Qatar from Canberra

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jamieavenger

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.

Once we do the Oslo-Sydney leg, what do you think my chances are of asking Qatar if we can skip the Canberra-Sydney leg, and depart from Sydney, without a fee? Has anyone done anything similar?
Thanks

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,114

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.

Traveller14

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.


I suggest getting the train down to Canberra ex Sydney. More comfy than buses and much cheaper than flying.

Himeno

Member since 12 Dec 2012

Total posts 290

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.

I suggest getting the train down to Canberra ex Sydney. More comfy than buses and much cheaper than flying.

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.

xtfer

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 14 Mar 2017

Total posts 149

+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.

xtfer

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 14 Mar 2017

Total posts 149

The other irony of this situation is the flying from Canberra is usually much more expensive than Sydney...

ekul11

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 13 Aug 2014

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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.

jamieavenger

Member since 19 Aug 2013

Total posts 23

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?

Jazzop

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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