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[FARE GONE] ORD-LHR $327 a.i. (also ex-SFO, ex-LAX)

[FARE GONE] ORD-LHR $327 a.i. (also ex-SFO, ex-LAX)

Old Sep 8, 08, 10:02 pm
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[FARE GONE] ORD-LHR $327 a.i. (also ex-SFO, ex-LAX)

Just like about 6-8 weeks ago this was the hot topic on the MR forum...

I know a lot of you booked this earlier this month... did you have any problems with carriers wanting to collect more $$$???

anyway... on PL
ORD-IAD-LHR; LHR-ORD

I haven't been able to get it to work with any other cities

I found OCT 19-23, but I'm sure many other fall dates are available.
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Old Sep 8, 08, 10:36 pm
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I'm guessing this is on AA, but can you please clarify.
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Old Sep 8, 08, 10:45 pm
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Ua/bmi
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Old Sep 8, 08, 10:47 pm
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What I have found (so far) is on UA. ORD-IAD-LHR-IAD-ORD The IAD-LHR shows as BMI but are operated by UA. I've tried a few dates (Sept 17 -22 and 18-23) that come up as $627. but once you click through they are $327.

I need AA so I'll keep looking.
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Old Sep 8, 08, 10:47 pm
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Able to get 12/10-12/16 for $223 a.i.

Already booked in October off last months trips...think I may have to book another London trip or two or three at these rates

PS: watch the connections...some routes have ORD-DCA then IAD-LHR...I don't know how easy it is to transport from one to the other but it's a note. It looks like the return flight going LHR-MAN-ORD won't trick, either.

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Old Sep 8, 08, 10:59 pm
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Originally Posted by IrishRed View Post
Able to get 12/10-12/16 for $223 a.i.
I'm having trouble replicating this. Can you post an itin?

EDIT: Got it. Nice!
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Old Sep 8, 08, 11:11 pm
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Also Back to LAX

Can get the same price going back to LAX, but have to originate at ORD - $248 ai

Can anyone find origination on the west coast????

Flight #1 - Wednesday, December 10, 2008
United Airlines
Flight 950
1h 53m, 587 mi
FromChicago - O'Hare Intl (ORD)
Departs: 1:15 PM
ToWashington - Dulles Intl (IAD)
Arrives: 4:08 PM
Flight #2 - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 (Arrives Thursday, December 11)
bmi
(operated by United Airlines)
Flight 4468
7h 11m, 3665 mi
FromWashington - Dulles Intl (IAD)
Departs: 6:09 PM
ToLondon - Heathrow (LHR)
Arrives: 6:20 AM

Flight #3 - Tuesday, December 16, 2008
bmi
(operated by United Airlines)
Flight 4479
9h 16m, 3939 mi
FromLondon - Heathrow (LHR)
Departs: 10:05 AM
ToChicago - O'Hare Intl (ORD)
Arrives: 1:21 PM
bmi
(operated by United Airlines)
Flight 4053
4h 31m, 1740 mi
FromChicago - O'Hare Intl (ORD)
Departs: 3:00 PM
ToLos Angeles Intl (LAX)
Arrives: 5:31 PM

Airline Ticket Cost: $77.00 per ticket
Airline Ticket Taxes & Fees: $171.18 per ticket Bonus: No Priceline Booking Fee
Number of Tickets: 1
Airline Ticket Delivery: $0.00 (Electronic Ticket)
Airfare Subtotal: $248.18
Total Trip Cost: $248.18

Last edited by jmmlaguna; Sep 8, 08 at 11:12 pm Reason: More to add
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Old Sep 8, 08, 11:25 pm
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Immediate turns on 13/14DEC also available for $223.

I would love to see if PL will add on an ex-LHR trip, breaking the fare at LHR but showing the onward travel as a connection, negating the LHR taxes. LH has a 1 GBP roundtrip to DUS that would be nice...
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Old Sep 8, 08, 11:29 pm
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Originally Posted by IrishRed View Post
Able to get 12/10-12/16 for $223 a.i.

Already booked in October off last months trips...think I may have to book another London trip or two or three at these rates

PS: watch the connections...some routes have ORD-DCA then IAD-LHR...I don't know how easy it is to transport from one to the other but it's a note. It looks like the return flight going LHR-MAN-ORD won't trick, either.
Yep, I see that itin. Wow! DCA-IAD is about a $60 cab ride. Done it several times, but always on UA's dime (irrops or bumps).
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Old Sep 8, 08, 11:49 pm
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Looks like returns to SFO are also possible at $240 all-in.
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Old Sep 8, 08, 11:50 pm
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Well just booked XXXX-XXXX for my partner and I at $226 each all in. All is confirmed now

If this deal is still available in the morning when I can reach the in-laws, we will verify they can do those dates and buy them tix as well.

In other words...shhhhhhhhhhh. Don't call Priceline UNTIL THE DEAL IS DEAD, m'kay???

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Old Sep 8, 08, 11:50 pm
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Thanks so much for spotting this!
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Old Sep 8, 08, 11:59 pm
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any problems in the past with this deal?

this exact same deal was floating around back in AUG... I would love to hear from anyone who actually fleww the deal... did either UA or BMI try to collect additional $$$ ?
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Old Sep 8, 08, 11:59 pm
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Originally Posted by hobo13 View Post
Looks like returns to SFO are also possible at $240 all-in.

I've used the PL technique in the past with success, but for this one it isn't cooperating for some reason. What are you putting in. Thx.
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Old Sep 9, 08, 12:03 am
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Yeah, not getting this either with the PL trick . . .
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