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Old May 25, 13, 10:05 pm
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Now if you could do routing DUB-JFK-LAX-MIA-GCM return then that would bring it to 1200 TPs - I'm checking now.
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Old May 25, 13, 11:12 pm
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So I think I have worked this out now: DUB-JFK-LAS-MIA-KIN and back for £1,358.80 which would net 1200TPs. Now that's a good deal.
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Old May 25, 13, 11:12 pm
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Anc-lim $1963 ai anc-la paz & anc-uio $1900

the LIMA, Peru fare on United is not on Copa, it is through Houston on the BusinessFirst configured 767. Aprrox 19,000 EQM.

It seems to be a 7 day minimum stay but less than 7 days is still only about $2,100.

The ANC-LA PAZ and ANC-Quito for approaching $1900AI on AA and DL, respectively. Priced these in Sept and October. Maybe others can tell us how to get creative on the routing. I found DL through SLC and ATL to Quito for $1867.
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Old May 26, 13, 1:32 am
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A few answers before my battery goes flat....

I managed to get it to route quite readily via JFK to get to LAS then MIA to get to GCM.

Stopovers appear to be 1 free each way.

Fare is c. £1100 if you go via JFK & MIA, add another £200 for the diversion out & back via LAS

Book by June 7th I think.

I class on the overwater flights, A class on the domestics.

I posted a link to a screengrab in the BA forum thread on this (anyone interested in a treasure hunt)

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Old May 26, 13, 7:50 am
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[Business Class] Japan-Europe R/T, Malaysia Airlines, 2,200 USD/1,.700 EUR incl. tax

[Business Class] Japan-Europe R/T, Malaysia Airlines, 2,200 USD/1,.700 EUR incl. taxes

Japan-KIX-CDG/AMS/FRA/IST/LHR R/T
Airline: Malaysia Airlines (MH)
Cabin class: Business
Booking class: D
Fare basis: DBT1MZJP
Fare: 130.000 JPY + taxes approx. 91.500 JPY and up, total from 2,200 USD/1,.700 EUR incl. taxes (Higher taxes to/from London/Frankfurt)
Advance purchase: 3 days
Min/Max stay: 2 days / 1 month
Buy latest: 2013-MAY-31
Valid for departure:
  • between 2013-MAY-18 and 2013-JUL-20
  • between 2013-SEP-01 and 2013-DEC-15
Stopover: Unlimited stopover is allowed against fee, 10.000 JPY each stop (stopover in Osaka is also possible)
Child discounte: No
Refundable: Yes, 50% ticket price + 5,250 JPY
Change: Yes, against 15,000 JPY each time
Routing:
  • Osaka-(MH)-Kuala Lumpur-(MH)-MH destination in Europe
  • JL destination in Japan-(JL)-Osaka-(MH)-Kuala Lumpur-(MH)-MH destination in Europe

You can also start your trip from JL destination i Japan where has direct flight to Osaka (ITM/KIX).
International trip to/from Japan must be with Malaysia Airlines and to/from Osaka Kansai (KIX).

[Business Class] Japan-Europa T/R, Malaysia Airlines, 14.700 SEK inkl. skatter

FYI, Kuala Lumpur-London/Paris is operated by Malaysia Airlines Airbus A380.
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Old May 26, 13, 8:10 pm
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Old May 26, 13, 10:59 pm
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Originally Posted by CokeandTaco View Post
LA: MEX/TIJ-IPC ~$1006-$1036ai (I)

Samples:
Sep 12-16 MEX-SCL-IPC-SCL-MEX ~12608ai(MXN) (~$1006ai USD) (12854mi ~7.8)
Sep 25-30 TIJ(AM)-MEX-SCL-IPC-SCL-MEX(AM)-TIJ ~14001ai(MXN) (~$1136ai USD) (15712mi ~7.2cpm)

-VALID FOR TRAVEL COMMENCING ON/AFTER 24MAY 13. ALL TRAVEL MUST BE COMPLETED BY MIDNIGHT ON 30NOV 13.
-TRAVEL FROM LAST INTERNATIONAL SECTOR MUST COMMENCE NO EARLIER THAN 5 DAYS AFTER DEPARTURE OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL SECTOR
OR - TRAVEL FROM LAST INTERNATIONAL SECTOR MUST COMMENCE NO EARLIER THAN THE FIRST SUN AFTER DEPARTURE OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL SECTOR.
-FOR ROUND TRIP FARES.
*-TICKETS MAY ONLY BE SOLD IN MEXICO.*

Lan.mx and Ex.mx used to confirm prices....
Noooooo. I've been looking at this fare for awhile trying to rationalize crossing the border to TIJ.
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Old May 27, 13, 1:42 pm
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Originally Posted by CokeandTaco View Post
LA: MEX/TIJ-IPC ~$1006-$1036ai (I)
*-TICKETS MAY ONLY BE SOLD IN MEXICO.*
Originally Posted by skunker View Post
Noooooo. I've been looking at this fare for awhile trying to rationalize crossing the border to TIJ.
Looks like you'd have to cross twice - once to book, and then to fly.

I know there's a public bus that goes to TIJ, and IIRC there used to be, maybe still is, a bus from US directly to TIJ.

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Old May 27, 13, 2:09 pm
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Originally Posted by EmailKid View Post
Looks like you'd have to cross twice - once to book, and then to fly.

I know there's a public bus that goes to TIJ, and IIRC there used to be, maybe still is, a bus from US directly to TIJ.

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True, and I have read that AM runs a bus from SAN to TIJ but haven't looked into it. I could also take the trolley to the border and cab over to TIJ.
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Old May 27, 13, 2:38 pm
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Originally Posted by skunker View Post
I could also take the trolley to the border and cab over to TIJ.
At the risk of going OT here, if you have a little time, there is a bus that goes from Riverside area (easily walkable from Trolley) to TIJ about every 20 or 30 minutes IIRC.

The reason I know this is that I wanted to see firsthand the "naked woman" house on the way to TIJ that I saw on an episode of Globetrekker a long time ago. Yes, it really is there, though when I saw it a few years ago somewhat dilapidated. I walked as I only knew that it was on the way to the airport, and had a couple of buses pass me on the way.

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Old May 27, 13, 8:22 pm
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Originally Posted by CokeandTaco View Post
LA: MEX/TIJ-IPC ~$1006-$1036ai (I)

Samples:
Sep 12-16 MEX-SCL-IPC-SCL-MEX ~12608ai(MXN) (~$1006ai USD) (12854mi ~7.8)
Sep 25-30 TIJ(AM)-MEX-SCL-IPC-SCL-MEX(AM)-TIJ ~14001ai(MXN) (~$1136ai USD) (15712mi ~7.2cpm)

-VALID FOR TRAVEL COMMENCING ON/AFTER 24MAY 13. ALL TRAVEL MUST BE COMPLETED BY MIDNIGHT ON 30NOV 13.
-TRAVEL FROM LAST INTERNATIONAL SECTOR MUST COMMENCE NO EARLIER THAN 5 DAYS AFTER DEPARTURE OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL SECTOR
OR - TRAVEL FROM LAST INTERNATIONAL SECTOR MUST COMMENCE NO EARLIER THAN THE FIRST SUN AFTER DEPARTURE OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL SECTOR.
-FOR ROUND TRIP FARES.
*-TICKETS MAY ONLY BE SOLD IN MEXICO.*

Lan.mx and Ex.mx used to confirm prices....
Could you verify the Lan Mexico website please, www.lan.mx and www.ex.mx are both non-working sites.
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Old May 27, 13, 8:32 pm
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I did find it on ITA with many dates in September for US$1169 ai. Books into (I).
3 connections: MEX, LIM, and SCL.
Anybody know a way to get a several day stopover in SCL?
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Old May 27, 13, 8:51 pm
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LAN----TIJ-SCL-TIJ biz $2143.ai

Great biz fare for those in SoCal.
Seems to be bookable on Orbitz US site. Many days in Nov.
I checked Nov. 12-26 for a two week Spring trip to Chile.

It looks like LAN is working the Mexico market and the sales are good.
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Old May 27, 13, 9:02 pm
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For the LAN TIJ-IPC, does anyone know if all passengers are required to be present for ticket purchase?
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Old May 27, 13, 9:28 pm
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Originally Posted by x1achilles View Post
Great biz fare for those in SoCal.
Seems to be bookable on Orbitz US site. Many days in Nov.
I checked Nov. 12-26 for a two week Spring trip to Chile.

It looks like LAN is working the Mexico market and the sales are good.
Isn't that double the price of the fare CokeandTaco quoted just above you?
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