Star Alliance carrier Lufthansa (and to some extent Air Canada) is selling very cheap business class tickets to Canadian metropolis Montreal and Toronto. Tickets sell as low as TND 3,517 (~€1,094) on Lufthansa’s website. The only major downside of this deal (besides the very early departure from Northern Africa) is a long layover (6-8 hours) in Frankfurt on the outbound flight.
These tickets are not refundable if you cancel them. To change flight dates, you’d need to pay the fare difference, but at least the rebooking fee is waived.
From April 1, fully vaccinated passengers entering Canada will not need a pre-entry test. You will still need to use the ArriveCAN service in addition to your eTA or visa.
Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Lufthansa with your preselected flight dates. You can also check what OTAs have to offer, as they sell these tickets up to €150 cheaper, but with an additional stop on the outbound flight.
Lufthansa takes you in a European Business Class seat aboard their A320 fleet from Tunis to Frankfurt or Munich. A Boeing 747-400 (Toronto) or Airbus A340-300 (Montreal) takes you across the Atlantic Ocean. Both feature Lufthansa’s standard business class product: lie-flat-seats in a 2-2-2 pattern. For a little more, you can also fly Air Canada.
If you don’t like surprises, you’ll be on the safe side with Lufthansa in one aspect: all planes have the exact same seats. That, however, will no longer be the case when Lufthansa receives its first Boeing 777 planes with the new business class. Many of our readers may have already experienced the current business class. Generally, Travel-Dealz writers and readers are not big fans of the Lufthansa business class, even though it is definitely not bad. One reason for that is that the service is too inconsistent: From extremely friendly and quick to unfriendly and slow – everything is possible with Lufthansa, even in business class.
The Canadian Star Alliance member Air Canada has three business class versions: an old one, which is mostly disappearing, and two modern versions. We can recommend the flights in the Boeing 787, as you’ll be guaranteed a business class experience which is up to the current expectations. Travel-Dealz founder Johannes flew from Copenhagen to Toronto with the 787-Dreamliner and was generally very satisfied.
Search & Book
The fare rules don’t give any information about an expiredate for this deal. You need to stay at least six days in Canada to get the lowest fare. You can find flights at the lowest fare between August 2022 and April 2023. Availability gets increasingly better at the end of the travel period.
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.
Lufthansa issues all flight segments in booking class P. For a roundtrip with Lufthansa via Frankfurt pictured above, you can expect to earn:
- 14,660 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 11,386 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 9,110 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 9,110 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 9,110 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 9,110 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 9,110 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 9,106 Award Miles + 1,822 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 6,376 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 3,100 Award Miles + 9,106 Tier Miles on Miles&More
If you know what you might earn flying with Air Canada or to Toronto, you can use our Mileage Calculator: