SWISS has launched extremely attractive premium fares for travel originating from their Italian gateways to most of their global destinations.
One of the better deals is Hong Kong for only €3000 in First or in Business Class for a ridiculously low price of only €1400.
Other examples include Bangkok for €2500 in First / €1340 in Business, Sao Paulo for only €2900 in First / €1400 in Business, Delhi for €2500 in First / €1340 in Business.
Unfortunately the fare sale does not extend to North American destinations, but there are plenty of fantastic prices available to the rest of the world if you don’t mind originating your SWISS ticket in Italy. A minor inconvenience considering the impressive pricing for their premium cabins.
This offer obviously requires you to connect through Zurich, so you connecting flight from Italy would be a Business Class seat aboard a SWISS narrow body aircraft (A319/20).
The fares are available for booking until May 22, and valid travel windows extend all the way to February 28, 2018 so there is plenty of room to find a ticket!
A minimum stay of 5 nights is required to qualify for these fares.
What It’s Like To Have A SWISS First Class Cabin All To Myself
A Visit To The SWISS First Class Lounge in Zurich
H/T: Sky Travel Agency (Contact them for booking assistance if you can’t readily find the deal yourself).
SWISS has launched a fare sale from the US to their Spanish destinations including Madrid and Barcelona.
The best fare appears to be Boston – Barcelona for only $506. Otherwise ‘Barca’ and Madrid can be reached for between $580 and $630 from LX’s East Coast gateways.
From the Midwest and West Coast, fares range between the mid $600 and mid $800 range.
As far as Italian destinations are concerned, prices to Rome and Venice are about $40-$100 higher than the fares to Spain.
With SWISS’ poorly designed website, it’s nearly impossible to identify the travel windows and terms/conditions for the fares. With some trial and error, I see most of the best fares are available for late May / early June and September-October travel.
Today is the last day of Lufthansa’s 72-hour sale for flights originating out of the UK.
Fares from the UK to most European destination range in the £110-£130 range, however there are pockets of even better pricing such as London to Geneva for only £68 or Aberdeen to Frankfurt for £95.
The fare sale runs through Midnight tonight (April 23). The best fares are found for mid-week travel dates and require either a Saturday night stay, or a 5 night stay. Weekend surcharges apply if traveling Thursday – Sunday.
Swiss launched their late Spring fare sale with attractive pricing to most of their European destinations. By far the best deals are found for flights out of Boston or New York, where $480-$550 can get you to Paris and other ‘Western’ European cities. Fares to the rest of Europe from the East Coast range in the $550-$650 range.
From Chicago, expect to pay about $100 more than the East Coast fares to get to the same destinations. From the West Coast, you can get to Greece, Budapest and other cities for as low $720.
As usual, SWISS is fairly cryptic with the terms and conditions for the fares, and the website is not helpful as far as navigating multiple options without needing to reset the page each time to a certain departure city. What I was able to gather was that the fares are valid for travel between April 7 and June 5, with weekend surcharges if flying on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays.
As a reminder, SWISS is still running their Spring Business Class fare sale with prices starting at $2500 from the East Coast to most of Europe. You can find more details here.
Lufthansa has launched a Premium Economy sale for early summer travel for flights departing Germany.
Delhi and Dubai lead the way with Prem-Eco fares as low as €820. Most of Lufthansa’s US and Canadian destinations can be booked between €1000 and €1300, however New York can be booked for about €850 .
Beijing, Tokyo, and most of Asia is also attractive with fares ranging between €1100 and €1300.
African destinations can be reached for as little as €800 for Nairobi, €1200 for Johannesburg, or €1400 for Capetown. South American fares range between €1200 and €1500.
The fares are valid for travel between now and June 30, 2017.