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AA: HKG-SLC r/t ~$2300 - I - purch by 30-JUN

AA: HKG-SLC r/t ~$2300 - I - purch by 30-JUN

Old Jun 14, 17, 11:26 am
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AA: HKG-SLC r/t ~$2300 - I - purch by 30-JUN

FOOTNOTE RULE
TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON/BEFORE 30JUN17.

Looks like decent availability through Q1 2018

sample: https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...c=b;a=ONEWORLD

TICKET IS NON-REFUNDABLE.

For an AA EXP routed through DFW: ( AA 125/126 ):

(EQMs) (EQDs) Total AMs w/ Bonus
36,396 2,182 24,002
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Old Jun 14, 17, 11:53 am
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If you book it through a third party so it is classified as a special fare, it will cost a little more, but provide 3640 EQD (20% of flown miles per chart, assuming booked in I).

Last edited by roundtree; Jun 14, 17 at 12:00 pm Reason: Corrected EQD calculation
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Old Jun 14, 17, 11:56 am
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Portland and Seattle also available at ~#2300.
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Old Jun 14, 17, 6:32 pm
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Now .... if it wasn't $5900 for the reverse direction -- US to HKG
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Old Jun 14, 17, 6:56 pm
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Originally Posted by C17PSGR View Post
Now .... if it wasn't $5900 for the reverse direction -- US to HKG
~$2k from YVR.

$300 to fly business from SEA-YVR
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Old Jun 14, 17, 8:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Global321 View Post
~$2k from YVR.

$300 to fly business from SEA-YVR
Can you provide some dates? The lowest I'm seeing on Google Flights is USD 2400ish for YVR-HKG, and it's on JL, not AA.
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Old Jun 14, 17, 8:40 pm
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Originally Posted by dkc192 View Post
Can you provide some dates? The lowest I'm seeing on Google Flights is USD 2400ish for YVR-HKG, and it's on JL, not AA.
Was not limiting it to OW. So that may be the difference.


OCT 17 - NOV 13 were the dates I was using but lots of dates.

$1926 Sichuan
$2045 Philippine
$2163 China Eastern (ST)
$2164 Air China (*A)
$3397 Cathay Pacific (OW)
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Old Jun 15, 17, 11:57 am
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Originally Posted by roundtree View Post
If you book it through a third party so it is classified as a special fare, it will cost a little more, but provide 3640 EQD (20% of flown miles per chart, assuming booked in I).
I don't know what third party can make it a special fare...
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Old Jun 15, 17, 2:17 pm
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Originally Posted by DeltaFlyingProf View Post
I don't know what third party can make it a special fare...
There are many:

From AA Special Fares:
  • Bulk fares
  • Cruise fares
  • Consolidator fares
  • Discounted or inclusive tour packages
  • Vacation packages, including select American Airlines Vacations® packages. For Vacations, special fares are marked with an asterisk (*) after the booking code in the AAVacations.com booking path.
  • Other tickets where the fare isn't disclosed, excluding bookings made through priceline.com or hotwire.com where the carrier isn't disclosed before buying
Using TYP/UR/MRs have occasionally triggered special fares as well.

More here.
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Old Jun 17, 17, 1:04 am
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Originally Posted by aaronprime View Post
There are many:



Using TYP/UR/MRs have occasionally triggered special fares as well.

More here.
This is good in theory. But it won't work in practice unless Amex (just as an example, not advocating them) has a bulk discount on the fare or you are lucky.

When planning for renewal of status, I'd rather have certainty. Do you know one place where one would be guaranteed it would be considered a special fare? For the Amex as an example again, the "insider fare" deals will guarantee it. Do you have any example of guaranteed mileage based earnings omn THIS fare? AA vacation for example?
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Old Jun 17, 17, 7:55 pm
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Originally Posted by DeltaFlyingProf View Post
This is good in theory. But it won't work in practice unless Amex (just as an example, not advocating them) has a bulk discount on the fare or you are lucky.

When planning for renewal of status, I'd rather have certainty. Do you know one place where one would be guaranteed it would be considered a special fare? For the Amex as an example again, the "insider fare" deals will guarantee it. Do you have any example of guaranteed mileage based earnings omn THIS fare? AA vacation for example?
A while ago there was a blog article about Amex insider fare deals that no one could ever find. Do you have any info on it?

Thanks
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Old Jun 17, 17, 9:51 pm
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Originally Posted by C17PSGR View Post
A while ago there was a blog article about Amex insider fare deals that no one could ever find. Do you have any info on it?

Thanks
If you are talking about insider fares that you have to call in, I don't. I called in once and they had nothing interesting.

However, there are insider fares shown online for domestic tickets. I've used insider fares on domestic AA tickets where, if you use points only, they give you between about 5% and 35% off. In my experience, those have always posted based on distance. When the business Platinum card was refunding 50% of the points used, they were worth it. Now that they refund only 35%, only the better discount insider fares are worth it in my opinion because you can't use partial points and partial cash and only the bigger discount will give you more than two cents per point.

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Old Jun 19, 17, 6:08 am
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Originally Posted by Global321 View Post
~$2k from YVR.

$300 to fly business from SEA-YVR
I used Google FLights to look in Q1 and Q2, nothing close other than 2788 on CX in late March and April AA fares out at over 4300.

Not sure if there is a minimum stay on the fare as I only looked at 2 night stays.
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Old Jun 19, 17, 8:49 am
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Originally Posted by MikeFly View Post
I used Google FLights to look in Q1 and Q2, nothing close other than 2788 on CX in late March and April AA fares out at over 4300.

Not sure if there is a minimum stay on the fare as I only looked at 2 night stays.
Minimum stay appears to be 3-4 nights, depending on the airline.

$3347 on CX is widely available throughout the schedule.
$1931 on Sichaun is widely available throughout the schedule.
(Other airlines similar throughout the schedule with similar minium stay.)
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Old Jun 19, 17, 1:02 pm
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Originally Posted by DeltaFlyingProf View Post
This is good in theory. But it won't work in practice unless Amex (just as an example, not advocating them) has a bulk discount on the fare or you are lucky.

When planning for renewal of status, I'd rather have certainty. Do you know one place where one would be guaranteed it would be considered a special fare? For the Amex as an example again, the "insider fare" deals will guarantee it. Do you have any example of guaranteed mileage based earnings omn THIS fare? AA vacation for example?
I don't know there's any place that always and only sells bulk fares. But it's easy enough to determine whether a fare is bulk before you buy it. Just check the airline fare rules and look for the word "wholesale" ...if it's in there, it's a consolidator ticket and will earn according to the special fares table.
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