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Happening now: All flights everywhere ~20% off if bought in Rubles.!

Happening now: All flights everywhere ~20% off if bought in Rubles.!

Old Dec 16, 14, 7:07 pm
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Happening now: All flights everywhere ~20% off if bought in Rubles.!

Find a great mileage run deal? Take 20% off by paying in rubles. This works right now, but probably will last a day at most.

Here's how: http://www.seat31b.com/2014/12/hot-s...hts-right-now/
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Old Dec 16, 14, 7:32 pm
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Old Dec 16, 14, 7:39 pm
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A bit of a risky arbitrage because you don't know what exchange rate is used. Sometimes they use the settled exchange rate of the day before the transaction for today's transactions.
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Old Dec 16, 14, 7:43 pm
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I mentioned it on the Good Deals in Economy thread, but Norwegian is currently also taking 15% off all flights when booked with NOK. It may hold true for other Norwegian sites. And they are using a current rate of 7.5NOK/USD.
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Old Dec 16, 14, 7:55 pm
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RGN repeat?
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Old Dec 16, 14, 8:04 pm
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For the sake of the world economy, I hope the rouble does not sink that low
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Old Dec 16, 14, 8:33 pm
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Im looking at prices on United.com. Im only able to manage an average of 20 bucks discount per ticket and Im not even sure it will let me make the booking on the Russia UA Site with my USA CC.
Do you know of any site (such as expedia, or travelocity) but russian version where I could make the purchase? i keep looking for it on the internet, but Im only able to find shady travel agencies websites that end up pricing in USD:
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Old Dec 16, 14, 8:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Menalcas View Post
I mentioned it on the Good Deals in Economy thread, but Norwegian is currently also taking 15% off all flights when booked with NOK. It may hold true for other Norwegian sites. And they are using a current rate of 7.5NOK/USD.
I remember this was the case for the Wideroe fares earlier this year, as well.
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Old Dec 16, 14, 8:44 pm
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SFO-ICN is around 560$ when bought with Russian Rubles. If you used US currency it would be 710$ from the rough estimations.
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Old Dec 16, 14, 8:48 pm
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LAX-CDG on TK $550 ai when priced in RUB. Or $500 LAX-MAD on SU.

Not brave enough to book on Russian OTAs though ...
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Old Dec 16, 14, 8:54 pm
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would united.com charge US-based CC in ruble? Want EK but it kept come up with US Dollars, damn. I see decent deal from DC to BKK including CX metal from HKG-BKK (850 during prez day weekend)
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Old Dec 16, 14, 8:55 pm
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This is not working for REP-DAD or PPT-BOB. Price comes out to almost the same thing, converted, allowing for a few dollars of fluctuation.
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http://www.kayak.ru/ + Chrome browser = easy way to search.
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Old Dec 16, 14, 8:58 pm
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Seeing ~$595 vs. $907 on non-stop LAN flights JFK-LIM. Thanks OP!
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Old Dec 16, 14, 9:00 pm
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be careful here. from flyerguide.com, "The exchange rate applied to a transaction is usually the rate on the transaction posting date, which can be up to 10 days after the actual transaction date". it would be an extreme situation where they would hold the posting that long, but this is an extreme situation. I seem to recall that previously, they could technically hold your transaction for up to a year, but legislation was passed to reduce that timeframe.
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