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BRU-GIG-BRU For €252 R/t

Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:24 pm

I normally post these deals in the proper (travel) section, but since this is such a hot offer and bookable only today, I thought it's in the interest of all to give it a little more exposure in this a lot more frequented section. (Thread may be deleted after today).

1. Go to http://www.pelikan.sk/EN/
2. Put 'From' to ''other''
3. Put in ''BRU'' as origin, ''GIG' as destination airport
4. Choose date (example departures: Jan 14th, 24th, 26th, with return on Feb 12th-15th)
5. Search
6. Pick a flight
7. Select payment as ''direct transfer''
8. You'll get a confirmation reading: ''You can check your reservation: check''.
9. Click ''check'', -> “Remaining amount to pay: 252.02 EUR: Pay”
10. Click pay, pay with your credit card
11. Get excited for Rio.

Offer ends today!
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RE: BRU-GIG-BRU For €252 R/t

Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:41 pm

Is this another evidence of over-capacity in Europe-Brazil? What is the operating airline?
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RE: BRU-GIG-BRU For €252 R/t

Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:43 pm

Quoting incitatus (Reply 1):
Is this another evidence of over-capacity in Europe-Brazil? What is the operating airline?

It's evidence that booking smart saves a lot of money. Average fares are between €500-€600 r/t. Flights are operated by AF and JJ out of CDG, with TGV train ride (included) from BRU to CDG.
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RE: BRU-GIG-BRU For €252 R/t

Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:51 pm

Quoting something (Reply 2):
It's evidence that booking smart saves a lot of money.

Yes, it is a deal out of this world. I've found 278 euros and multiple other offers under 500.
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RE: BRU-GIG-BRU For €252 R/t

Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:57 pm

Quoting incitatus (Reply 3):

Quoting something (Reply 2):
It's evidence that booking smart saves a lot of money.

Yes, it is a deal out of this world. I've found 278 euros and multiple other offers under 500.

You have to be careful though; some offers include an airport change in Sao Paolo, others have 20hrs. layovers. So just be a little flexible and you find a seamless connection for €252.
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RE: BRU-GIG-BRU For €252 R/t

Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:02 pm

Even 500-600 eur is a steal is good if inclusive of taxes and the dreaded YQ surcharge. Chicago to brazil is usually well over 1000 USD and is a shorter flight. Might be a testament to the over capacity.

Which airline, this might be mileage run territoty
 
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RE: BRU-GIG-BRU For €252 R/t

Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:05 pm

Call me a cynic, but this sounds almost too good to be true...

Does anyone have any experience with this agency?
 
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RE: BRU-GIG-BRU For €252 R/t

Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:13 pm

I would exercise EXTREME caution with this type of 'offer'. Direct bank transfer payments are rarely what they seem and oiffer absolutely no consumer protection at all. Is the company IATA bonded? Seems strange they can offer a ticket for under 300 euros when the equivalent ticket on other sites is almost 700 euros. Too good to be true? I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole.
 
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RE: BRU-GIG-BRU For €252 R/t

Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:19 pm

What was being commented on Flyertalk was that it was ZYR(train)-CDG(AF)-GIG(TAM)-GRU(KLM)-AMS(train)-ZYR.

ZYR in that case would be Bruxelles-Midi. I don't know if that is the same offer.
 
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RE: BRU-GIG-BRU For €252 R/t

Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:36 pm

You can go through with the booking, check back with the airline if the booking's been made in your name, if there should be difficulties, you can call your credit card company and cancel the transaction.

I can't vouch for the website in general, but have heard it's legit. I just booked 8 seats on one credit card (€8 credit card charge), and I can already access my reservation on the Airfrance.com website.
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RE: BRU-GIG-BRU For €252 R/t

Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:48 pm

This offer has been up on FT for several days already.
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RE: BRU-GIG-BRU For €252 R/t

Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:22 pm

Quoting B747forever (Reply 10):
This offer has been up on FT for several days already.

That changes everything.
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RE: BRU-GIG-BRU For €252 R/t

Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:48 pm

They also have Rome - Tokyo - London for 257 euros with Aeroflot.

Add in another 60-70 euros for a one way flight to Rome, means the return flight from London - Tokyo would be about 320-330 Euros....bargain!
 
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RE: BRU-GIG-BRU For €252 R/t

Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:16 pm

Quoting something (Reply 9):
I can't vouch for the website in general, but have heard it's legit. I just booked 8 seats on one credit card (€8 credit card charge), and I can already access my reservation on the Airfrance.com website.

I have managed to get my reservation ticketed via pelikan.cz already. They are a regular IATA ticket agency, booked with them many times before. You can also double check back your reservation via viewtrip.com
As mentioned by others this deal has been up since Dec. 19 and is bookable until today only.
 
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RE: BRU-GIG-BRU For €252 R/t

Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:00 pm

Quoting B747forever (Reply 10):

This offer has been up on FT for several days already.

I have often heard about the forum on FlyerTalk where by either mistake deals, or bloody brilliant deals are discussed and pointed out. Can someone please provide a link!
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RE: BRU-GIG-BRU For €252 R/t

Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:01 pm

 
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RE: BRU-GIG-BRU For €252 R/t

Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:49 pm

Quoting EricAY05 (Reply 15):
www.flyertalk.com 

haha, yes, but specific forum on FlyerTalk has it? e.g. travelbuzz or TravelNews
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RE: BRU-GIG-BRU For €252 R/t

Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:17 pm

Mileage Run Deals is where the deals are presented. Also some good stuff pop up in Mileage Run Discussion. It's not only about mileage runs, so don't let the name fool you.
 
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RE: BRU-GIG-BRU For €252 R/t

Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:00 am

If anyone's interested, this supercheap deal ZYR-GIG-ZYR is apparently back again with dates available for most of 2012 (03.01.-25.06. and 23.08.-31.10.).
Price 7591 CZK (approx. 293 EUR)

http://www.pelikan.cz/EN/

Be prepared for a looong layover and transfer between VCP/GRU on the way back, need to connect at dreadful CDG on the inbound segment and a "free" ride on TGV as a bonus.
 
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RE: BRU-GIG-BRU For €252 R/t

Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:33 am

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 18):
Be prepared for a looong layover and transfer between VCP/GRU on the way back, need to connect at dreadful CDG on the inbound segment and a "free" ride on TGV as a bonus.

Not all dates have the layovers and not all dates require an airport change.

However, KLM is currently offering xxx-AMS-GIG return for €458. If you're not from the vicinity of BRU or CDG, and you don't want to look very far for the best offer, then that is probably a much more attractive offer for you.
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RE: BRU-GIG-BRU For €252 R/t

Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:37 pm

Quoting something (Reply 19):
Not all dates have the layovers and not all dates require an airport change.

You're right. Too bad I panicked and bought the tickets already in December because now I'd get for the same money a much smoother itinerary without the long layover at Sao Paulo and need to transfer from VCP to GRU. Oh, well....  
 
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RE: BRU-GIG-BRU For €252 R/t

Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:45 pm

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 20):
You're right. Too bad I panicked and bought the tickets already in December because now I'd get for the same money a much smoother itinerary without the long layover at Sao Paulo and need to transfer from VCP to GRU. Oh, well...

Well, it's not half bad. Sao Paolo is good for a day and you can take a shower at GRU. There's also not a lot to see for tourists in Sao Paolo, and even the registered taxis are cheap. You can get a personal tour through the city, stop at a restaurant (I can recommend a few to you if you're doing this), then go to GRU, buy access to the lounge, take a shower, continue your travel  
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