Mistake Fare: JNB-GVA/ZRH OW $513!!!

Working as of 12:57 Pacific Time June 17th 2013

There is a misfiled one-way fare (seems like they left off a digit) from Johannesburg to Geneva/Zurich via Istanbul, in business class! Book with united.com (not an affiliate link, thanks for your support!).

DO NOT CALL THE AIRLINES! Please comment below on the post if you have any questions. Also remember that with all these fares, there is an inherent risk of the airline cancelling the fares. Be very careful about purchasing non-refundable travel expenses including hotels and positioning flights. I TAKE NO LIABILITY IF ANY MISHAP OCCURS AND I POST THIS BECAUSE I WANT PEOPLE TO BENEFIT. AGAIN, DO NOT CALL THE AIRLINES!

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Also you can see this on ITA Matrix:

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I saw this just a few minutes ago and at first it didn’t seem bookable on expedia.com but now I can use united.com to book this!

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It seems bookable but I have yet to know as I haven’t purchased anything yet. This is also only available on some days, check ITA to see which days will work on united.com. For example, the image below only 6, 12, 19, 20, and 21st have space in August.

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Get in before they figure it out! Happy Booking! A very big HT to Flyertalk! The fare rules say 100 EUR for changes, 200 EUR to cancel, but given that it is an erroneous fare, it’s likely you will get free cancellation if you want to cancel. It also says you’re permitted a stopover in IST, although I haven’t gotten that to price. If you did, please comment below!

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Fare Rules:

Turkish Airlines TK JA2BOX JNB to GVA

General notes

BUSINESS EXCURSION FARES                  J
 FOR ONE WAY FARES

Flight restrictions

  THE FARE COMPONENT MUST NOT BE ON
      ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING
        TK FLIGHTS 7300 THROUGH 7399
        TK FLIGHTS 7500 THROUGH 7599
        TK FLIGHTS 9000 THROUGH 9299.
         NOTE -
          OPERATED AJET DIRECT FLIGTHS
  AND
  THE FARE COMPONENT MUST BE ON
      ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING
        ANY TK FLIGHT OPERATED BY TK.

Advanced reservation/ticketing restrictions

  RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL SECTORS.

Stopover restrictions

  2 FREE STOPOVERS PERMITTED ON THE PRICING UNIT - 1 IN EACH
      DIRECTION IN IST.

Transfer restrictions

  2 FREE TRANSFERS PERMITTED ON THE PRICING UNIT - 1 IN EACH
      DIRECTION
      FREE IN TURKEY
    FARE BREAK AND EMBEDDED SURFACE SECTORS NOT PERMITTED ON
     THE FARE COMPONENT.

Combinability

   SINGLE/DOUBLE OPEN JAWS/ROUND TRIPS/CIRCLE TRIPS NOT
   PERMITTED.
   MIRROR IMAGE NOT PERMITTED.
   APPLICABLE ADD-ON CONSTRUCTION IS ADDRESSED IN MISCELLANE
   PROVISIONS - CATEGORY 23.
  END-ON-END
    END-ON-END COMBINATIONS PERMITTED WITH TK DOMESTIC/
    INTERNATIONAL FARES. VALIDATE ALL FARE COMPONENTS. SIDE
    TRIPS NOT PERMITTED.

Sales restrictions

  TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON/AFTER 01APR 13 AND ON/BEFORE
  31MAR 14.

Sales restrictions

  TICKETS MAY BE ISSUED BY PTA.
  TICKETS MAY NOT BE SOLD IN IRAN,ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF/SUDAN.
         NOTE -
          UPGRADE TO ANY HIGHER FARE IS PEMITTED
          REBOOKING CHARGE ALSO APPLIES
          IF ANY.

Penalties

  CHANGES
    ANY TIME
      CHARGE EUR 100.00 FOR REISSUE/REVALIDATION.
         NOTE -
          REPRICING CONDITIONS-
          --------------------
          A-BEFORE DEPARTURE-
          ITINERARY MUST BE RE-PRICED USING CURRENT FARES
          IN EFFECT ON THE DATE THE TICKET IS REISSUED
          THE ITINERARY MUST MEET ALL RULE PROVISIONS OF
          THE NEWLY TICKETED FARE INCLUDING  ADVANCE
          RESERVATION
          -
          A CHANGE IS A DATE/FLIGHT/ROUTING/BOOKING CODE
          CHANGE.
          -
          CHARGE APPLIES PER TRANSACTION - PER PERSON FOR
          ADULT CHILD AND INFANT WITH SEAT.
          INFANTS WITHOUT A SEAT ARE NOT CHARGED THE FEE
          -
          NEW FARE MAY BE  EQUAL OR  HIGHER. WHEN THE
          NEW
          -
          ITINERARY RESULTS IN A HIGHER
          FARE THE DIFFERENCE WILL BE COLLECTED AND THE
          CHANGE FEE WILL BE APPLIED.
          -
          CHARGES SHALL NOT BE WAIVED FOR MEDICAL
          REASON
          -
          WHEN FARES ARE COMBINED THE MOST RESTRICTIVE
          CONDITIONS APPLY
          -
          FOR DOMESTIC TURKEY SECTORS - WITHOUT CHARGE
          -
          -
          B-AFTER DEPARTURE-
          -
          THE ITINERARY MUST BE RE-PRICED USING HISTORICAL
          FARES IN EFFECT ON THE ORIGINAL  TICKETING DATE.
          THE NEW ITINERARY MUST MEET ALL THE RULE
          PROVISIONS OF THE NEWLY TICKETED FARES SUCH THAT
          THE RECALCULATED FARE COULD HAVE BEEN USED FOR
          THE NEW ITINERARY IF PURCHASED ON THE ORIGINAL
          TICKET ISSUE DATE
          -
          A CHANGE IS A DATE/FLIGHT/ROUTING/BOOKING CODE
          CHANGE.
          -
          CHARGE APPLIES PER TRANSACTION - PER PERSON FOR
          ADULT CHILD AND INFANT WITH SEAT.
          INFANTS WITHOUT A SEAT ARE NOT CHARGED THE FEE
          -
          NEW FARE MAY BE   EQUAL OR  HIGHER. WHEN THE
          NEW
          -
          ITINERARY RESULTS IN A HIGHER
          FARE THE DIFFERENCE WILL BE COLLECTED AND THE
          CHANGE FEE WILL BE APPLIED.
          -
          CHARGES SHALL NOT BE WAIVED FOR MEDICAL
          REASON
          -
          WHEN FARES ARE COMBINED THE MOST RESTRICTIVE
          CONDITIONS APPLY
          -
          FOR DOMESTIC TURKEY SECTORS - WITHOUT CHARGE
          -
          -
          NOTE-
          SEQUENTIAL USE OF FLIGHT COUPONS - THIS FARE IS
          ONLY VALID IF THE FLIGHTS ARE TAKEN IN THE BOOKED
          SEQUENCE. OTHERWISE THE FARE WILL BE RECALCULATED
          BASED ON THE ACTUAL FLIGHT ROUTING.
      CHARGE EUR 200.00 FOR NO-SHOW.
         NOTE -
          CHARGES SHALL NOT BE WAIVED FOR MEDICAL REASON
  CANCELLATIONS
    TICKET IS NON-REFUNDABLE IN CASE OF NO-SHOW.
         NOTE -
          NOT PERMITTED EVEN FOR MEDICAL REASON
          FOR NON REFUNDABLE TICKETS THE -YR- SURCHARGE
          WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.
    BEFORE DEPARTURE
      CHARGE EUR 200.00 FOR CANCEL/REFUND.
         NOTE -
          -
          WHEN COMBINING FARES THE MOST RESTRICTIVE
          CANCELLATION CONDITIONS APPLY FOR THE ENTIRE
          PRICING UNIT.
          -
    AFTER DEPARTURE
      CANCELLATIONS PERMITTED FOR CANCEL/REFUND.
         NOTE -
          FOR CANCELLATIONS AFTER DEPARTURE THE REFUND GIVEN
          WILL BE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE FARE PAID AND
          THE APPLICAPLE FARE FOR THE JOURNEY FLOWN.
          APPLICABLE FARE FOR THE JOURNEY FLOWN IS THE ONE
          THAT SET AT THE SAME RBD WITH THE ORIGINAL FARE
          PAID.
          IF NO FARE EXISTS FOR THE FLOWN JOURNEY
          ON THE SAME RBD WITH THE ORGINALFARE
          ANY FARE SET ON A HIGHER RBD  WILL BE ACCEPTED.
          --
           -
          WHEN COMBINING FARES THE MOST RESTRICTIVE
          CANCELLATION CONDITIONS APPLY FOR THE ENTIRE
          PRICING UNIT.
          -

HIP exceptions

  AREA 2 IS EXCLUDED FROM THE HIGHER INTERMEDIATE POINT
  RULE.

Endorsements

  THE ORIGINAL AND THE REISSUED TICKET MUST BE ANNOTATED -
  NONEND/TK ONLY - IN THE ENDORSEMENT BOX.

Discounts

  ACCOMPANIED CHILD 2-11 - CHARGE 75 PERCENT OF THE FARE.
        TICKETING CODE - BASE FARE CODE PLUS CH.
    MUST BE ACCOMPANIED ON ALL FLIGHTS IN SAME COMPARTMENT
      BY ADULT
  OR - UNACCOMPANIED CHILD 8-11 - CHARGE 75 PERCENT OF THE
         FARE.
             TICKETING CODE - BASE FARE CODE PLUS CH
  OR - INFANT UNDER 2 WITH A SEAT - CHARGE 75 PERCENT OF THE
         FARE.
             TICKETING CODE - BASE FARE CODE PLUS CH.
         MUST BE ACCOMPANIED ON ALL FLIGHTS IN SAME
           COMPARTMENT BY ADULT
  OR - INFANT UNDER 2 WITHOUT A SEAT - CHARGE 10 PERCENT OF
         THE FARE.
             TICKETING CODE - BASE FARE CODE PLUS IN.
         MUST BE ACCOMPANIED ON ALL FLIGHTS IN SAME
           COMPARTMENT BY ADULT.

Other Discounts

  DISABLED PERSON(S) - CHARGE 75 PERCENT OF THE FARE.
        TICKETING CODE - BASE FARE CODE PLUS SB.
         NOTE -
          TURKISH VETERAN DISCOUNT - CHARGE 60 PERCENT OF
          THE FARE.BASE FARE CODE PLUS MG.
  OR - RESTRICTED SENIOR CITIZEN 60 OR OLDER. ID REQUIRED -
         CHARGE 85 PERCENT OF THE FARE.
             TICKETING CODE - BASE FARE CODE PLUS CD.
         NOTE -
          IN CASE OF SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNTS - COPIES OF
          THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS SHALL BE ATTCHED TO THE
          AUDIT COUPONS.

Miscellaneous Fare Tags

  THIS FARE MUST NOT BE USED AS THE HIGH OR THE LOW FARE
  WHEN CALCULATING A DIFFERENTIAL. THIS FARE MUST NOT BE
  USED AS THE THROUGH FARE WHEN PRICING A FARE COMPONENT
  WITH A DIFFERENTIAL.

Voluntary changes

  IN THE EVENT OF CHANGES TO TICKETED FLIGHTS
   BEFORE DEPARTURE OF JOURNEY - APPLIES WITHIN TKT VALIDITY
    CERTAIN DOMESTIC REISSUE PROVISIONS MAY BE OVERRIDDEN BY
    THOSE OF TK INTERNATIONAL FARES
     CHARGE EUR 100.00 OR HIGHEST FEE OF ALL CHANGED FARE
     COMPONENTS - DISCOUNTS APPLY - NO FEE FOR INFANTS W/O
     SEAT AND
      REPRICE USING FARES IN EFFECT TODAY
       PROVIDED ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET-
       1. WHEN NO INTL COUPONS REMAIN - ALL NEW TRAVEL MUST
       BE DOMESTIC
       2. CHANGE IS BEFORE ORIGINAL SCHEDULED FLIGHT
       3. TK FARES ARE USED
       4. PUBLIC FARES ARE USED IF TICKETED FARE IS IN
       PUBLIC TARIFF. PRIVATE FARES ARE USED IF TICKETED
       FARE IS IN PRIVATE TARIFF
       5. NEW TKT HAS EQUAL OR HIGHER VALUE THAN PREVIOUS
       TKT
       6. ADV RES IS MEASURED FROM REISSUE DATE TO DEPARTURE
       OF PRICING UNIT
       7. TKT REISSUE RESTRICTED TO TK
   REFUND VIA ORIGINAL FORM OF PAYMENT
   ENDORSEMENT BOX- HIGHER NON-REF AMT AND NEW ENDORSEMENTS.
  OR -
   BEFORE DEPARTURE OF JOURNEY - APPLIES WITHIN TKT VALIDITY
    CERTAIN DOMESTIC REISSUE PROVISIONS MAY BE OVERRIDDEN BY
    THOSE OF TK INTERNATIONAL FARES
     NO CHARGE OR HIGHEST FEE OF ALL CHANGED FARE COMPONENTS
     AND
      REPRICE USING FARES IN EFFECT TODAY
       PROVIDED ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET-
       1. NO CHANGE TO TRAVEL FROM ALL INTERNATIONAL SECTORS
       2. WHEN NO INTL COUPONS REMAIN - ALL NEW TRAVEL MUST
       BE DOMESTIC
       3. CHANGE IS BEFORE ORIGINAL SCHEDULED FLIGHT
       4. TK FARES ARE USED
       5. PUBLIC FARES ARE USED IF TICKETED FARE IS IN
       PUBLIC TARIFF. PRIVATE FARES ARE USED IF TICKETED
       FARE IS IN PRIVATE TARIFF
       6. NEW TKT HAS EQUAL OR HIGHER VALUE THAN PREVIOUS
       TKT
       7. ADV RES IS MEASURED FROM REISSUE DATE TO DEPARTURE
       OF PRICING UNIT
       8. TKT REISSUE RESTRICTED TO TK
   REFUND VIA ORIGINAL FORM OF PAYMENT
   ENDORSEMENT BOX- HIGHER NON-REF AMT AND NEW ENDORSEMENTS.
  OR -
   BEFORE DEPARTURE OF JOURNEY - APPLIES WITHIN TKT VALIDITY
    CERTAIN DOMESTIC REISSUE PROVISIONS MAY BE OVERRIDDEN BY
    THOSE OF TK INTERNATIONAL FARES
     CHARGE EUR 300.00 OR HIGHEST FEE OF ALL CHANGED FARE
     COMPONENTS - DISCOUNTS APPLY - NO FEE FOR INFANTS W/O
     SEAT AND
      REPRICE USING FARES IN EFFECT TODAY
       PROVIDED ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET-
       1. WHEN NO INTL COUPONS REMAIN - ALL NEW TRAVEL MUST
       BE DOMESTIC
       2. CHANGE IS AFTER ORIGINAL SCHEDULED FLIGHT
       3. TK FARES ARE USED
       4. PUBLIC FARES ARE USED IF TICKETED FARE IS IN
       PUBLIC TARIFF. PRIVATE FARES ARE USED IF TICKETED
       FARE IS IN PRIVATE TARIFF
       5. NEW TKT HAS EQUAL OR HIGHER VALUE THAN PREVIOUS
       TKT
       6. ADV RES IS MEASURED FROM REISSUE DATE TO DEPARTURE
       OF PRICING UNIT
   REFUND VIA ORIGINAL FORM OF PAYMENT
   ENDORSEMENT BOX- HIGHER NON-REF AMT AND NEW ENDORSEMENTS.
  OR -
   AFTER DEPARTURE OF JOURNEY - APPLIES WITHIN TKT VALIDITY
    CERTAIN DOMESTIC REISSUE PROVISIONS MAY BE OVERRIDDEN BY
    THOSE OF TK INTERNATIONAL FARES
     CHARGE EUR 100.00 OR HIGHEST FEE OF ALL CHANGED FARE
     COMPONENTS - DISCOUNTS APPLY - NO FEE FOR INFANTS W/O
     SEAT AND
      REPRICE USING FARES IN EFFECT WHEN TKT WAS ISSUED
       PROVIDED ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET-
       1. WHEN NO INTL COUPONS REMAIN - ALL NEW TRAVEL MUST
       BE DOMESTIC
       2. FULLY FLOWN FARE NOT REPRICED TO FURTHER POINT
       3. CHANGE IS BEFORE ORIGINAL SCHEDULED FLIGHT
       4. TK FARES ARE USED
       5. PUBLIC FARES ARE USED IF TICKETED FARE IS IN
       PUBLIC TARIFF. PRIVATE FARES ARE USED IF TICKETED
       FARE IS IN PRIVATE TARIFF
       6. NEW TKT HAS EQUAL OR HIGHER VALUE THAN PREVIOUS
       TKT
       7. ALL RULE AND BOOKING CODE PROVISIONS ARE MET
       8. ADV RES IS MEASURED FROM ORIGINAL TKT DATE TO
       DEPARTURE OF PRICING UNIT
       9. TKT REISSUE RESTRICTED TO TK
   REFUND VIA ORIGINAL FORM OF PAYMENT
   ENDORSEMENT BOX- HIGHER NON-REF AMT AND NEW ENDORSEMENTS.
  OR -
   AFTER DEPARTURE OF JOURNEY - APPLIES WITHIN TKT VALIDITY
    CERTAIN DOMESTIC REISSUE PROVISIONS MAY BE OVERRIDDEN BY
    THOSE OF TK INTERNATIONAL FARES
     NO CHARGE OR HIGHEST FEE OF ALL CHANGED FARE COMPONENTS
     AND
      REPRICE USING FARES IN EFFECT WHEN TKT WAS ISSUED
       PROVIDED ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET-
       1. NO CHANGE TO TRAVEL FROM ALL INTERNATIONAL SECTORS
       2. WHEN NO INTL COUPONS REMAIN - ALL NEW TRAVEL MUST
       BE DOMESTIC
       3. FULLY FLOWN FARE NOT REPRICED TO FURTHER POINT
       4. CHANGE IS BEFORE ORIGINAL SCHEDULED FLIGHT
       5. TK FARES ARE USED
       6. PUBLIC FARES ARE USED IF TICKETED FARE IS IN
       PUBLIC TARIFF. PRIVATE FARES ARE USED IF TICKETED
       FARE IS IN PRIVATE TARIFF
       7. NEW TKT HAS EQUAL OR HIGHER VALUE THAN PREVIOUS
       TKT
       8. ALL RULE AND BOOKING CODE PROVISIONS ARE MET
       9. ADV RES IS MEASURED FROM ORIGINAL TKT DATE TO
       DEPARTURE OF PRICING UNIT
       10. TKT REISSUE RESTRICTED TO TK
   REFUND VIA ORIGINAL FORM OF PAYMENT
   ENDORSEMENT BOX- HIGHER NON-REF AMT AND NEW ENDORSEMENTS.
  OR -
   AFTER DEPARTURE OF JOURNEY - APPLIES WITHIN TKT VALIDITY
    CERTAIN DOMESTIC REISSUE PROVISIONS MAY BE OVERRIDDEN BY
    THOSE OF TK INTERNATIONAL FARES
     CHARGE EUR 300.00 OR HIGHEST FEE OF ALL CHANGED FARE
     COMPONENTS - DISCOUNTS APPLY - NO FEE FOR INFANTS W/O
     SEAT AND
      REPRICE USING FARES IN EFFECT WHEN TKT WAS ISSUED
       PROVIDED ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET-
       1. WHEN NO INTL COUPONS REMAIN - ALL NEW TRAVEL MUST
       BE DOMESTIC
       2. FULLY FLOWN FARE NOT REPRICED TO FURTHER POINT
       3. CHANGE IS AFTER ORIGINAL SCHEDULED FLIGHT
       4. TK FARES ARE USED
       5. PUBLIC FARES ARE USED IF TICKETED FARE IS IN
       PUBLIC TARIFF. PRIVATE FARES ARE USED IF TICKETED
       FARE IS IN PRIVATE TARIFF
       6. NEW TKT HAS EQUAL OR HIGHER VALUE THAN PREVIOUS
       TKT
       7. ALL RULE AND BOOKING CODE PROVISIONS ARE MET
       8. ADV RES IS MEASURED FROM ORIGINAL TKT DATE TO
       DEPARTURE OF PRICING UNIT
       9. TKT REISSUE RESTRICTED TO TK
   REFUND VIA ORIGINAL FORM OF PAYMENT
   ENDORSEMENT BOX- HIGHER NON-REF AMT AND NEW ENDORSEMENTS.

Voluntary cancellations

  REFER TO PENALTIES CATEGORY 16

Application

BUSINESS CLASS FARE
 APPLICATION
   AREA
     THESE FARES APPLY
     FROM AFRICA TO EUROPE.
   CLASS OF SERVICE
     THESE FARES APPLY FOR BUSINESS CLASS SERVICE.
   TYPES OF TRANSPORTATION
     THIS RULE GOVERNS ONE-WAY AND ROUND-TRIP FARES.
     FARES GOVERNED BY THIS RULE CAN BE USED TO CREATE
     ONE-WAY/ROUND-TRIP/OPEN-JAW JOURNEYS.
   PASSENGER EXPENSES NOT PERMITTED
 OTHER CONDITIONS
   SEQUENTIAL USE OF FLIGHT COUPONS - THIS FARE IS
   ONLY VALID IF THE FLIGHTS ARE TAKEN IN THE BOOKED
   SEQUENCE. OTHERWISE THE FARE WILL BE RECALCULATED
   BASED ON THE ACTUAL FLIGHT ROUTING.

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  1. Its $467 USD for all Americans who read. Books into J business class (which earn 100% PQM on United). Limited Scattered dates. Seems like this is much like the SEY-AUH-DUB deal… cheap fare but hard to position.

  2. To those of you who are complaining about Jeff “killing the deal”, I ask you this…

    Did you discover this deal yourselves? No, you didn’t. So that means that someone else kindly made you aware of this deal through some other public channel, because that person recognized that it would benefit other people.

    So you must be thankful that this person chose to initially share that information. But you’re irritated that someone else has now chosen to continue sharing that information.

    So, in summary, it was okay for the information to be shared when YOU were the beneficiary, but it became unacceptable once other people were allowed to benefit as well.

    Do you realize how ridiculous that is?

  3. I cant use this one, but thanks for posting it. Ignore all the comments about killing the deal, if you don’t post it, then someone else would, keep it up.

  4. Those people have a problem. Why do they read your blog? Some people really need to get a “LIFE”. As always thanks for sharing.

  5. I guess that only took about two hours or so right before the deal was dead? These deals last much longer until they’re blogged about. This is why people don’t like sharing things on FT.

    • Really? What about the last mistake fare that I posted about? Lasted a whole two days. Just look at the different rounds of the Rangoon fares. I don’t see any causation between my post and the fare dying. Correlation, maybe. But then there’s a correlation between the number of comments from Angries and the number of mistake fare posts I have.

  6. I’m no expert, so forgive me if I am wrong – but what is the point of taking advantage of this fare? After all you will have to spend big bucks to get yourself to JNB before the flight and get yourself back to your home city from Switzerland, which could cost more and make this mistake fare not so attractive…Unless you have already planned to visit IST or GVA/ZRH, why would anyone buy it?

    Hope someone can shed a light?

    • Not really. 70k AS miles to position with CX F to JNB, and then lots of options to get back to North America with any miles/points. People who have miles are going to spend them anyway, and this fare could be a tipping point to decide where to go.

    • Still up in the air as of right now… Depends on whether Turkish decides to honour. United likely will not give compensation since it wasn’t even their fare.

  7. I always appreciate mistake fares, so thank you for posting it. Everyone else get over it, it’ll die anyway. Plus, maybe people will benefit from this who actually spend money with united unlike you all (naysayers) who hunt for mistake fares and mileage runs to hit 1k. Outrageous. I wonder if you all could ever be “elite” flyers without taking advantage of the system.

  8. I really like how other bloggers put this:

    “Regarding claims of censorship:

    I do not censor comments unless they are abusive and do not contribute anything in my sole opinion to the post. In that event I just don’t approve them. If your comment calls me names or makes false accusations it is just not going to get approved. Period. and if it slips through, it will be deleted. But I do not change your comments to say something different.”

    Honestly that is what I’d like to say. That means I don’t need comments saying I killed the deal. If you like, comment or send me an email on why and how I killed the deal. I will respond to the best of my ability.

  9. Jeff my man, I will apologize for all the A-hole Americans (and there are about 300 million of us A-holes, haha) spouting nothing but garbage and hot air.

    All y’all yippin and yappin can shut the f*ck up and eat a fat d*ck. This kid is Canadian so you’re not gonna get a rise out of him. He’s gonna reasonably defend himself, be cordial and be on his way doing what he’s doin and be happy.

    Thank you Jeff for stating some amazing deals that most FT and MP and FF blog followers hear about anyway but you put on your own blog to help the few followers that may not have heard of FT and MP.

    You do this for them and not all the trolling f-tards that normally inhabit the cyberspace of actual A-hole bloggers on BA, Gary *cough* Scott *cough cough*.

    Keep your head up, do good work, write good things that help people and don’t let anyone stop you from sharing and helping others.

    To the rest of you f*ckers. Eat a Tim Horton’s donut (yeah I know what that is) and choke on that sh*t till you learn to do what you keep yelling at this kid to do, which is SHUT THE F*CK UP!

    Americaaa! F-Yah!

  10. Next time you have a deal like this, it would be criminal to make a blog post about it, risking “killing the deal”.

    What I would request (no, demand, to protect others – meaning me) is that you first send me the deal via private email. After my review and resulting decision, you would send the information to my three friends Al, Chris and Terry. Except if it’s for Asia, when Terry is replaced by Bob. Terry is only interested in Europe (which I find incredibly parochial, but whatever…)

    Anyhoo, when all my private associates have reviewed the deal, then you are free to blog away.

    It just really comes down to this: it’s all about me and my friends. Only if we’re not interested, then others should be told. If you tell anyone before me, you’re a deal killer and therefore a maroon.

    • Interesting idea. I’ll definitely consider it and if I do, then it’ll be via my mailing list which you can subscribe for at signup.canadiankilometers.com 🙂

  11. Actually it’s still works…2:30 am EST.booked 2x cpt-zrh @ $480 pp for next february.what a coincidence that I was planning to be there anyways:)

  12. Nice work! I would just like to respectfully request that if you post fare rules, leave out the garbage. It makes viewing on some mobiles a nightmare

  13. Mistake fares are their own beast, different from other loopholes and secrets. They will die on their own once rev management figures it out (which will be quick). It’s like they have their own internal timer. Posting on a blog will definitely kill them faster. … BUT

    to the people who are mad that CK is “killing the deal” … that implies that you knew about the deal before it hit the blog. In which case, do you know how mistake fares work? If you see it, book it and forget about it. There’s no time to think about it. Book it and use the 24-hour-window to think about whether or not you’ll use it.

    Which camp do these people fall into?

    If you booked and got your cheap one-way business class fare, hooray … why are you hating on this kid?

    If you knew about it before and didn’t book, then it’s likely that this deal shouldn’t mean anything to you. So why do you care?

    If you didn’t know about this deal, well … now you know!

    Like I said though … this is my thought process only for mistake fares. Other secrets/loopholes don’t get this. 😉

  14. It is not about killing the deal
    It is all about stealing a deal from FT.
    If it was your original research which helped you find the deal, great, post it here. But just lifting deals from FT and posting (e.g. the Lifemiles deal before this one) these here is not very original. Just giving a HT to FT does not really cut it. It still shows that you are just good at reading FT and lifting deals from there and posting them here to increase your traffic

    • I would suggest you watch your words. Stealing means taking another person’s property wrongfully and in many cases, illegally. I have every right to post whatever I want and if I take the information from Flyertalk and give my own analysis, that is not plagiarism at all. In fact, I did do my own research, if you look at the original post from Flyertalk. I think that is enough to say.

    • @DON – Under your reasoning (and I use “reasoning” loosely), you should not be posting any of your words on here because you are lifting, stealing and posting your UN-ORIGINAL content(words) from another large and important source. It’s called the dictionary. Now STFU and have a TimBit. They’re tasty.

  15. Seems my ticket successfully ticketed by United after 24 hours, ie I have now received an eTicket itinerary and confirmation number! Worked for anyone else?

  16. @Chang, I am still waiting for the e-ticket. It’s been 15 hours lol

    @Don, it’s a pain to go through FT and figure things out. CK definitely did spend his time on summarizing and detailing, not just a copy/paste. That is worth a visit, isn’t it? If you don’t like it, just don’t visit. There are people like me who want to just look at a quick summary and book. And this blog gets our traffic. Win-win.

    And Jeff, thank you for sharing!

  17. Yeah I booked mine on Monday night just before midnight and got the confirmation today at 5 plus – so overall took about 18 hours

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