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Do not call the airlines under any conditions! This is the fastest way to kill the trick and bring unwanted attention to your itinerary! And do not post precious deals in this thread, this is by far the fastest way to kill the trick!



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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.

This thread deals with unique combinations of routes and booking tricks in order to lower prices on airline fares. Prices that would astound the general public are often achieved by the posters in this thread.

Many people, including airline representatives, monitor this thread. 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.

We encourage you to read the entirety of this thread if you would like to get started and to experiment as soon as you understand the gist of Trick It. Lots of time spent reading, practicing, and learning is the only way to be able to reproduce our tricks and discover new ones yourself. There are many, many people who ask for advice here, so productive members are only able to help those who have shown a concerted effort and progress over a long period of time (months).

If you have no idea what this thread is about, a good place to start are various blogs' posts on the subject. At the very least, read the Rules for posting in this thread. They're also listed in the very first post, below.

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2010 Trick It / negotiate it / special savings lounge thread
2011 Trick It / negotiate it / special savings lounge thread
2012 Trick It / negotiate it / special savings lounge thread
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Old Oct 21, 08, 8:06 am
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Trick it / negotiate it / special savings lounge thread

We got people in the "post everything on the board" camp, and we got people in the "don't post on the board, since it screws the deal" camp.

We've recently seen several threads dealing with "trick it / negotiate it" type of deals which were not in line with how the Mileage Run forum is supposed to operate (which can be accessed at http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=454485).

In theory, we could start threads dealing with the "trick it / negotiate it" type of deals on almost *each and every* discount fare across the Atlantic there is, since virtually 99% of the time, you can generate a "deal" that leaves certain surcharges off if you know how to do it.

This thread serves as some sort of "lounge thread" where anything related to "trick it / negotiate it" type of deals can go - which is beyond the accustomed way how this forum works. Hopefully this "lounge" thread will give those who would still like to discuss these types of deal an ample place to do so - while the "Mileage Run Deals" forum is not being cluttered with information that many Flyertalkers feel that is not appropriate and in line with how this forum works.

If you want to play games, then play your games within the confined enviroment of this thread - please refrain from starting new threads to play those games.

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Below are the new posting rules for the Trick It Thread. They will also be posted as a Sticky in the Discussion Forum and in the first post of this thread.

Rules of Posting in the Trick It Thread:
1. Adhere to these rules or your post will be deleted without comment.
2. The current naming convention of this thread is as follows:
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C2.5 = Middle East, including Israel and Egypt
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C4 = South America
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C6 = Australia, New Zealand, and the Oceania range

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The naming convention created by Raffles Longhaul is also acceptable.

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Old Jan 1, 14, 8:27 am
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Any 3x recs for C1-C2e FD on AB in May? BF $250 with YR $590 and best 3x I can find is YR ~$250 with C2-C2. Please PM!
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Old Jan 1, 14, 1:03 pm
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Any 3x recs for C1-C2e FD on AB in May? BF $250 with YR $590 and best 3x I can find is YR ~$250 with C2-C2. Please PM!
I'm not sure anything better than this is achievable with 3x on AB.
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Old Jan 1, 14, 4:32 pm
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TK: Recent 3X successes?

Anyone reporting any success in dumping TK fares C1-C3?
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Old Jan 2, 14, 10:45 am
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Good C2-C1 FB AB for booking today only.

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Old Jan 2, 14, 4:27 pm
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Help with C1-C3 (India) on ST

i apologize in advance if i am overly cryptic in describing the candidate fare from which i'm looking to trim fat (this is my first post and i still haven't gotten the sense of how openly candidate fares can be discussed, so i'm erring on the side of less openness).

i have an upcoming trip to india, ex-C1. i can depart from/return to any of the 3 largest cities (by population) in the US or, if it's the only way to make things happen, from one of the two largest maple-y towns.

i have found fares on a couple of ST carriers that are over 60% fat, of which i am looking to shed all or part. i have managed to find and book a few dumps in the past just to get a sense of how the process works, but never on an ST airline (always *A), and i am having trouble locating a working 3x for my current needs.

i'd appreciate any hints anyone has (or a reference to earlier posts in this thread to read myself, or an indication that what i'm looking for doesn't exist so i can stop wasting my time).

to summarize, looking to trim C1-india-C1 on one of a few ST carriers using either a 3x or a 1x (i can probably position to and fly almost any domestic/northern neighbor-ly 1x, depending on whether the net savings justify it).

thanks in advance.

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Old Jan 2, 14, 4:37 pm
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Trying to dump $600 in fat off a RT on a carrier from the GULF to it's home city from C-1, trying 3x but keeps killing fare. Anyone been successful with and FD on this carrier/route?
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Old Jan 3, 14, 1:50 am
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what I don't get is why people code their original routing for FD, not the 3x but the actual flight routing without the 3x.

Its not like you are spoiling any secrets...
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Old Jan 3, 14, 2:39 am
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C2-C1,5 193 GBP many OTA
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Old Jan 3, 14, 3:41 am
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Any luck with dumping IB to C1.5 ex-txl ?
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Old Jan 3, 14, 3:46 am
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It is already a self dump for all but the last 100ish euro. Don't get too greedy. Given the huge amount of publicity it is getting, just get it while it's there, don't waste time.
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Old Jan 3, 14, 5:00 am
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Anyone reporting any success in dumping TK fares C1-C3?
seems dead
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Old Jan 3, 14, 5:19 am
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It is already a self dump for all but the last 100ish euro. Don't get too greedy. Given the huge amount of publicity it is getting, just get it while it's there, don't waste time.
exactly, 250€ for a RT to Central America is already extremely low!
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Old Jan 3, 14, 5:53 am
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exactly, 250€ for a RT to Central America is already extremely low!
Worked for 150€ish previously.
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Old Jan 3, 14, 6:42 am
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Worked for 150€ish previously.
All I'm saying is, if you get it for 250€ don't push it with another 3x

btw, does anyone have the price information on those tickets? Not in ITA, kvs doesn't work until Jan 10 and I'm curious what actually is lower, the bf, yq or if they just skipped some taxes?
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