KLM - Flying Blue
Member since 26 Mar 2015
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I'll be flying to NY in April 2020 and returning from Rome in May. As it's too early to book yet I'd like to be prepared in case of surprise sales? I'm Gold Coast based and would appreciate advice on 1. Which airline/s would be best (probably economy but maybe premium econ)? 2. When is likely the best time of the year to get the best deal? 3. Are there advantages to going via SYD rather than out of BNE?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 02 Sep 2018
Total posts 344
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 481
Probably go multi city with qantas/AA but you can check the others such as delta or United if you are desperate, and going from Brisbane will have more sale fares than Sydney for sure. Do some checks on the qantas and other airlines sites to see what’s on offer at what time and for what price Also use the call centre for advice they won’t charge for the call until you buy a ticket. I tend to do these things sooner rather than later except when say a double status bonus may be coming soon.
Member since 18 Sep 2013
Total posts 1
On the way back, make sure you look at the prices of two separate tickets, eg Rome to KL, Bangkok or Singapore, then KL or Singapore to Brisbane. It might work out cheaper than a ticket all the way through to Australia, or alternatively let you fly better airlines for the same price. I've seen one way tickets on carriers like Singapore from Europe to SE Asia in the $400s.
Member since 02 Dec 2016
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Member since 14 Sep 2018
Total posts 9
Jazzop - can I ask how you booked those amazing flights? I have been trying something similar and both virgin atlantic and virgin australia websites won't let me. Should I call, or maybe even use a TA?
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