OneWorld Explorer (RTW) fares

Discussion in 'Your Questions' started by The Pope, Dec 9, 2003.

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  1. The Pope

    The Pope Junior Member

    Oct 8, 2003
    A couple of questions... do the OW Explorer tickets ever get reduced (ie special offers)?

    I think I found in another thread that OW Explorer Economy is considered Discount Economy in terms of points and SC, is this right and is it the same for BA? Is an economy RTW a M class ticket?

    Do you still earn points/status bonus/SC on BA's affiliates, such as Comair in South Africa?

    With BA dropping discount economy to 25%, what order is it done? For Plats, is it Base Accural Rate * 25% + 100%*Base Accural Rate = 1.25* Base Accural Rate?
    Or is it Base Accural Rate * 25% + 100%*25%*Base Accural Rate = 0.5* Base Accural Rate?
    It isn't clear in the T&Cs
    ie LHR to HEL is 1150 miles. If a platinum member flys discount economy on BA, does he get 1150*.25 = 288 + 288 (SB) = 576 points
    or 1150*.25+1150 = 1438?
    But if he flies AY (Finair) does he get the base points only, which is 1150?
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  2. aus_flyer

    aus_flyer Established Member

    Feb 15, 2005

    Yes, discount economy.
    Economy RTW is booked in L class.
    All flights, regardless of airlines, are treated as discount economy.


    Platinum FFs earn 0.50 points per mile (ie. 0.25 x 2)
  3. HardieBoys

    HardieBoys Member

    Sep 28, 2003
    Finnair have a special on RTW fares at the moment. The catch is that one long haul leg has to be on Finnair (Welcome to Helsinki!).
  4. Evan

    Evan Established Member

    Dec 26, 2006
    SIN / MEL
    I know SIN'ing is fun, but i have yet to make it to HEL !
    I can't imagine its too bad ;)

  5. NM


    Aug 27, 2004
    Flight Map:
    View my flight map
    And with AY you can get to HEL via SIN.

    Helsinki is a nice city in summer. I have not visited in winter, but it might be interesting to see HEL frozen over :shock: .
  6. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

    Sep 24, 2004
    I've SINned and then been sent to HEL. AY, well not in this case. And HEL was frozen over despite the warm days. So I went RoViNg to see Santa while it was still a winter wonderland.
  7. alect

    alect Member

    Jun 20, 2006
    I am actually in HEL right now - very nice. They complained that the past winter was mild - so clearly not frozen over enough!

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