Member since 22 Jan 2013
Total posts 73
What's going on with QANTAS international business class sale- "fly away". It will not give access to the sale fare unless you stay away for a minimum time (looks like four days, but not stated anywhere)? This is really bad. Any insights out their? Try booking a flyout on Friday and return Sunday?
Member since 07 Nov 2017
Total posts 4
Shrewd yield management from the Qantas boys. They aren't going to give away "the keys to the kingdom" to weekend travellers.
Member since 17 Sep 2015
There is so much competition on many routes that you may be able to find a lower priced competitor than QF who gets you there and back during a weekend.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 27 Nov 2014
Total posts 24
Looking at ExpertFlyer's fare information, from e.g. fare basis code IR90H: FOR TICKETING ON/AFTER 09JUN17 TRAVEL FROM LAST STOPOVER MUST COMMENCE NO EARLIER THAN 3 DAYS AFTER DEPARTURE FROM FARE ORIGIN.
Emirates Airlines - Skywards
Member since 07 Sep 2012
Total posts 8
It's also done to stop business travellers using it when they only go away for a day or two.
Member since 24 Apr 2015
Total posts 14
many international airfares are or will become all one way fares soon.
Have also heard that rather than advertise from $x & then trying to find them, some airlines will say ...
$x for flights departing on these dates & may even state number of seats at that price & then number at slightly higher price. Why ? Cos people get sick of seeing some advertised fare, that is only available for 2am departures or had so few seats at that fare, they all went in 1st 30 seconds.
Hi Guest, join in the discussion on
Minimum stay away on sale fares
Already have an ET account? Log in below.
Signing up with Executive Traveller only takes a second and lets you
interact with our community. It's completely free and we'll never pass your information on to
Didn’t receive an activation email? Resend one to yourself here.
If you’ve forgotten your password, simply enter your email address
below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email to re-activate your account and enter a new password.
If you have not received the activation email, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email containing the activation link.
Subscribe to our free newsletter and get the latest news, reviews, tips and more sent straight to your inbox