We’ve updated this piece on the Etihad sale with Business Class pricing and info for Velocity status hunters too. Etihad’s current sale is on to Europe, Los Angeles and New York for departures from September until May next year, but you need to book by Sunday.

Economy Class from $1080

Depart: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth

Arrive: Amsterdam, Athens, Dublin, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Venice, Vienna, Los Angeles, New York

Dates: 15 September 2016 to 31 May 2017 (excluding Christmas-New Year period)

Stops: Abu Dhabi

Airline: Etihad, Virgin Australia and other partners such as Alitalia and Aer Lingus

Cost: $1080+ in Economy

Examples found:

Melbourne to Dublin return for $1080:

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Brisbane to Rome return for $1136:

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Perth to New York return for $1149:

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Sydney to Paris for $1156:

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Note that prices are showing up lower on STA Travel than Etihad’s website.

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Business Class from $4735


  • From Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane/Adelaide for $5195+
  • From Perth for $4735+


  • Dublin
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Paris
  • Rome
  • Venice
  • Vienna

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Boost Velocity Status Credits

Domestic connections on Virgin Australia are permitted en route to maximise Status Credit earning potential

If flying from the East Coast, instead of taking a direct flight to Abu Dhabi, flying on Virgin Australia to Perth and then Etihad to Abu Dhabi will net 720 Status Credits.

Likewise, if flying from Perth, backtracking to Sydney on Virgin Australia for an onward Etihad flight will net you 720 Status Credits.

Key terms

  • On sale until 31 July 2016
  • For departures 15 September 2016 to 31 May 2017
  • Not valid for departures on Friday or Saturday
  • Booked in Z class, so not valid for complimentary chauffeur service

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. Fares may disappear quickly, so we suggest booking as soon as you are confident in your travel dates.

Flight Deal: Etihad sale to Europe and the US from $1080 in Economy, $4735 in Business with ~720 Velocity status credits was last modified: May 30th, 2022 by Matt Moffitt