller Plus, Club World and First.
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Virgin flies from London Heathrow to Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo, as well as to India and the Middle East. They offer three cabin classes: Economy, Premium Economy and Upper Class.
Flying directly from both London Heathrow and Manchester to Singapore, Singapore Airlines also has good connections throughout Southeast Asia. They offer three classes of travel: Economy, Business and First, including the exclusive Suites aboard the colossal A380.
Thai Airways International
Thai International flies between London Heathrow and Bangkok, with excellent connections on to destinations such as Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar. They offer three cabin classes: Economy, Royal Executive and First.
Daily flights are available from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur. From here a wealth of connections are available to Southeast Asia. They offer three cabin classes: Economy, Golden Club and First.
Air China flies directly from London Heathrow to Beijing. Connections are available throughout China, Central Asia and other Far Eastern countries such as Japan and Korea. They offer three cabin classes: Economy, Business and First.
Japan Airlines offer direct flights from London Heathrow to Tokyo and also connect Japan with a number of other destinations including Korea, China and Southeast Asia. They offer four cabin classes: Economy, Premium Economy, Executive and First.
Offering flights all over the world and departures from many UK airports Lufthansa are an excellent indirect option. They offer three cabin classes: Economy, Business and First.
Eva Air operates between London Heathrow and Taipei, making a stop in Bangkok. They offer three cabin classes: Economy, Elite (Premium Economy) and Premium Laurel (Business).
Emirates are renowned for their quality of service and operate via Dubai to a great variety of destinations. For business and first class passengers they offer a limousine service in the UK. They offer three cabin classes: Economy, Business and First.
Offering excellent flights via the Middle East, Qatar provide flights to Thailand and Myanmar as well as connecting to other destinations such as India. They offer three cabin classes: Economy, Business and First.
A privately owned Indian airline with one of the most modern fleets in the world, Jet Airways has quickly gained a reputation for excellent service. This airline has recently implemented flights to Bangkok, Hong Kong and Tokyo via Mumbai on top of its Indian connections. They offer three cabin classes: Economy, Premiere (Business) and First.
Flying directly from London Heathrow to Amman, Royal Jordanian also has a network of flights within the Middle East. They offer two cabin classes: Economy and Crown.
Oman Air covers a range of destinations, including various cities within the Gulf as well as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kochi, Jaipur and Bangkok. Flights to Muscat depart from London Gatwick. They offer two cabin classes: Economy and Business.