Msp-ewr In F---how???

 
Old Apr 18, 07, 10:31 am
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Msp-ewr In F---how???

Hi, everyone. I'm wondering if anyone can offer up some advise on how to handle this. I am looking for a paid F rt between MSP and EWR, leaving on Saturday, July 21 and returning on Thursday, July 26. The problem is, there are no Saturday flights on CO metal--everything is Express with no F. (I realize I could code-share on NW; however that would mean ending my long-standing boycott of that mess of an airline). I'd prefer to avoid DL as well.

So, my question is this: There is one mainline flight to IAH on Saturday with a variety of connecting options to EWR. None of this is offered up on the website--it's only available under the multi-city option with, of course, a much higher fare. Is there any possibility of purchasing this ticket, with a connection at IAH for the same fare as the direct MSP-EWR, given the fact that CO does not even offer F on my day of travel?

I know it's a stretch, but I thought I'd ask anyway. Anyone ever done anything like this?? And, if so, how?

Thanks for your help.
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Old Apr 18, 07, 10:38 am
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i think your only viable options are to suck it up and fly NW oneway or try to connect in CLE.

iah is not going to be considered a valid routing and is more than likely pricing out as two one ways.

for me, CO only shows msy-ewr flight non stop, but WILL allow me to reprice through iah usually with a lower or similar fare b/c its considered a valid fare.
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Old Apr 18, 07, 4:56 pm
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Back a few years ago when I started school in the midwest I was able to do MSP-IAH-EWR, but it doesn't seem to be allowed anymore. CO's schedule to MSP is pretty limited, especially on Saturdays as you have noticed, so there really isn't a great option. Either NW in F (which is still better than Y), or 12A on the ERJ...

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Old Apr 18, 07, 8:24 pm
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I did EWR-MSP round trip last year in F on an award ticket. One was on CO and the return on NW. NW F treatment was better than CO's. I was very shocked and surprised. It seems many of the sour grape FA's @ NW that I've been dealing with for over 20 years have left. (a debate for another forum) In other words, it's safe for the OP to end their boycot.
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Old Apr 18, 07, 9:44 pm
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How?

Originally Posted by dlen111 View Post
for me, CO only shows msy-ewr flight non stop, but WILL allow me to reprice through iah usually with a lower or similar fare b/c its considered a valid fare.
How is this done? I would like to be able to book MSY-IAH-EWR at the same low price as the MSY-EWR is offered.
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Old Apr 18, 07, 10:10 pm
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How is this done? I would like to be able to book MSY-IAH-EWR at the same low price as the MSY-EWR is offered.
on the main page click "multi city." you may have to click "advanced search" first. then enter msy-iah, iah-ewr, ewr-iah, iah-msy.

its usually the same of even cheaper. ill usually get it in F so i can ride up front on the sought after BF AC and get 8 segments.
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Old Apr 18, 07, 10:13 pm
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How is this done? I would like to be able to book MSY-IAH-EWR at the same low price as the MSY-EWR is offered.
To force co.com to show connections on MSY-EWR, you have to use the Multiple Destinations feature and specify each segment. I do this to avoid the occasional late afternoon EWR-MSY ERJ. Your fare will be somewhat higher than the nonstop because of segment-based taxes.

Of course, you'll need to have low fare bucket availability (X or L currently) on four segments instead of two if you choose the connection.
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