The well-regarded Taiwanese airline China Airlines has amazing fares available right now from Australia (Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane) to Europe and the USA, starting at a crazy ~$1500 for premium economy return or ~$3950 for business class return.
What makes this sale even better is that availability is wide open in 2018, even during the peak northern summer travel period.
I found fares at the above prices to Amsterdam, Rome and Frankfurt in Europe, and New York City in the USA.
The only downside is that on some routes there is a long layover in Taipei, though you can look at this as an opportunity to explore the city or a travel agent might be able to extend this into a multi-day stopover for you.
The layover length varies from route to route, so you’ll have to explore what works for you. On the Sydney to Frankfurt route, for example, I found an itinerary without a long layover.
You can search for fares on China Airlines’ website, here.
The airline flies the advanced A350 to Australia, with spacious, fully-flat seats in business class arranged in a 1-2-1 layout…
China Airlines A350 business class
While premium economy has seats arranged in a 2-3-2 layout, with 20 inches of width and a decent 39 inch pitch (seat-back to seat-back distance).
China Airlines A350 premium economy
In terms of service, China Airlines has a very good reputation among frequent flyers (unlike its rivals in mainland China).
The airline is also a member of the SkyTeam alliance.
I’m not sure how long these fares will last, so if you’re interested, don’t delay!
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