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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 7, 14, 11:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Calchas View Post
Is that surprising? BA might swap you out for a longhaul aircraft but it's unlikely On KL you are more likely to get a Fokker 50 and a bus gate than a long haul aircraft though. The flight is about an hour so you should manage . The terminal change at LHR would be my main consideration.
Ha, not surprising at all except that they would use those aircraft on such a short flight. I just like the "cool factor" of getting a lie-flat on an hour long flight. FWIW, I did see some KLM 737s on the route, but I actually like the Fokkers if you can get one of the single seats on the port side which is the EuroBiz equivalent of the single seats in F on CRJ 700/900s on US carriers.
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Old Oct 8, 14, 7:31 am
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Originally Posted by baclubflyer View Post
How did you get BA on the inbound? For the same date they are only offering AA...
Didnt do anything special, just searched the dates under F class.
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Old Oct 8, 14, 7:43 am
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Originally Posted by baclubflyer View Post
How did you get BA on the inbound? For the same date they are only offering AA...
Try a multi-city search if no BA on the exact route you want, i.e. break LHR-JFK into LHR-WAS/WAS-JFK
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Old Oct 8, 14, 10:03 am
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Originally Posted by stephem View Post
Geez, these are still alive...
Too bad we have to be in CMB to catch our EY F flights to DFW at this time.
what dates are you looking at. I don't seem to find any.
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Old Oct 8, 14, 10:07 am
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PEK-(AUH)-GRU on EY RT, 15.100 CNY = 2450 US$

Fare Basis: ZAP90HQ2

TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON/BEFORE 31OCT14

VALID FOR TRAVEL COMMENCING ON/AFTER 16JAN15 AND ON/
BEFORE 30JUN15. ALL TRAVEL MUST BE COMPLETED BY
MIDNIGHT ON 30JUN15

ORIGINATING CHINA OUTBOUND -
TRAVEL IS NOT PERMITTED 14FEB THROUGH 22FEB.
ORIGINATING CHINA INBOUND -
TRAVEL IS NOT PERMITTED 24FEB THROUGH 01MAR.
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Old Oct 8, 14, 2:11 pm
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Not seeing it
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Old Oct 8, 14, 2:16 pm
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Originally Posted by CarterS View Post
Try a multi-city search if no BA on the exact route you want, i.e. break LHR-JFK into LHR-WAS/WAS-JFK
Which site did you use? When I try to do multi-city via Orbitz, it comes up with an error...
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Old Oct 8, 14, 6:23 pm
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Originally Posted by mattp1987 View Post
Is that supposed to be $1950+? The best I can find is $2008 which is still a good deal, and I'd like to try Upper Class. For some dates in March, VS has a 787 operating BOS-LHR. I also noticed that if you take BA for the LHR-AMS portion they have some 767s and A321s operating the flight, but on further inspection it looks like those are the Euro configurations of those aircraft rather than intercontinental. I'd probably go with KLM for those segments for crediting to DL.
yup. $2k a.i. no min is an awesome deal when crediting 150% to DL and you get to fly the new 788. It's the leftover from the OW AMS attack.
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Old Oct 8, 14, 8:37 pm
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ORD-OSL r/t in F as previously posted. Then buy a separate OSL-LHR r/t to get you back to LHR.
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Old Oct 9, 14, 3:37 am
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Originally Posted by LH630 View Post
PEK-(AUH)-GRU on EY RT, 15.100 CNY = 2450 US$

Fare Basis: ZAP90HQ2

TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON/BEFORE 31OCT14

VALID FOR TRAVEL COMMENCING ON/AFTER 16JAN15 AND ON/
BEFORE 30JUN15. ALL TRAVEL MUST BE COMPLETED BY
MIDNIGHT ON 30JUN15

ORIGINATING CHINA OUTBOUND -
TRAVEL IS NOT PERMITTED 14FEB THROUGH 22FEB.
ORIGINATING CHINA INBOUND -
TRAVEL IS NOT PERMITTED 24FEB THROUGH 01MAR.
Thanks for the heads up on this one, it's a cracker mate, about to book now
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Old Oct 9, 14, 4:15 am
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Originally Posted by LH630 View Post
PEK-(AUH)-GRU on EY RT, 15.100 CNY = 2450 US$

Fare Basis: ZAP90HQ2

TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON/BEFORE 31OCT14

VALID FOR TRAVEL COMMENCING ON/AFTER 16JAN15 AND ON/
BEFORE 30JUN15. ALL TRAVEL MUST BE COMPLETED BY
MIDNIGHT ON 30JUN15

ORIGINATING CHINA OUTBOUND -
TRAVEL IS NOT PERMITTED 14FEB THROUGH 22FEB.
ORIGINATING CHINA INBOUND -
TRAVEL IS NOT PERMITTED 24FEB THROUGH 01MAR.
Can Z fares on EY be credited anywhere other than EY? Couldn't find them listed on AA, so I assumed zero there.
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Old Oct 9, 14, 5:36 am
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Originally Posted by Rob Willett View Post
Thanks for the heads up on this one, it's a cracker mate, about to book now
Anyone got a specific set of dates to work? Google flights which show seats don't work when trying to actually book!
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Old Oct 9, 14, 6:41 am
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Originally Posted by margarita girl View Post
Can Z fares on EY be credited anywhere other than EY? Couldn't find them listed on AA, so I assumed zero there.
Etihad Airways Z class gives:
Info from: [Business class] Tokyo-Europa T/R, Etihad Airways, 13.300 SEK inkl. skatter
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Old Oct 9, 14, 8:55 am
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Iberia AMS-EZE/AMS-GRU/AMS-SCL

It seems Iberia has a I fare from Amsterdam to South America. The published prices are in Euro's (ex tax):
AMS-GRU-AMS 1145 Euro
AMS-EZE-AMS 1174 Euro
AMS-SCL-AMS 1296 Euro

But when I try to book these fares I get a higher fare. Strange isn't it?
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Old Oct 9, 14, 9:04 am
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Originally Posted by Freewilly View Post
It seems Iberia has a I fare from Amsterdam to South America. The published prices are in Euro's (ex tax):
AMS-GRU-AMS 1145 Euro
AMS-EZE-AMS 1174 Euro
AMS-SCL-AMS 1296 Euro

But when I try to book these fares I get a higher fare. Strange isn't it?
Those prices are the base fare only, you need to include taxes/fees/charges which is what you see when you try to book. For AMS-GRU-AMS the additional cost is around €560. The fare also has a 90 day advanced purchase requirement.

I can find plenty of dates it is available, but it is not an exceptionally cheap fare.
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