Star Alliance members Lufthansa and Swiss offer an attractive sale for premium flights with departure from Lisbon. The number of possible destinations is not that big, but overall availability is pretty good. We gladly present you with all destinations offering the best mix of value and availability.
This is a partner sale, meaning that you’ve to purchase tickets for two adults to get the quoted price. Further, these tickets are not refundable!
The following destinations & prices are available:
- Dubai at €1,5781
- Nairobi at €1,828€1
- Sao Paulo at €1,845
- Johannesburg at €1,927
- Mumbai at €1,928
- New Delhi at €1,952
- Bangalore at €1,952
- Bangkok at €2,028
- Hong Kong at €2,129
- Singapore at €2,138
- Buenos Aires at €2,153
- and more…
1 – these destinations require an overnight stay in Zurich on the outbound flight
In business class, you will find a wider variety of possible destinations. This is a selection of the most interesting ones:
- Tel Aviv at €480
- Sao Paulo at €1,028
- Nairobi at €1,053
- New Delhi at €1,130
- Mumbai at €1,146
- Johannesburg at €1,251
- Rio de Janeiro at €1,152
- Bangalore at €1,252
- Bogota at €1,253
- Seoul at €1,263
- Bangkok at €1,328
- Hong Kong at €1,329
- Singapore at €1,338
- and more…
All itineraries feature an Inner European Business Class trip from Lisbon to either Frankfurt, Munich, or Zurich. These are operated by Lufthansa, Swiss or Air Portugal. Onwards, you will enjoy a business or first class ride to your destination.
Lufthansa is running similar sales from different European countries:
Search & Book
Both sales last until July 20, 2021 and are valid for flights up until May 31, 2022. You can use Google Flights to check on which dates flights are cheapest (instructions). It is then the safest option to buy them directly on SWISS’s website or Lufthansa’s landing page.
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.
All European short-haul flights are ticketed in booking class J. First class long haul segments are booking class A while business class tickets are booking class P. It pays off to check with wheretocredit.com whether you should prefer SWISS or Lufthansa if the price is identical, as the reward mileage is not identical. The following example is given for a business class trip to Sao Paulo with SWISS via Zurich:
- 18,130 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 14,504 Award Miles + 2,902 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 14,504 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 14,504 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 14,504 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 14,504 Miles on Asiana Club
- 14,504 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 14,504 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 14,504 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 14,504 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 14,504 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
- 14,504 Miles on TAP Miles&Go
- 14,504 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 14,504 Miles on Egyptair Plus
- 13,340 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 10,154 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 3,884 Award Miles + 13,676 Tier Miles on Miles&More
- 3,884 Award Miles + 480 Points on Miles&More 2024
While a SWISS first class trip via Zurich to Johannesburg gets the following accrual:
- 35,670 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 35,670 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 25,208 Award Miles + 3,856 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 25,208 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 25,208 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 24,138 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 24,138 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 24,138 Miles on TAP Miles&Go
- 24,138 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 24,138 Miles on Egyptair Plus
- 18,908 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 18,478 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 18,372 Miles on Asiana Club
- 18,372 Award Miles + 12,604 Tier Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 17,836 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 7,404 Award Miles + 35,386 Tier Miles on Miles&More
- 7,404 Award Miles + 680 Points on Miles&More 2024
- 3,856 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
There is no question that Lufthansa’s and SWISS’ premium cabins are among the best of the business. Our author Dennis tried both business class as well as SWISS’ first class product – you can get a glimpse of what you can expect here: