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Qantas offering $1,810 SYD-LHR Economy return flights starting Jan 2015

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Doing the normal "I wonder whether my airfare purchase got the bottom price for my dates" search and then expanding it to cover a month afterwards revealed that Q is offering very cheap flights. Most are Q to HK then BA to LHR. The few I looked at were A380 for both Q and BA.

So cheap that it beats even the Chinese carriers (or so Matrix shows).

Happy hunting!

BTW - AA is also offering (today's email) a 25% discount on the cost of buying 65,000 points or more. Lower tiered discounts for lower points purchases. Now I wonder, is this a coincidence or just KARMA?
 

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just crazy - that is cheaper than I what I paid for a SYD-LHR rtn 10 years ago on CX in Y (2.2k)

i guess the EK riches via DXB haven't materialised after all
 

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just crazy - that is cheaper than I what I paid for a SYD-LHR rtn 10 years ago on CX in Y (2.2k)

i guess the EK riches via DXB haven't materialised after all
Being prone to conspiracy theory (realist by another name) - Q have the extra capacity to fill on the A380 and since they don't fly thru HK to LHR themselves coupled with the recently 'enhanced' points & status credits - makes this a better deal for them then feeding Emirates and gaining some yield pickup on their SYD/HK A380.
 

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just crazy - that is cheaper than I what I paid for a SYD-LHR rtn 10 years ago on CX in Y (2.2k)

i guess the EK riches via DXB haven't materialised after all
Or they have and QF can now offer cheaper fares because their cost base is more competitive??
 

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Being prone to conspiracy theory (realist by another name) - Q have the extra capacity to fill on the A380 and since they don't fly thru HK to LHR themselves coupled with the recently 'enhanced' points & status credits - makes this a better deal for them then feeding Emirates and gaining some yield pickup on their SYD/HK A380.
i would tend to agree - anything that stops HK from getting downgraded any further is a good thing!
 

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Are you sure that's not a BA fare?
Definitely Q on matrix front screen and when you process it the fare does look to stay Q badged and the flight numbers appear to stay as Q for SYD/HK rtn.

But then it says (see in red) BA fare - either way it is cheap but maybe status credits at risk etc.
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Sydney (SYD) to London (LHR) - Mon, Jan 19

Qantas Airways Ltd. 127 Dep: 11:25AM Arr: 5:45PM 9h 20m Airbus A380 Coach (O)
Layover in HKG 5h 45m
British Airways p.l.c. 26 Dep: 11:30PM Arr: 4:50AM 13h 20m Airbus A380 Coach (O)
Tue, Jan 20
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London (LHR) to Sydney (SYD) - Tue, Feb 17

British Airways p.l.c. 11 Dep: 7:10PM Arr: 3:55PM 12h 45m Airbus A380 Coach (O)
Layover in SIN Wed, Feb 18 4h
Qantas Airways Ltd. 82 Dep: 7:55PM Arr: 6:50AM 7h 55m Airbus A330 Coach (O)
Thu, Feb 19

FARE AND BOOKING DETAILS

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Fare 1: Carrier BA OLSALEAU SYD to LON AUD361.22
Passenger type ADT, round trip fare, booking code O
Covers SYD-HKG (Economy), HKG-LHR (Economy)

Fare 2: Carrier BA OLSALEAU LON to SYD AUD355.00
Passenger type ADT, round trip fare, booking code O
Covers LHR-SIN (Economy), SIN-SYD (Economy)

(YQ) AUD413.00
Australian Passenger Movement Charge (AU) AUD55.00
Australian Int'l Passenger Service Charge (WY) AUD27.62
(YQ) AUD288.00
Australian Int'l Passenger Service Charge (WY) AUD27.62
Singapore Passenger Service Charge (SG) AUD8.10
Singapore Passenger Security Service Charge (OO) AUD2.70
United Kingdom Air Passengers Duty (GB) AUD184.60
United Kingdom Passenger Service Charge (UB) AUD85.60

Subtotal per passenger AUD1,809.24
Number of passengers x5

Total airfare & taxes AUD9,046.20

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Fare construction (can be useful to travel agents)

SYD QF X/HKG BA LON Q5.80 331.08OLSALEAU BA X/SIN QF SYD 331.08OLSALEAU NUC 667.96 END ROE 1.072221 XT 55.00AU 55.24WY 184.60GB 85.60UB 2.70OO 8.10SG 701.00YQ

This ticket is non-refundable.
Changes to this ticket will incur a penalty fee.
 

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Is $1,800 desperately cheap?? Or just cheap for Qantas or are we talking because of February is it???

That fare doesn't make me fall out of my seat with excitement???

If I knew any fuel dump tricks and could get that YQ down it might be different...
 

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Definitely Q on matrix front screen and when you process it the fare does look to stay Q badged and the flight numbers appear to stay as Q for SYD/HK rtn.

But then it says (see in red) BA fare - either way it is cheap but maybe status credits at risk etc.
ITINERARY

Sydney (SYD) to London (LHR) - Mon, Jan 19

Qantas Airways Ltd. 127 Dep: 11:25AM Arr: 5:45PM 9h 20m Airbus A380 Coach (O)
Layover in HKG 5h 45m
British Airways p.l.c. 26 Dep: 11:30PM Arr: 4:50AM 13h 20m Airbus A380 Coach (O)
Tue, Jan 20
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London (LHR) to Sydney (SYD) - Tue, Feb 17

British Airways p.l.c. 11 Dep: 7:10PM Arr: 3:55PM 12h 45m Airbus A380 Coach (O)
Layover in SIN Wed, Feb 18 4h
Qantas Airways Ltd. 82 Dep: 7:55PM Arr: 6:50AM 7h 55m Airbus A330 Coach (O)
Thu, Feb 19

FARE AND BOOKING DETAILS

Provide this information to a travel agent to help them match the fares found.
Make sure to provide the exact booking and fare codes shown.

Fare 1: Carrier BA OLSALEAU SYD to LON AUD361.22
Passenger type ADT, round trip fare, booking code O
Covers SYD-HKG (Economy), HKG-LHR (Economy)

Fare 2: Carrier BA OLSALEAU LON to SYD AUD355.00
Passenger type ADT, round trip fare, booking code O
Covers LHR-SIN (Economy), SIN-SYD (Economy)

(YQ) AUD413.00
Australian Passenger Movement Charge (AU) AUD55.00
Australian Int'l Passenger Service Charge (WY) AUD27.62
(YQ) AUD288.00
Australian Int'l Passenger Service Charge (WY) AUD27.62
Singapore Passenger Service Charge (SG) AUD8.10
Singapore Passenger Security Service Charge (OO) AUD2.70
United Kingdom Air Passengers Duty (GB) AUD184.60
United Kingdom Passenger Service Charge (UB) AUD85.60

Subtotal per passenger AUD1,809.24
Number of passengers x5

Total airfare & taxes AUD9,046.20

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Fare construction (can be useful to travel agents)

SYD QF X/HKG BA LON Q5.80 331.08OLSALEAU BA X/SIN QF SYD 331.08OLSALEAU NUC 667.96 END ROE 1.072221 XT 55.00AU 55.24WY 184.60GB 85.60UB 2.70OO 8.10SG 701.00YQ

This ticket is non-refundable.
Changes to this ticket will incur a penalty fee.
BA Fares often allow QF numbers. It's a great way to ensure you still get QF level SCs on cheaper tix with BA (although only on the QF numbers). It can sometimes raise the YQ though (because you pay the QF and BA YQ separately). A quick check of the QF site shows only via DXB options but still at similar fare levels.
 

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So it is a BA fare. Not a Qantas fare. So the thread title should be BA offering $1800 fares to London
 

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So it is a BA fare. Not a Qantas fare. So the thread title should be BA offering $1800 fares to London
A quick check of the QF site shows only via DXB options but still at similar fare levels.
Only one way to find out for sure - book it!

However as MarcB mentioned there are fares via Dubai also available on the Q web site. So to avoid any doubt go that route.

Price from 3rd week of Jan 15 at $1,810 is attractive.
 

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Only one way to find out for sure - book it!

However as MarcB mentioned there are fares via Dubai also available on the Q web site. So to avoid any doubt go that route.

Price from 3rd week of Jan 15 at $1,810 is attractive.
I dont need to book it to find out:

"Fare 1: Carrier BA OLSALEAU SYD to LON AUD361.22"

That says it is a BA offered fare. It's a good fare no doubt about it, but British Airways is selling and marketing it, not QF.

 

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I dont need to book it to find out:

"Fare 1: Carrier BA OLSALEAU SYD to LON AUD361.22"

That says it is a BA offered fare. It's a good fare no doubt about it, but British Airways is selling and marketing it, not QF.

But as stated, QF are also offering fares at the same level via the QF website.
 
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Cheapest I found is $1902
The $1810 fares started from for flights from Jan 19.

Not to be too suspicious but have you cleared cookies recently? If you've been looking for flights to Europe recently then you've probably been flagged (I cannot remember the thread about prices rising until you clear the cookies).

So try closing that browser and using another one instead - see if that gets you a better result. It is possible I suppose that the seats at that fare class have sold but I suspect the browser cookie may well be the culprit.

Good luck.
 

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The $1810 fares started from for flights from Jan 19.

Not to be too suspicious but have you cleared cookies recently? If you've been looking for flights to Europe recently then you've probably been flagged (I cannot remember the thread about prices rising until you clear the cookies).

So try closing that browser and using another one instead - see if that gets you a better result. It is possible I suppose that the seats at that fare class have sold but I suspect the browser cookie may well be the culprit.

Good luck.
I looked in the sabre gds for o class on qf1 and 2 post January 19
 

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I also see $1879 for 1 October to 30 November along with the January dates for this fare. Not seeing lower than that.
 
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