Qantas - the new american airline

Discussion in 'Qantas Frequent Flyer Program' started by davem, May 1, 2004.

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  1. davem

    davem Member

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    From Qantasusa
    Special Airfare Alert - New Zealand and Australia

    $498 buys you roundtrip (yes, roundtrip, not oneway) from LAX to Auckland, and $598 gets you all the way to Sydney and back.

    All earn frequent flyer points


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    Why does qantas offer USA customers so much more

    they are an australian airline and you screw us over

    Americans pay 598US and we have to pay $2,223AUD in May

    that is 1,605.00 USD dollars that australian's pay to fly from SYD- LAX

    and americans pay 598US from LAX-SYD

    :( ARGH !!!!!!!!!

    also can some please explain why the prices are so different ??????

    I have never heard anyone be able to explain this to me,
    anyone want to take a shot?
     

  2. dajop

    dajop Senior Member

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    Singapore is the same. At the moment you can get fares from SIN-MEL for $722 SGD return (ie $590 AUD) vs $960AUD for MEL-SIN return. It would be spectulating but maybe a lack of a good alternative FF program for Australians to use might be an issue.

    For the US flights maybe seasonality is at play, USA-SYD/MEL is going from summer to winter, and vice versa.
     
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