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Air China bringing back its amazing Business Class Oceania deals for Black Friday

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Air China is bringing back, for Cyber Week, the exceptionally strong deals it ran over Singles Day weekend in early November.  If you are happy to start your trip in Germany there are deals to be had.

Take a look here and see.  We’re talking, departing Frankfurt, Munich or Dusseldorf in Business Class:

  • Tokyo – €1,184 (£1,053)
  • Seoul – €1,186 (£1,055)
  • Singapore – €1,194 (£1,062)
  • Hong Kong – €1,133 (£1,007)
  • Sydney – €1,506 (£1,340)
  • Melbourne – €1,506 (£1,340)
  • Auckland – €1,506 (£1,340)

You must book from TOMORROW (22nd) and before 27th November (Tuesday).  You cannot book today.

Air China business class

Travel dates for the Business Class sale are:

  • 11 December 2018 – 3 January 2019
  • 29 January – 8 February 2019
  • 2 April – 21 April, 2019
  • 28 May – 24 June,2019
  • 28 June – 23 August 2019

Air China is part of Star Alliance so you could (depending on which booking class the ticket books into) earn miles and status credit with Lufthansa Miles & More or one of the other Star programmes.  Use to find the most generous programme – you are looking for ‘R’ class earning which is typically 125% of miles flown.  

I know very little about Air China, so do some research on what planes are flying which route and what kind of seating it will offer.  A typical Air China business class is pictured above.

Air China A350 business class

Some flights use brand new A350-900 aircraft with the impressive 1-2-1 layout below.

Earlier this year reader Joel reviewed the Air China Boeing 777 business class service from Heathrow to Beijing for us – see here.

The Air China Germany site, in English, is here.

Comments (161)

  • Callum says:

    That seems bizarre. They’re flying a plane down to Bournemouth just for a once a day 45 minute flight? Why wouldn’t they sell the positioning flight as well (I assume this plane will be based in Scotland or Northern England?).

    • Dave says:

      it will be the 4th company to try this route and pull it. Very weird

      Bournemouth used to be such a great regional airport but its been turned into a parcel hub with no great commerical routes.

      Get KLM there

  • Sam G says:

    the plane is flying a “W” – coming into Jersey/Guernsey, hoping to Bournemouth and back before heading back to it’s origin

  • Jo says:

    OT: I have Platinum Elite with Marriott currently and have a stay booked on 27th feb 2019 – will I still have my status until end of February 2019? Been reading conflicting views on whether this is beg feb or end feb (ie 28 feb 2019)

    • E says:

      Last year it dropped at the beginning of February. As so much has changed this year, who knows really!

  • Rob says:

    Is there usually any good Black Friday hotel deals?

    Looking to book somewhere in Gran Canaria in Feb half term…

    • Tom1 says:

      Meliá (up to) 50% started today. I think they have a few canaries hotels but no idea how good the offer is.

      • Crafty says:

        Tested it out on one hotel. Presented as “35% off”. Rate is literally more than 2x the rates on

        Nothing to see here…

        • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

          The 50% off member rate I tried at one Tenerife hotel that I was looking at anyway was a full 25% cheaper than the OTAs.

    • Polly says:

      Tnx for that. Might even cancel our ba 241 in F to hkg, and no positioning flights needed.

    • Rob says:

      IHG is doing a sale, Radisson already has one. No word from Hilton.

  • FlyUpTop says:

    Jersey from Bournemouth is good, think mainly Ryanair fly from there at present.

  • Lumma says:

    OT flew back from Munich last night and the BA lounge has closed. It’s been replaced by the “Airport Lounge World” which is also the priority pass lounge and I was very impressed with it.

    Huge lounge over two floors with tons of seating options, decent food both hot and cold and it was pretty much deserted on a Monday evening at 5pm, only negative was the alcohol selection was a bit meh if you didn’t want beer

    • Alex says:

      Who goes to Munich to drink anything else than beer??? (and maybe a couple of schnapps’ in-between to settle) 😉

  • ITAmateur says:

    Thanks Rob. Does anybody know if those Air China business class tickets are refundable?

    • Polly says:

      These sale tickets are usually non refundable. Worth doing a dummy booking till,you get to the t and c bit…But QR will allow you to put your tickets on hold for another time for a couple hundred £.

  • krys_k says:

    OT. Recently taken a number of club Europe flights and the food has been disappointing. In fact I would have preferred the menu for M&S buy on board. Although, the prawns that I had for a starter quite a while back were magnificent. Anyway, thinking back to before I discovered HFP and this hobby of ours, I came up with a few hacks of my own, one of which was to pre order a Kosher meal in economy. Reason was that flying out of the UK it was a huge selection and much tatstier than standard fair (Kosher meals not prepared in the UK were not as magnificent). So question is – is any of the pre order club Europe food uniformly better than standard food? If so will give it a try next time. Thanks

    • Gerry says:

      I flew in BA CE in September and bloke had pre ordered vegan meal. When it arrived he queried if ‘that is it’ and asked if there were no choices. Don’t know what he got but me chicken was good.

    • Alex says:

      Kosher *from* UK is good. I’ve had instances of kosher *to* the UK being an apple.

      • Rochelle says:

        Kosher meals originating from the UK (catered by Hermolis) are generally acknowledged by frequent fliers as the best of all kosher meal options in the industry.

        The only problem is when our flight from LCY had it’s kosher meals loaded in AMS…

    • Tilly says:

      I’m usually happy with my low lactose meal in CE any time of the day. In CW I’m convinced I get the same meal as I did in F (only been in F once though) just served on a different plate.

      • Simon B says:

        I was pleasantly surprised by a Club Europe meal I had from a recent LHR-MAN flight. A very tasty rare roast beef salad – possibly the nicest meal I have had on a short European flight out of Heathrow with BA. It was a DO&CO branded meal, so I presume this was a trial ? It completely transformed the Club Europe experience, compared to the usual mediocre offerings on the short flights.

        Also – the champagne was Pommery Royal Brut (not the awful entry level Pommery BA used to serve) which is what Qatar also served me on the next flight I had to Doha. Very surreal!