Swiss is selling flights from Geneva to Marrakesh in Morocco for only CHF 84 (~€78) this winter. The flights are nonstop but do not include luggage. Should you book the Classic fare, you’d have to pay roughly CHF 144 (~€134).
The only downside of this deal is Swiss’ rebooking policy. The airline offers no refunds for this fare. While the rebooking fee may be waived, you still have to pay the price difference if you change travel dates.
Swiss uses an Airbus A220-300 for this route. The flight is roughly 3 hours long.
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There’s neither an expiration date nor a minimum stay requirement for this deal. You can find availability from November until January, either on Google Flights, or our own calendar above, which will redirect you to SWISS’ booking site.
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.
The tickets are issued in booking class K, meaning that you can expect to receive:
- 2,520 Miles on Air Malta Flypass
- 756 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 630 Award Miles + 126 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 630 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 630 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
- 630 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 630 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 118 Award Miles + 630 Tier Miles on Miles&More
As you can see, the number of miles that you’ll get is laughable.
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