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{prem fare gone}: AF/KL/DL/VS: BUD-US from $750 R/T

{prem fare gone}: AF/KL/DL/VS: BUD-US from $750 R/T

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FARE RULES:
I pulled down the DL fare rules (these are BUD-SEA but they all appeared nearly identical). I posted them on a share. We can easily grab the AF and KL variants if others need those.

Q: This is a fully flexible fare with free changes. Does that mean I can change the flight dates as I want without paying anything extra?
A: No. The airline simply doesn't charge a change fee. But depending on the fare rules, you will still need to pay the difference to the new price.

Q: But I read that some people could change their flights for free...?
A: The rules for this fare (linked to above) specify that historical pricing shall be used if either at least one flight from the ticket has been taken or the outbound remains the same. In other words, in order to be able to change your flights for free, you must have flown at least one flight from your booking. Otherwise, you can only change the inbound. The outbound has to remain the same or you will be charged the fare difference.

Q: Can I change the rest of the itinerary after flying the first segment without any other charges or additional fare differences?
A: Yes this is possible according to the fare rules where after completing the first segment, you can change the rest of the flights for free (with the condition that the same fare class is available- I-class - in this case. According to the fare rules, after flying the FIRST segment (in the case here BUD-XXX) the historical fare is used. Possible to use the first stopover at AMS or CDG (see post #830).

Q: But some people could change their outbound flights for free!
A: They got lucky. It was probably a bug on the website/in the app. When no flight from the ticket has been flown, the fare rules do not allow changing the outbound without repricing.

Q: Ok, ok, so I can only change the inbound for free. How do I do that?
A: You search for availability for alternative flights on ITA Matrix using "F ..I2FFHU" in the extension codes. You must search for round trip flights as this is a round trip fare. Then you ignore the outbound result (as long as you haven't flown at least one flight from your ticket) and just try to rebook your inbound on the website/app.

Q: I have found availability on ITA Matrix, but the app/website doesn't show me those flights!
A: Keep trying. Sometimes you may have to serach in a different way (split up the searches, e.g. HNL-LAX and LAX-BUD), sometimes you just have to repeat the search several times. But that's no guarantee the desired results will turn up (and without repricing).

Q: It doesn't work. Can I just call the airline to make the changes?
A: Please don't. It increases the risk for all of us that they'll change their mind and disallow all further changes, or simply cancel everyone's tickets.

Q: How many times can I make changes?
A: In theory, as often as you like, but you can't make more than two changes online/in the app. After that, you'd have to call, which we are trying to avoid.

Q: I've changed my mind. Can I get a refund?
A: Yes, the fare was fully refundable. Just contact the airline or fill out a refund form online.

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Old Mar 14, 20, 3:20 am
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{prem fare gone}: AF/KL/DL/VS: BUD-US from $750 R/T

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Old Mar 14, 20, 3:29 am
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HNL for 550 looks to be the sweet spot
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Old Mar 14, 20, 3:49 am
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Originally Posted by Bonaventure View Post
HNL for 550 looks to be the sweet spot
Any way to include virgin to LAX somehow on both ways?
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Old Mar 14, 20, 3:58 am
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Looks like outsourcing works well when main staff is working from homes New fares to release? Approved!!!
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Old Mar 14, 20, 3:59 am
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Originally Posted by Tofino87 View Post
Any way to include virgin to LAX somehow on both ways?
Saw LAX routings not sure about VS though.
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Old Mar 14, 20, 4:06 am
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Cancellations free of charge it seems:"CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS PERMITTED."Nice!
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Old Mar 14, 20, 4:06 am
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Originally Posted by Bonaventure View Post
HNL for 550 looks to be the sweet spot
Do you have dates? Cannot find it

Edit: Got it

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Old Mar 14, 20, 4:09 am
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Originally Posted by Bonaventure View Post
HNL for 550 looks to be the sweet spot
Also possible to get lie flat all the way from Europe, routing thru SLC etc that has an a330 on the HNL leg.
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Old Mar 14, 20, 4:10 am
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Originally Posted by Nvgfocus View Post
Do you have dates? Cannot find it
Out of BUD on 25 May via AMS and LAX; return 1 June via LAX and CDG.
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Old Mar 14, 20, 4:15 am
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Finally, a good sale!
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Old Mar 14, 20, 4:18 am
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Old Mar 14, 20, 4:24 am
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Originally Posted by Bonaventure View Post
HNL for 550 looks to be the sweet spot
A base Delta flyer would obtain 24874 MQMs , 33164 RDMs and 6633 MQDs or a 11.89 MQD Ratio 😲😲😲

Fare basis code: I2FFHU

Advance purchase: No restrictions

Maximum stay: No maximum period

Minimum stay: No minimum period
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Old Mar 14, 20, 4:47 am
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Originally Posted by Bonaventure View Post
HNL for 550 looks to be the sweet spot
Other Hawaiian airports also work. I am flying into LIH instead after a stopover in SEA.
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Old Mar 14, 20, 4:47 am
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Originally Posted by Bonaventure View Post
Saw LAX routings not sure about VS though.
You can force a stopover for the APD so about 140 extra to any UK city to allow you to book VS out of LHR

or simply book to MAN etc the day before then out of LHR the next day, seens to work for me.
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Old Mar 14, 20, 4:59 am
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What do you guys book through? When I search via GF it shows only fares bookable via phone
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