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bual Apr 23, 17 7:03 pm

Disregard. My posting error!
 
DISREGARD!!!

I erred in my pricing comparison pages...
and was comparing 2Xsingle tix on UA...
to a return on TP. Doh! Sorry...

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Original erroneous posting:

I'm looking at booking 2pax (economy X) on a May (UA) flight YVR to LHR...
open jaw sector... and returning from S. Europe in June.

As two single tickets... this comes to TTL: $291 (cheap!!!)...
and as a multi-city TTL: $740.
(edit: )This is JUST TATL with open jaw... NO intra-Europe sector booked.

I'd rather book as a rtn ticket with an intra-Europe sector tacked in there... but at this $400+ disparity, I'll book it as single tickets.

Is this just a glitch?... and/or would calling an agent secure the cheaper pricing?

Thanks for any comments!

rankourabu Apr 23, 17 7:15 pm

The scamcharges are much cheaper originating Europe than North America.
There is your difference.

bual Apr 23, 17 7:18 pm


Originally Posted by rankourabu (Post 28220543)
The scamcharges are much cheaper originating Europe than North America.
There is your difference.

Perhaps... but flying United metal (outbound)...
and (edit: )return on UA TATL, and AC...
but that's quite the price difference.

(I should have included that in the OP)

hydrogen Apr 23, 17 7:19 pm


Originally Posted by bual (Post 28220550)
Perhaps... but flying United metal both ways...
if that makes any difference.

Who is the operating carrier of the intra-Europe segment?

eigenvector Apr 23, 17 7:23 pm

As soon as you put LH on the ticket (even for just the intra-Europe segment), Aeroplan will try to charge LH YQ on the TATL segments even if they're on United.

bual Apr 23, 17 7:32 pm


Originally Posted by eigenvector (Post 28220561)
As soon as you put LH on the ticket (even for just the intra-Europe segment), Aeroplan will try to charge LH YQ on the TATL segments even if they're on United.

(edited above for clarity)
There is NO intra-Europe sector... it's currently open Jaw.
*If* I can get the cheaper pricing for the TATL sectors, I'll look at adding an intra-Europe (SK) sector if I'm only adding reasonable taxes (not scamcharges).

jerryhung Apr 23, 17 7:44 pm

Best if you share routing & carriers so that we can help verify also

It shouldn't differ THAT much IME..

longtimeflyin Apr 23, 17 7:48 pm


Originally Posted by jerryhung (Post 28220619)
Best if you share routing & carriers so that we can help verify also

It shouldn't differ THAT much IME..

When flying to/from Europe I have always booked two one ways. The carrier surcharge is often lower, although it doesn't much apply to the original poster in this case as he or she is flying United.

However, for those of us flying on operators which have a carrier surcharge, booking two one way tickets is often a better choice.

hearna Apr 23, 17 8:02 pm


Originally Posted by eigenvector (Post 28220561)
As soon as you put LH on the ticket (even for just the intra-Europe segment), Aeroplan will try to charge LH YQ on the TATL segments even if they're on United.

false

rickg523 Apr 23, 17 8:15 pm

Just curious. With that much time between outbound and return, why do you prefer a r/t ticket - if price wasn't an issue?
With that kind of timetable, is there really much of a difference?

bual Apr 23, 17 8:25 pm


Originally Posted by rickg523 (Post 28220715)
Just curious. With that much time between outbound and return, why do you prefer a r/t ticket - if price wasn't an issue?
With that kind of timetable, is there really much of a difference?

RT allows for 2 stopovers or 1 plus an open jaw (preferred).
Otherwise... I'm flying cheapie airlines intra-Europe on a sector that could be free.

furthermore, cancellation or changes would be 2X$90 for two one-ways...
vs simply $90 for a rtn ticket.

Braindrain Apr 23, 17 9:00 pm

Thread closed as OP realized his mistake.


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