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BA/AA: BCN-SFO €1680 roundtrip in J

BA/AA: BCN-SFO €1680 roundtrip in J

Old Jan 24, 23, 9:43 am
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BA/AA: BCN-SFO €1680 roundtrip in J

Not as good as the PRG-HNL deal, but instant BAEC Silver in one trip (640 TP). More options available, also OJ and other airlines (IB, AS). Bookable via GF and AA site or BA phone (for a little bit more). I am sure someone can get more out of it! Happy trips!

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Now with correct link:
https://www.google.com/travel/flights/s/PtJLs4DpAiszNH45A



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Old Jan 24, 23, 12:28 pm
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Great fare! Thanks for posting!
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Old Jan 24, 23, 12:41 pm
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Nice. Very useful and glad I saw this since it’s hard to dig back through old treads that may / may not have lots of outdated info,
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Old Jan 24, 23, 1:17 pm
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Works from other Spain airports too
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Old Jan 24, 23, 2:35 pm
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Should be possilbe to do AGP-HEL-JFK-SFO but I cant find any "I" class availability until EOS on AGP-HEL. Then it would be 840 TPs. Best I could do was AGP-LHR-HEL-JFK-SFO-JFK-HEL-AGP for 740 TPs. (and I am sorry I alreday closed the example to post it, but I am sure one can easily find it with multi city search on GF.)
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Old Jan 24, 23, 2:54 pm
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Originally Posted by honzeek_cz View Post
Should be possilbe to do AGP-HEL-JFK-SFO but I cant find any "I" class availability until EOS on AGP-HEL. Then it would be 840 TPs. Best I could do was AGP-LHR-HEL-JFK-SFO-JFK-HEL-AGP for 740 TPs. (and I am sorry I alreday closed the example to post it, but I am sure one can easily find it with multi city search on GF.)
As noted here, you can do that, it just costs extra.
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/34741632-post4692.html
If you're chasing TPs you should head over the the TP Run thread in the BA forum.
The reason you are having trouble is there isn't a late night JFK-SFO flight after the HEL-JFK leg, so it needs to be the next day.

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Old Jan 24, 23, 4:12 pm
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Originally Posted by skunker View Post
Also, if you want to save money end in BUD, if you can, since it will cut the fuel surcharge in half. FCO also works, but not as much.
How much less?
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Old Jan 24, 23, 6:01 pm
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The € & $ are almost equal and vary slightly when they’re not. So why is it always 3-4x more expensive to fly US-EU in J when the currencies are basically equal?

For example - Look at this exact route reversed (SFO-BCN) on the same dates of Oct 12-14. BA is charging $8,388/rt. That’s insane.

GF - https://www.google.com/travel/flight...___wFAAUgDmAEB
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Old Jan 24, 23, 6:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Always Flyin View Post
How much less?
Again, these aren't new revelations and iterations of these exEU fares have discussed for literally years.




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Old Jan 24, 23, 6:42 pm
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Originally Posted by Magnum9 View Post
The € & $ are almost equal and vary slightly when they’re not. So why is it always 3-4x more expensive to fly US-EU in J when the currencies are basically equal?

For example - Look at this exact route reversed (SFO-BCN) on the same dates of Oct 12-14. BA is charging $8,388/rt. That’s insane.

GF - https://www.google.com/travel/flight...___wFAAUgDmAEB
Demand and stronger Econ in bay means they can do this and still sell well.
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Old Jan 24, 23, 7:26 pm
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what is the cancellation policy?

I have a question about refunds for cancellations on this fare:

Spain-SFO-Spain
When I check matrix, it says non-refundable.
When I check ba.com, it actually says refundable before 1st flight for EUR200 each way
Is it really refundable if purchased from ba.com under those conditions?

Just for fun I tried
Spain-SFO-BUD/FCO and indeed the fuel surcharge is halved, saving about EUR 250.
But for the fare rules, suddenly ba.com says non-refundable. (the lingo in the fare rules pop-up is basically incomprehensible, but I deciphered it to mean non-refundable, could someone please check?)
Is there any way to route via BUD/FCO on the return and still get the refund conditions like for a simple Spain-SFO-Spain return?

As this is a 6 month advanced purchase, I feel a little uneasy committing so far in advance (like I am sure many of you) when so many plans could change in the meantime...thats why this detail in the fare rules needs to be clarified.
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Old Jan 24, 23, 7:34 pm
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Originally Posted by olouie
Demand and stronger Econ in bay means they can do this and still sell well.
That I get and understand. So if the economy is weaker in the EU how does the € maintain its strength?
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Old Jan 24, 23, 9:00 pm
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Originally Posted by rosenkavalier View Post
I have a question about refunds for cancellations on this fare:

Spain-SFO-Spain
When I check matrix, it says non-refundable.
When I check ba.com, it actually says refundable before 1st flight for EUR200 each way
Is it really refundable if purchased from ba.com under those conditions?

Just for fun I tried
Spain-SFO-BUD/FCO and indeed the fuel surcharge is halved, saving about EUR 250.
But for the fare rules, suddenly ba.com says non-refundable. (the lingo in the fare rules pop-up is basically incomprehensible, but I deciphered it to mean non-refundable, could someone please check?)
Is there any way to route via BUD/FCO on the return and still get the refund conditions like for a simple Spain-SFO-Spain return?

As this is a 6 month advanced purchase, I feel a little uneasy committing so far in advance (like I am sure many of you) when so many plans could change in the meantime...thats why this detail in the fare rules needs to be clarified.
Different fares with different policies. And always, the most restrictive fare applies to the whole itinerary.
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Old Jan 24, 23, 9:39 pm
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Even cheaper possible, depending on original/destination

After tinkering a bit, I found fares such as the following:

DUB – LAX
LAX – MXP
Oct 10 – Nov 15, 1 Traveler
American Airlines
$1,404
View deal

DUB – LAX
Tuesday, Oct 10 1 stop • 15h 2m
American Airlines 725
DUB CLT
11:15a 2:35p. 8h20m
Business
1h 45m • Change planes in Douglas (CLT)

American Airlines 2947
CLT LAX
4:20p 6:17p. 4h57m
First

LAX – MXP
Wednesday, Nov 15 1 stop • 17h 10m

American Airlines 238
LAX JFK
6:00a 2:20p. 5h 20m
Wednesday, Nov 15
Business
4h 15m • Change planes in John F Kennedy Intl (JFK)
American Airlines 198
JFK MXP 6:35p 8:10a. 7h35m
Wednesday, Nov 15 Thursday, Nov 16
Business
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Old Jan 25, 23, 3:21 am
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Skyteam is matching the offer.
With FlyingBlue, for XP earning, better going through CDG or AMS than JFK or ATL but YMMV..

https://www.google.com/travel/flight...WqmdS6qjEaZje7
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