Which airlines are best bet for economy entry to Sydney

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P

Member since 17 Jan 2018

Total posts 15

My daughter wants to fly from UK to OZ in early Oct. Which airlines are actually carrying economy class passengers in on a regular basis given the 350 per day cap. Checking flight radar quite a few international carriers seem to have flights but are they freight or biz class only?

ratrace

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 01 Apr 2018

Total posts 50

If you want to ensure that your daughter gets back into Australia in October, her chances would be much better if she buys a business class ticket.

mviy

Member since 05 May 2016

Total posts 286

There is news today about possible further repatriation efforts though that may not happen as soon as October and may only be for those overseas facing deportation. Financial assistance may also be made available to those in extreme hardship with no other means of support who are not facing deportation. However it will be interesting to see the detail if anything concrete comes from this.

Last editedby mviy at Aug 28, 2020, 07:59 PM.

Ryan K

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Member since 30 May 2013

Total posts 114

Some friends of mine just arrived back in Australia from the UK. They ended up having to buy business class tickets as it was absolutely impossible with economy tickets. When they originally had economy tickets, they were bumped off their flights - even at Heathrow, time after time.

FrequentFlyer

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Member since 20 Mar 2012

Total posts 194

Just helped friends get back - Singapore Airlines were the only option that would carry them in economy within a month of booking. They were flying home to Brisbane but had to book to Perth. Spent a night in quarantine there and were then escorted to a flight to Bris to see out their 14 days.

FrequentFlyer

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Member since 20 Mar 2012

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As others have said though, if it's affordable to you and your daughter- it may well be worth the extra $$ this time for J.

traveller99

Member since 18 Nov 2015

Total posts 110

The problem is that a business class flight from London to Sydney in the coming months is around $10,000.

So many Australians overseas who need to return home. To look after sick or dying relatives. Australians who have lost their jobs overseas. Australian volunteers in war torn countries. The only way to get home is to pay for a $10,000 business class ticket. And then another $3,000 + 14 days quarantine on arrival. INSANE.

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