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[FARE GONE] UA: EWR-Europe from $370 return

[FARE GONE] UA: EWR-Europe from $370 return

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As indicated in the thread title, this deal is now dead.

How do I manage my itinerary/check my booking/select seats?

Note that the displayed receipt will be incorrect ($5 higher than actual) owing to a programming error. The taxes/fees shown includes the original $5 WF booking fee. Do not worry about this; it does not change the amount you are actually billed.
How many miles will I earn on United from my flight?
Here's the UA master page listing airline partners. If you click on a partner logo, you'll see a page containing a chart showing the yield for flights taken on partner metal. (It even says explicitly that it's the metal that counts: "The award miles accrued on codeshare flights are based on the operating carrier and their equivalent fare class.")

MileagePlus (UA) earning charts for
Will I do better if I credit to another *A carrier instead?
Maybe.

Miles&More (LH, LX,...) earning charts for
  • United Airlines (UA) (K, L, T fares earn 50%, 25% for flights in 2014)
  • Lufthansa (LH) (K, L, T fares earn 50% for TATL flights in 2013, 25% for TATL flights in 2014)
  • Swiss (LX) (K, L, T fares earn 50% for TATL flights in 2013, 25% for TATL flights in 2014)
  • Air Canada (AC) (K, L, T fares earn 50% for TATL flights in 2013, 25% for TATL flights in 2014)

Here's the master list of partner earning charts for Aegean (A3) and here's the list for Turkish Airlines (TK).
Are there other FlyerTalk members flying when I am?
Quite possibly! There is a meetup thread on the CommunityBuzz forum. Post if you would like to participate.
Travel reports
Booking/ticketing reports, now largely academic, may be viewed in the wiki history.

Please report below any completed flights and/or difficulties encountered (checking in, boarding, etc.) that appear related to the booking circumstances.
  • Post #2428 reported arriving in STR on 11/28/13 with no problems.
  • Post #2670 reported arriving in MXP on 12/1/13 with no problems.
  • Post #2680 reported traveling EWR-MXP on 12/1/13 with no problems.
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Old Nov 23, 13, 11:34 am
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Looks like getting the add-on from BOS breaks this somewhat. Getting better pricing BOS-TXL for example than I would from .bomb but nothing on the order what people are quoting out of hubs.
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Old Nov 23, 13, 11:35 am
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How are you able to get the W fare? Feel free to PM me.
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Old Nov 23, 13, 11:36 am
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i am becoming more confident these are not going to ticket but i hope to be pleasantly surprised.
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Old Nov 23, 13, 11:36 am
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AMS-EWR return all in 118
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Old Nov 23, 13, 11:38 am
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Originally Posted by rankourabu View Post
Unusually, even the authorization hasnt hit the CC, always shows up instantly.

That is not good.
I just got a few phone calls from Chase asking if I authorized "On 11/22/2013 7:36 PM, a transaction in the amount of $XXX.84 was approved at: WIDEROE.NO/US, NJ"
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Old Nov 23, 13, 11:38 am
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mine just ticketed for SMF-DUB $368 r/t, took about an hour or so
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Old Nov 23, 13, 11:39 am
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Looks like Wideroe is dropping the fuel surcharge for the UA flights. Search ITA for the lowest base fares to/from your airports of choice. Not sure if Wideroe will actually ticket, some OTAs do manual quality control.
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Old Nov 23, 13, 11:40 am
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Thank you, thank you, thank you OP!!
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Old Nov 23, 13, 11:42 am
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Originally Posted by allstarphil06 View Post
I just got a few phone calls from Chase asking if I authorized "On 11/22/2013 7:36 PM, a transaction in the amount of $XXX.84 was approved at: WIDEROE.NO/US, NJ"
ok it just hit

11/23/2013 13:35 Mail/Phone Order Approved 3299 $314.11

now a bit more confident about ticketing.

BOOOOYA!


This reservation was ticketed and confirmed on Sat., Nov. 23, 2013 at 12:41 Central Time.
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Old Nov 23, 13, 11:43 am
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Originally Posted by PV_Premier View Post
mine just ticketed for SMF-DUB $368 r/t, took about an hour or so
Nice!
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Old Nov 23, 13, 11:44 am
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Originally Posted by drspear View Post
just put any number, you can call them up and change it to correct one once you get ticketed
Originally Posted by Mackieman View Post
First field is 1 (country code), second field is your number with area code.
Thank you both. Turns out the phone number was not the problem...had timed out, but phone number flagged.

Booked IAH-TLV for Feb.
Thank you OP and others!
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Old Nov 23, 13, 11:45 am
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PDX-DXB $575 all on UA metal

Thanks OP!

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Old Nov 23, 13, 11:46 am
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This reservation has been ticketed and confirmed! 1 of 3 so far
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Old Nov 23, 13, 11:47 am
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Originally Posted by SeeingtheWorldfromIndy View Post
How are you able to get the W fare? Feel free to PM me.
Yeah, I'm also having trouble figuring that out!
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Old Nov 23, 13, 11:47 am
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Originally Posted by michael9 View Post
AMS-EWR return all in 118
How'd you search availability for this? Just plugging in different dates?
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