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Old Jan 18, 22, 9:36 am
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Some nice and simple SFO-PHX-LAX-PHX-SFO same day returns for around £223 next month. No idea about what dates throughout the year, but probably a few.
160TP in First / just under £1.40 a TP

Would be a nice day out if the Qantas F lounge at LAX was open
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Old Jan 18, 22, 10:04 am
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Originally Posted by xenole View Post
Some nice and simple SFO-PHX-LAX-PHX-SFO same day returns for around £223 next month. No idea about what dates throughout the year, but probably a few.
160TP in First / just under £1.40 a TP

Would be a nice day out if the Qantas F lounge at LAX was open
Call me an optimist but I'll bet dollars to donuts that it'll be open 8 months from now.
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Old Jan 18, 22, 10:05 am
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Originally Posted by AlNuzhaMan View Post
I love seeing what people come up with here and Iím really keen to do one to hit gold whilst the threshold is low. But Iím based in Jordan, is there any known option or thread with QR for example heading east?
This thread can sometimes throw up some opportunities: Mileage Run Deals

This Sri Lankan run from DXB/AUH was popular for a while, but travel restrictions and availability might be tough.
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Old Jan 18, 22, 11:56 am
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Just booked one of the Spain - US West Coast tickets at 120 days (to the day). Came in at just over £1,600 vs 1450 on matrix but I didn't have time for other options. I'm taking a direct SFO flight out due to timing constraints but having a JFK stop on the way back. Now to see if it tickets on time.

Took about 25 minutes with the long security protocol, and initially the last leg was on the JL codeshare so it wouldn't price.
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Old Jan 18, 22, 1:41 pm
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Having not flown anywhere since Feb 2020 I have just pulled the trigger on SOF-LHR-BOS-LAX-MSO//MSO-LAX-JFK-LHR-SOF for £1120. Pleasantly surprised to find BA selling it at £20 under Matrix's quote!

Nothing like throwing yourself in at the deep end as they say...
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Old Jan 18, 22, 2:30 pm
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Has anyone tried the new Matrix interface?

https://newmatrix.itasoftware.com/search
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Old Jan 19, 22, 3:04 am
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Originally Posted by choosethedrew View Post
Has anyone tried the new Matrix interface?

https://newmatrix.itasoftware.com/search
Yes I have, it's because the technology used in the current matrix is going end of life at Google at some point. It should improve the mobile version!

If you have any bugs to report, one of the developers is taking part in this thread: ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search Consolidated Information and Help Thread
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Old Jan 19, 22, 5:29 am
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Haven't seen any runs that allow for hawaii in a while. BUD still has some nice fares to the US as usual. Found this fare the other day and was playing around with it:

Fare Basis Airline Booking Class Trip Type Fare Cabin Effective Date Expiration Date Min / Max Stay Adv Purchase Req


INN0C6S4/EUUP AA A Round-Trip 2709.00(USD) F V / 12M 03

I got bud-lhr-jfk-lax-koa rt to work, fare rules allow hel shuffles in europe but haven't been able to price out. Not cheap but a way to knock a lot of TPs out quick.
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Old Jan 19, 22, 6:38 am
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Originally Posted by dakaix View Post
Having not flown anywhere since Feb 2020 I have just pulled the trigger on SOF-LHR-BOS-LAX-MSO//MSO-LAX-JFK-LHR-SOF for £1120. Pleasantly surprised to find BA selling it at £20 under Matrix's quote!

Nothing like throwing yourself in at the deep end as they say...
Nice, I make it 800 Tier points and positioning to SOF in CE ? An extra 160, just under 1000,
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Old Jan 19, 22, 6:55 am
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SOF seems the place to be!

Have booked two of these runs with the hope of maintaining GGL. Priced at GBP 1,072.40 when booked direct with BA, netting 880 TP's and 50,288 Avios. £1.22 per TP.
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Old Jan 19, 22, 7:51 am
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Originally Posted by Jase76 View Post
Have booked two of these runs with the hope of maintaining GGL. Priced at GBP 1,072.40 when booked direct with BA, netting 880 TP's and 50,288 Avios. £1.22 per TP.
Make sure you wear some flowers in your hair, great trip.
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Old Jan 19, 22, 7:54 am
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Originally Posted by TalkingPoint View Post
Haven't seen any runs that allow for hawaii in a while. BUD still has some nice fares to the US as usual. Found this fare the other day and was playing around with it:

Fare Basis Airline Booking Class Trip Type Fare Cabin Effective Date Expiration Date Min / Max Stay Adv Purchase Req


INN0C6S4/EUUP AA A Round-Trip 2709.00(USD) F V / 12M 03

I got bud-lhr-jfk-lax-koa rt to work, fare rules allow hel shuffles in europe but haven't been able to price out. Not cheap but a way to knock a lot of TPs out quick.
Where do you see this?
Most EU-US fares have only 2 transfer rights in Europe per direction. BUD-LHR-HEL-LHR-XXX would be 3 transfers.

Will be happy to proven wrong.
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Old Jan 19, 22, 8:06 am
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Originally Posted by Jase76 View Post
Have booked two of these runs with the hope of maintaining GGL. Priced at GBP 1,072.40 when booked direct with BA, netting 880 TP's and 50,288 Avios. £1.22 per TP.
When you book with BA direct, can you ask to be charged in GBP rather than EUR? Living in the UK would rather put on my Amex card (to get the insurance) but don't want to pay the ~3% foreign exchange fees.
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Old Jan 19, 22, 8:15 am
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Originally Posted by timcjp View Post
When you book with BA direct, can you ask to be charged in GBP rather than EUR? Living in the UK would rather put on my Amex card (to get the insurance) but don't want to pay the ~3% foreign exchange fees.
Yes, simply call the UK number and ask the ticket to be issued in GBP.
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Old Jan 19, 22, 8:35 am
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer View Post
Yes, simply call the UK number and ask the ticket to be issued in GBP.
IME when I call the UK number the trip is priced in GBP, however, if for some reason it is not, makes sense to stipulate.
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