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JAL PE to Europe from Australia $2243

Inlander

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Found a few it's all on the 787 with JAL,s newer gear reasonable stay over on Tokyo
 

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I even found availability around Easter...
 

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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.
 

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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.
The fare is not sellable if W isn't available for AU-Tokyo. It's a requirement that W is available for that flight.
 
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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.
 
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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
 

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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....).
 

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Also, there are fares as low as $670 for MEL-NRT in Y at the moment. Note they book into fare class O though, so no advance seat selection is available...
 

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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
According to the fare rules, any domestic connections on QF have to be flight numbers QF1419 through QF1562.

Edit: seems this is not the case and you can start in BNE :)
 
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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.
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.

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
This is not available ex BNE. According to the fare rules, any domestic connections on QF have to be flight numbers QF1419 through QF1562.
You can start in BNE, PER, DRW, HBA, CBR, SYD, MEL or ADL.

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....).
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.

Does that exclude connections via SIN on this occasion compared to previous ones?
Routing via SIN is only permitted on Y and J fares.
 

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I am trying to see if I can score one of the PE fares to Europe leaving on the one day they still have a cheaper fare listed in August but when I try to do a multi-sector to allow a few days stopover in Tokyo which theoretically is allowable in the small print I get error messages - how do you do look at options/book a multi sector flight with JAL online? (What am I doing wrong!!)
 

gecko24

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Ignore query. For some reason I am now getting a correct booking screen with multi-sector option and it doesn't error when I put in various parameters so all good.
 

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