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Old May 29, 13, 12:11 am
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Originally Posted by iridge View Post
Yes. worked quite well despite my very limited spanish
Thanks!
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Old May 29, 13, 9:22 am
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Originally Posted by AndrewE View Post
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

What is the minimum stay requirements for the above fare?
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Old May 29, 13, 1:35 pm
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Originally Posted by NA-Flyer View Post
What is the minimum stay requirements for the above fare?
Fare code: P1X5N4B1
Good availability starting on July...

Day/Time restrictions
PERMITTED MON THROUGH THU ON EACH TRANSPACIFIC SECTOR.

Minimum stay requirements
TRAVEL FROM INBOUND TRANSPACIFIC SECTOR MUST COMMENCE NO
EARLIER THAN 3 DAYS AFTER DEPARTURE OF THE OUTBOUND
TRANSPACIFIC SECTOR.

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Old May 29, 13, 11:46 pm
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The LA IEEEVH6P MEX IPC fare has some nice rules. There are no restrictions on transfers and free stopovers, I'm guessing MPM is probably the major limit on how this can be used. Anyone else played with this?

In reading the fare rules, I see the only restriction is travel must be to/from Mexico/Peru. That allows a diversion via CUN on the outbound (since there is a CUN-LIM flight).

I was pounding through some options and saw one routing that priced out routing MEX-LIM-SCL-IPC-SCL-EZE-LIM-MEX. I haven't been able to get a stopover in EZE but can get them everywhere else. SCL-EZE-LIM is actually a single flight number, that might explain why it comes up.

Also, ITA keeps hitting me with Circle trip minimum check if I try too many stopovers. Anyone had luck getting stops in EZE or GRU? Or am I missing something in the fare rules?
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Old May 30, 13, 2:00 am
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EZE stopover

Originally Posted by stephem View Post

I was pounding through some options and saw one routing that priced out routing MEX-LIM-SCL-IPC-SCL-EZE-LIM-MEX. I haven't been able to get a stopover in EZE but can get them everywhere else. SCL-EZE-LIM is actually a single flight number, that might explain why it comes up.

Also, ITA keeps hitting me with Circle trip minimum check if I try too many stopovers. Anyone had luck getting stops in EZE or GRU? Or am I missing something in the fare rules?
I got an EZE stopover for what I was looking for but I want something very specific. EZE is a little more expensive. I got $14,000 pesos which is like $1300 but it's all in Business Class. I am just taking a positioning flight to Mexico City on United because the option of flying to San Diego and then driving or busing it to TIJ is too complicated for non-SO Cal based flyers.

Here is what I found. I tried to work a longer layover of 2 or 3 days in EZE and it raised theprice drastically but I think that is an availability issue rather than a 'non-permitted' issue.

I just edited this to note that I found a 4 day stopover in EZE leaving October 26th and continuing October 30th to IPC for the same $14,000 pesos.



Vuelo 1: lun. oct. 28
Ciudad de México Buenos Aires Lima
MEX 15:35 EZE 06:20 +1 día 1 Escala
11h 45min
LAN Airlines 2629 operado por LANPERU
LAN Airlines 2427 operado por LANPERU

Detalles del vuelo

Vuelo 2: mié. oct. 30
Buenos Aires Hanga Roa Santiago
EZE 18:00 IPC 13:10 +1 día 1 Escala
21h 10min
LAN Airlines 532
LAN Airlines 841

Detalles del vuelo

Vuelo 3: vie. nov. 1
Hanga Roa Ciudad de México Santiago, Buenos Aires, Lima
IPC 14:10 MEX 14:00 +1 día 3 Con escalas
24h 50min
LAN Airlines 842
LAN Airlines 2426
LAN Airlines 2426
LAN Airlines 2626 operado por LANPERU

Detalles del vuelo
MXN$14,479
por persona
impuestos y cargos incluidos
SLECCIONAR

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Old May 30, 13, 11:43 am
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AA: DFW-BDA (Hamilton, Bermuda) ~$659ai (A,I)

Sample:
Sep 14-15 DFW-MIA-BDA-MIA-DFW ~$659ai (A,I) (4326mi ~15.2cpm)

-TO BDA -TRAVEL IS NOT PERMITTED 15DEC 13 THROUGH 15JAN 14.
FROM BDA -TRAVEL IS NOT PERMITTED 15DEC 13 THROUGH 12JAN 14.
-2 STOPOVERS PERMITTED ON THE PRICING UNIT LIMITED TO 1 FREE AND 1 AT USD 100.00.1 FREE IN MIA/NYC/CHI/DFW/LAX 1 IN MIA/NYC/CHI/DFW/LAX AT USD 100.00.
-TRAVEL FROM LAST STOPOVER MUST COMMENCE NO EARLIER THAN 2 DAYS AFTER DEPARTURE FROM FARE ORIGIN OR - TRAVEL FROM LAST STOPOVER MUST COMMENCE NO EARLIER THAN THE FIRST SUN AFTER DEPARTURE FROM FARE ORIGIN.
-FOR ROUND TRIP FARES.
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Old May 30, 13, 1:34 pm
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Thanks for sharing TravelMann
After some more digging I noticed that there is also a fare without the travel to/from Mexico/Peru restriction, it is IEEEVH3P and comes in at slightly more (ITA shows the base fare each way being 8,299mxn). When I go crazy on the stopovers, I keep getting a CTM charge added, and it looks like people have complained that ITA mistakenly adds that. I may have to resort to a TA to see if I can get what I want (which is essentially what we used to do with pre-Avios BA awards in Latam).

Originally Posted by TravelMann View Post
I got an EZE stopover for what I was looking for but I want something very specific. EZE is a little more expensive. I got $14,000 pesos which is like $1300 but it's all in Business Class.
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Old May 30, 13, 10:46 pm
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Originally Posted by stephem View Post
... When I go crazy on the stopovers, I keep getting a CTM charge added, and it looks like people have complained that ITA mistakenly adds that...
It could be an issue with certain reservation system, for example, some GDSs namely Sabre still add MPM surcharge even when a rule says 'ignore'. It could also be an issue with specific fare coding not uniformly recognisable throughout GDSs.
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Old May 31, 13, 5:43 pm
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Mexico-IPC seems to be dying out in Biz - availability seems to be way down. Could be just I inventory problem. Checking.
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Old May 31, 13, 7:28 pm
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Originally Posted by BallardFlyer View Post
Mexico-IPC seems to be dying out in Biz - availability seems to be way down. Could be just I inventory problem. Checking.
Agreed -- I was checking on various dates and routings over a period of a couple of days and noticed the prices on some of the dates had increased. Although after booking MEX-IPC and while attempting to change the assigned seats, I found that there were no other seats available on my SCL-IPC segment in late October.

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Old Jun 3, 13, 4:14 am
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Originally Posted by kasienka View Post
WAW-JFK-WAW/LHR/MAN/CPH/MAD for ~$1600 in J/I in July, didnt check other months

BA I7SALE
AA I4UKJB
I can find anything under $1,900 on Matrix. Which dates are you finding for $1600?
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Old Jun 3, 13, 6:33 am
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Originally Posted by kasienka View Post
WAW-JFK-WAW/LHR/MAN/CPH/MAD for ~$1600 in J/I in July, didnt check other months

BA I7SALE
AA I4UKJB
Can you give some dates in July? Trying to price it but does not get under $2100.. thanks
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Old Jun 3, 13, 4:53 pm
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Originally Posted by kasienka View Post
ST undermatched for 1400??!!?!?!

attached screenshot is with price in PLN
http://oi43.tinypic.com/2rqnfpl.jpg
Awesome ! I wish I could buy that right now.
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Old Jun 3, 13, 5:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Oxymore View Post
Awesome ! I wish I could buy that right now.
It was gone 10 minutes after he/she posted here.
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Old Jun 3, 13, 11:03 pm
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Please continue the discussion regarding the SEZ-DUB fare in this thread.

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