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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, 7:40 pm
  #751  
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
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Can't they cancel the tickets even if they are ticketed?
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Old Nov 23, 13, 7:40 pm
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Originally Posted by denCSA View Post
There's gonna be a nasty conference call at Willis Tower come Monday...
wideroe's not in Chicago...
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Old Nov 23, 13, 7:40 pm
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Originally Posted by zebranz View Post
Looks like a long night for all of us waiting to see if it gets ticketed or wiped off!
Yes! I really hope everyone tickets! If not, c'est la vie!
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Old Nov 23, 13, 7:41 pm
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Originally Posted by mastermind85 View Post
Can't they cancel the tickets even if they are ticketed?
Of course they can.
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Old Nov 23, 13, 7:41 pm
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Originally Posted by FirstClassSE View Post
But what the hell i am going to do in Milan? Watch street "art" (graffiti)?

Well, weŽll see. Cheap anyway.
Hop on a train and go somewhere else?????
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Old Nov 23, 13, 7:42 pm
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Originally Posted by FirstClassSE View Post
Yes. Got all the way. Lets see if its get ticketed.
Now when i try again it does not work. Gives me error.

Got in for EWR-MXP 30 Jan - 4th Feb, 135$
Same here 10 min ago. EWR-BCN in March. It took 6 tries. Keep punching!
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Old Nov 23, 13, 7:42 pm
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So by all accounts it looks like this is dead (or am I wrong?) but in an effort to keep it alive, I have found a method to get past the 'flight confirmation' page that provides the error and get the payment page to display, although by doing so I create a new error. With some experimentation, maybe we can figure out a new way through?

So if you force an error in the flight confirmation page (i.e. invalid country code) it'll then take you to the payment page (which you can't get to otherwise). Only problem is that you then have a invalid country code error which doesn't allow you to proceed. Seems like the type of thing that may be overcome with an incognito mode/2 browser trick of some sort... my connection (on vacation) is too crappy to do much experimentation to figure something out, but what I described above may help in pointing people in the right direction.
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Old Nov 23, 13, 7:43 pm
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I think they are fixing everything now. One second I had a flight from SFO to Cairo for about $500, when I clicked to continue it magically doubled in price and no former prices were available.
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Old Nov 23, 13, 7:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Brituchenite View Post
Hop on a train and go somewhere else?????
Exactly!! That's what we're doing at Christmas and, if these ticket, again in February
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Old Nov 23, 13, 7:43 pm
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Booked EWR MXP at 3:40 EST
Just ticketed for me at 9:30 EST
Same for a different EWR-MXP later in the summer
Used a Chase Sapphire for the first and amex plat for the second.
No pending charges on my amex though.

still waiting on two other EWR-MXP's
two BOS-DXB's
and one more IAD-BRU
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Old Nov 23, 13, 7:47 pm
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I can still get some medium-cheap tickets lol.
TLL-LAX usually over 700€ now 533€
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Old Nov 23, 13, 7:48 pm
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Originally Posted by denCSA View Post
There's gonna be a nasty conference call at Willis Tower come Monday...
"Whatcha talking about Willis?!"

I think this is all part of Smiesek's plan. He's not going to just devalue the customers, MP program and quality of service, he's devaluing the cost of tickets as well, so it all balances out .
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Old Nov 23, 13, 7:50 pm
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Originally Posted by FirstClassSE View Post
But what the hell i am going to do in Milan? Watch street "art" (graffiti)?

Well, weŽll see. Cheap anyway.
With what you saved on the cost of a ticket, you can buy yourself a nice Prada Wallet.
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Old Nov 23, 13, 7:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Jigen666 View Post
With what you saved on the cost of a ticket, you can buy yourself a nice Prada Wallet.
You forget that I need to first make my way to US.
Well, can plan later. Just see if it gets ticket first.

I have bad experience with Wideroe. I am just warning you guys. Do not get your hopes up. As a Swede IŽve been disappointed at WF many times regarding these fares.
Never had one out of at least 5 honored.
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Old Nov 23, 13, 7:54 pm
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Got my confirmation email from Wideroe at 6:56pm EST, but United is only holding my ticket until Midnight EST. Doubt that is enough time to ticket, given the long queue.
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