No time like the present to start planning that long weekend to Europe over the Thanksgiving Holiday. To that end, Lufthansa has launched a very attractive business class fare sale from North America to Europe. Traditionally, the Thanksgiving Weekend usually affords the lowest business class fares that you’ll see all year.

Here are some examples: From New York to most European destinations, roundtrip business class fares range between $1600 and $1800. From Chicago they range between $2000 and $2200, from San Francisco they range between $2300 and $2600. These fares are typical for the time of year so there are no surprises but seats tend to go fast so it makes sense to plan early. Normally, Business Class Fares for these routes range between $5000 and $7000, so the sale is obviously a great bargain.

I’ve taken advantage of these promotions several times in the past and take my word for it that even 3 or 4 days in Europe provides plenty of time to enjoy the visit (not to mention the extra miles you earn flying in business class). For those of you with more time, you can use this fare sale to begin a European Winter Vacation and take in the fantastic Christmas Markets that are held throughout the continent.

The fare sale applies to flights operated by Air Canada, Austrian, Lufthansa, Swiss and United, so options are plentiful. If you’ve never experienced Lufthansa’s or Swiss’ Business Class Service, I STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you take advantage of this opportunity!

For this fare sale there are a few terms and conditions:

Tickets must be purchased by September 24, 2012
You must depart between November 18 and November 23, 2012
You must return between November 23, 2012 and February 23, 2013
Fares are valid for travel on Air Canada, Austrian, Lufthansa, Swiss and United.
Saturday night stay is required.

To view specific fares between city pairs, please visit Lufthansa’s Thanksgiving Business Fare Sale Promotion webpage.