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LX EU to LAX/SFO 440EUR r/t

Old Jan 13, 17, 6:36 am
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LX EU to LAX/SFO 440EUR r/t

LX has low fares on different EU - West Coast flights, e.g. AMS - ZRH - SFO - ZRH - AMS für a little under EUR 440 with good connections times, wide availability in March, possibly more. Booking through UA has decreased the prices further in some special cases by about EUR 20.
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Old Jan 13, 17, 7:08 am
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Originally Posted by Jaygi View Post
Booking through UA has decreased the prices further in some special cases by about EUR 20.
Curious about the mileage earning math here. Looks like these are booking into K, which is pretty standard for LX. If crediting to UA:

Book on LX/LH- $460
EQM: 12,430 (w/o 500 mi min)
RDM: 6,215

Book on UA with 016 ticket - ~$440? = $340 PQD (based on the one I saw)
EQM: 12,430 (w/o 500 mi min)
RDM: 3,740 (for a 1K)

$20 for 2,500 RDM? I'd pay it.

I don't really see the benefit of booking on UA.com for this deal. For me as a gold, it'd be even more RDM for $20. Gimme gimme! Plus the possible hassle of not being able to assign seats, etc.
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Old Jan 13, 17, 7:09 am
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Its a K fare with a 100€ basefare, valid till end of the winter season. Filed by all ATI partners LH/LX/OS/SN/UA/AC.

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Old Jan 13, 17, 9:53 am
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Originally Posted by Tblack15 View Post
Curious about the mileage earning math here. Looks like these are booking into K, which is pretty standard for LX. If crediting to UA:

Book on LX/LH- $460
EQM: 12,430 (w/o 500 mi min)
RDM: 6,215

Book on UA with 016 ticket - ~$440? = $340 PQD (based on the one I saw)
EQM: 12,430 (w/o 500 mi min)
RDM: 3,740 (for a 1K)

$20 for 2,500 RDM? I'd pay it.

I don't really see the benefit of booking on UA.com for this deal. For me as a gold, it'd be even more RDM for $20. Gimme gimme! Plus the possible hassle of not being able to assign seats, etc.
1Ks get 100% RDM bonus on LX, so you would in fact have 12,430 RDM and thus would definitely not want to book this through UA.
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Old Jan 13, 17, 10:45 am
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DUS-LAX ~330 EUR (LH/LX/OS/UA/etc.). Has been like this for weeks.
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Old Jan 13, 17, 2:04 pm
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Originally Posted by a9504477 View Post
1Ks get 100% RDM bonus on LX, so you would in fact have 12,430 RDM and thus would definitely not want to book this through UA.
But you need to book on United, because K fares redeem for nothing when *not* booked on United...

Didn't know about the 1K RDM's for K... first year being a 1K. Just booked a K flight to DC to walk in the protest March day after inaguration
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Old Jan 19, 17, 9:12 pm
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Originally Posted by HeidiInTheAlps View Post
But you need to book on United, because K fares redeem for nothing when *not* booked on United...

Didn't know about the 1K RDM's for K... first year being a 1K. Just booked a K flight to DC to walk in the protest March day after inaguration
That is incorrect. When flying Swiss booked in K on 724 stock you earn 100% PQM and 50% RDM (doubled to 100% for 1Ks)

https://www.united.com/cms/en-us/marketing/custcomm/promotions/pages/airlinepartnerdetails.aspx?itemid=297
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