Qantas Perth-London Boeing 787 business class fares

By ian62 | Feb 01, 2018, 07:02 PM
I searched return J fares on the Qantas website yesterday from PER-LHR on the 787 and was quoted AUD 13,202 for travel dates 22/6 to 7/7 this year. Given that this is not far off First fares for the one stop flights for this route (or even higher than QR is likely to cost in F when the A380 from PER starts in May), are these prices reflective of the general hysteria around this flight or are they a "premium" for the nonstop experience and reduced loads etc?
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By Sibelius | Feb 01, 2018, 09:39 PM
There’s a third option: are all airlines’ prices inflated at that time of year because of the school holidays? Have you checked whether other airlines’ prices are higher as well for those same dates, or is it just Qantas?
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By ian62 | Feb 01, 2018, 09:48 PM
I have (obsessively) checked - there are lots sandlots of cheaper one stop fares
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By mspcooper | Feb 01, 2018, 10:10 PM
Unless the traffic from BNE, MEL, SYD to PER is also on the 787, paying that much for J is silly. QF will most likely keep the prices up until real loads dictate pricing. Once the fancy part is completed, QF will understand most eastern seaboard customers would prefer to fly through Singapore instead of Perth.
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By ajstubbs | Feb 01, 2018, 11:12 PM
Two days ago, the J and F fares were much cheaper - the fares via SIN from the east coast were roughly the same price as the fares via PER. Not sure why they've suddenly leaped up for QF but i'd hazard a guess it's to do with double SC promotion.
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By hakkinen5 | Feb 02, 2018, 01:58 PM
I checked this pricing a few days ago for a trip in April. On the weekend I looked at, the Saturday outbound leg on QF9 alone was thousands of dollars more expensive than going via Singapore to meet QF1. But strangely, on the Sunday, it was thousands of dollars cheaper than via Singapore. Very odd pricing.
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By TZB88 | Feb 02, 2018, 02:53 PM
I'm interested to see what the preference will be for people from east coast - via PER or via SIN?
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By alenb | Feb 02, 2018, 03:03 PM
qantas has been gouging australian public for years and still continues to do so, spend your money elswhere
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By foxc1 | Feb 02, 2018, 03:41 PM
I noticed that PE was really cheap on this flight (like around $2500 return) for dates in September which is pretty good value (even though the seat doesn't have great reviews)

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By DAREng | Feb 02, 2018, 03:46 PM
Members, any idea what the penalty is on SCs when flying Emirates to LHR from Melb or Sydney in lieu of Q
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By CP | Feb 02, 2018, 04:11 PM
I have not experienced any penalty on SCs flying EK to Europe from Mel - the golden rule is to ensure you have a QF ticket with a QF flight number.
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By fatty | Feb 02, 2018, 04:25 PM
No penalty so long as you’re on a QF flight number. Ek will net you zero
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By Gemmella | Feb 02, 2018, 05:38 PM
Wow the $2500 PE would be well worth it. Just returned LAX-Mel front row of PE on the Dreamliner and We were happy enough with it. Qantas is trying an ottoman cube in that row which was pretty good. It's a long time since I flew anything but Business and my husband is 6'3. It's not Business but for the right price I thought it ok.
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By markpk | Feb 02, 2018, 05:41 PM
qantas has been gouging australian public for years and still continues to do so, spend your money elswhere

If we followed your logic we'd not stay in Sydney with views of the harbour for New Years because the hotels around that area gouge customers - so we should all stay in Liverpool...
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By mnc | Feb 02, 2018, 08:32 PM
could this fare differential be related to the current double SC promotion?
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By traveller99 | Feb 02, 2018, 09:34 PM

are these prices reflective of the general hysteria around this flight or are they a "premium" for the nonstop experience and reduced loads etc?


I noticed that the recent "sale" ended the day the double status points started. I'm looking for London Heathrow to Sydney return (I live in London) in Business, and it's around $10K AUD, even when looking at many different dates in different months. Unbelievable.
Last edited by traveller99 at Feb 02, 2018, 09.35 PM.
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