SWISS is quietly running a very attractive Business Class fare sale from their USA gateways to a variety of European destinations.    The fares are nearly as attractive as those you would find during other discount travel periods such as Thanksgiving weekend and are perhaps the lowest that they will be this year.  Its a great bonus for these fares to exist for travel to Europe during the peak travel season.

I’ve had the pleasure to travel in SWISS’ long haul Business Class a few times and can easily compare it to many other airlines’ long haul First Class product.   In my humble opinion it is one of the best Business Class seats in the world.   Their unique long haul Business Class seating layout has a 1-2-1 and 2-2-1 orientation allowing travelers to sit alone or next to someone.

         Business Class Seating Map on a typical SWISS Long Haul Aircraft

Business Class Seating Map on a typical SWISS Long Haul Aircraft


This cabin arrangement alone gives you the feel of a First Class cabin since there are few carriers that have solo Business Class seats.  Add SWISS’ fantastic ‘soft product’ (on board hospitality, food, crew) and it becomes obvious that they are among the best!

Example fares include:

New York to Venice from $2941

Boston to Nice from $3094

Chicago to Basel from $3208

San Francisco to Lugano from $3646

Availability seems to be wide open for departures and returns during August and early September.  The fare sale website did not list any Terms or Conditions but its safe to assume that standard rules such as advance purchase windows and minimum/maximum stays apply.