Easter with SWISS
Win an Easter basket and sample the new SWISS on-board chocolate
Did you know that the new chocolate SWISS serves on board is produced by FREY? The renowned Swiss chocolatier produces more than 43,000 tonnes of chocolate annually. That’s roughly the equivalent weight of 156 Airbus A340 long-haul aircraft. Per second, FREY produces 4 bars of chocolate. If joined together, the entire output would extend over 29,000 km, or ¾ of the circumference of the Earth.
SWISS officially introduces the new on-board chocolate at the beginning of April. Our Easter Bunny will send an Easter basket full of goodies, including some of our own new SWISS chocolate, to the first five contest participants. Simply send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be quick and receive one of five SWISS Easter baskets.
Termination of Preferred Fare Model as of 30 April 2015
In 2008 SWISS, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa launched the Preferred Fare Model in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Since then all fares for flights departing from these countries have been available as published and unpublished (Preferred Fares). The unpublished Preferred Fares areCHF 50(for a return flight) cheaper than published fares.
In preparation for the new European fare concept of Lufthansa Group, which will be introduced from summer 2015, the Preferred Fare Model will be terminated on 30 April 2015. All travel agencies who have participated in the Preferred Fare Model will receive postal notification of termination in good time.
On 5 May 2015 the Preferred Fares will be removed from computer reservation systems (CRS) and the published fares reduced by CHF 50 (for a return flight). This means that from this date all standard pricing requests for SWISS, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa fares must once again refer to published fares, and the two kinds of fare listings will no longer apply. Thereafter unpublished fares will only be available as corporate rates or tour operator fares, for example.
In the case of re-bookings or changes to Preferred Fare tickets after 5 May 2015, the standard calculation rules for ticket changes apply.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your usual SWISS contact.
Introducing SWISS Upgrade Bargain
The new SWISS Upgrade Bargain product gives selected SWISS customers (passengers booked on swiss.com or Miles and More passengers) the opportunity to determine their own price for an upgrade to SWISS Business by submitting a cash offer. Between 96 and 48 hours before departure they will then be informed whether their bid for a SWISS Upgrade Bargain has been approved. Customers whose bids are approved will have the relevant amount charged to their credit card.
In order to qualify for an Upgrade Bargain offer, the customer must hold a valid SWISS Economy ticket for a scheduled flight operated by SWISS. The document must start with the numbers 724. For legal reasons, offers cannot be accepted for tickets sold in the following countries: India, Brazil and Japan.
Bids may be submitted up to 120 hours before departure.
The following exceptions apply:
•Passengers travelling with children under 2 years of age
•Passengers booked within a group of more than 9 people
•Flight bookings which are not yet confirmed.
SWISS Business in Europe
SWISS expands neighbour-free seating in Business Class in Europe
From the end of March 2015 SWISS passengers travelling in Business Class on flights within Europe will enjoy greater travel comfort as their neighbouring seat will now always remain unoccupied. This enhancement will apply to double seats and, as hitherto, the middle seat in a row of three on the full European fleet.
With more privacy and personal space at their disposal, SWISS Business passengers will be able to work or relax in comfort while flying to their destination.
Additional flights to new LX destinations in cooperation with LH & OS
Additional codeshare flights are offered in cooperation with Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines to 8 new SWISS destinations. This allows your clients to enjoy a daily service either nonstop on SWISS or via FRA, MUC or VIE with our LHG Partners. Flights can be booked via GDS.
Edelweiss flies your groups to the sun
With spring knocking on the door vacation planning is definitely turning into a priority. Surprise your customers with a variety of destinations; whether it is for strolling around the old town for shopping, discovering ancient landmarks and cathedrals, a culinary delights discovery tour or simply soaking up the sun on some of the most beautiful beaches; Edelweiss offers a destination for every taste of vacation. Book on SWISS Groups as of 31 March until 31 August 2015 for travel between 1 May and 30 June 2015 or 17 August to 30 September 2015 to Olbia, Cantania, Lamezia Terme, Podgorica, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Split, Corfu, Mykonos, Faro, Antalya and Bodrum.