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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2013, 11:37:10 AM »
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2013, 11:38:48 AM »
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2013, 11:42:10 AM »
+1, one of the few advantages of AA's routing rules.

Did what? The LAX-NYC on WN?

They don't offer any non-stops that I'm aware of, but I will Gd willing have the CP, so why not use it?

Unless you know a way to not have to by reconstructing the itin?
Yes.

I think i recall seeing one non-stop flight being offered, but may have been out of ISP.

The issue with that flight is having a SO and flights are only offered until 12PM daily (someone CMIIW and it changed). With the SO, you eat up a whole day regardless when you leave LA.

I used my CP because like i mentioned, $20RT for two people is great. I paid for wifi on way home so i did not have to miss work, otherwise i would "splurge" on a regular award redemption.

Not sure of a way to rework the itin.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2013, 11:47:33 AM »
Yes.

I think i recall seeing one non-stop flight being offered, but may have been out of ISP.

The issue with that flight is having a SO and flights are only offered until 12PM daily (someone CMIIW and it changed). With the SO, you eat up a whole day regardless when you leave LA.

I used my CP because like i mentioned, $20RT for two people is great. I paid for wifi on way home so i did not have to miss work, otherwise i would "splurge" on a regular award redemption.

Not sure of a way to rework the itin.

No such route.

But, yeah, the connection is annoying, but like you, I'll do work on the plane if I must.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2013, 11:48:43 AM »
Need some crowdsourcing on planning the routing for my next two trips or so.

Goals:

(i) Maximize time in nice F cabins, (ii) extract maximum value by,  for instance, turning the two trips into three, utilizing "free one ways" (more technically known as open jaws and stopovers, e.g. (a) NYC-BKK-NYC(stop)-HNL and then (ii) HNL-EWR-SIN-SYD-EWR, giving me a free "third" trip to HNL).

Assumptions:

--First destination will be New Zealand (a lot of fun routings that way)
--Second destination will also be somewhere in Asia/Oceania (another destination for nice routings)
--Two people are traveling
--I have 500,000 of each mileage currency.
--I'd like to fly SQ R, EK F (a380), OZ F (772), LH F (744)
--I try to avoid YQ unless it's completely necessary (e.g. SQ R, but not LH F through M&M)

Notes:

--I'd like to burn UA miles before 2/1/14 which may lead to using booking *A as my first outbound given LH's tendency to only release F space two weeks out (and also, since there have been no announcements by EK/AS/JL to deval EK awards, or SQ to deval theirs, I feel a bit more comfortable holding off if necessary with them).
--I don't mind paying additional for positioning flights (I should have a WN CP to use, Gd willing).
--OZ F award availability on their JFK route, which is currently the only route that has the new F,  has largely become nonexistent in the last 8 weeks for whatever reason. So even though I'd like to try it, it may not be possible.

Now, I figure this should be a (somewhat) fun exercise, so given the above,  let your imaginations run wild!

wow this one looks interesting excited to see what everyone comes up with

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2013, 11:49:45 AM »
wow this one looks interesting excited to see what everyone comes up with

What have YOU come up with? :)
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2013, 11:52:26 AM »
wow this one looks interesting excited to see what everyone comes up with
What have YOU come up with? :)
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2013, 11:55:48 AM »
Well, I don't HAVE to use WN, but it'd be my cheapest, most effective way that I'm aware of, as--at least on this version of the itin--I can't build it in for free.
maybe I dont know SQ routing rules but why cant you add the lax-nyc on the same ticket

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2013, 11:57:01 AM »
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but ddf can get you free rt tickets to Israel ;)
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2013, 11:58:05 AM »
Yes.

I think i recall seeing one non-stop flight being offered, but may have been out of ISP.

The issue with that flight is having a SO and flights are only offered until 12PM daily (someone CMIIW and it changed). With the SO, you eat up a whole day regardless when you leave LA.

I used my CP because like i mentioned, $20RT for two people is great. I paid for wifi on way home so i did not have to miss work, otherwise i would "splurge" on a regular award redemption.

Not sure of a way to rework the itin.
WN sometimes has a 1pm flight with a stop in DEN and no plane change.
Yeah, pretty annoying that they don't have coast to coast non-stops.
Though I've heard from more than one FA that they are considering starting that route with their new 737-800's.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2013, 12:04:17 PM »
maybe I dont know SQ routing rules but why cant you add the lax-nyc on the same ticket

You can,  but then it,  first,  takes it out of the SQ chart,  forcing you to use the partner chart (which is considerably more) and,  second,  you can't book it online,  which means you don't get the 15% discount.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2013, 12:05:04 PM »
You can,  but then it,  first,  takes it out of the SQ chart,  forcing you to use the partner chart (which is considerably more) and,  second,  you can't book it online,  which means you don't get the 15% discount.
got it. See i knew there was something i was missing.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2013, 12:06:09 PM »
It still may be worth it I guess,  if I can get a non stop lie flat on UA. And perhaps I can get then to give me the manual discount because it's not possible to book online. Who knows.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #28 on: November 07, 2013, 12:31:23 PM »
And perhaps I can get then to give me the manual discount because it's not possible to book online. Who knows.
Not gonna happen if you have your itin mixed with partners.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #29 on: November 07, 2013, 12:32:11 PM »
I figured as much; but since I haven't tried or know someone who has (I guess until now), I was gonna put it out there.
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