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Old Sep 6, 17, 3:11 pm
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Originally Posted by farehacker View Post
Is there a specific OTA that is used to check if a fuel dump works.
No.

Originally Posted by farehacker View Post
Also has anyone ever found it possible to dump an EK flight.
Yes.
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Old Sep 6, 17, 4:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Alitam View Post
Or easier: where x <> y (or x != y, or x is different to y). No need to use absolute value or modulus function
Then you would get C2.5 -> C2 as intercontinental...

He/she meant to say
Definition of Inter-Continental: Cx-Cy, where numerical value |X minus Y| is 1 or > greater
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Old Sep 6, 17, 4:54 pm
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Old Sep 6, 17, 8:16 pm
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Originally Posted by kingkool View Post
Then you would get C2.5 -> C2 as intercontinental...

He/she meant to say
Definition of Inter-Continental: Cx-Cy, where numerical value |X minus Y| is 1 or > greater
Got it. Thanks!
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Old Sep 7, 17, 5:23 am
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Originally Posted by farehacker View Post
Is there a specific OTA that is used to check if a fuel dump works. Also has anyone ever found it possible to dump an EK flight.
Dozens have been posted here, some very recently, and hundreds flown, including 3 by myself and family from JFK to SEZ BKK MXP DXB.Next one DPS.

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Old Sep 8, 17, 2:38 pm
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Originally Posted by jorun View Post
lost his life to fly for free etc...
I was always thinking you're from there :-) PL guys are quite good in this...
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Old Sep 9, 17, 12:53 pm
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C1-C2-C5-C1

C1-C2 Stopover ( 3 days+)
C2-C5 Stopover ( 3 days+)
C5-C1

$ 298.85 All in
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Old Sep 9, 17, 9:45 pm
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Available only in 2017 ?
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Old Sep 9, 17, 11:22 pm
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Originally Posted by WingedWorldExplorer View Post
Dozens have been posted here, some very recently, and hundreds flown, including 3 by myself and family from JFK to SEZ BKK MXP DXB.Next one DPS.
with flyable or skippable 1x?
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Old Sep 10, 17, 4:55 am
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Originally Posted by jighen View Post
with flyable or skippable 1x?
4X Totally safe.
Originally Posted by bartas8891 View Post
Available only in 2017 ?
2017 and 2018

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Old Sep 10, 17, 7:03 pm
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Very easy (and very easily flyable) structure from Saudi Arabia enables really cheap flights for the few based there.

Examples include €357 to Rio de Janeiro. How much cheaper can the pros get it for?

Again, it is not the amazing prices, but the safety and the convenience of the constructions that is great. Many Asian destinations (PEK, SIN, KUL, BKK) for <€220.

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Old Sep 16, 17, 4:50 pm
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Air NZ dumps

Thinking of going to ANZ in December. Can anyone share any dumps that work on economy or business class from US? Willing to share my entire dump collection. Feel free to PM.
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Old Sep 16, 17, 5:00 pm
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C1-C6 - no YQ on major carrier.
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Old Sep 16, 17, 6:21 pm
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:)

C2e-C4se € all the time works
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Old Sep 16, 17, 11:21 pm
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Originally Posted by WingedWorldExplorer View Post
4X Totally safe
Thanks, another question, what is the construction of 4x?
A-B
B-A
C-D
E-F?
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