- Aug 27, 2004
- LT Gold
Also note that QF offers N and O fare via their web site. These are only available for sale in Australia and/or from qantas.com.au. So AA cannot sell these lowest priced fares via aa.com.Altair said:Well then I wonder why in the past couple of days the fares went from cheaper than QF to more expensive, if not for the fuel fine?
Has it been due to changing the fare classes from the deep discount bucket to one of the higher fares? I will keep looking at aa.com but unless the situation returns to what it previously was AA will be losing my revenue.
AA sells QF fares starting with S class as their lowest price. So the S fare without fuel fines and GST (for domestic flights) was often cheaper than QF's N or O fare. Now that AA is including the fuel fines in their S fare, the difference is GST. And as Dave points out, S fare with AA's fuel fine and no GST is still often cheaper than QF's N or O with both fuel fine and GST.
So for QF domestic fares where S is less than 10% higher than N or O, aa.com will likely still be cheaper. And you get the benefits of more availability and a changable and upgradeable fare.