Tempted by this extraordinary deal from Etihad. Hot on their Australian status match promotion, the airline is offering ridiculously cheap fares to Europe and India from all Australian ports. I am trying to work out whether the airline has massive capacity or is trying to flex some muscle?
For example, Sydney to Amsterdam or Paris or Rome or Zurich for $A1230 round trip. The next cheapest price from any airline is around $1430 with Vietnam Airlines and China Southern, both of which take much longer to get you to Europe.
The extraordinary bargain are the flights from Australia to India. For example, I found Sydney to Mumbai for $605 return!
Flights need to be booked by 15th August for departures between 1st October 2014 to 10th December 2014. I used Skyscanner and found mixed availability in October departures but great availability for November.
Etihad is the Abu Dhabi based airline of the United Arab Emirates.
They held a four star rating with Skytrax beforewithdrawing from the Skytrax rating system in June this year. Passenger reviews on Skytrax give them 59%. I rate them at 73% compared with my 92% rating for Emirates.
All views in this post are my own and do not represent my employer. I do not receive commission for this offer and I only recommend deals that I would choose for myself