expired Air China Flights MEL - FRA in June 2018 AU $806 Return (Via Kayak)

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Found a really cheap flight to Europe in June 2018 - Return July 2018.

It's from Melbourne to Frankfurt (Germany) with Air China (ok … maybe not the best airline but I used them before and could not complain). One of the cheapest flights to Europe I ever saw.

The sample I found was from Mon 18/06 to Tue 10/07 for AU$806. There were plenty of other dates available but this was the cheapest I found and I thought that price is worth a post on Ozbargain. Travel times are 30h and 28h for the return flight. So not the fastest connection with a long layover time in Shanghai - (Idea: put in a stop-over in Shanghai for 2 nights (which made it $30 more expensive) to see the city and avoid the long layover time.)

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  • +14 votes

    No wonder its cheap, will take a long time to get there in a kayak!

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    It's only return via kayak ,
    so stock up on bag's of penuts on the way over…

  • +2 votes

    thats a very good price to FRA.

    On another note the top 3 (Qatar Emirates Etihad) are duking it out for sale fares to Europe now. Even in peak Easter period its 1.2k or thereabouts which is an incredible price for 23 hour flights with minimal stopover (i bought 1 for 1.5 or 1.6k a year and a half ago).

  • +2 votes

    Definitely cheap but the search you linked to is for 1 adult and 1 child. If you do a search for 2 adults, the price is $907pp. Still a good price though.

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      Oopps … you are right. Sorry… I left the child in there. Looks like the prices fluctuate a bit right now … I got $856 for an adult only yesterday … and then today $898.

  • +3 votes

    Great price, good agent/site, nice destination, terrible airline.
    One flight was all it took for me to vow never to go on them again. Once you are on the plane, they don't actually care about you until you have to get off the damn thing.

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    if you can get that stopover in shanghai, this flight is pretty good. there don't seem to be many ways of getting around the shit connections between aus and europe

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    By far the best connections are middle east which is why the 3 carriers have it sewn up. 30 hours to europe via china is a tough trip to swallow for me personally if the price difference is $300.

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      for many, the middle east is not an ideal destination, especially for a stopover.

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        I do agree. Everyone's situation is different. I just find the middle east airlines connections are the most efficient overall. That's important for me as I perennially get sick after long haul flights (15 hours to Abu Dhabi is killer) and I need the least stressful flight I can get (or risk a terrible trip). Nonetheless this is a really good price - Only Scoot has advertised Europe fairs later in 2018 for less (but paying for all the extras).

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          thanks for the info. planning eurotrip at the end of this year so i'll keep an eye out.

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          Scoot doesn't exactly have the best on time performance nor the best customer service if flights are delayed or cancelled though. Which is critical when you're spending that many hours. Just google them.

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      When the price difference would be 300$ I would also choose the faster connection … but in my case it was more $650 per person. So $1300 for a 6 hour wait in Shanghai (and a stopover on the way there) In this case you also could just use the Maglev High Speed train to be in next to no time in the CBD … you don't need a visa to leave the airport and just visit the city for a 2-3 hours …

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    Had a 16 hour stopover in Taipei, (7am flight next day) got myself a $20 metro day pass and visited a few sites, wish I spent less time eating food to go around and see more places!

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