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Old Dec 30, 12, 11:28 pm   #1
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Good Deal Premium Fares 2013

Happy 2013! This is the 2013 edition of the 'Good Deals Premium Fares' mega thread.
Each year, a new thread is created to make reference to the current year's deals easily readable, without clutter from last year's expired sales etc.

Sometimes a F or Biz fare will be posted in the main MR Deals thread, but we created this mega thread so that the fare may be preserved a bit longer, for FTers to have that little extra time before the fare gets pulled. This thread may assist, so subscribe to it or check it for new deals!

This is a continuation of this thread:
Good Deal Premium Fares 2012
Good Deal Premium Fares 2011
Good Deal Premium Fares 2010

Feel free to update this 2013 thread with relevant Good Deal fares in Business, First and Suites classes!

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Old Jan 1, 13, 1:49 am   #2
 
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Jfk-pvg $2880 nh c

Seems like a decent enough cash fare to China, and IMO a better deal than those AA/UA fares everyone was raving about earlier.

Looks wide open - searched mid-February and found it.
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Old Jan 1, 13, 2:24 am   #3
 
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Dates on AA?
Yes, what dates are avail? Thanks.
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Old Jan 1, 13, 4:05 am   #4
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Seems like a decent enough cash fare to China, and IMO a better deal than those AA/UA fares everyone was raving about earlier.

Looks wide open - searched mid-February and found it.
Nice. Let's hope UA will match
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Old Jan 1, 13, 5:31 am   #5
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Seems like a decent enough cash fare to China, and IMO a better deal than those AA/UA fares everyone was raving about earlier.
NH F from the East Coast US to NRT was possible for about 3500-3800 USD AI with the earlier UA fare, so this (while still not bad) is not quite as good IMO.
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Old Jan 1, 13, 6:59 am   #6
 
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The OneWorld fare in the 2012 Premium thread.

ex ATH to California.

Going to do, ATH-LHR-LAX-SFO.

Any suggestions for getting the most out of the return?

Was thinking of SFO-DFW-PHX-LHR-ATH but would appreciate suggestions as to what would yield the most points. Want to fly the transatlantic sectors on BA.
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Not here in europe though.

Let's make this thread work.
LAX-NYC on AA for 510u$ all in OW in F is not a bad start. First leg on a 767.
Delta also has some deals from ONT to JFK for 485u$ all in.
Can't seem to find this deal
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Los Angeles (LAX) to New York (LGA) - mar, mar 12

American Los Angeles (LAX) to Chicago (ORD) - mar, mar 12
American 1470 Dep: 9:30a.m. Arr: 3:35p.m. 4h 5m Boeing 767 First (P)

Layover in ORD 2h 20m

American Chicago (ORD) to New York (LGA) - mar, mar 12
American 350 Dep: 5:55p.m. Arr: 8:55p.m. 2h 0m Boeing 737 First (P)

Carrier AA SA07ERP1 LAX to NYC (rules)
Passenger type ADT, one-way fare, booking code P
Covers LAX-ORD (First), ORD-LGA (First) 456,27 US$
US Transportation Tax (US) 34,22 US$
US September 11th Security Fee (AY) 5,00 US$
US Passenger Facility Charge (XF) 9,00 US$
US Flight Segment Tax (ZP) 7,80 US$

Subtotal per passenger 512,29 US$
Number of passengers x1

Total airfare & taxes 512,29 US$

This ticket is non-refundable.
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Old Jan 1, 13, 12:36 pm   #9
 
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The OneWorld fare in the 2012 Premium thread.

ex ATH to California.

Going to do, ATH-LHR-LAX-SFO.

Any suggestions for getting the most out of the return?

Was thinking of SFO-DFW-PHX-LHR-ATH but would appreciate suggestions as to what would yield the most points. Want to fly the transatlantic sectors on BA.
This has a MPM of 8169 with deductions for transiting an AA hub. If you are after points/miles then try something like ATH-LHR-MIA-LAX-SFO and v.v.
That should be $3,068 all-in.
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Old Jan 1, 13, 1:34 pm   #10
 
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Seems like a decent enough cash fare to China, and IMO a better deal than those AA/UA fares everyone was raving about earlier.

Looks wide open - searched mid-February and found it.
Lots of availability, although dates are a bit restricted ...

Code:
02.DAY/TIME                                                     
   PERMITTED SUN THROUGH THU ON EACH TRANSPACIFIC SECTOR.       
03.SEASONALITY                                                  
   PERMITTED 01JAN THROUGH 30APR OR 25OCT THROUGH 10DEC         
   ON THE OUTBOUND TRANSPACIFIC SECTOR. SEASON IS BASED         
   ON DATE OF ORIGIN.
Not a bad deal at all.
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Old Jan 1, 13, 2:09 pm   #11
 
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Someone posted an UA one-way fare LAX-NAS $400 on the 2012 thread. SFO is also available for $422. Not sure about the seats on the transcontinental sector.
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Old Jan 1, 13, 2:21 pm   #12
 
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Someone posted an UA one-way fare LAX-NAS $400 on the 2012 thread. SFO is also available for $422. Not sure about the seats on the transcontinental sector.
Also available on AA, and it's possible to get 777 F on a LAX-MIA leg provided you're willing to do MIA-NAS on a RJ with only Y:

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 1 AA1488A 25MAY J LAXMIA SS1  1055A  655P /DCAA /E             
 2 AA3470Y 25MAY J MIANAS SS1   930P 1035P /DCAA /E
... is $418.20. Works from SFO too.
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Old Jan 1, 13, 4:59 pm   #13
 
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Los Angeles (LAX) to New York (LGA) - mar, mar 12

American Los Angeles (LAX) to Chicago (ORD) - mar, mar 12
American 1470 Dep: 9:30a.m. Arr: 3:35p.m. 4h 5m Boeing 767 First (P)

Layover in ORD 2h 20m

American Chicago (ORD) to New York (LGA) - mar, mar 12
American 350 Dep: 5:55p.m. Arr: 8:55p.m. 2h 0m Boeing 737 First (P)

Carrier AA SA07ERP1 LAX to NYC (rules)
Passenger type ADT, one-way fare, booking code P
Covers LAX-ORD (First), ORD-LGA (First) 456,27 US$
US Transportation Tax (US) 34,22 US$
US September 11th Security Fee (AY) 5,00 US$
US Passenger Facility Charge (XF) 9,00 US$
US Flight Segment Tax (ZP) 7,80 US$

Subtotal per passenger 512,29 US$
Number of passengers x1

Total airfare & taxes 512,29 US$

This ticket is non-refundable.
Didn't realize this was one-way -- thought you were saying it was ~$500 r/t which would have been amazing.

Use ITA Matrix to find this. Plenty of March dates for ~$1050 r/t. Routing through DFW gets more miles but you're flying 737 and MD-80. SFO-DFW-LGA gets 8559 EQPs on AA, though, so about 12 cpEQP. Not terrible.
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Old Jan 2, 13, 10:23 pm   #14
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In an effort to keep the discussion focused on Premium fares a number of conversational posts have been removed. Please post only fantastic fare finds in First or Business classes or relevant follow-up questions.

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Old Jan 3, 13, 6:48 am   #15
 
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LAS-MIA $500 AI one way with AA 2 class, is that a good one ?
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