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[PREMIUM FARE GONE] EY/Alitalia MAD-HKT in Business $812 r/t

[PREMIUM FARE GONE] EY/Alitalia MAD-HKT in Business $812 r/t

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Old Dec 30, 15, 8:08 pm
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[PREMIUM FARE GONE] EY/Alitalia MAD-HKT in Business $812 r/t

Just came across this one.
I haven't called Alitalia to see if the fare is honored nor have I researched earned miles.


Outbound flight
Mon, Sep 5
5:55 pm 8:20 pm
Madrid (MAD) Rome (FCO)
Alitalia 63 Business Class Airbus A321
2h 25m
No Wi-Fi
No in-seat power
Layover in Rome FCO1h 25m

9:45 pm 6:35 am+1
Rome (FCO) Abu Dhabi (AUH)
Etihad 84 Business Class Boeing 777
Lie flat seat
Overnight flight
Often delayed by 30+ min
6h 50m
Wi-Fi
In-seat & USB power
On-demand video
Layover in Abu Dhabi AUH2h 25m

9:00 am+1 6:40 pm+1
Abu Dhabi (AUH) Phuket (HKT)
Etihad 430 Business Class Airbus A330
Lie flat seat
6h 40m
Wi-Fi
In-seat & USB power
On-demand video
Return flight
Sat, Sep 24
8:30 pm 11:55 pm
Phuket (HKT) Abu Dhabi (AUH)
Etihad 431 Business Class Airbus A330
Lie flat seat
6h 25m
Wi-Fi
In-seat & USB power
On-demand video
Layover in Abu Dhabi AUH Overnight2h 30m

2:25 am+1 6:55 am+1
Abu Dhabi (AUH) Rome (FCO)
Alitalia 853 Business Class Airbus A330
Lie flat seat
Overnight flight
6h 30m
Wi-Fi
In-seat & USB power
On-demand video
Layover in Rome FCO1h 05m

8:00 am+1 10:35 am+1
Rome (FCO) Madrid (MAD)
Alitalia 58 Business Class Airbus A320
2h 35m
No Wi-Fi
No in-seat power
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Total incl taxes & fees for 1 adult Additional bag fees may apply.
$812
743
Call Alitalia to book: +1‑800‑223‑5730
Marketed as AZ 63, AZ 7040, AZ 3936, AZ 3938, AZ 853, AZ 58
Airlines may charge an additional fee for booking by phone.

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Old Dec 30, 15, 8:32 pm
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Expedia seems to be pricing this at slightly more (992 EUR) but still a good deal >> \

expedia.it - https://goo.gl/pZ4orO
expedia.com - https://goo.gl/8hGm4Q

though I wonder if E is a business class fare or if it is mislabeled
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Old Dec 30, 15, 8:50 pm
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Thanks OP for this deal.
Tried a lot of websites. It seems the best deal I can get is 935 euro from www.bourse-des-vols.com
E fare earns 300% on Etihad so it's pretty much a good deal.

I don't fly skyteam/etihad otherwise so maybe I will try to find the 743 euro deal before I pull the trigger...
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Old Dec 30, 15, 8:56 pm
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According to http://www.wheretocredit.com/etihad-airways/e
E gets you 25% on Etihad and 100% American

You can get this at Kayak.com but when you click into Alitalia it list as business class but fare rules says Economy class

OUTBOUND - 2 TRANSFERS AZ 7117

Business 18 FEB 2016 3:00 PMMADRID
Fly 5:25 PM ROME, FIUMICINO
Flight operated by AIR EUROPA
TRANSIT 4H 35'
AZ 7040
Business 18 FEB 2016 10:00 PMROME, FIUMICINO
Fly 6:55 AM +1D ABU DHABI
Flight operated by ETIHAD AIRWAYS
TRANSIT 1H 50'
AZ 3936

Business 19 FEB 2016 8:45 AMABU DHABI
Fly 6:20 PM PHUKET
Flight operated by ETIHAD AIRWAYS
INBOUND - 2 TRANSFERS AZ 3938
Business 28 FEB 2016 8:20 PMPHUKET
Fly 12:20 AM +1D ABU DHABI
Flight operated by ETIHAD AIRWAYS
TRANSIT 8H 50'
AZ 7039

Business 29 FEB 2016 9:10 AMABU DHABI
Fly 1:05 PM ROME, FIUMICINO
Flight operated by ETIHAD AIRWAYS
TRANSIT 1H 25'
AZ 60
Business 29 FEB 2016 2:30 PMROME, FIUMICINO
Fly 5:05 PM MADRID


FARE RULES FOR THE OUTBOUND FLIGHT-FARE: ECONOMY CLASSIC USD 409.10 VIEW FULL FARE RULES
HAND BAGGAGECHECKED BAGGAGE FREE 2 X PIECE AT 23 KG. MAXIMUM SIZE: 158CM SEAT SELECTIONCASH&MILESNONEMILEAGE CREDIT 6781 Miles
CHANGE FEE RESERVATION BEFORE DEPARTURE:CHANGE FEE RESERVATION AFTER DEPARTURE:REFUND BEFORE DEPARTURE:REFUND AFTER DEPARTURE:
FARE RULES FOR THE INBOUND FLIGHT-FARE: ECONOMY CLASSIC USD 405.70 VIEW FULL FARE RULES
HAND BAGGAGECHECKED BAGGAGE FREE 2 X PIECE AT 23 KG. MAXIMUM SIZE: 158CM SEAT SELECTIONCASH&MILESNONEMILEAGE CREDIT 6781 Miles
CHANGE FEE RESERVATION BEFORE DEPARTURE:CHANGE FEE RESERVATION AFTER DEPARTURE:REFUND BEFORE DEPARTURE:REFUND AFTER DEPARTURE:
BASE FARE USD 250.00
TAXES USD 86.60
CARRIER IMPOSED SURCHARGE USD 476.20
TOTAL
USD 812.80
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Old Dec 30, 15, 9:00 pm
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Originally Posted by maudline9 View Post
According to http://www.wheretocredit.com/etihad-airways/e
E gets you 25% on Etihad and 100% American

You can get this at Kayak.com but when you click into Alitalia it list as business class but fare rules says Economy class
If I get it right, it should be Alitalia's E fare, which earns 300% on Etihad.
I can't find the 800ish fare for my dates sadly..
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Old Dec 30, 15, 9:05 pm
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OK I managed to find the 815 USD fare.
Kayak shows 1090 on Alitalia's official website, but when I click it through, it is showing 815 USD instead
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Old Dec 30, 15, 9:15 pm
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Yeah the fare rules are for coach but the seat selection shows business class seats.
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Old Dec 30, 15, 9:17 pm
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Originally Posted by scibuff View Post
Yeah the fare rules are for coach but the seat selection shows business class seats.
Isn't that risky to book?
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Old Dec 30, 15, 9:20 pm
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Originally Posted by maudline9 View Post
Isn't that risky to book?
Well, this time it seems that the fare rule are just not right because even AZ shows the flights as business class, and seat selection goes into business. So any reasonable customer would expect this to be business. Besides the rules seem to show this as flexible/refundable
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Old Dec 30, 15, 9:20 pm
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I just called Alitalia and successfully booked May 7-May 21 MAD-FCO-AUH-HKT (v.v)
for $1105.33
Cust service confirmed seats on Alitalia portion (2d and 2c) but on EY he asked me to call them with my record locator, but confirmed that ALL segments are in BUSINESS CLASS (E). No change fees, only fare difference, and fully refundable w/ $20 fee.

I am a happy camper
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Old Dec 30, 15, 9:32 pm
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Originally Posted by darmajaya View Post
I just called Alitalia and successfully booked May 7-May 21 MAD-FCO-AUH-HKT (v.v)
for $1105.33
Cust service confirmed seats on Alitalia portion (2d and 2c) but on EY he asked me to call them with my record locator, but confirmed that ALL segments are in BUSINESS CLASS (E). No change fees, only fare difference, and fully refundable w/ $20 fee.

I am a happy camper
isn't rule number 1 is : "NEVER CALL AIRLINE?"
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Old Dec 30, 15, 9:48 pm
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Business seats are confirmed now on EY portions

Originally Posted by delusion View Post
isn't rule number 1 is : "NEVER CALL AIRLINE?"
You can roll eyes all you want til it hurts.


I got to book all my seats (all business class) even on EY portions, plus booked the chafffeur services. EY and Alitalia customer service was not even surprised on the low fare so I did not trigger anything negative there. the call was seamless, it took 9 minutes for him to book.

#donthate
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Old Dec 30, 15, 9:52 pm
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To Darmajaya: do NOT call the airline!

i just booked through eDreams. Paid 945.
shows up in my KLM with my flying blue number. all says business there.
i not see anything related to economy whatso-ever.

AZ wouldn't book direct; gives error at payment page.

so don't call the airline. book on an OTA. and we might be lucky.

anyone knows if the EY legs will gives miles to FB?
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Old Dec 30, 15, 10:04 pm
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Originally Posted by delusion View Post
isn't rule number 1 is : "NEVER CALL AIRLINE?"
Yeh and rule number 2 is that there is always going to be one ....... that breaks rule 1.

I suggest publicly admitting to calling the airline should result in a ban from flyertalk.

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Old Dec 30, 15, 10:55 pm
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I'd say, since he's the OP, give him a break...

No one else's call the airline though...
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