IslandHopper From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 327 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2956 times:
I had a little time to kill today...usually I like to look on the web for cheap fares to places I plan to visit in the near future. Just for fun, I played around with Delta's website to try to get the most expensive ticket for a nonstop flight. The best I could do was an unrestricted ticket (leaving today) on ATL-NRT-ATL on an MD11, one leg first, one leg coach (I guess first was full) for "$10,000.84" They really need that extra .84, don't you know! Does anyone really pay that for a ticket?!?
The only rule for this contest is that the flight must be an online bookable, nonstop, rountrip flight between any two cities in the world. I'm sure some of you have run across higher fares in your flying lifetimes.
Braniff1960 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 77 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2663 times:
1 BA 66F 10AUG PHLLHR SS1 700P 705A+* SU/MO E
2 BA 15F 11AUG LHRSYD SS1 1015P 510A2* MO/WE
3 BA7311F 17AUG SYDLHR SS1 455P 640A+* SU/MO
OPERATED BY QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED SYD-BKK
OPERATED BY QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED BKK-LHR
4 BA 67F 18AUG LHRPHL SS1 1110A 205P * MO E
*FARE GUARANTEED AT TICKET ISSUANCE*
LAST DATE TO PURCHASE TICKET: 10AUG03
PHL BA LON M5245.00F1US BA SYD M5310.61F2BA1 BA LON
M5310.61F2BA1 BA PHL M5245.00F1US
NUC 21111.22 ROE1.00
FARE USD 21111.00 TAX 29.96UB TAX 26.80US TAX 26.62WY TAX
24.58AU TAX 16.00YQ TAX 7.00XY TAX 5.00YC TAX 3.10XA TAX 2.20QK
TAX 4.50XF TOT USD 21256.76
E LONSYD VALID ONLY ON BA QF
E SYDLON VALID ONLY ON BA QF
SUM IDENTIFIED AS UB IS A PASSENGER SERVICE CHARGE
CITY PAIR INFO LONSYD
CITY PAIR INFO SYDLON
US PFC: XF PHL4.5
BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE: 2PC
Elwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6 Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2582 times:
A few months ago I was checking out EWR-MCI, LGA-MCI, JFK-MCI and BDL-MCI. On CO, which I recently flew for the *lowest* price to SEA from EWR, I saw a fare to MCI of $3240. That's about $2.50 per mile (I could take a cab for less!). And that was coach!
Also saw some flights on UA for that same SEA trip for over $3000.
But I accept your challenge!
N/S LAX-SYD, First Class, UA and AA: $12696, August 21 through August 28 of this year. Both are approx 14 1/2 hour flights (just like their few-dollars-less Australian and New Zealand counterparts).
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it in summer school.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8821 posts, RR: 12 Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2503 times:
One time, I saw a fare on DL, I forget the exact route, but it was JFK-Germany via CDG, and the fare was around $1,100,000. The J class fare for this exact same route was around $4500. I think it was a glitch, but I remember there being a post on it, and I investigated it and it was true.