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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, 9:17 am
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is this still alive?
anything for Father's Day weekend???? or around there. tough finding it now. thanks
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 9:24 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.
If the bag contains items that can't go through security, you are kind of SOL. UA flights, as well as a few others, arrive at the midfield terminal. Customs and Immigration is in the bottom of midfield. You then reclaim your bag, recheck it, and go through TSA. Once through, you are in the UA terminal (C/D).

This is only for transfer passengers. When you get off the plane at midfield, they have a moonbuggie waiting to take pax to the main terminal (who are terminating in DC). If you don't have a checked bag, or if it is tagged just to DC, take the moon buggie and you'll be able to exit curbside after clearing CBP in the main terminal.

Attempting to clear at main terminal, while you have checked bags that are supposed to go onwards from IAD is a bad idea. It may take over an hour to get your bags moved, and you will likely draw some scrutiny from UA in the process.
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 9:24 am
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Originally Posted by twoner32
is this still alive?
anything for Father's Day weekend???? or around there. tough finding it now. thanks
Wow pulled? Booked a P fare last night BOS-AMS for $1470 and same P fares right now on UA are $3,500.
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 9:24 am
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Originally Posted by twoner32
is this still alive?
anything for Father's Day weekend???? or around there. tough finding it now. thanks
It is mostly July & August travel from what I've seen.
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 9:25 am
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It's still there, depending on the departure cities, I've found lots out of BWI to CDG, AMS.

Quick question, as i usually fly Delta, doesn't DL have a policy where if you find the same route for less they will match it?
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 9:25 am
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I should know this but don't and can't find it online. For which *A members do I also earn the Premier status bonus (e.g., 100% additional miles for being 1K)? I know I do on some carriers but not others. TIA.
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 9:26 am
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Originally Posted by Sterndogg
Wow pulled? Booked a P fare last night BOS-AMS for $1470 and same P fares right now on UA are $3,500.
Not pulled yet.

Just did a dummy booking July 3-15 on UA.com for PDX-FCO and it still came up at $1,480. (same one I booked for my brother yesterday)
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 9:27 am
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Crap...seems to have died mid-booking.
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 9:27 am
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$1500 Biz fares to EU dead

Appears to be dead, was looking at 7am this morning SAN-FCO/CDG/AMS and avail now its gone. All pricing at $3500 +
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 9:30 am
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Yep. Seems to be gone. Any chance we'll get another one of these sales?
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 9:32 am
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Yep, it looks like it is dead from BWI and ATL before I could pull the trigger.
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 9:33 am
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Just tried BOS-VCE and VCE-SJC and it's still there.

Looked on Hipmunk, then clicked "Book on Priceline" and got $1530
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 9:35 am
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Gone on UA and ITA for COS departures in July... Was there about 15 minutes ago.
Looks like its still available on Orbitz.
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 9:36 am
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A good thing it is gone for me. I stayed up late last night hoping for a Skyteam match. Checked once in the middle of the night, and then first thing this morning. Now maybe I can go find something useful to do.

But congratulations to all who scored, and thanks to OP for my evening's amusement.

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Old Apr 2, 2014, 9:37 am
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seems dead now on ua.com, still getting it on priceline
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