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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 1, 2014, 8:12 pm
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Thanks OP - just booked SJC - IAH - AMS - IAH - DEN - SJC August 14 - 18th, $1,496 ai. All on UA metal, P fare class. Looked like it was widely available at around that price from early july through August. Didn't check for FCO or CDG.

Equivalent rt out of SFO was pricing above $3,600 for same time frame so an hour drive saves over $2k!
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Old Apr 1, 2014, 8:17 pm
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exSJU also available to several destinations
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Old Apr 1, 2014, 8:22 pm
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Found some LX and OS availability on OTAs, if you're tired of jeff mcmuffins and angle-flat LH seats...

Originally Posted by Insiderdude
Now we just need ONEWORLD to match~
Man wouldn't that be nice. Even from BOS, $1500 in the peak of summer travel in J is extremely tempting. I need AA status though, so I really shouldn't fly (especially on *A) just because it's cheap.
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Old Apr 1, 2014, 8:25 pm
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Any chance to find anything starting from Europe?
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Old Apr 1, 2014, 8:43 pm
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Interesting that nothing seems to be offered out of LGA / JFK.
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Old Apr 1, 2014, 8:44 pm
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Booked TPA EWR MXP in July $1469 on UA in P class, great fare
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Old Apr 1, 2014, 8:47 pm
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I've seen routings from some Southern Calif. airports into Nice and Marseille also. Pricing between $1,600 and $1,800.
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Old Apr 1, 2014, 8:50 pm
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Definitely looks like *A are getting ST back for their ~$1800 fares to key *A hubs (FRA/MUC/ZRH/GVA) a couple of days ago. These fares generally seem to be ST destinations (CDG/AMS/FCO/MXP/etc).

Note that BUF and FLL also work as origins. ^
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Old Apr 1, 2014, 8:54 pm
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las-ams works, too! $1,470 ai
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Old Apr 1, 2014, 8:57 pm
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LH: BOS to NCE $1,600 !!!
BOS to BIA for $1,600, never seen this!
JFK - NCE -EWR $1,600... unbelievable.

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Old Apr 1, 2014, 8:59 pm
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Fantastic! Just booked 4 PIT-CDG for $1560 each. Thanks for the heads up on this!
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Old Apr 1, 2014, 9:04 pm
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SAN-YYZ-CDG-YYZ-SAN All biz on AC - $1550 nice


Thank you OP!
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Old Apr 1, 2014, 9:06 pm
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Originally Posted by af fp
Interesting that nothing seems to be offered out of LGA / JFK.
Although you can use HPN in some instances.
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Old Apr 1, 2014, 9:07 pm
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RIC and BWI work

$1560 from BWI to CDG in July on UA. All in P
Works from Richmond also
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Old Apr 1, 2014, 9:20 pm
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Originally Posted by rosepoint
$1560 from BWI to CDG in July on UA. All in P
Works from Richmond also
Also to Italy such as Venice, Milan, and Pisa.
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