Etihad Business Class to Australia for £1,275 – and other great Etihad sale deals

Etihad has launched a very attractive business class sale which runs until next Monday.

It is almost in the Qatar Airways league – although Etihad tickets don’t earn British Airways Avios or tier points – and there are some excellent deals to be had.

Unless I state otherwise, the prices I quote below require you to use promotional code T0U10ZW when booking.  Prices will be roughly 5% higher otherwise.

Possibly the best Australia deal ever?

The highlight is a fare of $1,782 (£1,275) from Istanbul to Sydney.  It also works to Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane or Gold Coast.

If you don’t want to go via Turkey, there is a fare of €1,768 (£1,430) from Dusseldorf.  This works for Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane or Gold Coast but not Sydney.

The Istanbul Australia deals are outlined here.

The Dusseldorf deals, to Australia and elsewhere, are here.

You must book by Monday 11th April and travel before 12th December.  The maximum stay is one month but that will not be a problem for most.

£1,275 return for a Business Class ticket to Australia is exceptional.  What is even better is that, from both Istanbul and Dusseldorf, this route is rostered on some flights as a Boeing 787 and an Airbus A380.

This means that you will get the Business Class Studio unless Etihad switches planes on you.  I reviewed the Business Class Studio here and I genuinely believe that it is the best business class product on the market.  And you can fly it all the way to Australia for £1,275 ….

This is Etihad’s webpage outlining the Business Class Studio.

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What other deals are available?

I have shamelessly lifted a few other good examples from Flyertalk – these prices exclude the extra discount you get with code T0U10ZW if it is accepted for your travel dates:

Milan to Singapore for €1107 (£900)

Milan to Bangkok for €1210 (£979)

Dusseldorf to Manila for €1406 (£1,138)

Milan to Hong Kong for €1394 (£1,128)

The list of Milan deals is here although it is also worth trying other destinations not featured.

And good UK deals too

There are some good deals out of the UK too, especially from Manchester and Edinburgh.

Click here to see the business class deals from the UK (the list is below the booking box).

I particularly liked (although you can beat these deals if you start outside the UK, but you might not want the trouble):

London to Abu Dhabi for £1,141

Manchester to Mumbai for £1,242

Edinburgh to Bangkok for £1,559

The Maldives for £1,578 is available from all three airports

The only ‘snag’ with all of these fares is that you do not receive Etihad’s free chauffeur service.  That is a small price to pay for bargains like these, however.

I will look at where to credit these Etihad fares in another article in a few days.  Remember that Etihad allows you to redeem your Etihad Guest miles for cash via PointsPay at roughly 0.45p per mile so you could simply credit to Etihad and cash out for another saving off your flight.

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In all cases, you need to book here at etihad.com and don’t forget to use promotional code T0U10ZW for an extra discount.

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Comments

  1. This is so unbelievably tempting for a December trip east. I would have already booked if you could earn Avios…

    I just know I will book, and then Qatar will come along next week with a sale around £1000.

    Im stuck what to do!

  2. Anyone crediting their flight to Alitalia?

  3. OT but Tesco Pet Insurance kindly deposited 4000 clubcard points into my OH account . Cancelled on about day 45 !!

  4. Noggins says:

    We’re not long back from a Dublin to Hawaii trip (blue to silver in one hit!) and now we’re off to Oz in November thanks to these brilliant tips. (But couldn’t find anywhere to insert the extra discount code?) Looking forward to a first dreamliner experience. Thanks Rob for two great tips!

  5. Noggins says:

    Any thoughts on the best means of doing the London – Istanbul leg, anyone? Turkish appears lowest cost in biz but is the extra worth it from LHR and not LGW for the 777? Chances of a Turkish sale between now and November….?

  6. I can’t see the attraction here to be honest.

    So you have to pay OTT to get a very compromised short haul business class service to a place where people blow themselves up seemingly every other day just to get on a poor first leg of a marginally discounted Etihad ticket to somewhere which is routinely available from the point of origin with checked through baggage all the way just for a bit more money ?

    Or suffer the collect and re-check baggage via another route with less chance of getting blown up after either an OTT short haul premium flight or a bucket economy nicety !

    I use Etihad a lot and monitor their fares and there is nothing hugely cheap here against the regular discounted fares available on their own website every other day. In fact, if there were another 3 or 4 x mileage offer (and one is due) then I suggest that would be far better for those going long haul.

    • “a place where people blow themselves up seemingly every other day”
      Wow, did know Dusseldorf was that bad….I´ll avoid next time.
      p.s.
      wont be seeing you in Melbourne then ?

      • Genghis says:

        I believe Talay was referring to IST. I was in IST last weekend and it felt quite safe though we were still rather cautious…

      • I’m actually itching for a trip to Melbourne as part of a wider Oz trip but have very limited time available at year end due to school dates etc.

        €1800 or so for DUS-MEL on 787/A380 combination is a very good deal but after 11/12/16 the return leg rises to €2300 or so each way adding some €4200 (3 seats) or more to my bill !

        Still, I’ll probably play around with dates and locations to see if anything really stands out.

  7. For comparison, LHR-MEL on same dates is €3814 so the LHR-DUS legs save you €2000 or a bit more than half !

    Rip Off Britain I think.

  8. Kilburnflyer says:

    Worth noting that DUS or TXL (Berlin) fares to MEL on this offer can be booked under Air Berlin code all the way. This has two main benefits:

    1) Credit to Air Berlin Topbonus and you’ll get 200% of flown miles (around 41,000 around 9,000 away from Air Berlin Gold)

    2) Even cheapest Air Berlin Business class fares (flying through AUH) are entitled to Chauffeur transfers, which you wouldn’t get if booked through etihad.com in this fare type.

    • Nice points on the chauffeurs but as most will need a connecting flight to hook up with these ex DUS / TXL fares, I’m not sure the chauffeur would take you to LHR when the plane left from DUS ?

  9. Hey thanks for the heads up on the ticket – just booked to go home to australia. Thought it was worth mentioning that I was able to get my internal flights on codeshare with virgin australia in the same ticket – though i had to call etihad to get the flights booked but you can book some dates via expedia. I got flights from perth to syd and then mel, leaving from mel back to Istanbul. If you play around with the dates you basically get the internal australian flights for free!! it took a long time to book on the phone so i suspect it’s an error?