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[FARE GONE] RTW for about $950; Alitalia Europe/asia combo deal

[FARE GONE] RTW for about $950; Alitalia Europe/asia combo deal

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DO NOT CALL THE AIRLINES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE WHILE A DEAL IS STILL ACTIVE.

Fare is gone: You can safely add your frequent flyer number, get seat assignments and poke about in your itinerary.

Checking Your Tickets

Check Alitalia status: https://mm.alitalia.com/us_en/BOOKING/Apvsearch.aspx
(middle names should be included with the first name without a space IN CAPITAL LETTERS. For example, First Middle O'Last becomes "FIRST MIDDLE" "O LAST"):

Check KLM/AF status: http://www.airfrance.us/cgi-bin/AF/U...rRbkAction.do?
(may also work to change/select seats. A name like O'Last becomes "Olast")

Check Ticket Details: http://www.saudiairlines.com/portal/...rlines/Welcome
Double Check: http://www.checkmytrip.com

Will this ticket be honored?

Based on the history of these deals and the US Department of Transportation rules you should be fine if you have a ticket number.

If your JFK-MXP flight shows as cancelled on the KLM website and the Alitalia website gives an error, don't worry about it. That having been said, there are several people about to do this, and if you're one of them please share you experience on this leg (if you cannot edit the wiki, PM WhIteSidE).

Wanna know your booking class?
Go to Delta.com:

Home > My Delta > My Trips > Trip Details > VIEW RECEIPT

Will I earn miles?

If you are in this for miles be aware that you may not earn miles.
  1. Delta: Booked on carrier websites: Yes. Despite earlier concerns, it appears that these fares will earn, miles on DL even if booked via priceline, as reported by cataclysmicvoid.
    1.1. For 006 ticket with flight operated by AZ probably not. See this post. Please report back your experience.
  2. Alaska: No on AZ segments. No on most AF/KL segments because of the fare code. No on DL segments if not booked on 006 stock. No on DL if booked into O class. Yes on DL segments if you have a 006 ticket stock.
  3. KLM: Yes (will be at 50% or 25% depending on the exact fare booked)
  4. Air France: Yes (will be at 50% or 25% depending on the exact fare booked)
  5. Alitalia: Yes (will be at 50% depending on the exact fare booked)

More generally, these very cheap fares will typically not earn full miles. In some ways, AZ may be a good program to earn to as it appears many of the AF and KL flights that would earn 25% into their programs will earn 50% into AZ. It seems that most people departing from JFK are booked in O class which may not have much earning. Some people departing from LAX have V or other classes which do have earning benefits. The most earning will probably occur on an 057 (AF) or 074 (KL) ticketed and operated flight, credited to AS, if and only if the fare class is one of those listed as eligible on the Alaska earning website.

Want to Meet Up?

Great. Under a city where you are going to be, put dates in order.

JFK
10/29:5.41 Alpenrock + 1
11/17: et_phonehome
11/21: jrweaver912, topcat_dcx
11/22: boboqui
12/27: topcat_dcx

LAX
09/17-09/18: Mrp Alert

AMS
09/18: WhIteSidE
10/24 - 27: KissFlyGoodbye + 1
11/10: ben1979 +2
11/24-11/25: et_phonehome
11/25-11/28: jrweaver912
12/15: txrandom
3/19: elabut
04/05 - 06: dantorsiello

BKK
10/31 - 11/02: KissFlyGoodbye + 1
11/22: veeRob
11/26-?: et_phonehome, topcat_dcx
12/2-12/5?: bigmarley4
4/14-4/21/15: heatheresq +1

BUD
10/21 - 24: KissFlyGoodbye + 1
11/07 - 10: ben1979 +2
11/09 - 10: TProphet
11/14-11/18: veeRob
11/11-11/17 tc fly girl
11/28-11/29: bigmarley4
01/20: Exiled in Express
01/06: sneezyalex
02/22: waqarsarwar
03/06-3/11: TheMadBrewer
03/7-3/12: miko2a
3/18-3/19 elabut
11/21-11/24: maddie5218
04/11: olgsr
04/12: ben63
4/12-4/13: heatheresq +1

CDG
10/30: Alpenrock + 1
11/23: WhIteSidE
11/21: maddie5218
11/26: AaronDavidson

FCO
09/18: Mrp Alert
11/05: riphamilton
11/06: ben1979 + 2
11/18: et_phonehome
11/26: KennyBSAT
12/02: txrandom

PRG
09/24: WhIteSidE
10/29: Alpenrock
11/06-11/11: arods3
11/08-11/11: JessicaTam
11/18-11/21: veeRob
11/22 (but plan to split time with Krakow): travelisfree
11/22 - 11/25: topcat_dcx (split with MXP)
11/13-11/24: et_phonehome
11/25-27: maddie5218
12/15 : txrandom
04/05: dantorsiello

HKG
6/2-6: AA_EXP09
10/20: WhIteSidE
11/23: WhIteSidE

HKT
10/28 - 10/30: KissFlyGoodbye + 1
11/12-13: riphamilton

ICN
11/14: riphamilton

KIX
11/16: arods3
03/13: miko2a
04/17: olgsr

MXP
11/21: travelisfree
11/21: jrweaver912
11/22-11/25: topcat_dcx (split with PRG)
11/25: AaronDavidson
12/28: topcat_dcx (just the 1 day)
01/03: sneezyalex
01/18: Exiled in Express
03/12: olgsr
04/02: dantorsiello
04/02: dhammer53

NRT
10/17: Bonaventure
11/10: ben1979 +2
11/18-11/25 Poptarts
12/16: txrandom
01/10: sneezyalex
01/22: Exiled in Express
02/25: waqarsarwar
03/12: TheMadBrewer
3/20-3/24 elabut
04/07: dantorsiello
11/28-11/30: maddie5218

WKJ
04/14: ben63

PEK
09/24: WhIteSidE
11/18 - 11/23: TProphet
12/30-?: topcat_dcx

OTP
09/16: WhIteSidE
10/18: WhIteSidE
11/20: WhIteSidE

TLV
09/18-27ish Mrp Alert
11/18-11/22: et_phonehome
11/26-11/29: KennyBSAT
12/02: txrandom
02/17: waqarsarwar
3/15-3/18 elabut

AUH
11/22-11/24(F1 Race): jrweaver912

DXB
11/22-11/24(F1 Race): jrweaver912
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Old May 21, 14, 4:15 pm
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[FARE GONE] RTW for about $950; Alitalia Europe/asia combo deal

A few weeks ago it was possible to fly the similar route beginning from PRG ( FCO - NRT ) then MNL - LAX then LAX - CDG ( - ROM - CAI ). Once AlItalia fixed it, it was still possible from BUD. No more but...

Now you can start in LAX (and finish in LAX as well)

Just an example (use ita matrix multi-city search):

11 Nov 2014
LAX - BUD (*)
(in detail: LAX - JFK - FCO - BUD, short layovers in JFK/FCO, operated AlItala)

17 Nov 2014
BUD - NRT
(in detail: BUD - AMS - NRT, less than 6 hours in AMS, operated KLM)

$361 (!!!) many dates possible, this is just an example

then we need to go back (or to go further...) with the help of Philippine Airlines (another multi-city matrix search), for example:


20 Nov 2014
NRT - MNL

27 Nov 2014
MNL - LAX

$586, not bad ;-)

All together for only $947


With some effort and extra cost it is possible to visit Hawaii.

(*) you may try also with PRG and the price of this segment is then $422
(**) keep in mind that from BUD you can easily reach many European destinations with Wizzair or Ryanair, usually $100-150/rt
(***) if you wonder where to book LAX-BUD-NRT just go to www.alitalia.com, first you will see $498 but after selection of the second part (KLM) the total price drops down to about $361....

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Old May 21, 14, 4:54 pm
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Originally Posted by man4business View Post
A few weeks ago it was possible to fly the similar route beginning from PRG ( FCO - NRT ) then MNL - LAX then LAX - CDG ( - ROM - CAI ). Once AlItalia fixed it, it was still possible from BUD. No more but...

Now you can start in LAX (and finish in LAX as well)

Just an example (use ita matrix multi-city search):

11 Nov 2014
LAX - BUD
(in detail: LAX - JFK - FCO - BUD, short layovers in JFK/FCO, operated AlItala)

17 Nov 2014
BUD - NRT
(in detail: BUD - AMS - NRT, less than 6 hours in AMS, operated KLM)

$361 (!!!) many dates possible, this is just an example

then we need to go back (or to go further...) with the help of Philippine Airlines (another multi-city matrix search), for example:


20 Nov 2014
NRT - MNL

27 Nov 2014
MNL - LAX

$586, not bad ;-)

All together for only $947


With some effort and extra cost it is possible to visit Hawaii.

Wow! Well, welcome to flyertalk. That is one heck of an opening post.
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Old May 21, 14, 5:05 pm
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I think that this is an amazing first post and great option for those seeking a vacation that includes two different regions. Great work.
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Old May 21, 14, 5:51 pm
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RTW for about $950

Wow nice
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Old May 21, 14, 6:08 pm
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And Budapest is amazing. Spent 2 months out of the last year living there.
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Old May 21, 14, 6:39 pm
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Tried doing multi-city on a kayak search and definitely wasn't getting the fare the OP got but I agree, great first post.
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Old May 21, 14, 6:41 pm
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Wow great first post
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Old May 21, 14, 6:55 pm
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I am able to find similar fares with Google Flights. Use that as a jumping off point as their search is incredibly fast.
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Old May 21, 14, 7:00 pm
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RTW for about $950

I can see the fare lax-bud-nrt on orbitz but the MNL fare is not on matrix or anywhere else...
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Old May 21, 14, 7:14 pm
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Originally Posted by veeRob View Post
I am able to find similar fares with Google Flights. Use that as a jumping off point as their search is incredibly fast.
A jumping off point for what exactly? Are you seeing other destinations or just referring to using BUD as a springboard to Europe? Thanks!
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Old May 21, 14, 7:18 pm
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Originally Posted by surfingsd View Post
A jumping off point for what exactly? Are you seeing other destinations or just referring to using BUD as a springboard to Europe? Thanks!
I meant as a jumping off point for playing around with dates. Sorry for the ambiguity.
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Old May 21, 14, 7:20 pm
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Crazy but I booked LAX-BUD-NRT. Now to figure out the positioning and return flights. The MNL route isn't working for me but happy with what I have so far. Thanks for the post.
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Old May 21, 14, 8:02 pm
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Originally Posted by tc fly girl View Post
Crazy but I booked LAX-BUD-NRT. Now to figure out the positioning and return flights. The MNL route isn't working for me but happy with what I have so far. Thanks for the post.
Assuming you book through the big O, do they have the 24-hour free refund policy so that you can cancel if you can't find anything that will bring you home?
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Old May 21, 14, 8:05 pm
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Works from SFO as well, found it on google maps.

Edit:nvm only from around $500.
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Old May 21, 14, 8:14 pm
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Originally Posted by tc fly girl View Post
Crazy but I booked LAX-BUD-NRT. Now to figure out the positioning and return flights. The MNL route isn't working for me but happy with what I have so far. Thanks for the post.
I'm still seeing the return. What dates are you trying?
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