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Title: [DEAD] Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: Something Fishy on March 17, 2015, 09:51:55 PM
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2015/03/17/amazing-deal-450-business-class-tickets-between-washington-and-beijing/
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: MaaYanky on March 17, 2015, 09:52:32 PM
Was just about to post :)
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: AJK on March 17, 2015, 09:58:38 PM
Looks dead to me...

ETA: Update: The fare is only valid for outbound travel through May 27, 2015, and there’s a three day minimum stay.
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: Dan on March 17, 2015, 10:15:23 PM
And this is why I bring a laptop on an Aurora Borealis hunt...
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: Something Fishy on March 17, 2015, 10:16:19 PM
And this is why I bring a laptop on an Aurora Borealis hunt...

Forget China... How's the hunt ;D?
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: avromie7 on March 17, 2015, 10:17:15 PM
And this is why I bring a laptop on an Aurora Borealis hunt...
Did you see anything?
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: Dan on March 17, 2015, 10:17:39 PM
Nada, lots of folks here who have been to Iceland and Finland though :(
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: coralsnake on March 17, 2015, 10:17:55 PM
And this is why I bring a laptop on an Aurora Borealis hunt...
Now that's being one with nature  ::)
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: Something Fishy on March 17, 2015, 10:19:10 PM
Nada, lots of folks here who have been to Iceland and Finland though :(

Not to rub it in, but....... Ahem :-X.
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: Something Fishy on March 17, 2015, 10:19:35 PM
Wait it out. It's always strongest around midnight.
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: luckyluck on March 17, 2015, 10:20:12 PM
Is it a good idea to stay "3 days" to get the price but les than "72 hours" to avoid the visa?
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: robbie on March 17, 2015, 10:23:25 PM
if i book through price line I have 24 hours to cancel right?
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: AJK on March 17, 2015, 10:27:15 PM
In for 5. Ticketed.

Only way this gets honored is if AA says they will.

DOT isn't gonna touch this. And honestly, I wouldn't even file with DoT with AA.
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: Myccrabbi on March 17, 2015, 10:28:25 PM
Base fare is $0 is it going to ticket?
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: bb1836 on March 17, 2015, 10:30:05 PM
AJK about to hit 20k posts!!!! (just thought id mention that)  :D
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: Dan on March 17, 2015, 10:30:33 PM
Wait it out. It's always strongest around midnight.
In a great night preserve but there's not much of a horizon view...
I can drive to the lake, but the parks there will be closed I bet.
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: Yaalili on March 17, 2015, 10:38:08 PM
Dead for the weekend after Shavuos, was available before 05-26 to 06-01.
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: TimT on March 17, 2015, 10:38:56 PM
Base fare is $0 is it going to ticket?
Some have a base fare. $20 $40.  & some have been ticketed already
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: moto on March 17, 2015, 10:40:51 PM
I have it on hold will see how it plays out :)
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: SOS on March 17, 2015, 10:42:48 PM
I kept on getting a error for the week of 5/3 - 5/11
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: chucksterace on March 17, 2015, 10:47:43 PM
All my flights were open as of 5 minutes ago. Now most of the seats are taken it.
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: Yaalili on March 17, 2015, 10:50:49 PM
Dead for the weekend after Shavuos, was available before 05-26 to 06-01.

Edit, for one passenger it still works, prices regular with 2 people.
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: Myccrabbi on March 17, 2015, 10:54:40 PM
Edit, for one passenger it still works, prices regular with 2 people.
So you can book one at a time?
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: robbie on March 17, 2015, 10:56:12 PM
do we have 24 hours to cancel?
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: sky121 on March 17, 2015, 10:57:28 PM
do we have 24 hours to cancel?
Yup.
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: aussiebochur on March 17, 2015, 10:58:07 PM
So whos betting this will or wont get honored?
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: dovid2880 on March 17, 2015, 10:59:30 PM
Any dates still available?
Thanks!
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: TimT on March 17, 2015, 10:59:41 PM
So whos betting this will or wont get honored?
Is there a difference if it's $0 or $20 base fare ?
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: chff on March 17, 2015, 10:59:46 PM
Can't find any I class anymore  :(

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**  RULES DISPLAY  **                  XF MAY APPLY                             
                                       5XA/7XY EXCLUDED                         
                                       OTHER TAX MAY APPLY                     
                                       SURCHG MAY APPLY-CK RULE                 
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                                      F01JUN T18MAR                             
FCL: I1X0C8Z1  TRF:   3 RULE: PA06 BK:  I                                       
PTC: ADT-ADULT              FTC: BX -BUSINESS CLASS EXCURSION                   
RU.RULE APPLICATION                                                             
PROMOTIONAL FARES BETWEEN AREA 1 AND AREA 3                                     

 PERMITTED MON THROUGH THU ON EACH TRANSPACIFIC SECTOR.

TR.TVL RESTRICTION                                                             
  VALID FOR OUTBOUND TRAVEL COMMENCING ON/AFTER 18MAR15. 
  RETURN TRAVEL MUST BE COMMENCED BY MIDNIGHT ON 01JUN15.                       
  OR                                                                           
  VALID FOR OUTBOUND TRAVEL COMMENCING ON/AFTER 01SEP15.                       
  RETURN TRAVEL MUST BE COMMENCED BY MIDNIGHT ON 03SEP15.                       
                 
 TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON AA . SALE IS RESTRICTED TO                         
  SPECIFIC AGENTS.                                                             
[b]  FARES MAY ONLY BE SOLD BY AA  AND MAY NOT BE SOLD BY                         
TRAVEL AGENTS. [/b]                                                                     


Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: chff on March 17, 2015, 11:00:10 PM
Yup.


Not on AA.com
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: raphy781 on March 17, 2015, 11:12:32 PM
Still see for April 27- May 6.
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: Myccrabbi on March 17, 2015, 11:14:36 PM
Still see for April 27- May 6.
Tried clicking on it?
Seems dead.
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: Elibely on March 17, 2015, 11:16:28 PM
completely gone now.
congrats to everyone who bought tickets, hope they honor it.
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: shimbo on March 17, 2015, 11:29:48 PM
Seems like it's not lie flat seats, is that correct?
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: chucksterace on March 17, 2015, 11:32:11 PM
Seems like it's not lie flat seats, is that correct?

Correct.
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: shimbo on March 17, 2015, 11:32:59 PM
Correct.
Have a ticket on hold and i was on the fence. Now i think I'm out.
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: chucksterace on March 17, 2015, 11:34:35 PM
Have a ticket on hold and i was on the fence. Now i think I'm out.

Its $400. What do you expect?  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: TimT on March 17, 2015, 11:35:33 PM
Its $400. What do you expect?  ;D ;D
How do they get away with charging $4500 ?
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: chucksterace on March 17, 2015, 11:39:09 PM
How do they get away with charging $4500 ?

Really? How about because they can.
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: Ergel on March 17, 2015, 11:44:41 PM
Don't feed the troll
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: SavingsBigtime on March 17, 2015, 11:46:32 PM
Don't feed the troll
lol !
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: Ergel on March 17, 2015, 11:51:40 PM
How many RT's do you think lucky booked?
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: bhphotoman on March 17, 2015, 11:54:06 PM
In for 3 lol my 7 month got a seat!
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: chucksterace on March 18, 2015, 12:03:51 AM
If all will be good, my routing will be ORD-DCA-ORD-PEK, PEK-ORD-DCA-ORD.

ORD-DCA and the return will be with avios.
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: BarryLincoln on March 18, 2015, 12:25:12 AM
Correct.

http://c.hub.aa.com/documents/NEW_092514_dfw_pek_filing.pdf

Per the attached, AA is retrofitting DFW - PEK flights to include lie-flat business - not sure how many planes have been done to date
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: MeirS on March 18, 2015, 12:26:15 AM
So this is over, Correct?
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: chucksterace on March 18, 2015, 12:29:15 AM

So this is over, Correct?

Yup
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: sams on March 18, 2015, 12:31:27 AM
Still 770 some dates
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: Here to learn on March 18, 2015, 01:56:22 AM
I'm sure it has been asked before, but It would km take some time to find the answer. So here it is: is there anyway in the world (back door trick), that I can cancel me AA ticket?
I know I made a silly mistake by booking and not putting it on hold, but I was under pressure and wasn't thinking.
So can anyone chime in and give me some advice how to get around it? Or I'm duped.
Thanks
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: D93 on March 18, 2015, 02:19:21 AM
I'm sure it has been asked before, but It would km take some time to find the answer. So here it is: is there anyway in the world (back door trick), that I can cancel me AA ticket?
I know I made a silly mistake by booking and not putting it on hold, but I was under pressure and wasn't thinking.
So can anyone chime in and give me some advice how to get around it? Or I'm duped.
Thanks
It can be done. It will take some sweet talking to a rep on the phone.
Title: Re: Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: Here to learn on March 18, 2015, 02:33:38 AM
It can be done. It will take some sweet talking to a rep on the phone.
Thanks!
Do you think it will work if I tell them something like: "I thought tickets that are booked on AA are automatically put on hold, and then after booking I realzied that there was another option for putting on hold, and booked means BOOKED"?
Or they won't buy it?

Title: Re: [DEAD] Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: ah on March 18, 2015, 05:10:13 AM
I think they canceled mine :(
Title: Re: [DEAD] Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: D93 on March 18, 2015, 05:59:33 AM
I think they canceled mine :(
Why do you think that?
Title: Re: [DEAD] Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: ah on March 18, 2015, 06:04:21 AM
Can't fully bring up the reservation says something about a change that was made...and it's not in my trips...it was only a hold though so could be the ticketed ones are good
Title: Re: [DEAD] Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: EJB on March 18, 2015, 07:14:21 AM
Can't fully bring up the reservation says something about a change that was made...and it's not in my trips...it was only a hold though so could be the ticketed ones are good

+1. Had one on hold looks like they removed it. You can try to call and pay for it but I doubt that'll work. Wife wasn't letting me go anyway. Oh well.
Title: Re: [DEAD] Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: moto on March 18, 2015, 07:22:09 AM
I booked a ticket using a voucher it didn't have enough funds on it now I logged in and it's saying

Your reservation cannot  be retrieved at this time

Anyway to get data to honor this being that I tried booking with a voucher and didn't know there wasn't enough funds on it?
Title: Re: [DEAD] Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: Myccrabbi on March 18, 2015, 09:07:08 AM
Anyone got canceled?
Title: Re: [DEAD] Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: shidduch on March 18, 2015, 09:58:19 AM
Next time book on expedia.com to get free 24 hour cancellation.
Title: Re: [DEAD] Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: Signatureauddie on March 18, 2015, 06:11:43 PM
I bought a ticket now it's not showing up on my reservations. 😭😭😭
Title: Re: [DEAD] Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: AJK on March 18, 2015, 06:14:06 PM
Anyone got canceled?

Only those people who put on hold.

(so far?)
Title: Re: [DEAD] Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: Myccrabbi on March 18, 2015, 06:24:41 PM
Only those people who put on hold.

(so far?)

I bought a ticket now it's not showing up on my reservations. 😭😭😭
Title: Re: [DEAD] Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: AJK on March 18, 2015, 06:27:34 PM
A sole report, from a first time poster, where there likely is PEBKAC, does hardly a wave make.
Title: Re: [DEAD] Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: dealvr on March 18, 2015, 11:44:51 PM
Any sense in trying to get a ticket that I put on 24 hold pushed through or is it a useless fight?
Title: Re: [DEAD] Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: AJK on March 19, 2015, 02:28:16 PM
Definitely worth a shot.

...if it's still on hold.
Title: Re: [DEAD] Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: EJB on March 19, 2015, 02:29:37 PM
Definitely worth a shot.

...if it's still on hold.

Seems like American may have a policy not to push through $0 fare holds. So you might have more luck if your fare was higher than $0.
Title: Re: [DEAD] Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: Here to learn on March 19, 2015, 04:07:35 PM
I'm not sure if there's a thread for this.
Where's a good place, that's not too far from Beijing, where my wife and I could go on vacation for a week? We're open to both resorts (on beaches and the like), or a cool sigutseeing/touring area (with kosher food is a plus).
Thanks
Title: Re: [DEAD] Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: dealvr on March 19, 2015, 04:33:46 PM
Definitely worth a shot.

...if it's still on hold.
It technically should have still been on hold bc it was within 24 hrs. The agent saw it but she wouldn't issue the ticket.
Title: Re: [DEAD] Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: jfkeze on March 19, 2015, 04:49:14 PM
I'm not sure if there's a thread for this.
Where's a good place, that's not too far from Beijing, where my wife and I could go on vacation for a week? We're open to both resorts (on beaches and the like), or a cool sigutseeing/touring area (with kosher food is a plus).
Thanks

May I suggest something called Google?, I have heard there is a type of a wall, perhaps it is even great, which seems to be near Beijing.  ;D
I'm not sure if your are being serious on the beach resort thing, a simple map might show that Beijing is actually pretty darn far from water and pretty darn North! :-\
If you are looking for resorts, Sanya island is the best in China, no clue on internal flight prices, check CTrip or equivalent. :D
Title: Re: [DEAD] Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: Yehoshua on March 19, 2015, 06:12:53 PM
Good news for those who bought. American will honor all purchased tickets.

http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2015/03/19/american-will-honor-ticketed-450-business-class-fares-to-asia/
Title: Re: [DEAD] Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: TimT on March 19, 2015, 06:14:31 PM
"We'll honor mistaken business class fares to china that were FULLY purchased"
Title: Re: [DEAD] Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: chucksterace on March 20, 2015, 04:01:26 AM
Alright people. Whose going and when. Update the wiki please.
Title: Re: [DEAD] Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: Yaalili on March 20, 2015, 08:55:42 AM
Alright people. Whose going and when. Update the wiki please.

No need for the DDF veterans to be ashamed with this one, as opposed to the Etihad economy glitch.
Title: Re: [DEAD] Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: shmebeble on April 19, 2015, 08:32:37 AM
Has anyone been able to cancel the tickets without penalty recently?
Title: Re: [DEAD] Washington - Bejing for $450 in J!
Post by: 1050BU on October 26, 2015, 02:31:22 PM
AA finally released their answer to this

http://upgrd.com/blogs/friendlyskies/american-airlines-response-to-dot-complains-regarding-cancelled-beijing-tickets-7-months-later.html