IslandHopper
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Contest: Highest Fare You've Seen Online

Sat Aug 09, 2003 3:20 am

I had a little time to kill today...usually I like to look on the web for cheap fares to places I plan to visit in the near future. Just for fun, I played around with Delta's website to try to get the most expensive ticket for a nonstop flight. The best I could do was an unrestricted ticket (leaving today) on ATL-NRT-ATL on an MD11, one leg first, one leg coach (I guess first was full) for "$10,000.84" They really need that extra .84, don't you know!  Smile Does anyone really pay that for a ticket?!?

The only rule for this contest is that the flight must be an online bookable, nonstop, rountrip flight between any two cities in the world. I'm sure some of you have run across higher fares in your flying lifetimes.
 
gigneil
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RE: Contest: Highest Fare You've Seen Online

Sat Aug 09, 2003 3:32 am

No problem.

Concorde, leaving today, coming back Sept 14th. $12804.

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JBLUA320
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RE: Contest: Highest Fare You've Seen Online

Sat Aug 09, 2003 3:33 am

Flint, MI - Sydney in First Class

$11,564
 
CPH-R
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RE: Contest: Highest Fare You've Seen Online

Sat Aug 09, 2003 3:35 am

Let's see:
SIA
CPH-SIN-CPH
Leaving tomorrow (saturday)
Biz both ways

Only... what the... only 3450.76$

That's only slightly more than they wanted to charge me for a C class ticket 5 months from now!
 
aa757first
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RE: Contest: Highest Fare You've Seen Online

Sat Aug 09, 2003 3:37 am

$13,940.90 JFK to HKG on Cathay Pacific, in First Class. Who the heck would pay that?
 
aa757first
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RE: Contest: Highest Fare You've Seen Online

Sat Aug 09, 2003 3:38 am

JBLUA320, Flint has direct service to Sydney?
 
JBLUA320
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RE: Contest: Highest Fare You've Seen Online

Sat Aug 09, 2003 3:45 am

haha, no its thru DTW and LAX!
 
goingboeing
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RE: Contest: Highest Fare You've Seen Online

Sat Aug 09, 2003 3:46 am

for the distance traveled, it is hard to beat Delta ATL-BNA for $911.50
 
GD727
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RE: Contest: Highest Fare You've Seen Online

Sat Aug 09, 2003 3:46 am

Here's an intresting one I found on Expedia. I typed in PHX-KUL leaving tomorrow (the 9th) and coming back next Saturday (the 16th) in F and one of the options it gave me was this:

Outbound:

America West to ATL connecting to
Delta to ZRH connecting to
Swiss to KUL

A total of 30 hours and 20 minutes

Inbound:

Malaysia to ICN connecting to
Asiana to SFO connecting to
America West to PHX

A total of 28 hours and 57 minutes

This is all in First, roundtrip ticket price: $14,015  Wow!

-GD727
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IslandHopper
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RE: Contest: Highest Fare You've Seen Online

Sat Aug 09, 2003 3:50 am

>JBLUA320, Flint has direct service to Sydney?

LOL...that'll be the day. The only person from Flint who could afford that service would be the infamous Michael Moore!
 
bigphilnyc
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RE: Contest: Highest Fare You've Seen Online

Sat Aug 09, 2003 3:50 am

Los Angeles to Rome - $95,196

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Chgoan
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RE: Contest: Highest Fare You've Seen Online

Sat Aug 09, 2003 4:06 am

Chicago to Bangkok on British Airways, first class, leaving on the 17th and coming back on the 19th....for $15,812.
 
BDRules
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RE: Contest: Highest Fare You've Seen Online

Sat Aug 09, 2003 4:08 am

Sadly enough

EMA - SYD rtn on a private jet cost for 1 person :- $270,729

Thats a lot
 
Chgoan
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RE: Contest: Highest Fare You've Seen Online

Sat Aug 09, 2003 4:10 am

Found a better one.....

Chicago to Cape Town, South Africa via London, first class for $16,252....if you can leave in the morning.
 
Braniff1960
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RE: Contest: Highest Fare You've Seen Online

Sat Aug 09, 2003 4:32 am



1 BA 66F 10AUG PHLLHR SS1 700P 705A+* SU/MO E
2 BA 15F 11AUG LHRSYD SS1 1015P 510A2* MO/WE
3 BA7311F 17AUG SYDLHR SS1 455P 640A+* SU/MO
OPERATED BY QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED SYD-BKK
OPERATED BY QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED BKK-LHR
4 BA 67F 18AUG LHRPHL SS1 1110A 205P * MO E

$B-*FL2
*FARE GUARANTEED AT TICKET ISSUANCE*

LAST DATE TO PURCHASE TICKET: 10AUG03
$B-1 C08AUG03-SITI
PHL BA LON M5245.00F1US BA SYD M5310.61F2BA1 BA LON
M5310.61F2BA1 BA PHL M5245.00F1US
NUC 21111.22 ROE1.00
FARE USD 21111.00 TAX 29.96UB TAX 26.80US TAX 26.62WY TAX
24.58AU TAX 16.00YQ TAX 7.00XY TAX 5.00YC TAX 3.10XA TAX 2.20QK
TAX 4.50XF TOT USD 21256.76
E LONSYD VALID ONLY ON BA QF
E SYDLON VALID ONLY ON BA QF
SUM IDENTIFIED AS UB IS A PASSENGER SERVICE CHARGE
CITY PAIR INFO LONSYD
CITY PAIR INFO SYDLON
US PFC: XF PHL4.5
BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE: 2PC

=============================

$21256.76
nothing like the smell of jet exhaust!
 
IslandHopper
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RE: Contest: Highest Fare You've Seen Online

Sat Aug 09, 2003 4:36 am

Some amazing numbers here, but please keep in mind the rules

1. nonstop roundtrip flights between 2 cities
2. Fares must be online bookable. Most charter airlines/corporate jets are not.
 
Jaspike
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RE: Contest: Highest Fare You've Seen Online

Sat Aug 09, 2003 4:39 am

A few months back I saw LHR-MAD for over £10000 using the A.net booking thing. Ridiculous.

Josh
 
elwood64151
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RE: Contest: Highest Fare You've Seen Online

Sat Aug 09, 2003 5:01 am

A few months ago I was checking out EWR-MCI, LGA-MCI, JFK-MCI and BDL-MCI. On CO, which I recently flew for the *lowest* price to SEA from EWR, I saw a fare to MCI of $3240. That's about $2.50 per mile (I could take a cab for less!). And that was coach!

Also saw some flights on UA for that same SEA trip for over $3000.

But I accept your challenge!

N/S LAX-SYD, First Class, UA and AA: $12696, August 21 through August 28 of this year. Both are approx 14 1/2 hour flights (just like their few-dollars-less Australian and New Zealand counterparts).
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RE: Contest: Highest Fare You've Seen Online

Sat Aug 09, 2003 5:02 am

JFK-LHR Non-stop Leaving tomorrow and returning on the 24th on AA is $14789.78
Who cares about status?
 
AmericanMD80
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RE: Contest: Highest Fare You've Seen Online

Sat Aug 09, 2003 5:12 am



AMERICAN AIRLINES 136
LAX Los Angeles... 08/08/2003... 07:10 PM
LHR London... 08/09/2003...01:20 PM
Boeing 777


AMERICAN AIRLINES 137
LHR London 08/10/2003 11:05 AM
LAX Los Angeles 08/10/2003 02:15 PM
Boeing 777

Your Total Price 14729.90 USD

flying first of course...

Joe
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ConcordeBoy
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RE: Contest: Highest Fare You've Seen Online

Sat Aug 09, 2003 5:35 am

Saw a JFK-SYD $21,700 on BA in Concorde/1st last year
Faire du ciel le plus bel endroit de la terre c'est impossible sans Concorde!
 
deltairlines
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RE: Contest: Highest Fare You've Seen Online

Sat Aug 09, 2003 5:37 am

One time, I saw a fare on DL, I forget the exact route, but it was JFK-Germany via CDG, and the fare was around $1,100,000. The J class fare for this exact same route was around $4500. I think it was a glitch, but I remember there being a post on it, and I investigated it and it was true.

Jeff
 
jhooper
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RE: Contest: Highest Fare You've Seen Online

Sat Aug 09, 2003 9:18 am

Boy would they love to have that kind of money from you! You'd make the flight go anyway even if no one else booked a seat!
Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
 
IslandHopper
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RE: Contest: Highest Fare You've Seen Online

Sat Aug 09, 2003 3:28 pm

You've got to wonder if anybody actually pays 10-15,000 dollars for a plane ticket. That's the price of a Honda Civic!!!

Maybe I should start another thread...what's the highest price you've paid for a ticket?
 
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RE: Contest: Highest Fare You've Seen Online

Sat Aug 09, 2003 4:19 pm

New York (JFK) to Hong Kong (HKG)


12313.16 USD per person

1 United Airlines 801 Dec 23 11:30 am JFK 3:35 pm (Next day) NRT Non-stop
United Airlines 891 Dec 24 6:45 pm NRT 10:50 pm HKG Non-stop
2 United Airlines 890 Dec 28 9:45 am HKG 2:30 pm NRT Non-stop
United Airlines 800 Dec 28 4:55 pm NRT 3:10 pm JFK Non-stop
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RE: Contest: Highest Fare You've Seen Online

Sat Aug 09, 2003 5:37 pm

US $14396.77 for JFK to SYD Qantas bookable on http://www.quantas.com QF107/QF108 has direct service via LAX 3 days a week, was able to get through service on the days I wanted.



Why fly non stop when you can connect
 
broke
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RE: Contest: Highest Fare You've Seen Online

Sun Aug 10, 2003 12:44 am

American Trans Air - World Tour - $45,000 - 3 weeks - no flight leg longer than about 4 hours.
 
deltairlines
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RE: Contest: Highest Fare You've Seen Online

Sun Aug 10, 2003 1:10 am

Here's one that beats the one I posted earlier...taken from untied.com

DEN-KIX-NRT-BKK-DEN in Y...$14,763,000 on United

http://www.untied.com/cgi-bin/lookup.pl?../etc/db_let.03.07,48829

Jeff