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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 15, 14, 11:48 pm
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Originally Posted by stephem View Post
AARP discount on BA is down now (effective 15Oct), hopefully that will come back up and be valid through next Fall so I can grab 5 of these for summer travel!
This is especially unfortunate since BA is showing LAX-FCO through EOS at $2422. With the $400 AARP discount that would be a pretty nice deal.
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Old Oct 16, 14, 12:09 am
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Originally Posted by Night Flyer View Post
The LAX-MAD Skyteam fares seem to be back too. Sample dates March 28-April 5 for $2159.

Really weird algorithms this year on some of these city/fare combinations.
Same price to Bilbao, as well.
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Old Oct 16, 14, 12:20 am
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Clt-fco ow j $2055 a.i. May 2015

CLT-FCO OW J $2055 A.I. MAY 2015

US ZR00RT CLT to ROM
AY IR00RT ROM to CLT
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Old Oct 16, 14, 1:14 am
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Also, if you live in Hawaii, or double up with a vacation there

HNL-MXP-HNL $2211
HNL-MRS-HNL $2118
HNL-FCO-HNL $2358
HNL-VCE-HNL $2203
etc

on BA/AA, via LAX and LHR in most cases

wide availability through EOS
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Old Oct 16, 14, 3:48 am
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AUH to GRU in J (or F, i'm not sure) for around 682 euro's on Etihad. Z fare.
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Old Oct 16, 14, 3:53 am
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Etihad: AUH-GRU (Abu Dhabi-Sao Paulo) $863 ai rt Biz class (Z) 15056 miles

Bookable January through June, 3 day minimum stay.

Also bookable for Carnaval


GOGOGOGO


Note: on the Etihad Guest website, Z is Business, but on ITA it is First...
http://www.etihadguest.com/ko/earn-miles/how/


Following the Etihad Guest table, this would be 130%*15056 miles = 19573 miles; leading to a 4.4 cpm

Last edited by BobKop; Oct 16, 14 at 4:04 am
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Old Oct 16, 14, 3:55 am
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Z on Etihad is currently a discount business class fare. That's an excellent fare - particularly starting from AUH - if it is bookable.



It appears to be! On their own website, "Business Saver" is cheaper than any of the various (discount) economy fares.
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Old Oct 16, 14, 4:08 am
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Thanks Bobkop!

Last edited by Culture Guru; Oct 16, 14 at 4:09 am Reason: edit
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Old Oct 16, 14, 4:11 am
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Wheres best place to credit the miles?
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Old Oct 16, 14, 4:19 am
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Is this First class or business class? etihad site shows business seats when at seat selection.
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Old Oct 16, 14, 4:24 am
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Didnt ITA show the incorrect booking code for them before? Or was that another airline?
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Old Oct 16, 14, 4:26 am
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it doesn't matter what ITA thinks the booking class is.. they aren't guaranteeing anything.

Z fare on Etihad does not accrue miles with AAdvantage, FYI
http://www.aa.com/i18n/AAdvantage/ea...nes/etihad.jsp
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Old Oct 16, 14, 4:32 am
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This is for Business class which is still great price.
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Old Oct 16, 14, 4:46 am
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Thanks, Granite...this was too good a deal to walk away from, I just booked it.
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Old Oct 16, 14, 5:39 am
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Seems to have gone.
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