Not to be outdone by Lufthansa’s 2-day sale to Europe, SWISS has launched their own fare sale but it is only in place today, February 26.  The fare sale covers travel for the month of March.

Similar to the LH offer, SWISS is offering very attractive fares from their US Gateways.   Most fares range between the high $600 range (New York/Geneva) and mid-$700s for the bulk of SWISS’ European destinations.  Additionally, great fares are available from Chicago – with the best one being a $574 ticket to Istanbul!

The west coast is involved as well, with most fares being in the mid to upper $800 range.  This includes San Francisco and Los Angeles.

The fare sale does extend to some non-European SWISS destinations with attractive fares to Africa and the Middle East.  Johannesburg has been popular with the LH Group as of late, and SWISS’ deal is only $850 from NYC to JNB.

As I mentioned, this is a ONE DAY fare sale only, and availability is somewhat limited.  These fares are available for Sunday through Thursday departures and returns.  You will not find these low fares for weekend travel dates.

Keep in mind that other airlines including Edelweiss, United and Lufthansa may operate some of these flights.   As far as earning frequent flyer miles, what you earn will be determined by the airline that you fly.  In some cases you may only earn 50% of miles travel or none at all in some cases.  So please check with you FF program to see what you’ll earn before you book.