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[PREM FARE GONE] CAI to World - Currency Conversion Issue?

[PREM FARE GONE] CAI to World - Currency Conversion Issue?

Old Mar 6, 2024, 10:31 pm
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Originally Posted by BrotherLehman
Ooh I booked a one way from CAI-ASU with the long QR leg. As far as I can tell, it shows Premium Business on the LATAM site, can't pull up the booking reference on Qatar to see the booking. Assuming the Premium Business should translate to business class on Qatar and not economy instead?!
Ticketed by LATAM?

No TPs with BAEC on this I guess?
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Old Mar 6, 2024, 10:33 pm
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Originally Posted by BrotherLehman
Ooh I booked a one way from CAI-ASU with the long QR leg. As far as I can tell, it shows Premium Business on the LATAM site, can't pull up the booking reference on Qatar to see the booking. Assuming the Premium Business should translate to business class on Qatar and not economy instead?!
shows as Y on matrix.itasoftware.com for the cai-doh leg which only gets coach or first not business. Regardless, LATAM say the premium business fare is fully refundable and changeable.
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Old Mar 6, 2024, 10:38 pm
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Originally Posted by LilZeppelin
if booking on Latam direct the first flight shows as "Premium Business" is that gonna be a problem - remember seeing posts about booking not going through as QR only offers First... OK, I think those book in Y, just couldn't see on airline's site..
You shouldn't have any problems booking directly with LATAM and choosing "Premium Business" (which is the correct option here). The segment from CAI to DOH is in economy because Qatar Airways sells economy and first on that route. The last leg from GRU to ASU is in premium economy because LATAM only sells business on their widebody aircraft (expect the seat to be similar to eurobiz, not the recliner you'd find in business in North America).


Originally Posted by captainarabiia
cruser1 Any other NA destinations that work ? Really not wanting to visit South America yet lol.
I can see. United codeshares were working, but United just re-priced everything and increased the price so that their pricing would match the old pricing.


EDIT
Royal Jordanian hasn't re-priced yet.

https://www.google.com/travel/flight...hiZvyQzs4L5hg7

They fly to New York, Montreal, Detroit, and Chicago. Not Qatar Airways business class, but I'd take their seat any day over economy or premium economy!





EDIT 2
I take that back, United isn't done repricing. Try to find a one-way or roundtrip with a United segment and hope it's a United fare so you can book through United.

https://www.google.com/travel/flight...sumKJWcusR4Cy7



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Old Mar 6, 2024, 11:05 pm
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To make this easier - for those of you booking to other destinations, in addition to RJ and UA, so far LATAM, Gulf Air, Oman Air, China Eastern, Qantas, Philippines Airlines, Turkish, Ethiopian, and Kuwait Airways have routes that haven't been re-priced.

There might be others I'm missing, but this is what I can quickly see in my data.

EDIT
Forgot South African Airways, Kenya Airways, Rwandair Express, Tunisair, Air Algerie.

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Old Mar 6, 2024, 11:16 pm
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[QUOTE=cruser1;36059629]EDIT
Royal Jordanian hasn't re-priced yet.

https://www.google.com/travel/flight...hiZvyQzs4L5hg7

Seeing 975$ one way CAI-AMM-JFK on select dates but cancel/change fee is 115$. Regularly one can find 1350$ on this route with different airlines.
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Old Mar 6, 2024, 11:39 pm
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I quickly hit the button on an ex-CAI RTW that I happened to have been working on anyway. $6,259.68 for two people, in business, ticketed.

After pulling it off last night I couldn't sleep I was so excited.
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Old Mar 6, 2024, 11:43 pm
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If you can't get a departure from Cairo to work and you just want a one-way back to the America's from Europe, don't forget that SkyTeam has a few options.

BCN-GRU - $726 one-way
https://www.google.com/travel/flight...v4fNfsBMt1RJRA
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BIO-MEX - $715 one-way
https://www.google.com/travel/flight...vQdytgfmBYGH46
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FCO-MEX - $664 one-way
https://www.google.com/travel/flight...4cbDvYsLQdAdy7
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NAP-MEX - $801 one-way
https://www.google.com/travel/flight...vmBB8XAK7Ucks6
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IBZ-MEX - $710 one-way
https://www.google.com/travel/flight...TKts2aSp7btjVA
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PMI-MEX - $711 one-way
https://www.google.com/travel/flight...wf18MEQScgMyN7
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MAD-MEX - $720 one-way
https://www.google.com/travel/flight...hAJEcrYzGUKx2A
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VLC-MEX - $906 one-way
https://www.google.com/travel/flight...rq4ucc6oA3RbQ8
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WestJet can get you to Canada from Rome (FCO) - $939 one-way
https://www.google.com/travel/flight...wmQVj6TZ18f4m6
WS - FCO-YYC/YVR - 767 EUR / $830 USD one-way - Business
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TAP Air Portugal can get you to the United States
MAD-BOS - $991 one-way
https://www.google.com/travel/flight...NBZWYgtyGVWNG6
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ATH-NYC - $998 one-way
https://www.google.com/travel/flight...2ciRSXtiUV5dVA
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DUB-SFO - $1068 one-way
https://www.google.com/travel/flight...m3dRuSsWZfGFv6
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LOT - CPH-LAX - $1100 one-way
https://www.google.com/travel/flight...aqGF6hikK8NKh9
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If you somehow make it across Asia, then TYO-MEX - $1327 one-way
https://www.google.com/travel/flight...PitVU5MQoyHT4A
AM - NRT-MEX - 197050 JPY / $1328 one-way - Business
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Originally Posted by BDA shorts
I quickly hit the button on an ex-CAI RTW that I happened to have been working on anyway. $6,259.68 for two people, in business, ticketed.

After pulling it off last night I couldn't sleep I was so excited.
That's an amazing price! Just over $3k per person for a round the world ticket in business! Likely less than 12 cents per mile flown (300000/24901=12.05).

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Old Mar 6, 2024, 11:46 pm
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Price further down to 575 CAI-CPH-CAI with LOT, e.g.
https://skus.smartfares.com/pages/ca...LKwNTXqzCTtFPQ
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Old Mar 7, 2024, 12:16 am
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Just booked CAI-MDV and found no one to go with so solo 5 day trip for my birthday. Thanks a lot for posting this, I am super excited to fly q suite again, provided I dont fall victim to equipment swap, or to a cancelation.
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Old Mar 7, 2024, 2:40 am
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On some days the LA/QR deal to ASU seems to be available in business also on the CAI-DOH-CAI legs, at least according to the OTAs. Would this ticket grant access to the F lounge in DOH?
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Old Mar 7, 2024, 2:45 am
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Originally Posted by Alec84
On some days the LA/QR deal to ASU seems to be available in business also on the CAI-DOH-CAI legs, at least according to the OTAs. Would this ticket grant access to the F lounge in DOH?
more than likely youre viewing it on a non bookable screen/ on a fare finder not somewhere you can put payment info into.

I spent all night trying to make it work and I couldnt. Sucks but oh well. The premium economy on latam is euro biz and gives the lounge in GRU, the business on QR should give lounge in CAI and ofc you have the Al mourjan in DOH. If youre able to confirm ticket in J on that flight do let me know as Ill probably book another flight !
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Old Mar 7, 2024, 2:53 am
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Im not planning to go, was just looking for fun. It seems that you are right and that the legs in business are only visible before trying to actually book.
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Old Mar 7, 2024, 3:09 am
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dj vu

Oh gosh here we go again. I wasted so much time a year ago trying to buy a similar Latam fair to no success. Should have learn my lesson

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Old Mar 7, 2024, 3:11 am
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Originally Posted by BDA shorts
I quickly hit the button on an ex-CAI RTW that I happened to have been working on anyway. $6,259.68 for two people, in business, ticketed.

After pulling it off last night I couldn't sleep I was so excited.
wow wow wow
Congrats! That sounds amazing! I would jump on right away. Where did you book that?
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Old Mar 7, 2024, 3:22 am
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Originally Posted by urww
Oh gosh here we go again. I wasted so much time a year ago trying to buy a similar Latam fair to no success. Should have learn my lesson
You can book Latam on Expedia for more/less same you see on Latam. Just booked/ticketed CAI-DOH-GRU-MVD-GRU-MXP-CAI
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