Excellent Swiss First Class Fares From London to North America
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
Swiss' first-class product is one of the more exclusive in the world, as not everyone can purchase an award ticket to sit in the esteemed cabin — you have to be a Miles & More Senator in order to be eligible. In addition, revenue tickets also tend to be very pricey, but now there's some pretty decent fares in the cabin from London (LHR) to North America via Zurich (ZRH).
As part of this deal, fares start around the $2,600 mark for a round-trip ticket from London to Montreal — and if you fly between now and early next year, you can score a round-trip flight in the first-class cabin on Swiss' fantastic new 777-300ER. Note that these fares only appear to be valid from London to North America and not vice versa. The fares are valid for bookings through September 21, 2016, and outbound travel must be completed between November 22-29, 2016 and between February 10 and April 15, 2017. There's a minimum stay of three days and a maximum stay of three months.
Here are a few examples of what you can book with this sale:
London (LHR) to Montreal (YUL) for £1,955 (~$2,626) round-trip in March:
London (LHR) to Chicago (ORD) for £2,101 (~$2,822 ) round-trip in February:
London (LHR) to New York (JFK) for £2,310 (~$3,102) round-trip in April:
While this might not seem like that big of a fare sale, as $2,626 is still a lot to put down for a flight, this is quite a steal for Swiss' first-class product. Note that the London (LHR) to Seattle (SEA) via Zurich (ZRH) and Los Angeles (LAX) route is on Swiss' new Boeing 777-300ER, which TPG contributor J.P. thought was amazing.
If you do decide to take advantage of these discounted fares, book with a card like the new Chase Sapphire Reserve, which will earn you 3x points on travel purchases. So, if you were to purchase the London to Montreal ticket, you'd earn about 7,878 Ultimate Rewards points — worth about $165 based on TPG's most recent valuations.
H/T: One Mile at a Time