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

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

Old Jul 20, 22, 11:25 pm
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AA:JL:QF spin off JFK LAX TYO SYD CGK £2550 business

Spin off of the now dead JFK Bkk fare we identified a new fare with brilliant tier point running potential:

JFK (AA) LAX (JL or AA) HND (QF) SYD (QF) CGK return date is available for 2550gbp and earns 1120 tier points and over 65k avios.

this is an excellent deal for those based in USA looking to earn BA status by flying lie flat Jal/QF seats rather than short domestic hops

clarifications:
you need R class on AA marketed transpacific segment. Domestic AA J is fine, intra asia only AA codeshares or QF prime in C class (or routing on MH is allowed via Kul but itís a bit meh in my opinion

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Old Jul 20, 22, 11:37 pm
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Spin off of the now dead JFK Bkk fare we identified a new fare with brilliant tier point running potential:

JFK (AA) LAX (JL or AA) HND (QF) SYD (QF) CGK return date is available for 2550gbp and earns 1120 tier points and over 65k avios.

this is an excellent deal for those based in USA looking to earn BA status by flying low flat Jal/QF seats rather than short domestic hops
thanks for sharing, do you have potential dates and search examples?
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Old Jul 20, 22, 11:37 pm
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Originally Posted by nufnuf77 View Post
Spin off of the now dead JFK Bkk fare we identified a new fare with brilliant tier point running potential:

JFK (AA) LAX (JL or AA) HND (QF) SYD (QF) CGK return date is available for 2550gbp and earns 1120 tier points and over 65k avios.

this is an excellent deal for those based in USA looking to earn BA status by flying low flat Jal/QF seats rather than short domestic hops
Would someone please interpret this post for me? A link to a specific example of this fare would be helpful.
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Old Jul 20, 22, 11:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Paul5795 View Post
Would someone please interpret this post for me? A link to a specific example of this fare would be helpful.
hi - I canít quite link as Google flights donít show it but old ITA matrix does. Dates are wide open- you need R class on Transpacific segments on AA.
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Old Jul 20, 22, 11:45 pm
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thanks for sharing, do you have potential dates and search examples?
pretty much any dates which has R class (as QF books into C on this fare)
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Old Jul 20, 22, 11:47 pm
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if you or anyone needs I am happy to help put an itinerary together for you (disclaimer I am an old fashioned travel agent as a side kick for fun)
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Old Jul 20, 22, 11:49 pm
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I wouldn't say i'm lazy, probably abit of a novice when it comes to finding fares, but am happy to learn and then moving forward also teach others. Tried a quick look on Google Flights too. The original post wasn't clear to me that's all.
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Old Jul 20, 22, 11:53 pm
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Originally Posted by nufnuf77 View Post
Spin off of the now dead JFK Bkk fare we identified a new fare with brilliant tier point running potential:

JFK (AA) LAX (JL or AA) HND (QF) SYD (QF) CGK return date is available for 2550gbp and earns 1120 tier points and over 65k avios.

this is an excellent deal for those based in USA looking to earn BA status by flying lie flat Jal/QF seats rather than short domestic hops
For those who might not be able to get the four "qualifying" flights needed to attain BAEC Silver (OWS) and BA Gold (OWE) status, this roundtrip should get you OWS status if credited to Iberia Plus instead of BAEC. But you would be much further away from attaining OWE status with Iberia Plus than with BAEC.
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Old Jul 20, 22, 11:56 pm
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I did a simple search on AA.com for a round trip flight and a fare of $2,500+ pops up pretty quickly. I didnít see the SYD leg but rather JFK-DFW/SFO/LAX-HND-CGK.
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I did a simple search on AA.com for a round trip flight and a fare of $2,500+ pops up pretty quickly. I didnít see the SYD leg but rather JFK-DFW/SFO/LAX-HND-CGK.
yeah the basic fare is easy, adding the 4000 miles and Sydney is the nice and tricky bit
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For those who might not be able to get the four "qualifying" flights needed to attain BAEC Silver (OWS) and BA Gold (OWE) status, this roundtrip should get you OWS status if credited to Iberia Plus instead of BAEC. But you would be much further away from attaining OWE status with Iberia Plus than with BAEC.
good call - I have no clue about IB programme myself though
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Old Jul 21, 22, 12:33 am
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Originally Posted by gosha83 View Post
I did a simple search on AA.com for a round trip flight and a fare of $2,500+ pops up pretty quickly. I didnít see the SYD leg but rather JFK-DFW/SFO/LAX-HND-CGK.
It's probably that this fare has JFK-LAX-TYO-SYD-CGK in the route but barred transfer in SYD. I guess a little trick is needed
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Old Jul 21, 22, 12:37 am
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It's probably that this fare has JFK-LAX-TYO-SYD-CGK in the route but barred transfer in SYD. I guess a little trick is needed
nah sydney transfer is allowed. Itís just not the obvious or time efficient choice that aa would show it
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Old Jul 21, 22, 12:44 am
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good call - I have no clue about IB programme myself though
A little more information about crediting to IB rather than BA for long-haul Business Class flyers:

https://insideflyer.co.uk/2019/03/qa...f-iberia-plus/
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Originally Posted by nufnuf77 View Post
yeah the basic fare is easy, adding the 4000 miles and Sydney is the nice and tricky bit
Maybe it's because it's 1 am but when I try to force the transpacific leg into R fare class, and force the route through SYD it doesn't work. I feel like I am missing the trick. Any hint would be appreciated. (I'm not a matrix novice before anyone yells at me for asking for help.)
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