London RT Fr Perth $1,239, Melb $1,244 | Amsterdam RT Fr Perth $1,079 | New York RT Fr Syd $1,402, Per $1,384 @ Cathay Pacific

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Escape to Europe this year and save on flights with our UK & Europe on Sale. Departures from 16 February - 04 June, 13 July - 30 November 2017

Book now and don’t miss out.

See www.cathaypacific.com/au for Terms and Conditions.

Example fares:
* Sydney to London$1,258, Amsterdam$1,097, New York$1,402, Toronto$1,471 return
* Melbourne to London$1,244, Paris$1,126, Boston$1,388, Vancouver$1,450 return
* Brisbane to London$1,253, Rome$1,123, New York$1,397, Toronto$1,466 return
* Adelaide to London$1,246, Amsterdam$1,086, Los Angeles$1,391, Vancouver$1,452 return
* Cairns to London$1,254, Paris$1,137, New York$1,399, Toronto$1,468 return
* Perth to London$1,239, Amsterdam$1,079, Boston$1,384, Vancouver$1,445 return

Comments

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    What is the normal price MEL-LHR-MEL?

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      had a mate go over Christmas for 2800 (leaving xmas day). not "normal", but an interesting indication.

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      did BNE-CMB-LHR-BNE on Etihad last July (CMB-LHR via ATH was business class) for $1600 per person. Booked via priceline.com.

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        Wow! How did you get that?

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          Was just looking for flights around July on priceline.com when I came across this. So far I found it to be a good place to look for flights out of US or to Europe/US from Australia. If time isn't an issue you can even bid your own amount (I know someone who got nearly 30% off normal price from SYD-LHR return on Etihad with their bidding system, so it works).

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          @james2k: cool. So obviously brisbane to cmb (via Abu Dhabi) and same for cmb to LHR?
          Did you search it as multi city or return with stopover in particular city?

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          @kiribatian: Yeah. I searched it as multi city (BNE-CMB, CMB-LHR, LHR-BNE) with a departure from cmb on a sunday - that might have helped. I've read on flyertalk you get cheap business class tickets with layovers in either CMB or HK.

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          @james2k: How long was your stopover in CMB?
          And did you designate CMB-LHR as business? And you mean AUH (not ATH) right?
          (Sorry for all the questions, I am just super impressed. I am been really interested the last few months by finding super cheap flights by utilising stopovers and burning the last leg)

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          @kiribatian: It was a 2 day stopover in CMB. Yup I meant AUH :)

          I just did a normal multi city search with 'economy' as the flight type - wasn't looking for business class.
          I guess I was super lucky with the timing, but they had a lot of dates around that time (mid-late July) when I booked the tickets back in Feb last year.

  • +4 votes

    Great price with a great airline

    but…

    They do not let you pre-book your seats unless you pay an extra $1000 per person. These cheap fares only allow seat selection during online check in.

    Seriously??

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      Who neg voted me for saying that you cannot pre-book seats? :S

      • +1 vote

        I did the following when I was prompted I couldn't choose my seats:
        - select the 'hold flight for 24 hours' option
        - check email and login with booking reference details
        - select good seats
        - pay

        I hope that works for you as well

    • -4 votes

      Bargain pro tip, give them a call claim you need wheelchair service. Advanced seat reservation will be available foc immediately

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        That may be feasible. You could then cancel that aspect nearer the time. Of course the OP will now be waiting for these calls to filter in :)

        I booked with Singapore a few months ago else I would be booking this.

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        Wont be doing that and what happens if you are with family.
        Last time with Cathay , we were able to book seats, but that was through an agent.

      • +2 votes

        I'm in a wheelchair, please don't ruin flying for me.

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        I flew to London with Cathay Pacific last year. You can check-in and book your seats 48 hours from the flight. I immediately got online 48 hours out and checked the 4 of us in and had absolutely no problems getting us seats together. Tonnes of spare seats.

        Guess most people get the cheap fares.

        Also Cathay Pacific, amazing airline.

  • +1 vote

    Stopover in HK?

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      Yes, stopovers and open jaw bookings (e.g. SYD - HKG - AMS then LHR - HKG - SYD) are usually only a tiny bit more in price. Usually <$50 difference for me.

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    Bugger. I need to travel right in the 6 week period for which the sale does not apply. :-(

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    Showing AUD 1640 - MEL to PARIS dep on the 14th Jul, and returning 31th Jul :(

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    What a deal!

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    Only flew with Cathay Pacific once, LHR > HKG > BNE I left my laptop under my seat (woke up groggy when we landed) As I was leaving the aircraft I remembered and went straight to the Information desk. The staff radio called to the cleaning crew on the flight to find my laptop, but they claimed that they found nothing :( MOFO's stole my laptop.

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      lol done that twice. once in germany after getting to baggage claim. ipad. got it back.

      second time qantas just as i got off the plane (stairs). literally stopped and remembered (passport wallet). told the attendant at the bottom of stairs and they brought it down for me.

      bl to you, but you really should have called the police. it's theft and they can't claim to not find anything. even if you make a stink and they call security, calmy explain to security/AFP what happened they might do something. laptops don't just disappear.

      sounds like you got the typical asian treatment. they can and do steal from you regardless of the penalties.

      • +1 vote

        Ah yeah that's good luck for you!

        My mate left his iPhone in the seat pocket last year and lost it.

        I was 21 and pretty naive back then - if it happened to me now I would tear the roof off lol

        I guess the trick is, leave nothing behind lol

    • +1 vote

      Not with Cathay, but when I flew from PER-SYD-LAX-IAH (over about 30 hours), my passport fell out of my pocket on the LAX-IAH route. I contacted the airline and it took 3 weeks to get my passport back. It also ended up in Minnesota. Although a passport is much smaller than a laptop and I guess could have been wedged in the seat and taken a little tour of the country.

    • +1 vote

      HK in general. On the MACAU - HK ferry, my mate left his camera under the seat in front of him. Told info/counter and security which radio'd the staff on the ship, and they claimed they found nothing.

      Had to break out my broken mando and spoke with the police at the airport, who got me to fill out a form and then escorted me back through the airport customs, back on to the boat. Found my mates camera right there in plain sight.

  • +1 vote

    Wow. Good price for Sydney to London. This only happens when you already have made your holiday plans for the year.

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      i agree - whilst i won't be going this year its good to know to keep an eye out for next year around this time if something similar happens again and i think in general if you get return to london under 1.5k then thats ok already and of course if its during peak time or whatever it would jump close to 2k.

      would like to go to london during Dec/Jan return but anyone know the best time to buy tickets or to wait for sales like this? don't think i've ever seen an xmas london flight deal?

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    Is it a good time to book EURO flights now for JULY/AUG this year

    or should we wait for more sales?

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    Was just about to book tickets Melbourne-Manchester then Stockholm-Melbourne for $1100 through Singapore Airlines in in May/June. Checking this I can do Melbourne-Manchester then Amsterdam-Melbourne for $1080 through Cathay Pacific.

    Never flown either airlines before but hear great things about Cathay Pacific. Not been able to pre-book seats until 48 hours out unless I pay $1000 more puts me off. What if I miss out of decent seats together. Wife would kill me if we got split up on the flight to Europe. Not worth the risk for myself I think.

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    For those who missed my earlier comment, the following worked for me to be able to select my seats:
    - when prompted you can't select seats, proceed and select the 'hold flight for 24 hours' option
    - check email and login with booking reference details
    - select good seats
    - pay

    I hope that works for you as well

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    Ok, so I can get return flights PER to Malta leaving 30 June and returning 3 weeks later for the bargain price of $1241 return.

    But do I dare travel via KL and Istanbul on MalIndo and Turkish Airlines?

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    How does Cathay Pacific compare to Qatar Airways if flying into Europe? Seems like they are priced similarly for the dates I'm looking at in May.

  • +1 vote

    Eventually, we booked Sydney-London RT with Singapore Airline for $1200, travelling in March.

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    Ended up booking Sydney > London, Amsterdam > Hong Kong > Sydney for $1115 pp in November (returning January)
    Thanks OP :)

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    anyone able to reserve seats through the hold seat/manage bookings trick?