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AA Costa Rica :-LAX-LAS-PHX-PHL-CLT-MCO-MIA-LIR r/t in First ~800$(2017's PTY Fare :)

AA Costa Rica :-LAX-LAS-PHX-PHL-CLT-MCO-MIA-LIR r/t in First ~800$(2017's PTY Fare :)

Old Jan 24, 17, 10:53 am
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Originally Posted by izzik View Post
This fare was already on FT, just in a different forum.
It is widely accepted that this Mileage Run Deals spot is watched by many in the industry - blogs, airlines, hotels, ... why risk it? I suppose it comes down to intuitively knowing what fares are at risk for shutdown vs what fares are perfectly normal.
This fare isn't that special in terms of price. I did SNA-LIR in F/J a couple years ago for $545. The addition of all the US hubs and connection policies means you can bounce around more now.
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Old Jan 24, 17, 3:26 pm
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Originally Posted by cgtechuk View Post
Not sure how the new system works, If its flown miles you could reduce the hops, the reason there is so many is that BA's FFP is based on points so more segments = more points.
If you're crediting AA and have status, there is still some benefit to that many short segments, even if you're not trying to rack up the EQS: your base miles on each segment becomes 500. mia-mco-clt-rdu-dca gets you 2000, whereas mia-dca direct is 920.

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Old Jan 25, 17, 5:39 am
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Originally Posted by JessicaTam View Post
I am aware of the recoding. What have I missed:

5x flights <750 miles = 5x30
1x flight 750-1500 = 60
1x flight 1500-2500 = 80

290 o/w, 580 rt

I appreciate with the fare gone it is a moot point, however would like to get it right next time.
Jump on to QF calculator on their website. it will work it for you. easy
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Old Jan 25, 17, 10:51 am
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Originally Posted by nzthunderboy View Post
Jump on to QF calculator on their website. it will work it for you. easy
Calculators are down in the US region it says on qantas.com.
But following their chart, I get 280 one way.

3x sub 250 at 20 each
2x at sub 500 at 40 each
1x at 750-1500 at 60
1x at 1500-2500 at 80.

These are all business on the chart.
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Old Jan 25, 17, 4:40 pm
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Originally Posted by steveholt View Post
Ended up booking LAX-LAS-PHX-PHL-CLT-MCO-MIA-LIR-MIA-MCO-CLT-RDU-DCA-JFK-PHX-LAS-LAX and will probably drop the LAS-LAX leg. Should be enough with the ICN-JFK F fare (and four BA segments intra-Europe) to get me BA gold. Managed to pull it off with one overnight on the outbound (PHL) and two on the return (MCO, although thankfully the eight-hour overnight and not the brutal five-hour one, and LAS, which will be my destination)
This makes my head hurt. Its possibly the most roundabout way to go from Los Angeles to Las Vegas that I have ever heard, given that it's a 4 hour drive
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Old Jan 25, 17, 10:51 pm
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Originally Posted by rdurlabhji View Post
This makes my head hurt. Its possibly the most roundabout way to go from Los Angeles to Las Vegas that I have ever heard, given that it's a 4 hour drive
I'd rather fly this routing than drive from LA to Vegas on a Friday night and I'm not even exaggerating.
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Old Jan 26, 17, 1:44 am
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Originally Posted by tenmoc View Post
Calculators are down in the US region it says on qantas.com.
But following their chart, I get 280 one way.

3x sub 250 at 20 each
2x at sub 500 at 40 each
1x at 750-1500 at 60
1x at 1500-2500 at 80.

These are all business on the chart.
Sub 750 mile intra-USA J flights are 30SC.

https://www.qantas.com/fflyer/dyn/fl...status-credits
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Old Jan 26, 17, 11:28 am
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Originally Posted by steveholt View Post
I'd rather fly this routing than drive from LA to Vegas on a Friday night and I'm not even exaggerating.
You can probably get to LIR with this routing before you get to LAS by driving on a Fri night.
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Old Jan 27, 17, 8:53 am
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https://goo.gl/flights/O2OC

Seems like a good price now

Why does this thread have no action since yesterday? LOL
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Old Jan 27, 17, 9:09 am
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Because the fare lost a lot of its appeal when the max 2 transfers was introduced
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Old Jan 27, 17, 9:21 am
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Originally Posted by nufnuf77 View Post
Because the fare lost a lot of its appeal when the max 2 transfers was introduced
Maybe for the BAers, for AA, this is all we got.
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Old Jan 28, 17, 9:45 am
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I can price up something like LAX-LAS-PHX-MCO-MIA-LIR / LIR-MIA-LAX for around 690 although PHX-MCO might be <2000 miles so us BAers will take a hit on tier points here.
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Old Jan 28, 17, 10:03 am
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PHX-MCO is indeed just under 1,900 miles.
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Old Jan 28, 17, 10:21 am
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Originally Posted by xenole View Post
I can price up something like LAX-LAS-PHX-MCO-MIA-LIR / LIR-MIA-LAX for around 690 although PHX-MCO might be <2000 miles so us BAers will take a hit on tier points here.
Can you not go PHX - PHL or to FLL?
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Old Jan 28, 17, 9:37 pm
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Originally Posted by cgtechuk View Post
Can you not go PHX - PHL or to FLL?
Possibly. Just spent a couple of minutes with Google flights and that's what it gave me. Sometimes the next identical search yields different results.
At least it shows there is some flexibility with the 2 stops.
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