Qantas launched a Black Friday, Cyber Monday business class sale which is running until December 3, 2018, for travel from 24 December until 31 December 2018. Unfortunately, these tickets can only be booked departing from Singapore for travel to Australia.
However, it’s a great excuse to book a KrisFlyer business or first class redemption using points or even get there via Bangkok on Thai Airways (first class anyone?). If that’s not your style, why not try the new Malaysia Airlines A350 in first class for only 50,000 AAdvantage miles (you can buy them on sale today!). Not only will you be flying first class for the price of economy, but you’ll also get to make full use of the fantastic Qantas First Class lounge in Sydney.
Malaysia Airlines A350 First Class
While the dates and routing are very restrictive, these are some excellent prices to be had in business class. Regarding the hard product, you will either be flying on the A330 or A380, both have flat beds, but the A330 are the best choice as it features the 1-2-1 configuration. If you are on the A380 however, you have the chance to place a bid for an upgrade to Qantas first class (using points).
To get an even better price on these tickets, try using an OTA (online travel agent) to price up your ticket. My personal favourite is Momondo which comes in with prices of AU$831 on the Singapore to Sydney route instead of the advertised AU$851 when booked via Qantas.
Here are the discounted routes:
- SINGAPORE TO PERTH: S$599 One Way Business Class Or S$1749 Return.
- SINGAPORE TO MELBOURNE: S$799 One Way Business Class Or S$1999 Return.
- SINGAPORE TO SYDNEY: S$849 One Way Business Class Or S$2299 Return.
- SINGAPORE TO BRISBANE: S$999 One Way Business Class Or S$2299 Return.
To book it the cheapest way, try doing your research with Momondo (you will still earn status credits and frequent flyer points).
Although the prices are certainly attractive, it’s unfortunate that Qantas is snubbing Aussies looking to depart from Australia. But of course, there are many options to get to Singapore on the cheap, especially when you’re using points to book!