This is almost certainly the best Black Friday deal out there, but it was kept very low key and I didn’t become aware of it until last night.
Garuda Indonesia is selling Heathrow to Melbourne for £1084 return in Business Class.
This is ludicrously low.
Even better, Garuda is an impressive carrier with a very good business class cabin. Here is my review of Garuda’s business class seating.
The details of this offer are:
London to Sydney / Melbourne for a headline price of £1111 (actually £1084)
First Class is also available for £2036 return
Book by Wednesday 30th November
Travel by 30th June 2017
However ….. this fare is tricky to book. Sydney has most people beaten.
Over at Flyertalk (the thread on this deal is here), one poster has the answer for Melbourne:
Use the Multi City booking option
First flight: London to Melbourne, departing on a Tuesday or Sunday
Second flight: Melbourne to Jakarta, departing on a Saturday
Third flight: Jakarta to London, departing on a Sunday
You must select the Garuda flights, not the codeshares at every stage
I had no trouble getting £1,084 for London to Melbourne on my first try, selecting dates in April. See below (click to enlarge):
Garuda Indonesia is a member of SkyTeam so you can credit this flight to a variety of frequent flyer programmes including Flying Blue, the KLM / Air France programme.