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CMB-AKL/SYD/MEL/BNE OW $680-1000 in J

CMB-AKL/SYD/MEL/BNE OW $680-1000 in J

Old Jan 4, 15, 7:12 pm
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CMB-AKL/SYD/MEL/BNE OW $680-1000 in J

On Mondays April-June, I've found fares on UL/QF/LAN that seem very cheap.

Typical routing is CMB-SIN-MEL/BNE/SYD/AKL.

Just booked in May CMB-AKL for $730USD. I think this is a good fare, as AKL-SYD return is no less than $700 USD.

BNE is closer to $800, and SYD is $680. Searching other days of the week will yield something closer to $1000.

Expedia.co.uk and other OTA can ticket these fares.

Looking at my booking via qantas.com.au, the flights booked into I class.

For a BA blue, my CMB-SIN-SYD-AKL would yield 8697 miles and 220 tier points.

Last edited by Amelorn; Jan 4, 15 at 10:06 pm
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Old Jan 4, 15, 7:54 pm
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Great find ^ Also available in March.

However, how are you getting the 260 TPs? CMB-SIN-SYD-AKL should yield 40+140+40, so 220 TPs no?
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Old Jan 4, 15, 10:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Far Siren View Post
Great find ^ Also available in March.

However, how are you getting the 260 TPs? CMB-SIN-SYD-AKL should yield 40+140+40, so 220 TPs no?
Oops. I was counting the results of the BKK-CMB positioning flight as well. I have some numbers to re-adjust.
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Old Jan 4, 15, 11:54 pm
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Is this a one way or round trip fare?
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Old Jan 5, 15, 12:05 am
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OW refers to one way in the title
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Old Jan 5, 15, 12:30 am
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Originally Posted by Shanye2233 View Post
OW refers to one way in the title
OK. I thought for a while OW means One World Alliance
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Old Jan 5, 15, 2:43 am
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Originally Posted by NA-Flyer View Post
OK. I thought for a while OW means One World Alliance
withthe given Airlines I thought the same.
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Old Jan 5, 15, 3:58 am
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Originally Posted by bertheike View Post
withthe given Airlines I thought the same.
With LH for long-haul (and a certain airline ), OW joins the group of misleading FT* abbreviations.

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Old Jan 6, 15, 7:43 am
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Have been trying to play around with this fare to avoid MH as my other half won't fly with them anymore Perhaps someone with a better understanding of fare rules could advise.

The fare rules say you can fly with CX in addition to the carriers listed above, any way to route this via HKG in both directions or SIN both ways?
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Old Jan 6, 15, 10:10 am
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Originally Posted by Jeffers8 View Post
Have been trying to play around with this fare to avoid MH as my other half won't fly with them anymore Perhaps someone with a better understanding of fare rules could advise.

The fare rules say you can fly with CX in addition to the carriers listed above, any way to route this via HKG in both directions or SIN both ways?
CX is only allowed on the one-way to AKL. The roundtrip only allows connecting in SIN or KUL.
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Code:
Routing Details 

Search: Departing CMB on 03/01/15 for AKL
 Fare basis code IOWLK6
 Flying UL
 Routing via Eastern Hemisphere
 
CMB-AKL       CXR-UL       SUN 01MAR15                     USD
THE FOLLOWING CARRIERS ALSO PUBLISH FARES CMB-AKL:
9W AI BA BI CA CI CX CZ EK ET EY IT KA KE MH MI MU NZ OZ QF QR 
RJ SQ TG TK VA YY 
ADDITIONAL CARRIERS PARTICIPATE IN YY FARES
//SEE FQHELP FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW FARE DISPLAYS//
  SURCHARGE FOR PAPER TICKET MAY BE ADDED WHEN ITIN PRICED
LKR CONVERTED TO USD USING BSR 1 USD - 131.26 LKR              
UL     CMBAKL.EH       01MAR15          MPM  8323
    V FARE BASIS     BK    FARE   TRAVEL-TICKET AP  MINMAX  RTG
  1   IOWLK6         I O   420.00     ----      -    -/  - EH01
  2   IOWLK6         I O   724.00     ----      -    -/  - EH02
  3   IOWLK6         I O   942.00     ----      -    -/  - EH03
 
*** YY REQUESTED FARES NOT PERMITTED CMB-AKL ON UL *** 
 
EH01*  /WITHIN THE EASTERN HEMISPHERE/ PUBLISHED RTG 903
       DOM ROUTE VALIDATION APPLIES WITHIN ORIG/DEST COUNTRIES
       1. CMB-UL-SIN-QF-SYD/MEL-QF-AKL
EH02*  /WITHIN THE EASTERN HEMISPHERE/ PUBLISHED RTG 900
       DOM ROUTE VALIDATION APPLIES WITHIN ORIG/DEST COUNTRIES
       1. CMB-UL-KUL-MH-AKL
EH03*  /WITHIN THE EASTERN HEMISPHERE/ PUBLISHED RTG 901
       DOM ROUTE VALIDATION APPLIES WITHIN ORIG/DEST COUNTRIES
       1. CMB-HKG-CX-AKL
r/t
Code:
Routing Details 

Search: Departing CMB on 03/01/15 for AKL
 Fare basis code IE6MLK6
 Flying UL
 Routing via Eastern Hemisphere

 CMB-AKL       CXR-UL       SUN 01MAR15                     USD
THE FOLLOWING CARRIERS ALSO PUBLISH FARES CMB-AKL:
9W AI BA BI CA CI CX CZ EK ET EY IT KA KE MH MI MU NZ OZ QF QR 
RJ SQ TG TK VA YY 
ADDITIONAL CARRIERS PARTICIPATE IN YY FARES
//SEE FQHELP FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW FARE DISPLAYS//
  SURCHARGE FOR PAPER TICKET MAY BE ADDED WHEN ITIN PRICED
LKR CONVERTED TO USD USING BSR 1 USD - 131.26 LKR              
UL     CMBAKL.EH       01MAR15          MPM  8323
    V FARE BASIS     BK    FARE   TRAVEL-TICKET AP  MINMAX  RTG
  1   IE6MLK6        I R   830.00     ----      -    -/ 6M EH01
  2   IE6MLK6        I R  1432.00     ----      -    -/ 6M EH02
 
*** YY REQUESTED FARES NOT PERMITTED CMB-AKL ON UL *** 
 
EH01*  /WITHIN THE EASTERN HEMISPHERE/ PUBLISHED RTG 903
       DOM ROUTE VALIDATION APPLIES WITHIN ORIG/DEST COUNTRIES
       1. CMB-UL-SIN-QF-SYD/MEL-QF-AKL
EH02*  /WITHIN THE EASTERN HEMISPHERE/ PUBLISHED RTG 900
       DOM ROUTE VALIDATION APPLIES WITHIN ORIG/DEST COUNTRIES
       1. CMB-UL-KUL-MH-AKL
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Old Feb 13, 15, 3:31 am
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CMB-AKL Business Class ~$1300 RT

I do not know whether this can be classified as a good find, as CMB is home to many of them; but I find it quite a value personally.

September to November, many dates have this pricing.

Itinerary is like this: CMB-(Sri Lankan Airlines A320 business)-SIN-(Qantas A330 New Business suite)-SYD/MEL-(Qantas 738 business)-AKL and same on the return legs.

Stays from 3-10 days are valid in my searches, YMMV.
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Old Feb 13, 15, 4:40 am
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It certainly classifies as a good find! IIRC a similar fare was discussed not long ago. Good find.
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Old Feb 13, 15, 5:31 am
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Originally Posted by SQ421 View Post
It certainly classifies as a good find! IIRC a similar fare was discussed not long ago. Good find.
Thanks, I am taking advantage of this from India and fares from Indian cities were twice as much in premium cabins, so this was a great deal for me; just wasn't sure if this would help others.
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Old Feb 13, 15, 5:56 am
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Can you share dates that you are finding 1300? The lowest I can get it to is 1600 ISH with MH on way down, QF on way back. Great find!
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Old Feb 13, 15, 6:01 am
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Originally Posted by Penguinmoon View Post
Can you share dates that you are finding 1300? The lowest I can get it to is 1600 ISH with MH on way down, QF on way back. Great find!
Google flight will be your best friend !
Lots of dates available in Apr/May
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