Is there a way to book a QF Eco Multi City (international) flight where you can choose the fare type, eg Sale / Saver / Flex?

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Joshb

Qantas - QFF Platinum

Member since 20 Mar 2012

Total posts 123

Is there a way to book a QF Eco Multi City (international) flight where you can choose the fare type, eg Sale / Saver / Flex?

gippsflyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Jan 2013

Total posts 162

Hi Joshb, I am not certain enough to give you a definite answer but my general experience is that Qantas doesn't let you mix fare codes with bookings (and a few of the airlines that do generally allow this, like SQ, then just go and apply the lowest fare code's conditions to the entirety of the booking anyway meaning you paid extra for nought). I do know that Air New Zealand is one of those airlines that does allow mixed fare codes without reduction of all segments to lowest fare code conditions.

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,118

If you're after a cheap fare, click the button for 'lowest price', or for a flexible ticket click 'most flexible'.

Different fare types can be combined when they're not part of the same 'journey' (if you're flying Sydney-Hong Kong-Beijing with Qantas and Cathay, you can't have the cheapest ticket mixed with the most flexible), but when flights are on their lonesome with no connections, they can be booked into different fare types.

If the website won't do what you want, you may be able to achieve as much over the phone.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,058

Joshb 

Are you wanting to book specific inventory or did you just want flexibility?

Joshb

Qantas - QFF Platinum

Member since 20 Mar 2012

Total posts 123

Hey TRB, it was so I could purchase an upgradeable fare on the outbound and a lower cheaper fare on the inbound which didn't require / necessitate upgrading. The departure was MEL and return was to BNE to LAX/JFK. 

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,058

I think your best bet is to book with an agent, like flight centre. Indicate to them the specific inventory you are after. I find that they are able to offer prices similar to those offered in the Qantas website.  The only drawback is that they charge a fee for paying with credit cards which is slightly more expensive than the credit card fees charged by Qantas.

Before I go down this path, I would ask myself the likelihood of securing an upgrade. Flights to America is the Qantas flagship service and are usually packed with QFF elites. If you are lower down the pecking order you might not be able to secure those upgrades, which makes the whole thing a bit pointless. 

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