I'm always looking for ways that I can optimise business related travel from my home port of Brisbane. I was thinking that if I had to go somewhere for a trade show and be paying for travel and accom anyway, then the marginal cost of taking a partner wouldn't be that much.
It seems that partner fares are offered at particular times of the year when the airlines would rather fill seats than carry the same number of passengers but at a discount.
In summary, seeking partner fares from Brisbane and open to economy or business options.
I travel business class to the USA twice a year.The last 5 trips have been on JAL as they have a partner fare which is offered year round-currently runs to march 05 I think.
Costs me about 6500 to new york as against 9000+ for QF.They have the same deal to Europe.May be better deals but this one is consistent.