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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 Oct 7, 14, 2:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Snigstew View Post
But it is right in between Calgary and Edmonton...
And that is supposed to make this deal more attractive?
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Old Oct 7, 14, 2:55 pm
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Originally Posted by yohanson View Post
A 3 hour drive might be across town during rush hour in America.
Meaning in thé United States?
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Old Oct 7, 14, 3:06 pm
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Originally Posted by LearningToFly View Post
Meaning in thé United States?
Sounds like Bangkok during rush hour
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Old Oct 7, 14, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by CokeandTaco View Post
DL: LAX-MIA ~$209ai (V)

Sample:
Nov 1-2 LAX-MIA-LAX ~$209ai (V) (4674mi ~4.5cpm)

-21 Day Advance.
-FOR ROUND TRIP FARES.
-TRAVEL MUST BE NONSTOP OR DIRECT.

I saw dates through Apr 2015.
This is from a few pages back but I have a general question about US domestic fares (please move to own thread if appropriate).

It was my understanding after years of fare-searching that US domestic fares are simply 2 one-way fare costs joined together. Is that no longer accurate (per above)? If yes I'll start changing my fare-search pattern to do roundtrip searches too.
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Old Oct 7, 14, 3:16 pm
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Originally Posted by noamaan View Post
This is from a few pages back but I have a general question about US domestic fares (please move to own thread if appropriate).

It was my understanding after years of fare-searching that US domestic fares are simply 2 one-way fare costs joined together. Is that no longer accurate (per above)? If yes I'll start changing my fare-search pattern to do roundtrip searches too.
Generally most domestic one-way fares are simply half of the roundtrip. In some rarer cases though, sale fares can require a roundtrip purchase to be valid. I would guess this falls into that group.
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Old Oct 7, 14, 3:16 pm
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Originally Posted by noamaan View Post
This is from a few pages back but I have a general question about US domestic fares (please move to own thread if appropriate).
It was my understanding after years of fare-searching that US domestic fares are simply 2 one-way fare costs joined together. Is that no longer accurate (per above)? If yes I'll start changing my fare-search pattern to do roundtrip searches too.
The one-way vs. round-trip fare comparison will vary by market and degree of competition. Most markets are indeed one-way times 2. But some markets require a round-trip for the cheapest fares. United seems to be the one airline that socks you one way on uncompetitive city pairs. For instance, DEN-IAH next March is $293 RT, but $384 for a one way ticket.
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Old Oct 7, 14, 8:52 pm
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AA: BOS-DFW-OGG/HNL (and other various permutations routing thru AA/US hubs) for ~$600 in late November/early December. Roughly 5.8 CPM, can probably get a little less if you try and get 500 mile mins from BOS-PHL-DFW-OGG, etc. Seems to be a couple of same day turns if you're up for redeyes and the slAAveship 757 OGG-LAX.

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Old Oct 7, 14, 9:07 pm
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Originally Posted by SFO777 View Post
The one-way vs. round-trip fare comparison will vary by market and degree of competition. Most markets are indeed one-way times 2. But some markets require a round-trip for the cheapest fares. United seems to be the one airline that socks you one way on uncompetitive city pairs. For instance, DEN-IAH next March is $293 RT, but $384 for a one way ticket.
both DL and UA are doing this more and more frequently lately and i am not liking it one bit. typically, the one way is still cheaper, but no longer is it exactly half of the rt, usually about 60-70% of it
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Old Oct 7, 14, 9:34 pm
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only some airlines charge 2X OW fares for RT

Originally Posted by noamaan View Post
This is from a few pages back but I have a general question about US domestic fares (please move to own thread if appropriate).

It was my understanding after years of fare-searching that US domestic fares are simply 2 one-way fare costs joined together. Is that no longer accurate (per above)? If yes I'll start changing my fare-search pattern to do roundtrip searches too.
Delta is a good example of those who don't. search both ways
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Old Oct 7, 14, 11:29 pm
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Originally Posted by SFO777 View Post
The one-way vs. round-trip fare comparison will vary by market and degree of competition. Most markets are indeed one-way times 2. But some markets require a round-trip for the cheapest fares. United seems to be the one airline that socks you one way on uncompetitive city pairs. For instance, DEN-IAH next March is $293 RT, but $384 for a one way ticket.
I used to see this frequently on US for VPS-DCA. RT would often be $200-260, but OW would be ~$600. It was only operated once or twice a day, and I couldn't leave work in time on Friday to catch the VPS-DCA departure. DCA-VPS was well-timed, but would cost $600 OW. I could have bought tickets in the opposite order, but I didn't want to go through that much trouble for 2+ hours on a CRJ2 when I could easily connect through ATL and consistently pay $222 RT. Alas, I no longer live in FL, and that route is gone now with AA/US having to divest at DCA.
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Old Oct 8, 14, 12:36 am
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Just booked a couple of LAX <> BOS same day turns for $299 on AA. ~5.4 cpm. Well actually I paid $266 by using entertainment book $30 off coupons:

12/4:
LAX > BOS depart 6:50 AM arriving 3:10 PM
BOX > DFW depart 4:05 PM arriving 7:40 PM
DFW > BOX depart 8:40 PM Arriving 10:05 PM

5400 mi IRRC

12/10
LAX > JFK depart 6 AM Arriving 2:10 PM
JFK > BOS depart 3:59 PM arriving 5:14 PM
BOS > LAX depart 8:20 PM arriving 11:55 PM

5500 mi IIRC
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Old Oct 8, 14, 5:22 am
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$750 AA, US Air, Cleveland (CLE) and Washington (DCA) to Paris (CDG) Most of Nov

Cleveland (CLE) to Paris (CDG) - Mon, Nov 3


Cleveland (CLE) to Chicago (ORD) - Mon, Nov 3
American Airlines Inc. 4334 Dep: 1:55PM Arr: 2:20PM 1h 25m Embraer RJ-175 Economy (O)
OPERATED BY REPUBLIC AIRLINES AS AMERICAN EAGLE Layover in ORD 2h 55m

Chicago (ORD) to Paris (CDG) - Mon, Nov 3
American Airlines Inc. 42 Dep: 5:15PM Arr: 8:25AM 8h 10m Boeing 767 Economy (O)
Tue, Nov 4


Paris (CDG) to Cleveland (CLE) - Tue, Nov 11
Paris (CDG) to New York (JFK) - Tue, Nov 11
American Airlines Inc. 45 Dep: 11:00AM Arr: 1:45PM 8h 45m Boeing 767 Economy (O)
Layover in JFK 1h 25m

New York (JFK) to Cleveland (CLE) - Tue, Nov 11
American Airlines Inc. 2815 Dep: 3:10PM Arr: 5:08PM 1h 58m Embraer ERJ-145 Economy (O)
OPERATED BY ENVOY AIR AS AMERICAN EAGLE

Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) $750.90
Total cost for 1 passenger $750.90


Washington (DCA) to Paris (CDG) - Mon, Nov 3


Washington (DCA) to Philadelphia (PHL) - Mon, Nov 3
US Airways, Inc. 5004 Dep: 1:30PM Arr: 2:28PM 0h 58m Canadair Reg. Jet Economy (E)
OPERATED BY US AIRWAYS EXPRESS-PSA AIRLINES Layover in PHL 3h 57m

Philadelphia (PHL) to Paris (CDG) - Mon, Nov 3
US Airways, Inc. 754 Dep: 6:25PM Arr: 7:55AM 7h 30m Airbus A330 Economy (E)
Tue, Nov 4


Paris (CDG) to Washington (DCA) - Tue, Nov 11
Paris (CDG) to Philadelphia (PHL) - Tue, Nov 11
US Airways, Inc. 755 Dep: 11:10AM Arr: 2:00PM 8h 50m Airbus A330 Economy (E)
Layover in PHL 1h 40m

Philadelphia (PHL) to Washington (DCA) - Tue, Nov 11
US Airways, Inc. 6124 Dep: 3:40PM Arr: 4:45PM 1h 5m De Havilland-Bombardier Dash-8 Economy (E)
OPERATED BY US AIRWAYS EXPRESS-PIEDMONT AIRLINES

Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) $750.90
Total cost for 1 passenger $750.90
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Old Oct 8, 14, 5:30 am
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$213 Delta/AA, New York (JFK) to San Juan (SJU) first two weeks of Dec.

New York (JFK) to San Juan (SJU) - Tue, Dec 2
Delta Air Lines Inc. 315 Dep: 7:00AM Arr: 11:50AM 3h 50m Boeing 737 Economy (V)



San Juan (SJU) to New York (JFK) - Tue, Dec 9
Delta Air Lines Inc. 326 Dep: 9:05AM Arr: 12:02PM 3h 57m Boeing 737 Economy (V)


Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) $213.20
Total cost for 1 passenger $213.20


New York (JFK) to San Juan (SJU) - Tue, Dec 2
American Airlines Inc. 1357 Dep: 8:29AM Arr: 1:24PM 3h 55m Boeing 757 Economy (Q)



San Juan (SJU) to New York (JFK) - Tue, Dec 9
American Airlines Inc. 66 Dep: 11:50AM Arr: 2:55PM 4h 5m Boeing 757 Economy (Q)


Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) $213.20
Total cost for 1 passenger $213.20
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Old Oct 8, 14, 5:45 am
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$706 Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Dublin (DUB) via Chicago with (8am-7pm) layover, March

Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Dublin (DUB) - Wed, Mar 4


Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Chicago (ORD) - Wed, Mar 4
Aer Lingus Limited 6754 Dep: 7:00AM Arr: 8:10AM 2h 10m Embraer RJ-170 Economy (A)
OPERATED BY SHUTTLE AMERICA DBA UNITED EXPRESS Layover in ORD 11h 5m

Chicago (ORD) to Dublin (DUB) - Wed, Mar 4
Aer Lingus Limited 124 Dep: 7:15PM Arr: 9:00AM 7h 45m Airbus A330 Economy (A)
Thu, Mar 5


Dublin (DUB) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) - Thu, Mar 12


Dublin (DUB) to Boston (BOS) - Thu, Mar 12
Aer Lingus Limited 137 Dep: 11:30AM Arr: 2:35PM 7h 5m Airbus A330 Economy (A)
Layover in BOS 1h 31m

Boston (BOS) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) - Thu, Mar 12
Aer Lingus Limited 5230 Dep: 4:06PM Arr: 6:11PM 2h 5m Embraer RJ-190 Economy (A)
OPERATED BY JETBLUE AIRWAYS

Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) $706.87
Total cost for 1 passenger $706.87
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Old Oct 8, 14, 4:20 pm
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SFO-SJU on UA
$349+ for 8091 (4.3cpm) via EWR out and ORD back

Sample date 10/27-29

lowest that this one has been in awhile

only 370 from SMF
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