Trying to understand UA fares

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  1. Desidivo

    Desidivo Silver Member

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    I have some business travel coming up and I am trying to figure out the fare difference:

    If I fly on UA as follows it cost $6300:
    2/18 EWR - NRT UA79 Z-Class
    2/22 NRT - SIN UA9675 (operated by ANA) Y-Class
    2/27 SIN - EWR UA 896 & UA 116 Z-Class
    If I keep NRT to SIN on UA then it jump to $11500 for Z-Class all the way. It does not give me options for business on ANA.

    I though I could get a different carrier on NRT to SIN but my EWR-NRT and SIN-EWR jumps to $7900. I understand that this makes 2 one ways, but even with a flight on ANA it is cheaper.

    Is there a way to get business via multiple airlines without paying $11500? I would get flagged for such a high fare.
     
  2. Golfingboy
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    Golfingboy Gold Member

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    From the looks of it, when trying to book on the UA flight on NRT-SIN it books into F. Apparently Biz is sold out on the NH and UA flight. The UA flight is showing F2 J0.

    I priced it out, exact same flights but with NRT-SIN in Y. All flights are in Z with NRT-SIN in full Y. $6230.
     
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  3. meFIRST

    meFIRST Silver Member

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    At those prices I would book a non UA (i.e SQ flight)
     
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