News & offers: Etihad ex EU Asia from £1089, OW S America from £1328, & Cathay changes

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Etihad ex EU Asia from £1089

Etihad have some excellent offers from Gothenburg in Sweden. Whilst these involve quite a bit of travelling they are very cheap prices and Etihad do have good seats on their A380s and average flatbeds with aisle access on the B777s. The flights route via somewhere else in Europe such as Brussels or Germany before then flying via Abu Dhabi to Asia.

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Etihad business class studio bed on their A380

The fares start from:

  • Singapore £1089
  • Bangkok £1231
  • Manila £1195
  • Phuket £1250

The rules are:

  • Book by: 31 July
  • Travel: Permitted  11 Aug 19 through 30 Nov 19 on the first international sector.
  • Tranfers:
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Maximum stay: 4 months
  • Stopovers: 2 stopovers permitted on the pricing unit – 1 in each direction limited to 1 free and 1 at €50
  • Refundable: No
  • Changeable: Yes for a fee

You can book direct with Etihad here or Expedia.

oneworld South America business class from £1328 – act now

The Buenos Aires Cabildo located in Plaza de Mayo

British Airways currently has a sale on that you can read about in this article. I have covered the main London bargains but over the next few days I will look at other starting points for business class. Today’s offers are from Rome on British Airways connecting in London. These do not appear to be sales fares as they end today.

The fares are:

  • Sao Paolo £1328
  • Rio de Janeiro £1463
  • Buenos Aires £1473

If you want suggestions of what to do in Brazil read Claudio’s article here.

  • Book by: TODAY 1 JULY
  • Travel: Permitted 12 Aug 19 through 15 Dec 19 or 15 Jan 20 through 30 Apr 20 on the first international sector.
  • Minimum stay: a Saturday night
  • Maximum stay: 12 months
  • Transfers: Unlimited
  • Stopovers: No
  • Refundable: No
  • Changeable: Yes for a fee

You can book direct with British Airways here or find the cheapest online travel agent price with Skyscanner.

 

Cathy to improve business class

Cathay Pacific business class seat

Cathay Pacific is already one of my favourite airlines to fly business class on and now it is due to get even better, according to Hong Kong newspaper the South China Morning Post.

Cathay are reported to be upgrading their business class by offering passengers a mattress topper pad and slippers on long-haul flights starting in October 2019. As well as this they will also have better duvet and pillows for business class.

In First class, there will be a thicker mattress pad, which will be better than the current thinner version. There will also be new amenity kits too. I will be reviewing Cathay First Class in October so hopefully, they will have them by then.

Finally, Cathay will also improve its inflight entertainment at the same time. Personally, I think they already have a great IFE but apparently they will introduce a wider range of inflight entertainment options and 4K quality screens at a later date. This will make it the largest range of content offered by any Asian carrier.

 

5 Comments on "News & offers: Etihad ex EU Asia from £1089, OW S America from £1328, & Cathay changes"

  1. Richard de Fleury | 1 July 2019 at 8:54 am | Reply

    Many thanks Michele and team for the heads up on the Swiss/Singapore deal to Auckland. Just booked at £1952 from Paris. A slight worry though, the fare only seems to be available through German ota Travelgenio and they slapped £60 of credit card fees on at the end, clearly in breach of EU law. This is the second time in a month this has happened to me, my bank has instituted fraud disputes with Travelgenio and Norwegian Air. If it happens to you, make sure your bank takes action.

  2. Hi Michele,

    How does one credit Etihad flights to Emirates, as stated in the article? Any guidance would be appreciated.

    Thank you.

  3. Thanks Michele and no worries. Thought I was missing a trick. Have some orphan miles with Etihad and I need to work out what to do with them.

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