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LGW-AMS BA £165
LHR-HEL BA £247
MAN-HEL BA £402

Middle East
MAD-TLV IB £563

Asia
ARN-DEL QR£1.200
ARN-HKG QR £1.280
ARN-BKK QR £1.302
BUD-HKT QR £1.315
OSL-SIN QR £1.331

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ARN-PER CX£2.051
OSL-PER QR £2.238
OSL-BNE CX £2.263
HEL-SYD QR £2.274
BUD-MEL QR £2.349
BUD-AKL QR £2.364
OSL-ADL CX £2.450

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AMS-YUL AA/BA £1.276
BHX-LAS AA/BA/EI £1.383
OSL-LAX AA/BA/AY £1.434
AMS-YVR AA/BA £1.594
OSL/ARN-HNL AA/BA £1.933

South America
LIS-GRU LA £1.050 (can be routed via LHR both ways)
GVA-UIO IB£1.399
MAD-BOG/UIO/LIM IB/LA from £1.426

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AMS-JNB IB £1.240
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Old Jan 7, 19, 1:11 pm
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Old Jan 7, 19, 1:13 pm
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We are looking at this tonight and debating pulling the trigger. Can anyone advise on hotels in INV? We would likely try and get the earliest flight out the next morning (coming up from London). Is that an extra pain or is a B2B preferable?
B2B preferable if HLO. Otherwise, there's a few B&B's close to the airport (usually ~£65/night) or a hotel in town plus taxi each way for £20. There's also a bus into town, #10 I think?
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Old Jan 7, 19, 2:09 pm
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Sorry, one more question here - our tier point year ends 8 June. If we fly on that date, do the points accrue to this year or next? The idea is to get this flight into the next tier year to ensure silver for an extra year. Unfortunately we aren't going to be close enough to gold to make the inbound count to this year.

We may miss out on the lowest sub-£1K price, but a few extra days ahead of the 11th would be helpful.

Thanks again for all the help and comments everyone!
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Old Jan 7, 19, 4:19 pm
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Just booked INV-LHR-MAD-BOS-PHX-LAX-MIA-CHS-LHR-INV for £955 or so. Not bad haul for 760TP.

Originally Posted by sondra_finchley View Post
Sorry, one more question here - our tier point year ends 8 June. If we fly on that date, do the points accrue to this year or next?
The current year.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 7:48 pm
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AMS to CPT £1150 in J pretty wide open Can be routed via JNB for extra Tps also available from ATH for £100 more for an extra 80Tps
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Old Jan 8, 19, 3:03 am
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Originally Posted by cgtechuk View Post
AMS to CPT £1150 in J pretty wide open Can be routed via JNB for extra Tps also available from ATH for £100 more for an extra 80Tps

Available to book on American Express Travel too for £1096 which is a great deal if you have the £200 off a £600 spend offer

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Old Jan 8, 19, 3:59 am
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Originally Posted by sondra_finchley View Post
Sorry, one more question here - our tier point year ends 8 June. If we fly on that date, do the points accrue to this year or next? The idea is to get this flight into the next tier year to ensure silver for an extra year. Unfortunately we aren't going to be close enough to gold to make the inbound count to this year.

We may miss out on the lowest sub-£1K price, but a few extra days ahead of the 11th would be helpful.

Thanks again for all the help and comments everyone!
Hi.

It will count for this year. If you flew on the 9th it would count in the next year.

Regards

Tbs
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Old Jan 8, 19, 4:20 am
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Im not disagreeing with this (I have no idea what would happen) - but it seems a bit crazy that a hold would change price after the fare booking deadline passes. I understood holds to be alternatives to the requirement to allow cancelations within 24 hours of booking.
You are correct in the respect of it being a bit crazy. A regular “hold” (an unticketed PNR) will be set up to auto expire at the ticketing deadline when the fare quote is stored. i.e., you cannot “hold” beyond the ticketing deadline, which is exactly what you would expect; and that should be advised to the customer.

I had assumed BA’s online holds work in the same way, but I haven’t used them.
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Old Jan 8, 19, 6:30 am
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Originally Posted by Calchas View Post
You are correct in the respect of it being a bit crazy. A regular “hold” (an unticketed PNR) will be set up to auto expire at the ticketing deadline when the fare quote is stored. i.e., you cannot “hold” beyond the ticketing deadline, which is exactly what you would expect; and that should be advised to the customer.

I had assumed BA’s online holds work in the same way, but I haven’t used them.
I assume it doesn't, since it says "The price won't go up" on here https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb...r-flight-price
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Old Jan 8, 19, 6:37 am
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BAs online holds are a bit odd, I haven't used them for a while given being GGL and using those holds instead - but I seem to recall that it creates a ticket to hold the cash you've paid for the hold and accordingly also holds the original fare quote. I believe AAs holds are similar if you get the "more than 24 hours" paid hold.
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I have three AAs on hold from yesterday lunchtime, expected them to have gone, and they're still there until 11.59pm tonight! Right result
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Old Jan 8, 19, 7:01 am
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Originally Posted by cgtechuk View Post
AMS to CPT £1150 in J pretty wide open Can be routed via JNB for extra Tps also available from ATH for £100 more for an extra 80Tps
Does anyone know the booking class on these, and flexibility? Tried a dummy booking but couldn't get the details.
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Old Jan 8, 19, 7:06 am
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Does anyone know the booking class on these, and flexibility? Tried a dummy booking but couldn't get the details.
J on the short haul and I on the long haul.

PERMITTED 08JAN 19 THROUGH 12DEC 19.
TRAVEL FROM LAST INTERNATIONAL STOPOVER MUST COMMENCE NO EARLIER THAN THE FIRST SUN AFTER DEPARTURE OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL SECTOR.
TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON/BEFORE 31JAN 19.
changeable for EUR300 + fare difference

Code:
CANCELLATIONS
    ANY TIME
      TICKET IS NON-REFUNDABLE.
         NOTE -
          FARE COMPONENT IS NON-REFUNDABLE.
          ----------------------------------------------
          WAIVED FOR DEATH OF A PASSENGER AND PASSENGERS
          TRAVELLING COMPANIONS.
          ----------------------------------------------
          WHEN COMBINING NON-REFUNDABLE FARES WITH
          REFUNDABLE FARES
          1. THE AMOUNT PAID ON EACH REFUNDABLE FARE
          COMPONENT IS REFUNDED.
          2. THE AMOUNT PAID ON EACH NON-REFUNDABLE FARE
          COMPONENT WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.
          3. WHEN COMBINING FARES CHARGE THE SUM OF THE
          CANCELLATION FEES OF ALL CANCELLED FARE
          COMPONENTS.
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          REFUND OF UNUSED TAXES FEES AND CHARGES PAID TO
          THIRD PARTIES PERMITTED. ASSOCIATED CARRIER
          IMPOSED CHARGES WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.
          ----------------------------------------------
          REFUND PERMITTED WITHIN TICKET VALIDITY.
          ----------------------------------------------
          ANY NON-REFUNDABLE AMOUNT FROM A PREVIOUS TICKET
          REMAINS NON-REFUNDABLE FOLLOWING A CHANGE.
          ----------------------------------------------
          TICKET IS NOT TRANSFERABLE TO ANOTHER PERSON.
          ----------------------------------------------
          -------CANCELLATION REPRICING CONDITIONS------
          REPRICE USING ANY FARE TYPE EXCEPT ERU AND EOU.
          FLOWN COUPONS MUST BE REPRICED USING HISTORICAL
          FARES IN EFFECT ON THE PREVIOUS TICKETING DATE.
          THE FARE FOR THE JOURNEY TRAVELLED MUST BE CAPPED
          AT THE TOTAL FARE AMOUNT PLUS CARRIER IMPOSED
          CHARGE PAID ON THE TICKET BEING PRESENTED FOR
          REFUND.
          FULLY FLOWN FARE COMPONENTS MAY BE REPRICED USING
          ANY BOOKING CODE WITHIN THE SAME CABIN PROVIDED
          THE NEW FARE AMOUNT IS EQUAL OR HIGHER THAN
          ORIGINAL.
          PARTIALLY FLOWN FARE COMPONENTS MUST BE REPRICED
          USING THE SAME OR HIGHER BOOKING CODE.
  CHANGES
    ANY TIME
      CHARGE EUR 300.00 FOR REISSUE/REVALIDATION.
         NOTE -
          WITH THE EXCEPTION OF TICKETS CHANGED IN THE US
          ANY PENALTY FEE MUST BE COLLECTED VIA AN EMD.
          REFER TO SPEEDBIRDCLUB.COM OR BATRAVELTRADE.COM
          AND YOUR GDS FOR INSTRUCTIONS.
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          CHARGE APPLIES PER TRANSACTION - PER PERSON FOR
          ALL PASSENGER TYPES.
          INFANTS WITHOUT A SEAT - NO CHARGE.
          --------------------------------------------------
          A CHANGE IS A DATE/FLIGHT/ROUTING/BOOKING CODE
          CHANGE. NEW RESERVATION AND REISSUE/REVALIDATION
          MUST BE MADE ON THE SAME DAY.
          --------------------------------------------------
          REISSUE MUST BE MADE THE SAME DAY AS CHANGE OF
          RESERVATION BUT NO LATER THAN SCHEDULED DEPARTURE
          TIME OF FLIGHT BEING CHANGED.
          OTHERWISE THE TICKET WILL ONLY BE VALID FOR
          REFUND IF APPLICABLE.
          --------------------------------------------------
          WHEN MORE THAN ONE FARE COMPONENT IS CHANGED THE
          HIGHEST PENALTY OF ALL CHANGED FARE COMPONENTS
          WITHIN THE JOURNEY APPLIES.
          --------------------------------------------------
           --- REPRICING CONDITIONS ---
          REPRICE USING ANY FARE TYPE EXCEPT ERU AND EOU.
          A. BEFORE DEPARTURE OF JOURNEY WHEN THE FIRST
          FARE COMPONENT IS CHANGED THE ITINERARY MUST BE
          RE-PRICED USING CURRENT FARES IN EFFECT ON THE
          DATE THE TICKET IS REISSUED.
          B. BEFORE DEPARTURE OF JOURNEY WHEN CHANGES ARE
          TO BOOKING CODE ONLY IN THE FIRST FARE COMPONENT
          AND RESULT IN A HIGHER FARE THE ITINERARY MUST BE
          RE-PRICED USING HISTORICAL FARES IN EFFECT ON THE
          PREVIOUS TICKETING DATE OR USING CURRENT FARES IN
          EFFECT ON THE DATE THE TICKET IS REISSUED -
          WHICHEVER IS LOWER.
          C. BEFORE DEPARTURE OF JOURNEY WHEN THERE ARE NO
          CHANGES TO THE FIRST FARE COMPONENT BUT OTHER
          FARE COMPONENTS ARE CHANGED THE ITINERARY MUST BE
          RE-PRICED USING HISTORICAL FARES IN EFFECT ON THE
          PREVIOUS TICKETING DATE OR USING CURRENT FARES IN
          EFFECT ON THE DATE THE TICKET IS REISSUED-
          WHICHEVER IS LOWER.
          D. AFTER DEPARTURE OF JOURNEY THE ITINERARY MUST
          BE RE-PRICED USING HISTORICAL FARES IN EFFECT ON
          THE PREVIOUS TICKETING DATE.
          --------------------------------------------------
          1. IF SAME BOOKING CLASS IS USED NEW TICKET VALUE
          MUST BE LOWER - EQUAL OR HIGHER THAN PREVIOUS AND
          MUST COMPLY WITH ALL PROVISIONS OF THE NEW FARE
          BEING APPLIED.
          2. IF A DIFFERENT BOOKING CLASS IS USED NEW
          TICKET VALUE MUST BE EQUAL OR HIGHER THAN
          PREVIOUS AND MUST COMPLY WITH ALL PROVISIONS OF
          THE NEW FARE BEING APPLIED.
          --------------------------------------------------
          WHEN THE ITINERARY RESULTS IN A HIGHER FARE THE
          DIFFERENCE WILL BE COLLECTED. ANY APPLICABLE
          CHANGE FEE STILL APPLIES.
          --------------------------------------------------
          ANY NON-REFUNDABLE AMOUNT FROM A PREVIOUS TICKET
          REMAINS NON-REFUNDABLE FOLLOWING A CHANGE.
          --------------------------------------------------
          NO-SHOWS FOR A FLIGHT ARE CONSIDERED A
          CANCELLATION AFTER DEPARTURE AND CHANGES ARE NOT
          PERMITTED.
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          TICKET IS NOT TRANSFERABLE TO ANOTHER PERSON.
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Old Jan 8, 19, 7:25 am
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Originally Posted by teledude View Post
Needs to be ticketed today for sale pricing - a hold won't keep the price
The free hold - correct. A paid for 72 hour hold does retain the fare (it's part ticketed as part of that process).
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Old Jan 8, 19, 7:29 am
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Looks like there's another "flash" sale from Manchester, seeing good prices to some US west coast destinations. Looked at LAX (£1,194) and LAS (£1,190) departing on 5 March. Seems similar to the exINV sale from yesterday with a 50 day advance purchase requirement and no date restrictions on travel (aside from days of travel).

EDITED: Book on.before 11 January
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