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SWISS special – book a £199 return flight to Zurich in Business Class

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SWISS is offering a special business class fare of £199 between Heathrow and Zurich.  I will be flying this myself in two weeks so I will be able to report back on how it was, hopefully before the offer ends.

You need to book by 14th February for travel before 31st December 2018.

Your best option to maximise your miles when paying is American Express Preferred Rewards Gold.  This offers double points – 2 per £1 – when you when you book flight tickets directly with an airline.  Our review of Amex Gold is here.

If you visit this special page of the SWISS website you will see a calendar which shows at a glance which days are available at this price.  Availability looks very good to be honest.

Remember that SWISS uses Terminal 2 at Heathrow and you will be able to access the Lufthansa lounge – or, if you’re willing to walk over to the satellite terminal, the fantastic United Club lounge (or the less fantastic Singapore Airlines and Air Canada lounges).

Comments (122)

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    • Talay says:

      Yes, I like the plane and welcome its longevity but I fear it is too long in the tooth now to attract another sponsor and the ultra large, 4 engine model seems somewhat out of sorts in a world of retrenching benefits, save for Qatar perhaps.

      I personally doubt we will see the expansion of business class space and comfort but I think a greater distinction might be made between first and business.

  • TripRep says:

    O/T: Tesco x4 now still valid til June, email sent out…

    We recently contacted you to let you know about changes we’re making to the value of Clubcard vouchers used with our Reward Partners.

    For a while now, customers have told us they want a simpler way to get the most value from their points.

    So, to make it more straightforward to use, we will be offering customers 3x the value of their vouchers with over 100 Clubcard Reward Partners (rather than offering 2x value for some Reward Partners and 4x for others). This is part of a series of changes we’re making to Clubcard to help make it simpler. This includes the ability to increase the value of your Clubcard vouchers with some of our Reward Partners from as little as 50p.

    Over the last few days, we’ve listened to feedback from our customers who said they want more time to adjust to these changes, so we’ve delayed them until 10 June 2018. Which means you can still redeem your vouchers at 4x their value until then at

    If you have any questions about the changes, you can find out more here or you can contact our Customer Engagement Centre on 0800 591 688.

    Thank you for shopping at Tesco.

    Your Clubcard team

  • rams1981 says:

    OT due to check in for my 2 for 1 flight home with BA from Johannesburg and can’t check in and says go to airport. I assume this is the warning sign for being selected for a downgrade. What’s my best approach if this does happen?

    • Rob says:

      Check availability on later flights, ensure that the voucher holder is downgraded and not the companion (no compo for them without a court case), do not sign the standard BA doc which implies you are giving up your right to compensation (which is illegal).

      • rams1981 says:

        Thanks Rob.

        Current flight is still for sale which I have screenshoted.

    • Ali says:

      Interested to know what the outcome of this is!

    • rams1981 says:

      Update – got to airport early. Went to check in desk and my ticket was ticketed. Weird as I was BA silver and had pre selected seats. Went to BA sales desk who called head office I think who confirmed it should be ticketed and in the end all good. Thankfully.

      I wonder if it was related to being done as 2 separate booking initially and I cancelled the return and added it to the 2 for 1 to secure seats.

  • Scott says:

    Sorry OT:

    Just about to cancel platinum after latest churn (managed 130,000MR this time). I am going to downgrade to gold. I have never had Gold before, will I be charged annual fee the first year? I mainly just want to keep my MR alive to give me options.


  • Roger I* says:

    Late response to Lewis King 18 January 2018 at 11:11

    Many thanks. For better or worse, we don’t tweet Have you another suggestion for Nectar contact (re accelerating extra 10k bonus for Nectar AmEx)? Thanks.

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