Lufthansa & Swiss From Kiev: FIRST at €1,307 & Business at €870

Lufthansa First Class Doubleseats

Lufthansa and Swiss are currently selling quite a few discounted tickets for flights in their first and business class cabin. Next to the offer on flights from the UK, you can also depart from Kiev and purchase tickets at very reasonable prices. The cheapest first class option will get you to Dubai at €1,307 (~UAH 50,179).

The significant difference to the offers you can get on flights from London is that the deal from Ukraine is not a companion sale. Consequently, prices are also available if you travel alone. Check out the following prices:

Business Class deals start at far below €1,000. Again with flights to Dubai for prices around €870 (~UAH 33,401).

Depending on the airline you choose, your trip will include at least one layover in Zurich (Swiss) or Frankfurt (Lufthansa). Traveling via Switzerland will often come with an extended stop. If you want to get a better idea of what the cabin products are like, check out these reviews:

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The fare rules for this deal state that you will be able to buy tickets until January 26th and that the offer is valid for trips commencing until December 15th, 2020.

There are minimum stay requirements of at least one night from Saturday to Sunday. Alternatively, you have to spend at least six days at your destination. The most extended period is for three months.

The best way to find cheap connections is by using Google Flights (instructions). Once you’ve settled for dates, you can either book directly on the carrier’s website. Since you won’t always be able to find the best prices, we’d recommend using our Travel Dealz flight search.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Mileage

First Class

All tickets for flights in the first class cabin will be issued in booking class A. Your feeder flight – which will take place in European business class – will be in J. Depending on where you’re flying to, this can get you pretty close to Star Alliance Gold. See what a trip to Hong Kong could earn you:

  • 52,102 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
  • 38,128 Miles on Miles&More
  • 38,126 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 38,126 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 38,062 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 38,062 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
  • 38,062 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 34,126 Miles on Air Malta Flypass
  • 26,688 Award Miles + 3,788 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 26,686 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 26,292 Miles on LATAM Pass
  • 25,704 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 25,702 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
  • 25,702 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 25,702 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 20,016 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 20,016 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 19,622 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 19,524 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 19,524 Miles on South African Voyager
  • 17,064 Award Miles + 2,460 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
  • 3,936 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Business Class

As with most discounted Lufthansa business class deals, the booking class here is P. If you’re looking to earn miles on a variety of Star Alliance programs. It would help if you considered flying Swiss since Lufthansa’s P class tickets are excluded from receiving miles quite often. So we’ll show you what a flight to Shanghai with Swiss will mean for your account:

  • 21,376 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
  • 16,602 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 13,284 Award Miles + 2,656 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 13,284 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 13,284 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 13,284 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 13,284 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 13,282 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
  • 13,282 Miles on South African Voyager
  • 13,282 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 13,282 Miles on LATAM Pass
  • 13,282 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 13,282 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
  • 13,282 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 13,282 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
  • 13,282 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 13,282 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 13,282 Miles on Air New Zealand AirPoints
  • 12,724 Miles on Miles&More
  • 12,254 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 9,298 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

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Comments (5)

  1. David says:

    Still available?

  2. webber says:

    LH LX fare is much more expensive on United. guess I can not get best of both side 🙂

  3. webber says:

    how to earn this much from miles and more, isnt it revenue based?

    • Dennis Schäfer says:

      Yes, award miles are calculated revenue-based. Status miles however are calculated based on booking classes.

      Small workaround: Try to book these fares on united.com. If you can find the fares through their search then award mile will be equal to the status miles.

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