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Old Apr 16, 12, 4:50 pm   #1
 
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UA: BOS-NRT $1510 double RT a/i (3.8CPM)

Wandering Aramean posted that United is doing a 25% PQM bonus for BOS-NRT fares, so I looked a bit and found this, which is 32,016 PQMs before bonus, 39,803 after the bonus. Unfortunately I can't do it because of another trip, but maybe someone else can.
That last one, NRT-IAD-BOS-ORD is two fares, the TYO-BOS fare and a BOS-ORD fare, so that should be valid for the promotion, but I'm not positive.


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Old Apr 16, 12, 5:30 pm   #2
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these kinds of tickets are very tricky and can cause major issues. SUre you can fuel dump, but it has reportedly caused folks a ton of trouble in the past.
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Old Apr 16, 12, 5:56 pm   #3
 
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I did the same thing last year except RNO and SIN and had no issues. Didn't know I was fuel dumping until I was told the price, certainly didn't complain.
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these kinds of tickets are very tricky and can cause major issues. SUre you can fuel dump, but it has reportedly caused folks a ton of trouble in the past.
Can you please elaborate what type of trouble?

I see it can be troublesome during irregular ops if you're doing the 2nd RT back to back.
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I would suggest renaming your thread title because people don't really think of "double roundtrip" when they see "DRT".. if anything, it implies a D fare code (business class).
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Old Apr 16, 12, 6:00 pm   #6
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Can you please elaborate what type of trouble?

I see it can be troublesome during irregular ops if you're doing the 2nd RT back to back.
Going twice to the same destination on the same ticket is not allowed. Any kind of schedule change or irrop will throw this off. There was a thread about this a while ago.
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Old Apr 16, 12, 6:07 pm   #7
 
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I would suggest renaming your thread title because people don't really think of "double roundtrip"
Not sure how to, let me know how to and I will.

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Going twice to the same destination on the same ticket is not allowed.
In my personal experience this has not been an issue, I know double roundtrips aren't allowed, but this is a multi city BOS-NRT-BOS-NRT-ORD, hence not a double roundtrip. I was able to book RNO-SIN-LAX-SIN-RNO with UA res and didn't have any issues.
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Okay, I'm ex-CO... what the heck are PQM's?

Same as EQM's? Or what?
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Old Apr 16, 12, 6:48 pm   #9
 
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Okay, I'm ex-CO... what the heck are PQM's?

Same as EQM's? Or what?
PQM = EQM

PQM is a new term to put more emphasis on "Premier". COdbaUA loves that word.
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I would suggest renaming your thread title because people don't really think of "double roundtrip" when they see "DRT".. if anything, it implies a D fare code (business class).
That is what made me look.
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Old Apr 16, 12, 7:12 pm   #11
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That is what made me look.
yeah, I admit, this is why I clicked as well.
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I thought DRT stood for direct, but knew there was no way to get 3.8 CPM for $1510 on a direct flight. That's why I clicked.
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Going twice to the same destination on the same ticket is not allowed. Any kind of schedule change or irrop will throw this off. There was a thread about this a while ago.
There are ways around this. Different departure city in North America/different arrival city in Asia/Europe for round trip both round trip 1 and 2.
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There are ways around this. Different departure city in North America/different arrival city in Asia/Europe for round trip both round trip 1 and 2.
Could you please give an example of what you mean with the same fair basis?

I'm strongly considering this trip.. thank you!!
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