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LHR-LAX-SYD the mysterious disappearing O class

LHR-LAX-SYD the mysterious disappearing O class

Old Jan 28, 17, 6:13 am
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LHR-LAX-SYD the mysterious disappearing O class

So I'd like to book LHR-LAX-SYD with AA, with a stopover on the way back. This is allowed by the rules for the lowest fare (O class), and Expertflyer shows O class being available on all flights I'm looking at (AA135 LHR-LAX and AA73 LAX-SYD on JUN 18, AA72 on SYD-LAX on JUN 24, and AA108 LAX-LHR on JUN 30). And yet, when I try to book this on AA.com it quotes me a higher fare (1,295). The ExPlat agent I just spoke to is getting the same (she said it was V class), but couldn't explain why. Does anybody have any idea what is going on? Frankly, even the O fare of 1,080 is not very competitive, and I find it difficult to justify paying more than that.
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Old Jan 28, 17, 6:29 am
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Originally Posted by Passmethesickbag View Post
So I'd like to book LHR-LAX-SYD with AA, with a stopover on the way back. This is allowed by the rules for the lowest fare (O class), and Expertflyer shows O class being available on all flights I'm looking at (AA135 LHR-LAX and AA73 LAX-SYD on JUN 18, AA72 on SYD-LAX on JUN 24, and AA108 LAX-LHR on JUN 30). And yet, when I try to book this on AA.com it quotes me a higher fare (1,295). The ExPlat agent I just spoke to is getting the same (she said it was V class), but couldn't explain why. Does anybody have any idea what is going on? Frankly, even the O fare of 1,080 is not very competitive, and I find it difficult to justify paying more than that.
it looks like there is no O fare filed for those dates.
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Old Jan 28, 17, 6:38 am
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Originally Posted by rbourquin View Post
it looks like there is no O fare filed for those dates.
Sometimes it's the simple stuff
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Old Jan 28, 17, 7:29 am
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Originally Posted by rbourquin View Post
it looks like there is no O fare filed for those dates.
Originally Posted by JonNYC View Post
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What is your source? Expertflyer is still showing O7 for all of them.
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Old Jan 28, 17, 7:55 am
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Originally Posted by Passmethesickbag View Post
What is your source? Expertflyer is still showing O7 for all of them.
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Old Jan 28, 17, 7:58 am
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Originally Posted by millionmiler View Post
When I just looked on EF O class shows on the outbound but not the return. When looking at the return by segment SYD-LAX was available in O class on the 24th but not LAX-LHR on the 24th.
Indeed, but I want to do a stopover at LAX and fly LAX-LHR on the 30th.
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Old Jan 28, 17, 8:22 am
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It looks like the O fare requires a minimum 7 day stay based on the transpacific flights.

Minimum Stay TRAVEL FROM INBOUND TRANSPACIFIC SECTOR MUST COMMENCE NO EARLIER THAN 7 DAYS AFTER DEPARTURE OF THE OUTBOUND TRANSPACIFIC SECTOR.
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Old Jan 28, 17, 8:26 am
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Bingo. Thank you so much! An O class itinerary suddenly appears. And it's 1,019, BTW!
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Old Jan 28, 17, 8:32 am
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Bingo. Thank you so much! An O class itinerary suddenly appears. And it's 1,019, BTW!
Kind of, sort of. LAX-LHR is only coming up with the transatlantic portion being operated by BA,. The non-stop on AA, although showing full availability in O, is priced at 277 higher.
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