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

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

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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 Jan 27, 14, 11:25 am
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e-dreams JFK-Hel

Also seeing rt flights 5/20-5/30 for $415...not bad...
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Old Jan 27, 14, 12:29 pm
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Alaska Airlines LAX-ANC non-stops at $296-$317 all-in. Various dates mid-May through September, including Labor Day weekend. Also available via AA.com on AA codeshare for the same price (which is useful if you have some AA vouchers).

Great fare, and Anchorage is a really fun, affordable 2-3 day getaway from LA during the summer. I went last year and am returning again.
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Old Jan 27, 14, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by mtvesuvius View Post
Nice find, this appears to be missing the YQ. Have you booked this? What fare class did it book into?

Also, having played with dates and locations for a few minutes, it does seem like this is an isolated mistake.
I haven't booked it personally. Thought I'd post here to see if anybody could find other combinations. It does appear to be isolated.

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Old Jan 27, 14, 4:52 pm
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Originally Posted by trh2h View Post
I'm seeing JFK-TXL-HEL 5/16-26 on Air Berlin for $314 on eDreams. Not sure what mileage accrual is for Oneworld partners. I'd be curious if anybody can find other cheap destinations or if it is HEL only.
Don't get your hopes up. Just tried to book this flight and eDreams adds the YQ back in, bumps it up to $882:

While booking your flight the airline made a change in the price due to the extra fees it charges for luggage, credit cards and airport check-in. The price has increased by $518.91
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Old Jan 27, 14, 5:27 pm
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Originally Posted by meb226 View Post
Don't get your hopes up. Just tried to book this flight and eDreams adds the YQ back in, bumps it up to $882:



That's some awfully expensive baggage... Remember, a motor home cannot be checked onto a commercial aircraft!
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Old Jan 28, 14, 6:31 am
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Originally Posted by MAH4546 View Post
Alaska Airlines LAX-ANC non-stops at $296-$317 all-in. Various dates mid-May through September, including Labor Day weekend. Also available via AA.com on AA codeshare for the same price (which is useful if you have some AA vouchers).

Great fare, and Anchorage is a really fun, affordable 2-3 day getaway from LA during the summer. I went last year and am returning again.
Very tempting. Thanks.
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Old Jan 28, 14, 7:39 am
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Originally Posted by trh2h View Post
I'm seeing JFK-TXL-HEL 5/16-26 on Air Berlin for $314 on eDreams.
AirBerlin should book to Aadvantage with no problem. Have to check the booking class. I'm still trying to find the booking class on edreams. However, assuming AB books 100% to AA, I am seeing an option to nest a return to JFK on 5/17 with a return to HEL on 5/25 for $676 using Finair and BA, also bookable on edreams.

So, in theory for $992 you end up with somewhere around 20,000 EQM. Again, assuming the fare classes all book 100% eqm.

On the other hand, HEL should be decent in May, and you could spend a week in far worse places.
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Old Jan 28, 14, 7:40 am
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Originally Posted by meb226 View Post
Don't get your hopes up. Just tried to book this flight and eDreams adds the YQ back in, bumps it up to $882:




aww.. bummer..
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Old Jan 28, 14, 8:56 am
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F9: DCA-MSN R/T Nonstop $98.20 AI (through 1/31)

Haven't seen this fare reported yet.

Prior to F9 ending its nonstop service from DCA to MSN on 2/1/14, it's having a fire sale with a $98.20 R/T fare. Not a true mileage run, but an excellent fare. When have you seen a legit sale fare for under $100 on a R/T flight of over 1,400 miles? Seems like there is plenty of availability.

I'm flying from DCA on 1/30 and back on 1/31. My F9 miles are expiring soon, so this is one way to extend them for another 18 months.
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Old Jan 28, 14, 10:32 am
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Originally Posted by MAH4546 View Post
Alaska Airlines LAX-ANC non-stops at $296-$317 all-in. Various dates mid-May through September, including Labor Day weekend. Also available via AA.com on AA codeshare for the same price (which is useful if you have some AA vouchers).

Great fare, and Anchorage is a really fun, affordable 2-3 day getaway from LA during the summer. I went last year and am returning again.
Thanks, nice find.
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Old Jan 28, 14, 11:34 am
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Tfd just posted PHL-ANC for $440 on UA
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Old Jan 28, 14, 1:45 pm
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AA: SFO-ORD-PVG $641 3.6cpm 17,760mi 1/29-1/31 departure

AA: SFO-ORD-PVG $641 3.6cpm 17,760mi 1/29-1/31 departure

Also available from LAX. Take advantage of 72 hours transit visa. Hat tip to TFD
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Old Jan 28, 14, 2:06 pm
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Originally Posted by jaytmoore View Post
AA: SFO-ORD-PVG $641 3.6cpm 17,760mi 1/29-1/31 departure

Also available from LAX. Take advantage of 72 hours transit visa. Hat tip to TFD
The 72 hour visa free transit in China requires a ticket to a 3rd country. Cannot be used for a return ticket back to the US (US-China-US).
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Old Jan 28, 14, 2:54 pm
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Yes, of course you need to transit to a 3rd country. Hong Kong 7,500 Avios OW, Tokyo 10,000. Cheap flights to Macau. Award travel to TPE. There are many options. This isn't a real mileage run given the 7 day stay requirement, but a great fare to position yourself for seeing multiple regions in Asia, while earning a ton of miles.

Originally Posted by cheltzel View Post
The 72 hour visa free transit in China requires a ticket to a 3rd country. Cannot be used for a return ticket back to the US (US-China-US).
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Old Jan 28, 14, 3:26 pm
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Originally Posted by jaytmoore View Post
This isn't a real mileage run given the 7 day stay requirement
From the forum FAQ:
What is a Mileage Run? A true mileage run is a trip thatís sole purpose is to earn miles or points in a particular travel industry loyalty program.
Note that nothing there mentions a stay requirement.
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