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Old Oct 31, 22, 2:39 pm
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J to Perth

Hi all,
I need to book a couple of J tickets to PER in Feb next year and I'm not seeing anything below £4.5k each (on a combination of BA/Qatar). Has anyone seen anything better recently? I can consider ex-EU if the saving is substantial.

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Old Oct 31, 22, 3:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Adstring
I need to book a couple of J tickets to PER in Feb next year and I'm not seeing anything below £4.5k each (on a combination of BA/Qatar). Has anyone seen anything better recently? I can consider ex-EU if the saving is substantial.
Perth can be hard to get to long haul.
Looked at various UK departures, not just LHR?
Looked at MH or CX ?
Unsure if QF codeshare on the EK flight. QF fly LHR-PER non stop, but expect pricing would be high
Or a non Oneworld airline?

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Old Oct 31, 22, 3:52 pm
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There is a £2300 fare from CDG on WY which is available in February. The route is convoluted though, via MCT and KUL.

Otherwise, there is a £3700 fare from ATH on AF / SQ but again, two stops.

At this fairly late notice, it being peakish time to go to Australia and the general demand situation, I don’t think there are any hidden gems I’m afraid.

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Old Oct 31, 22, 4:12 pm
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Originally Posted by choosethedrew
There is a £2300 fare from CDG on WY which is available in February. The route is convoluted though, via KUL and SIN.
I think that you mean via MCT and KUL - 2 stop services are hardly convoluted
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Old Oct 31, 22, 4:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Dave Noble
I think that you mean via MCT and KUL - 2 stop services are hardly convoluted
Yes I do and have corrected it. 2 stops seems convoluted to me as there is the direct flight from LHR, it does beg the question whether it would be more bearable in Y on the direct flight or the 2 stops in J.
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Originally Posted by choosethedrew
Yes I do and have corrected it. 2 stops seems convoluted to me as there is the direct flight from LHR, it does beg the question whether it would be more bearable in Y on the direct flight or the 2 stops in J.
One long DVT fest or a series of shorter and more comfortable hops?

Assuming the layovers aren't hideous, I'd suggest any question being begged is somewhat rhetorical! YMMV though...
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One long DVT fest or a series of shorter and more comfortable hops?

Assuming the layovers aren't hideous, I'd suggest any question being begged is somewhat rhetorical! YMMV though...
Itís a difficult one for me as there would be three transfers if coming from the UK, and whilst I would love to try Oman Air, I didnít love Malaysian and wouldnít fancy the overnight in MCT particularly. Obviously the OP could love the look of it, on the other hand. Iím interested to hear what others find as I am going to Australia in Jan / Feb too.
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Originally Posted by choosethedrew
Itís a difficult one for me as there would be three transfers if coming from the UK, and whilst I would love to try Oman Air, I didnít love Malaysian and wouldnít fancy the overnight in MCT particularly. Obviously the OP could love the look of it, on the other hand. Iím interested to hear what others find as I am going to Australia in Jan / Feb too.
Looking at the schedule, it seems that there is a long daytime stop in MCT on the outbound ( 07:10 ro 21:15 ) which would be tedious unless wanting to take opportunity for a day in Oman - on the way back the connections seem pretty good

I have used WY/MH to Australia a few times and WY is one of my 1st choices for an airline
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I was actually asking for a friend (my dad).

I explained the concept of an ex-EU and the options available. He listened carefully and pulled several interesting facial expressions before declaring he was probably going to spank 10k on two returns with QR from LHR
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If prepared to spend GBP5000, I would be looking at the non stop service on QF; QF is a mediocre airline, but if spending that much, might as well take advantage of the easy journey
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If prepared to spend GBP5000, I would be looking at the non stop service on QF; QF is a mediocre airline, but if spending that much, might as well take advantage of the easy journey
I'm trying Air Mauritius at Christmas - it's only c700m longer than PER/LHR via the Gulf and a good excuse for a few days en route stop in a 5* beach resort. Around GBP3700 R/T from UK.
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I'm trying Air Mauritius at Christmas - it's only c700m longer than PER/LHR via the Gulf and a good excuse for a few days en route stop in a 5* beach resort. Around GBP3700 R/T from UK.
Interesting route
Flying time (before transit) about 1.50~2.00 hrs longer than the non stop
What are the transit times?

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Originally Posted by Mwenenzi
Interesting route
Flying time (before transit) about 1.50~2.00 hrs longer than the non stop
What are the transit times?

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We're actually just flying one way in the other direction, so an afternoon flight PER/MRU, a week on the beach in the Saint Geran and then an overnight A350 to LHR. Seems pretty civilised!
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If prepared to spend GBP5000, I would be looking at the non stop service on QF; QF is a mediocre airline, but if spending that much, might as well take advantage of the easy journey
Such a princely sum would only get you Y+ on QF9/10! They must be making a fortune.
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