More cheap Australia and New Zealand sale deals from Qatar Airways and Etihad

I have run various articles over the last couple of days covering generous sale fares to Australia and New Zealand on Etihad (£1,500 from Istanbul, now gone) and Qatar Airways (an aggressive deal from Helsinki).

A few more options have emerged over the last couple of days.  If you have been planning a trip to Australia or New Zealand then now is an excellent time to book yourself a cheap business class ticket on a high quality airline.

Qatar Airways

I touched on the Helsinki deal in this article.  Read this article if you are thinking of booking anything on Qatar Airways as it discusses some key things you need know about its business class.

There are also excellent fares out of Copenhagen as this page of the Qatar Airways Danish site shows.

Based on one person travelling, they have:

  • Adelaide DKK 15,849 (£1,808)
  • Auckland DKK 17,659 (£2,014)
  • Melbourne DKK 19,489 (£2,223)
  • Perth DKK 19,469 (£2,220)
  • Sydney DKK 19,439 (£2,217)

Fare are 20% cheaper if two people travel together.   Sydney comes down to DKK 15,669 (£1,787) whilst Melbourne is DKK 15,680 (£1,789).

Qatar Airways also has some deals out of Berlin which are a little more expensive but which may be more convenient than Helsinki or Copenhagen.  Adelaide is just €2,164 when two people travel.

You need to book by 5th September for travel by 30th June 2017, black out dates apply.

Etihad A380


I thought that the best Etihad deal had gone with the Istanbul flash sale, but a couple of deals are still around.

From Dublin, you can fly to Sydney, Perth or Melbourne for around €2,320 (£1,970) in Business Class.  The home page for the Dublin deals is here.

Again, book by 5th September for travel by 30th June.

Here are some links to HFP flight reviews on Qatar Airways and Etihad:

Etihad A380 business

Qatar Airways 777 business

Qatar Airways 787 business

Qatar Airways A380 business

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    • I think EYSALE10 has an expiry date (though I don’t know what it is). It doesn’t work for any departure in June/return in July pairing that I’ve tried.

  1. For QR all travel has to be completed by June 30th, whereas for EY only the outbound has to.

  2. I have an offer of £100 back if I spend £800 on Emirates on my Amex Gold, in case somebody is going for the other ME carrier…

  3. Wallace Lo says:

    There is also 3x QMile when you book on the Qatar wedsite. Make sure you register first though.

    • Bon Itineraire says:

      I can also see that if you do a 2 stop to Sydney i.e. CPH > DOH > ADL > SYD you can almost earn 10k more Qmile vs CPH > DOH > SYD.
      Is that true or too good to be true? This would be 30k more mile under the 3x point offer.

  4. If you want to see the pyramids then I got Air Qatar Cairo to Bangkok for about £630. First class to Doha then Business to Bangkok. It seems to have gone even cheaper now – I am seeing £463 on Kayak

    • That is a bonkers price!

      • There is a Le Meridien in the airport in Cairo now, I believe, so this sort of thing is OK for those who remain wary about Egypt.

        Although, of course, the current situation in Thailand isn’t a lot better :-)

  5. Not sure if mentioned elsewhere but my amex gold has an offer of spend £800 at emirates and get £100 back

  6. OT, but has anyone had a ridiculous request from Qatar Airways to provide credit card statement and copy of passport by email after booking the sale ex-HEL? I booked two of the biz-class sale fares and now got this insane request. Ironically, their server bounces it back saying it’s unencrypted. So now I’m expected to password-protect my pdf statement and get it over to them. Have never had this with any other airline. Anyone else?

    • It happens occasionally.

      Airlines are the major target of card fraudsters unfortunately. Using a UK credit card to book a flight from Helsinki does clearly look a little odd so you can’t blame them.

      • I’ve never had it from any other airline though, for plenty of flights ex-non UK. Strangely, it seems they’ve both confirmed my booking as well as asked me for this info, so I will probably just leave it and see what happens.

        • I wouldn’t do that. Others have had bookings cancelled.

          • Hmmm, ok, thanks for the heads up

            • Had similar experience, however I was adamant to provide QR with this and got an email confirmation from that as long as i bring physical card that was used to pay plus the card statement showing the transaction that would be fine.

              they do some dummy transaction to verified card at airport. if it fails you can be refused from flying :)

      • Qatar does that (credit card/passport in advance) request excessively.

        Helsinki is a hub to Asia with all AY flights, especially going East from the UK and other Northern Europe.

      • If they’re going to do this repeatedly then they need to setup a secure website system for customers to submit details – they shouldn’t be asking for information such as this to be sent by unsecured email!

    • If you write to them to quibble they may concede and allow you to bring card used in transaction to check-in instead.

      Booked two QR return tickets a couple of months ago and asked to provide such ID after e-ticket issued..

      I wrote back to refuse whereupon informed in writing that it would suffice to bring credit card used to show at check-in. Called contact centre to confirm, this reiterated and so it proved when presented for outgoing flight.

      • I still think it’s an absurd practice. I will do the same thing as you – bring the card.

  7. I just got Amsterdam-Bangkok return in business with Etihad for £1168. Seemed to me to be a good deal. I hope it was? Shame I didn’t qualify for the £100 credit using AMEX Gold but it’s only for flights from the UK.

  8. Just priced up IST-MEL for March 2017 for £1,267 with Qatar. ATH-MEL is coming in at £200 extra.

    I see the triple QMiles offer is showing as only available to Qatar residents. Am planning on crediting to BA though (only 400TPs from IST).

    I like the fact they allow you to hold flights for up to 72 hours before having to confirm….just gives me a little more time to hunt down some further bargains although I don’t think I’ll find a better deal than £1,267 + a BA LHR-IST positioning flight (£108 using the BMI 10% discount)!


  9. So QR seem to have sent out an email with a 10% off code although I didn’t get an email :-(

    If I use the 10% off promo code does that mean my flight wouldn’t count towards the globetrotter promo ??

  10. Wallace Lo says:

    Today is the last day of the QR sale and they have up their stake with QUADRUPLE MILES.

    Also a chance to be in a draw for a price and I have won 100k QMiles

    This flight i booked down under worked out to be half price with the bonus and lucky draw.