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(DEAL GONE) UA from US-EUR < $300 AI FEB & MAR

(DEAL GONE) UA from US-EUR < $300 AI FEB & MAR

Old Feb 1, 08, 1:14 pm
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(DEAL GONE) UA from US-EUR < $300 AI FEB & MAR

OK for those of you who come here to share deals and not to lambast others, here it is:

Works from PHL-various EU cities serviced via UA, also LGA and probably lots of others.

Go to PL and do multi-city search
1. PHL-UA Hub City e.g., IAD or ORD
2. UA Hub to EU city
3. reverse 2
4. Reverse 1

Must have all UA (or possibly LH) segments except 1 on US. Click through to buy and price will go down by over $200.

Definitely has ~$300 AI fares in Feb-Mar with Mon-Th departures. Enjoy and to the deal snobs
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Old Feb 1, 08, 1:55 pm
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Pardon the dumb question, but what's PL? Thanks...
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Old Feb 1, 08, 1:56 pm
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Originally Posted by shaggy_mutt View Post
Pardon the dumb question, but what's PL? Thanks...
Priceline
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Old Feb 1, 08, 2:00 pm
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Boy, do I feel like a dummy. Thanks!
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Old Feb 1, 08, 2:03 pm
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found msp-fra 267 AI.. does anyone know if these will be honored? Sorry I haven't been keeping up on the "old priceline trick thread" that was mentioned earlier when gil took his post away...
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Old Feb 1, 08, 2:07 pm
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Originally Posted by alex9654 View Post
found msp-fra 267 AI.. does anyone know if these will be honored? Sorry I haven't been keeping up on the "old priceline trick thread" that was mentioned earlier when gil took his post away...
Given that many have had this booked for a couple months or more now and have already flown it, my guess is yes, you should be fine.
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Old Feb 1, 08, 2:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Angeleno228 View Post
Given that many have had this booked for a couple months or more now and have already flown it, my guess is yes, you should be fine.
thx
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Old Feb 1, 08, 2:12 pm
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I got this to price out:

Flight #1 - Thursday, February 21, 2008
US Airways
(operated by United Airlines)
Flight 6875
2h 20m, 675 mi
Philadelphia Intl (PHL)
Philadelphia, PA
Departs: 6:00 AM
Thursday, February 21, 2008
To Chicago - O'Hare Intl (ORD)
Chicago, IL
Arrives: 7:20 AM
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Aircraft
Airbus A320-100/200 (Jet)
Economy/Coach Class

Flight #2 - Thursday, February 21, 2008 (Arrives Friday, February 22)
United Airlines
(operated by Lufthansa)
Flight 8854
8h 40m, 4519 mi
Chicago - O'Hare Intl (ORD)
Chicago, IL
Departs: 2:30 PM
Thursday, February 21, 2008
To Munich - Franz Josef Strauss (MUC)
Munich, Germany
Arrives: 6:10 AM
Friday, February 22, 2008
Aircraft
Airbus A330 (Jet)
Economy/Coach Class

Flight #3 - Tuesday, February 26, 2008
United Airlines
(operated by Lufthansa)
Flight 8855
10h 00m, 4519 mi
Munich - Franz Josef Strauss (MUC)
Munich, Germany
Departs: 9:00 AM
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
To Chicago - O'Hare Intl (ORD)
Chicago, IL
Arrives: 12:00 PM
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Aircraft
Airbus A330 (Jet)
Economy/Coach Class

Flight #4 - Tuesday, February 26, 2008
United Airlines
(operated by US Airways)
Flight 1908
2h 06m, 675 mi
Chicago - O'Hare Intl (ORD)
Chicago, IL
Departs: 1:50 PM
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
To Philadelphia Intl (PHL)
Philadelphia, PA
Arrives: 4:56 PM
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Aircraft
Boeing 737-300 (Jet)
Economy/Coach Class

Total Trip Cost: $247.63

Enjoy!
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Old Feb 1, 08, 2:14 pm
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I feel like I'm the only person on this board who can't find this deal. I've been plugging away dates ex-PHL to TXL/CGN/MUC... and can't get anything under $488. What am I doing wrong?
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Old Feb 1, 08, 2:20 pm
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I feel like I'm the only person on this board who can't find this deal. I've been plugging away dates ex-PHL to TXL/CGN/MUC... and can't get anything under $488. What am I doing wrong?
Not clicking through to purchase?
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Old Feb 1, 08, 2:32 pm
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so this only works for PHL or can you do routings to get to ORD on US via other cities?
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Old Feb 1, 08, 2:36 pm
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I'm not getting it out of LAX.....
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Old Feb 1, 08, 3:07 pm
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If someone can get this to price out of OAK or SFO, holllller.
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Old Feb 1, 08, 3:11 pm
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Anyone have the fare rules for the TATL portion of this ticket? I'm interested in finding the exact season restrictions.
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Old Feb 1, 08, 3:18 pm
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First, MUCHISSIMAS GRACIAS to the OP for this. ^^^ I really appreciate it. Now, some questions for anyone who might be able to answer them:

- Any possibility of starting ex-WAS rather than ex-PHL?
- Any ability to control flight times through PL? They invite one to put in their preferred departure times, but then seem to ignore the input (like united.bomb), unless it is a matter of them putting one into the cheapest seats/flights.
- Any way to know what fare bucket one is booking into or see seats before pulling the trigger? I expect it is L, or S/T at best, meaning <W, and hence can't use an SWU.
- Anyone figure out the fare rules behind the fares, so we might know if there is any point in looking for less than 7- or less than 3-day returns?
- When one purchases through PL, the deal is done, no backing out within 24 hours, as one can do through united.bomb?

Thanks in advance for any help with the above, and again special thanks to the OP.
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