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Old Apr 29, 22, 11:50 am
  #3031  
 
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Originally Posted by msm2000uk View Post
Had a bit of help, but booked BUD-LHR-JFK-LAX-KOA-LAX-BOS-LHR-HEL-BUD for £1350 & 1020 TPs.

Booked on a BA ticket and have UUA'd the TATL legs.

M
A cheeky LHR-HEL leg!!! well done!! I didnt even look for that!! I've upgraded one transatlanic leg too - and maybe hoping for "bank error in your favour"
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Old Apr 29, 22, 12:37 pm
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Originally Posted by msm2000uk View Post
Had a bit of help, but booked BUD-LHR-JFK-LAX-KOA-LAX-BOS-LHR-HEL-BUD for £1350 & 1020 TPs.

Booked on a BA ticket and have UUA'd the TATL legs.

M
This is the dream booking! Will see how I get on then.

Cheers,
~S
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Old Apr 29, 22, 12:51 pm
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Originally Posted by msm2000uk View Post
Had a bit of help, but booked BUD-LHR-JFK-LAX-KOA-LAX-BOS-LHR-HEL-BUD for £1350 & 1020 TPs.

Booked on a BA ticket and have UUA'd the TATL legs.

M
Excellent! Looks a great price. Just hope that BA don't cancel any of the flights.
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Old Apr 29, 22, 1:16 pm
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Originally Posted by higham44 View Post
Excellent! Looks a great price. Just hope that BA don't cancel any of the flights.
I'd be happy if BA/AA cancel them as it means I can move flight times - BA are arguably easier nowadays than AA.

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Old Apr 29, 22, 1:20 pm
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Originally Posted by msm2000uk View Post
I'd be happy if BA/AA cancel them as it means I can move flight times - BA are arguably easier nowadays than AA.

M
Can you share the flights schedule here so as to get an idea of what timings you have for your money?
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Old Apr 29, 22, 3:47 pm
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Originally Posted by lsquare View Post
Any TP-run opportunities from North America to PTY?
Ahh the good old days...
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Old Apr 29, 22, 8:25 pm
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Hey guys!

Hope everyone is having a good weekend! Trying to find some routes to NY mid June for a few weeks, and not returning any results for anything more than one connecting flight, am I doing something wrong? Happy to go anywhere on the East Coast for a good deal and leave from anywhere in Europe, hoping to keep it around £1.50/2 ish per TP.

Thanks!

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Old May 1, 22, 6:17 am
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Originally Posted by msm2000uk View Post
Had a bit of help, but booked BUD-LHR-JFK-LAX-KOA-LAX-BOS-LHR-HEL-BUD for £1350 & 1020 TPs.

Booked on a BA ticket and have UUA'd the TATL legs.

M
I'm trying to recreate this, but just getting an error that there's nothing found. Any recommendations for figuring out when these are available for a relative ITA matrix newbie please?
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Old May 1, 22, 6:19 am
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First time doing a TP run, just booked BUD-LHR-JFK-LAX-HNL-LAX-JFK-LHR-BUD for £1750 and 920TP.

Slightly higher than some of the £1350 fares higher in the thread but I decided to go soon in July and double up as a holiday so happy to pay a bit extra. Works out to £1.90/TP which isn't too bad.

Booked through the AA website with ITA Matrix PowerTools extension.

This thread has been super useful so thanks to everyone for contributing!
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Old May 1, 22, 7:20 am
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Originally Posted by willz3010 View Post
I'm trying to recreate this, but just getting an error that there's nothing found. Any recommendations for figuring out when these are available for a relative ITA matrix newbie please?
Need to do multi city, I've dropped you a DM.
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Old May 1, 22, 8:07 am
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Sorry if this has been answered above, but is it possible to do the BUD start as a back-to-back from London?
Many thanks
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Old May 1, 22, 11:38 am
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Originally Posted by mahrmgb View Post
Sorry if this has been answered above, but is it possible to do the BUD start as a back-to-back from London?
Many thanks
Back-to-back / Immediate Turnarounds at BA Destinations
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Old May 2, 22, 7:44 am
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Hi Everyone,

1st post here. Thanks to all the amazing info here I recently (before the increase) booked my first TP run for this October: SOF-LHR-HEL-JFK-BOS-LAX-BOS-JFK-HEL-LHR-SOF for £1073 on the phone with BA. In my excitement I then immediately booked my positioning flights LHR-SOF (£215 in CW) and return on the same dates as the start and end of the run, having read here that B2B's in SOF are possible.

Now that I've read and understood a little more, I'm thinking I should have booked the positioning flight for at least 1 day earlier. The flights are not flexible as I'm flying in October, so now I either need BA to extend BWC another month and then I can bring the LHR-SOF a day earlier, or for USA to drop testing requirements so I can do online check-in and just do the B2B.

Or should I pay the extra £100 change fee and bring the positioning flight forward a day? Appreciate any advice on my dilemma!
Many thanks.
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Old May 2, 22, 8:04 am
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Originally Posted by josh100 View Post
Hi Everyone,

1st post here. Thanks to all the amazing info here I recently (before the increase) booked my first TP run for this October: SOF-LHR-HEL-JFK-BOS-LAX-BOS-JFK-HEL-LHR-SOF for £1073 on the phone with BA. In my excitement I then immediately booked my positioning flights LHR-SOF (£215 in CW) and return on the same dates as the start and end of the run, having read here that B2B's in SOF are possible.

Now that I've read and understood a little more, I'm thinking I should have booked the positioning flight for at least 1 day earlier. The flights are not flexible as I'm flying in October, so now I either need BA to extend BWC another month and then I can bring the LHR-SOF a day earlier, or for USA to drop testing requirements so I can do online check-in and just do the B2B.

Or should I pay the extra £100 change fee and bring the positioning flight forward a day? Appreciate any advice on my dilemma!
Many thanks.
It should probably be ok and it really depends on your personal risk tolerance. But personally I think itís definitely worth bringing the first flight forward a day as your whole trip gets vaporised if you donít make that first leg. Itís just much less stressful and a night in Sofia is a fun little mini break. Hotel is cheap.

If youíve booked in the last 24 hours, you can still cancel for a refund and rebook.
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Old May 2, 22, 9:04 am
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Originally Posted by josh100 View Post
Hi Everyone,

1st post here. Thanks to all the amazing info here I recently (before the increase) booked my first TP run for this October: SOF-LHR-HEL-JFK-BOS-LAX-BOS-JFK-HEL-LHR-SOF for £1073 on the phone with BA. In my excitement I then immediately booked my positioning flights LHR-SOF (£215 in CW) and return on the same dates as the start and end of the run, having read here that B2B's in SOF are possible.

Now that I've read and understood a little more, I'm thinking I should have booked the positioning flight for at least 1 day earlier. The flights are not flexible as I'm flying in October, so now I either need BA to extend BWC another month and then I can bring the LHR-SOF a day earlier, or for USA to drop testing requirements so I can do online check-in and just do the B2B.

Or should I pay the extra £100 change fee and bring the positioning flight forward a day? Appreciate any advice on my dilemma!
Many thanks.
Surely BA will have the good manners to cancel at least one of these SOF flights for you? Also, I imagine or at least hope that the USA will have dropped their test requirement by then. I think itís worth waiting to see what happens.
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