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AV: JFK to SCL from $1092

Old Jan 15, 22, 2:21 am
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AV: JFK to SCL from $1092

Avianca is having a decent sale from New York to Santiago de Chile, usually on sale this route can be in the 1300 range but first time I believe I see it under 1100... It's a mix bag of flights, you can get either a 330 or 320 to SCL and from NYC either a 787 or 330...

These fares book into A class which earns 100% in most Star Alliance programs and gives you 1/5 of distance as PQPs for United. In the case of the sample below JFK-BOG-SCL-BOG-JFK you would earn 10206 miles and 2041 PQPs.

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Old Jan 15, 22, 5:14 am
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Trying but cant seem to price a stopover in Bogota on this. Any idea if thats possible?
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Old Jan 15, 22, 5:29 am
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Originally Posted by Surgee View Post
Trying but cant seem to price a stopover in Bogota on this. Any idea if thats possible?
Don't see it in the fare rules, but seems to be around 150 USD for a stopover...




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Old Jan 16, 22, 8:21 pm
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Stellar, have been looking at SCL for months. JFK is a bit out of my way but damn! That fare is great. Is it lie flat all the way?
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Old Jan 19, 22, 3:47 pm
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Originally Posted by jfkeze View Post
Don't see it in the fare rules, but seems to be around 150 USD for a stopover...




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From everything I can tell, the $520 base fare is an XL fare, but the $580 base is an XXL fare which means its fully refundable... maybe worth the small margin in these rollercoaster times. I can price JFK-BOG-SCL one way on av.com for $609 for XXL, vs $549 for the XL fare.
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Old Jan 19, 22, 9:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Boraxo View Post
..Is it lie flat all the way?
Boraxo, no, the tickets shown in previous posts include BOG-SCL in a crappy little A319 with old recliner chairs. Avianca flies a mix of wide-body and narrow-body planes on some routes, such as this one. And the wide-body they are using on this route is the A330, which has both recliner, and lie-flat versions - maybe someone else knows exactly which version is on this route or if a lucky-draw?

FYI for this BOG-SCL route: (I chose 2nd April as per the OP)
AV115 departing 06:25 hrs is the A319.
AV241 departing 16:00 hrs is an A330.
AV97 departing 22:40 hrs is an A330.

For the return SCL-BOG (10th April)
AV240 departing 00:50 hrs is A330
AV98 departing 07:55 hrs is A330
AV116 departing 15:50 hrs is the A319

Between JFK and BOG they are using both A330's and 787's, lie-flat on 787, and either recliner or lie-flat on A330. (I suspect that this route is far more likely to have the newer A330 fit-out).

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Old Jan 20, 22, 11:17 am
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It depends on dates of course. It looks like the a330 and 787 only start ~March 27
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Old Jan 20, 22, 12:14 pm
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Thanks for the info.

So JFK<->BOG is likely (but not guaranteed) to be lie flat after March. ^

But BOG<-> SCL is potentially angled seats unless you luck out with a new A330. That's a long 5-6 hours in a crappy seat for a journey that is 11-12 hours (or in my case, another 5 hours from SFO).
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Old Jan 20, 22, 12:26 pm
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That's why they are usually the cheapest option on the market. The product is well below LATAM and the planes are anyone's guess ... I don't think I would recommend positioning from the West Coast for this deal...
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Old Jan 20, 22, 5:59 pm
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........But BOG<-> SCL is potentially angled seats....
Boraxo, the AV A319 business seat is just a wide seat with some recline - like a domestic J seat - so it is far worse than an "angled-flat" etc - truly dreadful.
But you can easily select the flights that are not A319's - they price the same.
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Old Jan 20, 22, 6:05 pm
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Boraxo, the AV A319 business seat is just a wide seat with some recline - like a domestic J seat - so it is far worse than an "angled-flat" etc - truly dreadful.
But you can easily select the flights that are not A319's - they price the same.
are the a320s any better? Im looking at going in mid March and its all 319s and 320s no 330s or 787s
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Old Jan 20, 22, 7:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Surgee View Post
are the a320s any better? Im looking at going in mid March and its all 319s and 320s no 330s or 787s
Sorry Surgee, the A320's are the same as the A319's. Really bad for overnight flights, otherwise you just need to resign to the fact that sleep is not an option, and plan/prepare yourself mentally for that reality.
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Old Jan 20, 22, 7:42 pm
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Boraxo, the AV A319 business seat is just a wide seat with some recline - like a domestic J seat - so it is far worse than an "angled-flat" etc - truly dreadful.
But you can easily select the flights that are not A319's - they price the same.
Sorry I was not precise but that's what I meant. Basically your standard domestic F seat that we find on legacy carriers.
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Old Jan 20, 22, 7:58 pm
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Sorry Surgee, the A320's are the same as the A319's. Really bad for overnight flights, otherwise you just need to resign to the fact that sleep is not an option, and plan/prepare yourself mentally for that reality.
painful. thanks for the info. Still better than Y!
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I have flown AV in October on a few domestic flights and on MEX-BOG-MEX - I would never fly them again.
Onboard service was a joke on the international flights - one hot sandwich a tiny tiny tiny pack of crisps and a tiny bottle of water - not much drink choice either. no service after food box and drinks have been handed out. On domestic flights no service at all. would not like to have a red eye flight on the A320 seats.
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