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Old May 7, 13, 5:29 pm
  #991  
 
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Originally Posted by liddy0021 View Post
Does it go both ways? SFO>LHR>DXB>CMB? Also - is it available on *A?

Thanks!
Doesn't go both ways, but you can fly East this time. I can see CMB-BKK-ICN-LAX all on TG and other routes for sub $1600 in business.
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Old May 7, 13, 5:33 pm
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Originally Posted by ThriftyTourist View Post
I'm getting all F for under $2k. Just gotta be creative with routing. EY, CX, TG all showing some F depending on routes.
can you share CX route and sample dates?
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Old May 7, 13, 5:34 pm
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Originally Posted by whakojacko View Post
1500 for J still ain't bad though, this fare allows unlimited stopovers. I haven't tried fully massaging it, but I can definitely get a stopover in MLE and DXB, and probably could also get one in LHR with more effort. (but might trigger APD??)
would love some details about how you're getting an mle stopover...
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Old May 7, 13, 6:09 pm
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Originally Posted by TravelSummary View Post
Doesn't go both ways, but you can fly East this time. I can see CMB-BKK-ICN-LAX all on TG and other routes for sub $1600 in business.
This is a TG fare CMB-LAX which is completely separate from the AA fare...
both of which have been mentioned over and over ..
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Old May 7, 13, 7:22 pm
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Any suggested EK routing that's under 2k? I keep getting prices for 4 to 5k. Thanks in advance.
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Old May 7, 13, 9:11 pm
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I don't see any change w/ Emirates, at least using the method I used to successfully book three of these over the past 6 months. Fare still appears dead on EK to me but, as mentioned above, still works on others.
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Old May 7, 13, 11:54 pm
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Originally Posted by whakojacko View Post
....I can definitely get a stopover in MLE and DXB, and probably could also get one in LHR with more effort. (but might trigger APD??)
If your connection at LHR takes you over 24H in the realm, the APD will most certainly add 134 ($200+) to your ticket. Stay under 24H and it's zero.


Don't forget Heathrow's very own charges: 40/30 per departing/transfer passenger.
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Old May 8, 13, 5:44 am
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Originally Posted by whakojacko View Post
1500 for J still ain't bad though, this fare allows unlimited stopovers. I haven't tried fully massaging it, but I can definitely get a stopover in MLE and DXB, and probably could also get one in LHR with more effort. (but might trigger APD??)
Ok, I will bite. How are you getting a stopover in DXB? Can you please show an example?
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Old May 8, 13, 6:11 am
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Originally Posted by ThriftyTourist View Post
I'm getting all F for under $2k. Just gotta be creative with routing. EY, CX, TG all showing some F depending on routes.
I think I can get CX route in J for $2k, but F, really? Any insights would be appreciated.
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Old May 8, 13, 6:17 am
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Originally Posted by whimike View Post
Ok, I will bite. How are you getting a stopover in DXB? Can you please show an example?
I used to be able to get a stopover in DXB on the return leg. Unfortunately the return legs are almost impossible to price these days.
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Old May 8, 13, 10:08 am
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Originally Posted by whimike View Post
Ok, I will bite. How are you getting a stopover in DXB? Can you please show an example?
Try looking over a month for a routing on ita that is forced through dxb (eg cmb:: ek dxb f+) then once you find a day with availability, use that as the first segment and then try looking for dxb - XXX on later days

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Old May 8, 13, 10:55 am
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I was planning summer travel from NCE and found that LH has recently posted a summer Med special from Canada to various destinations. Fares begin around CAD $3,200 from YUL and higher from YYZ/YVR. Note the long return period ie into December. I just did a test booking and it actually priced out lower than the posted fares, FYI.

Conditions for this offer
Purchase by: 01.06.2013
Departure period: 21.06.2013-08.09.2013
Return period: 24.06.2013-08.12.2013
Fares are indicated in Canadian Dollars.
Fares are for Business Class based for midweek travel; weekend surcharges may apply.
Changes: Permitted; $400 change fee.
Refunds: Permitted before departure; $500 are non-refundable
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Old May 8, 13, 11:15 am
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Qatar has decent biz fares SGN to NYC/IAD/ORD/IAH/YUL
Z fare
2500 base
~3095 ai
roundtrip
3 day min stay
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Old May 8, 13, 1:56 pm
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Originally Posted by exbayern View Post
I was planning summer travel from NCE and found that LH has recently posted a summer Med special from Canada to various destinations. Fares begin around CAD $3,200 from YUL and higher from YYZ/YVR. Note the long return period ie into December. I just did a test booking and it actually priced out lower than the posted fares, FYI.

Conditions for this offer
Purchase by: 01.06.2013
Departure period: 21.06.2013-08.09.2013
Return period: 24.06.2013-08.12.2013
Fares are indicated in Canadian Dollars.
Fares are for Business Class based for midweek travel; weekend surcharges may apply.
Changes: Permitted; $400 change fee.
Refunds: Permitted before departure; $500 are non-refundable
Sale excludes LHR but BA just released slightly higher fares similar dates which include LHR
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Old May 8, 13, 2:51 pm
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