5k for one way economy

Old Jun 25, 19, 10:18 am
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5k for one way economy

I usually book one ways to Asia with a couple of days stop over in Dubai. Normally in Economy this costs me between 400 and 600 give or take. Searching today for London to Hong Kong or Bangkok via Dubai mid July I'm getting 5,033 and 4,600 respectively. Is this a decimal point error or are those real prices? I also tried Taipei (Taiwan is final destination) but it wouldn't even give prices, says I need to call??
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Old Jun 25, 19, 10:21 am
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I just ran the same search but for Aug and then Sep instead of July and I'm still getting 4,500 for a one way to Bangkok in Economy.

13th Sep LGW to DXB then 18 Sep DXB to BKK = Cost: GBP 4,572.88
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Old Jun 25, 19, 10:33 am
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See how much adding a return costs, even if you don't end up using it
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Old Jun 25, 19, 10:35 am
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Seems like a glitch with the free stopover...I just ran some searches with and without a stop oneway and definitely a huge difference. Unless there's a rule about no free stop over on one way tickets I'm forgetting? I would just call them

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Old Jun 26, 19, 12:37 am
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Regardless one way prices in Y for some sectors were jacked up yesterday for summer ex-DXB

For last few years, standard one way far in Y for DXB-DAC has been hovering between 600 and 850 .

After lunch yesterday I went to buy a ticket and saw that for July and August , the fare is 1450. I was eyeing the fare at 900 for last 2 weeks, so a near 60% rise
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Old Jun 26, 19, 1:35 am
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Tried a return - 679. Weird, hmmmm. Single is still 4600
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Old Jul 2, 19, 2:42 am
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Checking today I was still having the same issue. I called Emirates and they have confirmed the fare rules have changed and don't permit long stop overs on one way tickets any more. Bummer!! Returns still work though but not ideal as I never know the exact date I need to come back. The long stop overs on one way tickets were the best thing about Emirates for me.
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Old Jul 2, 19, 2:53 am
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Update: The above is what online chat said - they weren't permitted. The guy on the phone said they're permitted and unlimited in duration but at a price of 5k they might as well be prohibited Seems like Emirates just doesn't want these kinds of tickets being booked. I tried into October too, so it's not just a summer thing.
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Old Jul 2, 19, 2:59 am
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Just book a return and pay the change fee once you know your dates or throw it away. On a Flex ticket the change fee for me is usually $30. Just changed my ticket twice at that price (+ fare difference for one change)
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Old Jul 2, 19, 5:13 am
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Good idea, thanks
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