Insane Qantas pricing

Discussion in 'Qantas Frequent Flyer Program' started by aus_flyer, Sep 21, 2006.

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  1. aus_flyer

    aus_flyer Established Member

    Feb 15, 2005
    This possibly takes the prize for most outrageous pricing...

    If you book Sydney to Honolulu under QF flight number (operated by Jetstar) in J class, total fare is $9377.
    Book the same flights in StarClass under JQ flight number, fare is $2547

    This is absolute madness!

  2. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

    Dec 25, 2004
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    #2 Mal, Sep 21, 2006
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2006
    I'm not defending Qantas by any stretch of the imagination, but do you think that paying $9377 for a 747-300 trip back and forth to HNL is any better value?

    The seats are suprisingly similar. Jetstar meals, drinks and cabin service are an unknown quantity at this point.

    I think the moral of the story is that Qantas loves charging hefty prices for the perception of quality travel. Regardless of whether they are the driver or leave it to a third party (and also regardless of whether they take you in a Falcon or a Fairmont. )

    Oh, and I'm not sure it's too different from another practice I've seen at different times (I think mainly by mistake) - the offering of F tickets on routes that have no F cabin!

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