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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 15, 14, 11:43 am
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Originally Posted by ExpatSomchai View Post
How do they get those flight duration's???
That's why it's so cheap - they only have to fuel the plane for 4hrs flying instead of AF's 8hrs
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Old Sep 15, 14, 1:20 pm
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DL: $769 iah-hkg (iah-atl-sea-hkg-sea-iah) cpm: 4.4

This deal is back if you're trying to get to Hong Kong from Houston.

DL: $769 iah-hkg (iah-atl-sea-hkg-sea-iah) cpm: 4.4.

  • Availability: For midweek fares until end of November.
  • Documentation: Just your passport. If you want to visit mainland China, you’ll need to get a Tourist visa.
  • Departure and Destination Airports: IAH – HKG
  • Example Dates: Nov 6 – Nov 13 / Oct 8 – Oct 22
  • Carrier: Delta
  • Fare Basis Code: VLXGZNYR
  • Fare Class: V
  • Mile Accrual: 100%
  • Stopover component: 2 stopovers on the fare, one each direction for $100 each at transatlantic gateways.
  • CPM: 4.4 (17745 miles)
  • Full Route: IAH – ATL – SEA – HKG – SEA – IAH

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Old Sep 15, 14, 4:24 pm
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DL/KLM ORD-BOM-ORD for $794 rt

Seeing good fares ORD-AMS-BOM-AMS-ORD on KLM and DL for $784, $794 round trip.

Limited dates in November'14.

Can route ORD-DTW-AMS-BOM-AMS-MSP-ORD for more miles.
(Did not check other USA Departure & Arrival Gateways)
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Old Sep 15, 14, 7:03 pm
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Originally Posted by dd1612 View Post
Seeing good fares ORD-AMS-BOM-AMS-ORD on KLM and DL for $784, $794 round trip.

Limited dates in November'14.

Can route ORD-DTW-AMS-BOM-AMS-MSP-ORD for more miles.
(Did not check other USA Departure & Arrival Gateways)
For Detroit based pax, seeing DTW-BOM for $886. $0.054/mile. A bit less if you can add another leg (for example, BOM-CDG-CVG-DTW on the return).
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Old Sep 16, 14, 6:47 am
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Thanks SanFranDan!

I did some playing around with this for while and found a version that has United metal in 'K' over the Atlantic, so I booked a long weekend. Booked at United.com. The Swiss flight are United codeshares.

I'm currently collecting qualifying miles on Turkish. The United flights get 100%, the Swiss flights get 25%.

I have a 3yr Multiple Entry Russian Visa. Most should take that cost into consideration as well.

Chicago (ORD) to Washington (IAD) - Thu, Oct 30, UA 169, Economy (K)
Washington (IAD) to Geneva (GVA) - Thu, Oct 30, UA974, Economy (K)
Geneva (GVA) to Moscow (DME) - Fri Oct 31, LX1336, Economy (K)

Moscow (DME) to Geneva (GVA) - Mon, Nov 03 , LX1339, Economy (K)
Geneva (GVA) to Newark (EWR) - Mon, Nov 03, UA957, Economy (K)
Newark (EWR) to Chicago (ORD) - Mon, Nov 03, UA173, Economy (K)

Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) $479.90

Originally Posted by SanFranDan View Post
Chicago (ORD) to Moscow (DME) - Tue, Nov 4
Chicago (ORD) to Zurich (ZRH) - Tue, Nov 4
SWISS 9 Dep: 7:15PM Arr: 10:55AM 8h 40m Airbus A330 Economy (K)
Layover in ZRH Wed, Nov 5 10h 5m

Zurich (ZRH) to Moscow (DME) - Wed, Nov 5
SWISS 1324 Dep: 9:00PM Arr: 2:20AM 2h 20m Airbus A321 Economy (K)
Thu, Nov 6

Moscow (DME) to Chicago (ORD) - Sun, Nov 16
Moscow (DME) to Zurich (ZRH) - Sun, Nov 16
SWISS 1325 Dep: 9:05AM Arr: 10:50AM 4h 45m Airbus A321 Economy (K)
Layover in ZRH 2h 5m

Zurich (ZRH) to Chicago (ORD) - Sun, Nov 16
SWISS 8 Dep: 12:55PM Arr: 3:55PM 10h 0m Airbus A330 Economy (K)

Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) $469.90
Total cost for 1 passenger $469.90

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Old Sep 16, 14, 7:43 am
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$656 Iceland Air: Boston (BOS) to Paris (CDG) - Nov

Boston (BOS) to Paris (CDG) - Mon, Nov 3
Boston (BOS) to Reykjavik (KEF) - Mon, Nov 3
Icelandair 632 Dep: 8:15PM Arr: 6:15AM 5h 0m Boeing 757 Economy (U)
Layover in KEF Tue, Nov 4 1h 25m

Reykjavik (KEF) to Paris (CDG) - Tue, Nov 4
Icelandair 542 Dep: 7:40AM Arr: 12:00PM 3h 20m Boeing 757 Economy (U)



Paris (CDG) to Boston (BOS) - Fri, Nov 14
Paris (CDG) to Reykjavik (KEF) - Fri, Nov 14
Icelandair 543 Dep: 1:20PM Arr: 3:50PM 3h 30m Boeing 757 Economy (U)
Layover in KEF 1h 25m

Reykjavik (KEF) to Boston (BOS) - Fri, Nov 14
Icelandair 633 Dep: 5:15PM Arr: 5:55PM 5h 40m Boeing 757 Economy (U)


Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) $656.30
Total cost for 1 passenger $656.30
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Old Sep 16, 14, 7:51 am
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BA $608 Jersey (JER) to Toronto (YYZ) Oct via LGW

Return flight flies into Heathrow and must change airports to Gatwick for Jersey return (Five hour layover)

Jersey (JER) to Toronto (YYZ) - Mon, Oct 20
Jersey (JER) to London (LGW) - Mon, Oct 20
British Airways p.l.c. 2767 Dep: 7:05AM Arr: 8:00AM 0h 55m Airbus A319 Economy (S)
Layover in LGW 5h 10m
This flight contains airport changes

London (LHR) to Toronto (YYZ) - Mon, Oct 20
British Airways p.l.c. 93 Dep: 1:10PM Arr: 3:50PM 7h 40m Boeing 787 Economy (O)



Toronto (YYZ) to Jersey (JER) - Mon, Oct 27
Toronto (YYZ) to London (LHR) - Mon, Oct 27
British Airways p.l.c. 92 Dep: 7:30PM Arr: 6:25AM 6h 55m Boeing 787 Economy (O)
Layover in LHR Tue, Oct 28 5h 35m
This flight contains airport changes

London (LGW) to Jersey (JER) - Tue, Oct 28
British Airways p.l.c. 2772 Dep: 12:00PM Arr: 1:00PM 1h 0m Airbus A319 Economy (S)


Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) $608.30
Total cost for 1 passenger $608.30
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Old Sep 16, 14, 4:18 pm
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UA: $125 IAH - BOS r/t CPM: 3.91

UA: $125 IAH - BOS r/t CPM: 3.91

Reversible fare from either Boston or Houston. JetBlue is matching out of Hobby (HOU), but you'll probably want to grab some inexpensive UA miles before their program dies a horrible death next year

Flight Details:
  • Availability: Holiday blackouts. 10 day advance purchase. For Travel ON/BEFORE Dec 16.
  • Documentation: Domestic Flight.
  • Departure and Destination Airports: IAH - BOS
  • Example Dates: Oct 31 - Nov 03 / Nov 7 - Nov 10
  • Carrier: United
  • Fare Basis Code: United: NEA10AHS
  • Fare Class: N
  • Mile Accrual: 100%
  • Stopover component: none.
  • CPM: 3.91 (3218 miles)
  • Full Route: IAH - BOS

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Old Sep 16, 14, 6:08 pm
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MCO-ATL-AUS-SLC-MCO on DL

Found an odd on on DL…only works if you search on google flights, and click "Book with Delta". Cannot get it to price with the multi-city function on delta.dumb.



MCO-ATL-AUS-SLC-MCO for $277, and also $188 on random Tues/Wed throughout the next month or so. It seems to only be this routing for some strange reason. I tried some other routing combos, and no dice. Really strange.

Works out to 3.2CPM…not bad.

I'm a GM, so this will earn 8640 miles, and 4369 MQM's. I booked for this coming Saturday, and already had one upgrade clear for ATL-AUS, in EC for all other segments. Not holding high hopes that the other upgrades will clear, but you never know.
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Old Sep 16, 14, 10:58 pm
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DL: EWR-HNL $567ai

credit to TFD:

not quite the ~$400ai prices from early 2013, but still very good. availability is surprisingly open through winter months. double connections (i.e., EWR-MSP-LAX-HNL routing) run only $4 more.

here's a SDT that i found:


i'm not a DL expert, so i won't try to provide any more details because i'll probably be wrong. just wanted to make sure the deal was posted here for all.

hope UA makes an attempt to defend the hub!
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Old Sep 17, 14, 1:43 pm
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Ua: Sfo-pbi $263

UA: SFO-PBI $263, limited availabilty October and November. Same day turn available 11/8. SFO-IAH-PBI-IAH-SFO 5,182 miles.
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Old Sep 17, 14, 4:48 pm
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UA SEA-PBI limited one-day turns for 372.70 or less
10/27 SEA-SFO-PBI 10/28 PBI-IAH-SEA 6.1cpm
10/29 SEA-IAH-PBI 10/30 PBI-EWR-DEN-SEA (PBI-DEN market as one flight number)
11/17 SEA-IAH-PBI 11/18 PBI-EWR-SEA (PBI-SEA marketed as one flight number)
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Old Sep 17, 14, 6:22 pm
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Not going to earn anyone miles (I don't think) but a good fair none the less. YYZ to LIS. Sample dates 11/1-11/7 but a lot of availability on SATA airlines. $430 RT
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Old Sep 17, 14, 7:55 pm
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UA SEA-TPA one-day turnarounds (or same-day turns after red-eyes if you can find one) as low as $313 (as low as 5.1cpm depending on routings) in Nov/Dec. Books into G or K class depending on dates
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Old Sep 18, 14, 10:48 pm
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AA: DFW to SFO, $277 r/t

I don't know if this is really a "good" deal, but it seems a lot cheaper than other fares I've found (other than Spirit).

DFW to SFO for select dates in October, between $277-$287. Non-stop on American. It books into O class, which I think earns 100% base miles, .5 points per mile.

I found it on the Matrix by searching for trips with a duration of 2-5 days (and selected to omit results from Spirit).
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