IAH/SFO/SEA/LAX - LHR $294-$450 ai (Iberia)

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  1. Bobofoosh
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    Cheapest is from Houston but all west coast is cheap too. No YQ being charged.

    AA and BA metal through April.

    Iberia.com
     
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    Over/under on how long this error lasts? Iberia's mistakes have lasted from a few hours to as long as a few days. This seems to have popped up last night.

    Also, Iberia fares aren't great for AA mileage runs, you only receive 30% crediting. Obviously this is a great fare if you actually want to travel, and I'd book now.
     
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    Even money at 9pm EST tonight. [​IMG]
     
  4. ifly153
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    Nice! Would take advantage if I actually needed to go before April, but I don't need to go until later in the year.
     
  5. GUWonder
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    I am having trouble with IB-coded AA-operated flights posting reliably in a timely manner to my AA account -- an issue I've not had to this degree even with AA-coded non-OW-operated flights.
     
  6. Flyer_Esq
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    Very nice deal indeed. I'm coming up with $420 ai from LAX.
     
  7. Averroes
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    There's actually availability through May 14th, at least from IAH. Slightly more, at $331 all-in, but still a $65 base fare each way. Interesting, as the routing rules claim the outbound leg has to start by like mid-April. It isn't an ITA mistake; I have an itinerary on hold in mid-May on Iberia's website.
     
  8. I had been looking for a 30th bday present for myself and Mrs. FoamGuy. We're *A people by default, but I've never been to London so this will be a slightly delayed bday celebration :)
     
  9. Hmac
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    Since this is an IB-coded AA/BA operated flights, does this mean 30% EQM accrued? I remember reading on FT that some have had success with full miles posting into their account in similar situations. Very tempted.
     
  10. JohnnieD
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    This IAH>LHR deal is not showing up on Orbitz. It does show up on Expedia and Iberia's own site although a little higher @$319 ai when i need to fly. Some $294 fares still show when travelling Tues,Wed to Tues,Wed.

    Could this be IT issue btw BA and Iberia with the merger???[​IMG]
     
  11. DeacFlyer1
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    What!?!? I don't understand this whole "travel not for the sole purpose of accumulating miles" you speak of [​IMG]
     
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  12. Kelsey
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    From the AA website, it states that: "In addition, when you fly on discount economy fares on any British Airways flight or any Iberia transatlantic flight, you will now earn 100% of the base miles flown — just like when you fly on American."

    So from my reading it seems like this would qualify as a discount economy BA/IB transatlantic flight!
     
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    Nice catch; I guess the policy must have changed with the recent AA/BA agreement, although I wasn't sure about the discount economy tickets.
     
  14. Averroes
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    I think they've worded their marketing material poorly there -- if you click through the link in that paragraph, the next page says:
    • Transatlantic flight segments flown on Iberia between the U.S./Puerto Rico/Mexico and Spain on eligible discount economy fares will earn 100% of base miles flown (up from 30% previously.)

    And the chart posted at http://www.aa.com/i18n/AAdvantage/partners/airlines/iberia.jsp also restricts 100% mileage accrual to flights to and from Spain.

    Sad, but still a snazzy fare for a non-MR.
     
  15. sithlord
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    Best to call AA and ask if BA metal -IB operated flights count 100% eqm -rdm.
     
  16. Kelsey
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    That's the thing, it looks like it's just ticketed through IB, but BA metal and operated. It says flight operated by BA, and this under the flight # info:

    • COMMERCIAL DUPLICATE - OPERATED BY
    • BRITISH AIRWAYS
    • G.Bush Intercont (IAH) - Heathrow (LHR) OPERATIONAL LEG BA 0196
    • G.Bush Intercont (IAH) DEPARTS TERMINAL D
    • Heathrow (LHR) ARRIVES TERMINAL 5
    • 9/ NON-SMOKING
    • G.Bush Intercont (IAH) - Heathrow (LHR) SECURED FLIGHT
    • G.Bush Intercont (IAH) - Heathrow (LHR) ET/ ELECTRONIC TKT CANDIDATE
     
  17. Averroes
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    I thought it was marketing carrier rather than operating carrier that mattered for mileage accrual, but I'd be thrilled to be wrong. There are also reports on that other message board of people getting full mileage for Iberia marketed transatlantic flights to and from France, which is a good sign.

    And there are still multiple dates in May available for $331 all-in.
     
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    I can't believe this deal is still on and not dead yet! Good thing I booked a semi MR for LAX-LHR
     
  19. Kelsey
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    Looks gone for the dates I'm thinking of booking!
     
  20. wanderlust
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    Yeah, this deal seems dead. Jealous I couldn't get in on it east of the Mississippi.
     
  21. bez7
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    I'm curious why I could price it on ITA but never saw the same price on iberia.com or aa.com. At least that was pricing it yesterday. Also, looking on aa.com I had over $200 base fare while ITA showed the cheaper base. Maybe this is just my lack of understanding how to actually book what I see available on ITA
     
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    This fare is dead
     

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