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Originally Posted by Dave Noble They are competing; their price is signitificantly better than BA/QFs business fare They may be competing pricewise but not qualitywise. BA J bed is a ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Noble View Post
    They are competing; their price is signitificantly better than BA/QFs business fare
    They may be competing pricewise but not qualitywise. BA J bed is a proper bed, not so on SK or AY. Even Turkish is much better with its new lie-flat seats and cheap price. Europe to BKK rt in J flat seats for around A$2000 is pretty good IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    They may be competing pricewise but not qualitywise. BA J bed is a proper bed, not so on SK or AY. Even Turkish is much better with its new lie-flat seats and cheap price. Europe to BKK rt in J flat seats for around A$2000 is pretty good IMHO.
    London does not seem to be $2000 on TK but seems to be over $3000

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    London does not seem to be $2000 on TK but seems to be over $3000 Dave
    London is not the only place in Europe where Turkish flies from. There are lots of EU member countries and other cities with airports. You might recall the full Y-fare mileage run from Tll to Syd about 8-9 years ago for less than the cheapest economy fare. Sometimes the best fares are from the most unusual places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    London is not the only place in Europe where Turkish flies from. There are lots of EU member countries and other cities with airports. You might recall the full Y-fare mileage run from Tll to Syd about 8-9 years ago for less than the cheapest economy fare. Sometimes the best fares are from the most unusual places.
    In relation to the poster to which I had been replying, he was talking about flights to London

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Noble View Post
    In relation to the poster to which I had been replying, he was talking about flights to London
    Agreed, but wouldn't that be similar if one sought flights from CBR-LHR and got suggestions for MEL-LHR or SYD-LHR

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    Agreed, but wouldn't that be similar if one sought flights from CAN-LHR and got suggestions for MEL-LHR or SYD-LHR
    Um... Someone wants a flight from China to London and gets suggestions of Sydney-London would be even worse

    If you mean Canberra, then there is a big difference. To get to London from Canberra will almost certainly necessitate going via another Australian location before commencing the international travel and to consider fares from those ports in conjunction with getting to that port makes sense

    Suggesting that an airline has cheap fares from $2000 starting from a country which will likely cost that much or more to get to and also not mentioning that that fare wouldn't even get the person to the correct country is not nearly the same . To travel business class to London from Sydney , how much would the total cost using that fare be if including getting to Bangkok and then getting from the Euopean point on to London. There may well be a good fare that works better than , say , a $4500 as suggested (ex tax) and worth considering despite possible risks of multiple separate bookings

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Noble View Post
    To travel business class to London from Sydney , how much would the total cost using that fare be if including getting to Bangkok and then getting from the Euopean point on to London. There may well be a good fare that works better than , say , a $4500 as suggested (ex tax) and worth considering despite possible risks of multiple separate bookings
    Did some searching and came to a total of A$3821 from MEL which is just a tad more expensive then PE at $3448 and $4388 from SYD including taxes. Jetstar *class r/t MEL-BKK is $1621 and BKK-LON r/t in biz is ~$2200. But, as you said, there is a risk of separate bookings.

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    Re: BA vs QF Business Class London=>Sydney

    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    Did some searching and came to a total of A$3821 from MEL which is just a tad more expensive then PE at $3448 and $4388 from SYD including taxes. Jetstar *class r/t MEL-BKK is $1621 and BKK-LON r/t in biz is ~$2200. But, as you said, there is a risk of separate bookings.
    Tis a nice price

    To be fair , JQ is really only a premium economy product anyways so I'd personally do a $4500 type fare in business class , but would definitely take a JQ Starclass Plus business onwards if I had a good enough connect time over taking premium economy on QF the whole way

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    I gave BA a go. The verdict: Seat is great in BA - flat. But no PJs, limited choice for breakfast and the seating arrangement is awkward when travelling alone. Thanks everyone.

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