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.
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.
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:
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 2023)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
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We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.