Air China's 'bulk buy' deal fast-tracks you to Star Alliance Gold

Perfect for regular business travellers looking to save on travel costs to China without compromising on comfort.

By Staff Writers, August 16 2019
Air China's 'bulk buy' deal fast-tracks you to Star Alliance Gold

If you’re frequently heading to China, it pays to bulk buy your fares with Air China – not only do you save on each trip, you’ll also receive the additional benefits of earning Air China’s Gold Phoenix Miles card (equivalent to Star Alliance Gold).

To sweeten things, you’ll be able to apply for the card after flying the first segment of your first journey when buying 3 or more fares, which means you can start using the benefits of Star Alliance Gold even sooner.

This article is sponsored by Air China

How to get the deal

To get this deal, you’ll need to purchase three return fares with Air China before December 31 2019. You’ll also need to fly at least once before December 31 2019, but after that you have a full year to use the rest of your return bulk buy tickets – perfect if you have regularly scheduled meetings or work in China.

Pricing in business class is extremely competitive, with big savings when buying more than 2 return tickets. 



Return Price (including taxes) from:

2 x Return Tickets

Every additional return after the initial 2



AUD $6,302

AUD $2,851


AUD $5,302

AUD $2,351

Shanghai(via Beijing)

AUD $5,644

AUD $2,372

Shanghai (via Chengdu)

AUD $5,344

AUD $2,372


AUD $6,344

AUD $2,872



AUD $6,274

AUD $2,837

Shanghai(via Beijing)

AUD $5,616

AUD $2,358


AUD $6,316

AUD $2,858



NZD $5,406

NZD $2,403


NZD $4,848

NZD $2,124

The benefits of gold

One of the best parts of this deal is that you can apply for your Gold status after your first segment is flown, so that you can use the benefits throughout the year. Air China’s Gold Phoenix Miles card lets you earn 30% more mileage on flights, bring an extra piece of check-in baggage, and also invite a guest to the Business Class lounge with you. Additionally, as a Star Alliance Gold member you’ll receive benefits when flying with any of the 28 alliance members, including priority check-in, additional baggage allowances, express security path privileges, and access to business class lounges around the world for you and a guest.

How to purchase

With daily flights between Australia and major destinations in China, flying with Air China is a great choice at these prices. You can purchase your bulk buy tickets with your travel agent, or directly through your local Air China office:

Air China Sydney Office

T:02 9232 7277

E:[email protected]

A:L25 123 Pitt St Sydney 2000

Air China Melbourne Office

T:03 8602 5555

E:[email protected]

A:L31 570 Bourke St Melbourne 3000

Air China Auckland Office

T:+64 9 379 7696

E:[email protected]

A:L16 1 Queen St Auckland 1010