Who needs a Qatar Airways sale anyway? (Well, unless you are after BA tier points of course …..)
SWISS has launched a rather uncharacteristic deeply discounted Business Class sale from the UK. The prices are EXCELLENT as long as two people travel together.
SWISS has a fantastic business class product, by all accounts. I haven’t flown it – I was lucky to fly the excellent SWISS First Class product on my last two flights – but it looks great.
The seat above is the most coveted – the layout is either 2-2-2 or 1-2-1 depending on row. The seat above, for which SWISS will charge you a fee to book (all other seat selection is free), is regarded as the ‘throne’.
As you will need to be travelling with a partner to get these sale prices, however, one of the centre pairs above or a window pair will suit you just fine.
These are the fares on offer:
Tel Aviv – £578
Cairo – £672
Muscat – £978
Dubai – £1,028
Delhi – £1,079
Mumbai – £1,128
Beijing – £1,178
Shanghai – £1,178
Nairobi – £1,278
Singapore – £1,378
Johannesburg – £1,398
Dar es Salaam – £1,526
Bangkok – £1,529
Hong Kong – £1,579
Bangkok is oddly expensive given that other airlines are massively discounting that route. Johannesburg is a fantastic deal, as are the Indian and Chinese routes. The Middle East pricing is pretty good too although BA can get as low as £1,300 in a sale.
The miles you earn from these flights will go into Miles & More, the Lufthansa / SWISS programme, or any other Star Alliance airline. If you want the flexibility to top up your account, SAS and Singapore Airlines are Amex Membership Rewards transfer partners whilst Miles & More and United MileagePlus have their own UK credit cards.
You can depart from London Heathrow, London City, Manchester or Birmingham.
Here are the key dates:
Book by 3rd July
Travel between 1st July and 31st March 2018
Minimum stay 3 days
No changes / no refunds
Blackout dates apply
The SWISS booking page is here. Remember that you must book for TWO people to get this pricing.