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Old Jan 28, 18, 11:10 am
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Need flights for 4-12th May, and BA F with a sector in CX J is 5,200, with sale on. Im sure it can get cheaper than that but all other OW carriers are currently 7,200 ish in F.

Should i I go for it or hold out?
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Old Jan 28, 18, 11:15 am
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Or 5,900 with Intercontinental Hotel. That sounds better...!
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Old Jan 28, 18, 11:17 am
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TG F all the way is 4.5k - how much are those Avios / TPs really worth to you?
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Old Jan 28, 18, 11:52 am
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Need flights for 4-12th May, and BA F with a sector in CX J is 5,200, with sale on. Im sure it can get cheaper than that but all other OW carriers are currently 7,200 ish in F.

Should i I go for it or hold out?
A little over 2,000 on QR in J throughout from Oslo. 600TP, loads of Avios, great food, comfortable seats, proactive crew. Probably shorter layovers available. This was my first 30 second search.Outbound flight
Fri 4 May

16:35 00:05+1
Oslo (OSL) Doha (DOH)
Qatar Airways 176 Business Class Boeing 787
Lie flat seat
6h 30m
Wi-Fi
In-seat & USB power
On-demand video
Layover in Doha DOH Overnight
9h 15m

09:20+1 06:40+2
Doha (DOH) Sydney (SYD)
Qatar Airways 906 Business Class Boeing 777
Lie flat seat
Overnight flight
14h 20m
In-seat & USB power
On-demand video
No Wi-Fi
Return flight
Sat 12 May

14:55 23:30
Sydney (SYD) Doha (DOH)
Qatar Airways 907 Business Class Boeing 777
Lie flat seat
15h 35m
In-seat & USB power
On-demand video
No Wi-Fi
Layover in Doha DOH Overnight
7h 55m

07:25+1 13:10+1
Doha (DOH) Oslo (OSL)
Qatar Airways 175 Business Class Boeing 787
Lie flat seat
6h 45m
Wi-Fi
In-seat & USB power
On-demand video
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Old Jan 28, 18, 11:55 am
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If you can start your trip in DUB, you can fly DUB-DXB-SYD in EK F (on QF codes) for 5,287 return on those dates. You would get full TP + Avios earn on these flights due to the QF code.
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Old Jan 28, 18, 12:06 pm
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Scary numbers for OAPs. J is perfectly acceptable, though! Gawd, it’s a long journey ... as bad as HNL

Useful pointers, though, Thanks!
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Old Jan 28, 18, 12:07 pm
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And in First from CDG (where there is, according to reports, a fabulous new QR lounge) for €6,100/5,300:
Outbound flight
Fri 4 May

08:55 – 16:25
Paris (CDG) – Doha (DOH)
Qatar Airways 42 First Class Airbus A380
Lie flat seat
6h 30m
In-seat & USB power
On-demand video
No Wi-Fi
Layover in Doha DOH
3h 50m

20:15 – 17:35+1
Doha (DOH) – Sydney (SYD)
Qatar Airways 908 First Class Airbus A380
Lie flat seat
Overnight flight
14h 20m
Wi-Fi
In-seat & USB power
On-demand video
Return flight
Sat 12 May

21:00 – 05:05+1
Sydney (SYD) – Doha (DOH)
Qatar Airways 909 First Class Airbus A380
Lie flat seat
Overnight flight
15h 05m
Wi-Fi
In-seat & USB power
On-demand video
Layover in Doha DOH
2h 30m

07:35+1 – 13:40+1
Doha (DOH) – Paris (CDG)
Qatar Airways 39 First Class Airbus A380
Lie flat seat
7h 05m
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Old Jan 28, 18, 2:13 pm
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You can do DUB-DXB-SIN-SYD return on EK/QF for a shedload of TPs, if that's important to you
Same price as the DUB-SYD per above.
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Old Jan 28, 18, 2:53 pm
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I fly out (at least once) every year to either SYD or MEL, mainly to visit family.

Have used a mix of Cathay, Malaysian, Emirates in the past, but was attracted by an ex-OSL deal with QR in their January ‘sale’ (limited as it was). It’s in J throughout, to Brisbane, and came in at 16518 NOK - or approx 1500 incl all taxes.

Nets me 840 TP’s. and around 27K Avios. But most important of all, I do like QR food and service.
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Old Jan 28, 18, 3:47 pm
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Another vote for QR. Fly J and instead splurge on hotels and restaurants in SYD.
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Old Jan 28, 18, 4:36 pm
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QR J all day long. That's a great price.
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Old Jan 28, 18, 8:05 pm
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And in First from CDG (where there is, according to reports, a fabulous new QR lounge) for 6,100/5,300:
Hardly new, it opened 13+ months ago. The lounge is not dissimilar to QRs excellent LHR T4 lounge - but not quite as good.

If it was my money I would stick with J on QRs A380 (or A350 / 787). F is good but, based on my experience, not worth the extra expenditure.

Oh dear - how did yet another FT BAEC thread turn into to a discussion about QR?
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Old Jan 29, 18, 1:57 am
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Originally Posted by subject2load View Post
I fly out (at least once) every year to either SYD or MEL, mainly to visit family.

Have used a mix of Cathay, Malaysian, Emirates in the past, but was attracted by an ex-OSL deal with QR in their January sale (limited as it was). Its in J throughout, to Brisbane, and came in at 16518 NOK - or approx 1500 incl all taxes.

Nets me 840 TPs. and around 27K Avios. But most important of all, I do like QR food and service.
How is it 840TP's - isn't it 140+160+160+140=600 if in J?
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There were routings recently which included a stop in PER, then an onwards flight to BNE on QF, which has a fantastic A330 J product.

OSL-DOH-PER-BNE is 140+140+140 each way.
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Old Jan 29, 18, 2:35 am
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How is it 840TP's - isn't it 140+160+160+140=600 if in J?
I was mooning over something similar, wishing I could commit to something at the end of the year: the Scandinavia-BNE fare can be split for a stopover in PER [at least, couldn't find others] meaning 6x140TPs if you did it both ways. Couldn't find the same for SYD, and MEL is under 2k miles from PER [and also didn't seem to work]. Domestic can be done on QF A330 for best product.

ETA: it is stopover, too - up to 72hrs I think? Maybe 96.
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