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AC - SJU-YTO/YMQ/YOW - $433 r/t - Domestic First

AC - SJU-YTO/YMQ/YOW - $433 r/t - Domestic First

Old Apr 2, 2024, 7:07 pm
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Originally Posted by NJSwamplands
FYI Puerto Rico has a dengue health emergency going on right now.

https://www.npr.org/2024/03/27/12412...-facts-disease
It's a problem in much of Central and South America unfortunately.
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Old Apr 3, 2024, 4:02 am
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For someone crediting this to Aeroplan (Air Canada), would the longest route be the best option? Does anyone know what the longest route option would be?

However, looks like the far has gone up. For example, the SJU-YTZ link in the first post now prices out at $549 for a Standard ticket & $659 for Flex. So may no longer be worthwhile.
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Old Apr 3, 2024, 8:44 am
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This is definitely an error fare. AC seems pretty bad at getting their booking codes correct; should be booking into G but it has a misplaced override rule to book into C if available.

IIRC they are pretty good about honoring mistakes (lots of fares mistakenly booking into R), but I wouldn't expect this to last.

Also note these are all one-way fares and can be constructed as such if desired.


Code:
>$LB11                                                         
011 YVRSJU 17APR24 AC CAD  295.00 GNA3A1TG STAY---/-- BK-G     
FARE CLS  EXPLANATION                            BOOK CODES    
--------  ----------------------                 ----------    
GNA3A1TG  ONE WAY INSTANT PURCHASE FARES            G          
GNA3A1TG  APPLIES FOR ONE WAY FARES                            
GNA3A1TG  FOR ADULT                                            
                                                               
 BOOKING CODE EXCEPTIONS                                       
   VIA AC  C     REQUIRED      WHEN OFFERED                    
   VIA AC  Y     REQUIRED      BEH SERVICE                     
   VIA AC  Y     REQUIRED      DH1 SERVICE                     
   VIA AC  Y     REQUIRED      DH3 SERVICE                     
   VIA AC  Y     REQUIRED      DH4 SERVICE                     
   VIA AC  Y     REQUIRED      CR2 SERVICE                     
   VIA AC  Y     REQUIRED      CRJ SERVICE                     
   VIA AC  Y     REQUIRED      ER4 SERVICE
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Old Apr 3, 2024, 10:15 am
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Originally Posted by findark
This is definitely an error fare. AC seems pretty bad at getting their booking codes correct; should be booking into G but it has a misplaced override rule to book into C if available.

IIRC they are pretty good about honoring mistakes (lots of fares mistakenly booking into R), but I wouldn't expect this to last.

Also note these are all one-way fares and can be constructed as such if desired.


Code:
>$LB11
011 YVRSJU 17APR24 AC CAD 295.00 GNA3A1TG STAY---/-- BK-G
FARE CLS EXPLANATION BOOK CODES
-------- ---------------------- ----------
GNA3A1TG ONE WAY INSTANT PURCHASE FARES G
GNA3A1TG APPLIES FOR ONE WAY FARES
GNA3A1TG FOR ADULT

BOOKING CODE EXCEPTIONS
VIA AC C REQUIRED WHEN OFFERED
VIA AC Y REQUIRED BEH SERVICE
VIA AC Y REQUIRED DH1 SERVICE
VIA AC Y REQUIRED DH3 SERVICE
VIA AC Y REQUIRED DH4 SERVICE
VIA AC Y REQUIRED CR2 SERVICE
VIA AC Y REQUIRED CRJ SERVICE
VIA AC Y REQUIRED ER4 SERVICE
Thanks! I agree, this is definitely an error, but Air Canada usually honors their mistakes, so I didn't say much about that.
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Old Apr 3, 2024, 10:17 am
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Originally Posted by turboocco
For someone crediting this to Aeroplan (Air Canada), would the longest route be the best option? Does anyone know what the longest route option would be?

However, looks like the far has gone up. For example, the SJU-YTZ link in the first post now prices out at $549 for a Standard ticket & $659 for Flex. So may no longer be worthwhile.
If you're flying somewhere in Eastern Canada, find a connection in Houston (IAH), then IAD/EWR/YUL if possible. As I stated in my first post, these roundtrips are technically two one-way fares, so it might be easier to look at one-way flights, then when you find a flight option in each direction put it together and book as a roundtrip if that's what you want.

If you are mileage running the cost per mile is lower on flights between YVR and SJU so the cost per SQM will be lower.

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Old Apr 3, 2024, 7:24 pm
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Originally Posted by PLeblond
Yup. Well done.
Unfortunately my trip is in July.
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Old Apr 4, 2024, 9:39 am
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If looking for max PQP, I presume we're trying to minimize the UA mileage traveled as much as possible here even though it's on 014 tickets, correct?
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Old Apr 4, 2024, 9:44 am
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Yes, UA metal will credit based on ratable fraction of base fare, regardless of ticket stock.
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Old Apr 4, 2024, 10:08 am
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It has been a while since I credited flights to United. Wouldn't United credit based on mileage as a special fare? - Earning Miles on United Flights (a C fare is 100% plus a 50% cabin bonus)

How does United know what the base fare was?
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Old Apr 4, 2024, 10:56 am
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No, distance earning on United metal only applies to bulk/consolidator fares.

UA receives allocated fare information from AC since they are operating the flight. I don't know the exact data pathway, and the amount is very arbitrary, but it will post some fraction of the base fare component used for those coupon(s).
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Old Apr 4, 2024, 12:39 pm
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For those looking to do this in the next few weeks, I'm seeing SJU-EWR-YYZ on UA metal (but booked via AC) with the first segment on a 767 in lie flat business class for $260 one-way. Last available departure date seems to be 4/27 though.
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Old Apr 4, 2024, 12:41 pm
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YVR - SJU on Google Flights with all AC $629 as Cruser stated.
There seems to be also a YVR-YYC-YUL-SJU that direction for the same price on all AC metal as well, that is if you want the extra PQF.
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Old Apr 4, 2024, 12:50 pm
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Has anyone been able to ticket this? If yes, how? No luck with Matrix to AC or Expedia.
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Old Apr 4, 2024, 12:52 pm
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Originally Posted by margarita girl
Has anyone been able to ticket this? If yes, how? No luck with Matrix to AC or Expedia.
I didn't ticket it, but I clicked through from Google Flights to Air Canada.com and it seemed to get all the way through to final payment without issue.
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Old Apr 4, 2024, 3:07 pm
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Originally Posted by findark
Yes, UA metal will credit based on ratable fraction of base fare, regardless of ticket stock.
I can confirm this. My friend booked SJU-ORD-YYZ and it shows 2 PQF and 186 PQPs for those 2 segments.
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