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AA:JL:QF spin off JFK LAX TYO SYD CGK 2550 business

Old Jul 26, 22, 7:01 am
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Originally Posted by lsquare View Post
Help me understand why it's worth it when it's only 2x/$ at best? Still requires lots of spending to make it worthwhile to get the LPs for OWE.
There are three different threads discussing these on the AA forum...It's mostly buying stuff, especially gift cards.
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Old Jul 26, 22, 7:08 am
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Originally Posted by nufnuf77 View Post
Yup - both fares allow that, AA is 100usd per stopover.
You do need the JL (non-SYD) fare, else you will get HIP checked.
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Old Jul 26, 22, 7:14 am
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Originally Posted by lsquare View Post
Help me understand why it's worth it when it's only 2x/$ at best? Still requires lots of spending to make it worthwhile to get the LPs for OWE.
I was mostly kidding. The opportunity cost even at 2x is too high unless you're overvaluing AA miles. Most of the people who are doing it are doing it via the portal where a lot of grey area or darker plays are available. This is going a little off topic for this thread so I'll leave it at that.
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Old Jul 26, 22, 7:18 am
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There is no gray area, it is how the new AA system works, you get 3 LPs/RDMs per $1 on buying giftcards. Anyway, no more OT posting.
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Old Jul 26, 22, 7:31 am
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Originally Posted by findark View Post
You do need the JL (non-SYD) fare, else you will get HIP checked.
Nope - AA waives HIP check in some places - on this fare on AA fare HIP is waived in TYO - i just ticketed one such itinerary!
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Old Jul 26, 22, 9:01 am
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Weird - I get very inconsistent results pricing that on ITA. Sometimes it will do the HIP check, and other times not. Seems to want NRT-MH-KUL-MH-CGK and a AA:JL overwater leg to give the low price (which I assume you did not need to do). I assume part of this is ITA being weird.
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Old Jul 26, 22, 9:49 am
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I'm interested!
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Old Jul 26, 22, 9:55 am
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Originally Posted by findark View Post
Weird - I get very inconsistent results pricing that on ITA. Sometimes it will do the HIP check, and other times not. Seems to want NRT-MH-KUL-MH-CGK and a AA:JL overwater leg to give the low price (which I assume you did not need to do). I assume part of this is ITA being weird.
If you wanna ping me a private message i can help you book this - with pleasure
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Old Jul 26, 22, 12:55 pm
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How many legs can be on the *A ticket? 8 or 12 or 16?
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Old Jul 26, 22, 2:11 pm
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this is what I have gotten so far, with inventory off

it avoids Japan/NH due to the bad crediting for me for the cheaper NH J fares:

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Old Jul 26, 22, 3:23 pm
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Originally Posted by pmarrsouth View Post
How many legs can be on the *A ticket? 8 or 12 or 16?
3 transfers each direction in Area 3 and 3 transfers each direction in Area 1 (so up to 12 segments). None in China (including HKG), Indonesia, or Thailand.

You are restricted to the fare routing on *A though - once you get to SIN you can't go back to TYO, but I think -SFO-TYO-SIN-TPE-CGK could be legal.
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Old Jul 26, 22, 7:54 pm
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Originally Posted by nufnuf77 View Post
I can't make MEL+SYD work because there is max transfer restriction. EF showing it doesnt mean it will price --> do you see it on ITA or sabre by any chance (i tried and failed)
I hadn't tried, to be honest. Had stumbled upon this thread well past my bedtime in the first place.

Now that I have tried, I've struck out, just like you.

Not that I'm surprised. It was a flight of fancy, pun accidental.
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Old Jul 27, 22, 7:42 pm
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It looks like AA/JL increased the fare overnight by 250usd
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Old Jul 27, 22, 8:07 pm
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Originally Posted by nufnuf77 View Post
It looks like AA/JL increased the fare overnight by 250usd
UGH! I had set aside some time tomorrow to finally try and book this, but that's what I get for snoozing I guess.

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Old Jul 28, 22, 3:35 am
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Originally Posted by nufnuf77 View Post
It looks like AA/JL increased the fare overnight by 250usd
didnt they just raise it by 200 USD on the 22nd?
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