Star Alliance members Lufthansa and Swiss currently offer a nice partner sale from the Amsterdam. If you purchase two tickets for you and a friend/family member/significant other, you can score 10+ hour business class flights for a little more than €1,200. Possible destinations include Bogota, Buenos Aires and Johannesburg.
This is a partner sale – you have to purchase tickets for at least two adults to get the quoted price.
This is a selection of destinations where prices and availability are especially great:
- Auckland at €1,640
- Buenos Aires at €1,528
- Bogota at €1,262
- Cape Town at €1,318
- Dubai at €985
- Johannesburg at €1,154
- Nairobi at €1,217
- Penang at €1,262
- Sydney at €1,720
- Tel Aviv at €599**
**Choosing Tel Aviv is most interesting when choosing SWISS, as they operate widebody planes from Zurich to Israel in contrast to Lufthansa.
All itineraries start with a European business feeder flight to either Frankfurt or Zurich. Onwards, you can enjoy each airlines’ business class cabin enroute to your destination. Flights to Australia & New Zealand feature an additional flight, operated by Singapore Airlines or Cathay Pacific.
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According to the fare rules, this offer remains online until March 1, 2020 – we expect it to run out availability earlier. It is valid for departures before December 19, 2020 with a minimum stay of three nights (or a night from Saturday to Sunday) and not exceeding three months. Details may differ depending on your destination.
Swiss’ has set up a landing page with a nice calendar that shows you when flights at the advertised price are available.
This is the easiest and fastest way to purchase your tickets. You even have the ability to combine economy class, business class and first class legs as you please, enabling you to get the perfect blend of comfort and price.
Lufthansa and Swiss issue tickets in booking class P. While there reward structure is very similiar, you might prefer one or the other, depending on where you want to credit your mileage. A trip to Johannesburg with Lufthansa via Frankfurt shall be credited like this:
- 18,980 on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 14,070 on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 12,300 on SAS EuroBonus
- 12,300 on Miles & More
- 11,250 on LATAM Pass
- 11,250 on United MileagePlus
- 11,250 on Copa ConnectMiles
- 11,250 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 11,050 on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 7,880 on ANA Mileage Club
- 450 on Asia Miles
While a SWISS business class roundtrip accruals the following mileage:
- 18,430 on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 14,010 on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 12,060 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 11,960 on Miles & More
- 11,660 on SAS EuroBonus
- 11,460 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 11,460 on Asiana Club
- 11,210 on Avianca LifeMiles
- 11,210 on TAP Miles & Go
- 11,210 on South African Voyager
- 11,210 on LATAM Pass
- 11,210 on EgyptAir Plus
- 11,210 on Air India Flying Returns
- 11,210 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 11,210 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 11,210 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 11,210 on Copa ConnectMiles
- 11,210 on United MileagePlus
- 7,840 on ANA Mileage Club
- 5,600 on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 750 on Asia Miles
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: