Star Alliance members Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and Swiss are selling cheap tickets for business class flights from Paris. Destinations include Dubai at €990, Rio de Janeiro at €1,310, but you can get flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Bogota, Hong Kong, Seoul and Kilimanjaro for under €1,500. We have already written about Bangkok at €1,303. Fares include two pieces of checked luggage (32 kilograms each), lounge access and seat reservation.
With departure from Paris, you can reach the following destinations:
- Dubai at €990
- Nur-Sultan (Astana) at €1,190
- Accra at €1,240
- Almaty at €1,290
- Rio de Janeiro at €1,310
- Mumbai at €1,310
- Delhi at €1,310
- Bogota at €1,340
- Sao Paulo at €1,390
- Hong Kong at €1,460
- Kilimanjaro at €1,470
- Seoul at €1,480
You would need to transfer in one of the Lufthansa group hubs. Connection times vary by itinerary, so do the operating aircraft and the Business Class products.
If you don’t like surprises, you’ll be on the safe side with Lufthansa in one aspect: all planes have the exact same seats. That, however, will no longer be the case when Lufthansa receives its first Boeing 777 planes with the new business class. Many of our readers may have already experienced the current business class. Generally, Travel-Dealz writers and readers are not big fans of the Lufthansa business class, even though it is definitely not bad. One reason for that is that the service is too inconsistent: From extremely friendly and quick to unfriendly and slow – everything is possible with Lufthansa, even in business class.
With SWISS, it very much depends on the specific seat, as SWISS has a throne seat in every row. While the double seats share a platform in the middle, the throne seat has its own platform on each side, which you won’t have to share with anyone. Those seats thus offer privacy and comfort to an extent that the other seats cannot compete with. Therefore, you may be disappointed if you don’t get one of the throne seats, even if the other seats obviously also have a very high standard.
The Austrian business class may not be known by many, but all seats are at a consistently high standard. The Boeing 767, as well as the Boeing 777, are both equipped with the same seats, which are not only comfortable but also offer a good sleeping experience. The catering is also said to be especially good.
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You can grab a seat from this promotion until April 15, 2022. The travel period lasts until December 15, blackout days vary by destination. The minimum and maximum stay vary by destination. In the case of Rio, you’ll need to stay for four nights or spend the Saturday night there.
While you can check flight times and dates via Google Flights, Lufthansa has a flight explore page. You can set different filters to find the best price and after then, you can check for available dates. Alternatively, you can use our search box above. After selecting your routing and dates, it will redirect you to Lufthansa’s website or to the Travel-Dealz flight search tool where you can compare different prices.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.
This especially applies to premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
Baggage and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.
Lufthansa issues tickets in booking class P. While the exact mileage depends on the exact routing, a flight from Orly to Rio via Munich would get you these miles:
- 20,834 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 16,016 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 13,450 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 12,816 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 12,812 Award Miles + 2,562 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 12,812 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 12,812 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 12,382 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 8,970 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 3,512 Award Miles + 13,450 Tier Miles on Miles&More
- 3,512 Award Miles + 480 Points on Miles&More 2024
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