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Old Jun 23, 13, 11:47 pm
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Originally Posted by XCstud View Post
UA LHR-GIG (London - Rio de Janeiro) Z fare for <$3700. Any departure/return combo between 6/29 and 7/11.

Connecting through IAH will give you about 29,500 miles RT....works out to about $0.13 cpm
AA fare matching via JFK/MIA at 2159 for 620-680 Tier points
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Old Jun 24, 13, 8:35 am
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Originally Posted by smachiz View Post
I believe this books into I, but I can't pull up my itin (I have ticket numbers and a PNR - purchased direct from AZ).
You can go to Saudia and pull up your itin there with your 055 ticket number.
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Old Jun 24, 13, 10:51 am
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Originally Posted by 2old4coach View Post
AA is offering SFO-EZE return, all in F for $3775-$4000. ai

Best price is 10 day stay in EZE. The routing I looked at was SFO-JFK (3 class 762) with transcon F service connecting to a 3 class 777 to EZE. Same for return. 50 day advance purchase. Min 10 days for +500 more min 7 days. Best price fly Mon-Thurs. ( My flight July 29- Aug 12 priced at 3999. at AA.com)
An excellent deal for a BAEC tier points run
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Old Jun 24, 13, 11:54 am
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Originally Posted by smachiz View Post
MXP-DXB AZ (EY Metal)
Seems to be wide open at ~$750 e/w ($1500 r/t). Purchasable on AZ (select US as country) as well as the big Ex.

Can't seem to pull up on Matrix.

It's actually a flight into AUH then free transfer (it tickets with a bus, but presumably you can just use EY's car service instead for free with the J ticket).

I believe this books into I, but I can't pull up my itin (I have ticket numbers and a PNR - purchased direct from AZ).
What was the special in this far? Turkish and Egyptair offers similar price level year round...
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Old Jun 24, 13, 12:00 pm
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Originally Posted by ben63 View Post
What was the special in this far? Turkish and Egyptair offers similar price level year round...
ben63, neither MS or TK operate this service with widebodies acft. On the other side both AZ and EY offers wb service on the route.

Moreover, I hope you don't want to compare MS hard and soft product to EY's one. About the hard product AZ and EY win hands down over TK and MS. In terms of service, EY is the best option, followed by AZ (hit or miss), TK (FAs need more training) and MS. F&B are very good on EY and TK, followed by AZ and MS.

Therefore, I think that these are the reasons because of this fare is here

hope this helps.
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Old Jun 24, 13, 12:01 pm
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Originally Posted by ben63 View Post
What was the special in this far? Turkish and Egyptair offers similar price level year round...
It doesn't require a stop, it's a fully refundable/changeable fare, and it's less than half the cost of the fare EY publishes for the same flight. Not to mention the obvious differences in service between MS/TK and EY.
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Old Jun 24, 13, 1:15 pm
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Never mind...
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Old Jun 24, 13, 3:53 pm
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Originally Posted by paffendorf View Post
ben63, neither MS or TK operate this service with widebodies acft. On the other side both AZ and EY offers wb service on the route.

Moreover, I hope you don't want to compare MS hard and soft product to EY's one. About the hard product AZ and EY win hands down over TK and MS. In terms of service, EY is the best option, followed by AZ (hit or miss), TK (FAs need more training) and MS. F&B are very good on EY and TK, followed by AZ and MS.

Therefore, I think that these are the reasons because of this fare is here

hope this helps.
Luke
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Old Jun 24, 13, 6:26 pm
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AA NYC-GYE (Guayaquil) $747 a/i

Routes through Miami. Seems like a decent fare. 12 cpm.

One free stopover permitted.

American AA NLX23GQ1 NYC to GYE
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Old Jun 24, 13, 7:16 pm
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Originally Posted by wildway View Post
Routes through Miami. Seems like a decent fare. 12 cpm.

One free stopover permitted.

American AA NLX23GQ1 NYC to GYE
Makes me think it is actually a coach fare.

It is actually NLW23GQ1/LAUP. NLX23GQ1 is the "base fare" according to the fare rules. It's a Y fare with paid upgrade. I've never seen that.
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Old Jun 24, 13, 7:26 pm
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Originally Posted by skunker View Post
Makes me think it is actually a coach fare.

It is actually NLW23GQ1/LAUP. NLX23GQ1 is the "base fare" according to the fare rules. It's a Y fare with paid upgrade. I've never seen that.
confused, but actually showing $747 on aa.com first/business
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Old Jun 24, 13, 7:40 pm
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Originally Posted by skunker View Post
Makes me think it is actually a coach fare.

It is actually NLW23GQ1/LAUP. NLX23GQ1 is the "base fare" according to the fare rules. It's a Y fare with paid upgrade. I've never seen that.
Not uncommon, similar to YUP/KUP/YnCUP fares. It is an I fare and will earn 1.5 EQP per mile.
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Old Jun 24, 13, 8:35 pm
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Originally Posted by BrewerSEA View Post
Not uncommon, similar to YUP/KUP/YnCUP fares. It is an I fare and will earn 1.5 EQP per mile.
No, this appears to be different. The XUP fares are actual filed fares. Here's the info for this one:
Code:
FOR TICKETING ON/BEFORE 27JUN13/FOR TRAVEL ON/BEFORE
   15DEC13
     VALID FOR ADULT PSGR.
     THE FARE WAS CALCULATED AS 100 PERCENT OF THE NLW23GQ1
     FARE PLUS USD200.00.
It's no doubt in business but appears to be a new way to file fares for AA.
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Old Jun 24, 13, 9:59 pm
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Seems strange to me that Skyteam is holding prices consistently 300-400$ higher than the other alliances and JVs.

Although as an interesting Data Point, for the thanksgiving time period, DL/AF/KL are all pricing at ~$1900 for NYC-LHR, but DL's new JV VA is pricing at ~$1600... if only I could use my VDB vouchers to book through VA's website!
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Old Jun 25, 13, 11:07 am
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sample dates?

Originally Posted by Oxymore View Post
You can see it on matrix with the codeshares on AF/KL metal (great option if you want to credit to AF or DL, as you need ST metal)
Could you provide some sample dates for this fare?

Thanks...
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