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Oneworld: RTM - HNL rt in business inc BabyBus - £1500

Oneworld: RTM - HNL rt in business inc BabyBus - £1500

Old Jan 21, 19, 8:21 am
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Oneworld: RTM - HNL rt in business inc BabyBus - £1500

Fairly open availability in Aug/Sept (and sporadic availability elsewhere). I could not manage to find an outbound routing with the babybus, but the return seems widely available. Good TP opportunities if you play around with the dates. 820 TPs using the below routing if I am not mistaken.

Sample: https://www.google.com/flights#flt=R...8*2.GBP.150298

Similar price from GOT/ARN via HEL/LAX (using Finnair A350). Also available from AMS for about £70 more with the option to route straight through DFW and use the AA 777 to HNL.

Bookable thru a couple of OTAs. I just called Iberia and ticketed within 5 minutes.
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Old Jan 21, 19, 9:04 am
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£1441 to LAS for the same period- less TPs but J flights to LAS which go from (or from near) London seem to be typically pricey, seems to allow pretty generous routings via most US cities for the same price.
(i.e. less of a mileage run and more of just a decent deal?)

Also, the trip across town on the return helps with the inevitable meetings I end up needing to get to between LHR and LCY.

Edit: When going to book though, pricing seems to jump by nearly £1k...
Edit2: helps if I read to the end where you talk about the OTAs. Apologies. It's Monday...

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Old Jan 21, 19, 9:44 am
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Nice find! Stopovers possible?
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Old Jan 21, 19, 9:51 am
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Very cool BabyBus fare, thanks for sharing!

I'm a bit jealous. On the £1k Inverness to LAX fare in early April, though will probably pay £550 pp to tag on a trip to Maui in Premium Economy - and no BA 2.
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Old Jan 21, 19, 11:02 am
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Originally Posted by hartwith View Post
Fairly open availability in Aug/Sept (and sporadic availability elsewhere). I could not manage to find an outbound routing with the babybus, but the return seems widely available. Good TP opportunities if you play around with the dates. 820 TPs using the below routing if I am not mistaken.

Nice Find. I've got 24th Aug to 07th Sept lined up for an HNL trip plus island hoping. I had £1510 OSL-LHR-NYC-LAX-HNL-LAX-NYC-LHR-HEL-OSL all lined up on Saturday and it seems today it's no longer available, though changing the return date on your suggested route gives me £1500 which is darn good considering.

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Sample: https://www.google.com/flights#flt=R...8*2.GBP.150298

Similar price from GOT/ARN via HEL/LAX (using Finnair A350). Also available from AMS for about £70 more with the option to route straight through DFW and use the AA 777 to HNL.

Bookable thru a couple of OTAs. I just called Iberia and ticketed within 5 minutes.
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Old Jan 21, 19, 11:10 am
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Sorry, but what is "BabyBus"?
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Old Jan 21, 19, 11:12 am
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Sorry, but what is "BabyBus"?
A-350 probably ?
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Old Jan 21, 19, 11:18 am
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Originally Posted by cesco.g View Post
A-350 probably ?
That's one big baby! Hope you opted for a C-section for that one.

A318 I would guess JFK-LCY
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Old Jan 21, 19, 11:19 am
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Originally Posted by cesco.g View Post
A-350 probably ?
Oh..... okay thank you!
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Old Jan 21, 19, 11:19 am
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Originally Posted by Paella747 View Post
Sorry, but what is "BabyBus"?
Its an Airbus - A318 - G-EUNA specifically.

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Old Jan 21, 19, 11:34 am
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Its an Airbus - A318 - G-EUNA specifically.

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Thank you. Is it special for some reason? Is it configured differently in biz than other BA narrowbodies?

Ahhh just caught that it said all the way to New York... THAT plane! :-)

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Old Jan 21, 19, 12:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Paella747 View Post
Thank you. Is it special for some reason? Is it configured differently in biz than other BA narrowbodies?

Ahhh just caught that it said all the way to New York... THAT plane! :-)
Here’s a trip report from last year:

British Airways's Lackluster London City JFK BA 1 April 2018

Another report from 2014:

Another go on BA1, the Banker Shuttle between London City and JFK

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Old Jan 21, 19, 12:30 pm
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This would have been even cooler if they had a turboprop or an RJ with lie flats on this route...
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Old Jan 21, 19, 3:05 pm
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Thank you! Good read(s)!
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Old Jan 22, 19, 12:01 pm
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Thanks OP!

AMS-MAD-LAX-HNL and HNL-DFW-AMS ticketed via Expedia (2x). 1722Eur per ticket.
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