Melbourne & Auckland: €1,765 Business Class From Rome With Air China


Not only are Australia and New Zealand on many travel bucket lists. Both countries are also far away and, therefore, one of the more expensive destinations to fly to. Especially tickets for trips in business class can cost a small fortune. But luckily, Air China is currently offering reasonably priced tickets for trips between Rome and Melbourne as well as Auckland. A return flight will be available starting at around €1,765.

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Great fare on flights between Rome and Melbourne

Your trip to Australia or New Zealand will always include one layover in Beijing. Sometimes, these stops can be extended and force you to spend half a day in China. You can use the lounge and wait for your connections flight. Or benefit from the visa-free transit.

Air China will operate mostly Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the route to Auckland. If you’re heading for Melbourne, the second segment could be onbaord a Airbus A330. To get a better idea of what their business class product is like, check out these reviews:

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According to the fare rules, this deal will be available until February 15th. But don’t rely on these rules too much, With prices like this, the discounted seats could be sold out earlier. It’s valid for trips commencing between now and May 20th, 2020.

You’ll have to spend at least three days in New Zealand (shouldn’t be a big problem, right?:)) and the maximum stay requirements are three months, giving you enough time to explore this beautiful country. Don’t forget to get your NZeTA!

As with most Air China fares, Google Flights (instructions) won’t be a great help. The tool won’t display the connections. So you have to choose a workaround. Follow our instructions on how to use the ITA Airfare search to find the flights that Google won’t. And once you’re happy with what you see, use our Travel Dealz flight search to lock in the trip.


All tickets will be issued in booking class R. Consequently, the earning rate should be somewhere between 100% and 125% on most Star Alliance frequent flyer programs. Here’s what the trip via Beijing could earn you:

  • 46,434 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
  • 28,854 Award Miles + 5,532 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 28,854 Award Miles + 28,852 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
  • 28,854 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 28,854 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 28,854 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 28,854 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 28,854 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 28,854 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 28,852 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
  • 28,852 Miles on South African Voyager
  • 28,852 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 25,390 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 25,390 Award Miles + 23,082 Tier Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 25,390 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 25,390 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 25,390 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 23,082 Miles on Miles&More
  • 23,082 Award Miles + 800 Points on Miles&More 2024
Data provided by Without guarantee on correctness.
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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  1. Gert says:

    Double your miles ?

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