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Massive Fare Difference SYD - YYZ (yes, the long way round)

Massive Fare Difference SYD - YYZ (yes, the long way round)

Old Jan 24, 11, 11:01 pm
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Massive Fare Difference SYD - YYZ (yes, the long way round)

Question for the board:

Pricing out a flight in J class for SYD - YYZ return on ba.com gives me a price of $67,373 AUD for 2 adults, 2 children and 1 infant in lap.

If I split the flight into two itineraries of SYD - LHR and LHR - YYZ, the total combined price comes down to $43,717 AUD.

Any idea why I would get such a massive price difference?

I'm trying to use my 2 GUF2's and GGL joker to secure First throughout (including stopovers in SIN and LHR), and I thought a condition of use was the the flights had to be on the same itinerary? Is that the case, or can I split the itinerary to get the lower overall fare and still use the GUF2's across the entire journey?
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Old Jan 24, 11, 11:17 pm
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$67,000 AUD??? Oh my god!

GUF2 bookings must be on the same PNR - whole journey, both pax.

I suspect that the fare difference may be due to fare rules or something strange like that, but your quote is not exactly cheap and it doesn't appear to be I or R class, so I really can't explain it...
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Old Jan 24, 11, 11:56 pm
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Originally Posted by DWFI View Post
$67,000 AUD??? Oh my god!
Indeed. There must be far cheaper ways to do this without the GUF2 even... Ridiculous...

PS: 4 RTWs would probably be cheaper...
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Old Jan 25, 11, 7:23 am
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With the aid of ExpertFlyer ...

- BA don't publish any through fares SYD-YYZ.
- the cheapest I and R fares SYD-LHR are not end-on-end combinable with other fares on the same ticket, so BA will have used the J fare !
- hence the v high numbers you are seeing

So it will definitely be cheaper to buy separate tickets. Is there any reason you wouldn't want to do this ?

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Old Jan 25, 11, 7:30 am
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Exclamation Don't Do It (The Long Way)!!!

I might be one one of the biggest frequent flyer sluts around, BUT, NO WAY I EVEN consider going the long way (Ouch). I'd take SYD to ANYWHERE in North America & then connect onto YYZ...
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Old Jan 25, 11, 7:37 am
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Originally Posted by I_Hate_US_Airways View Post
I might be one one of the biggest frequent flyer sluts around, BUT, NO WAY I EVEN consider going the long way (Ouch). I'd take SYD to ANYWHERE in North America & then connect onto YYZ...
Unless of course, one was looking to stopover in SIN and LON
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Old Jan 25, 11, 7:50 am
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Originally Posted by sdorling View Post
Unless of course, one was looking to stopover in SIN and LON
An RTW then. But not a return.
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Old Jan 26, 11, 7:52 pm
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Originally Posted by henkybaby View Post
Indeed. There must be far cheaper ways to do this without the GUF2 even... Ridiculous...

PS: 4 RTWs would probably be cheaper...
4 RTW's are slightly more expensive given that I would have to book with BA to make use of the GUF2 (and they would only be used in one direction).
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Old Jan 26, 11, 7:54 pm
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Originally Posted by sdorling View Post
Unless of course, one was looking to stopover in SIN and LON
Correct.

After a lovely 3 year stint in Aussie, it's time to head back home and we wanted to take the long way to get a vacation in (SIN/BKK) and visit family (LHR) on the way back
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Old Jan 26, 11, 9:36 pm
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I suppose that means an extra $20K or doing the YYZ-LHR return in Club...
Tough choice
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Old Jan 26, 11, 10:04 pm
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Originally Posted by I_Hate_US_Airways View Post
I might be one one of the biggest frequent flyer sluts around, BUT, NO WAY I EVEN consider going the long way (Ouch). I'd take SYD to ANYWHERE in North America & then connect onto YYZ...
I'm doing JFK-LHR-IST-DOH-SIN-SYD return next month, the last segment on BA The long way indeed...
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Old Jan 27, 11, 12:05 am
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Originally Posted by DWFI View Post
$67,000 AUD???

GUF2 bookings must be on the same PNR - whole journey, both pax.
Any idea if that applies to RTW tickets? i.e. could I book my RTW through BA, and ask for the GUF2 to apply to all "BA" segments, using the GGL joker to ensure upgrade into revenue buckets for First, or is there some wierd T&C that says it has to be a return journey? Technically, I would be returning to the same point, right?
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