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A good sale to Bangkok
American’s $854 fare is a regular economy fare with ONE checked luggage and normal size carry-on
American also have a $774 fare, but it is a Basic Economy / Economy Light fare. These Basic Economy / Economy Light fares:
- DO NOT allow for advance seat assignment
- DO NOT allow for changes
- DO NOT allow for cancellations – so if you cancel after the 24 hour risk free period, the Basic Economy version will have no value for future travel
- Most online travel agencies are not properly displaying these fares with American / British Airways / Finnair / Iberia as BASIC ECONOMY.
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Sample Travel Date:
- January 17th – 31st, 2023
- This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below
- Valid for travel from late October – early December or January 2023 – April 2023 for Monday through Thursday departures and returns. A 10 day minimum stay is required. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 7 days in advance of departure.
- Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.
How to Search for Availability:
- This is just to search for availability. To buy your tickets, scroll down to “How to Buy” section of this post
- Use Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software and use the following search criteria:
- Origin: SFO
- Origin Advanced Routing Code:
- Routing Codes: aa+
- Extension Codes: -overnight
- This is instructing Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software to search for the Basic Economy fare. Use those dates on American and you will be presented with the option to upgrade to the regular economy fare.
- Destination: BKK
- Return Advanced Routing Code:
- Routing Codes: aa+
- Extension Codes: -overnight
- (Click on Advanced Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Duration “7-14” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
- The Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software search page should be like below when all values are inputted
- You cannot buy tickets using Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Buy” section below.
- PHX – LAX (Los Angeles) – HND (Tokyo – Haneda) – BKK (Bangkok) – HND – LAX – PHX
- Not permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
- Miles Flown: 17,384 miles or 4.9 cents per mile
- Loyalty Points: 3,646 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 3,646 miles
How to Buy:
- Book on American with dates found on Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software.
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