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UA: BOS-Xian, China from $475 aug-dec

UA: BOS-Xian, China from $475 aug-dec

Old May 21, 17, 10:43 am
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UA: BOS-Xian, China from $475 aug-dec

I just saw that Secret Flying posted a deal from Boston to Xian, China. Dates available from end of August onwards.

Clicking through Momondo to search for flights, and then going to a 3rd party site to purchase I can get a flight for the dates I want for $473 on United metal BOS-SFO-XIY same on the return. Same dates/flights on UA site are significantly higher.

I have never booked through a 3rd party site before. I can't see the fare class booked into. Anyone know how these fares work? Are they wholesale/consolidator fares? Are the eligible for PQMs/PQDs?
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Old May 21, 17, 11:09 am
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If they are considered bulk fares, they will be ineligible for PQD (you will still get regular PQM; I think RDM are still calculated based on the $$ you spent).
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Old May 21, 17, 11:23 am
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Originally Posted by PsiFighter37 View Post
If they are considered bulk fares, they will be ineligible for PQD (you will still get regular PQM; I think RDM are still calculated based on the $$ you spent).
I can live without the PQDs but I want the PQMs for getting to 1K status. I am slow in achieving PQMs this year, so need to add a couple of longer flights to my plans!
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Old May 21, 17, 2:14 pm
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I doubt it is a bulk fare, but if it is, they earn RDM via a separate, mileage based formula.
https://www.united.com/CMS/en-US/Mar...es/united.aspx
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Old May 21, 17, 3:05 pm
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I wish I was an expert on this type of stuff! I have figured out the the fare is an GLE03NMD TYPE FARE

Anyone know how to decipher this? If I purchase via a 3rd party site such as Vayama, will I accrue PQMs on United airlines?
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Old May 21, 17, 3:06 pm
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Originally Posted by cliburn View Post
I doubt it is a bulk fare, but if it is, they earn RDM via a separate, mileage based formula.
https://www.united.com/CMS/en-US/Mar...es/united.aspx
I'm not too concerned about the RDMs or the PQDs, it is more the premier qualifying miles that I want. Plus, I really want to go see the Terracotta Warriors and this is a decent fare... but I don't want to purchase it if I don't get PQMs!
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Old May 21, 17, 3:16 pm
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Looks like it is a G fare operated by UA, so it should earn PQMs at 100% of miles flown.
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Old May 21, 17, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by cliburn View Post
Looks like it is a G fare operated by UA, so it should earn PQMs at 100% of miles flown.
Thanks!
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Old May 21, 17, 11:17 pm
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Replicated on Google Flights
https://goo.gl/flights/lMO2
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Old May 22, 17, 4:14 pm
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Nov/Dec dates

Anybody had any luck with Nov or Dec dates?
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Old May 22, 17, 4:38 pm
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I wish some of the non-star alliance carriers would copy all the fares AC & UA have been filing
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