HOT: Star Alliance Business Class to Sydney for €1,690 from Algiers & Tunis

Lufthansa Business Class Sitze

Star Alliance is currently selling business tickets to Sydney, Australia at an unbeatable price. The catch: You have to get to North Africa first. Departing from Tunis is likely to be the more attractive option. While a visa is required for Algeria, you can enter Tunisia visa-free.

Prices start from Algeria at DZD 243,200 (~€1,661) and from Tunisia at TND 5,720 (~€1,693). Typically, this involves flying in the Lufthansa business class to Seoul and then continuing with Asiana to Sydney. Both directions require a longer layover in Korea (approximately 9 to 17 hours).

Update

Most of the examples below are no longer available.

In theory, you can also fly to Auckland in New Zealand for the same price. However, availability is much more difficult to find there, and online booking is not possible.

Here are some sample dates from Tunis:

Info

Entry into Australia is possible with a free eVisitor visa. This allows you to stay in the country for a maximum of 3 months. Also, please note the visa requirement for Algeria if departing from there.

In the cheapest fare, cancellations are not allowed, and changes cost €250 plus the fare difference. For approximately €2,100, you can book the Flex fare. You can cancel this for free at any time before departure. There remains only a (relatively manageable) exchange rate risk.

To book, you can also use the following form

In theory, there should be numerous options, flying via e.g. Seoul, Beijing, or Singapore. However, when searching on Lufthansa.com, there seem to be only connections via Frankfurt and Seoul, and occasionally Beijing and Delhi. The most common itinerary is a long-haul flight with Lufthansa to Seoul, followed by an Asiana Boeing 777 flight from Seoul to Australia.

Options with Jetstar are sometimes displayed. You should steer clear, as their “Business Class” is more like premium eco.

Search & Book

It is not stated in the fare rules how long this offer will be available. The minimum stay is 6 days or one night from Saturday to Sunday. According to the fare, you are allowed to spend a maximum of 12 months at the destination.

Finding available dates is more difficult. Google Flights does not display the higher prices. Although the ITA Matrix finds some combinations, they can only be booked directly with the airline in very few cases.

It is possible that the results of the Matrix can also be booked online somewhere or through a travel agency in the GDS. However, we have so far had no success with the usual price comparison sites as well as Expedia and Co. In theory, there should be options with airlines such as Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, or Air China.

Miles & Points

The booking class is P for the Lufthansa Group and Z for Asiana. For the above example, you can expect:

  • 28,518 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 25,406 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 25,406 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 25,406 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 25,406 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 24,892 CV Points on Vistara Club Vistara
  • 22,814 Award Miles + 4,222 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 21,674 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 13,996 Miles on Egyptair Plus
  • 12,960 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 12,960 Award Miles + 10,368 Tier Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 12,960 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 12,960 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 12,960 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 12,960 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 12,960 Miles on TAP Miles&Go
  • 12,960 Award Miles on Etihad Guest
  • 12,446 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
  • 5,950 Award Miles + 880 Points on Miles&More
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.
Warning

Asiana Air will likely soon be taken over by Korean Air. In the medium term, the airline is expected to be integrated into Korean Air and thus leave the Star Alliance. When this will happen is difficult to predict – but it could affect mileage credit.

Destination

Information & Tips for Sydney

Sydney is Australia’s most populous city and offers a lot to see for tourists. The metropolis on the east coast of the country is also Australia’s largest transport and trade center and therefore relatively easy to reach.

Flights to Australia usually start at around €1,000 for Economy Class tickets. However, we regularly show you deals with prices far below € 1,000.

From the airport to the city

The airport is 9km from the city center and easily accessible by train, bus, taxi, and ferry. A ride by train costs about 10€, a taxi ride about 25€.

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Information & Tips for Australia

Australia, also known as ‘Down Under’, is an absolute dream destination because of its distance to Europe and its beautiful countryside. But because it’s so far away, the flights are costly. Nevertheless, there are always Dealz for less than €1,000.

Best Time to Visit

Australia is a vast country with different climate zones. Summers (November to February) are hot and mostly dry, winters (June to September) are relatively mild.

Climate diagram for Sydney (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Perth (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Darwin (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

Entry & Visa

Most European citizens require an eVisa which has to be issued before your arrival. You can apply online, and the process will be free of charge.

Finding the Best eSIM Plan

We’ve compared various eSIM providers, such as RedteaGO and Airalo. To see which plan is best for your travel needs, and which network offers the best coverage, feel free to read our detailed guide:

The Best eSIM Plans for Australia 🇦🇺 Compared

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  1. stefan says:

    So why not discuss the rest of the story? Ie: the fares to Australia from North America? Not everyone is in Europe.

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