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AA: BOS - BGI $175 RT in April / June

Old Mar 28, 17, 12:41 pm
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AA: BOS - BGI $175 RT in April / June

Depending on where you connect, this works out to about $0.03 CPM. A total steal to the Caribbean during Spring Break season.

E.g.
https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...1;r=2017-04-08

Last edited by Pat89339; Mar 28, 17 at 2:58 pm Reason: TOS 7 and 10
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Old Mar 28, 17, 3:39 pm
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Originally Posted by pizzaandplanes View Post
Depending on where you connect, this works out to about $0.03 CPM. A total steal to the Caribbean during Spring Break season.

E.g.
https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...1;r=2017-04-08
actually 2.75~3.00 cpm, it's difficult to find these during summer season and domestic flights. All in all, absolute bargain.

However, most of them have to stay overnight in Miami. Might have to add the hotel cost into it.
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Old Mar 28, 17, 4:20 pm
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$140 r/t Apr 3 - 4

Wow!
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Old Apr 3, 17, 10:56 am
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Generally only doable with a same plane turn in BGI, with 1 to 1.5 hours time to clear customs in and out of the country. Later ones, June/july seem to push towards 1.5 hours, April is 1 hour. risky. And enjoy explaining it to US CBP on the return. Also, seems to overnight in MIA for the April ones one the outbound, and in CLT in both directions in June/july. that ups the CPm
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Old Apr 19, 17, 4:15 pm
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Featured on FlightDeal

http://www.theflightdeal.com/2017/04...ing-all-taxes/

I've been watching this for a while and this fare seems to consistently open up within 7 days of departure and stay open. There are some good routing options- https://goo.gl/flights/hZUT layover in MIA (Centurion lounge) both ways for $151 if you'd rather stay in Miami than Charlotte.

Thinking about purchasing this fare with Citi ThankYou Points to hopefully trigger "special fare" EQD earning, but a little concerned about the short turnaround at BGI.
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Old Apr 20, 17, 10:21 am
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Originally Posted by ludocdoc View Post
Generally only doable with a same plane turn in BGI, with 1 to 1.5 hours time to clear customs in and out of the country. Later ones, June/july seem to push towards 1.5 hours, April is 1 hour. risky. And enjoy explaining it to US CBP on the return. Also, seems to overnight in MIA for the April ones one the outbound, and in CLT in both directions in June/july. that ups the CPm
Just wondering, why is it tricky when "explaining it to US CBP on the return"? I thought the 1 hour to clear BGI customs in and out would be more challenging and tight...

Have been planning to do a MR on 4/25-26 for $140 (2.26 cpm is just unheard of for domestic/LatAm flying) but based on what you and joachimm said, I'm gonna take this off my board
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Old Apr 20, 17, 12:16 pm
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Originally Posted by prister View Post
based on what you and joachimm said, I'm gonna take this off my board
Nooooo! Someone needs to be the guinea pig!

TBH I was just referring to what @ludocdoc said- I don't have much experience with MR, close turnarounds, and never been to BGI.
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Old Apr 20, 17, 12:36 pm
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I just dont think this is a MR. It requires an overnight in CLT or MIA in both directions, so it isnt really $140. It's that plus the cost of the two hotels. Then you have to clear customs and and reclear security, plus whatever exit customs BGI has, in 1 to 1.5 hours. the CPM calculation, without accounting fro the two forced overnight connections, just fails for me. If you WANT the overnight connection, then fine, but we're into vacation territory then, not MR territory.

If you can find one where you're in BGI for a week, then its a great fare for a vacation.
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Old Apr 20, 17, 1:18 pm
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I agree @ludocdoc, I just like this one for such a low fare/minimal risk in case it doesn't post as special fare using TYP.

There's a longer trip departing tomorrow for 5 nights in Barbados with only one overnight in MIA for $204. Not a MR, but a great price for $575 EQD/5,750K EQM using special fare earning. As I said, there seem to be great last-minute fares consistently pop up on this route. And Barbados can be pretty inexpensive (~70/nt) if you are willing to stay inland.

Anyway I will probably wait until later in the summer when I plan on doing a plat challenge and hopefully there will be better turnaround times then as you mentioned earlier.
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