The fare is not sellable if W isn't available for AU-Tokyo. It's a requirement that W is available for that flight.Finally some realistic PE pricing! Although if the AU-Japan sectors are in economy (if no PEY cabin) that would temper the deal a bit (although their economy is pretty good at 8 abreast).
PEY also comes with lounge access, so quite a bargain.
According to the fare rules, any domestic connections on QF have to be flight numbers QF1419 through QF1562.Article doesnt mention a Qantas Link to Brisbane as a starting point ? Have not investigated further at this stage as already have 2 trips lined up next 12 months
JL recently re-classified R class to the W cabin (previously in the Y cabin). It may take a month or two for everyone to catch up - QF was notably slow with the QR R class change too.Looks like these are "R" class fares. Beware that these earn Qantas points & SCs at "Economy" rates, so you'd only earn 90 status credits for a round-trip booking from Sydney to Frankfurt (for example).
Since 1 October (which incidentally is also the date these fares were released), JAL "R" class earns at full Premium Economy rates with pretty much every other Oneworld and JAL partner frequent flyer program. It looks like JL initiated this change, and it seems Qantas either hasn't updated its website or is intentionally not passing on the higher earn rate.
Article doesnt mention a Qantas Link to Brisbane as a starting point ? Have not investigated further at this stage as already have 2 trips lined up next 12 months
You can start in BNE, PER, DRW, HBA, CBR, SYD, MEL or ADL.This is not available ex BNE. According to the fare rules, any domestic connections on QF have to be flight numbers QF1419 through QF1562.
Not long after they added the MEL flight, they dropped it. The reason they had the QF25/26 allowed was to avoid the poor connections but now that JL has a day and night flight in each direction, it's become less of an issue.I saw those fares while looking for J sales fares to Europe. The downside is the poor connections / long layovers. Beware airport change options (unless you plan a Tokyo stopover). I had to do that last year but took the option to spend a few days.
They seem to have dropped the option of connecting from QF 25 into HND. I scored that last year with QF code and full J SCs!
CX have Y+ on early bird sale also. Sub $3k to most ports in Europe but does mean transiting through HKG (normally, that would be good....).
Routing via SIN is only permitted on Y and J fares.Does that exclude connections via SIN on this occasion compared to previous ones?