If you’re an active traveler, you’ll know that the Thanksgiving holiday weekend offers the lowest premium class fares that you’ll ever find during the year. Its a time when airlines typically try to entice travelers to leave the Turkey and Pumpkin Pie behind and head to Europe for a long weekend. Typically most of us Americans travel domestically visiting friends and family so that’s why Airlines offer great incentives to travel abroad during the holiday.
Lufthansa has discounted their typical Business Class fares by 50-70% (click to go to LH website) for travel during Thanksgiving and some of the fares are as low as I’ve ever seen them. For example, JFK to Frankfurt for about $1700! Thats only $200-500 more than what an economy fare costs during the summer!
The fare sale extends to all US and Canadian gateway cities served by LH so there are virtually hundreds of combinations for travel to cities between the US and Europe. Fares from the east coast start in the low $1700 range while fares from the west coast start in the $2100 range. There really is no excuse to not take advantage of these deals. Keep in mind that many cities launch their Christmas Markets during this time, so there’s another reason to travel to Europe over Thanksgiving.
Remember that discount business fares typically earn 150% of miles flown so not only are they great fares, they put more miles into your Frequent Flyer accounts!
My advice you ask? Book AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! Especially if you want to take advantage of flying Lufthansa’s 747-8i out of Washington DC or experience the new business class cabin on the A330. Cabins book up fast so decide if you’re going to visit Vienna, Munich, Prague, Rome, Dresden or (insert your favorite European city here) and book your tickets!