ua901
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Business Class STR-BOS-STR For $390 On CO?

Sun Dec 08, 2002 5:32 am

Hi there,

I just checked the booking option on airliners.net. My travel dates were Jan-23 STR-LHR-BOS and on Feb-6 BOS-LHR-STR.
One of the result was a business class flight (well, at least it says that) for $390 roundtrip - I just can't believe, that this is really a biz-class ticket/fare. Is there anybody who knows s.th. about Continentals booking system. This is the complete fare base:
AUSLAUFEND: STR -- BOS
PREIS-BASIS-CODE: TL12S5W
Day/time: No Restriction
Accom Psgr: No Restriction
Stopovers: Not Permitted
First Travel: 2nov02 Travel Complete -31mar03
Other Disc: No Discounts Apply
Combinablty: See Text Rule
Application: See Text Rule
Tvl Restr: Return Begin By 31mar03 Midnight
Departure Inbound Transatlantic Sector
Eligibility: No Restriction
Min Stay: Return First Sunday After 12:01a After
Departure From Origin
Flt Applic: No Restriction
Penalties: Cancel-Non Ref Before/after Depart
Change-No Change To Res Before/after Depart
For All Conditions See Text Rule
Adv Res/tkt: Tktg Within 24 Hours
After Reservations Or At Least 7 Days
Before Depart Whichever Is Earlier
All Segments Must Be Confirmed
Child Disc: Cnn 2-11 Yrs No Discount Accompanied
Ins Under 2 Yrs No Discount With Seat
Inf Under 2 Yrs 90 Pct No Seat
Unn 8-11 Yrs No Discount Unaccompanied
Surcharges: Orig Area 1 8.00 Usd Security One Way
16.00 Usd Security Round Trip
Transatlantic Sector
Orig Germany
Further Restr Apply See Text Rule
Transfers: 4 Permitted Outbound 2 Inbound 2
Blackouts: No Restriction
Mpm: At 4472 Via North Atlantic
Tkt Endorse: Valid Co Only Must Appear In Endorsement Box
Original/reissued Tkt -
Only Valid Flt/dte Shown
Must Appear In Endorsement Box
Further Restr Apply See Text Rule
Sales Restr: Tkt By Pta Pta-Tkt Permitted
Max Stay: 1 Month Before Midnight After
Departure From Origin
Strbos: Co 23jan03 *Rule Display* Tariff 001 Rule 3756
* Add Applicable Tax * Fed Insp Fees *
-Fare Basis Eur Nuc Ptc Ft Gi
Tl12s5w R 309.00 304.41 Adt Ex At
Tl12s5w/ch00 R 309.00 304.41 Cnn Ex At
Tl12s5w/ch00 R 309.00 304.41 Ins Ex At
Tl12s5w/in90 R 31.00 30.44 Inf Ex At
Tl12s5w/ch00 R 309.00 304.41 Unn Ex At
Booking Codes T
Industry Fare Type: Xan - Apex Nonrefundable
Pfcs May Vary By Rtg
Seasons: 25dec02-28feb03
Departure Outbound Transatlantic Sector
Negotiated: No Restriction

Please help !!
Andre
 
airworthy
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RE: Business Class STR-BOS-STR For $390 On CO?

Sun Dec 08, 2002 5:38 am

Is that flight non-stop?

CO does not fly that non-stop.
 
deltairlines
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RE: Business Class STR-BOS-STR For $390 On CO?

Sun Dec 08, 2002 5:44 am

All I got to say is grab it before it goes.

Jeff
 
zrs70
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RE: Business Class STR-BOS-STR For $390 On CO?

Sun Dec 08, 2002 5:52 am

The "T" booking code is not business class. Check the fare basis on this site:

http://dps1.travelocity.com/faredisp.ctl?SEQ=103929522861511012072002&LANG=EN
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ua901
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RE: Business Class STR-BOS-STR For $390 On CO?

Sun Dec 08, 2002 6:11 am

Airworthy: The flight is operated by Virgin Atlantic.

Zrs70: You are right - It does not look like a biz-fare.

Well, seems as if it was to good to be true :-((

THX to u all - have fun!

Andre
 
desertjets
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RE: Business Class STR-BOS-STR For $390 On CO?

Sun Dec 08, 2002 6:30 am

CO was/is having a sale on BusinessFirst seats across the Atlantic. Eastcoast to Europe fares were all in the low $1000 range. Which is as much as I paid for Tucson-Gatwick in coach during mid-summer. $390 seems pretty good right now for an off-peak winter trip.

STR is Stutgart, right? Makes me wonder who is operating STR-LHR then...
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teahan
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RE: Business Class STR-BOS-STR For $390 On CO?

Sun Dec 08, 2002 6:42 am

Well it still displays Business Class damn clearly, fare class being correct or not.

Zrs70, that link doesn't work.

Jeremiah
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ua901
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RE: Business Class STR-BOS-STR For $390 On CO?

Sun Dec 08, 2002 6:50 am

Desert Jets:
Correct - STR is Stuttgart.
We have 6 connections every day:
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airworthy
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RE: Business Class STR-BOS-STR For $390 On CO?

Sun Dec 08, 2002 6:50 am

VS is operating the entire route.
 
teahan
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RE: Business Class STR-BOS-STR For $390 On CO?

Sun Dec 08, 2002 6:55 am

Same "Business Class" comes up FRA-BOS.

Jeremiah
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zrs70
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RE: Business Class STR-BOS-STR For $390 On CO?

Sun Dec 08, 2002 8:24 am

Though it says business class, there is an error somewhere. The fare basis is clearly a discount fare basis. The travelocity link should I posted above should work fine.
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ContinentalEWR
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RE: Business Class STR-BOS-STR For $390 On CO?

Sun Dec 08, 2002 11:25 pm

Continental does not fly to Stuttgart, Germany and has no nonstop flights to Europe from Boston, other than a code share with VS to LHR on a VS aircraft.

A STR-BOS flight ticketed on Continental would involve a connection somewhere in Europe and again in Newark.

ContinentalEWR
 
teahan
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RE: Business Class STR-BOS-STR For $390 On CO?

Mon Dec 09, 2002 4:49 am

ContinentalEWR,

It is actually BMI STR-LHR and then Virgin Atlantic LHR-BOS.

Jeremiah
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Ndebele
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RE: Business Class STR-BOS-STR For $390 On CO?

Mon Dec 09, 2002 4:55 am

Just as a sidenote, bmi does no longer operate LHR-STR-LHR, LH flies now STR-LHR-STR with ARJ and CRJ, three times a day I think.

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