Hey all I came across something interesting, I generally fly to Thailand return every 2 weeks. I’m always hard trying to get the best deals on better airlines and service. hence how much time spend here.
Something interesting to note is I looked up to fly a friend of mine over from Bangkok to Perth, I was surprised to see Business Class flights with Malaysian Airlines were only about $1060 return,
But from Perth to Bangkok is about $2700. I played around with a few dates and looked on a few booking sites as well as Malaysian direct.
Many deals were available like this from around April-August… after August it dropped out and reverted to about $2200. (BKK-PER)
this prompted me to book a $135 one way ticket from PER-BKK with Jetstar So I could lock in a couple of R&R’s in business class for this cheaper price in business (BKK-PERTH) I had like 4 in a row where I was able to book like this, but only booked 2 trips because of other plans.
Dumbfounded how its so cheap this way, but is about $2700 the other way…
Has anyone else ever noticed drastically cheaper fares buy booking in reverse order???
Quite a few times! I’ve also noticed that quite often it is also cheaper to book it from the international home website and pay in foreign currency. Even after the conversion and any fees you can still come out in front.
Two parts to the answer – in general, yes, it is often cheaper to buy tickets from foreign ports to Australia than from Australia to a foreign port. Qantas were recently selling some dirt cheap tickets from Singapore to Australia over Christmas, but trying getting them if you originate in Australia!
As for the Malaysia Airlines case – MH have been running some prtty keen deals out of Thailand on and off most of the year. There have been some pretty good deals to a whole range of destinations, with Business often coming in cheaper than Flexible Economy.
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