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Old Mar 31, 12, 4:21 pm   #1
 
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UA Segment Run: DCA-FLL $194 a/i RT ($32/segment)

One of the DC-Florida segment runs is back and valid for travel from 4/17/12 to 5/22/12. The routing rules allow 2 connections in each direction and some flights will be operated by US Airways.


Here are the routing rules:


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WAS-CLT-FLL

WAS-FLL/FMY/JAX/MIA/ORL/PBI/PNS/TPA/SRQ-FLL

WAS-FLL

WAS-EWR/WAS/CLE-CLT-FLL

WAS-EWR/WAS/CLE-FLL/FMY/JAX/MIA/ORL/PBI/PNS/TPA/SRQ-FLL

WAS-EWR/WAS/CLE-FLL

Itineraries through EWR/CLE and CLT offer the most availability. Remember that UA eliminated 500-mile minimums for flights operated by US Airways so try to avoid US for any shorter segments.

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Old Mar 31, 12, 7:21 pm   #2
 
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WAS-PBI also has similar options (a few dollars more). It is difficult to avoid US on these....

Any tips on how to book these on the COdbaUA website? Multiple destination (one-way) searches work most of the time....3rd party seems to be the best option for RT's....

It looks like you have been busy....best of luck with the new endeavor....
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Old Mar 31, 12, 7:39 pm   #3
 
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WAS-PBI also has similar options (a few dollars more). It is difficult to avoid US on these....

Any tips on how to book these on the COdbaUA website? Multiple destination (one-way) searches work most of the time....3rd party seems to be the best option for RT's....

It looks like you have been busy....best of luck with the new endeavor....
The one-way multi-destination search will usually work but it's difficult to get anything with 5+ segments (one-way or RT) to price correctly in a low bucket. Third party sites will usually take care of the problem (unless you have an e-cert to use) or you can call UA and they should be able to do it in the correct bucket (G in this case).

You'll have more luck if you specify exact flight times and fare buckets using the advanced search feature. It doesn't work for every itinerary including the one I posted above but it'll occasionally help you avoid a phone call.

I've been planning to post a much more detailed explanation of this issue for a while and it should be available sometime next week. And thanks for the good luck wishes.
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Old Apr 1, 12, 10:55 am   #4
 
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The one-way multi-destination search will usually work but it's difficult to get anything with 5+ segments (one-way or RT) to price correctly in a low bucket. Third party sites will usually take care of the problem (unless you have an e-cert to use) or you can call UA and they should be able to do it in the correct bucket (G in this case).

You'll have more luck if you specify exact flight times and fare buckets using the advanced search feature. It doesn't work for every itinerary including the one I posted above but it'll occasionally help you avoid a phone call.

I've been planning to post a much more detailed explanation of this issue for a while and it should be available sometime next week. And thanks for the good luck wishes.
Welcome back, BryanIAH! Long time no see! Looking forward to your detailed explanation. Ran into that issue recently when booking a February trip, too, but luckily, the old UA web support booked it for me in the G bucket.
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