A great deal of the airlines is reducing the number of their first class seats, yet there are still several options for a flight to Europe in first class. Is it possible to book such a trip with collected miles or earned points? Let’s check and see.
1. Lufthansa First Class Using Aeroplan Miles
No doubt, among the best first-class cabins in the world is Lufthansa First Class. The first class on the Lufthansa planes includes comfortable seats and a bed of full length, entertainment screen, meal service with Champagne, etc. Some of the recent innovations include noise-dampening carpet insulation and temperature-regulating duvets.
Lufthansa serves a great number of airports in North America, both small and large airport hubs, and that is very convenient for the travelers. The downside is that Lufthansa releases its first-class award seats to partners just two weeks before the travel. This makes the planning very difficult. Those that own miles from the frequent flyer program Miles & More can use around 170 000 miles for a round trip and will be asked to pay around 1000 USD for fuel charges.
2. Singapore Airlines Flight from JFK New York and Frankfurt
The best choice here is a flight on the board of A380 Singapore Airlines’ First Class Suite. Singapore A380 planes have 12 suites in three rows and come with curtains for privacy, large entertainment screen, comfortable seat that can turn into a lie flat bed, etc. Meals could be ordered in advance. To book one of the Singapore First Class awards, travelers need to use their KrisFlyer miles.
KrisFlyer is a trusted transfer partner of all four transferable points programs including Chase Ultimate Rewards, American Express Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest and it offers many options for boosting the KrisFlyer balance.
3. Emirates for New York JFK – Milan Flight
Emirates provide one of the most luxurious first class suites nowadays. The beds are 86 inches of pitch and can recline to wide and comfortable beds. There are siding doors for privacy, flat screen TV, a thousand entertainment options, and well stocked private mini bar, excellent meal service.
Other companies that offer great flights in first class to Europe are provided by British Airways, By Air France and by Swiss Air.