Help with SYD-JNB-LHR-SYD

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  1. Andy

    Andy Junior Member

    Jul 28, 2006
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    Hello,

    I have a trip coming up to JNB and from there to LHR in J class, I dont know what type of ticket my company will buy (xONEx etc) but should definately be with OW partners.

    Is there a possibility to add more sectors to the routing to maximise the FF & SC earn rate without incurring any extra costs (as any extra costs & taxes get charged to me)

    Also was wondering if I could get a stopover in BOM on the way from LHR to SYD
     

  2. littl_flier

    littl_flier Active Member

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    Hi Andy, I would suggest the famous DONE4 for the trip which allows you 20 sectors (16 for e-ticket and ease) and allows for flexibility.

    It would be possible for you to fly SYD-JNB-LHR-LAX/JFK-SYD as a base for the trip and throw in some more side trips if you so wish. As travel must be in a forward, continuous direction between continents, you would need to come home via North America and not travel LHR-SYD as this isn't around the world.

    If you would like to include BOM though, you could look at SYD-BOM-HGK-JNB which allows you to travel to BOM on the way to JNB. To do this would require a DONE5 however and a few more $$$.
     
  3. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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    Alternatively a four continent explorer fare might be the way to go:

    oneworld - Circle Trip Explorer

    It is still roughly the same price as a DONE4 but you could then do BOM - somehow :)

    syd-jnb-lhr-bom-hkg-syd

    Easier than going to the US.

    S
     
  4. serfty

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    #4 serfty, Aug 28, 2007
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2007
    What Simon Said ...

    Or a DONE5 - Current Base cost: AUD11,349:

    Basic route could be optimised: SYD-BOM-HKG-JNB-LHR-JFK-SYD

    e.g.

    SYD-BOM-HKG-khi-hkg-JNB-LHR-dxb-lhr-hel-lhr-lax-dfw-bos-dfw-anc-dfw-JFK-syd-cns-SYD

    Gives 2400 QFF SC's or nearly 99,000 AA Qpoints.
     
  5. NM

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    or to maximise FF earning, how about:

    SYD-JNB-MRU-LHR-DXB-LHR-LAX-JFK-DFW-SEA-DFW-MIA-JFK-HKG-BOM-HKG-AKL-SYD-PER-ADL-SYD

    And see what interesting routing the luggage takes to find its way back to SYD a few weeks later.
     
  6. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    It does depend on what type of ticket that they purchase and who they purchase from. If they get QF to issue it, for example, there will be extra fuel surcharges for each additonal sector which is added along with any extra taxes.

    As far as whether it can be done, need to know what type of ticket that you have

    Dave
     
  7. garyjohn951

    garyjohn951 Active Member

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    For JNB - LHR and reverse you need to book your D class ticket early, those flights are hewavily booked. In 2006 I booked 4 months out and was on a wait list which I was advised to look elsewhere which I did and did LHR-MAD-JNB. Business on Ibera is very good, they have new FLAT BEDS and I mean flat.
     
  8. Andy

    Andy Junior Member

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    If it is one palce that you can count on for help, then it is definitely this forum. Thanks very much for all the help.
     
  9. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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    I actually can't believe that I was the one that suggested the simplest routing :shock:
     
  10. NM

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    Maybe you have learned you lesson ... the hard way :oops: :oops: :oops:
     
  11. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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    Nah - I am still flying to HKG via NRT and from HKG to JFK via NRT and DFW :D
     
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