Auckland: €4,508 First/Business Class Combination From France + 2 Years Star Alliance Gold

Lufthansa First Class Doubleseats

Star Alliance airline Swiss is currently selling cheap first class flights from various French cities to Auckland, New Zealand. You’d be flying first class on the longest flight from Europe to Asia (and back), and business class on the other segments. If you select the flights wisely and credit them at the correct frequent flyer program, you’ll even get enough miles for a 2-year Star Alliance Gold status!

We’ve found these cheap flights to Auckland from the following French cities:

This is one of the options to fly to Auckland

Not only do these flights allow you to take 3 x 32 kg of luggage with you, but you’ll also have access to the First Class Lounge in Frankfurt/Zurich, which was recently crowned as the best first class lounge in the world.

There are different variations of how to fly these flights. From France, you would either fly to Frankfurt, Munich, or Zurich. The second layover would either be in Shanghai, Hong Kong, or Singapore. From there you’d fly to Auckland with Air New Zealand (or Cathay from Hong Kong).

Search & Book

We do not know until when this deal will continue to be valid, so we’d recommend booking rather soon. You can find available dates on Google Flights. After that you should undoubtedly book these flights on, once you’ve decided on the dates. There is availability in almost every month, but not every day, so it’s hard to give you a general idea of when you’ll be able to fly.


The short feeder flights from France are issued in business class J. The long-haul first class flights from Europe to Asia are always issued in class A. The business class flight to Auckland is issued in class C for Air New Zealand, and class J for Cathay.

If you select flights with Air New Zealand, a round trip via Zurich and Singapore would give you the following amount of miles:

  • 68,040 on Air China PhoenixMiles
  • 63,310 on Miles & More
  • 60,500 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 60,500 on TAP Miles & Go
  • 56,090 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 48,910 on SAS EuroBonus
  • 47,690 on United MileagePlus
  • 47,690 on Air India Flying Returns
  • 43,680 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 42,470 on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 42,170 on EgyptAir Plus
  • 40,840 on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 40,840 on South African Voyager
  • 39,600 on Air Malta
  • 39,560 on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 33,560 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 33,520 on Asiana Club
  • 33,150 on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 33,010 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 32,860 on ANA Mileage Club
  • 26,670 on LATAM Pass
  • 20,900 on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
  • 15,670 on Etihad Guest
  • 740 on Asia Miles
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If you select flights with Cathay Pacific on both ways, you’ll be credited this (via Frankfurt and Hong Kong):

  • 75,060 on Air China PhoenixMiles
  • 60,910 on Miles & More
  • 38,120 on SAS EuroBonus
  • 38,120 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 37,990 on LATAM Pass
  • 36,120 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 35,240 on TAP Miles & Go
  • 35,240 on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 34,120 on Air Malta
  • 25,630 on Alaska Mileage Plan
  • 25,150 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 23,860 on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 23,860 on United MileagePlus
  • 23,580 on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 23,580 on EgyptAir Plus
  • 23,580 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 22,920 on Finnair Plus
  • 18,650 on Asia Miles
  • 18,310 on Asiana Club
  • 17,900 on ANA Mileage Club
  • 17,900 on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 17,780 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 17,760 on South African Voyager
  • 14,240 on SriLankan FlySmiles
  • 14,240 on Aer Lingus AerClub
  • 14,240 on Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
  • 14,240 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
  • 14,240 on British Airways Executive Club
  • 14,240 on American AAdvantage
  • 14,240 on Qatar Airways Privilege Club
  • 14,240 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
  • 14,240 on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
  • 14,240 on S7 Airlines Priority Club
  • 14,240 on Iberia Plus
  • 1,110 on Air India Flying Returns
Data provided by Without guarantee on correctness.

This means, that if you fly with Air New Zealand, and give your miles to Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles or SAS EuroBonus, you’ll directly get a Star Alliance Gold status! Turkish Airlines even gives you the status for a 2-year period! This makes the deal even more fantastic.

Lufthansa First Class

Lufthansa has its own terminal for First Class passengers! This and the food in Lufthansa’s First Class are widely considered to be among the best. The First Class terminal has its own airport security control, free food, hotel-like rooms with bed and bathtub, and so on. You get driven to the plane in a limousine.

The seat can be turned into a 210 cm long bed (roughly 80 cm wide) and has all the usual comforts, such as power sockets, inflight entertainment, WIFI, and so on.

Lufthansa First Class Panorama
This is a panorama picture of Lufthansa’s First Class

Swiss First Class

Travel-Dealz editor Dennis tested the Swiss first class. Read his extensive review in the following article:

Air New Zealand Business Class

Air New Zealand’s Business Class also has a seat that can be turned into a 2 m bed. You’ll be served high-class food and enjoy the flight with Business Class-typical comforts and service.


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Information & Tips for Auckland

Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand with a population of approximately 1.5 million and a wide range of tourist attractions and activities for visitors. The city is also an excellent starting point to explore the rest of New Zealand. Auckland is connected to Southeast Asia and Asia pretty well, even non-stop flights to the USA are available. As of now, you’ll have to switch planes at least once when flying to New Zealand from Europe. But this may change since long-range flights are hitting new limits all the time

The Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Auckland is between March and May and September and November. These are the times when you’ll find comparatively few tourists and can enjoy sunny days and moderate temperatures.

Climate diagram for Auckland (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

From the airport to the city

A bus to the city centre runs every 10 minutes, and the journey will take you about 40 minutes and a ticket for a one-way trip costs approx. €7.50. A taxi can cost up to €60, while Uber or Zoomy (similar to Uber) will cost between €24 and €43.

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