Lufthansa, SWISS, and Austrian have posted a sensational Business Class fare sale for travel that originates from either Europe or North America!
The sale is scheduled to last until March 28 and covers travel between June 22 and August 11, 2018.
Some examples of the sale:
- Frankfurt – New York for $2064
- Prague – Washington DC for $2100
- Munich – Los Angeles for $2600
In fact, most Business Class fares to the USA, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Mexico are ranging between $2000 and $3000, making this a fantastic opportunity for summer travel.
What’s especially nice about this fare sale is that it covers travel in both directions. Usually a fare sale is targeted towards departures from Europe OR North America. Though prices from North America are about $100-$300 more than prices for travel that starts in Europe.
The fares are also available for United and Air Canada operated flights, but why go there especially if United may kill your dog…..
Swiss has announced the long-awaited opening of their new First Class Lounge at Zurich Airport. The new lounge is located in Terminal A and promises to deliver as great an experience as their fantastic First Class Lounge in Terminal E.
The lounge officially opens on Monday, and will boast 7,000 square feet of space for First Class and HON Circle passengers.
The lounge will feature it’s own Security Checkpoint and will allow for First Class passengers arriving in Zurich to be driven directly to the lounge vs. having to navigate the terminal on foot. Passengers can also be driven to their long haul flights that usually depart from Terminal E. Last year I was driven from Terminal E to my flight to JNB leaving from B, and it was much, much nicer than having to take the tram from E to B.
The lounge will also feature other wonderful amenities such as:
- Barista Station
- A La Carte Dining Room as well as a visible cooking station where you can see your food being prepared.
- Winter Coat Storage for passengers departing ZRH for warmer destinations (LX will hang on to your coat until you return).
- Relaxation Room w/ loungers.
- Smoker’s Lounge with its own dedicated Whiskey Bar
- Business Zone
- Conference Room
- Shower Rooms
The following photos (courtesy of SWISS), provide a hint at what awaits passengers next week:
General Seating Area
A VERY well stocked bar….
The Dining Room
For those of you that have visited the First Class Lounge in ‘E’, this one will look very familiar. According to SWISS, then new lounge in ‘A’ was heavily inspired by the Terminal E version.
SWISS announced today that it will add 2 charter flights to help move more passengers to the World Cup in Russia this summer. These charters will fly to Rostov and Samara.
As far as Rostov is concerned, on June 17 LX8920 will depart Zurich at 8:15a and arrive in Rostov at 1:15p. The return charter is scheduled for June 18 as LX8921 and will depart Rostov at 5:15a, arriving in Zurich at 6:40a. The flights will be operated by an A320.
For Samara, LX8910 will depart Zurich on June 11 as flight LX8910 at 11:00a, arriving in Samara at 5:05p. The return flight will operate as LX8911 on June 29 departing Samara at 1:35p, arriving in Zurich at 4:05p. The flights will be operated by an A321.
Lufthansa Group has launched an incredibly attractive BUSINESS CLASS Fare Sale to the USA from Germany with fares starting as low as €1339 ROUNDTRIP! The fares are not expected to stay at these levels for more than a few days (if that!) so you might want to take advantage of them sooner than later.
The fare sale covers flights operated by LUFTHANSA, SWISS, AUSTRIAN, BRUSSELS, United, and Air Canada.
The travel windows seem to be fairly wide open with many travel dates available for travel between April and January 2019. But like I said, this fare sale may only last hours or days. Once the allotted fare classes are booked, the pricing will go back to normal. The fares would required midweek departures and arrivals but that’s an insignificant hurdle to cross for this kind of deal!
Example fares include:
Munich to Los Angeles for €1339
Frankfurt to New York for €1339
Munich to Houston for €1339
Dusseldorf to Boston for €1339
and many other combos between German and US cities.
With demand expecting to be through the roof, SWISS has announced that will deploy a Boeing 777 to fly to Moscow during the 2018 World Cup later this year.
Specifically, SWISS has announced that a 777 will make the roundtrip between Zurich and Moscow (DME) on June 15 and 16, and again on July 16 and 17.
On those days, the 777 flights will be LX1326 that departs Zurich at 12p, arriving in Moscow at 4:25p while LX 1327 will depart Moscow at 5:45p, arriving back in Zurich at 8:15p.
Booking is obviously open for these unique flights…….