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Old May 21, 18, 5:35 am
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BA First INV to PHL £1999

On google flights, I have found a great deal for this route in November on various dates but when I go through to BA to purchase, the offer is never there.
Has anyone else encountered this before or know what is going on?
FT wonít let me post the link but the dates are 2 November to 10 November.
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Old May 21, 18, 6:10 am
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Priceline works. If it matters Chicago is ~$400USD cheaper. Not sure about other cities.
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Old May 21, 18, 6:13 am
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Example Itinerary https://goo.gl/flights/iGQna
Definitely looks like a Google Flights bug. No other OTA shows that fare. Interesting that Biz class is $1787 while first shows as $2679(£1,999) via BA, yet on the pricing page it shows as $4551 on the AA site. Clicking through to BA it shows the lowest price is £1700 each direction.
What can I say? Computers are terrible, software is the worst.
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Old May 21, 18, 6:18 am
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Originally Posted by Slickw View Post
Priceline works. If it matters Chicago is ~$400USD cheaper. Not sure about other cities.
Good find! I checked justfly, momondo, kayak and all had higher prices. Good luck if you buy it!
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Old May 21, 18, 6:26 am
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This was a great deal, particularly to ORD where it was £12xx return in J and ~£200 more each way for First. Unfortunately it probably proved too popular with a lot of people in the UK taking advantage of the easy & cheap positioning to Inverness from Heathrow. The First deal was pulled a few weeks ago but I think the J price is still available for certain booking windows.

The price is helped by no UK Air Passenger Duty for flights originating in INV (£156) but this was only a small part of the fare difference compared to an LHR/MAN/EDI etc. departure.

I think you're probably falling victim to Google Flights relying on historical search prices for the initial results although there were reports of people still being able to ticket the F deal through OTA's (AmEx in particular) for a while after BA pulled the fare.
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Old May 21, 18, 6:33 am
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2,036 GBP bookwithmatrix priceline
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Old May 21, 18, 7:11 am
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Originally Posted by CAWineNerd View Post
Good find! I checked justfly, momondo, kayak and all had higher prices. Good luck if you buy it!
I bought it 5 weeks ago. Unfortunately ~$100USD cheaper now.
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Old May 22, 18, 1:22 pm
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if youíre willing to book far enough in advance, you can get INV-ORD in F <£1.7k in March 2019 (not sure exact dates sorry!)

https://www.carltonleisure.com/fligh...-pax-info.aspx
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Old May 22, 18, 1:24 pm
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Originally Posted by crthomson View Post
if youíre willing to book far enough in advance, you can get INV-ORD in F <£1.7k in March 2019 (not sure exact dates sorry!)

https://www.carltonleisure.com/fligh...-pax-info.aspx
link isnít working but I found on skyscanner 21-28 March
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