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Emirates - Hong Kong to Glasgow one way

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Emirates - Hong Kong to Glasgow one way

Cost of one way Emirates economy flight at the end of July - £2500 ( around 25,000HK$) Hong Kong to Glasgow!!!!

Cost of one way BA world traveller flight at end of July - £780 (7800 HK$) Hong Kong to Edinburgh (where we actually live) and £1200 (12000 HK$) world traveller plus.

Obviously, given the difference in price, the fact we live in Edinburgh and the possibility of using airmiles with BA we will be booking with them. However I was wondering if anyone would have any idea why the Emirates flight is SO expensive. I understand that one way flights can be expensive but this seems ridiculous.

Thanks. Just curious:-)

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1. Re: Emirates - Hong Kong to Glasgow one way

Flight prices go up and down every day so you have to keep your eye on them but it could be that they only have a few seats left and have upped the price. Check out the matrix website to see if there's any other airlines doing the route that might be cheaper than BA.

http://matrix.itasoftware.com

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2. Re: Emirates - Hong Kong to Glasgow one way

Because Emirates are pricing it in a different manner to BA. They're probably only allowing you to book a fully flexible ticket when it's a one way, whereas BA don't have that requirement.

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3. Re: Emirates - Hong Kong to Glasgow one way

Yes will keep an eye on things over the next couple of weeks, but can't see Emirates 'improving' enough to be a serious option for us. And yes I do usually book long haul flights like this much earlier so usually get the option of the best value tickets, so never really get to see what the prices are like further up the scale and as mentioned the pricing system used by Emirates is not great for one way flights!

Thanks for that info. :-)

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4. Re: Emirates - Hong Kong to Glasgow one way

Matrix website says she could go on Turkish for £454!

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5. Re: Emirates - Hong Kong to Glasgow one way

Hmmm.. Something up with Emirates at the mo. Is it because its a bank holiday in the UK? A Friday? Or a clear out of all flight seats??

No availability from MAN -- DXB (layover for a couple of days) -- DXB -- Phuket and back again. For the months of may, june, july, august, september 2013. Only business class available.....

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6. Re: Emirates - Hong Kong to Glasgow one way

#5

I checked the EK site and there is economy available from ALL the UK airports to BKK with stopover in DXB throughout the summer months!!

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7. Re: Emirates - Hong Kong to Glasgow one way

I am sure you know one way flights are priced at the highest fare rate on most airlines. £2,5k does seem a little excessive though You can always book a return and not take the 2nd sector.

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#6

Yes, flights appear to be available (in economy) but when you actually come to price them up you either get bumped up to business class on all of the flights/legs (as this is the only best fare) or price not available as no seats.

However, if you do a MAN --DXB return you can book these in economy, so there are seats this way. So maybe its the multi trip and DXB -- HKT HKT --MAN that's causing the issue....

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9. Re: Emirates - Hong Kong to Glasgow one way

#6

Yes, flights appear to be available (in economy) but when you actually come to price them up you either get bumped up to business class on all of the flights/legs (as this is the only best fare) or price not available as no seats.

However, if you do a MAN --DXB return you can book these in economy, so there are seats this way. So maybe its the multi trip and DXB -- HKT HKT --MAN that's causing the issue....

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10. Re: Emirates - Hong Kong to Glasgow one way

Had to check the price myself, it seems such a ludicrous price, but its true. Who knows what Emirates are playing at ?