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Most Expensive Plane Ticket You've Booked?

Mon Mar 20, 2006 10:08 am

What was the most expensive plane ticket you have purchased (out of your pocket)?

Out of my pocket: near $550 for roundtrip ticket on AA from CMH to PSP and back. Coach class.

Not out of my pocket: (used flight check from travel agency company) near $6,500 for roundtrip ticket on EA from CMH to EZE and back. First class.

[Edited 2006-03-20 02:12:48]
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RE: Most Expensive Plane Ticket You've Booked?

Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:18 pm

AF R class CDG-JFK, 1993, around $4,000 o/w as a birthday treat to myself; got a $500 coupon as flight was delayed 2 hrs while brakes were fixed. Pure heaven...
 
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RE: Most Expensive Plane Ticket You've Booked?

Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:34 pm

Out of my pocket:

$320 PHX-LAS-COS-PHX on HP last October.

Not out of my pocket (parents):

$315 (iirc) PHX-IAH-MSP-PHX on CO and NW last December into this January.
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RE: Most Expensive Plane Ticket You've Booked?

Mon Mar 20, 2006 1:42 pm

Out of Pocket was roughly $1,317.00 on KLM ORD-ACC-ORD.

For a domestic flight it was $218.60, ORD-BWI-ORD

That's about to change as I am planning on visiting South Africa in July. Looks like I will be shelling out over $2,000.00

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RE: Most Expensive Plane Ticket You've Booked?

Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:28 pm

$7800 for an RTW:

SFO-NRT-SIN
SIN-KUL-SYD
SYD-KUL-FRA
AMS-LCY
LHR-AMS-SFO

KUL-FRA was in F on MH, and AMS-LCY was on a Fokker 50 in Y (and, well, on KL, LHR-AMS is effectively Y) -- the rest was in J.

Personally, for me, I've spent as much as $2,700 for a full-Y ticket to Europe that I then upgraded with miles.

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RE: Most Expensive Plane Ticket You've Booked?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:29 am

$380 for a DL PHL-SLC-PDX/PDX-CVG-PHL round-trip back in August 2003.
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RE: Most Expensive Plane Ticket You've Booked?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:58 am

Most expensive oneway:

LHR-JFK on Concorde in September 2002. £5030/$8900

Most expensive return*:
LHR-LAX-LHR in BA F in 2000. Of the routes I've flown in paid F LAX is the most expensive and while I cannot remember the price of the ticket today it is around £5600/$9800.
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RE: Most Expensive Plane Ticket You've Booked?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:00 am

$A11,000 for my DONE4 around the world ticket (D = business class, ONE = oneworld alliance, 4 = 4 continents). 20 flights over 11 months - bargain!
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RE: Most Expensive Plane Ticket You've Booked?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:38 am

For work:
$850 coach for PIT-LGA-PIT AM departure, PM return on US Airways.. It's been going rate for such flight for about 4-5 years now.
Personal:
$1200 coach for PIT-EWR-WAW-ORD-PIT in Sept'05 on LO.

I just priced the same one for next Monday, on AF for $556.
 
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RE: Most Expensive Plane Ticket You've Booked?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:17 am

Out of my own pocket: Just after I graduated I recall paying about GBP£1,000 for a RTW from LHR to HKG-SYD-ASP-ADL-MEL-SYD-CHC-WLG-ROT-AKL-NAN-HNL-DFW-MEX-MIA-LHR. It was probably the most I had ever spent on anything at the time and was quite good value even then. It seems quite cheap now really. I once blew GBP£1,400 on LHR-SYD return in BA World Traveller Plus, when I had more money than sense - but it was also at the bulkhead and I was very comfy indeed. (I am 6ft).

Out of work's pocket: I seem to recall purchasing an on-the-day Club Europe return LHR-BRU for about GBP£676 on day in June a couple of years ago. Seems hideous now for a 55 minute flight (especially if you convert it into USD) but at the time it was really important to have a fully-refundable ticket and one that could be transferred to another airline if necessary for whatever reason. Also worth a mention is a hideous LH Business Class return LHR-MUC which was basically a rugby scrum from start to finish - I think that cost about GBP£600.

Slightly off point, but my best value had to be a one-way Club World (Flat Bed Sleeper Service) JFK-LHR-MAN ticket for 50,000 miles plus tax (about £50 last year, I think.)
 
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RE: Most Expensive Plane Ticket You've Booked?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:04 am

I had to spend around 1800 for my SEA-EWR-SIN-EWR-SEA trip. Well worth the money, and the greatest trip of my life!
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RE: Most Expensive Plane Ticket You've Booked?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:02 am

Out of my pocket...squat...never paid for a ticket in my life  Smile

However, out of my parents' pockets....

JFK-LAS on DL (2/10/05 - 2/14/05)...$1182 in F. Had the best in-flight meal of my life on the return leg, and the sundae certainly helped!
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RE: Most Expensive Plane Ticket You've Booked?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:03 am

Concorde probably for me! $8000! But thank goodness I didn't have to pay for it!!!
 
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RE: Most Expensive Plane Ticket You've Booked?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:01 pm

4 years ago I did this round trip... JNB-SID-ATL-CLT-PGV-CLT-EWR/JFK-JNB, business class, and the ticket was about ZAR23,000 which is $3,650 in today's currency.
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RE: Most Expensive Plane Ticket You've Booked?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:22 pm

$471
PIT-CLE-MCI CO
MCI-DEN-LAX F9
LAX-PHX-PIT WN

All out of pocket. The rest were non-rev, with a few exceptions, including a WN ticket my parents bought last summer.
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RE: Most Expensive Plane Ticket You've Booked?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:51 pm

YYZ JFK, one way on BA Concorde. 1125 CAD. Most expensive 59 minutes of my life.

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RE: Most Expensive Plane Ticket You've Booked?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:31 pm

Up-coming America trip in June and returning in august on 4 NZ flights and 5 UA flights, fare was just over $2200, which included a free stop over in LA
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RE: Most Expensive Plane Ticket You've Booked?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:49 pm

On a single Airline;

£272
LHR-JFK-LHR with VS last November.

Multiple Airlines;

£363.50
PLH-NQY-LGW-MAH this Sunday with Air Southwest and Air Nostrum, and the return section; MAH-BCN-LGW-NQY-PLH in early May with Air Nostrum, British Airways and Air Southwest.

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RE: Most Expensive Plane Ticket You've Booked?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:29 pm

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 14):
$471
PIT-CLE-MCI CO
MCI-DEN-LAX F9
LAX-PHX-PIT WN

All out of pocket. The rest were non-rev, with a few exceptions, including a WN ticket my parents bought last summer.

Oh, and the most expensive ticket was the F9 leg at $172.80  Wink
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RE: Most Expensive Plane Ticket You've Booked?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:34 am

LHR-DXB-LHR on EK £320 (My own pocket)
 
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RE: Most Expensive Plane Ticket You've Booked?

Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:18 am

$1073
GOT-VIE-BKK-VIE-GOT (Own pocket)
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RE: Most Expensive Plane Ticket You've Booked?

Fri Mar 24, 2006 5:01 am

Also USH-SCL-IPC-SCL-EZE - came in at a hefty USD1,020.
 
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RE: Most Expensive Plane Ticket You've Booked?

Sat Mar 25, 2006 11:37 am

Nov-Dec 2004 YWG-YYC-LAX-TPE-KUL-BNE and return $2463.98 CDN
Oct-Nov 2006 YWG-ORD-SFO-SYD-BNE-ASP-AYQ-SYD-BNE-BDB-BNE-SYD-LAX-DEN-YWG $2456.89 CDN.

More flights, less $$$. Go figure!
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RE: Most Expensive Plane Ticket You've Booked?

Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:51 pm

British Airways Business Class AUD$5200 in April 2000; worth every cent. BNE-LHR Return.

BA stopped flying to Brisbane less than a year later.

The 42,000 points I gained from that trip was enough for to upgrade my mum LAX-AKL in Oct 2001; from economy to business. at that time QF only required 40,000 to upgrade any economy ticket to business one way for 40,000 points.

Recently; Brisbane to Perth Return on QF AUD $1086.00 bit of a rip off but I should have booked earlier, it was my most expensive ticket domestically but I had a great holiday.
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RE: Most Expensive Plane Ticket You've Booked?

Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:13 pm

Concorde one way:+10K. Return: YYZ to MEL 14K, YYZ to JNB: 14K
there is economy class, business class, first class...then Concorde..pure class

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