Lufthansa has officially announced their traditional summer Business Class Fare Sale for travel between the USA and Europe.

As usual the fares are attractively priced from the low $2200’s to the 2800’s for departures from the East Coast and from $2600’s to $3700’s from the West Coast to most European destinations.

Couple of tips for this fare promo:

1. Remember that the 747-8i will begin flying between Frankfurt (FRA) and Washington DC (IAD) sometime early this summer. If you want to be among the first to try their new business class seat (See pictures here), you may want to consider using Washingon DC as your US gateway. Though there are no guarantees that the new aircraft will be on every FRA-IAD-FRA flight when it starts to fly the route, it is still a bet worth making. Worst case is you still get to enjoy Lufthansa’s current business class seat. Still a very good option! 🙂

2. Lufthansa has recently launched a new “P” discount business fare which will mean less elite qualifying miles if you are a Miles&More member (you’ll will not earn any bonus elite miles). When you are searching for fares, try to find “Z” discount business fares since they’ll earn you more miles (Usually 1.5x to 2x miles traveled depending on Freq. Flyer program). “P” earning levels will vary among Star Alliance Frequent Flyer programs, so please check with your program to see what “P” earns for your account.

As is normal for any fare promotion there are terms and conditions that apply:

Purchase by: 05/31/2012
Departure period: 06/29/2012-09/03/2012
Return period: 07/01/2012-12/03/2012
Advance Purchase Period: 60 days
Fares are shown in U.S. dollars for travel on Air Canada, Austrian, Lufthansa, Swiss or United.
Fares are based on round-trip purchase (PUR).
Date changes before and after departure: permitted at $400 per change.
*Fares are based on round-trip purchase (PUR). Fares are subject to change without notice and are based on the most direct routing to each destination. Additional transfers will increase the fare. Fares include applicable fees, taxes and airport charges, including the September 11th Security Fee of a maximum of $10 per round-trip. Additional baggage fees may apply. Seats are limited and may not be available on all days/flights. Tickets are non-refundable, non-endorsable, non-transferable and other restrictions may apply.