Several years ago, SWISS stopped releasing first class awards to partners on a regular basis, generally reserving that award space only for elite members of its own Miles & More loyalty program. But sometimes the door is temporarily opened…and now is the time. Act fast to scoop up fuel-surcharge free award space in SWISS First Class using Aeroplan miles.
You can find the space on Aeroplan.com. One-way travel between the USA and Western Europe is 70K miles in first class. Fuel surcharges are not collected on SWISS.
Many cities are available to SWISS destinations around the world. Los Angeles is of particular interest to me and I had no trouble finding space on many dates.
Note the dates: there is availability in winter, spring, and summer!
Why SWISS First?
SWISS First Class is an amazing product with a wonderful lie-flat seat, personalized service and excellent food. The First Class Lounge in Zurich is also amazing. You can read a recent review here.
> Read More: SWISS First Class Lounge Zurich Review
> Read More: New York to Zürich in SWISS First Class
Twice as Nice with Aeroplan Transfer Bonus from AMEX
American Express is currently offering a targeted 20% transfer bonus from Membership Rewards to Aeroplan. Not everyone will see this discount, but check Membership Rewards to see if you have been targeted.
That means for every 1,000 AMEX points you will receive 1,200 Aeroplan points. Considering this is the first ever Aeroplan transfer bonus I’ve ever seen from AMEX, this deal could not come at a better time.
How About Other Star Alliance Programs?
I do not see the space bookable on united.com…that is the only other Star Alliance partner award I have checked. It appears this deal is only valid via Aeroplan.
5:20a ET UPDATE: The space is now bookable on united.com as well, though at a much higher rate than Aeroplan for Continental Europe. ANA also appears bookable. Details here.
Book now, not later! It is doubtful this space will last. I can also verify (at least for my own bookings), this is NOT phantom space.
Thanks for the heads up!
Thank you!! Scored LAX-ZRH next week!
American Express is currently offering a 20% transfer bonus from Membership Rewards to Aeroplan.
Not in my account!
Ron, this is indeed a targeted offer. I’m sorry it is not showing up for you.
Booked next Summer -Jfk-Zrh-Mxp!! Always wanted to book this
Only bummer is it’s on an A330.
It’s the A340 you don’t want A330 has a version of new F.
Yeah I was gonna ask which LX aircraft is Bee to try out their F in.
Obv wanna maximize the experience but think I’d rather prefer their best product to start out.
777-300ER is best.
Thanks for alert! Booked it! I only have 1 h 15 min transfer , both arrival and departure E concourse, do you think I have a chance to stop by the lounge, even if for 10-15 min..(onward ticket is in Business)
Yes, I think so. It’s a great one!
they just disappeared again – no Swiss flights in any class showing now…managed to book SFO-ZRH in first, last night and today no more flights available at all for Swiss in any class – another case of Aeroplan making it impossible for people to actually get good value out of their points. What a scam of a program it is and someone really should take them to task for these practices.