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The babybus (Sweden<> East Coast) Fare meetup thread

The babybus (Sweden<> East Coast) Fare meetup thread

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Jul 31st
1700 BA782 LHR>ARN vintagepilot

Aug 1st
1255 AY808 ARN>HEL bisonrav, mtikky, Wozza2404, squawk
1300 AY864 GOT>HEL awoxp, gosha
1315 AY804 ARN>HEL IFE Wizard
1435 AY810 ARN>HEL vintagepilot

1600 AY1337 HEL>LHR bisonrav, mtikky, Wozza2404, squawk
1635 AY814 ARN->HEL tsmnc, Selador
1700 AY1341 HEL>LHR awoxp, IFE Wizard, gosha
1930 AY1339 HEL>LHR tsmnc,vintagepilot, Selador


Aug 2nd
1240 BA1 LCY>JFK awoxp, bisonrav, IFE Wizard, vintagepilot, mtikky, Wozza2404, KARFA, tsmnc, gosha, squawk, Selador
1850 AA2580 JFK>CLT IFE Wizard
2053 AA1240 JFK>MCO [ CANCELLED? ] awoxp, bisonrav, mtikky, Wozza2404, gosha
2040 AA2272 JFK>AUS awoxp, bisonrav, mtikky
2145 AA4454 JFK>DCA
[ CANCELLED? ] squawk, Selador
2232 AA2092 CLT>MCO IFE Wizard

Aug 3rd
0630 BA4362 JFK>MIA tsmnc
0635 AA1479 MCO>MIA IFE Wizard
0842 AUS>DFW bisonrav, awoxp, mtikky
0850 AA2657 MCO>MIA awoxp, gosha
1000 AA2136 LGA>BOS KARFA
1011 AA2278 DCA>MIA Selador
1125 AA260 MCO>MIA Wozza2404
1219 AA388 JFK>CLT vintagepilot
1253 AA2314 DFW>MCO awoxp, bisonrav, mtikky

1259 AA291 JFK>MIA squawk
1409 AA1609 CLT>MIA vintagepilot
1937 AA1194 MCO>MIA awoxp, bisonrav, mtikky

Aug 4th
0700 AA1571 MIA>JFK awoxp, gosha
0831 AA2199 MIA>CLT vintagepilot
0849 AA291 MIA->JFK bisonrav, mtikky
0900 AA260 MIA>MCO Wozza2404
1224 AA1002 CLT>JFK vintagepilot
1315 AA2352 MCO>JFK Wozza2404

1830 BA112 JFK>LHR bisonrav, mtikky, Wozza2404, vintagepilot
1900 BA174 JFK>LHR awoxp, gosha
1925 BA212 BOS.LHR KARFA

Aug 5th
06.50 AA1495 MIA-ORD IFE Wizard
0815 BA1340 LHR.LBA KARFA
0825 BA794 LHR>HEL bisonrav, mtikky, Wozza2404
1020 AY832 LHR>HEL awoxp, vintagepilot, gosha
11.44 AA272 ORD-JFK IFE Wizard

1155 AA1340 MIA>DCA IFE Wizard
1405 AY909 HEL>ARN bisonrav, mtikky, Wozza2404
1455 AA4532 DCA>JFK IFE Wizard
1600 AY865 HEL>GOT awoxp, gosha
1600 AY813 HEL>ARN vintagepilot
1610 BA6080 LHR>HEL tsmnc
1830 AA6133 JFK>LHR
IFE Wizard
2345 AY825 HEL>ARN tsmnc

Aug 6th
0825 AA6538 LHR>HEL IFE Wizard
1600 AY813 HEL>ARN IFE Wizard

Aug 8th
0849 AA291 MIA>JFK squawk
1830 BA112 JFK>LHR squawk

Aug 9th
1020 BA6032 LHR>HEL squawk
1600 BA6043 HEL>ARN squawk

Aug 10th
1215 AA145 MIA>ORD Selador
1735 AY10 ORD>HEL Selador

Aug 11th
1155 AY863 HEL>GOT Selador


Hotels

bisonrav:
July 31st: Cockpit Suite, Jumbo Hotel (in around midnight, so unfortunately no cocktails on the terrace or playing with my knobs)
August 2nd: Staybridge Suites, Austin Airport
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Old May 1, 19, 4:18 am
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Wiki updated. Now matching @bisonrav and @awoxp for the 1752 mile diversion via Texas. Thanks to everyone for the tip off and assistance from a first timer to a tier point run as big as this.

I suppose I should book a hotel in Austin too now.
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Old May 1, 19, 4:39 am
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Originally Posted by mtikky View Post
Wiki updated. Now matching @bisonrav and @awoxp for the 1752 mile diversion via Texas. Thanks to everyone for the tip off and assistance from a first timer to a tier point run as big as this.

I suppose I should book a hotel in Austin too now.
hey folks,

just a short question. do you have your babybus TP run on a BA or an AA ticket? im jealous of all the reroutings you got. my BA Agents on the phone wont give me those and have quite strong rules...
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Old May 1, 19, 4:51 am
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Originally Posted by Nephoi View Post
hey folks,

just a short question. do you have your babybus TP run on a BA or an AA ticket? im jealous of all the reroutings you got. my BA Agents on the phone wont give me those and have quite strong rules...
It's an AA ticket from Stockholm, and they allowed the updates via Twitter direct message.
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Old May 1, 19, 4:51 am
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Originally Posted by mtikky View Post
It's an AA ticket from Stockholm, and they allowed the updates via Twitter direct message.
so basically I shouldnt book on ba again when AA is involved?
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Old May 1, 19, 4:57 am
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There are pros and cons, but in general AA is very flexible on re-routings on significant changes.
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Old May 1, 19, 4:59 am
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Originally Posted by bisonrav View Post
Should be up to 720TPs now, which since I booked 640 is quite pleasing.
Just added mine up - I went with the simpler direct positioning flights.

All in, I make it 800TP and 37,588 Avios. And possibly the need for a holiday afterwards to recover...
For the main trip, 3 sectors on AY, 3 on BA and 5 on AA.
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Old May 1, 19, 5:16 am
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Unable to get that additional outbound routing as my JFK MCT problem had already been sorted after last month's changes with a connection down the east coast, but at least I have got my economy return to JFK changed back into first.

The agent said that the AA re-booking engine prioritises timings, to be as close to the original as possible, over cabin class. Maybe I need to swot up use of twitter as it seems to work well.
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Old May 1, 19, 8:09 am
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Originally Posted by awoxp View Post
I've just changed mine due to the MCT breach at JFK.

I found my new route and sent the whole lot to AA via Twitter and they did everything within 5mins. Very efficient.

NEW:
02AUG AA2772 2040 JFK-AUS
03AUG AA1176 0842 AUS-DFW
03AUG AA2314 1253 DFW-MCO
03AUG AA1194 1937 MCO-MIA

All in, another 80 TP from the original itinerary
Along with yourself, bisonrav and mtikky I am going to try and get this revised routing.

I noticed in the Wiki, above, that the flight number for the JFK-AUS is wrong. Once I have re-booked I will correct it.
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Old May 1, 19, 11:31 am
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Originally Posted by IFE Wizard View Post
Along with yourself, bisonrav and mtikky I am going to try and get this revised routing.

I noticed in the Wiki, above, that the flight number for the JFK-AUS is wrong. Once I have re-booked I will correct it.
I did note that this resulted in a ticket reissue as the cost of mine has disappeared off AA and now shows as an “exchange”.

Same PNR for all three airlines as from before however so all is good.
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Old May 1, 19, 12:42 pm
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Originally Posted by IFE Wizard View Post
Along with yourself, bisonrav and mtikky I am going to try and get this revised routing.

I noticed in the Wiki, above, that the flight number for the JFK-AUS is wrong. Once I have re-booked I will correct it.
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Old May 4, 19, 11:28 am
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Is there someone on BA1 at 2nd August who already flew or will fly the new BA soft First Class?
If so, could one of you awesome guys bring me a new First Class amenity Kit - I can change against another one if wanted
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Old May 4, 19, 8:12 pm
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Very envious of this. As a data point, when I did my BA1 to AA. TP run, for some reason AA has BA1 as international as it’s from London and the system only books flights allowing the BA INT to AA DOM MCT. They couldn’t override this for love nor money and didn’t grasp the concept of pre-clearance in SNN as it was an international flight arriving from London.

I resigned myself to a night at JFK and stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn for around $160. What it lacked in TLC and this was mainly the rooms (80s motel carpet and massive A/C unit) it more than made up for in the public areas, and warm hospitable staff. To get there you take the air train to the hotel shuttle/car rental stop and they return you to the terminal of your choice. I wasn’t overly fussed as at the time I booked my trip I was flying DUB-LCY-MAD-JFK and BA pulled the LCY-MAD part so I was expecting to either have to go direct from DUB or back via LHR and the ‘helpful’ AA agent said, oh I’ve got s one stop flight from LCY to JFK leaving 30 mins after you were originally due to depart but it gets into JFK 5 hours earlier, would that do for you..... when I said it would be she said she needed to get her manager to override availability which would take a while.
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Old May 4, 19, 11:29 pm
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Unfortunately the MCT table makes absolutely no allowance for BA1 and ore clearance so it’s subject to the normal blanket 2 hours for all T7->T8 connections.
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Old May 25, 19, 10:43 am
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Could anyone who knows MIA recommend a hotel from the plethora of options near the airport?

On the return leg of this fare, I have a 12 hour overnight at MIA before the first MIA-JFK (I arrive from LAS the previous evening about 20:20, and it's an 08:40-odd departure the next morning).
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Old May 25, 19, 11:21 am
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I'll probably do a Hilton redemption - there are a few around 30000 points, and the Blue Lagoon looks OK.
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