Do not call the airlines under any conditions! This is the fastest way to kill the trick and bring unwanted attention to your itinerary!
This is NOT the right place to ask: "Can you help me with a low fare for AAA-BBB?" This is not the beg-it thread, but the trick-it thread.
This thread deals with unique combinations of routes and booking tricks in order to lower prices on airline fares. Prices that would astound the general public are often achieved by the posters in this thread.
Many people, including airline representatives, monitor this thread. For that reason, it is unorganized, very content heavy, often lacking details, and written in shorthand. It takes patience and effort in order to understand the conversation and be able to participate as an active member.
We encourage you to read the entirety of this thread if you would like to get started and to experiment as soon as you understand the gist of Trick It. Lots of time spent reading, practicing, and learning is the only way to be able to reproduce our tricks and discover new ones yourself. There are many, many people who ask for advice here, so productive members are only able to help those who have shown a concerted effort and progress over a long period of time (months).
If you have no idea what this thread is about, a good place to start are various blogs' posts on the subject.
In theory, we could start threads dealing with the "trick it / negotiate it" type of deals on almost *each and every* discount fare across the Atlantic there is, since virtually 99% of the time, you can generate a "deal" that leaves certain surcharges off if you know how to do it.
This thread serves as some sort of "lounge thread" where anything related to "trick it / negotiate it" type of deals can go - which is beyond the accustomed way how this forum works. Hopefully this "lounge" thread will give those who would still like to discuss these types of deal an ample place to do so - while the "Mileage Run Deals" forum is not being cluttered with information that many Flyertalkers feel that is not appropriate and in line with how this forum works.
If you want to play games, then play your games within the confined enviroment of this thread - please refrain from starting new threads to play those games.
Ok, first of all, thanks to Raffles! Using his minimalistic but useful tips, I was able to find his original deal plus I was able to make it even better for people in the DC/VA/MD area. For those who know how to do this, the same concept used on the WAS-MAD works here. For those who don't know enough about the tips and tricks, read below. You may be able to figure it out:
[Time is up!]
Ok, I hope this makes some sense. I'm trying to be a little funny and helpful at the same time.
Raffles: if you think I'm breaking the spirit of how your deals should be posted please PM me.
I'll remove all the tips after 12:00 PM EST today just to give the real FlyerTalk enthusiast the opportunity to figure this out