What are we paying for UK flights these days?

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What are we paying for UK flights these days?

Postby Ducked » 07 Jul 2011, 19:38

Of course I'll be asking some agents. Just wondered what peoples recent experience is. I havn't been for 3 years so I expect sharp-shock increases.

Incidentally apologies if this isn't a legit query. Mods feel free to temp/delete etc.
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Re: What are we paying for UK flights these days?

Postby Doraemonster » 07 Jul 2011, 22:01

Got my round-trip ticket to Europe for around 40,000 TWD. I guess it'll be much cheaper if you fly off-season (which seems to be before June 20 or after September 6). Unfortunately I can't.
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Re: What are we paying for UK flights these days?

Postby sandman » 07 Jul 2011, 22:04

40k sounds about right. I'm traveling just after the start of September, but if I can get flights for less than 35k per head I'll consider myself lucky.
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Re: What are we paying for UK flights these days?

Postby Doraemonster » 07 Jul 2011, 22:24

I ended up booking my ticket from the airline directly, but here's a good resource to look for cheap fares out of Taiwan (unfortunately it's in Chinese only):

http://www.backpackers.com.tw/forum/air ... y_from=TPE

You can also check out Air Asia, back when I looked they had KUL-STN flights for about 15,000 TWD one-way. That was for August, September should be cheaper. Back in 2009 I got on that flight for ~ 6,000 TWD.
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Re: What are we paying for UK flights these days?

Postby Ducked » 07 Jul 2011, 22:25

Thats better, thanks all. Only got a price from one agent so far, 51900NT, Cathay Pacific, which I thought was a bit steep. Hopefully it'll get better.
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Re: What are we paying for UK flights these days?

Postby TheLostSwede » 08 Jul 2011, 01:16

You might want to try KLM, they claim they're doing flights to the UK for 28.5k (plus tax of course) http://www.klm.com/travel/tw_en/plan_an ... /index.htm
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Re: What are we paying for UK flights these days?

Postby irishstu » 08 Jul 2011, 09:39

TheLostSwede wrote:You might want to try KLM, they claim they're doing flights to the UK for 28.5k (plus tax of course) http://www.klm.com/travel/tw_en/plan_an ... /index.htm


I just checked what that would be with taxes, etc., (trip to Edinburgh in October) and it works out at around NT$42-43k. That's about as cheap as we've been finding recently. I wish I could find something under 40k.
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Re: What are we paying for UK flights these days?

Postby irishstu » 08 Jul 2011, 09:40

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Re: What are we paying for UK flights these days?

Postby Ducked » 08 Jul 2011, 10:05

irishstu wrote:
TheLostSwede wrote:You might want to try KLM, they claim they're doing flights to the UK for 28.5k (plus tax of course) http://www.klm.com/travel/tw_en/plan_an ... /index.htm


I just checked what that would be with taxes, etc., (trip to Edinburgh in October) and it works out at around NT$42-43k. That's about as cheap as we've been finding recently. I wish I could find something under 40k.


Yes, that's what I found too. I ran a couple of different return dates in August, leaving this Sunday, and got 43,560 and 43,570.

Thats fully fixed no cancellations. The Cathay price above was flexible, possibly with a HK stopover on the return, so perhaps reasonable in comparison. Ouch!

I suspect I'd need a functional credit card to book online directly with the airlines anyway, though I didn't take the KLM booking far enough to find out. Travel Agents will take a bank transfer, which is a big advantage for me.
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Re: What are we paying for UK flights these days?

Postby Taffy » 08 Jul 2011, 10:06

I flew KLM return to Bristol in May for NT$43k.
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