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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.

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  • Post #2428 reported arriving in STR on 11/28/13 with no problems.
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  • Post #2680 reported traveling EWR-MXP on 12/1/13 with no problems.
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Old Nov 24, 13, 10:29 am
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The cheapest I could find was NYC-Montreal-Frankfurt-Milan. I actually need to get to either Paris or London. Do I have to fly all the way to the end, or I can stop and get out in Frankfurt? I want to buy Ryanair ticket then to my end destination.
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Old Nov 24, 13, 10:29 am
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Originally Posted by rankourabu View Post
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Originally Posted by sbm12



Absolutely. There are TATL base fares as low as $10 from time to time. With the advent of YQ the airlines opened themselves up to this sort of scenario.




Exactly, we've even seen $0.50 fares on transatlantics this year (IB/TK)

If airlines want to play the fuel surcharge scam, they get burned sometimes.

No sympathy.
Didn't look at it from that angle, but I wholeheartedly agree.
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Old Nov 24, 13, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by partizanka View Post
The cheapest I could find was NYC-Montreal-Frankfurt-Milan. I actually need to get to either Paris or London. Do I have to fly all the way to the end, or I can stop and get out in Frankfurt? I want to buy Ryanair ticket then to my end destination.
Like any ticket, the rest of your segments will be cancelled.
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Old Nov 24, 13, 10:31 am
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Originally Posted by partizanka View Post
The cheapest I could find was NYC-Montreal-Frankfurt-Milan. I actually need to get to either Paris or London. Do I have to fly all the way to the end, or I can stop and get out in Frankfurt? I want to buy Ryanair ticket then to my end destination.
Can't do that on the outbound or the rest of the trip will get cancelled.
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Old Nov 24, 13, 10:31 am
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Finally, I can go back to my routine.
The ticket was purchased at 6:34 pm, Nov. 23, just ticketed at 11:23 am, Nov. 24. Got a fraud warning email at 7:24 am. Took care of this and re-enter the same credit info on Wideroe site. All UA metal flights. Another ticket was purchased early yesterday afternoon and ticketed before 7:00 pm yesterday. Good luck with everyone. Keep your faith!!!

p.s.: The ticket number difference divided by the number of hours between the issued time is slightly above 550.
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Old Nov 24, 13, 10:34 am
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I've got email receipts and 701 tix # from DCA-ARN, but no pending charge yet; should I call AMEX?
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Old Nov 24, 13, 10:35 am
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What's the fare class for this? I'm earning on TK and can't figure out where to see the fare class.

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I see it!
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Old Nov 24, 13, 10:35 am
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Originally Posted by PaceLaw2012 View Post
I've got email receipts and 701 tix # from DCA-ARN, but no pending charge yet; should I call AMEX?
I wouldn't. What can they do?

Did you available balance change? Most AMEX users have noticed the available went down by the amount of the charge they were expecting despite not seeing the charge as pending.
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Old Nov 24, 13, 10:35 am
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good news everyone- just in case you want to cancel your ticket, Wideroe coded our tickets as "REFUNDABLE"



for more info and pics, check out Norwegian Wideroe Airlines Codes Mistake Fares as Refundable Tickets http://bit.ly/Idw0fJ
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Old Nov 24, 13, 10:36 am
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Originally Posted by vizslaky View Post
What's the fare class for this? I'm earning on TK and can't figure out where to see the fare class.
If you pull it up on United.com it should be pretty easy to at least find the UA fare code (only helpful if you're flying UA).
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Old Nov 24, 13, 10:37 am
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Originally Posted by jammanxc View Post
good news everyone- just in case you want to cancel your ticket, Wideroe coded our tickets as "REFUNDABLE"



for more info and pics, check out Norwegian Wideroe Airlines Codes Mistake Fares as Refundable Tickets http://bit.ly/Idw0fJ
Some tickets are coded this way (mine were not). I wouldn't hold my breath on these actually being refundable.
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Old Nov 24, 13, 10:39 am
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I'm looking for the fare class on the Air Canada flights (LGA-MXP). Anyone know?


Originally Posted by danpeake View Post
If you pull it up on United.com it should be pretty easy to at least find the UA fare code (only helpful if you're flying UA).
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Old Nov 24, 13, 10:40 am
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Anybody have any luck on finding any more IAH deals? Would love to get a December run in too.
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Old Nov 24, 13, 10:41 am
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Join Date: Nov 2013
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Purchased: 1610 EST 23 NOV
Fraud Email: 0855 24 NOV
AMEX call: 1048
Posted charge: 1107
Ticketed: 1127


SAN EWR DUB EWR SAN
25 March - 1 April

Dont know what else to do, i already chose my seats, can they take it back at this point?
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Old Nov 24, 13, 10:42 am
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Decisions decisions now that AC tickets are FDing...

As a US Gold until 2014/soon to be AA EXP, i'm trying to figure out whether this is a good idea to fly these 2.9 CPM LGA-YUL-FRA-MXP MRs (no same day turns AFAIK). credit on US before March 1st, and have that count as EQM for AA once FF merge. 8500 miles would be a great start to the year! edit: K fares on AC only accrue 50% when crediting to US.

Pros: possibly get EQM/RDM on US that will then count towards AA, hang out in the LH FRA gold lounge, risotto alla milanese and osso bucco, ridic shopping, the duomo, easy high speed trains to FCO, VCE, FLR...

Cons: Can't credit on US, 2 connections (one of which is 70 minutes at FRA), "wasting" a weekend just to fly for status, slowly losing my soul in Y with no chance for upgrades without significant copay if at all since its AC/LH metal.

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