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Going East? Why not treat yourself to an award winning business class cabin on an A380 or 787 Dreamliner complete with flat beds, top notch airport lounges and an experience which leaves you just as happy on the plane as you are on the ground. India, China, South East Asia, it's all here, and the prices are all... amazing. If you're clever, there's even a trick to fly the First Class Apartment on this deal...

The Deals

Etihad is beginning to aggressively compete for many European markets and they are currently offering a 50% off sale on economy and business class to Asia, India and South East Asia from Madrid, an easily accessible city for anyone in Western Europe. In the deals you can find pretty fantastic deals to Mumbai, Shanghai, Bangkok, Male (Maldives), Phuket, New Delhi and even Sydney for a bit more...

Phuket: €1285 (£1070) Shanghai: €1284 (£1069) Mumbai: €1338 (£1100) Bangkok: €1338 (£1100) Male (Maldives): €1500 (£1259) Brisbane/Sydney: €2200 (£1847)

In deals like this, it can be worthwhile to use miles or grab cheap flights to Madrid to position yourself to pick up the deal, where savings will be thousands less than leaving your home market.

The Dates

There's a wide range of dates available from September 1st 2016 to May 31st 2017. In deals this amazing, there are only a few seats at the 50% of rate on each flight, so if you don't see flights at the right price for the first dates you try, play around a bit. The deals are definitely there. BOOK HERE (click).

Booking This Deal 

Simple! Click HERE, enter Madrid (MAD) as your starting point and either Phuket (HKT), Shanghai (PVG), Bangkok (BKK), Mumbai (BOM), Brisbane (BNE), Sydney (SYD) or Male (MLE) as your destination. Prices will come up in Euros, which we've translated to GBP for UK readers above. The deals are among the lowest levels we consistently find from month to month and are an excellent opportunity to save on some long haul flights.

First Apartment Trick

Ok, it's not really a trick, but if you find a route which operates the A380, such as Mumbai, you can upgrade from business class to first class apartment using Etihad Guest miles. Even if you don't currently have any, you can create Etihad miles from Amex, Citi and Starwood, presenting a pretty unique opportunity. To find space, look for "guest seat" availability on Etihad's website or give them a call...