Star Alliance member Swiss is selling cheap tickets for first class flights from several cities in Europe to Dubai starting at €2,165. Although the price is not as low as partner sale fares, this deal can also be booked for a single traveler. Roundtrips for less than €2,500 can be found from Stockholm, Madrid, Ljubljana, Warsaw, Belgrade, and Prague.
Entry restrictions in Dubai have mostly been lifted for vaccinated travellers.
If you do not want to fly the booked flights as planned, you can rebook without having to pay a rebooking fee, but you always have to pay the difference between the old and new prices – which could be substantial. Getting a refund is not possible.
You can find first class flights for less than €2,500 from the following airports:
- Stockholm: SEK 23,095 (~€2,164)
- Madrid: €2,233
- Ljubljana: €2,359
- Warsaw: PLN 11,015 (~€2,351)
- Belgrade: €2,379
- Prague: CZK 60,633 (~€2,453)
To book the flights, you can simply use our search form. All flight dates at the lowest fare are highlighted in green. By selecting dates and clicking on the button below it, you will be forwarded directly to Swiss’ website.
The calendar only shows dates with a moderate layover in Zurich (4 hours or less). If you are willing to stay longer, availability increases.
For the flights to Zurich, you will either be sitting Swiss’ European business class, while you’ll be on board an Airbus A330 aircraft on the long-haul flight to Dubai.
Search & Book
The fare rules do not state how long the fare will remain available. The minimum stay requirement is 6 days (or a Sunday), and you can stay a maximum of 12 months. You also have to book at least 30 days before departure.
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.
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