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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, 6:25 am
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Wow, I was going to use 60K this summer to fly coach award but this is tempting.
Plus I would earn star gold on aegan with basically just one flight.
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 6:30 am
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Originally Posted by kathysrewards
Wow, I was going to use 60K this summer to fly coach award but this is tempting.
Plus I would earn star gold on aegan with basically just one flight.
sorry, P class = 0 miles on aegean, don't do that.
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 6:30 am
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse
Also available from BWI for $1503
To what destination? Do you have any dates?

For me, BWI to AMS or CDG is pricing out around $2600
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 6:33 am
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Originally Posted by zgringo14
To what destination? Do you have any dates?

For me, BWI to AMS or CDG is pricing out around $2600
Never mind.. I found it. I did the exact same search, and got new results. Odd...
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 6:37 am
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Originally Posted by zgringo14
Never mind.. I found it. I did the exact same search, and got new results. Odd...
maybe the fares are expiring...
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 6:42 am
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This even works out of OKC
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 6:45 am
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Originally Posted by 355F1
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!
What you found is pure gold and what you've done is send a ton of people to Europe this summer in business for the price of economy. I was looking to go to CDG that weekend with my girlfriend anyway and was going to book economy. Good thing I didn't.

You'll get a cheers when I arrive there. ^
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 6:56 am
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Just booked a BWI-CDG for a long WE late Aug

Another ^ from me to the OP .... thanks !
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 6:56 am
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Originally Posted by cesco.g
Looking at fare base, it states
"CHANGES

ANY TIMECHARGE 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.
You have to watch P fares, they sometimes have a number of restrictions since they are discounted BF tickets

Originally Posted by zgringo14
To what destination? Do you have any dates?

For me, BWI to AMS or CDG is pricing out around $2600
There is still wide open availability from BWI for me. Use UA's fare calendar with a flexible departure date. Seems that the best deals are available for Thurs-Sat departures, with Sun-Weds departures at normal fares.


I just did a search for the lowest Econ fare....these P fares appear in the results. They are currently the cheapest BWI-Europe published fares, pretty remarkable. About time we get some of these deals.

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Old Apr 2, 2014, 6:59 am
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Nice. Just booked SJC-DEN-ORD-FRA-FCO and FCO-BRU-IAD-DEN-SJC for only $1500 per person.

However, two segments are codeshare partners. What happens to United's 24 hour refund window if you are booking codeshare partners? I guess worst case is that they don't confirm and cancel the booking right?
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 7:13 am
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If anyone sees any fares to lisbon or Porto from east coast routing please post
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 7:16 am
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Originally Posted by zgringo14
To what destination? Do you have any dates?

For me, BWI to AMS or CDG is pricing out around $2600
I see you found it but just playing around I found

BWI-FCO 8/20-27 for $1480 thru EWR
BWI-CGD same dates, for $1582
BWI-AMS same dates for $1470


I wish I had some UA vouchers
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 7:21 am
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Found it. Atl to lis 1504 thanks for heads up
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 7:26 am
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Forgive if this has been asked, but does it work from Europe to US?
Thanks
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 7:27 am
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Originally Posted by elenanik
Forgive if this has been asked, but does it work from Europe to US?
Thanks
Nope. I forget if it was this thread of the one in the UA forum but I think someone checked and it was only into Europe.
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