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Advice on bkg Syd-lhr

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vaccav

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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,

Victor
 

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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.
 

Kiwi Flyer

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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.
 

vaccav

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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) ?
and
- who is OZ ?

thanks again,

Victor
 

Mwenenzi

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