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Old Oct 25, 13, 4:31 am
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TLV-MAD-Most European Cities - IBERIA Business

ILAP3M from 1 Nov 2013 to end March 2014 - base fare 400 then add taxes so for example TLV-MAD-LHR would be 580 after taxes/surcharges.

Stopovers allowed for a fee but with high frequencies you can get near enough a full 24 hour layover in Madrid. Option to route via Barcelona.

Mix and match on this fare with BA.
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Old Oct 25, 13, 7:02 am
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ORD-BKK on Hainan $2352 in Feb.
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Old Oct 25, 13, 8:50 am
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Originally Posted by JONNYBOY View Post
ILAP3M from 1 Nov 2013 to end March 2014 - base fare 400 then add taxes so for example TLV-MAD-LHR would be 580 after taxes/surcharges.

Stopovers allowed for a fee but with high frequencies you can get near enough a full 24 hour layover in Madrid. Option to route via Barcelona.

Mix and match on this fare with BA.
All OTA I tried show 899 USD as the base fare for ILAP3M.
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Old Oct 25, 13, 10:20 am
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Originally Posted by windycityf View Post
ORD-BKK on Hainan $2352 in Feb.
is this one refundable or does it price o/w ex-ORD?

Thanks for sharing
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Old Oct 25, 13, 3:03 pm
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AA: SFO/LAX/JFK/LGA-SCL starting @ ~$2000ai (A,I)

Sample:
Dec 7-8 SFO-MIA-SCL-MIA-SFO ~$2000ai (A,I) (13430mi ~14.8cpm)

-VALID FOR TRAVEL COMMENCING ON/BEFORE 15DEC 13. TRAVEL ON THIS FARE COMPONENT MUST COMMENCE BY MIDNIGHT ON 31JAN 14.
-TRAVEL FROM LAST STOPOVER MUST COMMENCE NO EARLIER THAN 3 DAYS AFTER DEPARTURE FROM FARE ORIGIN OR - TRAVEL FROM LAST STOPOVER MUST COMMENCE NO EARLIER THAN THE FIRST SUN AFTER DEPARTURE FROM FARE ORIGIN.
-2 STOPOVERS PERMITTED ON THE PRICING UNIT LIMITED TO 1 FREE AND 1 AT USD 125.00.
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Old Oct 25, 13, 6:33 pm
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Smile Lima, Peru for 11CPM on UA Business (P fare)

Just booked it for a friend of mine:
SFO-LIM
P fare on UA... On your way back you can even fly the Dreamliner IAH-DEN.

03/02/2014-03/06/2014 (but other dates are available as well).

14,595 PQM, $1,621... 11CPM!
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Old Oct 25, 13, 7:20 pm
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Originally Posted by sfoboy85 View Post
Just booked it for a friend of mine:
SFO-LIM
P fare on UA... On your way back you can even fly the Dreamliner IAH-DEN.

03/02/2014-03/06/2014 (but other dates are available as well).

14,595 PQM, $1,621... 11CPM!
This fare has been there for quite some time based on DEN-LIM city pair. It is available most of 2014.
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Old Oct 25, 13, 9:22 pm
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DL: MIA-LED $2,344 = 18,754 MQM ($0.125/mqm)

Thanksgiving week. Great fares from various cities. The best I found was MIA-JFK-SVO-LED. Lie flat seats from JFK-SVO.
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Old Oct 26, 13, 10:18 am
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AA ~$2600 return All In from AMS to GIG/GRU

related with the below fare the cheapest I found is ~$2600 return AI from AMS to GIG/GRU

also avail at ~2800-3000 from several places to europe to GIG/GRU/SCL/EZE/MVD

the fare allow 1 stopover in each direction and combinations with AA/LAN/TAM within N.A and S.A so it is a great deal.

Originally Posted by whimike View Post
Not an MR due to the 7-day stay in GRU, but a pretty good deal...

MXP-JFK-GRU-JFK-MXP, with the JFK-GRU-JFK on the 77W.

Can also route MXP-LHR-JFK-GRU-JFK-LHR-MXP for about $100 more and can get the 77W from LHR-JFK-GRU-JFK.

Sample date:
Leave April 5 return April 16

Availability throughout EOS.

(I found this after seeing the economy variation under the MR forum.)
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Old Oct 26, 13, 5:23 pm
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Good Deal Premium Fares 2013

Thx OP! Wife & I going on Valentine wknd LAX-EWR (stopover one night to see friends) then onto LIM, return via IAH, DEN (on 787) $1439 ai
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Old Oct 26, 13, 8:20 pm
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Insane... If the fare does in fact allow a stopover in each direction!
With a couple of 1 way J awards to/from Europe, this could be used to put together 2 EU vacations and a south American vacation for someone in or near an AA gateway.


Originally Posted by wpj View Post
related with the below fare the cheapest I found is ~$2600 return AI from AMS to GIG/GRU

also avail at ~2800-3000 from several places to europe to GIG/GRU/SCL/EZE/MVD

the fare allow 1 stopover in each direction and combinations with AA/LAN/TAM within N.A and S.A so it is a great deal.
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Old Oct 26, 13, 8:21 pm
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AA/LA/XL: Ecuador to USA (MIA/LAX/SFO/JFK/LGA) as low as ~$566ai (I,A)

AA samples:
Dec 25-31 GYE-MIA-GYE ~$566ai (I) (3860mi ~14.7cpm)
Jan 25-26 GYE-MIA-JFK-SFO-JFK-MIA-GYE ~$602ai (I,A) (11200mi ~5.4cpm)

LA/XL sample:
Dec 6-7 GYE-LIM-LAX-LIM-GYE ~$607ai (I) (9762mi ~6.2cpm)

AA rules (LA/XL are similar):
-FROM NORTH AMERICA - PERMITTED 17JAN THROUGH 12DEC OR 23DEC THROUGH 31DEC FOR EACH GATEWAY DEPARTURE.
TO NORTH AMERICA - PERMITTED 17JAN THROUGH 14MAR OR 01APR THROUGH 31DEC FOR EACH GATEWAY DEPARTURE.
-TRAVEL FROM LAST STOPOVER MUST COMMENCE NO EARLIER THAN 3 DAYS AFTER DEPARTURE FROM FARE ORIGIN OR - TRAVEL FROM LAST STOPOVER MUST COMMENCE NO EARLIER THAN THE FIRST SUN AFTER DEPARTURE FROM FARE ORIGIN.
-2 STOPOVERS PERMITTED ON THE PRICING UNIT LIMITED TO 1 FREE AND 1 AT USD 125.00.
-TRAVEL ON THIS FARE COMPONENT ON EACH TRIP MUST COMMENCE BY MIDNIGHT ON 31MAY 14.
-FOR ROUND TRIP FARES.

UIO also available and even GPS/SCY-MIA for sub $600 (I,Y) (XL flight is Y).
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Old Oct 26, 13, 9:31 pm
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Originally Posted by CokeandTaco View Post
AA: SFO/LAX/JFK/LGA-SCL starting @ ~$2000ai (A,I)

Sample:
Dec 7-8 SFO-MIA-SCL-MIA-SFO ~$2000ai (A,I) (13430mi ~14.8cpm)

-VALID FOR TRAVEL COMMENCING ON/BEFORE 15DEC 13. TRAVEL ON THIS FARE COMPONENT MUST COMMENCE BY MIDNIGHT ON 31JAN 14.
-TRAVEL FROM LAST STOPOVER MUST COMMENCE NO EARLIER THAN 3 DAYS AFTER DEPARTURE FROM FARE ORIGIN OR - TRAVEL FROM LAST STOPOVER MUST COMMENCE NO EARLIER THAN THE FIRST SUN AFTER DEPARTURE FROM FARE ORIGIN.
-2 STOPOVERS PERMITTED ON THE PRICING UNIT LIMITED TO 1 FREE AND 1 AT USD 125.00.
I have a reservation currently on hold for the following:
SFO-DFW-SCL-DFW-SFO. I am going to register for a Platinum Challenge and want to verify that booking in I and A will net me enough qualifying points? Additionally, I would like to do a stopover in DFW on the way back and continue the final DFW-SFO leg on a later date. How can I do that? When I try on AA.com it raises the price to $3600. Travel dates 11/23-11/25. Final leg on Dec. 6

Last edited by trizzil; Oct 26, 13 at 9:32 pm Reason: correction
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Old Oct 26, 13, 9:37 pm
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Originally Posted by trizzil View Post
I have a reservation currently on hold for the following:
SFO-DFW-SCL-DFW-SFO. I am going to register for a Platinum Challenge and want to verify that booking in I and A will net me enough qualifying points? Additionally, I would like to do a stopover in DFW on the way back and continue the final DFW-SFO leg on a later date. How can I do that? When I try on AA.com it raises the price to $3600. Travel dates 11/23-11/25. Final leg on Dec. 6
AA.com frequently has issues with pricing "complicated" itineraries with stopovers on multi-city trips.
I would call AA or a better still, a good TA.
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Old Oct 26, 13, 9:43 pm
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Originally Posted by SFO777 View Post
AA.com frequently has issues with pricing "complicated" itineraries with stopovers on multi-city trips.
I would call AA or a better still, a good TA.
+1. I had issues with AA.com pricing out a multi-city itinerary, so I called AA and their int'l ticketing desk booked it for me. The AAngels even praise them for the work they do.
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