Consider traveling business class on your next flight to the Czech Republic. There are international business class flights to the Czech Republic that fit any budget. Traveling business class provides you with many privileges and is more affordable than you think. There are cheap and inexpensive tickets available on many travel websites.
Even last minutes travelers can find great deals! To begin your search you will use the Vaclav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) as the destination airport. This airport was previously called Prague Ruzyne International Airport. The airport is located just outside of Prague, which is the capital of the Czech Republic. Vaclav Havel Airport Prague is the hub airport for Czech Airlines, but many major air carriers fly to this destination.
Use PRG as your destination airport and then decide which airport is closest and most convenient for you. You can enter dates and times and airports and look for patterns for lower airfare costs. A little flexibility can save you a lot of money. So be as flexible and patient as possible.
Why Business Class?
The short answer? It’s a lot more comfortable and a lot more convenient than traveling coach or economy. Your seat will recline to a completely flat sleeping position, so you will be able to sleep on the plane. The seat is wider and affords you more comfort and privacy during your long flight to the Czech Republic.
Arriving at your destination with a good nights sleep under your belt makes the transition from different time zones much easier. The food is better in business class as well. The meals are freshly prepared and similar to what you would receive in a really good restaurant. The drinks are included (including alcohol) and snacks and desserts are served too. Make the most of your flight and really indulge in the extra offerings. You will also get cashmere blankets, eye maks, sleeping slippers, earbuds, pillows, unlimited movies, and plenty of reading materials.
The flight attendants are great resources, so ask them all of the questions you might have about the Czech Republic. They can give you an insiders view into what to see and what to skip once you are on the ground. Your plane might even offer a common area where first class and business class travelers can mingle. Check the type of aircraft you are traveling on for a complete list of amenities and cabin configurations.
Before preboarding your flight (first class and business class board the plane before the other passengers avoiding the hassle of lines and the rush of everyone trying to get to their seats) you can also use the airport VIP club lounges. These lounges provide a nice break from the busy airports. They also serve meals, snacks, desserts, and beverages.
Your international business class ticket to the Czech Republic is all you need to gain access to these lounges. Use the lounges, they are so worth it. You can sit in a recliner, eat at a table, or sit at the bar and talk with other passengers. The concierge will keep track of your flight, so you don’t need to keep checking the time and planning on when to leave. If you’ve never been to these lounges, they are really fun and definitely worth investing some of your time here.
Other benefits of business class travel include added baggage accommodations, shorter lines at check-in, shorter lines through TSA and security checks, preboarding, and additional privacy. Use a website like FlightsLux that specializes in first class and business class travel as their representatives can completely explain the added benefits of the different classes of travel and you can make an educated decision as to whether the added expense is worth it to you.
Things to See in the Czech Republic-
- National Gallery- The largest collection of art in Prague is housed in this state-owned National Gallery. You can see some great pieces of art including works by artists like Monet, Picasso, Rodin, Van Gogh, and many Czechoslovakian and Slovakian artists.
- The National Theatre- The National Theatre is comprised of the opera, ballet, and theater. Held in three historic buildings, the National Theatre, the Kolowrat Theatre, and the Theatre of the Estates were built in 1868.
- Prague’s Old Town Square- This historic square is in the city’s Old Town quarter surrounded by numerous historic buildings including the Gothic Church of Our Lady. The towers of the church rise up 80 meters above the square. The Old Town Hall is also located on the square with an astronomical clock. The religious reformer Jan Hus has a statue there. The town hosts several significant events each year including Christmas and Easter markets.
- Prague astronomical clock- This medieval astronomical clock, installed in 1410, is the third oldest clock in the world and the oldest one that is still working today. It is on the Old Town Hall in the Old Town Square.
- Prague Municipal House- The Prague Municipal House is a popular concert venue in Prague. The building is in the art nouveau style and features a mosaic tiled exterior titled ‘Homage to Prague’ right above the entrance to the building. The concert hall has a glass dome and artwork from many local artists. The building also hosts numerous cafes and restaurants. If you aren’t seeing a concert, take a guided tour or stop by one of the cafes.
- Vltava River cruise- Take a boat cruise along the Vltava River in Prague. Many companies offer sightseeing cruises up and along the river. It is a very relaxing way to take in the sights of the city. Tours come in 1 hour to 3-hour varieties. 1 hour gets you many of the Prague’s historic attractions while the 3-hour cruise offers all-inclusive food and drink options.
- Vysehrad- Historic castle on the Vltava River in Prague. Constructed in the 10th century. Inside the castle is Prague’s most famous cemetery where many famous Czechs have been buried. The castle has great views of the city.
- Wenceslas Square- This is one of Prague’s main city squares. The city often hosts concerts, markets, celebrations and public events here at this square. Buildings on the square include the Czech National Museum, the Lindt Building, and numerous luxury hotels. There is a statue of the Duke of Bohemia Wenceslas who the square is named after.
- Food- Make sure to have a chimney cake or Trdelnik. These pastries are Slovakian in origin but are commonly found in the Czech Republic. They are a dough that is wrapped around a stick and roasted over an open flame until golden brown, crispy on the outside, and gooey in the middle. Chimney cake is brushed with butter and cinnamon-sugar mix. Some people drizzle melted chocolate or Nutella on it as well.
- Home of Ivana Trump- President Trump’s first wife Ivana Trump was born in Zlin, Czechoslovakia. They went on to have three children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric Trump. She went on to become the President of Trump Castle Hotel and Casino.