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Dreamliner NRT-HKG For $34,000!

Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:50 pm

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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RE: Dreamliner NRT-HKG For $34,000!

Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:11 pm

was that Hong Kong dollars cause if it is it's not so bad?
 
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RE: Dreamliner NRT-HKG For $34,000!

Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:17 pm

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]
 
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RE: Dreamliner NRT-HKG For $34,000!

Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:53 pm

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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RE: Dreamliner NRT-HKG For $34,000!

Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:32 pm

$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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RE: Dreamliner NRT-HKG For $34,000!

Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:21 am

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?
 
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RE: Dreamliner NRT-HKG For $34,000!

Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:56 am

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....
 
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RE: Dreamliner NRT-HKG For $34,000!

Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:50 am

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.
 
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RE: Dreamliner NRT-HKG For $34,000!

Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:50 am

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.
 
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RE: Dreamliner NRT-HKG For $34,000!

Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:22 pm

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.
 
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RE: Dreamliner NRT-HKG For $34,000!

Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:42 pm

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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RE: Dreamliner NRT-HKG For $34,000!

Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:53 pm

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.
 
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RE: Dreamliner NRT-HKG For $34,000!

Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:47 pm

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

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