Member since 19 Aug 2013
Total posts 23
We've booked a return flight in J with Qatar. Oslo-Sydney, then Canberra-Sydney-Oslo.Booked the Canberra routing as it was much cheaper then departing from Sydney.
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,118
Missing the leg will invalidate the rest of your ticket - you'll need to call Qatar and have your ticket reissued if you want to do that, which may attract a fee.
Member since 17 Sep 2015
Total posts 73
A silly revenue protection rule from airlines. The stupidity is that it costs it money to cponvey him on this short leg so if he skips it, he's doing the airline a favour.
Member since 12 Dec 2012
Total posts 291
The CBR train station is in a poor location while the interstate bus station is within 5 minutes walk of the Civic bus interchange and the 11A public transport bus to the airport.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 14 Mar 2017
Total posts 150
+1 for the train option. Book First Class. It's almost like a heritage rail experience, and then you can just get a taxi to the airport. Probably less than AUD$15.
The other irony of this situation is the flying from Canberra is usually much more expensive than Sydney...
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 13 Aug 2014
Total posts 2
Actually I have book numerous J class flights from Canberra and the prices with Singapore Airlines and Qatar have been excellent and cheaper than leaving from Sydney. It's been great.
Thanks all. I'll probably book a reward flight from Sydney to Canberra. Still works out cheaper, as I think there was a $500 difference flying from Canberra to Oslo vs Sydney to Oslo. I presume Qatar (and SQ?) are really trying to promote that leg?
Member since 02 Dec 2016
Total posts 104
Sometimes airlines are frustrating. Imagine going to a restaurant and you find that by ordering a desert in addition to the entree and main, you'll end up 20% less for the entire three courses over just having the original two.
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