Construction dilemma

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  1. Flying Bat

    Flying Bat Silver Member

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    BRU LHR SIN PER
    One month ago this might have been achieved as a ticket where the first sector was operated by Brussels Airlines, but I believe they are withdrawn now along with LH, Swiss +

    If I want to achieve the above I could buy a paid BRU LHR, but then the majority reward ticket element becomes a ticket starting ex UK and attracts a huge gbp500++ front cabin departure tax. I am unable to see a way around this but perhaps there are cleverer members who can think of a way ( other than alternative routing )
     
  2. NYBanker
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    The premium tax in the UK is no where near £500.
     
  3. Flying Bat

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    I wish you were correct, sadly the truth of the matter is that F class UK -> Australia is going to attract £480 - so I did exaggerate a little, apologies. My dummy booking illustrates
    Taxes, fees, charges and surcharges for the entire journey are approximately £479.39 per adult and are included in the prices above.
     
  4. MSPeconomist
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    Where are you really located at the start of the trip? Have you thought about taking the train from Brussels to someplace with service by another *A carrier where you can still redeem, such as SAS? Or have about doing BRU-CPN-LHR on SAS if this is legal? Or do SQ to SIN using another of their European routes, although it's likely to be very difficult to find that award space.
     
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  5. Globaliser
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    That's a quote from BA. Are you sure that the total TFC would be at a similar level if you were to redeem on a *A airline?

    A dummy booking suggests that the "front cabin departure tax" for this trip is only £184.

    In any event, there are many alternative routings that avoid the UK Air Passenger Duty, whether you fly with BA or with a *A airline.
     
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