SIN/KUL/HKG/BKK-LHR Business fares on UL $2000~ Return

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Sethor

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Been searching for Business class fares ex south east Asia to LHR & found Sri Lankan airfares to LHR & other European destinations for around AUD$2000~ return. Thought it might be worthwhile to post up as they are set to join One World next year. Fare seems to come up on most dates I search, see example below from Bestflights.

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Note that ul not due to join oneworld until late 2013 (18mth) and if others are anything to go buy will probably be later.
 

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If you can, I would book the fare directly through UL.

UL's service is very good, and their A332s I think are now all (or soon to be) full flat beds.
 

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SIN-FCO is AUD$1450
SIN-FRA is AUD$1590
SIN-CDG is AUD$1520

SQ charge more for economy on the same route.
 

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What's the official oneworld join date? This looks like a magnificent option to get to Europe/UK!
 

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I would be surprised if the limo was available on these fares... the promo says available for full-fare business class pax. Would be interesting to know for sure.
 

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I would be surprised if the limo was available on these fares... the promo says available for full-fare business class pax. Would be interesting to know for sure.

I'm booked BKK-LHR / CDG-BKK next March and when I enquired they said I'd be eligible for the Chauffeur Service provided by the Airline.
 

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Just to clarify - on these tickets you need to do the hop from Oz to departure destination ...but yes I understand the economics. Reason I ask is I would like to research this concept of flying a little more (i.e. find a deal local to SE Asia/China then buy ticket onwards from there); is there a list of the best sites (i.e. secure; reliable; low fees etc.) that folks use or have listed somewhere on AFF? It appears the best path is direct with the carrier first (as in the Sri Lankan example); any tips in 'flipping' the country to the local one that someone has compiled already?

thanks for the insight re: this thread.

sorry - i meant to add to this ...which sites/newsletters people are using to track SE Asia/Asia deals to North America/Europe ...i am overwhelmed with blogs/newsletters so don't need to add another 10 or 20! i.e. any trusted sites that bring together the bulk of the 'deals'/'offers'
 
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Hi Limewood - thanks --funny ..this is what led me to the AFF conversation in the first place (i.e. the Oz bargains post).

Still would like a reliable way (like a Bestflights) that federates all the deals from key cities in asia i.e. bkk, sin, kul, nrt etc. so i can get an idea of what city i should go to pick up the cheaper J flight onwards to north america or europe.

Anyone know of a good equivalent in these major gateway cities?

cheers
 

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Hi Limewood - thanks --funny ..this is what led me to the AFF conversation in the first place (i.e. the Oz bargains post).

Still would like a reliable way (like a Bestflights) that federates all the deals from key cities in asia i.e. bkk, sin, kul, nrt etc. so i can get an idea of what city i should go to pick up the cheaper J flight onwards to north america or europe.

Anyone know of a good equivalent in these major gateway cities?

cheers

I like ita software

It's not totally comprehensive but it's a good starting point for searching. You enter start/end/dates/etc


Matrix.itasoftware.com

They also have an iPhone app.
 

thatsthatmattressman

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thanks mate - for sure ...absolutely use that ..it is things like what airline is running a J companion sale ticket out of Bangkok or ...what asian airline is running a deal to fly to miami out of tokyo in the month of January...the sites we look at for the marketing sales like bestflight can give you a trigger to look on Matrix ...but Matrix is not strong I find when you say i want to go BKK,SIN,PEK,NRT etc. to LAX ...it gives results quite good but then if you start picking these cities apart ...you get very different results ...

happy travels
 

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Agree - it wont show everything.

I do occasionally search for 2 (rather than 1) just to see if any companion fares are about. Sometimes works, sometimes doesnt.
 

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i use westminster travel for ex-HK and chan brothers for ex-SIN to keep up on the specials then book direct with the airline.
 
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