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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, 2:37 am
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Too bad it does not work the other way around - enjoy!
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 2:42 am
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Originally Posted by roastpuff
Argh, can't use United FareLock to hold it - changes my point of sale to Canada and kills the deal.
Are all your flights on UA metal?
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 2:44 am
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Originally Posted by hauteboy
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.
That's about the bare minimum but it is doable, the terminals have long open spaces. Download the US app so you see where your departure gate is as soon as you land, and be prepared to run
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 2:45 am
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Booked PSP-NCE (via FRA both ways). Lose out on some miles with LH but get the 747-800 FRA-LAX so well worth it.
$1600.60 AI. I think I saw options via BRU at $1581.
June 27-July 3.
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 2:46 am
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Originally Posted by mattking2000
Does anyone know when this fare is valid until?
ITA shows June 27 to end of August.
I just booked on .bomb and showed until August 29.
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 2:46 am
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Originally Posted by KrnGrs
Too bad it does not work the other way around - enjoy!
Indeed if it would work in reverse it would be a steal! But paying $1500 or €2200 is a bit too much of a difference imo

Maybe a good idea to setup a Amsterdam/Holland DO given the fact that these flights are in our summer period, if people are interested in it!

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Old Apr 2, 2014, 3:10 am
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Originally Posted by FriendlySkies
Just be award that the SAN-YYZ flights are on Rouge, and not AC mainline. 'Premium Rouge' says that it is a blocked middle seat with extra legroom.. Definitely not a true F/C class on those birds (unless you find a 763 operating to SAN from YYZ)
Also, I think YYZ-CDG is on AC's 77P which is a high density config, so no pods in J.
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 3:17 am
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DTW-FRA-POZ on LH then POZ-MUC-YYZ-DTW on the way back (AC over the pond) for 1504$

Might just have to miss that YYZ-DTW hopper...

Add in burning a one way rental coupon on National + 40$ in gas to get to DTW and 30 for a r/t train ticket to Berlin and I am all set.
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 3:20 am
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Thanks OP!

Booked: BOS-MUC-VCE-IAH-SJC for $1500 Beginning of July BOS-VCE, beginning of August: VCE-SJC

I know you guys said that 747-8i is better but I wanted to fly the A380 (FRA-IAH) for a long time now
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 4:40 am
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Originally Posted by fgirard
if the fare is pulled, will a reservation on hold still be valid?

no
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 4:58 am
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Also available from BWI for $1503
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 5:02 am
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Originally Posted by Deltahater
no
What about Farelock on UA?
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 5:25 am
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I'm on HPN-ORD-CDG, CDG-EWR-ORD-HPN over 4 July weekend. Great find OP, unreal.
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 5:27 am
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Originally Posted by funOFflying
What about Farelock on UA?
It works as long as there are no partner flights in your trip. I've got three locked now.

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Old Apr 2, 2014, 6:12 am
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Originally Posted by fjfv19
I'm on HPN-ORD-CDG, CDG-EWR-ORD-HPN over 4 July weekend. Great find OP, unreal.
Still wondering if I have found a mistake fare....Hmph....it just doesn't make sense to have all these BC flights costing LESS than many competitors Y flights!

I don't have anywhere else I need to go this year so unfortunately I can't even get a piece of my own action! Hah!

Going to Prague in two weeks....AMS in June....those were already booked with DL/AF....GRR!!
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