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Old Oct 26, 13, 9:56 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
If you do an open-jaw and return to LAX the fare looks to work on ITA for your dates, or for a little more ($2200ai) you can connect DFW-LAX-SFO on the return....

I personally believe that it is a "best practice" (and a courtesy to the wider FT community) to never call about fare/deals posted on FT....But to each their own....
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Old Oct 27, 13, 5:16 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!
Fare basis code is QNN4R9LS, which seems fishy to me as a true business class fare.
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Old Oct 27, 13, 6:13 pm
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Originally Posted by dieuwer2 View Post
Fare basis code is QNN4R9LS, which seems fishy to me as a true business class fare.
See P Fares on BF Marketed Segments.

It looks to be a X-UP fare. I don't know if the OP of that thread ever got his 1.5x bonus (he/she should since it was marked as a P fare) but I think it's better to hold off until we get some clarity from UA. Also, it looks like you need to purchase the tickets before Oct 29 from what I'm seeing.

Sales restrictions
TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON/BEFORE 29OCT 13.

I flew the SFO-IAH-LIM-EWR-SFO route last month and did get the 1.5x bonus but I don't remember the exact fare basis. Nevertheless, it's a good deal if you're not looking for the bonus.
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Old Oct 27, 13, 6:21 pm
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Originally Posted by CokeandTaco View Post
AA: SFO/LAX/JFK/LGA-SCL starting @ ~$2000ai (A,I)
Now only if UA would match something like this to Southern South America...
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Old Oct 28, 13, 3:42 am
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Good Deal Premium Fares 2013

JFK-SIN in J on Saudi $2230 RT ai.
I don't know much about Saudi J seat or service, but it seems like a good price for the route.

Avail. in Nov
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Old Oct 28, 13, 9:30 am
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Originally Posted by Ghadji1 View Post
JFK-SIN in J on Saudi $2230 RT ai.
I don't know much about Saudi J seat or service, but it seems like a good price for the route.

Avail. in Nov
Be careful to check the fare codes on SV if crediting to DL, as not all business fares credit!
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Old Oct 28, 13, 1:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Ghadji1 View Post
JFK-SIN in J on Saudi $2230 RT ai.
I don't know much about Saudi J seat or service, but it seems like a good price for the route.

Avail. in Nov
Multi-part trip report, Saudia J:

http://boardingarea.com/viewfromthew...lounge-riyadh/
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Old Oct 28, 13, 6:12 pm
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Speaking of SV, DEL/BOM-JNB looks good at ~$674 r/t ai.
I/D fares available.
sample dates 11/20-11/28
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Old Oct 29, 13, 5:17 am
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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
Ended up booking SFO-DFW-LIM-DFW-SFO for $1,574 in A, I. I was able to book a same day return. Land at 1am depart at 2:30am. This plus an early flight in the week will give me enough for my Platinum challenge.
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Old Oct 29, 13, 5:52 am
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Originally Posted by izzik View Post
Speaking of SV, DEL/BOM-JNB looks good at ~$674 r/t ai.
I/D fares available.
sample dates 11/20-11/28
That is a good deal
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Old Oct 29, 13, 9:00 am
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US Airways GRU - MIA - GRU in J and F

Depart: Sao Paulo, Brazil (Guarulhos Int'l Airport) (GRU) Miami, FL (MIA)

Date: Sunday, November 17, 2013
Status: Active

Flight #/ Carrier Depart Arrive Travel time Meal Aircraft Cabin Seats

803
09:00 AM GRU 04:10 PM CLT 10h 10m Breakfast 767-200ER Business 3A
Stop: Change plane in Charlotte, NC (CLT)


1713
06:00 PM CLT 08:02 PM MIA 2h 2m -- 737-400 First 2A
Return: Miami, FL (MIA) Sao Paulo, Brazil (Guarulhos Int'l Airport) (GRU)

Date: Friday, November 22, 2013
Status: Active

Flight #/ Carrier Depart Arrive Travel time Meal Aircraft Cabin Seats

748
11:40 AM MIA 01:49 PM CLT 2h 9m -- A320 First 2A
Stop: Change plane in Charlotte, NC (CLT)


802
05:05 PM CLT 05:45 AM GRU 9h 40m Dinner 767-200ER Business 3G

Your fare (Refundable) Adult
GRU to MIA (ZBWTB0NA) $503.00
MIA to GRU (ZBWTB0NA) $503.00
Taxes and fees
$104.96
Subtotal $1,110.96
Number of passengers x 1
Total by passenger type $1,110.96
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Old Oct 29, 13, 9:40 am
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Originally Posted by pvdecastro View Post
Depart: Sao Paulo, Brazil (Guarulhos Int'l Airport) (GRU) Miami, FL (MIA)

Date: Sunday, November 17, 2013
Status: Active

Flight #/ Carrier Depart Arrive Travel time Meal Aircraft Cabin Seats

803
09:00 AM GRU 04:10 PM CLT 10h 10m Breakfast 767-200ER Business 3A
Stop: Change plane in Charlotte, NC (CLT)


1713
06:00 PM CLT 08:02 PM MIA 2h 2m -- 737-400 First 2A
Return: Miami, FL (MIA) Sao Paulo, Brazil (Guarulhos Int'l Airport) (GRU)

Date: Friday, November 22, 2013
Status: Active

Flight #/ Carrier Depart Arrive Travel time Meal Aircraft Cabin Seats

748
11:40 AM MIA 01:49 PM CLT 2h 9m -- A320 First 2A
Stop: Change plane in Charlotte, NC (CLT)


802
05:05 PM CLT 05:45 AM GRU 9h 40m Dinner 767-200ER Business 3G

Your fare (Refundable) Adult
GRU to MIA (ZBWTB0NA) $503.00
MIA to GRU (ZBWTB0NA) $503.00
Taxes and fees
$104.96
Subtotal $1,110.96
Number of passengers x 1
Total by passenger type $1,110.96
Verified, but unfortunately not work for MIA-GRU
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Old Oct 29, 13, 10:06 am
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Originally Posted by doublecircle204 View Post
Verified, but unfortunately not work for MIA-GRU
Doesn't this look like a mistake fare? Never seen J fares this low for South America.
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Old Oct 29, 13, 10:36 am
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Originally Posted by pvdecastro View Post
Depart: Sao Paulo, Brazil (Guarulhos Int'l Airport) (GRU) Miami, FL (MIA)
Also works for other AA hubs, e.g., DFW.
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Old Oct 29, 13, 11:44 am
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I looked into this a bit, while it does allow stopover in each direction, it has a HIP check (for those who don't know, this effectively means you have to stopover in a city with a lower fare than this fare or else you have to pay the fare to the stopover city).

I couldn't find a US city where the HIP requirement wouldn't bump up the fare (cheapest I could find was stopping over in BOS). YMMV

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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