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Title: Using BA miles for air berlin from Israel to NYC refund policy
Post by: KidOOO on March 04, 2013, 12:32:01 AM
first of all, is this the best way to do this one way trip from israel to NYC?

Second, i want to book now for april, what happens if i want to change it later o cancel all together, how many miles will i lose

Title: Re: Using BA miles for air berlin from Israel to NYC refund policy
Post by: MEIR613 on March 04, 2013, 01:18:32 AM
first of all, is this the best way to do this one way trip from israel to NYC?

Second, i want to book now for april, what happens if i want to change it later o cancel all together, how many miles will i lose
1)With BA miles, yes

2)$40 OR you just lose the taxes. Your choice.

Title: Re: Using BA miles for air berlin from Israel to NYC refund policy
Post by: smart brit on March 04, 2013, 01:29:19 AM
1)With BA miles, yes

2)$40 OR you just lose the taxes. Your choice.
imo for economy seats that is the cheapest option.
2) with air Berlin it would be cheaper to lose the tax
Title: Re: Using BA miles for air berlin from Israel to NYC refund policy
Post by: andrew on March 04, 2013, 03:23:50 PM
cheaper then ana with us airways or united?
Title: Re: Using BA miles for air berlin from Israel to NYC refund policy
Post by: Galitzyaner on March 04, 2013, 03:26:45 PM
1)With BA miles, yes

2)$40 OR you just lose the taxes. Your choice.
Please clarify;
"$40" = you get back your miles and taxes, by just paying a $40 fee?

"Lose the taxes" = pay no fee, get back your miles, but just lose the (~$80 in) taxes?

Thanks
Title: Re: Using BA miles for air berlin from Israel to NYC refund policy
Post by: MEIR613 on March 04, 2013, 03:29:00 PM
Please clarify;
"$40" = you get back your miles and taxes, by just paying a $40 fee?

"Lose the taxes" = pay no fee, get back your miles, but just lose the (~$80 in) taxes?

Thanks
Correct.

So if your taxes our lower than $40, than you would just lose taxes.

And if they are higher, then just pay the $40 fee.
Title: Re: Using BA miles for air berlin from Israel to NYC refund policy
Post by: Galitzyaner on March 05, 2013, 02:03:33 PM
Correct.

So if your taxes our lower than $40, than you would just lose taxes.

And if they are higher, then just pay the $40 fee.
Thanks!

Well then if that's the case, then..
imo for economy seats that is the cheapest option.
2) with air Berlin it would be cheaper to lose the tax
Incorrect, an AB flight OW TLV-NYC has ~$80+ of YQ.  I flew this route more than once.
Title: Re: Using BA miles for air berlin from Israel to NYC refund policy
Post by: MEIR613 on March 05, 2013, 02:08:00 PM
Incorrect, an AB flight OW TLV-NYC has ~$80+ of YQ.  I flew this route more than once.
Correct.

I think Smart brit was talking about NYC - TLV via TXL, where the taxes are less than $40 IIRC.
Title: Re: Using BA miles for air berlin from Israel to NYC refund policy
Post by: Galitzyaner on March 05, 2013, 02:09:41 PM
Correct.

I think Smart brit was talking about NYC - TLV via TXL, where the taxes are less than $40 IIRC.
That would make sense..
Title: Re: Using BA miles for air berlin from Israel to NYC refund policy
Post by: smart brit on March 06, 2013, 02:05:58 AM
That would make sense..
Correct.

I think Smart brit was talking about NYC - TLV via TXL, where the taxes are less than $40 IIRC.
and via dus too
Title: Re: Using BA miles for air berlin from Israel to NYC refund policy
Post by: KidOOO on March 06, 2013, 11:01:04 AM


 an AB flight OW TLV-NYC

what does this mean
Title: Re: Using BA miles for air berlin from Israel to NYC refund policy
Post by: MEIR613 on March 06, 2013, 11:03:21 AM
what does this mean
Air Berlin One Way from TLV - NYC
Title: Re: Using BA miles for air berlin from Israel to NYC refund policy
Post by: KidOOO on March 06, 2013, 01:22:14 PM
Air Berlin One Way from TLV - NYC

so why would that have more taxes than NYC-TLV
Title: Re: Using BA miles for air berlin from Israel to NYC refund policy
Post by: MEIR613 on March 06, 2013, 04:34:49 PM
so why would that have more taxes than NYC-TLV
Departing from israel there is more taxes.

Title: Re: Using BA miles for air berlin from Israel to NYC refund policy
Post by: KidOOO on March 08, 2013, 04:25:16 PM
Departing from israel there is more taxes.



thanks
Title: Re: Using BA miles for air berlin from Israel to NYC refund policy
Post by: Elgnt on March 22, 2013, 03:22:11 AM
is there a way to get OW partner status matches on AB to pick seats. There is a fee to select seats online
Title: Re: Using BA miles for air berlin from Israel to NYC refund policy
Post by: Galitzyaner on March 29, 2013, 04:07:33 AM
Anyone know if BA's AB availability opens up last minute TLV-USA?
Title: Re: Using BA miles for air berlin from Israel to NYC refund policy
Post by: Dan on March 29, 2013, 09:42:35 AM
Remember to search leg by leg as their connections don't always price out.
Title: Re: Using BA miles for air berlin from Israel to NYC refund policy
Post by: KidOOO on April 03, 2013, 06:45:17 AM
I understand that I can also use 25K flying blue miles to fly on delta green low award level one way from tlv to JFK

I found aviliblity on delta for my dates, now I am trying to find it on air France website.

I have many UR points as well as Amex points, problem is my current Amex cards don't let me transfer points to miles, and chase to my understanding does not transfer to flying blue.

Is there anyway to get my chase points into flying blue, and how long would it take?

Is there a way for me to transfer my Amex points without any high level card? ( I have Zync, delta, Starwood, and blue cash.

If the answer to these is no, woul anyone be willing to trade chase points for flying blue miles?

Thanks
Title: Re: Using BA miles for air berlin from Israel to NYC refund policy
Post by: Let3 on May 05, 2013, 09:07:10 AM
Remember to search leg by leg as their connections don't always price out.
When you say search leg by leg.. You mean to book each leg separately too?
So I would book NYC - dus/txl , there to tlv separately...
Then same for way home ?
How many miles does that come out too? And how much in taxes?
Title: Re: Using BA miles for air berlin from Israel to NYC refund policy
Post by: meshugener on May 05, 2013, 09:46:45 AM
No, once you find availability on each leg, call them up, provide them flight numbers and book it on one ticket.
Title: Re: Using BA miles for air berlin from Israel to NYC refund policy
Post by: Let3 on May 05, 2013, 10:49:08 AM
Got it. Thanks!
Title: Re: Using BA miles for air berlin from Israel to NYC refund policy
Post by: Let3 on May 05, 2013, 11:00:10 AM
Do they have any direct flights from NYC to dus/txl?
Cause only showing with stopover in way. Which would make for three stopovers to get to Israel..
Title: Re: Using BA miles for air berlin from Israel to NYC refund policy
Post by: meshugener on May 05, 2013, 01:28:40 PM
Yes, they do.
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