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Originally Posted by ajstubbs :
To be fair, the other airlines you mentioned are all in their big sale period - QF have their big annual sale in February (around Valentine's Day if memory serves). At standard pricing, CX are around $7100 and SQ closr to $7500 for those routes. Admittedly, even during sales, QF tend to be hitting close to or on $7000 and there's some factors that go some way to explaining that. I do agree, for non-sale prices, their seats aren't up to it though.
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My apologies, but I don't quite see the point of this discussion.
Whether or not you or I or anyone else on this forum have a detailed and sufficient understanding of how supply and demand works for Qantas is hardly relevant.
The only thing that really matters here is: Do Qantas flights take off for Dubai with empty business seats?
Clearly the answer is "no". That is a sufficient indicator that they have no problem getting bums on seats with the pricing strategy they have.
Returning back to the original question of "Does Qantas really want me to fly with them?", I can imagine the discussion with a Qantas representative:
- I really want to support Australian workers by flying Qantas business class to Milan in 2017. Do you want me to fly with you?
- Of course, sir! Thank you for choosing Qantas. Your sentiment is very much appreciated! A direct flight to Dubai in our business class with an onward connection to Milan will be $9300, please.
- That sounds a little too expensive.
- No problem, Sir. We also offer a flight one-stop flight to London in Qantas business with an onward connection to Milan on British Airways for $8200.
- But I can find flights on other airlines for a lot less than that! I want to support Australian workers by flying Qantas, but paying not a penny more than $5500 that Finnair would charge me for a flight with connections in Hong Kong and Helsinki. On top of that, I would be able to use a wonderful CX lounge in HK and the awesome AY sauna in Helsinki if I were to choose Finnair.
- Thank you for calling Qantas, Sir! It sounds like Finnair would be a great choice for your next trip to Milan. We appreciate your time.
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Oh yippee another thread about the value of flying Qantas...Not!
That ship sailed a long time ago.
Qantas will always be my carrier of choice for domestic travel. But international travel?
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