As all disc Dom bookings are instant purchase this must be aimed more for international travel. Good idea as its apretty big purchase decision to click a button for a family of 4 to LAX in one go,especially if you have to organise accom etc on the side..other gurus here do you know of any other airline offering book now pay later ???...another reason not to be setting up a travel agency any time soon I supposefutaris said:
So If I booked this today, I don't need to pay it off until 30 days before travel. Not bad at all. Of course I would have to monitor airport taxes and fuel fine changes to make sure I got the best deal (normally TA's will tell you if that's about to occur) but I can live with that.Important Information
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mabunji said:Interesting . This is a great idea..... well it is a great idea as long as I am the only passenger doing it.
Mal said:Not bad at all. Very similar to a service that Travel Agents can do!
Here is a sample of a cheapish fare to HKGin November:
So If I booked this today, I don't need to pay it off until 30 days before travel. Not bad at all. Of course I would have to monitor airport taxes and fuel fine changes to make sure I got the best deal (normally TA's will tell you if that's about to occur) but I can live with that.
Nick said:Obviously makes sense that the red e-deals get the shortest time frame, but I wonder if it is also dependent on route as well?
simongr said:Can't you do this already with QF? I booked a CircleAsia in D a while ago for a November journey and don't have to pay until Mid Oct.
futaris said:I thought you could only book open-jaw and simple itineraries online... How'd you book a CircleAsia online?
Hey Simongr. Hope the behomoth is going well! I presume you didn't book this online? This is a new innovation for online bookings in a move to win further business from the TA's. QF have been successful in moving overides to TA's from ~7% over the last couple of years to 1% plus a superoveride for the bigger customers. It looks like they're still keen for the extra 1% piece of the pie. In the past, market research has shown that those who are internet savvy, (ie. confident to book travel online) would still use a shop-front TA to book travel for stopovers and because of flexible payment conditions. It appears QF may be leading the pack when it comes to further "enhancement" for the consumer. And who can blame them given the current climate? BRING IT ON!simongr said:Can't you do this already with QF? I booked a CircleAsia in D a while ago for a November journey and don't have to pay until Mid Oct.
If you were earning that much, you'd be flying F.simongr said:It took me a week to make the payment - if I was earning enough in a week for a DONE4 - I would be flying an AONE4
Nope - no luggage yet
serfty said:If you were earning that much, you'd be flying F.
As for luggage; damn - where can I buy my tumi here in London or Paris or New York,