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

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

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Old Jun 18, 19, 10:59 pm   -   Wikipost
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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 Feb 15, 19, 3:16 am
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Originally Posted by vintagepilot View Post
Another good point - is there a max no of segments? Since they have kept me on a connecting flight back to JFK, I guess I am ok?
There may have been on the original ticket, but they have a lot of flexibility with re-routing.

I'd call up and get your MIA-PIT-JFK changed to something else as if left as it is you're losing 70 TPs unnecessarily.
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Old Feb 15, 19, 3:20 am
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Quite - I was just wondering whether I would have to accept MIA-JFK direct, but I was aiming for the same flights that you have. I'll see what they say.
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Old Feb 15, 19, 3:32 am
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Originally Posted by vintagepilot View Post
Quite - I was just wondering whether I would have to accept MIA-JFK direct, but I was aiming for the same flights that you have. I'll see what they say.
They'll offer that as they'll see it as doing you a favour. Politely decline and give them the exact flights and numbers you want. They'll do it.

I accepted the direct JKF-MIA but that was my choice as it gives me 18 hours in NYC.
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Old Feb 15, 19, 3:50 am
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They are now saying it won't rebook as it is less than MCT at JFK outbound because of immigration times - I am trying to explain pre-clearance in Shannon but not getting very far.
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Old Feb 15, 19, 4:00 am
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Originally Posted by vintagepilot View Post
They are now saying it won't rebook as it is less than MCT at JFK outbound because of immigration times - I am trying to explain pre-clearance in Shannon but not getting very far.
It won't rebook because the cancelled the flight. Get them to route you JFK-CLT-MCO if you like, then MCO-MIA the following day.
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Old Feb 15, 19, 4:16 am
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So, apparently, despite the system putting me on a JFK-CLT segment, it comes up as inside MCT at JFK for re-issue purposes, and there appeared to be nothing they could do to over-ride it. So I have gone for a night stop at JFK and on to MIA the next day. To be fair she was very helpful and I have also managed to change the BA flight back to LHR as mine had been switched to a 777.

I think she was the same agent as Wozza dealt with yesterday, which helped, as she now semi understands what we are trying to do, and why I actually wanted a connecting flight to MIA and not to go direct. I guess there is every chance of further changes.
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Old Feb 15, 19, 4:32 am
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Seem to have been rerouted via Charliotte with reasonable connections and seats basically preserved.
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Old Feb 15, 19, 4:35 am
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I wonder why the system just re-routed you guys JFK-CLT-MIA and yet I was completely deconstructed and sent LGW-MCO?
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Old Feb 15, 19, 4:43 am
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Given I have a reasonable itinerary, do I need to call AA? It's probably the same as vintagepilot, a 1:50 connection st JFK to the charlotte flight. Inclined not to muddy the waters
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Old Feb 15, 19, 4:45 am
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Originally Posted by Wozza2404 View Post
I wonder why the system just re-routed you guys JFK-CLT-MIA and yet I was completely deconstructed and sent LGW-MCO?
Dunno, mine was originally changed to JFK-CLT-MCO-MIA, so I have got my return TPs back but lost a very useful additional 40 for the way out. I need a cup of tea, then I might try to update the wiki!

And the confirmation has just arrived - phew.
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Old Feb 15, 19, 5:19 am
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Originally Posted by bisonrav View Post
Given I have a reasonable itinerary, do I need to call AA? It's probably the same as vintagepilot, a 1:50 connection st JFK to the charlotte flight. Inclined not to muddy the waters
I'm with you bisonrav, I've been given the JFK-CLT-MCO change. Gives me an extra 40 TPs. I'll leave it like that for the time being as the flights are for August.

I'm sure there will be other changes.
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Old Feb 15, 19, 5:39 am
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Originally Posted by vintagepilot View Post
They are now saying it won't rebook as it is less than MCT at JFK outbound because of immigration times - I am trying to explain pre-clearance in Shannon but not getting very far.
they are correct. No allowance is made for Ba1 in the mct table. They can’t book something with a connection less than mct (which for any JFK T7 to T8 connection is 2 hours).

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Old Feb 15, 19, 6:47 am
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Any suggestions of best alternatives given the MCT and hotel costs?
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Old Feb 15, 19, 7:43 am
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Well, no email from American, but I've been re-routed too in place of AA1240 on Friday 2nd August.

Offering given is now AA2580 1850 JFK - CLT and AA2092 22:10 CLT - MCO, arriving 23:52.
1h45 in JFK and 1h in CLT.

Also appears the Finnair leg from HEL is now an A330?
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Old Feb 15, 19, 7:55 am
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My flights don't appear to have changed (AA4454 JFK-DCA on 2nd, AA1048 DCA-MIA the following day).

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Also appears the Finnair leg from HEL is now an A330?
It has been an A330 since at least mid-Jan when I added my seat preferences and noticed it. Looking forward to my throne seat!
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