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Old Mar 24, 11, 1:14 pm   #1
 
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(FARE GONE) DL: BOS/MIA/TPA/JAX/MCO-AMS business class $1,360 All summer long

This is even cheaper than their $1,450 LHR business class fares. Looks like the same rules- purchase by March 31, fly by Aug 31, I fare. Tons of availability all summer long- great way to get to Europe basically for the price of coach. Remember I fares earn 50% MQMs and Skymiles.

Delta has a 24 hour risk-free guarantee, so as long as you buy on Delta.com you can cancel with no penalty up until 11:59pm the next day


Can route through a number of hubs, not just BOS/MIA. Screen shots and more details on my blog.

These Delta fares are going to bankrupt me!
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Old Mar 24, 11, 1:25 pm   #2
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A great deal if you HAVE to get to Europe this summer and want a more comfortable trip. It's obviously silly to pay about the same to sit in the back when transatlantic biz class is significantly better.

My dilemma is that I WANT to take my family of 5 to Europe this summer but don't want to pay $6700 in airfare even if we'd be comfortable.

I figure a cheap summer European coach airfare deal might surface eventually. If not, as they say in France, c'est la vie. We can continue to go off-season at the crazy mileage run prices that periodically surface.
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Old Mar 24, 11, 1:31 pm   #3
 
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BOS-AMS DL Fare (posted by OP) good for Easter weekend and AA is matching very closely (1400) for BOS-AMS.

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Old Mar 24, 11, 1:51 pm   #4
 
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These fares are a steal. I'm seeing $1450 AI for MIA-AMS with TATL on AF. Look for these fares 90 days out though. Wish these were good for O/W travel also since it would be a nice way to save some miles traveling over to Asia.
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Old Mar 24, 11, 1:56 pm   #5
 
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There is also availability at these prices < 90 days out...
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Also, I'm seeing MCO-AMS for $1735 on CO/LH/AC metal via IAH. I'm sure there are other options also.
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There is also availability at these prices < 90 days out...
Including Easter weekend... hmm
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Old Mar 24, 11, 2:09 pm   #8
 
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Great find OP! Based on the new DL awards charts, I am thinking of doing a crazy quasi-round-the-world with this for my honeymoon. First go to AMS on this routing ($1364 RT). Then use miles for AMS-Maldives biz class (only 80k roundtrip for Europe-South Asian Subcontinent! Ride on CZ and route thru CAN). Then train around Europe when we get back to AMS. What what!!!
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Old Mar 24, 11, 2:34 pm   #9
 
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Relatively new to mileage runs, so forgive the question, but why do I fares only receive 50% MQM?
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Also, I'm seeing MCO-AMS for $1735 on CO/LH/AC metal via IAH. I'm sure there are other options also.
Come on UA, match the $1,300 Z fare!!
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Old Mar 24, 11, 2:38 pm   #11
 
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Relatively new to mileage runs, so forgive the question, but why do I fares only receive 50% MQM?
You get 150% total MQM on I fares. The 50% is a bonus
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Old Mar 24, 11, 3:02 pm   #12
 
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Great find OP! Based on the new DL awards charts, I am thinking of doing a crazy quasi-round-the-world with this for my honeymoon. First go to AMS on this routing ($1364 RT). Then use miles for AMS-Maldives biz class (only 80k roundtrip for Europe-South Asian Subcontinent! Ride on CZ and route thru CAN). Then train around Europe when we get back to AMS. What what!!!
Sounds nice, but just beware that Delta adds a crazy "foreign origination" surcharge to itineraries beginning in Europe. Be prepared to pay $400+ in fees per ticket. Still work it to go to Maldives, but just FYI
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Should be in Premium thread. I know you love Delta, but still
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Old Mar 24, 11, 3:28 pm   #14
 
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AA has matched. $725++ RT -- literally cheaper than the economy fares for summer travel.
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Old Mar 24, 11, 3:35 pm   #15
 
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AA has matched. $725++ RT -- literally cheaper than the economy fares for summer travel.
You mean 725 one way?

I just priced BOS-AMS RT on AA for Easter 1265$ a.i.

It involves a 12-hour overnight layover in LHR...not fun.
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