History - How much is an airfare??

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2004, MEL-LAX-MEL, massively discounted (for the time) to $1800 return in Y.
 
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2004, MEL-LAX-MEL, massively discounted (for the time) to $1800 return in Y.

Wow. I did BNE-LAX-BNE in 2009 (Sept) for marginally under $1000 in Y with QF.

EDIT......Oct changed to Sept. Sorry, all by memory, which has seen better days :oops:
 

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Few earlier tickets come to mind:

SYD/LAX/SYD on NZ for $1300 in 1989
SYD/LAX/SYD on UA for $1350 in 1990
SYD/SIN/BOM/ROM/LHR/NYC/LAX/HNL/AKL/SYD. RTW @ $2500 in 1990

I must dig up the portfolio of tickets & receipts from the 90's
 

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Just a treasure trove of adventurous memories to reflect on.. :D

Someone (who shall remain nameless but must always be obeyed) has "tidied up" my old trip records, and that includes my tickets from 1980s! :( But I harbour hopes of them reappearing at some point - I have been assured they did not go in the recycle bin!!
 

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Someone (who shall remain nameless but must always be obeyed) has "tidied up" my old trip records, and that includes my tickets from 1980s! :( But I harbour hopes of them reappearing at some point - I have been assured they did not go in the recycle bin!!

Noooooooooooooo :(. SWMBO knows this is one collection she cannot tidy up on a whim.
 

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Wow. I did BNE-LAX-BNE in 2009 (Sept) for marginally under $1000 in Y with QF.

EDIT......Oct changed to Sept. Sorry, all by memory, which has seen better days :oops:

The LAX fares took a tumble in 2009 when Virgin and Delta started flying the route as I recall. QF had fares as low as a tad over $900 rtn for SYD-LAX in September. I know we got four tickets for less than $4000.
 

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I also remember returning to Australia in 1971 on Caledonian Airways LGW-AMS-KHI-SIN. 5 days in SIN then QF to SYD. All for £200
 
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In Apr 2009 we booked a trip for Sep / Oct 2009 that went SYD to SFO and LAX back to SYD on Air NZ for 4 (2a & 2c - ages 8 & 11). We paid only $3591.68! Fares were 2968 and taxes were 623.68. I don't think those prices are ever likely to be repeated.

In Oct 2010 we booked same trip on Air NZ, taken in Apr 2011, for $4277.24 (by this time it was 3a & 1c). Still pretty reasonable.
 

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1989 - $800pp BNE-GUM-SPN-GUM-BNE (Continental) including 7 nights at PIC Saipan.

Heavily overbooked so they seated us in the Polynesian Pub :D The most enjoyable flight - I've ever taken :shock: :cool: :D

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(photo lifted from FT - posted by 2A)

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Trawled through some old emails:

Nov/Dec 2006 with NZ ("Tasman Smart Saver")
MEL-CHC-DUD for $399 (Fare bucket G then T)
MEL-CHC $238 (Fare bucket K)
CHC-WEL-MEL $277 (Fare bucket K)
CHC-Queenstown $142 ("Domestic Smart Saver") Fare bucket L

Involuntary re-route on the first to MEL-AKL-DUD was pushed into "Tasman Flexi Saver" (Fare bucket T) and shows a price of $493 (although I didnt pay but presume internally that was the fare pricing).



Apr 2007 QF CNS-MEL $193
 
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1993 - CX whY $2300 ... SYD-HKG-LHR...MAN-CDG-HKG-SYD ..... forgot I'd done DUB-MAN-CDG

1996 - QF/BA whY $2999 .... SYD-FCO-LHR-PRG....BUD-LHR-SIN-SYD

1998 - QF/AA/CA/BA J* $16,000 .... SYD-LAX-SFO-LAS-ORD-LGA...JFK-YUL-YQB-YYZ-LHR-CDG....LHR-SIN-SYD
* Montreal/Toronto/Quebec were why as no J cabin.


 

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I paid $1018 Air India return to the UK in the early 80s...

And how about this..? I paid $568 yesterday for a return SYD/MEL in whY on VA for this weekend 15/16 November 2014!!!

Goodness just like the olden days!

Ooh ROo

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MAN-JFK around 1995 for about GBP350 in Y (BA direct). in 2004 I did LHR-SIN-PER-SIN-LHR for about GBP 700 in a QF 747 the whole way, again in Y.
 
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