Business Class to Australia with Etihad/SAS for around £1650 (If willing to jump through a few hoops and fly from Stockholm) - But saving around £2000 Compared to Similar Business Class Flights From UK
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Business Class to Australia with Etihad/SAS for around £1650 (If willing to jump through a few hoops and fly from Stockholm) - But saving around £2000 Compared to Similar Business Class Flights From UK

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Found 9th Mar
OK guys, this deal is for the serial bargain hunter who wants to travel in luxury, but happy to jump through a few hoops and a journey that will take longer than flying direct from UK...
(If that's not you, you might as well stop reading now!)

Etihad have got some massive savings on business class flights, if you are willing to fly from Stockholm to travel to Australia. I have been looking at flights in October and November, and they are coming out at around the £1650 mark when converted from Swedish Krona into GBP.

In the booking engine on Etihad Airways website, choose the "Business Saver" fare and choose a route with a price around 9300-9500 SEK each way, and will come out at this price. Be aware these flights are non-refundable or non-changeable.

I am finding similar priced fares to both Melbourne and Sydney. The Abu Dhabi to Sydney sector of the flight is operated on their double decker Airbus A380 aircraft, which boasts their latest product called the "Business Studio" and are considered one of only a few five star airlines in the world.
Etihad Airways - Business Class

If you look at business class flights from London or Manchester with BA, Qantas, Emirates, Qatar or Etihad, you're looking at anything from £3250-4500, when I have searched Momondo for October and November..

I say this is for the serial bargain hunter, as there are several catches:

Catch No 1.
You need to book separate flights to Stockholm in the first instance, these are around £30-40 with Norwegian and easyJet are due to release their autumn/winter flights in the next few weeks, and would expect them to be a similar price.

Ryanair flies to Stockholm, but not to the cities main airport "Arlanda", so would probably advise to not use them.

Flying a low cost airline to Stockholm to get your business class flight to Oz is a little Ironic!

Catch No 2.
Etihad does not actually fly from Sweden, so the first flight you will get is a codeshare flight operated by Scandinavian SAS, but this will be in business class and your luggage will be checked through all the way to Australia.

As Etihad does not fly from Sweden, your first flight will be a European Airport to connect on to your Etihad flight. The fares I am finding are routes like:

Stockholm - Frankfurt - Abu Dhabi - Sydney (or) Melbourne
Stockholm - Amsterdam - Abu Dhabi - Sydney (or) Melbourne
Stockholm - Paris - Abu Dhabi - Sydney (or) Melbourne
Stockholm - Manchester - Abu Dhabi - Sydney (or) Melbourne
Stockholm - Heathrow - Abu Dhabi - Sydney (or) Melbourne

The return flights are the same but in reverse order.

You will be entitled to use Premium Lounges at each city, where you have a change of flight.

Catch No 3.
You need to use Discount Promotion Code "AMXD0830", which takes 10% off of the price. Some websites say this code is only for flights from the UK, but is working when I have tried it.

You must fly into and out of the same Australian city...

If you try to do it where you fly into Sydney and fly home from Melbourne for example, it does not take off the 10% discount, but can still get fares for around £1800(ish).

You can also claim 2% cashback through Quidco!

FAQs
"If I choose one of the Stockholm flights via Manchester or Heathrow, I'll simply join the flight there."
WRONG!
If you do not start your flight in Stockholm, the rest of your ticket will be invalidated.

"On the way home, can I fly to Manchester or Heathrow and simply not get on the flight to Stockholm?!"
This question gets raised quite often, the straight answer is no, as your luggage will be checked through to Stockholm, and will not be on the baggage reclaim at the UK airport, where you are meant to be connecting.

HOWEVER...
If you was travelling with just hand luggage, there is nothing to stop you exiting the airport at Manchester or Heathrow and not boarding the Stockholm flight. As you would be travelling business class, your allowance in the cabin is more generous than economy.
It states on their website:
2 bags, up to 12kg in total + 1 foldable garment bag

This is quite unlikely to happen, but I have read before, if you sweet talk the check-in staff on your return flight and you are in-luck, they could possibly label your luggage up to just the UK airport and then in that instance, your luggage should be on the reclaim belt at Manchester or Heathrow.

If you are an avid collector of frequent flyer miles, you should be aware not flying through to your final destination, might mean you don't earn any miles.

Example Fare Mid November -


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The perfect post, hot hot!
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The perfect post, hot hot!
Great find op....
Fab price, heat given!
Great post
Great post lots to consider for my honeymoon plans
Lucifer_UK8 m ago

Great post lots to consider for my honeymoon plans


Book soon, not sure exactly how long the deal is on for!
But traditionally fares from Sweden have always been cheaper. Regularly see BA flights via Heathrow to the USA for a lot cheaper than UK prices.
But the savings have to be right, like this to make it worthwhile.
Edited by: "g-diddy" 9th Mar
Just wish this deal came up this time last week as of last Friday I paid a lot of money to fly from Dublin to Melbourne with Etihad...although I am fly out over this Easter. This deal is a bargain, shall look at booking again for say Nov'18
Cracker .Heat.
Heat for the effort of the post, I'm not going to Australia any time soon! but will be useful to quite a few people.

Having being lucky enough to travel long haul in Business a few times on 13+ hour flights you won't believe the difference it makes over economy.
Edited by: "David23" 9th Mar
Do really consider this as flying business class is "so" special.... it would be a lovely honeymoon treat!
Lucifer_UK31 m ago

Great post lots to consider for my honeymoon plans

Did this not used to be free years ago?
Why not box up your non essential belongings on the return leg and post via sea mail whilst in oz. Then utilise the increased business class weight benefit for luggage for the rest and hop off at the UK leg.
Catch 4...UK-ARN flights would need to pay for checked bags.
If I booked with a long layover (overnight or close to 24 hrs) at Heathrow on the way back could I just ask for my suitcase to be retrieved and brought to me? It wouldn't be immediately loaded onto the next plane as the aircraft wouldn't be there yet so not much disruption to the airport operations.
Thanks for the post, OP. A lot of time and effort put in to this!
I would jump on this, if I hadn't just booked a USA trip. I prefer lots of breaks on a long flight, anyway. And with lounge passes, and business class, this is a real bargain. HOT!
You MIGHT be able to get off at Heathrow. Here are a few ways.
1 Get the flight from Heathrow to Stockholm on the day after you land from OZ. You can then ask to be tagged to LHR. This may also work if you do have a long connection at Heathrow .
2 If you become to ill to travel at Heathrow, your bags will be removed from the connecting flight.
Edited by: "ramraideruk" 9th Mar
ramraideruk39 m ago

You MIGHT be able to get off at Heathrow. Here are a few ways.1 Get the …You MIGHT be able to get off at Heathrow. Here are a few ways.1 Get the flight from Heathrow to Stockholm on the day after you land from OZ. You can then ask to be tagged to LHR. This may also work if you do have a long connection at Heathrow .2 If you become to ill to travel at Heathrow, your bags will be removed from the connecting flight.


Flying business your hand luggage is more generous, I would fly with hand luggage at this price, it's such great value, just buy some cheap clothes at your destination use them then leave behind for a charity shop to sell on or just bin them.
mousey8 m ago

Flying business your hand luggage is more generous, I would fly with hand …Flying business your hand luggage is more generous, I would fly with hand luggage at this price, it's such great value, just buy some cheap clothes at your destination use them then leave behind for a charity shop to sell on or just bin them.


Bear in mind that cheap clothes in Australia are either really naff i.e. from Kmart or Target or non existent.
What an awesome post! Op, please can I be your best friend?
NIce price. Well worth it for that price. EY business class is a great product. I am lucky enough to have been using them for the last 7 years.
Cracking price, this is how much London to Abu Dhabi usually would cost. Presumably if you have a long enough stopover in Abu Dhabi you can use the etihad lounge which looked amazing! We flew BA and in comparison the lounge for other fliers in AUHfelt like a homeless shelter
Amazing post 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
If your connection is minimum 6 hours on your return into Heathrow I have gotten away with getting off no problem. I have done this around 7-8 times now.
Great post that. This flight is probably best taken with hand luggage only. If you collect avios you might be able to get a reward flight from London to Stockholm allowing you to take more luggage than the budget airlines.
I sorted flights last November for my Aunt and Uncle going to visit relatives in Melbourne business class for around £1380pp return from Sweden with Etihad. At the time flying from Oslo was also a similar price as I recall so it's worth checking those. I've flown with Etihad business class a few times and it's my favourite airline.
very nice,great
You can always include a stopover in London, this means you won’t need to fly to Sweden to fly back again.
Good price - cheapest I could find was £1712 although if you use the discount code then it would come out as £1541, this flies from Stockholm to Zurich to Abu Dhabi to Sydney, check it out on Momondo.
mousey2 h, 11 m ago

Flying business your hand luggage is more generous, I would fly with hand …Flying business your hand luggage is more generous, I would fly with hand luggage at this price, it's such great value, just buy some cheap clothes at your destination use them then leave behind for a charity shop to sell on or just bin them.


the words Cheap and Australia do not go together. It’s ludicrously overpriced due to everything being imported. But then if you’re flying Business class money shouldn’t be an issue
Very good price, I've tried booking it but they won't take either of my English credit cards.
Hot just for the research alone...
So, 4 airports and probably takes you twice as long to get there with all that messing around.

No thanks.

The whole point of travelling business class (I thought) was that you reach your destination with less stress and more relaxed. This doesn't do it for me. I'd rather fly from MAN to SYD with just one 3 hour stopover.

Have just paid £3600 for November return.

Where do they fly over to warrant military style camaflage livery? Thought it was teh back end of a Vulcan bomber in the thumbnail
I would never fly business class. I simply do not have the money to 'waste'. I don't fly to Australia, I fly a lot to Japan, so I suppose you can save maybe £600 by flying economy direct?
I'd rather extend my stay or do something with it. I'm 6 foot but the seats really don't worry me. Flying (for me) is just a means to an end. If i had pots of money, I'd do it as a matter of course, but I don't. I don't mind occasionally shelling out at some luxury hotel if it is very special. But a flight isn't even going to last 24 hours.
And you don't run the risk of someone loosing your bags somewhere with this route. That's happened twice to me in about 26 flights (usually I change somewhere to save money)
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diddly0814 h, 20 m ago

Did this not used to be free years ago?


If you'd been up to mischief yes.
I took some strange ex-EU routes but this one is a lot of hassle.
planearm3 h, 13 m ago

So, 4 airports and probably takes you twice as long to get there with all …So, 4 airports and probably takes you twice as long to get there with all that messing around. No thanks. The whole point of travelling business class (I thought) was that you reach your destination with less stress and more relaxed. This doesn't do it for me. I'd rather fly from MAN to SYD with just one 3 hour stopover.Have just paid £3600 for November return.


I agree I'm really surprised at people jumping u and down about this
Edited by: "daalphamale" 9th Mar
jasee2 h, 10 m ago

I would never fly business class. I simply do not have the money to …I would never fly business class. I simply do not have the money to 'waste'. I don't fly to Australia, I fly a lot to Japan, so I suppose you can save maybe £600 by flying economy direct? I'd rather extend my stay or do something with it. I'm 6 foot but the seats really don't worry me. Flying (for me) is just a means to an end. If i had pots of money, I'd do it as a matter of course, but I don't. I don't mind occasionally shelling out at some luxury hotel if it is very special. But a flight isn't even going to last 24 hours.And you don't run the risk of someone loosing your bags somewhere with this route. That's happened twice to me in about 26 flights (usually I change somewhere to save money)


So what we basically established is that you can't afford it so that you don't, but if you were wealthy then you would fly business... that's literally what the product is there for.

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Edited by: "Undisclosed2" 9th Mar
Emirates business class to Heathrow to AU has lie-flat accommodation as standard. This is the only thing that makes business class interesting for me & wife (but we still found it out of budget). Does Etihad offer that?
jimbo19767 h, 46 m ago

the words Cheap and Australia do not go together. It’s ludicrously o …the words Cheap and Australia do not go together. It’s ludicrously overpriced due to everything being imported. But then if you’re flying Business class money shouldn’t be an issue


??? Eating out is 30% cheaper than in the UK for starters (and 10x the quality)

Hotels on par, supermarkets cost a bit more... Activities a bit more expensive as the wage there is higher.
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