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Fly Business Class to Australia for €2,002 (£1,700) from Dublin with Etihad

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A very quick one, since I’m currently in Iceland, that Etihad has added some highly attractive fares to Melbourne to its current sale.

How attractive? As low as €1,935 (£1,650) from Dusseldorf or, more conveniently, €2,002 (£1,700) from Dublin.

(EDIT 10.45am – much of the availability seems to have gone.)

Here’s an example:

The sale ends tomorrow, 14th.

You must travel by the end of April.

The tickets qualify for a free stopover in Abu Dhabi if you want one.

It’s easy to find dates with the lowest fare because, at least on desktop, the calendar shows the lowest price for each date. This lets you pop out the best price first time.

Our Etihad flight reviews include the Etihad A380 Business Studiothe Etihad Boeing 777 First Class Suite and the Eithad A380 First Class Apartment.

Whilst Etihad isn’t a member of any major alliance, you can credit miles to Etihad Guest and cash them out for, well, cash, via their PointsPay service. You can also credit to partner programmes such as Air Canada Aeroplan and American Airlines AAdvantage, if they support ‘Z’ class.

You can book on the Etihad site here.

Hat-tip to Luxury Flight Club.

PS. There are lots of other aggressive deals too to Johannesburg, the Maldives, Bangkok, Shanghai, Manila, Jakarta, Singapore and Mumbai, although you may have to play around with different European starting points to find the best prices. Maldives is €1,265 out of Milan for example.

How to earn Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards

How to earn Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards (March 2024)

Etihad Guest does not have a UK credit card.  However, you can earn Etihad Guest miles by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards.

Cards earning Membership Rewards points include:

Membership Rewards points convert at 1:1 into Etihad Guest miles which is an attractive rate.  The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 1 Etihad Guest mile. The Gold card earns double points (2 per £1) on all flights you charge to it.

Comments (34)

  • truthbetold says:

    Thats mega cheap for current pricing… was it an error perhaps?

    • newbz says:

      No, it’s just the general softening of the market. Tons of award availability, including things I have not seen before (e.g. TATL LH F wide open). Promos everywhere. I’ve been on a couple of TATL flights recently where the J cabin was only 30-40% full.

  • Flying Misfit says:

    For those interested in MEL, and in the context of the last couple of years cash pricing and not necessarily this EY deal, competitive pricing can be found with China Southern (not sure they are part of Sky Team anymore but still potentially credit to AA) from CDG for sub £2K prices and needs playing around to avoid the long layovers, whilst Air China is somewhat back in the fold with average £2.5K pricing from CDG… possibly for those needing Star Alliance tier points and for some reason Air China not coming up on ITA Matrix (and Google Flights for that matter) … obviously not trying to compare with EY, seat type, plane type, etc etc.. just haven’t found any competitive pricing for a while since sub £2K prices with Singapore from CDG to MEL in early 22.

  • mkcol says:

    Seeing the QF economy flash sale launched today at £999 for SYD to me really puts into perspective what a good fare these are.

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