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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 17, 14, 2:46 pm
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AA (via MIA &/or DFW &/or LAX - lie flats BOG-MIA-LAX possible) or UA (via IAH &/or EWR - lie flats all the way???) B/F ow BOG-HNL many dates around $900.

Spirit can get u 2 BOG 4 <$200.

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Old Oct 17, 14, 2:48 pm
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Not all MR worthy, but if you are headed south, DL looks to be going hard at AS on premium cabin US west coast to Mexico.

In addition to the CUN fares posted, SEA-PVR is about 1/2 the price on DL (mid $700 range) as it is on AS ($1350).

Edited to add: looks like these DL fares are all UP fares, so they are selling eco tix with upgrades to front cabin, maybe because they have poor sales for front cabin?
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Old Oct 17, 14, 2:58 pm
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Originally Posted by stephem View Post
Not all MR worthy, but if you are headed south, DL looks to be going hard at AS on premium cabin US west coast to Mexico.

In addition to the CUN fares posted, SEA-PVR is about 1/2 the price on DL (mid $700 range) as it is on AS ($1350).

Edited to add: looks like these DL fares are all UP fares, so they are selling eco tix with upgrades to front cabin, maybe because they have poor sales for front cabin?
Interesting! I'm looking at a trip for May also and found LAX-SJU via JFK or ATL for ~$1,150 for 11k+ MQM...waiting to see if I can get an award to PPT first before this one. CUN is booked for me in Feb.
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Old Oct 17, 14, 3:10 pm
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I messed around with this briefly and found it prices as RT for about $1350 on AA, slightly more on UA. But I don't think you'll find much lie flats here. Best I could find is AA 767 (slanted). UA routings had 757 BOG-IAH-BOG, I think that is just domestic F.

Originally Posted by EKinBigD View Post
AA (via MIA &/or DFW &/or LAX - lie flats BOG-MIA-LAX possible) or UA (via IAH &/or EWR - lie flats all the way???) B/F ow BOG-HNL many dates around $900.

Spirit can get u 2 BOG 4 <$200.
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Old Oct 17, 14, 3:25 pm
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Originally Posted by stephem View Post
Not all MR worthy, but if you are headed south, DL looks to be going hard at AS on premium cabin US west coast to Mexico.

In addition to the CUN fares posted, SEA-PVR is about 1/2 the price on DL (mid $700 range) as it is on AS ($1350).

Edited to add: looks like these DL fares are all UP fares, so they are selling eco tix with upgrades to front cabin, maybe because they have poor sales for front cabin?
Whats an UP fare? Is that like a lottery ticket to 1st class? No thanks.
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Old Oct 17, 14, 3:28 pm
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Originally Posted by JW76 View Post
Whats an UP fare? Is that like a lottery ticket to 1st class? No thanks.
You are confirmed into F (or J) on your scheduled flight at time of purchase, although if there are irrops you are only confirmed into Y (although one can usually waitlist into a tolerable cabin).

They are marketed as "economy fares" so that you can purchase them with the sanction of your irritably frugal employer, but as soon as you purchase one you are "instantly upgraded", as it were.
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Old Oct 17, 14, 3:32 pm
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Originally Posted by JW76 View Post
Whats an UP fare? Is that like a lottery ticket to 1st class? No thanks.
On DL these book into GAP fares, y with immediate UG. Z is discounted BE.

Only draw back on GAP is if IRROPs or equip swap you may lose seat, but you book into F/BE immediately. I've never had a problem with these fares...
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Old Oct 17, 14, 4:28 pm
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AA also available for SFO-LIM at $1405 dates abundant in 2015 at that price. Via DFW, MIA, or both. Unfortunately LAN codeshares are not included
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Old Oct 17, 14, 4:30 pm
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Whats an UP fare? Is that like a lottery ticket to 1st class? No thanks.
See, Y-Up in the Glossary:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/gloss...tterSelected=Y
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Old Oct 17, 14, 5:41 pm
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Originally Posted by EKinBigD View Post
AA (via MIA &/or DFW &/or LAX - lie flats BOG-MIA-LAX possible) or UA (via IAH &/or EWR - lie flats all the way???) B/F ow BOG-HNL many dates around $900.

Spirit can get u 2 BOG 4 <$200.
Cool find. It's also $1400 round trip and allows one stopover in DFW/MIA/LAX. Shame it's not lie flat seats but was able to get BOG-DFW and then IAH-HNL-BOG several months later. It appears you can depart to hawaii from anywhere you want after the stopover.
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Old Oct 17, 14, 5:49 pm
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Originally Posted by PV_Premier View Post
AA also available for SFO-LIM at $1405 dates abundant in 2015 at that price. Via DFW, MIA, or both. Unfortunately LAN codeshares are not included
UA PHX-LIM @ $1,610 (similar price SFO) in P on a 763 w/ Biz/First lie-flat product w/ 75" pitch. AA flight looks to be a domestic config.
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Old Oct 17, 14, 6:48 pm
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Originally Posted by jlars77 View Post
UA PHX-LIM @ $1,610 (similar price SFO) in P on a 763 w/ Biz/First lie-flat product w/ 75" pitch. AA flight looks to be a domestic config.
Getting similar fare UA PDX-LIM for $1530, end of August/September 2015
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Old Oct 17, 14, 10:24 pm
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"It appears you can depart to hawaii from anywhere you want after the stopover."

Even cooler find. Unfortunately using LAN to/fr BOG (to get LF's) adds at least $400 or so (ea. way?).
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Old Oct 17, 14, 11:24 pm
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Some interesting J fares on SU ex-Europe to PVG. Dates in Jan/Feb, maybe more. Best I found were IST-PVG $1700 rt and WAW-PVG for slightly more.
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Old Oct 18, 14, 1:17 am
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Wow- I got SEA-PVR-SEA on DL down to $686 RT by booking the DL nonstop. Requires 7 day stay though since that flight seems to operate only once per week. Something wonky with taxes as routing SEA-LAX-PVR-LAX-SEA seems to raise taxes substantially. The fare goes to $810 RT.
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