Lufthansa is currently offering extremely cheap premium economy flights from the United Kingdom to Hyderabad and Bangalore. Starting at £560, you can fly from Manchester and Edinburgh, and not only do these tickets include 2 items of luggage, but the seats are far more comfortable than normal economy class seats. Also, you will earn a lot of miles with most Star-Alliance frequent-flyer programs.
Our calendar displays all available dates for trips of up to 28 days for all routes. Once you’ve selected the dates that suit you best, we’ll redirect you to Lufthansa’s booking site:
From your departure airport in the UK, you’ll have a short economy class flight to Frankfurt, from where you’ll continue your trip to India in premium economy. If you’re flying to Bangalore, you can also fly via Munich.
Lufthansa’s Premium Economy
In comparison to other airlines, Lufthansa’s Premium Economy is solid, but not outstanding. The reclining seats and legroom are above average. Still, cabin service and entertainment are almost the same as in LH’s economy class product.
In contrast to its regular economy seats, Lufthansa offers broader and more comfortable seats in Premium Economy, switching from a 3-4-3 / 3-3-3 seat alignment to 2-4-2 (Boeing 747 and Airbus A380) or 2-3-2 on its other wide-body aircraft. Furthermore, you can check two bags up to 23 kg at no additional cost. While the food is identical, it’ll be served on chinaware instead of plastic.
Search & Book
According to the fare rules, the only restriction is that your stay in India has to be at least 8 days long. Using Google Flights, we found out, that there seems to be pretty good availability throughout 2024, especially until March. Once you’ve found your preferred dates, we recommend booking your flight directly on lufthansa.com.
The flights between the UK and Germany are issued in booking class Y, while the flights between Germany and India are issued in booking class N. To give you an example, flying from Manchester to Bangalore via Munich (and back) would get you:
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Feel free to use our miles calculator to see how many miles other itineraries would get you:
Hotel prices in India usually start at roughly €10-15, depending on the city. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:
Information & Tips for India
India is billed as a “subcontinent” not only for geographical reasons. The argument can be made that there is no region on the entire planet as culturally different as India. For example, it is home to as many vegetarians as the rest of the world. But its unique cuisine is just one of reasons to go there – India has a lot to offer. You can finde paradise like beaches in Goa and Kerala. Buzzing metropoles like Delhi and Mumbai invite you as well as and extravagant buildings and palaces like the world famous Taj Mahal. In conclusion, a country as huge as India is full of possibilities.
Visa & Entry
EU citizens need a visa and a passport to enter India. The easiest way is to apply for an eVisa, that will grant you two entries and a stay up to 60 days. It costs around 30€ on the government’s official site. With it, you can enter the country at almost any international airport.
Flag carrier Air India and a bunch of smaller LCCs connect the airports of Delhi and Mumbai to almost any noteworthy city in the country. For a country its size, India has an excellent railway network. This allows for extremely cheap ground transportation. Renting a car is possible, but incredibly dangerous due to poor road conditions and reckless driving habits.
Official currency is the Indian rupee. 100 rupees are worth around 1,30€.
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