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Old Jun 16, 13, 11:33 am
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Originally Posted by travelsavant View Post
UA $812 AI on ITA, bookable @UAL with many dates, including weekends in July for 7204 base miles. I found LAX-EWR-BOG-IAH-DEN-LAX, 8878 base miles, P fare, all UA metal. UA & Delta other routings available for slightly higher fares $813 to 826.

Edit: $810 AI UA fare also available SFO-IAH-BOG or $812 via SFO-EWR-BOG-IAH-DEN-SFO for 8989 base/P fare.
Same price to go to Cartagena (CTG), a charming city on the northern coast of Colombia, throught BOG, LAX-IAH-BOG-CTG-BOG-IAH-LAX
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Old Jun 16, 13, 12:48 pm
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Originally Posted by travelsavant View Post
UA $812 AI on ITA, bookable @UAL with many dates, including weekends in July for 7204 base miles. I found LAX-EWR-BOG-IAH-DEN-LAX, 8878 base miles, P fare, all UA metal. UA & Delta other routings available for slightly higher fares $813 to 826.

Edit: $810 AI UA fare also available SFO-IAH-BOG or $812 via SFO-EWR-BOG-IAH-DEN-SFO for 8989 base/P fare.
For slightly higher you can start getting creative. LAX-SFO-EWR-BOG-EWR-IAH-SFO-LAX for 819 ai (on ITA, haven't tried to duplicate on UA yet).

11,554 base miles (with elite mins) + 50% COS bonus = 17,330 PQM = 4.73cpm

From Fare Rules:

[Travel Restrictions]
ALL TRAVEL MUST BE COMPLETED BY MIDNIGHT ON 15DEC13.

[Sales Restrictions]
FOOTNOTE RULE
TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON/BEFORE 17JUN13.

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Old Jun 16, 13, 1:09 pm
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Dreamliner from DEN to IAH and back. Nice.

Originally Posted by jasonvr View Post
TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON/BEFORE 17JUN13.
Does anyone know if i can pay 9$ to reserve this for 7 days or does that not work if the fare is expiring?
I need some time to make this fit my schedule.

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Old Jun 16, 13, 1:56 pm
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Originally Posted by FirstClassSE View Post
Does anyone know if i can pay 9$ to reserve this for 7 days or does that not work if the fare is expiring?
Don't see why not. I've used it a couple of times, and was able to ticket original price / fare class after it went up on UAL.com.

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Old Jun 16, 13, 2:06 pm
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Originally Posted by jasonvr View Post
For slightly higher you can start getting creative. LAX-SFO-EWR-BOG-EWR-IAH-SFO-LAX for 819 ai (on ITA, haven't tried to duplicate on UA yet).

11,554 base miles (with elite mins) + 50% COS bonus = 17,330 PQM = 4.73cpm

From Fare Rules:

[Travel Restrictions]
ALL TRAVEL MUST BE COMPLETED BY MIDNIGHT ON 15DEC13.

[Sales Restrictions]
FOOTNOTE RULE
TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON/BEFORE 17JUN13.
I also see LAX-SFO-IAH-EWR-BOG and vv on ITA, that's 17553 PQM, 4.66 cpm.

Very nice find!
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Old Jun 16, 13, 4:50 pm
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Booked 4 tickets for July 4th weekend, thanks for the tip guys!

$810 from SFO-EWR-BOG-EWR-SFO, I think SFO-LAX-EWR-BOG-EWR-LAX-SFO was also a possibility
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Old Jun 16, 13, 6:31 pm
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Originally Posted by concreteworkers View Post
Same price to go to Cartagena (CTG), a charming city on the northern coast of Colombia, throught BOG, LAX-IAH-BOG-CTG-BOG-IAH-LAX
Great find, travelsavant and concreteworkers. CTG is one place I've always said I'd like to return. What a charming city. How far out were you able to find the fare?

Edited to add: just saw jasonvr's post - thru Dec 15.

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Old Jun 16, 13, 7:10 pm
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Originally Posted by concreteworkers View Post
Same price to go to Cartagena (CTG), a charming city on the northern coast of Colombia, throught BOG, LAX-IAH-BOG-CTG-BOG-IAH-LAX
Available Thanksgiving weekend. I tested SAN, couldn't find.

I found a higher price on outbound of $1303 but when I chose that, then the return brought it back down to the price quoted here. I couldn't find the farelock option, but purchased as we have 24 hours to change our minds.
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Old Jun 16, 13, 7:43 pm
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Originally Posted by patchan8984 View Post
Booked 4 tickets for July 4th weekend, thanks for the tip guys!

$810 from SFO-EWR-BOG-EWR-SFO, I think SFO-LAX-EWR-BOG-EWR-LAX-SFO was also a possibility
Anyone have the routing rules? (On ITA, I see at least 5 segments in each direction ok)
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Old Jun 16, 13, 8:34 pm
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Originally Posted by frank_10b View Post
Anyone have the routing rules? (On ITA, I see at least 5 segments in each direction ok)
I saw 4 segments, but here are the published routing rules

[KVS Availability Tool 7.2.0 - Routing Rules: LAX-BOG/UA/PNN0D9LS/531 USD]
Code:
LAXBOG-UA 16JUN13      *RULE DISPLAY*     TARIFF 0005 RULE J9LS 
                          
   -FARE BASIS         USD       NUC                PTC  FT  GI 
PNN0D9LS        R    519.00    519.00               ADT  EX  WH 
PNN0D9LS        R    519.00    519.00               CNN  EX  WH 
PNN0D9LSIN      R     51.90     51.90               INF  EX  WH 
PNN0D9LS        R    519.00    519.00               INS  EX  WH 
PNN0D9LS        R    519.00    519.00               UNN  EX  WH 
PNN0D9LS        R    519.00    519.00               SNN  EX  WH 

BOOKING CODES        P                                          

INDUSTRY FARE TYPE - BX - BUSINESS CLASS EXCURSION              
MPM - WH  4177 VIA WESTERN HEMISPHERE

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ROUTING   91 FROM-TO  LAX-EWR/HOU-BOG*
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Old Jun 16, 13, 11:08 pm
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ITA keeps errorring out trying to find LAX-BOG at all in First. How are people getting LAX-EWR-BOG-EWR-LAX to price? .bomb is just failing to even find it multi-city...
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Old Jun 16, 13, 11:21 pm
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Originally Posted by joelfreak View Post
ITA keeps errorring out trying to find LAX-BOG at all in First. How are people getting LAX-EWR-BOG-EWR-LAX to price? .bomb is just failing to even find it multi-city...
You have to search it as a Business Class fare on ITA.
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Old Jun 17, 13, 2:06 am
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Originally Posted by SanDiego1K View Post
Available Thanksgiving weekend. I tested SAN, couldn't find.

I found a higher price on outbound of $1303 but when I chose that, then the return brought it back down to the price quoted here. I couldn't find the farelock option, but purchased as we have 24 hours to change our minds.
This happened to me too, very odd.... I haven't been able to get it to give me a lot of routes that others have stated, but the return does go through EWR.. I pulled the trigger, nice surpise for my partner... Now just have to find a nice place to stay there.. Any thoughts??
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Old Jun 17, 13, 7:22 am
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Is AA matching the UA fare to BOG? Prices seem to be as low as UA. (almost)

F.e LAX-LAS-MIA-BOG-MIA-LAS-LAX for 1000$
Is that a standing price at AA?
Would net 620TP to BA which is pretty good imo.

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Old Jun 17, 13, 7:40 am
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Originally Posted by FirstClassSE View Post
Is AA matching the UA fare to BOG? Prices seem to be as low as UA. (almost)

F.e LAX-LAS-MIA-BOG-MIA-LAS-LAX for 1000$
Is that a standing price at AA?
Would net 620TP to BA which is pretty good imo.
Taking a look at EF, UA's base fare has been matched by AA, and DL, and AV/TA/LR. All show a three night stay required, though it looks like just a Saturday night stay is also fine. Should show up in the low $900s for all carriers AI.
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