Excellent SWISS long-haul business class sale from the UK!

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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.

Swiss business class 1

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’.

Swiss business class

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.

Swiss business class 3

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.

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  1. Sohan says:

    Only thing is, when I flew business to Athens via Zurich, the first leg was crap. Tiny plane with normal seats (ok, 2×2 layout, seated next to empty seat) which really didn’t compare to the amazing seats on the Athens leg. Also cold food on 1st leg vs amazing meal on 2nd one. Why don’t they use nicer planes on the way to Zurich?…

    Still, overall it was amazing and good value at 400 return.

  2. Thanks 🙂

  3. Ruddy says:

    OT: Booked tix; LAX-YYC and YYC-JFK on AA and gave BAEC number, turns out both flights were operated by WestJet and I have not yet received any miles/TP’s – any idea how long they take to credit or whether I’ll already get them? It’s been 10d+ since my first flight

    • AndyR says:

      I don’t think you will get them. You do not earn Avios/TP’s on a oneworld partner flight code (i.e AA) when it is operated by non-airline partner (WestJet).

  4. aviator says:

    any oneworld deals going on?

    • BA sale has just started about 3 hours ago ….

      • aviator says:

        Thanks, just checked it out. But it doesn’t seem like a proper sale…Montreal flights I have been keeping an eye out (Sept) for a work trip but the price has remained unchanged… hmm…maybe it takes a while to load?

      • BA seems to have IT issues (***shocked**), when you click on a link to get to the actual bookings., comes up with a 404 error…happened on the a Malta booking and on a Cancun booking..

  5. Donna says:

    Whta is the cheapest way to book for 2 adults and 1 child over 12? Will the higher price apply to the additional booking?

  6. Yanky Fischer says:

    Don’t book To TLV.

    We flew that route and they switched the plate to one of those small aircrafts which don’t have business, every one in business class complained but those Swiss ***** told us to shut it and appreciate that we have an empty seat between us “which is better then original business seating which we paid for…” Scum!

    Apparently they do it all the time!

  7. Hi all. does anyone know can you book this fare with a stopover in switzerland?

    • Roger I* says:

      No stopovers allowed in Europe. A transfer of up to 24 hours is available in theory, but I haven’t found one that suits me.

      Fare basis is LX PCNP2GB

      I was hoping for a deal to Cape Town, and see that one possibility is to route LON-ZRH-CPT-JNB, but sadly no CPT stopover so I’m booking to JNB. Thanks, Rob!

  8. Roger I* says:

    Which *A programme should I credit to? Since my BD Gold disappeared, I’ve really only got basic M&M membership, which I don’t normally use.

    Last year I did the Avianca Brasil status match to get Diamond = *A Gold. According to the website today. ‘You are Diamond level, updated 06/23/2017’. Great, except my card shows an expiry date of 2017/03/30.

    Has anybody experience of extending Diamond status into this year? Thanks.

    • Personally I’ve been crediting to UA mainly as any miles credited extend the validity! I use SQ too, but tend to transfer MR points into them for use given their hard expiry rules.

  9. Slightly off topic but hoping someone can help…

    I got a status Match from BA Gold to Turkish airlines which gave my Star Alliance Gold Elite. Is there anyway to make my Lufthansa account see that I am Star Gold Elite? I am using Lufthansa quite regularly but they won’t allow my lounge access by showing my Turkish card (they say it is because I am not on a Turkish Airlines flight).

    • They’re wrong, but LH staff can be a bit rubbish on lounge access! Can’t you change the FF number on your booking to your TK one? Obviously points would then go to them too unless you manage to get it switched in the lounge pre-boarding.

  10. James Wagner says:

    I’m so gutted these are companion fares. Us single folks get screwed again – and not in the good way 🙁
    Need a Cairo flight and this would be ideal but I’m only one person 🙁

    • Mark F says:

      Plenty of FlyerTalkers heading to Cairo these days. Buddy up on the forums?

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