PHKLM From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Dec 2005, 1213 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 3449 times:
Quoting Coal (Thread starter):
Is the demand that high between Europe and Chile that merits those prices in Economy? I know he is booking only 2 weeks in advance, but still, that price is ridiculous!
No way. The lowest possible price for FRA-SCL is now about 1800 USD on JJ, leave short before Christmas and return early January.
AF costs about 3000USD, that's a lot but not really out of the ordinary. Looks like a lousy travel agent to me.
Kevin777 From Denmark, joined Sep 2006, 1173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 3432 times:
Quoting PHKLM (Reply 1): Looks like a lousy travel agent to me.
Indeed. I'd imagine the travel agent simply took the full Y IATA fare CDG-SCL and the full Y IATA FRA-CDG and added them... even though there has probably been sold eight full Y IATA tickets worldwide total in the recent five years..
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Jetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 3136 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 3391 times:
Quoting Coal (Thread starter): He was quoted by our travel desk at SGD15,500 per person in Economy on Air France.
Remember too that tickets prices are also set by value. That is why if you book 2 weeks in advanced it must be more important than say if you booked 2 months ago. That is what I was always told by NW and AA.
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What currency is SGD? What is the exchange rate to the USD?
Second point: in which country did your colleague try to buy the ticket? Was it in Europe?
In the 90s, when I worked for a passenger airline, I remember there was an IATA rule on fares , called SITI,SITO,SOTI,SOTO.
Your example looks like a SOTO (sale and ticketting Out of departure country). If this rule still applies, you are in the worst scenario. (and you will have crazy prices with other IATA airlines as well)
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Goldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1993 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 3100 times:
This has no sense and is obviously a mistake. I just made a fare search on the German AF website for FRA-SCL via CDG with travel dates on dec 20 and return on jan 1st and the fare (return trip) was 2,631 Euros in Y. This is expensive (but it's Christmas time and almost a last-minute reservation) but its not US$10,000