Star Alliance members Lufthansa and Swiss currently offer an outstanding partner sale from multiple Scandinavian countries. With departure from Copenhagen, you can fly premium economy as low as €648 per person to Bangkok and business class at €1,202 to the same destination. All flights feature a layover in Frankfurt, Munich or Zurich.
You have to purchase tickets for two adults to get the quoted price – so grab a friend, family member or significant other and start a luxury trip far East or even Down Under! The following prices are quoted per person:
- Bangkok, at €648
- Shanghai at €700
- Beijing at €747
- Phuket at €760
- Perth at €1,319
- Melbourne at €1,357
- Sydney at €1,358
- Brisbane at €1,423
Nachfolgend die reduzierten Ziele mitsamt Preisen pro Person:
Flights to Australia usually connect in Bangkok with a Thai Airways premium economy flight taking you to the fifth continent. Please be aware that itineraries to Bangkok with a layover in Munich might feature a Eurowings flight (marketed as Lufthansa). You will not get a proper business class on these flights! It is better to select a routing via Frankfurt or Munich.
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This sale will last until December 2, 2019, but may run out of availability earlier. It is valid for trips starting between April 30 and September 30, 2020. Your stay has to be at least six days long or include one night from Saturday to Sunday. Availability varies depending on your destination, but are generally good at time of writing.
We recommend to use Google Flights to find suiting flight dates (instructions). You can find the cheapest tickets by entering the dates you’ve found in our flight search. However, these are only offered by online travel agencies. As always, we recommend to invest a few extra bucks and book directly via lufthansa.com or swiss.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.
Long haul flights with Lufthansa are ticketed in booking class N. A flight from Frankfurt to Bangkok yields the following tier mileage:
- 16,198 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 11,184 Miles on Miles&More
- 11,184 Award Miles + 1,500 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 11,182 Miles on Asiana Club
- 11,182 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 11,182 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 11,182 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
- 11,182 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 11,182 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 11,182 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 11,182 Miles on South African Voyager
- 11,182 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 11,182 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 11,182 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 11,182 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 11,182 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 11,182 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 11,182 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
- 11,182 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
- 7,828 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
SWISS issues their business class tickets in booking class P. Your mileage harvest for the long haul segment from Zurich to Bangkok will look like this:
- 18,106 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 14,064 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 11,252 Miles on Miles&More
- 11,252 Award Miles + 2,250 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 11,252 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 11,252 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 11,250 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 11,250 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
- 11,250 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 11,250 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 11,250 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 11,250 Miles on South African Voyager
- 11,250 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 11,250 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 11,250 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 11,250 Miles on Air New Zealand AirPoints
- 11,250 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
- 7,876 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
Since this deal features a variety of marketing and operating carriers, you should consult wheretocredit.com to get an as accurate information as you need.