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8 hours ago, Jon the Hat said:

I guess what I am saying is they are playing a very different strategy to say Qantas or BA, who are minimising losses by not flying half empty planes.  I know a guy senior at Emirates who has been briefed on this strategy.

That's what I was going to say.  I remember when they were first getting established, they were prepared to cut fares lower than anyone else, while offering higher standards of service, to build their reputation.  It was an expensive strategy that most airlines would've been mad to finance, but the Qataris could afford it.   They have always valued their reputation above their profitability.


Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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I can vouch for Qatar too, they got us to Oz this month with no cancellations..bloomin expensive though! But that's the case with any airline at the moment. 

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We flew into Melb on Etihad - We bagged a return ticket (Out in Business, back in Economy) for £4,100 for 2 adults and an infant. We managed to take 130Kg of luggage + a heavy push chair as part of that. Very pleased with the service and we didn't get cancelled on either!

We found this fare by perusing Skyscanner and Kayak for various dates... There were quite a few different options available a couple of months ago!

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7 hours ago, vongole83 said:

We flew into Melb on Etihad - We bagged a return ticket (Out in Business, back in Economy) for £4,100 for 2 adults and an infant. We managed to take 130Kg of luggage + a heavy push chair as part of that. Very pleased with the service and we didn't get cancelled on either!

We found this fare by perusing Skyscanner and Kayak for various dates... There were quite a few different options available a couple of months ago!

Return?


Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

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Posted (edited)
18 minutes ago, Marisawright said:

Return?

Yes we will use the return portion for a visit to the UK next year if COVID allows. The return leg has free changes too. 
 

Forgot to mention the economy return made the price lower than 1 way biz class... booking outwards only was about £12,000! Crazy!

Anyway well worth taking a look as there were lots of dates offering this when we booked. I didn’t want to post about it until we actually got here as I was a little sceptical it wasn’t all too good to be true price-wise

Edited by vongole83

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