ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT In SWISS’ 2-for-1 Business and First Class Sale!

ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT In SWISS’ 2-for-1 Business and First Class Sale!

 

As a reminder, SWISS’ 2-for-1 Business and First Class Sale only has 48 hours left to it.    It’s a great deal to take advantage of considering the amount of money you’ll save and the quality of the SWISS product.   Treat yourself for the Holidays!

The sale covers flight to Asia, The Middle East, and Africa but there is one caveat:   You have to depart and arrive from one of 3 French Airports including Paris Charles Degaulle, Nice, or Bordeaux.    However, this fare sale is way worth that minor inconvenience!

For example, 2 of you can fly from France to Johannesburg (via ZRH) in for €5200.    You can reach destinations in Asia for as little as €2400 if you’d like to fly in First Class to Hong Kong!

The Business Class sale is equally as attractive.    You can reach Rio de Janeiro for only €1300 or Mumbai for only €1150/roundtrip per person.  Many other destinations come in at the same price points.

Please note, to get these prices you have to book 2 passengers onto the same itinerary.  If you try to book the ticket for yourself only, you’ll be quoted the regular fare price.  So find a friend, family member, or polite stranger and enjoy the First Class ride.

As far as the terms and conditions are concerned:

  • You must purchase your ticket by December 18, 2017
  • Your travel must be completed by October 31, 2018
  • A minimum stay of 3 to 5 nights is required (varies by destination)
  • Tickets are non-cancellable and non-refundable.
  • 2 Passengers must travel on the same itinerary.

I’ve flown in SWISS First Class a few times over the last handful of years and can genuinely say it’s one of the best experiences that I’ve ever had when traveling.

 

Related:   SWISS’ New First Class Lounge in Zurich

H/T:  SkyTravelAgent.de

 


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SWISS First & Business Class Sale:  2 For 1!!!  Major, Major Opportunity!

SWISS First & Business Class Sale: 2 For 1!!! Major, Major Opportunity!

SWISS has launched a fantastic fare sale for First and Business Class travel that permits 2 passengers to travel for the price of 1!

The sale covers flight to Asia, The Middle East, and Africa but there is one caveat:   You have to depart and arrive from one of 3 French Airports including Paris Charles Degaulle, Nice, or Bordeaux.    However, this fare sale is way worth that minor inconvenience!

For example, 2 of you can fly from France to Johannesburg (via ZRH) in for €5200.    You can reach destinations in Asia for as little as €2400 if you’d like to fly in First Class to Hong Kong!

The Business Class sale is equally as attractive.    You can reach Rio de Janeiro for only €1300 or Mumbai for only €1150/roundtrip per person.  Many other destinations come in at the same price points.

Please note, to get these prices you have to book 2 passengers onto the same itinerary.  If you try to book the ticket for yourself only, you’ll be quoted the regular fare price.  So find a friend, family member, or polite stranger and enjoy the First Class ride.

As far as the terms and conditions are concerned:

  • You must purchase your ticket by December 18, 2017
  • Your travel must be completed by October 31, 2018
  • A minimum stay of 3 to 5 nights is required (varies by destination)
  • Tickets are non-cancellable and non-refundable.
  • 2 Passengers must travel on the same itinerary.

I’ve flown in SWISS First Class a few times over the last handful of years and can genuinely say it’s one of the best experiences that I’ve ever had when traveling.

Related:   SWISS’ New First Class Lounge in Zurich

H/T:  SkyTravelAgent.de

 


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LUFTHANSA Provides First Peek At NEW Business Class Seats AND Updates Existing Product!

LUFTHANSA Provides First Peek At NEW Business Class Seats AND Updates Existing Product!

Lufthansa today release their first official photos that unveil the new Business Class concept coming with the new Boeing 777-9 that will be introduced to the fleet in 2020.

The new seat appears to be a dramatic departure from the current version and feature increased privacy and comfort.    Though specific details have yet to be released, the first images look promising.

According to LH, the seats will be designed to offer passengers either more privacy, or more room as far as desk space goes.   Think of the SWISS, Austrian, and Brussels ‘Throne Seat’ when it comes to having more room.

As you’ll see in the photos below, the design will angle SINGLE seats that are positioned for privacy against the fuselage and provide seats in the center of the cabin that have more room to work.

With the 777-9, Lufthansa will have one of it’s widest Business Class cabins ever which make the new seating concept extremely attractive.

Here are the first looks:

 

 

In addition to the new seat, Lufthansa also provided an updated on improvements coming to the existing Business Class product we know today.   Beginning in 2018, Lufthansa will be providing mattresses and thicker blankets to increase comfort on long haul flights.    In addition, LH will also be offering ‘Pajamas’ for the first time to Business Class passengers as well.

I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about the new Business Class cabin in the coming weeks and months.

So far, I think I like what I see.

 


Rumor Mill:   Upgrade To Lufthansa First From Discounted Biz Fares?

Rumor Mill: Upgrade To Lufthansa First From Discounted Biz Fares?

I normally don’t speculate on rumors but one caught my attention today thanks to FlyerTalk’s ‘NewbieRunner’, who pointed out a thread written by a ‘HON Circle’ member suggesting that Lufthansa may be set to relax their upgrade rules as far as moving to First Class is concerned.

Back in 2012, Lufthansa stopped the practice of allowing Miles & More members to use their E-Vouchers to upgrade from discount ‘Z’ Business Class fares to First Class seats on long haul flights.   Passengers could only upgrade to first if they had booked full fare business class tickets.   This was also the time that Lufthansa unveiled ‘P’ fares, that were ‘deep discount’ business class fares.   They too were ineligible for upgrades.

Interestingly enough, SWISS, the only other LH Group airline that offers long haul First Class seats has always allowed discounted Business Class fares to be upgradeable to First.

Now it appears that the policy may be revised to once again allow discount Lufthansa Business Class fares to be eligible for upgrades to First.   According the aforementioned thread, it may be that a Lufthansa staffer inadvertently told this ‘HON’ that this change is coming.

The timing of this ‘leak’ may be reasonable since Miles & More is set to announce wide ranging changes to the terms of the program, including a likely shift to a revenue based model as far as earning status is concerned. This widely expected shift would simply be in line with what the rest of the industry has already done, or is in the process of transitioning to.

If this comes to pass it will be a very positive development.    My only concern is what will be taken away or changed that will make this positive development seem trivial. Lately, most program changes have taken away more than they have given as far as benefits are concerned.

Expect an announcement from Miles & More in the coming weeks regarding program changes for 2018.


Only Two Days Left In Lufthansa Biz Class To USA Sale…As Low As €1500…To Canada Only €1300!

Only Two Days Left In Lufthansa Biz Class To USA Sale…As Low As €1500…To Canada Only €1300!

If you haven’t acted yet, you have 2 days left to take advantage of Lufthansa’s fare deals for travel to the USA.   The fares cover travel on Lufthansa Group airlines as well as Air Canada and United.

The sale covers Business Class with fares starting as low as €1500 from most Lufthansa / SWISS / Austrian origination cities in Europe.  Most of the USA’s east coast can be reached for only €1500-€1600, while the midwest and west coast can be booked for only €1800-€2000.

Canadian destinations have even better pricing with fares to Montreal or Toronto coming in at only €1300.

This fare sale is set to expire on September 6 so there is are 48 hours to take advantage.

The rules and fine print of the deal:

Minimum stay of 7 days is required

Tickets must be booked 60 days prior to departure

Travel must be complete by October 12, 2018