There is an excellent fare being offered on London to Australia flights for the summers on Air India in Business Class. Air India operates a non-stop flight from Delhi to Sydney and Melbourne on a daily basis.
Air India’s fare is offered for transiting via Delhi and is currently quoting at GBP 1900 for a round trip between the two continents through the summers. Here is the sample routing. These fares book into Z class, which also means a Star Alliance Gold in one trip on some Star Alliance airline programs.
Air India’s new Business Class product on the Boeing 787 is offered between London to Delhi, where you can transfer on the next plane to Sydney/Melbourne with a short 2-3 hour transit, again a Boeing 787-8 flight. You get lie-flat beds, only 17 other people sharing your cabin, some very experienced crew and good Indian food.
I flew this aircraft between Mumbai and London Heathrow a few months ago, and the quality of the product was surprisingly good.
Have you tried Air India Business Class? How has been your experience with their service?