January sale coming?

Old Dec 19, 22, 6:47 am
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January sale coming?

I'm looking book flights to Manila for travel in mid January (the prices seems incredibly high currently - nearly £2k return in economy via Hong Kong with BA / Cathay!). I'm presuming given the recent relaxing of borders in Hong Kong that demand has shot through the roof hence the high prices however is there any chance of a winter sale being launched imminently and is there any chance fares will drop on this route?

Any advice would be much appreciated.
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Old Dec 19, 22, 6:50 am
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I very much doubt it when it comes to HKG. I also doubt there is much of an uptick yet for travel to HKG.

Are there other options you can look at on other carriers which do not go via HKG? This may be a better option tbh.
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I would use google flights to price it up. Even if BA has a sale it usually point to point travel BA operated flights and sometime in the future minus some excluded dates. I would not put my hope high..
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Old Dec 19, 22, 7:03 am
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There are some Finnair flights in business from AMS-HEL-HKG in Feb etc. around Ä1650.
Possibly AirAsia or someone from there to MNL?

January, might be approaching Chinese New Year?
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Old Dec 19, 22, 10:17 am
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Prices to Mumbai seem to have gone down today compared with yesterday
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I hope so!

Since Iíve been looking on google flights the prices keep going up and up, and Iím hoping for ~£1.5k return in J for YVR.

The only good deals currently Iíve found are Cathay and Finnair flights to various places in Asia - including a bizarre LHR-HKG-DEL return in business for £1,500 or so - not sure if this is still around. Good for a TP run, especially if a part of a BAH.

PS based on previous sale dates, there should be one imminently

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Old Dec 19, 22, 11:08 am
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I seem to remember that nice Martin Lewis predicting a sale starting around tomorrow-ish, based on past year trends...
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Old Dec 19, 22, 11:15 am
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I seem to remember that nice Martin Lewis predicting a sale starting around tomorrow-ish, based on past year trends...
Well the prices to Mumbai in March for CW have gone down £470 since yesterday which means itís currently about £100 more than Finnair on the same day and the BA flight times are better
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Old Dec 19, 22, 12:25 pm
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Not sure if itís just me but I canít seem to find any LH BAH in CW. Seems to have been the same for the past few days tooÖ
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Old Dec 20, 22, 4:43 am
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FYI Virgin Atlantic now have a sale on so I guess itís a matter of time.

Although some of their sale prices are no different to BAÖ
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Not sure if itís just me but I canít seem to find any LH BAH in CW. Seems to have been the same for the past few days tooÖ
Itís been like that for about 3 months for me. HopelessÖ
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Not sure if it’s just me but I can’t seem to find any LH BAH in CW. Seems to have been the same for the past few days too…
Indeed, been like that for months. Research using Economy, then subsequently change class of travel. There’s a Thread on it somewhere here …

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Originally Posted by coolflyer
I'm looking book flights to Manila for travel in mid January (the prices seems incredibly high currently - nearly £2k return in economy via Hong Kong with BA / Cathay!). I'm presuming given the recent relaxing of borders in Hong Kong that demand has shot through the roof hence the high prices however is there any chance of a winter sale being launched imminently and is there any chance fares will drop on this route?

Any advice would be much appreciated.
By the thrird week of Jan you should be able to see around £800 on QR and CX

SIN is down to around £600. An open jaw may save a bit on MNL pricing.

I wouldn't expect MNL prices from Europe to alleviate anytime soon. Huge pent up demand from overseas Filipino workers desperate to visit home. The HKG to MNL leg is likely to get more expensive as Macau and Hong Kong are now opening up.

I'm seeing much better pricing on Etihad who partner with Philippines Airlines. During The Black Friday sales they were offering J at about £2K.
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Old Dec 20, 22, 8:14 am
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Originally Posted by coolflyer
I'm looking book flights to Manila for travel in mid January (the prices seems incredibly high currently - nearly £2k return in economy via Hong Kong with BA / Cathay!). I'm presuming given the recent relaxing of borders in Hong Kong that demand has shot through the roof hence the high prices however is there any chance of a winter sale being launched imminently and is there any chance fares will drop on this route?
Not sure of your exact date or how long you want to stay - but a quick search on Skyscanner departing on the 17th January and returning 3 weeks later is giving Oman Air with just one stop in Muscat at £730.00 and Cathay all the way with the fastest connections at £1,157.00
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Old Dec 21, 22, 5:19 am
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Our cheapest flights tab starting to include some sale prices, I presume currently incomplete due to how sparse some of the offers are.

The offers that are there donít seem too great in Y or W.

I did spot J return to YVR for ~£2k but this is from Gatwick and only about £300 shaved off the price.
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