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Bargain airfare alert thread

Discussion in 'Flights' started by Annabuzzy, Mar 2, 2020.

  1. Annabuzzy

    Annabuzzy Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just hoping folk will put amazing airfare deals up here when they see them. To places like Japan, Europe, NA etc with a focus on ski season
     
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  2. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    +NZ too pls
     
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  3. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    NZ $9 airfares.
    Sold out. Like dat
     
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    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    I predict cheap as chips airfares over the coming months, thanks to el Corona
     
  6. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I booked a cheap ticket to Tehran. Via Milan
     
  7. Tonester

    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    LOL
     
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  8. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hopper

    you’re welcome.
     
  9. Apresski

    Apresski Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Why not have a stopover in Hong Kong on the way
     
  10. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wanted to like it...
    But.
    I've found best fares using a combination of email alerts from all the aggregators. Then booking on the airline website.
     
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  11. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Do tell...
     
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  12. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Set mulitiple prices alerts - say 10 per route using a combination of close dates on each of the websites
    , eg skyscanner, google flights etc.
    subscribe to every airline's mailing list
    follow FB pages that offer up "specials"
    Check flight prices in the AM and PM .. prices swing alot.
    My last flights would change between $1600 to $850 in the course of a a few days .
    Booking 9 months out is the statistical sweet spot for prices.
     
  13. ShavedBadger

    ShavedBadger One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    A deal like that is nothing to be sneezed at.
     
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  14. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nope.
    Its under 6 weeks (conscious of the fact that doesn't work for a lot of people)

    But the above sounds like hard work!

    I always put in rough dates in hopper.
    Then when I get an alert I play around with dates.

    Last year's japan trip was booked with less than 13 days to wheels up. The trip before to the US was just shy of a month out. Both trip under a grand total and on QF

    The most recent trip to Japan was about a month but that was on FF points (most people thinks that’s impossible too!)
     
  15. cold wombat

    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    You just gotta be quick to cough up if you want to grab it.
     
  16. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I ran all my alerts and used hopper up until five days before we left.
    Hopper was a bit over double what I paid by then.
    Airline website was near triple $900 vs $2400.
    Reason why... I had a price guarantee and my airfare. From CX.
    This was early January departure.
     
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  17. ShavedBadger

    ShavedBadger One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Depends on who you flu with last time too.
     
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  18. cold wombat

    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    You don't want to isolate yourself to one airline.
     
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  19. Undies

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    Aren't Air Asia offering unlimited travel for a year for $181? I think you have to be Malaysian to get in on it, though.
     
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  20. Kash

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    $700 return flights SYD-LAX during the July20 school hols is pretty compelling. Available on Virgin and American airlines.
     
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    When they start discounting jan 2021 we will know it’s serious
     
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    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Airfare bargains at fever pitch
     
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  23. ShavedBadger

    ShavedBadger One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Some super hot deals to be had!
     
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  24. cold wombat

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    They're making some infectious offers!
     
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  25. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm getting the chills scrolling through them. Will need to lie down
     
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  26. cold wombat

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    Don't let it give you a headache.
     
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    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    At these prices you'd be mad not to cough up for a couple
     
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  28. cold wombat

    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Dying to get a bargain are we?
     
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  29. Conkers

    Conkers Early Days

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    Quarantined at Nisseko for two weeks....
     
  30. cold wombat

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    Really? Beats the shit out of Christmas island anyway.
     
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  31. Myazma

    Myazma One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    But don't you have to buy 6 metres of seats to prevent spread?
     
  32. ShavedBadger

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  33. rowdyflat

    rowdyflat One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    A lovely compassionate man .
    Mad as Hell do a good parody of one of his proteges from Dept of Home affairs.
     
  34. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    J-star cheap flights sale to ZQN
    From$179^

    26 Apr 20 - 17 Jun 20
    One way only.
    05 Aug 20 - 22 Sep 20
    One way only.
     
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  35. Ozgirl

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    We booked MEL-NZQN for late April a couple of weeks ago and it was not cheap. Easter was looking expectedly horrendous. Wonder if there'll be cancellations and a few bargains to pick up?
     
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    JAL have Syd to Haneda return in Feb 2021 PE for just over $1800 per person! :woohoo:
     
  38. Kash

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    Is that a good deal? I think I'd rather take the $960 economy fare via ANA personally, but I dont really rate PE. If you wanted a Nadi stopover you could go Fijian business class for $2,600 but that isnt exactly direct!
     
  39. rowdyflat

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    Not sure whether flights will get cheaper or whether they will just cancel lots of flights.
     
  40. absentskier

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    Presumably both.
     
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  41. Crystal

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    I am guessing both, amazing bargains but you'll need to be fast
     
  42. ralphplough

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    No insurance either.
     
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    Yeah how do people think they’ll be covered by insurance? You won’t.
     
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    Cathay Pacific are offering unlimited changes free of charge on all new tickets. You’ll probably want travel insurance to cover the cost of your airfare should CP fall into receivership before your scheduled date of departure though.
     
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    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    How about travel insurance to pay for your stay in a local hospital in you get COVID-19! Pity you can't get it.
     
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  46. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Staying the **** at home. Ski Pass: Gold

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    No need to buy a return either :thumbs:
     
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  47. Hermannator

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    $250 bus class domestic fares on offer
     
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    I see they have sold a 777 to get some liquidity.
     
  49. Majikthise

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    Should rename thread to Bargain Airline alert at this rate.
     
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  50. blutek

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    Looking at Business Class fares to Tokyo early Feb, there was a low $2.6K fare with a 3hr stopover in ..... Nandi.
    QF was $3.7k direct. (GoogleFlights)

    Unfortunately too much uncertainty with airline operations at this time.