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FRA-CDG-SCL: +US$10,000 On AF In Y!  
User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2460 posts, RR: 7
Posted (8 years 5 months 17 hours ago) and read 3499 times:

One of my colleagues will be in Europe next week and he wanted to go to Chile to spend Xmas and New Year's. He was quoted by our travel desk at SGD15,500 per person in Economy on Air France.

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!

Cheers
Coal


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User currently offlinePHKLM 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.


User currently offlineKevin777 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..  Wink

Kevin777



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User currently offlineJetblueguy22 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:
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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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User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1881 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 3340 times:



Quoting Coal (Thread starter):
SGD15,500

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)

Teva



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User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 14 hours ago) and read 3229 times:

SCL is doing great in all airlines. During the high season prices are indeed high, and it is difficult to find a seat. The best alternative is JJ via GRU, although you have to book in advance.

Rgs,


User currently offlineGoldorak 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

User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 8194 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 10 hours ago) and read 2938 times:

It is Singapore Dollars.


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User currently offlineVarig md-11 From France, joined Jul 2000, 1609 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 10 hours ago) and read 2920 times:



Quoting Coal (Thread starter):
He was quoted by our travel desk at SGD15,500 per person in Economy on Air France.

lousy travel desk,that's the answer
I should know, I fight all the time against my company desk and their stupid pricings and routings on account of their corporate agreement Sad



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