Star Alliance founding member Lufthansa has uncorked an amazing offer to Kazakhstan. Departing from one of six Polish cities, you can reach the capital Nur-Sultan for as little as PLN 4,189 (~€863). These fares include two seven hour flights in a lie-flat seat, lounge access and other amenities. A change of planes in Frankfurt is necessary both ways.
You can depart from the following Polish airports:
Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Lufthansa with your preselected flight dates.
If you don’t want to change planes in Frankfurt, you can also fly nonstop from Warsaw with LOT.
A Lufthansa or Lufthansa CityLine jet takes you from Poland to Frankfurt. There you will board a Lufthansa A330-300, which takes you Kazakhstan capital Nur-Sultan. Lufthansa’s website also shows you flights operated by Air Astana, which are about PLN 500 (~€103) cheaper. In contrast to Lufthansa, Air Astana doesn’t deploy a widebody aircraft with lie-flat seats to Frankfurt, but an Airbus A321neo with recliner seats. Choose Lufthansa flights to get the proper business class experience.
While the direct route traverses Russian airspace, Lufthansa takes a more southern route and avoids flying over Russia or Ukraine, resulting in an even longer lasting business class experience for you.
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The fare rules don’t give a sales period for this deal, but a travel period from October through June 2023. A minimum stay of five nights or one night from Saturday to Sunday is required to get the lowest fare.
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 booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic
During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.
Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
- 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.
You can also use Lufthansa’s best price search, although its prices highlight Air Astana flights. To get the best product and mileage, be sure to select flights operated by Lufthansa. Some Air Astana connections book you into economy class on the inbound, making that option doubly unappealing.
Lufthansa issues tickets for all flight segments in booking class P. A roundtrip from Warsaw grants you the following mileage:
- 10,406 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 8,084 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 6,852 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 6,468 Award Miles + 1,292 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 6,466 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 6,466 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 6,466 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 5,908 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 3,200 Award Miles + 6,468 Tier Miles on Miles&More