Kubus From Poland, joined Dec 2005, 176 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 12733 times:
$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.
$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.
MrCraigDav From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 26 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 12569 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.)
BNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3164 posts, RR: 12 Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 12336 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.