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Old May 17, 13, 11:04 am
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United has launched a BusinessFirst sale to Europe from the US. The fares range from $2.5k to $4k. It's not a very good deal, but better than the normal price.
http://www.united.com/CMS/en-US/cont...omAmerica.aspx
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Old May 17, 13, 11:59 am
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Originally Posted by ChicagoDave View Post
United has launched a BusinessFirst sale to Europe from the US. The fares range from $2.5k to $4k. It's not a very good deal, but better than the normal price.
http://www.united.com/CMS/en-US/cont...omAmerica.aspx
Thanks for posting!

Ex-SFO starts at $3,356 "When's a sale not a sale? When it's initiated by United."
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Old May 17, 13, 12:22 pm
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Originally Posted by ChicagoDave View Post
United has launched a BusinessFirst sale to Europe from the US. The fares range from $2.5k to $4k. It's not a very good deal, but better than the normal price.
http://www.united.com/CMS/en-US/cont...omAmerica.aspx
From the fine print...

*These fares are valid as of Fri., May 17, 2013 12:01 AM Central
Sale is valid for select fares on flights from the US to Europe between June 28, 2013, and September 5, 2013, with return to the US by September 5, 2013. A 60-day advance purchase and a Sunday-night stay are required.
So, while the sale may say that it's for flights starting June 28, because of the 60-day advance requirement in practice these fares can only be bought for travel on or after July 16.

And because of the Sunday night stay, also in practice the last valid outbound is on 8/31.

Couldn't they make it a little easier and say that the sale is for outbound 7/16 to 8/31?
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Old May 17, 13, 12:39 pm
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Originally Posted by unavaca View Post
Thanks for posting!
Ex-SFO starts at $3,356 "When's a sale not a sale? When it's initiated by United."
Unless it's matched.
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Old May 17, 13, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by SFO777 View Post
Unless it's matched.
Yeah, those are legit. That's why I limited my statement to UA-initiated sales
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Old May 17, 13, 3:05 pm
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Originally Posted by unavaca View Post
Yeah, those are legit. That's why I limited my statement to UA-initiated sales
In this case UA is matching a sale by BA, so these prices are what BA launched not UA
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Old May 17, 13, 5:35 pm
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Originally Posted by dh01 View Post
In this case UA is matching a sale by BA, so these prices are what BA launched not UA
I stand corrected. Thanks!
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Old May 17, 13, 9:02 pm
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BA sale related?....StarAlliance and Skyteam Ex-UK to US (So. Cal) I noticed these:

UA: LHR-SNA ~$2400ai (P)
Sample:
Aug 10-11 LHR-IAH-SNA-IAH-LHR $2429ai (12328mi ~19.8cpm)
(787-8 flights available)

DL: MAN-SAN $2400ai (Z,P)
Sample:
Jul 6-7 MAN-ATL-SAN-ATL-SAN-MAN $2385ai (11946mi ~20cpm)

Similar rules:
-PERMITTED 29JUN 13 THROUGH 07SEP 13 OR 26OCT 13 THROUGH 13 OR 21DEC 13 THROUGH 05JAN 14 ON THE OUTBOUND TRANSATLANTIC SECTOR.
-TRAVEL FROM INBOUND TRANSATLANTIC SECTOR MUST COMMENCE NO EARLIER THAN 1201AM ON THE FIRST SUN AFTER DEPARTURE OF THE OUTBOUND TRANSATLANTIC SECTOR.
-TRAVEL FROM LAST STOPOVER MUST COMMENCE NO LATER THAN 3 MONTHS AFTER DEPARTURE FROM FARE ORIGIN.
-STOPOVERS NOT PERMITTED ON THE FARE COMPONENT.
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Old May 17, 13, 11:00 pm
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F class fares: LAX-TYO-LAX for $3,300 to $3,800

Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo (NRT) - Mon, Jul 15
American Airlines Inc. 169 Dep: 12:30PM Arr: 3:50PM 11h 20m Boeing 777 First (P)
Tue, Jul 16

Tokyo (NRT) to Los Angeles (LAX) - Tue, Jul 23
American Airlines Inc. 170
Dep: 3:55PM Arr: 10:15AM 10h 20m Boeing 777 First (P)

Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) $3,321.80
Total cost for 1 passenger $3,321.80


Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo (NRT) - Mon, Jul 15
All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd. 5 Dep: 1:10PM Arr: 4:25PM 11h 15m Boeing 777 First (A)
Tue, Jul 16

Tokyo (NRT) to Los Angeles (LAX) - Tue, Jul 23
All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd. 6 Dep: 5:10PM Arr: 11:25AM 10h 15m Boeing 777 First (A)

Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) $3,828.20
Total cost for 1 passenger $3,828.20
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Old May 17, 13, 11:01 pm
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For our dutch friends ...

Amsterdam (AMS) to Bangkok (BKK) - Thu, Jul 25
Amsterdam (AMS) to Helsinki (HEL) - Thu, Jul 25
Finnair Oyj 842 Dep: 11:55AM Arr: 3:15PM 2h 20m Airbus A320 Business (I)
Layover in HEL 1h 55m

Helsinki (HEL) to Bangkok (BKK) - Thu, Jul 25
Finnair Oyj 89 Dep: 5:10PM Arr: 7:15AM 10h 5m Airbus A330 Business (I)
Fri, Jul 26

Bangkok (BKK) to Amsterdam (AMS) - Fri, Aug 2
Bangkok (BKK) to Helsinki (HEL) - Fri, Aug 2
Finnair Oyj 90 Dep: 9:00AM Arr: 3:25PM 10h 25m Airbus A330 Business (I)
Layover in HEL 0h 50m

Helsinki (HEL) to Amsterdam (AMS) - Fri, Aug 2
Finnair Oyj 845 Dep: 4:15PM Arr: 5:45PM 2h 30m Airbus A319 Business (I)

Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) $1,999.80
Total cost for 1 passenger $1,999.80
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Old May 18, 13, 12:18 am
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Originally Posted by AndrewE View Post
For our dutch friends ...
Thank you
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Old May 18, 13, 12:32 am
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The Finnair offer in C is for Delhi, Hanoi, Xi An, Chongqing and Bangkok. With BKK being the more expensive for EUR 1549.

Book before 31/5 for travel in June till Oct/Nov.
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Old May 18, 13, 1:25 am
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Originally Posted by AndrewE View Post
For our dutch friends ...

Amsterdam (AMS) to Bangkok (BKK)

....

Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) $1,999.80
Total cost for 1 passenger $1,999.80
nice fare, but if the dutch friend can face travelling through BRU, there's another $70 or so to be shaved off
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Old May 18, 13, 1:43 am
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Originally Posted by AndrewE View Post
For our dutch friends ...
this is ST or OW?
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Old May 18, 13, 1:53 am
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Originally Posted by frank_10b View Post
this is ST or OW?
AY are OW.

Average product for the cost IF you can avoid the old AF birds. See my sig for what happens if you're unfortunate enough to end up on one of those.
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