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*A: MXP - NYC RT J for $1K. ST/OW for $1400

*A: MXP - NYC RT J for $1K. ST/OW for $1400

Old Feb 24, 19, 12:00 pm
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*A: MXP - NYC RT J for $1K. ST/OW for $1400

I was looking for cheap flights back from Europe and found this killer fare. Example:


https://flights.app.goo.gl/9Cjic

You can route on UA, AC, or LH/LX/OS family. Basically all the JV partners. UA flies non-stop. If you ticket via UA, the price is $200-400 more, but on LH/LX stock I consistently saw it as $1057.

Looks available March 24 - May 6, but I see rates in the $1300 range all through the summer and fall.

I see Skyteam and One World fares over the same period for ~$1400:

https://flights.app.goo.gl/6bW4A
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Old Feb 24, 19, 12:28 pm
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Great find, OP!
A couple of details:
booking class P
date ranges: 8-Feb thru 30-Jun, 1-Nov thru 18-Dec
28 days advance purchase
nonref, nonchangeable
LH Fare base PLNNZU3.
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Old Feb 24, 19, 12:49 pm
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Great find! Since it's operated by UA, the LH's P class has to map to some UA's fare for crediting miles. Any idea does UA have some kind of a business fare bucket that would generally earn to very few FFPs? If not, it should be quite safe to book with LH and keep few hundreds extra left in the wallet.
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Old Feb 24, 19, 12:58 pm
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Originally Posted by on22cz
Great find! Since it's operated by UA, the LH's P class has to map to some UA's fare for crediting miles. Any idea does UA have some kind of a business fare bucket that would generally earn to very few FFPs? If not, it should be quite safe to book with LH and keep few hundreds extra left in the wallet.
UA ticketing does mean PQD earnings, unlike a LH/LX booked ticket.
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Old Feb 24, 19, 1:05 pm
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If you need to credit to TK, go with LX metal (100%).

So far I haven't seen any city that works with this price (ie MXP-ORD) other than JFK.
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Old Feb 24, 19, 1:16 pm
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Originally Posted by IWontRegretThis
UA ticketing does mean PQD earnings, unlike a LH/LX booked ticket.
UA operated will get PQD, even if on non-016 tix.
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Old Feb 24, 19, 1:26 pm
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Ignoring earnings / FFPs, what would you folk say is the best for aircraft / experience? Not flown Swiss or LH
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Old Feb 24, 19, 1:30 pm
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Originally Posted by mikeyfly
Ignoring earnings / FFPs, what would you folk say is the best for aircraft / experience? Not flown Swiss or LH
I prefer LH over Swiss , 747 should be amazing if you can get it
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Old Feb 24, 19, 1:37 pm
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Originally Posted by mikeyfly
Ignoring earnings / FFPs, what would you folk say is the best for aircraft / experience? Not flown Swiss or LH
I would rank them AC > LX > LH > OS > UA.

That's because I love the LX *G/Biz lounges, great views, food, and great space. AC has a great hard product (all aisle access) and the Signature Suites lounge is AMAZING for a biz lounge (but you'll only get it on the outbound to Europe. OS and LX have the same seating arrangement (1-2-2), so the throne seats are great. Otherwise I feel Swiss service is always solid, no complaints.

UA is UA, sometimes great, sometimes bad :-)
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Old Feb 24, 19, 1:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Rowyourboat
I would rank them AC > LX > LH > OS > UA.

That's because I love the LX *G/Biz lounges, great views, food, and great space. AC has a great hard product (all aisle access) and the Signature Suites lounge is AMAZING for a biz lounge (but you'll only get it on the outbound to Europe. OS and LX have the same seating arrangement (1-2-2), so the throne seats are great. Otherwise I feel Swiss service is always solid, no complaints.

UA is UA, sometimes great, sometimes bad :-)
Why rank OS so low? Their food is superior to anyone else in the sky.

My ranking is OS>LX=AC>UA>LH.

And thanks for finding the fare. Looking like a weekend in NYC is in the cards
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Old Feb 24, 19, 1:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Rowyourboat
I would rank them AC > LX > LH > OS > UA.

That's because I love the LX *G/Biz lounges, great views, food, and great space. AC has a great hard product (all aisle access) and the Signature Suites lounge is AMAZING for a biz lounge (but you'll only get it on the outbound to Europe. OS and LX have the same seating arrangement (1-2-2), so the throne seats are great. Otherwise I feel Swiss service is always solid, no complaints.

UA is UA, sometimes great, sometimes bad :-)
The UA 787-10 is a very nice product with the 1-2-1.
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Old Feb 24, 19, 4:45 pm
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lots of $1k fares in Nov, in the summer the fare is higher however there is a UA nonstop
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Old Feb 24, 19, 6:56 pm
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Seeing ~$1,500 (1370) to MIA as well, into October. LH family only so far. Booking is tricky: I got the price to show on Orbitz after some refreshes, and CheapO is showing normally, but I've never booked with them. Direct booking is about $1950/1735.

https://flights.app.goo.gl/kBvMy
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Old Feb 25, 19, 3:25 am
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$1000 prices are gone.
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Old Feb 25, 19, 3:51 am
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Miami just turned to $1800+ as I was searching; that's a new experience.
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