Bollocks to Qantas

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  1. Pete59

    Pete59 Newbie

    Apr 26, 2014
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    I just tried to book flights Sydney-Paris return, for two adults and one child, leaving late June returning August.

    Qantas best price: $9,500.
    Air France: $5,900.

    go figure!

    Pete
     
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  2. Alanslegal

    Alanslegal Senior Member

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    A sample of one comparison is not a valid comparison at all.

    And I am no Qantas advocate either.
     
  3. medhead

    medhead Suspended

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    But then you have to fly on Air France.
     
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  4. mannej

    mannej Senior Member

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    Don't you mean Scare France?
     
  5. BAM1748

    BAM1748 Senior Member

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    I guess you'll just have to fly Air France......personally, I wouldn't.

    Matt
     
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  6. Mwenenzi

    Mwenenzi Established Member

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    And Air France do not fly from Australia. So will be on some other airline for part of the way
    A lot of airlines fly to CDG Paris, so many options. For Paris other options are LHR & the channel train or other Eu cities & train

    The "home" airline having a higher price than the others in not unusual, especially if the first leg is from home base. For example this has been noted for EK & QR many times.

    Some time ago on FT there was a post about flights from UK/Germany to somewhere for guys working for the same company. The UK guys went via FRA, because it was cheaper. The German guys went via LHR, because it was cheaper.
     
  7. TonyHancock

    TonyHancock Senior Member

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    If it was MrsH I'd have no problems with her flying Air France.....but then I do have a sizeable life insurance policy on her. :p
     
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  8. medhead

    medhead Suspended

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    True. I think I meant Air Chance
     
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  9. Dalescott

    Dalescott Member

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    Check all your flight details, are you going thru China, if you are then you will almost certainly being flying. China Southern (CS). The quality comparison is substantial QF is a lot better than CS. Are you travelling J if so there are others to look at. Try using Booking Buddy and this will run a number of sites for you.
    But as to QF prices versus other airlines they are dear. But you have to pay for quality.
     
  10. NFF

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    What's wrong with Air France ?
     
  11. JessicaTam

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    When their planes are in the air they are really good. Unfortunately that is not as big a sample size as I would like.
     
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  12. Buzzard

    Buzzard Senior Member

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    You only live once so why not chance Air France?
     
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  13. Mwenenzi

    Mwenenzi Established Member

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  14. Sprucegoose

    Sprucegoose Senior Member

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    I simply don't fly AF!!! Poorly trained pilots and arrogant attitude.
     
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  15. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Chalk and cheese? I would love to see who is flying the first leg to Asia or even Middle East.
     
  16. MEL_Traveller

    MEL_Traveller Enthusiast

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    yeah... I'm with the majority here re Air France.

    not a carrier I would willingly fly... unless the alternative was an EU blacklisted airline. (and I happily fly garuda, so that's saying something!!)
     
  17. turtlemichael

    turtlemichael Established Member

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    They'll get you there and you'll be exhausted but $3,600 buys a lot of hot dinners in Paris. Plenty of bon vivant for you to get over the trauma. :)
     
  18. drron

    drron Enthusiast

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    We flew AF once in J.
    They served the champagne in plastic cups.
    Sacre bleu.
     
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  19. BAM1748

    BAM1748 Senior Member

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    What gets me is when things go bad it's never their fault, even if it is.

    matt
     
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  20. Quickstatus

    Quickstatus Senior Member

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    Hmm many complain that qantas is too expensive and at the same time want qantas to employ australians to pay their employees top salaries and entitlements and demand that their airplanes are maintained by australian engineers using outdated practices.

    Holden, and ford collapsed because no one wanted to buy their cars. Maybe one of QF's problems is that its too expensive and it does not or cannot fly to where people want to go and make a profit..
     
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