Today is the last day of Lufthansa’s 72-hour sale for flights originating out of the UK.
Fares from the UK to most European destination range in the £110-£130 range, however there are pockets of even better pricing such as London to Geneva for only £68 or Aberdeen to Frankfurt for £95.
The fare sale runs through Midnight tonight (April 23). The best fares are found for mid-week travel dates and require either a Saturday night stay, or a 5 night stay. Weekend surcharges apply if traveling Thursday – Sunday.
The United Kingdom has following in the wake of the TSA and has announced that they too will ban certain electronic devices from being brought aboard certain flights operating to the UK from the Mid East.
The UK lists differs from the US version in that it includes airlines other than those based in the Mid East, and also covers countries that are not on the TSA’s list.
Specifically, the airlines impacted by the UK ban include:
Atlas Global, British Airways, Easy Jet, Jet2, Thomas Cook, Monarch, Turkish Airlines, Middle East Airlines (MEA), Egyptair, Saudia, Royal Jordanian, and Tunis Air.
The countries affected by the UK ban include direct flights from:
Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt, and Tunisia.
According to various outlets, there appears to be a bit of an Intelligence Alert by various government agencies warning that there may be terror attacks planned that would involve the use of electronics brought aboard aircraft.
The ban prohibits any electronic device large than a smart phone, including iPads, large cameras, and laptops from being brought on board, forcing passengers to pack these items in their checked luggage.
To celebrate this ‘Hallmark Holiday’, Lufthansa is offering a voucher worth £15 off of travel booked on Lufthansa as long as reservations are made by Valentine’s Day – February 14.
The terms of the Vouchers are as follows:
Vouchers must be redeemed by February 14, 2015.
Travel must take place between February 1 and June 1, 2015.
Flights must be operated by Lufthansa (not valid on SWISS, Austrian, Brussels, germanwings).
Please use this link to claim your voucher