Flights from Europe to “The Land Down Under” are typically among the most expensive ones. Flight times of 16 hours and more just don’t come cheap. Luckily, there is the occasional exception. Thai Airways is selling tickets for round trips from Stockholm to three different cities in Australia for prices starting at SEK 6,600/€622.
Availability is already limited. But you will be able to find some connections starting from August until the end of the year.
All connections will bring you to the Star Alliance member’s hub in Bangkok before continuing to your destination in Australia. The layover’s are usually rather short. Besides, Thai Airways has been rated one of the world’s top airlines over the past years. So there really is no catch with this offer.
Search & Book
According to the fare rules we found, tickets for these flights will be sold until July 18th. That is if there are still cheap seats left. The promoted travel period starts on July 19th and ends December 13th, 2019. There are minimum stay requirements of 3 days – which seem to be somewhat irrelevant for trips to the other end of the world. If you have enough time on your hands, you can spend one month in Australia before returning to Europe.
As we already mentioned, there is only limited availability for this sweet offer. So the time stated in the fare rules is more a technical piece of information. We found absolutely no connections in July and few in August. You can use Google Flights (instructions) to find flight dates that are cheap and would work for you. Since we’ve experienced some issues with Google displaying the Thai routes, we recommend you use the ITA Airfare Search.
All tickets will be issued in booking class W. Not many Star Alliance programs will credit you with miles at all. United MileagePlus, TAP Portugal, Miles & More and Thai’s Royal Orchid Plus are basically the only ones that will fill your mileage account.
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.
All Dealz for Australia
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