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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 Oct 2, 14, 6:58 pm
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Originally Posted by PV_Premier View Post
prices to LIN are even better
not seeing this on EF ... what is the base fare?

I need *A to match
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Old Oct 2, 14, 6:59 pm
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Originally Posted by PV_Premier View Post
prices to LIN are even better
WOW!
Anything from the West Coast?
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Old Oct 2, 14, 7:13 pm
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UA/LX/etc. BOS-MAD/AGP/BCN etc. $1018+ 1/4/15-1/7/15 only

$1018+ ... valid 1/4/15 till 1/7/15 3 day min. very strange fares. First weekend of January only
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Old Oct 2, 14, 7:27 pm
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Originally Posted by cesco.g View Post
WOW!
Anything from the West Coast?
SEA, PDX...

Originally Posted by cfischer View Post
$1018+ ... valid 1/4/15 till 1/7/15 3 day min. very strange fares. First weekend of January only
unable to reproduce on google flights...
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Old Oct 2, 14, 7:34 pm
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[QUOTE=PV_Premier;23618061]SEA, PDX...

HNL-LIN or HNL-AMS can be had for just under 2k after AARP and 10% chase
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Old Oct 2, 14, 7:34 pm
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Originally Posted by cfischer View Post
$1018+ ... valid 1/4/15 till 1/7/15 3 day min. very strange fares. First weekend of January only
I see fares PQNC3S and PQNC4S with this $1118 fare basis.

Rules for one say
OUTBOUND -
PERMITTED 15DEC14 THROUGH 03JAN15 FOR EACH
TRANSATLANTIC SECTOR. SEASON IS BASED ON TRIP DATE.
INBOUND -
PERMITTED 22DEC14 THROUGH 07JAN15 FOR EACH
TRANSATLANTIC SECTOR. SEASON IS BASED ON TRIP DATE.
Looks like PQNC4S prices as $2098 a/i on united.com, with rules saying
FARE RULES TEXT
OUTBOUND -
PERMITTED 04JAN 15 THROUGH 07JAN 15 FOR EACH
TRANSATLANTIC SECTOR.
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Old Oct 2, 14, 7:37 pm
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Originally Posted by mherdeg View Post
I see fares PQNC3S and PQNC4S with this $1118 fare basis.

Rules for one say
yes and there is a $1018 fare basis for 1/4-1/7 ... that's just so odd ... PQNC4S

SEASONALITY FOR HOLIDAY SURCHARGE -4S TYPE FARES WITH FOOTNOTE 1I
OUTBOUND -
PERMITTED 04JAN 15 THROUGH 07JAN 15 FOR EACH
TRANSATLANTIC SECTOR.
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Old Oct 2, 14, 7:38 pm
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Originally Posted by mherdeg View Post
I see fares PQNC3S and PQNC4S with this $1118 fare basis.

Rules for one say
yeah i see it now, with the YQ and taxes it actually ends up north of $2K round trip

some interesting routings available though, eg, BOS-ORD-MUC-BCN for ~12K base mi round trip at $2100.
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Old Oct 2, 14, 7:40 pm
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Originally Posted by PV_Premier View Post
prices to LIN are even better
Nothing from NYC.
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Old Oct 2, 14, 7:53 pm
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Originally Posted by cesco.g View Post
WOW!
Anything from the West Coast?
If in need of tier points can do following:

HNL-LAX-JFK-LHR-LIN-LHR-JFK-LAX-HNL - unfortunately only yields 920 TP's as the the long sectors will only yield 140 TP as they will be booked in I class.

2k after AARP and 10%
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Old Oct 3, 14, 12:39 am
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I dont see anything from SEA-LIN/BCN/MAD/AMS for ~$1000

Though I did find SEA-HEL for ~$2100 on DL in J through AMS.

Anyone have any other example dates and flights please?

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Old Oct 3, 14, 1:34 am
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I just booked:

21OCT SEA-JFK-ORY-LHR-AMS
14DEC AMS-LCY-JFK-SEA

for $1896 using the AARP discount.
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Old Oct 3, 14, 1:45 am
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Originally Posted by Edgerfly View Post
I dont see anything from SEA-LIN/BCN/MAD/AMS for ~$1000

Though I did find SEA-HEL for ~$2100 on DL in J through AMS.

Anyone have any other example dates and flights please?
Go back a few pages...many examples are cited. These fares to Italy and Spain have been around,off and on, in one form or another from SEA and PDX (and elsewhere) for the last 2-3 weeks, at least. I looked again today for a friend and found PDX-BLQ IB/AA/BA in May for ~$2100 net.

If I'm reading correctly, any $1000 fare is base with YQ etc omitted, which is consistent with previous fares. Net takes it back up to around $2,000 +/-. YMMV.
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Old Oct 3, 14, 5:21 am
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Hi everybody, not sure is this the right place to post, but i have found on ita (on my mobile) a CMB-MIA for 4,481 USD, in a combination of J and F. Routing is CMB-AUH with UL in J, then AUH-LHR with EY in F, then LHR-MIA with BA in F. The price seems pretty "ok" for 2 out of 3 legs in F, including EY F in the A380.
However i cannot replicate in any other website, so i wondered if someone could help find it.
Sample dates are 31 Aug 2015, return 07 Sept 15.
Fare code seems BA AAPAS.
Maybe it's a mistake fare, maybe a ghost, but i thought it was worth sharing for ppl who might have more knowledge then me on how to find it.
Thanks for reading

Edit : found the fare rule on expertflyer, and it can be booked on ba.com, however it is going through DOH, not AUH. AUH seems more interesting for the A380 in F. Still searching...

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Old Oct 3, 14, 11:03 am
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MKE-FCO ~1,600rt (Same details as below)
LIT-MILAN BA/AA RT BIZ 10/6-12/21 $2,445.78 AI w/AARP

The closer to DFW the higher it goes! You can get it as close as Waco tho (1.5-2hrs drive).

Seems anything within a 3-6 hour drive of Dallas is about $2400-2,500 RT

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