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.
Swiss has extended their current promotion for First Class travel to most of Asia, Africa, South America, and the Middle East. The promo basically a 2-for-1 with fares ranging between €2200 and €3000 ( £1900 and £2600). Perhaps the best deal is the €2400 fare to Shanghai or the €2900 fare to Sao Paolo.
The sale has been extended and now ends on 12 July 2017. Valid travel dates for this deal extend all the way out to 31 March 2018 so there is plenty of availability for the deal.
So, as long as you can originate your travel from the UK, you can take advantage of this decent offer. Keep in mind you flights from the UK to Zurich will be in Business Class and can include flights operated by Lufthansa or Austrian that ultimately get you to ZRH.
If you play your cards right, you can book your UK flight to Frankfurt via Lufthansa, visit the First Class Terminal, and then fly to Zurich where you can enjoy the SWISS First Class Lounge before your First Class flight!
SWISS’ new First Class Lounge in Zurich
Alone In SWISS’ First Class Cabin
Lufthansa Group Airlines has launched a group wide Business Class fare sale for travel to the USA from Zurich, Vienna, and Rome.
Fares are amazing. You can fly to the East Coast for only $1600. The same goes for most midwest destinations as well. Surprisingly, you can fly from Vienna or Rome to the West Coast for only $1400!!!
The fare is valid for travel on all LH Group airlines (yes, including Brussels), as well as on United and Air Canada. The fare seems to cover travel dates until year end. I did notice however there are a few pockets where the fares are valid for travel on Thursdays-Sundays, mostly on Vienna flights to the East Coast.
The fares book into deep discount ‘P’ class and require either a 6 night stay, or just a Saturday night stay, making this a very attractive deal. I’m not sure when the sale will end, it may be a very temporary 24 hour ‘Flash’ offer.
Swiss has launched an outstanding fare sale for travel originating in Luxembourg or Brussels that provides roundtrip First Class travel aboard SWISS to most of the destinations in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and South America.
The lowest fares are to the Middle East where fares range in the low €2000 euro range. Asia fares start €2500, while South America can be reached for only €3000. Fares to Johannesburg are attractive as well for only €3000.
The fare sale runs until June 22 and travel must take place between July 1, 2017 and January 15, 2018, giving you ample opportunity and inventory to plan your trip. A 3 day stay is required, other than that there are no other serious restrictions.
I have the SWISS First Class Cabin All To Myself
SWISS’ First Class Lounge in Zurich
LH Group has launched an attractive Business Class fare sale for travel between Europe and the USA.
The best fares as usual are to the East Coast, with Boston, NYC, Washington DC and Philadelphia pricing at €1800. Southeast and Midwest destinations can be reached for about €2000 while the West Coast can be booked for €2600. Canada is also part of the fare sale with fares similar to those for the USA.
The fare sale is in place until June 7, 2017. Tickets must be purchased 14 days prior to departure, and there is a 6 night minimum stay.
Inventory is wide open for June / July / August travel.