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Contest: Highest Fare You've Seen Online  
User currently offlineIslandHopper From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 327 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3337 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!  Smile 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.

27 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16345 posts, RR: 86
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3279 times:

No problem.

Concorde, leaving today, coming back Sept 14th. $12804.

N


User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3175 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3274 times:
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Flint, MI - Sydney in First Class

$11,564


User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5911 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3258 times:

Let's see:
SIA
CPH-SIN-CPH
Leaving tomorrow (saturday)
Biz both ways

Only... what the... only 3450.76$

That's only slightly more than they wanted to charge me for a C class ticket 5 months from now!


User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3345 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3254 times:

$13,940.90 JFK to HKG on Cathay Pacific, in First Class. Who the heck would pay that?

User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3345 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3243 times:

JBLUA320, Flint has direct service to Sydney?

User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3175 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3213 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

haha, no its thru DTW and LAX!

User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3210 times:

for the distance traveled, it is hard to beat Delta ATL-BNA for $911.50

User currently offlineGD727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 925 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3212 times:

Here's an intresting one I found on Expedia. I typed in PHX-KUL leaving tomorrow (the 9th) and coming back next Saturday (the 16th) in F and one of the options it gave me was this:

Outbound:

America West to ATL connecting to
Delta to ZRH connecting to
Swiss to KUL

A total of 30 hours and 20 minutes

Inbound:

Malaysia to ICN connecting to
Asiana to SFO connecting to
America West to PHX

A total of 28 hours and 57 minutes

This is all in First, roundtrip ticket price: $14,015  Wow!

-GD727



Mmmm forbidden donut.
User currently offlineIslandHopper From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 327 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3192 times:

>JBLUA320, Flint has direct service to Sydney?

LOL...that'll be the day. The only person from Flint who could afford that service would be the infamous Michael Moore!


User currently offlineBigPhilNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3189 times:

Los Angeles to Rome - $95,196

BlueStarJets.com



Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineChgoan From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3133 times:

Chicago to Bangkok on British Airways, first class, leaving on the 17th and coming back on the 19th....for $15,812.

User currently offlineBDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3119 times:

Sadly enough

EMA - SYD rtn on a private jet cost for 1 person :- $270,729

Thats a lot


User currently offlineChgoan From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3106 times:

Found a better one.....

Chicago to Cape Town, South Africa via London, first class for $16,252....if you can leave in the morning.


User currently offlineBraniff1960 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3044 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

$B-*FL2
*FARE GUARANTEED AT TICKET ISSUANCE*

LAST DATE TO PURCHASE TICKET: 10AUG03
$B-1 C08AUG03-SITI
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

=============================

$21256.76



nothing like the smell of jet exhaust!
User currently offlineIslandHopper From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 327 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3029 times:

Some amazing numbers here, but please keep in mind the rules

1. nonstop roundtrip flights between 2 cities
2. Fares must be online bookable. Most charter airlines/corporate jets are not.


User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3013 times:

A few months back I saw LHR-MAD for over £10000 using the A.net booking thing. Ridiculous.

Josh


User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2963 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.
User currently offlineFunflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 866 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2956 times:

JFK-LHR Non-stop Leaving tomorrow and returning on the 24th on AA is $14789.78


Who cares about status?
User currently offlineAmericanmd80 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 491 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2922 times:



AMERICAN AIRLINES 136
LAX Los Angeles... 08/08/2003... 07:10 PM
LHR London... 08/09/2003...01:20 PM
Boeing 777


AMERICAN AIRLINES 137
LHR London 08/10/2003 11:05 AM
LAX Los Angeles 08/10/2003 02:15 PM
Boeing 777

Your Total Price 14729.90 USD

flying first of course...

Joe
*americanmd80*



do what you like . like what you do . life is good
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2891 times:

Saw a JFK-SYD $21,700 on BA in Concorde/1st last year

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8869 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2884 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.

Jeff


User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6199 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2778 times:

Boy would they love to have that kind of money from you! You'd make the flight go anyway even if no one else booked a seat!


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineIslandHopper From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 327 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2711 times:

You've got to wonder if anybody actually pays 10-15,000 dollars for a plane ticket. That's the price of a Honda Civic!!!

Maybe I should start another thread...what's the highest price you've paid for a ticket?


User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2676 times:

New York (JFK) to Hong Kong (HKG)


12313.16 USD per person

1 United Airlines 801 Dec 23 11:30 am JFK 3:35 pm (Next day) NRT Non-stop
United Airlines 891 Dec 24 6:45 pm NRT 10:50 pm HKG Non-stop
2 United Airlines 890 Dec 28 9:45 am HKG 2:30 pm NRT Non-stop
United Airlines 800 Dec 28 4:55 pm NRT 3:10 pm JFK Non-stop



Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
25 Post contains links BNE : US $14396.77 for JFK to SYD Qantas bookable on http://www.quantas.com QF107/QF108 has direct service via LAX 3 days a week, was able to get through se
26 Broke : American Trans Air - World Tour - $45,000 - 3 weeks - no flight leg longer than about 4 hours.
27 Post contains links DeltAirlines : Here's one that beats the one I posted earlier...taken from untied.com DEN-KIX-NRT-BKK-DEN in Y...$14,763,000 on United http://www.untied.com/cgi-bin/
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