|Quoting BA787 (Reply 3):|
It surprised me they didnt book through an alliance, they gone BA-SQ-QF. If I were them I would have booked either oneworld from MAN, or Star from LBA
there are not really any "alliance" tickets at present. I think its bizarre to be honest how in this ever increasing world of airline aliances, airlines do not share fares. The only such of these to Australia is the BA
/QF alliance, but it is generally quite expensive, and the service is not as good as SQ
. However being a travel agent, I must admit it is unusual for an SQ
ticket plus a QF
ticket on the trans-tasman flights to NZ
to work out cheaper than an all BA
/QF journey. Maybe your relatives did not realise this, or they were uncertain of their plans when they booked the international flights.
At work when I do Australia bookings (which is 65% of the time, being an Aussie travel specialist), I generally use QF
for international and domestics, or use other airlines in conjunction with Virgin Blue.
I hope this is of use!
|Quoting Zvezda (Reply 2):|
There might be lower fares on SQ via LHR in Y, but not in C or F.
The Manchester flights in economy do go very full permanently, its difficult to ever find availability in the cheap fare classes. Im not sure about business, but from what I have heard the yields are very low in this cabin, hence why the route has been cut back, and also why MH
dropped there non-stop Manchester service.