The Polish carrier is offering extremely low business class fares on its new service from Delhi to Warsaw, connecting to other destinations across Europe.
LOT’s cheap fares to various European cities
Based in the Polish capital Warsaw, LOT is a Star Alliance member that began flying to Delhi last year.
As it tries to makes a name for itself among the established players in the Indian market, LOT is offering fares for around INR 98,000 (USD 1,300) for tickets between Delhi and London.
These cheap tickets are available for travel up to the end of 2020 (sadly 2021 is not included - at least not yet), and must be ticketed on or before June 16, 2020.
There are even cheaper prices to a number of other European cities, including Zurich, Amsterdam and Paris.
Miles & More members would earn 12,310 miles from a roundtrip business class ticket between Delhi and London (via Warsaw) in ‘F’ class.
What will I be flying?
LOT’s flights to India are operated by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which feature three travel classes (business, premium economy and economy). Flat bed seats are available in business class, set up in a 2-2-2 configuration, and LOT claims to offer “a galley akin to one at a top-class restaurant”.
Premium economy class offers more personal space, comfortable seats with footrests, thigh support, cocktail tables and an improved menu. Economy class has personal in-flight entertainment screens as well as USB sockets.
We’ve never flown LOT’s business class, which looks a little “basic”, though perfectly fine for a flight of this length.
Background to the Delhi - Warsaw service
The non-stop service between Warsaw and New Delhi was launched in September 2019 when Rafał Milczarski, CEO of LOT, commented:
“The long-awaited flight between Poland and India is becoming a fact. This is a great moment in our 90-year history and also evidence of our dynamic development. Poland, located in the very heart of Europe will be a gateway for passengers travelling to New Delhi from many cities in Central, Eastern and Western Europe. The potential for this flight is huge - over 8.9 million passengers travelled between India and Europe in 2017. A convenient schedule provided by LOT, including an overnight eastbound flight, a comfortable on-board product and seamless connectivity via Warsaw, will certainly increase the flow of business and leisure travellers coming to and from India.”
After Singapore, India is the second centre of direct investment in Asia for Polish entrepreneurs, making New Delhi an obvious choice for LOT.
The Delhi flight is supported by connections in Warsaw as short as 40 minutes to/from destinations including London, Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam.
Pre coronavirus, LOT claimed to be the fastest growing airline in Europe. It exclusively uses Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft for its long-haul flights.
India doesn’t seem to get the huge number of cheap business class deals available to those in other parts of the world, so it’s great to see flights to Europe (with a choice of destinations, too) at this price point.
LOT is currently much cheaper than other carriers flying to Europe, so they may be worth a look.
Anyone tempted to give LOT business class a try?