Star Alliance member Swiss offers discounted business tickets from various French and Spanish airports to Tel Aviv, Isreal. Fares start at €466 for a roundtrip to Isreal from Valencia. All flights include a layover in Zurich. A trip in Swiss’ long haul premium cabin can be selected for the out- as well as the inbound flight.
Flights LX 256/257 are scheduled widebody services, featuring Swiss’ long haul premium cabin. While you’re able to enjoy an Airbus A330 in summer and Boeing 777-300ER during winter, these flights suffer from inconvenient flight times, arriving and leaving Tel Aviv in the middle of the night. Both planes have alternating 2-2-1 seating patterns up front. Inner European flights are Airbus A220 or A320 narrowbody aircraft.
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According to fare rules, flights from France are sold until August 23, 2019. From Spain, this fare is available a little bit longer, until August 29, 2019. The travel period begins on September 15, 2019 and ends on May 31, 2020. These fares are available for trips at least six days long, but not exceeding three months. At time of writing, we’ve been able to find almost daily availability.
The best way to find suiting flight dates is Google Flights (instructions). Its calendar gives a great overview when prices are lowest. To save a bit more, you can enter the dates you’ve found in our flight search, where OTA’s offer tickets around €30 cheaper than the price displayed by Google. As always, we recommend to buy premium tickets directly from the carrier. While this is usually a bit more expensive, you’ll receive much better customer service should any problems arise.
Tickets are issued in booking class P. Almost all Star Alliance frequent flyer programs credit at leat 100% of your travel distance in award miles. Your base output withouth tier bonuses for a trip from Valencia shall look like this:
- 7,900 on LATAM Pass
- 7,900 on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 6,140 on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 5,090 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 4,990 on Miles & More
- 4,910 on TAP Miles & Go
- 4,910 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 4,910 on Avianca LifeMiles
- 4,910 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 4,910 on Asiana Club
- 4,910 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 4,910 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 4,910 on SAS EuroBonus
- 4,910 on South African Voyager
- 4,910 on United MileagePlus
- 4,910 on Copa ConnectMiles
- 4,910 on EgyptAir Plus
- 4,910 on Air India Flying Returns
- 3,430 on ANA Mileage Club
- 2,450 on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 1,420 on Asia Miles