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"Good Deals" in Economy Class - Excellent Fares between certain city pairs - 2014

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Happy 2014!

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'.

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Old Sep 9, 14, 10:17 pm
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Originally Posted by AJCU View Post
F9: Den to SBA o/w for $15.

Sample Date November 8th, scattered availability on ITA.
That's a hell of a deal
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Old Sep 9, 14, 11:00 pm
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DL: DEN-SJU $314.20 via JFK for 6442 MQMs (.049 cpm)

Available starting 10/18
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Old Sep 10, 14, 9:01 am
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Originally Posted by aglp2k View Post
AA: BOS-ORD-PEK RT $740 AI. Found on google.com/flights. Total 14,892 miles. Not the best CPM.

Available in most of November. Two night stay required. Consider China VISA cost for US Citizens if you don't have one.
Or consider the 72 hour visa free option for US citizens at PEK
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Old Sep 10, 14, 9:29 am
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$470 UA Chicago (ORD) to Moscow (VKO/DME) November, but operated by Swiss and GW in K

Flights operated by Lufthansa and German Wings in K, no mileage accrual but a good fare to Moscow.


Chicago (ORD) to Moscow (VKO) - Mon, Nov 10
Chicago (ORD) to Dusseldorf (DUS) - Mon, Nov 10
United Airlines, Inc. 9258 Dep: 5:50PM Arr: 9:10AM 8h 20m Airbus A340 Economy (K)
OPERATED BY DEUTSCHE LUFTHANSA AG Layover in DUS Tue, Nov 11 1h 30m

Dusseldorf (DUS) to Moscow (VKO) - Tue, Nov 11
Germanwings GmbH 9992 Dep: 10:40AM Arr: 3:45PM 2h 5m Airbus A319 Economy (R)



Moscow (DME) to Chicago (ORD) - Tue, Nov 18
Moscow (DME) to Zurich (ZRH) - Tue, Nov 18
United Airlines, Inc. 7695 Dep: 9:05AM Arr: 10:50AM 4h 45m Airbus A321 Economy (K)
OPERATED BY SWISS Layover in ZRH 2h 5m

Zurich (ZRH) to Chicago (ORD) - Tue, Nov 18
United Airlines, Inc. 7680 Dep: 12:55PM Arr: 3:55PM 10h 0m Airbus A330 Economy (K)
OPERATED BY SWISS

Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) $469.40
Total cost for 1 passenger $469.40
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Old Sep 10, 14, 10:09 am
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Originally Posted by lakers6902 View Post
Or consider the 72 hour visa free option for US citizens at PEK
But only if you can work your routing to depart to a 3rd country--not the US and not China.
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Old Sep 10, 14, 2:14 pm
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AS is having a "fast dash" sale with good prices on specific routes for the next 45 minutes.

http://www.alaskaair.com/content/dea...0910_FD_SALE||

eg, SMF-SEA $96 & change round trip, also SFO-SLC/PDX, etc.

get em quick! sale ends at 1pm pacific time. just picked up two day trips to SEA.
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Old Sep 10, 14, 2:30 pm
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Can someone recommend a way to make about 5.5K EQM on UA this December, preferably from WAS? I know December is a tough time (and it has to be after 15th - tougher still) - all ideas would be appreciated.
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Old Sep 10, 14, 2:42 pm
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Originally Posted by br2k View Post
Can someone recommend a way to make about 5.5K EQM on UA this December, preferably from WAS? I know December is a tough time (and it has to be after 15th - tougher still) - all ideas would be appreciated.
12/16 BWI-IAH-LAX-EWR-BWI is north of 5.5K if you get the 500 mile min on the last segment. $365ai
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Old Sep 10, 14, 2:44 pm
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Can someone recommend a way to make about 5.5K EQM on UA this December, preferably from WAS? I know December is a tough time (and it has to be after 15th - tougher still) - all ideas would be appreciated.
BWI-LAS is $300 roundtrip, if you spend 1 night in LAS (or take a red-eye back). Connect via LAX on the outbound and you should be able to get close to 5.5K.

IAD-SFO-MRY is doable as a same-day turn, for approx. $320 and gives 5.9K EQM with 500-minimums. Other airports in California where you connect via SFO work too, like RNO, BUR.

DCA-ORD-SJU is 5368 miles r/t for $350. Also doable as a same-day turn.

These are all available during the week of Dec 15.
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Old Sep 10, 14, 4:34 pm
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MSP-PHX (and reverse) as low as $119 on several carriers, $167 on DL. Fall dates. Do calendar search on ITA for Oct and Nov.
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Old Sep 10, 14, 4:47 pm
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DL/KLM JFK/BOS - Almaty (ALA) $748 to $844 RT. dates in Oct Nov.. KLM flies every other day...

Nov 16 - 20 routing BOS-ATL-AMS-ALA-AMS-LAX-BOS/JFK

No Visa required for less than 15 day visits started this June... !7,000 miles around 0.05 per mile... Can do immediate returns if the 2 hours on the ground is enough to clear customs and check back in...

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Old Sep 10, 14, 7:49 pm
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Another good fare on AS:
SEA-TPA ~$296- ai
Purchase by 9/15, dates mostly T/W/Sa here and there in the next ~5 weeks
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Old Sep 11, 14, 2:23 am
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Originally Posted by PV_Premier View Post
AS is having a "fast dash" sale with good prices on specific routes for the next 45 minutes.
Thanks for posting this. I arrived home 10 mins before the sale ended, did a quick check of hotel prices, and booked a two night SEA trip in October to visit friends.
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Old Sep 11, 14, 10:18 am
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Originally Posted by WAS View Post
BWI-LAS is $300 roundtrip, if you spend 1 night in LAS (or take a red-eye back). Connect via LAX on the outbound and you should be able to get close to 5.5K.

IAD-SFO-MRY is doable as a same-day turn, for approx. $320 and gives 5.9K EQM with 500-minimums. Other airports in California where you connect via SFO work too, like RNO, BUR.

DCA-ORD-SJU is 5368 miles r/t for $350. Also doable as a same-day turn.

These are all available during the week of Dec 15.
These look good, but I am not getting the same prices. For example - how do you find the BWI-LAS at $300? I'd take that one, but the best I see is $390
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Old Sep 11, 14, 10:24 am
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These look good, but I am not getting the same prices. For example - how do you find the BWI-LAS at $300? I'd take that one, but the best I see is $390
google flights and matrix ITA calendar searches are your friends. if you cannot find it i recommend contacting a travel agent.
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