Big AA transatlantic fare sale!

Old Jan 29th, 2009, 05:17 PM
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Big AA transatlantic fare sale!

Depart as late as April 2; return by May 2.

We haven't seen sub $400 fares (all taxes included) to this extent for a long time.

http://www.aa.com/aa/netsaaver/viewN...e.09.25.08.xml

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Old Jan 29th, 2009, 05:40 PM
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On which route did you find fares less than $400 inclu tax?

When I chose the cheapest fares they advertised (thru your link), which is PHL-LHR, I get:

Departure fare: $168
Return fare: $167
Additional tax & fees: $152.30
Total Price $487.30
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Old Jan 29th, 2009, 05:46 PM
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Perhaps Rex didn't realize $168 each way does not include the taxes and surcharges..? Even so, it's an excellent opportunity.
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Old Jan 29th, 2009, 05:53 PM
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Well, shoot - - I'm sorry - - though the fares still might not be too bad for late spring. I was misled by the phrase "Fares include service fee" as I first read about the fares on travelzoo.com on a link that takes you to Orbitz where I fell for the come-on.

So, the fares as listed on Orbitz do include THEIR stupid service fee - - but not taxes and other required fees. Shame on them.

I figured that the deal was the same on aa.com and the details would be spelled out better.

Mea culpa.
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Old Jan 29th, 2009, 05:55 PM
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That's okay, rex. I fly AA exclusively, so I was really hoping what you wrote was true. But, LHR/BOS r/t comes out to over $500, which is okay for March; but not good enough for me.
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Thanks anyway rex!
Always appreciate the heads up.
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Old Jan 29th, 2009, 08:53 PM
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Many airlines are having big European sale now for spring.

On Continental, there are indeed sub $400 fare.

EWR-DUB is $351.50 all-in.

There may be others.
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Old Feb 20th, 2009, 09:27 PM
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Continental has lowered its Spring fare some more. EWR-DUB/SNN is down to $298.80 all-in.

https://www.continental.com/web/en-U...in_europe.aspx
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Old Feb 21st, 2009, 04:00 AM
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Thanks, rkk... though I can't get your URL, listed above, to work...

...but in an even more surprising set of sale fares, <B>BusinessFirst</B> fares are quite attractively reduced on these routes:

http://www.continental.com/web/en-US...nessfirst.aspx

Oddly, they are NOT good for the period of time we have planned our trip (we are traveling May 21-30) - - though we went ahead and oulled the trigger on fares that were fairly reasonable for fare class I (discounted buziness class) outbound, and T (discounted coach) on the return on AA - - for SDF-LHR return under $1700 all-in. Combined with a BA connector CDG-LHR of right around $100 (also all-in), seemed like a reasonable fare... and probably the best we were going to get. The very next day it was $450 higher.

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CO has run BF sale for summer and Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays for several years now. This year's fare is a little better than last year, though. But that's summer holiday time - you're going before that when there's still business to be done in May.

Anyways, for the link to the Spring economy fare, try this again:

http://www.continental.com/web/en-US...in_europe.aspx
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