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Old Sep 6, 17, 7:05 am   #1
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BA/OW - AMS - SJO - €1380 - Business Class- Various Dates

Hi guys, this is my first post so I hope it is ok:

I found a wide range of availability for Business Class flights with BA, between Amsterdam and San Jose, Costa Rica.

https://www.google.es/flights/#searc...JO1BA2237;sc=b

Catch is a l0h overnight layover in Gatwick, but could still be interesting for some people.
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Old Sep 6, 17, 12:03 pm   #2
  
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The BA fare allows 1 free stopover in each direction & you can route through DFW or MIA if you want a stopover in the US. IB also has a similar fare with 1 free stopover in each direction, and has more routing options than BA.
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Old Sep 6, 17, 12:57 pm   #3
  
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The BA fare allows 1 free stopover in each direction & you can route through DFW or MIA if you want a stopover in the US. IB also has a similar fare with 1 free stopover in each direction, and has more routing options than BA.
I can΄t see it on google flights. Where did you find it? Thanks
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Old Sep 6, 17, 2:21 pm   #4
  
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I used matrix to build the itinerary. First step was figuring out the start / end dates over the Atlantic. A lot of the DFW/MIA - SJO flights have AA I class inventory. I used matrix, but here is a link to one sample on google flights: https://goo.gl/flights/g1LC. FYI: if crediting to AA, routing through DFW, is more EQM.
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Old Sep 9, 17, 3:24 pm   #5
  
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help with booking?

i was able to put a trip together

it prices out at $1700 but when i call BA they want $5000

any advice on booking?
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Old Sep 9, 17, 6:38 pm   #6
  
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could price usd 1700 for ams-lhr-mia-sjo

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i was able to put a trip together

it prices out at $1700 but when i call BA they want $5000

any advice on booking?
could price usd 1700ish for ams-lhr-mia-sjo on expedia via kayak
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Old Sep 10, 17, 12:24 am   #7
  
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i was able to put a trip together

it prices out at $1700 but when i call BA they want $5000

any advice on booking?
Strange, I'd make sure they have the flight #s correct & the right point of sale (i.e. SFO). If you're routing through MAD, it could be an IB fare? Are you including a stopover?
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Old Sep 10, 17, 3:58 am   #8
  
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that worked
thanks!
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Old Sep 13, 17, 9:32 am   #9
  
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Fare rules?

Can someone post the fare rules and routing? I tried routing through NYC, but it didn't work. I need to travel regularly from Europe to NYC and Miami, so this ticket could work really well for me.
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Old Sep 13, 17, 9:42 am   #10
  
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Can someone post the fare rules and routing? I tried routing through NYC, but it didn't work. I need to travel regularly from Europe to NYC and Miami, so this ticket could work really well for me.
The only valid US stopovers were MIA & DFW. Routing rules allowed a few others, but there were no flights from those cities. Here's BAs (I couldn't find a direct flight from CLT/PHX to SJO):
/VIA THE ATLANTIC/
MAP CONSTRUCTED LEFT TO RIGHT AND RIGHT TO LEFT
1. AMS-BA/IB-LON-BA/IB-MAD-BA/IB-MIA-AA/BA-SJO
2. AMS-BA/IB-LON-BA/IB-MAD-BA/IB-SJO
3. AMS-BA/IB-LON-BA/IB-MIA-AA/BA-SJO
4. AMS-BA/IB-LON-BA/IB-SJO
5. AMS-BA/IB-LON-CLT-AA/BA/US-SJO
6. AMS-BA/IB-LON-DFW-AA/BA/US-SJO
7. AMS-BA/IB-LON-MIA-AA/BA/US-SJO
8. AMS-BA/IB-LON-PHX-AA/BA/US-SJO

IB's routing list is much longer, but the only US stopover I found was MIA. If you want a stopover in a different country, IB has better options.
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Old Sep 13, 17, 10:51 am   #11
  
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Also available on ST, but didn't see any *A options.
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