Found Under $500 Transatlantic r/t. Blogged about how

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  1. andrewhyde

    andrewhyde Active Member

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    New to Milepoint, not new to traveling (have flown over 700k in the last seven years). New to writing about how I find lower fares, in this case a $425 DUB-> DEN & JFK->LHR:

    How To Get The Cheapest Airfare (Transatlantic Roundtrip for $425) A Real Example

    Trying to write more about how to find these deals that are not quite mistake fares but more of occasional mega cheap fare wins.

    So hi! Look forward to meeting a lot of you.
     
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    Welcome to Milepoint!
     
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  3. andrewhyde

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    Thanks for the welcome!
     
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  4. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    It's a nice fare, but being able to take advantage of it requires one thing I usually don't have at this time in my life: flexibility and spare time. Limited vacation time requires me to fly on certain days to take advantage of weekends and holidays, and it also limits the amount of travel I can do to use alternative airports (DUB instead of LHR).
     
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  5. Wandering Aramean
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    Just look for flights to IST, preferably from an airport in the USA where TK has service. Getting TATL ~5cpm is actually quite easy. I'm very seriously considering going to Istanbul for dinner next weekend because the fare is so cheap.
     
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    Welcome to Milepoint Andrew.

    It looks like JFK & ORD are the only US airports for Turkish Airlines.
     
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    TK flies to LAX and IAD as well.
     
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  8. andrewhyde

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    Go and see Hagia Sophia! Stunning and worth the trip.

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    TK is a fast-growing airline, a third-party website is bound to be incorrect.
     
  11. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Even if their name (and thus mission) is airlineroutemaps.com ? ;)

    If my Google skills don't fail me, the LAX service started in March 2011.
     
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    I've found AirlineRouteMaps to be inaccurate on several occasions. There are many TK flights I know off the top of my head (LAX, ORD, BOM, SGN) that don't show up on that map. These aren't new flights either, they've been around for over a year.
     
  13. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    I guess one look at

    http://airlineroutemaps.com/USA/index.shtml

    and seeing that they haven't even merged UA's and CO's maps tells me everything I need to know about the usefulness of that site.
     
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  14. Wandering Aramean
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    I've been thrice so far and am VERY seriously considering going for dinner on Saturday night (fly out Friday, return Sunday). Both because I can pick up a quick 10K PQMs at a reasonable rate and because I love the city.
     
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