Not only are Lufthansa and Swiss offering a first class deal from Northern Europe, but they’re also offering business class tickets. The same condition applies here: you need to book for at least two passengers. The ticket prices start at roughly €842 per person from Riga to Delhi. Dubai is often available at an even cheaper price.
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We’ve created a list of interesting deals from Helsinki, Riga, and Stockholm. The other departure airports, however, also offer similar prices:
- Dubai: €783 p.P.
- Delhi: €898 p.P.
- Bangkok: €984 p.P.
- Beijing: €992 p.P.
- Shanghai: €1.078 p.P.
- Singapore: €1,083 p.P.
- Delhi: €842 p.P.
- Dubai: €871 p.P.
- Bangkok: €962 p.P.
- Hong Kong: €1,101 p.P.
- Dubai: SEK 9,556 (~€854) p.P.
- Singapore: SEK 10,607 (~€948) p.P.
- Shanghai: SEK 11,530 (~€1,031) p.P.
- Bangkok: SEK 11,533 (~€1,031) p.P.
Sadly, we couldn’t find deals for some of the destinations mentioned on the landing pages – not on Google Flights, the Matrix, nor directly at Swiss / Lufthansa.
When available, you can also depart from other airports of that country for the same price. To give you an example, the deals from Sweden not only work from Stockholm, but also for departures from Gothenburg.
We expect further shakeups in the airline industry over the following months. Some services might be cancelled, aircraft changed or downgraded. The schedule we describe may very well change.
Search & Book
According to the fare rules, these deals can be booked until February 14, 2021. Until then, however, the availability will continue to decrease, so you shouldn’t wait for too long. The travel period goes until December 10, 2021, but availability depends quite a lot on the destination and can often be quite limited.
You can find suitable dates quickly and easily using Google Flights. Nevertheless, booking is not that easy:
Sadly, booking is not that easy. There’s a landing page on lufthansa.com for each country:
If you search for connections on those sites, you should be shown the correct prices.
Things are a bit trickier on swiss.com. After entering you desired routing, you’ll often land on a page like this one:
You either have to click through the various options, or even better, simply select the flights that match the flights shown on Google Flights.
The business class flights are issued in booking class P. That applies to both the feeder flights and the long-haul flights. To give you an example of what to expect, a Riga – Delhi roundtrip via Frankfurt with Lufthansa would get you:
- 14,780 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 11,480 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 9,184 Award Miles + 1,838 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 9,184 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 9,184 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 9,184 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 9,106 Miles on Miles&More
- 9,106 Award Miles + 480 Points on Miles&More 2024
- 9,106 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 8,396 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 6,428 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
There is no question that Lufthansa’s and SWISS’ premium cabins are among the upper half worldwide. Our author Dennis tried both business class products – you can get a glimpse of what you can expect here: