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Old Oct 23, 14, 3:07 am   -   Wikipost
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Note: There is a known miscoding on ITA and elsewhere, where fares on EI (Aer Lingus) are showing as being in first class. This is not correct, as Aer Lingus does not offer first class. If you see this fare, please ignore it and do not post it here as it is completely unbookable in every sense of the term. The mods are summarily deleting these posts in order to unclutter the thread.

Note: There is a known miscoding on ITA and elsewhere, where Z fares on EY (Etihad) are showing as being in first class. This is not correct, as Z fares are discount business on EY. These fares will not receive chaffeur service. http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/etiha...assengers.html

List of known, active deals:

JNB-DXB-SFO in EK F, $4k-ish one-way
MLE-HKG-US (various) in C, $1400 +/- available only on CX's website.
CMB-MIA, other US cities, for about $4400 in F, round-trip/return

BA AARP $400 discount for J/F bookings is now valid again for booking until 31 Oct 2014 but departure to EOS seems to get the discount. http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...ts-aarp-4.html
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Old Sep 30, 14, 10:54 am
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I added the BA AARP discount to the wiki because people seem to ask about it every week...
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Old Sep 30, 14, 1:16 pm
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Old Sep 30, 14, 1:18 pm
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Originally Posted by stephem View Post
I added the BA AARP discount to the wiki because people seem to ask about it every week...
I was just going to do the research myself. Thank you.
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Old Sep 30, 14, 1:27 pm
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Originally Posted by frankmu View Post
I'm seeing PDX-MXP/MAD through August 2015, on BA and AA for ~$2000

Also seeing Bilbao and Bologna back again for about the same price. Couldn't see on Google Flights or Orbitz, but showed up on ITA and appeared bookable directly on carrier website.

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Old Sep 30, 14, 1:58 pm
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ST to MAD/OW to Italy

~ $1,600 w/AARP
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Old Sep 30, 14, 2:12 pm
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Just booked PHL-JFK-LHR-JFK-PHL on delta.com in business .. NO advance purchase and NO minimum stay $2200 a.i.. Both transatlantic flights on on VIRGIN ATLANTIC.. and lots of time to enjoy, the JFK CLUBHOUSE which IMHO is one of the best lounges at JFK.. this fare is quite good especially for those of us who need VS tier points to reach GOLD....
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Old Sep 30, 14, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by EKinBigD View Post
ST to MAD/OW to Italy

~ $1,600 w/AARP
ST ?
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Old Sep 30, 14, 3:58 pm
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Originally Posted by su9062 View Post
ST ?
SkyTeam...

Looks like from JFK.
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Old Sep 30, 14, 4:06 pm
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Originally Posted by EKinBigD View Post
ST to MAD/OW to Italy

~ $1,600 w/AARP
The Skyteam fares (at least from the west coast, e.g., SEA-MAD) are running $1900. I dont know of a way to get an AARP discount on these.

For OneWorld, I'm seeing (again ex-SEA) roughly $2100-2200, so that is $1700-1800 w AARP discount if you book on BA. You can get down to around $1600 if you use the Chase BA card too for 10% discount. I'm not seeing any OW fare that gets you to $1600 w just the AARP discount.
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Old Sep 30, 14, 4:07 pm
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Originally Posted by stephem View Post
The Skyteam fares (at least from the west coast, e.g., SEA-MAD) are running $1900. I dont know of a way to get an AARP discount on these.

For OneWorld, I'm seeing (again ex-SEA) roughly $2100-2200, so that is $1700-1800 w AARP discount if you book on BA. You can get down to around $1600 if you use the Chase BA card too for 10% discount. I'm not seeing any OW fare that gets you to $1600 w just the AARP discount.
Try portland! i remember seeing $2000 without AARP
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Old Sep 30, 14, 4:20 pm
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Not sure if this was posted before, but I came across *A fares July/Aug 15 CPH - DTW $1618 ai. Also had a quick look at NYC and found $1515 ai.

Ops by AC/LH/UA, books into P class on UA. Ticketable on UA/LH.

Unusual to find awesome fares to DTW it seems.
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Old Sep 30, 14, 5:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Armodeen View Post
Not sure if this was posted before, but I came across *A fares July/Aug 15 CPH - DTW $1618 ai. Also had a quick look at NYC and found $1515 ai.

Ops by AC/LH/UA, books into P class on UA. Ticketable on UA/LH.

Unusual to find awesome fares to DTW it seems.
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Old Sep 30, 14, 5:20 pm
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Originally Posted by cfischer View Post
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Many thanks
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Old Sep 30, 14, 5:22 pm
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Dublin- Boston - JFK- Dublin

BA - VS- DL - VS - BA

£1345

January dates found on Google
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Old Sep 30, 14, 6:06 pm
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Originally Posted by EKinBigD View Post
ST to MAD/OW to Italy

~ $1,600 w/AARP
I'm looking in May and the available destinations for both Spain and Italy are much more scattered than a couple weeks ago.

In Spain, MAD is good BCN is not (>$2800). In Italy, BLQ, BIO and MXP are good while FCO ($2800+) and FLR (don't even ask) are not.

The newly filed fares have made it over to Google Flights since this afternoon affording this chance to compare.

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