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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #60 on: August 18, 2014, 10:24:43 AM »
Not really an award itinerary but a nice story, I changed my friends return ticket JFK-TLV to a few day earlier, and for some out reason the rep reissued them in M class which comes right after Y and B, and is eligible for a 25k Skypesos upgrade!
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #61 on: August 18, 2014, 10:38:22 AM »
I'm enjoying this thread, gives me inspiration to do s/t fun for my visit to the US next year w/ the SO and 3 kids.

Was thinking TLV-HKG-SYD-AKL, spending a few days there, and then continuing to OGG for vacation, then LAX for a wedding, then back to the family homestead in CLE b/f heading back home to TLV. But may be too much w/ the family...

Initial plan was to do TLV-LAX-OGG in Y for 45k AA, OW, but w/ the new rule change not allowing TATL connections on HA to Hawaii, it could put a dent into the plans. And if I can fly to AKL in J for the same price as LAX in Y, it's a crying shame to fly cattle class.

though the odds of flying on it are about nil unless my Talia decides to wean herself at her first birthday like Rafi did...
Bribe her
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #62 on: August 18, 2014, 10:43:27 AM »
I'm enjoying this thread, gives me inspiration to do s/t fun for my visit to the US next year w/ the SO and 3 kids.

Was thinking TLV-HKG-SYD-AKL, spending a few days there, and then continuing to OGG for vacation, then LAX for a wedding, then back to the family homestead in CLE b/f heading back home to TLV. But may be too much w/ the family...

Forget making it to the wedding. By the time you did all that with kids, you'd be lucky to make it to the bathroom in the morning.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #63 on: August 18, 2014, 10:50:22 AM »
Forget making it to the wedding. By the time you did all that with kids, you'd be lucky to make it to the bathroom in the morning.
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I'm just concerned about AA doing their deval w/o any advance notice, similar to their discontinuance of the OTW redemptions.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #64 on: August 18, 2014, 02:12:07 PM »
EWR-TLV UA 70K UA miles + $5.60 tonight
TLV-JFK DL 62.5K FB miles + $61.82 8/22

Cash value $6-8K last minute. +/- 5 cpm

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #65 on: August 18, 2014, 02:26:25 PM »
120K US + 178.5K SQ (I think). 89K SQ p/p.

32,000 mi traveled.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #66 on: August 18, 2014, 05:04:33 PM »
Gotta be the only route AA F is competitive, JFK-LAX.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #67 on: August 18, 2014, 05:12:57 PM »
-1 jfk lhr, zrh etc where ever they Fly the new planes AA trumps every competitor

This isn't the thread, but BA F and LX F > AA F.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #68 on: August 18, 2014, 09:09:22 PM »
This isn't the thread, but BA F and LX F > AA F.
AA F definitely trumps ba F

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #69 on: August 18, 2014, 11:55:29 PM »
Booked: JFK-LAX (AA F), LAX-SFO (US J), SFO-HND (JAL F) 62.5k AA x2.
On hold:HND-ICN-JFK (KE F) 80k UR/Skypass x2 +8k for infant.
I just called to put a flight on hold, they say that they can hold it for about 10 days, makes sense?

Also, I booked JFK-ICN-PVG for Aug 31 for 80K but when I wanna book PVG-ICN-JFK for Sep 5 they say that it's high season and its 120k, makes sense?
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #70 on: August 18, 2014, 11:58:03 PM »
I just called to put a flight on hold, they say that they can hold it for about 10 days, makes sense?

Also, I booked JFK-ICN-PVG for Aug 31 for 80K but when I wanna book PVG-ICN-JFK for Sep 5 they say that it's high season and its 120k, makes sense?
Yes and Yes
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #71 on: August 19, 2014, 12:11:19 AM »
Yes and Yes
This 10 day hold is great! They waitlisted me for the ICN-JFK leg, will it clear automatically once award space opens up?
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #72 on: August 19, 2014, 12:28:50 AM »
This 10 day hold is great! They waitlisted me for the ICN-JFK leg, will it clear automatically once award space opens up?
They can hold until 2 days before the flight.

IME, yes

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #73 on: August 19, 2014, 12:48:23 AM »
They can hold until 2 days before the flight.

IME, yes
Ben just posted about the long hold times, even w/o miles in your account.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #74 on: August 19, 2014, 12:53:36 AM »
Not something he should've featured so prominently IMHO.
Got good use out of it when booking my KE trip.
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