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FAQs: (if you are looking to purchase a ticket, please post here)

Q: How many miles will my USA-TLV ticket cost?
Q: How can I use my credit card points to book a USA-TLV ticket?

A: Please read Dan's very helpful and informative guides found here and here

Great tool to see mileage cost for a route http://www.economicalexcursionists.com/travelTools/
Q: Do I have to pay a lot of money when using miles for a ticket?

A: Sometimes. For more information read this

Q: How do I find award availability?
A: For Star Alliance (United, AirCanada, Lufthansa, Swiss, and others) see this guide

For OneWorld (AmericanAirlines, BritishAirways, Iberia, Malev, and more) You can use BA's award search engine (you need to have a free BA account to access the engine). In addition you can use Qantas' engine (free account needed as well), which will (to an extent) search Elal. As of this posting, the Elal business flights that show up are coach, and vice verse.

For Delta and AirFrance, use their respective sites. While not perfect, they are quite manageable for the casual searcher.

And of course, many of us here will take time out to help someone who is trying to learn.

Q: All this searching is making me crazy. Is there an easier way?
A: Yes, but it might cost you. Check out AwardNexus.com, KVStool.com, and expertflyer.com.

Q: I see AirCanada availability, but when I call AirCanada they say I can't use my United miles with them. Aren't they partners?
A: You can only use miles with the airline that issued them. Through that airline (in our case Continental) they can issue a ticket on a partner (ie AirCanada). Trying to call AirCanada with United miles, is like trying to use shekels in Mexico.

Q: I can't find availability on my dates. What should I do?
A: You should try to be as flexible as possible. Can you add a stop or 2? Can you be more flexible with your dates? The airports?
If all else fails keep trying. Availability is constantly opening up.

Q: Can someone please help me find a ticket?
A: No! Find it yourself.  ;D ;D Just kidding. Please copy the following lines, and fill it out in your post.

One way/Round trip:
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:
From: All airports from which you can depart
To: All airports which you can arrive at. For multiple destinations, just keep adding this line
Departure dates: All possible dates that you can depart on. Please be as specific as possible.
Return airports:If different from 'To' line. Delete this line for One way tickets
Return dates: Delete this line for One way tickets
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any
Seats: Total number of people traveling over the age of 2
Alliance/Airline: What airline or alliance are you looking to fly with

IF you have any airline status or credit cards (Ie, United CC or status) that gives extended seat availability, please add that. Would be helpful to find you correct availability.

Please add any other information you feel might be useful.

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One way/Round trip: Round Trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Max 1
From: JFK/EWR/LGA
To: BUD
Departure dates:  April 26th ,
Return dates: late at night April 27th
Class: Biz
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: Any

Have UR  Amex SPG
Most flights from Europe to US leave earlier in the day. No such thing as late night.
Astonished at the depths someone would sink to, in order to get a dopamine hit. Shame on you.

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One way/Round trip: Round Trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Max 1
From: JFK/EWR/LGA
To: BUD
Departure dates:  April 26th ,
Return dates: Early morning  April 28th
Class: Biz
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: Any

Have UR  Amex SPG

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Most flights from Europe to US leave earlier in the day. No such thing as late night.

Thanks, I changed it to Friday Morning.

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One way/Round trip: Round Trip
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From: JFK/EWR/LGA
To: BUD
Departure dates:  Sunday April 30th,
Return dates:       Tuesday May 2nd     
Class: Biz
Seats: 2
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Which airlines/points are the best way to get to South Africa?
I have SPG, Amex, United, Chase, Delta.