Very Cheap Malaysia Airlines Business Class Fares ex Bangkok & Phuket Are Back – Great For BA Tier Points !!

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Malaysia Airlines has returned their Business Class sale ex Thailand to various destinations in Asia which are great to collect Status Miles/Credits, especially if you credit to British Airways Executive Club.

This promotion / sale is finally back with flights originating from Bangkok and Phuket offering fantastic fares within Asia as well as decent prices to Australia as well.

You can access this offer on the Malaysia Airlines website here.

The booking window varies (ends August 23rd 2017 with travel until 31st March 2018) so I felt it might be a good opportunity to once again bring this to the attention of our LoyaltyLobby readers in the region who might be able to utilize it.

There are many destinations which I will list below, however for the purpose of maximizing your status credits with British Airways it is key to select flights that are over a certain threshold to jump from just 40 Tier Points for shorter flights (such as the feeder BKK-KUL) up to 160 Tier Points for the connection depending on distance.

As can be seen the Australia Business class fares are also quite reasonable, even though not that crazy cheap as before when It was available for way under US$1000.

This time around Seoul, Osaka and Tokyo are not included in the very low sale rates which is really unfortunate.  Still there are a range of other attractive destinations included, many of which yield a 360 tier point credit such as Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei and others.

Once you consult the website you see plenty of additional destinations available so you might want to have a look there to see if there is something that suits your needs.

These fares have many advantages since the destinations are actually very nice and useful for a holiday or business trip. You can incorporate many cities in one ticket through open jaw options and even go as far as include an overnight (transfer up to 24h) in Kuala Lumpur for the same price.


These fares have been coming and going for the last two years but weren’t available for at least 2 months now. You can collect plenty of Tier Points or qualifying miles with these fares and at a very low price.

As far as the service on board is concerned I actually like Malaysia Airlines and always found the crew to be very pleasant. The food is decent with the signature Malay satay and on some routes including all the A330/B777 operated ones you can actually pre-order your meal and select out of an extensive list of very nice dishes through the ‘Chef On Call’ option (see here).