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Lufthansa launches a very decent Premium Economy deal to Asia

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Both Lufthansa and SWISS have launched Premium Economy and Economy sales from the UK to Asia.

I am not focusing on the Economy deals although if you follow the links you will see the pricing.

On Lufthansa, which you can book via this special page:

Lufthansa premium economy sale

  • London – Shanghai from £579
  • London – Qingdao from £579
  • London – Hong Kong from £649
  • London – Bangkok from £599
  • London – Singapore from £579
  • Manchester – Beijing from £599
  • Manchester – Shanghai from £599
  • Manchester – Qingdao from £599
  • Birmingham – Beijing from £599
  • Birmingham – Shanghai from £599
  • Birmingham – Qingdao from £599
  • Edinburgh – Beijing from £599
  • Edinburgh – Shanghai from £599
  • Edinburgh – Qingdao from £599
  • Glasgow – Beijing from £599
  • Glasgow – Shanghai from £599
  • Glasgow – Qingdao from £599
  • London – Almaty from £549

You can check the SWISS economy deals, from any of its UK departure points, here.

All deals must be booked by 1st October except China, where the deadline is 8th October.

Travel periods are from 23rd October to 8th December 2018, from 24th December 2018 to 22nd March 2019 and from 22nd April to 18th June 2019.  A six day minimum stay applies.

The Lufthansa booking site seems easier to use as you can focus just on Premium Economy sale deals via this page.

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.

Comments (116)

  • xcalx says:

    OT. re Marriott travel cert.
    Anyone used the travel cert since Aug 18 mine is still showing as a cat 6 in my account, thought it may have re issued as a cat 1-4

    • Roger says:

      Same here and with current IT shenanigans, reluctant to even contact.
      I have two certificates to use.

    • Alan says:

      They don’t autoconvert, however when you call them they can’t use the old cert and have to convert to a new one. I had an Old Cat 6 that for 30k extra they’ve converted to a New Cat 5 (otherwise would only have been Cat 1-4). Unfortunately SPG properties not yet available to book, hopefully will be by 20th Sept.

  • Clive says:

    Does anybody know how long it usually takes Amex to process application for a *supplementary* Plat card?

  • Darren says:

    OT,

    BA companion voucher related. A friend has a voucher expiring today! So I said why not book a reward saver for anywhere for say 10 months in advance, and when you have the points/notion of where you want to go then call up and change to the class and destination that you want, obviously with fees but will save the voucher.

    Am I missing something or is this feasible?

    • Roger says:

      I think for 241 the outbound trip must commence before the expiry of the voucher.

    • Lady London says:

      Not sure but think I recall something about only being able to change destination to within the same “zone”? This may not apply here of course.

    • Alan says:

      That would work for Lloyds (where you just have to book before expiry) but for BA 241 you have to have flown outbound sector before expiry.

  • swhostring says:

    Amex Domino’s £5 off £20 still going strong – just tucking into 2x Large Half & Half pizzas and a Tandoori wrap, not too bad for £15 🙂

  • Alex Sm says:

    Why don’t we have these Groupon offers on Avios in the UK?

    • swhostring says:

      That’s down to Avios loyalty prog mgt in each respective country. I guess the team that run Spain are doing it to increase usage of Avios & adoption of the loyalty scheme by more people in Spain. Maybe there is also some kind of deal with Iberia?

      Probably the UK Avios team see no particular need for that. Although you can imagine them magicking up new Avios out of thin air ie printing money, in reality it won’t work like that. There will be an internal cost associated with supplying new Avios for the Groupon deal. In effect, the Groupon Spain Avios will be being supplied below ‘cost’ as a marketing investment.

      The UK team sees no need to bear that cost, as the Avios scheme is already pretty widely adopted here.

  • N says:

    OT: When do LATAM release their seats for Avios redemption? Today is 16/9/18, I can see availability till 30/6/19. T-287 sounds weird – so do they release in batches?

  • BrotherBear says:

    O/T

    I recall seeing someone a year or two ago post the website they use for cheap cruises. Can anyone recall or recommend?

    Looking to book a cruise on the Fjords for my parents for their 35th wedding anniversary.

    Thanks in advance

    • swhostring says:

      Take a few risks in life 🙂

      It’s cruise.com

    • Crafty says:

      Cruise.co.uk will sort you out, they have the best deals and you also get assigned one named consultant who becomes your account manager and handles the whole thing end to end. You won’t get passed off to a second line support team after booking like with the other OTAs.

  • Zane says:

    OT: Current Amex MR 40% bonus Avios. Is this account/country related? I’ve just tried to convert points over but offered 1:1 rather than 1:14 conversion.

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