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BA/AA: BCN-SFO €1680 roundtrip in J

BA/AA: BCN-SFO €1680 roundtrip in J

Old Yesterday, 5:46 am
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Thanks OP!
Hard to dig into the forum to find deals that still alive...
Pity needs 6 months in advance, was looking for something in March
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Old Yesterday, 6:03 am
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Originally Posted by Deckter View Post
Different fares with different policies. And always, the most restrictive fare applies to the whole itinerary.
I would think so too, but when I read the fare rules on ba.com, this is what I see (copy+paste below, bolding mine).
Am I right in understanding that the Spain-SFO component will be refunded pro-rate, and the SFO-BUD component is non-refundable?

Between spain and canary islands and area 1 for inx1c1s4 type fares note - general rule does not apply cancellations any time ticket is non-refundable. Note - fare component is non-refundable.

Waived for death of a passenger and passengers travelling companions.

When combining non-refundable fares with refundable fares 1. The amount paid on each refundable fare component is refunded. 2. The amount paid on each non-refundable fare component will not be refunded. 3. When combining fares charge the sum of the cancellation fees of all cancelled fare components.

Refund of unused taxes fees and charges paid to third parties permitted. Associated carrier imposed charges will not be refunded.

Refund permitted within ticket validity.

Any non-refundable amount from a previous ticket remains non-refundable following a change.

Ticket is not transferable to another person.

Cancellation repricing conditions

Reprice using any fare type except eru and eou. Flown coupons must be repriced using historical fares in effect on the previous ticketing date. The fare for the journey travelled must be capped at the total fare amount plus carrier imposed charge paid on the ticket being presented for refund. Fully flown fare components may be repriced using any booking code within the same cabin provided the new fare amount is equal or higher than original. Partially flown fare components must be repriced using the same or higher booking code. Changes any time charge eur 200.00 for reissue/revalidation. Note - with the exception of tickets changed in the us any penalty fee must be collected via an emd. Refer to speedbirdclub.com or batraveltrade.com and your gds for instructions.

Charge applies per transaction - per person for all passenger types. Infants without a seat - no charge.

A change is a date/flight/routing/booking code change. New reservation and reissue/revalidation must be made on the same day.

Reissue must be made the same day as change of reservation but no later than scheduled departure time of flight being changed. Otherwise the ticket will only be valid for refund if applicable.

When more than one fare component is changed the highest penalty of all changed fare components within the journey applies.

Repricing conditions

Reprice using any fare type except eru and eou. A. Before departure of journey when the first fare component is changed the itinerary must be re-priced using current fares in effect on the date the ticket is reissued. B. Before departure of journey when changes are to booking code only in the first fare component and result in a higher fare the itinerary must be re-priced using historical fares in effect on the previous ticketing date or using current fares in effect on the date the ticket is reissued - whichever is lower. C. Before departure of journey when there are no changes to the first fare component but other fare components are changed the itinerary must be re-priced using historical fares in effect on the previous ticketing date or using current fares in effect on the date the ticket is reissued- whichever is lower. D. After departure of journey the itinerary must be re-priced using historical fares in effect on the previous ticketing date.

1. If same booking class is used new ticket value must be lower - equal or higher than previous and must comply with all provisions of the new fare being applied. 2. If a different booking class is used new ticket value must be equal or higher than previous and must comply with all provisions of the new fare being applied.

When the itinerary results in a higher fare the difference will be collected. Any applicable change fee still applies.

Any non-refundable amount from a previous ticket remains non-refundable following a change.

No-shows for a flight are considered a cancellation after departure and changes are not permitted.

Ticket is not transferable to another person.
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Old Yesterday, 7:40 am
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Originally Posted by Magnum9 View Post
That I get and understand. So if the economy is weaker in the EU how does the € maintain its strength?
This is a multi-faceted discussion/topic and a hairy one. You could say because collectively, the EU comprises pretty much the entire western & Northern European countries, so together it’s not weak and there’s a lot of pull — it’s still a developed market vs Africa, South Am, many parts of Asia.

It’s not necessarily the economy’s weak, but that there is a purchasing power disparity despite what you see online about how “poor” Americans are — see: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disp..._capita_income

Regulations could also play a factor.
Honestly, it’s all bull ...., and I’m no fan of it. (Well, it’s expected we’re bias since we’re the ones getting short sticked.) If we were more collective and coherent, we’d band together as people and demand airlines do away with this bs of getting Americans to subsidize their global business. Alas, it’s very much a thing that you’ll always see cheaper fares and deals outside the US.

Even our neighbor, Canada, if you take the YVR-JNB thread for example. Departure from YVR, YYC, YYZ, YUL all get the nice $4.xxx usd price tag. They may connect in ORD/SEA/DFW. What happens if you switch origin to ORD/SEA/DFW or any US airport? Your new price is $8000. GfG :rope:
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Old Yesterday, 8:37 am
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Originally Posted by Magnum9 View Post
So why is it always 3-4x more expensive to fly US-EU in J when the currencies are basically equal?
It's not. There have been equivalent fares available in the other direction. A similar fare was available US-BCN (and other airports) for much of 2021. In 2022 there was an SFO-FCO fare in the $2200 US range available for months (I'm flying the return of one of those in March).
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Old Yesterday, 9:13 am
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So this is 880 TPs for slightly more and no overnight needed.


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