Swiss First Class is exquisite!
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There are literally dates where first class is cheaper than economy.

When you take to the skies again, wouldn’t it be nice for the flight to be as memorable and enjoyable as the destination itself? That’s always the dream, but that little issue of finances can often get in the way.

Today though, Lufthansa and Swiss are offering an exceptional sale on First & Business Class for anyone who can book with a companion. Business starts at £999 for two, and first from £2800 for two.

There are multiple sales going on for UK departures, as well as departures from Milan, Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and a variety of other starting points.

Whether it’s a friend, a frenemy, lover, child, spouse or even a random acquaintance from the beloved internet, or our comments section, it’s all good. And yes, if you have no interest in making one of those apply to you, it’s totally ok to send Swiss Airlines and Lufthansa the evil eyes for making it companion only.

Swiss First Class is exquisite!

Lufthansa & Swiss Business And First UK And EU Companion Sale

Swiss and Lufthansa offer two of the best experiences in first class, and very solid business class experiences too. Right now, you can book them for a fraction of the usual price from a variety of UK and EU airports.

Sure, there’s no crystal ball about when X country will open, but we kinda already know that by now, right?. Many countries are currently in the process of reopening, such as Thailand, and others such as Singapore, have signaled that it’s only a matter of time.

Business class, with the exception of Cairo at around £500 per passenger, starts at around £999 or its € equivalent, per person. First class is as low as around £1499 per person in some cases. Here’s a preview of the offers from each country…

From Amsterdam

Booking link: here.

From Lisbon

Booking link: here.

From Spain

Booking link: here.

From UK Cities

Booking link: here.

From Milan

Booking link: here.

When I said some dates where business was cheaper than economy, I wasn’t kidding. Just look below, where business is hundreds cheaper, and first class – caviar and all – is just a mere 13 bucks more! It’s madness.

London to Singapore pricing on the return leg for Swiss First and business class. Business cheaper than economy.

Prices for first class start at £1499 per passenger, and on either airline that all but assures some caviar and first rate champagne, in addition to a limousine transfer on the ground in Zurich or Frankfurt.

Swiss And Lufthansa First & Business Class Sale

If you end up on the Swiss Boeing 777, it’s the best business class experience Swiss offers, and beats Lufthansa too. If business is your cabin, routes with this plane and airline are your best bet.

As to first class, some people prefer Lufthansa First to Swiss First, depending on the plane, if you want to compare diamonds to diamonds. Having said that, Swiss First on a Boeing 777 or Airbus A340 is generally going to beat the Lufthansa cabin experience, but with the 747 on limited days, it’s tough to pass up a seat in the nose.

Read as: they’re both great and well worth it, at these prices!

Dates You Can Travel

These sales are attractive, and worth considering despite changing travel options at the moment because they go way into 2022. In fact, most offers are valid until the end of June 2022. Most offers expire on July 20th, giving about a week to book!

Positive vaccine rollout and news of reduced spread continues, so GSTP remains hopeful that international travel will be far more available in the months to come, even in Asia, which has been the most cautious.

How To Book These Companion Fares

You need to search in numbers of two passengers or more to lock in these rates. But beyond that, booking is pretty easy. Go to and search around. Stellar offers like these tend to dry up relatively fast (for best dates), so if you’re feeling like its time, get in while it’s good.

One important thing to note: flexibility policies on these tickets are nowhere near as generous as some other airlines. If the flight gets cancelled, all standard EU rules apply, but if you proactively wish to cancel, you’re left with few options other than to rebook at new pricing. There’s typically 2 or 3 of these sales per year, where you might be able to do so at the same price.

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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  1. Swiss has excellent first class and current offer is very good indeed. However both Swiss and Lufthansa have passenger very unfriendly policies. I have current booking for Singapore in August – tried to rebook for January 2022 but it is impossible. Sale prices apply only for NEW booking not for rebooking. So to avoid big disappointment I would suggest end of 2021 or very beginning of 2022. Or wait for next sale.

  2. Mr Ott,

    Do you know of a way of finding people to share these great companion fares. I would have thought it would have been easy enough. But searching the web brings up sites for people who, crazy I know, actually want travel companions to spend time with. Two months in Asia or South America debating where to have lunch or dinner or icecream does not appeal to many.

  3. Gil,

    I am trying to find the “calendar” feature on the Lufthansa website where they have the available dates highlighted so I don’t have to keep searching random dates, however I am having trouble remembering how to do that (been a while). Can you tell me where to find this on the site?

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