The Lufthansa Group of airlines are announcing their figures for 2018 today and SWISS has used its presentation to announce that it will be introducing a Premium Economy cabin on its long-haul aircraft starting in 2021.
In the same way that the Boeing 747 is out of date and largely uneconomical so is the Airbus A340....so it was more than a little surprising when SWISS reversed a decision to retire its five A340s and, instead, refurbish them and give them a new lease of life.
A number of Star Alliance airlines are currently offering attractive prices on Business Class fares for travel between Nice and Beijing. These fares are readily available and the travel dates span the next 11 months so finding a fare that works for you shouldn't be a problem.
Scandinavia has been the starting point for quite a few good Business Class deals recently (like the great fares to the US West Coast and Qatar Airways' Business Class fares to Asia) and now Star Alliance has joined the party by posting some very good Business Class fares out of Scandinavia for travel to China.
Right now SWISS and Lufthansa are offering some very attractive Business Class fares between London and New Delhi and, considering how respected SWISS' Business Class offering is (Lufthansa less so) these fares are very tempting indeed.
SWISS is opening the doors to its new First Class lounge at Zurich's Terminal A today and, at the same time, the carrier is launching a new chauffeur service for its First Class customers arriving into Zurich airport.
There are a number of international premium cabin products that are well worth getting excited about. Some offer something reasonably unique (like Etihad's First Class suites), some offer fantastic service (like Cathay Pacific First Class) and some offer a pretty amazing all round experience (like Singapore Airlines Suites Class) but all of these are reasonably accessible to everyone as long as you can pull enough miles/points together for an award.
SWISS has been taking delivery of its nine new 777-300ER aircraft since January 2016 and the airline's flagship aircraft come fitted with one of the more in-demand (but normally expensive to book) premium cabins. Now you can book the Business Class cabin on this aircraft from $265 one way.
SWISS has one of the most highly lauded Business Class products out of any European airline and, right now, there are some fantastic Business Class fares available for travel between Milan and a number of cities in the US. Prices start at around €1,636 for a roundtrip fare and what makes this such a great deal is that, on a number of routes, you can book the airline's new 777-300ER Business Class product.
Airbus A340 aircraft are not exactly the rage nowadays thanks to their inefficient 4-engine setup so it's a little bit surprising to hear of a European airline retrofitting these aircraft with state-of-the-art cabins...but that's exactly what SWISS is doing. What makes it more surprising is that the airline is in the process of phasing out the A340 in favour of the more efficient Boeing 777-300ER.
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