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[FARE GONE] Lots of UA ATL-AMS (and other cities) Z fares; less than $2k for July

Old Apr 4, 2014, 10:50 am
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There are two categories of US cities involved, DL hubs and other, generally secondary, airports.
From some DL Hubs, UA P fares are valid to a much wider range of cities in Europe:
SLC/MSP/DTW/ATL/CVG/MEM-AMS/MXP/FCO/CDG/MLA/VCE/TRN/FLR/NAP/PMO/CTA/BUD/PRG/CPH/IST/WAW/ARN/OSL/KRK/PRG/TLL/RIX/etc
(but not JFK nor LAX?)

Other airports are valid to a smaller set of cities in Europe:
BOS/SJC/SMF/MOD/BWI/BUR/ONT/SNA/PSP/HNL/SEA/PDX/AUS/PIT/TUS/TPA/ALB/etc/etc-AMS/MXP/FCO/CDG/MLA/VCE/TRN/FLR/NAP/PMO/CTA/etc

Most UA hubs don't have the fare filed (not SFO for sure), but apparently EWR has at least EWR-VCE/NCE (but not EWR-MXP/PMO/FCO/CDG)

Some destinations in Europe have a slightly higher base fare:
MRS/LYS

(please add more cities to either origin or destination side that are valid)


Be careful in your airline selection - there are PQM/RDM implications to this. For example, for the UA program, UA P earns 150% PQM/RDM, LH P earns 100% PQM/RDM, and it appears that OS P earns nothing.
Similarly it looks like UA P class credited to Aegean (A3) earns nothing. Visit this United webpage then click on the Star Alliance partner to determine mileage earnings.
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[FARE GONE] Lots of UA ATL-AMS (and other cities) Z fares; less than $2k for July

Old Apr 2, 2014, 7:29 am
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Originally Posted by fjfv19
Nope. I forget if it was this thread of the one in the UA forum but I think someone checked and it was only into Europe.
Thanks..these are the times i want to be living in the US
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 7:30 am
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Originally Posted by 3fkta
If anyone sees any fares to lisbon or Porto from east coast routing please post
Seeing ATL to LIS. You could alternatively get to CDG from FLL and then book a cheap reward flight. One stop through YUL/EWR to CDG out of FLL for some dates I checked. Seeing MXP for less with YYZ/EWR connection.

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Old Apr 2, 2014, 7:31 am
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So I found $1480; RIC-IAD-FCO (all on UA metal) and FCO-IAD-RIC (UA again) on the return

Just to clarify, Will I clear U.S. customs at IAD and pick up my bags at IAD too?

I'd love to take this flight for two reasons.

1. Non stop IAD-FCO on UA metal (763) and
2. on the return, I presume I can pick up my bags and bail at IAD and go home, not taking the flight to RIC
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 7:34 am
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WOW..this is a great find ...THX OP....ATL-AMS $1470 over July 4 th week!
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 7:38 am
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse
So I found $1480; RIC-IAD-FCO (all on UA metal) and FCO-IAD-RIC (UA again) on the return

Just to clarify, Will I clear U.S. customs at IAD and pick up my bags at IAD too?

I'd love to take this flight for two reasons.

1. Non stop IAD-FCO on UA metal (763) and
2. on the return, I presume I can pick up my bags and bail at IAD and go home, not taking the flight to RIC
Not sure if you can bail at IAD. Whenever I take UA overseas they always divide out the transfers to another process. Not sure what that process is but I understand if you go through the new Customs/Immigration not in the main terminal that it is possible. However, I ALWAYS get routed through to the main terminal where that isn't an option. There are flights to FCO from BWI through ORD.

Hopefully someone can help tell you and me how to bail if you have checked bags at Dulles. I'd only try it with carryon based on my experience.
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 7:39 am
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse
So I found $1480; RIC-IAD-FCO (all on UA metal) and FCO-IAD-RIC (UA again) on the return

Just to clarify, Will I clear U.S. customs at IAD and pick up my bags at IAD too?

I'd love to take this flight for two reasons.

1. Non stop IAD-FCO on UA metal (763) and
2. on the return, I presume I can pick up my bags and bail at IAD and go home, not taking the flight to RIC
That would be the protocol, unless there was irregular ops and UA had to shift you to another US port of entry (such as EWR). Then you would be stuck flying back to RIC (unless you made other private arrangements to get back to DC, like take the train).
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 7:41 am
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Which date pairs? This is exactly what I want. HPN-ORD-FRA
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 7:45 am
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Originally Posted by travellingdoc1121
Which date pairs? This is exactly what I want. HPN-ORD-FRA
I don't think the fares will work with a Frankfurt as the destination - you need to be going onto a SkyTeam hub (FCO, AMS, etc.).
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 7:49 am
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SEA to FLR, NAP, Palermo, Malta, MXP, Catania all for $1500

Seattle to Venice 1360! July 9-16 on LH
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 7:55 am
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Originally Posted by fjfv19
What you found is pure gold and what you've done is send a ton of people to Europe this summer in business for the price of economy. I was looking to go to CDG that weekend with my girlfriend anyway and was going to book economy. Good thing I didn't.

You'll get a cheers when I arrive there. ^
Well I'm just glad I could help for once!

I just booked 50k MQMs at less than 3.7cpm on 8 PHX-MIA MRs thanks to this forum (thanks, Coke & Taco!), so I guess it was my time to contribute instead of being a leech! Haha!

Hope everyone has fun! And I got my bro and his gf PDX-FCO over July 4 weekend for less than $1,500 ea on this deal.

Hope lots are able to book!
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Originally Posted by no2chem
sorry, P class = 0 miles on aegean, don't do that.
It says P earn 150%. https://www.united.com/CMS/en-US/Mar...es/united.aspx
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Originally Posted by hw711
pls check the A3 fare chart, I don't think A3 cares much about the UA fare chart.

Also, AC 250 BF is on Z fare, there you will get 200% earnings, but LH Biz class or AC Biz class.... I think LH Biz class is better.
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse
So I found $1480; RIC-IAD-FCO (all on UA metal) and FCO-IAD-RIC (UA again) on the return

Just to clarify, Will I clear U.S. customs at IAD and pick up my bags at IAD too?

I'd love to take this flight for two reasons.

1. Non stop IAD-FCO on UA metal (763) and
2. on the return, I presume I can pick up my bags and bail at IAD and go home, not taking the flight to RIC
Yes, but you may be better off building in an overnight (sub-24-hour) connection at IAD on the return to the US to deal with the off-chance that there is an operational re-route.
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Originally Posted by 355F1
Well I'm just glad I could help for once!

I just booked 50k MQMs at less than 3.7cpm on 8 PHX-MIA MRs thanks to this forum (thanks, Coke & Taco!), so I guess it was my time to contribute instead of being a leech! Haha!

Hope everyone has fun! And I got my bro and his gf PDX-FCO over July 4 weekend for less than $1,500 ea on this deal.

Hope lots are able to book!
You are a life (and wallet) saver!! I have 5 folks going to san-iad-cdg first week in July for $1560 each. Great find!
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 8:09 am
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Originally Posted by rosepoint
Not sure if you can bail at IAD. Whenever I take UA overseas they always divide out the transfers to another process. Not sure what that process is but I understand if you go through the new Customs/Immigration not in the main terminal that it is possible. However, I ALWAYS get routed through to the main terminal where that isn't an option. There are flights to FCO from BWI through ORD.

Hopefully someone can help tell you and me how to bail if you have checked bags at Dulles. I'd only try it with carryon based on my experience.
This is absolutely correct. Transfers (and their bags) almost always get routed to the transfer terminal at IAD, unless they are coming in at very odd times. You are then *required* to go through security screening to enter the terminal. You could leave after that, of course, but only if your bags could pass for carry-on size, and you don't have any oversized liquids.
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