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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 11, 14, 11:57 am
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Originally Posted by PV_Premier View Post
google flights and matrix ITA calendar searches are your friends. if you cannot find it i recommend contacting a travel agent.
Honestly, I probably rely too much on United's own site. I hope it shows all the fares (even though it often does not). Anyway, after mucking with ua - got the reservation for BWI-LAS, through Newark. Thanks everyone for your help! (In particular for reminding me about 500 mile minimum rule, I completely forgot about that)
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Old Sep 11, 14, 12:02 pm
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Originally Posted by br2k View Post
Honestly, I probably rely too much on United's own site. I hope it shows all the fares (even though it often does not). Anyway, after mucking with ua - got the reservation for BWI-LAS, through Newark. Thanks everyone for your help! (In particular for reminding me about 500 mile minimum rule, I completely forgot about that)
Just to be sure, since I don't see your status with UA: the 500-mile minimum only applies only to elites. Have a safe flight.
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Old Sep 11, 14, 12:31 pm
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Found this on mightytravels.com :

LAX-SFO-HKG-SGN-NRT-LAX $779 on UA

Sample dates: Nov 6-25

Works out to 4.8cpm, not bad.
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Old Sep 11, 14, 12:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Inkanuck View Post
Found this on mightytravels.com :

LAX-SFO-HKG-SGN-NRT-LAX $779 on UA

Sample dates: Nov 6-25

Works out to 4.8cpm, not bad.
Just 2 painful 15 hour tpac flights in economy on UA...
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Old Sep 11, 14, 12:38 pm
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Azul-AD MCO/FLL to VCP/Brazil (and vice-versa)

Azul (AD), 100% on MP of United.

FLL or MCO to several cities in Brazil. Direct flight to VCP and connecting flights to other cities in Brazil (increasing your mileage).

You can get the deal on www.voeazul.com.br

Several dates for: 712 USD
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Old Sep 11, 14, 12:43 pm
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Originally Posted by WAS View Post
Just to be sure, since I don't see your status with UA: the 500-mile minimum only applies only to elites. Have a safe flight.
Thanks for the note! I am MP Gold (and trying to keep it for next year, hence the late-year flight).
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Old Sep 11, 14, 4:35 pm
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US: $153 IAH - LAX nonstop r/t : CPM 5.5

Not a bad reversible fare between IAH and LAX.

Flight Details:
  • Availability: TRAVEL ON THIS FARE COMPONENT MUST COMMENCE BY MIDNIGHT ON DEC 17.
  • Documentation: Domestic Flight.
  • Departure and Destination Airports: IAH - LAX
  • Example Dates: October 15 October 22
  • Carrier: US Airways
  • Fare Basis Code: RD21USL5
  • Fare Class: R
  • Mile Accrual: 100%
  • Stopover component: none.
  • CPM: 5.62 (2758 miles)
  • Full Route: IAH LAX IAH

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Old Sep 11, 14, 4:40 pm
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Originally Posted by pumarega View Post
US: $153 IAH - LAX nonstop r/t : CPM 5.5

Not a bad reversible fare between IAH and LAX.
Nice fare. Let's hope UA retaliates ex DFW
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Old Sep 11, 14, 7:06 pm
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Aeromexico (W Class, 100% on Delta) LAX-SJO ~$350. About 6.3 cpm. Instead of the BKK deal I took this as a cheaper and closer short vacation in early Nov. Found a bunch of dates this fall.
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Old Sep 11, 14, 10:11 pm
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$545 Etihad Dublin (DUB) to Jakarta (CGK) - Nov 15544 miles

Dublin (DUB) to Jakarta (CGK) - Sun, Nov 2
Dublin (DUB) to Abu Dhabi (AUH) - Sun, Nov 2
Etihad Airways 42 Dep: 8:20AM Arr: 7:45PM 7h 25m Boeing 777 Economy (T)
Layover in AUH 6h 55m

Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Jakarta (CGK) - Mon, Nov 3
Etihad Airways 474 Dep: 2:40AM Arr: 1:55PM 8h 15m Boeing 777 Economy (T)



Jakarta (CGK) to Dublin (DUB) - Mon, Nov 10
Jakarta (CGK) to Abu Dhabi (AUH) - Mon, Nov 10
Etihad Airways 471 Dep: 1:40AM Arr: 7:05AM 8h 25m Airbus A330 Economy (T)
Layover in AUH 1h 55m

Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Dublin (DUB) - Mon, Nov 10
Etihad Airways 41 Dep: 9:00AM Arr: 1:40PM 8h 40m Airbus A330 Economy (T)


Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) $544.80
Total cost for 1 passenger $544.80
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Old Sep 11, 14, 10:11 pm
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Originally Posted by arthrod View Post
Azul (AD), 100% on MP of United.

FLL or MCO to several cities in Brazil. Direct flight to VCP and connecting flights to other cities in Brazil (increasing your mileage).

You can get the deal on www.voeazul.com.br

Several dates for: 712 USD
No Premier qualifying miles though.
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Old Sep 12, 14, 5:21 am
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Originally Posted by SanFranDan View Post
Dublin (DUB) to Jakarta (CGK) - Sun, Nov 2
Dublin (DUB) to Abu Dhabi (AUH) - Sun, Nov 2
Etihad Airways 42 Dep: 8:20AM Arr: 7:45PM 7h 25m Boeing 777 Economy (T)
Layover in AUH 6h 55m

Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Jakarta (CGK) - Mon, Nov 3
Etihad Airways 474 Dep: 2:40AM Arr: 1:55PM 8h 15m Boeing 777 Economy (T)



Jakarta (CGK) to Dublin (DUB) - Mon, Nov 10
Jakarta (CGK) to Abu Dhabi (AUH) - Mon, Nov 10
Etihad Airways 471 Dep: 1:40AM Arr: 7:05AM 8h 25m Airbus A330 Economy (T)
Layover in AUH 1h 55m

Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Dublin (DUB) - Mon, Nov 10
Etihad Airways 41 Dep: 9:00AM Arr: 1:40PM 8h 40m Airbus A330 Economy (T)


Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) $544.80
Total cost for 1 passenger $544.80
Can't find the fare in EF or on kayak?
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Old Sep 12, 14, 6:55 am
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alexwuk,

The Etihad Dublin to Jakarta flight was taken directly from ITA Matrix eight hours ago and showed many more like it. May be gone by now.
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Old Sep 12, 14, 6:58 am
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$701 AC Chicago (ORD) to Beijing (PEK), Oct 14025 miles V and L classes

Chicago (ORD) to Beijing (PEK) - Thu, Oct 2


Chicago (ORD) to Toronto (YYZ) - Thu, Oct 2
Air Canada 7394 Dep: 6:00AM Arr: 8:31AM 1h 31m Embraer RJ-175 Economy (V)
OPERATED BY AIR CANADA EXPRESS - SKY REGIONAL Layover in YYZ 6h 19m

Toronto (YYZ) to Beijing (PEK) - Thu, Oct 2
Air Canada 31 Dep: 2:50PM Arr: 4:05PM 13h 15m Boeing 777 Economy (L)
Fri, Oct 3


Beijing (PEK) to Chicago (ORD) - Fri, Oct 10
Beijing (PEK) to Vancouver (YVR) - Fri, Oct 10
Air Canada 30 Dep: 4:05PM Arr: 11:20AM 10h 15m Boeing 777 Economy (L)
Layover in YVR 2h 50m

Vancouver (YVR) to Chicago (ORD) - Fri, Oct 10
Air Canada 5104 Dep: 2:10PM Arr: 8:10PM 4h 0m Airbus A319 Economy (V)
OPERATED BY UNITED AIRLINES, INC.

Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) $701.40
Total cost for 1 passenger $701.40
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Old Sep 12, 14, 10:03 am
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Originally Posted by br2k View Post
Honestly, I probably rely too much on United's own site. I hope it shows all the fares (even though it often does not). Anyway, after mucking with ua - got the reservation for BWI-LAS, through Newark. Thanks everyone for your help! (In particular for reminding me about 500 mile minimum rule, I completely forgot about that)
Google flights is a very powerful search engine because it will not only show you connections that UA.com will typically not sell you, but it will also provide a direct link to booking those connections ON ua.com so that you can be assured of 016 ticket stock for PQ$ earning, etc. Same story for Hipmunk.

For instance, I recently priced out an itinerary for international travel on *A partners that included only a single UAX segment (everything else was NH and AC J). I was able to issue it no problem on UA.com, but no way no how could I get it through a search of the UA website.
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