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ORD-JNB OW ~$1060 PE/Y mixed itinerary

ORD-JNB OW ~$1060 PE/Y mixed itinerary

Old Mar 5, 17, 7:52 pm
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ORD-JNB OW ~$1060 PE/Y mixed itinerary

ORD-MAD-JNB return on BA ticket stock/codeshare flight number on IB metal. ~$1060 all in round trip after AARP discount. ORD-MAD books in W and MAD-JNB books in Y (T and K fare codes both ways). Good for ~2500 EQD on AAdvantage. Booked on BA website for Nov/DEC travel.
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Old Mar 5, 17, 8:06 pm
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This is an incredible deal, but I can't get anywhere close to it. Could you provide more details about the itinerary? $5K seems to be the lowest I'm finding.
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Old Mar 5, 17, 8:37 pm
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Eqd

How do you figure the EQD for advantage?
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Old Mar 5, 17, 8:57 pm
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I'm booked 11/23-12/2.

Only available with BA numbers from the BA website (IB isn't selling PE on that route for then as far as I can tell -- I cross checked there and on matrix and nothing similar was coming up.)

Multiple dates were available but I didn't explore deeply to see if there were min stay requirements or anything.

for EQD for AAdvantage:
20% distance for the PE/W segments
10% distance for the Y segments
(based on the BA fare codes)

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Old Mar 6, 17, 5:00 am
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I've been tempted to book the ~$1400 MIA (and a few others)-LHR-JNB PE fare on VS for a while now. Johannesburg really doesn't do much for me but for $1400 there is always the option of adding a JNB-CPT/WDH leg at the end and still being well under typical cost.

Not sure if this OW fare has a similar option but I believe the VS PE fare allows for a fairly lengthy stopover in London as well for a few hundred more, although it has been a while since I put specific dates in to check.

If someone was feeling really crazy, pairing one of these ex-US PE fares to JNB and the JNB-PVG/HKG J fare on Etihad/Qatar that was posted a day or two ago would make for quite the adventure. All told probably somewhere around $3000 combined.
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Old Mar 6, 17, 8:42 am
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Originally Posted by schertz View Post
I'm booked 11/23-12/2.

Only available with BA numbers from the BA website (IB isn't selling PE on that route for then as far as I can tell -- I cross checked there and on matrix and nothing similar was coming up.)

Multiple dates were available but I didn't explore deeply to see if there were min stay requirements or anything.

for EQD for AAdvantage:
20% distance for the PE/W segments
10% distance for the Y segments
(based on the BA fare codes)
Tried those dates, and nothing even close! Got lucky.
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Old Mar 6, 17, 8:55 am
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This is really odd... checking those dates on ba.com shows premium economy on Iberia at $1197 round trip. Aer Lingus & BA flights in PE for $1721 R/T. Google flights shows the lowest fare at $2033.
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Old Mar 6, 17, 9:18 am
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Originally Posted by CAWineNerd View Post
This is really odd... checking those dates on ba.com shows premium economy on Iberia at $1197 round trip. Aer Lingus & BA flights in PE for $1721 R/T. Google flights shows the lowest fare at $2033.
I'm getting the same results, $1067 r/t with AARP. FYI, the Iberia flight MAD-JNB legs are showing up as economy though. Maybe JNB isn't getting reconfigured A330s?
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Old Mar 6, 17, 12:42 pm
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Originally Posted by CAWineNerd View Post
This is really odd... checking those dates on ba.com shows premium economy on Iberia at $1197 round trip. Aer Lingus & BA flights in PE for $1721 R/T. Google flights shows the lowest fare at $2033.

I just booked some LAX-LHR-JNB MRs on BA for November and ran into this same problem with the IB flights coming in $200 cheaper because they are in Y, but the rest of my itinerary is in PE.

I don't think IB even has PE....and I am trying to do all of my MRs now on BA metal in PE for the 1.5 EQMs crediting to AA.

Still got a great deal for $1491 each (I booked 2).
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Old Mar 6, 17, 2:35 pm
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I just booked some LAX-LHR-JNB MRs on BA for November and ran into this same problem with the IB flights coming in $200 cheaper because they are in Y, but the rest of my itinerary is in PE.

I don't think IB even has PE....and I am trying to do all of my MRs now on BA metal in PE for the 1.5 EQMs crediting to AA.

Still got a great deal for $1491 each (I booked 2).
I believe they will be implementing a new PE service in the 4th quarter.
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Old Mar 6, 17, 3:59 pm
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IB website says PE is coming the Summer of 2017.

Not sure I would be brave enough to do South Africa in straight up economy on IB. I think it is worth the extra $200 to know you will be in PE for all the long legs.
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Old Mar 6, 17, 7:47 pm
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JNB is due to get PE on IB eventually, but apparently they won't have it by Nov on that route while ORD will.

Yeah I concerned about the Economy segment on IB but the day layover in MAD was something I wanted and they did allow free seat assignments on the Economy legs as a OWE -- so I've got the front row exit row!
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Old Mar 6, 17, 7:49 pm
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Originally Posted by ORDPLATAA View Post
I think it is worth the extra $200 to know you will be in PE for all the long legs.
Absolutely.



Just think.....if they offered you an UG to PE for $200 @ the gate for an 11hr flight would you take it?
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Old Mar 6, 17, 8:08 pm
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Also be careful on BA.com -- many of the other 'PE' options listed include Economy segments on Aer Lingus that wouldn't earn any AAdvantage miles and don't get you transatlantic PE travel (most book the LHR-JNB segment in BA PE it seems).
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Old Mar 25, 17, 2:09 am
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Originally Posted by schertz View Post
I'm booked 11/23-12/2.

Only available with BA numbers from the BA website (IB isn't selling PE on that route for then as far as I can tell -- I cross checked there and on matrix and nothing similar was coming up.)

Multiple dates were available but I didn't explore deeply to see if there were min stay requirements or anything.

for EQD for AAdvantage:
20% distance for the PE/W segments
10% distance for the Y segments
(based on the BA fare codes)
Isn't it 22% and 20% respectively?
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