Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19259 posts, RR: 52 Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2412 times:
I am considering an Asia trip during the summer. I can get the following 8 flights for an amazingly good £144 – including tax: SIN-BKK-KUL-CGK-KUL-BKK-SIN-HKG-SIN (flying AirAsia and Tiger Airways). The total mileage for this trip is about 7,980 – about 2,000 miles further than LON-LAX and LON-NRT. Can anyone combine flights, or even have just one flight, of an equal or further distance for the same or less money?
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
Skidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2226 times:
Sounds suspiciously like a staff travel ID90 fare and getting upgraded there, young Mr Davidson. Not sure that is what Pearson meant. After all, it could be classed as cheating!! Unless of course, you did it as a baby and went in your pushchair some years ago!!
Geoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2194 times:
Although I haven't actually done it, I did see a holiday advertised on Teletext for £99 inc taxes. It was a flydrive to Florida for 2 weeks. That would be approx 8,600 miles in total. Only snag was that it was leaving the next day.
Of course, being an advertised holiday, it probably didn't exist. I've certainly never managed to buy any at the advertised price. In fact one travel agents I went into, we went through eight advertised holidays (in their window), each of which didn't exist, before I gave up. They were still advertised a week later. Sorry. Rant over.
I see the logic behind your spotting question now!
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4359 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2155 times:
I once flew with United from Amsterdam to Sydney via LAX for 800 euro including taxes, specials they sometimes have off season (febr-may) although now the taxes will be a bit higher.
With the detour over the US, this comes to about 29.000 miles for the equivalent of 550 GBP, which is about the same price level as your trip.
In the Europe-Australia market, the last few years prices start at this level and might be the ones coming close. Also the NYC-California market starts at about $75 one way and with the cheap dollar two of these sectors (about 3000 miles?) can make up a cheaper trip. Of course Ryanair, Jetsgo and other LCCs sometimes offer almost free tickets but the catch is it will be hard to make a multi itinerary trip with only these fares.
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?