If my post from yesterday didn’t compel you to book a First Class Lufthansa ticket during their fare sale then perhaps this offer will do the trick.
In addition to the First Class fare deals during the Thanksgiving Holiday, Lufthansa is also offering GREAT deals for Business Class travel. In fact, you can get from New York to Dusseldorf for as low as $2100!
There are several attractive fares that cover travel from LH’s East Coast gateways to a variety of European destinations that range between $2200 and $2600, while fares from the West Coast start in the low $3000 range and move slightly higher from there.
As is the case with the First Class fare sale, this promotion ends on September 29. Travel must originate between November 22 and 28 and must be completed between November 27 and December 3. Tickets must be purchased 60 days ahead of departure.
If you are going to book this deal, please make sure that you pay attention to the airlines operating your flight as Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels, Austrian, Air Canada and United can all be operating carriers. Take my advice, choose one of the first 4!
If you want to experience LH’s popular new Business Class, I would recommend flying out of a Gateway City that offers the Boeing 747-8i. It’s by far my favorite Aircraft/Cabin combo in the LH Group fleet and I go out of my way to experience it!
If you need help putting together an itinerary to take advantage of certain aircraft and cabins, please let me know by leaving a comment or sending me an e-mail.
Lufthansa is running a First Class Fare sale for travel to Europe during the Thanksgiving Holiday period in the USA. Fares are attractive, starting as low as $5069 (Boston-Brussels).
The fare sale extends to a wide variety of European destinations too many to mention. Aside from the great Boston-Brussels fare, other fares run in the mid to high $5000 range from the East Coast while fares from the West Coast are ranging in the $6000-$6200 range.
A great reason to visit Europe during this time of year is to experience the Christmas Markets that get underway in late November and run through the Christmas Holiday season. I’ve been to several of them over the past few years and can recommend them highly. There’s nothing like sipping on a warm mug of Spiced Wine while browsing a market!
As far as the terms and conditions are concerned, the fare sale runs until September 29th. Outbound travel must take place between November 22 and 28th, while return flights need to take place between November 27 and December 3. Tickets must be purchased 60 days prior to departure.
Pay attention to who is operating your flight. As is normal for ex-USA travel, your flights may be operated by Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian, Brussels, United or Air Canada. Please be mindful that only Lufthansa and SWISS offer First Class flights within the Lufthansa Group. Austrian, Brussels & Air Canada, while excellent, fly 2-cabin aircraft – Business & Economy. And of course there is NO COMPARISON between LH and United when it comes to the First Class experience to Europe.
By flying with LH or SWISS in First Class you’ll have access to the wonderful First Class Lounges in Munich, Frankfurt and Zurich as well as the First Class Terminal in Frankfurt. You’ll also find the limited edition Christmas Ducks being offered in the lounges during this time of year in Munich and Frankfurt.
Among Lufthansa’s current offerings of discounted economy fares, New York – Milan stands out as one of the best deals. Currently, you can book travel between NYC and Milan for as low as $629 with excellent availability all the way out to mid-April 2015.
Looking at Google.com/flights, I can see that the best days to find this low fare are on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday however there are several pockets where the other days of the week show availability as well.
Additionally to get the lowest possible pricing option, either a minimum stay of 3 nights or Saturday night stay is required, otherwise the fares sneak up into the high $600 / low $700 range.
As is typical for any Lufthansa fare sale that involves USA departures, these flights can be operated by one of LH’s Star Alliance partners that operates in the USA. For this specific offer, I’m seeing Lufthansa, Brussels and United as being options. United even offers a non-stop from Newark to Milan making it perhaps the most efficient option. Otherwise you’ll have the option to connect through Munich, Frankfurt or Brussels.
To celebrate Germany’s victory at the World Cup Lufthansa is running a fare sale specifically to Berlin to mark the occasion. The fare sale runs until August 7 and covers travel into January 2015.
Most fares from the East Coast range in the low $1000 range (Miami – Berlin for $1,119) and move into the $1300-$1400 range from the West Coast. Chicago – Berlin is perhaps the most attractive at $1149 when you factor in distances, ease of hub access, etc.
Terms of the sale are as follows:
Departures must take place between August 24 and October 25, 2014.
Returns must take place between August 31, 2014 and January 25, 2015.
Tickets must be purchased 14 days prior to departure.
Minimum stay is 7 days.
Maximum stay is 3 months.
Keep in mind as you book your trip that flights can be operated by Lufthansa, Austrian, United, Swiss, Brussels or Air Canada. Depending on the carrier who is operating your flight and the frequent flyer program that you credit your miles to, you may or may not earn miles for your trip. If you have any questions about this, please ask and I’ll help you make sure that you maximize the miles you earn for the booking!
Lufthansa is running a bit of a fare sale for travel between the US and Europe that has a couple of attractive options. The best being Chicago-Budapest for only $779.
In addition to the ORD-BUD deal, New York to Frankfurt can be had for only $939. Otherwise fares from most USA gateways to a variety of European destinations fall into the $1300-1500 range.
The fare sale runs until July 10, 2014. Departures must take place between August 24 and October 25, 2014 and return travel must take place between August 31, 2014 and January 25, 2015. Tickets must be purchased 14 days ahead of departure and a minimum stay of 7 days is required.
Please keep in mind that flights for this fare sale may be operated by Air Canada, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS or United. I mention this because the miles you earn for your frequent flyer plans can vary greatly based on which airline is operating your flight. With discount fares such as these, it’s not unusual to earn 50% of the miles travel or in some cases NO miles are earned. Please check you program’s earning charts!