A hell of a price to pay for the tier points

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  • Cwyfan

    Just trying to get an idea of flights from LHR to JRO next November to go on Safari.

    BA quoted £11,932.02 business class return for the 2 of us on a Qatar airlines codeshare flight, via Doha.

    On the Qatar website, the same flights are £7400.42.

    BA have nearly a 70% mark up. Do they just not want the business, or are they trying to catch out loyal customers who use their website assuming things like this do not happen?


    I’m guessing that BA has already sold their allocation of seats for the code share…..Qatar has not.


    Years of trying and I still haven’t worked out how airlines price their tickets.

    JFK-FRA on SQ metal in J cheaper by half on SQ site than LH codeshare.

    MAN-HKG-MEL in J cheaper than MAN-HKG in J on CX using same MAN outbound.

    Same story MAN-MEL via DOH on QR.

    You get to fly twice as far, eat and drink twice as much, for less money.


    Willie Walsh once said at a travel trade conference :
    “If the general public can understand airline pricing, we’ve got it all wrong.”
    I worked in revenue management, and I don’t understand a lot of it, and it certainly doesn’t make sense to the public.


    DOn;t even try to work it out, just have a look at ITA http://matrix.itasoftware.com and take the cheapest!


    I’m not sure what you mean about the Tier Points. If you book with Qatar and add your BA Card number, you should earn BA Tier Points.


    …which is completely bonkers, but true!!!

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