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Biz Ticket Prices

Wed Nov 08, 2000 12:09 am

I noticed that Cathay Pacific sells its Biz tickets only 50% more expensive than Economy. I´ve noticed in Europe Biz tickets are usually at least double- is this a common Asian case? Does this mean that same way First tickets are close to Biz with Asian airlines such as SQ, CX, KE, etc...Hope somebody knows!?
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RE: Biz Ticket Prices

Wed Nov 08, 2000 1:26 am

Yes it is generally the case.

You can fly biz class to Asia for as low as $1500.00 approx to TPE and about $2500.00 to SIN or KUL.

I generally wil buy a Biz clas ticket to asia, get all those miles and use miles to upgrade to Europe.

Half the price for twice the mileage- go figure, must have something to do with all that capacity into Asia.

I just hope that MH joins Skyteam now, so that I can get elite mileage instead of just plain regular.

You know if you can afford the biz class ticket it is the way to go-if you have that who needs elite status
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Thanks Eireman!

Thu Nov 09, 2000 12:24 am

Nice to hear that information! I suppose thanks to tough competition also Biz ticket prices tend to be close to each other whatever the carrier is- for example SQ isn´t any more expensive than TG or CX?

I fly with Star Alliance whenever I can and it is true it always pays to get double the points . (I got to Silver after ONE roundtrip a couple of months ago where I just had to fly two legs in Biz)...

By the way, Eireman, which Biz lounge do you find the best in Asia? What about any lounge where you´ve been?
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RE: Biz Ticket Prices

Thu Nov 09, 2000 1:54 am

I see that you are located in Europe, so maybe some of the details that I provided might not apply ex Europe.

I fly ex LAx and have business in Taiwan, so often I fly biz to taipei and then coach within asia before return to taipei for return in Biz.

biz rates are good ex west coast USA , but honestly I don't know about ex Europe.

Almost all the lounges I have used are good- can't say one is better than another.I use Diners club in Asia when travelling coach within Asia

One word- avoid Eva Air Biz class- it sucks, 44" of pitch

Biz versus First- On my next trip to Sin/KUL I see that First class is only about $300.00 more than Biz- will try

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RE: Biz Ticket Prices

Thu Nov 09, 2000 5:40 am

This is strange. Cuz a biz-class seat takes atleast twice the amount of floor space than a economy class seat. How are the airlines making any money with such cheap biz-class fares?
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Thu Nov 09, 2000 9:03 pm

You wrote you frequently visit Diners lounges- I am thingking of getting a Diners instead of Visa- do you think Diners is worth it from this point of view? Are their lounges "having a card"?
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RE: Biz Ticket Prices

Fri Nov 10, 2000 3:24 am


Best to visit the diners club web site first and see if their lounge locations worldwide work for you before getting the card


Don't know how they do it, but I am quite happy to take it as long as it is going.

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