best business class prices?

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  1. ozziemuzza

    ozziemuzza Intern

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    do you know who has the very best prices for business class travel domestically with australia?

    thank you
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    murray
     
  2. infoworks

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    Unless an agent or consolidator is willing to take a hit, or they have a special purchasing agreement with Qantas, it is unlikely there will be anything better than what's posted. As I understand it there is no commission now on QF dom flights.
     
  3. NM

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  4. ozziemuzza

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    thnks for the information but i mean discount rates on qantas domestically i dont need a lear jet at this stage in my career

    thank you

    best regards
    murray
     
  5. NM

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    The only way I k now to get Qantas domestic business class rates less than those available from www.qantas.com.au is to negotiate a corporate discount directly with Qantas. That usually requires a commitment for a significant annual spend and it help if you are also willing to commit to exclusivity.

    With enough committed volume, I expect you can negotiate something in the order of 15-20% discount off the published fares.
     
  6. JohnK

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    What about very little volume!!!!!!!!!

    Can we still negotiate a discount of 15-20%? That would really be exciting!!! :lol:
     
  7. NM

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    Good luck with the negotiations!

    I expect that in many cases the discount is not up-front off the purchase price, but paid as a rebate at the end of a review period based on the volumes achieved. Hit the target and get the cheque in the mail, miss the target and its thanks for the business.

    Qantas used to have a specific service for small businesses. You needed an ABN to register and got some discounts off list prices. I have no experience with this as I don't have my own ABN, but I think others may be able to discuss it (calling thadocta and Lindsay Wilson).

    Also note this service offered by Qantas:

    http://www.qantas.com.au/info/flying/businessTraveller/qantasTravelSpendReports
     
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    Then you want to talk to QF Res or your TA about the discounted D class. You'll have to be careful about using consolidators in case it's booked in a non-mileage earning class.
     
  9. BlacKnox

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    For more information about New QF "D-class" business fares, go to this thread:
    http://www.frequentflyer.com.au/discus/viewtopic.php?t=1183&highlight=
     
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