China Airlines Business Class Sydney (SYD) to Europe (AMS/FRA/VIE/FCO) from AU $3,715


Bookable for a full year out (Feb 2021)
Ready for the Coronavirus comments!

Credit to LoyaltyLobby

Fare Details:

Fare: China Airlines (CI) DAS SYD to AMS.
Booking class: D.
Price: from $3,715
Seasonal restrictions: permitted 06JAN 20 through 12DEC 20 or 25DEC 20 through 20FEB 21 on the first international sector.
Maximum stay: 12 months.
Stopovers: 2 stopovers permitted in Taiwan at AU$200 each.
Transfers: unlimited transfers permitted in each direction.
Sales restrictions: tickets must be issued on/before 26FEB 20.
Cancellations: charge AU$250 for refund.
Changes: changes permitted for reissue/revalidation.

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  • +56 votes

    China Airlines is Taiwanese. Nothing to do with China

    That's a good deal too they have a good Business class

  • +113 votes

    This will go viral.

  • +4 votes

    For real though, with a 14 day incubation period, who would want to get into an enclosed space with unknown strangers for hours on end..

    • +10 votes

      Booking for November. By then it will be Corona what, I remember that. If by chance its still going, $250 cancellation fee.

    • +2 votes

      Airplanes have HEPA filters in the air conditioners, and those can filter viruses from the air. It doesn’t get much more germ-free than the dry air inside a plane. The airport however is where the real infection risk is.

      • +1 vote

        And you'd gamble your health with an airline that doesn't disclose how often they change those filters?


        if you sat in close proximity with a highly infectious person, I don't think HEPA filters will help you.


    OP, Credit where due to the Original Posters of this deal on AFF and LoyaltyLobby.

  • +6 votes

    Just flew these guys to Vancouver on previous premium economy deal and was happy with service.

    Also enjoyed a few days in Taipei which I’d recommend.

    If you book worth joining Delta skymiles as you can earn points flying China Airlines.

  • -1 vote

    Any other destinations ?

  • +17 votes

    I flew China Airlines from Sydney to Taiwan in Business Class, they were brilliant, better than Qantas Business Class. They gave out a North Face Cannister bag as their amenity kit!

    • +4 votes

      Lol Qantas? Second rated service. Only slightly better than BA.

      • -1 vote

        You've not flown on their a330/787/refurba380 product then. Better than many business class products, including the older SQ product that has the seat fold down for the lay flat, or the EH 777s.

        • +2 votes

          Yes, I have. In fact, I was on their new 787 biz when they were used to fly domestic before deploying as part of their international fleet. Reverse herringbone, nothing special. Other major airlines have been using it for yonks.

          Hardwares are similar across most airlines. Apex suite has always been my preference over reverse herringbone. SQ lifted the game with two middle seats that turn into a "bed" makes it great for family travel.

          I have flown all major carriers across APAC and AU to Euro in biz. BA is by far one of the worst in Biz, not only their seat layout is bad/uncomfortable, service is avrage. At least QF has more comfortable seats.

          As far as my personal preference goes, China Airlines biz has the most pleasant/elegant cabin.

          SQ and CX are the best in terms of service.

          Qatar and Korean air have the best seats in biz with plenty of privacy.

          Emirate, Jal are the best all rounder.

          QF is so average that their lounge are always overcrowded - they milked their QFF program and lounge passes.

          Haneda and Changi are two great airports for transit. Not only the airlines' lounges are great, but facility available for everyday jo.

          Qantas? No. Only if they offer the lowest fare, or work mandates to meet committed budget.


    I am only see up to end of December… But I've only had one coffee (and I'm male, which means it's probably on the bench right in front of me where I left it….) Can anyone help me see Feb 2021 please?

  • +2 votes

    "Transfers: unlimited transfers permitted in each direction."

    What does this mean?

  • +1 vote

    Ozebargainer fly only cattle class.

  • +5 votes

    Flew with China Airlines a few times to Taiwan and the service is quite good considering the price you pay. FYI, as mentioned by others this is a Taiwan based airline company, not China (even though the name has China in it). Therefore nothing to do with the Coronavirus as Taiwan only has a handful of reported cases and not the origin country.

  • +10 votes

    Extra 5% off (excl taxes) when booking in birthday month.

    1) Join China Dynasty Flyer Program
    2) Enter Birthdate
    3) Book via Birthday link
    4) Price drops ~$3520


      Anyone tried to bnook one way from europe for the ~$1600 price point? Im getting only Euro.


      I think this might only be on travel with them to Asian destinations, the terms are worded strangely. As you say, only off base fare as well, so less than 5% of total.

        Tour Code


        Form of payment



        AUD 3256.00




        100.00 YQ


        68.60 WY


        60.00 AU


        18.80 CJ


        22.70 RN

        Total Amount

        AUD 3526.10

        Issuing Airline and date






        Fare Calculation

        SYD CI X/TPE CI AMS1123.21CI X/TPE CI


          I get "The itinerary does not apply to the promotion, please check event rule and select again." Not sure why. It then triggers the term 8 about not doing searches more than twice every 20 minutes if I try again. I'm not getting the same luck you had.


      is the birthday link something they send via email? (am already a member) thanks qantas21 :)

  • +4 votes

    One of the best biz cabin. Quite like their decor.

    Free tour offered by Taiwan tourism board is a plus.

  • +1 vote

    came here for the comments lol

  • +3 votes

    The 17hr layover is a bit rubbish. Good price though.


      That's the downside to CI. Many routes to Europe have long stopovers. I just wish LGW was included as they have a very short stop over and I would have booked at these prices.


      Whenever I've flown, maximum stop over was 7 hrs and it's a fantastic lounge. I know on the way back there can be (depending on flight) 17 he's but you get a free day tour, your bags would be checked through and there are many hotels near the airport with free shuttle buses if yr wanting to recalibrate the body clock.

    • +4 votes

      I find the 17hrs layover perfect. Land around 6am, shower in the transit lounge (biz lounge is only after your check in, no use when stopping over and to leave the airport for a day tour).

      • Join the morning free tour that departs from airport. Sign a waiver to not return with the group and catch a train/taxi out to explore taipei city.

      • Have a go at their night market before heading back to the airport.

      • shower and chill at the lounge before boarding.

      • once boarded,indulge in a movie or two and stay awake for as long as you can. Sleep at around 3 hrs into the flight. Wake up at AM local time in Europe.

      Worked well to minimise jetlag.


    Does China Airlines do STPC?

  • +1 vote

    China Airlines are great. I normally fly QANTAS / Virgin / SIA and China Airlines is right up there. They planes are very new, with lots of leg room (In economy) and business also looks very fair. Food is very good, just was weird having breakfast (Sausage with egg and bread) and then ice cream. Entertainment is great with a massive range of English speaking content and plenty of movies. Taipei Airport is a great airport to transit.

  • +4 votes

    taipei airport is amazing

  • +3 votes

    Great airline. The in-laws used their business class from auckland /Gold Coast/Taiwan. Great inflight food and great service

  • -2 votes

    no layover in hubei?

  • +1 vote

    Excellent airline and Taoyuan airport is really excellent too. Would definitely recommend!


    Some videos of the Business Class Hard and Soft Products-

    Excellent China Airlines A350 Business Class | SYD to TPE


    China Airlines Business Class A350 TPE-SYD, still perfect! | Luxury Aviator


    Keen to see the impact of Starlux on CI and BR. CI has improved greatly over the years and has moved on from its poor safety record in the 90s.

    Also remember that there is a free Taipei day tour. I'd look into renting your own car for the day from Taoyuan and exploring northern Taiwan as well. Companies like Avis and Chailease are not too expensive where you can get a car for $60-80 a day, even cheaper with a KKDay voucher.


    are you meant to give back the ANC headphones from business/first class or are they yours to keep?

  • -2 votes

    Not sure why everyone is seeming to love China Airline, their fights are absolutely disgusting.

    • +2 votes

      Flew four legs with them late last year and they were excellent - great comfortable aircraft, friendly welcoming staff, delicious food. Couldn't fault them. I fly a lot and they're definitely in my top 5.


      Could you please re-confirm if your comment is on Air China or China Airlines?

  • +3 votes

    Thanks OP, have a family vacation later this year and you just made my trip 1000% better as we will not be flying cattle class!!!!

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