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Old Jan 7, 21, 8:36 am
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Ex-Germany runs available to US West Coast:
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Old Jan 7, 21, 11:05 am
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Originally Posted by El_Duderito View Post
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BER-HEL-LHR is also possible. thats +160 TP for 160 EUR.
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Old Jan 7, 21, 11:54 am
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Originally Posted by Nephoi View Post
BER-HEL-LHR is also possible. thats +160 TP for 160 EUR.
Thanks, what dates?
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Old Jan 7, 21, 12:58 pm
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Originally Posted by PGberkshire View Post
Thanks, what dates?
i cheked for the above dates, but im quite sure those are bookable on other dates too. fare rules state: PERMITTED 01JUL THROUGH 31AUG OR 21NOV THROUGH 28NOV OR
22DEC THROUGH 06JAN OR 04APR THROUGH 19APR FOR EACH
TRANSATLANTIC SECTOR.
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Old Jan 7, 21, 1:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Nephoi View Post
i cheked for the above dates, but im quite sure those are bookable on other dates too. fare rules state: PERMITTED 01JUL THROUGH 31AUG OR 21NOV THROUGH 28NOV OR
22DEC THROUGH 06JAN OR 04APR THROUGH 19APR FOR EACH
TRANSATLANTIC SECTOR.
FWIW it seems to be a sort of pattern with AA transatlantic tickets usually permitting going through HEL for a small fare difference but with the same dates. Sometimes something like BER-LHR-HEL-LHR could work, although this fare doesn't seem to let me use that trick, but if you ever try it don't forget to remove the default limit on extra stops in ITA Matrix and do work with the multi-city tool once you know the dates (you can still choose the option with +- 2 days which helps). This also makes it easier to abandon the last segment (at your own risk).

In this case if you wanted to abandon the last segment you could also go SJC-LAX-JFK-HEL-LON-BER which seems to work, with either an overnight in heathrow or an airport change (not sure what routes are available for BER)
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Old Jan 7, 21, 1:49 pm
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Originally Posted by thebigben View Post
FWIW it seems to be a sort of pattern with AA transatlantic tickets usually permitting going through HEL for a small fare difference but with the same dates. Sometimes something like BER-LHR-HEL-LHR could work, although this fare doesn't seem to let me use that trick, but if you ever try it don't forget to remove the default limit on extra stops in ITA Matrix and do work with the multi-city tool once you know the dates (you can still choose the option with +- 2 days which helps). This also makes it easier to abandon the last segment (at your own risk).

In this case if you wanted to abandon the last segment you could also go SJC-LAX-JFK-HEL-LON-BER which seems to work, with either an overnight in heathrow or an airport change (not sure what routes are available for BER)
the famous LHR-HEL-LHR usually isnt possible anymore since AA found that trick and corrected the fare rules. but i would be glad if you correct me
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Old Jan 7, 21, 1:57 pm
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the famous LHR-HEL-LHR usually isnt possible anymore since AA found that trick and corrected the fare rules. but i would be glad if you correct me
What a shame! It seemed to work some of the time about a year ago but maybe it doesn't work at all anymore. I'll be poking at fares a bit more as lockdown boredom is hitting me a little bit nowadays
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Old Jan 7, 21, 2:17 pm
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What a shame! It seemed to work some of the time about a year ago but maybe it doesn't work at all anymore. I'll be poking at fares a bit more as lockdown boredom is hitting me a little bit nowadays
i have two SOF-LAX tickets. IIRC I tried to book SOF-LHR-HEL-LHR-JFK-LAX for the second ticket in october but failed.
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Old Jan 12, 21, 3:57 pm
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Just an update, I am working on a 2021 thread and will have it ready asap. I was trying to finish it last week, but didn't manage it. Sorry for the delay.

I do hope we can get back to some gratuitous tier point running later this year
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Old Jan 13, 21, 6:00 am
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Just an update, I am working on a 2021 thread and will have it ready asap. I was trying to finish it last week, but didn't manage it. Sorry for the delay.
Ahhhh itís all becoming clear now... spurious promotion as the only way to get an old thread updated

(Tongue very much in cheek of course! Great work as always on such a useful thread )
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Old Jan 13, 21, 7:33 am
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Originally Posted by Nephoi View Post
the famous LHR-HEL-LHR usually isnt possible anymore since AA found that trick and corrected the fare rules. but i would be glad if you correct me

But XXX-LHR-HEL-JFK-YYY still works...

I quite like AYs long haul, even on the A330
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Old Jan 13, 21, 8:38 am
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Originally Posted by Gastrocnemius View Post
But XXX-LHR-HEL-JFK-YYY still works...

I quite like AYs long haul, even on the A330
if MPM not exeeded, yes.
And the afternoon/evening rotation seems to be A350 too. there are a lot of AY changes right now. check finnair.com for the exact equipment (datapoint: today - could be an E190 tomorrow). HEL-JFK is also A350 now in the summer.
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Old Jan 13, 21, 8:49 am
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Crystal Ball time but I really hope my May SOF-LAX is possible. Managed such a lovely routing on the original incarnation of the fare.

Also waiting to hear if anyone has successfully managed a SOF B2B!
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Old Jan 13, 21, 9:53 am
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For those who feel things may be slightly better in late March, I booked the below as a bit of a punt:

AMS-LHR-OTP-LHR-DUS in CE for £255 approx. (which is is about £1.06 / TP)

The usual caveat's apply (currently travel to these destinations is only for essential travel and U.K. passport holders can't access them at the moment, but as an EU passport holder I decided to see how things play out and a FTV is fine if the picture hasn't improved. If any legs get cancelled I can also move the whole itinerary to later in the year for no penalty, so possibly worth a review.

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Old Jan 13, 21, 10:36 am
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Originally Posted by Pilot37 View Post
For those who feel things may be slightly better in late March, I booked the below as a bit of a punt:

AMS-LHR-OTP-LHR-DUS in CE for £255 approx. (which is is about £1.06 / TP)

The usual caveat's apply (currently travel to these destinations is only for essential travel and U.K. passport holders can't access them at the moment, but as an EU passport holder I decided to see how things play out and a FTV is fine if the picture hasn't improved. If any legs get cancelled I can also move the whole itinerary to later in the year for no penalty, so possibly worth a review.

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What are the date for this I can't seem to find it
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