Some months ago there was a major mistake fare where you could fly first or business class direct cheap as long as your trip started in Yangon, Myanmar.
Sounds crazy to many, but frequent flyers from all over the world have been descending upon that country to start trips.
Now – crazy thing that it is – someone has pointed out on Milepoint that the fare is back.
It appears to you fly between Yangon (RGN) and cities in Eastern Canada for under $600. Here’s business class on ANA from Yangon to Tokyo and then continuing on in Swiss first class to Zurich and then JFK, with American (economy) up to Montreal.
One could of course just get off in New York, or without checked bags in Zurich if one preferred.
Getting the Yangon – Tokyo flight on ANA, operated just 3 days a week, is key to making this work.
I’ve managed to price this in business class on Travelocity using multi-city search but I haven’t been able to price it on a live, bookable site in first class yet. (The screen shot above is from the ITA Matrix.) So this is a work in progress, I play to play with the various country Expedia websites next.
Bear in mind that a visa is required for Myanmar.