Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 09 May 2013
Total posts 345
I'm planning to go to Dubai to attend a conference in May. All flights to Dubai are more expensive (from BNE) compared to going anywhere in Europe.
BNE-AMS is lower $6K, however BNE-DXB is high $6k. Even economy is priced higher to go to Dubai. Can someone please explain?
Member since 23 Oct 2013
Total posts 768
Etihad is the same, costs more to go to AUH than to Europe. I have asked Centurion to come up with meaningful, otherwise I will go to Switzerland (where I have never been), spend 3-4 days sightseeing and come back to Dubai for the conference and make it worthwhile !?!
Member since 09 Feb 2015
Total posts 65
The option of going to Switzerland is a good option even if you find a better deal going to Dubai direct. It's a great place to visit.
Member since 23 May 2012
Total posts 36
Had a similar experience: PER-DXB-PER on EK/QF: $1763. PER-DXB-MUC-TXL-MUC-DXB-PER: $1901 on EK/QF (i.e. only about $140 more for Dubai-Berlin-Dubai). Amazing what competition can do!
Member since 28 Jul 2016
Total posts 68
Wow, how odd!
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum
Member since 07 Feb 2013
Total posts 431
Standard operating procedure on monopoly routes, nothing strange about it!
Member since 09 Jun 2011
Total posts 40
Just did a skyscanner search for J flights in April, and complete trips with a duration of less than 21 hours were cheapest on Emirates. Suspect it's a function of supply and demand where supply is limited by the (air services?) agreement between UAE and Australia that limits the number of PAX between the 2 countries (not including transit pax.)
Member since 15 Dec 2016
Total posts 171
The problem is, if you fly SQ, TG, CX, QR, etc. to DXB, you'll using Terminal 1 Concourse D instead of state-of-the-art Terminal 3 Concourse A/B/C which is exclusive to Emirates and Qantas A380 to LHR.
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