Star Alliance founding father Lufthansa offers a nice business class sale with departure from Brussels. We already focused on their outstanding €1,187 offer to Hong Kong – but there is plenty more to find. With a layover in Frankfurt, Munich or Zurich, you may reach destinations like Seoul or Bangkok just around the €1,400 mark. We’ve compiled to most interesting destinations for you.
- Hong Kong at €1,187
- Delhi at €1,341
- Mumbai at €1,344
- Seoul at €1,406
- Bangkok at €1,435
- Nairobi at €1,494
- Johannesburg at €1,499
- Rio de Janeiro at €1,800
Each flight features an inner European business class flight to Frankfurt, Munich or Zurich. Onwards, you can enjoy Lufthansa’s or Swiss’ long haul business class to your destination. Our author Dennis tested and reviewed both of them:
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According to the fare rules, Lufthansa will be selling tickets until February 18, 2020. The deal is valid for trips commencing between January 7 and December 16, 2020. The minimum stay requirement is five days or at least one night from Saturday top Sunday. Further, you can also return after up to 3 months and still benefit from the fare. Availability depends on the selected destination.
Google Flights (instructions) is your tool of choice when it comes to finding suiting flight dates. Enter them on Lufthansa’s website to select the safest option. Alternatively, enter them in our flight search if you want to save a little more.
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:
- 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.
Please be aware that itineraries to Bangkok with a layover in Munich might feature an Eurowings flight (marketed as Lufthansa). Their cabin is not on par with Lufthansa’s. If possible, choose a routing via Frankfurt to enjoy Lufthansa.
All tickets for Lufthansa flights will be issued in booking class P. This results in an earning rate somewhere between 0% and 125% – depending on which frequent flyer program you’ve signed up for. Here’s what a trip to Seoual via Frankfurt will get you:
- 18,680 on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 13,740 on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 12,110 on SAS EuroBonus
- 12,110 on Miles & More
- 10,990 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 10,990 on LATAM Pass
- 10,990 on Copa ConnectMiles
- 10,990 on United MileagePlus
- 10,860 on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 7,690 on ANA Mileage Club
- 370 on Asia Miles
A roundtrip to the same destination with Swiss via Zurich generates the following mileage:
- 19,090 on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 14,330 on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 12,460 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 12,360 on Miles & More
- 12,060 on SAS EuroBonus
- 11,860 on Asiana Club
- 11,860 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 11,470 on United MileagePlus
- 11,470 on Avianca LifeMiles
- 11,470 on Air India Flying Returns
- 11,470 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 11,470 on TAP Miles & Go
- 11,470 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 11,470 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 11,470 on EgyptAir Plus
- 11,470 on Copa ConnectMiles
- 11,470 on South African Voyager
- 11,470 on LATAM Pass
- 8,030 on ANA Mileage Club
- 5,730 on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 600 on Asia Miles