Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 08 Sep 2018
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Member since 03 Nov 2014
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If you hold an Australian passport you can pretty much go in & out of the European countries as much as you like. Multi-city flights sometimes work well, you don't back track. We've done both - arrived London, departed Rome after 3 weeks or another time circled back & left London. Doesn't really matter, but there is a big departure tax on the U.K. as such can be cheaper flying from the continent.
Member since 11 Dec 2017
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Even if you don’t have an Aussie passport, a lot of those countries allow visa free entry for a nominal fee similar to the American ESTA.
Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 31 Oct 2016
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I'd say have a chat to a travel agent who can take all of your circumstances into consideration. Someone like Roundabout travel who specialize in RTW flights might be your best bet.
Member since 08 Nov 2014
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Ditto the other comments. We often enter one European port and exit another to come home. Most recently entered London and departed from Madrid. Have previously entries have included Dublin and St Petersburg (and then catching train to Helsinki). Other exit ports after entry into London have included Rome, Barcelona and Zurich. It all works very well.
Member since 21 Mar 2011
Total posts 428
Also, if you are very keen on QF points and QF SC, then look into flying QF all the way, or even better go with EK and go into a smaller city in the UK than LHR.
Take the 6am SYD - DXB flight, with EK metal but with QF flight number, gets to DXB about 13.20, out again at 14.35 from DXB - FRA, (yes, I know its a long way from FRA to the UK, but can be done), the APD is saved, ie, you don't have to pay if you fly back to Aust via the same routing.
Thanks for the reply everyone, much appreciated :)
Member since 18 Jul 2017
Total posts 12
Fly&Inspire, I have just returned from very short trip to LHR, my experience is fly with QF through Singapore and return through Dubai with EK. The return flight with QF through Singapore results in 2 night flights which I find very uncomfortable. The day flight from LHR to DXB is very pleasant around 7 hours arriving early evening. Stay a night or 2 in Dubai then take the 9.05am flight to Sydney. EK First class and business is far improved on QF.
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