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Dreamliner NRT-HKG For $34,000!  
User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7390 posts, RR: 17
Posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 11412 times:

A ticket on the first 787 commercial flight from NRT to HKG was autioned for $34,000!

http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/Boe...-makes-first-afp-75628888.html?x=0

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User currently offlineLufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3204 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 11296 times:

was that Hong Kong dollars cause if it is it's not so bad?

User currently offlineflythere From Hong Kong, joined May 2010, 438 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 11012 times:

Quoting Lufthansa (Reply 1):
was that Hong Kong dollars cause if it is it's not so bad?

That was in USD.     

"The winner of the eBay auction was 48-year-old Miami businessman Gino Bertuccio, according to the Wall Street Journal, which said he had mistyped his maximum bid amount but was still enthralled at being on the flight."

[Edited 2011-10-26 07:24:00]

User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17051 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 10729 times:

Quoting flythere (Reply 2):
Gino Bertuccio, according to the Wall Street Journal, which said he had mistyped his maximum bid amount but was still enthralled at being on the flight."

Oh, yeah he forgot a zero or two  



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User currently offlineghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 891 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 9617 times:

$34,000? I remember about two (?) months ago the first commercial 787 flight from NRT-HKG was listed on the ANA site and selling for normal fares.. or not?


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User currently offlineBryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6930 times:

Even if he mistyped his maximum bid, someone ELSE would have needed to bid him up that high. What fool would want to pay $33,000 or $33,500 for that ticket?

User currently offlineRatypus From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4064 times:

I think this was a "sealed bid" / "best offer" auction - i.e. everyone names their maximum price, and the highest maximum price wins (and pays that price). So he would not have needed anyone to bid him up to that amount.

Still astonishing that he could make a mistake to the tune of $30,600 and still be happy with the outcome....


User currently offlineordjoe From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3014 times:

Quoting BryanG (Reply 5):

Even if he mistyped his maximum bid, someone ELSE would have needed to bid him up that high. What fool would want to pay $33,000 or $33,500 for that ticket?


Your typical a.netter would if they had the money of this guy, I certainly would.


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30565 posts, RR: 84
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2393 times:
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Quoting BryanG (Reply 5):
What fool would want to pay $33,000 or $33,500 for that ticket?

Probably someone a bit less "foolish" than Julian Hayward of Sydney, who paid US $100,380.00 for two Suites Class seats on the inaugural A380-800 flight with Singapore Airlines, though SQ did throw in dinner at My Humble House restaurant. Without dinner, Suites Class on that flight went for around US $10,000.


User currently offlineordjoe From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

The other thing to think of, does a part of this money go to some charity. If you are going to donate, why not get a seat on one of these flights with it.

User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3553 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1798 times:

Quoting BryanG (Reply 5):
What fool would want to pay $33,000 or $33,500 for that ticket?

Meh, we have a few "fools" on this website that pride themselves on being one of the first to fly xyz aircraft, for whatever that distinction is worth.



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1669 times:

Quoting ordjoe (Reply 9):
The other thing to think of, does a part of this money go to some charity. If you are going to donate, why not get a seat on one of these flights with it.

If its going to charity then I think its worth it and you get a nice thing for yourself at the same time. If not then its hard to justify personally but then again if you have the money its your right to decide how you spend it.


User currently offlineaerofan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1538 times:

I continue to be amazed by how true the adage about fools and their money is

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