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Old May 20, 13, 7:41 pm
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Originally Posted by A5RoadDogg View Post
ANA First for $3,800...and FYI you can book it from BOS, through ORD (in the First Square suites), for ~$4,100. Also, you can do BOS-NRT | ICN-BOS in First for ~$4,300.
Yes, this was posted a few weeks ago. However, I'm not sure how you got USD4,300 for the BOS-ORD-NRT/SEL-TYO-ORD-BOS open-jaw. The published fare is BOS-TYO for USD3,660, with a SEL-TYO OW add-on for about USD500 (excluding taxes/fees).

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Old May 20, 13, 8:14 pm
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Originally Posted by armagebedar View Post
Yes, this was posted a few weeks ago. However, I'm not sure how you got USD4,300 for the BOS-ORD-NRT/SEL-TYO-ORD-BOS open-jaw. The published fare is BOS-TYO for USD3,660, with a SEL-TYO OW add-on for about USD500 (excluding taxes/fees).
The fares may be gone - for a while, I was getting ~$4,300 to price out on UA's website, with a multi-city BOS-NRT | ICN-BOS First/GlobalFirst search, looking in November/December with a ~2 week stay. I just tested Nov 19 - Dec 3, and was able to get the same price, but with ANA there and UA coming back. Could be all the ANA is gone.
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Old May 21, 13, 6:14 am
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Finnair Business class: New York-Moscow R/T, 1,498 USD all-in

NYC-MOW T/R
Airline: Finnair
Cabin class: Business
Booking class: I
Fare basis: ICAMPUS
Price: 891 USD + tax approx 607 USD, total 1.498 USD incl. taxes
Advance purchase: 3 days
Buy latest: 2013-JUN-11
Min/Max stay: SU / 12 months
Valid for departure: between 2013-MAY-22 and 2013-DEC-15
Stopover: Free stopovers in Helsinki
Child discount: 25% of the base fare
Refundable: No
Change: Yes, against 250 USD each time
Routing: New York-(AY)-Helsinki-(AY)-Moscow

Airport in Moscow is Moskva Sheremetyevo (SVO).

[Business class] New York-Moskva T/R, Finnair, 10.000 SEK inkl. skatter
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Old May 21, 13, 8:07 am
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Originally Posted by AHO View Post
NYC-MOW T/R
Airline: Finnair
Cabin class: Business
Booking class: I
Fare basis: ICAMPUS
Price: 891 USD + tax approx 607 USD, total 1.498 USD incl. taxes
Advance purchase: 3 days
Buy latest: 2013-JUN-11
Min/Max stay: SU / 12 months
Valid for departure: between 2013-MAY-22 and 2013-DEC-15
Stopover: Free stopovers in Helsinki
Child discount: 25% of the base fare
Refundable: No
Change: Yes, against 250 USD each time
Routing: New York-(AY)-Helsinki-(AY)-Moscow

Airport in Moscow is Moskva Sheremetyevo (SVO).

[Business class] New York-Moskva T/R, Finnair, 10.000 SEK inkl. skatter
Great fare, but extremely limited days. And on the days the fare is avail, usually only 1 seat.

Edited to add: Lots of availability on ITA, but not on AY website...
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Old May 21, 13, 8:27 am
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I'm confused about how one would book this (found on ITA). The SmartWings site doesn't show any business availability around this time.

Is this bookable or just a GDS ghost?


Itinerary

Prague (PRG) to Rhodes (RHO) - Sun, Sep 1
Travel Service, A.S. 1112 Dep: 6:20PM Arr: 10:05PM 2h 45m Boeing 737 Business (J)


Rhodes (RHO) to Prague (PRG) - Sat, Sep 7
Travel Service, A.S. 1113 Dep: 10:50PM Arr: 12:40AM 2h 50m Boeing 737 Business (J)
Sun, Sep 8
Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) €128.83
Total cost for 1 passenger €128.83

How to buy this ticket
Tickets cannot be purchased directly from ITA Software.
Provide this information to a travel agent to help them match the fares found.
Make sure to provide the exact booking and fare codes shown.
Fare 1: Carrier QS JQS PRG to RHO (rules)
Passenger type ADT, one-way fare, booking code J
Covers PRG-RHO (Business)
€7.34
Fare 2: Carrier QS JQS RHO to PRG (rules)
Passenger type ADT, one-way fare, booking code J
Covers RHO-PRG (Business)
€7.34
Czech Embarkation Tax (CZ) €21.83
QS YQ surcharge (YQ) €80.00
Greek Airport Development Charge (GR) €12.00

Subtotal per passenger €128.83
Number of passengers x1

TOTAL AIRFARE & TAXES €128.83
This ticket is non-refundable.
No changes may be made to this ticket after purchase.
Fare construction (can be useful to travel agents)
PRG QS RHO 9.69JQS QS PRG 9.69JQS NUC 19.38 END ROE 19.6078 XT 21.83CZ 12.00GR 80.00YQ
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Old May 21, 13, 8:32 am
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Originally Posted by tangel View Post
I'm confused about how one would book this (found on ITA). The SmartWings site doesn't show any business availability around this time.

Is this bookable or just a GDS ghost?
This is an ITA bug — they incorrectly represent certain fare classes as " business" when they're not.

In this case, SmartWings does publish a fare from PRG-RHO which has a $10 base fare and with fare class J, but a GDS will tell you that this is actually an economy fare. (ExpertFlyer provides a "cabin" column with "E" showing that this is not a business-class fare.)

I don't think SmartWings has a business-class cabin.

Similarly, ITA misrepresents the carrier Sky Work's booking class "P" as First; it's actually a coach fare. I reported this to them a couple of weeks ago.
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Old May 21, 13, 9:31 am
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First time posting a deal, so bear with me if its not as good as I thought

FSD-SJU in Business/First on Delta for $800, one way is $400
I searched Jan 8-Jan 13.
Many dates open in December/January, the one way has more availability.
It seems that this deal may have more flexibility as the fare rules seem pretty open
Transfer restrictions
2 TRANSFERS PERMITTED IN EACH DIRECTION
ONLINE ON THE PRIMARY CARRIER
FARE BREAK AND EMBEDDED SURFACE SECTORS NOT PERMITTED ON
THE FARE COMPONENT.
Combinability
DOUBLE OPEN JAWS NOT PERMITTED.
END-ON-END
END-ON-END COMBINATIONS PERMITTED WITH INTERNATIONAL
FARES. VALIDATE ALL FARE COMPONENTS. SIDE TRIPS
PERMITTED.
END-ON-END
END-ON-END COMBINATIONS PERMITTED WITH US-CANADA
TRANSBORDER/DOMESTIC/INTERNATIONAL FARES. VALIDATE ALL
FARE COMPONENTS. SIDE TRIPS PERMITTED.
OPEN JAWS/2-COMPONENT CIRCLE TRIPS/MULTI-COMPONENT CIRCLE
TRIPS/END-ON-END
FARES MAY BE COMBINED ON A HALF ROUND TRIP BASIS WITH DL
FARES IN ANY RULE AND TARIFF.
-TO FORM SINGLE OPEN JAWS.
A MAXIMUM OF 2 FARE COMPONENTS PERMITTED.
MILEAGE OF THE OPEN SEGMENT MUST BE EQUAL/LESS THAN
MILEAGE OF THE SHORTEST FLOWN FARE COMPONENT.
-TO FORM 2-COMPONENT CIRCLE TRIPS
-TO FORM MULTI-COMPONENT CIRCLE TRIPS
A MAXIMUM OF 2 FARE BREAK POINTS PERMITTED.
END-ON-END COMBINATIONS PERMITTED. VALIDATE ALL FARE
COMPONENTS. SIDE TRIPS PERMITTED.
I dont normally see prices like this in first/business out of FSD. By my calculation, it is about ~0.10 per MQM
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Old May 21, 13, 1:08 pm
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Originally Posted by mherdeg View Post
I don't think SmartWings has a business-class cabin.

Similarly, ITA misrepresents the carrier Sky Work's booking class "P" as First; it's actually a coach fare. I reported this to them a couple of weeks ago.
I suspected as much. Thanks for the info.

I also believe you're right about no business cabin on those flights.
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Old May 21, 13, 3:29 pm
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Originally Posted by AlmostJesus View Post
First time posting a deal, so bear with me if its not as good as I thought

FSD-SJU in Business/First on Delta for $800, one way is $400
I searched Jan 8-Jan 13.
Many dates open in December/January, the one way has more availability.
It seems that this deal may have more flexibility as the fare rules seem pretty open

I dont normally see prices like this in first/business out of FSD. By my calculation, it is about ~0.10 per MQM

Wow, an FSD fair! I live in Sioux Falls! Wish I had more citipoints to use!
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Old May 22, 13, 12:02 am
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Dates are scattered but available through the summer:
Moscow (DME) to Dubai (DXB) - Sat, Aug 3
SriLankan Airlines Limited 532 Dep: 5:40PM Arr: 10:45PM 5h 5m Airbus A320 Business (Z)


Dubai (DXB) to Moscow (DME) - Sat, Aug 17
SriLankan Airlines Limited 531 Dep: 11:20AM Arr: 4:40PM 5h 20m Airbus A320 Business (Z)

Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) $758.50
Total cost for 1 passenger $758.50

How to buy this ticket
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Provide this information to a travel agent to help them match the fares found.
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Fare 1: Carrier UL ZXE21DRU MOW to DXB (rules)
Passenger type ADT, round trip fare, booking code Z
Covers DME-DXB (Business)
$293.05
Fare 2: Carrier UL ZXE21DRU DXB to MOW (rules)
Passenger type ADT, round trip fare, booking code Z
Covers DXB-DME (Business)
$293.05
Russian Int'l Terminal Use Charge (RI) $8.40
Russian Security Charge (UH) $6.30
United Arab Emirates International Advanced Passenger Information (API) Fee (ZR) $1.40
UL YQ surcharge (YQ) $126.20
Russian Int'l Terminal Use Charge (RI) $8.40
United Arab Emirates Passenger Service Charge (AE) $20.40
United Arab Emirates Security and Safety Fee (TP) $1.40

Subtotal per passenger $758.50
Number of passengers x1

TOTAL AIRFARE & TAXES $758.50


Travel restrictions
VALID FOR TRAVEL COMMENCING ON/BEFORE 30AUG 13.
Sales restrictions
RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE AND TICKETS ISSUED ON/BEFORE
30AUG 13.
Sales restrictions
TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON UL.
Penalties
NOTE -
CHANGES - ONE FREE CHANGE IS PERMITTED.ANY
ADDITIONAL CHANGE TO BE AT EUR 75 PER CHANGE.
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REFUND -
BEFORE DEPARTURE - EUR 150
AFTER DEPARTURE - NO REFUND
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NO SHOW - EUR 150 PLUS CHANGE FEE/ REFUND FEE AS
APPLICABLE.
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ALL FEES WAIVED FOR DEATH OF PASSENGER OR FAMILY
MEMBER.
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Old May 22, 13, 9:01 am
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Old May 22, 13, 10:29 am
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Originally Posted by AHO View Post
NYC-MOW T/R
Airline: Finnair
Cabin class: Business
Booking class: I
Fare basis: ICAMPUS

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Another great offer is from Vietnam to Europe (Paris, London etc). EUR 1350 if travel is between 16 June and 14 July, EUR 2000 if outbound is after these dates but before 28 October. Of course I inventory is needed.

Browsed other locations but did not find anything interesting except this and NYC-MOW of course, might have missed some though.

AY Offers from Vietnam
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Old May 22, 13, 1:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Keter View Post
Another great offer is from Vietnam to Europe (Paris, London etc). EUR 1350 if travel is between 16 June and 14 July, EUR 2000 if outbound is after these dates but before 28 October. Of course I inventory is needed.

Browsed other locations but did not find anything interesting except this and NYC-MOW of course, might have missed some though.

AY Offers from Vietnam
Thanks as well! AY is really pushing thie business product
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Old May 23, 13, 4:45 am
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Originally Posted by Keter View Post
Another great offer is from Vietnam to Europe (Paris, London etc). EUR 1350 if travel is between 16 June and 14 July, EUR 2000 if outbound is after these dates but before 28 October. Of course I inventory is needed.

Browsed other locations but did not find anything interesting except this and NYC-MOW of course, might have missed some though.

AY Offers from Vietnam
Wanted to add that ex Vietnam fares allow oneways! (75% of RT approx in terms of the pretax fare) => HAN-PAR is USD 1000 [RT USD 1680]).

And the restriction of 16 June and 14 July is for outbound only, inbound in shall be completed by 27/28 October.
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Old May 24, 13, 3:37 am
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LAN MIA-SCL-MVD-SCL-MIA 1537 USD ai

Hi, was checking the economy class "promo" fare for the route and decided to check pricing on Business Class. Great fare! be advised that LAN flies a 767 only once or twice a week from SCL-MVD, otherwise it's premium economy...

Not as good as the IPC deal, but still!


Miami (MIA) to Montevideo (MVD) - Thu, Aug 15
Montevideo (MVD) to Miami (MIA) - Fri, Aug 23
Total cost for 1 passenger $1,536.90
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