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I have done lots of places for personal travel already. Given the recent cramping of Y seats for most airlines, and the PE seats are quite similar to the old ...
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    How do you get discount J ?

    I have done lots of places for personal travel already.
    Given the recent cramping of Y seats for most airlines, and the PE seats are quite similar to the old days Y.
    J is the answer.

    How do you guys score discount J fares ? I guess I don't have to stick with any particular airlines so it could be easier.

    and also which airline partner with option town (OT)? I guess I hate to pay for their J product of they are also frocking their J seats off the OT.

    thanks a lot.

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    Re: How do you get discount J ?

    Where are you looking to fly to? That may help the members provide a better response

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    Re: How do you get discount J ?

    J matters for 6+ hrs, so mostly Europe, and US, and Asia
    thanks

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    Re: How do you get discount J ?

    I have signed up for some of the airlines such as Finnair to get advice when early bird discounts are released.
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    Re: How do you get discount J ?

    Regarding your second question, the following airlines offer upgrades via Optiontown: Air Asia, Air India, SAS, Vietnam Airlines.

    In terms of getting discounted business class tickets, I find it helps to buy tickets outside of Australia. This could either mean buying return tickets from your destination, or purchasing positioning flights to/from a third country.

    You can often get return J tickets to Europe on full service airlines for around $2,000 from somewhere like Bangkok or Colombo. For North America, J tickets from Fiji to Los Angeles are just a fraction of the price you'd pay if you bought a J ticket from Australia.

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    Re: How do you get discount J ?

    I buy AA and AS miles go J about 1/3 of retail.
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    Re: How do you get discount J ?

    This is a 'how longs a piece of string' question.

    There are always deals around but it depends on where you're wanting to go. Royal Brunei to Asia is always cheap if you don't mind not drinking and there are a plethora of options from there. VN also has deals often.

    Flyertalk has a premium fares forum and some if the deals ex Asia and Europe are mind boggling, we don't get them ex Aus. MATTGs idea if buying from Outside Aus is meritorious

    To the US, NZ often has great deals - sign up for the specials. Qantas 2/3 times a year has deals usually post XMAS and if a travel voucher deal is added, it's somewhat attractive.

    Careful though, hunting for bargain fares is addictive and time consuming.
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    Re: How do you get discount J ?

    I've never had a problem getting 2 x J fares or award seats out of HKG to numerous USA or European cities, have used points/miles to get to HKG then paid or award seats out. We did Europe on QF/CX/QR cost in J using purchased AA miles was around $2800 each return, done BNE and CNS to HKG on CX in J return 3 times now for $1800 per person. Just about book CX HKG to BOS direct ample J award seats return available this time using QF points.
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    Joining in as always interested in best routing and deals

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    Competitive AA fares to the US ex AKL. Can be had for <$4k at times.
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