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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Lufthansa First Class Services (Frankfurt) Unveils 2017 Christmas Duck

Lufthansa First Class Services (Frankfurt) Unveils 2017 Christmas Duck

Beginning yesterday, passengers visiting the First Class Terminal and Lounges in Frankfurt will have the opportunity to take the 2017 Christmas Duck home with them.

The 2017 First Class Holiday Duck – photo courtesy of Lufthansa.

 

This continues a long tradition of special edition ducks that are offered during the Holiday Season.    To see most of  the Lufthansa First Class Ducks that have been issued over the years, please visit their gallery.

The 2017 Christmas Duck is available for as long as supplies last!


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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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.


LUFTHANSA Selling First Class Lounge Access Even If Not Flying in First.  BUT……

LUFTHANSA Selling First Class Lounge Access Even If Not Flying in First. BUT……

What has normally been ‘verboten’ has become a reality, at least for the time being.

Lufthansa is offering paid access to ‘SOME’ of the First Class Lounges if you meet certain criteria.   This criteria requires that you be a Miles & More ‘Senator’ and be booked on a intercontinental flight in Business or Premium Economy Class.

However, before you get excited about walking into the hallowed grounds of the First Class Terminal in Frankfurt, and all the joys that one derives from being treated like an uber VIP, not every lounge is part of this promotion.

Qualifying passengers can access the First Class Lounge in Concourse ‘B’ in Frankfurt, or the First Class Lounge in Munich.    The First Class Terminal, and the lounge in Concourse ‘A’ in Frankfurt are not accessible with this promotion.

Restrictions not withstanding, it’s still a great opportunity to experience Lufthansa’s First Class services on ground when normally you would not be eligible to do so.

The promotion is in place until October 29, 2017 and pricing is as follows:

Senator flying in Premium Economy Class:  €299, plus €199 per guest (including children)

Senator flying Business Class: €249, plus €149 per guest (including children).

You’ll need to show your boarding pass when you arrive at the lounge, and pay the Lounge receptionist upon entry.

Ducks are included with your purchase! 🙂