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Old Oct 23, 14, 3:07 am   -   Wikipost
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  • Fare feels too good to be true? Don't call the airline!
  • Double-check that the fare is actually in Business or First as some online search engines or OTAs confuse booking classes on some airlines.
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  • The deeply discounted international fares discussed here are almost always specific to a certain point of origin, and only very rarely work in reverse (e.g. a SFO-LHR-SFO fare usually won't work LHR-SFO-LHR). Domestic fares more commonly work in reverse.
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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 12, 14, 10:01 pm
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Originally Posted by MightyTravels View Post
F to Jeddah from SIN and than Economy JED-DXB. Scattered dates in November.
I also found some dates in February as well but it looks like the ticket actually books into business. Most options I saw had long layovers.

One thing to keep in mind is that any layover longer than 18 hours will require jumping through hoops to get a Saudi Arabia Transit Visa.
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Old Oct 13, 14, 1:36 am
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UA: PHL-LAX one way in P (first) $402

Through end of schedule. Various up to $462 on certain days.

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Old Oct 13, 14, 1:47 am
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Direct?
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Old Oct 13, 14, 1:48 am
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Originally Posted by olouie View Post
Direct?
Via SFO/ORD/IAH/IAD/DEN
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Old Oct 13, 14, 3:01 am
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I'm seeing it as low as $399, for example on Nov 3 via SFO, also available in reverse.

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Old Oct 13, 14, 6:28 am
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Originally Posted by bmchris View Post
Originally Posted by AndrewE View Post
New York (JFK) to Oslo (OSL) - Thu, Nov 27
US Airways, Inc. New York (JFK) to London (LHR) - Thu, Nov 27
US Airways, Inc. 7156 Dep: 6:55PM Arr: 6:55AM 7h 0m Boeing 747 First (F)
OPERATED BY BRITISH AIRWAYS P.L.C. Layover in LHR Fri, Nov 28 3h 35m

US Airways, Inc. London (LHR) to Oslo (OSL) - Fri, Nov 28
US Airways, Inc. 7314 Dep: 10:30AM Arr: 1:40PM 2h 10m Airbus A320 Economy (Y)
OPERATED BY BRITISH AIRWAYS P.L.C.

Oslo (OSL) to New York (JFK) - Mon, Dec 1
US Airways, Inc. Oslo (OSL) to London (LHR) - Mon, Dec 1
US Airways, Inc. 7317 Dep: 7:20AM Arr: 9:00AM 2h 40m Airbus A319 Economy (Y)
OPERATED BY BRITISH AIRWAYS P.L.C. Layover in LHR 1h 35m

US Airways, Inc. London (LHR) to New York (JFK) - Mon, Dec 1
US Airways, Inc. 101 Dep: 10:35AM Arr: 1:35PM 8h 0m Boeing 777 First (F)
OPERATED BY AMERICAN AIRLINES INC.
Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) $1,830.80
Total cost for 1 passenger $1,830.80
Is this gone? I was able to book up until last night. But it seems all dates are now gone.
I think Orbitz fixed the booking class issue - the same fare is now available in Biz on the overseas legs. I was close to pulling the trigger. Would have been interesting to see how this was handled though.
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Old Oct 13, 14, 7:08 am
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Cheap, but $700-900 "F" fares aren't rare on PHL-LAX/SFO.
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Old Oct 13, 14, 7:13 am
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Certainly a "fair" fare, if you know anyone who likes more comfort and is willing to pay for it. Not a mileage run fare, of course.
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Old Oct 13, 14, 7:26 am
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Originally Posted by iahphx View Post
Certainly a "fair" fare, if you know anyone who likes more comfort and is willing to pay for it. Not a mileage run fare, of course.
Correct, it should be moved to the premium fare thread.
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Old Oct 13, 14, 7:46 am
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Originally Posted by iahphx View Post
Certainly a "fair" fare, if you know anyone who likes more comfort and is willing to pay for it. Not a mileage run fare, of course.
...but a possible dollar run fare.
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Old Oct 13, 14, 8:40 am
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Sun Country has a number of first class fares out of MSP to places like JFK, MCO, DFW, LAX from upper $400s to mid $500s.
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Old Oct 13, 14, 10:05 am
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These fares have been around since early summer. Lots of availability from east to west coast cities including lga, jfk, phl, ewr- phl, las, lax. Ive taken a few of these myself. Fare not valid for p.s. flights.
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Old Oct 13, 14, 10:09 am
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Originally Posted by ijgordon View Post
I think Orbitz fixed the booking class issue - the same fare is now available in Biz on the overseas legs. I was close to pulling the trigger. Would have been interesting to see how this was handled though.
It wasn't an Orbitz issue; the fare was filed that way.
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Old Oct 13, 14, 12:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Goodtimes321 View Post
These fares have been around since early summer. Lots of availability from east to west coast cities including lga, jfk, phl, ewr- phl, las, lax. Ive taken a few of these myself. Fare not valid for p.s. flights.
Yea I was wondering about that. Too bad.
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Old Oct 13, 14, 1:52 pm
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First time posting ... please be gentle ... I've gained a lot from this thread so trying to give something back (just snagged VS SJC-LHR round trip for ~$2300 in upper class based on a previous posting)

It looks like the on-again, off-again Oneworld business class deals for west coast to Europe are back on again, with, e.g., SJC-CDG-SJC pricing at ~$2100, similar to LYS. About $2200 for PDX-CDG-PDX. I was looking in August but availability seems to be wide open and fast turn-arounds possible. Found on Google flights and confirmed on AA.com, although I didn't go all the way through to payment. Flights on BA slightly more expensive.

Also seems to be targeting AMS at similar prices. MXP, FCO etc. are decent but not as great a deal (~$2500) from SJC or PDX. For some reason, from SEA, nice prices to both FCO and destinations in France, from ~$2100 to $2200.
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