Star Alliance members Lufthansa and SWISS are currently selling discounted first class tickets from Belgium to fourdestinations around the world. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy the luxuries of flying in first class, as well as relaxing in first class lounges said to be the best in the world. You’d also be entitled to benefits such as checking in 3 suitcases.
You can enjoy all the luxury for prices as little as €1,904 per person – as long as you buy two tickets for that price. With attractive destinations Bangkok, Johannesburg and Dubai showing good availability, this deal is a rare opportunity.
These tickets are not refundable. Changing dates on Lufthansa or Swiss tickets is possible without paying a fee, but you will have to pay the price difference if you (not the airline) change the flight. This can easily exceed €1,000 in cost.
Swiss offers the following interesting prices:
Our availability shows you all possible travel dates at the lowest fare for trips up 28 days. You can decide yourself if you prefer to fly Swiss or Lufthansa, our Go2 tool with forward you to either site with preselected flight dates.
European feeder flights are business class services, which are followed by a stay in the airlines’ respective First Class terminals in Frankfurt or Zurich. A long haul plane will take you onward in the most luxurious way.
By the way, until tomorrow (November 14) you can also book these flights from Luxembourg:
SWISS First Class
In SWISS’ first class, you’ll be served excellent food in a comfortable seat that can be turned into a
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.
Search & Book
According to the fare rules, these trips can be booked until November 24, 2021. The flights have to take place before August 22, 2022. The availability is very good all year long, except for flights to bangkok. The minimum stay length varies but is mostly set at five days or a night from Saturday to Sunday.
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.
The short feeder flights are issued in booking class J, the long haul first class flights in class A. Your earnings depend on which airline you choose. This example covers a trip to Bangkok with Swiss via Zurich:
- 37,812 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 35,752 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 34,956 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
- 34,956 Miles on Air Malta Flypass
- 34,956 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 24,902 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 24,902 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 23,706 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 23,706 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
- 23,704 Award Miles + 3,240 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 23,586 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 23,404 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
- 23,404 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 18,126 Miles on Asiana Club
- 17,778 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 17,658 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 17,628 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 17,628 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 17,628 Miles on South African Voyager
- 17,478 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 6,804 Award Miles + 37,756 Tier Miles on Miles&More
- 750 Miles on Asia Miles
While flying Lufthansa via Frankfurt accruals like this:
- 46,594 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 37,548 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 37,548 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 35,548 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 34,304 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 34,304 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
- 33,548 Miles on Air Malta Flypass
- 24,766 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 23,124 Award Miles + 3,152 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 23,122 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 23,046 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 22,934 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
- 22,934 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 22,934 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 18,024 Miles on Asiana Club
- 17,524 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 17,342 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 17,266 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 17,246 Miles on South African Voyager
- 6,804 Award Miles + 37,552 Tier Miles on Miles&More
- 756 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
- 472 Miles on Asia Miles
Thanks to our source YHBU!