Skyscanner Unreliable?

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JohnK

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I have been using Skyscanner for a number of years to get an indication of available airfares. The search is quite easy and faster than Expedia, Zuji etc.

Generally the airfares are quite close to the airfares on the websites listed but then a result is displayed in the search that gets hopes up but as it turns out is horribly wrong.

e.g. CNX-SYD for travel late Jan 2015 return early April 2015 airfare from Qantas website AUD835 return. Booking with Jetabroad or Bravofly the airfare is AUD1450+. Got excited when I first saw the airfare as it lists a QF codeshare for the PG flight connecting to QF24. As it happens CNX is not an option from Qantas website.

So where did they find that airfare?
 

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Answering my own question.

The airfare shown does not include taxes and surcharges as the airfare is from Qantas Thailand website.

If you click on Qantas from Skyscanner it takes you to Qantas website with list of flights to select including QF codeshare on PG flights.

Total cost CNX-BKK-SYD-BNE with overnight transit in SYD on return is ~THB41,000 including taxes and surcharges. That is a pretty good deal considering cheapest QF airfares these days are ex-Australia not ex-Asia.
 
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My curiosity has ended up paying dividends.

My old travel agent in BKK has been able to provide quote for BKK-SYD-BNE return airfare in L class for ~35,000 baht earning 120 SCs or CNX-BKK-SYD-BNE return airfare in L class for ~39,500 baht earning 140 SCs.
 

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I've been researching domestic US flights recently. Not loving Skyscanner at all for this. So far the best deals with regards to both price and schedule have been on the good old Brazilian Expedia site.
 
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