Written by Barnaby Taylor. Published on .
Where else in the world can you find ‘undiscovered’ natural beauty, but also visit some of the world’s most iconic urban landscapes?
Australia’s delights are the stuff of legend, daydreams and bucket lists, and the list of reasons to visit this big country (2.97 million square miles) is massive! This includes those vast stretches of utterly beguiling coastline – where around 90% of Australians live –offering such wondrous things as the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s most expansive eco-system. Famous landmarks abound, from the modern man-made splendours around Sydney Harbour to the mysterious, ancient Uluru (Ayers Rock). Famous drives in Australia take you through the Outback for guided hikes, or along the Great Ocean Road (an unforgettable, trip that doubles as visiting the planet’s largest war memorial).
For some, skiing in Australia’s reliable snow and superb mountain resorts is the attraction; including Perisher, the largest ski resort in the Southern Hemisphere. For further information on Australia, check out our Essential Guide to Australia.
The advent of modern aircraft and superlative business-class services to Australia haven’t brought it any closer to Britain! However, they have made the 20 hour plus journey a great deal more enjoyable. One of the most important things you need to know about flying to Australia is that it’s too easy to make the trip longer and more arduous than it needs to be.
There are lots of one-stop routes to Austalia, with lots of airlines; including British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Etihad, Oman Air, Gulf Air, Malaysia Airlines, China Eastern and Air China. This sounds like rich pickings! However, the trick is to find cheap business class flights, with all your pampering, luxury and superb comfort included. Also, make sure you opt for airlines that get you there efficiently, with ideal stopover locations.
The biggest operator in Oceania is, of course, Qantas, which is testing 19 hour direct flights London to Sydney, with the goal of having them available from 2022.
However, you can already fly direct to Australia in around 17 hours if you travel to Perth, which then puts you in a good place to catch connecting flights from companies such as Virgin Australia and Qantas. In fact, these two airlines offer abundant chances to connect an onward journey from the UK if you’re heading to smaller Australian destinations.
For example, you could travel from the UK to Melbourne, then pick up a flight to the Gold Coast, or enter the country via Perth, to hop on a plane going to Christmas Island for exploration and adventure off-the-beaten-path.
There are also increasing numbers of ways to book flights from the UK to Australia’s other major destinations, including Canberra, Adelaide and Brisbane. Beyond that, the biggest decision is choosing between the three best business class flight operators going to Australia.
Singapore Airlines is the international carrier operating the most weekly flights between London and Australia. After a relatively easy stopover in Singapore, you can book non-stop flights from there to Sydney, but also Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne and Perth.
This also happens to be one of the quickest ways to fly to Australia and offers the least inconvenience. Added to that is the promise of actual bona fide enjoyment on your business class flight, which could also involve flying Manchester to Australia.
Singapore Airlines Business-class cabins are on the A380 superjumbos (which also offer the option to book airplane suites for flights to Australia). Expect your delicious food and wines to reflect the best of Down Under! Your stopover will be Changi Airport, widely known as the ‘World’s Best Airport’. Unique features inside including a butterfly garden, sunflower garden and swimming pool. That’s if you can tear yourself away from one of the best business class airport lounges you’ll ever see – Singapore’s SilverKris Lounge.
Singapore is also popular for luxury hotel breaks as a stopover on the way to Australia.
Emirates also offers the option of premier flight routes and a highly palatable stopover at Dubai International Airport (DXB). This is another great option to tack on a few days exploring the many delights of Dubai to break up your journey. Or, let Emirates whisk you to Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth or Sydney with only a short stopover.
Read some of our other blogs for the details of why flying business class with Emirates equals rest, relaxation and pleasure. However, just to mention, your business class cabin offers wonderful chair-bed pods, a chance to stretch your legs in an onboard lounge, gourmet cuisine and over 4,500 media channels on your high-tech entertainment system.
Moving on to what is officially the best airline of 2019, Qatar Airways, which flies from the UK to Australia via the architecturally splendid Hamad International Airport in Doha. The airline uses its fleet of Airbus 380-800s for business class flights to Australia lasting around 22 hours, though Doha is another great choice to slot in a luxury hotel layover!
Reviews of Qatar’s business class deals are enough to tempt anyone to book now! However, for that long trip to Australia, opting for the world’s best flight experience team makes infinite sense. Their highly adaptable sitting and sleeping spaces are a “high-tech oasis”. Qatar Airways offers dine on demand in Business Class Cabins to Australia, but of course you also benefit greatly from the airline’s fabulously responsive and generous customer service.
Let’s be honest. If you’re flying all the way from the UK to Australia, and you don’t book a business class deal, or opt for an inferior airline with a complex flight schedule, just how soon into that long long-haul journey will you start kicking yourself?
Never has the expression ‘worth every penny’ been more relevant!
Wherever you choose to visit in Australia, here at Just Fly Business we are dedicated to finding the best business class flights for our clients. For an amazing business class experience contact us today on 020 8417 1366 or enquire online.
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