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).
After removing First Class from flights between Munich and Denver on December 2, 2016, Lufthansa is set to bring back their best cabin to the Rocky Mountain destination.
Beginning on May 1, Lufthansa brings back the A346 on the route which allows for First to be back on the timetable. Lufthansa currently flies the A333 on the route which does not offer First Class. Expect this to be in place through at least the Summer timetable.
It would be no surprise if the A350 begins to serve Denver later this year which would once again eliminate First Class since the A350 is not equipped with the ‘F’ cabin.
This change has no impact on the 744 service between Frankfurt and Denver.
Not to be out done by their colleagues in Frankfurt, the First Class Services team in Munich is also celebrating Christmas with their own version of a Holiday Duck.
The Bavarian Holiday Spirit!
The duck is available until supplies last, so if there’s a way you can route our travels through Munich AND Frankfurt between now and Christmas, you can add these little critters to your collection.
Thanks to VFT’s ClaudiSTR for sharing her photo!
Lufthansa will be offering a unique Duck during the Holiday season to passengers visiting the First Class Terminal and First Class Lounges in Frankfurt. Make sure to change your travel plans so that you can add one to your collection!
2017 Lufthansa First Class Holiday Duck
The duck is available in limited quantities so once it’s gone, it’s gone!
For those of you who have yet to decide how or where you’ll spend Christmas this year, SWISS gives you compelling options.
SWISS is currently holding fare specials for Business and First Class from the USA to most of their destinations throughout Europe.
Pricing is attractive!
For example you can fly SWISS Business for only $2050 between NYC and Venice or Barcelona. From Chicago the fare moves up to only $2300-$2700 for most European destinations.
For those of you compelled to spoil yourself and fly in First Class (read about my experiences), you can fly from New York to most of Europe for under $5000, and between $5000 and $6000 from most of SWISS’ other USA gateways. To push you over the edge, here’s look at their fantastic First Class Lounge that opened earlier this year in Zurich.
Economy fares are also attractive, but not as compelling as the premium cabin options!
The travel period for these specials is restricted to the last 2 weeks of December, but what a perfect time to get to Europe to enjoy the fantastic Christmas markets……