Lufthansa is running a decent sale from the UK to Asia / Middle East and South America at the moment. There are deals in all classes but I am just focusing on Business Class here.
Details are on the Lufthansa site here but here are a few I pulled out. These are Heathrow return prices but you can also book from Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
- Hong Kong £1,450
- Beijing £1,680
- Bengaluru £1,460
- Delhi £1,230
- Seoul £1,770
- Singapore £1,950
- Buenos Aires £1,880
- Bogota £1,460
- Panama £1,500
- Havana £1,830
- Rio £1,880
- Sao Paulo £1,890
You need to book by 10th February for travel between 11th February and 4th April.
Lufthansa Business Class is OK, but not life changing. Here is my review of Lufthansa Business Class on an A340. It is usually a 2-2-2 configuration and, for the solo traveller, my choice is to take the middle block because the seat pairs are V-shaped. This means that your head is quite a way from that of your neighbour as the picture below shows. Your feet are virtually touching, unfortunately, but you can’t have it all. If you sit in the window pairs, the seats face forward so there is a smaller gap between the seats.
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.
PS. Last night the Lufthansa website was advertising a £15 discount code, ZVJ0HQI9EIHL. This is NOT valid for flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao, Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Singapore, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro but all other routes including short haul are OK. You must book by 15th February and fly before 31st March.