If you’re anything like me, no doubt you’ve always wanted to fly Business Class, but have never quite been able to justify the cost.
Well, that may change now. Virgin Australia have revealed an incredible deal, offering round-the-WORLD business class airfares with Virgin starting from as low as $3095 a PERSON!
“It has never been this cheap in the history of ever,” says Escape Travel agent, Jose Bishop, when we called to enquire about the deal.
“This airfare would usually retail at over $12,000 per person.
The airline is reportedly already flooded with enquiries about the offer, and as much as it’s a benefit to customers, it’s also an attempt to turn around the company’s losses in the third quarter of 2016-17, which saw them post a $69 million loss.
The RTW fares are for three stops, originating from Australia and dropping by Hong Kong, London and Los Angeles before returning to Australia (or reverse order).
The Hong Kong leg of the journey is via Melbourne, but whether you do that first or last is up to you.
So if you’re not from Melbourne, it’s effectively a four-stop journey and Bishop recommends travelling the Hong Kong leg first rather than last.
“If you go to Hong Kong first, you can get a direct flight back from LAX and you don’t have to pick up your bags in Melbourne,” he says.
The good news is that no matter which way you choose to do about it, the prices are largely the same and vary only according to your travel dates.
While the price starts as low as $3095, Bishop says the fares are entirely dependent on the customer’s travel dates and most are around the mid to high $3K mark.
Travel dates are specified as between July 5 and September 26, but Bishop says depending on your travel dates you may be able to get the fare for travel in December, January and February.
If you want to lock in the discount fares, Bishop says the best way is to contact your local travel agent as soon as possible as the sale ends May 20. You can also contact Jose Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred routing, travel dates and passenger names as it’s shown on your passport.
That means you have ONE DAY LEFT PEOPLE!!!