Lufthansa’s Premium Economy is an excellent travel option for medium-haul flights, specifically those from Europe to the Middle East as the flight time is around 4-5 hours and the flights depart during the day from Germany and arrive during the evening – making it perfectly acceptable to experience a Premium Economy seat throughout the flight.
Lufthansa currently operates flights to a number of cities in the Middle East with attractive fare options from several European cities – connecting through their hubs in Germany. Most flights to the Middle East don’t feature a First Class cabin, but rather only Business Class, Premium Economy Class, and Economy Class. Lufthansa’s Business Class is nothing fancy, but still nice for a medium-haul flight.
Currently, Lufthansa has an awesome fare available from Paris to Dubai via Frankfurt in Premium Economy for only €529 round-trip. What’s interesting is the fare doesn’t show up on Google Flights, but rather only after you have selected a flight, the price will drop. The fare is not available on all dates, so some searching is required. What I’ve found is that you need to be in Dubai for at least 3-4 days for this low price to apply. The Paris – Frankfurt flights are in Economy (full fare, “Y” class).
It seems like the fare is valid for a longer time, but only on select dates and trip durations. My suggestion is to use Google Flights and select random dates, until you find a date/trip duration that works. If crediting to Miles & More, you will earn 10.5k award and status miles if you’re a Frequent Traveller, Senator, or HON Circle Member. If you aren’t a status member, you will earn 8.5k award and status miles.. which isn’t bad. I’ve booked a few of these tickets as I need to re-qualify for status this year… now the only flights I still need to book are from Kraków to Paris, which aren’t that expensive.
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