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

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

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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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Old Apr 4, 14, 2:51 pm
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Originally Posted by olouie View Post
Damn, there were some decent routes from Sacramento to Paris, basically fly to SFO then direct from SFO to Paris. I wish I would have tried that before the two / three hops from SJC.
be thankful for what you got, for many other snoozed and losed!^^
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Old Apr 4, 14, 2:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Brucemcdou View Post
Hi Freecia - can you tell if they switched equipment to a Skywest plane w/ no first cabin? If so I would still take it as the bulk of the flights are still in P (right?)

Even if not, you're right that you'd still earn 150% PQM from the Y fare class.

It would be a little ominous if they downgraded your ticket from P to Y if the plane still has a first cabin - perhaps they're chipping away at the fantastic deals they've given out?
They didn't switch equipment as it is still the CRJ700. Expertflyer shows that all of the Biz seats are available.

If they're going to chip away at the fantastic deal, is there some kind of downgrade compensation I should ask for or would the 3 min schedule change be enough to get a free rerouting/reschedule for a lie flat? I checked the seats on checkmytrip which shows seats assigned to 1C & 1D but lufthansa.com shows the P downgrade to Y with seat map for economy.

I don't want to be greedy but I also like a good deal

The LH portions are still P. My return Skywest LAX-SJC was already in Y but that's a shorter flight than SJC-DEN.
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Old Apr 4, 14, 2:59 pm
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A three minute schedule change is meaningless!
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Old Apr 4, 14, 3:04 pm
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ITA still has it for Skyteam MSP to OTP (Bucharest). Sample date 8/12-8/23. $2058.

Presumably this is an add-on of First to ORD, and then picking up the deal from there. ORD-OTP is $1757. Spirit was showing ~$100 fares MSP-ORD.

It only shows ex-MSP if I use Skyteam in the advance routing code area.

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Old Apr 4, 14, 3:06 pm
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Anyone else get the email from UA re: BusinessFirst sale?

It's a joke! They sent me an email to push a special summer sale, prices are in the $3-4k range, but have same terms and conditions as far as dates and purchase. Glad we all jumped on the REAL sale!
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Old Apr 4, 14, 3:06 pm
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Smile Great deal thanks ! $1530 SLC-BUD ai

What a great deal ! Managed to grab some flights for my birthday weekend in August, with a buddy- before they disappeared . Headed to Budapest from Salt lake City. SLC-SFO-ORD-MUC-BUD-MUC-YYZ-DEN-SLC for $1530 ai (business class). First flight in Y (CRJ 200) then its P to Budapest on United metal . Managed to get Z class for the Lufthansa flights home in a newly configured A330 .So will get 150% for all flights. 20k PQM and around 34 K redeemable after cabin and elite bonus. Thanks to those posting all the info on this great fare !

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Old Apr 4, 14, 3:12 pm
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Originally Posted by freecia View Post
They didn't switch equipment as it is still the CRJ700. Expertflyer shows that all of the Biz seats are available.

If they're going to chip away at the fantastic deal, is there some kind of downgrade compensation I should ask for or would the 3 min schedule change be enough to get a free rerouting/reschedule for a lie flat? I checked the seats on checkmytrip which shows seats assigned to 1C & 1D but lufthansa.com shows the P downgrade to Y with seat map for economy.

I don't want to be greedy but I also like a good deal

The LH portions are still P. My return Skywest LAX-SJC was already in Y but that's a shorter flight than SJC-DEN.

Just call and asked to be put in J on the segments in question or request a refund. How did a sched change out of SJC take you off a lie flat? There are no lie flat equip into/out of SJC.
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Old Apr 4, 14, 3:14 pm
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Originally Posted by olouie View Post
Damn, there were some decent routes from Sacramento to Paris, basically fly to SFO then direct from SFO to Paris. I wish I would have tried that before the two / three hops from SJC.
You & me both. Other option would have been MOD. Or LAS. Isn't hindsight wonderful? We got the best air deal of our lives (my life, anyway), and we're thinking it could have been even better.
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Old Apr 4, 14, 3:15 pm
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Any currently still working out of MSP? Figure with the DL Skymiles changes coming next year, might as well book a run on United as a challenge, score status in one trip......
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Old Apr 4, 14, 3:18 pm
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The fares seem to be gone...
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Old Apr 4, 14, 3:20 pm
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Hopefully it will come back for a 3rd round
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Old Apr 4, 14, 3:27 pm
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Still alive!!!

Just scored KL ORD-AMS-IST-AMS-ORD on kl website for July. $1408 all-in biz. upper deck!!! Previously tried on dl but no luck.
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Old Apr 4, 14, 3:28 pm
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Originally Posted by PV_Premier View Post
Just call and asked to be put in J on the segments in question or request a refund. How did a sched change out of SJC take you off a lie flat? There are no lie flat equip into/out of SJC.
It didn't. It just moved me on the skywest segment for a CRJ from a business seat to economy. It is just a few inches of legroom and width difference.

Sorry if my message was confusing. DEN-FRA is an angle flat. Was wondering if the schedule change, insignificant as it is, would be enough to allow me to route through LAX-FRA which is a lie flat.
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Old Apr 4, 14, 3:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Blootch View Post
It's a joke! They sent me an email to push a special summer sale, prices are in the $3-4k range, but have same terms and conditions as far as dates and purchase. Glad we all jumped on the REAL sale!
I wonder if the "sale" is any indication that we are not going to see these prices come back any time soon. Meaning that if they just kicked off a sale, for how ever long, would UA then turn around and drop the prices to what we just saw? I suppose stranger things have happened.

Edited to add; I do enjoy that the sale price for one of my segments, EWR-AMS, is $6905.

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Old Apr 4, 14, 3:43 pm
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Originally Posted by xolinlevh View Post
Any currently still working out of MSP? Figure with the DL Skymiles changes coming next year, might as well book a run on United as a challenge, score status in one trip......
I can get some to work out of MSP if I use " /alliance sky team " in the routing codes. It forces over ORD and picks up that rate. Not as great as others are getting for different trips, but still good. Around $2k.

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