🔥 Last-Minute SWISS Business Awards BOS/JFK/ORD/LAX/SFO [Updated]

by Sam Roecker

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[Updated] Last-Minute SWISS Saver Business Awards to Europe

**Updated 7/4 Noon Central

United MileagePlus Saver Awards in business class on SWISS are readily available now through mid-July. A one-way saver award in business class on SWISS is 70K miles + taxes (and possibly a last-minute booking fee).

SWISS Boston (BOS) – Zurich (ZRH)

SWISS – Boston (BOS) to Zürich (ZRH) 

  • Available on: 7/5 – 7/8
  • A330-300 or A340-300
  • 70K miles + taxes

SWISS – Chicago O’Hare (ORD) to Zürich (ZRH) 

  • Available on: 7/5 – 7/12, 7/14 – 7/17, and 7/22 – 7/24  
  • Boeing 777-300ER* or A330-300
  • 70K miles + taxes

*SWISS operates two daily flights to Chicago (ORD) on most days during the summer; make sure you book the 7:10 pm departure for the 777, as the afternoon departure is on an A330.


United MileagePlus Saver Award Availability SWSS

SWISS Chicago (ORD) to Zurich (ZRH) Nonstop Saver Award Availability


SWISS – Los Angeles (LAX) to Zürich (ZRH) 

  • Available on:7/5, 7/7, 7/10, and 7/11
  • Boeing 777-300ER 
  • 70K miles + taxes

SWISS Los Angeles (LAX) – Zurich (ZRH) Nonstop Saver Award Availability

SWISS – New York Kennedy (JFK) to Zürich (ZRH) 

  • Available on: 7/6 – 7/10 and 7/14
  • A330-300
  • 70K miles + taxes


SWISS New York (JFK) – Zurich (ZRH) Nonstop Saver Award Availability

SWISS – San Francisco (SFO) to Zürich (ZRH) 

  • Available on: 7/7 – 7/10   
  • Boeing 777-300ER 
  • 70K miles + taxes

Austrian and Lufthansa Awards from Chicago (ORD)

Austrian –  Chicago O’Hare (ORD) to Vienna (VIE) 

Book Austrian just for its excellent DO & CO catering! Austrian has ample award availability throughout July.

Austrian 767-300ER | 70K Miles

Available on: 7/5 – 7/11, 7/17 – 7/18, 7/22, and 7/24 subject to change 

United Award Austrian Business Class

Austrian Chicago (ORD) to Vienna (VIE)


Lufthansa A350-900

Lufthansa A350-900 | Photo: Lufthansa

Lufthansa –  Chicago O’Hare (ORD) to Frankfurt (FRA) and Munich (MUC) 

Lufthansa business class awards are usually one of the easier options to book, but if you’re looking to try the A350-900, Chicago O’Hare (ORD) is a great option (as is Boston and Denver). Note: Lufthansa operates 10 weekly flights to Munich; three are on the A330 so be sure to check the aircraft before booking.

Frankfurt flights – including Lufthansa First Class for 110K miles – are also available from Chicago in July.

Lufthansa A350-900 to Munich (MUC) | 70K Miles

Lufthansa 747-8 to Frankfurt (FRA) | 70K Miles or 110K Miles for First

Lufthansa A350 Business Class Cabin

Lufthansa A350 Business Class | Illustration: Lufthansa Magazin


Award availability disappears quickly, so be sure to book soon!

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Peter July 4, 2018 - 10:31 am

I’m seeing $400 ‘fuel surcharges’ on these, booking via United.

Peter Michaelson July 4, 2018 - 10:35 am

Oops, might be a charge for the additional miles needed. False alarm. Feel free to delete.

Sam Roecker July 4, 2018 - 2:04 pm

No worries! No fuel surcharges on UA but you might see a $75 close-in booking fee.


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