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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, 11:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Craig6z
SNA and SAN seem to have the most availability. In addition to ONT some itineraries are available beginning in BUR and PSP.
Originally Posted by patchan8984
try out of the smaller airports, maybe ONT, SNA, etc
I just got SNA-IAH-FRA-FLR-FRA-SFO-SNA for $1513 in P, LAX was completely nuts in terms of pricing.
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Old Apr 1, 2014, 11:14 pm
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I bought SAN-MXP//VCE-SAN, returning via FRA-LAX on LH's 747-8. It's an unexpected treat. Thank you to the person who found the fare and to all who found additional possibilities.
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Old Apr 1, 2014, 11:30 pm
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Originally Posted by paramenace
Anyone know if booking through Orbitz using a Chase Explorer card (through UR portal) will get coded as a United purchase (and therefore receive the 2x miles? Or does it make mores sense to purchase directly through United to get 2x vs Chase Sapphire via UR/Orbitz?
You have to purchase thru United.com to get the 2x miles on your Chase United Explorer card.
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Old Apr 1, 2014, 11:47 pm
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Does anyone know when this fare is valid until?
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 12:00 am
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Still waiting on OW to pick up on some of this action ...
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 12:15 am
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Originally Posted by mattking2000
Does anyone know when this fare is valid until?
Expect the fare to be gone tomorrow. The validity is until August 30 outbound
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 12:19 am
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Originally Posted by seacarl
Expect the fare to be gone tomorrow. The validity is until August 30 outbound
if the fare is pulled, will a reservation on hold still be valid?
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 12:24 am
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anything to Aisa?
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 12:56 am
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Thanks to the OP(s)! What's the change fee for this fare? I searched the fare rules and didn't see any monetary amount stated other than one for $450 (for an emergency and ability to apply this value to a new ticket).
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 1:19 am
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Originally Posted by slippahs
I searched the fare rules and didn't see any monetary amount stated other than one for $450 (for an emergency and ability to apply this value to a new ticket).
Looking at fare base, it states
"CHANGES

ANY TIME
CHARGE USD 450.00"

Would mean a change e.g. of the return date would incur this fee.
Now, if you change the dept date, it will price out at the fare valid at the time you reissue your ticket.
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 1:32 am
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Looking at the fare rules, stopover aren't permitted. Correct?

I was looking to do:
BOS-VIE // VIE-FCO // FCO-SJC

Possible?
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 1:36 am
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Booked AUS-DEN-FRA-MLA-MUC-ORD-AUS over July 4th for $1516! Tight connection in DEN (45mins) though, is that doable? Crazy as I'm just getting back from a 3-week trip to the South Pacific a week previous.

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Old Apr 2, 2014, 1:52 am
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Ua atl-ams-cmh $1497

UA ATL-AMS-CMH $1497 AI Appears to run through Aug 20. you guys enjoy! I'm stuck in Spain all summer
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 1:54 am
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Great fares, I'm seeing SAN/HNL/OGG to FCO/FLR/NAP for just under 900 ($1,350), wide open in July. PriceLock, you're a bad thing!!
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 2:21 am
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Originally Posted by seacarl
Expect the fare to be gone tomorrow. The validity is until August 30 outbound

It's June 30th to August 30th outbound? I was looking for earlier dates than June 30th but had no luck so far.

As of now, I'm using this for a few trips for the better part of summer, but all in July and August. Thanks.
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