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(FARE GONE) IB (OW): MR out of PAR, 15K miles, $435ai, 2.8cpm

(FARE GONE) IB (OW): MR out of PAR, 15K miles, $435ai, 2.8cpm

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Old Nov 12, 13, 5:52 am
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(FARE GONE) IB (OW): MR out of PAR, 15K miles, $435ai, 2.8cpm

Iberia has a fare between Paris and Madrid/Barcelona that appears to allow stopovers anywhere in the Eastern Hemisphere. Sample itinerary:

Nov 30 IB 7670/IB 7624 ORY 7:35AM DXB 11:35PM 13h 0m via LHR
Dec 1 IB 7629/IB 7443 DXB 2:35AM MAD 10:50AM 11h 15m via LHR
Dec 2 IB 3160/IB 7624 MAD 9:10AM DXB 11:35PM 11h 25m via LHR
Dec 3 IB 7573/IB 7507 DXB 10:05AM ORY 6:40PM 11h 35m via LHR

I don't quite understand all of the restrictions on the fare, but it appear that:
- You have to leave Paris on the 30th and arrive at your first stopover that same day.
- Your return leg needs to be on Dec 1st or later.
- Flights must have IB numbers but can be operated by other airlines

As a caveat, I believe that AAdvantage will credit these miles at 80%, as long as the operating carrier is OneWorld, but that's still 3.5cpm.
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Old Nov 12, 13, 6:01 am
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Other cities

On the outbound leg, a stopover in BAH works pretty well, too. DOH was actually the first one I checked, but it makes for a tight connection with little added mileage.

Nov 30 IB 7670/IB 4706 ORY 7:35AM BAH 7:55PM 10h 20m via LHR
Dec 1 IB 4751/IB 7443 BAH 2:10AM MAD 10:50AM 10h 40m via LHR
Dec 2 IB 3160/IB 7624 MAD 9:10AM DXB 11:35PM 11h 25m via LHR
Dec 3 IB 7573/IB 7507 DXB 10:05AM ORY 6:40PM 11h 35m via LHR
$462.00
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Old Nov 12, 13, 6:43 am
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Where is this bookable? ITA does not show this price.
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Old Nov 12, 13, 6:51 am
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I had to give ITA a routing code of IB+ for each leg to find the fare. It's bookable off the Iberia site. I'll post more details when I'm next at a computer.
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Old Nov 12, 13, 7:01 am
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Found it on ITA now. Great deal!
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Old Nov 12, 13, 7:20 am
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Tried to book this exact routing on iberia.com using the multi-city function, but shows a price of ~4,000 EUR.
Where did you find this routing and price?
Thanks
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Old Nov 12, 13, 8:31 am
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Fare 1: Carrier IB NFRES4K PAR to MAD (rules)
Passenger type ADT, round trip fare, booking code N
Covers ORY-LHR (Economy), LHR-AUH (Economy), DXB-LHR (Economy), LHR-MAD (Economy)
28.80
Fare 2: Carrier IB QFRES4K MAD to PAR (rules)
Passenger type ADT, round trip fare, booking code Q
Covers MAD-ORY (Economy)
15.24
United Kingdom Passenger Service Charge (UB) 51.05
French Aviation Civile Tax (FR) 3.70
French International Passenger Service Charge (QX) 10.00
French Airport Tax (FR) 10.80
French Air Passenger Solidarity Tax (IZ) 0.80
Spanish Airport Services Charge (JD) 13.80
Spanish Security Tax (QV) 3.70
IB YQ surcharge (YQ) 69.40

Subtotal per passenger 207.25
Number of passengers x1

TOTAL AIRFARE & TAXES 207.25
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Old Nov 12, 13, 9:15 am
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Anything pricing in business ?
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Old Nov 12, 13, 11:39 am
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Originally Posted by GVA View Post
Anything pricing in business ?
There is a

IFRES IB I Round-Trip 1107.00(USD) B SU / 1M 04

fare out there, but don't think you can route it as nicely... but would LOVE to be proven wrong

the 1107 is base, so add in all the YQ etc, it won't be as tempting...
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Old Nov 12, 13, 11:50 am
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Cannot seem to replicate either of these... I keep getting fares of between 3200-5500
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Old Nov 12, 13, 12:33 pm
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Was able to book this via a local Travel Agent, although they found this exact fare (in CHF albeit) they were not sure it was valid, because it "seemed too cheap". I assured them it was valid if she found it on her system, so NO NEED TO CALL THE AIRLINE...

Well worth the 80 CHF surcharge

Now some cheap Zurich-Paris TGV train tickets, and this will be a nice long weekend!

Cheers...
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Old Nov 12, 13, 3:09 pm
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There seems to be several dates available all around 200, just search ITA for return ORY - DXB or AUH, with IB+ and put 1 night. I've checked a couple of options and was able to price them on Expedia.

My question is, there is a return arriving a DXB at 8:35am, and coming back same day at 10:05am. Do you think that is possible or too risky? I dont know DXB airport.

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Old Nov 12, 13, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by bruno-s View Post
There seems to be several dates available all around £200, just search ITA for return ORY - DXB or AUH, with IB+ and put 1 night. I've checked a couple of options and was able to price them on Expedia.

My question is, there is a return arriving a DBX at 8:35am, and coming back same day at 10:05am. Do you think that is possible or too risky? I dont know DBX airport.
Should be fine if you don't have any baggage and don't need a visa to exit or enter uaE
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Old Nov 12, 13, 3:21 pm
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anyone could book this somewhere online?
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Old Nov 12, 13, 4:12 pm
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anyone could book this somewhere online?
I have tried couple of options and could price it on expedia. I'm waiting for a friend to confirm if wants to come as well and stay 1 night in DXB before I decide whether or not to pull the trigger.
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