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Minimum stay away on sale fares

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Flyman

QFP

Member since 22 Jan 2013

Total posts 59

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?

JPeuty Banned

JPeuty Banned

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.

Traveller14

Member since 17 Sep 2015

Total posts 73

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.

ajd

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 27 Nov 2014

Total posts 21

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.

evilbrian

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.

flyOFTEN

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.

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