Star Alliance carrier Lufthansa offers people from all over France a discounted first class experience to Bogotá, Colombia. Including business class connection flights to Frankfurt from Nice and five other French airports, roundtrips start at €2,471. Besides a luxurious ride to South America, this is a great chance to earn miles aplenty, as well.
*Flights from Bordeaux require an overnight layover in Frankfurt. All other cities connect with less than 2-hour layovers.
Schengen flights feature Lufthansa’s European Business on their Airbus A320 family aircraft. An Airbus A340-600 will host you during the eleven-hour flight to Bogotá, with all Lufthansa first class amenities. Especially from Paris, you have plenty of possible connections you can choose from at the same fare. In the end, it depends on how much time you want to spend in Lufthansa’s First Class Lounge. Have at look at this review to find out what Lufthansa’s top-notch product is like:
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According to fare rules, this offer will be available until March 12, 2020. Your stay in Colombia must be at least five days long or cover a night from Saturday to Sunday. Further, it may not exceed three months. At the time of writing, there are various available dates in every month of the year.
Since Google Flights displays these flights accurately, you can use its calendar function to find suiting flight dates (instructions). If you use the dates with the lowest fare in our flight search, tickets may get roughly €10 cheaper. Nonetheless, we strongly recommend booking via lufthansa.com.
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.
Lufthansa tickets short-haul segments in booking class J and transatlantic flights in booking class A. Both are full premium fare booking classes that generate awesome earnings. Even without tier bonuses, some frequent flyer programs will credit 300% of your travel distance. You can expect the following harvest for a Nice to Bogotá roundtrip:
- 48,310 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 37,882 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 37,882 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 37,876 Miles on Miles&More
- 35,882 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 35,666 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 35,666 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
- 33,882 Miles on Air Malta Flypass
- 24,988 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 24,372 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 24,364 Award Miles + 3,356 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 24,194 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 23,926 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
- 23,926 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 23,926 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 18,278 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 18,190 Miles on Asiana Club
- 18,100 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 18,056 Miles on South African Voyager
- 1,784 Miles on Air India Flying Returns