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Old May 21, 13, 12:18 pm
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Good Deal Premium Fares 2013

Old Sep 15, 13, 12:08 pm
  #1801  
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
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Thanskgiving Fare

Just bought a Thanksgiving Business fare on UA:

11/29 BOS-IAH-FRA-VIE

12/02 VIE-FRA

12/03 FRA-IAH-BOS

$1985.90 ai; Total PQMs (including 50% P class bonus)--21,988

Surprised I could route through Houston from Boston to Vienna.
Taking LH A380 on return.
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Old Sep 15, 13, 12:15 pm
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Originally Posted by tomwht View Post
Just bought a Thanksgiving Business fare on UA:

11/29 BOS-IAH-FRA-VIE

12/02 VIE-FRA

12/03 FRA-IAH-BOS

$1985.90 ai; Total PQMs (including 50% P class bonus)--21,988

Surprised I could route through Houston from Boston to Vienna.
Taking LH A380 on return.
Careful with this if you're crediting back to UA, as P on LH no longer earns the 50% bonus on UA as of September 1.
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Old Sep 15, 13, 12:16 pm
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Beware no 50% P bonus for the LH flights.
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Old Sep 15, 13, 12:51 pm
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Originally Posted by 355F1 View Post
AF is offering pretty nice B-Class fares USA-Paris:

JFK-CDG: $1,965RT
LAX-CDG: $2,605RT

Departing Nov 24-29; I already have a MR planned LAX-JNB over Thanksgiving Weekend.
Originally Posted by tomwht View Post
Just bought a Thanksgiving Business fare on UA...
These are the pretty standard Thanksgiving fares that have been around a while, I think, though nice to see AF matching, not all the European carriers matched these fares, that I could tell. Similar sale fares (somewhat higher) are available at Christmas with some more complicated date restrictions: the window for booking is broader than at Thanksgiving, but there's a ten day limit for the fare to apply, at least on AA, similar to the 11/24-12/4 window for the earlier sale.
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Old Sep 15, 13, 2:23 pm
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Smile

Originally Posted by usmark24 View Post
Nice price on TK ... CAI-KUL-CAI lots of dates in BIZ for 907e and more hope someone can use this . Comparing this price with the ones from EU it's great deal for *A .
Thank you for posting this fare. I booked it today for 937 euros. Would be 2400 euros from Paris. Will fly to Cairo with airmiles (booked on Swiss).

EY also has a good fare to BKK from Cairo : 920 euros.
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Old Sep 15, 13, 3:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Far From Home View Post
Careful with this if you're crediting back to UA, as P on LH no longer earns the 50% bonus on UA as of September 1.
Thanks for the info--had not seen the change!
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Old Sep 15, 13, 5:51 pm
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Found what I think is a pretty interesting fare out of JFK over Thanksgiving ...

11/25 (or 11/26) JFK-LHR
11/29 DUB-JFK

$1417 AI RT on DL, booking into Z. About $850 or so is fuel. The return leg can be from other destinations:

LIS $1448
BCN $1514
MAD $1519
BSL $1537
GVA $1539
BRU $1544
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Old Sep 15, 13, 6:53 pm
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Thanksgiving
PHL-FRA/MUC $1444 Biz class by US Airways. Slightly higher for other EU destinations.
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Old Sep 16, 13, 12:02 am
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Phl-pos aa/ua

PHL-POS AA/UA roundtrip has sub $800 fares from Sept thru Dec, maybe later. Just booked on united.com PHL-IAH-POS-EWR-CLE-PHL (all in P, last segment in Y) for $790. (found on ITA)

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Old Sep 16, 13, 11:36 am
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MAD-LHR-KUL-MEL Biz One way 1247

I'm in the middle of one of these (took a stopover in KUL) and it may help someone out given the extortionate fares originating in Oz. I usually do a miles redemption back to the UK and book one way Biz from Europe for my annual trip.

I can only get this to work for MEL through Kayak which then links to ebookers or expedia.

Doesn't seem to be any set dates, best to do a +/-3 day search.

Books into 'C' so full Biz miles for Enrich or other OW FF's.

Stopover in KUL permitted....approx. an extra 40 - use the multi city function on the day you find the 1.2k fare, and this should carry through.

LHR-KUL leg on A380.

Any Q's let me know.
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Old Sep 16, 13, 12:04 pm
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Originally Posted by steveholt View Post
Found what I think is a pretty interesting fare out of JFK over Thanksgiving ...

11/25 (or 11/26) JFK-LHR
11/29 DUB-JFK

$1417 AI RT on DL, booking into Z. About $850 or so is fuel. The return leg can be from other destinations:

LIS $1448
BCN $1514
MAD $1519
BSL $1537
GVA $1539
BRU $1544
Can't seem to find any of these. They are all pricing out at 1600+ on ITA
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Old Sep 16, 13, 12:06 pm
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Originally Posted by RFDMinnesota View Post
Can't seem to find any of these. They are all pricing out at 1600+ on ITA
Just checked and still seeing this on ITA. To be clear, the outbound leg to Europe has to be JFK-LHR for this fare to work. The other destinations would be open jaw return legs (so, say, JFK-LHR and then BCN-JFK is $1514).
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Old Sep 16, 13, 12:17 pm
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Originally Posted by RFDMinnesota View Post
Can't seem to find any of these. They are all pricing out at 1600+ on ITA
Originally Posted by steveholt View Post
Just checked and still seeing this on ITA. To be clear, the outbound leg to Europe has to be JFK-LHR for this fare to work. The other destinations would be open jaw return legs (so, say, JFK-LHR and then BCN-JFK is $1514).
It just avoids the very high UK APD on J flights. Can you get to BCN for the cost of the APD savings would be the question.
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Old Sep 16, 13, 12:28 pm
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Originally Posted by skunker View Post
It just avoids the very high UK APD on J flights. Can you get to BCN for the cost of the APD savings would be the question.
JFK-BCN RT AI is $1629.10 on direct flights, booking into Z.
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Old Sep 16, 13, 2:40 pm
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Just booked BOS-JFK-LHR-ORD-BOS on AA for $1868 in I. Availability getting tight.
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