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Most Expensive Plane Ticket In The World?  
User currently offlineBoeingForEver From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 219 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

I just heard that full fare first class on CX from hk-jfk(round trip) is 24,000$. im thinking thats gotta be one of the highest fares in the world on any single flight. Am i wrong? does anyone know any higher fares?

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User currently offlineTruemanQLD From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 1507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Air Force One - any flight - no official currency just oil fields for payment

User currently offlineAussieindc From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting BoeingForEver (Thread starter):
full fare first class on CX from hk-jfk(round trip) is 24,000$

I know the US $ is pretty poor at the moment but WOW! Would be alright if it was HKG$'s.


User currently offlineAviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1485 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

What about the US$100,380 that Mr Julian Hayward paid for a pair of SIN-SYD tickets (one-way) in the Suite of Singapore Airlines first A380 flight on 25 October 2007?

That works out to US$50,190 for a SIN-SYD Suite . . . although this is a charity flight, the original post did not specifically mention anything about a regular fare or a one-off fare.

KC Sim


User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1796 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting BoeingForEver (Thread starter):
I just heard that full fare first class on CX from hk-jfk(round trip) is 24,000$. im thinking thats gotta be one of the highest fares in the world on any single flight. Am i wrong? does anyone know any higher fares?

I dont think so.. my uncle flew DOH-HGK-JFK for around 13,000 riyals or $3562 in Business Class though. They do promotions in that route,and hardly anyone pays full fare.



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User currently offlineTXKF2010 From Bermuda, joined Nov 2005, 206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Last time i looked from YYC-SYD first class was a bit over $17000 US.


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User currently offlineTXKF2010 From Bermuda, joined Nov 2005, 206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

I stand corrected...from Bermuda to Sydney is about $26000 US


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User currently offlineG5ive From El Salvador, joined Oct 2007, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting TXKF2010 (Reply 6):
I stand corrected...from Bermuda to Sydney is about $26000 US

That's a car.

Quoting TruemanQLD (Reply 1):
Air Force One - any flight - no official currency just oil fields for payment

 Big grin



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User currently offlineLuv2cattlecall From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1650 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
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Quoting G5ive (Reply 7):
That's a car.

Shhh...  ziplip , let them subsidize those Y fares!



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User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3537 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

What's an F class fare on the Kangaroo route go for these days?


PHX based
User currently offlineAg92 From India, joined Jul 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

When one of the SQ Airbus 380 also flies to LHR, it will be interesting to see the LHR - SIN - SYD - SIN - LHR or vice versa for the Suites - A class beyond first  cloudnine 

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Ag92


User currently offlinePtugarin From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

How much did Qantas charge for their Antarctic excursions? Also, what was the highest fare on Concorde?
Both have to be up there.


User currently offlineAussieindc From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

We all know that fares from the US seem to be much higher than from other parts in the world etc. But just looking at JFK - SYD Full fare F on QF and it's pricing at USD$24418.00 on the FOXRT fare. But in the reverse, SYD - JFK is pricing at US$19140 plus the applicable taxes etc.

User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2948 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

these are really hig fares. I think the most expensive F-Class ticket with LH is s.th. around 7500 EUR (around 11.000$)

User currently offlineA350XWB From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 13):
I think the most expensive F-Class ticket with LH is s.th. around 7500 EUR (around 11.000$)

FRA-EZE-FRA with LH is around 10.000 € in F. This is about 14.500 $.


User currently offlineHBIHLtoEZE From Switzerland, joined Aug 2004, 280 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

One of the most expensive Y fares must be into Port Moresby - Papua New Guinea .

From Europe it is always around 3,000 US$, which is a lot.


One of the reasons I haven^t ended up there somewhere...


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User currently offlineBlueSkys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

It is not a regular fare, but none of you have mentioned private charter. An airplane like the Challenger, Global Express, GV, will run you well over $10,000/hour. Your regular atlantic hop would cost you well over $60,000 one way  Wink

User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2963 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting BlueSkys (Reply 16):

True, but mostly there will be more than one pax on board and as soon as you have four, the single ticket will be cheaper than the fare the OP posted.  Wink



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User currently offlineAircellist From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1703 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Just gave a look out of curiosity...

The F ticket on CX for HKG-JFK at random dates in march 2008, once converted in USD, is 18 934 $

The lowest fare for the same exact flight is 1 573 $

Guess what? The taxes for both are exactly the same! 1 405 HK$, or about 180.53 US$;
Which means not quite 1% of the total F fare, and close to 11.5% of the lowest fare.

Now... The same F ticket, almost same dates, for JFK-HKG, is now bordering on 23 721 US$

The lowest fare for the same flight is now... 1034 $

Guess what? The taxes are again exactly the same: 179.90 US$.
Giving us about 0.76% of the total F fare, and more than 17% of the lowest fare.

Two observations:
1- I suppose I understand a bit more the meaning of the expression "Yield management", now, and;
2- it is said sometimes that it is the wealthy, in F or B class, that pay for the flight (if it is not the freight), but it is the cattle class that pays the taxes.

Now, THAT is capitalism!


User currently offlineJA732A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Aircellist (Reply 18):
2- it is said sometimes that it is the wealthy, in F or B class, that pay for the flight (if it is not the freight), but it is the cattle class that pays the taxes.

Now, THAT is capitalism!

Taxes on international flights are based on a flat fee for the departure and arrival airport services. The amount paid for the ticket is irrelevant. It costs the airport/country the same to process an F or Y class passenger through customs and security.

Per ICAO agreement, excise taxes (those that are usually charged as a % of a ticket price) are illegal.

[Edited 2007-11-17 09:24:12]

User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5919 posts, RR: 40
Reply 20, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting JA732A (Reply 19):
Per ICAO agreement, excise taxes (those that are usually charged as a % of a ticket price) are illegal.

well here in venezuela you have to pay 4,5% taxes over the ticket prices



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User currently offlineG5ive From El Salvador, joined Oct 2007, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting BlueSkys (Reply 16):
It is not a regular fare, but none of you have mentioned private charter. An airplane like the Challenger, Global Express, GV, will run you well over $10,000/hour. Your regular atlantic hop would cost you well over $60,000 one way

What is the cost of operating a single flight? Say perhaps JFK-LHR on an airliner and the same on a private jet.
At $10,000 an hour on a private jet, I can probably imagine that operating an airliner is less? Someone correct me if I'm wrong.



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User currently offlineJA732A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting Avianca (Reply 20):
well here in venezuela you have to pay 4,5% taxes over the ticket prices

On domestic or international flights?


User currently offlineBlueSkys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting G5ive (Reply 21):
What is the cost of operating a single flight? Say perhaps JFK-LHR on an airliner and the same on a private jet.
At $10,000 an hour on a private jet, I can probably imagine that operating an airliner is less? Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Operating costs on an airliner would be quite more i believe. The $10,000/hour or so does not constitute operating cost, but the charter fee. The operating costs would be much less, the rest would be profit. But lets say we are taking a 767-300ER on JFK to LHR and a GV on the same route, the costs per hour, taking into consideration, fuel, maintenance, insurance, crew etc., would be much higher on an airliner such as the 767 than the GV.

Is this what you meant?


User currently offlineJoness0154 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 667 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting BlueSkys (Reply 16):


It is not a regular fare, but none of you have mentioned private charter. An airplane like the Challenger, Global Express, GV, will run you well over $10,000/hour. Your regular atlantic hop would cost you well over $60,000 one way Wink

Yes, but those planes are going to be packed full of executives all flying in style. It's worth it.



I don't have an attitude problem. You have a perception problem
25 Avianca : on internationl one... bettet to say, they charge 9% (the normal VAT) only over 50% of the ticket price... same aply for international airfreight.
26 ANother : Not quite, the Chicago Convention allows charges to be imposed on airlines to recover the cost of operating facilities and services provided by airpo
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