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Crazy Low Fares Between India And The UK  
User currently offlineTheDiplomat From Ireland, joined Jun 2006, 382 posts, RR: 6
Posted (8 years 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5393 times:

Departure tomorrow:

One way economy ticket

Direct: £300 (Jet airways)

One Stop: £159 (Etihad)


One way Business class

One Stop: £532 (Gulf), £535 (Qatar)

One way first class

One Stop: £762 (Etihad)

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User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3269 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5371 times:

Does this show the desperation of the Gulf carriers? What price are the non-stop carriers offering at - I'm assuming those will all be at the 300 level or higher one way (given you've only listed 9W amongst the non-stop options)?


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User currently offlineTheDiplomat From Ireland, joined Jun 2006, 382 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5356 times:

All fares ex Mumbai.

Its shows the new capacity to and from India to the gulf, and how the gulf players, who mugged India for decades with high fares are now struggling. I cant believe that a last minute fare is so low...

Virgin premium economy is £400 one way!

AI is about £380 one way in Y.

BA (no surprise) is chocca full all weekend.


User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3269 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5128 times:

Quoting TheDiplomat (Reply 2):

Its shows the new capacity to and from India to the gulf, and how the gulf players, who mugged India for decades with high fares are now struggling. I cant believe that a last minute fare is so low...

I wonder what the Gulf carriers will do when there's more service on the Kangaroo route - since that's their other traditional route? And there's bound to be more/better service sooner than later.



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User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5128 times:

Quoting TheDiplomat (Reply 2):
Its shows the new capacity to and from India to the gulf, and how the gulf players, who mugged India for decades with high fares are now struggling. I

And whose fault was that other than the asinine Indian government?


User currently offlineJammin From India, joined Nov 2006, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5094 times:

Nice. Maybe this will also happen on the India-US sector, which is seeing quite an increase in capacity...  bigthumbsup 

If it's only ex-BOM, who's making that last-minute shopping trip to London??  cool 



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User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3269 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5052 times:

Quoting Jammin (Reply 5):
If it's only ex-BOM, who's making that last-minute shopping trip to London?? cool

Only a moron (or a prince Big grin) would make a shopping trip to London - that city is just so bloody expensive!



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User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4903 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4869 times:

Quoting Nimish (Reply 6):
Only a moron (or a prince Big grin) would make a shopping trip to London - that city is just so bloody expensive!

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   wink 


User currently offlineLHRspotter From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4727 times:

Quoting Nimish (Reply 6):
Only a moron (or a prince ) would make a shopping trip to London - that city is just so bloody expensive!

I assume that to make a statement like this you've ever been shopping in London at the right time?

It all depends on where you live, what you earn and what you like to spend your money on.

London is a lot cheaper than Tokyo, Dubai, Paris etc and on a par with NY and Berlin. And unlike other places in the world there is actually something to buy here.


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4723 times:

I have regularly seen (and often purchased) one-way tickets BOM-LON on day of travel for ~Rs.12000+tax on airlines as varied as QR/VS/BD/AI/EY/GF/AZ.

User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3269 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4682 times:

Quoting LHRspotter (Reply 8):
I assume that to make a statement like this you've ever been shopping in London at the right time?

No offense intended on my original post. That being said, I have spent a lot of time in the UK, and found it very expensive for everything - whether electronics (cheaper in the US), clothes (cheaper in India), groceries (cheaper anywhere else in the world) etc. I'm of course talking only about the absolute costs, not the costs relative to income or standardized for PPP.



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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7413 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4608 times:
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Quoting B747-437B (Reply 9):
I have regularly seen (and often purchased) one-way tickets BOM-LON on day of travel for ~Rs.12000+tax



Quoting Nimish (Reply 3):
I wonder what the Gulf carriers will do when there's more service on the Kangaroo route

What are the fare likes ex-MAN, BHX and GLA for India compared to those out of LHR?


User currently offlineJammin From India, joined Nov 2006, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4505 times:

Quoting Nimish (Reply 6):
Only a moron (or a prince Big grin) would make a shopping trip to London - that city is just so bloody expensive!

Funny  cheerful 

Quoting LHRspotter (Reply 8):
London is a lot cheaper than Tokyo

I believe all of these are just preceived notions, cause when the few times I've been in Tokyo, it's really not that expensive compared to the states. Food, taxis, drinks, etc... not bad. Everyone hyped it up... but I guess it all depends on your spending habits and what not...



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User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4483 times:

Quoting Nimish (Reply 6):

Only a moron (or a prince  biggrin  ) would make a shopping trip to London - that city is just so bloody expensive!

That's bloody brilliant!  rotfl 

Those fares look pretty decent too. EY F for £762 one way sounds superb  thumbsup , I suspect the one way fare coming back isn't so competitive...



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User currently offlineA480 From France, joined Nov 2006, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4333 times:

Quoting LHRspotter (Reply 8):
I assume that to make a statement like this you've ever been shopping in London at the right time?

It all depends on where you live, what you earn and what you like to spend your money on.

London is a lot cheaper than Tokyo, Dubai, Paris etc and on a par with NY and Berlin. And unlike other places in the world there is actually something to buy here.

Brother, no offense but London is the priciest place in the world right now, it is more expensive than even Tokyo and way more than Paris.


User currently offlineFCAFLYBOY From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 604 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4308 times:

Quoting LHRspotter (Reply 8):
London is a lot cheaper than Tokyo, Dubai, Paris etc and on a par with NY and Berlin. And unlike other places in the world there is actually something to buy here.

And something to actually see, and we have HISTORY, not to forget the Queen, she's cool
 cheeky 


User currently offlineFCAFLYBOY From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 604 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4297 times:

Actually, slightly off topic, it's Moscow!!

http://www.finfacts.ie/costofliving.htm


User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4286 times:

While the premium fares are cheap, the economy fares are not exactly mind boggling. Provided i take a return journey, i can get on a BA flight from LHR-JFK tomorrow for £134. Of course, once you check First, you're looking at £3335 one way.

User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3122 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4132 times:

Quoting Nimish (Reply 6):
Only a moron (or a prince ) would make a shopping trip to London - that city is just so bloody expensive!

Plenty of both categories live in modern day India..... Big grin The average Indian still has that England and Switzerland obsession when they think of travelling "overseas"....but that's changing fast....


User currently offlineAKLDELNonstop From New Zealand, joined Apr 2006, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3938 times:

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 13):
Quoting Nimish (Reply 6):

Only a moron (or a prince biggrin ) would make a shopping trip to London - that city is just so bloody expensive!

Nimish is it THAT prince u r referring to? Big grin


User currently offlineJammin From India, joined Nov 2006, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3778 times:

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 18):
The average Indian still has that England and Switzerland obsession when they think of travelling "overseas"...

How true... it's those damn Bollywood movies that are to blame  spin 



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User currently offlineMk777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3768 times:

Wish there were crazy low fares from IAD to DEL as well. But i guess it will be a while before prices fall on the US-India sector.


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