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TK: CPH - ORD Business (J) return for $1200

TK: CPH - ORD Business (J) return for $1200

Old Sep 16, 17, 2:53 pm
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TK: CPH - ORD Business (J) return for $1200

https://www.google.ch/flights/?curr=...PH2TK1783;sc=b

https://matrix.itasoftware.com/#view...TrYV7bKy1mR001
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Old Sep 16, 17, 2:58 pm
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A nice find and very good price IMO.

You have to be ok with flying in the opposite direction for a few hours - some people are a bit funny with that.

http://www.wheretocredit.com/calcula...J/IST-CPH-TK-J Books into J: 18,000 miles with M&M
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Old Sep 16, 17, 4:40 pm
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Originally Posted by SvenAge View Post
A nice find and very good price IMO.

You have to be ok with flying in the opposite direction for a few hours - some people are a bit funny with that.

http://www.wheretocredit.com/calcula...J/IST-CPH-TK-J Books into J: 18,000 miles with M&M
However, you have to be aware about the earning of miles with M&M. You only earn as written below:


On selected flights you can earn:

award miles
25% of the earned award miles as status miles
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Old Sep 17, 17, 1:59 am
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Did anyone find any other city pairs? like AMS-ORD, or CPH-LAX?
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Old Sep 17, 17, 8:27 am
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Thanks OP! Perfect, just what I needed to get to LAX (via ORD) and rack up the extra miles for my 1K status, so flying backward to IST was actually a benefit in my case.
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Old Sep 17, 17, 9:05 am
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Originally Posted by HeidiInTheAlps View Post
Thanks OP! Perfect, just what I needed to get to LAX (via ORD) and rack up the extra miles for my 1K status, so flying backward to IST was actually a benefit in my case.
Connecting through IST certainly adds a few miles.

In general since TK J is only 100% on UA Mileageplus I usually find that flying UA/LH/LX/AC usually offers better value as you get 200% PQMs in J, even when fares are slightly higher.
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Old Sep 17, 17, 10:54 am
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Originally Posted by HeidiInTheAlps View Post
Did anyone find any other city pairs? like AMS-ORD, or CPH-LAX?
ARN - SFO - there is a separate thread about TK Sales Festival fares.
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Old Sep 18, 17, 7:58 am
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Originally Posted by TPJ View Post
ARN - SFO - there is a separate thread about TK Sales Festival fares.
Where is this thread? I can't find this thread?
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Old Sep 18, 17, 3:05 pm
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Originally Posted by kilo View Post
Connecting through IST certainly adds a few miles.

In general since TK J is only 100% on UA Mileageplus I usually find that flying UA/LH/LX/AC usually offers better value as you get 200% PQMs in J, even when fares are slightly higher.
agree, but not when it's twice the price... I ended up paying 1052 EUR
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Old Sep 18, 17, 5:23 pm
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Originally Posted by HeidiInTheAlps View Post
agree, but not when it's twice the price... I ended up paying 1052 EUR
I do agree it was a good price. However there are quite often other star alliance ex-Europe to USA fares at much less twice the price.
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Old Sep 19, 17, 10:02 am
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Originally Posted by kilo View Post
Originally Posted by HeidiInTheAlps View Post
agree, but not when it's twice the price... I ended up paying 1052 EUR
I do agree it was a good price. However there are quite often other star alliance ex-Europe to USA fares at much less twice the price.
I just checked on this fare and on the days I see the TK 1050 EUR fares. the other *A fares are around 1700 EUR.

But the TK flights typically have very long connect times in IST (over 15 hours). I have found TK flights with shorter connections but the availability at that 1050 EUR fare really drops.
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Old Sep 19, 17, 3:53 pm
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Originally Posted by cheltzel View Post
I just checked on this fare and on the days I see the TK 1050 EUR fares. the other *A fares are around 1700 EUR.

But the TK flights typically have very long connect times in IST (over 15 hours). I have found TK flights with shorter connections but the availability at that 1050 EUR fare really drops.
I have 2 hour 15 min connections, and for the 1050 - so I'm a happy camper.
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Old Sep 20, 17, 12:45 am
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Originally Posted by Renard View Post
Where is this thread? I can't find this thread?
Here you go:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/premi...ur-1310-a.html
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Old Sep 21, 17, 3:45 pm
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Originally Posted by kilo View Post
In general since TK J is only 100% on UA Mileageplus I usually find that flying UA/LH/LX/AC usually offers better value as you get 200% PQMs in J, even when fares are slightly higher.
Not sure you are correct on that one. I am no UA collector, but I thought most business class fares on Lufthansa ("P" fares) earn only 100% on UA.

That is certainly one thing I find frustrating about Star Alliance. Many business class fares earn only 100% or less.... sometimes even 0% on partners.
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Old Sep 21, 17, 4:10 pm
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Originally Posted by smilee View Post
Not sure you are correct on that one. I am no UA collector, but I thought most business class fares on Lufthansa ("P" fares) earn only 100% on UA.

That is certainly one thing I find frustrating about Star Alliance. Many business class fares earn only 100% or less.... sometimes even 0% on partners.
It really depends on the specific business fare class. For LH, LX and OS fare classes J, C, and D earn 200%, Z earns 150% and P only 100%. With TK C, D, Z & K earn 125% and J only 100%.
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