Star Alliance member SWISS currently offers a very sexy partner sale from Amsterdam. The absolute highlights of this sale are the €1,757 business class roundtrips to Auckland and, even better, €1,557 roundtrips to Sydney. All itineraries feature two layovers – one in Zurich and one in East Asia, most likely in Singapore or Hong Kong.
This is a partner sale – you have to purchase tickets for two adults to get the quoted price.
You will fly in Swiss’ business class within Europe and onwards to Singapore or Bangkok. From these airports, you will enjoy Singapore Airlines’ (SIN) or THAI’s (BKK) luxurious premium products to Sydney. If you’re flying to Auckland, you’ll usually fly to Hong Kong, and then continue to Auckland with Cathay Pacific.
We expect further shakeups in the airline industry over the following months. Some services might be cancelled, aircraft changed or downgraded. The schedule we describe may very well change.
Search & Book
The fare rules state that this deal expires on January 11, 2021 and covers flights until December 2021. You can find flight dates on Google Flights (instructions). You should then book the flights to Auckland via Lufthansa’s landing page (most convenient option).
Flights to Sydney can be booked via SWISS’ website. Don’t forget to enter at least 2 adults in every search mask, since this is a partner sale! It is also important that you select “Lufthansa Group” for Airline:
When proceeding with a booking, you’ll be presented a selection of all available flight options. Once you’ve reached this site, make sure to select exactly the same flights as seen in Google Flights. Otherwise you’d have to try all available combinations – reaching from about €15,000 to €1,500 roundtrip.
Most of the flights are in booking class P. Thai Airways issues them in booking class Z. This booking class will accrue 100% of the mileage in most Star Alliance frequent flyer programs. Flying to Sydney via Bangkok (outbound) and Singapore (inbound) should get you the following number of miles:
- 38,520 on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 26,470 on SAS EuroBonus
- 26,390 on Miles & More
- 26,030 on TAP Miles & Go
- 25,720 on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 24,540 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 23,940 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 23,690 on EgyptAir Plus
- 22,770 on Asiana Club
- 22,520 on United MileagePlus
- 22,520 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 22,520 on Air India Flying Returns
- 22,520 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 22,520 on Avianca LifeMiles
- 22,520 on South African Voyager
- 22,520 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 18,690 on ANA Mileage Club
- 16,690 on Copa ConnectMiles
- 16,130 on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 12,780 on LATAM Pass
- 3,910 on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 3,910 on Virgin Australia Velocity
- 3,910 on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 3,910 on Vistara Club Vistara
- 1,950 on Jetblue Airways
- 750 on Asia Miles
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