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Introductory fares on Delta's new JFK-LGW service beginning November 15, 2006

Introductory fares on Delta's new JFK-LGW service beginning November 15, 2006

Old Aug 25th, 2006, 02:44 PM
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Introductory fares on Delta's new JFK-LGW service beginning November 15, 2006

Roundtrip fares $199 economy/$999 business plus taxes.

Tickets must be purchased within 72 hours after reservations are made, but no later than September 7, 2006. See delta.com for online ticket purchase requirements and restrictions. Travel Period: Travel may begin November 15, 2006 through March 21, 2007. All travel must be completed by April 20, 2007. Blackout Dates: 12/15/06-01/07/07. Fare Validity: Fares are valid in the Economy (Coach) and BusinessElite cabins, respectively on Delta flights only. Minimum Stay: Saturday Night Maximum Stay: 30 Days. Cancellations/Refunds/Changes: Fares are nonrefundable. Delta may permit you to apply a portion of the fare value to future travel upon payment of applicable fees and fare difference, otherwise the ticket will have no value. Fees may apply for itinerary changes.

http://biz.yahoo.com/pz/060825/104320.html
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Old Aug 25th, 2006, 03:16 PM
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I wonder if this fare is certain days of the week. I find $227. With taxes, $303.27

Still will make a nice Thxgiving trip for some folks.

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Old Aug 27th, 2006, 11:14 AM
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OK - I can't find that fare. It isn't listed on the Deals & Offers page. Am I doing something wrong?
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Old Aug 27th, 2006, 11:26 AM
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I picked up this information on Rudy Maxa's blog. So, I quickly went to the Delta web site, and all I found was the $227 fare with taxes and fees $303.27.

What's up?
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Old Aug 27th, 2006, 01:25 PM
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Lots of discussion about this on Flyertalk.com - - seems to be the consensus that $227 is the only fare that anyone can find.

Actually, the discussion seems to be about how &gt;B&gt;<font color="red">a</font>typical it is to have only $76 in taxes and fees - - suggests that this route (for this carrier?) has been the subject of a negotiated lower rate? for what reason? especially considering that this is (one of) the premier route(s) - - NYC-LON, that is... not specifically JFK-LGW - - under scrutiny since 8/10, and all the no-liquids nonsense (and I do mean nonsense - - see more, regarding my views on Flyertalk as well).

Most likely as good as it will get for transatlantic travel for the winter season. $199 fares used to appear like candy canes every December. I expect that this will be much more a rarity in the current marketplace.
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Old Aug 31st, 2006, 11:52 AM
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Topping in case anyone missed this. One more week to purchase.

Continental is matching the fare on their EWR-LGW service for the same dates.

I'm not sure why the base fare is shown as $227 economy/$1027 business on delta.com and the taxes are so low, but the final cost of $303/$1141 including taxes is the same on both carriers.
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Old Sep 6th, 2006, 06:13 PM
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I booked two $198 RT Delta tickets from JFK to London Gatwick. The economy fare breakdown is this: $198, $29 US tax = $227, plus more taxes and fees $76.61 for a total of $303.27.

Leaving New York on November 15th. Wow, I surprised myself...I have never booked an international flight without a lot of planning and discussion...the price was right.




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Old Sep 7th, 2006, 02:10 AM
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Hmmm... Didn't UA recently announce withdrawal from JFK-LHR? Isn't this the route DL bought (but had to switch to LGW instead of LHR because of the landing rights)?

Does anyone know when UA JFK-LHR service ends?
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Old Sep 7th, 2006, 09:12 AM
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UA service ends in October.
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Old Sep 7th, 2006, 06:48 PM
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Purchased tickets on Sunday for $227+tx. at $303 as mentioned. I agree with Rex, this is probably the best it's going to get and I got tired of waiting for British Airways to drop their prices.
Off to London in March!
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