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Old Jul 13, 2009, 7:43 pm
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Originally Posted by johnnybgood3
This is for TATL travel only. I'm glad someone can use this - I just wish there was a way to get the last leg on some alliance carrier's metal. There seems to be very little information regarding SV C or F - doesn't sound promising. On the upside, you can earn enough miles on SV for a one way flight somewhere in the middle east, I believe
One can take EK to DXB/RUH or EY to AUH/RUH or QR to DOH/RUH and onwards on SV to JED/JFK.

Unfortunately this wouldn't work for me as it doesn't get me miles or status on my FF program.
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Old Jul 14, 2009, 12:41 am
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Of course, if you are going to be flying segments with no earnings, it doesn't help that you have to suffer it on a dry airline But a nice way to get there in relative comfort I would think.
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Old Jul 14, 2009, 1:11 am
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Originally Posted by view
Of course, if you are going to be flying segments with no earnings, it doesn't help that you have to suffer it on a dry airline But a nice way to get there in relative comfort I would think.
Which one of the quoted airlines is dry? EK/QR/EY?
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Old Jul 14, 2009, 12:29 pm
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Originally Posted by view
Of course, if you are going to be flying segments with no earnings, it doesn't help that you have to suffer it on a dry airline But a nice way to get there in relative comfort I would think.
I don't know, are SV still flying their 747-100's? Could be a great opportunity to fly a true antique!
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Old Jul 14, 2009, 2:40 pm
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Which one of the quoted airlines is dry? EK/QR/EY?
SV is the dry airline

EDIT: When did this thread get moved? Why is the "good deal" econ thread still in MR deals?
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Old Jul 14, 2009, 2:55 pm
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Remember you need a visa to transit in Saudi Arabia.

I don't think you'd be able to route XXX - DMM/RUH - JED - JFK without a visa to actually enter Saudi. I'd be very surprised indeed if the transit visa allowed you to do that. Flying domestic into JED allows you to walk out of the airport without challenge, which they will not want you doing if on a transit visa.

EK fly DXB-JED if that's a valid routing.
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Old Jul 14, 2009, 4:20 pm
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Originally Posted by typical
Remember you need a visa to transit in Saudi Arabia.

I don't think you'd be able to route XXX - DMM/RUH - JED - JFK without a visa to actually enter Saudi. I'd be very surprised indeed if the transit visa allowed you to do that. Flying domestic into JED allows you to walk out of the airport without challenge, which they will not want you doing if on a transit visa.

EK fly DXB-JED if that's a valid routing.
KSA is very restrictive as many know. I don't know the answer for this particular question, however why would anyone want to leave the airport anyway? I live here and there is nothing to see! Jeddah and Red Sea is beautiful but it is 115 every damn day. UGH! Leaving tomorrow on my repatriation leave for about a month. Thank god!
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Old Jul 14, 2009, 4:30 pm
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Originally Posted by schley
KSA is very restrictive as many know. I don't know the answer for this particular question, however why would anyone want to leave the airport anyway? I live here and there is nothing to see! Jeddah and Red Sea is beautiful but it is 115 every damn day. UGH! Leaving tomorrow on my repatriation leave for about a month. Thank god!
If you mean RUH, I hope you're joking... I'd give anything not to be stuck there more than an hour (as I was yesterday waiting for a rather delayed flight to JED, which used to be my most hated airport but seems to have got a lot nicer recently - even the self check-in machines worked on the way back earlier today!).

They really, really need to expand the SV lounge in RUH...

ETA: The SV lounge in JED is pretty nice. Rubbish food selection while I was there but juices and soft drinks. Nice view out to the planes. A fair amount of space. Wifi wasn't working. A couple of screaming kids but people managing to sleep too. There didn't seem to be a family section.

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Old Jul 15, 2009, 10:11 am
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AA and others USA to CUN or CUN to USA

21 days advance fly through Nov 18 book by July 20

LAX CUN $708
LAX AA X/MIA AA CUN 299.00I21MXOW AA X/MIA Q1.13 AA LAX 299.00I21MXOW NUC 599.13 END ROE 1.00 FARE USD 599.00 XT 7.00XY 5.00XA 32.20US 7.50AY 19.63UK 24.93XD 13.50XF LAX4.50 MIA4.50 MIA4.50

CUN JFK $608
CUN AA NYC Q1.13 259.00I21MXOW AA CUN 259.00I21MXOW NUC 519.13 END ROE 1.00 FARE USD 519.00 XT 7.00XY 5.00XA 32.20US 2.50AY 24.93XD 13.00XO 4.50XF JFK4.50
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Old Jul 17, 2009, 12:22 am
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OZ KHI-SEA $1150 o/w

Plan it right to get the KHI-LHE-SIN-ICN portion on SQ.
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Old Jul 17, 2009, 2:34 am
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Originally Posted by erasmus99
OZ KHI-SEA $1150 o/w

Plan it right to get the KHI-LHE-SIN-ICN portion on SQ.
^ Great find.

If things calm down in Pakistan, this would be a great way to return home.
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Old Jul 17, 2009, 8:32 am
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umm, is immediate turn-around possible at KHI? I believe I'll need a visa if I intend to stay.

Originally Posted by MatthewLAX
^ Great find.

If things calm down in Pakistan, this would be a great way to return home.
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Old Jul 17, 2009, 8:53 am
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Originally Posted by 1K+
I was able to get the same INR 108,833 fare out of BOM. Ton of availability. Sample date range is outbound between Sept 4th to Sept 10th and inbound Oct 1st to Oct 7th. I am sure other dates would be available.

Too bad no *A miles.

cheers.
well, if you have a Brussels Airlines Priveledge card you can still earn miles until they get merged with Lufthansa M/M miles - no EQM though.
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Old Jul 17, 2009, 10:56 am
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UA: Z-fares ex-Japan ~$2200 USD a/i r/t

Pretty good deal for ex-Japan to the US.

Routes are:

NRT-LAX
NRT-SFO
NRT-SEA
KIX-SFO

Full details here:
http://www.unitedairlines.co.jp/loca...lass_sale.html
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Old Jul 17, 2009, 10:57 am
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Originally Posted by beepyou
umm, is immediate turn-around possible at KHI? I believe I'll need a visa if I intend to stay.
I don't know about that, but it was a painless process when I got my Pakistani visa. Just costly at $125.
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