Star Alliance member Swiss and Lufthansa currently sell heavily discounted business class tickets from Swedish airports Gothenburg and Stockholm to the Indian capital New Delhi. Tickets sell as low as SEK 11,966 (~€1,031) and include two flights from Switzerland to India in lie-flat seats, two feeder flights to Zurich in European business class, lounge access and other priority services.
Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Lufthansa or Swiss with your preselected flight dates.
Swiss operates a mix of Airbus A220 and A320 aircraft between Sweden and Zurich. An Airbus A330-300 takes you onwards from the Alps to New Delhi. Most itineraries feature a long layover in Zurich on the inbound leg.
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.
Search & Book
The fare rules don’t give an expiration date for this offer, so it can be withdrawn at any time. You need to stay at least eight days in India to get the lowest fare. Availability is best between August and September 2023. Although Google and Lufthansa show earlier dates, those prices jump to €1,300 when selecting flights.
You can find additional flight dates on Google Flights. We recommend buying business class tickets directly with the airline, in this case, Lufthansa or Swiss.
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.
Swiss issues tickets for all flight segments in booking class P. You can earn the following mileage for a ticket from Gothenborg:
- 14,622 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 11,356 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 9,240 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 9,086 Miles on Air New Zealand AirPoints
- 9,086 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
- 9,086 Miles on South African Voyager
- 9,086 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
- 9,084 Award Miles + 1,816 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 9,084 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 9,084 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 9,084 Miles on Asiana Club
- 9,084 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 9,084 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 9,084 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 9,084 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 9,084 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 9,084 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
- 9,084 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 8,362 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 6,358 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 2,206 Award Miles + 9,140 Tier Miles on Miles&More
- 2,206 Award Miles + 480 Points on Miles&More 2024
Hotel prices in Delhi usually start at roughly €20 for surprisingly high-standard hotels. 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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Information & Tips for Delhi
Delhi or New Delhi is the capital of India, the world’s second most popoulos country. The city combines architectural elements from more than 1,000 years. Therefore it appears as a timeless conflux of several cultures. From Hinduism, Moghul India through British colonial influences, the poeple of Delhi inhabited and preserved what they got from whomever ruled the city.
The result is a city full of sights like pompous temples and mosques, regal colonial buildings and buzzing shopping districts. One of India’s best public transport systems and a steady flow of taxis and rickshaws help you get around. With its undeniable contemporary influences, Delhi is the best gateway to enter the culturally vastly different country of India.
Best Time to Travel
Delhi is hot – from May through August, the average daily temperature is above 30 degrees, making this an unpleasant time to visit the city. From mid-september, when monsoon season is finished, to November is a great time go. While December and January can be cold and unpleasant, from February to April is another good time frame for a trip to India’s capital.
From the Airport to the City
Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Int’l Airport serves as hub for Air India. Delhi’s excellent subway connects it to the city. A ride to the city center takes around 20 minutes and costs less than €1. Furthermore, al large number of air conditioned buses are available, charging an ever lower fare. Taking a taxi can take up to an hour, due to heavy traffic. Prices are around €5.
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