Finnair price gap increasing

Old Sep 11, 18, 11:03 am
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Finnair price gap increasing

Has anyone else noticed the price gap on FinnAir code share flights vs. American (on the same AA metal) increasingly significantly? Looking at some ORD-LHR and some flights are nearly $400 more if booked on AA.
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Old Sep 11, 18, 11:40 am
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Always important to use Kayak to double-check pricing when codeshares are involved. I see week-to-week changes in BA, JL pricing out of DFW for American metal.
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Old Sep 11, 18, 11:45 am
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What booking site are you using? I am seeing some good fares on AY for a Europe trip in November (out on AY, back on AA or BA) but they are on various/dubious 3rd party sites and i have not yet been able to get or to replicate them.

I have a related query- and not to highjack your thread- but it is an AY question with AA relevance as follows. Would a party of 5- where one is an AA PLT- get the additional baggage allowance for the whole party that would be granted on a flight marketed/operated by AA, for:

An AY marketed flight operated by AY?
An AY marketed flight operated by AA? (departing LHR if that matters.)

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Old Sep 11, 18, 3:09 pm
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It’s not just AY that can be lower. BA and IB can as well. Same AA metal, just a codeshare.

A coulle trips later this year I purchased dorect from BA and saved ~25% over the exact same flights through AA. Sometimes it pays to shop around partners.
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Old Sep 11, 18, 5:45 pm
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Do the codeshares get there own inventory of lower fare classes? If so, I could see them as priced the same originally, but the AA low fare buckets get used up more quickly.
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Old Sep 11, 18, 6:27 pm
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Booking the codeshares as AY, BA flights means "marketed" by correct? If so, one needs to watch for EQM earning and EQD earning. Sometimes that's a win. Sometimes that's a loss.

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