Lufthansa Premium Eco: Long Haul Starting at €427, Bangkok at €593 from Amsterdam

Lufthansa Premium Economy 748

Star Alliance members Lufthansa continues to sell discounted premium economy tickets from Schiphol airport in Amsterdam. Starting at €427, the Star Alliance member will take you to worldwide destinations, such as Iran, India and Thailand. All flights have layover in Frankfurt or Munich.

The short trips between Amsterdam and Germany are regular economy flights, but your long haul segments guarantee a little extra space, comfort and attention. Further, two checked bags up to 23 kg are included in all fares.

Warning

Many destinations have currently imposed travel restrictions, but all show availability up to January or February 2021. We strongly advise against booking any flights earlier than October 2020.

Lufthansa has waived its rebooking fee, but you’d still have to pay the price difference when changing flights. It could be several hundred Euro.

You may find the following destinations & prices:

  • Tehran, Iran at €427
  • Dammam, Saudi-Arabia at €546
  • Kuwait at €550
  • Almaty, Kazakhstan at €550
  • Nairobi, Kenya at €556
  • Mumbai, India at €564
  • Delhi, India at €565
  • Bangkok, Thailand at €593
  • Riyadh, Saudi-Arabia at €596
  • Bengaluru, India at €619
  • Jakarta, Indonesia at €700
  • Bogotá, Colombia at €702
  • Hong Kong at €725
  • and more…
LH Y Sale Amsterdam
Most of these would be attractive economy prices.

When booking via lufthansa.com, you can freely combine travel classes for your out- and inbound flights. For example, you can travel premium economy to Bangkok and combine it with a business class inbound.

Lufthansa’s premium economy cabin is of the better ones: It grants more space in seat width and pitch, larger monitors and free luggage compared to regular economy class fares. You can read more about the product in Dennis’ review:

Warning

Please be aware that flights from Munich to Bangkok are operated by Eurowings. You should choose a layover in Frankfurt or Vienna to avoid getting an inferior premium product without a decrease in price.

Search & Book

We were not able to find any fare rules and therefore cannot give you an expiration date. A minimum stay of six days or at least one night from Saturday to Sunday applies. Most destinations show great, almost daily availability well into 2021.

You can find suiting flight dates on Google Flights (instructions) and check out our flight search to find the cheapest offers from online travel agencies. You can also book directly via lufthansa.com, using their best price search tool. We usually recommend buying your tickets with the carrier. This time, it is clearly the preferable way to buy your tickets, because refund conditions are best when avoiding OTAs.

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 to book with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:

  1. 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.
  2. 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

The inner European flights are economy fares in booking class Y, the international segment is booking class N. You can credit a trip to Bangkok with the following frequent flyer programs:

  • 17,190 on Air China PhoenixMiles
  • 13,680 on SAS EuroBonus
  • 13,680 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 13,680 on Miles & More
  • 13,180 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 12,180 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 12,180 on Asiana Club
  • 11,860 on United MileagePlus
  • 11,860 on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 11,860 on Air India Flying Returns
  • 11,860 on EgyptAir Plus
  • 11,860 on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 11,680 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 11,630 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 11,630 on South African Voyager
  • 11,630 on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 11,630 on TAP Miles & Go
  • 11,630 on LATAM Pass
  • 11,630 on ANA Mileage Club
  • 11,430 on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 450 on Asia Miles
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

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