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  • nevereconomy

    Was looking at a very quick LHR-SYD trip in November. For the same dates QR is £9300
    and BA £4900. Are people really paying this kind of premium or is this just a function
    of the dates I chose? A carrier would really have to be special for me to pay that kind
    of upgrade..


    I would never even pay the £4900!


    These seem like list prices with full flexibility. I don’t think anyone would ever pay these prices.
    Check with your travel agent or a website like for the real prices and availability.


    Check with Dial-a-Flight….best prices and service!


    Openfly + 1


    DialaFlight appears to be ex-UK only. I prefer FlightMatrix, or Kayak, to find the best options for my preferences, then book direct with the airline.


    There is currently an Emirates seat sale which also covers business class.

    How short is short ? You didn’t say exactly when you were travelling but I have just checked and a short trip out from London on Nov 7 and back from Sydney on November 10 is priced on at £3,672.


    That £9300 price seems very strange. Even if you were unlucky enough to pick dates when only the top fully flex J fare was available both ways, it would still only be around £8000. As others have said, you should be able to find a fare around the £4000 mark, or less if you’re prepared to dig around. Alternatively BA are offering their one-way upgrade to F on semi-flex fares, so Business one-way and First the other is around £6000.


    I use Kayak to compare and only after go to the airline’s website. That said, James nailed it. With QR moreover, it just take one Qatari family travelling together to see the prices going up dramatically.

    As for Emirates, they need to load up their lorries, so they regularly are killing the prices. I was for instance forced to fly with them to BKK last year as all the decent airlines were much more expensive and the client was (rightfully) reluctant to pay for the difference.


    Sorry – didn’t make it clear – was checking F fares..


    Mrs.LP flies QR often and finds the best prices are when booked 2 – 4 weeks before travel. I’ve found the same with EK and other airlines

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