Finding the cheap dates in sales?

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ortho85

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Sorry for a really basic question.

Is there any easy way to find when the cheapest flight dates are in a sale? Apart from just hunting and pecking?

Example - I'm looking at the Finnair sale that was recently linked. It claims return fares Brisbane to France are 'from $4960', but when I finally wade through the multi-city booking (required, apparently), it comes up as $6862 around my dates.

I'm a 1-fingered typist, so re-entering the dates/data is too slow for my remaining life expectancy.

So, any hints?

Cheers,

Brett
 

ortho85

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Yes. I meant to include that in my question. I was inside their specified dates.

They say "Travel between: 16.01.2015 - 31.10.2015" but that's all. Trying for Feb or May 2015 gave $2000 more than the "from" quoted. There's no obvious way to see cheaper dates, unlike other sites where you see a grid.
 
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Yes. I meant to include that in my question. I was inside their specified dates.

They say "Travel between: 16.01.2015 - 31.10.2015" but that's all. Trying for Feb or May 2015 gave $2000 more than the "from" quoted. There's no obvious way to see cheaper dates, unlike other sites where you see a grid.

If AY publish all their fares, you can use ITA matrix.
 

joyvee

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You can also phone their Sydney office they are most helpful.
Read somewhere that if you are going J that the business class lounge in Helsinki was under renovation. Might want to check on this. Finnair will also do a combination Y and J class if that is of use to you.
 

joyvee

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It is often cheaper to fly Tuesday or Wednesday as they seem to have less passengers on those days.
 

knasty

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You can also phone their Sydney office they are most helpful.
Read somewhere that if you are going J that the business class lounge in Helsinki was under renovation. Might want to check on this. Finnair will also do a combination Y and J class if that is of use to you.

They are renovating but Oneworld premium lounge is open and quite nice...
 
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