Looking for a great Business Class deal from Australia to Europe? You can often get cheaper fares by purchasing tickets originating in Europe. But if you live in Australia, there are currently some very good airfares available to Europe with Singapore Airlines.
Business Class flights from Perth to Europe, flying Singapore Airlines, are available from $4,555 return. Return flights from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane are also available, starting at $4,763.
The trick to getting these great Business class prices is to book via Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), a Star Alliance partner of Singapore Airlines. You’ll travel on Singapore Airlines aircraft all the way to Copenhagen, although the flight between Singapore and Copenhagen would need to be booked as a codeshare with a Scandinavian Airlines “SK” flight number. The sector between Australia and Singapore can be on either an SK or SQ flight number.
If you wish to travel onwards to a destination other than Copenhagen, you can add an intra-Europe connection from Copenhagen to many other European cities on any flight with a Scandinavian Airlines “SK” flight number.
The SAS sale fare price from Perth to anywhere in Europe is $4,400 return, plus taxes and carrier charges. From Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane the fare is $4,600 return plus taxes and charges. For the flights between Australia and Copenhagen operated by Singapore Airlines, there are no carrier charges. But these will be applied to any SAS intra-Europe flights to or from Copenhagen, adding around $200 to the return airfare.
Note that the intra-Europe flights with SAS will be in Euro-Business class, which on SAS does not even include the usual blocked middle seat.
Return flights under $5,000 in Business Class are available to most European destinations that SAS flies to, including Zurich, Amsterdam, Munich, Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt and Prague. The SAS sale fares are also available to London, but the nasty UK Air Passenger Duty adds around $300 to the price.
These flights book into “Z” fare class. A wide range of dates are available for travel from August 2019, but the most availability appears to be offered between October 2019 and January 2020. Unlimited stopovers are permitted with this ticket, and there is just a minimum stay requirement at the destination of 3 days.
You can book these fares on the Scandinavian Airlines website. The price will probably be displayed in Euros, so make sure you pay with a credit card with no forex fees!
You can earn miles with Singapore Airlines or any other Star Alliance airline for these flights. You can also earn Virgin Australia Velocity points for any Singapore Airlines flights between Australia and Singapore booked with an “SQ” flight number. However, you cannot earn Velocity points for any flights marketed by SAS with an “SK” flight number – even if the flight is operated by Singapore Airlines.
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