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TK BKK-IST-USA (JFK/ORD/ATL) J Business ~$2700

TK BKK-IST-USA (JFK/ORD/ATL) J Business ~$2700

Old Jan 20, 19, 12:31 am
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TK BKK-IST-USA (JFK/ORD/ATL) J Business ~$2700

Was searching for BKK-ATL-vv or BKK-NYC-vv in November-December (very near EOS) and found these fares. Best connection times and days operated are NYC, of course. I took the shorter connection at IST to go into JFK and will buy a o/w positioning ticket home to ATL. ATL-IST doesn’t operate 7 days a week, so had to adjust by a day, but the ATL flight will go 787 sometime between now and then ^.

Saw some routings via ORD with a connection onto UA to get home to ATL. So I’m guessing ORD as a destination is also an option. Didn’t check other TK ports in US, such as BOS, IAD, and MIA (?). No idea of seasonality, just happened to find it near EOS. Fare seemed to be fairly flexible in terms of length of stay, but one day in the week (or even one flight leaving Bangkok instead of another) can spike the fare.

Couldn’t find a list of T&C’s for this fare. Suggest searching on google flights. I tried Expedia but it wasn’t showing the best fares google had. TK.com did have them, though. I bought directly from TK.

Very good fare for these routes. Not mistake territory. But sure struck me as “jump on it now” good. So I did.

Hope this find might be useful to others.

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Old Jan 20, 19, 12:38 am
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Also Buenos Aires.
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Old Jan 20, 19, 1:10 am
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Originally Posted by z4017 View Post
Also Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires is a good one, this books into J class.
Aegean Airlines Miles and Bonus and United MileagePlus flyers would obtain 100% RDM or 24,566 miles on this trip while Lufthansa Miles and More, Avianca Lifemiles would obtain 150% RDM of flown miles or 36849 miles. Per WhereToCredit.com
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Old Jan 20, 19, 1:32 am
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Are there any stopovers possible on this fare?
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Old Jan 20, 19, 2:04 am
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Originally Posted by kumpel64 View Post
Are there any stopovers possible on this fare?
Yeap and in both directions, so you could turn this into three vacations if in Europe and can easily access IST.

A) One-way to Asia (Condor FRA-KUL is usually cheap in Business 650 and credits 300% to Alaska) or any miles redemption.
Lot Charter has a One-way WAW to BKK for $525 in March!
B) Fly this fare BKK-IST
C) Book flights IST-Europe
(End of first vacation)

(Vacation 2)
A) Fly to IST
B) Enjoy the trip to the USA or Argentina!
C) Return to Europe on a separate IST-Europe
(End of second vacation)

(Vacation 3)
A) Fly to IST
B) Fly the last segment to BKK
C) Return on miles or a condor KUL-FRA, LOT Charters had some nice fare ex-SGN but no miles...

Category 8: Stopover restrictionsUNLIMITED FREE STOPOVERS PERMITTED ON THE PRICING UNIT 2 IN TURKEY AT ANY OTHER POINT.Category 9: Transfer restrictions4 FREE TRANSFERS PERMITTED ON THE PRICING UNIT - 2 IN EACH DIRECTION FREE IN IST FREE IN SAO FREE IN PTY FARE BREAK AND EMBEDDED SURFACE SECTORS NOT PERMITTED ON THE FARE COMPONENT.
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Old Jan 20, 19, 4:30 am
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Sample flight with stopovers in IST bothways!

Originally Posted by jfkeze View Post
Yeap and in both directions, so you could turn this into three vacations if in Europe and can easily access IST.

A) One-way to Asia (Condor FRA-KUL is usually cheap in Business 650 and credits 300% to Alaska) or any miles redemption.
B) Fly this fare BKK-IST
C) Book flights IST-Europe
(End of first vacation)

(Vacation 2)
A) Fly to IST
B) Enjoy the trip to the USA or Argentina!
C) Return to Europe on a separate IST-Europe
(End of second vacation)

(Vacation 3)
A) Fly to IST
B) Fly the last segment to BKK
C) Return on miles or a condor KUL-FRA, LOT Charters had some nice fare ex-SGN but no miles...
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Old Jan 20, 19, 9:35 am
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Originally Posted by jfkeze View Post
Yeap and in both directions, so you could turn this into three vacations if in Europe and can easily access IST.

A) One-way to Asia (Condor FRA-KUL is usually cheap in Business 650€ and credits 300% to Alaska) or any miles redemption.
Lot Charter has a One-way WAW to BKK for $525 in March!
B) Fly this fare BKK-IST
C) Book flights IST-Europe
(End of first vacation)

(Vacation 2)
A) Fly to IST
B) Enjoy the trip to the USA or Argentina!
C) Return to Europe on a separate IST-Europe
(End of second vacation)

(Vacation 3)
A) Fly to IST
B) Fly the last segment to BKK
C) Return on miles or a condor KUL-FRA, LOT Charters had some nice fare ex-SGN but no miles...
FRA-KUL books in Y which is only 125% on Alaska , do you know how to get 300%?
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Old Jan 20, 19, 12:37 pm
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Originally Posted by tdot_guy View Post
FRA-KUL books in Y which is only 125% on Alaska , do you know how to get 300%?
In Condor Business Class
  • Condor Business Class FRA-KUL (Trip Report) seeing lots of dates at €750 one-way Google Flights credits at 300% RDM / 200% EQM to Alaska Mileage Plan
  • LOT Charters has two dates in Business Class (no miles, since it's a charter flight) More info here
    • WAW-BKK
      • Business Class (€547 one-way - 2349 PLN) Thursday March 21
    • WAW-SGN
      • Business Class (€477 one-way - 2048 PLN) Saturday March 16
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Old Jan 20, 19, 1:31 pm
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if i will fly first leg, after these i can change only paying a change fee as many times as i want? or it will use current(higher) fares?
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Old Jan 20, 19, 7:19 pm
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Originally Posted by jfkeze View Post
In Condor Business Class
  • Condor Business Class FRA-KUL (Trip Report) seeing lots of dates at 750 one-way Google Flights credits at 300% RDM / 200% EQM to Alaska Mileage Plan
  • LOT Charters has two dates in Business Class (no miles, since it's a charter flight) More info here
    • WAW-BKK
      • Business Class (547 one-way - 2349 PLN) Thursday March 21
    • WAW-SGN
      • Business Class (477 one-way - 2048 PLN) Saturday March 16
thank you , I was going by wheretocredit, so regardless of the fare code u earn 300%?
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