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  1. Mattg

    QR/AY J Australia to Helsinki for $5-6k return

    Some good fares still available, for various travel dates in 2024. Can leave from BNE, SYD or MEL, flying QR to Doha and then AY (QR codeshare) to HEL. I can't seem to find the same fares available...
  2. Mattg

    Current cheap business class deals from Asia to Europe

    I just spent a bit of time on Google Flights looking for the cheapest round-trip J airfares from various starting points in Asia. I figured I might as well share this list here as it may be of interest to some AFFers. I looked for flights originating in Jakarta, Bali, Singapore, KL, Bangkok...
  3. Mattg

    VA "Leap Day" sale - fares from $35

    Virgin Australia is running an extended happy hour today to make the Leap Day (29 February) with fares that look more like I'd expect to see during a Jetstar Friday Fare Frenzy. Some examples of Economy Lite fares available include: SYD-BNK $35 MEL-LST $39 SYD-MCY $55 ADL-OOL $85 BNE-AYQ $89...
  4. Mattg

    TK J Europe to Melbourne under $4k round-trip

    Turkish Airlines has some great J fares available from eastern Europe to Melbourne, via Istanbul and Singapore. For example, SOF-MEL is under $4k return: BEG-MEL is ~$4.6k return:
  5. Mattg

    Premium Economy SYD-FCO for ~$2,500 on China Eastern

    I realise this won't be everyone's cup of tea, but ~$2.5k return isn't bad for Premium Economy to Europe return. Flights are via Shanghai on China Eastern, part of SkyTeam. You can earn Qantas points, or credit to a SkyTeam airline. Also works out of Melbourne/Brisbane and into Madrid...
  6. Mattg

    Qantas International Red Tail Sale

    Some decent fares in Qantas' current international sale, running from today until Monday 5 February, 2024. A few examples include: SYD/MEL-LAX $1,119 return in Y BNE-SYD-SCL $1,499 return in Y...
  7. Mattg

    VA Black Friday sale 2023

    Seems to be some reasonable deals. Book by 28 November 2023. (QF, JQ and Bonza are also having Black Friday sales. Jetstar's is a "return for free" deal, while Bonza is giving 20% off if you use the promo code "PURPLE".)
  8. Mattg

    MEL-LHR on Etihad for $1,288 return in Y

    Some good pricing on Etihad to London, for various travel dates such as November 2023.
  9. Mattg

    Virgin Australia Flight Frenzy from $49 one-way (book by 25/8/23)

    Not sure if we already have a thread for Virgin Australia sale fares, but the current Flight Frenzy seems pretty good. Book by Friday 25 August, travel between 11 October 2023 and 20 June 2024 (exact dates vary by route). Some good...
  10. Mattg

    JAL Premium Economy: Australia to Europe from ~$2.7k return

    Japan Airlines has some very decent Premium Economy fares from Sydney to destinations in Europe including Helsinki, Paris, Frankfurt and London. You can also connect from other Australian cities for not much more money. The domestic connections book into Qantas Economy. An overnight transit is...
  11. Mattg

    Australia to Rome in MU Y from $1,162 return

    This won't be for everyone, but China Eastern has some cheap Y fares from Sydney and Melbourne to various European destinations via PVG. Here are a few examples: Also to AMS:
  12. Mattg

    EY FCO-BNE in J from ~$4,200 return

    I spotted this deal on a German blog, and it also comes up on a Google Flights search. Works for various dates. The main catch is that it appears you can only book it through certain OTAs, and not directly on the Etihad website. This could come with its own downsides. YMMV. The flights are...
  13. Mattg

    The world’s cheapest business class flight?

    I’m about to fly on Uzbekistan Airways from SKD to TAS. It’s a 55-minute domestic flight. The business class fare was USD50.20, which is around AUD73 at the current exchange rate (it was slightly less when I booked). That’s not the co-payment on an award booking or the cost to upgrade from...
  14. Mattg

    $100 return Qantas flights to Sunshine Coast

    Book a return Qantas flight to MCY by 18 June 2023 using the promo code TAKEOFF100 for travel between July and December 2023 and get $100 off. T&Cs:
  15. MELso

    LAX-SYD J (Y NOU-SYD) on SB (Aircalin) one way from $3.2k

    TL;DR: LAX-PPT-NOU in J on TN and SB on the 787 and A330neo with NOU-SYD in Y on QF for $3.2k one way. So I've managed to get myself an award flight from SYD-SFO on Boxing Day for a cruise leaving Fort Lauderdale on 27 December. The issue with award travel is that it's one way, so I am left...
  16. Mattg

    Finnair DXB-HEL-LHR in J for ~AUD750 one-way

    Nice fare if anyone needs to get from DXB to LHR in the coming months. The cost for Finnair lie-flat J is probably less than the carrier charges alone on an EK J reward seat 😂 Also would earn 120 QF status credits (or a higher number of tier points if crediting to BA).
  17. Mattg

    EY J AMS-SYD ~€2,520 return

    Etihad is currently running a sale out of Amsterdam. Book by 16 September 2022, travel by 22 June 2023. SYD/MEL aren't specifically included on the page linked above, but sale fares are available for around €2,520 or...
  18. Mattg

    FRA-SYD in OZ J for AUD4,310 return

    Interesting fare on Asiana via ICN, with the ICN-SYD sector on an A380. You would need to start & end in Germany to get this price. There is an overnight layover required in ICN on the way back to Frankfurt due to the way the schedules line up. However, you could make it a longer stopover in...
  19. Mattg

    SYD-SCL in LATAM J for under $3,000 return

    LATAM has some excellent business class sale fares to South America for travel later in the year. E.g. SYD-SCL in July/August is available from ~USD2,088 return which works out to be AUD2,911. I have no idea whether these flights will actually run. Currently, LATAM is scheduling the...
  20. Mattg

    Australia to Athens on Scoot from ~$605 return

    I realise it's Scoot, but if anyone is looking for a cheap ticket to Europe, there are some very good deals on Scoot via Singapore at the moment from Sydney, Melbourne & Gold Coast. Some connections require a very long layover, but there are itineraries with short connections as well...