SWISS is holding a brief but attractive promotion offering a 50% discount for upgrades from Economy to Business Class for flights operated within Europe. Between now and 22 October, a Business Class upgrade will only cost you CHF75 or CHF100 (depending on specific route) instead of the usual CHF150-200 (based on a one way upgrade purchase). Travel must take place between 1 November and 20 December, 2012.

Some of the advantages of flying SWISS Business Class include a more generous baggage allowance, dedicated Business Class Check-In areas, enhanced meal service aboard your flight, access to SWISS Business Lounges during your travels and priority handling of your luggage. One of my favorite advantages of flying in Business Class is my ability to exit the aircraft ahead of most people on board. This comes in handy when tightly scheduled connecting flights are involved. In addition, you’ll also have the opportunity to earn additional award and elite-qualifying-miles (dependent on the fare terms and conditions of your specific ticket).

The offer is valid for flights to most European cities that originate in Switzerland. There are a few exceptions however: Flights to Dublin, Lisbon, Moscow are not included. Flights between Basel and London, Geneva and Barcelona and flights within Switzerland are also not eligible for this offer. Additionally, flights must be operated by SWISS aircraft.

To learn more about this great offer and to take advantage of SWISS’ Business Class hospitality, please visit their Business Class Upgrade Promotion webpage.