When is the next BA sale?

Old Dec 30, 14, 9:31 pm
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When is the next BA sale?

When are we going to have a real sale ex-US West Coast? I don't believe we've had one since mid-2012.

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Old Jan 2, 15, 10:23 am
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It's not as good as Norway-OZ or DUB-US/HNL, *but*...

AA have matched BA's ex-EU sale fares in business, even on routes outside the JV (ie to South America). These fares allow a stopover in both directions, but require a 7 day journey length rather than BA's Sat night stay requirement. BA metal transatlantic is allowed as long as you use the AA flight numbers.

example: AMS-EZE is now 1,090 base fare in I class (~1600 rt all in) and can be routed: AMS-LHR//LON-JFK-MIA-EZE vv. LON-JFK on CWLCY or on the AA 77W with the suites+wifi, and then MIA-EZE has one flight a day being sold as two class so you can allocate yourself a seat in the old F seats (full flat suites)

Given the allowed stopovers in the states, flat suites all the way and then 700/800 TPs, these are very good fares to GRU/GIG/EZE.

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Old Jan 2, 15, 12:10 pm
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Originally Posted by alexwuk View Post
It's not as good as Norway-OZ or DUB-US/HNL, *but*...

AA have matched BA's ex-EU sale fares in business, even on routes outside the JV (ie to South America). These fares allow a stopover in both directions, but require a 7 day journey length rather than BA's Sat night stay requirement. BA metal transatlantic is allowed as long as you use the AA flight numbers.

example: AMS-EZE is now 1,090 base fare in I class (~1600 rt all in) and can be routed: AMS-LHR//LON-JFK-MIA-EZE vv. LON-JFK on CWLCY or on the AA 77W with the suites+wifi, and then MIA-EZE has one flight a day being sold as two class so you can allocate yourself a seat in the old F seats (full flat suites)

Given the allowed stopovers in the states, flat suites all the way and then 700/800 TPs, these are very good fares to GRU/GIG/EZE.
Doesn't AA often use angle-flats on the South American routes?

No problem for a day flight of course.
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Old Jan 2, 15, 1:18 pm
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Doesn't AA often use angle-flats on the South American routes?

No problem for a day flight of course.
from alexwuk's comment, I am guessing it's a 3 class 772 being sold as a 2 class service (like others on that route) hence his comment of being able to allocate a seat in the old F fully flat suites.
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Originally Posted by chris1979 View Post
from alexwuk's comment, I am guessing it's a 3 class 772 being sold as a 2 class service (like others on that route) hence his comment of being able to allocate a seat in the old F fully flat suites.
Yes it is that. Hardly any of those around these days - unfortunately.
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Sale

Hello,

I found pretty good value for my Annual Easter USA trip which I just booked

DUB-LGW-MCO Aer Lingus/BA Club World
JFK-LHR-DUB AA Business/BA Club Europe

I'm excited to try AA business on the new 777.

Total price was 1,100

And 340 TPS

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Originally Posted by Blueboys999 View Post
Yes it is that. Hardly any of those around these days - unfortunately.
One of the two MIA-EZE flights is an old 772 being sold as two-class (as they plan on switching in the newly configured 772s with no F and flat J) - so you cn allocate a seat in row 3 or 4 (old F).
GRU has all 77W service (from JFK, MIA & DFW).
The routing rules for GIG let you take AA to GRU and jump on JJ.

So it's quite possible to get a flat suite on each of the 4 longhauls.
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Old Jan 25, 15, 3:38 pm
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Does anyone potentially have any examples of prices to Dubai pre sale? I'll be going to Dubai in the next few months but did want to wait with the booking a while longer, but if the prices will go up significantly after Tuesday I'll book them now.
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Old Jan 25, 15, 3:46 pm
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Does anyone potentially have any examples of prices to Dubai pre sale? I'll be going to Dubai in the next few months but did want to wait with the booking a while longer, but if the prices will go up significantly after Tuesday I'll book them now.
From London?

You don't give much information () so here is the complete fare table. It includes the non-sale fares (the ones with no expiry date). Taxes and fuel surcharges are not included, but will typically be flat in the same cabin.

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Departing LON on 25/01/15 for DXB
Flying BA  
Purchasing at LON
Viewing in currency GBP
Show Fares for All Travel Dates

Fare Basis  Airline  Booking  Trip Type   Fare           Cabin  Effective  Expiration  Min/Max  Advanced
                     Class                                      Date       Date        Stay     Purchase Req
OLXRCUK9    BA       O        Round-Trip  20.00 (GBP)    E      25/12/14   31/03/15    03 / 12M 07
OHXRCUK9    BA       O        Round-Trip  37.00 (GBP)    E      01/04/15   30/09/15    03 / 12M 07
OLWRCUK9    BA       O        Round-Trip  40.00 (GBP)    E      25/12/14   31/03/15    03 / 12M 07
OHWRCUK9    BA       O        Round-Trip  57.00 (GBP)    E      01/04/15   30/09/15    03 / 12M 07
QLXRCUK9    BA       Q        Round-Trip  60.00 (GBP)    E      25/12/14   31/03/15    03 / 12M 
QHXRCUK9    BA       Q        Round-Trip  77.00 (GBP)    E      01/04/15   30/09/15    03 / 12M 
QLWRCUK9    BA       Q        Round-Trip  80.00 (GBP)    E      25/12/14   31/03/15    03 / 12M 
QHWRCUK9    BA       Q        Round-Trip  97.00 (GBP)    E      01/04/15   30/09/15    03 / 12M 
TLXAPUK9    BA       T        Round-Trip  210.00 (GBP)   E      25/12/14   31/03/15    03 / 12M 07
NXGB60      BA       N        Round-Trip  225.00 (GBP)   E                             03 / 12M 60
THXAPUK9    BA       T        Round-Trip  227.00 (GBP)   E      01/04/15   30/09/15    03 / 12M 07
TLWAPUK9    BA       T        Round-Trip  230.00 (GBP)   E      25/12/14   31/03/15    03 / 12M 07
THWAPUK9    BA       T        Round-Trip  247.00 (GBP)   E      01/04/15   30/09/15    03 / 12M 07
NWGB60      BA       N        Round-Trip  255.00 (GBP)   E                             03 / 12M 60
NXNCGB      BA       N        Round-Trip  275.00 (GBP)   E                             03 / 12M 
NWNCGB      BA       N        Round-Trip  305.00 (GBP)   E                             03 / 12M 
SXNCGB      BA       S        Round-Trip  305.00 (GBP)   E                             03 / 12M 
SWNCGB      BA       S        Round-Trip  335.00 (GBP)   E                             03 / 12M 
VXNCGB      BA       V        Round-Trip  345.00 (GBP)   E                             03 / 12M 
VWNCGB      BA       V        Round-Trip  375.00 (GBP)   E                             03 / 12M 
LXNCGB      BA       L        Round-Trip  405.00 (GBP)   E                             03 / 12M 
LWNCGB      BA       L        Round-Trip  435.00 (GBP)   E                             03 / 12M 
MXNCGB      BA       M        Round-Trip  485.00 (GBP)   E                             03 / 12M 
MWNCGB      BA       M        Round-Trip  515.00 (GBP)   E                             03 / 12M 
TXGB60      BA       T        Round-Trip  565.00 (GBP)   E                             03 / 12M 60
KXNCGB      BA       K        Round-Trip  595.00 (GBP)   E                             03 / 12M 
TWGB60      BA       T        Round-Trip  615.00 (GBP)   E                             03 / 12M 60
TXAPGB      BA       T        Round-Trip  615.00 (GBP)   E                             03 / 12M 07
KWNCGB      BA       K        Round-Trip  625.00 (GBP)   E                             03 / 12M 
TWAPGB      BA       T        Round-Trip  665.00 (GBP)   E                             03 / 12M 07
HXNCGB      BA       H        Round-Trip  765.00 (GBP)   E                             03 / 12M 
HWNCGB      BA       H        Round-Trip  795.00 (GBP)   E                             03 / 12M 
EXAPGB      BA       E        Round-Trip  865.00 (GBP)   E                             03 / 12M 07
EWAPGB      BA       E        Round-Trip  915.00 (GBP)   E                             03 / 12M 07
BXNCGB      BA       B        Round-Trip  985.00 (GBP)   E                             03 / 12M 
BWNCGB      BA       B        Round-Trip  1015.00 (GBP)  E                             03 / 12M 
IAP9UK      BA       I        Round-Trip  1072.00 (GBP)  B                             SU / 12M 28
YOW         BA       Y        One-Way     1079.00 (GBP)  E                             -- / 12M 
WOW1        BA       W        One-Way     1339.00 (GBP)  PE                            -- / 12M 
YIF         YY       Y        One-Way     1531.00 (GBP)  E                                      
Y2BA        BA       Y        Round-Trip  1547.00 (GBP)  E                             -- / 12M 
IAPGB       BA       I        Round-Trip  1874.00 (GBP)  B                             03 / 12M 
W2BA        BA       W        Round-Trip  1919.00 (GBP)  PE                            -- / 12M 
YR          BA       Y        Round-Trip  2158.00 (GBP)  E                             -- / 12M 
YIF         YY       Y        Round-Trip  2187.00 (GBP)  E                                      
AAP9UK      BA       A        Round-Trip  2272.00 (GBP)  F                             SU / 12M 28
A4UP1       BA       A        Round-Trip  2351.00 (GBP)  F                             -- / 12M 07
A4UP2       BA       A        Round-Trip  2351.00 (GBP)  F                             -- / 12M 07
R2BA        BA       R        Round-Trip  2351.00 (GBP)  B                             -- / 12M 
R2UP1       BA       R        Round-Trip  2351.00 (GBP)  B                             -- / 12M 07
R2UP2       BA       R        Round-Trip  2351.00 (GBP)  B                             -- / 12M 07
WRT1        BA       W        Round-Trip  2679.00 (GBP)  PE                            -- / 12M 
A3UP1       BA       A        Round-Trip  2987.00 (GBP)  F                             -- / 12M 03
A3UP2       BA       A        Round-Trip  2987.00 (GBP)  F                             -- / 12M 03
D2BA        BA       D        Round-Trip  2987.00 (GBP)  B                             -- / 12M 
D2UP1       BA       D        Round-Trip  2987.00 (GBP)  B                             -- / 12M 03
D2UP2       BA       D        Round-Trip  2987.00 (GBP)  B                             -- / 12M 03
CIF         YY       C        One-Way     3136.00 (GBP)  B                                      
J1          BA       J        One-Way     3229.00 (GBP)  B                             -- / 12M 
AAPGB       BA       A        Round-Trip  3250.00 (GBP)  F                             03 / 12M 28
AXAPGB8     BA       A        Round-Trip  3450.00 (GBP)  F                             -- / 12M 28
A2UP1       BA       A        Round-Trip  3624.00 (GBP)  F                             -- / 12M 
A2UP2       BA       A        Round-Trip  3624.00 (GBP)  F                             -- / 12M 
C2BA        BA       C        Round-Trip  3624.00 (GBP)  B                             -- / 12M 
C2UP1       BA       C        Round-Trip  3624.00 (GBP)  B                             -- / 12M 
C2UP2       BA       C        Round-Trip  3624.00 (GBP)  B                             -- / 12M 
AWAPGB8     BA       A        Round-Trip  3950.00 (GBP)  F                             -- / 12M 28
F1          BA       F        One-Way     4021.00 (GBP)  F                             -- / 12M 
AAPGB7      BA       A        Round-Trip  4450.00 (GBP)  F                             -- / 12M 07
CIF         YY       C        Round-Trip  4480.00 (GBP)  B                                      
A1UP1       BA       A        Round-Trip  4618.00 (GBP)  F                             -- / 12M 
A1UP2       BA       A        Round-Trip  4618.00 (GBP)  F                             -- / 12M 
J1UP1       BA       J        Round-Trip  4618.00 (GBP)  B                             -- / 12M 
J1UP2       BA       J        Round-Trip  4618.00 (GBP)  B                             -- / 12M 
J2BA        BA       J        Round-Trip  4618.00 (GBP)  B                             -- / 12M 
FIF         YY       F        One-Way     5489.00 (GBP)  F                                      
F2BA        BA       F        Round-Trip  5701.00 (GBP)  F                             -- / 12M 
JRT1        BA       J        Round-Trip  6311.00 (GBP)  B                             -- / 12M 
F1RT        BA       F        Round-Trip  7841.00 (GBP)  F                             -- / 12M 
FIF         YY       F        Round-Trip  7841.00 (GBP)  F
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Old Jan 25, 15, 3:51 pm
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From London?

You don't give much information () so here is the complete fare table. It includes the non-sale fares (the ones with no expiry date). Taxes and fuel surcharges are not included, but will typically be flat in the same cabin.

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Yes from London (time to go to bed I think)

That's some great info there, thanks very much!!! By the looks of it I can wait until the end of March to book for the cheapest O fare (as long as people don't obviously snatch them up before me)
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Old Jan 25, 15, 4:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Calchas View Post
From London?

You don't give much information () so here is the complete fare table. It includes the non-sale fares (the ones with no expiry date). Taxes and fuel surcharges are not included, but will typically be flat in the same cabin.................................
How do you get all this information? MCO fares are off the charts.

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Old Jan 25, 15, 4:38 pm
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How do you get all this information? MCO fares of the charts.
An ExpertFlyer subscription: http://www.expertflyer.com/
The "ExpertFlyer will change the way you fly" tag line (say it in an American accent for maximum amusement) is rather overblown but for me it is well worth 100 USD / year.

EF has access to the airline GDS so it's the same information a travel agent (online or offline) can see.
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Originally Posted by Calchas View Post
An ExpertFlyer subscription: http://www.expertflyer.com/
The "ExpertFlyer will change the way you fly" tag line (say it in an American accent for maximum amusement) is rather overblown but for me it is well worth 100 USD / year.

EF has access to the airline GDS so it's the same information a travel agent (online or offline) can see.
Hmmm, I'll give it a try and see if I'll save the $100 on my fare. Thanks!
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Old Jan 26, 15, 2:40 am
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That's some great info there, thanks very much!!! By the looks of it I can wait until the end of March to book for the cheapest O fare (as long as people don't obviously snatch them up before me)
Just noticed this: the "expiration date" (poor choice of words) is actually the last "travel date", not the last "buy" date. A quick look at one or two of those fares and the following rule pops up—
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SALES RESTRICTIONS
   FOOTNOTE RULE
   TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON/BEFORE 27JAN15.
So actually you have until 23:59 on 27 Jan to book.
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It includes the non-sale fares (the ones with no expiry date).
Originally Posted by Calchas View Post
Just noticed this: the "expiration date" (poor choice of words) is actually the last "travel date", not the last "buy" date.
The fact that a fare has an "expiry date" (which, as you say, is the last outbound travel date) isn't a completely reliable indicator as to what is a sale fare and what isn't.

In BA ex-London fare listings, one better indicator is that a fare basis that contains "UK" is usually a sale fare, while a fare basis that contains "GB" is usually a year-round (ie non-sale) fare.
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