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Old Oct 17, 21, 4:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Jackanory View Post
ORIGINATING EUROPE - FOR TRAVEL ON/AFTER 01NOV 21 1 FREE TRANSFER REQUIRED AND UNLIMITED ON THE FARE COMPONENT 1 REQUIRED FREE IN HEL IN EACH DIRECTION UNLIMITED PERMITTED FREE AT ANY OTHER POINT IN EACH DIRECTION FARE BREAK AND EMBEDDED SURFACE SECTORS NOT PERMITTED ON THE FARE COMPONENT. NOTE - - ACCORDING TO ROUTING.
The fare requires one "transfer" that goes through HEL (e.g., LHR-HEL). It allows other transfers without an extra free. Although it sounds generous, it is constrained by the routing map attached to the fare. So it is essentially just forcing you to go on AY via HEL. You will need access to a tool like ExpertFlyer to see the routing map.

Code:
/WITHIN THE EASTERN HEMISPHERE/
DOM ROUTE VALIDATION APPLIES WITHIN ORIG/DEST COUNTRIES
MAP CONSTRUCTED LEFT TO RIGHT AND RIGHT TO LEFT
1. LON-AY-HEL-AY-BKK
2. LON-AY-HEL-AY-HKG-CX/AY-BKK
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(I believe the HKG-CX-BKK route is prevented by the Flight Application category of the AY fare.)
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Old Oct 17, 21, 4:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Calchas View Post
The fare requires one "transfer" that goes through HEL (e.g., LHR-HEL). It allows other transfers without an extra free. Although it sounds generous, it is constrained by the routing map attached to the fare. So it is essentially just forcing you to go on AY via HEL. You will need access to a tool like ExpertFlyer to see the routing map.

Code:
/WITHIN THE EASTERN HEMISPHERE/
DOM ROUTE VALIDATION APPLIES WITHIN ORIG/DEST COUNTRIES
MAP CONSTRUCTED LEFT TO RIGHT AND RIGHT TO LEFT
1. LON-AY-HEL-AY-BKK
2. LON-AY-HEL-AY-HKG-CX/AY-BKK
.
(I believe the HKG-CX-BKK route is prevented by the Flight Application category of the AY fare.)
It is possible to route via HKG, albeit at higher price:


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Old Oct 18, 21, 12:12 pm
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Found this 800TP Not too bad.
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Old Oct 18, 21, 4:02 pm
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Originally Posted by m8_rotate View Post
Found this 800TP Not too bad.
Excellent work. Did anyone manage to book it?
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Old Oct 18, 21, 4:06 pm
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Originally Posted by m8_rotate View Post
Found this 800TP Not too bad.
Originally Posted by TrainDriverSparky View Post
Excellent work. Did anyone manage to book it?
It could also be maximized at 880 TP's if SFO-LAX segments are added

You could book via BA on the phone or via a travel agency.
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Old Oct 19, 21, 9:40 am
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer View Post
It could also be maximized at 880 TP's if SFO-LAX segments are added

You could book via BA on the phone or via a travel agency.
I'm not sure you actually can. The lines are so swamped. I'm on hold for 45 minutes and counting.
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Old Oct 19, 21, 9:41 am
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Originally Posted by webstereo View Post
I'm not sure you actually can. The lines are so swamped. I'm on hold for 45 minutes and counting.
You could but you would need some advanced coding in ITA Matrix.
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Old Oct 19, 21, 10:43 am
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I just booked this. Over the extra QE2 bank holiday. 920 TP I believe? Plus 120 with positioning. Managed to get the BA agent to do it after a very long wait. Initially he couldn't make it work but offered to go away and look into it and came back with a result. IME The BA agents are a mixed bag but I was lucky enough to get a great one this time
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Old Oct 19, 21, 10:44 am
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I meant it can take so long on hold one loses the will to live
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Old Oct 19, 21, 11:10 am
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Old Oct 19, 21, 11:13 am
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Originally Posted by TrainDriverSparky View Post
Excellent work. Did anyone manage to book it?
No just scoping possible route options I have 5 TPR runs booked up to Apr 22. So hoping to hit GGL, renewing each Oct, so looking forward at options post Oct 22.
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Old Oct 19, 21, 11:15 am
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer View Post
It could also be maximized at 880 TP's if SFO-LAX segments are added

You could book via BA on the phone or via a travel agency.
The runs I have booked previously I have booked directly with BA over the phone. Can be a bit time-consuming but always got there in the end, and on occasion even cheaper than ITA Matrix Quotes (not by much) I think it depends on the exchange rate on the day, amongst other things.
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Old Oct 19, 21, 12:01 pm
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The BCN fare is also available ex AGP - and you can enjoy AGP-HEL direct

6 x 140 TP segments ~ £1200

Thought I would have a play and see YMMV
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Old Oct 19, 21, 12:05 pm
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Originally Posted by webstereo View Post

I just booked this. Over the extra QE2 bank holiday. 920 TP I believe? Plus 120 with positioning. Managed to get the BA agent to do it after a very long wait. Initially he couldn't make it work but offered to go away and look into it and came back with a result. IME The BA agents are a mixed bag but I was lucky enough to get a great one this time
At what point should I be able to select seats (if at all ) on Finnair and AA?
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Old Oct 19, 21, 12:06 pm
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Originally Posted by our_kid View Post
The BCN fare is also available ex AGP - and you can enjoy AGP-HEL direct

6 x 140 TP segments ~ £1200

Thought I would have a play and see YMMV
Well I never! Thanks, will bear this in mind for planning.
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