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Old Jan 8, 13, 9:40 am   #1
 
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TK IAD-IST $399 ai, 10450 miles or 3.8 CPM

Hi All - been lurking for awhile, first post!

Just booked IAD - IST - IAD 2/9 - 2/11 for $399, 10450 miles or 3.8 CPM on the TA site.

Thanks again for posting the deal.

Side note: it books into TA G.

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Old Jan 8, 13, 3:21 pm   #2
 
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Did UA match this? I see a lot of UA-metal options for $399-430 IAD-IST throughout February, with connections through ZRH to swiss on the way over and EWR all UA on the way back, for example.
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Old Jan 8, 13, 4:03 pm   #3
 
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Great find OP. I'm seeing ex-BOS as well in Feb for $484 on ITA (which keeps crashing) on combo of B6/TK via IAD but might not be bookable...
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Old Jan 8, 13, 5:40 pm   #4
 
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Also seeing some JFK-IST-JFK fares in Feb on TK for $451 ai ($252 YR).

[Edit: Fare dumping should only be discussed in the Trick It mileage run discussion thread]

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Old Jan 8, 13, 7:04 pm   #5
 
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Hi All - been lurking for awhile, first post!

Just booked IAD - IST - IAD 2/9 - 2/11 for $399, 10450 miles or 3.8 CPM on the TA site.

Thanks again for posting the deal.

Side note: it books into TA G.
Also found using Kayak a SWISS routing through Zurich (United EWR-ZRH) on Feb. 8-10 with one night stay.

10476 PQM for $452 A/I (4.3 CPM)

Depart Fri, Feb 8 IAD to IST 1 stop 12h 35m

Fri, Feb 8 IAD to IST 1 stop 12h 35m
SWISS Flight 3201
Operated by United 8h 10m
Take-off Fri 5:45p IAD Washington, DC
Landing Sat 7:55a ZRH Zurich, Switzerland
Boeing 767-300 (Wide-body Jet) | 8h 10m | 4144 miles | 9+ seats remain

Change planes ZRH Zurich, Switzerland 1h 35m

SWISS Flight 1800 2h 50m
Take-off Sat 9:30a ZRH Zurich, Switzerland
Landing Sat 1:20p IST Istanbul, Turkey
Airbus A320-100/200 (Narrow-body Jet) | 2h 50m | 1094 miles | 9+ seats remain
Return Sun, Feb 10 IST to IAD 1 stop 13h 55m

SWISS Flight 4321
Operated by Turkish Airlines 3h 00m
Take-off Sun 8:20a IST Istanbul, Turkey
Landing Sun 10:20a ZRH Zurich, Switzerland
Airbus A321-100/200 (Narrow-body Jet) | 3h 00m | 1094 miles | 9+ seats remain

Change planes ZRH Zurich, Switzerland 1h 25m

SWISS Flight 3200
Operated by United 9h 30m
Take-off Sun 11:45a ZRH Zurich, Switzerland
Landing Sun 3:15p IAD Washington, DC
Boeing 767-300 (Wide-body Jet) | 9h 30m | 4144 miles | 9+ seats remain
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Old Jan 8, 13, 8:19 pm   #6
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Old Jan 8, 13, 8:20 pm   #7
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If I lived in IAD right now, I'd rack up so many countries and trips. The prices are amazing right now!
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Old Jan 8, 13, 8:49 pm   #8
 
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Careful with Swiss, lots of non miles earning fares categories. Their logic is that you don't need miles on the cheap fares.
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Old Jan 8, 13, 8:54 pm   #9
 
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Careful with Swiss, lots of non miles earning fares categories. Their logic is that you don't need miles on the cheap fares.
Isn't it also true that you don't get (UA) miles on TK G?
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Old Jan 8, 13, 8:57 pm   #10
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Careful with Swiss, lots of non miles earning fares categories. Their logic is that you don't need miles on the cheap fares.
True. At least you can book UA metal from EWR-ZRH at the cheap rate.
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Old Jan 8, 13, 9:34 pm   #11
 
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Isn't it also true that you don't get (UA) miles on TK G?
You do, but other FT-ers have reported having to fight with UA and TK for the miles.
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Old Jan 9, 13, 8:53 am   #12
 
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found on google.com/flights, verified on .bomb, all on united metal.

2/16-18/2013: IAD-EWR-IST-EWR-IAD, 11058miles, 413, 3.7cpm
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Old Jan 9, 13, 10:13 am   #13
 
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So all of the miles will be credited to your UA account?
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Old Jan 9, 13, 10:31 am   #14
 
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appears to be that way - everything shows as 100% when I looked on .bomb. although for me it showed 10,271 miles, not 11058 (IAD-EWR-IST)
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Old Jan 9, 13, 11:16 am   #15
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appears to be that way - everything shows as 100% when I looked on .bomb. although for me it showed 10,271 miles, not 11058 (IAD-EWR-IST)
Elite 500 mile mins from IAD-EWR-IAD perhaps?
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