This a fantastic deal to start the year and shake off those January blues.

Malaysian Airlines are currently offering some extremely cheap business class fares to Australia and Asia and unusually for these sort of deals, you can depart from the UK. You can find return flights for in and around £1500 to Melbourne or Sydney. These fares have been available since the beginning of January but many dates are still bookable at these rates for travel up until 26th November 2017.

 

HOW TO BOOK

These deals are only available as a Flight+Hotel package. The trick here is you are able to select a hotel for only a single night during your stay. You don’t even need to stay at the hotel.

I was able to bring up this price on ebookers for some sample dates:

 

Ebookers pricing example to Australia

 

As you can see I’ve added a night in a delightful looking shared dormitory to bring the price down to £1,488. Alternatively for about £70-100 more you can book yourself a night at an airport hotel on the night of arrival or before your return that you may actually use.

These great prices aren’t exclusive to just Melbourne or Sydney either. You can travel to Asia and head to Phuket for example for around £1100. Alternatively, you can fly to Bali for more or less the same price. I found these prices at the first time of asking so it seems availability is still excellent for this deal.

 

Ebookers pricing example to Phuket, Thailand

 

ANY OTHER BENEFITS

The great fares are not the only reason you need to book. Malaysian Airlines flights can be credited to British Airways Executive Club. If you elected to book flights to Australia, this routing would earn you 600 Tier Points.

If you were then to fly or have already flown 4 BA flight segments during your membership year, this trip would see you achieve BA Silver status. This is a valuable perk which allows you lounge access, additional baggage and the ability to choose your seat for free at time of booking, among other benefits.

VERDICT

This is a really excellent price for business class all the way to Australia. As cash prices go, especially departing directly from the UK, this is a deal definitely worth taking advantage of.

You must book before 31st January.

Click here to have a play around with dates and see what you can book.

 

 

 

 

 

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