Lufthansa has loaded some reasonable Business Class fares for departures from the United Kingdom. Destinations and prices start as listed:
Abu Dhabi £1,599 Addis Ababa £1,499 Amman £1,099 Bahrain £1,699 Bangkok £1,729 Beijing £1,729 Beirut £1,149 Busan £1,799 Cairo £999 Doha £1,699 Dubai £1,599 Ho Chi Minh City £1,859 Johannesburg £1,899 Khartoum £1,499 Kuala Lumpur £1,859 Kuwait £1,599 Lagos £1,699 Nagoya £2,129 Nanjing £1,679 Osaka £2,249 Qingdao £1,679 Seoul £1,799 Shenyang £1,679 Singapore £1,799 Tehran £1,399 Tokyo £2,199 Tel Aviv £999
Price point data: http://www.lufthansa.com/online/portal/lh/uk/specials/booking?l=en&nodeid=3223456
with a departure from London Heathrow. Departures also available from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester
Whilst these prices look good on the outside, the devil is in the detail. The conditions for these tickets are a bit restrictive for those thinking these will make reasonable mileage run tickets:
You read that right: A 10 day minimum stay is required. So for those of you who like to visit a place for a few days only may be out of luck on this ticket. Those of you who have longer business trips, or are thinking about fares for a holiday could find this of use.
There’s also another stinger for Miles and More collectors (as well as anyone attempting to collect a decent amount of Star Alliance miles) – these book into the dreaded P Fare Bucket
P earns 100% mileage only on Miles and More (and may be worth less or more in other programmes).
They are reasonable fares – but use with caution – they’re no way what I’d call a mileage run fare in the least.
Thankfully, this might spark a fare war to certain destinations – it could be very well worth keeping your eyes open…