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Any know any cheap B-fare out there? (To/from any city)

Any know any cheap B-fare out there? (To/from any city)

Old Apr 7, 05, 8:09 am
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Any know any cheap B-fare out there? (To/from any city)

I'm enrolled in a NW gold elite challenge and need to fly 5 RTs in B class or higher by the end of May. So far, my business travel will net me 2 RTs in B class. Since I'm a consultant, I can travel I want to anywhere on the weekends to a city that has cheap B-fares.

(I'm silver now; was gold for the past 3 years. But unlike the past 3 years, I'm commuting between NYC and DSM every single week. What an appropriate time to lose gold. )

- Pat
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Old Apr 7, 05, 9:20 am
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I've actually seen nonrefundable B-Fares before that were cheaper than refundable discount fares. For instance when I was flying DTW-SDF every week if I reserved more than 2 weeks in advance I could get a nonrefund B fare for around $250 (that includes a corp travel discount) whereas if I reserved under 2 weeks I would get a refundable discount fare that would be over $400.

DTW-MSN I typically have to wait until less than a week before my flight to get a B fare.

So try looking at different time intervals for your various destinations you may be able to find a nonrefundable B fare that is a decent price. I did DTW-FNT to finish a gold challenge on a B fare and it was 200 bucks or so. More time taxiing than in the air... gotta love it.
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Old Apr 7, 05, 1:51 pm
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I agree w/ dtwjim. DTW-FNT/LAN/TOL often price out <$300 r/t on a B fare, often w/ no minimum stay.
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