Auckland: €4,508 First/Business Class Combination From France + 2 Years Star Alliance Gold

Lufthansa First Class Doubleseats

Star Alliance airline Swiss is currently selling cheap first class flights from various French cities to Auckland, New Zealand. You’d be flying first class on the longest flight from Europe to Asia (and back), and business class on the other segments. If you select the flights wisely and credit them at the correct frequent flyer program, you’ll even get enough miles for a 2-year Star Alliance Gold status!

We’ve found these cheap flights to Auckland from the following French cities:

This is one of the options to fly to Auckland

Not only do these flights allow you to take 3 x 32 kg of luggage with you, but you’ll also have access to the First Class Lounge in Frankfurt/Zurich, which was recently crowned as the best first class lounge in the world.

There are different variations of how to fly these flights. From France, you would either fly to Frankfurt, Munich, or Zurich. The second layover would either be in Shanghai, Hong Kong, or Singapore. From there you’d fly to Auckland with Air New Zealand (or Cathay from Hong Kong).

Search & Book

We do not know until when this deal will continue to be valid, so we’d recommend booking rather soon. You can find available dates on Google Flights. After that you should undoubtedly book these flights on, once you’ve decided on the dates. There is availability in almost every month, but not every day, so it’s hard to give you a general idea of when you’ll be able to fly.


The short feeder flights from France are issued in business class J. The long-haul first class flights from Europe to Asia are always issued in class A. The business class flight to Auckland is issued in class C for Air New Zealand, and class J for Cathay.

If you select flights with Air New Zealand, a round trip via Zurich and Singapore would give you the following amount of miles:

  • 63,324 Award Miles + 1,080 Points on Miles&More
  • 60,508 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 56,100 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 48,916 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 47,700 Award Miles + 6,236 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 47,404 Miles on TAP Miles&Go
  • 43,692 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 42,476 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 42,180 Miles on Egyptair Plus
  • 40,852 Award Miles + 23,850 Tier Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 39,566 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 39,566 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 33,568 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 33,162 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 33,014 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 32,866 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 26,682 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
  • 20,900 Award Miles + 100 Tier Points on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
  • 15,676 Miles on Etihad Guest
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If you select flights with Cathay Pacific on both ways, you’ll be credited this (via Frankfurt and Hong Kong):

  • 60,920 Award Miles + 680 Points on Miles&More
  • 38,128 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 38,128 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 38,002 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
  • 35,244 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 35,244 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 35,244 Miles on TAP Miles&Go
  • 35,024 AsiaMiles + 210 Club Points on Asia Miles
  • 29,556 CV Points on Vistara Club Vistara
  • 25,642 Award Miles + 14,246 Elite Qualifying Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
  • 25,152 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 23,868 Award Miles + 11,934 Tier Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 23,868 Award Miles + 3,224 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 23,590 Miles on Egyptair Plus
  • 23,590 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 23,590 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 18,314 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 17,902 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 17,902 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 17,790 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 14,246 Miles on American AAdvantage
  • 14,246 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
  • 14,246 Points on Finnair Plus
  • 14,246 Avios + 280 Tier Points on British Airways Executive Club
  • 14,246 Avios + 1,000 Elite Points on Iberia Plus
  • 14,246 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
  • 14,246 Points + 20 Elite Points on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
  • 14,246 Miles on Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
  • 14,246 Avios + 70 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
  • 14,246 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
  • 14,246 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiLes
Data provided by Without guarantee on correctness.

This means, that if you fly with Air New Zealand, and give your miles to Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles or SAS EuroBonus, you’ll directly get a Star Alliance Gold status! Turkish Airlines even gives you the status for a 2-year period! This makes the deal even more fantastic.

Lufthansa First Class

Lufthansa has its own terminal for First Class passengers! This and the food in Lufthansa’s First Class are widely considered to be among the best. The First Class terminal has its own airport security control, free food, hotel-like rooms with bed and bathtub, and so on. You get driven to the plane in a limousine.

The seat can be turned into a 210 cm long bed (roughly 80 cm wide) and has all the usual comforts, such as power sockets, inflight entertainment, WIFI, and so on.

Lufthansa First Class Panorama
This is a panorama picture of Lufthansa’s First Class

Swiss First Class

Travel-Dealz editor Dennis tested the Swiss first class. Read his extensive review in the following article:

Air New Zealand Business Class

Air New Zealand’s Business Class also has a seat that can be turned into a 2 m bed. You’ll be served high-class food and enjoy the flight with Business Class-typical comforts and service.


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Information & Tips for Auckland

Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand with a population of approximately 1.5 million and a wide range of tourist attractions and activities for visitors. The city is also an excellent starting point to explore the rest of New Zealand. Auckland is connected to Southeast Asia and Asia pretty well, even non-stop flights to the USA are available. As of now, you’ll have to switch planes at least once when flying to New Zealand from Europe. But this may change since long-range flights are hitting new limits all the time

The Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Auckland is between March and May and September and November. These are the times when you’ll find comparatively few tourists and can enjoy sunny days and moderate temperatures.

Climate diagram for Auckland (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

From the airport to the city

A bus to the city centre runs every 10 minutes, and the journey will take you about 40 minutes and a ticket for a one-way trip costs approx. €7.50. A taxi can cost up to €60, while Uber or Zoomy (similar to Uber) will cost between €24 and €43.

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