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There are currently offers to australia from Europe (CDG/FRA)with Air India for around 2800 sfr (return) in business, if you don't mind the lay over on the way back(the way to australia takes about 27 hours, the way return about 40 hours).
The fastest way to australia seems to be the connection with cathay pacific(via HKG) or Etihad (via Abu Dhabi) in around 22.30 hours.
...............uh yes, my flight with BA takes about 32 hours each way, and costs, including the Oslo trip, GBP 1'918.--, or Chf 2'800.-- .

Yours costs Chf 2'800.-- and you still have to get to Paris......

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No idea how or with who you fly, but last week i booked a biz class seat for my mum to NZ.

London-Singapore-Sydney-Auckland-Hong Kong-London with BA, Chf 5'800.--

Oslo-London-Singapore-Sydney-Auckland-Hong Kong-London-Oslo, WITH BA, exact same flightsfrom London onwards, same class, same everything Chf 2'700.--

She has to fly to Oslo first admitedly in the morning, flying with SAS in economy..........Chf 100.--

Total saving Chf 3'000.-- for 2 x 2hour flight (LHR-Oslo-LHR)


(I can't understand either.............)
With that booking couldn't you just board in London? There is certainly no need to fly onto Oslo on the return leg.
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With that booking couldn't you just board in London? There is certainly no need to fly onto Oslo on the return leg.
You'd have to get your baggage offloaded in London on the return leg if you did that and airlines don't like it.
If you don't get on in Oslo on the outward leg you're likely to have the whole of your outbound journey cancelled by the airline as you will be treated as a no show.
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You'd have to get your baggage offloaded in London on the return leg if you did that and airlines don't like it.
If you don't get on in Oslo on the outward leg you're likely to have the whole of your outbound journey cancelled by the airline as you will be treated as a no show.

The airlines don't care as you have to change planes in London anyway ! You just check baggage in Auckland on return trip to LHR , no problem.

These type of tickets are good, as most other "cheap" tickets are providing you use them in the order that they are issued. As soon as you miss a leg, the rest of the ticket is cancelled as it's a no change ticket essentially.

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