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"Good Deals" in Economy Class - Excellent Fares between certain city pairs - 2013

"Good Deals" in Economy Class - Excellent Fares between certain city pairs - 2013

Old Jan 1, 13, 10:41 am
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"Good Deals" in Economy Class - Excellent Fares between certain city pairs - 2013

Happy 2013!

Please use this thread to post or to follow Economy Fares which are 'Good Deals' but where the cost per mile is more than 3-4 cents per mile, which is the usual upper limit for what is considered a true 'MR Deal'.

A few requests for posting in the thread:

-members posting their deals please post the city pairs/airport codes and pricing in the body of the post and not just in the post title as it isn't visible for those reading it on mobile devices

-some members may be unaware that you can subscribe to this thread and to do that you can go to "Thread Tools" at the top of the thread and click on "Subscribe to this thread".

Previous 'Good Deals' in Economy threads:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/milea...rs-2012-a.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/milea...rs-2011-a.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/milea...rs-2010-a.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/milea...s-2009-a.html/

Happy travels throughout 2013 to all!

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Old Jan 1, 13, 11:52 am
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Dl: Stl - bos

Delta: STL - BOS $242.20 ai

Routing STL-MSP-BOS-MSP-STL for 3248 mi, 7.45 CPM

Not a fantastic MR, but a great fare to Boston with Sunday returns available.

Sorry - I should add that this is available Feb through March

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Old Jan 1, 13, 12:57 pm
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EK: SFO-AKL/ADL from $1243ai 3.7cpm

EK: SFO-AKL $1243 33858 3.7cpm

Sample 2/12 - 2/15 SFO-DXB-BNE-AKL-SYD-DXB-SFO

I assume some will want to credit to AS. X fare so 50% EQM's I believe. Pushes the CPM up to 7.4, but not a bad way to earn a ton of AS miles.

Also available to ADL for a bit higher CPM
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Old Jan 1, 13, 2:21 pm
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Thank you to tcook052 for organizing this thread.

I would suggest that these "deals" include those flights under 4 cpm whose relatively long minimum stays (more than 1 or 2 nights) make them unattractive from a purely MR perspective but still constitute excellent fares.
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Old Jan 1, 13, 3:38 pm
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Originally Posted by ezefllying View Post
Thank you to tcook052 for organizing this thread.

I would suggest that these "deals" include those flights under 4 cpm whose relatively long minimum stays (more than 1 or 2 nights) make them unattractive from a purely MR perspective but still constitute excellent fares.
Would this suggestion put mileage runs in two different places? Becomes confusing where to put deals or where to look. Could miss some real gems because of the confusion. Just my opinion.
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Old Jan 1, 13, 4:16 pm
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UA: ORF/IAD to SGN (Ho Chi Minh City) for < $1000

A lot of availability after Feb. 26. There may be other departure cities for this fare. The cpm is slightly over 5. But you get close to 20,000 miles if you add an extra stop. Good trip.
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Old Jan 1, 13, 6:07 pm
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AA has some $49 economy fares available JFK-DCA, several dates in January are certainly available.
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Old Jan 1, 13, 9:44 pm
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Originally Posted by jaytmoore View Post
EK: SFO-AKL $1243 33858 3.7cpm

Sample 2/12 - 2/15 SFO-DXB-BNE-AKL-SYD-DXB-SFO

I assume some will want to credit to AS. X fare so 50% EQM's I believe. Pushes the CPM up to 7.4, but not a bad way to earn a ton of AS miles.

Also available to ADL for a bit higher CPM
Just to add to the different EK ex-LAX/SFO/DEN/SEA from last year (basically, an EK sale)

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/milea...l#post19938489
starting from 1945:
Thread on EK with cpm ranging from 3.5, 3.7, to 4.5
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/19938489-post1947.html

With the good (skyward silver, AS and Jetblue miles)
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/19940709-post1961.html
and bad (crediting miles)
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/19944438-post1968.html

I don't know EK's upgrade policy with silver, but if after this run, you get EK upgrades, it'd be nice.[/QUOTE]

More related EK stuff here too:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/milea...5-1142-ai.html

Originally Posted by Karl View Post
Any one hear of any good deals out of IAD domestic or International?

I am already taking advantage of the EWR-HNL RT for $427 in Feb for a total of 10k miles.
Just a few posts above yours:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/19955077-post6.html

And many others: SV, TK, UA, etc.
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/milea...51ai-4cpm.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/milea...-7cpm-feb.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/milea...93-3-7cpm.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/milea...d-threads.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/milea...l#post17765163

Were you looking for some other specific carrier/alliance?

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Old Jan 1, 13, 10:00 pm
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NH *A: JFK-NRT-CTU $874 rt ai $4.9 cpm, 17,770 m

a big-city yet fun, and less touristy chinese destination. late jan.
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Old Jan 1, 13, 10:04 pm
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HA/ST: JFK-HNL-ICN $905 rt ai $4.7 cpm, 19,078m

The ST version of an NYC run to Asia. There's also a slightly cheaper HU flight, but it accrues no miles for major alliances. Still looking for my OW version, if someone can help
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Old Jan 2, 13, 6:30 pm
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United: Bwi-phx rt $209

UNITED: BWI-PHX, RT $209, for 1 or more night(s).
$213-$215 for same day.
At approx 4000 miles = .05 per

Scattered dates 1/26 to early August, with several days available in April.

On United.com
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Old Jan 2, 13, 6:58 pm
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Originally Posted by DCDreaming View Post
UNITED: BWI-PHX, RT $209, for 1 or more night(s).
$213-$215 for same day.
At approx 4000 miles = .05 per

Scattered dates 1/26 to early August, with several days available in April.

On United.com
Also works for RIC to PHX for about 215

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Old Jan 2, 13, 8:27 pm
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US/AA/DL: LAX - AUA ~$528 ~6cpm

Not an amazing deal, but a good price from the west coast for a vaca-run. I've paid more to AUA.

I found 6cpm on US, 6.2cpm on AA in Jan/Feb '13 in some quick searches.
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Old Jan 2, 13, 9:18 pm
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admittedly i dont know the market but earlier today i saw some direct flights SFO-EWR and SFO-PHL for under $350 on UA, struck me as decent, but by no mean great. these fares were for nonstops only and started to become available in the matrix calendar around 3/10/2013 every day of the week.
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Old Jan 2, 13, 9:38 pm
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Fourteen posts were just deleted, to keep this thread focused on actual fare deals.

Please only post fare deals here and please post the price and city pairs within the body of the post and not only in the title otherwise those viewing the thread on mobile devices won't be able to see the info.

Fare requests will also be deleted as this thread is only for sharing not-quite MR Deal-worthy fares (e.g. higher cost fares typically above ~5c per mile).

Thanks for your understanding. A number of higher-cost fares currently in MR Deals could be merged into this thread, so keep an eye out for more 'good deals' fares.

Happy New Year deal searching and booking.
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