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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.

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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?
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I am going in 2 days to mle, you might want to consider checking out dubai for a day if you anyway fly ek. I will be spending a night in dubai. Ek skywards lets one stopover on the saver cat.
I guess you will be transfering spg to ek? Dont forget it takes some time. All transfers done until friday show up late on sunday

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One way/Round trip:   One way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:  Max 1 (prefer non stop)
From: CDG, ory, bva
To: All airports which you can arrive at. edi, gla, abd
Departure dates: August 21, preferably in the morning
Class: Any
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: Any (have ba, aa, ua, amex mr, small amount of spg)

Thank you so much for your help. Did some searching and can't find
Life isn't about checking the boxes. Nobody cares.

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8/21, AF5050, CDG-EDI, 7:15-8:20
8/21, AF5054, CDG-EDI, 10:05-11:05

Both available on AF for 10k each in Economy, 20k in Business.
Taxes are $93.07, $186.14 total.

Bookable on flyingblue.com

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One way/Round trip:   multi-destination
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:  Max 1 (prefer non stop)
From: TLV
To: Rome All airports
Departure dates:july 25th  From:Rome or Venice    To:NYC(any) departure date:july31st  From:NYC-TLV Departure:September4th  Class: Any
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: Any (have ba, aa, ua, amex mr, small amount of spg)

Thank you so much for your help. Did some searching and can't find

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i can use some help. ive tried searching myself, to no avail
One way
Maximum stops: 1
From: Any European airport
To: jfk, ewr, lga, hpn, phl, acy
Departure dates: oct 3, 4 or 5
Class: First/Business
Seats: 3
Alliance/Airline: Star alliance

thanks

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One way
Maximum stops: 1
From: Any European airport
To: jfk, ewr, lga, hpn, phl, acy
Departure dates: oct 3, 4 or 5
Class: First/Business
Seats: 3
Alliance/Airline: Star alliance

thanks

Wed., Oct. 5, 2011
GVA to EWR
Depart:
9:20 a.m.
Wed., Oct. 5, 2011
Arrive:
12:05 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 5, 2011
Travel Time:
8 hr 45 minute
Flight: CO81
Aircraft: Boeing 767-400ER
Fare Class: BusinessFirst (I)
Meal: None
i can use some help. ive tried searching myself, to no avail
Its on CO.com...
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World2see:

To FCO:
Tel Aviv (TLV)
to Frankfurt (FRA)
Dep. 16:45
Arr. 20:00
Mon. Jul 25, 2011
same day
Duration: 4h 15 min
LH687 Economy

Change plane in Frankfurt
Time To Connect: 2h 10 min.

Frankfurt (FRA)
to Rome Leonardo da Vinci (FCO)
Dep. 22:10
Arr. 23:55
Mon. Jul 25, 2011
Duration: 1h 45 min
LH242 Economy

To NYC:
Rome Leonardo da Vinci (FCO)
to Frankfurt (FRA)
Dep. 06:20
Arr. 08:25
Sun. Jul 31, 2011
Duration: 2h 05 min
LH243 Business

Change plane in Frankfurt
Time To Connect: 8h 40 min.

Frankfurt (FRA)
to New York Kennedy (JFK)
Dep. 17:05
Arr. 19:40
Sun. Jul 31, 2011
Duration: 8h 35 min
LH404

To TLV:
New York Kennedy (JFK)
to Frankfurt (FRA)
Dep. 21:25
Arr. 11:15
Sun. Sep 4, 2011
Mon. Sep 5, 2011
Duration: 7h 50 min
SQ25 Economy

Change plane in Frankfurt
Time To Connect: 11h 10 min.

Frankfurt (FRA)
to Tel Aviv (TLV)
Dep. 22:25
Arr. 03:20
Mon. Sep 5, 2011
Tue. Sep 6, 2011
Duration: 3h 55 min
LH690 Economy
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thanks so much!!!!!!!!where did you find availability? how many miles? thanks so so much! :)

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My friend is looking for coach two tix NYC-JNB, next Tuesday AM to next Thursday (return before Shabbos). If he's going to be buying miles, what's the cheapest way to do this (factoring going rate for miles with whichever airline and applicable booking fees and surcharges)? Doesn't absolutely have to be nonstop, but is preferred.

One way/Round trip: RT
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Preferably none, but will entertain options
From: NYC (JFK/LGA, and if necessary EWR too)
To: JNB
Departure dates: 6/28/2011
Return airports: JNB to NYC (JFK/LGA, and if necessary EWR too)
Return dates: 6/30/2011
Class: Coach
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: Cheapest option
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wow...I am also quite new to the award ticket game. I am trying to find tickets to hawaii from Dec 25- January 3rd. I know its a very busy time but its only time I can go.

I have 105,000 BA miles and 160,000 American Airlines miles. Cheapest I am seeing on AA site is 180,000 roundtrip for my wife and I in coach...Can anyone here be kind enough to help find an alternative?


Round Trip
ANY stops
From NYC-LIH OR NYC-HNL
12/25-01/03- plus minus day or two
Prefer Business but will take coach too
2 Travelers
American airlines or partner
Thank you very much


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thanks yosef!
another query
One way:
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: tlv
To: jfk, ewr
Departure dates: july 17
Class: Business/Coach
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: star alliance

thanks

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Hey guys!! I could use some help....

I am looking for 2 tickets from DTW-TLV   dates are august 15- ( cant be any earlier ) to around august 29 (that can be a bit more flexiable as long as it still comes back in August. )


 I have Delta and Continental miles! 180,000 in each!

I can't seem to find any normal tickets... Can't be any crazy long stopovers or anything only if its maybe just one and not that long-
just looking for some normal flights!!!

don't see too much availability on Continental and Delta.com is so not helpful.....EVER.
Any help would be most appreciated!
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If anyone with a CO status account doesnt mind checking availability for me, sep 11/12 return sep 18-22, for biz availability ewr to tlv on Continental. Thank you very mcuh. Nothing showing on the none status account for the saverpass fare.

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Round trip
Maximum stops: As few as possible, under 18 hours total
From: JFK (EWR if it's a steal)
To: TLV
Departure dates: 10/31-11/3
Return dates: 11/14-11/17
[obviously not running too close to Shabbos on either end for Thursday flights]
Class: Coach (business if it's a good deal)
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Any - I have Amex and SPG points and can probably get access to other miles as well.

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Round trip
Maximum stops: As few as possible, under 18 hours total
From: JFK (EWR if it's a steal)
To: TLV
Departure dates: 10/31-11/3
Return dates: 11/14-11/17
[obviously not running too close to Shabbos on either end for Thursday flights]
Class: Coach (business if it's a good deal)
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Any - I have Amex and SPG points and can probably get access to other miles as well.


heres the outbound:

10/31
(MO)    LH411    
New York(JFK)       Munich
   18:40           07:55+1   Coach   

11/1
(TU)    LH688    
Munich          Tel Aviv
09:25              14:10    Coach


and the return:
11/14
(MO)    LX257    
Tel Aviv       Zurich
05:30             08:50    Coach    

(MO)    LX016    
Zurich       New York(JFK)
09:55              13:00     Coach