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Old Feb 3, 12, 3:06 pm   #1
 
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Did I phone and book a Fuel Dump Ticket?

Seeing some good business class tickets from MXP-YVR/SEA in the $2500 range. Anyhow, I already have a ticket from SEA-YYJ so I wanted to book a coach ticket MXP-SEA return YVR-MXP in business. AA.com will not let you do this with multi-city option coach one way return the other.

Anyhow by my calculations the fare should be around $1700 (I looked at half the coach ticket MXP-SEA and half the business ticket YVR-MXP)

Had to phone. So I did.

Anyhow my reservation has been "On Request" for a couple of days. Do you think this was a fuel dump ticket. I am waitlisted for the coach ticket and want it to revert to a ticketed ASAP to increase my odds for an upgrade. What do you think?
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Old Feb 3, 12, 3:08 pm   #2
 
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I hope someone else knows what you're talking about....
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Old Feb 3, 12, 3:13 pm   #3
 
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Do you think this was a fuel dump ticket.
Why would you think that? I see you think the ticket should be $1700. What was the price you were quoted?
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Old Feb 3, 12, 3:15 pm   #4
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I hope someone else knows what you're talking about....
Not I.
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Old Feb 3, 12, 3:25 pm   #5
 
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The $1700 estimate is about right:

Fare 1: Carrier AA NLE2EU MIL to SEA (rules)
Passenger type ADT, round trip fare, booking code N
Covers MXP-JFK (Coach), JFK-SEA (Coach)
$295.28

Fare 2: Carrier BA IR5E6J YVR to MIL (rules)
Passenger type ADT, round trip fare, booking code I, J
Covers YVR-LHR (Business), LHR-MXP (Business)
$939.88

US September 11th Security Fee (AY) €1.90
AA YQ surcharge (YQ) €120.00
USDA APHIS Fee (XA) €3.80
US Immigration Fee (XY) €5.31
US Customs Fee (YC) €4.18
Italian Embarkation Tax (IT) €7.75
Italian Security Charge (VT) €1.81
Italian Security Bag Charge (EX) €2.07
Italian Council City Tax (HB) €4.50
Italian Passenger Service Charge (MJ) €0.58
US International Arrival Tax (US) €12.67
United Kingdom Passenger Service Charge (UB) €19.58
BA YQ surcharge (YQ) €150.00
Vancouver Airport Improvement Fee (SQ) €11.41
Canadian Harmonized Sales Tax (BC) (RC) €1.37
Canadian Air Travelers Security Charge (CA) €19.71

Subtotal per passenger $1,718.45

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Old Feb 3, 12, 4:34 pm   #6
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I hope someone else knows what you're talking about....
Not me, but maybe - RIP Fuel Dump?
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Old Feb 3, 12, 5:03 pm   #7
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Anyhow my reservation has been "On Request" for a couple of days. Do you think this was a fuel dump ticket. I am waitlisted for the coach ticket and want it to revert to a ticketed ASAP to increase my odds for an upgrade. What do you think?
How do you plan to upgrade?
I have had tickets on hold clear upgrades before purchase, so my guess is that time of the request matters more than the purchase date
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Old Feb 3, 12, 5:21 pm   #8
 
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The reason I think they may be looking at the ticket is my reservation has been "On Request" for a couple of days.

I am hoping to use a SWU to upgrade the one direction. The return I am flying BA metal so no option on that way.

I posted here before I phone tonight just in case I did something wrong.

What happened is I booked a one-way award to Europe two years ago - and have been booking all my trips departing Europe since then..... I guess I should book an award back home so I can re-position myself from home.
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Old Feb 3, 12, 5:25 pm   #9
 
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The reason I think they may be looking at the ticket is my reservation has been "On Request" for a couple of days.

I am hoping to use a SWU to upgrade the one direction. The return I am flying BA metal so no option on that way.

I posted here before I phone tonight just in case I did something wrong.

What happened is I booked a one-way award to Europe two years ago - and have been booking all my trips departing Europe since then..... I guess I should book an award back home so I can re-position myself from home.
There are many reasons for ticketing to be delayed, including issues with payment. I don't see any reason in the OP that would indicate it was a fuel dump.
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Old Feb 4, 12, 8:44 am   #10
 
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to my understanding, the "fuel dump" was discovered and eliminated.
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