Anyone who has boarded an international flight will know the feeling. That slight pang of jealousy at the sight of people plopping themselves down in their business class pods, sipping a welcome glass of bubbles, while you wrestle your duffle down to the cheap seats.
Well, as of now (though likely not much longer) those fancy front-of-the-plane pews are the cheap seats. Website I Know The Pilot has flagged a series of return business class fares that will get you from Australia to Paris and back for what you would generally pay for an economy ticket.
On Singapore airlines, too. IN EUROPEAN SUMMER.
Here are a few examples of return fares:
Brisbane to Paris 06 Aug – 27 Aug: $3486
Sydney to Paris 12 Aug – 02 September: $3470
Melbourne to Paris 29 Oct – 12 Nov: $3463
(For more, visit I Know the Pilot)
To put that in perspective, travelling business class return between Sydney and Perth, on similar dates, will cost you at least $3615. And as lovely as those cities are… well, it’s Paris.