Amazing Deal Alert: Biz and First From London to Asia From £993 Return per Person
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Flying in first class or business class has just been made affordable thanks to Swiss and Lufthansa and their incredible companion fares for less than £1,000 per person return. Examples of the cheapest fares are from London (LHR) to Hong Kong (HKG) and Dubai (DXB) in business class.
All you need to do is find an equally avid traveller to go with you between the dates stipulated and you can be off on an amazing adventure to destinations across the globe — all while travelling in some of the best style, comfort and class available in the sky!
Lufthansa is renowned in the aviation world for having an incredible business class and unforgettable first class. Take a look at what we thought of each of its long-haul first-class product. In terms of business class, Lufthansa’s product is very consistent across the board, though The Points Guy himself favours the A380 cabin slightly above that of the 747-8.
The Points Guy team recently reviewed business class on Swiss’ Boeing 777 and A330, and both received good ratings. In terms of Swiss’ first-class options, The Points Guy himself, Brian Kelly, rates Swiss’ 777-300 its best first-class product, which it uses on routes such as Bangkok and Hong Kong!
Swiss first class is almost impossible to book with miles or points so this is an amazing deal if you’ve ever wanted to try such a well-regarded product.
Regarding where to credit this deal, the business-class fares book into P class on both Lufthansa and Swiss, which earn 100% redeemable miles in most Star Alliance programs. TPG values miles in most of these programs around 1.0-1.3 cents. Based on the mileage flown for the Bangkok and Hong Kong business-class examples below, you would earn around 12,500 redeemable miles in the program of your choice.
For the first-class fares, which credit to A fare class, they earn various amounts depending on the program to which you choose to credit. Some of the best options include United MileagePlus and Turkish Miles & Smiles (200%) and a massive 300% to Aegean Airlines Miles&Bonus and TAP Portugal Miles & Go. Using the Shanghai example below, you could earn up to 36,000 redeemable miles depending on the program to which you credit.
Airline: Lufthansa or Swiss
Routes: LHR to BKK/BOM/DEL/DXB/HKG/NBO/PEK/PVG
Cost: £993+ return per person in business class; £1,498+ return per person in first class
Travel Dates: June 2019 – March 2020
Here is an example of what you can book:
London (LHR) to Hong Kong (HKG) for £993 return in business with Lufthansa (two people travelling):
London (LHR) to Shanghai (PVG) for £1,743 return in business/first with Lufthansa (two people travelling):
London (LHR) to Bangkok (BKK) for £1,248 return in business with Swiss (two people travelling):
London (LHR) to Mumbai (BOM) for £1,498 return in first with Swiss (two people travelling):
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