Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Mileage Run Deals > Mileage Run Discussion
Reload this Page >

[prem fare gone]: WS: SFO-LGW one-way in J for ~$800

[prem fare gone]: WS: SFO-LGW one-way in J for ~$800

Old Jun 9, 19, 2:55 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 1,147
[prem fare gone]: WS: SFO-LGW one-way in J for ~$800

Deal works on Expedia. Also works from other locations (eg. PAE/SEA/PDX/LAX/etc.). A little tricky to price if you don't know what you're looking for.
Disclaimer: YQ is obv missing, enjoy while it lasts.

SFO-LGW for $792 - https://flights.app.goo.gl/C135w

zoqfotpik is offline  
Old Jun 9, 19, 3:31 am
  #2  
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: BRQ
Posts: 26
Gone already?
Mailand is offline  
Old Jun 9, 19, 3:37 am
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 247
I can still price on expedia
elventhor is offline  
Old Jun 9, 19, 4:21 am
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 19
Awesome find! Had to play around with quite a few dates to see these offers, but price seems to have gone up to $986, least from PDX, which has better flight timing
Just booked, but nothing ticketed yet... how long does it take?

Edit: ticketed now!
Justin Case likes this.

Last edited by wanderupfront; Jun 9, 19 at 5:12 am Reason: ticketed
wanderupfront is offline  
Old Jun 9, 19, 5:29 am
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Programs: LH SEN, VA Plat, BA Gold
Posts: 472
Great find, looks to be an excellent product!
im.daniel is online now  
Old Jun 9, 19, 6:24 am
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: YKZ
Programs: AC 75K, Marriott Titanium - Lifetime Plat 2nd Class, National Executive, Avis PP
Posts: 410
Found as low as $727 from LAX in March :

https://www.google.com/flights#flt=L...p:2.USD.135420

Good fare for Lie flat on the longest segment !

CC
Captain Canuck is offline  
Old Jun 9, 19, 9:11 am
  #7  
 
Join Date: May 2019
Programs: AS, DL
Posts: 9
Great find, CC! But i lose the fare, once i start fiddling with date. Any luck with that?
jackie64 is offline  
Old Jun 9, 19, 10:48 am
  #8  
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: British Columbia
Programs: AS MVPG75K, UA PP, Marriott Bonvoy Titanium
Posts: 4,205
Originally Posted by jackie64 View Post
Great find, CC! But i lose the fare, once i start fiddling with date. Any luck with that?
Still a few dates out there! Works best if routing from a West Coast city through LAS, then LAS-YYC-LGW on WS.

Of course the fare is 2.5 for people living in one of their original startup cities.

James
Flying for Fun is offline  
Old Jun 9, 19, 10:57 am
  #9  
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Programs: AS MVPG, Hertz PC, Hilton Diamond, Marriott Platinum, Delta/United Gold
Posts: 3,219
$674 on April 28 ex-LAX.
tobikosan and Captain Canuck like this.
Repooc17 is offline  
Old Jun 9, 19, 11:04 am
  #10  
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: LAX or NYC
Programs: AA Gold/MM; AS Gold 75K; Travel Leaders
Posts: 696
Nice find! This is pricing in the GDS with a fare break in LAS. The fare basis LAS-LGW is DSZJ3NLG, with travel permitted July-Aug and Oct-May, MON/TUE/WED only

It does appear need to add an interline-ticketed segment to LAS from SFO, LAX (possibly others) on AS to get the lowest price.

I have been able to replicate on other dates. One issue is the seasonality and/or operating days of the afternoon flight from LAS-YYC to connect to the LGW flight. It does not operate every day (or at all?) for a good portion of the winter. In addition, with respect to LAX at least, there is no morning AS flight to LAS until later this year, and an overnight connection is much higher.
Pocatello likes this.
NYC Flyer is offline  
Old Jun 10, 19, 11:22 am
  #11  
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 5,600
Originally Posted by NYC Flyer View Post
Nice find! This is pricing in the GDS with a fare break in LAS. The fare basis LAS-LGW is DSZJ3NLG, with travel permitted July-Aug and Oct-May, MON/TUE/WED only

It does appear need to add an interline-ticketed segment to LAS from SFO, LAX (possibly others) on AS to get the lowest price.

I have been able to replicate on other dates. One issue is the seasonality and/or operating days of the afternoon flight from LAS-YYC to connect to the LGW flight. It does not operate every day (or at all?) for a good portion of the winter. In addition, with respect to LAX at least, there is no morning AS flight to LAS until later this year, and an overnight connection is much higher.
Thanks for sharing. I did a bit more digging based on your insight and it looks like something is making the WS imposed $600 YQ drop in some combinations with AS. I dont see anything in the other US-LON vs LAS-LON WS fares that would explain this. What I mean by that is that if it's an AS flight getting tagged on that is doing this, then any AS flight as segment one should do that whether SEA-SFO or SEA-LAS or SFO-LAS. The lowest fare for business on WS has the identical Combination rules across all US markets, allowing end on end fiarly liberally, so if it were the classic "1x" behavior, it would work from more places. It would also work on all dates where this D class is available (any Mon/Tues/Wed where D bucket is greater than 1), but it does not. Also, simply adding a US segment an ex-US fare wouldn't cause the YQ to be dropped for the traditional reasons (that there is no YQ filed by WS between A-B-C, where WS transports you for B-C and allows EoE ticketing). So I think this is a OTA misvalidation of some sort and it's hard to see the exact rhyme or reason so as to be able to predict dates and combinations. As I said, it should be available on any Mon/Tues/Wed before May 30, 2020 where D>0, but it's not.

Anyone else have any insights? I'd love to use this for mid April 2020 and cannot get it to work for either Monday or Tuesday where D=7. What it is doing is giving me one of the higher D basis fares such as DSXJ3NZG or giving me the DSZJ3NLG fare basis but including the $600 YQ.
stephem is offline  
Old Jun 10, 19, 1:02 pm
  #12  
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 9
In looking for ways to get back to SFO from London, I came across the following fare for $1572, which a travel agent on this board (who can out himself if he chooses) helped me to book.

London -> SF (Dec. 31)
LHR -> SFO Iberia 7443 Economy (Q)

SF -> Granada, Spain (April 14)
SFO -> LHR AA 6187 First (A)
LHR -> MAD BA 460 Business (J)
MAD -> GRX Iberia 8936 Business (J)

Also worked to other destinations in Spain. (I'm relatively new here so apologies in advance if this should be its own thread/doesn't qualify as a "deal")
scaredflyer is offline  
Old Jun 10, 19, 1:18 pm
  #13  
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Programs: UA Mileage Plus Delta SkyMiles
Posts: 396
Given going back is a day flight, I would might consider Norwegian.
If you want lay flight, TAP often has nice one fares.
Personally, I'd use points.


Originally Posted by scaredflyer View Post
In looking for ways to get back to SFO from London, I came across the following fare for $1572, which a travel agent on this board (who can out himself if he chooses) helped me to book.

London -> SF (Dec. 31)
LHR -> SFO Iberia 7443 Economy (Q)

SF -> Granada, Spain (April 14)
SFO -> LHR AA 6187 First (A)
LHR -> MAD BA 460 Business (J)
MAD -> GRX Iberia 8936 Business (J)

Also worked to other destinations in Spain. (I'm relatively new here so apologies in advance if this should be its own thread/doesn't qualify as a "deal")
HeidiInTheAlps is offline  
Old Jun 10, 19, 1:22 pm
  #14  
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 9
I looked at one-way on Norwegian, but the lowest I could get was ~$360. As a result, it seemed like a good deal to add on a First class one-way ticket for $1200. There were some r/t fares in economy that were better in terms of value, but nothing particularly appealing given where I wanted to travel to (namely, Spain)
scaredflyer is offline  
Old Jun 10, 19, 2:09 pm
  #15  
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: LAX or NYC
Programs: AA Gold/MM; AS Gold 75K; Travel Leaders
Posts: 696
Originally Posted by stephem View Post
Anyone else have any insights? I'd love to use this for mid April 2020 and cannot get it to work for either Monday or Tuesday where D=7.
Sabre is pricing LAX-LAS-YYC-LGW at $727 on 13APR. Ex-SEA, it's $100 more.

Originally Posted by scaredflyer View Post
In looking for ways to get back to SFO from London, I came across the following fare for $1572, which a travel agent on this board (who can out himself if he chooses) helped me to book.
Happy to help.
NYC Flyer is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: