As frequent flyers, on a short hop to Europe or exploring the far East and West of the Globe, we’re always in search of a bargain to travel in style! The joy of travelling should start from getting to the airport, and we got hooked on the trappings of business class travel and everything that comes with it; lounges, lie-flat beds, food & wine, and free-flowing champagne! We’ve come to realise that traveling in style doesn’t have to break the bank.

Neither of us are millionaires and we’re continually looking to achieve our flying dreams by spending as little cash as we can. Be it a seat sale or miles redemption for reward flights, we tend to let our wallets tell us where we’re going next rather than having a fixed agenda...

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Lufthansa Boeing 747-800

Lufthansa and Swiss have just kicked off a tiny first class flash sale that offers first class travel to a handful of destinations for the price of a business class ticket. Once again, Stockholm is the golden departure point for these offers.


Return prices in first class from Stockholm

  • Bogota from £2,150 return
  • Johannesburg from £2,200
  • Muscat from £2,198
  • Dubai from £1,942

The Catch

There are 2 sectors on the outbound with some journeys having a painful 3 sectors on the return – a couple of intra-European hops after the long-haul return back into either Zurich or Frankfurt. Jo’burg looks the nicest option and best value, with it being bang-on our £85/flying hour target for first class on a 4-star carrier, yet including 5-star Lufthansa First in one direction!

Travel Dates

Availability is looking great between mid-October 2019 and early-June 2020 – loads of scope to take advantage!

Small Print

  • Departure points: Stockholm
  • Book by: 13th October 2019
  • Travel until: 31st May 2020
  • Minimum stay: 6 nights including a Sunday night
  • Weekend departures: Limited – some Fridays.
  • Sectors: 2 each way
  • Booking class: A
  • Frequent flyer points accrual: Yes -300% miles flown
  • Refundable: No
  • Changes after booking: No

How to Book

Use Google Flights calendar feature to find the cheap travel dates. Handily, you can then complete the booking directly through Google (read more about how that works here).

Stockholm to Johannesburg First Class return
Stockholm to Bogota First Class return
Stockholm to Dubai First Class return

BG1 Tip

As well as adding your Star Alliance frequent flyer number to the booking, consider paying for the flight using an American Express Membership Rewards or Miles and More Mastercard so you can bag more miles.

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