Etihad is offering very competitive fares in its business class from Stockholm to Australia right now. Prices start at €2,043 (~SEK 20,470) to Sydney. Melbourne is possible too. Since Etihad doesn’t fly from Stockholm themselves, the journey consists of two layovers. One in a European city and one in Abu Dhabi.
Most connections will consist of two flights in Etihad’s long-haul business class cabin. But at first you will be using one of Etihad’s partner airlines such as SAS or Air Baltic to connect within Europe.
On most of the flights, Etihad will operate a Boeing 777 or 787 Dreamliner. If you are interested in more details about the cabins in these airplanes, you may read the following comprehensive reviews:
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According to the fare rules, this deal will expire on March 1, 2020, so today!. The outbound flight has to commence until April 12th, 2020. The minimum stay length is 3 days. Your inbound flight has to commence no later than 4 months after your outbound flight. Stopovers in Abu Dhabi are permitted at no extra cost.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic
During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.
Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
- Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.
This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
- Baggage Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
Tickets are issued in booking class Z, which will give you at least a credit in the amount of 115% of distance mileage with most frequent flyer programs. The following mileage accrual is based on our example routing from Stockholm via Riga and Abu Dhabi to Sydney:
- 43,930 Miles on Hainan Fortune Wings Club
- 27,544 Miles on Czech Airlines OK Plus
- 27,300 Award Miles + 27,296 EQMs on American AAdvantage
- 27,296 Miles on Asiana Club
- 26,250 Miles on Alitalia MileMiglia
- 26,250 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 24,148 Miles on Oman Air Sindbad
- 24,148 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
- 24,148 Miles on Virgin Australia Velocity
- 24,148 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 24,148 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
- 24,148 Miles on Etihad Guest
- 24,148 Miles on South African Voyager
- 24,148 Miles on Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
- 20,998 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 6,244 Points on SAS EuroBonus
You won’t fly to Australia for just a few days. Therefore comparing hotel prices is really worth it. We would recommend doing that through one of our preferred websites:
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Information & Tips for Australia
Australia, also know as ‘Down Under’, is an absolute dream destination because of its distance to Europe and its beautiful countryside. But because it’s so far away, the flights are costly. Nevertheless, there is always Dealz for less than 1.000€.
Best Time to Visit
Australia is a vast country with different climate zones. Summers (November to February) are hot and mostly dry, winters (June to September) are relatively mild.
Entry & Visa
Most European citizens require an eVisa which has to be issued before your arrival. You can apply online, and the process will be free of charge.
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