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Member since 28 Sep 2011
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Looking at QF in J class for ZQN-JNB. Connections without overnight in SYD require ZQN-SYD-PER-JNB. Some dates show NZ$5180 with J seats all the way, others show exact same price with notation that PER-JNB will be Economy. What is going on here?
Member since 02 Jan 2013
Total posts 54
Could it be South African Airways for the Per Jnb leg?Sometimes if it's another carrier they charge full y class(As many airlines do).Did you try booking it as a multi leg flight? ie Zqn/Syd/Jnb/Syd/Zqn.
What I don't get is that the price shown is the same every day for the same sectors, yet some days you get J on every leg and others you only get Y on the PER-JNB leg (always operated by SA). You'd think that on the days where you only get Y the fare would be less, full Y or not? Compare 09 Nov and 10 Nov to see what I mean.
Multi doesn't work - you can't get the through booking (QF allows only 2 sectors per day) so you have to o'nite either SYD or PER. Stupid.
Could it be that when j class is booked if there is a y class sector it only books full y....which is exxy.Try booking with a reputable travel agent who can access all fares available for sale through the reservation system.Might be a slight variation in the price but you may get the y class sector cheaper.I not saying to book with them but this could clarify whether they charge full y class when you book a majority j class flight.Also sometimes j class can be priced different for the same flights ie more flexi or more restrictive.
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