We’ve reported about quite many companion sales by Lufthansa in the past few days. Now there’s a new hot deal for flights from Finland. You can fly to Asia (and back) in first class starting at only €1,503.
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This is a partner sale – you have to purchase tickets for at least two adults to get the quoted price.
There are also some deals from the Baltics (Riga, Vilnius, or Tallinn), but you need at least 3 passengers to get these prices. Additionally, these flights don’t seem to be available directly on the airline’s website but only on third-party sites such as Expedia. Here are some examples from Vilnius:
The long-haul flights are either operated by Lufthansa (Boeing 747-8) or Swiss (Boeing 777, Airbus A330, or A340). If you’re flying with Swiss, you’ll have two layovers.
Search & Book
According to the fare rules, these flights will remain bookable at this price until November 22, 2020, but we highly doubt that. Sadly, booking these flights is not totally simple. While Lufthansa has a landing page for these deals:
Should you, however, search for flights via that sight, you’ll only be shown flights in premium economy and business class. If you search for the flights on swiss.com, then you’ll see the first class fares. That means that you even have to book the Lufthansa flights on Swiss’ website.
Sadly, you’ll mostly land on a site such as this when searching for your flight:
Here you have to select one of the many options. Google Flights can be a help for finding the cheapest option.
The first class flights are issued in booking class A. The feeder flights are issued in booking class J. Miles&More will credit you 300% of the distance as status miles in first class. Together with the feeder flights, a roundtrip should thus get you around 33,000 miles (or even more if you hold a status).
Award miles, however, are revenue based at Miles&More. You’d get 4 to 6 award miles per Euro, adding up to roughly 5,000 miles. Therefore, other options may be more attractive:
- 45,080 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 33,034 Miles on Miles&More
- 33,030 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 33,030 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 32,850 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 32,850 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
- 32,850 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 29,030 Miles on Air Malta Flypass
- 23,180 Award Miles + 3,764 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 23,174 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 22,792 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 22,218 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
- 22,218 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 22,218 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 22,218 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 17,380 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 17,380 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 16,998 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 16,904 Miles on Asiana Club
- 16,904 Miles on South African Voyager
- 3,820 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
Lufthansa First Class
Lufthansa has its own terminal for First Class passengers! This and the food in Lufthansa’s First Class
The seat can be turned into a 210 cm long bed (roughly 80 cm wide) and has all the usual comforts, such as power sockets, inflight entertainment, WIFI, and so on.
SWISS First Class
In SWISS’ first class, you’ll be served excellent food in a comfortable seat that can be turned into a
Translated by Ditmar Lange