Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer P1
Member since 23 Aug 2014
Total posts 17
I searched return J fares on the Qantas website yesterday from PER-LHR on the 787 and was quoted AUD 13,202 for travel dates 22/6 to 7/7 this year. Given that this is not far off First fares for the one stop flights for this route (or even higher than QR is likely to cost in F when the A380 from PER starts in May), are these prices reflective of the general hysteria around this flight or are they a "premium" for the nonstop experience and reduced loads etc?
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 06 Aug 2017
Total posts 97
There’s a third option: are all airlines’ prices inflated at that time of year because of the school holidays? Have you checked whether other airlines’ prices are higher as well for those same dates, or is it just Qantas?
I have (obsessively) checked - there are lots sandlots of cheaper one stop fares
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 09 May 2013
Total posts 342
Unless the traffic from BNE, MEL, SYD to PER is also on the 787, paying that much for J is silly. QF will most likely keep the prices up until real loads dictate pricing. Once the fancy part is completed, QF will understand most eastern seaboard customers would prefer to fly through Singapore instead of Perth.
Member since 15 Mar 2016
Total posts 117
Two days ago, the J and F fares were much cheaper - the fares via SIN from the east coast were roughly the same price as the fares via PER. Not sure why they've suddenly leaped up for QF but i'd hazard a guess it's to do with double SC promotion.
Member since 20 Aug 2014
Total posts 133
I checked this pricing a few days ago for a trip in April. On the weekend I looked at, the Saturday outbound leg on QF9 alone was thousands of dollars more expensive than going via Singapore to meet QF1. But strangely, on the Sunday, it was thousands of dollars cheaper than via Singapore. Very odd pricing.
Member since 16 May 2016
Total posts 18
I'm interested to see what the preference will be for people from east coast - via PER or via SIN?
Emirates Airlines - Skywards
Member since 14 Feb 2014
Total posts 2
qantas has been gouging australian public for years and still continues to do so, spend your money elswhere
Member since 08 May 2014
I noticed that PE was really cheap on this flight (like around $2500 return) for dates in September which is pretty good value (even though the seat doesn't have great reviews)
Member since 18 Jul 2017
Total posts 12
Members, any idea what the penalty is on SCs when flying Emirates to LHR from Melb or Sydney in lieu of Q
SilkAir - KrisFlyer
Member since 28 Mar 2017
Total posts 9
I have not experienced any penalty on SCs flying EK to Europe from Mel - the golden rule is to ensure you have a QF ticket with a QF flight number.
Member since 24 Feb 2015
Total posts 54
No penalty so long as you’re on a QF flight number. Ek will net you zero
Member since 02 Feb 2018
Total posts 3
Wow the $2500 PE would be well worth it. Just returned LAX-Mel front row of PE on the Dreamliner and We were happy enough with it. Qantas is trying an ottoman cube in that row which was pretty good. It's a long time since I flew anything but Business and my husband is 6'3. It's not Business but for the right price I thought it ok.
Member since 29 Nov 2013
Total posts 435
Total posts 30
could this fare differential be related to the current double SC promotion?
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