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Old May 21, 13, 12:18 pm
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Old Sep 22, 13, 2:46 pm
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Originally Posted by 18sas
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Originally Posted by TheBOSman


Also to the original post, is the DL fare an unlimited connection MPM fare? Could get interesting due to the late departure times of flights down to South America if you really want to beat up the 500-mile minimum rule...




I don't see a reference to MPM in the fare rules on EF. I could be looking in the wrong place or don't understand the rules well enough to figure it out though.

The first itin I attempted had the same routing and DL.com gave me the same price until I tried to book and it changed the fare to $3800. I called and an agent quoted me the higher fare as well. DL.com is notorious for this sort of tease.

I initially assumed that it must be due to an MPM rule, but it's not the case because I eventually found the lower pricing on the same routing, except this time with a 35 minute cxn in MSP as opposed to a safe 2 hour cxn with the higher priced routing. Fare classes were the same so I have no idea why they priced differently.

The routing rules from EF are listed below. I don't know exactly how to interpret them. But it does look like a transfer in SCL is possible. I have an overnight in LAX scheduled.

1. SFO-DL/AS-LAX-SLC-NYC/DEN/CVG/CHI-DTT-ATL-SCL-DL/AR/AF/AC-
BUE
2. SFO-SLC-LAX-CVG-NYC-DTT-ATL-SCL-DL/AR/AF/AC-BUE
3. SFO-DL/AS-LAX-SLC-NYC/DEN/CVG/CHI-DTT-ATL-SCL-KL/BA/AR-BUE
4. SFO-SLC-LAX-CVG-NYC-DTT-ATL-SCL-KL/BA/AR-BUE
5. SFO-DL/AS-LAX-SLC-NYC/DEN/CVG/CHI-DTT-ATL-BUE
6. SFO-SLC-LAX-CVG-NYC-DTT-ATL-BUE
7. SFO-DL/AS-LAX-SLC-NYC/DEN/CVG/CHI-DTT-ATL-DL-BUE
8. SFO-SLC-LAX-CVG-NYC-DTT-ATL-DL-BUE
Thanks for that, I would probably go SFO-LAX-JFK-(maybe another stop)-ATL-BUE, although if the SCL connection works then using that and flying into AEP is an option. Though, that may involve flying AR...
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Old Sep 22, 13, 3:48 pm
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So if I'm reading the connection rules right, then a dash means that you can visit all of those places in the stated order, but you can also skip any stop. For stops separated by a slash, you can visit any one of them on a particular leg.

There is actually less flexibility on the outbound than you might think. Despite the late departure, you have the time zones working against you coming from the west coast to ATL. The options are limited, unless you want to overnight somewhere or double red-eye (not me!).

There's actually a lot more room to maneuver on the way back because of the 6AM arrival in ATL and you have the time zones working in your favor.

Also, ATL>SCL>AEP only adds 80 MQMs over ATL>EZE because of the reduced earnings on AR. So adding SCL wouldn't be worth it other than to have the additional stop. And I haven't been able to add a stopover in SCL and keep the pricing.

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Old Sep 23, 13, 7:20 am
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Just booked LHR-DXB-BOM-DXB-LHR on EK for 1650 in Business.

Added a stop in DXB on the return for a few days.

Upgraded the LHR-DXB and DXB-LHR legs to F with miles, so a very cheap way to fly F on the EK A380.
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Old Sep 23, 13, 11:08 am
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Originally Posted by KATERGOO
Still available. 1-11 november, 1-11 december etc etc
Thanks for the update.
Anybody also interested in this rate - I only found it with at least a 7 day stay.
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Old Sep 23, 13, 3:10 pm
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DL: LAX-LAS ~$210ai (G)

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Oct 26 LAX-LAS-LAX ~$210ai (G)

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-RESERVATIONS FOR ALL SECTORS ARE NOT PERMITTED UNTIL 90 DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE.
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Old Sep 23, 13, 8:05 pm
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DL: SFO-EZE ~$2600ai

After a lot of tinkering, I think I have finally settled on

SFO-JFK-ATL-EZE-ATL-DTW-SFO

That's 24,209 MQM/EQM for $2627ai = 10.9cpm

This was the optimal solution for me in terms of earnings and schedule. There were other possibilities with more MQM earning potential but this just works out better.
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Old Sep 24, 13, 1:47 pm
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Originally Posted by MultiFlyer
Thanks for the update.
Anybody also interested in this rate - I only found it with at least a 7 day stay.
Minimum stay requirements
TRAVEL FROM LAST FARE BREAK OUTSIDE COUNTRY OF FARE ORIGIN
MUST COMMENCE NO EARLIER THAN 5 DAYS AFTER ARRIVAL AT THE
FIRST FARE BREAK OUTSIDE COUNTRY OF FARE ORIGIN.
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Old Sep 24, 13, 9:00 pm
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Not a super deal for miles alone, but since I promised my wife a trip to IPC I've been watching the LA and AA fares to IPC from a number of starting points.

SEA-IPC starts at $2,397.30 a/i, fare basis is ILE5MDQ1 book by end of Sept.

7 day min & no stopovers permitted in Chile or Peru though, so I guess best you get is 24 hours on either side of the journey to/from IPC in those cities if you want. But does allow stopovers in US (which can be used to lessen the 7 day stay because the 7 days is from "departure from fare origin") and I was able to find some creative routings thru the east coast that yield about 20k miles.

There is still a sub $1500 ex-MEX fare to IPC that seems to allow stops in LIM/SCL, but requires getting to MEX.
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Old Sep 25, 13, 1:26 am
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UA/HKG-GUM-NRT-GUM-HKG for $707 on ITA, books into P

works out to be just over 6cpm
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Old Sep 25, 13, 1:51 am
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Originally Posted by stephem
There is still a sub $1500 ex-MEX fare to IPC that seems to allow stops in LIM/SCL, but requires getting to MEX.
I just returned from IPC/LIM on this fare (paid about $1k ex-MEX tho). LAN has a great J hard product.
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Old Sep 25, 13, 3:35 am
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Originally Posted by belfordrocks
UA/HKG-GUM-NRT-GUM-HKG for $707 on ITA, books into P

works out to be just over 6cpm
Do you have any dates? Thanks in advance.
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Old Sep 25, 13, 10:26 am
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Originally Posted by belfordrocks
UA/HKG-GUM-NRT-GUM-HKG for $707 on ITA, books into P

works out to be just over 6cpm
Originally Posted by dfs24
Do you have any dates? Thanks in advance.
Good until 10/31/13 with a 3 day minimum stay. This could've worked for me if it was next year. Thanks to belfordrocks for the post.
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Old Sep 25, 13, 11:00 am
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Originally Posted by ChicagoDave
Good until 10/31/13 with a 3 day minimum stay. This could've worked for me if it was next year. Thanks to belfordrocks for the post.
UA HKG-NRT-HKG actually terminates during the weekend before.
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Old Sep 25, 13, 11:01 am
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Originally Posted by HkCaGu
UA HKG-NRT-HKG actually terminates during the weekend before.
No wonder it is so cheap!
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Old Sep 25, 13, 11:20 am
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