SWISS has extended – until 12th July – its rather uncharacteristic deeply discounted Business Class sale from the UK. The prices are EXCELLENT as long as two or more people travel together.
Some fares have been reduced even futher. Bangkok is now just £1,230 compared with £1,529 last week. Dar es Salaam is £1,399 (was £1,526). Hong Kong is £1,280 (was £1,579).
New destinations have been added too – Havana at £1,396, Punta Cana at £1,396, Rio at £1,378, Sao Paulo at £1,307.
The fares are good for travel until 31st March 2018.
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.
This is the new extended list of fares on offer:
Tel Aviv – £577
Cairo – £671
Muscat – £977
Dubai – £1,028
Delhi – £1,079
Mumbai – £1,128
Beijing – £1,178
Shanghai – £1,178
Bangkok – £1,230 (was £1,529)
Nairobi – £1,278
Hong Kong – £1,280 (was £1,579)
Sao Paulo – £1,307
Singapore – £1,378
Rio – £1,378
Havana – £1,396
Punta Cana – £1,396
Johannesburg – £1,397
Dar es Salaam – £1,399 (was £1,526)
Johannesburg is a fantastic deal, as are the Indian, South American 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 12th 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 or more people to get this pricing.