Update 9: New York-Shanghai is just $562 on lan.com!!! ($928 on aa.com.)
Sample date: 11/04 (AA309/2)-11/11 (288/1918)
HT: Finckmyster, via dansdeals.com/forums
Update 8: You can manage your British Airways bookings (request kosher meals, assign seats, add frequent flyer info, etc.) made via lan.com by using this link.
Update 7: London/LHR to Los Angeles is available for just $267 round-trip on AA or on BA.
I was only able to get such a low fare to price out when departing from London.
Sample valid dates: 11/05-11/12.
Update 6: I just booked 7 tickets for my cousins from JFK to Tel Aviv for $613/ticket, so the deal is still alive and kicking.
In order to get it to book I did have to choose the multi-city option as follows:
New York-London: 01/26/09
London-Tel Aviv: 01/26/09
Tel Aviv-London: 02/09/09
London-New York: 02/10/09
All flights are on British Airways.
On the way there the layover is just 1 hour and 50 minutes, however on the way back there is an overnight layover in London of 12 hours.
I was able to get them a 4 star London Heathrow hotel room on Priceline with a $70 bid. It turned to be the Sheraton Heathrow, where the regular rates are over $200 with tax.
Again, I’d like to reiterate that this deal will not create cheap tickets for all dates, it will simply take about $650 off of the price of a British Airways ticket. So go to ba.com, find the cheapest dates, price out a trip until you get the tax-inclusive price, and then you will have an idea of how much the price will be on lan.com.
While some people have been able to book travel to Tel Aviv via the regular round-trip booking option which doesn’t require an overnight stay in London, most dates will give you an error. The only way around this is to try different flights or dates, or you can stick with the same dates and just use the multi-city option which will require an overnight stay in London, but should always work without an error.
Update 5: This deal is bookable from Tel Aviv as well!!! (And for that matter it should work with this method from any city in the world!)
Here’s an example of how to do it:
-Step 1: Search from Boston to New York for 02/10/09 to 02/17/09.
-Step 2: The next page is the search results page, go into the URL and find both instances where it says BOS and replace them with TLV.
-Step 3: You will now get the search results for Tel Aviv to New York. Select the British Airways flights and the final price comes out to $638 which is more than $600 off of the lowest price available on britishairways.com!!!
-Use this same method for any other orignination city by using its 3 digit airport code.
Update 4: NYC to Tel Aviv is now available for just $617 Round-Trip including all taxes on British Airways when booking via LAN.com, which is more than $600 off of the lowest price available on britishairways.com!!!
HT: Charles Light, via dansdeals.com/forums
Additionally Los Angeles to Tel Aviv is now available for just $796 Round-Trip including all taxes on British Airways when booking via LAN.com, which is more than $750 off of the lowest price available on britishairways.com!!!
Sample valid dates for NYC or LAX-TLV: 02/10-02/17.
Update 3: NYC to/from London is now available for just $353 Round-Trip including all taxes on AA and on British Airways when booking via LAN.com, which is more than $300 off of the lowest price available on aa.com or britishairways.com!
Sample valid dates: 11/18-11/25.
Update 2: It’s fitting that while I’m in Chicagoland I give back some love to the windy city! I just priced out tickets from Chicago/ORD to London for just $327 Round-Trip including all taxes on AA and on British Airways when booking via LAN.com, which is more than $300 off of the lowest price available on aa.com or britishairways.com!
Sample valid dates: 10/22-10/29.
Originally posted on 06/15:
Update: Some people are having trouble booking JFK-TLV-JFK. If you are having this problem the workaround for this is to use the multi-city search option and book it as four segments. New York-London, London-Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv-London, and London-New York.
-Book on the US version of LAN.com for the best deals!
-This deal works better if you only use one airline
-Tickets booked on LAN.com are refundable for 24 hours.
-If you want to select a destination city not on the list just scroll down to “other cities” and type in the name of the city (not the airport code). It will then give you an error message, but you should then be able to find the name of city that you entered right at the the drop-down menu!
–LAN.com is very picky with certain credit cards…keep trying different cards until you get one to work!
This deal was sent to all of our dansdeals.com facebook group members. Join the Dansdeals.com facebook group to receive similar alerts.
New routes will be added to this post as they are found!
LAN, home of the incredible 20,000 Starpoints=50,000 LAN kms. transfer and of the no fuel-surcharge award tickets, is selling regular tickets on other airlines without a fuel surcharge!
LAN.com is pricing out select routes and airlines without a fuel surcharge, yielding potential savings of hundreds of dollars!
Here are some sample routes with valid travel dates that I verified this on so far:
1. AA/BA: NYC/JFK to London/LHR on 11/05-11/12: Savings=$311
The price for this RT ticket including all taxes and surcharges from British Airways and from AA is $761, but is only $450 on either airline from lan.com!
2. Qantas: NYC/JFK to Sydney on 09/07-09/14: Savings=$258
The price for this RT ticket including all taxes and surcharges from Qantas is $1,637, but is only $1,379 from lan.com!
3. BA: London/LHR to Tel Aviv on 11/05-11/12: Savings=$311
The price for this RT ticket including all taxes and surcharges from British Airways is $728, but is only $417 from lan.com!
4. BA: NYC/JFK to Tel Aviv on 11/10-11/18: Savings=$663
The price for this RT ticket including all taxes and surcharges from British Airways is $1,377, but is only $714 from lan.com!
5. BA: NYC/JFK to Tel Aviv on 10/06-10/27 (Sukkos ’08): Savings=$686
The price for this RT ticket including all taxes and surcharges from British Airways is $1,850, but is only $1,164 from lan.com!
6. BA: NYC/JFK to Tel Aviv on 04/06-04/22 (Pesach ’09): Savings=$529
The price for this RT ticket including all taxes and surcharges from British Airways is $1,470, but is only $941 from lan.com!
7. BA: NYC/JFK to Johannesburg on 11/04-11/11: Savings=$763
The price for this RT ticket including all taxes and surcharges from British Airways is $2,060, but is only $1,297 from lan.com!
Find another great deal? Post a comment!
Things to note:
-The LAN website is incredibly buggy…
-This seems to only work with OneWorld carriers, but it may work for other carriers as well. Try to stick with travel on one alliance.
-There doesn’t appear to be a way to get the site to display more flight options, either take what it pulls up or search for a different day.