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User currently offlineDalavia From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 549 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3199 times:

Can anyone help me with a somewhat urgent problem.

I need to bring a friend from their home in Niamey NIM (Niger) to my home in Hong Hong HKG at an affordable price. The agents seem totally lost and incapable of suggesting anything at a cost below US$6900 (return).

What is the most economical way to fly from Niamey to Hong Kong?

I need to solve this problem fairly urgently. Any ideas?

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User currently offlineBasrabob From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

what is the AF TO CDG price , onward with who ever ?

User currently offlineENU From Netherlands, joined Nov 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3180 times:

AF to Paris, Air Burkina/Air Ivoire to Abidjan and EK from there, or Afriqiyah to Tripoli. Will be an expensive trip anyway.

User currently offlineDalavia From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 549 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3153 times:

I haven't had any separate costings for sectors. The agent is suggesting flying via CDG with AF.

I was wondering whether a flight via Casablanca and then picking up a BA flight via LHR might work, or perhaps something with EK via DXB, but the agent seems confused by the suggestions.


User currently offlineIcLCY From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 256 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3144 times:

Looking at airfrance.com - select Niger as yr country - the page will be in French but pretty standard for online booking.

NIM-CDG-HKG = $2577 booking 7days advance - Return.

Obviously only you know the dates required, so thats going to possibly make the price different.

[Edited 2007-07-28 01:43:42]

User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6362 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3131 times:

No matter what, it's always expensive to fly into/out of Niamey from outside of Africa (and from inside of Africa usually too). One of my best friends is actually on a plane from PHL to CDG as I type this on her way to live in Niger for 3 years or so, and the price was incredible! And that was with an advanced purchase.

All that being said, my guess (incorrect or not) is that AF will be the most expensive. I would say go through Tripoli as ENU mentions, then hook up with EK. Also, will you not need a visa to get into Niger? And factor any transit visa possibilities into the final cost as well!


User currently offlineKL577 From Netherlands, joined Oct 2006, 776 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2900 times:

Try point-afrique, www.point-afrique.com, a charter company primarily geared towards European budget tourists and budget travellers in West-Africa. They do serve NIM, but maybe not year round. Their fares are cheap, but the schedules are not very reliable, change a lot and are prone to frequent delays. That said it is a cheap option to get you out of Niger to France and book a more reasonable fare to Hong Kong.

Also consider driving to Ouagadougou, Cotonou or Kano (KLM offers roundtrips to HKG from Kano for USD 1350). All within a day drive from Niamey, fares are generally much cheaper from there, but obviously you have to spend some time on the road.


User currently offlineRJNUT From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

can they somehow get to LOS ABJ or ACC to catch Emirates ? they have good fares,,,

User currently offlineRJNUT From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2856 times:

1 8U 762Y 31JUL TU NIMTIP SS1 1020P 600A#1/O P
2 TK1136B 01AUG SA) and Rheintalflug (Austria)">WE TIPIST SS1 115P 510P/O $
3 TK 70B 01AUG SA) and Rheintalflug (Austria)">WE ISTHKG SS1 1150P 400P#1/X $ E
4 QR 817L 11AUG SA HKGDOH SS1 730P 1100P/O $ E
5 QR 550L 12AUG SU DOHTIP SS1 150A 620A/X $ E
6 8U 774Y 12AUG SU TIPNIM SS1 735P 135A#1/O P

This example is $2000 and you have to ticket 8* seperately!


User currently offlineRJNUT From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2851 times:

PS...
Dont know what the Rheintalflug stuff is....!!! disregard that print type!


User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2169 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2824 times:

A couple of options.

If you take Afriquiyah to Cairo, you can probably get great fares on Egyptair.

Or, it might be simpler to get a flight to almost anywhere in West Africa (Bamako, Accra, Abidjan, Dakar, Lagos, Lome) and then take Ethiopian or Kenyan to Hong Kong. I would book the trip within Africa with a local agent, and then book the Bamako (or wherever) to Hong Kong flight online with their websites.

I would not take AF unless money is no problem.


User currently offlineDalavia From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 549 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2706 times:

There are some good creative suggestions here.

Thank you very very much!


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