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Most Expensive Plane Ticket You've Booked?  
User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 14262 times:

What was the most expensive plane ticket you have purchased (out of your pocket)?

Out of my pocket: near $550 for roundtrip ticket on AA from CMH to PSP and back. Coach class.

Not out of my pocket: (used flight check from travel agency company) near $6,500 for roundtrip ticket on EA from CMH to EZE and back. First class.

[Edited 2006-03-20 02:12:48]


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User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4903 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 14240 times:

AF R class CDG-JFK, 1993, around $4,000 o/w as a birthday treat to myself; got a $500 coupon as flight was delayed 2 hrs while brakes were fixed. Pure heaven...

User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 14236 times:

Out of my pocket:

$320 PHX-LAS-COS-PHX on HP last October.

Not out of my pocket (parents):

$315 (iirc) PHX-IAH-MSP-PHX on CO and NW last December into this January.


User currently offlineStarAlly From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 14228 times:

Out of Pocket was roughly $1,317.00 on KLM ORD-ACC-ORD.

For a domestic flight it was $218.60, ORD-BWI-ORD

That's about to change as I am planning on visiting South Africa in July. Looks like I will be shelling out over $2,000.00

 Smile



Aaron Jason
User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 14223 times:

$7800 for an RTW:

SFO-NRT-SIN
SIN-KUL-SYD
SYD-KUL-FRA
AMS-LCY
LHR-AMS-SFO

KUL-FRA was in F on MH, and AMS-LCY was on a Fokker 50 in Y (and, well, on KL, LHR-AMS is effectively Y) -- the rest was in J.

Personally, for me, I've spent as much as $2,700 for a full-Y ticket to Europe that I then upgraded with miles.

Steve


User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7558 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 14197 times:

$380 for a DL PHL-SLC-PDX/PDX-CVG-PHL round-trip back in August 2003.


"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 14190 times:

Most expensive oneway:

LHR-JFK on Concorde in September 2002. £5030/$8900

Most expensive return*:
LHR-LAX-LHR in BA F in 2000. Of the routes I've flown in paid F LAX is the most expensive and while I cannot remember the price of the ticket today it is around £5600/$9800.



"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4659 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 14189 times:

$A11,000 for my DONE4 around the world ticket (D = business class, ONE = oneworld alliance, 4 = 4 continents). 20 flights over 11 months - bargain!


I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineKubus From Poland, joined Dec 2005, 183 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 14177 times:

For work:
$850 coach for PIT-LGA-PIT AM departure, PM return on US Airways.. It's been going rate for such flight for about 4-5 years now.
Personal:
$1200 coach for PIT-EWR-WAW-ORD-PIT in Sept'05 on LO.

I just priced the same one for next Monday, on AF for $556.


User currently offlineMrCraigDav From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 14013 times:

Out of my own pocket: Just after I graduated I recall paying about GBP£1,000 for a RTW from LHR to HKG-SYD-ASP-ADL-MEL-SYD-CHC-WLG-ROT-AKL-NAN-HNL-DFW-MEX-MIA-LHR. It was probably the most I had ever spent on anything at the time and was quite good value even then. It seems quite cheap now really. I once blew GBP£1,400 on LHR-SYD return in BA World Traveller Plus, when I had more money than sense - but it was also at the bulkhead and I was very comfy indeed. (I am 6ft).

Out of work's pocket: I seem to recall purchasing an on-the-day Club Europe return LHR-BRU for about GBP£676 on day in June a couple of years ago. Seems hideous now for a 55 minute flight (especially if you convert it into USD) but at the time it was really important to have a fully-refundable ticket and one that could be transferred to another airline if necessary for whatever reason. Also worth a mention is a hideous LH Business Class return LHR-MUC which was basically a rugby scrum from start to finish - I think that cost about GBP£600.

Slightly off point, but my best value had to be a one-way Club World (Flat Bed Sleeper Service) JFK-LHR-MAN ticket for 50,000 miles plus tax (about £50 last year, I think.)


User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 14003 times:

I had to spend around 1800 for my SEA-EWR-SIN-EWR-SEA trip. Well worth the money, and the greatest trip of my life!
Happy Flying!



From YVR
User currently offlineDL4EVR From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 13982 times:

Out of my pocket...squat...never paid for a ticket in my life  Smile

However, out of my parents' pockets....

JFK-LAS on DL (2/10/05 - 2/14/05)...$1182 in F. Had the best in-flight meal of my life on the return leg, and the sundae certainly helped!



We Love To Fly And It Shows.
User currently offlineCszulc From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 13980 times:

Concorde probably for me! $8000! But thank goodness I didn't have to pay for it!!!

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8463 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 13958 times:
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4 years ago I did this round trip... JNB-SID-ATL-CLT-PGV-CLT-EWR/JFK-JNB, business class, and the ticket was about ZAR23,000 which is $3,650 in today's currency.


After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 13953 times:

$471
PIT-CLE-MCI CO
MCI-DEN-LAX F9
LAX-PHX-PIT WN

All out of pocket. The rest were non-rev, with a few exceptions, including a WN ticket my parents bought last summer.



Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineEmiratesA345 From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 2123 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 13947 times:

YYZ JFK, one way on BA Concorde. 1125 CAD. Most expensive 59 minutes of my life.

Mark



You and I were meant to fly, Air Canada!
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12339 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 13945 times:
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Up-coming America trip in June and returning in august on 4 NZ flights and 5 UA flights, fare was just over $2200, which included a free stop over in LA

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11704 posts, RR: 60
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days ago) and read 13932 times:

On a single Airline;

£272
LHR-JFK-LHR with VS last November.

Multiple Airlines;

£363.50
PLH-NQY-LGW-MAH this Sunday with Air Southwest and Air Nostrum, and the return section; MAH-BCN-LGW-NQY-PLH in early May with Air Nostrum, British Airways and Air Southwest.

Will be away from A.net for over a month ashamed 

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 13920 times:

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 14):
$471
PIT-CLE-MCI CO
MCI-DEN-LAX F9
LAX-PHX-PIT WN

All out of pocket. The rest were non-rev, with a few exceptions, including a WN ticket my parents bought last summer.

Oh, and the most expensive ticket was the F9 leg at $172.80  Wink



Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineZoheb From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 13896 times:

LHR-DXB-LHR on EK £320 (My own pocket)

User currently offlineMerC From Sweden, joined Dec 2003, 590 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 13841 times:

$1073
GOT-VIE-BKK-VIE-GOT (Own pocket)



It's Scandinavian
User currently offlineMrCraigDav From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 13832 times:

Also USH-SCL-IPC-SCL-EZE - came in at a hefty USD1,020.

User currently offlineDon81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 13794 times:

Nov-Dec 2004 YWG-YYC-LAX-TPE-KUL-BNE and return $2463.98 CDN
Oct-Nov 2006 YWG-ORD-SFO-SYD-BNE-ASP-AYQ-SYD-BNE-BDB-BNE-SYD-LAX-DEN-YWG $2456.89 CDN.

More flights, less $$$. Go figure!



Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3189 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 13780 times:

British Airways Business Class AUD$5200 in April 2000; worth every cent. BNE-LHR Return.

BA stopped flying to Brisbane less than a year later.

The 42,000 points I gained from that trip was enough for to upgrade my mum LAX-AKL in Oct 2001; from economy to business. at that time QF only required 40,000 to upgrade any economy ticket to business one way for 40,000 points.

Recently; Brisbane to Perth Return on QF AUD $1086.00 bit of a rip off but I should have booked earlier, it was my most expensive ticket domestically but I had a great holiday.



Why fly non stop when you can connect
User currently offlineBa97 From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 13755 times:

Concorde one way:+10K. Return: YYZ to MEL 14K, YYZ to JNB: 14K


there is economy class, business class, first class...then Concorde..pure class
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