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(FARE GONE) QF: LAX-SYD/MEL $160++ ($468 all-in), Mon/Wed Dep in Nov/Dec

(FARE GONE) QF: LAX-SYD/MEL $160++ ($468 all-in), Mon/Wed Dep in Nov/Dec

Old Jun 16, 08, 3:20 am
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(FARE GONE) QF: LAX-SYD/MEL $160++ ($468 all-in), Mon/Wed Dep in Nov/Dec

Just got an alert from FareCompare. Awesome fare if it works! Available in November and December (Nov 2nd till Dec 8). Expertflyer showing as well... looks like books into O class. Perhaps an Airbus 380 promo? Fare basis is OQF380!

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Old Jun 16, 08, 3:36 am
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I'll be booking if it's available. Don't see it anywhere yet though.

Edit: Looks like it has to be booked on a A380.

[KVS Availability Tool 3.1.0/Platinum - ZUJ: LAX-SYD/QF/OQF380/161 USD]
Code:
INSTANT PURCHASE NONREFUNDABLE-TYPE FARES

[RULE APPLICATION AND OTHER CONDITIONS]
QANTAS LIMITED DURATION FARE SALE FROM USA/PUERTO RICO TO S.W. PACIFIC
APPLICATION AREA THESE FARES APPLY FROM UNITED STATES TO SOUTHWEST PACIFIC.
CLASS OF SERVICE THESE FARES APPLY FOR ECONOMY CLASS SERVICE.
TYPES OF TRANSPORTATION THIS RULE GOVERNS ROUND-TRIP FARES. FARES GOVERNED
BY THIS RULE CAN BE USED TO CREATE ROUND-TRIP/CIRCLE-TRIP/OPEN-JAW
JOURNEYS. FARES ONLY APPLY IF PURCHASED BEFORE DEPARTURE FROM POINT
OF ORIGIN. CAPACITY LIMITATIONS THE CARRIER SHALL LIMIT THE NUMBER
OF PASSENGERS CARRIED ON ANY ONE FLIGHT AT FARES GOVERNED BY THIS RULE
AND SUCH FARES WILL NOT NECESSARILY BE AVAILABLE ON ALL FLIGHTS.
THE NUMBER OF SEATS, WHICH THE CARRIER SHALL MAKE AVAILABLE ON A GIVEN
FLIGHT, WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE CARRIER S BEST JUDGEMENT. RULES NOT
APPLICABLE 35 PASSENGER EXPENSES EN ROUTE.

[ELIGIBILITY]
NO ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS APPLY.

[DAY/TIME]
PERMITTED WED/FRI/SUN ON EACH TRANSPACIFIC SECTOR.

[SEASONALITY]
PERMITTED 02NOV08 THROUGH 08DEC08 ON THE OUTBOUND TRANSPACIFIC SECTOR.
SEASON IS BASED ON DATE OF ORIGIN.

[FLIGHT APPLICATION]
THE FARE COMPONENT MUST INCLUDE TRAVEL BETWEEN LAX AND SYD VIA EACH TRANSPACIFIC
SECTOR ON ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING QF FLIGHT 0012 QF FLIGHT
0011 ON WED/FRI/SUN BY AIRBUS INDUSTRIE A380-800. OR THE FARE COMPONENT
MUST INCLUDE TRAVEL BETWEEN LAX AND MEL VIA EACH TRANSPACIFIC
SECTOR ON ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING QF FLIGHT 0094 QF FLIGHT 0093
ON MON/WED BY AIRBUS INDUSTRIE A380-800.

[ADVANCE RESERVATIONS/TICKETING]
CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL SECTORS. WAITLIST NOT PERMITTED.
TICKETING MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN 30 MINUTES AFTER RESERVATIONS
ARE MADE. NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING. OPEN RETURNS
NOT PERMITTED.

[MINIMUM STAY]
NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING. NO MIMIMUM STAY

[MAXIMUM STAY]
NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING. 1- MAXIMUM STAY VALIDITY
WILL BE ACCORDING TO SYSTEM RANGE AVAILABILITY BETWEEN 330-350 DAYS
FROM DATE OF ORIGINAL RESERVATION OF OUTBOUND TRAVEL FROM POINT OF
ORIGIN. 2- MAXIMUM STAY VALIDITY MAY BE EXTENDED UP TO 12 MONTHS FROM
DATE OF DEPARTURE AND RETURN TRAVEL MAY BE REBOOKED ACCORDING TO ESTABLISHED
CHANGE CONDITION IN TARIFF RULE INCLUDING ANY APPLICABLE CHANGE
AND SERVICING FEES.

[STOPOVERS]
NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING. NOT PERMITTED

[TRANSFERS]
8 TRANSFERS PERMITTED ON THE PRICING UNIT. FARE BREAK SURFACE SECTORS
NOT PERMITTED AND EMBEDDED SURFACE SECTORS PERMITTED ON THE FARE COMPONENT.
NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING. AS PER ROUTE
MAP

[COMBINATIONS]
DOUBLE OPEN JAWS NOT PERMITTED. END-ON-END NOT PERMITTED. ADD-ONS NOT
PERMITTED. OPEN JAWS/ROUND TRIPS/CIRCLE TRIPS FARES MAY BE COMBINED ON
A HALF ROUND TRIP BASIS WITH QF FARES -TO FORM SINGLE OPEN JAWS A MAXIMUM
OF TWO INTERNATIONAL FARE COMPONENTS PERMITTED. -TO FORM ROUND
TRIPS -TO FORM CIRCLE TRIPS. PROVIDED - COMBINATIONS ARE WITH ANY ROUND
TRIP FARE OF THE SAME FARE CLASS FOR CARRIER QF IN RULE 2107 IN TARIFF
IPRP    - BETWEEN THE USA/CANADA-AREA 2/3 VIA PAC.

[BLACKOUT DATES]
NO BLACKOUT DATES APPLY.

[SURCHARGES]
NO SURCHARGE REQUIREMENTS APPLY.

[ACCOMPANIED TRAVEL]
ACCOMPANIED TRAVEL NOT REQUIRED.

[TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS]
NO TRAVEL DATE RESTRICTIONS APPLY.

[SALES RESTRICTIONS]
FOOTNOTE RULE RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE ON/AFTER 16JUN08 AND ON/ BEFORE
17JUN08. TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON/AFTER 16JUN08 AND ON/BEFORE 17JUN08.
 FARE RULE NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING. TICKETS
MUST BE ISSUED ON QF TICKET STOCK. ALSO PERMITTED ON ONEWORLD CARRIER
TICKET STOCK - BA/AA/CX/JL/AY/IB/RJ/MA/LA/AY -OR- ANY APPROVED IATA
CARRIER TICKET STOCK

[PENALTIES]
CHANGES  ANY TIME CHARGE USD 200.00 FOR REISSUE/REVALIDATION. WAIVED FOR
DEATH OF PASSENGER OR FAMILY MEMBER. NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED
FOR AUTOPRICING. -CHARGE APPLIES PER TRANSACTION -DATE CHANGES AND
REROUTING PERMITTED. IF FLT CXLN AND REBOOKING OCCUR ON THE SAME DAY
CHARGE CHANGE PENALTY. TKT MUST BE REISSUED. ADNL COLLECTION MAY APPLY
ON REROUTED TKT. FARE DOWNGRADING NOT PERMITTED. IF LOWER SEASONALITY
OR FARE OCCUR AT TIME OF CHANGE TKT MUST BE REISSUED USING ORIGINAL
FARE AND FARE BASIS OR REISSUE WITH EQUAL OR HIGHER VALUE. IF NO REBOOKING
OCCURS AT TIME OF CHG THEN CXLN PENALTY APPLIES. -FEE WAIVED
IN CASE OF REFUSAL OF TRVL DOCS OR DEATH OF PASSENGER OR IMMEDIATE FAMILY
MEMBER AS EVIDENCED BY OFFICIAL DOCS.  UNUSED FARE MAY BE REFUNDED
TO PAX WITH TRVL DOCS PROBLEM OR IN CASE OF DEATH OF PAX UNUSED TKT
VALUE MAY BE REFUNDED TO DESIGNATED BENEFICIARY. -FOR ROUND TRIP TICKETS
- IF OUTBOUND PORTION HAS BEEN AVAILED THEN THAT PORTION MAY BE
CONVERTED INTO ONE WAY H-TYPE OR B-TYPE FARE AND REMAINING VALUE MAY
BE REFUNDED. -CHILD DISCOUNT DOES NOT APPLY. -INFANT TICKET MAY BE
CHANGED ANYTIME WITHOUT A FEE. -SEPARATE SERVICING CHARGES MAY APPLY.
 CANCELLATIONS  BEFORE DEPARTURE CHARGE 100 PERCENT NOTE - TEXT BELOW
NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING. AFTER TICKET ISSUANCE - NO REFUND. ----
EXCEPTIONS - A - FULL REFUND IN CASE OF DEATH OF THE PASSENGER OR
AN IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBER AS EVIDENCED BY A DEATH CERTIFICATE. B -
FULL REFUND IN CASE OF REFUSAL OF TRAVEL DOCUMENTS OF THE PASSENGER OR
AN ACCOMPANYING IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBER AS EVIDENCED BY WRITTEN ADVICE
FROM GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES.  AFTER DEPARTURE CHARGE 100 PERCENT
NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING. -FEE WAIVED IN CASE
OF REFUSAL OF TRVL DOCS OR DEATH OF PASSENGER OR IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBER
AS EVIDENCED BY APPLICABLE OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS. UNUSED FARE MAY BE
REFUNDED TO PAX WITH TRAVEL DOCS PROBLEM OR IN CASE OF DEATH OF PAX
UNUSED TKT VALUE MAY BE RFNDD TO DESIGNATED BENEFICIARY. -FOR ROUND TRIP
TICKETS - IF OUTBOUND PORTION HAS BEEN AVAILED THEN THAT PORTION
MAY BE CONVERTED INTO ONE WAY H-TYPE OR B-TYPE FARE AND REMAINING VALUE
MAY BE REFUNDED. ---- IF REISSUED TICKET SUBSEQUENTLY CANCELLED ORIGINAL
PENALTY OF ORIGINAL TICKET WILL APPLY.

[HIP/MILEAGE EXCEPTIONS]
NOTE - THE HIP RULE DOES NOT APPLY. THE MILEAGE SYSTEM DOES NOT APPLY.

[TICKET ENDORSEMENTS]
THE ORIGINAL TICKET MUST BE ANNOTATED - NONEND/NONREF/ VLD QF ONLY - AND
- SPCL COND APPLY - IN THE ENDORSEMENT BOX. NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT
VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING. TICKETS MUST SHOW BY THE USE OF AN INSERT
OR STICKER THAT TRAVEL IS AT A SPECIAL FARE AND SUBJECT TO SPECIAL CONDITIONS.

[CHILDREN DISCOUNTS]
NO DISCOUNTS FOR CHILDREN/INFANTS.

[TOUR CONDUCTOR DISCOUNTS]
FARE RULE TUR/TOUR CONDUCTOR PSGR - NO DISCOUNT.  GENERAL RULE - APPLY
UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.
DISCOUNTS APPLY. INFORMATION IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME...CONTACT
CARRIER FOR DETAILS.

[AGENT DISCOUNTS]
AGT/AGENT PSGR - NO DISCOUNT.

[ALL OTHER DISCOUNTS]
NO DISCOUNTS FOR OTHERS.

[MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS]
NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING. FREQUENT FLYER UPGRADE
NOT PERMITTED ON FARES BOOKED IN N CLASS OR O CLASS OR Q CLASS OF SERVICE.

[FARE BY RULE]
NOT APPLICABLE.

[GROUPS]
NO GROUP PROVISIONS APPLY.

[TOURS]
NO TOUR PROVISIONS APPLY.

[VISIT ANOTHER COUNTRY]
NO VISIT ANOTHER COUNTRY PROVISIONS APPLY.

[DEPOSITS]
NO DEPOSIT PROVISIONS APPLY.

[NEGOTIATED FARES]
NOT APPLICABLE. IC.INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION NOT A CONSTRUCTED FARE
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Old Jun 16, 08, 3:46 am
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will the A380 only have 31" of pitch in economy too? 15 hours in a 31" seat would rule this out at any price for me, the 50% earning penalty on AA doesn't help either.

Looks like the only Oneworld program it credits to at 100% is LAN. Otherwise it appears to credit to several non-OW partners at 100% though no status miles that way. (fine if you don't care about OW status)

Pretty amazing fare to Oz though if you have short legs and can tolerate the seat.

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Old Jun 16, 08, 3:59 am
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Interesting, looks like it can only be booked today or tomorrow (but not yet up on any booking system)
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Old Jun 16, 08, 3:59 am
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I guess the problem is O availabilty... there's hardly any that aren't zeroed out... still haven't checked all dates yet though.
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Old Jun 16, 08, 4:15 am
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Zuji.com.sg seems to be showing this fare, but I can't find availability (Flexible date, LAX-MEL, NOV-DEC).

(SGD 220.00 + tax + booking fee, or SGD 388.00 + tax +booking fee) Fare basis OQFA380


-- Edit - seems to have disappeared now. Test airfare that leaked?
-- Edit2- and back again, but still no availability.

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Old Jun 16, 08, 4:55 am
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Originally Posted by dvs7310 View Post
will the A380 only have 31" of pitch in economy too? 15 hours in a 31" seat would rule this out at any price for me, the 50% earning penalty on AA doesn't help either.

Looks like the only Oneworld program it credits to at 100% is LAN. Otherwise it appears to credit to several non-OW partners at 100% though no status miles that way. (fine if you don't care about OW status)

Pretty amazing fare to Oz though if you have short legs and can tolerate the seat.
Well, it also credits 100% to QFF.

Actually, with plat bonus, it's not too bad as mileage run for me. Though I'm with you. At 6'4, there needs to be a good reason for flying up the back.
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Old Jun 16, 08, 5:17 am
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I wonder if these two QF deals on the front page are linked. That is to say, if QF is planning on running the same promotion in the US market that they are running in the UK market right now?
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Old Jun 16, 08, 5:40 am
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Originally Posted by abcedaria View Post
Well, it also credits 100% to QFF.

Actually, with plat bonus, it's not too bad as mileage run for me. Though I'm with you. At 6'4, there needs to be a good reason for flying up the back.
Ah ha, sure does... don't know how I missed that one.
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Old Jun 16, 08, 6:10 am
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The best I'm seeing one way in late November is $685....
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Old Jun 16, 08, 6:47 am
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Appears to now be bookable through Zuji.com.sg

Must choose Wed departures for both legs.

Price for a 12 Nov Departure, 19 Nov return = SG758.00 = $551USD

Have not gone past the select flights screen/final price screen though.
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Old Jun 16, 08, 7:00 am
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Seems to be available on the Quantas site now - quoted me $515. Wednesday departures only, Wed/Fri/Sun return. Trav-ity came up for the same dates as $499 a/i + $20 paper ticket fee.

Great deal, if only I had some vacation time left...
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Old Jun 16, 08, 7:04 am
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Where's the A intro fare?
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Old Jun 16, 08, 7:05 am
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Also some Mon departures available on the Qantas website - eg 17 Nov depart, 19th/24/26th return for $US497.60
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Old Jun 16, 08, 7:08 am
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A380 sale also available on SYD to SIN and LHR flights from Jan 2009

Originally Posted by timstravel View Post
Seems to be available on the Quantas site now - quoted me $515. Wednesday departures only, Wed/Fri/Sun return. Trav-ity came up for the same dates as $499 a/i + $20 paper ticket fee.

Great deal, if only I had some vacation time left...
The email I got from Qantas

The Qantas A380 - now on sale
__________________________________________________ _________

The new Qantas A380 is now on sale with the first
passenger flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles taking
off on 20 October 2008.

The new Qantas A380 is on sale now for selected flights from Sydney and Melbourne to Los Angeles for travel from late October 2008. The Qantas A380 is also on sale for selected flights from Sydney to Singapore and London for travel from mid January 2009.

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