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CAI to World - Currency Conversion Issue?

Old Mar 6, 2024, 10:31 am
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Royal Jordanian has some good rates at ~$970 o/w from Cairo to JFK or Detroit in business class, idk if it's related to this or not. That's a pretty fair deal!
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Old Mar 6, 2024, 10:33 am
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Originally Posted by 18wheeler_vanrekt
Royal Jordanian has some good rates at ~$970 o/w from Cairo to JFK or Detroit in business class, idk if it's related to this or not. That's a pretty fair deal!
Yes, it is related! The base fare dollar amount hasn't changed.
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Old Mar 6, 2024, 12:00 pm
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Ok so the workaround would be to use https://uk.mytrip.com and https://www.kayak.co.uk/ OTAs will quote you in GBP.

I booked with Iberia, needed to do a TP run for BAEC, roundtrip for $572 USD CAI-DUB.

Needed a repositioning flight to get back to YWG fares via DUB are cheap to get to NA.

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Old Mar 6, 2024, 12:46 pm
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That CAI-ASU rt price is insane for the distance flown in QR J
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Old Mar 6, 2024, 12:47 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyingFrZ
That CAI-ASU rt price is insane for the distance flown in QR J
Was tempted to buy it, unfortunately to get back to Canada I'd be paying more.

It's still around if someone wants to visit Paraguay !
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Old Mar 6, 2024, 1:44 pm
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Do you have to leave ex-CAI or just need a CAI POS?
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Old Mar 6, 2024, 1:57 pm
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Originally Posted by captainarabiia
Was tempted to buy it, unfortunately to get back to Canada I'd be paying more.

It's still around if someone wants to visit Paraguay !
Same, just too far from the US West Coast for me to make it work

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Old Mar 6, 2024, 2:00 pm
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Looks like they've fixed the currency issue? Seems all prices have now increased
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Old Mar 6, 2024, 2:03 pm
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Looks like most of the fares have been adjusted except maybe MU to PVG?
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Old Mar 6, 2024, 2:43 pm
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Originally Posted by abcx
Looks like most of the fares have been adjusted except maybe MU to PVG?
I see some fares stil live, to DUB/LHR/ASU.

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Old Mar 6, 2024, 2:52 pm
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Again, not a bad mileage run and if it works out for your travel plans already.

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Old Mar 6, 2024, 2:57 pm
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I started a OW RTW from CAI last week at the old prices...could cry....but if you use the OW online booking tool it tickets via QF so they do the EGP/AUD conversion and charge you in AUD....5 continent RTWs going for about 6,500 AUD now down from 10,000 yesterday...it's a bargain
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Old Mar 6, 2024, 3:08 pm
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It's a new day in Cairo! 12:07AM right now. Mastercard just updated their exchange rate to 2 cents USD per 1 EGP at midnight. If you can find a deal that charges in EGP and pay with a Mastercard, you should be charged the "proper" amount. VISA won't update until midnight Eastern US time.

Some airlines and OTA's have also updated their exchange rate and will now display the correct price in local currency so you don't have to worry about the exchange rate your credit card will use.

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Originally Posted by FlyingFrZ
That CAI-ASU rt price is insane for the distance flown in QR J
It sure is! It's amazing!!

Originally Posted by abcx
Do you have to leave ex-CAI or just need a CAI POS?
You most likely need to be departing Egypt, but basically if you're being charged in EGP or the exchange rate from EGP to local currency is correct, you should be good.

Originally Posted by ironmanjt
I started a OW RTW from CAI last week at the old prices...could cry....but if you use the OW online booking tool it tickets via QF so they do the EGP/AUD conversion and charge you in AUD....5 continent RTWs going for about 6,500 AUD now down from 10,000 yesterday...it's a bargain
That's a huge discount!

Originally Posted by abcx
Looks like most of the fares have been adjusted except maybe MU to PVG?
Most still work for me!


EDIT
That one-way to Asuncion (ASU) on Qatar can now be booked directly from LATAM for the fantastic price of $664 one-way!




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Old Mar 6, 2024, 3:58 pm
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You can fly roundtrip on Qatar for just under $1k USD.

https://www.google.com/travel/flight...VDmSCbaDaRHP48

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Old Mar 6, 2024, 4:25 pm
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Originally Posted by cruser1
You can fly roundtrip on Qatar for just under $1k USD.

https://www.google.com/travel/flight...VDmSCbaDaRHP48

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NBD, says $997 is Typical for business class
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