Aa: Ewr-mia-bze: $223

Old Oct 22, 08, 10:45 pm
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Aa: Ewr-mia-bze: $223

...which, considering I just paid twice that on CO is a bit frustrating, but that's the way it goes.

Tons of availability on ITA, from now well into '09, with some blackouts in late 12/08.

One caveat: this is in Q...but does this count as a transatlantic fare (and hence non-earning)? If not, it's fairly attractive. Either way, Belize is a great vacation spot...
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Old Oct 22, 08, 10:56 pm
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No, BZE does not count as TATL.
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Old Oct 22, 08, 11:16 pm
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works around thanksgiving with a stop in DFW...

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Old Oct 22, 08, 11:25 pm
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you could add a stop in ORD for $7 more. Thanks OP (too bad I'm not near EWR).
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Old Oct 22, 08, 11:38 pm
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you could add a stop in ORD for $7 more. Thanks OP (too bad I'm not near EWR).
What dates are using? Are you adding ORD in the outbound or inbound?
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Old Oct 22, 08, 11:59 pm
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Originally Posted by saturnino3 View Post
What dates are using? Are you adding ORD in the outbound or inbound?
On ITA if you do a month long search and use the following code in the from box - ewr:: aa aa aa, and in the to box - bze:: aa aa aa, you get a lot of dates with stops in 2 AA hubs in either direction.
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Old Oct 23, 08, 2:56 am
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There's also EWR-ORD-XNA-DFW-BZE with a lot of tight connections.

Only bring carry-ons, hope for a misconnect to get directly re-routed, and finally request original routing mileage credit.
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Old Oct 23, 08, 9:12 am
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BZE = Belize
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Old Oct 23, 08, 10:35 am
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Any way to get this originating from Chicago?
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Old Oct 23, 08, 10:41 am
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Any way to get this originating from Chicago?
Yes, for $579 more.
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Old Oct 23, 08, 11:44 am
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Originally Posted by dhammer53 View Post
BZE = Belize
Sure does. In fact that's probably why the OP said so.
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Old Oct 23, 08, 12:16 pm
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Great fare. The fare rules say a stop is not allowed but since this is an international itinerary, a "stop" of up to 24 hours is not considered a stop. Good for someone wanting to get off in ORD and not continue the next day (but not good if you don't show up for your first flight EWR-ORD!).

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Old Oct 23, 08, 12:58 pm
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I was able to book a same day return in December. EWR/MIA/BZE out and EZE/MIA/ORD/EWR on the return. A couple of questions:

Will I have any problems with customs either in BZE or returning to US. I have always been told on FT to tell customs officials that you are doing flights to earn miles and usually you just get rolled eyes.

Also I get into ORD late that night and have an early flight out to EWR. I could shower at the AC in ORD but really don't want to spend the $$ for a few hours sleep at a hotel. Any place within ORD that I can hunker down until the AC opens at 5AM.

THANKS, GREAT FARE>
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Old Oct 23, 08, 1:35 pm
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I would't worry about BZE customs. My pp has about a dozen of their little round stamps. I have always found them easy going. They do have an exit fee of $35 that will not be on your AA ticket.
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Old Oct 23, 08, 2:23 pm
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Heh, thanks for the clarification, notsosmart. I couldn't imagine why it'd be classed as TATL (considering any flight path will never even cross the open Atlantic), but I figured better safe than sorry, and raised it.

And to second alien, I haven't had any problems with BZE customs, but then I've never tried a same-day turn, either. My hunch is they'll be pretty laid back.

Hey, maybe I'll make another stopoff in February. Caye Caulker, here I come.
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