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Deltahater Jan 6, 15 9:25 am


Originally Posted by anandrag (Post 24107836)
Whats Min stay for BKK that you're finding? I'm not finding any quick 1-2 night turnarounds

You could nest them :)

Deltahater Jan 6, 15 9:27 am


Originally Posted by Epicura (Post 24110933)
I wouldn't mind either, I bet the truffles are much better in Italy ;).

Anyway,

Instead of Philly, if one needs to go to Texas, AMS-DFW available for 188 euro. BF is rather high (like factor +80, in comparison to other deals) but still a sweet deal for this route. Could be very convenient for different purposes.

Texas has a lot to offer. We have rugged cowboys, sensitive metrosexuals, BBQ, Rodeos and much more. Certainly worth a quickie. :)

cgnSenator Jan 6, 15 9:30 am


Originally Posted by WingedWorldExplorer (Post 24091021)
ROMA/BOLOGNA/FIRENZE Italia - OKINAWA 141,99 - 158,11 All-in R/T

Leave as soon as 2 weeks from now. OKINAWA is tropical.
Stay as short as 2 nights.

With the proper VIP card you can eat and drink yourself silly along the way. Sushi/ Sashimi/ Smoked Salmon/Vodka/Champagne/ /Curry Beef/Sake/Kirin.

With a paella appetizer and an old black beer digestive it is 132,-

anandrag Jan 6, 15 9:32 am


Originally Posted by Deltahater (Post 24111751)
You could nest them :)

True!
Issue is that I am only finding good fares on 380 carrier which is not useful for me for mileage purposes. Would rather be on OW or *A. Nothing too interesting showing for me on those. Anyone find anything else?

bertheike Jan 6, 15 9:50 am

anything out here for C2C - BKK ?
 
Any deal out for C2C - BKK for less than 300 Euro all in ? departure in JAN 2015 aprox 2 weeks.

Deltahater Jan 6, 15 10:36 am


Originally Posted by bertheike (Post 24111911)
Any deal out for C2C - BKK for less than 300 Euro all in ? departure in JAN 2015 aprox 2 weeks.

C2-C1 100 euros
C1-BKK 110 euros

You do the math

Epicura Jan 6, 15 11:09 am


Originally Posted by brumbrum (Post 24111622)
and you both need to pay some 500USD to fly the 1x :-)

Would you mind just quit the nagging and crying? Apparently these deals are not your cup of tea. Too bad, but move over and find something that could suit you.

How others will manage to fly their strikes at a reasonable cost (if any) is their business. We don't need you to do our math.

And with referal to the Wiki:

For that reason, it is unorganized, very content heavy, often lacking details, and written in shorthand. It takes patience and effort in order to understand the conversation and be able to participate as an active member.

Did it ever occur to you that it also might take patience, effort and strong planning skills in order to maximise the sweetness of some deals? Some people are actually able to use their strikes as a major benefit, not as a burden.

bertheike Jan 6, 15 11:25 am


Originally Posted by Deltahater (Post 24112221)
C2-C1 100 euros
C1-BKK 110 euros

You do the math

thank you. But I thought about something max. 20 h per way.
C2-C1-BKK would be aprox the double, and this in eco. :( horrible.

miles are welcomed, but I fly because I have to, and not for fun.

nearly all deal with the desert Airlines gone. even OJ via AUH not works anymore

Epicura Jan 6, 15 11:43 am


Originally Posted by bertheike (Post 24112575)
thank you. But I thought about something max. 20 h per way.
C2-C1-BKK would be aprox the double, and this in eco. :( horrible.

miles are welcomed, but I fly because I have to, and not for fun.

No offence, but this thread is mainly about deals for fun. We are not necessarily looking for the shortest and most comfortable way to go from x to y. I can understand that you are trying to optimise your costs, but if I absolutely need to fly from x to y for business, even on my own dime, I tend to avoid any risk. My working time is more valuable than saving a couple of 100's. You can not have it all.

Btw, QR has just loaded some very nice fares to C3, also in J.


Originally Posted by bertheike (Post 24112575)
nearly all deal with the desert Airlines gone. even OJ via AUH not works anymore

Now that's a surprise :rolleyes:.

WingedWorldExplorer Jan 6, 15 11:52 am


Originally Posted by bertheike (Post 24111911)
Any deal out for C2C - BKK for less than 300 Euro all in ? departure in JAN 2015 aprox 2 weeks.


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This is NOT the right place to ask: "Can you help me with a low fare for AAA-BBB?" This is not the beg-it thread, but the trick-it thread.
Best advise is probably to contact a professional travel agent. At Duesseldorf airport, as you walk up the escalators there are many travel agents who sell charter tours at very cheap prices, and they often include hotel.

Unfortunately, they may not know about 2Xs or Error based OneWay Business Class from C2 to Phuket at less than $ 800.00 since that requires special computer access.


Originally Posted by bertheike (Post 24112575)
thank you. But I thought about something max. 20 h per way.
C2-C1-BKK would be aprox the double, and this in eco. :( horrible.
miles are welcomed, but I fly because I have to, and not for fun.
nearly all deal with the desert Airlines gone. even OJ via AUH not works anymore

If so, and if your hiney is too luxurious for Y then price should not matter and you can not afford to take any risk. Business Class for less than $ 800.00 to Phuket Island.

The deal proposed by your fellow countryman DeltaHater on desert airline has actually gone down in price to less than $ 150 all-in R/T over night, :

Originally Posted by Deltahater (Post 24112221)
C2-C1 100 euros
C1-BKK 110 euros You do the math

so his suggestion is the optimal


Originally Posted by Deltahater (Post 24111763)
Texas has a lot to offer. We have rugged cowboys, sensitive metrosexuals, BBQ, Rodeos and much more. Certainly worth a quickie. :)

and I always thought a "Texas Quickie" was receiving the death sentence by the Honorable Judge Roy Bean for committing an "Immoral or UnNatural" Sex Act and be executed in the electric chair the next day at sunrise.

Tratham Jan 6, 15 12:21 pm

Hey Guys, Glad to have found this forum, this is awesome stuff. I've been following flyer talk for a while and got an amazing deal a few months back.

I've been playing around with this stuff for the last few days and i'm trying to find a 1x or 3x to work with the bkk deal, just to practice. I had this idea of grabbing some minor airlines like porter or westjet ( in canada) to match them up with the flights.

Unfortunately it looks like i'm being blocked from using either by the major OTA's. I found one (cheapoair) that supports west jet but it won't allow you partner a multiple destination flight with the airlines that are offering the low base fair. (specifically KE or CZ) Oddly it will match westjet up with AA just fine but the price is 3k.

Can anyone advise what a decent OTA is to work on this kind of stuff.

warm regards

alkhdaniel Jan 6, 15 1:23 pm

Try momondo/kayak. Sometimes changing country works (change url .co.uk / .de / .se / .it etc etc).

If it exists on any ita you'll usually be able to find it like this (..but not always).

abdon Jan 6, 15 1:28 pm


Originally Posted by Deltahater (Post 24112221)
C2-C1 100 euros
C1-BKK 110 euros

You do the math

You made my day!

maclover Jan 6, 15 2:03 pm

I tried different options, but seems despite all the ketchup flying around, i can't finf anything to go eat some good sushi.
The only way I could find to get to OKA removing some fat, require me to dance samba before I start the journey I'd so much prefer some paella or Bordeaux!

geosch Jan 6, 15 2:48 pm

Have your 1x taken care of by someone else?
 

Originally Posted by Epicura (Post 24112480)
How others will manage to fly their strikes at a reasonable cost (if any) is their business.

For curiosity (and by no means related to the particular fare in discussion), how realistic/viable do you consider a strike flown by someone else?
I've come across that idea since several times I had been boarding domestic flights without any identification whatsoever, checking in only with a frequent flyer card or even just with the booking code.
Of course it highly depends on the particular country and airline's (maybe also airport's) practice. I know that at least in the past people have been sharing cheap round trip tickets (sometimes in order to avoid minimum stay requirements).
With a 1x in a distant place from where you are, maybe that concept could be put to new (?) use?
(yes, this almost certainly would not only be rather risky but also in violation of the airline's rules as well as probably a number of relevant laws)


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