ikramerica
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CO BusinessFirst Deep Discounts For Holidays

Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:39 pm

Something I've not seen them do before, but CO has started a BF sale for the holidays, and the fares are better than the summer sales.
http://www.continental.com/web/en-US...nt/deals/offers/businessfirst.aspx
I guess that even though these are the busiest travel periods of the year, they aren't often booked in Business class, so it's a way to get those seats filled and sell more Y seats at the same time.
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RE: CO BusinessFirst Deep Discounts For Holidays

Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:44 pm

They tend to do this yearly (see flyertalk.com). Not sure about the Thanksgiving dates, however the Xmas and New Year holiday period for the last couple years. Similarly BA offers some deep discounts on business class seats during the holidays.
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ikramerica
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RE: CO BusinessFirst Deep Discounts For Holidays

Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:47 pm

Quoting Laxintl (Reply 1):
Not sure about the Thanksgiving dates

I guess I never recalled the thanksgiving dates before, and I think the prices are lower this year. Roundtrip EWR-BRU at thanksgiving is $1150 including taxes. Not a bad price at all...
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RE: CO BusinessFirst Deep Discounts For Holidays

Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:52 pm

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 2):
Roundtrip EWR-BRU at thanksgiving is $1150 including taxes.

Doesn't surprise me, most Americans are traveling domestically at Thanksgiving, not internationally. I've been on a DC-10 departing for London the night before Thanksgiving with only 35 on board.
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RE: CO BusinessFirst Deep Discounts For Holidays

Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:44 pm

This is typically done by all the airlines over the holiday periods.....CO does the bizfirst thing on flights to Europe in the past years (similiar bargains are not available going ex-Europe, however). As stated, there is not much biz travel on the flights over the holiday periods and is a way to tempt leisure pax to sit upfront. Note that the seats are very limited.
 
ikramerica
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RE: CO BusinessFirst Deep Discounts For Holidays

Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:11 pm

Well, it might convince me to go to europe for the new year. I'll get some nice elite quallie points to start the year.
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RE: CO BusinessFirst Deep Discounts For Holidays

Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:51 pm

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 5):
Well, it might convince me to go to europe for the new year. I'll get some nice elite quallie points to start the year.

Suggestion: make you decision quickly, the inventory is limited and is quickly sold at this fare level. Regards.
 
ikramerica
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RE: CO BusinessFirst Deep Discounts For Holidays

Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:13 am

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 6):

Well, if it's sold out, then it wasn't meant to be...  Wink
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RE: CO BusinessFirst Deep Discounts For Holidays

Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:05 am

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 6):
Suggestion: make you decision quickly, the inventory is limited and is quickly sold at this fare level. Regards.

i just tried to book RT ewr-cdg or ewr-fco 11-21 to 11-25 and the fares are gone  Sad
 
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RE: CO BusinessFirst Deep Discounts For Holidays

Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:09 am

Quoting Worldsurfer (Reply 8):
i just tried to book RT ewr-cdg or ewr-fco 11-21 to 11-25 and the fares are gone  

who knows if there even were fares available on 11-21 on all flights. They gave a range of dates, but 11-21 is the busiest day of the year in the USA, so even with the EU routes, one would expect them to be full compared to 11-20 or 11-22.
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RE: CO BusinessFirst Deep Discounts For Holidays

Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:35 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 9):

who knows if there even were fares available on 11-21 on all flights. They gave a range of dates, but 11-21 is the busiest day of the year in the USA, so even with the EU routes, one would expect them to be full compared to 11-20 or 11-22.

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i just checked again with the +- 3 day option and the problem is the return , i could come back on sat 11-24 and the cost is $1270
 
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RE: CO BusinessFirst Deep Discounts For Holidays

Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:43 am

Quoting Worldsurfer (Reply 8):

Try CDG and take the train...
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RE: CO BusinessFirst Deep Discounts For Holidays

Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:01 am

Excellent fares. I think a trip to either Barcelona or Rome look rather good during Thanksgiving week
 
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RE: CO BusinessFirst Deep Discounts For Holidays

Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:48 pm

Notice no discounts to TLV  Sad
 
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RE: CO BusinessFirst Deep Discounts For Holidays

Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:25 am

tried for bcn and rome and no seats at the advertised prices.
 
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RE: CO BusinessFirst Deep Discounts For Holidays

Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:02 am

Quoting Amirs (Reply 13):
Notice no discounts to TLV

well at christmas I think they serve Chinese food on the TLV flight, right?
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