Advice on bkg Syd-lhr

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  1. vaccav

    vaccav Junior Member

    Sep 26, 2004
    Hi all,

    I am about to book a flight from Syd to LHR and onto EDI and wanted to see if anybody had any advice or top tips on reasonable deals currently available. I say reasonable, because my flying dates are
    - outbound around Dec 14
    - inbound around Jan 19
    Obviously these are busy times.

    Other background info:
    - I'm inclined to want to travel in at least a premium economy cabin. Maybe business.
    - I'm a plat with with about 170,000 pts
    - I'm open to paying or using points
    - I'm inclined to book a QF economy ticket and request upgrades to Business class. I'd obviously be hoping they come through but am aware of a significant risk that they don't.
    - I've looked briefly at Virgin Atlantic's premium economy: about $4,700
    - I've looked at BA's: about $5,000

    Can anyone offer any advice on:
    - Any good deals they know of in economy / prem econ / business to LHR ?
    (The QF economy ticket is coming in at about $3000 .. .. .. which seems a lot).
    - Any advice on premium economy ?
    - Any advice on whether my requests for upgrade on QF would likely come through ?
    - Any advice on other airlines I could think about ?

    I am aware of the obvious issue that I've left the booking a wee bit late. However this was dictated by the circumstances, I'm afraid.

    Many thanks if you can help,


  2. serfty


    Nov 16, 2004
    Flight Map:
    View my flight map
    Maybe you could try a return Jetstar JetFlex flight to BKK, then look to nest a return flight BKK-LHR in between. Flights tend to be less expensive when purchased ex BKK.
  3. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

    Sep 24, 2004
    NZ premium economy SYD-LHR is A$3892 including all taxes & surcharges (out 13 dec, back 20 jan). Cheapest fare is a couple hundred cheaper than this but no availability coming back close to that date. You'd still need to get between LHR & EDI.

    MH and OZ have business fares to London under A$5000.
  4. vaccav

    vaccav Junior Member

    Sep 26, 2004
    Thanks for the help so far. Can you tell me:

    - does MH have flat beds at that price (I think they're rolling them out) ?
    - who is OZ ?

    thanks again,

  5. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

    Sep 24, 2004
    OZ is Asiana (base ICN)
  6. Mwenenzi

    Mwenenzi Established Member

    May 17, 2006
    #6 Mwenenzi, Dec 4, 2006
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2006

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