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AF/KL/DL/TK/NZ: LAX-Europe-MRU (Mauritius) $749-$1093 rt ai, 23054 MQM, 4.7cpMQM

AF/KL/DL/TK/NZ: LAX-Europe-MRU (Mauritius) $749-$1093 rt ai, 23054 MQM, 4.7cpMQM

Old Jan 19, 17, 8:07 pm
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AF/KL/DL/TK/NZ: LAX-Europe-MRU (Mauritius) $749-$1093 rt ai, 23054 MQM, 4.7cpMQM

AF/KL/DL/TK/NZ: LAX-Europe-MRU (Mauritius) $749-$1093 rt ai, 23054 MQM, 4.7cpMQM

Fare must be booked on/by tomorrow, January 20th. Departures through March 31st on outbound transatlantic. Minimum stay is inbound can commence no earlier than first Sunday after outbound transatlantic. But leaving Friday, you gain two days, so for the true mileage runners out there, you could hop on the return that Sunday when you arrive.

Best routing I could find was some zigzagging within Europe (long layovers possible, like AMS-WAW-CDG for a 7h layover in WAW), as well as returning via ATL or JFK on DL. Can push the cpMQM down to 4.5-4.6 range. Most direct is LAX-CDG-(7h layover)-MRU-CDG-(4h layover)-LAX. While a bit steep at 4.7cpMQM, the price is typically higher due to its remoteness, roughly $1,800-$2,000. The flight is essentially the antipode of LAX.

Books into V/L class, 25% base miles, 100% MQM, 5% on flown mileage EQD on DL.

The fare some interesting quirks which might be able to be exploited:
  • ~$550 in fat to trim
  • Two free transfers in US/Canada each way plus...
  • Two free transfers in Europe plus...
  • Two more free transfers in Areas 2 and 3
  • Free transfer in Hawaii
  • You can add a hop to RUN (Reunion, France) for about $100 more, but it's only a layover of 10 hours. You fly RUN-ORY, one of the longest "domestic" flights, as Reunion is an overseas dependency of France.
  • Some weird fares pop up for $749 (Mar 9-12) for a flight to Heathrow on NZ, and a flight back from Paris on Air Tahiti Nui, AF flights filling in the rest.
  • Another weird fare is a $899 one that somehow tickets NZ 1 (LHR-LAX), as well as a Air Mauritius flight and Air France flights together. Not sure about mileage, though.

Watch out for Air Mauritius metal -- they are not a SkyTeam member, so they won't earn anything with the AF marketed flight.

TK has a fare for $1,012, again don't know about mileage accrual. LH/OS has ones at around $1,100.

Good luck!

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Air France (AF) VL2OR1US LAX to MRU
General notes
BASIC SEASON INSTANT PURCHASE             V
NONREFUNDABLE FARES
 FOR ROUND TRIP FARES
Category 3: Seasonal restrictions
  PERMITTED 30OCT 16 THROUGH 06DEC 16 OR 10JAN 17 THROUGH
  31MAR 17 ON THE OUTBOUND TRANSATLANTIC SECTOR.
Category 4: Flight restrictions
  IF THE FARE COMPONENT INCLUDES TRAVEL BETWEEN THE UNITED
  STATES AND CANADA
      THEN THAT TRAVEL MUST BE ON
      ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING
        ANY DL FLIGHT
        ANY AS FLIGHT
        ANY KL FLIGHT
        ANY AF FLIGHT.
  AND
  THE FARE COMPONENT MUST INCLUDE TRAVEL VIA PAR/AMS.
  AND
  THE FARE COMPONENT MUST NOT BE ON
      ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING
        ANY LH FLIGHT
        ANY IB FLIGHT
        ANY LX FLIGHT
        ANY FC FLIGHT
        ANY SK FLIGHT
        ANY AA FLIGHT
        ANY US FLIGHT
        ANY UA FLIGHT
        ANY UU FLIGHT
        ANY CO FLIGHT
        ANY SN FLIGHT
        ANY BA FLIGHT.
  AND
  THE FARE COMPONENT MUST NOT BE ON
      ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING
        ANY PK FLIGHT
        ANY FG FLIGHT
        ANY QZ FLIGHT
        ANY 3Y FLIGHT
        ANY RI FLIGHT
        ANY MZ FLIGHT
        ANY 7P FLIGHT
        ANY AW FLIGHT
        ANY RW FLIGHT
        ANY NV FLIGHT
        ANY DC FLIGHT
        ANY QH FLIGHT
        ANY R8 FLIGHT
        ANY O3 FLIGHT
        ANY I7 FLIGHT
        ANY Q4 FLIGHT
        ANY EO FLIGHT
        ANY W5 FLIGHT
        ANY UF FLIGHT
        ANY KF FLIGHT
        ANY C2 FLIGHT
        ANY OD FLIGHT
        ANY K9 FLIGHT
        ANY X7 FLIGHT
        ANY FT FLIGHT
        ANY MQ FLIGHT
        ANY 2S FLIGHT
        ANY Z7 FLIGHT
        ANY 6A FLIGHT
        ANY M9 FLIGHT
        ANY IP FLIGHT
        ANY W7 FLIGHT
        ANY SX FLIGHT
        ANY UQ FLIGHT
        ANY Q8 FLIGHT
        ANY D3 FLIGHT
        ANY KJ FLIGHT
        ANY 8F FLIGHT
        ANY AB FLIGHT
        ANY SM FLIGHT
        ANY SD FLIGHT
        ANY PR FLIGHT
        ANY I8 FLIGHT
        ANY RQ FLIGHT
        ANY 4Q FLIGHT.
         NOTE -
          THE FARE COMPONENT MUST NOT BE ON
              ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING
                ANY 0K FLIGHT
                ANY DZ FLIGHT
  AND
  THE FARE COMPONENT MUST NOT BE ON
      ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING
        ANY MA FLIGHT
        ANY JK FLIGHT
        ANY PU FLIGHT
        ANY OS FLIGHT
        ANY EK FLIGHT
        ANY IT FLIGHT
        ANY A3 FLIGHT
        ANY QR FLIGHT
        ANY SS FLIGHT.
Category 5: Advanced reservation/ticketing restrictions
  RESERVATIONS FOR ALL SECTORS ARE REQUIRED AT LEAST 7 DAYS
  BEFORE DEPARTURE.
  WAITLIST NOT PERMITTED.
  TICKETING MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN 72 HOURS AFTER
  RESERVATIONS ARE MADE OR AT LEAST 7 DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE
  WHICHEVER IS EARLIER.
         NOTE -
          WAITLIST NOT PERMITTED AT TIME OF TICKETING.
          TIME OF TICKETING IS DEFINED ACCORDING TO TICKET
          TIME LIMIT. IF TTL IS NOT RESPECTED ALL SEGMENTS
          WILL BE CANCELLED.
          ------
          DUE TO AUTOMATED TICKETING DEADLINE CONTROL
          DIFFERENCE COULD EXIST BETWEEN THE FARE RULE
          LAST TICKETING DATE AND THE SYSTEM GENERATED
          TICKETING DEADLINE MESSAGE.
          THE MORE RESTRICTIVE TICKETING DEADLINE APPLIES.
          ------
          ANY RESERVATION NOT TICKETED AT LEAST 26 HOURS
          BEFORE DEPARTURE WILL BE CANCELLED. THIS APPLIES
          IRRESPECTIVE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEADLINES.
          RESERVATIONS MADE WITHIN 26 HOURS BEFORE
          DEPARTURE REQUIRE TICKETING AT THE SAME TIME.
Category 6: Minimum stay requirements
  TRAVEL FROM INBOUND TRANSATLANTIC SECTOR MUST COMMENCE NO
  EARLIER THAN THE FIRST SUN AFTER DEPARTURE OF THE OUTBOUND
  TRANSATLANTIC SECTOR.
Category 7: Maximum stay requirements
  TRAVEL FROM LAST STOPOVER MUST COMMENCE NO LATER THAN 12
  MONTHS AFTER DEPARTURE FROM FARE ORIGIN.
Category 9: Transfer restrictions
  2 TRANSFERS PERMITTED IN EACH DIRECTION FREE
      FREE BETWEEN DL AND AF/AZ/DL/KL IN THE UNITED STATES/
       CANADA IN EACH DIRECTION
      FREE BETWEEN AF AND AF/AZ/DL/KL IN THE UNITED STATES/
       CANADA IN EACH DIRECTION
      FREE BETWEEN KL AND AF/AZ/DL/KL IN THE UNITED STATES/
       CANADA IN EACH DIRECTION
      FREE BETWEEN AZ AND AF/AZ/DL/KL IN THE UNITED STATES/
       CANADA IN EACH DIRECTION
      FREE BETWEEN AS AND AF/AZ/DL/KL IN THE UNITED STATES/
       CANADA IN EACH DIRECTION
      FREE BETWEEN WS AND AF/AZ/DL/KL IN CANADA IN EACH
       DIRECTION
      FREE BETWEEN AF AND AF IN CANADA IN EACH DIRECTION.
  AND - 2 TRANSFERS PERMITTED IN EACH DIRECTION FREE
            FREE BETWEEN DL AND AF/AZ/DL/KL IN EUROPE IN
             EACH DIRECTION
            FREE BETWEEN AF AND AF/AZ/DL/KL IN EUROPE IN
             EACH DIRECTION
            FREE BETWEEN KL AND AF/AZ/DL/KL IN EUROPE IN
             EACH DIRECTION
            FREE BETWEEN AZ AND AF/AZ/DL/KL IN EUROPE IN
             EACH DIRECTION.
  AND - 2 TRANSFERS PERMITTED IN EACH DIRECTION FREE
            FREE IN AREA 2 IN EACH DIRECTION
            FREE IN AREA 3 IN EACH DIRECTION.
  AND - 1 TRANSFER PERMITTED IN EACH DIRECTION FREE
          INTERLINE INCLUDING THE PRIMARY CARRIER
            FREE IN HAWAII IN EACH DIRECTION
          FARE BREAK SURFACE SECTORS NOT PERMITTED AND
           EMBEDDED SURFACE SECTORS PERMITTED ON THE FARE
           COMPONENT.
Category 10: Combinability
   APPLICABLE ADD-ON CONSTRUCTION IS ADDRESSED IN
   MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS - CATEGORY 23.
  END-ON-END
    END-ON-END COMBINATIONS NOT PERMITTED WITH US-CANADA
    TRANSBORDER/DOMESTIC/INTERNATIONAL FARES WITHIN AREA 1.
    VALIDATE ALL FARE COMPONENTS. SIDE TRIPS NOT PERMITTED.
  END-ON-END
    END-ON-END COMBINATIONS PERMITTED WITH DOMESTIC/
    INTERNATIONAL FARES WITHIN AFRICA. VALIDATE ALL FARE
    COMPONENTS. SIDE TRIPS NOT PERMITTED.
   PROVIDED -
     COMBINATIONS ARE FOR CARRIER DL/BA/BP/KQ/SA/SW
  OPEN JAWS/ROUND TRIPS/CIRCLE TRIPS
    FARES MAY BE COMBINED ON A HALF ROUND TRIP BASIS
    -TO FORM SINGLE OR DOUBLE OPEN JAWS.
     MILEAGE OF THE OPEN SEGMENT MUST BE EQUAL/LESS THAN
     MILEAGE OF THE SHORTEST FLOWN FARE COMPONENT.
    -TO FORM ROUND TRIPS
    -TO FORM CIRCLE TRIPS EXCEPT FOR AROUND-THE-WORLD FARES.
   PROVIDED -
     COMBINATIONS ARE WITH ANY FARE FOR CARRIER DL/KL/AF/AZ
     IN ANY RULE IN TARIFF
      IPRA    - USA/CANADA-AREA 2/3 AND GUAM-AREA 2 VIA
                ATLANTIC
      IPRAI   - BETWEEN THE USA/CANADA-AREA 2/3 VIA ATLANTIC
      IPRSAA2 - BETWEEN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE-AREA 2 VIA
                ATLANTIC
      IPRSAA3 - BETWEEN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE-AREA 3 VIA
                ATLANTIC.
     COMBINATIONS ARE WITH ANY FARE FOR CARRIER DL/KL/AF/AZ
     IN RULE 2222/4444 IN TARIFF
      ATDLR   - BETWEEN AREA 1-AREA 2/3 AND GUAM-AREA 2
      OR RULE EC80/EC81/EC82/EC83/EC84/EC85/EC86/EC87/EC88/
      EC89/EC95 IN TARIFF
      FBRINPV - BETWEEN USA/CA-AREA 1/2/3
      OR RULE 2222/4444 IN TARIFF
      TAPVR   - BETWEEN AREA 1-AREA 2/3 AND GUAM-AREA 2.
 NOTE - THE CITY PAIRS BELOW ARE CONSIDERED THE SAME POINT-
        BWI-WAS  FLL-MIA  OAK-SFO  OAK-SJC  SFO-SJC  LAX-ONT
        LAX-BUR  LAX-LGB  LAX-SNA  ONT-BUR  ONT-LGB  ONT-SNA
        BUR-LGB  BUR-SNA  LGB-SNA  NYC-EWR
Category 12: Surcharges
  IF INFANT 0-1 WITHOUT A SEAT.
    THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR TRAVEL PER DIRECTION.
  THE PROVISIONS BELOW APPLY ONLY AS FOLLOWS -
  TICKETS MAY ONLY BE SOLD IN IRAN,ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF.
         NOTE -
          SALES MAY BE PERMITTED WORLDWIDE
          BUT TICKETS SOLD IN ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN WILL
          QUOTE THE Q-SURCHARGE INSTEAD OF YQ FOR AF.
    A FUEL SURCHARGE OF EUR 414.00 PER DIRECTION WILL BE
    ADDED TO THE APPLICABLE FARE.
Category 12: Surcharges
  IF INFANT 0-1 WITHOUT A SEAT.
    THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR TRAVEL PER DIRECTION.
  ORIGINATING THE UNITED STATES -
    A SURCHARGE OF USD 14.00 PER DIRECTION WILL BE ADDED TO
    THE APPLICABLE FARE WHEN TRAVEL IS TO/FROM/VIA ROM.
Category 15: Sales restrictions
  TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON/BEFORE 20JAN 17.
Category 15: Sales restrictions
  TICKETS MAY BE ISSUED BY ELECTRONIC TICKETING. TICKETS MAY
  NOT BE ISSUED BY PTA.
Category 15: Sales restrictions
  FARES MAY ONLY BE SOLD BY AF OR AF.
  TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR AF. SALE IS RESTRICTED TO
  SPECIFIC AGENTS.
         NOTE -
          POS VENEZUELA ... SPECIAL SALES RESTRICTION
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR KL AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR DL AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR A9 AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/RUSSIA/RUSSIA (EAST OF THE URALS)/
       ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR AE AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR AT AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR AZ AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR CZ AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR FB AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR J2 AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR JU AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR KL AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR KQ AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR LG AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR ME AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR MH AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR MK AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR MU AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR PS AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR PX AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR QF AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR SB AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR SV AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR TU AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR AM AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR CM AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR WM AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR KE AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR UX AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR BP AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR RO AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR OK AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR QV AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AF OR AR AND MAY NOT BE
       SOLD IN VENEZUELA/ANGOLA/EGYPT/NIGERIA
         NOTE -
          THE FARE THAT APPLIES ON THE DATE OF PURCHASE
          IS ONLY VALID FOR THE ENTIRE ITINERARY AND THE
          SPECIFIC TRAVEL DATES MENTIONED ON THE TICKET.
          ANY MODIFICATION MAY REQUIRE THE PAYMENT OF AN
          ADDITIONAL AMOUNT.THE TICKET A FARE READJUSMENT
          --FULL AND SEQUENTIAL USE OF FLIGHT COUPONS--
          THIS FARE IS ONLY VALID WHEN FLIGHT COUPONS ARE
          USED IN THE SAME ORDER AS SHOWN ON THE TICKET
          - IF ANY OF THE COUPONS IS NOT USED IN THE
          SEQUENCE SHOWN ON THE TICKET A FARE READJUSMENT
          WILL BE APPLIED AND THE FARE WILL BE RECALCULATED
          BASED ON THE NEW JOURNEY REQUESTED
          ---------------------------------------------
          ONLY AF/KL AIRPORT TICKET OFFICES ARE ALLOWED TO
          PROCESS FARE RECALCULATION AND REISSUE AS
          DESCRIBED IN GGAIRAF OUT OF SEQUENCE
Category 16: Penalties
  CANCELLATIONS
    ANY TIME
      TICKET IS NON-REFUNDABLE IN CASE OF CANCEL/NO-SHOW.
      WAIVED FOR DEATH OF PASSENGER OR FAMILY MEMBER.
  CHANGES
    ANY TIME
      CHARGE USD 300.00/CAD 300.00.
      CHILD/INFANT DISCOUNTS APPLY.
         NOTE -
          ----TICKET VALIDITY----
          TICKET IS VALID FOR 1 YEAR FROM THE ORIGINAL DATE
          OF ISSUANCE AND TRAVEL MUST COMMENCE WITHIN THIS
          VALIDITY PERIOD. ONCE TRAVEL HAS COMMENCED THEN
          ALL TRAVEL MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN 1 YEAR FROM
          THE DATE ON WHICH TRAVEL COMMENCED.
          IF A TICKET IS EXCHANGED OR REISSUED -
               1. A WHOLLY UNUSED TICKET MUST BE
               EXCHANGED WITHIN THE ORIGINAL VALIDITY
               PERIOD OF 1 YEAR AND WILL BE GIVEN A NEW
               TICKET ISSUE DATE BASED ON THE DATE OF
               EXCHANGE.
               2. IF TRAVEL HAS COMMENCED THEN THE
               TICKET MUST BE REISSUED AND ALL TRAVEL
               COMPLETED WITHIN 1 YEAR FROM THE DATE ON
               WHICH TRAVEL COMMENCED.
          .
                  ----TICKET REISSUE PROCEDURES----
          THE VALUE OF THE NEW TICKET CAN BE
          LOWER/EQUAL/HIGHER THAN THE VALUE OF THE ORIGINAL
          TICKET.
          IF LOWER - ANY DIFFERENCE IN FARE LESS THE CHANGE
          FEE WILL BE RETURNED TO THE PASSENGER IN A
          NON-REFUNDABLE AIR FRANCE TRAVEL VOUCHER AT TIME
          OF REISSUE.
          IF EQUAL/HIGHER - COLLECT THE CHANGE FEE AND ANY
          DIFFERENCE IN FARE AT TIME OF REISSUE.
          FLIGHTS MUST BE REBOOKED AND TICKET REISSUED AT
          TIME OF CHANGE.
          .
                    --WHOLLY UNUSED TICKET--
          I. CHANGES TO OUTBOUND PORTION OF UNUSED TICKETS
             A. ISSUE A NEW TICKET - CANCEL AND START OVER
                1. MUST USE CURRENT FARES
                2. VALIDATE ALL FARE RULES
                3. VALUE OF ORIGINAL TICKET LESS CHANGE FEE
                   MAY BE APPLIED TOWARD THE PURCHASE OF A
                   NEW TICKET
          II. CHANGES TO CONTINUING/RETURN PORTION OF UNUSED
              TICKETS
             A. REPRICE USING FARES IN EFFECT WHEN TICKET
                WAS ORIGINALLY ISSUED - USING HISTORICAL
                FARES
                1. NO CHANGES ALLOWED TO THE FIRST FARE
                   COMPONENT
                2. WHEN SAME FARES USED - ALL RULES AND
                   BOOKING CODE PROVISIONS MUST BE MET
                3. NEW TICKET MAY BE LOWER OR EQUAL OR
                   HIGHER VALUE THAN PREVIOUS TICKET
                4. VALIDATE ALL FARE RULES
                5. ADVANCE RES IS MEASURED FROM ORIGINAL
                   TICKET DATE TO DEPARTURE OF PRICING UNIT
              -OR-
             B. ISSUE A NEW TICKET - CANCEL AND START OVER
                1. MUST USE CURRENT FARES
                2. VALIDATE ALL FARE RULES
                3. VALUE OF ORIGINAL TICKET LESS CHANGE FEE
                   MAY BE APPLIED TOWARD THE PURCHASE OF A
                   NEW TICKET
          .
                    --PARTIALLY USED TICKET--
          I. CHANGES TO PARTIALLY USED TICKETS
             A. REPRICE KEEPING FARES FOR FLOWN FARE
                COMPONENTS AND REPLACE UNFLOWN FARE
                COMPONENTS USING HISTORICAL FARES
                1. NO CHANGES TO FULLY FLOWN FARE COMPONENTS
                2. WHEN SAME FARES USED - ALL RULES AND
                   BOOKING CODE PROVISIONS MUST BE MET
                3. NEW TICKET MAY BE LOWER OR EQUAL
                   OR HIGHER VALUE THAN PREVIOUS TICKET
                4. VALIDATE ALL FARE RULES
                5. ADVANCE RES IS MEASURED FROM ORIGINAL
                   TICKET DATE TO DEPARTURE OF PRICING UNIT
                6. USE HISTORICAL FARES IN EFFECT ON THE
                   DATE OF THE ORIGINAL TICKET ISSUE DATE
              -OR-
             B. REPRICE REPLACING FARES FOR FLOWN FARE
                COMPONENTS WITH HISTORICAL FARE/S IN AN
                EQUAL OR HIGHER BOOKING CLASS AND REPLACE
                UNFLOWN FARE COMPONENTS USING HISTORICAL
                FARES
                1. NO CHANGES TO FULLY FLOWN FARE COMPONENTS
                2. NEW TICKET MAY BE LOWER OR EQUAL OR
                   HIGHER VALUE THAN PREVIOUS TICKET
                3. VALIDATE ALL FARE RULES
                4. ADVANCE RES IS MEASURED FROM ORIGINAL
                   TICKET DATE TO DEPARTURE OF PRICING UNIT
                5. USE HISTORICAL FARES IN EFFECT ON THE
                   DATE OF THE ORIGINAL TICKET ISSUE
                   DATE
                6. REPLACEMENT FARES FOR FLOWN FARE
                   COMPONENTS MUST BE OF EQUAL OR HIGHER
                   BOOKING CLASS THAN THE ORIGINAL TICKETED
                   FARE
                7. USE BOOKING CLASS HIERARCHY WHEN
                   REPLACING FARES FOR FLOWN FARE COMPONENTS
                   THE HIERARCHY IS
                   ECONOMY CLASS - Y B M U K H L Q T N R V
                   PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS - W S A
                   BUSINESS CLASS - J C D I Z
                   FIRST CLASS - P F
              -OR-
             C. ISSUE A NEW TICKET
                1. APPLY RESIDUAL VALUE /IF ANY/ LESS THE
                   CHANGE FEE TOWARD THE PURCHASE OF A NEW
                   TICKET
                2. CALCULATE NEW TICKET USING CURRENT FARES
                3. VALIDATE ALL RULES
Category 17: HIP exceptions
  THE HIGHER INTERMEDIATE POINT RULE DOES NOT APPLY FOR
  CONNECTIONS.
  AND - THE HIGHER INTERMEDIATE POINT RULE DOES NOT APPLY
        FOR STOPOVERS.
  AND -
         NOTE -
          BETWEEN         AND        EXTRA
          APPLICABLE
          ROUTING                    MILEAGE    ALLOWANCE
          FRANCE          SOUTH AMER 2600        ON AF
          FRANCE          MEXICO     2600        ON AF
          EUROPE          SOUTH AMER 2600   VIA FRANCE ON AF
          EUROPE          MEXICO     2600   VIA FRANCE ON AF
          EASTERN AFRICA  SOUTH ATL  1400   VIA FRANCE ON AF
          WESTERN AFRICA  SOUTH ATL  3800   VIA FRANCE ON AF
          WESTERN AFRICA  MEXICO     1100   VIA FRANCE ON AF
          WESTERN AFRICA  MID ATL    1300   VIA FRANCE ON AF
          AFRICA          SOUTH ATL  2800   VIA FRANCE ON AF
          EXCLUDING
          EASTERN AFRICA
          WESTERN AFRICA
          SOUTH AFRICA
          THIS IS PERMITTED FOR TRAVEL ON AF ONLY.
Category 19: Discounts
  ACCOMPANIED CHILD 2-11 - CHARGE 100 PERCENT OF THE FARE.
        TICKET DESIGNATOR - CH.
    MUST BE ACCOMPANIED ON ALL FLIGHTS IN SAME COMPARTMENT
      BY ADULT 18 OR OLDER
  OR - 1ST INFANT UNDER 2 WITH A SEAT - CHARGE 100 PERCENT
         OF THE FARE.
             TICKET DESIGNATOR - CH.
         MUST BE ACCOMPANIED ON ALL FLIGHTS IN SAME
           COMPARTMENT BY ADULT 18 OR OLDER.
         NOTE -
          FOR SECURITY REASONS - MAX 1 INFANT PER ESCORT.
  OR - 1ST INFANT UNDER 2 WITHOUT A SEAT - CHARGE 10 PERCENT
         OF THE FARE.
             TICKET DESIGNATOR - IN.
         MUST BE ACCOMPANIED ON ALL FLIGHTS IN SAME
           COMPARTMENT BY ADULT 18 OR OLDER.
         NOTE -
          FOR SECURITY REASONS - MAX 1 INFANT PER ESCORT.
  UNACCOMPANIED CHILD 5-14. ID REQUIRED - CHARGE 100 PERCENT
         OF THE FARE PLUS USD 150.00.
             TICKET DESIGNATOR - UM.
         NOTE -
          SERVICE CHARGE FOR UNACCOMPANIED CHILD
Category 23: Miscellaneous Fare Tags
  THIS FARE MUST NOT BE USED AS THE HIGH OR THE LOW FARE
  WHEN CALCULATING A DIFFERENTIAL. THIS FARE MUST NOT BE
  USED AS THE THROUGH FARE WHEN PRICING A FARE COMPONENT
  WITH A DIFFERENTIAL.
         NOTE -
          THE FARE THAT APPLIES ON THE DATE OF PURCHASE
          IS ONLY VALID FOR THE ENTIRE ITINERARY AND THE
          SPECIFIC TRAVEL DATES MENTIONED ON THE TICKET.
          ANY MODIFICATION MAY REQUIRE THE PAYMENT OF AN
          ADDITIONAL AMOUNT.
          FULL AND SEQUENTIAL USE OF FLIGHT COUPONS-
          THE TICKET/ OR ELECTRONIC TICKET / IS NOT VALID IF
           THE FIRST COUPON HAS NOT BEEN USED AND WILL NOT
          BE HONORED IF ALL THE COUPONS ARE NOT USED IN THE
          SEQUENCE PROVIDED IN THE TICKET / OR ELECTRONIC
          TICKET / .
Category 31: Voluntary changes
  IN THE EVENT OF CHANGES TO TICKETED FLIGHTS
   BEFORE DEPARTURE OF JOURNEY - APPLIES WITHIN TKT VALIDITY
    CERTAIN DOMESTIC REISSUE PROVISIONS MAY BE OVERRIDDEN BY
    THOSE OF AF INTERNATIONAL FARES
     CHARGE USD 300.00/CAD 300.00 FOR REISSUE OR HIGHEST FEE
     OF ALL CHANGED FARE COMPONENTS - CATEGORY 19 DISCOUNTS
     APPLY AND
      REPRICE USING FARES IN EFFECT TODAY
       PROVIDED ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET-
       1. WHEN NO INTL COUPONS REMAIN - ALL NEW TRAVEL MUST
       BE DOMESTIC
       2. AF/AZ/DL/KL FARES ARE USED
       3. ADV RES IS MEASURED FROM REISSUE DATE TO DEPARTURE
       OF PRICING UNIT
      OR -
      REPRICE USING CURRENT FARES - ONLY BOOKING CODE
      CHANGES PERMITTED
       PROVIDED ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET-
       1. NO CHANGE TO FARE BREAKS
       2. WHEN NO INTL COUPONS REMAIN - ALL NEW TRAVEL MUST
       BE DOMESTIC
       3. SAME TRAVEL DATES
       4. AF/AZ/DL/KL FARES ARE USED
       5. ADV RES IS MEASURED FROM REISSUE DATE TO DEPARTURE
       OF JOURNEY
   WHEN CHANGE RESULTS IN LOWER FARE SUBTRACT RESIDUAL FROM
   THE PENALTY THEN ADD-COLLECT/REFUND - REFUND VIA MCO
   ENDORSEMENT BOX- HIGHER NON-REF AMT AND NEW ENDORSEMENTS.
  OR -
   ANYTIME WITHIN TKT VALIDITY
    CERTAIN DOMESTIC REISSUE PROVISIONS MAY BE OVERRIDDEN BY
    THOSE OF AF INTERNATIONAL FARES
     CHARGE USD 300.00/CAD 300.00 FOR REISSUE OR HIGHEST FEE
     OF ALL CHANGED FARE COMPONENTS - CATEGORY 19 DISCOUNTS
     APPLY AND
      REPRICE USING FARES IN EFFECT WHEN TKT WAS ISSUED
       PROVIDED ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET-
       1. NO CHANGE TO 1ST FARE COMPONENT
       2. WHEN NO INTL COUPONS REMAIN - ALL NEW TRAVEL MUST
       BE DOMESTIC
       3. FULLY FLOWN FARE NOT REPRICED TO FURTHER POINT
       4. AF/AZ/DL/KL FARES ARE USED
       5. WHEN SAME FARE USED - ALL RULE AND BOOKING CODE
       PROVISIONS ARE MET EXCEPT ACCOMPANIED TRAVEL -
       OTHERWISE ALL PROVISIONS MUST BE MET
       6. ADV RES IS MEASURED FROM ORIGINAL TKT DATE TO
       DEPARTURE OF PRICING UNIT
   WHEN CHANGE RESULTS IN LOWER FARE SUBTRACT RESIDUAL FROM
   THE PENALTY THEN ADD-COLLECT/REFUND - REFUND VIA MCO
   ENDORSEMENT BOX- HIGHER NON-REF AMT AND NEW ENDORSEMENTS.
  OR -
   AFTER DEPARTURE OF JOURNEY - APPLIES WITHIN TKT VALIDITY
    CHANGES NOT PERMITTED/REFUND TKT-ANY REMAINING AMT WILL
    APPLY TO NEW TKT.
Category 50: Application
AIR FRANCE - SALES FARES FROM THE U.S.A. TO AREA 2 AND 3
 APPLICATION
   AREA
     THESE FARES APPLY
     FROM THE UNITED STATES TO AREA 2/AREA 3.
   CLASS OF SERVICE
     THESE FARES APPLY FOR ECONOMY CLASS SERVICE.
   TYPES OF TRANSPORTATION
     THIS RULE GOVERNS ROUND-TRIP FARES.
     FARES GOVERNED BY THIS RULE CAN BE USED TO CREATE
     ROUND-TRIP/CIRCLE-TRIP/SINGLE OPEN-JAW/DOUBLE OPEN-JAW
     JOURNEYS.
   THESE FARES DO NOT APPLY RETROACTIVELY.
   THESE FARES APPLY ONLY WHEN SUCH FARES ARE
   PURCHASED PRIOR TO COMMENCEMNET OF TRAVEL.
 CAPACITY LIMITATIONS
   THE CARRIER SHALL LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS CARRIED
   ON ANY ONE FLIGHT AT FARES GOVERNED BY THIS RULE AND SUCH
   FARES WILL NOT NECESSARILY BE AVAILABLE ON ALL FLIGHTS.
   THE NUMBER OF SEATS WHICH THE CARRIER SHALL MAKE
   AVAILABLE ON A GIVEN FLIGHT WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE
   CARRIERS BEST JUDGMENT
 OTHER CONDITIONS
   THE FARE THAT APPLIES ON THE DATE OF PURCHASE
   IS ONLY VALID FOR THE ENTIRE ITINERARY AND THE
   SPECIFIC TRAVEL DATES MENTIONED ON THE TICKET.
   ANY MODIFICATION MAY REQUIRE THE PAYMENT OF AN
   ADDITIONAL AMOUNT.
   FULL AND SEQUENTIAL USE OF FLIGHT COUPONS-
   THE TICKET/ OR ELECTRONIC TICKET / IS NOT VALID IF
    THE FIRST COUPON HAS NOT BEEN USED AND WILL NOT
   BE HONORED IF ALL THE COUPONS ARE NOT USED IN THE
   SEQUENCE PROVIDED IN THE TICKET / OR ELECTRONIC
   TICKET / .
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Old Jan 19, 17, 10:08 pm
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Am seeing similar prices also out of BOS, NYC and WAS for what also appear to be kludgey AF-affiliated itins.

This is the kind of trip I might have made room to do in the days before airlines gutted RDMs. Need some kind of sweetener like the fat trimmed to offset (could be a final exam in booking class to do that + pad in stopovers )

Still, good find by the OP. Anything to that part of the world doesn't go on sale often.
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Old Jan 20, 17, 8:36 am
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Originally Posted by RustyC View Post
Am seeing similar prices also out of BOS, NYC and WAS for what also appear to be kludgey AF-affiliated itins.

This is the kind of trip I might have made room to do in the days before airlines gutted RDMs. Need some kind of sweetener like the fat trimmed to offset (could be a final exam in booking class to do that + pad in stopovers )

Still, good find by the OP. Anything to that part of the world doesn't go on sale often.
With elite mileage bonuses, as a DL Platinum I figure I'll end up with about 10K RDM. Far cry from the 30K-ish this route would have netted before the devaluation.

In any case, I doubt I'll find a way to this area of the world anytime soon, which is why I wanted to jump on it. Reminds me a bit of the Madagascar fares found a year or so ago on Air Kenya.
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Old Jan 20, 17, 11:25 am
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Things can get tricky if you include a different carrier over the water.
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Old Jan 20, 17, 11:34 am
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Things can get tricky if you include a different carrier over the water.
Agreed, but the NZ LHR-LAX is on the return. So hopefully things don't go too poorly. Just another reason to use a card with delay protection.
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Old Jan 20, 17, 1:48 pm
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Originally Posted by ianmanka View Post
Agreed, but the NZ LHR-LAX is on the return. So hopefully things don't go too poorly. Just another reason to use a card with delay protection.
other variations exist and price accordingly. I have been looking at this fare for months, but ultimately decided to book a b6 vacation package instead.
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