LAX-LIM on TACA for $239 A.I.

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  1. garyst16
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    From the Travelzoo Newsdesk:

    LOS ANGELES--JUNE 04, 2012-- Nonstop flights to Lima, Peru, from Los Angeles were just slashed to $239 roundtrip, including taxes -- the lowest price we've ever seen on this route.

    This fare is widely available for travel Sept 1 - Nov. 29 and saves more than $500 off the regular cost of this route.

    Note: The fare is unadvertised and could disappear at any time.

    Click below to search for fares using Fly.com's Low Fare Calendar.
    http://www.travelzoo.com/newsflash/85847573-1249935/
     
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    Only 50% earning in MileagePlus on a TA S fare.
     
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    So go twice. :D
     
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  4. garyst16
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    Wow, are you kidding? I am new to UA...need to learn the ropes...

    Even though you only earn 50%, I think it may be tough to beat $239 for a nice little weekend jaunt...
     
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    http://www.united.com/CMS/en-US/mar...s/Pages/AirlinePartnerDetails.aspx?ItemId=441

    If I didn't have to first make it to LAX from SFO (which last I checked costs another $200 when booked as a United flight), I would consider it myself even with 50% earnings. Peru still owes me a day of sightseeing in Lima...
     
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    I think it is a great deal to LIM and would be all over it if I lived on the left coast. I was actually just looking to see if I could make it mesh with a likely scheduled trip to LA in the beginning of December but the fare doesn't last long enough.
     
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    Call me crazy, but the $200 positioning flights from SFO makes it lukewarm, at best.
     
  8. garyst16
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    So since I don't have to pay for the positioning flights, any thoughts on what to do in LIM for a couple of days?
     
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    This was a great deal for this LA based flyer. I snagged several tickets for an impromptu vacation that I originally was not planning on taking. Granted, you don't do this just for the miles because of the 50% mileage accrual which gives you 4200 miles for 5.7 cpm.... but let's not forget that one of the main reasons we travel is for the destination. Hard to beat taking 4 people to Peru for less than $1K, even if I didn't earn any miles!
     
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    Another line?
     
  11. unavaca
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    C'mon UA match...
     
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    But I just got back from LIM ... albeit in LA J. :)

    Once you're down there, Avios are a golden currency to get around.
     
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    Great deal, too bad not good through New Years
     
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    IIUC, a stopover should be permitted. If that's the case, this could be a very nice fare to get to SJO. I haven't been able to get it to work with a standard multi-city search, though.

    Unlimited stopovers permitted on the pricing unit limited to 1 free and unlimited at usd 100.00 each. No stopover occurs if passenger takes next available flight within 24 hours.​

    I was only looking into this out of curiosity, though; LAX departure is of no value to me at this point. And while others might balk at the cost of a positioning flight, they might be forgetting about the possibility of creating a stopover through LAX with some existing travel plans.
     
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    Eat and drink. Fabulous ceviches, seafood and pisco sours...
     
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    is this dead? can't find any more at that rate.
     
  17. unavaca
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    It died this morning around 10am PDT.
     
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    Darn. Well, I just couldn't take advantage of the opportunity, but I wanted a different trip anyway.
     
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    good deal while it lasted...
     
  20. garyst16
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    Hey folks, the deal is NOT dead! I just looked up a fare for early October and it came up at the same $239 AI. And...LACSA has a $245 AI fare...

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    When booking this deal yesterday, I noticed that Matrix was actually pulling up less availability than was actually bookable at some of the travel websites. We ended up booking much better flights than was shown available on Matrix... not sure if that's still the case now but you might want to do a double check in case you are truly interested.
     

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