LUFTHANSA, SWISS & AUSTRIAN Fare Sales End In 48 Hours!

LUFTHANSA, SWISS & AUSTRIAN Fare Sales End In 48 Hours!

In case you missed the announcements on Monday, Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian advertised a special 3-day fare sale between the USA and Europe.  All 3 fare sales end on August 6.

Starting with Lufthansa, their fare sale covers travel all the way through June 12, 2015.   The best offer appears to be between New York and Dusseldorf for only $810.  Otherwise nearly every other fare between the USA and LH destinations in Europe is below $1000.  The only exception being Seattle-Munich which is available for $1050.  It is always a good deal when you can fly from LAX or San Francisco to Europe for less than $1000!

The terms/conditions state that you must depart between October 26, 2014 and March 12, 2015.  Return travel must take place between November 2, 2014 and June 12, 2015.  The only black-out period for this fare sale is during the Christmas holiday, December 12 through January 5.

 

SWISS’ fare sale is similar but is broken up into 2 travel windows.  The fares are similar to Lufthansa and most of SWISS’ European destinations from the USA can be reached for less than $1000.   The first part of the fare sale covers travel between August 24 and October 25 while the second installment of the fare sale covers travel between October 26 and December 11, 2014 as well as between January 7 and March 12, 2015.  Their terms/conditions are a bit ambiguous but from testing a few different options, it appears that a 6 night minimum stay may be required.

 

And not to be out done, Austrian’s version of the fare sale may be the most attractive.   Most of Austrian’s fares between the US and Europe are below $900, with the best fare being a very attractive one between New York’s JFK and Vienna for only $800.  Bundle that deal with a couple of Business Class upgrades that you can purchase for approximately $800 each way and you can experience OS’ fantastic Business Class for less than $2500 round trip!  Trust me when I say it is fantastic!

As with the other deals, the Austrian fares are valid for travel between October 26 and December 11, 2015 or between January 7 and March 12, 2015.

Keep mind that all 3 fare sales end on August 6!

 

 

 

 

 

LUFTHANSA GROUP Extends Cancellations Of Israel-Bound Flights

LUFTHANSA GROUP Extends Cancellations Of Israel-Bound Flights

LUFTHANSA GROUP has announced that flights operating to and from Israel are canceled through at least June 24.  This extends the ban another 24 hours from their previous announcement yesterday.

The reason for the cancellation is out of an abundance of caution after rockets landed near Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport yesterday.  In light of the recent shoot down of the Malaysian 777 over the Ukraine, this does seem to be an appropriate response.

This affects 20 flights operated by Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian, germanwings and Brussels.   If your itinerary is affected, please use this link to find contact information for Lufthansa in your country.

 

 

LUFTHANSA GROUP Cancels All Flights To Israel

LUFTHANSA GROUP Cancels All Flights To Israel

In light of recent events today at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, LUFTHANSA GROUP has cancelled ALL FLIGHTS scheduled to and from Israel for the next 36 hours.

This involves flights operated by AUSTRIAN, SWISS, LUFTHANSA and GERMANWINGS.

According to what I’ve read there have been several rockets that have landed near the airport which has prompted this appropriate response.

In addition, the FAA has also required US airlines to cease operations to Israel for AT LEAST 24 hours.

If your Lufthansa travels are affected by this, please use this link to contact your nearest customer service center so that you can be reaccommodated.