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
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
Lufthansa once again is knocking down premium fares for travel to the USA. This time it is a fantastic deal that features LH, SWISS, Brussels, and Austrian Business Class fares to the USA for $1700.
The catch is that travel needs to originate in Warsaw, Budapest, or Prague but if you can pull that off, you’ll get a great deal!
Example fares include New York, Chicago, Washington DC and other East Coast destinations that can be reached for about $1700. West Coast destinations have largely been left out of the deal, however Seattle can be reached for only $2400 and LAX for about $2900, but those fares are available only on a few select Saturdays (per Google.com/filights).
The fare appears to cover travel all the way into September 2018, so there is plenty of opportunity to lock in travel dates. Just make sure you do it by tomorrow! 🙂
A six night stay is required to trigger these fares. The fares are also available on Star Alliance partners SAS, Air Canada, and United.
Lufthansa and SWISS are currently offering a fantastic fare for travel from Paris to California in Business Class. In looking over valid travel dates, it appears that the fares are available into early next year. However, it looks like the fares are valid for travel on Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday. Going into 2018, the fare seems to only work for Monday travel. Regardless, you can book a roundtrip ticket for only $1993.
Since this is not an advertised sale, I don’t know how long the fare will last, or if in fact it is an error fare which can be removed at any time.
As with any fare published by Lufthansa, the same pricing would apply to flights operated by other Star Alliance carriers that flight the same route.
Lufthansa has quietly lowered fares between Dusseldorf and Newark in a direct response to British Airways dumping fares on the route. The only thing with BA is you’d have to transit LHR, which is not exactly ideal if you just want to get from point A to point B.
For travel between November and March you can book DUS – EWR for only $368. You can buy this ticket then bid for an upgrade to Premium Economy and most likely fly roundtrip in Prem Eco for the price of what Economy usually costs on the route.
Since it’s not a fare sale, I don’t know how long this fare will be in place. Other routings from Germany to New York are also priced attractively in the low $400 range for the same travel period (November – March). This fare is available for most days, but your odds increase with Monday-Thursday departures.