Just received note that Lufthansa has launched a 48 hour Economy Fare Sale that knocks fares down up to 50% for travel from Germany to the USA. The sale ends Thursday so make a decision quickly!
A lot of USA destinations from Frankfurt and Munich are pricing as low as €449. Destinations at this price point include Charlotte, Boston, and Philadelphia. Most other east coast destinations price around €479-499. West Coast is slight higher.
Keep in mind that these fares are eligible for the myOffer upgrade program that allows you to bid to sit in Premium Economy when booking an Economy seat.
In addition, you can still apply to get the €20 voucher good towards bookings made for travel originating in Germany. This makes a good fare sale that much better!
The details for the fare sale are as follows:
Departures must take place between April 13 and June 30, 2016.
Return travel must take place between April 14 and September 30, 2016.
Tickets must be purchased 7 days prior to departure.
A Saturday night stay is required.
With the launch of the new and much anticipated Premium Economy Class aboard Lufthansa long haul aircraft, LH has introduced the ability for passengers who have purchased an Economy Ticket to bid for a Premium Economy seat. The program is effective today, November 22, 2014.
The new program, dubbed myOffer will work as follows:
When you bring up your qualifying itinerary under ‘My Bookings’ on Lufthansa.com, you will see a link for ‘myOffer’ that will take you to a page where you can place your bid for an upgrade.
Depending on the amount of bids received and their amounts, winning bids will be selected and awarded between 72 and 36 hours prior to your departure for that specific flight. According to LH, all passengers will receive an email no later than 24 hours prior to departure informing them on their bid’s status.
If your bid is successful you will receive the full benefit of Premium Economy, including additional miles, extra baggage allowance, optional lounge access (additional fee) and enhanced catering.
For now this program will ONLY be available for Premium Economy seats aboard 747-8i aircraft since all of LH’s 747-8i are now equipped with Premium Economy. The program will rollout to other aircraft types once that specific aircraft fleet has been retrofitted with Premium Economy.
According to LH, this program IS NOT available for tickets purchased in India or Japan, as well as any tickets that were purchased as a group booking.