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This one is a multi-city fare with four parts:

  1. Travel from Prague, Budapest, Shannon, Madrid, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Warsaw, or other European cities to Bangkok, Singapore, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Johannesburg or other African/Asian cities
  2. Travel from your first destination to Madrid
  3. Travel from Madrid to an American city
  4. Travel from your American city to London

All that travel costs as little as 407 GBP ($636). That’s basically two roundtrips that start in Europe. One to Africa or Asia and one to the United States. This is a mistake fare and fuel dump.

$636 Fare

Sample Dates:

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All these mistake fares ticket as British Airways flights (even if partners are operating them.) You can see that these are mistake fares by comparing the prices to what other carriers are charging.Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 1.16.45 PM

 

 

Play with different cities of departure, different destinations, and different dates to find cheap fares. Book on ebookers.com.

Getting to Europe

The ticket starts in Europe. I generally don’t post deals that start in Europe, but this one is too good to ignore. You can get to Europe very easily with miles on a one way award ticket. And you can get back home on miles with a one way award ticket (or you can fly the third part to your home in the United States and not use the fourth part of the ticket.)

Best Way to Buy the Ticket

You should definitely purchase this ticket with a credit card that imposes no foreign transaction fees. Your top choice should be the Citi Prestige® Card, since it comes with a $250 Air Travel Credit every calendar year that will cover the purchase of this ticket. If you haven’t used the credit yet, buy this fare with your Prestige, and you will receive an offsetting $250 credit on your next statement resulting in a ton of flying for under $400!

Even if you’ve already used your $250 credit for this year, the card offers 3x on all airfare purchases.

See my review of the Citi Prestige Card which explains its many benefits like it annual $250 Air Travel Credit, 40,000 point sign up bonus, access to Priority Pass lounges, 3x points per dollar on air travel and hotels, and a $450 annual fee.

Mistake Fare Caveat

Wait a few days or even a few weeks to book other things like hotels and tours. The airline may (try to) cancel these tickets.

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