Low air fares offer: Lufthansa 50% discount, Jet Airways to London Heathrow

Today seems to be the day for special international air fares offers.

Lufthansa special 50-50-50 promotion.
Lufthansa is offering special fares to celebrate 50 years of operations in India.

For 50 hours, until May 8, 2009, Lufthansa is offering up to 50% discount on both business and economy class fares across Lufthansa’s network of 35 destinations in Europe and North America from any of it’s seven gateways in India.

To obtain full details and to avail the special offers passengers need to book tickets ticket via Lufthansa website for travel until October 31, 2009.

Economy class fares start at Rs. 13,900. Some sample fares I observed from Bangalore on the special offers page:

  • New York JFK from Rs. 23,900*
  • Boston or Washington DC from Rs. 24,900*
  • Atlanta or Denver or Dallas/Fort Worth or Los Angeles or Miami from Rs. 27,900*

Other sample fares

  • Bangalore – Atlanta (Business Class) Rs. 108,500*
  • Bangalore – Amsterdam (Business Class) Rs. 74,900*
  • Delhi – Frankfurt/Main (Business Class) Rs. 74,900*
  • Chennai – Chicago (Economy Class) Rs. 24,900*
  • Delhi – Los Angeles (Economy Class) Rs. 27,900*

The * means taxes and surcharges extra and terms and conditions apply.

Jet Airways special fares to London Heathrow
Jet Airways is offering special return fares to London which are available for sale with immediate effect. Passengers must complete their booking by May 31, 2009 and their travel from May 11, 2009 to June 30, 2009. The usual chestnut of taxes and surcharges being extra and special terms and conditions apply. Full details are at the Jet Airways website.

Economy class
From Mumbai (direct) or Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Pune (via Mumbai) for Rs. 11,990.

From Goa, Nagpur, Rajkot, Trivandrum, Kochi, Coimbatore, Jaipur (via Mumbai) or from Amritsar, Chandigarh, Jaipur (via Delhi) for Rs. 12,500.

Business Class
From Mumbai (direct) or from Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata (via Mumbai) for Rs. 89,000 or from Delhi (direct) for Rs. 1,06,000.

First Class
From either Mumbai or Delhi (direct)) Rs. 1,71,000.

One thing which confuses me is the offer for Delhi passengers in Economy class via Mumbai. I cannot think of too many Delhi-ite’s flying via Mumbai to go to London.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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