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We’ve been following this deal for about a week now, and not going to lie, we chose not to write about it until we booked it ourselves. Sorry. Now that that’s taken care of…

Cathay Pacific have re-upped a really interesting deal from Europe to Australia, which presents some cool possibilities. In short: you get the renowned Cathay Pacific business class experience on both the Airbus A350 and Boeing 777-300ER, but you also have fun side options, like a stop in Hong Kong, or a night in London on either end. Yes – these deals route onto Cathay’s long haul flight to Hong Kong via London both ways. In addition, these fares are upgradeable to first for 50,000 points one way…

an airplane seat with a seat beltThe Cathay Flight Deals

These Australia deals are really exciting, because they represent many possibilities. You can open jaw, or you can create a simple round trip and quite a few airports are in play. We recently booked Stockholm to Melbourne, Australia with an open jaw returning from Brisbane, QLD with overnight connection in London on the way back.

a screenshot of a calendarYou can depart from either Gothenburg or Stockholm at the lowest prices, and Copenhagen is in play as well. On the arrival side, Brisbane (BNE), Perth (PER), Adelaide (ADL), Melbourne (MEL) and are all available. Note: Sydney is not. You’re looking for prices of roughly 22,000 SEK, which is about £1800.

All flights go via London Heathrow and overnight stops can be built in. We won’t spell that out, but ask a friend…

a screenshot of a flight scheduleThe Dates You Can Travel

Know this: dates are limited and you’ll need to play around to find the best prices – but they are there, so no whining. There are standard returns available at these prices, but flying into say.. Adelaide and out of Melbourne can help unlock the lower pricing on dates which doesn’t seem to have it for standard round trips. In general there are sporadic dates available in March, April, May and then again in November and December.

Twelve Apostles scenic coastal view at Castle Rock in pacific ocean in Victoria, AustraliaHow To Book These Cathay Business Deals

The best way to book these deals is directly with Cathay Pacific. Prices aren’t showing up in real time on most other sites, and though they may take a bit of searching, it’s just the truth. You can always try Skyscanner as well. Simply plug in the cities above and be sure to click the “flexible” days button to see the lowest prices on 3 days either side of your initial query. In general, stays of around two weeks seem to be the sweet spot.

Oh, and upgrades. The London to Hong Kong (and vice versa) segments could be upgraded to first class for 50,000 Asia Miles each way, subject to availability. AsiaMiles can be created via Amex and Citi credit card points.

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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