EK77W From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 96 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1436 times:
Does anyone have any recommendations for online travel agents for cheap business class flights to MEL. I have been looking on www.ebookers.com, and fares seem to be consistently high (around £3000 each), and since there is 4 adults flying, the price is a large factor. So, does anyone know any good sites and any tips to find cheaper flights?
HT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6510 posts, RR: 25 Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1392 times:
Only half an answer ...:
http://www.skyways.de/flug.html (in German language only, in field "Klasse wählen" select "PremiumEcomomy, Business & First" ; the other fields should be self explaining; dates are as DD.MM.YY ) has numerous available (!) flights in Business Class out of FRA on that very dates you stated to MEL.
Prices are in Euros and including all taxes, so it is about 2/3 that amount in GBP:
TG via BKK : 3340 EUR
MH via KUL : 3260 EUR
EK via DXB: 3300 EUR (similar fares & availabilities on EK also out of HAM, DUS and MUC)
Each carrier has more than one flight option per day.
NZ in its Premium Economy Class is only slightly cheaper at 3000 EUR, but having a different routing:
FRA-LHR (!!!)- LAX- AKL - MEL or FRA-LHR-HKG-AKL-MEL (return via AKL-LAX-LHR only).
It therefore might be a financially interesting option to get a cheap flight to mainland Europe (in this case: "Germany") and then catch one of the flights mentioned above ...
Sofar I was not able to find similar fares out of LHR. Best sofar is EK at 2730 GBP out of LHR, LGW, BHX or MAN on expedia.co.uk
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