Not only can you fly to Australia in business class for €1,557 pP, but there’s also a great first class deal waiting for you. Staring at €3,143 pP, you can get a roundtrip from Amsterdam to Sydney in Swiss‘ and Singapore Airlines‘ first class. Additionally, each passenger would get up to 66,000 status miles (at Miles&More).
From Singapore to Sydney, you’d currently even be flying in the new Singapore Airlines Suite in the Airbus A380. Each A380 only has six of these suites. Nevertheless, be aware that there still may be changes, regarding the planes that will carry out the flights.
Sadly, there are only available dates in November and December 2021. This is part of a companion sale, i.e. these prices only apply to bookings with at least 2 passengers.
Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. We strongly recommend gathering detailed information about the travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to your desired origin and destination.
A good start is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. It provides current updates on a country’s immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.
Sadly, we can’t offer you a direct link to the deal. You can find an available flight from November 14 to 27 using the above link. For how to search for more available dates, read our instructions.
Flight Route and Plane
First, you’ll fly from Amsterdam to Zurich in Swiss’ business class. Then, you’ll fly to Singapore in Swiss’ first class onboard a Boeing 777. After a short stay, your connecting flight to Sydney is carried out in an Airbus A380. This A380 should already have the new suites built-in, as Singapore Airlines’ seat selection shows:
Even if this is what the airlines have currently scheduled, that doesn’t mean that it will necessarily stay that way. Singapore Airlines could probably also send a Boeing 777 to Sydney. That plane would still have a first class, but is not even nearly as luxurious as the suite in the A380. Another possibility would be a downgrade to business class, for which you’d get a 75% refund (for that segment).
Review of SWISS’ First Class
We’ve written a review of Swiss’ first class:
Search & Book
According to the fare rules, the flights can be booked up until December 31, 2020. The flights have to take place between January 1 and December 15, 2021. The Singapore Suite, however, is currently only available on flights in November and December 2021, which greatly reduces the travel period. Stopovers are sadly not permitted.
The flights can basically be booked on Swiss’ website. As that’s not all that easy, we’ve written a short pair of instructions:
1. Find Dates Using the Matrix
The Matrix offers a flexible calendar view, but isn’t as easy to use. It would be best if you directly limit the search to flights via Zurich and Singapore. Your search should roughly look like this:
You can also set further filters – e.g. with the extension code (left field)
maxconnection 06:00 for max. 6-hour layovers at each airport. The Matrix will show you the price for a period of 30 days. After clicking on Search, you’ll see the dates like this:
Once you click on a departure date, you can freely select the trip length. You’ll then be shown the flight details, which you will need for step 2.
2. Extended Search on Swiss.com
The travel class can only be entered in Swiss’ extended search. So, search for the flights directly there:
Enter the Amsterdam – Sydney connection, first class as your travel class, and at least two adults as passengers. If you skipped step one, you’ll have to guess the dates:
3. Try Different Connections
After clicking on Search flights, you’ll reach a site that shows you all possible connections to Sydney. Be aware, that these connections are not only those for the dates you selected, but also for adjacent dates.
Sadly, the site doesn’t directly show you any prices. It is therefore important, that you select flights that fulfill the following criteria:
- Long-haul Zurich – Singapore operated by Swiss
- Long-haul Singapore – Sydney with flight no. LX9028 / LX9029
Otherwise, the flight prices will explode. The following connection, for instance, is possible:
After selecting both connections, you’ll always have to click on Calculate at the bottom. You’ll then be shown the price (per person). In this case, €3,143 per person:
If you’re shown a higher price, simply check out this connection on a different date. Generally, there still seem to be some available dates, but they’re just not so easy to find.
4. Complete the Booking
You found a cheap connection? Then click on Continue and complete the booking. After entering all passenger details, you can pay the price of the tickets using your credit card.
This results in you getting 66,000 miles at Miles&More. The award miles are sadly calculated based on the price, i.e. you’d get roughly 12,000 – 18,000 award miles per person.
Alternatively, you can also get miles at the following programs:
- 65,890 Miles on Miles&More
- 61,914 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 55,564 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 52,150 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 51,654 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
- 43,654 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 43,654 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 42,382 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
- 42,382 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 39,920 Miles on Air Malta Flypass
- 38,848 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
- 38,848 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 36,894 Award Miles + 4,930 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 32,192 Miles on Asiana Club
- 32,072 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 31,918 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 31,882 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 31,882 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 31,882 Miles on South African Voyager
- 31,694 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 27,378 Award Miles + 11,734 Tier Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 26,962 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 15,644 Miles on Virgin Australia Velocity
- 11,734 Miles on Vistara Club Vistara
- 11,734 Miles on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
Information & Tips for Sydney
Sydney is Australia’s most populous city and offers a lot to see for tourists. The metropolis on the east coast of the country is also Australia’s largest transport and trade center and therefore relatively easy to reach.
Flights to Australia usually start at around €1,000 for Economy Class tickets. However, we regularly show you deals with prices far below € 1,000.
From the airport to the city
The airport is 9km from the city center and easily accessible by train, bus, taxi, and ferry. A ride by train costs about 10€, a taxi ride about 25€.
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Translated by Ditmar Lange