Lufthansa has launched a Premium Economy sale for early summer travel for flights departing Germany.
Delhi and Dubai lead the way with Prem-Eco fares as low as €820. Most of Lufthansa’s US and Canadian destinations can be booked between €1000 and €1300, however New York can be booked for about €850 .
Beijing, Tokyo, and most of Asia is also attractive with fares ranging between €1100 and €1300.
African destinations can be reached for as little as €800 for Nairobi, €1200 for Johannesburg, or €1400 for Capetown. South American fares range between €1200 and €1500.
The fares are valid for travel between now and June 30, 2017.
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.