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
As we get closer to the introduction of the 777X to the Lufthansa fleet, rumors are starting to fly around regarding what the cabin might look like, especially Business Class.
Buzz has been building, and it looks as though a familiar name will be behind the new Lufthansa seat.
Germany’s Recaro, which has been used by Lufthansa on a regular basis, appears to be the manufacturer of the new seat. Specifically, it looks as though Recaro’s CL6710 model will be adapted to fit Lufthansa’s needs. This new seat will debut in 2018, and could likely be what is installed on Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian, and Brussels aircraft. Lufthansa Group made the announcement a while back that identical next generation Business Class seats will be installed on long-haul aircraft group wide.
Recaro advertises the seat as the next generation in Business Class comfort, providing passengers increased comfort and amenities as compared to current iterations of Business Class seats. One major feature will be the ability for a passenger to use their smart phone to control all aspects of the seat. Hopefully, an electronics ban at that point won’t include even the modest cell phone!
Here are a few images as provided by Recaro showing off the new seat. The seat will actually debut with TAP at some point next year.
I’m excited about the prospect that the 777x might be a 1 – 2 – 1 layout in Business Class (at least based on this seat design), which would be fantastic!
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.
With SWISS receiving their CS300 aircraft from Bombardier, they’ve updated their timetable to reflect its deployment.
The inaugural flight will take place on June 1 when the CS300 flies from Geneva to London. From there, the CS300 will see nearly 30 cities by October 23.
Here is the tentative schedule as of May 30, 2017:
Geneva – London (LHR)
Geneva – Palma Mallorca
Geneva – Porto
Geneva – Madrid
Geneva – Nice
Geneva – Barcelona
Geneva – Moscow (DME)
Geneva – Malaga
Geneva – Lisbon
Geneva – Pristina
Geneva – Prague
Geneva – Athens
Geneva – Irakleion
Geneva – Zakinthos
Geneva – Zurich
Geneva – Valencia
Geneva – Thessaloniki
Geneva – Olbia
Geneva – Marrakech
Geneva – Catania
Geneva – Corfu
Geneva – Biarritz
Geneva – Brindisi
Zurich – Paris (CDG)
Zurich – Venice
Zurich – Brussels
Zurich – Bari
Zurich – Manchester
Zurich – Prague
Zurich – Budapest
Zurich – Hanover
Zurich – Sofia
Zurich – Palermo