Fantastic deal (error fare?) Colombo, Sri Lanka to Dallas, TX just $1,453.89 in First CLass

DO NOT CALL THE AIRLINE for this fare. DO NOT EVEN CALL FOR SEAT ASSIGNMENTS YET.

Colombo, Sri Lanka has been famous for cheap one-way tickets from South-East Asia to the US. First Class tickets incl. the fabled Emirates were about $2,000 for a long time. These fares have gone away but a Flyertalker found a Round Trip fare in Etihad First Class for US$ 1,453.89 from Colombo to Dallas, TX.


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ITA shows a slightly lower price


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Book on expedia.com


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Book via onetravel.com

This fare is as low as it gets and if you book it through Etihad you can earn ~50,000 miles in Etihad Guest and another ~25,000 Etihad Guest miles through the Etihad BusinessConnect (if you have an account). Etihad has a number of interesting redemption options (more about them in a post next week)

DO NOT CALL THE AIRLINE for this fare. DO NOT EVEN CALL FOR SEAT ASSIGNMENTS YET.

Some things to note:

– try to find flights on Etihad, not on codeshare partners as mileage earnings and the product may differ
– Etihad is introducing a direct flight from Dallas that features First Class as well as flights to New York have a First Class, the flights to Chicago have no First Class
– this fare can be cancelled and refunded 100% so there is little risk in booking
– many dates are available until 11 months out