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Title: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: Reb Moshe on March 30, 2014, 11:24:14 PM
30k ecomomy 60k business on US airways
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS
Post by: TimT on March 30, 2014, 11:28:54 PM
30k ecomomy 60k business on US airways
On an iPad the picture is blurry. From where to where ?
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS
Post by: Chapshnell on March 30, 2014, 11:29:05 PM
Why not post it here?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11484.1500

On a side note the screen shot isnt legible
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS
Post by: Reb Moshe on March 30, 2014, 11:30:37 PM
sorry, its PHL-TLV direct flight,
 now a part of Oneworld,
 30k+$2.50 in coach,
 and 60k+$2.50 in business
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS
Post by: AnonymousUser on March 30, 2014, 11:31:05 PM
Or post in the AA / US merger thread.
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS
Post by: Reb Moshe on March 30, 2014, 11:31:45 PM
Why not post it here?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11484.1500

On a side note the screen shot isnt legible
its not a question about avios
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS
Post by: TimT on March 30, 2014, 11:32:01 PM
sorry, its PHL-TLV direct flight,
 now a part of Oneworld,
 30k+$2.50 in coach,
 and 60k+$2.50 in business
One way, I'm assuming
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS
Post by: Reb Moshe on March 30, 2014, 11:33:25 PM
One way, I'm assuming
correct
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: TimT on March 30, 2014, 11:35:41 PM
What dates did you do ?
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: Reb Moshe on March 30, 2014, 11:41:19 PM
What dates did you do ?
apr 1st
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: ilherman on March 30, 2014, 11:42:42 PM
Fix screenshot please.

Which dates?
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: Chapshnell on March 30, 2014, 11:43:47 PM
April 14 has an outgoing date. August 29 is the earliest return on the cheap. BUT its a friday. Cool to see though
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: TimT on March 30, 2014, 11:44:45 PM
No fuel surcharge ?
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: Chapshnell on March 30, 2014, 11:44:56 PM
$46 in total
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: Reb Moshe on March 30, 2014, 11:46:23 PM
updated
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: Reb Moshe on March 30, 2014, 11:47:18 PM
$46 in total
$2.50
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: Chapshnell on March 30, 2014, 11:47:43 PM
here is biz class
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: Myccrabbi on March 30, 2014, 11:48:08 PM
Like!
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: Myccrabbi on March 30, 2014, 11:48:41 PM
Availability gonna go like hot cakes.
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: emak on March 30, 2014, 11:49:16 PM
Is this free cancellation also? Just the 2.50?
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: TimT on March 30, 2014, 11:49:57 PM
That's great. Used to be very high fuel surcharge.
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: Chapshnell on March 30, 2014, 11:50:14 PM
Availability gonna go like hot cakes.

I guess the cake is hot. Nothing really available
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: Reb Moshe on March 30, 2014, 11:50:52 PM
That's great. Used to be very high fuel surcharge.
still is on BA operated flights
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: ilherman on March 30, 2014, 11:58:08 PM
Is this free cancellation also? Just the 2.50?
Why not?
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: 12HRS on March 31, 2014, 12:00:54 AM
anyone able to book anything tonight. My bookings keep coming back with an error.
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: Myccrabbi on March 31, 2014, 12:09:23 AM
I guess the cake is hot. Nothing really available
corny!::)
I meant when it's gonna get full so it's gonna go fast
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: TimT on March 31, 2014, 12:18:55 AM
anyone able to book anything tonight. My bookings keep coming back with an error.
+1.  :(
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: 12HRS on March 31, 2014, 12:20:31 AM
+1.  :(

Lol I started calling random BA agencies. London was closed, then finally got through to a chinese BA office but she couldn't understand me...
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: emak on March 31, 2014, 12:21:01 AM
Check out this FT thread: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british-airways-executive-club/1564871-us-airways-now-joined-ow-when-can-we-redeem-avios.html
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: TimT on March 31, 2014, 12:27:18 AM
It's now on the main dd site.
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: Myccrabbi on March 31, 2014, 12:29:36 AM
It's now on the main dd site.
and no HT for op:P
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS
Post by: Bostener on March 31, 2014, 12:32:22 AM
Why not post it here?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11484.1500

On a side note the screen shot isnt legible

Because to most of us this is great news and deserves a threat on its own.  So thanks Reb Moshe for showing us how get a flight to TLV on Avios with out paying hundreds of dollars in t&f.
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: TimT on March 31, 2014, 12:40:52 AM
and no HT for op:P
  :-[ :'(
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: moka on March 31, 2014, 12:45:59 AM
Any availability for lag baomer?
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: 12HRS on March 31, 2014, 12:46:09 AM
+1.  :(

Got it to work.. not to israel though.
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: TimT on March 31, 2014, 12:51:36 AM
Got it to work.. not to israel though.
to where ?
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: Yakovrose on March 31, 2014, 12:53:57 AM
I don't understand! Where i search for flights?
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: moka on March 31, 2014, 12:54:24 AM
November and December have a lot of availability on the return as of now
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: moka on March 31, 2014, 12:55:02 AM
November and December have a lot of availability on the return as of now
and the outbound
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: zanvel on March 31, 2014, 12:55:53 AM
how exactly do i book w avious to tlv?
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: moka on March 31, 2014, 12:57:32 AM
Dec 11- dec 18 and be there for first 2 days Chanukah
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: mendoul on March 31, 2014, 12:59:57 AM
This is one way !
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: ad120 on March 31, 2014, 01:02:13 AM
Got it to work.. not to israel though.
not for me
how exactly do i book w avious to tlv?
u need an ec account with ba. once logged in hover over ec tab, click spending avios. on the next page on the left side click on book flights with avios.
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: ad120 on March 31, 2014, 01:06:01 AM
This stuff is gadlus of gadlus.
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: 12HRS on March 31, 2014, 01:14:08 AM
So it took about 10 times before it finally went through.

Booked LGA-DCA Apr 2,
Got the email and I can see the flight on USairways website already.
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: zanvel on March 31, 2014, 01:14:59 AM
gotcha! its saying no direct flights available and it wants tobook me thru london!!  how do it to book me direct w/us air???  thanx
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: Dan on March 31, 2014, 01:15:58 AM
and no HT for op:P
I give credit where it's due and I've had it on my calendar to check this out at midnight since the merger clearance. Just going onto DDF now.
But I'll chalk up a HT anyway.
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: TimT on March 31, 2014, 01:18:17 AM
So it took about 10 times before it finally went through.

Booked LGA-DCA Apr 2,
Got the email and I can see the flight on USairways website already.
thats 4500, right ?
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: ah on March 31, 2014, 01:18:41 AM
Lol I started calling random BA agencies. London was closed, then finally got through to a chinese BA office but she couldn't understand me...
ALOL
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: TimT on March 31, 2014, 01:21:01 AM
I give credit where it's due and I've had it on my calendar to check this out at midnight since the merger clearance. Just going onto DDF now.
But I'll chalk up a HT anyway.
Mazel tov dan. It's over already ?
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: ad120 on March 31, 2014, 01:29:07 AM
gotcha! its saying no direct flights available and it wants tobook me thru london!!  how do it to book me direct w/us air???  thanx
Based on availability. If available, it should show up. Try searching one ways.
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: ad120 on March 31, 2014, 01:30:46 AM
I give credit where it's due and I've had it on my calendar to check this out at midnight since the merger clearance. Just going onto DDF now.
But I'll chalk up a HT anyway.
How much are surcharges RT PHL to TLV in coach? $2.50?? If so you can bet it will get killed real soon  :-[
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: zanvel on March 31, 2014, 01:31:38 AM
im doing one way!
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: TimT on March 31, 2014, 01:33:23 AM
How much are surcharges RT PHL to TLV in coach? $2.50?? If so you can bet it will get killed real soon  :-[
why ?
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: Myccrabbi on March 31, 2014, 01:33:25 AM
How much are surcharges RT PHL to TLV in coach? $2.50?? If so you can bet it will get killed real soon  :-[
what's there to get killed? It's not a glitch, it's a award ticket!
Which shouldn't really have fuel surcharges in the first place.
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: TimT on March 31, 2014, 01:35:05 AM
what's there to get killed? It's not a glitch, it's a award ticket!
Which shouldn't really have fuel surcharges in the first place.
Amen. From your lips to every airlines ears.
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: ad120 on March 31, 2014, 01:41:56 AM
what's there to get killed? It's not a glitch, it's a award ticket!
Which shouldn't really have fuel surcharges in the first place.
-1 you really think that $2.50 is the norm for a fuel surcharge and taxes to any INTL dest??  :o
The system is is still being worked on as it's in the beginning stages. I'd be shocked if they don't up the taxes on this baby.
It is just like when SWA announced it's INTL launch. They weren't charging taxes in the begining. But they sure corrected it in due time. Congrats to all those who got in. #longliveavios
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: efflpetzel on March 31, 2014, 01:48:04 AM
It's great news but availability is almost nonexistent
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: meshugener on March 31, 2014, 02:02:10 AM
This thread wins the weekly n00b medal.

DD Twitter follOwers are so excited with Dan, he found another glitch to Israel! Long live DansDeals
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: TimT on March 31, 2014, 02:12:22 AM
This thread wins the weekly n00b medal.

DD Twitter follOwers are so excited with Dan, he found another glitch to Israel! Long live DansDeals
The week is still young to be giving out medals yet.
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: doodley on March 31, 2014, 07:41:03 AM
But I'll chalk up a HT anyway.
? It got lost?
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: Andrewl987 on March 31, 2014, 07:45:19 AM
i have a hard time with the BA site showing availability on this or any other non BA flight w/ avios.... what am I doing wort?
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: SearchGuy on March 31, 2014, 08:15:17 AM
-1 you really think that $2.50 is the norm for a fuel surcharge and taxes to any INTL dest??  :o
The system is is still being worked on as it's in the beginning stages. I'd be shocked if they don't up the taxes on this baby.
It is just like when SWA announced it's INTL launch. They weren't charging taxes in the begining. But they sure corrected it in due time. Congrats to all those who got in. #longliveavios
not so sure about that, normal with BA, IINM AA also has this tax rate on ex. US flights
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: @Yehuda on March 31, 2014, 09:06:46 AM
Not because I've actually found avail, but this flight should technically be bookable with AA too, right?
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: chucksterace on March 31, 2014, 09:07:25 AM

Not because I've actually found avail, but this flight should technically be bookable with AA too, right?

Yes. Was bookable with AA for a while now
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: Reb Moshe on March 31, 2014, 09:46:47 AM
-1 you really think that $2.50 is the norm for a fuel surcharge and taxes to any INTL dest??  :o
The system is is still being worked on as it's in the beginning stages. I'd be shocked if they don't up the taxes on this baby.
It is just like when SWA announced it's INTL launch. They weren't charging taxes in the begining. But they sure corrected it in due time. Congrats to all those who got in. #longliveavios

YES IT IS ONLY $2.50 MANDOTORY FEE. JUST LIKE UNITED EWR-TLV
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: CS1 on March 31, 2014, 09:57:45 AM
As long as there is availability, do they charge a lot to make a date change after booking?
Or is it possible to change the return date once you're in TLV?
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: Name Changed on March 31, 2014, 10:01:33 AM
As long as there is availability, do they charge a lot to make a date change after booking?
Or is it possible to change the return date once you're in TLV?
Book 2 one ways if you want to make a change on the return after the first leg is flown
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: CS1 on March 31, 2014, 10:25:23 AM
Book 2 one ways if you want to make a change on the return after the first leg is flown
okay -- Thank you! Do they charge for those date changes?
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: bobby on March 31, 2014, 10:30:23 AM
There's 1 seat left on Thu Jan 22. Flight lands 1240 Friday afternoon. Shekiah is at 504. There's also availability Motsei Shabbos Jan 24 and Sun Jan 25.
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: @Yehuda on March 31, 2014, 10:37:24 AM
Yes. Was bookable with AA for a while now
Right just making sure that this was known, as I've seen plenty of US flights on AA.com recently. So why is this exciting? Seems like most ppl have more AA miles than Avios.
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: Name Changed on March 31, 2014, 10:39:26 AM
okay -- Thank you! Do they charge for those date changes?
If there is availability, you could cancel and rebook. All it will cost you in this case if the taxes.
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: chucksterace on March 31, 2014, 10:39:27 AM
Right just making sure that this was known, as I've seen plenty of US flights on AA.com recently. So why is this exciting? Seems like most ppl have more AA miles than Avios.

Bc its only 30,000 avios compared to 45,000 aa
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: sky121 on March 31, 2014, 10:41:59 AM
Bc its only 30,000 avios compared to 45,000 aa

And because BA are easier to acquire.
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: CS1 on March 31, 2014, 10:50:16 AM
If there is availability, you could cancel and rebook. All it will cost you in this case if the taxes.
great, Thanks!  To play it safe, and if I have enough miles, then I could first book the new flight and then cancel the old one, right?
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: Name Changed on March 31, 2014, 10:52:18 AM
great, Thanks!  To play it safe, and if I have enough miles, then I could first book the new flight and then cancel the old one, right?
Yes
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: Chapshnell on March 31, 2014, 11:02:35 AM
Cant wait for the next Amex MR to BA transfer bonus. 50% would be sweet
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: @Yehuda on March 31, 2014, 11:26:05 AM
And because BA are easier to acquire.
Bc its only 30,000 avios compared to 45,000 aa
Okay, I guess I just have so many more AA than Avios that it seems more worth it to hold onto my BA for short hauls.
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: ilherman on March 31, 2014, 11:57:35 AM
great, Thanks!  To play it safe, and if I have enough miles, then I could first book the new flight and then cancel the old one, right?
NOTE: Within 24 hours of the flight you can't cancel.
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: Andrewl987 on March 31, 2014, 12:52:59 PM
I think it is my own user incompetence, but I have had 0 success using the BA website to find availability on ANY USairways/AA flight. I don't want to call them when I don't even know what dates I am interested in, just want to peruse. annoying..
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: sky121 on March 31, 2014, 02:17:44 PM
I think it is my own user incompetence, but I have had 0 success using the BA website to find availability on ANY USairways/AA flight. I don't want to call them when I don't even know what dates I am interested in, just want to peruse. annoying..

Are you sure you're searching "book with avios"?
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: Reb Moshe on March 31, 2014, 02:39:20 PM
I give credit where it's due and I've had it on my calendar to check this out at midnight since the merger clearance. Just going onto DDF now.
But I'll chalk up a HT anyway.
Have you been peeking at my calendar? because i put it on my calendar as well :)
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: HP58 on March 31, 2014, 04:49:25 PM
Cant wait for the next Amex MR to BA transfer bonus. 50% would be sweet
No chance. It's going down over the past few years. Last time was 20% :( .
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: menachem_m on March 31, 2014, 04:56:55 PM
Hate to be pessimistic but can they still sustain these bonus ON TOP of the bonuses from the everyday cards?
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: rivkao on April 01, 2014, 12:17:17 PM
Is the value of avios going up?
Title: Re: BIGGEST BLESSING OF AVIOS PHL-TLV
Post by: Excalibur on April 01, 2014, 01:43:36 PM
Not unless usairways starts releasing availability