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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 Oct 4, 14, 12:56 pm
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Too bad you can't get the AARP discount with the AAPAS fare ;-) But it also has a pretty big UL YQ for having only one short segment on that airline, I haven't tried hard, but seems like the first/last segments have to be on UL so not sure how to avoid that.
As a traditional spender of Avios, fares like this get interesting because I'd be looking at about $1500 in fees for this as an Avios award, in addition to a boatload of miles. The cash delta is pretty attractive for the paid fare.
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Old Oct 4, 14, 1:25 pm
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the CMB-MIA round-trip fare is just as titom has described. The wiki entry was incorrect based on a misunderstanding of his original post. I have corrected the wiki.

While titom did provide an outbound and a return date, he also mentioned "2 out of 3 legs in F" (instead of 4 of 6) which was I think the source of confusion.

He clarified it in a later post that it is a round-trip/return fare.

I think it will be helpful when posting fares the wiki to include a link to be able to follow the discussion of that fare.
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Old Oct 4, 14, 1:25 pm
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On 4/6-4/13, the LHR-AUH segment would be in the A380 in each direction.

Last edited by wildway; Oct 4, 14 at 1:29 pm Reason: Deleting the bad information I posted.
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Old Oct 4, 14, 2:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Dr. HFH View Post
And presumably you're talking one-way. Ex-MLE J fares were raised a few months ago, and it's now something like USD $2,400 roundtrip.
Yes, of course.
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Old Oct 4, 14, 9:45 pm
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Ok, now that we agreed it was a pretty decent RT fare, was anybody able to replicate the itinerary through AUH with EY segment?
I can only find it with connection on DOH and QR...
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Old Oct 5, 14, 10:58 am
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Here's one some folks may be interested in:

April/May 2015 (various dates) out of YOW/YUL/YYZ to SYD "the long way" for $4,500+/- in J on AF/KLM/Skyteam.

Outbound routes you through either CDG/AMS with onward travel on Etihad through AUH.

Return allows you to add some QF/CX segments to the mix (through SIN or HKG onwards to CDG).

Good deal considering the fare routinely goes for 9k on AC. 18k flying blue miles each way.
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Old Oct 5, 14, 11:05 am
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Originally Posted by jcamp028 View Post
Here's one some folks may be interested in:

April/May 2015 (various dates) out of YOW/YUL/YYZ to SYD "the long way" for $4,500+/- in J on AF/KLM/Skyteam.

Outbound routes you through either CDG/AMS with onward travel on Etihad through AUH.

Return allows you to add some QF/CX segments to the mix (through SIN or HKG onwards to CDG).

Good deal considering the fare routinely goes for 9k on AC. 18k flying blue miles each way.
Available through Cheaptickets or AF website.
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Old Oct 5, 14, 11:06 am
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Sea-ams-sea : Ba : $1747

How about we post a nice fare, even if it is a repeat!!

With AARP discount.

Sample dates Fri Mar 27 to Mon 13 April !!

Can be routed via DFW to fly the American's nice 777 ER to LHR
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Old Oct 5, 14, 11:15 am
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People. Stop! This tread is exclusively for Premium Fare discussion; all the OT bickering has been (and will continue to be) deleted.

Why don't you guys go outside and play in the sun, or if you must sit in front of your computer, enjoy the wonderful low West Coast-EU C fares (SEA-AMS, PDX-MXP/MAD, etc etc, for sub-$2k until EOS, or sub-$1.5k, until 3/31/15), and some of the other gems we currently have active.

--jpdx, MR Moderator
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Old Oct 5, 14, 11:21 am
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Originally Posted by jpdx View Post
People. Stop! This tread is exclusively for Premium Fare discussion; all the OT bickering has been (and will continue to be) deleted.

Why don't you guys go outside and play in the sun, or if you must sit in front of your computer, enjoy the wonderful low West Coast-EU C fares (SEA-AMS, PDX-MXP/MAD, etc etc, for sub-$2k until EOS, or sub-$1.5k, until 3/31/15), and some of the other gems we currently have active.

--jpdx, MR Moderator
hey jpdx, sub 1.5k from West coast ? Can you please point the city pair ?
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Old Oct 5, 14, 11:33 am
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Originally Posted by su9062 View Post
hey jpdx, sub 1.5k from West coast ? Can you please point the city pair ?
PDX-MXP is $2k all-in on BA before all the discounts ($400 AARP, 10% Chase, etc). SEA-AMS is slightly higher (also BA).

Try other combinations of airports that are close to you. A few weeks back, LAX-MAD was super cheap, plus a lot of secondary airports (RNO, EUG, GEG, etc). These fares seem to come and go. Not all are valid until EOS.
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Old Oct 5, 14, 3:19 pm
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DFW-LHR on DL @ $2377
Sample date Nov 11-18 on Expedia.

OJ with MAD is possible I think.

DFW-MAD on US (codeshare on AA) $2157
during thanksgiving week.

If only *A matches...

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Old Oct 5, 14, 3:25 pm
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Originally Posted by jpdx View Post
People. Stop! This tread is exclusively for Premium Fare discussion; all the OT bickering has been (and will continue to be) deleted.
Thank you, that was beyond tiresome.

Originally Posted by ws8n View Post
DFW-LHR on DL @ $2377
Sample date Nov 11-18 on Expedia.

OJ with MAD is possible I think.
If only *A matches...
Is it possible to get VS TATL on this one way or another?
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Old Oct 5, 14, 3:47 pm
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Originally Posted by TheBOSman View Post
Thank you, that was beyond tiresome.



Is it possible to get VS TATL on this one way or another?
According to the fare rules, VS is permitted.
DL ZB69US DFW to LON on ITA.
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Old Oct 5, 14, 4:12 pm
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Originally Posted by wildway View Post
On 4/6-4/13, the LHR-AUH segment would be in the A380 in each direction.
Unless traveling in First, which I've not experienced on anyone's A380, I can't imagine why anyone would seek out that bird for long-haul travel. Bragging rights, perhaps. Otherwise, from the limited experience of a few segments in BA biz, it's yet another airplane.
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