Lufthansa is running a deal until midnight tomorrow that allows you to book a Premium Economy seat from Munich or Frankfurt to New York (JFK or EWR) for approximately €650.
Unfortunately the deal does not work ex-NYC but Prem Eco fares are only $1200-1300 from this side of the pond for the same travel period.
The deal has a narrow travel window. Travel must take place between January 30 and March 31, 2017 and a Saturday night stay is required.
Lufthansa’s current ‘Y+’ sale wraps up in about a week, and in the mean time there are some deals that come close to what regular economy class tickets would cost during peak summer travel.
The sale to Europe covers most of the summer travel period and has fares starting as low as $1550 for New York – Milan and goes up into the mid-$1900 range for East Coast and Midwest departures. West Coast fares start in the low $2000 neighborhood. Compared to Economy fares during this ‘summer peak’ book period, the Premium Economy fares are only $400-600 more and you certainly get a good value for that premium, including better seats, additional free ‘check-in luggage’, and more miles for your frequent flyer account in most cases when compared to Economy.
At the same time, Lufthansa is running specials to Africa where you can get from the USA to Northern Africa for less than $1000 in Economy. But this fare sale covers departures for mid to late May only.
For the Premium Economy sale to Europe, the sale ends on May 17 and covers departures taking place between May 22 and August 22. Return travel must take place between June 5 and November 22. Weekend surcharges may apply for Thursday-Sunday departure or returns.
Lufthansa has started a Premium Economy fare sale that runs for the next 7 days with fares as low as I’ve ever seen since the roll-out of the product. For example, New York – Milan can be had for as low as $1329, and Chicago – Athens for only $1479.
Attractive fares exist from all of LH’s North American gateways to most European destinations. Most east cost fares range in the $1400-1600 area, the mid-west ranges in the $1500-1700 area, while the west coast runs about $1700 to $1900. These fares are not much higher than peak economy class fares and you certainly pick up a much better value with Premium Economy seats.
The fares book into ‘N’ class so you’ll earn 100% of miles flown towards your Miles&More account balances. Premium Economy tickets also allow you to check 2 bags (50 lbs each) free of charge.
The fares cover Spring and early Summer travel. Specifically:
Departures must take place between April 13 and May 12.
Returns must take place between April 13 and August 12.
Weekend surcharges apply (so book Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday travel for best pricing).
Tickets must be purchased 28 days prior to departure.