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Well I'm back to Ireland in March for a long deserved trip home to the emerald isle. I'v gotten a couple of prices for flights but I dont wanna miss something good. Has anyone any ideas on good prices/routes, both economy and business? maybe past experiences. I'm off on 28th Feb and return to Sydney on the 17th March.
Hmm... a 28 Feb departure should be excellent as that is mid-week, but with your return, you're getting closer to weekend territory which can be less than fun for longhaul flights. Still, the longest segment will depart on Thursday 15 March so it may not be a big deal with load factors in economy if you sit there.
Do you build up frequent flier/flyer miles with any particular airline? If not, that's one less thing to be concerned with. If you regularly fly places from Oz, you probably do want to leverage FF
membership due to how you can really build some miles with this kind of flight.
It would probably go roughly like this:
hop on Thursday 15 March
Change planes at LHR
, board a longhaul jet like the 747, 777, A340
Fly to BKK
, or HKG
Freshen up a bit somewhere at the airport
Change planes again
Fly to SYD
Where you want your stop to be will depend on if you've got a particular preference for one of these airports and want to revisit, or if you're adventurous and would like to visit a 'new' airport you haven't been to yet.
occasionally operates a special flight with quick access to a golf course at BKK
as an unexpected perk.
All kidding aside, they're pretty good airports with extensive experience in dealing with transit passengers as a major gateway between Oz and UK/Europe. No slam on QF
I hear most rave reviews about SIN
I think it's somewhere in the neighbourhood of approx UKP 4500 / AUD $11000 / USD $8500 for business, for a return (round trip) ticket. Economy is about a third of that price.
Better deals can be had if you're willing to fly with one of the smaller international airlines and if you're willing to do it as a two stop flight between LHR
; first stop after LHR
would be somewhere in Europe or the Middle East and second stop would be in SE
Asia. For instance, with GF