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Book £1460 business class flight tickets to Australasia!

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Air China has brought back its annual German super-sale weekend.  I have no idea why Air China offers such low prices for one weekend a year but it does offer exceptional opportunities.

Full details are on the Air China German site here.  Prices are astounding, although I have no experience of Air China’s business class seat or service and I recommend doing some digging before booking.  For the money, I doubt you can go far wrong.

As a member of Star Alliance, you can credit the flights – as long as the relevant booking class is valid – to Miles & More, United MileagePlus, SAS EuroBonus,  Singapore Airlines Krisflyer or one of the various other options which are easier to operate than Air China’s PhoenixMiles scheme.

Air China A350 business class

Here are typical prices from Frankfurt (you can also choose Dusseldorf or Munich), return in Business Class:

  • Sydney €1807 (£1585)
  • Auckland €1664 (£1460)
  • Melbourne €1692 (£1485)
  • Brisbane €1707 (£1498)
  • Bangkok €1433 (£1257)
  • Hong Kong €1306 (£1146)
  • Tokyo €1352 (£1186)
  • Singapore €1354 (£1188)

Travel dates are:

  • 9th – 15th February
  • 16th March – 1st April
  • 1st – 13th May
  • 1st July – 24th August

If you don’t have a credit card with 0% foreign exchange fees, your best option for paying is American Express Preferred Rewards Gold which offers triple points – 3 per £1 – when you book flight tickets in a foreign currency.  This is because the transaction triggers the ‘double points for airline spend’ and the ‘double points for foreign spend’ bonuses.  Our review of Amex Gold is here.