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Old Jan 13, 13, 3:12 am   #76
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They still have some good C fares to Spain (MAD/BCN) for $1123/1143 respectively xSEA.
Same AP/min stay.
Books into Z/I/S for AF/AZ/DL respectively except US domestic in P.
MPM fare if using DL.
I tried to find it on Matrix without any luck, cheapest I am finding is $2,100. Where are you finding these fares?
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Old Jan 13, 13, 3:58 am   #77
 
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I tried to find it on Matrix without any luck, cheapest I am finding is $2,100. Where are you finding these fares?
I think he's quoting the base fare ... all-in is just over $2k.

These work from SFO, LAX, and probably other west coast cities as well. Also, LHR works as a destination (but you have to add the stupid APD on the return).
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Old Jan 13, 13, 4:41 am   #78
 
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MOW/LED to SHA RT for USD 1300 AI in Z on SU (+USD 200 in I). Same price available on MU but from MOW only (O inventory or I after 01JUL13).

By some reason Z class of SU is not showing up on Matrix and SU website, but seem to be available on XP. One ways from USD 780.
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Old Jan 13, 13, 4:57 am   #79
 
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CX DXB-SYD/AKL for $2,900

Cathay biz (I) fares from Dubai or Abu Dhabi are the one of the best deals out there -- routinely well under $2K for most east Asian destinations.

A particularly good one is DXB-AKL for AED 10,610 all-in, around $2,900. Or AED 10,900 to SYD. Widely available.
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Old Jan 13, 13, 7:15 pm   #80
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Old Jan 13, 13, 9:55 pm   #81
 
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I think he's quoting the base fare ... all-in is just over $2k.

These work from SFO, LAX, and probably other west coast cities as well. Also, LHR works as a destination (but you have to add the stupid APD on the return).
Could you tell me what APD is? I'm a noob. And what dates did you look for? Thanks!
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Old Jan 13, 13, 10:02 pm   #82
 
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Could you tell me what APD is? I'm a noob. And what dates did you look for? Thanks!
APD = Airport passenger duty (I think). A particularly hefty tax imposed on airlines flying out of the airports in the UK.
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Old Jan 15, 13, 4:47 am   #83
 
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LX are resuming direct service to SIN from 13th May and have some good deals ex-SIN for business class. Zurich for S$3680 (US$3k) round trip all inclusive. other points in Europe for slightly more.

Seemed to be valid outbound monday and tuesday only. Bookable until 28th Jan for travel until November.

http://www.swiss.com/web/EN/Pages/in...698&Country=SG
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Old Jan 18, 13, 3:45 pm   #84
 
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If you'd like some summer fun...

I was reading on AirlineRoute.net that Uzbekistan Airways (HY) has decided to keep their JFK-RIX-TAS service running throughout the summer schedule. Link: http://airlineroute.net/2013/01/18/hy-jfk-s13/

On Thursdays, the service runs with "new" 2-class 763. I haven't been able to find a picture of the new interior, if anybody has info, please post.
On Sundays, the service runs with old 3-class 763. The old product is F/C/Y. Picture of F looking into C here (from 2008): http://www.airliners.net/photo/1485424/ Only thing which isn't clear is if it has remained the same. According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uzbekistan_Airways), they have two configs on 767 - F5/C40(!)/Y, and C18/Y. In the A-net picture, it's F10/C18 (visible, possibly more). It's very likely that they just removed one row of F, making it one row of 2-1-2 F.

HY has fifth-freedom rights on JFK-RIX and v.v., so if you're planning on a Latvian holiday, this could be a very interesting flight option.

HY flights are visible on ITA.

Round-trip in C is 2400 USD.

Round-trip in F is 3100 USD.

Both are still cheaper than the cheapest first-world country airline in J.

Anyone interested?
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Old Jan 18, 13, 6:08 pm   #85
 
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If you'd like some summer fun...

I was reading on AirlineRoute.net that Uzbekistan Airways (HY) has decided to keep their JFK-RIX-TAS service running throughout the summer schedule. Link: http://airlineroute.net/2013/01/18/hy-jfk-s13/
I'm trying to imagine my girlfriend's reaction if I told her I was flying to Riga on Uzbekistan Airways. It would not be pleasant, that much I know for sure.
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Old Jan 18, 13, 7:58 pm   #86
 
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I'm trying to imagine my girlfriend's reaction if I told her I was flying to Riga on Uzbekistan Airways. It would not be pleasant, that much I know for sure.
I'm not sure about HY, but Latvia is a lovely country and Riga is an amazing city.
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Old Jan 19, 13, 6:18 am   #87
 
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I'm not sure about HY, but Latvia is a lovely country and Riga is an amazing city.


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Old Jan 19, 13, 12:22 pm   #88
 
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Question: What CPM would qualify as a worthwhile premium fare for a trip within the US?
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Old Jan 19, 13, 12:54 pm   #89
 
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Question: What CPM would qualify as a worthwhile premium fare for a trip within the US?
Depends on the airline, status, city pairs and a million other factors.

This isn't a mileage run thread. The only criteria here is that the fare is in a premium class (so generally F for domestic US fares) and is considerably cheaper than the regular fare for that route.
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Old Jan 19, 13, 12:55 pm   #90
 
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Question: What CPM would qualify as a worthwhile premium fare for a trip within the US?
Very subjective--- some of us on this thread aren't mileage runners or looking to minimize CPM (ie, connecting multiple times on our way across the country). Personally, a domestic Premium fare that's significantly cheaper than normal is interesting to me.
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