BA/QR comparisonBack to Forum
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..6 Sep 2017
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 Skyscanner.com for the real prices and availability.6 Sep 2017
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 Emirates.com at £3,672.6 Sep 2017
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 £6000.7 Sep 2017
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.10 Sep 2017