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

Old Mar 2, 2013, 10:06 am
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Originally Posted by AndrewE
Exactly. IIRC, AC uses some older 763's on leisure routes like BCN and DUB that do not have the 'pods'. Check the seat map to be sure.
I was researching taking AC and it looks like the YYZ/YUL flights to Spain switch from the older to the newer configuration sometime in June. So if you book for May, I think you are talking about the older seat.

But as you wisely point out, there is nothing like checking the seat map (and then pray against equipment substitution at the last minute).
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Old Mar 2, 2013, 10:47 am
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SFO-BCN runs as low as $2003, tempting....

Last edited by whakojacko; Mar 2, 2013 at 11:30 am
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Old Mar 2, 2013, 10:52 am
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Originally Posted by dieuwer2
BOS-YYZ-BCN-YYZ-BOS, $1791 ai. LH(!) in P. Dates: 5/16-5/26.
book in AC Z-class but fly LH metal for more miles.
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Old Mar 2, 2013, 10:59 am
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See DL/AF and UA/LH above.

Anything on AA or oneworld to MAD or other Europe?
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Old Mar 2, 2013, 10:59 am
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Originally Posted by cfischer
book in AC Z-class but fly LH metal for more miles.
8 day minimum stay too.
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Old Mar 2, 2013, 3:31 pm
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Booked MOT-MSP-LHR-MSP-MOT, $2080.44 ai. DL 8/25 - 9/3 in P and Z.

This is as good a deal as one will get out of this part of the world. Thanks to all who posted the DL MAD deal as it got me looking. Saved $3-4 grand likely on this itin for two tix.
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Old Mar 2, 2013, 5:25 pm
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Originally Posted by whakojacko
SFO-BCN runs as low as $2003, tempting....
what dates do you see?
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Old Mar 2, 2013, 5:56 pm
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A is "economy" on TAP? results from ITA biz class search

San Francisco (SFO) to Madrid (MAD) - Wed, May 15
San Francisco (SFO) to Newark (EWR) - Wed, May 15
United 461 Dep: 6:00AM Arr: 2:41PM 5h 41m Airbus A320 Economy (K)
Layover in EWR 3h 14m

Newark (EWR) to Lisbon (LIS) - Wed, May 15
TAP 104 Dep: 5:55PM Arr: 5:50AM 6h 55m Airbus A330 Economy (A)
Layover in LIS Thu, May 16 1h 0m

Lisbon (LIS) to Madrid (MAD) - Thu, May 16
TAP 1010 Dep: 6:50AM Arr: 9:05AM 1h 15m Airbus A320 Economy (A)


Madrid (MAD) to San Francisco (SFO) - Sun, May 26
Madrid (MAD) to Lisbon (LIS) - Sun, May 26
TAP 1011 Dep: 9:50AM Arr: 10:05AM 1h 15m Fokker 100 Economy (A)
OPERATED BY PORTUGALIA - COMPANHIA PORTUGUESA DE Layover in LIS 2h 15m

Lisbon (LIS) to Newark (EWR) - Sun, May 26
TAP 103 Dep: 12:20PM Arr: 3:25PM 8h 5m Airbus A340 Economy (A)
Layover in EWR 2h 4m

Newark (EWR) to San Francisco (SFO) - Sun, May 26
United 1284 Dep: 5:29PM Arr: 9:10PM 6h 41m Boeing 737 Economy (K)

Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) $1,344.90
Total cost for 2 passengers $2,689.80

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Fare 1: Carrier TP ALXTAPUS SFO to MAD (rules)
Passenger type ADT, round trip fare, booking code K, A
Covers SFO-EWR (Economy), EWR-LIS (Economy), LIS-MAD (Economy)
$327.50
Fare 2: Carrier TP ALWTAPUS MAD to SFO (rules)
Passenger type ADT, round trip fare, booking code A, K
Covers MAD-LIS (Economy), LIS-EWR (Economy), EWR-SFO (Economy)
$357.50
Portugal Security Tax (PT) $16.70
Portugal Passenger Service Charge (YP) $27.60
US International Departure Tax (US) $17.20
(YQ) $516.00
US September 11th Security Fee (AY) $7.50
US Passenger Facility Charge (XF) $13.50
US International Arrival Tax (US) $17.20
USDA APHIS Fee (XA) $5.00
US Immigration Fee (XY) $7.00
US Customs Fee (YC) $5.50
Spanish Airport Services Charge (JD) $21.30
Spanish Security Tax (QV) $5.40

Subtotal per passenger $1,344.90
Number of passengers x2

TOTAL AIRFARE & TAXES $2,689.80
This ticket is non-refundable.
Changes to this ticket will incur a penalty fee.
Fare construction (can be useful to travel agents)
SFO UA X/NYC TP X/LIS TP MAD 327.50ALXTAPUS TP X/LIS TP X/NYC UA SFO 357.50ALWTAPUS NUC 685.00 END ROE 1.00 XT 5.50YC 7.00XY 5.00XA 34.40US 7.50AY 16.70PT 27.60YP 21.30JD 5.40QV 516.00YQ 13.50XF SFO4.50 EWR4.50 EWR4.50
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Old Mar 2, 2013, 6:08 pm
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And A earns 0% on US.
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Old Mar 2, 2013, 6:09 pm
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ORD is in on MAD

Didn't see anyone mention it yet, but along with the other MAD fares, I am finding tons of dates for ORD-MAD in biz as low as $1810. Actually most dates are $1810 with a few slightly higher - all depends on who you choose to fly with.

I see dates throughout June and July but didn't check any others.

Also, ORD - BCN as low as $2200.


(yes this is my first post - but Ive been around forever. I just finally have something useful to add)

Last edited by mrsbarnes; Mar 2, 2013 at 6:13 pm Reason: typo'd!
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Old Mar 2, 2013, 6:29 pm
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very useful! :-)

Originally Posted by mrsbarnes
Didn't see anyone mention it yet, but along with the other MAD fares, I am finding tons of dates for ORD-MAD in biz as low as $1810. Actually most dates are $1810 with a few slightly higher - all depends on who you choose to fly with.

I see dates throughout June and July but didn't check any others.

Also, ORD - BCN as low as $2200.


(yes this is my first post - but Ive been around forever. I just finally have something useful to add)
post more often!
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Old Mar 2, 2013, 9:38 pm
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Ugh, my impatience has bitten me in the ... I booked the previous deal which came out at $2,133 LAX-MAD with UA on the TATL and 10 day minimum stay.

If I had waited, I could have gotten $1,962 LAX-MAD with the same routing, and only 8 or 9 days. $!#!@#$%
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Old Mar 2, 2013, 9:44 pm
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Originally Posted by unavaca
Ugh, my impatience has bitten me in the ... I booked the previous deal which came out at $2,133 LAX-MAD with UA on the TATL and 10 day minimum stay.

If I had waited, I could have gotten $1,962 LAX-MAD with the same routing, and only 8 or 9 days. $!#!@#$%
I'm sure that eventually the minimum stay will go way and the fare will drop a bit more.
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Old Mar 2, 2013, 11:27 pm
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After spending most of this afternoon on the phone with DL PLT desk, online web support(actually more like [B]non[B]support), and international desk, in several different phone calls, I was finally able to ticket two DFW-SLC-ATL-MAD itineraries for a total of $1798.81 a.i. each. Flights booked into P for domestic legs and Z for TATL.

Not too bad for a total of 20,685 MQMs, and 34,475 miles/account!
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Old Mar 3, 2013, 10:55 am
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DL/DFW JFK-MAD-JFK-DFW $1622 AI. domestic P, international Z. sample dates I booked 6/29-7/6 7 nights.
DL/KLM DFW-AMS-MAD-AMS-DFW $1640 AI.
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