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YouHaveBeenUpgraded has highlighted some genuinely superb Lufthansa/SWISS Business and First Class fares from the UK!
Note that these are ‘companion fares’ – so to find the cheapest options you have to book for two passengers (UPDATE: According to the comments, the Business Class fares are available for individuals to at least some destinations). Availability looks great, though your stay does have to include a Saturday night.
Generally speaking, the best deals I could find were through Momondo, but you should be able to find similar pricing direct if you would rather book with the airline.
I am sure there are plenty more luxury bargains available for other destinations too, so if you have got somewhere specific in mind, now is a great time to look!
What miles can I earn?
SWISS and Lufthansa are both part of Star Alliance, so you’ve got a lot of options to choose from in terms of crediting the miles.
The SWISS Business Class flights look to be fare code P, which, for example, earns 125% of flown miles when you credit to Singapore KrisFlyer. Return flights to Hong Kong would therefore earn about 16,750 miles for each passenger.
The SWISS First Class flights book under fare code A, which offers as much as 300% of flown miles if you credit to programmes like Miles & More, or Aegean ‘Miles+Bonus’.
Using points/miles to fly Lufthansa or SWISS First Class is usually extremely difficult and expensive – which arguably makes these cash fares even better value.
If you want to try SWISS or Lufthansa First Class (at least without the hassle of re-positioning), I doubt you’ll find better deals this year!