Swiss is once again running an awesome companion sale for flights departing from various UK airports. You can book your return flight in first or business class to Asia, Africa or the Middle East at prices starting around at €1,646 (~£1,392). The only requirement is that you book for at least two persons.
There are finally landing pages for Lufthansa’s & Swiss’ companion sale:
Some routes are also operated by Lufthansa (e.g., Buenos Aires), and there are even some nice business class offers. But the best deals are for Swiss first class.
All prices are per person when booking for a party of two or more.
Tip: If you’re looking for another person in order to be eligible to book the companion special, you’re welcome to leave a comment. Alternatively, if you speak German, you can also visit our Travel-Dealz forum.
Next to London, you can also depart from other airports in the UK, such as Manchester, Birmingham, or Edinburgh.
Swiss offers a top notch first class product that won’t disappoint you. Especially the great service on board is really well. To get a better idea of what your flight could be like, check out our review:
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According to the fare rules, you should be able to book your tickets until February 3rd. The offer is valid for trips commencing on or before December 10th, 2020.
The minimum stay requirements are for one night only. But this has to be the night from Saturday o Sunday. Alternatively, you can also spend up to 3 months at your destination of choice and still benefit from the great fare.
The availability of this deal is excellent. Use Google Flights (instructions) to find the best and cheapest flights. Don’t forget to search for two persons. Otherwise, you won’t find the prices that we’re promoting here. Once you’ve settled for a specific date, we recommend you book via Swiss’ website.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend to book with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
- Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.
This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
- Baggage Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
Tickets for feeder flights in business class to Zurich will be issued in booking class J. once you’re sitting in first class, this changes to A. Consequently, the earning rate is more than decent. Here’s what a flight fro London to Singapore via Zurich can get you:
- 44,050 on LATAM Pass
- 43,580 on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 42,410 on Miles & More
- 40,410 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 40,370 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 40,370 on TAP Miles & Go
- 28,010 on SAS EuroBonus
- 28,010 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 27,570 on Copa ConnectMiles
- 27,570 on United MileagePlus
- 27,570 on Air India Flying Returns
- 27,080 on EgyptAir Plus
- 27,080 on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 20,680 on ANA Mileage Club
- 20,680 on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 20,480 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 20,450 on Asiana Club
- 20,430 on South African Voyager
- 20,430 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 20,430 on Avianca LifeMiles
- 1,220 on Asia Miles
If you’re traveling business class only. All tickets will be in booking class P. Here’s the outcome for the same example route:
- 22,200 on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 22,180 on LATAM Pass
- 17,230 on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 14,400 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 14,300 on Miles & More
- 14,000 on SAS EuroBonus
- 13,800 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 13,800 on Asiana Club
- 13,780 on Avianca LifeMiles
- 13,780 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 13,780 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 13,780 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 13,780 on TAP Miles & Go
- 13,780 on South African Voyager
- 13,780 on United MileagePlus
- 13,780 on Copa ConnectMiles
- 13,780 on EgyptAir Plus
- 13,780 on Air India Flying Returns
- 9,650 on ANA Mileage Club
- 6,890 on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 980 on Asia Miles