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Question 1176

Question 1176

  1. Anonymous

    Hi Lucky! A couple of quick questions-In your previous blog post listed as “brazil madness” you detail your routing which I have cut and paste below. What is a “positioning flight,” and also did you outright purchase tickets for those routes and on which cabin? I am trying to make sense of how and why you did these trips. Thank you!!

    11/21 AS470 Seattle to Los Angeles 6:50AM – 9:25AM
    11/21 AA4 Los Angeles to New York 12:00PM – 8:35PM
    11/21 AA951 New York to Sao Paulo 10:20PM – 10:55AM (+1 day)
    11/23 DL48 Sao Paulo to Detroit 10:55PM – 6:50AM (+1 day)
    11/24 DL1893 Detroit to Atlanta 8:40AM – 10:49AM
    11/24 DL2408 Atlanta to New York 12:30PM – 2:44PM
    11/24 DL2917 New York to Detroit 4:04PM – 6:28PM
    11/24 DL47 Detroit to Sao Paulo 8:00PM – 9:45AM (+1 day)
    11/25 DL48 Sao Paulo to Detroit 10:55PM – 6:50AM (+1 day)
    11/26 DL1893 Detroit to Atlanta 8:40AM – 10:49AM
    11/26 DL1986 Atlanta to New York 11:45AM – 1:58PM
    11/27 DL471 New York to Sao Paulo 8:01PM – 9:05AM (+1 day)
    11/28 DL48 Sao Paulo to Detroit 10:55PM – 6:50AM (+1 day)
    11/29 DL1175 Detroit to Atlanta 10:00AM – 11:59AM
    11/29 DL2086 Atlanta to New York 12:45PM – 2:59PM
    11/30 DL781 New York to Atlanta 1:00PM – 3:38PM
    11/30 DL1166 Atlanta to Detroit 4:35PM – 6:34PM
    11/30 DL47 Detroit to Sao Paulo 8:00PM – 9:45AM (+1 day)
    12/01 AA950 Sao Paulo to New York 11:05PM – 6:05AM (+1 day)
    12/02 AA1 New York to Los Angeles 9:00AM – 12:25PM
    12/02 AS467 Los Angeles to Seattle 8:35PM – 11:19PM

  2. Anonymous

    @ ADAM — A positioning flight is when you book a ticket to somewhere so you can start a trip. So in this case I was booking cheap fares between Sao Paulo and the US, and I had to “position” myself to Sao Paulo in order to take advantage of the fares. All the Delta flights were in paid business class, while the American flights were in economy and upgraded to business class using systemwide upgrades.

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