Star Alliance member Lufthansa is still selling discounted business class tickets to the Middle East with departures from Helsinki. You can reach Kuwait, Dammam, and Bahrain for just under €1,100 with a change of planes in Frankfurt.
These tickets are non-refundable but can be rebooked for a fee of €250 + the (possibly quite high) price difference.
Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Lufthansa’s website with your preselected flight dates. You can also use Lufthansa’s best price search for that.
Long-haul flights are operated by Lufthansa’s Airbus A330 fleet. You can expect the same business class as in all other Lufthansa planes: Lie-Flat-Seats in a 2-2-2 seating pattern. While Lufthansa serves all three destinations non-stop from Frankfurt, some flights have a fuel stop on the way.
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.
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The fare rules don’t give away an expiration date for these prices, they are available until sold out or withdrawn by the airline. You just need to stay at least six days (or one night from Saturday to Sunday) at your destination to get the cheapest price.
You can find additional flight dates with Google Flights or Lufthansa’s best price search. Since we recommend buying tickets directly on Lufthansa’s website, the latter might be the most convenient way.
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. A roundtrip to Kuwait City will earn you the following mileage:
- 11,114 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 8,636 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 6,908 Award Miles + 1,382 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 6,908 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 6,908 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 6,906 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 6,496 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 5,952 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 4,834 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 2,632 Award Miles + 6,496 Tier Miles on Miles&More
- 2,632 Award Miles + 480 Points on Miles&More 2024
Feel free to use our miles calculator to see how many miles the other routes would get you and if your status will earn you a bonus: