Hi all...as you can see I'm new here and trying to be a quick study, but I could still use your help. So far this year, I have flown or booked 4 TATL/TPAC flights and have one more on my radar. I will likely be going to Cameroon for business and would live to maximize my efforts. I know the easiest route is through AMS or CDG, but perhaps there is a way to add a couple of segments without disrupting the price.
Here are the details
-Departing from LAX July 21 or 22
-2 night stay
-Back to LAX no later than July 26 (I have a TPAC on the 27th)
-obviously, as low a CPM as possible.
-Economy fare. I wish I could get the upgrade.
Are these dates too restrictive?
This forum is incredible...so much wisdom. Thanks in advance for any tips...I'll gladly do the same as I get more knowledgable.
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Holy cow...I never requested a fare. I am traveling on business and I asked this forum for help on routing to maximize my mileage.
I was asked what my dates/times/flights were...I responded accordingly.
I'm new here and I was just asking this forum for from friendly eyes to take a look at my route and see if I was missing any mileage opportunities.
I'm not sure why you posted the rules?
i felt from the start that this wasn't a fare request, but when no fare is posted for specific cities for dates, its a fare request....but, some one who might try to help doesn't know when they have found an improvement....if i price it and come up w/ a different #, we are on different pages.....
don....i'm practicing to be a grouchy old man, and getting good at it....