UA: Great fares to/from Europe

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  1. LN-MOW
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    Finding these on wideroe.no

    EWR-OSL in january ,.. USD 370
    ORD-LHR .. 520
    SEA-OSL .. 432 ...
    Scandi-HNL .. 500 ..
    and many many more. Seems to be valid through the winter schedule.
     
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    nice price to OSL from EWR

    I'm assuming K class or lower fares for these, any min stay requirements?
     
  3. LN-MOW
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    Regular requirements as per fare booked.
     
  4. Wandering Aramean
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    Some are L fares, also.

    Basically the YQ isn't being included in the fares. And it works well beyond Scandinavia. US-DXB is ~$300, for example. IST was $440ish, MXP reportedly as low as $140.

    ETA: 30 Jan - 2 Feb for EWR-MXP at $130 all-in.
     
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    Some of these are just outrageous... I wonder if they'll be honored.

    Obviously looks like someone left something off over there, and being the weekend people are just having a ball with it. It's ALL over the intertubes now, so I wonder if they'll actually honor the hundreds -- if not thousands -- of tickets that will be booked.
     
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    I grabbed two IAD-DXB turns for $300 a piece and CDG for the weekend with the family for $400. Still not sure I'll have the stones to do IAD-DXB as a turn in coach but I've got 24 hours to wuss out for free.
     
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    Can you see these? I've gotten "closed for technical reasons" for the last hour or so.
     
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    reserved at 1100 PST, still not ticketed at 1720. Think this one is a goner.
    Ticketed at 1920 PST. Wow. Goin' to Lisbon, if the creek don't rise.
     
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    You'd have to pay me more than those $400 to do that. Oh the joys of MM status :)

    (and I was in Dubai earlier this year and didn't find it interesting enough that I would want to go there again and spend precious vacation days)
     
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    Yeah, if they ticket these, I'll actually retain 1K next year. Without these 28K, unlikely I make the effort. I'm nowhere near lifetime on UA.
     
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    The site died and came back, still ticketing.
     
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    Still showing no YQ? Wow.
     
  14. viguera
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    As of right now, it's sluggish but showing $135.37 EWR-MXP.

    I can't see how they'll honor all of these... seriously, can anybody even do the math? Who is gonna eat that incredible loss? :)
     
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    Site came back up and then said could not ticket fare.
     
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    It was still accepting bookings, but it is not clear that the latest bookings will actually ticket. We'll see.

    I've got one which is ticketed and one which is pending.
     
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    I've still got a CMH-LHR run pending that I purchased at 6 PM tonight. Hope it flies (pun intended). If not...I got flights to DUB & MUC ticketed, so I've got that to look forward to!
     
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    It's not going to go through.
     
  19. Pizzaman
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    I got two of my 3 to go through. The first two were booked around 6:30pm EST and ticketed at some point after 11:30pm EST. I got a ticketing receipt for one at 6am EST from wideroe.

    My third reservation was made right around 7 EST after they had already shut down their home page. That one remains on hold but not ticketed.
     
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    What dates were you looking at?
     
  21. Pizzaman
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    I grabbed 3/1-3/3 IAD-DXB-IAD. Same itinerary 3/7-3/9. I also grabbed 3 tickets IAD-CDG-IAD 2/15-2/17 to take our daughter to Paris.
     
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    Interestingly, I now have ticketing receipts for all 3 flights from wideroe but one of my reservations is still showing as not ticketed on UA.
     
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    All ticketed on UA, CC showing pending charges for all, but missing one set of receipts from Wideroe, which isn't showing up when I use the request receipt link either. I'm sure it's because it was the last one to ticket and the receipt hasn't been issued yet... knock on wood anyway ;)
     
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    My 3rd one now shows ticketed on UA. I have 4 receipts for 3 tickets, go figure.
     
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    Me second purchase - booked at 5:22pm EST - issued at 3:30am EST. I only have the two and it looks, at least for now, like I'll actually get to fly both of them. :cool:

    Random observation: My ticket numbers are 3,210 apart between the morning and evening purchases. I wonder just how many were actually booked.
     
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