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Old Aug 9, 2011, 7:44 pm
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Originally Posted by qasr
So buy a cheapo transcon, get a free upgrade and go from the east coast.
I've looked into this before, but sometimes it comes out more expensive to book two separate tickets (plus risk of not getting the transcon upgrade).

Also the unanswered question: if you are on two separate tickets, same airline/alliance, is there any 'protection' or are you SOL if a delay on the first ticket causes you to miss your connection to the second ticket.
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Old Aug 9, 2011, 7:49 pm
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[QUOTE=chollie;16892030
Also the unanswered question: if you are on two separate tickets, same airline/alliance, is there any 'protection' or are you SOL if a delay on the first ticket causes you to miss your connection to the second ticket.[/QUOTE]

You are not protected on DL although you may get a sympathetic agent (if not, call back a few minutes later). I'm not sure about the airlines mentioned in the deal above, tho.
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Old Aug 9, 2011, 10:16 pm
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SAN-BUF o/w $465 a/i on CO Z class paid business class. Not really a mileage run per se, but works out to about 11 BIS cpm, so might be a good positioning flight. Routing possibilities include LAX, SFO, IAH, EWR, and CLE. You can hop on CO 1811 and fly the 777 from IAH to EWR or BF equipment from LAX/SFO to EWR, and relax knowing you've got a paid J class seat when the inevitable downgauge happens.
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 4:17 am
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Originally Posted by Derrico
Yep large availability $2200 ish from the west coast. I did one of these last year to Poland. Anyone know what the best European city is for cheap connections to India?
also try IST and the AI codeshare on TK metal (new seats) is a decent price
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 7:36 am
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Looks like DL and other SkyTeam carriers have matched or come close to matching.
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 4:04 am
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oneworld has also matched Thanksgiving
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 5:20 am
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Originally Posted by Premiumtravelnews
oneworld has also matched Thanksgiving
The only thing I am seing is IB flight number for AA metal no BA Am I right?
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 8:08 am
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Originally Posted by Derrico
Yep large availability $2200 ish from the west coast. I did one of these last year to Poland. Anyone know what the best European city is for cheap connections to India?
I don't know if this will help you, but the cheapest and shortest flights to India are from DXB. I flew IAD to DXB and then took an inexpensive flight to DEL. One quirk--if you are not leaving on a *A carrier, they will not let you use the *A lounge--even if you are flying in business class. They will let you use it on the return.
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 8:56 am
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Z is good but check W

I just checked and saw an EWR to LHR for $1475 ai in Z. WAS to CDG $1668. Both of these are certainly excellent fares. Since I have SWUs that I need to use, I checked the W fare. Great fare: $985 ai. A W class fare to Paris for less than $1000. I grabbed it. No, I don't have the security of a Z fare, nor the 50% bump in miles, but I did not want to pay more thatn 50% higher for this.

Added: This is a direct, non stop from IAD to CDG on CO. Just check .bomb...same days, same places: $1308 in W--and this is for a connecting flight.

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Old Aug 11, 2011, 4:11 pm
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Originally Posted by david-alexis
The only thing I am seing is IB flight number for AA metal no BA Am I right?
I'm seeing some IB metal flights (CDG via MAD, or direct to MAD) too. MAD is $1303ai on some dates which is super 'cheap' and very tempting.
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 10:51 pm
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Any more details on OneWorld flights? I'd be interested in SEA to CDG/MAD/BCN/FCO is the fares are <$1500. Thanks!
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Old Aug 12, 2011, 4:06 am
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Originally Posted by Madisonman39
I don't know if this will help you, but the cheapest and shortest flights to India are from DXB. I flew IAD to DXB and then took an inexpensive flight to DEL. One quirk--if you are not leaving on a *A carrier, they will not let you use the *A lounge--even if you are flying in business class. They will let you use it on the return.
Originally Posted by bangkokiscool
I'd try ATH, it's about $1930 roundtrip to Delhi on EY around Thanksgiving, just a few bucks more on TK if you want * Alliance.
Originally Posted by pacha
also try IST and the AI codeshare on TK metal (new seats) is a decent price
Will try IST/ATH/DXB for Euro-connecting India tickets.. thanks all, for the input!
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Old Aug 13, 2011, 6:57 am
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Originally Posted by seanp7
I'm seeing some IB metal flights (CDG via MAD, or direct to MAD) too. MAD is $1303ai on some dates which is super 'cheap' and very tempting.
Sample dates? Thanks
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Old Aug 13, 2011, 8:37 am
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Originally Posted by travelkid
Sample dates? Thanks
Thanksgiving week.....
Some examples:
IB: JFK-BRU Nov 23-27 $1414ai
IB: JFK-BCN Nov 23-27 $1491ai
One option is routing through MIA:
IB/AA: DCA-MAD Nov 21-25 $1717ai
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Old Aug 13, 2011, 9:07 am
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IAH-DUB for $1700 on CO - we just booked 5 for the family! Thank OP
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