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Title: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on August 17, 2014, 03:41:05 PM
Just held for my parents:
CDG-TLV LY J
TLV-HKG LY J
HKG-JFK CX F

127.5K AA p/p.

Fun award, wish it was me.
Now if only SQ would open up some saver seats JFK-FRA :P
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: moish on August 17, 2014, 03:56:46 PM
Just held for my parents:
CDG-TLV LY J
TLV-HKG LY J
HKG-JFK CX F

127.5K AA p/p.

Fun award, wish it was me.
Now if only SQ would open up some saver seats JFK-FRA :P
you wish to fly elal? whats gotten into you?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on August 17, 2014, 04:00:02 PM
You've convinced me ;)
Going to be their first time in Israel since 1986 and first time ever to the far east.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dr Moose on August 17, 2014, 04:03:22 PM
You've convinced me ;)
Going to be their first time in Israel since 1986 and first time ever to the far east.
with all the miles that you're got, this is their first time going in almost 30 years! shame on you.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sky121 on August 17, 2014, 04:04:29 PM
You've convinced me ;)
Going to be their first time in Israel since 1986 and first time ever to the far east.

Wow, that's fantastic.
   Can't wait to hear their TR to hear how things have changed.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on August 17, 2014, 04:14:00 PM
with all the miles that you're got, this is their first time going in almost 30 years! shame on you.

Lol, they've got 7 figure mileage balances.
With 6 boys spread across different centuries it's finding the time that gets tricky.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on August 17, 2014, 04:15:51 PM
Lol, they've got 7 figure mileage balances.
With 6 boys spread across different centuries it's finding the time that gets tricky.
Time travel is quite difficult ;)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on August 17, 2014, 04:20:28 PM
Time travel is quite difficult ;)
Huh?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on August 17, 2014, 04:41:39 PM
Huh?
It auto-corrected "countries" to "centuries". Never mind, not too funny. It sounds like a nice trip
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: YankyDoodle on August 17, 2014, 04:48:48 PM
It auto-corrected "countries" to "centuries". Never mind, not too funny. It sounds like a nice trip
Pretty sure he meant centuries... as in some were born in the 20th century and some in the 21st century.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: @Yehuda on August 17, 2014, 05:25:30 PM
Wow, that's fantastic.
   Can't wait to hear their TR to hear how things have changed.
My mother just did it for the first time since the 70s. The biggest thing she noticed was how much pollution affected the blue-ness of the sky from how she remembered it.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on August 17, 2014, 06:12:53 PM
JFK-TLV RT, DL J

80K AZ miles.    Cash price $3500, Value 4.3 CPM


LAX-JFK OW, AA F

37.5K BA miles.  Cash price $3300, value of about 8 CPM.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: HolyNyc on August 17, 2014, 06:14:24 PM
My mother just did it for the first time since the 70s. The biggest thing she noticed was how much pollution affected the blue-ness of the sky from how she remembered it.
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don't start with Al Gore'ISM
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: MEIR613 on August 17, 2014, 06:54:56 PM
Wow, this thread can be fun.

LGA-ORD-NRT AA and JL F 62.5k AA X 3

HKG-ICN-JFK KE F 80k X 2 plus 8k for infant.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Myccrabbi on August 17, 2014, 07:02:49 PM
After all the weird threads this one made up for all
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: nobiggy on August 17, 2014, 07:06:12 PM
booked a week ago

SYD-SIN A380 suites
SIN-MUC  77W First
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: smart brit on August 17, 2014, 08:06:31 PM
JFK-TLV RT, DL J

80K AZ miles.    Cash price $3500, Value 4.3 CPM



Where did you load up on AZ?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on August 17, 2014, 08:11:52 PM
Last week, just completed my booking:

CX F, CX J, SQ R, SQ F, QF F, BA F, AA F.

(http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=jfk-hkg-akl-sin-dxb-lhr-jfk-lax&MS=wls&MC=CPT&MR=1800&MX=720x360&PM=*)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on August 17, 2014, 08:11:57 PM
Where did you load up on AZ?
MR?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on August 17, 2014, 08:12:34 PM
Last week, just completed my booking:

CX F, CX J, SQ R, SQ F, QF F, BA F, AA F.

(http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=jfk-hkg-akl-sin-dxb-lhr-jfk-lax&MS=wls&MC=CPT&MR=1800&MX=720x360&PM=*)
Cost?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on August 17, 2014, 08:13:31 PM
120K US + 178.5K SQ (I think).

32,000 mi traveled.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on August 17, 2014, 08:14:43 PM
When's our JJ F DO happening ;)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on August 17, 2014, 08:16:50 PM
When's our JJ F DO happening ;)

Will have to be in the next 30 or so days... (if want to leave from NYC).
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on August 17, 2014, 08:18:35 PM
Will have to be in the next 30 or so days... (if want to leave from NYC).
NYC/MIA, doesn't really matter.

Need 2 more guys so we can rent out the cabin though :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on August 17, 2014, 08:25:08 PM
Now that would be a DO.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Ergel on August 17, 2014, 08:35:38 PM
NYC/MIA, doesn't really matter.

Need 2 more guys so we can rent out the cabin though :)
Dates? My wife owes me one
Would love to do Sunday-Tuesday (or Wednesday) labor day weekend
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on August 17, 2014, 08:36:37 PM
Flex.
Real question is how long and to which places.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on August 17, 2014, 08:55:10 PM
Dates? My wife owes me one
Would love to do Sunday-Tuesday (or Wednesday) labor day weekend

Oiy. Does that mean you actually nixed Thailand?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: aradisc on August 17, 2014, 08:58:42 PM
Okay, so I'm streching the definition of "just" a bit, but I'm still tweaking this one. Last week I got an email that one of the flights changed departure time by 5 minutes- more free changes.

IAD-NRT in UA F
HND-HKG-DXB in CX F/J
DXB-CAI-IST in MS/TK J
IST-IAD in TK J

160,000 UA miles and 45,000 AA miles for $28,394 of airfare. 13.8 or 13.9cpm depending on how you calculate fees.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Ergel on August 17, 2014, 09:00:03 PM
Oiy. Does that mean you she actually nixed Thailand?
Ftfy
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on August 17, 2014, 09:00:31 PM
NYC/MIA, doesn't really matter.

Need 2 more guys so we can rent out the cabin though :)
Bring the kids ;)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on August 17, 2014, 09:06:21 PM
Brought one kid to Argentina already.
Not smart in a country that doesnt start eating dinner until 9pm.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on August 17, 2014, 09:07:04 PM
Ftfy
Did I miss a thread?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on August 17, 2014, 09:11:25 PM
Brought one kid to Argentina already.
Not smart in a country that doesnt start eating dinner until 9pm.
Funny you say that. We're sitting in our room right now trying to figure out what to eat for dinner as the kids finally just went to sleep.
May have to hit Asian again.  ;)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on August 17, 2014, 09:14:44 PM
Babysitter?

Did they have roasted beef?
Thai beef salad?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on August 17, 2014, 09:19:38 PM
Babysitter?

Did they have roasted beef?
Thai beef salad?
My wife doesn't trust babysitters.  :(
No more roasted beef. The chef said he doesn't have access to the meat he needs for it anymore.
Had Thai chicken salad for lunch today.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on August 17, 2014, 09:24:04 PM
No more roasted beef. The chef said he doesn't have access to the meat he needs for it anymore.
>:(
Best dish I've ever had.
Bribe them to find it :P
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on August 17, 2014, 09:29:17 PM
>:(
Best dish I've ever had.
Bribe them to find it :P
I've been trying. Maybe after our 3rd visit in 3 days they'll conjure something.
The chef claimed that the hot pastrami is very similar to the roasted beef but I personally didn't think it was that great.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on August 17, 2014, 09:32:59 PM
Not similar at all.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on August 17, 2014, 09:58:29 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.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on August 17, 2014, 10:10:02 PM
Ftfy

After all that?

Please hand in your man card. That is all.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Ergel on August 17, 2014, 10:18:01 PM
Already done :(
After spending 10 days in Paris/the UK and five days in YVR after having kids I thought I had dodged the "I can't travel without my kids bug."
I was wrong
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: MEIR613 on August 17, 2014, 10:18:41 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.
Trying KE again?

When you hitting up NRT?

ETA: What are you doing with the infant on the outbound?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on August 17, 2014, 10:36:11 PM
Already done :(
After spending 10 days in Paris/the UK and five days in YVR after having kids I thought I had dodged the "I can't travel without my kids bug."
I was wrong
Sucks :(
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on August 17, 2014, 10:40:41 PM
Funny you say that. We're sitting in our room right now trying to figure out what to eat for dinner as the kids finally just went to sleep.
May have to hit Asian again.  ;)
Sent a cabbie to Asian to pick up a huge meal incl a bottle of wine for under $100. ;D
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on August 17, 2014, 10:50:37 PM
Sent a cabbie to Asian to pick up a huge meal incl a bottle of wine for under $100. ;D
Oh the benefits of being in BsAs. Enjoy your dinner. ☺
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: smart brit on August 18, 2014, 03:37:18 AM
Last week, just completed my booking:

CX F, CX J, SQ R, SQ F, QF F, BA F, AA F.

(http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=jfk-hkg-akl-sin-dxb-lhr-jfk-lax&MS=wls&MC=CPT&MR=1800&MX=720x360&PM=*)
Nice! AA F from where? Lhr? That is a rare find!

MR?
MR to AZ and booking rt dl tlv in j for just 80k compared to fb 125k is a phenomenal Deal!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on August 18, 2014, 07:34:57 AM
Nice! AA F from where? Lhr? That is a rare find!
MR to AZ and booking rt dl tlv in j for just 80k compared to fb 125k is a phenomenal Deal!
Gotta be the only route AA F is competitive, JFK-LAX.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on August 18, 2014, 07:57:03 AM
Already done :(
After spending 10 days in Paris/the UK and five days in YVR after having kids I thought I had dodged the "I can't travel without my kids bug."
I was wrong
Oh we still travel every month.
Just can't seem to leave the hemisphere...was rooting for ya though.

I actually have a CLE-JFK-ICN-PVG OZ F award for 70K UA booked for us, though the odds of flying on it are about nil unless my Talia decides to wean herself at her first birthday like Rafi did...

Sent a cabbie to Asian to pick up a huge meal incl a bottle of wine for under $100. ;D
Awesome!

Have you had Ba Li and Maichel ice cream yet?
How's the dairy place in Recoleta?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on August 18, 2014, 08:20:28 AM
Luba's was excellent.
Haven't been been to Once yet.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on August 18, 2014, 08:59:56 AM
Already done :(
After spending 10 days in Paris/the UK and five days in YVR after having kids I thought I had dodged the "I can't travel without my kids bug."
I was wrong

What's your hebrew name? I'll start saying tehillim now :P
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: @Yehuda on August 18, 2014, 09:11:58 AM
Are you guys actually interested in Asia or you just want to try out the different airline products or try to get I as many places in the world as possible? (Which are fine goals IMO.) It's just that my wife and I have no interest in Asia, and now that we've done Europe, we don't see the desire to leave the US anymore other than maybe trying BOB, MLE and/or NPV, but if all we ever get to is HI that'll be more than fine.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sky121 on August 18, 2014, 09:13:35 AM
Are you guys actually interested in Asia or you just want to try out the different airline products or try to get I as many places in the world as possible? (Which are fine goals IMO.) It's just that my wife and I have no interest in Asia, and now that we've done Europe, we don't see the desire to leave the US anymore other than maybe trying BOB, MLE and/or NPV, but if all we ever get to is HI that'll be more than fine.

What about Australia? Central America? South America?

And Europe is huge. You could go back and be amazed all over again.
The world is gigantic :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on August 18, 2014, 09:16:48 AM
Asia is more interesting than Europe and they don't hate us.
What's not to like?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on August 18, 2014, 09:29:42 AM
Asia > Europe.

In regards to basically everything. 
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: @Yehuda on August 18, 2014, 09:29:59 AM
What about Australia? Central America? South America?

And Europe is huge. You could go back and be amazed all over again.
The world is gigantic :)
Honestly? No. These places just don't interest us.
We would do parts of Europe again as stops on the way to Israel.

Asia is more interesting than Europe and they don't hate us.
What's not to like?
Other than the Great Wall, we've never heard of anything famous there that we'd want to see. Europe is full of history we know, so we found it really interesting. The no hating Jews thing is nice, though :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on August 18, 2014, 09:38:11 AM
Asia is more interesting than Europe and they don't hate us.
What's not to like?
And you get much more for your money in Asia.

/.02
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on August 18, 2014, 09:41:08 AM

MR to AZ and booking rt dl tlv in j for just 80k compared to fb 125k is a phenomenal Deal!
And $320 in YQ. The downside is that you can only book RT, and their call center is terrible. Cancellation policy is terrible as well.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on August 18, 2014, 10:00:21 AM
And $320 in YQ. The downside is that you can only book RT, and their call center is terrible. Cancellation policy is terrible as well.
How are you dealing with the call center? Only calling during their day?
What's the cancellation policy?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on August 18, 2014, 10:22:02 AM
How are you dealing with the call center? Only calling during their day?
What's the cancellation policy?
I just booked it now for the second time, the first time was back then when Dan told me about it. I call during the day, play HUCA and ask for supervisors.

No mileage refund  :-X though day changes are free.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman 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!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago 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
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK 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.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago 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.
:)
Don't burst my bubble.

I'm just concerned about AA doing their deval w/o any advance notice, similar to their discontinuance of the OTW redemptions.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: hr555 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
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on August 18, 2014, 02:26:25 PM
120K US + 178.5K SQ (I think). 89K SQ p/p.

32,000 mi traveled.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: smart brit on August 18, 2014, 05:04:33 PM
Gotta be the only route AA F is competitive, JFK-LAX.
-1 jfk lhr, zrh etc where ever they Fly the new planes AA trumps every competitor
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK 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.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: smart brit 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
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman 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?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: MEIR613 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 (http://gyazo.com/8c8cc89c4f3923d095db6d49f29ca91d/)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on August 19, 2014, 12:11:19 AM
Yes and Yes (http://gyazo.com/8c8cc89c4f3923d095db6d49f29ca91d/)
This 10 day hold is great! They waitlisted me for the ICN-JFK leg, will it clear automatically once award space opens up?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: MEIR613 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
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago 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.
Amazing benefit.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan 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.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on August 19, 2014, 01:02:04 AM
Not something he should've featured so prominently IMHO.
Got good use out of it when booking my KE trip.
You think that since he posted it KE might change their policy because of overuse?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on August 19, 2014, 01:06:33 AM
Or people will start hoarding inventory for the heck of it.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on August 19, 2014, 01:31:10 AM
Didn't book yet. Just thinking...

It seems from the VS website that you can book JFK-Asia via LHR for 180k + $1500

Does DL allow routing via Europe? If yes, it would be just 140k SkyPesos. Not bad.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on August 19, 2014, 03:03:53 AM
Not something he should've featured so prominently IMHO.
Got good use out of it when booking my KE trip.
Yea, was surprised to see him display a trick so prominently. I wonder what caused him to reveal it.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: harrym on August 19, 2014, 10:18:34 AM
Didn't book yet. Just thinking...

It seems from the VS website that you can book JFK-Asia via LHR for 180k + $1500

Does DL allow routing via Europe? If yes, it would be just 140k SkyPesos. Not bad.
If something is available on VS is it automatically available to book with DL, or do they have more award space for flying club?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on August 19, 2014, 10:19:49 AM
If something is available on VS is it automatically available to book with DL, or do they have more award space for flying club?
Reread my question.   
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: HolyNyc on August 20, 2014, 11:25:34 AM
just booked EWR-TLV-YYZ-LGA J on LY:( for my parents no UA or DL flight available, (got this thanks to expertflyer notification)
still waiting for a nonstop before confirming. burning 270k AA points
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yosel on August 20, 2014, 01:17:56 PM
VS stands for?...........
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on August 20, 2014, 01:18:56 PM
VS stands for?...........
Virgin Atlantic?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on August 20, 2014, 02:02:32 PM
Virgin Atlantic?
yup
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: PraiseCanada on August 21, 2014, 02:09:48 PM
What does it mean to "hold" an itinerary?

(Yes, yes, sorry for my ignorance in this area)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on August 21, 2014, 02:36:56 PM
What does it mean to "hold" an itinerary?

(Yes, yes, sorry for my ignorance in this area)
Reserve without paying.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: PraiseCanada on August 26, 2014, 09:48:50 AM
Reserve without paying.

How do you do that?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: robbie on August 26, 2014, 09:51:38 AM
How do you do that?
depending on the airline with miles you can put a tikcket on hold. Meaning you have the seat reserved you just need to pay for it a few days later. It varies with each airline
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on September 05, 2014, 01:02:33 AM
Just held,

LHR-JFK,
EWR-LHR-PMI-IBZ,
LHR-JFK
JFK-LHR
LHR-JFK
JFK-LHR

All in Y, $2566
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on September 05, 2014, 01:03:40 AM
TLV-BKK LY J x4
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on September 05, 2014, 01:05:10 AM
Just held,

LHR-JFK,
EWR-LHR-PMI-IBZ,
LHR-JFK
JFK-LHR
LHR-JFK
JFK-LHR

All in Y, $2566
Is this one itin?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on September 05, 2014, 01:07:30 AM
Is this one itin?
Yes.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on September 05, 2014, 01:09:44 AM
Yes.
One guy is flying LHR-JFK back and forth 4 times on one itin?  :o
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on September 05, 2014, 01:12:21 AM
One guy is flying LHR-JFK back and forth 4 times on one itin?  :o
Starting next week and spread out until April.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on September 05, 2014, 01:12:58 AM
Just held,

LHR-JFK,
EWR-LHR-PMI-IBZ,
LHR-JFK
JFK-LHR
LHR-JFK
JFK-LHR

All in Y, $2566
Mileage run? What's the point of the multiple r/t's?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on September 05, 2014, 01:19:36 AM
Mileage run? What's the point of the multiple r/t's?
He only needed LHR-JFK and NYC-IBZ for next week. That alone was $3100 as he needed a very specific flight.
I added an open jaw LHR-JFK and it dropped the price to $1400. Then I just kept going :)
Booked 3 flights for less than the price of one.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on September 05, 2014, 01:28:56 AM
He only needed LHR-JFK and NYC-IBZ for next week. That alone was $3100 as he needed a very specific flight.
I added an open jaw LHR-JFK and it dropped the price to $1400. Then I just kept going :)
Booked 3 flights for less than the price of one.
Amazing! Makes the $1900 in J LAX - FCO seem like a bad deal.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: smart brit on September 05, 2014, 02:13:35 AM
He only needed LHR-JFK and NYC-IBZ for next week. That alone was $3100 as he needed a very specific flight.
I added an open jaw LHR-JFK and it dropped the price to $1400. Then I just kept going :)
Booked 3 flights for less than the price of one.
Nice move! I have seen that many times specifically with aa/ba
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: MeirS on September 05, 2014, 09:30:11 AM
Just held,

LHR-JFK,
EWR-LHR-PMI-IBZ,
LHR-JFK
JFK-LHR
LHR-JFK
JFK-LHR

All in Y, $2566
Anyone in for an MR?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on September 09, 2014, 12:53:29 AM
Just held for my parents:
CDG-TLV LY J
TLV-HKG LY J
HKG-JFK CX F

127.5K AA p/p.

Fun award, wish it was me.
Now if only SQ would open up some saver seats JFK-FRA :P

Changed those plans to this whirlwind, hope they'll forgive me:

We, AA CLE-JFK 4:15pm-5:40pm,   4.5K BA+$2.50, Coach
We, SQ JFK-FRA 8:25pm-10am 57,375 AMEX +$239.10, Suites   
Th, AF FRA-CDG 12:19pm-1:30pm $70, Coach

4 nights in Paris Hyatt Paris Park Suite

Mo, U2 CDG-MXP 8:35am-10:05am, $70 Coach
Mo, CX MXP-HKG 12:20pm-6:40am +1 70K AA+$100,   First   
Tu, KA HKG-PEK 8am-11:10am,     Miles/tax inclusive,   First

2 nights in Beijing

Th, CX PEK-HKG 10am-1:50pm, 22.5K AA/tax inclusive, Business

2 nights in Hong Kong

Sa, TG HKG-BKK 8:45pm-10:30pm, 25K UA+$15.50, Business
Su, LY BKK-TLV 12:20am-6:40am 30K AA/tax inclusive , Business   

2 nights in Israel   

Tu, OS TLV-VIE, 6:20am-9:15am  80K UA+$83.82, Business
Tu, OS VIE-ORD, 1:55pm-1:55pm  Miles/tax inclusive,  Business
Tu, UA ORD-CLE, 5:05pm-7:23pm  Miles/tax inclusive, Business




Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sky121 on September 09, 2014, 12:55:20 AM
2 nights in Israel and that's it??
Nice getting those suites :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on September 09, 2014, 12:57:53 AM
Changed those plans to this whirlwind, hope they'll forgive me:

We, AA CLE-JFK 4:15pm-5:40pm,   4.5K BA+$2.50, Coach
We, SQ JFK-FRA 8:25pm-10am 57,375 AMEX +$239.10, Suites   
Th, AF FRA-CDG 12:19pm-1:30pm $70, Coach

4 nights in Paris Hyatt Paris Park Suite

Mo, U2 CDG-MXP 8:35am-10:05am, $70 Coach
Mo, CX MXP-HKG 12:20pm-6:40am +1 70K AA+$100,   First   
Tu, KA HKG-PEK 8am-11:10am,     Miles/tax inclusive,   First

2 nights in Beijing

Th, CX PEK-HKG 10am-1:50pm, 22.5K AA/tax inclusive, Business

2 nights in Hong Kong

Sa, TG HKG-BKK 8:45pm-10:30pm, 25K UA+$15.50, Business
Su, LY BKK-TLV 12:20am-6:40am 30K AA/tax inclusive , Business   

2 nights in Israel   

Tu, OS TLV-VIE, 6:20am-9:15am  80K UA+$83.82, Business
Tu, OS VIE-ORD, 1:55pm-1:55pm  Miles/tax inclusive,  Business
Tu, UA ORD-CLE, 5:05pm-7:23pm  Miles/tax inclusive, Business
You're sick  :P  But your parents aren't as far as I know...
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on September 09, 2014, 12:59:40 AM
Their first time flying international business or first, first time to the far east, and first time to Israel since the mid-80s, longest amount of time my father has ever taken off of work...
Should be interesting if they survive all those flights.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on September 09, 2014, 01:02:16 AM
2 nights in Israel and that's it??
Nice getting those suites :)
Just the way the cookie crumbled.
Raison d'etre for the trip is a wedding in Israel, but flights are the tricky part with an inflexible schedule.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on September 09, 2014, 02:26:32 AM
Your parents will be absolutely exhausted.

Frankly, I don't see them enjoying this, or anyone their age.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on September 09, 2014, 02:32:07 AM
Your parents will be absolutely exhausted.

Frankly, I don't see them enjoying this, or anyone their age.
I'll still want to do that in my 50s.
So will you.

Only thin I might change would be to just stay in HKG.  But they wanted to see PEK as well and there are no flights out PEK on Saturday night that would connect to the LY flight so that's why they're splitting the time there.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Emkay on September 09, 2014, 02:35:14 AM
I'll still want to do that in my 50s.
So will you.

Only thin I might change would be to just stay in HKG.  But they wanted to see PEK as well and there are no flights out PEK on Saturday night that would connect to the LY flight so that's why they're splitting the time there.
Late night, eh?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on September 09, 2014, 02:38:58 AM
I'll still want to do that in my 50s.
So will you.

Only thin I might change would be to just stay in HKG.  But they wanted to see PEK as well and there are no flights out PEK on Saturday night that would connect to the LY flight so that's why they're splitting the time there.

Have you run this itinerary by them? Or is this a surprise?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sruly101 on September 09, 2014, 08:05:42 AM
Personally I dont see them enjoying it, Too much for an elderly couple with small experience flying! (this is my opinion)

IF your looking to surprise someone... ill take it!! :D
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on September 09, 2014, 09:08:12 AM
On a serious note, I would never plan such trip for mi FIL because I know that flying is not his favorite thing, but I would definitely book it for my Father who loves flying. I am sure Dan knows his father, what he likes/enjoys and what not, and he had that in mind when booking them this itin.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Ergel on September 09, 2014, 09:19:22 AM
While i agree it's probably too much, let's calm down a little. They are in their 50s, not 70s. They are not an "elderly couple"
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on September 09, 2014, 09:22:59 AM
While i agree it's probably too much, let's calm down a little. They are in their 50s, not 70s. They are not an "elderly couple"
And my father likes to move around like a 20 year old.  Some of you guys are funny, maybe you have older or less active parents?

In Y that itin is torture, in R/F/J I think it can be enjoyable.
Either way it was not a surprise.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: lunatic on September 09, 2014, 09:39:01 AM
And my father likes to move around like a 20 year old.  Some of you guys are funny, maybe you have older or less active parents?

In Y that itin is torture, in R/F/J I think it can be enjoyable.
Either way it was not a surprise.
But at least get a few more days in Israel
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on September 09, 2014, 09:44:51 AM
But at least get a few more days in Israel
They went to Israel and did the tourist stuff there when they got married.  And the only CX F flight to the far east is on Monday, so there's no way to get back until after shabbos and they need to be back home by the following Tuesday.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: lunatic on September 09, 2014, 10:10:01 AM
They went to Israel and did the tourist stuff there when they got married.  And the only CX F flight to the far east is on Monday, so there's no way to get back until after shabbos and they need to be back home by the following Tuesday.
Fair enough... Just a shame to go for so little
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on September 09, 2014, 12:06:09 PM
While i agree it's probably too much, let's calm down a little. They are in their 50s, not 70s. They are not an "elderly couple"

Didn't say they were elderly. I just implied they weren't 25 (which they're not).

Heck, even at 25, 12 different segments, over 25,000 miles, four destinations, in less than two weeks, would be tiring. Fun probably, but tiring.

But, hey, if they're up for it...

(http://i.gyazo.com/d871bd641e6a7aa89a498db0ac9a6e20.png)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on September 09, 2014, 02:02:27 PM
And my father likes to move around like a 20 year old.  Some of you guys are funny, maybe you have older or less active parents?

In Y that itin is torture, in R/F/J I think it can be enjoyable.
Either way it was not a surprise.
Y would be torture, but for ppl who don't enjoy the flying experience, (ie lines, delays, impact of flights and time zone changes on the body), even J/F won't help all that much.

Just make sure they're awake for the wedding. Would be a pity if their bodies are messed up from the time zones and they can't enjoy themselves.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on September 09, 2014, 02:03:11 PM
They went to Israel and did the tourist stuff there when they got married. 
A lot's changed since then...   :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: gswannabe on September 09, 2014, 02:20:20 PM
Just booked 2 seats in Singapore suites JFK-FRA
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: harrym on September 09, 2014, 02:31:24 PM
10/12 TLV - EWR  LY J
10/20 JFK - AUH   EY F
10/21 AUH - KTM  EY J
10/29 KTM - BOM  9W J
10/29 BOM - TLV   LY J

182k AA + $96  :D

In the days when stopovers where allowed would this have been 157k AA?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on September 09, 2014, 02:34:28 PM
In the days when stopovers where allowed would this have been 157k AA?

Nope. Stopovers were only allowed at NA gateway.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on September 09, 2014, 02:37:02 PM
Nope. Stopovers were only allowed at NA gateway.
There was a time before that not too long ago...
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on September 09, 2014, 02:38:54 PM
There was a time before that not too long ago...

2009 I believe?

Eternity in this game, it seems.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on September 09, 2014, 02:41:31 PM
10/12 TLV - EWR  LY J
10/20 JFK - AUH   EY F
10/21 AUH - KTM  EY J
10/29 KTM - BOM  9W J
10/29 BOM - TLV   LY J

182k AA + $96  :D

In the days when stopovers where allowed would this have been 157k AA?
No because of region restrictions.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on September 09, 2014, 02:54:32 PM
No because of region restrictions.

-1

Nothing in there violates region routing.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on September 09, 2014, 03:18:42 PM
-1

Nothing in there violates region routing.
Right. I misread.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sruly on September 09, 2014, 03:36:51 PM
JFK-LAX UA J 20k SQ each
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: MEIR613 on September 09, 2014, 04:10:19 PM
Nope. Stopovers were only allowed at NA gateway.
I think he meant OWE award (CMIIAW), but wouldn't work here since there are non OW partners.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on September 09, 2014, 04:18:09 PM
I think he meant OWE award (CMIIAW), but wouldn't work here since there are non OW partners.

There isn't even a single OW member :P
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: harrym on September 09, 2014, 04:48:52 PM
There isn't even a single OW member :P
That's the sweetest of AA, not OW but their partners are amazing.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on September 09, 2014, 05:40:09 PM
Changed those plans to this whirlwind, hope they'll forgive me:

We, AA CLE-JFK 4:15pm-5:40pm,   4.5K BA+$2.50, Coach
We, SQ JFK-FRA 8:25pm-10am 57,375 AMEX +$239.10, Suites   
Th, AF FRA-CDG 12:19pm-1:30pm $70, Coach

4 nights in Paris Hyatt Paris Park Suite

Mo, U2 CDG-MXP 8:35am-10:05am, $70 Coach
Mo, CX MXP-HKG 12:20pm-6:40am +1 70K AA+$100,   First   
Tu, KA HKG-PEK 8am-11:10am,     Miles/tax inclusive,   First

2 nights in Beijing

Th, CX PEK-HKG 10am-1:50pm, 22.5K AA/tax inclusive, Business

2 nights in Hong Kong

Sa, TG HKG-BKK 8:45pm-10:30pm, 25K UA+$15.50, Business
Su, LY BKK-TLV 12:20am-6:40am 30K AA/tax inclusive , Business   

2 nights in Israel   

Tu, OS TLV-VIE, 6:20am-9:15am  80K UA+$83.82, Business
Tu, OS VIE-ORD, 1:55pm-1:55pm  Miles/tax inclusive,  Business
Tu, UA ORD-CLE, 5:05pm-7:23pm  Miles/tax inclusive, Business
Worth switching the last 3 flights to TLV-LHR-PHL-CLE in BA J/BA F/US F for 90K AA+$360?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: harrym on September 09, 2014, 05:44:06 PM
Worth switching the last 3 flights to TLV-LHR-PHL-CLE in BA J/BA F/US F for 90K AA+$360?
Only $180 YQ p/p on BA F?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on September 09, 2014, 05:56:53 PM
90k+$360pp
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: bubble347 on September 09, 2014, 06:19:29 PM
Worth switching the last 3 flights to TLV-LHR-PHL-CLE in BA J/BA F/US F for 90K AA+$360?
Well if you can swing it (I assume you can :P) then it's a no brainer. OS J doesn't hold a candle to BA F as i'm sure you know.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on September 09, 2014, 06:29:09 PM
Worth switching the last 3 flights to TLV-LHR-PHL-CLE in BA J/BA F/US F for 90K AA+$360?
I think its worth 1. You get BA F vs OS J 2. You get business class from TLV to LHR vs with OS you'll get stinky european business/economy seats.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on September 09, 2014, 07:13:10 PM
Worth switching the last 3 flights to TLV-LHR-PHL-CLE in BA J/BA F/US F for 90K AA+$360?
How much time in LHR?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on September 09, 2014, 07:16:11 PM
How much time in LHR?

2:15.

Real problem is the 5:05 layover in PHL on the BA flight :P
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: bubble347 on September 09, 2014, 07:19:15 PM
2:15.

Real problem is the 5:05 layover in PHL on the BA flight :P
You can do a quick Lakewood DO or have the Lakewooders meet you in Philly.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on September 09, 2014, 07:20:15 PM
They can come but they won't find me there...
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dr Moose on September 09, 2014, 07:20:32 PM
You can do a quick Lakewood DO or have the Lakewooders meet you in Philly.
we're talking about his parents   ::)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: bubble347 on September 09, 2014, 07:24:25 PM
we're talking about his parents   ::)
I missed that, my apologies. Come to think of it I'm sure many folks here would be more than glad to meet the producers of the  entity known as Dan :D.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 09, 2014, 07:24:56 PM
EWR-HAM-PRG-FRA-JFK
UA-4U-LH

Maharals yuhrzeit this Shabbos
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on September 09, 2014, 08:04:22 PM
2:15.

Real problem is the 5:05 layover in PHL on the BA flight :P
Ouch.
I'd still do it. You get real F and real J.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: SearchGuy on September 10, 2014, 11:53:24 AM
JFK-LAX-SYD-MEL (Coach AS 42.5k x2)
MEL-BKK-NRT-JFK (J UA 80k x 2)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on September 10, 2014, 01:07:18 PM
MXP-HKG.
Couldn't assign seats on CX.com, it only auto-assigned seats.

LY.com was able to assign seats, but not the ones I wanted.

Called up CX HKG phone number.  Cost me 30 minutes/60 cents but now they have their own private aisle thanks to 1A/2A.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on September 10, 2014, 01:14:27 PM
I prefer 1D and 1K, so I don't have to get up to see my companion.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sky121 on September 10, 2014, 01:15:07 PM
Wonder who's more excited for the trip...you or them? :)


Hope we'll get some sort of TR.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: MEIR613 on September 10, 2014, 01:17:14 PM
I prefer 1D and 1K, so I don't have to get up to see my companion.
You need to get up either way. Definitely would rather go for 1A/2A, that's unless you get 1/2D,1/2K all to your self ;)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on September 10, 2014, 01:22:02 PM
Nah, you don't. Just need to lean forward.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on September 10, 2014, 01:22:38 PM
Hope we'll get some sort of TR.

Don't hold your breath; what do you think this is, OMAAT? :)

(FD: I happen to enjoy it.)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on September 10, 2014, 01:23:00 PM
Just need to lean forward.
At the same time. And call out so they know to lean also?

I'd rather the private mini cabin on the A side.
Can always eat the meals together anyway.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on September 10, 2014, 01:29:17 PM
At the same time. And call out so they know to lean also?

Not necessary, IME.

Just have to throw the tooth brush from the amenity bag right over into the opposite seat. Gets the job done just fine. No need for calling out.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on September 10, 2014, 01:31:24 PM
Lol!

Then she will throw back the toothpaste, and then the plane will have to make an emergency landing to stabilize the situation :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: mom1000 on September 10, 2014, 02:50:04 PM
Didn't say they were elderly. I just implied they weren't 25 (which they're not).

Heck, even at 25, 12 different segments, over 25,000 miles, four destinations, in less than two weeks, would be tiring. Fun probably, but tiring.

But, hey, if they're up for it...

(http://i.gyazo.com/d871bd641e6a7aa89a498db0ac9a6e20.png)
Who do you think taught Dan to love traveling? OK he added in the first class luxury part but we have always traveled. We have taken our kids all over the USA including Hawaii, Canada, Bahamas, Costa Rica , Puerto Rico... 

My husband  has a hard time sitting still and no one can keep up with his hiking.  Dan has called me many times saying Abba is crazy we can't hike up that mountain.  Killer Bees, Rattlesnakes, and  getting a H2 stuck in a remote area and being rescued by plane are only a few of the adventures we have been through. 

Last time we did Europe in a week staying mostly on overnight train cars. We once did the road to Hana in a convertible in 1 1/2 hours.  This was not our first choice of itins but by the time the wedding date was set this was the best that we could pull together. I will get home and sleep for days, but my husband will be at work the next morning.

Thanks for all your help, this is our first vacation as a couple in over a decade!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Ergel on September 10, 2014, 02:54:37 PM
But you're an "older couple" ::)
Enjoy. And we expect aTR quicker than your son delivers
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on September 10, 2014, 02:54:54 PM
Who do you think taught Dan to love traveling? OK he added in the first class luxury part but we have always traveled. We have taken our kids all over the USA including Hawaii, Canada, Bahamas, Costa Rica , Puerto Rico... 

My husband  has a hard time sitting still and no one can keep up with his hiking.  Dan has called me many times saying Abba is crazy we can't hike up that mountain.  Killer Bees, Rattlesnakes, and  getting a H2 stuck in a remote area and being rescued by plane are only a few of the adventures we have been through. 

Last time we did Europe in a week staying mostly on overnight train cars. We once did the road to Hana in a convertible in 1 1/2 hours.  This was not our first choice of itins but by the time the wedding date was set this was the best that we could pull together. I will get home and sleep for days, but my husband will be at work the next morning.

Thanks for all your help, this is our first vacation as a couple in over a decade!

<Smiling>

Epic first post, summarily dismissing AJK's baseless concerns for your well-being :)

I truly hope you enjoy. Though I'd love to know how long it takes you to recover!

P.S. Overnight cars are often significantly more comfortable than even First Class cabins ;)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Ergel on September 10, 2014, 02:56:56 PM
<Smiling>

Epic first post, summarily dismissing AJK's baseless concerns for your well-being :)

I truly hope you enjoy. Though I'd love to know how long it takes you to recover!
There is no proof that this wasn't Dan writing with a pseudonym
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on September 10, 2014, 02:57:14 PM
What does 1000 have to do with Eleff  :P
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on September 10, 2014, 03:03:53 PM
There is no proof that this wasn't Dan writing with a pseudonym
Lol, I had nothing to do with the post.  Though I'll have to find out which of my brothers alerted my mother to it...

What does 1000 have to do with Eleff  :P
What, you think it's pronounced like 11?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: mom1000 on September 10, 2014, 03:29:41 PM
Lol, I had nothing to do with the post.  Though I'll have to find out which of my brothers alerted my mother to it...
What, you think it's pronounced like 11?
you mean you don't think i sit and read your forum all day long?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: lunatic on September 10, 2014, 03:39:16 PM
Lol, I had nothing to do with the post.  Though I'll have to find out which of my brothers alerted my mother to it...
What, you think it's pronounced like 11?
Or wrote it for her
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: mom1000 on September 10, 2014, 03:53:30 PM
"Dan" did not write my posts,  I even needed one of my younger sons to help me quote ( he left) so I can respond but not quote those who don't believe I wrote it.  I even have a hard time calling him "dan". 
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sruly101 on September 10, 2014, 03:55:37 PM
"Dan" did not write my posts,  I even needed one of my younger sons to help me quote ( he left) so I can respond but not quote those who don't believe I wrote it.  I even have a hard time calling him "dan".
Wow!! why not? isnt this his name? what is his name?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on September 10, 2014, 03:57:51 PM
you mean you don't think i sit and read your forum all day long?
#Stalker ;)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: mom1000 on September 10, 2014, 04:04:37 PM
Dan is his name but not what I  call him.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: lunatic on September 10, 2014, 04:05:36 PM
This thread is getting better than the ihg points stolen
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on September 10, 2014, 04:14:07 PM
Any cute childhood stories you can share? Something that'll make him blush, and us say awwwww?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: mom1000 on September 10, 2014, 04:31:44 PM
Any cute childhood stories you can share? Something that'll make him blush, and us say awwwww?
He has changed a lot. When he was 3 and shopping for shoes on Ave J he really wanted a colorful shoe horn.  When we asked how much it was the man said that he could have it.  He no longer wanted it if it was free. However by the time he was 5 he noticed gas station prices and complained if I went to a expensive one.  When I went to the grocery store and got to the cashier he would tell me the price of the whole cart and amaze the salesperson.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on September 10, 2014, 04:32:29 PM
This thread is getting better than the ihg points stolen
+1
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yaalili on September 10, 2014, 04:35:14 PM
Any cute childhood stories you can share? Something that'll make him blush, and us say awwwww?

Yes please we would really like that, you can send a pm too. Ask one of the kids how to do that ;) Welcome to posting on DDF!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on September 10, 2014, 04:36:37 PM
He has changed a lot. When he was 3 and shopping for shoes on Ave J he really wanted a colorful shoe horn.  When we asked how much it was the man said that he could have it.  He no longer wanted it if it was free. However by the time he was 5 he noticed gas station prices and complained if I went to a expensive one.  When I went to the grocery store and got to the cashier he would tell me the price of the whole cart and amaze the salesperson.
Great start!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on September 10, 2014, 04:37:16 PM
Hmm...maybe it's time to lock this thread?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yaalili on September 10, 2014, 04:37:25 PM
Great start!

Yup! We want more..
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: lunatic on September 10, 2014, 04:39:59 PM
Hmm...maybe it's time to lock this thread?
-1000...
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on September 10, 2014, 04:49:50 PM
Who thinks it's time we revoke Dan's mod powers?  :D
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: lubaby on September 10, 2014, 04:52:12 PM
-1000...
-11  ;)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on September 10, 2014, 04:55:13 PM
I kid, I kid.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 10, 2014, 05:08:08 PM
Awesome thread! Good mom, amazing son
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: E-MAN on September 10, 2014, 05:10:28 PM
Can't wait for Mom's TR!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sky121 on September 10, 2014, 05:17:07 PM
Can't wait for Mom's TR!
+1000 :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Freddie on September 11, 2014, 10:05:56 PM
Thanks to everyone who helped me try to get from MEL to YYZ.

Here is what I did in the end. I think it's the simplest and best itinerary as far as connections and miles used.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on September 11, 2014, 10:07:07 PM
Plan B?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on September 11, 2014, 10:19:01 PM
Thanks to everyone who helped me try to get from MEL to YYZ.

Here is what I did in the end. I think it's the simplest and best itinerary as far as connections and miles used.
Why no Plan B from SFO-YYZ?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Freddie on September 11, 2014, 10:20:08 PM
Plan B?

You can't tell? Yes. MEL-SYD cleared for I while still on the phone with the agent. SYD-SFO is waitlisted. SFO-YYZ is AC metal so not eligible for I.

Looks good?

Why no Plan B from SFO-YYZ?

As explained above.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on September 11, 2014, 10:25:59 PM
Looks good. If business class opens up on AC you can call in and UA will put you in business class (assuming the SYD-SFO leg clears
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on September 11, 2014, 10:30:35 PM
Looks good. If business class opens up on AC you can call in and UA will put you in business class (assuming the SYD-SFO leg clears
That's exactly what I did on an UA-US routing.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Freddie on September 11, 2014, 10:34:41 PM
Looks good. If business class opens up on AC you can call in and UA will put you in business class (assuming the SYD-SFO leg clears

You can?! DDMS said that the non-UA metal leg cannot be hooked up with plan B.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on September 11, 2014, 10:35:56 PM
You can?! DDMS said that the non-UA metal leg cannot be hooked up with plan B.
S'iz an andera zach.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Freddie on September 11, 2014, 10:36:14 PM
That's exactly what I did on an UA-US routing.

So I guess I should keep checking the SFO-YYZ leg and call in to be seated in I?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Freddie on September 11, 2014, 10:37:20 PM
S'iz an andera zach.

S'redt zich do veggen tzvei bazunderer inyonim? Vos zeinen di tzvei zachen?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on September 11, 2014, 10:38:47 PM
S'redt zich do veggen tzvei bazunderer inyonim? Vos zeinen di tzvei zachen?
If J opens up on AC, call UA and have them put you in J. No wait listing possible.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Freddie on September 11, 2014, 10:41:17 PM
If J opens up on AC, call UA and have them put you in J. No wait listing possible.

What do I say to UA? How do I explain why I should be given J/I?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on September 11, 2014, 10:44:01 PM
What do I say to UA? How do I explain why I should be given J/I?
You already paid for it.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Freddie on September 11, 2014, 10:46:13 PM
You already paid for it.

Ah, gotya. BTW I see right now that the 10:25pm SFO-YYZ that arrives at 6am the next morning is already open for I. (I am currently seated in X on the 3:15pm.)

Hmmm. What would you do?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on September 11, 2014, 10:48:38 PM
Ah, gotya. BTW I see right now that the 10:25pm SFO-YYZ that arrives at 6am the next morning is already open for I. (I am currently seated in X on the 3:15pm.)

Hmmm. What would you do?
If you can make changes for free then switch to the later flight, and if the earlier flight becomes available in J then switch back.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Freddie on September 13, 2014, 06:50:37 AM
Thanks to everyone who helped me try to get from MEL to YYZ.
Looks good. If business class opens up on AC you can call in and UA will put you in business class (assuming the SYD-SFO leg clears
If you can make changes for free then switch to the later flight, and if the earlier flight becomes available in J then switch back.

So I have never actually had a successful Plan B because every time I set up a Plan B, suddenly space opens up in the award I wanted all along!  8)

As you guys remember, I was waitlisted for I on my intercontinental SYD-SFO leg... well, I just checked now right after shabbos was over here in Melbourne and there was suddenly availability in O on SYD-LAX.

So I changed from MEL-SYD-SFO-YYZ to MEL-SYD-LAX-YYZ by using a trivial extra 10k miles and the phone rep (from Manilla, Phillipines) waived the change fee even though my itinerary was booked about 36 hours ago.

PLUS... added bonus... I now have the AC connection to YYZ booked in business! So everything worked out the best possible way. Attached is my new itinerary.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sruly101 on September 13, 2014, 04:42:11 PM
Nice! how many miles is this OW?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on September 13, 2014, 09:26:34 PM
Nice! As I suspected ;)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: rediplus on September 13, 2014, 10:08:31 PM
waitlisted for SQ/R from JFK in november
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on September 13, 2014, 10:13:03 PM
waitlisted for SQ/R from JFK in november
Good luck, you'll need it.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Freddie on September 13, 2014, 10:16:27 PM
Nice! As I suspected ;)

Yes, I also suspected that in the end I would get that award. It's just crazy how I must have checked that award at least 100 times, that's three or four times every day for the past month.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Joe4007 on September 13, 2014, 11:49:41 PM
Good luck, you'll need it.
+1
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on September 13, 2014, 11:52:24 PM
Yes, I also suspected that in the end I would get that award. It's just crazy how I must have checked that award at least 100 times, that's three or four times every day for the past month.
Glad it all worked out!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: rediplus on September 14, 2014, 05:22:09 AM
Good luck, you'll need it.
Really that difficult to get ?
What happens if it doesnt open up ?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: SearchGuy on September 16, 2014, 09:45:48 PM
What is the best way of finding availability on TG J?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on September 16, 2014, 09:54:09 PM
UA.com?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: SearchGuy on September 16, 2014, 10:06:41 PM
I was referring on what time of the day they release seats and how close to the flight they release and how many they release at a time?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on September 17, 2014, 12:48:20 AM
Trying to convince my friend to book the following for next summer.
TLV - HKG - MNL - SYD

45k AA miles in J

He needs 7 seats, and all the legs have except for final one which currently has 5 seats available, and 2 more in Y.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: @Yehuda on September 17, 2014, 06:41:43 AM
Are those all connections or is he staying in each city?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on September 17, 2014, 06:46:59 AM
Are those all connections or is he staying in each city?
Short connections in each.
He's intimidated :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: @Yehuda on September 17, 2014, 06:54:13 AM
Short connections in each.
He's intimidated :)
Ah okay, just though they were stops since everyone here seems to love those places ;) but then couldn't figure out how it was so few miles. It's nice to find that avail but I wouldn't be in love with 2 stops.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on September 17, 2014, 07:24:37 AM
Ah okay, just though they were stops since everyone here seems to love those places ;) but then couldn't figure out how it was so few miles. It's nice to find that avail but I wouldn't be in love with 2 stops.
Yea, ideally he'd get the direct flight on Qantas or CX but they currently have a max of 1 seat in J.

I'd have no issues doing 2 stops if it were without children.

For that matter, I'd be interested in doing the Pacific Island Hopper if it were without children, but they can complicate matters  :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on September 17, 2014, 12:55:29 PM
For 2015.

In EK F x2.

(http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=jfk-dxb-mru&MS=wls&MR=900&MX=720x360&PM=*)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on September 17, 2014, 12:56:54 PM
For 2015.

In EK F x2.

(http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=jfk-dxb-mru&MS=wls&MR=900&MX=720x360&PM=*)

Uch. I hate you.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on September 17, 2014, 01:05:54 PM
Listen, maybe you want to take my kids with you so you get good some good practice with traveling with kids?

You'll be able to find us in BOB. Or AKL. Or...
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: @Yehuda on September 17, 2014, 01:06:44 PM
Points req for that route?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on September 17, 2014, 01:11:02 PM
Listen, maybe you want to take my kids with you so you get good some good practice with traveling with kids?

You'll be able to find us in BOB. Or AKL. Or...

Not sure Mrs. Dan would allow such a preposterous arrangement :)

Points req for that route?

200K per person RT for 4 more showers at FL 39... a steal :P
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on September 17, 2014, 01:12:32 PM
Not sure Mrs. Dan would allow such a preposterous arrangement :)

200K per person
RT for 4 more showers at FL 39... a steal :P
which currency?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on September 17, 2014, 01:15:58 PM
AS
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on September 17, 2014, 01:18:36 PM
Not sure Mrs. Dan would allow such a preposterous arrangement :)
All of DDF shall celebrate your comeuppance when the day comes ;)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: @Yehuda on September 17, 2014, 01:19:49 PM
Wowzers. Transferred to AS, or points accrued directly from AS?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Ergel on September 17, 2014, 01:22:22 PM
Probably accumulated during the AS 50K bonanza
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on September 17, 2014, 01:23:21 PM
All of DDF shall celebrate your comeuppance when the day comes ;)

Bshaah tova!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on September 17, 2014, 01:23:59 PM
Bshaah tova!
Keep collecting bottles of booze from F. You'll need them for the celebration.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: @Yehuda on September 17, 2014, 01:24:12 PM
Probably accumulated during the AS 50K bonanza
Ah, makes sense.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on September 17, 2014, 01:28:33 PM
Keep collecting bottles of booze from F. You'll need them for the celebration.

So far I have 2 Blue Labels and a couple bottles of Vueve Clicquot and Krug.

FAs loving celebrating with us, too :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on September 17, 2014, 02:14:53 PM
Awesome routing.
Was SEZ a consideration?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on September 17, 2014, 02:24:13 PM
Awesome routing.
Was SEZ a consideration?

Yeah, but I chose MRU because (as is customary for me) SEZ only had 777 and not A380  :D
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on September 17, 2014, 02:33:40 PM
Yeah, but I chose MRU because (as is customary for me) SEZ only had 777 and not A380  :D
Lucky, is that you?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on September 17, 2014, 02:54:45 PM
Yeah, but I chose MRU because (as is customary for me) SEZ only had 777 and not A380  :D
Touche

Lucky, is that you?
Different strokes, different folks

But when we see a blog dedicated to the EK A380 which also pimps CCs, then we'll assume it's AJK.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on September 17, 2014, 03:02:46 PM
Lucky, is that you?

Meaning what?

I think everyone would prefer EKs 380 vs. 777.

Touche
Different strokes, different folks

But when we see a blog dedicated to the EK A380 which also pimps CCs, then we'll assume it's AJK.

I dunno about that...

See here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=33867.msg921471#msg921471).
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on September 17, 2014, 03:04:34 PM
Meaning what?

I think everyone would prefer EKs 380 vs. 777.


I dunno about that...

See here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=33867.msg921471#msg921471).
I know and i am sure i would make the same choice.

Was making a play on Lucky's love for A380's.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on September 17, 2014, 03:11:13 PM
Not sure he loves them as much as he has an accomplishment as being the only one (in the recognized blogosphere) to have flown all of them in F.

...except for OZ.

I believe he's booked on QR and EY A380.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on September 17, 2014, 03:14:14 PM
Not sure he loves them as much as he has an accomplishment as being the only one (in the recognized blogosphere) to have flown all of them in F.

...except for OZ.

I believe he's booked on QR and EY A380.
He's been trying to get on the EY A380 despite all their many delays.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on September 17, 2014, 03:15:40 PM
He's been trying to get on the EY A380 despite all their many delays.

You mean QR.

He's on the EY A380 in F.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on September 17, 2014, 03:19:35 PM
Meaning what?

I think everyone would prefer EKs 380 vs. 777.

I dunno about that...

See here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=33867.msg921471#msg921471).
Yea but a few more trips, and you'll have the most EK experiences.
Seems like the bloggers are more willing to 'settle' for J products these days, but you're still F'ing away.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on September 17, 2014, 03:21:09 PM
You mean QR.

He's on the EY A380 in F.
Right, my mistake.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on September 17, 2014, 03:22:22 PM
Yea but a few more trips, and you'll have the most EK experiences.
Seems like the bloggers are more willing to 'settle' for J products these days, but you're still F'ing away.
Love that line.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Freddie on September 18, 2014, 08:21:35 AM
So my MEL-SYD leg of my MEL-SYD-LAX-YYZ got canceled. I got stuck in Australia an extra day. An amazing UA supervisor in MEL spent 6 hours with me and took care of me. There were 200 displaced passengers. Most could not get flights out of Australia for two more days.

In the end, they put me on QF from MEL-SYD and then I flew AC from SYD-YVR-YYZ.

Reflections: Qantas is really nice. I would love to fly international with them on their A380 some day. Air Canada business is basically just as good as United global first class.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on September 18, 2014, 08:43:01 AM
You were flying UA F and you didn't put them to put you on QF F  :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on September 18, 2014, 08:56:55 AM
You were flying UA F and you didn't put them to put you on QF F  :o :o :o :o
+1000 You missed an opportunity. But maybe QF F was sold out?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: MEIR613 on September 18, 2014, 09:07:03 AM
+1000 You missed an opportunity. But maybe QF F was sold out?
QF F is almost never sold out.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on September 18, 2014, 09:23:39 AM
Major Al Cheit owed Mr Freddie.
1. For not asking DDF what to do.
2. For not doing the right thing yourself!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on September 18, 2014, 09:34:06 AM
QF F is almost never sold out.
So why don't they open it the last minute for awards? That's not nice of them.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on September 18, 2014, 09:42:05 AM
So why don't they open it the last minute for awards? That's not nice of them.
They'd rather fly it empty to maintain exclusivity.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: HolyNyc on September 18, 2014, 09:42:21 AM
So that whoever pays a lot of $$$$$& shouldn't sit next to someone that's not paying at all
  ;) >:( :( :P
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Freddie on September 18, 2014, 11:45:31 AM
Guys, stop roasting me. Yes, I did have an opportunity to take Qantas F. But it would not have gotten me to YYZ in time. I had an engagement in YYZ last night that had been booked for over a year. The Qantas flight would have made me miss that engagement. So if I klap al chet it is for not missing an event where it would have been very much noticed were I to have been missing, v'da"l.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: avrumy22 on September 18, 2014, 11:58:58 AM
Guys, stop roasting me. Yes, I did have an opportunity to take Qantas F. But it would not have gotten me to YYZ in time. I had an engagement in YYZ last night that had been booked for over a year. The Qantas flight would have made me miss that engagement. So if I klap al chet it is for not missing an event where it would have been very much noticed were I to have been missing, v'da"l.

now head over to this thread  :P

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=13574.0
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Freddie on September 18, 2014, 12:10:08 PM
now head over to this thread  :P

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=13574.0

Why? I can get compensation??
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on September 18, 2014, 12:12:01 PM
You paid for F and got J.
Of course you're owed comp.

Also DDFers probably could have found you a routing to YYZ on QF on time ;)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Freddie on September 18, 2014, 12:28:15 PM
You paid for F and got J.
Of course you're owed comp.

Also DDFers probably could have found you a routing to YYZ on QF on time ;)

Dan, it was so stressful. I flew into MEL and started working straight away for 8 days non-stop. I was out of my mind exhausted. Then I finish up in MEL and have to race to the engagement in YYZ.

I'm at MEL on Tuesday morning Australian time and I'm sitting in UA lounge and they keep delaying my flight. Then they finally cancel it once there are no more flights out from MEL to North America that day.

As it is, I got to YYZ BARELY in time to shower and change and show up for the event on time, and that was ONLY shayach because I had already cleared Canadian immigration that morning in YVR. If I would have had to connect in the US and then fly to YYZ, I would have never made it.

This whole ordeal occurred during the witching hours in American time so I don't think I would have gotten so much help.

Anyway, next time, fine I will post on DDF just to be "yotzei" the inyan.

So what kind of compensation do I get from UA? I was gonna ask for the 10k mile difference back. I didn't think I could get more.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on September 18, 2014, 12:34:49 PM
You should get more than 10k compensation.
In addition, chk to see if Australia has any legally mandatory requirements for the airline to pay you (similar to Europe).

And don't worry, the boys here are just playing with you.  :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: DovtheBear on September 18, 2014, 12:35:43 PM
Dan, it was so stressful. I flew into MEL and started working straight away for 8 days non-stop. I was out of my mind exhausted. Then I finish up in MEL and have to race to the engagement in YYZ.

I'm at MEL on Tuesday morning Australian time and I'm sitting in UA lounge and they keep delaying my flight. Then they finally cancel it once there are no more flights out from MEL to North America that day.

As it is, I got to YYZ BARELY in time to shower and change and show up for the event on time, and that was ONLY shayach because I had already cleared Canadian immigration that morning in YVR. If I would have had to connect in the US and then fly to YYZ, I would have never made it.

This whole ordeal occurred during the witching hours in American time so I don't think I would have gotten so much help.
אונס דד"פ פטרי

I didn't think I could get more.
Lol.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Freddie on September 18, 2014, 01:44:32 PM
Okay, brothers, since you love me so much, tell me how to get awesome compensation. I looked it up. Australia doesn't have those laws like Europe does.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on September 18, 2014, 02:03:44 PM
Okay, brothers, since you love me so much, tell me how to get awesome compensation. I looked it up. Australia doesn't have those laws like Europe does.
A politely worded email to UA wouldn't hurt you. You can emphasize your many hours of delays and downgrading from F to J. If they didn't offer you QF F then you can point that out as well, even though taking it would not have gotten you to YYZ on time.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Freddie on September 18, 2014, 02:35:54 PM
A politely worded email to UA wouldn't hurt you. You can emphasize your many hours of delays and downgrading from F to J. If they didn't offer you QF F then you can point that out as well, even though taking it would not have gotten you to YYZ on time.

Cool. Who do I send the email to?  Also, do I suggest what kind of compensation I want?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on September 18, 2014, 02:43:08 PM
Cool. Who do I send the email to?  Also, do I suggest what kind of compensation I want?
There are links at united.com under the contact us page. You can also tweet them @United.  You can ask for more miles or a voucher.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: avrumy22 on September 18, 2014, 02:44:52 PM
A politely worded email to UA wouldn't hurt you. You can emphasize your many hours of delays and downgrading from F to J. If they didn't offer you QF F then you can point that out as well, even though taking it would not have gotten you to YYZ on time.

 :o :o
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on September 18, 2014, 02:46:21 PM
:o :o
Screaming and shouting won't get you more, it just might get you less. It can be strongly worded and polite at the same time.  :D
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: DovtheBear on September 18, 2014, 02:48:20 PM
:o :o
Polite
1. showing good manners toward others, as in behavior, speech, etc.; courteous; civil
2. refined or cultured
3. of a refined or elegant kind
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on September 29, 2014, 01:55:03 PM
Busy day

TLV - LAX - SEA - KOH

5 tickets w/ AA miles in Y  45k each -  OW

TLV - HKG - SGN - HKG - TLV

5 tickets w/ AA miles in J  60k each - RT
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: efflpetzel on September 29, 2014, 05:04:00 PM
Busy day

TLV - LAX - SEA - KOH

5 tickets w/ AA miles in Y  45k each -  OW

that is brutal, how long are the stopovers
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: chucksterace on September 29, 2014, 05:07:00 PM
that is brutal, how long are the stopovers

I would have to disagree.

TLV-IST-FRA-ORD-MSP-RST is BRUTAL. That is nothing
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on September 29, 2014, 05:07:29 PM
I would have to disagree.

TLV-IST-FRA-ORD-MSP-RST is BRUTAL. That is nothing
Travelling solo or with 5 people?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: efflpetzel on September 29, 2014, 05:10:54 PM
Travelling solo or with 5 people?
exactly ::)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: chucksterace on September 29, 2014, 05:43:05 PM
Travelling solo or with 5 people?

Solo,, but I still might have to say it was brutal
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on September 29, 2014, 05:45:27 PM
Solo,, but I still might have to say it was brutal
I'm sure it was. Though having 4 companions (possibly kids) with the above itinerary is pretty crazy.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on September 29, 2014, 06:04:19 PM
Travelling solo or with 5 people?

+1

Traveling on some circuitous itinerary as a 20-something-year-old cannot compare to traveling even half the distance with 4 people (three of which are children) in tow.

Apples and hand grenades.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on September 29, 2014, 06:28:25 PM
+1

Traveling on some circuitous itinerary as a 20-something-year-old cannot compare to traveling even half the distance with 4 people (three of which are children) in tow.

Apples and hand grenades.
Looks who is talking  :P
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on September 29, 2014, 06:32:47 PM
Looks who is talking  :P

I can extrapolate from having to take my nephews/nieces on a single sub-three hour flight.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on September 30, 2014, 02:41:00 AM
Thanks guys.
In order to not clog up this thread, I'm going to address the responses and ask some questions in this thread.

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45115.0

Any help would be much appreciated.

While my flights aren't as sexy as AJK's, I can promise that my shower after 30 hours of traveling in Y with kids will be more pleasurable (and needed) than his shower in EK F.  :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: MEIR613 on October 05, 2014, 08:50:25 PM
OZ A380 F, ICN-LAX-JFK.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on October 05, 2014, 09:57:14 PM
OZ A380 F, ICN-LAX-JFK.
SO in LAX, or no availability direct to JFK?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on October 05, 2014, 10:46:09 PM
If he wanted the A380, as I did, he couldn't do ICN-JFK.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: MEIR613 on October 05, 2014, 11:23:40 PM
If he wanted the A380, as I did, he couldn't do ICN-JFK.
Ding, Ding, Ding, plus there's 2 seats still available on my flight if anyone wants to have a DO :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on October 05, 2014, 11:30:43 PM
Yeah there were at least 4 award bookings on my flight (including a guy who worked for Boeing who was dispatched to DXB to deliver a custom-order 787). OZ has gotten very generous on the route; I'm not sure it's performing very well.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: bubble347 on October 05, 2014, 11:41:09 PM
Yeah there were at least 4 award bookings on my flight (including a guy who worked for Boeing who was dispatched to DXB to deliver a custom-order 787). OZ has gotten very generous on the route; I'm not sure it's performing very well.
It would be ironic if it was for the banker you met on EK F. :D
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on October 05, 2014, 11:44:29 PM
It would be ironic if it was for the banker you met on EK F. :D

EY, but good memory :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on October 06, 2014, 12:22:55 AM
Phl-Lax bussiness A321. Is that even good?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on October 06, 2014, 12:28:25 AM
Phl-Lax bussiness A321. Is that even good?
Nope. Just a recliner with a very small pitch and no KSML.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on October 06, 2014, 12:30:47 AM
Nope. Just a recliner with a very small pitch and no KSML.
Damn, It still might be worth it with a kid. Had a real bad experience in coach last time. Are the untied737-900 better?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on October 06, 2014, 12:48:14 AM
Not much.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on October 06, 2014, 01:07:20 AM
Not much.
Any better options to Lax from Ewr or Phl?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: chucksterace on October 06, 2014, 01:08:50 AM

Any better options to Lax from Ewr or Phl?

Do Jfk-LAX. Then it gets better
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on October 06, 2014, 01:22:14 AM
Do Jfk-LAX. Then it gets better
Not sure I'm willing to drive that far. What's best option though ?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: @Yehuda on October 06, 2014, 06:40:32 AM
Any better options to Lax from Ewr or Phl?
UA from EWR is lie-flat in J if you're on a 757.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on October 06, 2014, 08:47:39 AM
UA from EWR is lie-flat in J if you're on a 757.
They just rarely fly 757s from EWR-LAX.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on October 06, 2014, 09:17:14 AM
They just rarely fly 757s from EWR-LAX.
They fly 2-3 a day.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: chucksterace on October 13, 2014, 02:00:36 AM
Trying to find a creative way to fly home TLV-ORD this upcoming Sunday. I need to be home by Monday 4pm..

Looking to use UA miles in Y of J, but hopefully Y. Maximum of 5 stops. I am looking to go via random airports in Europe so I can add to my list.

Best creative itinerary wins. As of now I have TLV-IST-BRU-ORD.. Let the fun start.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on October 13, 2014, 02:05:09 AM
Trying to find a creative way to fly home TLV-ORD this upcoming Sunday. I need to be home by Monday 4pm..

Looking to use UA miles in Y of J, but hopefully Y. Maximum of 5 stops. I am looking to go via random airports in Europe so I can add to my list.

Best creative itinerary wins. As of now I have TLV-IST-BRU-ORD.. Let the fun start.
Darn. I am so tired, I promised my wife I am going to sleep already, and now you make me stick to my chair  >:(
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on October 13, 2014, 02:13:59 AM
And here you go TLV-MUC-WAW-YYZ-ORD

You can also do TLV-ATH-MUC-WAW-YYZ-NYC-ORD.

You asked for it - you deserve it.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on October 13, 2014, 02:35:11 AM
TLV-VIE-VNO-WAW-YYZ-NYC-ORD

I'm sure Ergel will be more then happy to host you for over night.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: chucksterace on October 13, 2014, 02:38:24 AM
And here you go TLV-MUC-WAW-YYZ-ORD

You can also do TLV-ATH-MUC-WAW-YYZ-NYC-ORD.

You asked for it - you deserve it.
Hmmm,, I am trying to get some new airports down, flown through all those except ATH. Maybe Ill keep that and add on to it..

Want some small city airports if that would be possibly for this trip.

TLV-VIE-VNO-WAW-YYZ-NYC-ORD

I'm sure Ergel will be more then happy to host you for over night.

Lets see what I can do with ATH and VNO
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: chucksterace on October 13, 2014, 02:40:12 AM
And here you go TLV-MUC-WAW-YYZ-ORD

You can also do TLV-ATH-MUC-WAW-YYZ-NYC-ORD.

You asked for it - you deserve it.

You see TLV-ATH on sunday? I don't see availability.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on October 13, 2014, 02:44:54 AM
For some odd reason I was looking at the 26th  :-[
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Sholomg on October 13, 2014, 07:42:28 AM
I just booked tlv-phl with an hour and a half stopover in Frankfurt. 1) I booked it with United miles 80000 business was that a good deal and the best way to book it?(2)is an hour and a half enough time to catch my connection?(3) I'm flying with an infant and United wanted $400 for an infant in a lap. That didn't make sense so I didn't book for the infant. How can I add him now without paying a ridiculous amount? I tried calling Lufthansa and they said I would have to call United as they actually don't charge anything for an infant and to add an infant with a ticket that wasn't booked through them they would have to charge but then they're system would reject the ticket anyway. Sounds weird but that's what they said. Any answers to the questions would be appreciated thanks
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on October 13, 2014, 08:25:37 AM
I just booked tlv-phl with an hour and a half stopover in Frankfurt. 1) I booked it with United miles 80000 business was that a good deal and the best way to book it?(2)is an hour and a half enough time to catch my connection?(3) I'm flying with an infant and United wanted $400 for an infant in a lap. That didn't make sense so I didn't book for the infant. How can I add him now without paying a ridiculous amount? I tried calling Lufthansa and they said I would have to call United as they actually don't charge anything for an infant and to add an infant with a ticket that wasn't booked through them they would have to charge but then they're system would reject the ticket anyway. Sounds weird but that's what they said. Any answers to the questions would be appreciated thanks
For the infant, the price makes sense. W/ UA, it's 10% of the fare. CMIIW
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: chucksterace on October 13, 2014, 08:33:50 AM
I just booked tlv-phl with an hour and a half stopover in Frankfurt. 1) I booked it with United miles 80000 business was that a good deal and the best way to book it?(2)is an hour and a half enough time to catch my connection?(3) I'm flying with an infant and United wanted $400 for an infant in a lap. That didn't make sense so I didn't book for the infant. How can I add him now without paying a ridiculous amount? I tried calling Lufthansa and they said I would have to call United as they actually don't charge anything for an infant and to add an infant with a ticket that wasn't booked through them they would have to charge but then they're system would reject the ticket anyway. Sounds weird but that's what they said. Any answers to the questions would be appreciated thanks

For number 2 yes that is enough time. And to book business one way I think that would be your best option (UA)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Sholomg on October 13, 2014, 09:14:36 AM
For the infant, the price makes sense. W/ UA, it's 10% of the fare. CMIIW
But it's an award ticket and on the way to tlv I paid 160 on an award booking
For number 2 yes that is enough time. And to book business one way I think that would be your best option (UA)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: chucksterace on October 13, 2014, 09:21:25 AM
But it's an award ticket and on the way to tlv I paid 160 on an award booking

What class of cabin and what airline?

It all varies, there is not set charge style. If UA charges 10% for the infant then you are stuck with 10% of the total fare
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Sholomg on October 13, 2014, 09:34:19 AM
Business class and Lufthansa
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on October 13, 2014, 09:48:31 AM
But it's an award ticket and on the way to tlv I paid 160 on an award booking
Did you fly here in economy or biz?
Was it direct or w/ a stopover?
What airline was it?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on October 13, 2014, 10:09:30 AM
CCMIIW but I think when booking a OW you pay 10%for of a OW fare which is usually very expensive.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on October 13, 2014, 11:27:47 AM
Trying to find a creative way to fly home TLV-ORD this upcoming Sunday. I need to be home by Monday 4pm..

Looking to use UA miles in Y of J, but hopefully Y. Maximum of 5 stops. I am looking to go via random airports in Europe so I can add to my list.

Best creative itinerary wins. As of now I have TLV-IST-BRU-ORD.. Let the fun start.
TLV-ADD (full day stop) -FCO-IAD-ORD
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: chucksterace on October 13, 2014, 06:58:19 PM
TLV-ADD (full day stop) -FCO-IAD-ORD

I saw that. If the ADD-YYZ on the 787 was available in J maybe, but I aint sitting on a plane in Y for 17+ hrs
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on October 13, 2014, 08:30:22 PM
Chucky, can you route through Asia?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on October 13, 2014, 09:05:05 PM
For flying EK with JAL...

Which is the right chart?

Everyone seems to point to:

http://www.jal.co.jp/en/jalmile/use/partner_air/p_jmb/jmb_mile_ar.html

But, this certainly looks like it could be it...

https://www.jal.co.jp/en/jalmile/use/partner_air/p_ek/ek_mile.html

What am I missing?

ETA: Disregard! The second chart is apparent;y the old one, and the first one is the one in current use.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on October 13, 2014, 09:11:19 PM
Your waking up an old fight between me and Dan :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on October 13, 2014, 09:14:27 PM
BTW let us know the current YQ situation.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on October 13, 2014, 09:18:49 PM
Your waking up an old fight between me and Dan :)

Link?

BTW let us know the current YQ situation.

No YQ ex-USA.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on October 13, 2014, 09:27:09 PM
Thoughts on possibly changing NRT-ICN-JFK to NRT/HND-Middle East-JFK?

First flights i would be in KE F, which i have already flown. Second option would potentially be EY and EK F.

Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on October 13, 2014, 09:32:59 PM
Thoughts on possibly changing NRT-ICN-JFK to NRT/HND-Middle East-JFK?

First flights i would be in KE F, which i have already flown. Second option would potentially be EY and EK F.

You should do ICN/NRT-AUH-ICN/NRT in EY F...

(45K for 11 hours in EY F, a bargain!)

Or, in your case, 90K for 22 hours vs. 90K for 13.5...
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on October 13, 2014, 09:36:53 PM
You should do ICN/NRT-AUH-ICN/NRT in EY F...

Or, in your case, 90K for 22 hours vs. 90K for 13.5...
That is the potential issue with DW.

KE F back to NY is only 80K and 10% for infant, which may be the kicker.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: MEIR613 on October 13, 2014, 09:39:20 PM
Thoughts on possibly changing NRT-ICN-JFK to NRT/HND-Middle East-JFK?

First flights i would be in KE F, which i have already flown. Second option would potentially be EY and EK F.
You going with an infant? If yes, it's going to be very expensive for EY F, 10% of full fare.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on October 13, 2014, 09:40:33 PM
You going with an infant? If yes, it's going to be very expensive for EY F, 10% of full fare.
What i figured. Thought it would be nice to dream about getting on EY sooner than originally anticipated.

I guess it will wait until i can leave my kid for a little bit.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: MEIR613 on October 13, 2014, 09:42:15 PM
What i figured. Thought it would be nice to dream about getting on EY sooner than originally anticipated.

I guess it will wait until i can leave my kid for a little bit.
EY and EK F are out till then.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on October 13, 2014, 09:43:57 PM
EY and EK F are out till then.
LH F was a stretch this summer, waiting to see what i get hit with for the JFK-LAX-SFO-HND F on AA and JAL for an infant. I may have to leave my kid sooner, or just MS a bit more to pay for it.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: MEIR613 on October 13, 2014, 09:59:19 PM
LH F was a stretch this summer, waiting to see what i get hit with for the JFK-LAX-SFO-HND F on AA and JAL for an infant. I may have to leave my kid sooner, or just MS a bit more to pay for it.
LH F is pretty easy, since M&M only charges $17.2 for an infant.

JFK-LAX-SFO-HND F on AA and JAL, you can book one with AA and one with BA to add the inant, still a little expensive but doable.

OT - I'm looking to go to Israel with BA on BA metal with a CP. Comes out to 99k and around $1000 for 2 pax and infant in F OW.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on October 13, 2014, 10:08:36 PM
LH F is pretty easy, since M&M only charges $17.2 for an infant. I was on a UA ticket, paid more than that.

JFK-LAX-SFO-HND F on AA and JAL, you can book one with AA and one with BA to add the inant, still a little expensive but doable.

OT - I'm looking to go to Israel with BA on BA metal with a CP. Comes out to 99k and around $1000 for 2 pax and infant in F OW. What is the routing?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: MEIR613 on October 13, 2014, 10:27:50 PM
Will be JFK/IAD-LHR-TLV or V.V. 
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on October 14, 2014, 12:28:06 AM
Link?


http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45067.msg918453#msg918453
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on October 14, 2014, 01:51:07 AM
I saw that. If the ADD-YYZ on the 787 was available in J maybe, but I aint sitting on a plane in Y for 17+ hrs
TLV-ADD-FRA-ORD seems nice to me.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on October 14, 2014, 02:08:34 AM
TLV-ADD-FRA-ORD seems nice to me.
Even better TLV-ADD-VIE-ORD all in J besides TLV-ADD (which will may open up as well)

Or TLV-ADD-CAI-VIE-ORD, Lucky was recently at CAI IIRC.

You can even do TLV-ADD-KRT-CAI-VIE-ORD for that matter!

You can even routh through RUH or BEY if you want  :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yose on October 14, 2014, 02:48:02 AM
Just put this on hold with Aeroplan (72.5 x2 ) Still trying to find a better way to get from PRG-LAX on First.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on October 14, 2014, 01:24:25 PM
Booked WN, LGA-BNA over Christmas. Last hurrah with my CP.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: MEIR613 on October 14, 2014, 01:34:07 PM
Just put this on hold with Aeroplan (72.5 x2 ) Still trying to find a better way to get from PRG-LAX on First.
Held or booked?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yose on October 14, 2014, 01:54:14 PM
Held or booked?

I called the Germany office and had it on hold for a week! (They said 24hrs but never expired )

Ended up booking it this morning for 62.5 each as they thought PRG was in Europe #1.

Would love to find something more direct but no luck on my end (yet..)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on October 26, 2014, 10:28:09 PM
I wanna do a Maldives trip and I wanna do JFK-ICN-HKG-MLE-SIN-PVG-JFK.

I wanted to do JFK-HKG, and SIN-PVG-JFK in F/R for 160K KE miles, a separate award HKG-DXB-MLE with EK miles, and a separate award MLE-SIN with SQ. HOWEVER, Meir613 claims that I can not do an open jaw with KE from a different region, so I can't arrive in HKG and leave from SIN, so Ill have to leave from PVG and book a separate award SIN-PVG.

I wanna leave MLE on Thursday afternoon, my only/best option to catch the flight Friday out of PVG 11:30 AM would be MLE-SIN on SQ and SIN-PVG on MU.

Or I can just return on EY ....but I am not getting to see SQ F and moreover MU R.

Any experts care to chime in?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: nobiggy on October 27, 2014, 12:19:27 AM
EY SYD-AUH-JFK F

I have it on hold for a friend. Is AUH a safe airport to go through?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on October 27, 2014, 12:20:35 AM
Yes.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: nobiggy on October 27, 2014, 12:23:34 AM
Yes.

I wish I would travel that itinerary. It's mouth watering to see the pictures of of EY F ;D
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: MEIR613 on October 27, 2014, 12:24:20 AM
I called the Germany office and had it on hold for a week! (They said 24hrs but never expired )

Ended up booking it this morning for 62.5 each as they thought PRG was in Europe #1.

Would love to find something more direct but no luck on my end (yet..)
Very very nice.

Not so easy to get AC to hold.

62.5k AC is a bargain compared to UA 80k, plus no YQ.

I would keep it unless you can find something to LAX direct or EWR then connect to the once daily PS flight, but you risk them charging you an extra 10k.
Title: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Emkay on October 27, 2014, 09:41:26 AM
TLV-BKK LY business 3/16 3/24 60k AA pp
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on November 05, 2014, 09:07:06 PM
JFK-ICN-CNX KE F

95K KE miles plus $250 p/p.

CNX-BKK-MLE PG J

35K EY p/p.

MLE-AUH-JFK EY F

90K AA p/p. Got AA to waive to phone booking fee  :) :) :) saved $70!

Fiiiiiiiiiiinally.  :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: TimT on November 05, 2014, 09:11:54 PM
JFK-ICN-CNX KE F

95K KE miles plus $250K p/p.

CNX-BKK-MLE PG J

35K EY p/p.

MLE-AUH-JFK EY F

90K AA p/p. Got AA to waive to phone booking fee  :) :) :) saved $70!

Fiiiiiiiiiiinally.  :)
$250k p/p ?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on November 05, 2014, 09:26:57 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: MEIR613 on November 05, 2014, 09:41:57 PM
Yes.
Wow, to HKG it's only $137.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on November 05, 2014, 09:55:28 PM
Wow, to HKG it's only $137.
ITA says its because I added CNX.  :(
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: MEIR613 on November 05, 2014, 09:59:16 PM
ITA says its because I added CNX.  :(
Good to know.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: zow on November 05, 2014, 10:24:13 PM
Booked the following for a summer trip for me an wife:
BOS-FRA-LHR
CDG-FRA-BOS

In economy, with United miles, flying on LH.
Each transatlantic leg was 30,000 miles, so 120,000 miles total, plus $139pp taxes/fees.

This is my first "big" use of points/miles.  Wondering if I should have waited to try to get better value. I spent some time exploring Aer Lingus and others, but no availability.

I wouldn't mind hearing how the experts think I did.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Joe4007 on November 05, 2014, 10:26:09 PM
Yes.
Read that again
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: TimT on November 05, 2014, 10:31:17 PM
Read that again
I was starting to think I'm the crazy one.  :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on November 05, 2014, 10:40:36 PM
Read that again
huh?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Joe4007 on November 05, 2014, 10:46:40 PM
huh?
Unless your name is Jan Koum, a person spending $250k on a ticket isn't on this forum.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on November 05, 2014, 10:59:40 PM
Unless your name is Jan Koum, a person spending $250k on a ticket isn't on this forum.
☺️
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: @Yehuda on November 05, 2014, 11:14:02 PM
Fiiiiiiiiiiinally.  :)
Looks great! Glad it worked out and you're actually going on a trip! ;)
Sorry I couldn't help you at all with the planning as you did for me. Don't know anything about those airlines or those destinations. Maybe one day.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on November 05, 2014, 11:18:02 PM
Looks great! Glad it worked out and you're actually going on a trip! ;)
Sorry I couldn't help you at all with the planning as you did for me. Don't know anything about those airlines or those destinations. Maybe One day.
FTFY  ;)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: @Yehuda on November 05, 2014, 11:20:07 PM
FTFY  ;)
:) Now that I know what Thailand (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=305.msg957398#msg957398) is.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 05, 2014, 11:32:30 PM
I recently booked the following:

LAX-FCO-MAD in AZ J (with a long layover to go out to eat)
MAD-AMS-LAX in KL J

All for $1400 and earning the ability to earn ~20,500 miles to the Skyteam airline of my choice.

We don't plan on spending the whole time in MAD, but the deal was only LAX-MAD.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on November 05, 2014, 11:56:55 PM
Wow, to HKG it's only $137.

HKG is a famously low YQ destination.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on November 05, 2014, 11:58:02 PM
I recently booked the following:

LAX-FCO-MAD in AZ J (with a long layover to go out to eat)
MAD-AMS-LAX in KL J

All for $1400 and earning the ability to earn ~20,500 miles to the Skyteam airline of my choice.

We don't plan on spending the whole time in MAD, but the deal was only LAX-MAD.

Nice. Was wondering if anyone would snag those great fares.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 06, 2014, 12:24:00 AM
Nice. Was wondering if anyone would snag those great fares.
I just couldn't pass them up. Who would you credit the miles to? DL? It's an AZ ticket so I can't credit them to AS.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on November 06, 2014, 12:53:56 AM
Couldn't book VS? If not, I'd have probably booked DL to credit to AS.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 06, 2014, 01:03:33 AM
Couldn't book VS? If not, I'd have probably booked DL to credit to AS.
Nope. Also I wanted AZ and KL and DL would only sell AZ or KL, but I tried (as much as I could given that I was at work at the time and it took some time to find flights and dates on the spot). Given that it's already booked what would you choose?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on November 06, 2014, 01:11:11 AM
Either DL or KE.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 06, 2014, 01:19:23 AM
Either DL or KE.
That's what I figured. I already put in DL because 1-KE expires and 2-with this I'll have enough DL to go VA J back to SYD.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yaalili on November 06, 2014, 02:05:09 AM
I just couldn't pass them up. Who would you credit the miles to? DL? It's an AZ ticket so I can't credit them to AS.

Don't want to credit it to AF?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 06, 2014, 08:41:50 AM
Don't want to credit it to AF?
What's the benefit of crediting flying blue? They also expire.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 06, 2014, 08:41:50 AM
Don't want to credit it to AF?
What's the benefit of crediting flying blue? They also expire.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yaalili on November 06, 2014, 12:21:34 PM
That's what I figured. I already put in DL because 1-KE expires and 2-with this I'll have enough DL to go VA J back to SYD.

KE expires after 10 years, you really don't think you will have enough within that timeframe for an award?

What's the benefit of crediting flying blue? They also expire.

Those are 20 months, might not make as much sense as KE.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 06, 2014, 12:56:57 PM
KE expires after 10 years, you really don't think you will have enough within that timeframe for an award?

Those are 20 months, might not make as much sense as KE.
True, but crediting KE would mean I'd need to fly then within the next 10 years. Granted that will hopefully happen, it's not guaranteed.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: @Yehuda on November 12, 2014, 01:46:22 PM
I know it's not an award itinerary, but....

ISP-MCO-ISP on SW for $219 after using discounted GCs.
iy"h when the CP comes, that'll be 2 RT tickets for $219.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 12, 2014, 01:52:40 PM
I know it's not an award itinerary, but....

ISP-MCO-ISP on SW for $219 after using discounted GCs.
iy"h when the CP comes, that'll be 2 RT tickets for $219.
Wow, nice deal! Enjoy DisneyWorld.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: @Yehuda on November 12, 2014, 02:16:18 PM
Wow, nice deal! Enjoy DisneyWorld.
Thanks. See the Orlando thread, it might be a Universal trip.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ad120 on November 12, 2014, 08:31:55 PM
Thanks. See the Orlando thread, it might be a Universal trip.
when will you be there? I just booked WN LGA>ATL>MCO for Chanukah. DO?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: @Yehuda on November 12, 2014, 08:34:28 PM
when will you be there? I just booked WN LGA>ATL>MCO for Chanukah. DO?
Nope :( Beginning of January. Too bad, though.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: thaber on November 13, 2014, 12:33:26 AM
LAX - PHL - TLV in First/ Envoy for 67.5K AA miles
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on November 13, 2014, 12:38:18 AM
LAX - PHL - TLV in First/ Envoy for 67.5K AA miles
FTFY.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: thaber on November 13, 2014, 12:42:02 AM
FTFY.
I hear you, but on the ticket it says:

LAX -PHL SEAT 2A FIRST CLASS
PHL-TLV SEAT 3H ENVOY CLASS
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on November 13, 2014, 12:48:27 AM
ilherman isn't correct to "-1" you, because technically you're correct.

However, that's only because domestically, US Airways, among other airlines, refers to and labels their forward cabin, "first" as opposed to "business."

It most assuredly is not a true first class product ;)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: thaber on November 13, 2014, 12:50:34 AM
That's because domestically, US Airways, among other airlines refers to and labels their forward cabin, first as opposed to business.
Interesting. as opposed to the more honest Businessfirst.
I've always exclusively flown AA and UA (and Continental). Inbetween this and their refusal to give me a KSML on the LAX-PHL leg...
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on November 13, 2014, 12:53:55 AM
ilherman isn't correct to "-1" you, because technically you're correct.

However, that's only because domestically, US Airways, among other airlines, refers to and labels their forward cabin, "first" as opposed to "business."

It most assuredly is not a true first class product ;)
I stand correct. I thought that he is referring to the PHL-TLV product as First/ Envoy. Indeed most domestic carriers refers to their forward cabin, as "first"class.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on November 13, 2014, 12:55:31 AM
Interesting. as opposed to the more honest Businessfirst.
I've always exclusively flown AA and UA (and Continental). Inbetween this and their refusal to give me a KSML on the LAX-PHL leg...
Well, yeah UAs Businessfirst is much nicer than their first... (excluding global first)

Just BTW a TA just showed me that you can buy any Businessfirst product  with a F fare class. Though you can't book it online.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on November 13, 2014, 01:02:23 AM
Interesting. as opposed to the more honest Businessfirst.
I've always exclusively flown AA and UA (and Continental). Inbetween this and their refusal to give me a KSML on the LAX-PHL leg...

Don't even get me started on "BusinessFirst," perhaps the most misleading, confusing, and inept marketing label I've ever come across.

Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on November 13, 2014, 08:36:55 AM
Actually it was brilliant.
CO eliminated F and made a J class that was better than their old F.

Pax didn't mind paying CO a premium for it.

But its long outdated nowadays.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on November 13, 2014, 10:08:12 AM
*was*

You know what else *was* brilliant? AOL and the Palm Pilot.

"BusinessFirst" is an asinine name that may have made sense some 15-20 years ago, but has long since overstayed its marketing chic, particularly in light of "globalfirst."
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on November 13, 2014, 10:09:41 AM
I don't argue, it should have been retired with the merger.  My point is that it's hard to call it inept when it was brilliant at launch.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on November 13, 2014, 10:17:40 AM
I don't argue, it should have been retired with the merger.  My point is that it's hard to call it inept when it was brilliant at launch.

My exasperation lies not with the originator at CO.  Indeed, BusinessFirst in a vaccum connotes something beyond mere business class, which is what I imagine the CO marketing exec was going for.

The fault lies with the UA marketing exec who thought it'd be a good idea to have it stay around, in light of their other branding.

Any marketing which sows confusion about the very products you're trying to distinguish and sell, well, has missed the boat.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on November 13, 2014, 10:23:21 AM
Agreed. But UA has proved inept at everything and has managed to bring the lowest common denominator of CO and UA to everything.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: nobiggy on December 23, 2014, 07:16:08 PM
Booked EY F and J on 77W.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 23, 2014, 07:18:26 PM
Booked EY F and J on 77W.

Route?

EY or 9W?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: nobiggy on December 23, 2014, 07:20:12 PM
Route?

EY or 9W?

MAN-AUH-MEL
J in to AUH and F in to MEL.
90k RT plus $435.
On EY. What's 9W?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Hershelsdeals on December 23, 2014, 07:25:49 PM
MAN-AUH-MEL
J in to AUH and F in to MEL.
90k RT plus $435.
On EY. What's 9W?
Jet Airways. Google for more info
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 23, 2014, 07:26:10 PM
MAN-AUH-MEL
J in to AUH and F in to MEL.
90k RT plus $435.
On EY. What's 9W?

90K RT EU to South Pacific in F? Impossible. Especially since you cannot transit Middle East on such an award, which means you'd need two awards.

Where's the $435 from?

ETA:

It's 90K one-way. 30K J award EU-ME + 60K F award ME-South Pacific.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: nobiggy on December 23, 2014, 07:29:33 PM
90K RT EU to South Pacific in F? Impossible. Especially since you cannot transit Middle East on such an award, which means you'd need two awards.

Where's the $435 from?
UK taxes and fees. Plus booking fee.
It's J Both ways on the MAN-AUH route. And F both ways from AUH-MEL.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 23, 2014, 07:33:05 PM
UK taxes and fees. Plus booking fee.
It's J Both ways on the MAN-AUH route. And F both ways from AUH-MEL.

As I pointed out above, that's not 90K RT, that's 90K OW.

Forgot about MAN also being assessed UK-duty taxes. Sick.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: nobiggy on December 23, 2014, 07:36:12 PM
As I pointed out above, that's not 90K RT, that's 90K OW.

Forgot about MAN also being assessed UK-duty taxes. Sick.

My bad. Im sooo tired.  :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 31, 2014, 07:06:51 PM
Two disconnected calls, three hours of research, four hours on the phone with Delta, five reservation agents, deleting legs, ticketing, adding the legs back, and then reticketing right as the window to book this type of ticket closes forever, and it's done.

All in business except for the first JFK-LAX leg.

4 days in BOB and 7 days in MEL.

(http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=jfk-lax-ppt-akl-mel-syd-lax&MS=wls&MR=900&MX=720x360&PM=*)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on January 05, 2015, 08:10:50 AM
CX F HKG-ORD X4  ;D

Overnight in ORD to grab some Milt's and Shallots, then back home to the warmth ;D
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on January 05, 2015, 08:11:57 AM
4 F seats on one flight?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on January 05, 2015, 08:18:06 AM
4 F seats on one flight?
Yes!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sky121 on January 05, 2015, 08:28:50 AM
Nice!!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on January 05, 2015, 08:30:43 AM
Wow.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on January 05, 2015, 08:40:25 AM
CX F HKG-ORD X4  ;D

Overnight in ORD to grab some Milt's and Shallots, then back home to the warmth ;D
Mileage used?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on January 05, 2015, 08:43:55 AM
Wow.
What's even crazier is that its for 8 days out and the cabin was F4.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sky121 on January 05, 2015, 08:59:29 AM
Most I usually see is 3 at a time. 

Actually saw some availability from ORD to HKG in F for Jan 14- was searching for someone. They didn't end up booking.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on January 05, 2015, 09:02:42 AM
Mileage used?
AA.
Title: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on January 05, 2015, 09:11:01 AM
CX F HKG-ORD X4  ;D

Overnight in ORD to grab some Milt's and Shallots, then back home to the warmth ;D

What's even crazier is that its for 8 days out and the cabin was F4.

#winning
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on January 06, 2015, 09:22:22 AM
Just booked CX F HND-HKG for 1/15/15. 63k for two pax and and infant with $156 in fees.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on January 06, 2015, 09:25:21 AM
Did you get the 747 flight?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on January 06, 2015, 09:27:07 AM
Did you get the 747 flight?
Yes and the nose seems to be booked. On phone now to see if i can somehow get it.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on January 06, 2015, 09:29:02 AM
That's a shame.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on January 06, 2015, 09:29:58 AM
That's a shame.
If not this flight, maybe if i need to fly them back to the States i can get it.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on January 06, 2015, 09:35:49 AM
That's a shame.
Called in and it was available!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on January 06, 2015, 09:41:52 AM
Called in and it was available!
Awesome!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on January 06, 2015, 09:42:45 AM
Awesome!
Now i need to change my KE flight from NRT to HKG in case it comes back in time for me to transfer miles over.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: JoeCha on January 06, 2015, 10:15:02 AM
JFK-HKG (CX F)
HKG-HGH (KA J)
HGH-HKG (KA J)
HKG-JFK (CX F)

158k MR

Market value (last minute booking) $28,000.
~$0.17 cents per point
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: lunatic on January 06, 2015, 11:00:13 AM
Yow to phl on Usair with avios . I have been checking every day for a month and a half, and finally a seat opened. Cash price is 404 so after backing out the dumb taxes that I paid and are also included in the cash price,  I got a value of close to .08 per avios point
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on January 06, 2015, 09:01:14 PM
Well I was supposed to be flying the A321 to SFO and then JAL's new F to HND. Got to airport and found out the SFO flight was delayed and now booked on BA F to LHR and then HND. Was expecting to fly over the pacific, but this is an interesting change.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: damaxer91 on January 06, 2015, 09:06:37 PM
Well I was supposed to be flying the A321 to SFO and then JAL's new F to HND. Got to airport and found out the SFO flight was delayed and now booked on BA F to LHR and then HND. Was expecting to fly over the pacific, but this is an interesting change.

Def not an upgrade :(

Best thing about BA is the Hermoles meals. See if they can make sure you get it for the second leg
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on January 06, 2015, 09:24:48 PM
Def not an upgrade :(

Best thing about BA is the Hermoles meals. See if they can make sure you get it for the second leg
Since I booked into BA so recently, no food in this leg, but possibly the next leg.

Also, I got out on a revenue ticket and crediting AA for 150% :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on January 06, 2015, 09:25:36 PM
Yeah, but the silver lining here is that he earns miles on a revenue ticket.

At least you can get kosher in BA F lounge which was pretty good all things considered. Also, have BA in JFK book a Cabana for you in LHR.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: dealvr on January 06, 2015, 09:30:30 PM
Since I booked into BA so recently, no food in this leg, but possibly the next leg.

Also, I got out on a revenue ticket and crediting AA for 150% :)
Not sure if you're into status, but this is deff a good head start considering it's the beginning of January
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: MEIR613 on January 06, 2015, 09:36:20 PM
Well I was supposed to be flying the A321 to SFO and then JAL's new F to HND. Got to airport and found out the SFO flight was delayed and now booked on BA F to LHR and then HND. Was expecting to fly over the pacific, but this is an interesting change.
Def not an upgrade, but being 1) able to fly BA F without YQ 2) earning 150% miles, I would say you came out ahead.

Still not sure why you didn't credit to AS, even if it's 25% less.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: smart brit on January 06, 2015, 09:59:24 PM
Def not an upgrade, but being 1) able to fly BA F without YQ 2) earning 150% miles, I would say you came out ahead.

Still not sure why you didn't credit to AS, even if it's 25% less.
why to as? And not to AA?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: MEIR613 on January 06, 2015, 11:58:21 PM
why to as? And not to AA?
AS are lot more valuable in my books.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: smart brit on January 07, 2015, 12:14:46 AM
AS are lot more valuable in my books.
On points to redeem I will agree.
But for status?
I think aa has the best perks for top tier status holder's (for now)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: MEIR613 on January 07, 2015, 12:18:25 AM
On points to redeem I will agree.
But for status?
I think aa has the best perks for top tier status holder's (for now)
True, but I dont think MP is going for status.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: smart brit on January 07, 2015, 12:39:57 AM
True, but I dont think MP is going for status.
I hear.
But if his ticket is a revenue ticket he would be almost aa platinum from this itinerary itself, so it might pay
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on January 07, 2015, 12:41:20 AM
I hear.
But if his ticket is a revenue ticket he would be almost aa platinum from this itinerary itself, so it might pay

No, no. Not even close.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: smart brit on January 07, 2015, 01:04:51 AM
No, no. Not even close.
why?
SFO- LHR - HND is only 11k miles
But to qualify on points he should be up there in the 50k range.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on January 07, 2015, 01:06:42 AM
Reminds me of when my CLE-DFW-LHR-AMS-HKG-BKK-HKT became CLE-DFW-SFO-HKG-BKK-HKT due to a LHR snowstorm.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on January 07, 2015, 01:21:41 AM
why?
SFO- LHR - HND is only 11k miles
But to qualify on points he should be up there in the 50k range.

JFK-LHR-HND = 9425 mi.

9425 x 1.5 = 14,137 points.

Platinum needs 50,000.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: smart brit on January 07, 2015, 01:22:19 AM
Reminds me of when my CLE-DFW-LHR-AMS-HKG-BKK-HKT became CLE-DFW-SFO-HKG-BKK-HKT due to a LHR snowstorm.
The difference is that you got the sweeter deal ;)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: smart brit on January 07, 2015, 01:24:19 AM
JFK-LHR-HND = 9425 mi.

9425 x 1.5 = 14,137 points.

Platinum needs 50,000.
I stand corrected sorry.
I thought it's SFO - LHR - HND
and I mixed up with the new DL chart
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on January 09, 2015, 03:40:22 AM
Cle-ORD-NRT-HAN

55k AA, last 2 legs on JAL

Going to try doing a return, DAD-HAN-ICN-ATL-CLE using 70k DL, but gotta call up and hope the CS knows Vietnam Airlines is a partner.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on January 10, 2015, 04:41:28 PM
Cle-ORD-NRT-HAN

55k AA, last 2 legs on JAL

Going to try doing a return, DAD-HAN-ICN-ATL-CLE using 70k DL, but gotta call up and hope the CS knows Vietnam Airlines is a partner.
Booked:
DAD-HAN  (VN metal)
HAN-ICN-JFK (KE)
JFK-CLE (DL)

70k DL in J + $80.
Very cool, especially cuz this was the only option that would leave after the sabbath and get in on Sunday.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Ergel on January 11, 2015, 02:11:13 AM
yyz-sfo-ogg
ogg-ord-yyz

1 day in sfo (10 AM to 7 PM)
8 days in OGG

Should I be able to tack on a yyz-lga leg to the end of this? (booked with ua)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on January 11, 2015, 02:12:44 AM
yyz-sfo-ogg
ogg-ord-yyz

1 day in sfo (10 AM to 7 PM)
8 days in OGG
When? I've got a trip planned there too.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Ergel on January 11, 2015, 02:13:30 AM
summer
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on January 11, 2015, 02:15:29 AM
summer
Oh well, I'm going sooner than that. Enjoy!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yaalili on January 11, 2015, 02:16:04 AM
1 day in sfo (10 AM to 7 PM)

Summer is a great time to visit San Francisco, breezy but not cold like rest of the year. Book Alcatraz tickets weeks in advance though.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on January 11, 2015, 02:16:32 AM
yyz-sfo-ogg
ogg-ord-yyz

1 day in sfo (10 AM to 7 PM)
8 days in OGG

Should I be able to tack on a yyz-lga leg to the end of this? (booked with ua)
What made you pick OGG over LIH?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Ergel on January 11, 2015, 02:16:55 AM
Oh well, I'm going sooner than that. Enjoy!
Thanks.
Decided this rather than JNB which would mean running around with the kids. This we can rent a house with a pool. Kids don't need to run around. Brought a BIL who will babysit a little (hopefully we'll be able to do RTH).
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Ergel on January 11, 2015, 02:17:13 AM
Summer is a great time to visit San Francisco, breezy but not cold like rest of the year. Book Alcatraz tickets weeks in advance though.
That's the plan
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Ergel on January 11, 2015, 02:17:29 AM
What made you pick OGG over LIH?
Award availability
IY"H we'll make it back (next year? Christmas time?) and do LIH
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on January 11, 2015, 02:26:19 AM
Booked:
DAD-HAN  (VN metal)
HAN-ICN-JFK (KE)
JFK-CLE (DL)

70k DL in J + $80.
Very cool, especially cuz this was the only option that would leave after the sabbath and get in on Sunday.
Awesome!
You're doing four flights in a row by yourself or with the kiddies?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on January 11, 2015, 02:27:16 AM
yyz-sfo-ogg
ogg-ord-yyz

1 day in sfo (10 AM to 7 PM)
8 days in OGG

Should I be able to tack on a yyz-lga leg to the end of this? (booked with ua)
Sounds like fun!
Wouldn't adding a leg be stopover + OJ?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on January 11, 2015, 02:32:16 AM
Award availability
IY"H we'll make it back (next year? Christmas time?) and do LIH
Push it to 10 days and do both islands in one shot?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Ergel on January 11, 2015, 02:37:09 AM
Two days shabbos so it would have to be more like 12 and I don't have that kind of time. Makes more sense to have more time anyways as I won't be packing or in with the kids
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on January 11, 2015, 02:39:18 AM
Awesome!
You're doing four flights in a row by yourself or with the kiddies?
That's for my mom.
We're flying w/ the kids TLV-HGK-HAN in J, booked b/f the AA/LY relationship ended.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on January 11, 2015, 04:41:33 AM
That's for my mom.
We're flying w/ the kids TLV-HGK-HAN in J, booked b/f the AA/LY relationship ended.
Nice. Always fun flying in a family member /baby sitter
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on January 11, 2015, 04:56:12 AM
Nice. Always fun flying in a family member /baby sitter
Thought that would work last time when both parents joined us, but instead I babysat as all the adults got cheap massages.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on January 11, 2015, 05:34:32 AM
Thought that would work last time when both parents joined us, but instead I babysat as all the adults got cheap massages.
So now you have some capital stored up for this trip :-)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on January 11, 2015, 05:36:25 AM
So now you have some capital stored up for this trip :-)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on January 11, 2015, 07:39:27 AM
Haha, classic
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sruly101 on January 12, 2015, 05:10:30 PM
Just a bit related to this thread ;)

If I hold a reservation on AA, and when I book it, its in the 21 day frame, is there a $75 fee, or cuz it was put on hold before 21 days of departure there is no fee?

TIA
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on January 12, 2015, 05:21:11 PM
Just a bit related to this thread ;)

If I hold a reservation on AA, and when I book it, its in the 21 day frame, is there a $75 fee, or cuz it was put on hold before 21 days of departure there is no fee?

TIA

I believe it goes by date of ticketing.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: STP on January 12, 2015, 11:01:03 PM
Just finished booking the return from Thailand this Nov.

Whole trip is for the wife and I

BIL-SEA Alaska Econ
SEA-LAX Alaska Econ
LAX-HKG CX Business
HKG-BKK CX Business

then some local flights around Thailand, Bangkok up to Chiang Mai then to Krabi and back to BKK for the above in reverse. Will look to upgrade to first on the outbound as time draws near.

220,000 R/T using American miles and if we can upgrade to first on the outbound it will add another 25,000.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: JoeCha on January 20, 2015, 05:47:39 PM
EK F B777 - HKG-DXB
EK F A380 - DXB-JFK

I hope I can survive the first 8 hours without a shower.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on January 20, 2015, 08:56:22 PM
EK F B777 - HKG-DXB
EK F A380 - DXB-JFK

I hope I can survive the first 8 hours without a shower.
Miles used and how many?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on January 20, 2015, 09:05:03 PM
AS. 100k.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on January 20, 2015, 09:34:18 PM
AS. 100k.
That what you used to DPS?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on January 20, 2015, 09:36:16 PM
JFK-DXB-SIN. Separate ticket on GA to DPS.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: JoeCha on January 20, 2015, 09:37:24 PM
Miles used and how many?

AS. 100k.

Nope. I don't have (enough) AS miles.

178,750 EK miles + $394.94

At least I was able to:
-Book for travel in April
-Request complimentary chauffeur pickup service

Both of the above blocked for AS awards.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on January 20, 2015, 09:38:09 PM
Well, that'll teach me for assuming :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on January 20, 2015, 09:40:36 PM
But, provided you had more than 18k AS, you would have come out ahead had you sold the extra 78k MR and booked with AS.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: JoeCha on January 21, 2015, 12:09:39 AM
I have 32k AS in my account and 32 in my wife's.

I was not gonna make my name or my accounts dirty to save on 80k MR (which is easier to earn than peeling an apple).
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ual902 on January 21, 2015, 02:09:29 AM
JFK-DXB-SIN. Separate ticket on GA to DPS.

Is this round 2 for you to DPS?

You think AS\EK F issue is still  a Glitch?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on January 21, 2015, 08:51:39 AM
No, was just responding to MP above.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on January 21, 2015, 09:04:30 AM
JFK-DXB-SIN. Separate ticket on GA to DPS.
Interesting. Does EK fly to DPS from DXB with a legitimate F? Or better to take it to SIN and then go to DPS after?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on January 21, 2015, 09:12:49 AM
Latter.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on January 21, 2015, 09:18:46 AM
Latter.
I guess it won't be the worst thing to make my SQ ticket DPS-SIN-FRA-JFK.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: chucksterace on January 21, 2015, 04:09:27 PM
Slightly off topic, but what you guys use to keep track of flights, confirmations, hotels, cars, etc.. Do you use any programs or just make a excel sheet?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on January 21, 2015, 04:15:13 PM
Tripit does the trick for complicated plans.

Otherwise I just use gmail labels.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sky121 on January 21, 2015, 04:15:51 PM
I like TripCase
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on January 21, 2015, 04:50:52 PM
Tripit does the trick for complicated plans.

Otherwise I just use gmail labels.
+1. Tripit is amazing.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Emkay on January 21, 2015, 05:05:10 PM
Tripit does the trick for complicated plans.

Otherwise I just use gmail labels.
Another vote here  for Tripit
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: KidOOO on January 21, 2015, 05:44:51 PM
I use kayak my trips, very simple but it works. never tried other ones
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: thaber on January 21, 2015, 06:06:52 PM
Another vote here  for Tripit
and another. nice thing is that they pull it right out of your email, so as soon as you make the reservation they're on it.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on January 21, 2015, 11:36:04 PM
Tripit does the trick for complicated plans.

Otherwise I just use gmail labels.
+1, that's exactly what I do.  Trip it comes in handy especially for flight, hotel, car etc. all in one place.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: lunatic on January 21, 2015, 11:59:37 PM
Google Calendar also pulls from Gmail
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Mrp alert on January 22, 2015, 03:48:12 AM
Worldmate works well for me.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Mocha on January 22, 2015, 12:17:01 PM
Anyway to hold CX F for AA if AA schedule doesn't go that far but BA does? Don't want it closed out by the time AA updates they're schedule. 
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on January 22, 2015, 12:36:21 PM
Book with BA. Hold. Wait. Cancel. Book with AA.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Mocha on January 22, 2015, 12:50:42 PM
Book with BA. Hold. Wait. Cancel. Book with AA.
dont have the necessary points for BA. Close to 500k
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on January 22, 2015, 02:39:07 PM
Then you're SOL.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: JoeCha on January 30, 2015, 01:50:02 PM
OZ F
CA J
CA F

105k Aeroplan + $186
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on January 30, 2015, 02:48:32 PM
OZ F
CA J
CA F

105k Aeroplan + $186
Routing? And how come so little YQ?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on January 30, 2015, 03:45:13 PM
OZ F
CA J
CA F

105k Aeroplan + $186
Lot of traveling lately for you. I'm jealous.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: JoeCha on February 01, 2015, 12:21:51 AM
Lot of traveling lately for you. I'm jealous.
That's booked for mid-April.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: JoeCha on February 01, 2015, 01:55:16 AM
Routing? And how come so little YQ?

YQ on OZ is very low, usually around $140-150, and no YQ on CA.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: smart brit on February 04, 2015, 01:23:01 AM
Just booked 2 seats on AA  in business JFK - LHR.
I have flown this route numerous times in j on either paid tickets or used evip, but rare to see them open it up for awards!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sruly101 on February 04, 2015, 07:37:11 AM
Just booked 2 seats on AA  in business JFK - LHR.
I have flown this route numerous times in j on either paid tickets or used evip, but rare to see them open it up for awards!
Wow it is amazing, which dates did u book? Never found availability this route in biz on AA
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: @Yehuda on February 04, 2015, 07:55:46 AM
Just booked 2 seats on AA  in business JFK - LHR.
I have flown this route numerous times in j on either paid tickets or used evip, but rare to see them open it up for awards!
Type of miles used and how many? How much YQ? And congrats!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sruly101 on February 04, 2015, 07:57:01 AM
AA is 50K OW with no YQ
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: @Yehuda on February 04, 2015, 08:01:13 AM
AA is 50K OW with no YQ
Ah, it was OW. Was curious how much the UK taxes were, but that's only when you leave UK.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sruly101 on February 04, 2015, 08:02:27 AM
Ah, it was OW. Was curious how much the UK taxes were, but that's only when you leave UK.
I dont know what he did, im saying that OW from JFK-LHR has no YQ, but back home has, but not as much like BA
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on February 04, 2015, 08:28:03 AM
KOA-LAX on DL, using 12.5k AF miles.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on February 04, 2015, 08:54:59 AM
I dont know what he did, im saying that OW from JFK-LHR has no YQ, but back home has, but not as much like BA

The return still does not have YQ. It has the UK APD (taxes).
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: @Yehuda on February 04, 2015, 09:17:16 AM
The return still does not have YQ. It has the UK APD (taxes).
Potatoes, Potahtoes.

Ah, I know I'm kidding! There's a big difference! Don't scream! 😁
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on February 04, 2015, 09:29:24 AM
KOA-LAX on DL, using 12.5k AF miles.
How are you getting to KOA?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: smart brit on February 04, 2015, 04:33:25 PM
Wow it is amazing, which dates did u book? Never found availability this route in biz on AA
March 30th

Type of miles used and how many? How much YQ? And congrats!
AA 50k pp +$11.20
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Mocha on February 04, 2015, 05:00:07 PM
Ahh....got all my flight I wanted.

4 seats JFK-HKG then BKK-HKG-EWR all in CX J

If only they flew CNX-HKG and avoid the need to position CNX-BKK.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on February 04, 2015, 05:06:59 PM
Ahh....got all my flight I wanted.

4 seats JFK-HKG then BKK-HKG-EWR all in CX J

If only they flew CNX-HKG and avoid the need to position CNX-BKK.
DragonAir flies that route, bookable w/ OneWorld.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on February 04, 2015, 05:07:39 PM
How are you getting to KOA?
TLV-LAX-SEA-KOA using 45k AA miles.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sruly101 on February 04, 2015, 06:34:26 PM
TLV-LAX-SEA-KOA using 45k AA miles.
Was it booked recently? How did u book TLV-LAX, LY is over?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: nobiggy on February 04, 2015, 06:35:46 PM
Was it booked recently? How did u book TLV-LAX, LY is over?

Why not on US Airways.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sruly101 on February 04, 2015, 06:40:40 PM
Why not on US Airways.
Do they have direct LAX-TLV? :o
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: nobiggy on February 04, 2015, 06:44:32 PM
Do they have direct LAX-TLV? :o
oh that's what you mean.
They go through PHL
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on February 04, 2015, 06:55:55 PM
oh that's what you mean.
They go through PHL
But it's considered direct, as flight 796/797 stay the same LAX-TLV and TLV-LAX.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Mocha on February 04, 2015, 07:22:15 PM
DragonAir flies that route, bookable w/ OneWorld.
flight times don't work out too well. And would rather the extra stop to go CX J
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on February 04, 2015, 07:48:50 PM
flight times don't work out too well. And would rather the extra stop to go CX J

Unless something has changed, the vast majority of the time they use their regional product on that route, in which case you'd be silly to add on a leg simply to fly a subpar J.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: yls2011 on February 04, 2015, 07:50:40 PM
LAX-PHX-EWR 24 hr stopover (hopefully lax-jfk will open up)
JFK-VCP on AA reconfigured 763. Was hoping for the 77W but I'm not taking chances
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on February 04, 2015, 07:51:08 PM
Unless something has changed, the vast majority of the time they use their regional product on that route, in which case you'd be silly to add on a leg simply to fly a subpar J.
Nope. They use the lie-flat product for the majority of those flights.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on February 04, 2015, 08:03:31 PM
Nope. They use the lie-flat product for the majority of those flights.

Just checked again. Looks like it's a lottery, depending which flight you take. Just as likely to get a 773 or a 333 with regional config, as you are a 333 with long-haul config. Looks to be 50/50. Definitely used to skew towards regional.

In any event, IMHO, it's still not worth it to add 40% (and no less than 5 hours of travel time) to your trip to fly CNX-BKK-HKG just to get CX J (which may or may not be long-haul and can and does often get switched out) instead of CNX-HKG (which is like a 2.5 hour flight)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on February 04, 2015, 09:16:42 PM
Nope. They use the lie-flat product for the majority of those flights.
I got the regional version when i went last year. If i knew more about booking then, i would have just went from CNX.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Mocha on February 04, 2015, 09:24:36 PM
In any event, IMHO, it's still not worth it to add 40% (and no less than 5 hours of travel time) to your trip to fly CNX-BKK-HKG just to get CX J (which may or may not be long-haul and can and does often get switched out) instead of CNX-HKG (which is like a 2.5 hour flight)
Point taken. In any event seems like the 1 flight daily wouldnt get me in in-time to catch my connection to EWR. Maybe I'll just fly night before from CNX-BKK and spend some time there in the morning till my 1pm flight BKK-HKG-EWR
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on February 04, 2015, 09:28:09 PM
Point taken. In any event seems like the 1 flight daily wouldnt get me in in-time to catch my connection to EWR. Maybe I'll just fly night before from CNX-BKK and spend some time there in the morning till my 1pm flight BKK-HKG-EWR
Stay in CNX. Not worth moving everything around for a night (especially if you have a kid IIRC).
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Mocha on February 04, 2015, 09:50:55 PM
Stay in CNX. Not worth moving everything around for a night (especially if you have a kid IIRC).
Ok thanks.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yaalili on February 04, 2015, 10:15:42 PM
JFK-VCP on AA reconfigured 763. Was hoping for the 77W but I'm not taking chances

Nice! That flight is just as a war to AD starting flights soon to JFK and currently to MIA area. Keep it mind it is a solid 2 hours from SAO.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: yls2011 on February 04, 2015, 10:22:08 PM
Nice! That flight is just as a war to AD starting flights soon to JFK and currently to MIA area. Keep it mind it is a solid 2 hours from SAO.
Yeah it's far- I hesitated at first but I feel like at this point it's the best I'm going to do on AA miles. The 77W flights are all standard availability. I would still take VCP over angle lie flat any day!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yaalili on February 04, 2015, 10:25:56 PM
Yeah it's far- I hesitated at first but I feel like at this point it's the best I'm going to do on AA miles. The 77W flights are all standard availability. I would still take VCP over angle lie flat any day!

Look closer in, this route opens up lots of times in J and even F. If you flying Azul or connecting to Azul you can use their free connecting bus from VCP to SAO.
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Post by: yls2011 on February 04, 2015, 10:32:35 PM
Look closer in, this route opens up lots of times in J and even F. If you flying Azul or connecting to Azul you can use their free connecting bus from VCP to SAO.
Asked in a different thread but you might know- would AA charge a change fee for switching from JFK-VCP to JFK-GRU, since destinations are in the same area?
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Post by: AJK on February 04, 2015, 11:04:39 PM
Yes.
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Post by: Emkay on February 05, 2015, 03:11:38 AM
DragonAir flies that route, bookable w/ OneWorld.
Would AA book TLV-CNX for the same 60RT as TLV-BKK?
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Post by: Drago on February 05, 2015, 03:16:17 AM
Would AA book TLV-CNX for the same 60RT as TLV-BKK?
Sure, anywhere in that area assuming it's a published routing. But it would be a pain, since the route would likely be as follows.
TLV-AMM-BKK-HKG-CNX

Was much easier w/ LY options.
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Post by: Emkay on February 05, 2015, 03:20:41 AM


Sure, anywhere in that area assuming it's a published routing. But it would be a pain, since the route would likely be as follows.
TLV-AMM-BKK-HKG-CNX

Was much easier w/ LY options.

I currently have an LY flight scheduled,  when I tried adding on BKK-CNX originally they insisted it would be more. I'll just end up paying $25 for that flight
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Post by: Drago on February 05, 2015, 03:32:43 AM
oh that's what you mean.
They go through PHL
This was the best option as I needed 5 seats, and this leaves a few hrs after tisha ba'av.
I can only hope that 15 hrs in Y, w/ my height and kids should be a teshuva cleansing process.
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Post by: nobiggy on February 05, 2015, 02:57:37 PM
This was the best option as I needed 5 seats, and this leaves a few hrs after tisha ba'av.
I can only hope that 15 hrs in Y, w/ my height and kids should be a teshuva cleansing process.
Enjoy your flight and make the best out of it!
 I would never be able to manage so many hours in Y, but when you need 5 tickets it's going to be a challenge to get J.
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Post by: Drago on February 05, 2015, 03:30:39 PM
Enjoy your flight and make the best out of it!
 I would never be able to manage so many hours in Y, but when you need 5 tickets it's going to be a challenge to get J.
Yup, it is what it is. If I can get a paid upgrade for myself to biz, I'll do that.
That way, I won't get in the way of my wife as she's taking care of the children.
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Post by: Yehoshua on February 05, 2015, 03:37:39 PM
Yup, it is what it is. If I can get a paid upgrade for myself to biz, I'll do that.
That way, I won't get in the way of my wife as she's taking care of the children.
And your wife would be fine stuck in Y while you enjoy J?
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Post by: Drago on February 05, 2015, 03:50:29 PM
And your wife would be fine stuck in Y while you enjoy J?
You think I would truly be able to enjoy myself knowing how difficult it would be for her???
Please, I'm a human, not an animal! It'll weigh on my mind the entire flight.

;)
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Post by: Marco Polo on February 05, 2015, 03:51:20 PM
You think I would truly be able to enjoy myself knowing how difficult it would be for her???
Please, I'm a human, not an animal! It'll weigh on my mind the entire flight.

;)
At least you will have a pillow to rest your head.
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Post by: Yehoshua on February 05, 2015, 03:52:05 PM
You think I would truly be able to enjoy myself knowing how difficult it would be for her???
Please, I'm a human, not an animal! It'll weigh on my mind the entire flight.

;)
  ;)
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Post by: Drago on February 05, 2015, 03:52:56 PM
At least you will have a pillow to rest your head.
Yea, between that, some whiskey, and the sleeping pills, I hope to be well-rested so I can help out when we land.
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Post by: mawmaw on February 05, 2015, 05:00:28 PM
Yea, between that, some whiskey, and the sleeping pills, I hope to be well-rested so I can help out when we land.
maybe switch the jobs let her seat in J and help you later ;) sorry for my .......... ;)
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Post by: Shoeless on February 06, 2015, 10:51:59 AM
Austrian via United
Two Tickets Business Class
Newark -> VIE -> DBV -> ZAG -> VIE ->JFK
230,000 + $200 fees
Thank You DAN!

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Post by: Emkay on February 07, 2015, 05:24:50 PM



That way, I won't get in the way of my wife as she's taking care of the children.

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Post by: DMYD on February 07, 2015, 05:53:29 PM
OS, BUD-VIE-JFK 57,500
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Post by: efflpetzel on February 11, 2015, 01:20:42 PM
This thread is gonna go wild,

I'll start: LHR-YYZ-AIH-EZE with wife + two kids
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Post by: Yosef_S on February 11, 2015, 01:25:44 PM
LHR->ZRH->MUC->TLV->FRA->ORD

LHR->MUC->VCE->IST->TLV->FRA->ORD

Need to decide which one to keep.
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Post by: Ergel on February 11, 2015, 01:56:52 PM
Can we hold off posting here till this gets honored?
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Post by: itsyehuda on February 11, 2015, 01:58:56 PM
LHR - MUC - TLV - IST - VCE - EWR - LAX - EWR

7 Seats in F/J

$357 P/P

Europe is in Summer
LAX in December
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Post by: Yaalili on February 11, 2015, 01:59:51 PM
This would all fall into Which Paid Itin...
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Post by: AJK on February 11, 2015, 02:00:09 PM
Can we hold off posting here till this gets honored?

+1

And then, we should all be using gcmap.com :)
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Post by: Drago on February 11, 2015, 03:42:41 PM
Those aren't 'award' itins.
They're revenue tix.
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Post by: Dan on February 11, 2015, 03:43:26 PM
Those aren't 'award' itins.
They're revenue tix.
That just happen to be cheaper than LHR awards ;)
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Post by: Yosef_S on February 11, 2015, 03:46:06 PM
They're revenue tix.

Try telling that to United!
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Post by: Yaalili on February 20, 2015, 01:13:44 AM
JNB-LVI ad VFA-JNB for 9k BA avios roundtrip + $88.
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Post by: Yehoshua on February 20, 2015, 01:22:01 AM
JNB-LVI ad VFA-JNB for 9k BA avios roundtrip + $88.
Sounds like fun. When you headed that way?
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Post by: Yaalili on February 20, 2015, 01:25:17 AM
Sounds like fun. When you headed that way?

March. Unlike AEP-IGR which is just a few miles over the 650, this one is at a healthy 600.
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Post by: Yehoshua on February 20, 2015, 01:29:58 AM
March. Unlike AEP-IGR which is just a few miles over the 650, this one is at a healthy 600.
Nice! #jealous
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Post by: Yaalili on February 20, 2015, 01:46:36 AM
Nice! #jealous

:) - Was a hard call between Victoria Falls and Kruger. Ultimately VF won because of A) amount of time we have B) ability to fly there for 9k avios.
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Post by: @Yehuda on February 20, 2015, 01:25:44 PM
Ummm....

DEN-OGG 2 pax in J
35K LH each

Too busy at work right now, but expect lots of Hawaii talk over the weekend as LH gave me till Monday to change/cancel since they're closed on the weekends.

But for now, I can finally post in this thread and... I'M BOOKED TO HAWAII!!!! Thank G-d.
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Post by: Yehoshua on February 20, 2015, 01:26:40 PM
Ummm....

DEN-OGG 2 pax in J
35K LH each

Too busy at work right now, but expect lots of Hawaii talk over the weekend as LH gave me till Monday to change/cancel since they're closed on the weekends.

But for now, I can finally post in this thread and... I'M BOOKED TO HAWAII!!!! Thank G-d.
Yay!!!!! Finally!!!!
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Post by: @Yehuda on February 20, 2015, 01:48:19 PM
Yay!!!!! Finally!!!!
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
And to pre-empt those who will get on me for domestic J, it's 7 hours and I have plenty of LH to burn, so I figured why not be more comfortable?
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Post by: Dan on February 20, 2015, 02:04:18 PM
There are some days when DEN-HNL/OGG have lie-flats.
Have you looked at the seat map?
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Post by: Yehoshua on February 20, 2015, 02:06:35 PM
There are some days when DEN-HNL/OGG have lie-flats.
Have you looked at the seat map?
The flight that date isn't lie flat.
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Post by: Matovu on February 20, 2015, 02:09:58 PM
Ummm....

DEN-OGG 2 pax in J
35K LH each

Too busy at work right now, but expect lots of Hawaii talk over the weekend as LH gave me till Monday to change/cancel since they're closed on the weekends.

But for now, I can finally post in this thread and... I'M BOOKED TO HAWAII!!!! Thank G-d.

So happy for you
expect talk !
talk a lot and Inject me with the bug of those islands please
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Post by: @Yehuda on February 20, 2015, 02:35:24 PM
The flight that date isn't lie flat.
^what he said. That's okay, I just want to get to Hawaii and ideally while using my LH stash.

So happy for you
expect talk !
talk a lot and Inject me with the bug of those islands please
I think we all know I'm good at talking a lot. ::)
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Post by: Emkay on February 21, 2015, 04:19:12 PM



And to pre-empt those who will get on me for domestic J, it's 7 hours
I think I'm backtracking on my current mindset about domestic J, during my 4 hour eastjet flight this past Thursday I was going out of my mind. Never again (probably)
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Post by: @Yehuda on February 21, 2015, 07:32:39 PM
I think I'm backtracking on my current mindset about domestic J, during my 4 hour eastjet flight this past Thursday I was going out of my mind. Never again (probably)
We take the 4 hour trip NYC-DEN a few times a year, and I'm kinda okay with Y for that amount of time (although it's SW, so there isn't even domestic J :P) but I do hear that for sitting on a longer route with a spouse, it would be much nicer to have a bit of a bigger seat and no one else sitting next to you.
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Post by: ilherman on February 21, 2015, 08:28:50 PM
Personally I rather go with an exit seat than domestic F.
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Post by: Yehoshua on March 04, 2015, 06:36:10 PM
BA/AA PHL-MIA in Y for 2 pax
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Post by: yls2011 on March 08, 2015, 10:18:44 PM
AA LAX-DFW-JFK-GRU in J, 12 hour stopover in JFK to get food  :)
Hoping to switch to direct LAX-JFK when it opens.

JFK-GRU IS on TAM, seems that the seats are angled lie flat. Hopefully AA 77W will open availability at some point.
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Post by: Ergel on March 14, 2015, 11:42:03 PM
6/28 YYZ-YEG J
7/1 YYC-YYZ Y
75K UA + $94 (dumb Canadian government always taking my money)
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Post by: Yehoshua on March 15, 2015, 12:03:36 AM
Doing the Edmonton, Jasper, Banff, Calgary drive?
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Post by: Ergel on March 15, 2015, 12:08:35 AM
Yup
Stay first night in Jasper. Then probably two nights at Fairmont lake Louise
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Post by: Yehoshua on March 15, 2015, 12:11:27 AM
Yup
Stay first night in Jasper. Then probably two nights at Fairmont lake Louise
Nice. We did the same drive the other way. The Fairmont Jasper is not nearly as nice as the Lake Louise it Banff ones.
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Post by: Ergel on March 15, 2015, 12:18:17 AM
Figured that. Which is why I'll probably only get one Fairmont card for my two nights on Banff. Have to figure out where I'll stay the first night
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Post by: Ergel on March 15, 2015, 12:19:13 AM
Care to share your itinerary?
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Post by: Yehoshua on March 15, 2015, 02:01:18 AM
Care to share your itinerary?
It was quite some time ago, so no points stays. I can try to recall the actual itinerary (activities) though if you're interested.
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Post by: Ergel on March 15, 2015, 07:58:03 AM
It was quite some time ago, so no points stays. I can try to recall the actual itinerary (activities) though if you're interested.
Yes. And where you stayed in Jasper. Seems like the only points hotel is the Fairmont and I will only have 2 free nights and will use them in Lake Louise, so I need to figure out where to stay in Jasper
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Post by: Yehoshua on March 15, 2015, 09:42:15 AM
Yes. And where you stayed in Jasper. Seems like the only points hotel is the Fairmont and I will only have 2 free nights and will use them in Lake Louise, so I need to figure out where to stay in Jasper
I can look up where we stayed but I know I wouldn't recommend it. It was a cabin that was really, really old.
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Post by: Ergel on March 15, 2015, 07:49:22 PM
I'm booked yyz-sfo-ogg on 7/29 with united miles air Canada connecting to united. landing in SFO at 10:30 AM. I original was scheduled to leave SFO at 7:30, leaving me a full day to see Alcatraz, GG bridge and get dinner. My flight was changed to 4:40 so now I have my options open. At this point I don't think it makes sense to go touring in SFO, just not enough time.
So, there is a ~12:30 flight to ogg, so I could take that. Any other ideas of what I should try to switch to? Not interested in adding a stop.
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Post by: Dan on March 15, 2015, 07:54:21 PM
Don't you mean 5:30pm from SFO-OGG?
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Post by: Ergel on March 15, 2015, 07:56:22 PM
Correct. I guess it would have been right anyways but 7 hours seems much more doable than 6
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Post by: Dan on March 15, 2015, 07:59:46 PM
7 hours should be enough for Alcatraz and GG bridge.
Forget dinner, SFO's food situation makes CLE's look gourmet.
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Post by: Ergel on March 15, 2015, 08:01:40 PM
Either way. Now it's only 6 hours. Which I think is cutting it too tight
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Post by: Ergel on March 15, 2015, 08:03:03 PM
Sorry. I was on the 7 PM. Now I'm on the 440 PM
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Post by: Dan on March 15, 2015, 08:07:36 PM
Are you not on:

Wed, Jul 29
Air Canada 737 Dep: 8:00 am-Arr: 10:25 am
7:05 connection
United 1749 Dep: 5:30 pm-Arr: 7:55 pm
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Post by: Ergel on March 15, 2015, 08:08:34 PM
Now I'm totally confused. My email staying my flight change says 4:40 but on ual.com it says 5:30
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Ergel on March 15, 2015, 08:14:48 PM
I guess I'm really on the 5:30. Leave it or switch to the 1PM flight?
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Post by: Dan on March 15, 2015, 08:15:40 PM
7:05 is plenty of time to do Alcatraz/GG if that's what you want.
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Post by: Hershelsdeals on March 15, 2015, 08:26:43 PM
LAX--BOB in June .
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Post by: lunatic on March 15, 2015, 08:30:04 PM
LAX--BOB in June .
Which airline? What points?
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Post by: Hershelsdeals on March 15, 2015, 08:32:52 PM
Which airline? What points?
Priced for two. 150K AA with VN Y $755 RT for  PPT-BOB with Air Tahiti.


Still need to figure out how to get from NYC-LAX in saver, no saver found on my dates in June.
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Post by: @Yehuda on March 15, 2015, 08:35:26 PM
LAX--BOB in June .
Took my advice, eh?
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Post by: Hershelsdeals on March 15, 2015, 08:37:01 PM
Took my advice, eh?
If you wanna take the credit, fine with me.
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Post by: maxie m on March 16, 2015, 01:11:33 AM
Phx- JFK  April 16 via delta used fb milage, just have to find departure flights jfk- phx for april12
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Post by: AharonInIsrael on March 24, 2015, 03:04:38 AM
TLV-FRA-EWR for my mother in J on 4/7. 80k UA miles. Just missed getting her a LHR-JFK in BA F and a lounge cabana (I needed her to call in and change, but she was sleeping).
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Post by: ariIs on March 24, 2015, 06:30:41 PM
EWR-NRT in Y, NRT-HNL (open jaw) LIH-LAX-EWR in J at 100K UA miles x2 ppl.
(35K for outbound in Y, 65K for inbound J).
The J availability for hawaii -> nyc was hard to piece together, especially since I wanted to get a 24h stopover in LAX or SFO.
Spent 1/2 and hour on the phone with United getting that done. I booked the return on a different date with better availability, then had them change the HNL->EWR leg to the above routing.
And it turned out that the website was showing phantom J availability on some dates :(
Ended up doing the open jaw, so need to get an island hop - trying to decide whether a mileage ticket is worth it there (6k UA) or just buy it for $84.
Would Hawaiian charge for baggage for inter-island UA award flight?
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Post by: @Yehuda on March 24, 2015, 07:05:54 PM
Sorry, was a bit confused. Did you pull any shtick for the return?
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Post by: AJK on March 24, 2015, 07:07:23 PM
Would Hawaiian charge for baggage for inter-island UA award flight?

http://help.hawaiianairlines.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/80
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Post by: ariIs on March 25, 2015, 04:57:27 PM
Sorry, was a bit confused. Did you pull any shtick for the return?

No shtick.
The flights I wanted were all separately available on ua.com but not showing up on the combined search.
I booked the return in the right class (J), but with connection through ORD (which was all that the website was showing me), and then called to change the connection to a 23hr stopover in LAX using flights I already found separately.
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Post by: @Yehuda on March 25, 2015, 04:58:06 PM
No shtick.
The flights I wanted were all separately available on ua.com but not showing up on the combined search.
I booked the return in the right class (J), but with connection through ORD (which was all that the website was showing me), and then called to change the connection to a 23hr stopover in LAX using flights I already found separately.
Ah okay thanks for clarifying.
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Post by: ariIs on March 25, 2015, 04:58:58 PM
http://help.hawaiianairlines.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/80

Thanks!
Looks like hawaiian discounted baggage costs the same as island air non-discounted baggage ;)
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Post by: AharonInIsrael on April 02, 2015, 10:37:44 AM
Nice!

Just switched my mom from April 7th at 4 AM TLV-FRA-EWR to April 6th TLV-EWR direct on United. Only charged $50 change (is this due to being United Cardholder? Because she's not a silver member).
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Post by: ad120 on April 03, 2015, 02:09:02 AM
04/07
AA LGA> ORF
04/08
AA ORF> MIA
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Post by: IsraelGuy on April 27, 2015, 04:12:12 PM
BA on AB
JFK-DUS-TLV with infants in J
Goodbye reasonable J awards with infant fares on oneworld
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Post by: Marco Polo on April 27, 2015, 04:15:41 PM
BA on AB
JFK-DUS-TLV with infants in J
Goodbye reasonable J awards with infant fares on oneworld
10% miles with BA is not reasonable?
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Post by: IsraelGuy on April 27, 2015, 04:16:33 PM

10% miles with BA is not reasonable?

It's more than reasonable! But 40k --> 60k for J on AB hurts
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Post by: Marco Polo on April 27, 2015, 04:18:03 PM
It's more than reasonable! But 40k --> 60k for J on AB hurts
That's for a regular adult ticket, infants are not really affected that much when using BA.

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Post by: IsraelGuy on April 27, 2015, 04:20:00 PM

That's for a regular adult ticket, infants are not really affected that much when using BA.

True, but it's not like the infants flying alone :)
Tomorrow the total increase just for that flight as a couple with two infants is 44k- still not the worst option out there but it stings a little
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Post by: Marco Polo on April 27, 2015, 04:21:06 PM
True, but it's not like the infants flying alone :)
Tomorrow the total increase just for that flight as a couple with two infants is 44k- still not the worst option out there but it stings a little
I can definitely agree with that.
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Post by: IsraelGuy on April 27, 2015, 04:22:34 PM

I can definitely agree with that.

But I'm still learning the ropes of child bookings- kids make everything more difficult/expensive- seems like a universal in every sugya
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Post by: Marco Polo on April 27, 2015, 04:24:50 PM
But I'm still learning the ropes of child bookings- kids make everything more difficult/expensive- seems like a universal in every sugya
It definitely stings paying 10% of revenue for an infant on an F ticket, but as i have said before, cashback is perfect for paying these charges.
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Post by: mawmaw on April 29, 2015, 01:14:13 AM
It definitely stings paying 10% of revenue for an infant on an F ticket, but as i have said before, cashback is perfect for paying these charges.
Barclay arrival+ will do the trick ;) 
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Post by: mawmaw on April 29, 2015, 01:15:15 AM
TLV-ZRH-JFK J on LX using M&M miles (52k) now i need EWR-TLV but no saver :(
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Post by: @Yehuda on April 29, 2015, 09:08:24 AM
TLV-ZRH-JFK J on LX using M&M miles (52k) now i need EWR-TLV but no saver :(
What was the YQ?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sruly101 on April 29, 2015, 01:51:38 PM
What was the YQ?
Around $250
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sruly101 on April 29, 2015, 01:52:06 PM
TLV-ZRH-JFK J on LX using M&M miles (52k) now i need EWR-TLV but no saver :(
Why didnt You return the same route!?
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Post by: mawmaw on April 29, 2015, 01:57:51 PM
Around $250
244.04 :)
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Post by: mawmaw on April 29, 2015, 02:08:17 PM
Why didnt You return the same route!?
actually TLV-NYC is my return i need to make it to a wedding on 5/26 (day after shvuos) I can only make it with a direct flight  i was thinking about UA 90 leaving 10.35PM but UA blocked all saver seats on J&Y 
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: harrym on May 07, 2015, 06:36:47 PM
Just booked this mixture of J on the short haul and TG and CA F on the long haul.
This game has no end ;D

TLV - VIE: ---
VIE - FRA: ---
FRA - BKK: ---
BKK - KTM: ---
KTM - BKK: ---
BKK - PEK: ---
PEK - FRA: ---
FRA - TLV: ---
Mileage and Price Details
1 Award  90,000 miles
 
Ticket Taxes/Fees  $159.16
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on May 09, 2015, 10:28:39 PM
JFK-AUH-MLE RT on EY F/Y for January.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ABC on May 10, 2015, 06:54:39 AM
Just booked this mixture of J on the short haul and TG and CA F on the long haul.
This game has no end ;D

TLV - VIE: ---
VIE - FRA: ---
FRA - BKK: ---
BKK - KTM: ---
KTM - BKK: ---
BKK - PEK: ---
PEK - FRA: ---
FRA - TLV: ---
Mileage and Price Details
1 Award  90,000 miles
 
Ticket Taxes/Fees  $159.16

Which miles did you use? AA?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: harrym on May 10, 2015, 07:48:18 AM
Which miles did you use? AA?
UA
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on May 10, 2015, 03:36:31 PM
Which miles did you use? AA?
AA wouldn't allow the routing
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: IsraelGuy on May 10, 2015, 03:41:18 PM

JFK-AUH-MLE RT on EY F/Y for January.

A380?

Mileage and YQ?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: IsraelGuy on May 10, 2015, 03:42:21 PM

Just booked this mixture of J on the short haul and TG and CA F on the long haul.
This game has no end ;D

TLV - VIE: ---
VIE - FRA: ---
FRA - BKK: ---
BKK - KTM: ---
KTM - BKK: ---
BKK - PEK: ---
PEK - FRA: ---
FRA - TLV: ---
Mileage and Price Details
1 Award  90,000 miles
 
Ticket Taxes/Fees  $159.16

Where do you have stops?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: harrym on May 10, 2015, 03:58:59 PM
Where do you have stops?
KTM - destination
PEK - stopover
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: JoeCha on May 10, 2015, 10:39:30 PM
JFK-AUH-MLE RT on EY F/Y for January.
What did it cost you?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on May 10, 2015, 10:45:00 PM
What did it cost you?
Right now, 90k first leg and 17.5k second in Y. It should really be one award, so i am going to call up.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: JoeCha on May 10, 2015, 11:13:01 PM
Which AA zone is MLE supposed to be in?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Tom Brady on May 10, 2015, 11:22:38 PM
Middle East/Indian subcontinent
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on May 11, 2015, 09:24:19 AM
The partner chart is here. (http://www.aa.com/i18n/AAdvantage/redeemMiles/all-partner-chart.jsp#regiondefinitions)

The airline needs to also have a published fare between the two cities and JFK-MLE happens to be a published one on EY. Hopefully it won't be too difficult to get points back.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Emkay on May 11, 2015, 09:35:42 AM


Just booked this mixture of J on the short haul and TG and CA F on the long haul.
This game has no end ;D

TLV - VIE: ---
VIE - FRA: ---
FRA - BKK: ---
BKK - KTM: ---
KTM - BKK: ---
BKK - PEK: ---
PEK - FRA: ---
FRA - TLV: ---
Mileage and Price Details
1 Award  90,000 miles
 
Ticket Taxes/Fees  $159.16

How long are the stopovers in each location?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Emkay on May 11, 2015, 09:36:30 AM
It's more than reasonable! But 40k --> 60k for J on AB hurts
What is 40k? Wasn't it 50k?
Title: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: IsraelGuy on May 11, 2015, 09:39:23 AM

What is 40k? Wasn't it 50k?

Including Txl-Tlv it was 50k
But jfk-Txl was 40, now 60
If I remember correctly...
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Emkay on May 11, 2015, 09:41:41 AM


Including Txl-Tlv it was 50k
But jfk-Txl was 40,
That's correct
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: harrym on May 11, 2015, 12:41:02 PM

How long are the stopovers in each location?
4 days in KTM and 1 week in PEK. All the rest are under 24hrs.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: shwarmabob on May 12, 2015, 03:44:16 PM
4 days in KTM and 1 week in PEK. All the rest are under 24hrs.

Did you have to PUTPAC?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: harrym on May 12, 2015, 05:58:24 PM
Did you have to PUTPAC?
Of course.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: shwarmabob on May 12, 2015, 06:10:30 PM
thanks, I was trying to work things on their site, it errors out  ::)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on May 14, 2015, 08:51:59 AM
Just booked UA J EWR-HNL for next week.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sky121 on May 14, 2015, 09:00:39 AM
Just booked UA J EWR-HNL for next week.
Nice !
Always a fun flight to see booked
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on May 14, 2015, 09:03:27 AM
Nice !
Always a fun flight to see booked
Now i need to figure out a way back.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sky121 on May 14, 2015, 09:05:41 AM
Now i need to figure out a way back.

Easy fix.
Just stay.

What fun that would be. Booking a one way ticket with no return.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on May 14, 2015, 09:06:30 AM
Easy fix.
Just stay.

What fun that would be. Booking a one way ticket with no return.

I seem to enjoy that. Did the same thing on my Japan trip.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on May 14, 2015, 09:09:18 AM
Booked EWR-LAX in I, return in X.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: rileywiles23 on May 14, 2015, 09:36:57 AM

Booked EWR-LAX in I, return in X.
Da hell is I, and X ?!?!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on May 14, 2015, 09:37:19 AM
Da hell is I, and X ?!?!
Fare codes.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on May 14, 2015, 10:02:02 AM
Da hell is I, and X ?!?!

Yes, in my case, I is United First and X is United Sardine.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on May 14, 2015, 04:42:12 PM
KE F LAX-ICN-HKG (Held, pending CX F availability)

SQ R SIN-NRT-LAX (Booked)

This will be my first time in F! Super excited!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on May 14, 2015, 04:45:14 PM
KE F LAX-ICN-HKG (Held, pending CX F availability)

SQ R SIN-NRT-LAX (Booked)

This will be my first time in F! Super excited!
Sounds/looks great. KE F is pretty nice as well, so don't worry if CX doesn't open.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on May 14, 2015, 04:48:44 PM
Sounds/looks great. KE F is pretty nice as well, so don't worry if CX doesn't open.
True, I'd just prefer to use 67.5k AA than 80k UR. I'll need to keep extending the hold, so if I can do that or someone gives be free UR I'll just stick with KE.

Also, from pix it looks like the foot well on F is a lot wider than on CX F. Is CX F restrictive down there? I'm comparing it to LH J on the 747-8 which has a really restrictive foot well.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on May 14, 2015, 04:54:30 PM
True, I'd just prefer to use 67.5k AA than 80k UR. I'll need to keep extending the hold, so if I can do that or someone gives be free UR I'll just stick with KE.

Also, from pix it looks like the foot well on F is a lot wider than on CX F. Is CX F restrictive down there? I'm comparing it to LH J on the 747-8 which has a really restrictive foot well.
CX F is the least restrictive seat/bed in the sky.
Not a big fan of the service, but the hard product is awesome.

Overall I'd take SQ or NH over CX due to excellent hard and soft products.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on May 14, 2015, 04:59:23 PM
True, I'd just prefer to use 67.5k AA than 80k UR. I'll need to keep extending the hold, so if I can do that or someone gives be free UR I'll just stick with KE.

Also, from pix it looks like the foot well on F is a lot wider than on CX F. Is CX F restrictive down there? I'm comparing it to LH J on the 747-8 which has a really restrictive foot well.
Not at all. It is an amazing bed.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on May 14, 2015, 05:01:18 PM
KE F LAX-ICN-HKG (Held, pending CX F availability)

SQ R SIN-NRT-LAX (Booked)

This will be my first time in F! Super excited!

Wow. Heck of a first foray.

But, be warned... flying will never be the same.

Piece of unsolicited advice? Fly economy and forget F.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: JoeCha on May 14, 2015, 05:13:27 PM
KE F LAX-ICN-HKG (Held, pending CX F availability)

SQ R SIN-NRT-LAX (Booked)

This will be my first time in F! Super excited!
Make sure to be awake every minute of your flight time. No first class flight feels as good as the first one.
I can never forget my first F flight - even it was just UA F.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on May 14, 2015, 05:14:43 PM
Piece of unsolicited advice? Fly economy and forget F.
So true.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: JoeCha on May 14, 2015, 05:16:38 PM
So true.
-1
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Emkay on May 14, 2015, 05:19:50 PM


.

Piece of unsolicited advice? Fly economy and forget F.
?

Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on May 14, 2015, 05:28:49 PM
CX F is the least restrictive seat/bed in the sky.
Not a big fan of the service, but the hard product is awesome.

Overall I'd take SQ or NH over CX due to excellent hard and soft products.
That's why I booked SQ for the return. I really wanted it for the inbound so I could spend shabbos in HKG, but it didn't work. We'll actually be flying a redeye SIN-NRT in F on a 777-300ER then connecting 11 hours later to R NRT-LAX, so I'll get to try both products.

Wow. Heck of a first foray.

But, be warned... flying will never be the same.

Piece of unsolicited advice? Fly economy and forget F.
We've been moving up slowly. My first J was UA J.
Next will be AZ J followed by KL J in a few weeks.
We fly Y loads of times for short, under 5-hour flights. Painful, but doable.

In terms of your advice, thanks but no thanks! :D

Make sure to be awake every minute of your flight time. No first class flight feels as good as the first one.
I can never forget my first F flight - even it was just UA F.
Why stay awake and not take advantage of the bed? You can be guaranteed I'll be asleep on SIN-NRT flight.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: MEIR613 on May 14, 2015, 06:57:02 PM
CX F is the least restrictive seat/bed in the sky.
Not a big fan of the service, but the hard product is awesome.

Overall I'd take SQ or NH over CX due to excellent hard and soft products.
I personally would take CX over NH. A lot more space and less claustrophobic.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on May 14, 2015, 07:05:15 PM
I didnt find NH claustrophobic at all.
Loved the memory foam mattress pad.

And the service, man oh man. Kills CX.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on May 14, 2015, 07:14:56 PM
I didnt find NH claustrophobic at all.
Loved the memory foam mattress pad.

And the service, man oh man. Kills CX.

Are there any good US airline first classes? Doesn't sound like it.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on May 14, 2015, 07:27:47 PM
Are there any good US airline first classes? Doesn't sound like it.

Lol
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on May 14, 2015, 07:40:25 PM
I didnt find NH claustrophobic at all.
Loved the memory foam mattress pad.

And the service, man oh man. Kills CX.
I found the NH service in Y amazing! I flew them in Dec 2011 and, while I'm obviously not talking about the hard Y product, the service in Y was amazing! I got a free model plane, unprompted, a few hours after chatting with a FA about our trip and mentioning it was our honeymoon. I can only imagine what F is like.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on May 14, 2015, 07:56:31 PM
Has anyone experienced United First from EWR to LAX? Please don't laugh, but they were the only ones with saver availability on my dates.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Chapshnell on May 14, 2015, 07:59:17 PM
Lie flat? Booked with LH?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: @Yehuda on May 14, 2015, 08:06:50 PM
Has anyone experienced United First from EWR to LAX? Please don't laugh, but they were the only ones with saver availability on my dates.
It's called First, but on domestic routes it's only 2 cabins, so it's not officially "trying a First class cabin", it's more equivalent to flying J on a UA intl flight that has 3 cabins. But most importantly, you need to check the plane type to know whether it's lie flat or just a regular seat. Click "view seats" to see. If it's lie-flat, then it's a nice flight. Don't expect amazing service, but for someone (like me) who only has flown on UA J, you'll feel like a million bucks. :-)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on May 14, 2015, 09:44:19 PM
It's called First, but on domestic routes it's only 2 cabins, so it's not officially "trying a First class cabin", it's more equivalent to flying J on a UA intl flight that has 3 cabins. But most importantly, you need to check the plane type to know whether it's lie flat or just a regular seat. Click "view seats" to see. If it's lie-flat, then it's a nice flight. Don't expect amazing service, but for someone (like me) who only has flown on UA J, you'll feel like a million bucks. :-)

It's not lie-flat. They never have availability out of JFK, and for some reason, even though Newark is their hub (and has a pretty decent terminal) they fly regular planes. Not like their "Premium Service" is that great either. Just old, squishy planes with a bigger seatback screen and more expensive wifi.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: @Yehuda on May 14, 2015, 10:00:29 PM
It's not lie-flat. They never have availability out of JFK, and for some reason, even though Newark is their hub (and has a pretty decent terminal) they fly regular planes. Not like their "Premium Service" is that great either. Just old, squishy planes with a bigger seatback screen and more expensive wifi.
2 flights daily to EWR have lie flat. Just got to be willing to check often and last minute. Or Plan B.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on May 14, 2015, 10:03:01 PM
It's not lie-flat. They never have availability out of JFK, and for some reason, even though Newark is their hub (and has a pretty decent terminal) they fly regular planes. Not like their "Premium Service" is that great either. Just old, squishy planes with a bigger seatback screen and more expensive wifi.

No mystery why JFK and not EWR. JFK<>LAX/SFO get higher yield biz pax than does EWR. Also, JFK<>LAX/SFO has competition.

And I'd disagree. I'm a big fan of UA's P.S. service.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on May 14, 2015, 10:23:07 PM
No mystery why JFK and not EWR. JFK<>LAX/SFO get higher yield biz pax than does EWR. Also, JFK<>LAX/SFO has competition.

And I'd disagree. I'm a big fan of UA's P.S. service.

I loved flying their new 737 last June out of EWR. The old PS 757 was not nearly as good.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on May 14, 2015, 10:34:41 PM
737 J > 752 J?

In what lifetime?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on May 14, 2015, 10:37:03 PM
737 J > 752 J?

In what lifetime?

Hey, that's how I saw it. Sometimes J isn't so bad. Unless it's Delta. The seats on the 757 seem tighter.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on May 14, 2015, 10:46:49 PM
Hey, that's how I saw it. Sometimes J isn't so bad. Unless it's Delta. The seats on the 757 seem tighter.

They have the exact same width.

How can you prefer a seat which barely reclines to one that goes lie-flat?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on May 14, 2015, 10:53:52 PM
They have the exact same width.

How can you prefer a seat which barely reclines to one that goes lie-flat?

I don't like those type of recliners. AA looks good, but it's near impossible to find Milesaaver awards.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on May 14, 2015, 10:54:40 PM
I don't like those type of recliners. AA looks good, but it's near impossible to find Milesaaver awards.

This conversation is getting weirder and weirder.

You don't like flat beds on planes?  :o
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on May 14, 2015, 11:00:35 PM
This conversation is getting weirder and weirder.

You don't like flat beds on planes?  :o

I do, but the United PS is not very appealing to me.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on May 14, 2015, 11:05:38 PM
Well, I can now say I've seen just about everything...

Someone who prefers 737 J to 757 J P.S.

(Hey, at least you'll have an easier time finding awards than most people.)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: MEIR613 on May 14, 2015, 11:18:37 PM
MLE-AUH-JFK EY J/F A380
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on May 14, 2015, 11:25:15 PM
MLE-AUH-JFK EY J/F A380

When you going?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: MEIR613 on May 14, 2015, 11:27:11 PM
When you going?
It's booked for thanksgiving.

We'll see if it happens.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on May 14, 2015, 11:31:56 PM
It's booked for thanksgiving.

We'll see if it happens.
Figure hotels yet?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on May 15, 2015, 12:44:02 AM
Well, I can now say I've seen just about everything...

Someone who prefers 737 J to 757 J P.S.

(Hey, at least you'll have an easier time finding awards than most people.)
;D ;D ;D

+1000

Still, I think that someone here is not following the conversation correctly. Or perhaps, someone is not sure what UA PS stands for. Otherwise I'll just have to repeat
Well, I can now say I've seen just about everything...

Someone who prefers 737 J to 757 J P.S.

Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Chapshnell on May 15, 2015, 01:02:44 AM
MLE-AUH-JFK EY J/F A380

How many aa miles is this? How are you flying there?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: IsraelGuy on May 15, 2015, 02:40:37 AM

Piece of unsolicited advice? Fly economy and forget F.
So true.

Really? Just for more bang for your buck, or because you really don't feel the F product is worth it?

I've only seen a few bloggers advocate for Econ instead of J/f in general, but it's something I actually question it a lot (and so does my wife- she's always saying she'd prefer more trips in Y than fewer trips in J/F).

Curious what conclusion some of you more experienced flyers have come to...
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on May 15, 2015, 05:56:08 AM
Really? Just for more bang for your buck, or because you really don't feel the F product is worth it?

I've only seen a few bloggers advocate for Econ instead of J/f in general, but it's something I actually question it a lot (and so does my wife- she's always saying she'd prefer more trips in Y than fewer trips in J/F).

Curious what conclusion some of you more experienced flyers have come to...

I only fly first when there's no saver economy available.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: @Yehuda on May 15, 2015, 06:16:56 AM
Really? Just for more bang for your buck, or because you really don't feel the F product is worth it?

I've only seen a few bloggers advocate for Econ instead of J/f in general, but it's something I actually question it a lot (and so does my wife- she's always saying she'd prefer more trips in Y than fewer trips in J/F).

Curious what conclusion some of you more experienced flyers have come to...
They were both just meant that once you fly F, you can't go back.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: IsraelGuy on May 15, 2015, 06:19:49 AM

They were both just meant that once you fly F, you can't go back.

I hear. Another major "problem" of the game. After flying even J it's hard to sit in Y, after having been to Conrad Koh Samui and PH Maldives, regular hotels don't hold a candle....
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sruly101 on May 15, 2015, 06:20:30 AM
They were both just meant that once you fly F, you can't go back.
Well from experience I can say that u can, But its very painful :'( ;)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Emkay on May 15, 2015, 06:21:26 AM
I hear. Another major "problem" of the game. After flying even J it's hard to sit in Y, after having been to Conrad Koh Samui and PH Maldives, regular hotels don't hold a candle....
i dont think the "problem" applies to lodging nearly as much
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: IsraelGuy on May 15, 2015, 06:40:20 AM

i dont think the "problem" applies to lodging nearly as much

I still have a lot to learn :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on May 17, 2015, 04:05:09 PM
KE F LAX-ICN-HKG (Held, pending CX F availability)

SQ R SIN-NRT-LAX (Booked)

This will be my first time in F! Super excited!
So after being a complete idiot and booking the wrong dates, I've revised my itinerary and booked the following:

SQ F LAX-NRT-SIN
CX F HKG-HND
JL F NRT-LAX
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Chapshnell on May 17, 2015, 05:19:29 PM
Very nice, what aircrafts are those 3?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on May 17, 2015, 05:20:24 PM
So after being a complete idiot and booking the wrong dates, I've revised my itinerary and booked the following:

SQ F LAX-NRT-SIN
CX F HKG-HND
JL F NRT-LAX

How you getting from SIN-HKG?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on May 17, 2015, 05:29:58 PM
Very nice, what aircrafts are those 3?
SQ is A380, CX is 747-400, JL is 777-300ER
How you getting from SIN-HKG?
Most likely Avios on CX Y,  just not sure which day to fly.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: @Yehuda on May 17, 2015, 05:31:49 PM
How's YQ on those flights?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on May 17, 2015, 05:37:44 PM
How's YQ on those flights?
~$200/person on SQ and ~$78/person on AA (no YQ)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ual902 on May 17, 2015, 05:41:57 PM
So after being a complete idiot and booking the wrong dates, I've revised my itinerary and booked the following:

SQ F LAX-NRT-SIN
CX F HKG-HND
JL F NRT-LAX
Any reason why you opted JL F NRT - LAX vs CX F HKG-LAX? wanted to try another product?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on May 17, 2015, 05:42:53 PM
Any reason why you opted JL F NRT - LAX vs CX F HKG-LAX? wanted to try another product?
That, the fact that we want to overnight in Toyko to see it a bit, and CX F HKG-LAX isn't available.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on May 17, 2015, 06:59:53 PM
i dont think the "problem" applies to lodging nearly as much
-1
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: lunatic on May 17, 2015, 07:01:46 PM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=51430.msg1126101.msg#1126101
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Something Fishy on May 17, 2015, 09:24:51 PM
8/30: JFK-STT @10k BA
9/2: STT-MIA @7.5k BA
(9/2: MIA-JFK @7.5k BA once it opens up)


Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: lunatic on May 17, 2015, 10:04:11 PM
Bwi-cun
Cun-bwi.
2 tickets for 25k ur total RT, transfer to southwest
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: SOS on May 17, 2015, 10:09:39 PM
So after being a complete idiot and booking the wrong dates, I've revised my itinerary and booked the following:

SQ F LAX-NRT-SIN
CX F HKG-HND
JL F NRT-LAX

Sq f or r?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on May 17, 2015, 10:14:43 PM
Sq f or r?
R. SQ11 doesn't offer F.
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Post by: Yehoshua on May 21, 2015, 12:02:42 AM
CA J SIN-PEK-HKG for 30k AC. But my itinerary is complete.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Something Fishy on May 21, 2015, 12:14:58 AM
ALB-PHL @4.5k BA.

This goes nicely with the $49 PHL-FLL (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/66248) and the $17 FLL-ALB (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/63593) tickets :).
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on May 21, 2015, 12:16:37 AM
ALB-PHL @4.5k BA.

This goes nicely with the $49 PHL-FLL (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/66248) and the $17 FLL-ALB (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/63593) tickets :).
Nice! Enjoy!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: elya on May 31, 2015, 01:03:25 AM
Cx j nyc-hkg-bkk, I have that route on hold for the return in Cx F, trying to decide if I should splurge on EK F through dxb.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Chapshnell on May 31, 2015, 03:17:09 AM
Actual seat CX F is better but the experience overall EK is better
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: elya on May 31, 2015, 09:26:56 AM
Nervous about flying through dxb though.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: chucksterace on May 31, 2015, 09:34:05 AM

Nervous about flying through dxb though.

You׳ll be fine. Nothing to worry about.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: elya on May 31, 2015, 09:35:03 AM
Now try explaining that to the wife....
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Post by: AJK on May 31, 2015, 11:49:58 AM
Oiy
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Post by: keepsmiling123 on June 02, 2015, 10:15:05 PM
Z on AA LAX-JFK 32.5k miles x2
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on June 03, 2015, 12:02:37 AM
Z on AA LAX-JFK 32.5k miles x2

Its great. You'll enjoy.

Pretty good chance you'll fly with a celebrity. I'm like 3/4 now.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on June 03, 2015, 12:07:30 AM
AJ I'm blushing. But really, I'm not that famous.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on June 03, 2015, 12:09:06 AM
AJ I'm blushing. But really, I'm not that famous.

You were the 1/4 ;D
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on June 03, 2015, 12:10:49 AM
Then why did benny ask for a selfie with me?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on June 03, 2015, 09:44:18 PM
Z on AA LAX-JFK 32.5k miles x2

How in the world did you find availability? I gave up looking and just sold em and paid cash!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: chucksterace on June 03, 2015, 09:55:01 PM

How in the world did you find availability? I gave up looking and just sold em and paid cash!

Close in you can sometimes find availability. I found before in the past.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on June 03, 2015, 10:06:16 PM
Close in you can sometimes find availability. I found before in the past.

True. I have seen that. But if I want to plan a good trip including seats in First, I can't wait until the last minute.
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Post by: Yaalili on June 03, 2015, 10:12:53 PM
How in the world did you find availability? I gave up looking and just sold em and paid cash!

Recently there has been lots of F availability on the LAX-JFK and vv route. Having a hard time finding non-Saturday J class to SFO or LAX.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Freddie on June 08, 2015, 04:18:09 PM
Just booked ATL-JNB direct on DL.
Return is JNB-LHR-JFK on Virgin Atlantic.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Emkay on June 08, 2015, 05:21:42 PM
Just booked ATL-JNB direct on DL.
Return is JNB-LHR-JFK on Virgin Atlantic.
What class? How much?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dave A on June 09, 2015, 12:40:50 PM
ORD-TLV via DUS on AA/AB in Y.  (Now I just need a return flight ... or it's early aliyah time ...)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Freddie on June 09, 2015, 12:42:57 PM
Just booked ATL-JNB direct on DL.
Return is JNB-LHR-JFK on Virgin Atlantic.

What class? How much?

Business/First for 255k.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sruly on June 09, 2015, 12:54:19 PM
Z on AA LAX-JFK 32.5k miles x2
When flying with company I find J to be much better than F.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on June 09, 2015, 12:55:10 PM
When flying with company I find J to be much better than F.
Why?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sruly on June 09, 2015, 12:57:26 PM
Why?
In F seats face away from each other and I find them to be more claustrophobic while in J it feels a lot more spacious.

Again this is only flying with company flying alone you cant beat the privacy of F.
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Post by: Marco Polo on June 09, 2015, 12:58:47 PM
When flying with company I find J to be much better than F.
It is harder to find J available on this route IME.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: IsraelGuy on June 09, 2015, 03:39:52 PM

ORD-TLV via DUS on AA/AB in Y.  (Now I just need a return flight ... or it's early aliyah time ...)

For what month?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dave A on June 09, 2015, 05:03:40 PM
For what month?

July 1st
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: keepsmiling123 on June 09, 2015, 06:06:42 PM
How in the world did you find availability? I gave up looking and just sold em and paid cash!

Lol was abt to book biz class for 55k a seat and then saw first saver for 32.5k but I only found one seat. So I booked it  and HUCA'd til a nice rep was able to match my wife to 32.5k for first as well!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sruly101 on June 09, 2015, 06:08:33 PM
Lol was abt to book biz class for 55k a seat and then saw first saver for 32.5k but I only found one seat. So I booked it  and HUCA'd til a nice rep was able to match my wife to 32.5k for first as well!
Match a non open seat? :o
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: keepsmiling123 on June 09, 2015, 06:13:40 PM
Match a non open seat? :o

There was tons of first available just not for saver award and I didn't have enuf on my account to use for first regularly. So when I explained that my wife was gonna b in J and I would b in Z bc I tried booking it on both our accounts and only one award showed up and now I'd b going back and forth during the flight the rep was very accommodating and manually put in the 32.5k
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: IsraelGuy on June 10, 2015, 07:22:41 AM

July 1st

Good luck- I've been looking for months- availability is horrible for the summer headed TLV to the states
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sruly101 on June 10, 2015, 07:48:54 AM
There was tons of first available just not for saver award and I didn't have enuf on my account to use for first regularly. So when I explained that my wife was gonna b in J and I would b in Z bc I tried booking it on both our accounts and only one award showed up and now I'd b going back and forth during the flight the rep was very accommodating and manually put in the 32.5k
Congrats
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dave A on June 10, 2015, 09:24:17 AM
Good luck- I've been looking for months- availability is horrible for the summer headed TLV to the states

Thanks.  I imagine if I get an award flight, it'll be a combo of TLV-europe with OneWorld and europe-ORD with Star Alliance.  I have seen some availability through Tokyo, but not looking for a 30+ hour trip with the kids...
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: itsyehuda on June 11, 2015, 12:16:21 AM
LY J TLV - MXP
EK F MXP - JFK

With the dreaded five hour stopover in the middle.

Any shot I can see something out of the airport or don't even bother?

Was also wondering about interlining from LY-EK.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Emkay on June 11, 2015, 02:01:33 AM


LY J TLV - MXP
EK F MXP - JFK

With the dreaded five hour stopover in the middle.

Any shot I can see something out of the airport or don't even bother?
.
You can technically get out and have 2 hours to actually see stuff, but there ain't much there unless your just going to eat.
What did the first leg cost? Second leg is the a380?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on June 11, 2015, 03:49:20 AM
TLV-LAX-SEA-KOA using 45k AA miles.
Finally found seats open up direct LAX-KOA, and that'll save us 11 hours of travel.
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Post by: JoeCha on June 11, 2015, 07:15:23 AM

Was also wondering about interlining from LY-EK.
You can't.
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Post by: @Yehuda on June 11, 2015, 07:37:11 AM
Finally found seats open up direct LAX-KOA, and that'll save us 11 hours of travel.
Awesome!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Ergel on June 11, 2015, 10:59:40 AM
LY J TLV - MXP
EK F MXP - JFK

With the dreaded five hour stopover in the middle.

Any shot I can see something out of the airport or don't even bother?

Was also wondering about interlining from LY-EK.
Is it just me or I'd rather fly in Y direct?
Turn a 10 hour journey into a 20 hour journey for 7 hours in F
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on June 11, 2015, 11:17:37 AM
Is it just me or I'd rather fly in Y direct?
Turn a 10 hour journey into a 20 hour journey for 7 hours in F
Is LY J to MXP real J?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: chucksterace on June 11, 2015, 12:02:01 PM

Is LY J to MXP real J?

2-2. Similar to US domestic F i believe
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on June 11, 2015, 02:45:00 PM
Is it just me or I'd rather fly in Y direct?
Turn a 10 hour journey into a 20 hour journey for 7 hours in F
A comment like that can get you booted from DDF.
Repent and delete the post b/f a mod gets wind of it.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Emkay on June 11, 2015, 03:22:41 PM
Is it just me or I'd rather fly in Y direct?
Turn a 10 hour journey into a 20 hour journey for 7 hours in F
its just you ( and maybe @yehuda )
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dave A on June 12, 2015, 03:32:26 PM
Good luck- I've been looking for months- availability is horrible for the summer headed TLV to the states

Thanks.  I imagine if I get an award flight, it'll be a combo of TLV-europe with OneWorld and europe-ORD with Star Alliance.  I have seen some availability through Tokyo, but not looking for a 30+ hour trip with the kids...

TLV-ORD finally opened up for 7/13.  TLV-IST-FRA-ORD, stopovers are an hour each.   3 seats + infant.  Thanks Dan! 
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: thaber on June 12, 2015, 08:31:04 PM
for TLV-SAN the only option for Saver J United offered me was the following:
TLV-ADD (17hr stopover)-DUB-LAX-SAN 70Kmiles and $50 total travel time 48hr 36 min
Would have taken it if it was actually for me and it wasn't on tisha bav. that makes for a very long Tisha Bav.

Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on June 12, 2015, 08:55:07 PM
for TLV-SAN the only option for Saver J United offered me was the following:
TLV-ADD (17hr stopover)-DUB-LAX-SAN 70Kmiles and $50 total travel time 48hr 36 min
Would have taken it if it was actually for me and it wasn't on tisha bav. that makes for a very long Tisha Bav.
Ture, but not as bad as they guy on DDF (forgot who) who flew from SYD to US on Tisha B'Av. Just when the fast was nearly over he had to do it all over again. Ouch.
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Post by: yitrap on June 13, 2015, 07:49:42 PM
TLV-ORD finally opened up for 7/13.  TLV-IST-FRA-ORD, stopovers are an hour each.   3 seats + infant.  Thanks Dan!
Wow that's an annoying flight
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dave A on June 13, 2015, 11:19:41 PM
Wow that's an annoying flight

Not ideal but free outweighs annoying.
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Post by: yitrap on June 13, 2015, 11:20:28 PM

Not ideal but free outweighs annoying.
+1
I actually may need to take the same flight in two weeks.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: IsraelGuy on June 16, 2015, 02:57:53 AM
TLV-ORD finally opened up for 7/13.  TLV-IST-FRA-ORD, stopovers are an hour each.   3 seats + infant.  Thanks Dan!

Congrats!

Just put on hold LX I TLV-ZRH-SFO x2 + 2 infants.

There was another leg on UA but they couldn't hold it-off topic but when do holds expire on the day the email says-midnight of the destination time, or origin time?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: thaber on June 17, 2015, 03:24:47 AM
Congrats!

Just put on hold LX I TLV-ZRH-SFO x2 + 2 infants.

There was another leg on UA but they couldn't hold it-off topic but when do holds expire on the day the email says-midnight of the destination time, or origin time?
Usually says in the email.  I think it's the booking time zone
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on June 17, 2015, 07:36:20 AM
Congrats!

Just put on hold LX I TLV-ZRH-SFO x2 + 2 infants.

There was another leg on UA but they couldn't hold it-off topic but when do holds expire on the day the email says-midnight of the destination time, or origin time?
Goes by time at origin.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: rediplus on June 17, 2015, 10:03:33 AM
VS JFK-LHR G. 7-27-15.Using delta miles. Need another seat to open up for the wife
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dave A on June 19, 2015, 11:10:56 AM
+1
I actually may need to take the same flight in two weeks.

For what it's worth, there's still seems to be lots of availability on the TLV-IST-FRA-ORD United flight on the 13th (1am)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: itsyehuda on June 19, 2015, 12:24:00 PM

You can technically get out and have 2 hours to actually see stuff, but there ain't much there unless your just going to eat.
What did the first leg cost? Second leg is the a380?

First leg was 45K per pax.

Second is A380. Shower time!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: itsyehuda on June 19, 2015, 12:25:25 PM

Is LY J to MXP real J?

Recliners.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: itsyehuda on June 19, 2015, 12:27:45 PM

You can't.

Perhaps counterintuitively, there were reports of this being successful in the other direction.

Do you have specific information in the negative?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Ergel on June 24, 2015, 01:29:20 PM
yyz-sfo-ogg
ogg-ord-yyz

1 day in sfo (10 AM to 7 PM)
8 days in OGG

Should I be able to tack on a yyz-lga leg to the end of this? (booked with ua)
I had 3 tix in J for YYZ-SFO and had tried to do plan B for SFO-OGG but after a few tries, I couldn't get them to do it correctly and gave up. Checked randomly today and 2 seat were open in J. Quick call to the call back line and confirmed in J for 2 seats SFO-OGG. Will have to decide who sits in which class for which flight...
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: @Yehuda on June 24, 2015, 01:33:16 PM
I had 3 tix in J for YYZ-SFO and had tried to do plan B for SFO-OGG but after a few tries, I couldn't get them to do it correctly and gave up. Checked randomly today and 2 seat were open in J. Quick call to the call back line and confirmed in J for 2 seats SFO-OGG. Will have to decide who sits in which class for which flight...
All legs are recliners right? How did you decide it was worth the extra miles?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Ergel on June 24, 2015, 01:33:33 PM
All legs are recliners right? How did you decide it was worth the extra miles?
Worth it just for the luggage allowance
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: @Yehuda on June 24, 2015, 01:42:08 PM
Worth it just for the luggage allowance
Ah, gotcha.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sky121 on June 24, 2015, 09:22:49 PM
My first Alitalia flight.
It was down to Air France with a 6+ hour stopver
or a normal Alitalia flight.


With the reputation Alitalia has I'm sort of nervous to take any luggage. At all.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on June 24, 2015, 09:25:59 PM
My first Alitalia flight.
It was down to Air France with a 6+ hour stopver
or a normal Alitalia flight.


With the reputation Alitalia has I'm sort of nervous to take any luggage. At all.
I'm flying Alitalia on Sunday, but we're not checking bags.
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Post by: sky121 on June 24, 2015, 09:27:35 PM
I'm flying Alitalia on Sunday, but we're not checking bags.

 :-\

Oh no. Is it really that bad?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on June 24, 2015, 09:28:57 PM
:-\

Oh no. Is it really that bad?
I'm not not checking bags on Alitalia because I'm scared, I just don't plan on checking bags because it's a hassle regardless which airline I'm flying.
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Post by: sky121 on June 24, 2015, 09:30:50 PM
I'm not not checking bags on Alitalia because I'm scared, I just don't plan on checking bags because it's a hassle regardless which airline I'm flying.

Got it. I wish I could get away with that. Honestly I could potentially since they allow more carry on in Business. Guess we'll see.
Where are you off to?
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Post by: Yehoshua on June 24, 2015, 09:34:29 PM
Got it. I wish I could get away with that. Honestly I could potentially since they allow more carry on in Business. Guess we'll see.
Where are you off to?
That's exactly why we are just taking carry ons. We did it last summer and it worked out great. We'll be in Spain, France, and the UK.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sky121 on June 24, 2015, 09:40:53 PM
That's exactly why we are just taking carry ons. We did it last summer and it worked out great. We'll be in Spain, France, and the UK.
Nice!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on June 24, 2015, 09:48:31 PM
Nice!
What about you?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sky121 on June 24, 2015, 09:55:57 PM
What about you?

Holy Land.
But I hope to stop somewhere in Europe on the way home.
Haven't booked that yet.
I'm usually booked for the summer by Jan. This is late for me.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on June 24, 2015, 09:57:54 PM
Holy Land.
But I hope to stop somewhere in Europe on the way home.
Haven't booked that yet.
I'm usually booked for the summer by Jan. This is late for me.
Sweet! Enjoy. Just FYI I booked this trip in Oct and already booked our Jan trip.
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Post by: sky121 on June 24, 2015, 10:00:37 PM
Sweet! Enjoy. Just FYI I booked this trip in Oct and already booked our Jan trip.

That's the way to do it ! :)
Miles are great for spontaneous trips but I generally prefer to book in advance.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on June 24, 2015, 10:05:21 PM
That's the way to do it ! :)
Miles are great for spontaneous trips but I generally prefer to book in advance.
My upcoming trip is actually revenue, $1460 rt in J on AZ and KL. Jan is points.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sky121 on June 24, 2015, 10:07:38 PM
My upcoming trip is actually revenue, $1460 rt in J on AZ and KL. Jan is points.
Wow, not bad!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on June 24, 2015, 10:08:44 PM
Wow, not bad!
I know, especially since award tix from the west coast are super hard to find in the summer.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on June 25, 2015, 03:37:17 PM
I know, especially since award tix from the west coast are super hard to find in the summer.

+1

The sweet spot is about a month in advance if you want to plan a bit. But if you don't mind holding your breath, availability will show up eventually.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ygygold on June 25, 2015, 05:12:50 PM
JFK-VIE Class I
Austrian Airlines via United

Don't have return flight yet.
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Post by: oksir83 on June 26, 2015, 04:22:04 PM
LAX->NRT (3-day stopover)->SIN->MEL on SQ in J.  Too bad F was waitlisted...
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on June 26, 2015, 04:23:49 PM
LAX->NRT (3-day stopover)->SIN->MEL on SQ in J.  Too bad F was waitlisted...
How many miles?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: oksir83 on June 26, 2015, 04:35:47 PM
How many miles?

85,000
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on June 26, 2015, 05:39:47 PM
85,000

Nice! Enjoy.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: BQatWSU on June 28, 2015, 01:17:23 AM
I booked flights in biz for my wife and mother in law so they can go to Philippines together. My wife is half Filipino and her mother was born there.

My mother in law ELO to ORD to HKG to MNL (wife starts in ORD)
Return is CEB to HKG to ORD to ELP (wife ends in ORD)

110k Of my AA miles each

Biz in Cathay ORD to HKG. I've flown this several times and it's always a nice experience. It will be my mother in law's first time in J. My last trip I got for her to see her son in Japan and friend in Thailand for over a month was in economy.  I can't wait to hear what she thinks one way or another
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Post by: Something Fishy on July 01, 2015, 12:15:35 AM
Sun., 8/16: CM831 JFK-PTY, 3:05p 7:37p
--- 1:58 connection ---
Sun., 8/16: CM230 PTY-HAV, 9:35p 1:10a, +1
 
Thu., 8/20: CM321 HAV-PTY, 8:47a 10:26a
--- 11:08 connection ---
Thu., 8/20: CM808 PTY-JFK, 9:34p 3:45a, +1

60K SQ + $86.48 in J.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Ergel on July 01, 2015, 12:20:02 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on July 01, 2015, 02:00:58 AM
Sun., 8/16: CM831 JFK-PTY, 3:05p 7:37p
--- 1:58 connection ---
Sun., 8/16: CM230 PTY-HAV, 9:35p 1:10a, +1
 
Thu., 8/20: CM321 HAV-PTY, 8:47a 10:26a
--- 11:08 connection ---
Thu., 8/20: CM808 PTY-JFK, 9:34p 3:45a, +1

60K SQ + $86.48 in J.
Wow, that looks exciting! Enjoy! I can't wait for your TR and Pics.
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Post by: @Yehuda on July 01, 2015, 02:27:22 AM
Congrats on getting it to work out!
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Post by: oiseli48 on July 08, 2015, 09:26:16 PM
I don't have the most experience using other programs, so today's booking was a first for me in a few ways. I booked my in laws LH in J from MIA-FRA-TLV for 80k united miles each using the work around to take off the $75 close in fee. The real deal for me was the way back, as I didn't have enough united/chase points. I transferred 165k Amex points to air canada to book 2 tix on LX J TLV-ZRH-JFK/EWR-MIA. The point was aero plan doesn't charge fuel surcharge on Swiss, while they do on Lufthansa.
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Post by: ual902 on July 08, 2015, 09:34:17 PM
LAX DXB SIN EK F for feb 2016 looking forward to those showers
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Post by: DMYD on July 08, 2015, 09:34:35 PM


I don't have the most experience using other programs, so today's booking was a first for me in a few ways. I booked my in laws LH in J from MIA-FRA-TLV for 80k united miles each using the work around to take off the $75 close in fee. The real deal for me was the way back, as I didn't have enough united/chase points. I transferred 165k Amex points to air canada to book 2 tix on LX J TLV-ZRH-JFK/EWR-MIA. The point was aero plan doesn't charge fuel surcharge on Swiss, while they do on Lufthansa.

Nice the FRA-TLV won't have real business but TLV-ZRH should have. And AC doesn't charge YQ on United either.
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Post by: Chapshnell on July 08, 2015, 09:39:01 PM
I don't have the most experience using other programs, so today's booking was a first for me in a few ways. I booked my in laws LH in J from MIA-FRA-TLV for 80k united miles each using the work around to take off the $75 close in fee. The real deal for me was the way back, as I didn't have enough united/chase points. I transferred 165k Amex points to air canada to book 2 tix on LX J TLV-ZRH-JFK/EWR-MIA. The point was aero plan doesn't charge fuel surcharge on Swiss, while they do on Lufthansa.

Good for you!
Just a tip... If you have SPG or LH points than you can book the return from Israel for 52,000 points + $270 in YQ about. Instead of 82,500 AC points.
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Post by: Jm1248 on July 08, 2015, 09:47:41 PM
35K aa for 2 one-way tix to cancun
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Post by: oiseli48 on July 08, 2015, 10:03:56 PM

Good for you!
Just a tip... If you have SPG or LH points than you can book the return from Israel for 52,000 points + $270 in YQ about. Instead of 82,500 AC points.

Good to know. This time I needed the transfer immediately though, as the dates were in mid July, and I couldn't wait around for the spg transfer.
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Post by: jaywhy on July 09, 2015, 06:57:24 AM
Just snagged a couple of seats in J on UA 84 EWR-TLV for the in laws.
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Post by: Mech on July 09, 2015, 07:03:38 AM
3 tickets Tlv-zrh-Bkk-... LX J! Was cheaper to book my baby his own seat.
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Post by: D93 on July 09, 2015, 07:12:52 AM
Just snagged a couple of seats in J on UA 84 EWR-TLV for the in laws.
Are you going also?
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Post by: Drago on July 09, 2015, 09:03:21 AM
3 tickets Tlv-zrh-Bkk-... LX J! Was cheaper to book my baby his own seat.
UA miles?
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Post by: Mech on July 09, 2015, 10:34:37 AM

UA miles?
Yup
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Post by: oksir83 on July 10, 2015, 04:18:17 PM
ORD to BUD with a full-day layover in AMS on KLM in J for 62,500 + $20 OW.  I've always wanted to fly in row 1 on a 747...
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Post by: @Yehuda on July 10, 2015, 04:32:35 PM
ORD to BUD with a full-day layover in AMS on KLM in J for 62,500 + $20 OW.  I've always wanted to fly in row 1 on a 747...
What miles did you use?
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Post by: oksir83 on July 10, 2015, 04:36:40 PM
What miles did you use?

Skymiles
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Post by: @Yehuda on July 10, 2015, 06:05:34 PM
Skymiles
Thanks, enjoy!
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Post by: Yehoshua on July 11, 2015, 06:40:49 PM
ORD to BUD with a full-day layover in AMS on KLM in J for 62,500 + $20 OW.  I've always wanted to fly in row 1 on a 747...
I'm in those seats on that plane this Monday.
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Post by: ygygold on July 13, 2015, 05:12:33 PM
EWR to HNL in X (hoping for I via Plan B) for 40K UA (A gift from my father  :) )
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Post by: sruly on July 20, 2015, 07:04:05 AM
JFK to LAX in UA J x4
80K SQ
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Post by: Sam Finkelstein on July 20, 2015, 07:22:35 AM
JFK to LAX in UA J x4
80K SQ

Enjoy! How in the world did you find availability?
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Post by: sruly on July 20, 2015, 07:38:16 AM
Always plenty of avail 1-10 days out.
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Post by: LoLo on July 20, 2015, 03:02:26 PM
VS 010 (Economy )
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Post by: jungarmtl on July 21, 2015, 11:34:01 AM
Just booked my first and awesome Business class ticket

AUG 3 YUL-ZRH-TLV Swiss air the only European that has real  Business class  all the way to Israel

Aug 10 TLV -YYZ on Air Canada 787 which has the best Business class between North America and Israel Duration 11 hr 55 min,

YYZ -YUL Air Canada Airbus A330-300 Fully lie flat bad on a 1 hour flight ,

Total cost 165k Aeroplan 583$ Cad which is 449 usd

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Post by: sky121 on July 21, 2015, 11:35:03 AM
Just booked my first and awesome Business class ticket

Nice!!
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Post by: Chapshnell on July 21, 2015, 11:37:23 AM
Just booked my first and awesome Business class ticket

AUG 3 YUL-ZRH-TLV Swiss air the only European that has real  Business class  all the way to Israel

Aug 10 TLV -YYZ on Air Canada 787 which has the best Business class between North America and Israel Duration 11 hr 55 min,

YYZ -YUL Air Canada Airbus A330-300 Fully lie flat bad on a 1 hour flight ,

Total cost 165k Aeroplan 583$ Cad which is 449 usd

Congrats :)
Iberia, ELAL, Turkish & BA also offer lay flat seating. Just FYI for the future
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Post by: Dan on July 21, 2015, 11:39:10 AM
Just booked my first and awesome Business class ticket

AUG 3 YUL-ZRH-TLV Swiss air the only European that has real  Business class  all the way to Israel

Aug 10 TLV -YYZ on Air Canada 787 which has the best Business class between North America and Israel Duration 11 hr 55 min,

YYZ -YUL Air Canada Airbus A330-300 Fully lie flat bad on a 1 hour flight ,

Total cost 165k Aeroplan 583$ Cad which is 449 usd


Nice!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yaalili on July 21, 2015, 11:39:32 AM
Just booked my first and awesome Business class ticket

AUG 3 YUL-ZRH-TLV Swiss air the only European that has real  Business class  all the way to Israel

Aug 10 TLV -YYZ on Air Canada 787 which has the best Business class between North America and Israel Duration 11 hr 55 min,

YYZ -YUL Air Canada Airbus A330-300 Fully lie flat bad on a 1 hour flight ,

Total cost 165k Aeroplan 583$ Cad which is 449 usd



Nice routing, though afaik BA should have real J too to TLV.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sruly on July 21, 2015, 11:46:41 AM
Just booked my first and awesome Business class ticket

Total cost 165k Aeroplan 583$ Cad which is 449 usd
How much would that have been using UA miles ?
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Post by: jungarmtl on July 21, 2015, 11:55:46 AM
Nice routing, though afaik BA should have real J too to TLV.
1  BA has Much hire fuel surcharges 2 the AC TLV-YYZ 11 hr beats it 
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Post by: jungarmtl on July 21, 2015, 11:58:13 AM
How much would that have been using UA miles ?
It would be 160k, but the only thing is that the AC TLV-YYZ was not available on united even on the phone
and in general it's very hard to get it even with Aeroplan
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Post by: Chapshnell on July 21, 2015, 01:13:30 PM
1  BA has Much hire fuel surcharges 2 the AC TLV-YYZ 11 hr beats it

100% we are just commenting on the real business class from Europe. Nice going though :)
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Post by: Super Speed on July 21, 2015, 02:42:53 PM
JFK to LAX in UA J x4
80K SQ
What dates? I also nabbed 4!
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Post by: Dave A on July 21, 2015, 05:11:10 PM
TLV-ORD finally opened up for 7/13.  TLV-IST-FRA-ORD, stopovers are an hour each.   3 seats + infant.  Thanks Dan!

Kept checking availability while in Israel.  TLV-EWR-ORD finally opened up on 7/11, booked for 7/13 for all 3 + infant.  SO grateful, since we were dreading the 1am TLV-IST-FRA-ORD flight.  They charged $225 to change the 3 tix, but taxes were much lower on the direct to NY flight, so the entire change netted to $45.  Thanks Dan!
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Post by: @Yehuda on July 21, 2015, 05:16:49 PM
Kept checking availability while in Israel.  TLV-EWR-ORD finally opened up on 7/11, booked for 7/13 for all 3 + infant.  SO grateful, since we were dreading the 1am TLV-IST-FRA-ORD flight.  They charged $225 to change the 3 tix, but taxes were much lower on the direct to NY flight, so the entire change netted to $45.  Thanks Dan!
Awesome!
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Post by: Yaalili on July 21, 2015, 06:35:44 PM
1  BA has Much hire fuel surcharges 2 the AC TLV-YYZ 11 hr beats it 

Was more comparing it to Swiss as you say is the only European J, direct of course is better with AC.
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Post by: jungarmtl on July 22, 2015, 10:23:29 AM
 
Congrats :)
Iberia, ELAL, Turkish & BA also offer lay flat seating. Just FYI for the future
100% we are just commenting on the real business class from Europe. Nice going though :)
Was more comparing it to Swiss as you say is the only European J, direct of course is better with AC.
The only European airline  to go from Montreal to isreal on a good Business class all the way is  Swiss because if you go with BA
you have a 8hr connection  and Iberia doesn't fly from Montreal, 
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Post by: ilherman on July 23, 2015, 12:26:49 AM
JFK-FRA SQ R X 2

Finally. Now we have to find a nice destination in Europe.  :)
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Post by: Excalibur on July 23, 2015, 09:08:47 AM
3 rt ewr Lax 85k Starwood 3k left over in Lufthansa account. All direct business
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Post by: Yehoshua on July 23, 2015, 10:51:42 AM
PHL-BGR//PWM-PHL Y for 9k BA. Rev tix costs $813, so ~9cpp value!
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Post by: Super Speed on July 23, 2015, 11:32:03 AM
LAX-JFK 4 Seats Business/First.
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Post by: shoobi on July 23, 2015, 11:51:27 AM
LAX-JFK 4 Seats Business/First.

Dates?
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Post by: Super Speed on July 23, 2015, 01:29:58 PM
Dates?
Aug 5.
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Post by: Venilla on July 23, 2015, 02:31:21 PM
JFK-FRA SQ R X 2

Finally. Now we have to find a nice destination in Europe.  :)
Date?
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Post by: Marco Polo on July 23, 2015, 02:35:25 PM
Am i crazy for not wanting to only take SQ R JFK<>FRA. I feel like if that was all the SQ R i was going to have for the trip, it would not be enough.
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Post by: shoobi on July 23, 2015, 02:47:44 PM
Am i crazy for not wanting to only take SQ R JFK<>FRA. I feel like if that was all the SQ R i was going to have for the trip, it would not be enough.

Not crazy IMHO
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Post by: Yehoshua on July 23, 2015, 02:53:47 PM
Am i crazy for not wanting to only take SQ R JFK<>FRA. I feel like if that was all the SQ R i was going to have for the trip, it would not be enough.
NIMO. That's why I'm booked on SQ11 R LAX-NRT-SIN. It's a lot more time in the air, albeit a horrible schedule.
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Post by: Yaalili on July 23, 2015, 02:59:08 PM
NIMO. That's why I'm booked on SQ11 R LAX-NRT-SIN. It's a lot more time in the air, albeit a horrible schedule.

In JFK you get the virgin Atlantic clubhouse what do you get in LAX?
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Post by: Marco Polo on July 23, 2015, 03:03:46 PM
NIMO. That's why I'm booked on SQ11 R LAX-NRT-SIN. It's a lot more time in the air, albeit a horrible schedule.
I just got a confirmation that my waitlist cleared for CGK-SIN-FRA-JFK. Shame i already had my tickets booked.
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Post by: Ergel on July 23, 2015, 03:36:39 PM
I had 3 tix in J for YYZ-SFO and had tried to do plan B for SFO-OGG but after a few tries, I couldn't get them to do it correctly and gave up. Checked randomly today and 2 seat were open in J. Quick call to the call back line and confirmed in J for 2 seats SFO-OGG. Will have to decide who sits in which class for which flight...
All legs are recliners right? How did you decide it was worth the extra miles?
YYZ-SFO is actually lie flat trans-continental seats.

Trying to upgrade my last two tickets. The SFO-OGG seats are available but not YYZ-SFO. They are still selling seven seats for the flight - what are the odds that a seat opens up?
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Post by: ual902 on July 24, 2015, 03:29:46 AM
Am i crazy for not wanting to only take SQ R JFK<>FRA. I feel like if that was all the SQ R i was going to have for the trip, it would not be enough.

That is why I did SIN>NRT>LAX SQ R  JFK>SIN is to short to enjoy SQ R
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Post by: Marco Polo on July 24, 2015, 08:35:04 AM
That is why I did SIN>NRT>LAX SQ R  JFK>SIN is to short to enjoy SQ R
I did JFK-FRA in LH F and was left wanting much more.
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Post by: Dan on July 24, 2015, 08:37:26 AM
Eh, I flew EWR-SIN for 20 hours nonstop and was also left wanting more :)
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Post by: Marco Polo on July 24, 2015, 08:48:00 AM
Eh, I flew EWR-SIN for 20 hours nonstop and was also left wanting more :)
At least it took had 20 hours to decide that :)
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Post by: Dan on July 24, 2015, 08:53:25 AM
I was just pleased to be flying SQ J all the way to MLE for 60K UA with no YQ :)
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Post by: AJK on July 24, 2015, 10:44:02 AM
I did JFK-FRA in LH F and was left wanting much more.

Yup. That's why I had to add on a leg FRA-JNB.

Two of the best crews I've had in F to date.

Eh, I flew EWR-SIN for 20 hours nonstop and was also left wanting more :)

See DSM IV.
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Post by: Marco Polo on July 24, 2015, 10:44:36 AM
Yup. That's why I had to add on a leg FRA-JNB.

Two of the best crews I've had in F to date.

See DSM IV.
Hopefully one of my next few trips.
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Post by: Yehoshua on July 24, 2015, 10:48:04 AM
That is why I did SIN>NRT>LAX SQ R  JFK>SIN is to short to enjoy SQ R
That was my original plan, but it worked out better for my to take LAX-NRT-SIN in SQ R and then HKG-HND in CX F and NRT-LAX in JL F.
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Post by: AJK on July 24, 2015, 10:54:05 AM
Hopefully one of my next few trips.

Highly recommended. CPT and AKL compete for the prettiest places on earth.

Combine the beauty of CPT, the kosher restaurants, with Kruger and Victoria Falls just hours away, and it might just be the best trip one can do on points.
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Post by: Yaalili on July 24, 2015, 11:03:49 AM
Highly recommended. CPT and AKL compete for the prettiest places on earth.

Combine the beauty of CPT, the kosher restaurants, with Kruger and Victoria Falls just hours away, and it might just be the best trip one can do on points.

I am still waiting for you to go to GIG/IGU/MAO (Pretty much all of Brazil). Combine it's beauty, its huge amount of activities, Iguassu Falls and Amazon Rainforest jungle just hours away, and will wait to hear how you compare it.
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Post by: AJK on July 24, 2015, 11:08:07 AM
I am still waiting for you to go to GIG/IGU/MAO (Pretty much all of Brazil). Combine it's beauty, its huge amount of activities, Iguassu Falls and Amazon Rainforest jungle just hours away, and will wait to hear how you compare it.

I've heard that it's similarly beautiful. But since JJ removed F, I'd have to fly a crappy US carrier :P
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Post by: Yehoshua on July 24, 2015, 11:11:43 AM
I've heard that it's similarly beautiful. But since JJ removed F, I'd have to fly a crappy US carrier :P
Maybe, but there are places worth suffering to get to. Also KE has F from LAX-GRU. albeit on an A330.
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Post by: Yaalili on July 24, 2015, 11:13:00 AM
I've heard that it's similarly beautiful. But since JJ removed F, I'd have to fly a crappy US carrier :P

Korean F/J from LAX shouldn't be too bad. Or AA from JFK/DFW.
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Post by: Dan on July 24, 2015, 11:13:10 AM
I've heard that it's similarly beautiful. But since JJ removed F, I'd have to fly a crappy US carrier :P
An AA 77W.
The horror.

(http://i.gyazo.com/ed513480e2bb02a2817ce765b4af151b.png)
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Post by: Yaalili on July 24, 2015, 11:17:31 AM
An AA 77W.
The horror.

Would you say it's better than KE F from LAX? I have wanted to do that when they had the 777 but never had a chance.
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Post by: AJK on July 24, 2015, 11:18:48 AM
Maybe, but there are places worth suffering to get to. Also KE has F from LAX-GRU. albeit on an A330.

True.

For KE I'd have to route via LAX... (well, like I did last time (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=46243.0) :P)

An AA 77W.
The horror.

I'm actually a big fan of AA 77W F (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=46243.msg951192#msg951192).

That said, it doesn't hold a candle to the top Asian/ME carriers (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=33867.msg1199073#msg1199073).
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Post by: YMW on July 27, 2015, 05:46:51 PM
I just booked LH401 JFK-FRA in F, so I'll be ale to have the A380 experience, I booked it with SQ, UA & ANA showed  availability, although AC didn't show, they were able to see it.
which seat would you recommend?
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Post by: Dan on July 27, 2015, 05:50:20 PM
That said, it doesn't hold a candle to the top Asian/ME carriers (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=33867.msg1199073#msg1199073).
Of course not, but allowing that to negate destinations is silly.
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Post by: ual902 on July 27, 2015, 06:02:21 PM
I just booked LH401 JFK-FRA in F, so I'll be ale to have the A380 experience, I booked it with SQ, UA & ANA showed  availability, although AC didn't show, they were able to see it.
which seat would you recommend?
2A

How many SQ Miles? and how much YQ?
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Post by: AJK on July 27, 2015, 06:05:06 PM
Of course not, but allowing that to negate destinations is silly.

I can assure you that US carriers will not be m'eakev GRU.

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Post by: YMW on July 27, 2015, 07:05:26 PM
2A

How many SQ Miles? and how much YQ?

80k ~500.00 USD
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Post by: Einstein on August 03, 2015, 02:16:17 PM
FCO-ORD UA F August 31st
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Post by: YMW on August 04, 2015, 04:44:37 PM
I booked:
SQ F MAN-MUC
LH F MUC-YUL
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Post by: mordechain on August 05, 2015, 01:10:38 AM
I just transferred spg to lh/m&m. Called it in on Friday afternoon, was told "up to 14 business days" , it was there Monday morning.
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Post by: Joe4007 on August 05, 2015, 10:01:36 AM
EZE-FTE for 6k AA + $4.xx

One of the more underrated AA sweet spots.
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Post by: Yehoshua on August 05, 2015, 10:53:30 AM
EZE-FTE for 6k AA + $4.xx

One of the more underrated AA sweet spots.
That's better than avios! RT or OW?
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Post by: Joe4007 on August 05, 2015, 11:02:17 AM
That's better than avios! RT or OW?
Much better. Avios was 10k + $3x.xx

OW.
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Post by: Yehoshua on August 05, 2015, 11:08:16 AM
Much better. Avios was 10k + $3x.xx

OW.
What made you chose El Calefate in the middle of winter? Skiing?
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Post by: Joe4007 on August 05, 2015, 11:11:20 AM
What made you chose El Calefate in the middle of winter? Skiing?
Who said anything about middle of the winter? Going Chal Hamoed.

The glaciers made it an easy choice.
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Post by: Yaalili on August 05, 2015, 11:22:32 AM
One of the more underrated AA sweet spots.

It sure is.
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Post by: Yehoshua on August 05, 2015, 11:30:47 AM
Who said anything about middle of the winter? Going Chal Hamoed.

The glaciers made it an easy choice.
You'll be in Argentina for succos, or are you going from the US just for chol hamoed. Still, chol hamoed is the very beginning of spring, not much warmer.
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Post by: Joe4007 on August 05, 2015, 11:37:05 AM
You'll be in Argentina for succos, or are you going from the US just for chol hamoed. Still, chol hamoed is the very beginning of spring, not much warmer.
I'll be in B'sA's for Sukkos.

With an average temp of 42 Fahrenheit in October, I think we can handle it. We're not from LA ya know  ;)
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Post by: Yehoshua on August 05, 2015, 11:40:10 AM
I'll be in B'sA's for Sukkos.

With an average temp of 42 Fahrenheit in October, it doesn't sound too bad. We're not from LA ya know  ;)
BsAs for succos should be nice. Just vacation, or visiting family/friends? 42F isn't as bad as it could be I guess.  ;)
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Post by: Joe4007 on August 05, 2015, 11:53:48 AM
BsAs for succos should be nice. Just vacation, or visiting family/friends? 42F isn't as bad as it could be I guess.  ;)
Going to the in-laws.
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Post by: Yehoshua on August 05, 2015, 12:05:58 PM
Going to the in-laws.
So cool! Buen viaje!
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Post by: Joe4007 on August 05, 2015, 12:11:22 PM
So cool! Buen viaje!
Gracias  :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: whYME on August 05, 2015, 05:29:49 PM

Sun., 8/16: CM312 BOS-PTY, 9:26a 2:18p
--- 7:17 connection ---
Sun., 8/16: CM230 PTY-HAV, 9:35p 1:10a, +1
 
Thu., 8/20: CM321 HAV-PTY, 8:47a 10:26a
--- 23:06 connection ---
Fri., 8/21: CM830 PTY-JFK, 7:41a 1:50p (I'm hoping the Thurs. 9:34pm to JFK opens up)

4/20/16 UA631 EWR-SFO ("Needed" to book something, we'll have to see if this gets used as is or changes.)

60K SQ + $91.63 in J.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on August 05, 2015, 05:41:25 PM
Sun., 8/16: CM312 BOS-PTY, 9:26a 2:18p
--- 7:17 connection ---
Sun., 8/16: CM230 PTY-HAV, 9:35p 1:10a, +1
 
Thu., 8/20: CM321 HAV-PTY, 8:47a 10:26a
--- 23:06 connection ---
Fri., 8/21: CM830 PTY-JFK, 7:41a 1:50a, +1 (I'm hoping the Thurs. 9:34pm to JFK opens up)

4/20/16 UA631 EWR-SFO ("Needed" to book something, we'll have to see if this gets used as is or changes.)

60K SQ + $91.63 in J.
Nice! Have fun with SF!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: whYME on August 05, 2015, 05:47:49 PM
Nice! Have fun with SF!
Thanks.
I'm sure I will :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on August 05, 2015, 05:53:34 PM
Thanks.
I'm sure I will :)
I'd say you for sure will based on SF's Iceland TR. Oh wait.....
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: whYME on August 05, 2015, 05:59:46 PM
I'd say you for sure will based on SF's Iceland TR. Oh wait.....
lol
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yaalili on August 05, 2015, 06:10:34 PM
Thanks.
I'm sure I will :)

Nice routing, if only Air China would allow fifth freedom routes on their new Beijing to Montreal to Havana flights. - http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/montreal-receives-first-asian-service-with-air-chinas-beijing-flight-and-hopes-others-will-follow-222466.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: hrshl on August 05, 2015, 07:25:57 PM
I didn't book all of these flights today, but the final pieces are now aligned for these trips:

January 2016

JFK-FRA      SQ F
FRA-ADD-JNB  ET J (may switch to LH direct if it opens up)
JNB-CPT      BA J (operated by MN)
CPT-DOH-IAD  QR J


March 2016

IAD-LHR      VS J
LHR-AUH      EY F (A380 8))
AUH-MCT      EY J
MCT-AUH      EY J
AUH-IAD      EY F (779)


I post normally on DDF under a different name, but for potential privacy reasons I will post TRs under this account.   ;)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on August 05, 2015, 07:29:50 PM
Was about to say "heck of a first post" but then I read the last line and cringed.

Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on August 05, 2015, 07:30:50 PM
Was about to say "heck of a first post" but then I read the last line and cringed.
Why?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: hrshl on August 05, 2015, 07:32:17 PM
Was about to say "heck of a first post" but then I read the last line and cringed.

Sorry about that. Any TRs might have personal info that I don't want associated with my normal login. I hope you understand  ;D
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: shoobi on August 05, 2015, 07:45:05 PM
I post normally on DDF under a different name, but for potential privacy reasons I will post TRs under this account.   ;)

Hmmm.... I hope you aren't Hershelsdeals... Not THAT obvious  ;)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: coralsnake on August 05, 2015, 07:58:30 PM
Sorry about that. Any TRs might have personal info that I don't want associated with my normal login. I hope you understand  ;D
That is assur.

Quote
-Limit of one username per person.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on August 05, 2015, 08:11:20 PM
Why?


Pseudonym of a pseudonym? Seriously?

Also, these flights are a much bigger accomplishment for a new poster than one who has a few thousand posts.

And last, the double-usernames is a DDF no-no, as pointed out above.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: EJB on August 05, 2015, 08:13:00 PM


And last, the double-usernames is a DDF no-no, as pointed out above.

Impossible
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: coralsnake on August 05, 2015, 08:13:44 PM
Impossible
???
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: manymiles on August 05, 2015, 09:11:34 PM
42,900 thank you points non stop
PHL TLV
for whole Tishrei
for 2 families
7 members each
14 tickets
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: manymiles on August 05, 2015, 09:12:17 PM
forgot to mention
42,900
for ROUND TRIP
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on August 05, 2015, 09:29:54 PM
42,900 thank you points non stop
PHL TLV
for whole Tishrei
for 2 families
7 members each
14 tickets
forgot to mention
42,900
for ROUND TRIP
Details?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yaalili on August 05, 2015, 09:42:09 PM
Details?

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/69280 - you get 1:1.6 value per points for travel on AA/US.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: hvaces42 on August 05, 2015, 11:05:45 PM
forgot to mention
42,900
for ROUND TRIP
Per ticket?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Buruch on August 06, 2015, 10:49:07 AM
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/69280 - you get 1:1.6 value per points for travel on AA/US.

Do you earn miles too like A+?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: coralsnake on August 06, 2015, 11:37:57 AM
Do you earn miles too like A+?
Yes
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: LoLo on August 06, 2015, 12:35:49 PM
BA J LHR-ZRH.

LX/UA J ZRH-GVA-EWR
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Cat in the Hat on August 06, 2015, 01:33:02 PM
Sun., 8/16: CM831 JFK-PTY, 3:05p 7:37p
--- 1:58 connection ---
Sun., 8/16: CM230 PTY-HAV, 9:35p 1:10a, +1
 
Thu., 8/20: CM321 HAV-PTY, 8:47a 10:26a
--- 11:08 connection ---
Thu., 8/20: CM808 PTY-JFK, 9:34p 3:45a, +1

60K SQ + $86.48 in J.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yaalili on August 06, 2015, 02:54:29 PM
Sun., 8/16: CM831 JFK-PTY, 3:05p 7:37p
--- 1:58 connection ---
Sun., 8/16: CM230 PTY-HAV, 9:35p 1:10a, +1
 
Thu., 8/20: CM321 HAV-PTY, 8:47a 10:26a
--- 11:08 connection ---
Thu., 8/20: CM808 PTY-JFK, 9:34p 3:45a, +1

60K SQ + $86.48 in J.

Going with whyme?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Cat in the Hat on August 06, 2015, 03:01:34 PM
Going with whyme?

And something fishy.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: whYME on August 06, 2015, 03:07:02 PM
Sun., 8/16: CM831 JFK-PTY, 3:05p 7:37p
--- 1:58 connection ---
Sun., 8/16: CM230 PTY-HAV, 9:35p 1:10a, +1
 
Thu., 8/20: CM321 HAV-PTY, 8:47a 10:26a
--- 11:08 connection ---
Thu., 8/20: CM808 PTY-JFK, 9:34p 3:45a, +1

60K SQ + $86.48 in J.
That's quite a first post
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on August 06, 2015, 03:15:07 PM
That's quite a first post
Or is it just another "second profile"??
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: hvaces42 on August 06, 2015, 03:36:12 PM
Or is it just another "second profile"??
Given the fact that its still illegal for most Americans to go to HAV under most circumstances I'd say its prudent to hide behind another screenname.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: whYME on August 06, 2015, 04:03:31 PM
Given the fact that its still illegal for most Americans to go to HAV under most circumstances...
-1/2

Pretty much anyone can legally go these days if they so desire. (though you can't legally go for tourism)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: whYME on August 06, 2015, 04:04:51 PM
I'd say its prudent to hide behind another screenname.
Pseudonym of a pseudonym? Seriously?
:)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: hvaces42 on August 06, 2015, 06:17:43 PM
-1/2

Pretty much anyone can legally go these days if they so desire. (though you can't legally go for tourism)
First indication that its not being done legally is PTY-HAV...and we can go from there.

http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-d-cuba-need-to-know-20150510-story.html
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Something Fishy on August 06, 2015, 06:22:38 PM
First indication that its not being done legally is PTY-HAV...and we can go from there.

http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-d-cuba-need-to-know-20150510-story.html

::) ::) ::)

If you don't know what you're talking about please don't say anything.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: @Yehuda on August 06, 2015, 06:34:51 PM
Until SF copies and pastes, he's not going.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: hvaces42 on August 06, 2015, 06:53:08 PM
::) ::) ::)

If you don't know what you're talking about please don't say anything.

I dont know what I'm talking about or you dont like what I'm saying (telling me to shut up politely)? ::) ::) ::) Indicates the latter.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Something Fishy on August 06, 2015, 07:05:12 PM
I dont know what I'm talking about or you dont like what I'm saying (telling me to shut up politely)? ::) ::) ::) Indicates the latter.

It's the former ;)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: hvaces42 on August 06, 2015, 07:26:39 PM
It's the former ;)
POIDH...or something to that effect...cant think of the right acronym.  ;D
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: whYME on August 06, 2015, 08:18:42 PM


cant think of the right acronym.  ;D
umm, maybe DACOTYA?

Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: hvaces42 on August 06, 2015, 10:21:51 PM
umm, maybe DACOTYA?
Do you have a license to use that acronym. Paging CM  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: 3yummyboys on August 06, 2015, 11:08:59 PM
DACOTYA?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: TimT on August 06, 2015, 11:17:25 PM
DACOTYA?
This (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=53089.msg1185883#msg1185883)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: 3yummyboys on August 07, 2015, 07:44:48 AM
Thanks. We can ways count on Tim to explain things to us.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sruly on August 12, 2015, 02:32:38 PM
JFK to LAX in UA J x4
80K SQ
Booked the return for 68K LH
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ADG on August 12, 2015, 02:37:27 PM
I am holding 2 round trips with AF in sep. to TLV... 60k RT plus 300 something bucks!
Not a very good deal!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on August 12, 2015, 02:38:33 PM
I am holding 2 round trips with AF in sep. to TLV... 60k RT plus 300 something bucks!
Not a very good deal!
Why do you sound so enthusiastic about this "not a very good deal"?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ADG on August 12, 2015, 02:41:36 PM
Why do you sound so enthusiastic about this "not a very good deal"?
LOL so thats how I "sound" in text:)
All kidding aside ... I am looking for the most flexibale ticket... meaning i may need to change the dates completely... what airline should i look for  (points or revenue)  ? and what should i stay away from?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on August 12, 2015, 02:44:01 PM
LOL so thats how I "sound" in text:)
All kidding aside ... I am looking for the most flexibale ticket... meaning i may need to change the dates completely... what airline should i look for  (points or revenue)  ? and what should i stay away from?
With all the exclamation points, you do sound very excited.

Maybe use SQ. They have pretty cheap change/cancel charges.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on August 12, 2015, 02:47:47 PM
Whats SQ? TIA
Singapore.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ADG on August 12, 2015, 02:48:59 PM
Singapore.
Thanks ... you are quick... For the record i looked in acronym thread and google before i asked
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on August 12, 2015, 02:49:18 PM
Thanks ... you are quick... For the record i looked in acronym thread and google before i asked
Slow at work now :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: shoobi on August 12, 2015, 02:50:45 PM
Thanks ... you are quick... For the record i looked in acronym thread and google before i asked

wierd u didn't find it.

but don't worry. i remember asking that myself here on the forums not too long ago...  :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ADG on August 12, 2015, 02:51:30 PM
Singapore.

When i try typiong in TLV on SQ it doesnt recognize it at all... tips?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: @Yehuda on August 12, 2015, 02:55:01 PM
When i try typiong in TLV on SQ it doesnt recognize it at all... tips?
Try searching on United.com
Also, you should take this conversation to another thread :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on August 12, 2015, 02:59:15 PM
When i try typiong in TLV on SQ it doesnt recognize it at all... tips?
You'll need to call SQ to book.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ADG on August 12, 2015, 03:27:55 PM
You'll need to call SQ to book.
anyone have a better number for them ... waiting for almost 30 min
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: @Yehuda on August 12, 2015, 03:28:43 PM
anyone have a better number for them ... waiting for almost 30 min
I would not call SQ unless you already know there are flights with space available.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on August 12, 2015, 03:40:10 PM
I would not call SQ unless you already know there are flights with space available.
+1. Search on UA, ANA, or AC first.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: YMW on August 12, 2015, 04:05:48 PM
+1
And best time to call SQ is Between 9:00 pm and 5:00 am EST, I found to have the least waiting time on their daytime operation hours.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: shauly on August 15, 2015, 11:54:17 PM
OS J to EWR-TLV.  ;D
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: TimT on August 16, 2015, 12:10:41 AM
Thanks ... you are quick... For the record i looked in acronym thread and google before i asked
FYI there's an airline acronyms thread (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=13317.0)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on August 16, 2015, 06:48:23 PM
LAX-PPT on TN in J
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Hershelsdeals on August 16, 2015, 07:35:17 PM
LAX-PPT on TN in J
Mabruk!
Do you live in LA?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on August 16, 2015, 07:37:16 PM
Mabruk!
Do you live in LA?
This was the easy...the IC thalasso for 6 nights in a row was the real achievement ;)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Hershelsdeals on August 16, 2015, 07:40:16 PM
This was the easy...the IC thalasso for 6 nights in a row was the real achievement ;)
How did you pull that off?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on August 16, 2015, 07:41:51 PM
How did you pull that off?
Magicians never share their secrets (they might for the right price ;))
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on August 16, 2015, 08:25:32 PM
Mabruk!
Do you live in LA?
To answer your second question, no i dont. Just passing through there.
looks like PPT-LAX is much more difficult to book in J as many days they only have 1 flight. Challenge accepted!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on August 16, 2015, 11:19:31 PM
Just do what I did... continue onto AKL :P
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ADG on August 17, 2015, 11:08:30 AM
I cannot find value in points with TLV as my destination ( from NYC) even when tickets are $929  ! Is this normal?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: rileywiles23 on August 17, 2015, 11:16:13 AM

I cannot find value in points with TLV as my destination ( from NYC) even when tickets are $929  ! Is this normal?
Come again !?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ADG on August 17, 2015, 11:28:37 AM
I cannot find a good value of my miles even when the revenue RT tickets to from NYC to TLV are 900 plus bucks...
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: rileywiles23 on August 17, 2015, 11:32:37 AM

I cannot find a good value of my miles even when the revenue RT tickets to from NYC to TLV are 900 plus bucks...
What does that have to do with this thread ?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ADG on August 17, 2015, 11:45:37 AM
Wow... Do i have to explain everything to you!? Your commment has nothing to do with this thread ... stop clogging the board
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: chucksterace on August 17, 2015, 11:56:15 AM
Wow... Do i have to explain everything to you!? Your commment has nothing to do with this thread ... stop clogging the board

And yours does not belong here as well.

Only thing that belongs here is an award that you made. Not trying to find a good value
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: yoshapman on August 25, 2015, 11:22:27 AM
EWR-ATL-CUN First/Business

CUN-JFK Business

77.5K Delta

Over Christmastime when coach tickets were 70K, so decent value.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on August 25, 2015, 11:28:01 AM
EWR-CUN in First and Business (stopover in ATL for 1 hr), CUN-JFK Business Direct, 77.5K Delta Total but over Christmastime when coach tickets were going for 70K.
Nothing from BA/AA?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: yoshapman on August 25, 2015, 11:29:58 AM
Nothing from BA/AA?

Nothing with good times that didn't require 15 hour layovers, and nothing direct. Would rather use up Delta anyways.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: yoshapman on August 25, 2015, 12:01:56 PM
Just realized they do have 1 direct flight on the way back for 20K BA, but nothing for any flights on the way there. Options seem to be keep my itinerary if I want Business/First, or I can fly 1 day earlier with a direct coach flight and just pay the $25 baggage fee.

So either 2 direct flights, 1 coach and 1 business, for 27.5K AA + 20K BA, or keep my current itinerary and spend 30K more.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on August 25, 2015, 12:03:03 PM
Just realized they do have 1 direct flight on the way back for 20K BA, but nothing for any flights on the way there. Options seem to be keep my itinerary if I want Business/First, or I can fly 1 day earlier with a direct coach flight and just pay the $25 baggage fee.

So either 2 direct flights, 1 coach and 1 business, for 27.5K AA + 20K BA, or keep my current itinerary and spend 30K more.
Miles saved can mean another trip.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on August 25, 2015, 12:25:43 PM
Miles saved can mean another trip.
Exactly, and it's 30k, not a little bit. Quite usable for something else.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: yoshapman on August 25, 2015, 04:14:42 PM
Exactly, and it's 30k, not a little bit. Quite usable for something else.

True, but one way is also now coach instead of business/first.

Either way, switched everything, so now it's 27.5K direct flight coach to Cancun (plus 10% back with AA Aviator CC so really 24,750), and 20K Avios for direct flight back in Business. Not bad for over Christmas.



Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on August 25, 2015, 04:22:01 PM
True, but one way is also now coach instead of business/first.

Either way, switched everything, so now it's 27.5K direct flight coach to Cancun (plus 10% back with AA Aviator CC so really 24,750), and 20K Avios for direct flight back in Business. Not bad for over Christmas.
That sounds much better.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: DMYD on August 25, 2015, 05:47:29 PM
UA RT EWR-BUF 8/27 8/31
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: a mirrer on August 28, 2015, 08:15:43 AM
a3 tlv-osl 9/20 I
sn osl-tlv 10/14 I
ac 75k+$83 (was supposed to be usd but was charged cad so saved about $20) m&m was only 44k but have more mr than spg available and i think i saved about $250 in yq too
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: whYME on August 30, 2015, 03:40:00 AM
5/22 UA015 EWR-HNL
5/25 UA014 HNL-EWR
J
60k SQ +$15.80 SGD
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: A3 on August 30, 2015, 08:20:34 AM
JFK - PHX RT 5 passengers. August 31-September 6

JFK - PHX RT September 4 - 6

AA
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on August 30, 2015, 03:56:41 PM
LGA-DCA 9/4
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yaalili on August 30, 2015, 03:59:01 PM
JFK - PHX RT 5 passengers. August 31-September 6

JFK - PHX RT September 4 - 6

AA

If you add on a short leg to a place like TUS or FLG, u will save 7,500 per ticket if ur a cardholder.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on August 30, 2015, 07:51:25 PM
LGA-DCA 9/4
EWR-DCA 9/4
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: SearchGuy on September 05, 2015, 11:14:21 PM
DL Y TLV-JFK 02/11, via FB
other way on 02/07 was available 1 week ago so I booked then.
Got a $1700 (No weekend) value at 50k TYP
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on September 06, 2015, 01:24:18 AM
DL Y TLV-JFK 02/11, via FB
other way on 02/07 was available 1 week ago so I booked then.
Got a $1700 (No weekend) value at 50k TYP
Just FYI a travel agent can get you a waiver for the weekend requirement. Still a good deal nonetheless!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: SearchGuy on September 06, 2015, 05:22:29 AM
Just FYI a travel agent can get you a waiver for the weekend requirement. Still a good deal nonetheless!
I know, but I might still jump if a DL availability "glitch" happens in J
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on September 12, 2015, 11:01:30 PM
Just put DFW-NRT-MNL-NRT-DFW with JL J on hold.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 12, 2015, 11:09:36 PM
Just put DFW-NRT-MNL-NRT-DFW with JL J on hold.

YQ?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: MEIR613 on September 12, 2015, 11:11:50 PM
YQ?
Probably used AA, which has $0 YQ.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on September 12, 2015, 11:14:30 PM
With a premium of just 12.5K for F, is it really worth using AA to fly J to Asia?

(https://web.archive.org/web/20150404074948im_/http://www.aa.com/content/images/AAdvantage/programDetails/OAAwardChart0909.gif)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on September 12, 2015, 11:17:21 PM
Agreed. Just put it on hold and going to see what i can do. Still trying to figure out the whole booking three tickets thing. Not as easy to get three F seats, but will probably go J one way and wait it out for a return.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: LoLo on September 13, 2015, 12:19:56 AM
JFK-LHR VS Y
LHR-TLV BA Y

Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: DMYD on September 13, 2015, 01:04:46 AM
JFK-LHR VS Y
LHR-TLV BA Y
How's the availability with VS and how much VS was it? And what's the YQ+taxes?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: LoLo on September 13, 2015, 02:49:22 AM
How's the availability with VS and how much VS was it? And what's the YQ+taxes?
Availability for Y is pretty good, 14k points + ~$129 tax/yq.
Regular rate is 17.5k, they have a sale till SEP 23 I think.
You can have it for 30k DL with no yq.
The real saving with DL is in J, 20k more points, but few hundred $ in yq saving.
The LHR-TLV part is pretty tough.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: MosheD on September 13, 2015, 04:55:11 AM
Just put DFW-NRT-MNL-NRT-DFW with JL J on hold.

Can I get a ht?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Emkay on September 16, 2015, 02:23:00 AM
TLV-ZRH-AGP  LX J
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ygygold on September 16, 2015, 03:22:53 PM
LIH-LAX in x
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: LoLo on September 22, 2015, 12:29:25 AM
TLV-CDG-NYC on AF Y
Title: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: 1050BU on September 23, 2015, 10:12:41 PM
9/23 - ORD-FRA-TLV LH J
9/29 - TLV-EWR-ORD UA J
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Joe4007 on September 23, 2015, 10:38:36 PM
9/23 - ORD-FRA-TLV LH J
9/29 - ORD-EWR-TLV UA J
Returning with a time machine?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: 1050BU on September 23, 2015, 11:03:18 PM

Returning with a time machine?

Fixed
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on October 04, 2015, 12:10:26 AM
10/7 LGA-ORD AA
10/8 ORD-LGA AA
30K BA (2 pax)

No seats available online; what are our chances of getting seated together?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dr Moose on October 04, 2015, 12:53:53 AM


10/7 LGA-ORD AA
10/8 ORD-LGA AA
30K BA (2 pax)

No seats available online; what are our chances of getting seated together?
63%
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on October 04, 2015, 08:47:29 AM
10/31 LGA-MIA
11/2   MIA-LGA
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: justaregularguy on October 04, 2015, 09:00:17 AM
1/20 jfk-tlv UR
2/3 tlv-jfk UR
with transaero. >:( working on getting points back to book w aeroflot
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: hvaces42 on October 04, 2015, 11:09:47 AM
3/26 JFK-WAW on LO in J x2
3/27 WAW-BUD on LO J1, Y1
52.5k +123.90 AC
70k +21.60 UA
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on October 07, 2015, 03:58:26 PM
10/15 TLV-VIE-JFK on OS J
10/19 IAD-CDG-TLV on AF J
I thought about doing LH F but with such a short trip the extra half day in travel it would cost me wasn't worth it. Next time :-)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on October 07, 2015, 04:08:12 PM
10/15 TLV-VIE-JFK on OS J
10/19 IAD-CDG-TLV on AF J
I thought about doing LH F but with such a short trip the extra half day in travel it would cost me wasn't worth it. Next time :-)
What does the half a day cost you?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on October 07, 2015, 04:09:04 PM
What does the half a day cost you?
Time with my family (siblings, parents and grandparents)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on October 07, 2015, 04:09:50 PM
Time with my family (siblings, parents and grandparents)
Makes sense.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on October 07, 2015, 04:10:27 PM
Makes sense.
Also, 12.5k SQ miles
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on October 07, 2015, 04:11:11 PM
Also, 12.5k SQ miles
That shouldn't be the difference maker.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on October 07, 2015, 04:11:41 PM
That shouldn't be the difference maker.
Wasn't really. Twas but a joke
(and an attempt to convince myself I made the right choice)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on October 07, 2015, 04:22:52 PM
Also, 12.5k SQ miles

That shouldn't be the difference maker.
+1
Wasn't really. Twas but a joke
(and an attempt to convince myself I made the right choice)
Is it working?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on October 07, 2015, 04:23:27 PM


Is it working?
Yep!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on October 07, 2015, 04:23:50 PM
Yep!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on October 07, 2015, 04:24:41 PM

?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on October 07, 2015, 04:25:30 PM
?
I'm glad it worked for you, but it wouldn't have worked for me.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on October 07, 2015, 04:26:58 PM
I'm glad it worked for you, but it wouldn't have worked for me.
Oh, okay. Real thing is the family time. If I get to see a brother 12 hours (every 6 months) instead of 6 hours, that's important :-)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on October 07, 2015, 04:28:11 PM
Oh, okay. Real thing is the family time. If I get to see a brother 12 hours (every 6 months) instead of 6 hours, that's important :-)
Very true. I agree with you there.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: GTR on October 14, 2015, 12:14:27 PM
MBJ --> EWR (1/25)
EWR --> CDG (4/7)
MXP --> EWR (4/19)

All in Buis/First x2.  245k UR +$244.  Thanks for showing me the light everyone on DDF.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: LoLo on October 14, 2015, 12:22:24 PM
MBJ --> EWR (1/25)
EWR --> CDG (4/7)
MXP --> EWR (4/19)

All in Buis/First x2.  245k UR +$244.  Thanks for showing me the light everyone on DDF.
Airlines? Booked with?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on October 14, 2015, 12:27:35 PM
United.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: GTR on October 14, 2015, 03:08:42 PM
Yeah all UA.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on October 19, 2015, 06:19:31 PM
QF F
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on October 19, 2015, 06:19:54 PM
QF F
lol, good for you!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ual902 on October 20, 2015, 03:04:03 AM
QF F

From to?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Emkay on October 20, 2015, 04:03:17 AM
QF F
Is there a "what award did you just cancel" thread? Since this will likely be there soon
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sammy n on October 20, 2015, 04:12:48 AM
Is there a "what award did you just cancel" thread? Since this will likely be there soon
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on October 20, 2015, 05:47:56 AM
Is there a "what award did you just cancel" thread? Since this will likely be there soon
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=54810.0
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: hvaces42 on October 20, 2015, 06:21:05 AM
3/26 JFK-WAW on LO in J x2
3/27 WAW-BUD on LO J1, Y1
52.5k +123.90 AC
70k +21.60 UA
And the return is booked
3/31 KRK-TXL-JFK on AB J
45k + $49.80 AA each
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on October 20, 2015, 09:01:25 AM
QF LAX-MEL-LAX. Need to add JFK-LAX AA F to complete the trip.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on October 20, 2015, 09:03:38 AM
QF LAX-MEL-LAX. Need to add JFK-LAX AA F to complete the trip.

The question is if itll happen or end up here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=54810.0)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on October 20, 2015, 09:08:20 AM
The question is if itll happen or end up here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=54810.0)
Exactly. Though the dates i ended up with do seem to work out. Just need to figure out what to do with my kid. Maybe I'll find someone to fly Y with him.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on October 20, 2015, 11:00:20 PM
EWR-MAN-MUC-KLX (Y), ATH-ZRH,EWR (J).
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Emkay on October 21, 2015, 04:57:26 AM
EWR-MAN-MUC-KLX (Y), ATH-ZRH,EWR (J).
Booked with? UA?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: YMW on October 21, 2015, 07:40:27 AM
EWR-MAN-MUC-KLX (Y), ATH-ZRH,EWR (J).
Booked with? UA?

Looks like UA.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on October 21, 2015, 07:42:36 AM
Looks like UA.
How so?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: YMW on October 21, 2015, 07:47:34 AM
How so?
How many airlines operate EWR-MAN?!
It's still possible he booked it with M&M, SQ, or AC.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on October 21, 2015, 07:49:20 AM
It's still possible he booked it with M&M, SQ, or AC.
Exactly, and that was the original question -

Booked with? UA?

Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: YMW on October 21, 2015, 07:52:36 AM
To me two question mark sings ment two questions.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on October 21, 2015, 07:55:40 AM
To me two question mark sings ment two questions.
And "UA?" was only referring to the EWR-MAN leg?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on October 21, 2015, 09:09:08 AM
I used AC to book. Did not have any UA, but plenty of MR to transfer.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: LoLo on October 22, 2015, 02:29:49 PM
JFK-LHR DL J
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on October 22, 2015, 02:46:08 PM
JFK-LHR DL J
At which rate and with which currency (DL of FB)?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: LoLo on October 22, 2015, 03:08:47 PM
At which rate and with which currency (DL of FB)?
DL, 62,500
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: efflpetzel on October 22, 2015, 07:33:26 PM
JFK-LHR DL J
Why did you pick DL over VS
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: LoLo on October 22, 2015, 08:39:54 PM
Why did you pick DL over VS
1 - No VS availability.
2 - AJK`s advice in the first/business class products thread.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: JoeCha on October 23, 2015, 02:54:54 PM
MU F  JFK-PVG
CZ J  PVG-CAN
CZ F  CAN-JFK
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on October 23, 2015, 03:02:33 PM
MU F  JFK-PVG
CZ J  PVG-CAN
CZ F  CAN-JFK

Nice! When is this?

ETA: Cannot find one review online of this product, even though it's been out for almost a year!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: JoeCha on October 23, 2015, 03:04:45 PM
Nice! When is this?
In 3 weeks
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on October 23, 2015, 03:10:33 PM
In 3 weeks
Wow! Have a great trip! Business or leisure?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on October 23, 2015, 03:11:19 PM
Nice! When is this?

ETA: Cannot find one review online of this product, even though it's been out for almost a year!

Found one, but not on a long haul.

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/trip_reports/read.main/258142/

In 3 weeks

Shweet. Will we get a TR?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: JoeCha on October 23, 2015, 03:11:37 PM


ETA: Cannot find one review online of this product, even though it's been out for almost a year!

The internet was waiting one year for you to do it. Today, they gave up.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yaalili on October 25, 2015, 04:06:00 PM
JFK - LAX AA Y
LAX - JFK AA J

14.5k TY points roundtrip.

Booked a while back, original routing was Y both ways LGA-DFW-LAX-DFW-LGA. Had some minor schedule changes, so was able to switch it to current routing.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on October 25, 2015, 04:14:21 PM
JFK - LAX AA Y
LAX - JFK AA J

14.5k TY points roundtrip.

Booked a while back, original routing was Y both ways LGA-DFW-LAX-DFW-LGA. Had some minor schedule changes, so was able to switch it to current routing.
You booked Y and they rebooked you in J?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yaalili on October 25, 2015, 04:20:08 PM
You booked Y and they rebooked you in J?

They rebooked in full fare class Y for return, which is upgradable for +5,000 miles to J. -~5,000 miles earned.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on October 25, 2015, 04:21:20 PM
They rebooked in full fare class Y for return, which is upgradable for +5,000 miles to J. -~5,000 miles earned.
Nice! What fare class is the JFK-LAX?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yaalili on October 25, 2015, 04:22:26 PM
Nice! What fare class is the JFK-LAX?

Q.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: shoobi on October 26, 2015, 04:33:02 PM
ORD-HKG CX J booked for 50K AS x2 pax
will add on HKG-SYD in CX J for additional 10K AS per pax when it opens up
SYD-MEL is ~$100/pax for flight in Y, only 1.5 hrs no biggy.
Am considering adding on AKL while down there.
also held MEL-AUH EY F A380 for 2 pax today, will use 60K AA ea. Waiting for some SPG transfers to go through to AA.

I'm almost out of miles. Any good ideas to get back home? AUH-something-NYC/ORD?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on October 26, 2015, 04:34:31 PM
ORD-HKG CX J booked for 50K AS x2 pax
will add on HKG-SYD in CX J for additional 10K AS per pax when it opens up
SYD-MEL is ~$100/pax for flight in Y, only 1.5 hrs no biggy.
Am considering adding on AKL while down there.
also held MEL-AUH EY F A380 for 2 pax today, will use 60K AA ea. Waiting for some SPG transfers to go through to AA.

I'm almost out of miles. Any good ideas to get back home? AUH-something-NYC/ORD?
When is this trip for?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: shoobi on October 26, 2015, 04:37:28 PM
July 4 leaving ORD
July 11 leaving MEL
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on October 26, 2015, 04:38:08 PM
Plenty of time to accumulate more miles.

Maybe fly back on EK from DXB.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: shoobi on October 26, 2015, 04:38:21 PM
Random thing I realized: since I am going around the world going west instead of going east, I gain significantly more time to do things.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: shoobi on October 26, 2015, 04:39:07 PM
Plenty of time to accumulate more miles.

Maybe fly back on EK from DXB.

True.. although my credit is pretty bad now, made some dumb mistakes, so will have to wait bunch of months to do anything...

But thanks!!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on October 26, 2015, 04:39:18 PM
Random thing I realized: since I am going around the world going west instead of going east, I gain significantly more time to do things.
You will be away for 7 days and not counting travel. You may have more time, but "significant" may be pushing it.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on October 26, 2015, 04:52:08 PM
July 4 leaving ORD
July 11 leaving MEL
What exactly do you plan on doing in MEL, SYD and AKL? IMO you won't have time for more than SYD, maybe, maybe MEL too, but definitely not AKL. Plus it'll be the middle of winter, so kind of rainy and cool.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: shoobi on October 26, 2015, 07:02:54 PM
Thanks for the advice...
I also plan on doing HKG for 1-2 days.
If I add in AKL, I will lengthen the trip...  Not planning on doing much in MEL except the Jewish community and flying to AUH on A380...
and trip is longer than a week, from leaving USA till leaving Australia is a week
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on October 26, 2015, 07:12:42 PM
Thanks for the advice...
I also plan on doing HKG for 1-2 days.
If I add in AKL, I will lengthen the trip...  Not planning on doing much in MEL except the Jewish community and flying to AUH on A380...
and trip is longer than a week, from leaving USA till leaving Australia is a week
1. I haven't been to NZ, but if you're going to add on AKL and not see anywhere else in the country I don't think there's a point in going.
2. You're going to MEL and not driving the GOR?! :o
3. I meant 2 full weeks on the ground in Australia, not 2 weeks away.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: shoobi on October 26, 2015, 07:23:30 PM
1. I haven't been to NZ, but if you're going to add on AKL and not see anywhere else in the country I don't think there's a point in going.
2. You're going to MEL and not driving the GOR?! :o
3. I meant 2 full weeks on the ground in Australia, not 2 weeks away.

1. Good point about NZ. Will look into my options
2. I didn't even know what GOR was till you mentioned it. Just googled it. Looks cool
Thanks
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on October 26, 2015, 07:26:17 PM
1. Good point about NZ. Will look into my options
2. I didn't even know what GOR was till you mentioned it. Just googled it. Looks cool
Thanks
Most people say you should take 2 days to do the GOR, but we did it in one long day (about 10 hours) from MEL to the 12 Apostles and back via the inland route. Ask in the MEL thread (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=83.msg1050659#msg1050659) for more info.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: shoobi on October 27, 2015, 09:53:47 PM
ORD-HKG CX J booked for 50K AS x2 pax
will add on HKG-SYD in CX J for additional 10K AS per pax when it opens up
SYD-MEL is ~$100/pax for flight in Y, only 1.5 hrs no biggy.
Am considering adding on AKL while down there.
also held MEL-AUH EY F A380 for 2 pax today, will use 60K AA ea. Waiting for some SPG transfers to go through to AA.

I'm almost out of miles. Any good ideas to get back home? AUH-something-NYC/ORD?

I told my friends I just booked this... They were literally awestruck, with responses ranging from "you will get yourself killed in Dubai" to "Wow SOOO cool to fly Etihad in luxury to Dubai" to "where's that?", and many more....

as a DDF'er I forgot how this sounds to the outside world

#1stWorldProblems
#SignsIMightBeADDF'er
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on October 27, 2015, 10:20:30 PM
I told my friends I just booked this... They were literally awestruck, with responses ranging from "you will get yourself killed in Dubai" to "Wow SOOO cool to fly Etihad in luxury to Dubai" to "where's that?", and many more....

as a DDF'er I forgot how this sounds to the outside world

#1stWorldProblems
#SignsIMightBeADDF'er
Most of the questions were on Dubai though. People understand wanting to go to Australia.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on October 28, 2015, 01:14:10 AM
I told my friends I just booked this... They were literally awestruck, with responses ranging from "you will get yourself killed in Dubai" to "Wow SOOO cool to fly Etihad in luxury to Dubai" to "where's that?", and many more....

as a DDF'er I forgot how this sounds to the outside world

#1stWorldProblems
#SignsIMightBeADDF'er
You might want to inform them that Etihad doesn't fly to Dubai.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on October 28, 2015, 01:20:20 AM
You might want to inform them that Etihad doesn't fly to Dubai.
Lol, I think they'd just stare blankly at him and say it's all the same thing.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: shoobi on October 29, 2015, 10:47:25 PM
ORD-HKG CX J booked for 50K AS x2 pax
will add on HKG-SYD in CX J for additional 10K AS per pax when it opens up
SYD-MEL is ~$100/pax for flight in Y, only 1.5 hrs no biggy.
Am considering adding on AKL while down there.
also held MEL-AUH EY F A380 for 2 pax today, will use 60K AA ea. Waiting for some SPG transfers to go through to AA.

I'm almost out of miles. Any good ideas to get back home? AUH-something-NYC/ORD?

....AAAAAAAND we're booked!!!!!!! boy am I excited!!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: MEIR613 on October 29, 2015, 11:15:05 PM
ORD-HKG CX J booked for 50K AS x2 pax
will add on HKG-SYD in CX J for additional 10K AS per pax when it opens up
SYD-MEL is ~$100/pax for flight in Y, only 1.5 hrs no biggy.
Am considering adding on AKL while down there.
also held MEL-AUH EY F A380 for 2 pax today, will use 60K AA ea. Waiting for some SPG transfers to go through to AA.

I'm almost out of miles. Any good ideas to get back home? AUH-something-NYC/ORD?
Why not 4.5k BA.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: shoobi on October 29, 2015, 11:22:12 PM
Didn't think of that... good point... will be on QF?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on October 29, 2015, 11:23:23 PM
Didn't think of that... good point... will be on QF?
Yeah. Can you cancel and book with avios?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: shoobi on October 29, 2015, 11:29:20 PM
Yeah. Can you cancel and book with avios?

Even better- I didn't book it yet :)

All I have booked so far is ORD-HKG in CX J, and MEL-AUH EY F.
CX flight is with AS so totally cancellable, and EY is with AA so can change dates/times for free. So lots of flexibility.

HKG-SYD apparently has horrible availability, nothing on my dates or even close, but anyway it seems hit and miss with good reverse herringbone J vs old yucky J... HKG-ADL has availability AND has good J, but only 1 flight per day. Still waiting to decide if it's worth liquidating my last 12K SPG to AS to do this flight (I have 8K now) or figure out something else... Will probably just do the SPG route.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on October 29, 2015, 11:33:10 PM
Even better- I didn't book it yet :)

All I have booked so far is ORD-HKG in CX J, and MEL-AUH EY F.
CX flight is with AS so totally cancellable, and EY is with AA so can change dates/times for free. So lots of flexibility.

HKG-SYD apparently has horrible availability, nothing on my dates or even close, but anyway it seems hit and miss with good reverse herringbone J vs old yucky J... HKG-ADL has availability AND has good J, but only 1 flight per day. Still waiting to decide if it's worth liquidating my last 12K SPG to AS to do this flight (I have 8K now) or figure out something else... Will probably just do the SPG route.
Good, so you can use avios. Excellent.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on October 30, 2015, 01:41:25 AM
HKG-SYD apparently has horrible availability, nothing on my dates or even close, but anyway it seems hit and miss with good reverse herringbone J vs old yucky J... HKG-ADL has availability AND has good J, but only 1 flight per day. Still waiting to decide if it's worth liquidating my last 12K SPG to AS to do this flight (I have 8K now) or figure out something else... Will probably just do the SPG route.
HKG-BKK-SYD is 30k/40k UA for TG J/F
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on October 30, 2015, 03:44:19 PM
One of, if not, the best redemption on the chart.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on October 30, 2015, 03:49:12 PM
LHR-JNB BA A380.
3xF 9xJ
487.5k AA
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on October 30, 2015, 03:50:21 PM
LHR-JNB BA A380.
3xF 9xJ
487.5k AA
Wow, that's a lot of seats! What was YQ? Family trip?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on October 30, 2015, 03:52:36 PM
Wow, that's a lot of seats! What was YQ? Family trip?
Family trip but not for me.
YQ  + ADP was $518 a ticket.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on October 30, 2015, 03:56:34 PM
And on BA F, no less. Oiy.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on October 31, 2015, 12:22:36 PM
One of, if not, the best redemption on the chart.
+1
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on October 31, 2015, 12:23:36 PM
LHR-JNB BA A380.
3xF 9xJ
487.5k AA
That's solid availability. Far out or close in?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on November 01, 2015, 10:30:54 AM
That's solid availability. Far out or close in?
June 2016
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Buruch on November 01, 2015, 11:42:13 AM
One of, if not, the best redemption on the chart.

One way?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on November 01, 2015, 11:47:18 AM
One way.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on November 01, 2015, 05:35:01 PM
TLV-ATH in Y, 5 tix

TLV-AMM-KUL-DPS, 60k AA rt in J, 2 tix, a day in KUL
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 01, 2015, 05:47:49 PM
TLV-ATH in Y, 5 tix

TLV-AMM-KUL-DPS, 60k AA rt in J, 2 tix, a day in KUL
AMM-KUL on RJ?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 01, 2015, 05:51:03 PM
Feb 1st: LHR-AUH

June 20th: LHR-AUH x2
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 01, 2015, 05:53:01 PM
Feb 1st: LHR-AUH

June 20th: LHR-AUH x2
What about leaving AUH?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 01, 2015, 05:59:05 PM
What about leaving AUH?

And what about getting to London? :)

This has not been fully pieced together yet.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on November 02, 2015, 01:06:02 AM
AMM-KUL on RJ?
?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 02, 2015, 01:07:30 AM
?
Are you on Royal Jordanian?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on November 02, 2015, 01:12:31 AM
Are you on Royal Jordanian?
Yea
I'd like to change one of the directions to fly through the Gulf, but nothing is currently open, and the RJ times are perfect.

I'm also holding out hope that CX will begin the rumored flights to TLV, and I could switch the entire itin over to them.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 02, 2015, 01:20:56 AM
Yea
I'd like to change one of the directions to fly through the Gulf, but nothing is currently open, and the RJ times are perfect.

I'm also holding out hope that CX will begin the rumored flights to TLV, and I could switch the entire itin over to them.
Got it. Good luck!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Emkay on November 02, 2015, 02:38:07 AM



TLV-AMM-KUL-DPS, 60k AA rt in J, 2 tix, a day in KUL
Leaving the kids in the airport locker?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on November 02, 2015, 02:45:43 AM
Leaving the kids in the airport locker?

At the house.
Wouldn't be legal to leave them in the airport locker.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on November 02, 2015, 04:04:43 AM
TLV-ATH in Y, 5 tix

TLV-AMM-KUL-DPS, 60k AA rt in J, 2 tix, a day in KUL
Nice. How long each place?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on November 02, 2015, 05:39:01 AM
Nice. How long each place?
5-6 days in Greece, 10 days in DPS
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on November 02, 2015, 06:19:42 AM
5-6 days in Greece, 10 days in DPS
Sounds fun!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on November 03, 2015, 12:05:28 AM
5-6 days in Greece, 10 days in DPS
Wow. Long vacation.

I'm looking forward to doing Greece. Have it planned out yet? Also, haven't you done DPS?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Drago on November 03, 2015, 12:25:55 AM
Wow. Long vacation.

I'm looking forward to doing Greece. Have it planned out yet? Also, haven't you done DPS?
These are 2 separate trips.
For Greece, likely spend 2 days plus shabbat in Athens, and then either fly to the islands, or go to Meteora or s/t similar.

For DPS, been there, but spent the time in Ubud. Want to explore the rest of the island and Lombok, and this time w/o the kids. Chose DPS in large part since July is rainy season in much of Asia, but not DPS.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: LoLo on November 08, 2015, 02:24:14 PM
"The best J in the world.."

BA F JFK-LHR RT

2 Pax, 1Inf. 149,600 avios, companion voucher, and $2,500 Tax/YQ.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on November 08, 2015, 02:25:19 PM
"The best J in the world.."

BA F JFK-LHR RT

2 Pax, 1Inf. 149,600 avios, companion voucher, and $2,500 Tax/YQ.

Nice, but what makes BA J "The best J in the world.."?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: LoLo on November 08, 2015, 02:26:07 PM
Nice, but what makes BA J "The best J in the world.."?
BA F
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on November 08, 2015, 02:27:23 PM
BA F

LOL - Good one!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on November 08, 2015, 02:30:21 PM
"The best J in the world.."

BA F JFK-LHR RT

2 Pax, 1Inf. 149,600 avios, companion voucher, and $2,500 Tax/YQ.

Enjoy!

Why the weird 149,600 number?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: LoLo on November 08, 2015, 02:35:55 PM
Enjoy!

Why the weird 149,600 number?

136k Adult (Off-Peak rate)/13,600 (10%) Inf.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on November 10, 2015, 12:44:35 PM
Just switched ATH-ZRH-EWR in J to ATH-FRA-EWR in Y/F on LH.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on November 10, 2015, 12:46:38 PM
Just switched ATH-ZRH-EWR in J to ATH-FRA-EWR in Y/F on LH.

Awesome!

You finally got a rep to see the space, or you canceled and rebooked online?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on November 10, 2015, 12:47:36 PM
Awesome!

You finally got a rep to see the space, or you canceled and rebooked online?
Rep saw it open. Space must have opened, because it wasn't showing in KVS (thanks lubaby) yesterday.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 10, 2015, 12:53:58 PM
Just switched ATH-ZRH-EWR in J to ATH-FRA-EWR in Y/F on LH.
Wow! Enjoy!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Hershelsdeals on November 10, 2015, 01:58:03 PM
Just switched ATH-ZRH-EWR in J to ATH-FRA-EWR in Y/F on LH.


You aren't losing out by sitting in Y, technically it's the same seat as J, minus the blocked middle seat and no free drink
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on November 10, 2015, 01:58:19 PM


You aren't losing out by sitting in Y, technically it's the same seat as J, minus the blocked middle seat and no free drink
Right.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: @Yehuda on November 10, 2015, 02:01:56 PM
Just switched ATH-ZRH-EWR in J to ATH-FRA-EWR in Y/F on LH.
Nice! Enjoy it!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on November 11, 2015, 11:36:45 AM
Just switched ATH-ZRH-EWR in J to ATH-FRA-EWR in YJ/F on LH.
Was able to get J for the first leg. Nothing special, but blocked middle seat and a J BP is enough for me.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: JoeCha on November 15, 2015, 05:43:45 PM


Shweet. Will we get a TR?
Don't expect a TR - besides for the unlimited free wifi I can't think of anything to write home about.

Nothing bad, nothing out of the ordinary.

-Design is shockingly similar to OZ F.

-Free wifi is limited to 10 passengers on the plane. F/J pax have priority and Y is on first come first serve basis.

-Couple suite is not as private as SQ (even though FA told me I can do there "whatever you want").

-Very difficult communication with FAs as their English is very limited. (one FA asked me if she may ask me a personal question l. Is it true what she heard from friends that all Jews are very smart?
I told her that I actually know quite a few stupid Jews).

-Hard product is very comfortable and nice.

-Soft product is mediocre.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: tzifanya54 on November 15, 2015, 06:28:16 PM
I told her that I actually know quite a few stupid Jews
Lol
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: shoobi on November 15, 2015, 07:31:20 PM

Even better- I didn't book it yet :)

All I have booked so far is ORD-HKG in CX J, and MEL-AUH EY F.
CX flight is with AS so totally cancellable, and EY is with AA so can change dates/times for free. So lots of flexibility.

HKG-SYD apparently has horrible availability, nothing on my dates or even close, but anyway it seems hit and miss with good reverse herringbone J vs old yucky J... HKG-ADL has availability AND has good J, but only 1 flight per day. Still waiting to decide if it's worth liquidating my last 12K SPG to AS to do this flight (I have 8K now) or figure out something else... Will probably just do the SPG route.

Okaaaaaay, Houston we have a problem.

Just found out that my wife is pregnant and due in July, right when our tickets are for. Hmm.

Prob is, EY F is through AA and I can only push of the flight for up to a year from when I booked it.

Obviously a nice problem to have, but definitely a monkey wrench in my plans.

Any ideas?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: EJB on November 15, 2015, 07:50:41 PM
Okaaaaaay, Houston we have a problem.

Just found out that my wife is pregnant and due in July, right when our tickets are for. Hmm.

Prob is, EY F is through AA and I can only push of the flight for up to a year from when I booked it.

Obviously a nice problem to have, but definitely a monkey wrench in my plans.

Any ideas?

Fly earlier? Ask AA to waive redeposit fee? Get EXP?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 15, 2015, 08:02:54 PM
Okaaaaaay, Houston we have a problem.

Just found out that my wife is pregnant and due in July, right when our tickets are for. Hmm.

Prob is, EY F is through AA and I can only push of the flight for up to a year from when I booked it.

Obviously a nice problem to have, but definitely a monkey wrench in my plans.

Any ideas?
Cancel and get fees waived? Go by yourself?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: CS91 on November 15, 2015, 10:41:25 PM
Go by yourself?

If he goes himself, he'll be going on many other vacations himself too  :-\
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 15, 2015, 10:54:58 PM
If he goes himself, he'll be going on many other vacations himself too  :-\
Twas a joke.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on November 16, 2015, 01:43:57 AM
Don't expect a TR - besides for the unlimited free wifi I can't think of anything to write home about.

Nothing bad, nothing out of the ordinary.

-Design is shockingly similar to OZ F.

-Free wifi is limited to 10 passengers on the plane. F/J pax have priority and Y is on first come first serve basis.

-Couple suite is not as private as SQ (even though FA told me I can do there "whatever you want").

-Very difficult communication with FAs as their English is very limited. (one FA asked me if she may ask me a personal question l. Is it true what she heard from friends that all Jews are very smart?
I told her that I actually know quite a few stupid Jews).

-Hard product is very comfortable and nice.

-Soft product is mediocre.


...and how was double bed specifically?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: JoeCha on November 16, 2015, 01:59:29 AM

...and how was double bed specifically?
I'm traveling solo so I didn't get to use the double part of it, but it doesn't look as private as SQ does.

Not really worth it craving to fly this bird.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on November 16, 2015, 02:02:40 AM
I'm traveling solo so I didn't get to use the double part of it, but it doesn't look as private as SQ does.

Not really worth it craving to fly this bird.

Even when flying solo, people have the SQ FAs make the double bed, if available!

Interesting.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: thaber on November 16, 2015, 02:50:12 AM
Nothing too exciting, but just booked 8 seats LAX-EWR, in UA Y and there are still seemingly plenty of Saver Awards there. Could be par for the course for Economy, I'm not sure
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: shoobi on November 16, 2015, 11:11:23 AM
Fly earlier? Ask AA to waive redeposit fee? Get EXP?

Haha I'll just go into my local CVS and buy it...
Title: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: shoobi on November 17, 2015, 02:24:13 PM
With new AA devaluation, how much is EY F MEL-AUH now? I have it booked already thank god
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 17, 2015, 02:28:09 PM
With new AA devaluation, how much is EY F MEL-AUH now? I have it booked already thank god

100k OW
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: shoobi on November 17, 2015, 02:33:07 PM
Wow!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: elya on November 18, 2015, 05:35:23 AM
UA J Ewr-Tlv
BA J Tlv-Lhr
VS J Lhr-Jfk
Have to be in London then...
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sammy n on November 18, 2015, 06:46:18 AM
UA J Ewr-Tlv
BA J Tlv-Lhr
VS J Lhr-Jfk
Have to be in London then...
How many and what points you use to book that?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: elya on November 18, 2015, 06:51:36 AM
How many and what points you use to book that?
UA-70k UA
VS-40k VS (MR)
BA-rev. (till award space opens ;))
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: GTR on November 20, 2015, 01:55:32 PM
MBJ --> EWR (1/25)
EWR --> CDG (4/7)
MXP --> EWR (4/19)

All in Buis/First x2.  245k UR +$244.  Thanks for showing me the light everyone on DDF.

Closed this out this morning.

JFK --> MBJ (1/22)

17,200 + $99 for 2x jblue.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Dan on November 20, 2015, 03:16:41 PM
CLE-EWR-HNL-LIH (1 week stay)-OGG (1 week stay)-HNL-EWR-CLE (2 month stay)-LAX.
57K UA in Y. No it's not for me  ;D
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: EJB on November 20, 2015, 03:21:36 PM
CLE-EWR-HNL-LIH (1 week stay)-OGG (1 week stay)-HNL-EWR-CLE (2 month stay)-LAX.
57K UA in Y. No it's not for me  ;D

Was just about to ask how you got that rate in J before you edited your post :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 20, 2015, 03:25:40 PM
CLE-EWR-HNL-LIH (1 week stay)-OGG (1 week stay)-HNL-EWR-CLE (2 month stay)-LAX.
57K UA in Y. No it's not for me  ;D
Was shocked to see Y, until I realized it wasn't for you kept reading.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: EJB on November 20, 2015, 03:27:51 PM
Was shocked to see Y, until I realized it wasn't for you.

I wonder how you realized that...
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 20, 2015, 03:45:08 PM
I wonder how you realized that...
Modified.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: a mirrer on November 22, 2015, 01:15:13 PM
ua y bur-sfo
tk j sfo-tlv
tk j tlv-lax
115k sq+ $500 yq x2
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 22, 2015, 01:16:11 PM
ua y bur-sfo
tk j sfo-tlv
tk j tav-lax
115k sq+ $500 yq x2
You live in LA?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: a mirrer on November 22, 2015, 01:17:06 PM
You live in LA?
my parents do i live in yerushalayim ir hakodesh
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 22, 2015, 01:19:28 PM
The trip starts and ends in LA, and I didn't ask where your parents live. Why start in LA then?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: a mirrer on November 22, 2015, 01:20:17 PM
The trip starts and ends in LA, and I didn't ask where your parents live. Why start in LA then?
booked for my dad to come visit
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 22, 2015, 01:22:41 PM
booked for my dad to come visit
Nice! I assume you mean TK J SFO-IST-TLV & TLV-IST-LAX?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: YMW on November 22, 2015, 02:14:53 PM
JFK-FRA-TLV LH J
TLV-VIE-JFK OS J
160K UA Miles + 184.00 in taxes & close-in fee
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: a mirrer on November 22, 2015, 02:19:04 PM
Nice! I assume you mean TK J SFO-IST-TLV & TLV-IST-LAX?
yes
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: elya on November 22, 2015, 05:28:56 PM
JFK-FRA-TLV LH J
TLV-VIE-JFK OS J
160K UA Miles + 184.00 in taxes & close-in fee
OS is a great flight. Enjoy!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: DMYD on November 22, 2015, 06:02:33 PM
OS is a great flight. Enjoy!
So is LH, Why would you say OS more then LH?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 22, 2015, 06:05:30 PM
So is LH, Why would you say OS more then LH?

At least its direct out of VIE vs LH having to go via FRA or MUC. I do agree that LH F > OS J by a mile and a half otherwise.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: DMYD on November 22, 2015, 06:09:20 PM
At least its direct out of VIE vs LH having to go via FRA or MUC. I do agree that LH F > OS J by a mile and a half otherwise.
Well of course LH F but he's talking about LH J.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 22, 2015, 06:10:09 PM
Well of course LH F but he's talking about LH J.

Missed that. Then Id definitely take OS J VIE-JFK over LH J VIE-MUC/FRA-JFK.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: YMW on November 22, 2015, 06:12:20 PM
OS is a great flight. Enjoy!
I actually booked it for my dad who will fly the first time in a premium product, & it is still a surprise.....
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ilherman on November 22, 2015, 06:26:10 PM
So is LH, Why would you say OS more then LH?
OS J is nicer than LH J period :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: elya on November 22, 2015, 06:29:35 PM
OS J is nicer than LH J period :)
+1000
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 22, 2015, 06:34:43 PM
OS J is nicer than LH J period :)

What about OS J VIE-JFK vs LX J VIE-ZRH-JFK?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: YMW on November 22, 2015, 06:35:57 PM
OS J is nicer than LH J period :)
+1000
benjie1305 also agrees.
Missed that. Then Id definitely take OS J VIE-JFK over LH J VIE-MUC/FRA-JFK.

Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: YMW on November 22, 2015, 06:37:15 PM
What about OS J VIE-JFK vs LX J VIE-ZRH-JFK?
OS J VIE-JFK & LX J ZRH-JFK both have the same type of business class, so it's not worth to make another stop for that.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: DMYD on November 22, 2015, 06:44:27 PM
OS J is nicer than LH J period :)
Hmm I wouldn't say so, the seats on OS were very narrow compared to LH J at least on LH with A380
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Joe4007 on November 22, 2015, 06:59:27 PM
Hmm I wouldn't say so, the seats on OS were very narrow compared to LH J at least on LH with A380
According to SeatGuru it's 1/2" wider. Don't think that makes a big difference.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jungarmtl on November 23, 2015, 12:31:47 PM
HOLD / EY AUH-JFk A380 F 11/26
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on November 23, 2015, 12:33:15 PM
HOLD / EY AUH-JFk A380 F 11/26
Traveling solo?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jungarmtl on November 23, 2015, 12:35:56 PM
If i will take it yes
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 23, 2015, 01:29:45 PM
Sweet!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on November 27, 2015, 12:04:58 PM
Just put this on hold. AA 75k per passenger on QR A350 and 787 in J.

(https://i.gyazo.com/2111cba8c6ff8a032d6fa632cd39e794.png)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 27, 2015, 12:06:29 PM
Nice! 2 or 3 seats?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on November 27, 2015, 12:07:41 PM
Nice! 2 or 3 seats?
3.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 27, 2015, 12:08:13 PM
Wow, nice!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on November 27, 2015, 12:09:21 PM
Wow, nice!
Actually, the first leg LGA-BOS is in Y.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 27, 2015, 12:10:04 PM
Actually, the first leg LGA-BOS is in Y.
As expected.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on November 27, 2015, 12:12:01 PM
As expected.
It may be tough. Have to suffer an hour in Y and then a combined ~22 hours in J plus the layover in DOH and their lounge. Not sure how it can be done.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 27, 2015, 12:12:42 PM
It may be tough. Have to suffer an hour in Y and then a combined ~22 hours in J plus the layover in DOH and their lounge. Not sure how it can be done.
Lol
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 27, 2015, 12:12:58 PM
For when?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on November 27, 2015, 12:14:28 PM
For when?
May time. Gotta burn my AA before the deval. Still have a nice chunk in my wifes account that needs to be used.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 27, 2015, 12:15:16 PM
May time. Gotta burn my AA before the deval. Still have a nice chunk in my wifes account that needs to be used.

I just got a mega chunk of AA for me and my wife lol. I think this years trip will be only on AA. Small time window and lots of miles. Oy.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on November 27, 2015, 12:57:09 PM
Found out the dates I booked did not work for the wife...Spent 30 minutes on hold and rebooked for new dates.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 29, 2015, 06:09:55 PM
For now: 67.5k AA and 55k AA respectively as one seat is in J and one in F on the 77W to HKG and the A330 to BKK.

(http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=LGA-ORD-HKG-BKK&MS=bm&MX=540x540&PM=*)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 29, 2015, 06:13:07 PM
For now: 67.5k AA and 55k AA respectively as one seat is in J and one in F on the 77W to HKG and the A330 to BKK.

(http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=LGA-ORD-HKG-BKK&MS=bm&MX=540x540&PM=*)
Sweet!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on November 30, 2015, 09:09:28 AM
Just put this on hold. AA 75k per passenger on QR A350 and 787 in J.

(https://i.gyazo.com/2111cba8c6ff8a032d6fa632cd39e794.png)
Just added another leg.
(https://i.gyazo.com/7f9a1b061361e6507ae497bbc0361c47.png)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on November 30, 2015, 09:19:37 AM
Just added another leg.
(https://i.gyazo.com/7f9a1b061361e6507ae497bbc0361c47.png)

QR J DOH-CPT direct not available?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on November 30, 2015, 09:31:35 AM
Correct. Going to keep an eye out for that flight.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 30, 2015, 09:49:54 AM
For now: 67.5k AA and 55k AA respectively as one seat is in J and one in F on the 77W to HKG and the A330 to BKK.

(http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=LGA-ORD-HKG-BKK&MS=bm&MX=540x540&PM=*)

Changed it from LGA-ORD-HKG to JFK-ORD two days later as it has the same availability (1J and 1F) so I figured I'd prefer JFK to ORD for this. And as D93 pointed out to me, having to pay a fee to change from LGA to JFK in case it would open up at one point.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on November 30, 2015, 11:01:47 AM
Good change.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on November 30, 2015, 11:03:15 AM
Good change.

+1 :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 30, 2015, 11:07:46 AM
How I wish I would be able to "work" on the road or at least not have a set amount of days for vacation. I can't seem to squeeze out more then July 19th departure - July 28th return. This is awful!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on November 30, 2015, 11:12:48 AM
How I wish I would be able to "work" on the road or at least not have a set amount of days for vacation. I can't seem to squeeze out more then July 19th departure - July 28th return. This is awful!

11 days is a nice vacation!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 30, 2015, 11:22:30 AM
11 days is a nice vacation!

I am counting 10 full days. And its gonna be a good 2 days of travel. Thinking of maybe just skipping HKG completely (would have been <24 hours anyways) in order to maximize Thailand. Haven't been to that side of the world yet so figured I want to take advantage but don't know if its really worth it considering that I am limited in days. Thoughts?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on November 30, 2015, 11:58:07 AM
I am counting 10 full days. And its gonna be a good 2 days of travel. Thinking of maybe just skipping HKG completely (would have been <24 hours anyways) in order to maximize Thailand. Haven't been to that side of the world yet so figured I want to take advantage but don't know if its really worth it considering that I am limited in days. Thoughts?

10 days on the ground is enough for both HKG and CNX and USM/HKT:

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=30766.msg546659#msg546659
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on November 30, 2015, 12:03:45 PM
I am counting 10 full days. And its gonna be a good 2 days of travel. Thinking of maybe just skipping HKG completely (would have been <24 hours anyways) in order to maximize Thailand. Haven't been to that side of the world yet so figured I want to take advantage but don't know if its really worth it considering that I am limited in days. Thoughts?
10 days on the ground is enough for both HKG and CNX and USM/HKT:

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=30766.msg546659#msg546659
I think i did it even shorter. Will you wish you had more time? Yes, but there are always other trips.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 30, 2015, 12:30:37 PM
Just added another leg.
(https://i.gyazo.com/7f9a1b061361e6507ae497bbc0361c47.png)
Too bad you can't add a stop with AA and stop in JNB along the way to CPT.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 30, 2015, 12:32:36 PM
10 days on the ground is enough for both HKG and CNX and USM/HKT:

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=30766.msg546659#msg546659

You think I haven't read that already :)

Its actually 8 full days on the ground if you deduct the 2 days of travel. It would be landing at 2pm in HKG in order to leave to BKK at 12pm the next day. Enough to cover some stuff in HKG and eat Vietnamese rice?

Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on November 30, 2015, 12:50:31 PM
You think I haven't read that already :)

Its actually 8 full days on the ground if you deduct the 2 days of travel. It would be landing at 2pm in HKG in order to leave to BKK at 12pm the next day. Enough to cover some stuff in HKG and eat Vietnamese rice?
Plenty of time. Very efficient subway there.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 30, 2015, 04:07:30 PM
As I am now officially taking over this thread we are moving on to my next deliberation, the return!

There are options with each having its own pros and cons. I am not so familiar so would appreciate the help.


(http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=BKK-ICN-JFK,c:red,+BKK-NRT-JFK,+c:green,+BKK-HKG-JFK&MS=bm&MP=rect&MR=1200&MX=720x360&PM=*&PC=%23ff00ff)

Green: CX J (currently only J available) on the 77W.

Pro: taking advantage before the deval once more. Con: Taking them on the way there already.

Purple: KE F on the A380.

Its during peak season and will run 142.5k + ~$200 p/p instead of otherwise 95k. :(

Red: TG F on the A380 to NRT (~6hrs) and 77W on ANA for 130k + ~$50 p/p

The connection is 55 minutes in NRT.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on November 30, 2015, 04:22:22 PM
Green: CX J (currently only J available) on the 77W.

Pro: taking advantage before the deval once more. Con: Taking them on the way there already.

Purple: KE F on the A380.

Its during peak season and will run 142.5k + ~$200 p/p instead of otherwise 95k. :(

Red: TG F on the A380 to NRT (~6hrs) and 77W on ANA for 130k + ~$50 p/p

The connection is 55 minutes in NRT.

You already know my opinion :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on November 30, 2015, 04:34:53 PM
Red.

KE will almost always have award space for your next trip. Go with the other option.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on November 30, 2015, 04:48:40 PM
If you have availability for 2 on TG+NH, I'd do that.

Get while the gettin's good.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 30, 2015, 05:10:40 PM
If you have availability for 2 on TG+NH, I'd do that.

Get while the gettin's good.
+1, Sounds like a great option.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: rileywiles23 on November 30, 2015, 05:16:44 PM

As I am now officially taking over this thread we are moving on to my next deliberation, the return!

There are options with each having its own pros and cons. I am not so familiar so would appreciate the help.


(http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=BKK-ICN-JFK,c:red,+BKK-NRT-JFK,+c:green,+BKK-HKG-JFK&MS=bm&MP=rect&MR=1200&MX=720x360&PM=*&PC=%23ff00ff)

Red: TG F on the A380 to NRT (~6hrs) and 77W on ANA for 130k + ~$50 p/p

The connection is 55 minutes in NRT.
For the ANA flight, your using 130k ANA miles ?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on November 30, 2015, 05:25:14 PM
For the ANA flight, your using 130k ANA miles ?

130k UA miles.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: rileywiles23 on November 30, 2015, 09:31:54 PM
2 seats, CX J, NYC-HKG-CNX for august time.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 30, 2015, 10:08:05 PM
As I am now officially taking over this thread we are moving on to my next deliberation, the return!

There are options with each having its own pros and cons. I am not so familiar so would appreciate the help.


(http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=BKK-ICN-JFK,c:red,+BKK-NRT-JFK,+c:green,+BKK-HKG-JFK&MS=bm&MP=rect&MR=1200&MX=720x360&PM=*&PC=%23ff00ff)

Green: CX J (currently only J available) on the 77W.

Pro: taking advantage before the deval once more. Con: Taking them on the way there already.

Purple: KE F on the A380.

Its during peak season and will run 142.5k + ~$200 p/p instead of otherwise 95k. :(

Red: TG F on the A380 to NRT (~6hrs) and 77W on ANA for 130k + ~$50 p/p

The connection is 55 minutes in NRT.

Looks like there were some changes since I arrived at home.

When I checked back for BKK-NRT-JFK I now noticed that TG is J and not F on the A380. Not sure if those 2 seats could have actually been snagged up for my dates in the last few hours or if I misread it earlier (weird, I was really sure it was F on both parts). Does that change anything in regards to which route y'all would pick?

BKK-CDG is open on the A380 for TG F but nothing from there to the US. (Unless I'd want to look into AF J?!) It just seems that people really enjoy BKK ground service on TG so it seems like the best way to go but is ground service as good when flying J (via NRT)? Probably not.

[Separate note: Would BKK-CDG (TG F)-FRA-JFK (LH F) be an option -as 1 award!!-  if I could piece it together myself? Or is that useless as it would come up on UA's search under BKK-JFK if all the legs were available?]

Another (very strange) thing I noticed in regards to KE F is that when I looked at departing on KE vs returning, I could actually do JFK-ICN-CNX for 95k. When searching CNX-ICN-JFK it prices out at 142.5k (I first thought it was peak vs off-peak but even when searching on the same date this discrepancy occurs). That made me think to maybe depart via KE F and return via CX F until I looked at award space for CX coming back and currently there is not a glimmer of hope for that scenario.

What to do, what to do...

Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: rileywiles23 on November 30, 2015, 11:25:58 PM
2 seats, CX J, NYC-HKG-CNX for august time.
Return EK J, BKK-DXB, DXB-JFK in F.
Timing ain't the greatest on both segments. I'm hoping award space opens up for the times i need.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: lubaby on November 30, 2015, 11:46:32 PM
Another (very strange) thing I noticed in regards to KE F is that when I looked at departing on KE vs returning, I could actually do JFK-ICN-CNX for 95k. When searching CNX-ICN-JFK it prices out at 142.5k (I first thought it was peak vs off-peak but even when searching on the same date this discrepancy occurs).
KE has different peak seasons for each direction. Did you check the correct chart?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 01, 2015, 12:34:51 AM
Looks like there were some changes since I arrived at home.

When I checked back for BKK-NRT-JFK I now noticed that TG is J and not F on the A380. Not sure if those 2 seats could have actually been snagged up for my dates in the last few hours or if I misread it earlier (weird, I was really sure it was F on both parts). Does that change anything in regards to which route y'all would pick?

BKK-CDG is open on the A380 for TG F but nothing from there to the US. (Unless I'd want to look into AF J?!) It just seems that people really enjoy BKK ground service on TG so it seems like the best way to go but is ground service as good when flying J (via NRT)? Probably not.


Not in the slightest.

Quote
[Separate note: Would BKK-CDG (TG F)-FRA-JFK (LH F) be an option -as 1 award!!-  if I could piece it together myself? Or is that useless as it would come up on UA's search under BKK-JFK if all the legs were available?]


There's about a .000000000001% chance UA.bomb will show that online, search each leg separately and you can piece it together on the phone as 1 award.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on December 01, 2015, 02:58:51 AM




There's about a 0% chance UA.bomb will show that online, search each leg separately and you can piece it together on the phone as 1 award.
OJ on a one way? Or you mean by adding also CDG-FRA?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 01, 2015, 03:30:45 AM
OJ on a one way? Or you mean by adding also CDG-FRA?

That
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on December 01, 2015, 03:44:51 AM
That
I'm on tapatalk, but I'll guess you bolded the second part
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 01, 2015, 03:45:37 AM
I'm on tapatalk, but I'll guess you bolded the second part

Correct
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: a mirrer on December 01, 2015, 06:47:54 AM
TLV-FRA-LAX rt lh j 115k sq + $500 yq
12/3-12/6
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Emkay on December 01, 2015, 07:38:03 AM
TLV-FRA-LAX rt lh j 115k sq + $500 yq
12/3-12/6
Lots of YQ
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: lubaby on December 01, 2015, 08:08:26 AM
Lots of YQ
Other *A partners without YQ charge waaayyyyy more miles (UA is 160k). He can sell a 2/3 of the leftover miles and cover YQ cost.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Welder on December 01, 2015, 11:11:46 AM
JFK-SAV 3.5k B6... haha
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: lubaby on December 01, 2015, 11:15:56 AM
JFK-SAV 3.5k B6... haha
Did you already have B6 or did you need to transfer from MR and lose value?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Welder on December 01, 2015, 11:17:18 AM
Did you already have B6 or did you need to transfer from MR and lose value?
I already had. I collect them for these sales.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 01, 2015, 12:16:13 PM
Option 1:

CX: JFK-HKG-BKK as one award.

Under 24 hours in HKG and won't do too much in BKK bc I plan on leaving from BKK back home and would use the departure day in BKK to explore a bit. OTOH its a free flight to BKK.

Option 2:

CX: JFK-HKG (stop) for 1.5 days and then fly Dragon Air (7.5k Avios p/p) to CNX. Gives me a bit more time in HKG to see some stuff and then gets me straight to CNX. OTOH I don't get a free flight on CX J.

Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 01, 2015, 12:18:29 PM
Option 1:

CX: JFK-HKG-BKK as one award.

Under 24 hours in HKG and won't do too much in BKK bc I plan on leaving from BKK back home and would use the departure day in BKK to explore a bit. OTOH its a free flight to BKK.

Option 2:

CX: JFK-HKG (stop) for 1.5 days and then fly Dragon Air (7.5k Avios p/p) to CNX. Gives me a bit more time in HKG to see some stuff and then gets me straight to CNX. OTOH I don't get a free flight on CX J.
Which plane/configuration would it be?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 01, 2015, 12:23:07 PM
Which plane/configuration would it be?

Realize that its only a ~3 hour flight.

Moist likely would be the A330 with reverse Herringbone 1-2-1.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 01, 2015, 12:23:42 PM
Realize that its only a ~3 hour flight.

Moist likely would be the A330 with reverse Herringbone 1-2-1.

They also fly 77w with F on that route.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 01, 2015, 12:25:18 PM
They also fly 77w with F on that route.

Weirdly only J shows up on BA when I search that but either way, for the flights I am taking, the A330 is the most likely flight to fit into the <24 hour window.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 01, 2015, 12:29:51 PM
Option 1:

CX: JFK-HKG-BKK as one award.

Under 24 hours in HKG and won't do too much in BKK bc I plan on leaving from BKK back home and would use the departure day in BKK to explore a bit. OTOH its a free flight to BKK.

Option 2:

CX: JFK-HKG (stop) for 1.5 days and then fly Dragon Air (7.5k Avios p/p) to CNX. Gives me a bit more time in HKG to see some stuff and then gets me straight to CNX. OTOH I don't get a free flight on CX J.

If by adding 1.5 days in HKG you are compromising your time in CNX/USM, I would ditch HKG entirely.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 01, 2015, 12:34:57 PM
If by adding 1.5 days in HKG you are compromising your time in CNX/USM, I would ditch HKG entirely.

I am already on that side of the globe and you think there is not enough value in spending a bit of time in HKG? It'd be my first time there and I just feel like I wouldn't be milking the trip fully if I didn't at least go do something there. Then again, with only a week and a half, a full day extra in CNX/USM may be worth it. Seems that that is what you are hinting towards.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 01, 2015, 12:36:40 PM
I am already on that side of the globe and you think there is not enough value in spending a bit of time in HKG? It'd be my first time there and I just feel like I wouldn't be milking the trip fully if I didn't at least go do something there. Then again, with only a week and a half, a full day extra in CNX/USM may be worth it. Seems that that is what you are hinting towards.
HKG is a good gateway city where you can/will fly through again.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 01, 2015, 12:37:01 PM
I am already on that side of the globe and you think there is not enough value in spending a bit of time in HKG? It'd be my first time there and I just feel like I wouldn't be milking the trip fully if I didn't at least go do something there. Then again, with only a week and a half, a full day extra in CNX/USM may be worth it. Seems that that is what you are hinting towards.

A full week and half on the ground is enough time to add in HKG.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 01, 2015, 02:58:37 PM
Ok. As it seems that I shouldn't sacrifice any minute in Thailand for a -already short- stop in a city Ill most likely get a chance to visit later on in life, I made some changes to get me to Thailand faster.

Hold #1

JFK-HKG-BKK leaving JFK at 2:50pm landing in HKG at 6:50pm and then continuing to BKK at 9:20pm landing in BKK at 11:10pm currently all in J.

Itll be a long day and a half of travel and Ill take a hotel for the night in BKK and then move to CNX the next morning via a cheap revenue ticket.

Hold #2

JFK-HKG-CNX leaving JFK at 10am landing in HKG at 2pm and then continuing to CNX at 3:25pm landing in CNX at 5:20pm currently with one seat in J and one in F and the HKG-CNX leg on Dragon Air in Economy.

Might be a bit of a tight connection and missing out on a 3hr leg in J but that way I basically gain around ~20 hours in CNX by going straight there.

Disclaimer: Dragon Air doesn't fly that route daily and not always at the same time so I just added the DragonAir flight to the leg on which I'd be able to take them the same day I land in HKG.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Ergel on December 01, 2015, 02:59:56 PM
Option 2
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 01, 2015, 03:03:34 PM
Definitely Option 2
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 01, 2015, 03:04:42 PM
Option 2.

An extra leg and wasting all that time in BKK is ridiculous, and a 1:35 connection in HKG isn't tight at all.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 01, 2015, 03:05:12 PM
2.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 01, 2015, 03:13:10 PM
Option 2

Definitely Option 2

Option 2.


2.

Thanks guys! Really appreciate all the input here! I think we have a winner!  :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 01, 2015, 03:16:23 PM
Somehow I feel we will get additional alternatives.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 01, 2015, 03:17:42 PM
Somehow I feel we will get additional alternatives.

Planning is half the fun of a trip :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 01, 2015, 03:24:22 PM
Planning is half the fun of a trip :)
+1!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 01, 2015, 03:28:20 PM
Planning is half the fun of a trip :)

But only in our world! :)

Somehow I feel we will get additional alternatives.

 :D ::)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 01, 2015, 03:32:08 PM
Planning is half the fun of a trip :)
Amen. But this is like preaching to the choir with me.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 01, 2015, 03:38:20 PM
Amen. But this is like preaching to the choir with me.

It has turned into over 100 pages (and counting..)  :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 01, 2015, 03:58:27 PM
Argh! Why do I listen to y'all!

Now I feel like anything other then flying TG F on the return would just be wrong wrong wrong! And the only route making sense that is currently available is BKK-CDG. And from CDG the only thing I could piece together into a UA itin (I believe) is LH F.

AJK, Is this why you spent so much time on the phone with UA while in CNX? You had to piece together a return that didn't fully exist yet at the time?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 01, 2015, 04:17:43 PM
Argh! Why do I listen to y'all!

Now I feel like anything other then flying TG F on the return would just be wrong wrong wrong! And the only route making sense that is currently available is BKK-CDG. And from CDG the only thing I could piece together into a UA itin (I believe) is LH F.

TG F opens up 3-4 weeks out and LH F 2 weeks out. You have plenty of time.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: CS91 on December 01, 2015, 10:19:02 PM
Planning is half the fun of a trip :)
Seems like I'm in the minority here but I don't enjoy the planning at all. Find it to be a PITA.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 01, 2015, 11:58:43 PM
Argh! Why do I listen to y'all!

Now I feel like anything other then flying TG F on the return would just be wrong wrong wrong! And the only route making sense that is currently available is BKK-CDG. And from CDG the only thing I could piece together into a UA itin (I believe) is LH F.

AJK, Is this why you spent so much time on the phone with UA while in CNX? You had to piece together a return that didn't fully exist yet at the time?

IIRC, after reviewing my emails, this is how it went down:

1) I booked BKK-CDG in TG F online.
2) I PUTPAC and made it BKK-CDG-FRA-ORD-EWR, adding LH F and UA J.
3) I added USM-BKK (with a stopover for shabbas in BKK ;))
4) Then I changed from USM // BKK-CDG-FRA (overnight) FRA-ORD-EWR which I found out was going to be on the old 747 to USM//BKK-CDG-FRA-MUC-EWR getting rid of overnight and which was going to be a new A340.
5) Then I changed to USM//BKK-CDG-FRA-ORD (overnight) ORD-EWR.
6) Then in FRA, when I found out FRA-ORD was going to be the old F, I changed final segments to FRA-MUC-BOS-LGA to get new F and a cabin to ourselves.

Gosh I was insane in my younger years.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 02, 2015, 01:10:12 AM
IIRC, after reviewing my emails, this is how it went down:

1) I booked BKK-CDG in TG F online.
2) I PUTPAC and made it BKK-CDG-FRA-ORD-EWR, adding LH F and UA J.
3) I added USM-BKK (with a stopover for shabbas in BKK ;))
4) Then I changed from USM // BKK-CDG-FRA (overnight) FRA-ORD-EWR which I found out was going to be on the old 747 to USM//BKK-CDG-FRA-MUC-EWR getting rid of overnight and which was going to be a new A340.
5) Then I changed to USM//BKK-CDG-FRA-ORD (overnight) ORD-EWR.
6) Then in FRA, when I found out FRA-ORD was going to be the old F, I changed final segments to FRA-MUC-BOS-LGA to get new F and a cabin to ourselves.

Gosh I was insane in my younger years.
Wow, that's nuts! How old were then?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 02, 2015, 11:25:14 AM
IIRC, after reviewing my emails, this is how it went down:
Disclaimer: The numbers I am mentioning are correlating to today's UA chart.

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1) I booked BKK-CDG in TG F online.
So far so good. Easy enough. Should be 115k
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2) I PUTPAC and made it BKK-CDG-FRA-ORD-EWR, adding LH F and UA J.
Ok. So did that make it be 130k? Also, did they charge you $75 p/p for calling it in?
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3) I added USM-BKK (with a stopover for shabbas in BKK ;))
How did you manage to get a stopover on a OW that was longer then 24hrs? (I assume that is what the *wink* is for? :) )


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4) Then I changed from USM // BKK-CDG-FRA (overnight) FRA-ORD-EWR which I found out was going to be on the old 747 to USM//BKK-CDG-FRA-MUC-EWR getting rid of overnight and which was going to be a new A340.
5) Then I changed to USM//BKK-CDG-FRA-ORD (overnight) ORD-EWR.
6) Then in FRA, when I found out FRA-ORD was going to be the old F, I changed final segments to FRA-MUC-BOS-LGA to get new F and a cabin to ourselves.

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Gosh I was insane in my younger years.

C'mon! I know, you know, the entire world knows that you'd do it the same way over again!

----------------------------------------
Now to my question:

I tried testing this out for today's date. As several flights are available so I can play around with the multi city booking. I tried doing USM-BKK-CDG-JFK (via FRA) where only CDG-FRA-JFK is in F and the rest in Y. I would expect it to come out to 130k total but instead it priced out as 165k (55k for Y Asia-Europe and 110k for Europe-US in F).

Does multi city not price as one award online? Does the beginning of the journey have to be in the highest class? It is only 3 connections which should be permitted on OW. Pointers appreciated.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 02, 2015, 11:28:34 AM
They *may* have changed their routing rules in the last 2-3 years. I vaguely recall something like that, but then again, any routing/price combo is possible with UA, including stops on one-ways :P

To you last questions: Multicities are notoriously difficult on UA.bomb, definitely better to PUTPAC. No. You mean connections, and yes, that also may have technically changed.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: DMYD on December 02, 2015, 04:00:53 PM
EK F JFK-MXP MXP-TLV LY Y :'(
LX J TLV-ZRH LX J LX-JFK
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Hershelsdeals on December 02, 2015, 04:06:18 PM
EK F JFK-MXP MXP-TLV LY Y :'(
LX J TLV-ZRH LX J LX-JFK
TLV-Zurich, what aircraft?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 02, 2015, 04:08:30 PM
EK F JFK-MXP MXP-TLV LY Y :'(
LX J TLV-ZRH LX J LX-JFK

For another 10K, you may as well fly EK JFK-DXB-AMM all in F and then a 22 min flight on RJ.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: DMYD on December 02, 2015, 04:09:28 PM
TLV-Zurich, what aircraft?
A330-300 as per http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Swiss_Airlines/Swiss_Airlines_A330.php
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: DMYD on December 02, 2015, 04:10:11 PM
For another 10K, you may as well fly EK JFK-DXB-AMM all in F and then a 22 min flight on RJ.
I know I did that already but this time its with DW so.......
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: DMYD on December 02, 2015, 04:16:31 PM
For another 10K, you may as well fly EK JFK-DXB-AMM all in F and then a 22 min flight on RJ.
And you mean for 10k less it's 100k AS
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 02, 2015, 04:21:37 PM
I never got that whole "flying with dw" thing. Is mine such a saint or everyone else's evil? It's traveling in luxury. It doesn't get much better then that. Why do so many wife's have an issue with that..
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: MEIR613 on December 02, 2015, 04:23:27 PM
Let's keep this thread to it's title, not everyone's personal planning trip thread.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 02, 2015, 04:25:01 PM
I know I did that already but this time its with DW so.......

What's flying with DW have to do with anyting?  ???

And you mean for 10k less it's 100k AS

Right.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: DMYD on December 02, 2015, 04:28:54 PM
What's flying with DW have to do with anyting?  ???

Right.
Hmm Hershel said wife wouldn't appreciate going thru Jordan :o and the timing worked out better with flying to MXP 
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 02, 2015, 04:29:50 PM
Blah Blah.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: DMYD on December 02, 2015, 04:38:08 PM
Blah Blah.
Did you ever take DW thru Jordan?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: jaywhy on December 02, 2015, 04:45:24 PM
Let's keep this thread to it's title, not everyone's personal planning trip thread.
+1
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 02, 2015, 04:49:46 PM
Did you ever take DW thru Jordan?

Through AMM/AUH/DXB/DOH. Zero problems.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Hershelsdeals on December 02, 2015, 05:49:24 PM
Through AMM/AUH/DXB/DOH. Zero problems.
I've traveled to Iran and Iraq, 0 problems. Though I would not recommend anyone trying this on their own and I won't take my DW either
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 02, 2015, 05:50:37 PM
I've traveled to Iran and Iraq, 0 problems. Though I would not recommend anyone trying this on their own and I won't take my DW either

You would say a full trip to Iran/Iraq is comparable to a stopover in AMM/AUH/DXB/DOH?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Hershelsdeals on December 02, 2015, 05:55:04 PM
You would say a full trip to Iran/Iraq is comparable to a stopover in AMM/AUH/DXB/DOH?
Of course not.

But most DW's would shoot their husbands if their husbands took them through Jordan.

Don't believe me, open a new thread about the subject and put up a poll.

Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 02, 2015, 05:56:27 PM
You would say a full trip to Iran/Iraq is comparable to a stopover in AMM/AUH/DXB/DOH?

Precisely.

There's a moat of epic proportions between Abu Dhabi and Iran.

About as similar as apples and hand grenades.

I never got that whole "flying with dw" thing. Is mine such a saint or everyone else's evil? It's traveling in luxury. It doesn't get much better then that. Why do so many wife's have an issue with that..

+1, I ask myself this often.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 02, 2015, 06:13:26 PM
EK F JFK-MXP MXP-TLV LY Y :'(
LX J TLV-ZRH LX J LX-JFK

Where's "LX"?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 02, 2015, 06:14:15 PM
A330-300 as per http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Swiss_Airlines/Swiss_Airlines_A330.php

Seat guru isn't reliable, what does swiss.com show for the aircraft on that day?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 02, 2015, 06:14:47 PM
Blah Blah.

+100000000
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: a mirrer on December 02, 2015, 08:02:09 PM
TLV-FRA-LAX rt lh j 115k sq + $500 yq
12/3-12/6
just upgraded FRA-LAX to Lh f
 
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 02, 2015, 08:04:28 PM
just upgraded FRA-LAX to Lh f

Now at least the YQ starts being a bit more worth it.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: a mirrer on December 02, 2015, 08:05:54 PM
Now at least the YQ starts being a bit more worth it.
true
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 02, 2015, 08:07:33 PM
just upgraded FRA-LAX to Lh f

niiiice.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: enwhycee on December 02, 2015, 09:17:26 PM
What are the current BEST Value Award flights out of LAX?

Anywhere in the world is applicable.. TIA
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 02, 2015, 09:28:00 PM
What are the current BEST Value Award flights out of LAX?

Anywhere in the world is applicable.. TIA
EK F to Asia or Africa for 100k AS?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Hershelsdeals on December 02, 2015, 09:30:31 PM
EK F to Asia or Africa for 100k AS?
Correct
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: YMW on December 02, 2015, 11:13:29 PM
Through AMM/AUH/DXB/DOH. Zero problems.
What can I do when my wife tells me you'll never be bale to convice me to go onto: EY, EK, QR, JR? And I'm talking about an F experience....
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: CS91 on December 02, 2015, 11:14:31 PM
What can I do when my wife tells me you'll never be bale to convice me to go onto: EY, EK, QR, JR? And I'm talking about an F experience....
Are you trying to say that sometimes, women can be irrational?  ::)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 02, 2015, 11:18:09 PM
What can I do when my wife tells me you'll never be bale to convice me to go onto: EY, EK, QR, JR? And I'm talking about an F experience....
Remarry?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: CS91 on December 02, 2015, 11:21:26 PM
Remarry?

There's always a breaking point. For me, it was enough to tell my wife that many people on DDF (plus people that we actually know personally) have done it without issue.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: YMW on December 02, 2015, 11:22:47 PM
Are you trying to say that sometimes, women can be irrational?  ::)
There's always a breaking point. For me, it was enough to tell my wife that many people on DDF (plus people that we actually know personally) have done it without issue.
I guess it's a take it or leave it....
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: YMW on December 02, 2015, 11:24:02 PM
There's always a breaking point. For me, it was enough to tell my wife that many people on DDF (plus people that we actually know personally) have done it without issue.
I didn't give up yet.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Emkay on December 03, 2015, 03:53:07 AM
What can I do when my wife tells me you'll never be bale to convice me to go onto: EY, EK, QR, JR? And I'm talking about an F experience....
Because of the airline or destination? Can take her on 5th freedom if about stopover
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: enwhycee on December 03, 2015, 06:21:40 AM
Thanks Yehoshua
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: DMYD on December 03, 2015, 07:40:14 PM
Seat guru isn't reliable, what does swiss.com show for the aircraft on that day?
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/03/b8c08869279da08122fc0f5f3e2388cd.jpg)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: enwhycee on December 03, 2015, 07:46:16 PM
EK F to Asia or Africa for 100k AS?


I only have 75K AS miles, but I have about half a million UR, AA, TY, MR, and spg combined.

Currently looking at Cathay to HKG or BKK. Also Air Tahiti Nui to PPT.

Any other recommendations?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Aaaron on December 03, 2015, 07:56:07 PM

I only have 75K AS miles, but I have about half a million UR, AA, TY, MR, and spg combined.

Currently looking at Cathay to HKG or BKK. Also Air Tahiti Nui to PPT.

Any other recommendations?

20k SPG transfers to 25k AS.  Just saying.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: enwhycee on December 03, 2015, 08:52:45 PM
20k SPG transfers to 25k AS.  Just saying.

Good point. Thanks for the reminder.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 07, 2015, 10:46:36 AM
After letting my original AA hold expire, I decided to check again today if the more direct routing was available and it was. New AA hold.

(https://i.gyazo.com/10f0d9912194b2c74025bc331d49e886.png)


~24 hours in J for 75k AA per passenger. A350 and 787.

(https://i.gyazo.com/aea2871da232b3940f1b527f18a18af5.png)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 07, 2015, 10:53:02 AM
After letting my original AA hold expire, i decided to check again today if the more direct routing was available and it was. New AA hold.




~24 hours in J for 75k AA per passenger. A350 and 787.

(https://i.gyazo.com/aea2871da232b3940f1b527f18a18af5.png)

Disgustingly beautiful!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 07, 2015, 11:04:25 AM
A beauty.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 07, 2015, 11:10:41 AM
After letting my original AA hold expire, i decided to check again today if the more direct routing was available and it was. New AA hold.

(https://i.gyazo.com/10f0d9912194b2c74025bc331d49e886.png)


~24 hours in J for 75k AA per passenger. A350 and 787.

(https://i.gyazo.com/aea2871da232b3940f1b527f18a18af5.png)
Nice! That's one of my options as well; well kind of, CPT-DOH-PHL-LAX, though the DOH-PHL leg isn't available yet.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 07, 2015, 11:18:20 AM
A beauty.
After our conversation the other night, I am not going to let the Wife talk me out of letting this hold expire.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 07, 2015, 11:22:23 AM
Got seats 6E/F on QR 787?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 07, 2015, 11:26:17 AM
Got seats 6E/F on QR 787?
Haven't even looked into it yet. Is that the best option? Going to be three people, but my wife and kid can sit next to each other.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 07, 2015, 11:34:12 AM
Haven't even looked into it yet. Is that the best option? Going to be three people, but my wife and kid can sit next to each other.

6E/F is a private 2 seats all by themselves.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5824/22960182404_e936797102_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AYUWiS)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 07, 2015, 11:40:09 AM
6E/F is a private 2 seats all by themselves.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5824/22960182404_e936797102_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AYUWiS)
Looks nice, but not sure my wife would want me to be "so far away" from them.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 07, 2015, 11:41:10 AM
I dunno. To me those seats look horrid being so close to BOTH lavs.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 07, 2015, 11:42:28 AM
Looks nice, but not sure my wife would want me to be "so far away" from them.

If she wants the 3 of you to be really close to each other, maybe take the row right behind 6.  ::)

(http://i.imgur.com/kvmO9eP.png)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 07, 2015, 11:45:11 AM
I dunno. To me those seats look horrid being so close to BOTH lavs.

Not really so close - the lav doors are facing the front and there's a small bar between the isle and the seats which blocks the view of the lav doors.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 07, 2015, 11:47:52 AM
Maybe I'll try and get 1A and put them in 6E/F.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 07, 2015, 11:51:54 AM
Maybe I'll try and get 1A and put them in 6E/F.

Just stay away from 1E/F
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 07, 2015, 01:48:21 PM
Although I'm on a J ticket, will I be able to use First Class check-in at JFK since two-cabin flight?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 07, 2015, 01:49:21 PM
Although I'm on a J ticket, will I be able to use First Class check-in at JFK since two-cabin flight?
Why would you? The flight's marketed as J. If you had a regional QR flight marketed as F maybe.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 07, 2015, 01:54:37 PM
Why would you? The flight's marketed as J. If you had a regional QR flight marketed as F maybe.
Even with my itinerary showing that flight as F?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 07, 2015, 01:56:42 PM
Even with my itinerary showing that flight as F?
Oh, the regional flight. I forgot about that one. Yeah, so why not check in in F?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 07, 2015, 01:58:53 PM
Oh, the regional flight. I forgot about that one. Yeah, so why not check in in F?
That was my question. Since the regional flight is F, can I use FC check-in.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 07, 2015, 02:00:30 PM
That was my question. Since the regional flight is F, can I use FC check-in.
I would think so.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 07, 2015, 02:07:22 PM
Although I'm on a J ticket, will I be able to use First Class check-in at JFK since two-cabin flight?

No.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 07, 2015, 02:08:14 PM
No.
Why not? They don't count regional F as real F?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 07, 2015, 02:08:31 PM
Why not? They don't count regional F as real F?

Do you?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 07, 2015, 02:11:45 PM
Do you?
Not at all, but why does AA even call it F if you can't check in at F? In fact if they just call in J then avios would be a lot cheaper, too.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 07, 2015, 02:20:27 PM
Not at all, but why does AA even call it F if you can't check in at F? In fact if they just call in J then avios would be a lot cheaper, too.

Only get access if departing in F on a 3-class plane, a la JFK-LAX or JFK-LHR.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 07, 2015, 02:21:39 PM
Only get access if departing in F on a 3-class plane, a la JFK-LAX or JFK-LHR.
Oh well.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 07, 2015, 02:26:51 PM
Shame, now I have to cancel my trip because of this development.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 07, 2015, 02:27:18 PM
Shame, now I have to cancel my trip because of this development.
lol.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: chucksterace on December 08, 2015, 11:05:24 AM
SYD-AUH Etihad A380 F.

Now trying to figure out my plans for this trip.

Trying to get EK F, EY F, SQ F, QF F.

Now the Question is, how do I get home.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 08, 2015, 11:20:19 AM
Good luck.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: chucksterace on December 08, 2015, 11:25:27 AM

Good luck.

For which part?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 08, 2015, 11:29:04 AM
Getting all those products on the same trip.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: chucksterace on December 08, 2015, 12:11:53 PM
SQ Suites, HKG-SIN then SIN-SYD, A380 both flights.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 08, 2015, 12:13:24 PM
SQ Suites, HKG-SIN then SIN-SYD, A380 both flights.

How you getting to HKG?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 08, 2015, 12:15:40 PM
How you getting to HKG?

Got to be CX F right?  :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: chucksterace on December 08, 2015, 12:26:15 PM
ORD-HKG, CX F.

Now just gotta find a flight from TLV back home.

Recap

ORD-HKG CX F. (2 nights in HKG)
HKG-SIN-SYD SQ Suites, (3 Nights in SYD)
SYD-AUH EY F A380.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 08, 2015, 12:32:23 PM
ORD-HKG, CX F.

Now just gotta find a flight from TLV back home.

Recap

ORD-HKG CX F. (2 nights in HKG)
HKG-SIN-SYD SQ Suites, (3 Nights in SYD)
SYD-AUH EY F A380.

Nice way to get to TLV! :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 08, 2015, 12:34:08 PM
AUH------?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 08, 2015, 12:35:20 PM
ORD-HKG, CX F.

Now just gotta find a flight from TLV back home.

Recap

ORD-HKG CX F. (2 nights in HKG)
HKG-SIN-SYD SQ Suites, (3 Nights in SYD)
SYD-AUH EY F A380.

very very nice!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 08, 2015, 12:39:48 PM
ORD-HKG, CX F.

Now just gotta find a flight from TLV back home.

Recap

ORD-HKG CX F. (2 nights in HKG)
HKG-SIN-SYD SQ Suites, (3 Nights in SYD)
SYD-AUH EY F A380.
That's gotta be the longest, most round about, yet most comfortable, way to get from the US to TLV.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: chucksterace on December 08, 2015, 12:54:51 PM
AUH------?

Haven't figured it out yet.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: chucksterace on December 08, 2015, 12:56:03 PM
That's gotta be the longest, most round about, yet most comfortable, way to get from the US to TLV.

Thats the way I roll.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 08, 2015, 12:59:00 PM
Thats the way I roll.

Disappears for months to come back with a BANG!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 08, 2015, 01:02:01 PM
Disappears for months to come back with a BANG!
Quite a bang at that!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: chucksterace on December 08, 2015, 01:26:44 PM
Disappears for months to come back with a BANG!

Thats the way I do it. Only one way to make a come back.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on December 08, 2015, 01:39:48 PM
Thats the way I do it. Only one way to make a come back.
Then out of TLV on LY Y?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 08, 2015, 01:44:29 PM
Then out of TLV on LY Y?

LOL!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: enwhycee on December 08, 2015, 03:33:45 PM
SQ Suites, HKG-SIN then SIN-SYD, A380 both flights.

Are you waitlisted in the suites? All I see open is First Saver.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: chucksterace on December 08, 2015, 03:58:47 PM

Are you waitlisted in the suites? All I see open is First Saver.

Confirmed
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: enwhycee on December 08, 2015, 04:03:10 PM
Yeah I just found some available. Wish I could find longer than a 4 hour flight.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: chucksterace on December 08, 2015, 04:03:58 PM

Yeah I just found some available. Wish I could find longer than a 4 hour flight.

Yup. Was only one Available?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: enwhycee on December 08, 2015, 04:04:46 PM
2 seats in Feb.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: chucksterace on December 08, 2015, 04:12:37 PM

2 seats in Feb.

Sorry. Meant by me, only one seat was available. And your looking at different dates.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sammy n on December 09, 2015, 12:22:55 AM
UA85 TLV-EWR 2 Seats in J.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 09, 2015, 12:38:52 AM
UA85 TLV-EWR 2 Seats in J.

Safe flight :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sammy n on December 09, 2015, 12:41:55 AM
Safe flight :)
Thanx!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 09, 2015, 12:43:45 AM
UA85 TLV-EWR 2 Seats in J.
The flights are soon?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sammy n on December 09, 2015, 12:44:22 AM
The flights are soon?
In about 4 hours.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 09, 2015, 12:45:04 AM
In about 4 hours.
Safe travels indeed then!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sammy n on December 09, 2015, 04:25:05 AM
Safe travels indeed then!
Thanx!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: coralsnake on December 09, 2015, 07:10:33 AM
Then out of TLV on LY Y?
Thats the way I roll.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: chucksterace on December 09, 2015, 09:23:32 AM
SQ Suites, HKG-SIN then SIN-SYD, A380 both flights.

Booked and ticketed.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 09, 2015, 10:01:29 AM
Booked JFK-LHR VS J Class.
Now if only AA would open up either some J, or F for the return !!!!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 09, 2015, 10:03:15 AM
Booked JFK-LHR VS J Class.

With?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 09, 2015, 10:19:49 AM

With?
62.5 sky miles
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 09, 2015, 10:29:46 AM
62.5 sky miles

DL?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 09, 2015, 10:36:23 AM
DL?
I know you call them skypesos, but their official name is Skymiles.  ;D
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 09, 2015, 10:37:18 AM

DL?
Yes
I know you call them skypesos, but their official name is Skymiles.  ;D
LOL
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: elya on December 09, 2015, 10:41:36 AM
Booked JFK-LHR VS J Class.
Now if only AA would open up either some J, or F for the return !!!!
How much yq?
Just trying to figure out the better option, because VS charges just 40k for J.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 09, 2015, 10:42:15 AM
I know you call them skypesos, but their official name is Skymiles.  ;D

Didn't know that  :P
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 09, 2015, 10:42:27 AM
How much yq?
Just trying to figure out the better option, because VS charges just 40k for J.

No YQ
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: elya on December 09, 2015, 10:45:11 AM
No YQ
What do they charge ex-lhr?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 09, 2015, 10:47:15 AM
What do they charge ex-lhr?

341.35
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: enwhycee on December 09, 2015, 11:10:38 AM
SNA-SEA-PHL-MAN F,F,J 50K AA

LAX-JFK-MAN J,J 50K AA

Both on hold. Need to pick one.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 09, 2015, 11:12:16 AM
SNA-SEA-PHL-MAN F,F,J 50K AA

LAX-JFK-MAN J,J 50K AA

Both on hold. Need to pick one.

There's no F on SNA-SEA-PHL.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 09, 2015, 11:13:55 AM
There's no F on SNA-SEA-PHL.
There's domestic "F". Obviously not real F since it prices as J.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: enwhycee on December 09, 2015, 11:19:12 AM
Is it basically just a larger reclining seat with champagne..?

I guess the deciding factor would be that the J from PHL is superior.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 09, 2015, 11:22:33 AM
#2. No contest.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 09, 2015, 11:24:32 AM
Is it basically just a larger reclining seat with champagne..?

I guess the deciding factor would be that the J from PHL is superior.
Champagne on domestic F? Who are you kidding?

PHL J is better.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 09, 2015, 11:33:01 AM

How much yq?
Just trying to figure out the better option, because VS charges just 40k for J.
only paid taxes $5.60
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: enwhycee on December 09, 2015, 11:36:59 AM
#2. No contest.

Even if it gets into JFK early morning, and leaves late at night? With the inferior angled-seat J?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 09, 2015, 11:42:02 AM
Since when is AA's JFK-MAN 767 angle flat?

Yes, can someone say Izzy's for a late lunch?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: GTR on December 09, 2015, 11:45:29 AM
AAL210 JFK -> MAN on a 757-200 today @ 7:45. 
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: enwhycee on December 09, 2015, 11:50:49 AM
I've seen conflicting reports of it being a 757 or 767..
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 09, 2015, 12:02:56 PM
I've seen conflicting reports of it being a 757 or 767..

So look on your date and see what plane it is.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 09, 2015, 12:07:43 PM
So look on your date and see what plane it is.
I just assumed he did and saw it was a 767.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: enwhycee on December 09, 2015, 12:13:58 PM
AAL210 JFK -> MAN on a 757-200 today @ 7:45.

GTR claims this is accurate.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: efflpetzel on December 10, 2015, 01:53:13 AM
Ua 84 12/10 x2
Ua 85 12/13 x2
Plan B on both flights
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 10, 2015, 02:11:47 AM
Ua 84 12/10 x2
Ua 85 12/13 x2
Plan B on both flights

Good luck
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: zow on December 10, 2015, 02:50:20 PM
AA223 BOS-LAX 3/2/16 in F on hold.  :-\

Would love some input on this decision. See: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=3096.msg1344319;topicseen#msg1344319.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: zow on December 10, 2015, 07:25:37 PM
AA223 BOS-LAX 3/2/16 in F on hold.  :-\

Would love some input on this decision. See: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=3096.msg1344319;topicseen#msg1344319.
King of Indecision here:
I cancelled the above that was on hold in AA.
Instead, I booked the same flight in Y via Avios (12,500). That way, I can cancel anytime and only lose the $5.60.
I may end up following Ergel's advice to fly straight from IAD to LAX, without stopping home in BOS, but now I have something to fall back on that's totally flexible. Love Avios.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 10, 2015, 10:11:29 PM
LHR-JFK BA J
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 11, 2015, 12:15:59 PM

LHR-JFK BA J
Canceled ^^^ and now I have LH F booked out of DUSS to JFK.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 11, 2015, 12:16:32 PM
Canceled ^^^ and now I have LH F booked out of DUSS to JFK.

Better. Much better.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: zow on December 15, 2015, 11:34:16 AM
Awesome, just did a sweet HUCA with UA myself.
Details please?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: DMYD on December 16, 2015, 01:04:27 PM
BA F NYC-LHR-BUD with a Companion, USD 979.78 for 2, selling some of the companions UR to cover the high YQ.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: LoLo on December 16, 2015, 01:09:21 PM
BA F NYC-LHR-BUD with a Companion, USD 979.78 for 2, selling some of the companions UR to cover the high YQ.
I opened an A+ to cover the YQ.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 16, 2015, 01:12:42 PM
I opened an A+ to cover the YQ.

How is that different than paying cash?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Emkay on December 16, 2015, 01:26:15 PM
How is that different than paying cash?
Ask @yehuda for a detailed explanation
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 16, 2015, 01:27:07 PM
Ask @yehuda for a detailed explanation

ALOL  ;D
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: @Yehuda on December 16, 2015, 01:30:13 PM
 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Emkay on December 16, 2015, 01:37:34 PM
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
That doesnt seem detailed,is that code?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 16, 2015, 01:40:07 PM
That doesnt seem detailed,is that code?

There is no practical financial difference. There is, according to some, a halachic difference.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Emkay on December 16, 2015, 01:40:50 PM


There is no practical financial difference.
Blasphemy
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 16, 2015, 01:41:45 PM
Blasphemy

...that A+ = cash?

Actually, that's Gospel.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Matovu on December 16, 2015, 01:46:07 PM
How is that different than paying cash?
Because you need to spend half when you get double points
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: @Yehuda on December 16, 2015, 01:54:38 PM
That doesnt seem detailed,is that code?
Yes.

There is no practical financial difference. There is, according to some, a halachic difference.
Sure there is. A+ is free.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: DMYD on December 16, 2015, 01:55:53 PM
I opened an A+ to cover the YQ.
Companion is a family member, and he is getting a great deal! he is giving me 63k UR for BA F with no other charges!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: LoLo on December 17, 2015, 06:22:44 PM
How is that different than paying cash?
Because I open cards to use the rewards for travel.

Using A+ bonus for refundable is like selling points. (Ok, not exactly, but you get the point)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: David Smith on December 17, 2015, 06:25:41 PM
Because I open cards to use the rewards for travel.

Using A+ bonus for refundable is like selling points. (Ok, not exactly, but you get the point)
What's wrong with selling points? If you get better value selling than you do using them yourself (and enough to make the possible risks worth it), I would say go for it.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: CS91 on December 18, 2015, 11:54:18 AM
UA EWR-HNL J/F (30k SQ pp)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: hrshl on December 20, 2015, 03:56:51 PM
October 2016

ORD-NRT      JL F
HKG-BOS      CX F


Wasn't the biggest priority for me to fly these, but the impending devaluation accelerated my timeframe. 130K AA now vs. 190K after March.

Working on the open jaw now. Thinking of taking the Shinkansen to Osaka. I can get KIX-HKG in NH J for 27.5K NH miles with a dummy return ICN-NRT. Any other ideas?

And a small correction to my earlier post. In March, I will be flying EY F on the 789, not the 779, which does not exist yet.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Emkay on December 20, 2015, 04:05:15 PM
UA EWR-HNL J/F (30k SQ pp)
How far out? How many seats?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: CS91 on December 20, 2015, 06:30:51 PM
How far out? How many seats?
Flight is in May. 2 seats.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: CS91 on December 20, 2015, 06:31:38 PM
February
PHL-SLC AA Y
SLC- PHL AA Y

First time skiing out West!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 21, 2015, 01:01:12 AM
February
PHL-SLC AA Y
SLC- PHL AA Y

First time skiing out West!

Have fun :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sammy n on December 21, 2015, 08:37:23 AM
UA134 EWR-ZRH and LX254 from ZRH-TLV
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Emkay on December 21, 2015, 09:07:30 AM
UA134 EWR-ZRH and LX254 from ZRH-TLV
About time!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Mech on December 21, 2015, 09:24:02 AM

About time!
He didn't write which date. Still could be in a week
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Emkay on December 21, 2015, 09:31:34 AM
He didn't write which date. Still could be in a week
Then it wouldn't be booked yet
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sammy n on December 21, 2015, 11:42:29 AM

He didn't write which date. Still could be in a week
Then it wouldn't be booked yet
True that!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sammy n on December 21, 2015, 11:43:18 AM

About time!
I always book my flights less then 24 hours before departure.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 21, 2015, 12:04:11 PM
I always book my flights less then 24 hours before departure.
That's too close for my comfort.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Emkay on December 21, 2015, 12:19:52 PM
That's too close for my comfort.
Well further out then 24 hrs would mean he would be sitting in economy and that's also to close (to the next person ) for comfort
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 21, 2015, 12:25:25 PM
Well further out then 24 hrs would mean he would be sitting in economy and that's also to close (to the next person ) for comfort
I don't mean not switching to F last minute, but I'd need a backup plan in case F didn't open up.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Mech on December 21, 2015, 12:33:52 PM

Then it wouldn't be booked yet
Maskim
I always book my flights less then 24 hours before departure.
More like within 12 hrs of the flight.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 21, 2015, 01:29:30 PM
Now this is a redemption. Found on FT using the old US Air chart:


Quote from: happyland;25896804
Finally wrapping up my final US Airways award in F - the gift that keeps giving with each call to the EXP desk:
JFK-LHR on AA 77W
(layover)
LHR-DXB-MEL on QF A380
(dest)
MEL-SYD on QF, was able to SDC to the reconfig'ed A330
(technicality: SDC made this 23.5 hr layover a 24 hr stopover)
SYD-HKG on QF A380 (operated as 2 class, but assigned F seat)
(stopover)
HKG-SFO on CX
(now a stopover after sched. change)
SFO-JFK on AA 321T

Originally, the SFO-JFK was a dummy leg to complete the itin, but a schedule change allowed me to push it back two weeks to when I actually need to fly it.

Thank you US Airways for this amazing 3 stop RTW for 140k+$200 in taxes, for all the PJs and amenity kits, and for the ever incompetent agents that made this all possible!

Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 21, 2015, 01:35:01 PM
Now this is a redemption. Found on FT using the old US Air chart:
#jealous
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 21, 2015, 03:10:58 PM
That is a nice booking. Assuming one person.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: shauly on December 23, 2015, 09:59:18 AM
Just held AA F JFK-LAX. Was planning on booking this trip, but now that Lucky made a whole post on the space I figured I need to get on with it. Will hopefully be booking LAX-NRT in SQ R, and then NRT-HKG.

 ;D
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 23, 2015, 11:26:53 PM
The following is on hold:
CPT-DOH QR J (B787)
DOH-AUH EY J (A320)
AUH-JFK EY F (77W)
JFK-LAX AA F (A321T)

This completes the (aka rebuilt booked) trip that starts:

LAX-DXB EK F (A380)
DXB-JNB EK F (B777)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: DMYD on December 23, 2015, 11:38:29 PM
The following is on hold:
CPT-DOH QR J (B787)
DOH-AUH EY J (A320)
AUH-JFK EY F (77W)
JFK-LAX AA F (A321T)

This completes the (aka rebuilt booked) trip that starts:

LAX-DXB EK F (A380)
DXB-JNB EK F (B777)
Nice! and this is x2
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 23, 2015, 11:39:10 PM
Nice! and this is x2
Yeah, all flights x2
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 23, 2015, 11:48:14 PM
Yeah, all flights x2

You got a second seat on EK F segments?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 24, 2015, 12:10:11 AM
You got a second seat on EK F segments?
Details details . Not yet, that leg is officially J for 1, F for 1. EK hasn't released another F seat yet. Darn you EF. 
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 24, 2015, 12:46:19 AM
The following is on hold:
CPT-DOH QR J (B787)
DOH-AUH EY J (A320)
AUH-JFK EY F (77W)
JFK-LAX AA F (A321T)

This completes the (aka rebuilt booked) trip that starts:

LAX-DXB EK F (A380)
DXB-JNB EK F (B777)

DOH-AUH isn't available on QR F?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 24, 2015, 12:57:37 AM
DOH-AUH isn't available on QR F?
Funny you should mention that. There is a flight, QR2052, that is showing online for revenue, but isn't on BA.com, QR or EF. I asked AA (Hong Kong desk) if they could see it and they said it was unavailable. It's the only QR flight that would work, since the one before allows only a 55 min connection in DOH and the min connection time is 1 hour for anything but D/D. Now AUH may be considered D, but CPT is definitely I.

If I ticket this I assume I'll end up switching things around a few times, pending availability, that it probably won't matter much in the end anyway.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Matovu on December 24, 2015, 04:42:56 PM
Planning a monster of a trip. IL & AUS

NYC - TLV (TBD)
Shabbos

TLV- AMM - DXB - SYD (tried booking QF F that AA showed available but not able to book, and agent could not see it) *

1 week in AUS, 4 days Mon - Thur.

MEL - SYD  QF J
SYD - AUH  EY F
AUH - AMM  RJ J
AMM - TLV  RJ J  **

Shabbos

TLV - NYC (TBD)


*anyone to explain this ? is it Phanthom ? really wanted to try out Qantas.

** anyone to clearly help on the VIP car service would be appreciated.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 24, 2015, 04:44:11 PM

Planning a monster of a trip. IL & AUS

NYC - TLV (TBD)
Shabbos

TLV- AMM - DXB - SYD (tried booking QF F that AA showed available but not able to book, and agent could not see it) *

1 week in AUS, 4 days Mon - Thur.

MEL - SYD  QF J
SYD - AUH  EY F
AUH - AMM  RJ J
AMM - TLV  RJ J  **

Shabbos

TLV - NYC (TBD)


*anyone to explain this ? is it Panthom ? really wanted to try out Qantas.

** anyone to clearly help on the VIP car service would be appreciated.

I believe reading about QF phantom somewhere just this week.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 24, 2015, 04:55:35 PM
The following is on hold:
CPT-DOH QR J (B787)
DOH-AUH EY J (A320)
AUH-JFK EY F (77W)
JFK-LAX AA F (A321T)

This completes the (aka rebuilt booked) trip that starts:

LAX-DXB EK F (A380)
DXB-JNB EK F (B777)
Well that was quick! Updated hold:

CPT-DOH QR J (B787)
DOH-AUH EY J (A320)
AUH-LAX EY F (77L)

Poll: Should I take the AUH-LAX flight right after the connection from DOH, or extend the overnight connection in DOH, fly QR "F" and take the AUH-LAX flight the next day (22.5 hours after landing in AUH)?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 24, 2015, 04:58:27 PM
Well that was quick! Updated hold:

CPT-DOH QR J (B787)
DOH-AUH EY J (A320)
AUH-LAX EY F (77L)

Poll: Should I take the AUH-LAX flight right after the connection from DOH, or extend the overnight connection in DOH, fly QR "F" and take the AUH-LAX flight the next day (22.5 hours after landing in AUH)?

Guess it wasn't phantom after all  8)

All depends on you. I personally would spend the day in AUH but you know that already.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 24, 2015, 04:59:22 PM
Guess it wasn't phantom after all  8)

All depends on you. I personally would spend the day in AUH but you know that already.
I think it is the SO that is not keen on the idea.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 24, 2015, 05:01:59 PM
I think it is the SO that is not keen on the idea.

Then don't bother asking. The decision has been made already.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: CS91 on December 24, 2015, 05:08:01 PM
1/6 - MIA-GCM
1/8 - GCM-MIA

18,900 Avios (2 Adult + Infant)

2 Nights at Westin Grand Cayman
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Matovu on December 24, 2015, 05:10:58 PM
need a fast response, on the phone with SQ.
which is better ?

LH F the A340
or
LH F 747-8

???
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 24, 2015, 05:15:09 PM
need a fast response, on the phone with SQ.
which is better ?

LH F the A340
or
LH F 747-8

???

Latter IMO.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Matovu on December 24, 2015, 05:16:46 PM
thank you

may I ask another question.

SQ charges Fuel SurCharges for LH ?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Joe4007 on December 24, 2015, 05:26:15 PM
thank you

may I ask another question.

SQ charges Fuel SurCharges for LH ?
Yes.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Matovu on December 24, 2015, 05:30:31 PM
Yes.

thanks for your response.
So my choice is either;

United 140K with No sq
Singapore 75K with 552.00

and what's Aeroplan again ?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Matovu on December 24, 2015, 05:32:17 PM
UPDATED: Put on hold a NYC to TLV
see below;

Planning a monster of a trip. IL & AUS

NYC - FRA  LH F  (on Hold)
FRA - TLV LH J (On Hold)
+552.00 sq

Shabbos

TLV- AMM - DXB - SYD (tried booking QF F that AA showed available but not able to book, and agent could not see it) *

1 week in AUS, 4 days Mon - Thur.

MEL - SYD  QF J  (all on Hold)
SYD - AUH  EY F
AUH - AMM  RJ J
AMM - TLV  RJ J  **

Shabbos

TLV - NYC (TBD)


*anyone to explain this ? is it Phanthom ? really wanted to try out Qantas.

** anyone to clearly help on the VIP car service would be appreciated.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Matovu on December 24, 2015, 05:35:29 PM
Latter IMO.

Thanks AJK for your response
doing the 747-8

Did Google to find out what it looks like and it's a pretty messy internet out there.
guys, tell me, show me or Link me.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 24, 2015, 07:10:01 PM
thanks for your response.
So my choice is either;

United 140K with No sq
Singapore 75K with 552.00

and what's Aeroplan again ?

115k + YQ.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 24, 2015, 07:11:40 PM
UPDATED: Put on hold a NYC to TLV
see below;

Planning a monster of a trip. IL & AUS

NYC - FRA  LH F  (on Hold)
FRA - TLV LH J (On Hold)
+552.00 sq

Shabbos

TLV- AMM - DXB - SYD (tried booking QF F that AA showed available but not able to book, and agent could not see it) *

1 week in AUS, 4 days Mon - Thur.

MEL - SYD  QF J  (all on Hold)
SYD - AUH  EY F
AUH - AMM  RJ J
AMM - TLV  RJ J  **

Shabbos

TLV - NYC (TBD)


*anyone to explain this ? is it Phanthom ? really wanted to try out Qantas.

** anyone to clearly help on the VIP car service would be appreciated.


How did you put LH F on hold?

* AA.com is showing a lot of QF phantom availability lately.

** which VIP car service are you referring to?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 24, 2015, 07:13:48 PM
I believe reading about QF phantom somewhere just this week.

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45068.msg1329702#msg1329702
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Aaaron on December 24, 2015, 07:14:23 PM
Certain to change as my travel companion and I are from different states with different schedules:

JFK-DXB-DOH EK A380 F
DOH-BKK QR A380 F
BKK-CNX-BKK (Possible and TBD)
BKK - HKG
HKG - ORD - BWI CX F and AA

Seems like a waste of miles for some of it (i.e. not continuing to BKK on the AS award), but we want to see DOH.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 24, 2015, 07:16:01 PM
Thanks AJK for your response
doing the 747-8

Did Google to find out what it looks like and it's a pretty messy internet out there.
guys, tell me, show me or Link me.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 24, 2015, 07:17:37 PM
Certain to change as my travel companion and I are from different states with different schedules:

JFK-DXB EK A380 F
DXB-DOH (Rev. Y)
DOH-BKK QR A380 F
BKK-CNX-BKK (Possible and TBD)
BKK - HKG
HKG - ORD - BWI CX F and AA

Why not add DXB-DOH onto the 90k AS award?

Quote
Seems like a waste of miles for some of it (i.e. not continuing to BKK on the AS award), but we want to see DOH.

You can stop in DXB for as long as you want, so just book a seperate ticket DXB-DOH-DXB and then continue on with your AS award.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Aaaron on December 24, 2015, 07:27:58 PM
Why not add DXB-DOH onto the 90k AS award?

Whoops. Yeah, we did that already.  (He is in J again).

You can stop in DXB for as long as you want, so just book a seperate ticket DXB-DOH-DXB and then continue on with your AS award.

We thought about that, but we'd be spending 4.5 Avios + 17.5k Avios to get to try Al Safwa plus an additional 10k AS.  This still gives us the ability to try Al Safwa, plus try the QR A380, and saves us a little time. 
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 24, 2015, 07:31:35 PM
Whoops. Yeah, we did that already.  (He is in J again).

So where does the "revenue Y" come in?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: lunatic on December 24, 2015, 07:32:20 PM
Hope you grab some shallots in ord
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Aaaron on December 24, 2015, 07:32:30 PM
So where does the "revenue Y" come in?

Prior booking when we were going to do DXB-DOH-DXB and continue on the AS ticket to BKK.  I'll delete.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Matovu on December 24, 2015, 07:32:34 PM

How did you put LH F on hold?

* AA.com is showing a lot of QF phantom availability lately.

** which VIP car service are you referring to?

*I hear, but is there anyway to know when it's not phanthom ?

** the Singapore agent put it on hold, it shows up on my upcoming reservations. But she warned me that it can be taken back by LH without warning.
I should just book as cancellation is only 30.00, but the charge of 552.00 for fuel Charges held me back for now.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 24, 2015, 07:35:19 PM
*I hear, but is there anyway to know when it's not phanthom ?

** the Singapore agent put it on hold, it shows up on my upcoming reservations. But she warned me that it can be taken back by LH without warning.
I should just book as cancellation is only 30.00, but the charge of 552.00 for fuel Charges held me back for now.

* try booking in AA.com and see if it goes through.

** how else do you expect to book LH F? Is 65k UA worth less than the YQ?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Matovu on December 24, 2015, 07:44:54 PM


** how else do you expect to book LH F? Is 65k UA worth less than the YQ?

True.
For now I still want to get an EK award in DXB - JFK or vice versa, right now JFK - DXB has availability. Hoping the other way opens so I can keep this LH award....
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 24, 2015, 07:46:10 PM
True.
For now I still want to get an EK award in DXB - JFK or vice versa, right now JFK - DXB has availability. Hoping the other way opens so I can keep this LH award....

LH F is cheaper ex-TLV than ex-USA
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: shauly on December 25, 2015, 03:01:31 AM
JFK-LAX AA F
Just booked LAX-NRT in SQ R  ;D

Not sure if I want to stop in NRT on this trip. I want to try and do HKG and CNX.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 25, 2015, 10:15:12 AM
JFK-LAX AA F
Just booked LAX-NRT in SQ R  ;D

Not sure if I want to stop in NRT on this trip. I want to try and do HKG and CNX.
Sounds fun. I'm in SQ R all the way to SIN in a few weeks. Should be fun.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: shauly on December 26, 2015, 12:19:21 PM
Sounds fun. I'm in SQ R all the way to SIN in a few weeks. Should be fun.

SQ R was what drew me into DDF in the first place, so it's exciting that I've finally booked it. It's actually my first F redemption (although hopefully will be trying LH F before this trip). My wife is still on the WL for her seat.  ::) Can't wait for your TR to get me more excited.

I land on Tuesday afternoon. I need to decide if I want to try and do CNX before shabbos or after. Makes more sense to do HKG last, since I will probably do KE F on the return and it's much cheaper out of HKG.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 26, 2015, 10:04:52 PM
SQ R was what drew me into DDF in the first place, so it's exciting that I've finally booked it. It's actually my first F redemption (although hopefully will be trying LH F before this trip). My wife is still on the WL for her seat.  ::) Can't wait for your TR to get me more excited.

I land on Tuesday afternoon. I need to decide if I want to try and do CNX before shabbos or after. Makes more sense to do HKG last, since I will probably do KE F on the return and it's much cheaper out of HKG.
Well I can't advise in CNX,  but I do hope to have a TR when I'm done.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: chucksterace on December 27, 2015, 04:16:30 AM
LH F FRA-ORD for a friend.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 27, 2015, 04:20:24 AM
LH F FRA-ORD for a friend.

Booked through?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: chucksterace on December 27, 2015, 04:24:22 AM
Booked through?

SQ. Was actually TLV-FRA-ORD
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 27, 2015, 04:25:21 AM
SQ. Was actually TLV-FRA-ORD

75k + ?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: chucksterace on December 27, 2015, 04:27:16 AM
75k + ?

$275
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: sammy n on December 27, 2015, 05:09:49 AM

$275
Wow I thought it's usually much more!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: chucksterace on December 27, 2015, 05:30:29 AM
Wow I thought it's usually much more!

Nope. From TLV it's around this.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: CS91 on December 28, 2015, 04:54:43 PM
JFK-ICN in KE F (Kosmo Suites 2.0)

1 Night in ICN

ICN-CNX in KE J

HKG-JFK in CX J

(Still need to book CNX-USM and USM-HKG)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 28, 2015, 04:56:14 PM
JFK-ICN in KE F (Kosmo Suites 2.0)

1 Night in ICN

ICN-CNX in KE J

HKG-JFK in CX J

(Still need to book CNX-USM and USM-HKG)

Nice! How long will you be in Thailand?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 28, 2015, 05:01:29 PM
JFK-ICN in KE F (Kosmo Suites 2.0)

1 Night in ICN

ICN-CNX in KE J

HKG-JFK in CX J

(Still need to book CNX-USM and USM-HKG)
Nice!!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: CS91 on December 28, 2015, 05:04:55 PM
Nice! How long will you be in Thailand?

11 days. Either 6 days in USM and 5 in CNX or vice versa. Depends on flights etc.

Nice!!

Thanks to everyone who helped me with all the questions that I had across the different threads! And special shout out to D93  ;)
Don't let me get away without writing a TR.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 28, 2015, 05:05:53 PM
11 days. Either 6 days in USM and 5 in CNX or vice versa. Depends on flights etc.

Thanks to everyone who helped me with all the questions that I had across the different threads! And special shout out to D93  ;)
Don't let me get away without writing a TR.
That's a long trip. Sounds like it should be fun.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 28, 2015, 05:06:05 PM
11 days. Either 6 days in USM and 5 in CNX or vice versa. Depends on flights etc.

Thanks to everyone who helped me with all the questions that I had across the different threads! And special shout out to D93  ;)
Don't let me get away without writing a TR.

Awesome! My pleasure :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: CS91 on December 28, 2015, 05:11:44 PM
That's a long trip. Sounds like it should be fun.
It's gonna be my Bar Trip. You only take the Bar once (hopefully).
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 28, 2015, 05:13:18 PM
It's gonna be my Bar Trip. You only take the Bar once (hopefully).
Well good luck with that!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: CS91 on December 28, 2015, 05:17:03 PM
Well good luck with that!
Thanks!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 28, 2015, 07:29:02 PM
ZRH-LHR-JFK BA F.
Going to test out BA F.

Im wondering to myself if I should bother writing up a 3rd TR for the Swiss alps trip.
Basically the same each time
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 28, 2015, 07:30:40 PM

ZRH-LHR-JFK BA F.
Going to test out BA F.

Im wondering to myself if I should bother writing up a 3rd TR for the Swiss alps trip.
Basically the same each time

Then don't. Just add anything noteworthy as a segment in an older one.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 28, 2015, 07:35:25 PM
Makes sense, cant wait! My dream trip... As many times as I fly to Swiss its never enough.. The scenery is insane.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: CS91 on December 28, 2015, 07:36:30 PM
Makes sense, cant wait! My dream trip... As many times as I fly to Swiss its never enough.. The scenery is insane.
Ski trip?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: DMYD on December 28, 2015, 07:41:10 PM
ZRH-LHR-JFK BA F.
Going to test out BA F.

Im wondering to myself if I should bother writing up a 3rd TR for the Swiss alps trip.
Basically the same each time
When are you going and how did you book?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 28, 2015, 07:58:40 PM
Ski trip?

Part ski, part meeting up with grandparents.. Go on nature walks with them etc. priceless
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 28, 2015, 07:59:23 PM
When are you going and how did you book?

No outbound yet, dont know where the Jets are going to end up. I usually go to the AFC Champ games
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 28, 2015, 08:54:51 PM
No outbound yet, dont know where the Jets are going to end up. I usually go to the AFC Champ games

Interesting answer.  ???
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: DMYD on December 28, 2015, 09:17:41 PM
Interesting answer.  ???
Didn't bother trying to figure out what he was trying to say.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 28, 2015, 10:40:11 PM
Interesting answer.  ???

Im leaving the sunday of the afc champ game. Might fly out from that city.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ual902 on December 29, 2015, 02:53:48 AM
Just booked for a friend:

 
12/31 EY SGN AUH J AA 30K
1/1     EY Apartment A380 AUH JFK AA90K

Found  the apartment  after refreshing etihad site  a few times, low and behold EY Guest First AUH JFK was available, I then called AA Australia and they spotted the aprtment in no time,   as I have  read that AA US can be difficult for agents to find.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 29, 2015, 09:04:32 AM
Just booked for a friend:

 
12/31 EY SGN AUH J AA 30K
1/1     EY Apartment A380 AUH JFK AA90K

Found  the apartment  after refreshing etihad site  a few times, low and behold EY Guest First AUH JFK was available, I then called AA Australia and they spotted the aprtment in no time,   as I have  read that AA US can be difficult for agents to find.
Suite!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: EJB on December 29, 2015, 09:58:43 AM
Suite!

Weak!!!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 29, 2015, 01:32:41 PM
Well that was quick! Updated hold:

CPT-DOH QR J (B787)
DOH-AUH EY J (A320)
AUH-LAX EY F (77L)

Poll: Should I take the AUH-LAX flight right after the connection from DOH, or extend the overnight connection in DOH, fly QR "F" and take the AUH-LAX flight the next day (22.5 hours after landing in AUH)?

Not 12 hours after confirming the above ticket, with the reservation not even ticketed yet, I've changed it to:

CPT-DOH QR J (B787)
DOH-AUH QR F (A320)
AUH-JFK EY F (A380)
LGA-CLT AA F (A321)
CLT-LAX AA F (A321)

It may be more stops, but for I don't think anyone would say it's not worth flying the EY Apt!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 29, 2015, 01:40:25 PM
Looks great.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 29, 2015, 01:44:48 PM
Looks great.
Good. Great will be when JFK-LAX opens in F.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 29, 2015, 01:45:38 PM
Good. Great will be when JFK-LAX opens in F.
I'm saving another adjective for that.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 29, 2015, 01:51:49 PM
I'm saving another adjective for that.
Oh, well in that case, yup, it's great! It's just weird that seats 3/4 either A/K are the best for travelling together, yet seats 5A/K are the bassinet seats. I wonder if they'll let you bring the car seat on the plane and put it on the bench?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 29, 2015, 01:54:03 PM
(http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=mel-auh-jfk-lax&MS=bm&MC=LHR&MR=1800&MX=720x360&PM=*]http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=mel-auh-jfk-lax&MS=bm&MC=LHR&MR=1800&MX=720x360&PM=*)

MEL-AUH EY F A380 x2
AUH-JFK EY F A380 x2
JFK-LAX AA F A321 x2

Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: MC on December 29, 2015, 01:56:08 PM
MEL-AUH EY F A380 x2
AUH-JFK EY F A380 x2
JFK-LAX AA F A321 x2
Just can't get enough of that BHT, eh?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 29, 2015, 01:57:31 PM
Just can't get enough of that BHT, eh?

#guiltyascharged
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 29, 2015, 01:58:37 PM
How many AA for that 135k?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 29, 2015, 01:59:49 PM
90+60 now vs 115+100 later.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 29, 2015, 02:00:41 PM
90+60 now vs 115+100 later.
Pretty good.

Adding the JFK-LAX for fun, or hoping to move it to a later date?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 29, 2015, 02:01:26 PM
Pretty good.

Adding the JFK-LAX for fun, or hoping to move it to a later date?

Eh, we'll see.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: zow on December 29, 2015, 02:01:37 PM
BOM-AUH-JFK EY F A380 x 2 (90,000 AA pp)

(now I need to figure out how to make the pretty map like AJK displayed!)

(and, now need to figure out how to get to BOM....taking suggestions!)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 29, 2015, 02:03:18 PM
(http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=mel-auh-jfk-lax&MS=bm&MC=LHR&MR=1800&MX=720x360&PM=*]http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=mel-auh-jfk-lax&MS=bm&MC=LHR&MR=1800&MX=720x360&PM=*)

MEL-AUH EY F A380 x2
AUH-JFK EY F A380 x2
JFK-LAX AA F A321 x2
Nice!! I'm gealous of the last segment.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: YMW on December 29, 2015, 03:20:33 PM
MEL-AUH EY F A380 x2
AUH-JFK EY F A380 x2
JFK-LAX AA F A321 x2
For when? Summer? Winter? Soon? A year from now?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 29, 2015, 03:23:04 PM
For when? Summer? Winter? Soon? A year from now?

Their next summer.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 29, 2015, 03:24:20 PM
Their next summer.

Fun times. That plus close in AA space on QF. Really trying to get people out there! :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 29, 2015, 03:24:35 PM
Their next summer.
So like 11.5 months from now? I didn't realize you had such a good time in MEL that you wanted to go back so soon.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: YMW on December 29, 2015, 03:28:27 PM
Their next summer.
November 23rd is the lates you can get, is this summer there already?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 29, 2015, 03:29:11 PM
November 23rd is the lates you can get, is this summer there already?
Mid-late spring.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Ergel on December 29, 2015, 03:47:43 PM
Not 12 hours after confirming the above ticket, with the reservation not even ticketed yet, I've changed it to:

CPT-DOH QR J (B787)
DOH-AUH QR F (A320)
AUH-JFK EY F (A380)
LGA-CLT AA F (A321)
CLT-LAX AA F (A321)

It may be more stops, but for I don't think anyone would say it's not worth flying the EY Apt!

That's crazy with an infant
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 29, 2015, 03:49:21 PM
That's crazy with an infant
Maybe, but would you still think so if it were JFK-LAX on A321 F?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Ergel on December 29, 2015, 03:49:40 PM
Maybe, but would you still think so if it were JFK-LAX on A321 F?
Yup.
You really don't understand what it means to have a four month old. The kid can decide just to cry for no reason. Now add to that being uncomfortable on a plane for 2 days straight.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 29, 2015, 03:50:06 PM
So like 11.5 months from now? I didn't realize you had such a good time in MEL that you wanted to go back so soon.

Between Tasmania, Sydney, Gold Coast, West coast, and north island of AKL, there's PLENTY to do.

November 23rd is the lates you can get, is this summer there already?

It's late Spring. Perfect weather.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 29, 2015, 03:53:22 PM
Yup.
You really don't understand what it means to have a four month old. The kid can decide just to cry for no reason. Now add to that being uncomfortable on a plane for 2 days straight.
You're right, I really don't understand. It could be a nightmare or it could be okay. Either way DW and I are prepared to take the risk to fly the Apt, crazy as it may be. We will also won't be flying straight.

We'll have a nice long overnight layover in DOH's Al Safwa lounge in a private, nap room with real beds and a shower. Then we'll have all day in AUH to relax, so it's not like wer're flying non-stop.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 29, 2015, 03:54:42 PM
Between Tasmania, Sydney, Gold Coast, West coast, and north island of AKL, there's PLENTY to do.

It's late Spring. Perfect weather.
+1, that's exactly when I was there. Amazing weather.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 29, 2015, 07:15:54 PM
Finally !!!!!!!! Just put BKK-AUH EY J, and AUH-JFK EY F.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 29, 2015, 07:26:08 PM

Finally !!!!!!!! Just put BKK-AUH EY J, and AUH-JFK EY F.

Copy cat!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: EJB on December 29, 2015, 07:27:15 PM
You're right, I really don't understand. It could be a nightmare or it could be okay. Either way DW and I are prepared to take the risk to fly the Apt, crazy as it may be. We will also won't be flying straight.

We'll have a nice long overnight layover in DOH's Al Safwa lounge in a private, nap room with real beds and a shower. Then we'll have all day in AUH to relax, so it's not like wer're flying non-stop.

Did you book a seat for the infant? Will (s)he be in a bassinet or as a lap?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 29, 2015, 07:28:04 PM
Copy cat!
YUP.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 29, 2015, 07:38:33 PM
Did you book a seat for the infant? Will (s)he be in a bassinet or as a lap?
No seat booked for the infant. S/he will be in a bassinet or on our laps, or hopefully in a car seat on EY F.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 29, 2015, 09:03:07 PM
Jet Airways J, EWR-BRU
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: ual902 on December 29, 2015, 10:34:50 PM
Finally !!!!!!!! Just put BKK-AUH EY J, and AUH-JFK EY F.

For what month?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 29, 2015, 11:23:11 PM

For what month?
August
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 30, 2015, 12:46:06 AM
Finally !!!!!!!! Just put BKK-AUH EY J, and AUH-JFK EY F.

good for you!
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 30, 2015, 01:03:41 AM
Jet Airways J, EWR-BRU

Booked with?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 30, 2015, 01:04:07 AM
Finally !!!!!!!! Just put BKK-AUH EY J, and AUH-JFK EY F.

Nice! You're on a roll today :)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 30, 2015, 09:40:36 AM
For the in-laws:

NRT-AUH(A340 F) x2
AUH-JFK (A380 F) x2
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 30, 2015, 09:47:07 AM
For the in-laws:

NRT-AUH(A340 F) x2
AUH-JFK (A380 F) x2

Sweet. I thought EY's only F route in Asia was ICN.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 30, 2015, 09:53:52 AM

Booked with?
AA 50k
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 30, 2015, 09:54:23 AM
Sweet. I thought EY's only F route in Asia was ICN.

Wasn't aware either. Checked it, saw it and grabbed it.

Any good place that accumulates all F routes for a given carrier?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 30, 2015, 10:07:10 AM
Sweet. I thought EY's only F route in Asia was ICN.

They fly the 787 to SIN as well.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 30, 2015, 10:41:12 AM
While not as spectacular as AJK's booking, I put on hold a similar trip in J and F. I'll check to see if F opens up at any point for me.

(https://i.gyazo.com/50eb7f7f188d4ea563db5dd13a1ee896.png)
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 30, 2015, 10:44:30 AM
While not as spectacular as AJK's booking, I put on hold a similar trip in J and F. I'll check to see if F opens up at any point for me.

(https://i.gyazo.com/50eb7f7f188d4ea563db5dd13a1ee896.png)

Dates? Whats not in F?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Matovu on December 30, 2015, 10:44:58 AM
While not as spectacular as AJK's booking, I put on hold a similar trip in J and F. I'll check to see if F opens up at any point for me.

(https://i.gyazo.com/50eb7f7f188d4ea563db5dd13a1ee896.png)
All for 90k AA ?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 30, 2015, 10:46:28 AM
All for 90k AA ?

No no. This is 90+60.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 30, 2015, 10:47:46 AM
No no. This is 90+60.

-1
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Matovu on December 30, 2015, 10:48:32 AM
-1
Please explain
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 30, 2015, 10:49:12 AM
Please explain

He booked F and J not F and F.
NA-ME = 67.5k/90k
ME-SP = 45k/60k
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Matovu on December 30, 2015, 10:50:09 AM
He booked F and J not F and F.
Got it thaks
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 30, 2015, 10:51:17 AM
-1

My bad. Lol. And here I was going crazy thinking I missed the biggest potential 3rd region connection allowed.  :P
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 30, 2015, 10:54:29 AM
It is two tickets.

Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 30, 2015, 10:56:30 AM
Just put another couple AUH-JFK  F flights on hold and a SIN-AUH-JFK in J as well.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: AJK on December 30, 2015, 10:59:57 AM
Just put another couple AUH-JFK  F flights on hold and a SIN-AUH-JFK in J as well.

How are wait times today? Also, did you call AU? And, from a brief search it appears the AUH-JFK F onslaught is dried up?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 30, 2015, 11:00:47 AM
How are wait times today? Also, did you call AU? And, from a brief search it appears the AUH-JFK F onslaught is dried up?

-.5 on the dried up. Held some this AM.

Wait times to AU this AM were around 10 minutes for me x2.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 30, 2015, 11:01:00 AM
Just put another couple AUH-JFK  F flights on hold and a SIN-AUH-JFK in J as well.
And to think all I have is a simple AUH-JFK in EY F. Though Africa to ME is also a good value in J at 45k.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 30, 2015, 11:02:36 AM
How are wait times today? Also, did you call AU? And, from a brief search it appears the AUH-JFK F onslaught is dried up?
Lots of space still available AUH-JFK in July, at least as of now.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Emkay on December 30, 2015, 11:10:45 AM
Lots of space still available AUH-JFK in July, at least as of now.
That's the month I would go, its driving me crazy as long as its still there and I don't book it. I'm hoping it disappears already
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 30, 2015, 11:18:03 AM
That's the month I would go, its driving me crazy as long as its still there and I don't book it. I'm hoping it disappears already
I know the feeling. You don't even want to put something on hold just to placate yourself in the meantime?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Emkay on December 30, 2015, 11:21:17 AM
I know the feeling. You don't even want to put something on hold just to placate yourself in the meantime?
No. If it could be done simply online i would.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 30, 2015, 11:29:03 AM
How are wait times today? Also, did you call AU? And, from a brief search it appears the AUH-JFK F onslaught is dried up?
Waited a minute or two.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Proisrael on December 30, 2015, 04:50:00 PM
UA EWR-PEK-BKK-MNL-TPE-NRT-EWR

Cookoo??
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 30, 2015, 04:54:08 PM
UA EWR-PEK-BKK-MNL-TPE-NRT-EWR

Cookoo??
Flying in Y? Where is your destination?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 30, 2015, 04:55:54 PM
UA EWR-PEK-BKK-MNL-TPE-NRT-EWR

Cookoo??
With or without a kid?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Proisrael on December 30, 2015, 05:14:11 PM
Without....
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 30, 2015, 05:15:20 PM
Without....
How long in each place?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Proisrael on December 30, 2015, 05:15:37 PM
Flying in Y? Where is your destination?


EWR-PEK-BKK Coach  :'(
BKK-MNL- Undecided
MNL-TPE-NRT-EWR United First
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Proisrael on December 30, 2015, 05:17:05 PM
How long in each place?

PEK 4 hours. Gonna run to the city
TPE- 15 hours
NRt- 4 Hours
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 30, 2015, 05:28:43 PM
PEK 4 hours. Gonna run to the city
TPE- 15 hours
NRt- 4 Hours
Not enough time in PEK and NRT. Plus NRT is a good 60-75 minutes from the city, so you won't be running anywhere. Either extend the time in PEK and NRT to 8 hours or just don't bother seeing anything.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Proisrael on December 30, 2015, 06:55:29 PM
Not enough time in PEK and NRT. Plus NRT is a good 60-75 minutes from the city, so you won't be running anywhere. Either extend the time in PEK and NRT to 8 hours or just don't bother seeing anything.

I did Japan last year, so no real reason to extend. I will consider with Beijing....
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Matovu on December 31, 2015, 02:02:09 AM
EK F JFK - DXB - AMM
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 31, 2015, 02:07:17 AM
EK F JFK - DXB - AMM

Nice! For when?
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Matovu on December 31, 2015, 02:48:59 AM
Nice! For when?
First half of Jan.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: Matovu on December 31, 2015, 02:53:30 AM
Also just finished speaking with BA in Sin to book,
RJ AMM - TLV  J
9K Avios + 167.43

Was kind of shocked at the high price of the YQ...
Is that the right price ? Perhaps because it's J ? Didn't have Y class available.

Also was hard to get the 25.00 phone fee waived, they insisted that I can see the booking online, which was not true. After a little back and forth he agreed to waive.
Title: Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Post by: D93 on December 31, 2015, 02:55:32 AM
Also just finished speaking with BA in Sin to book,
RJ AMM - TLV  J
9K Avios + 167.43

Was kind of shocked at the high price of the YQ...
Is that the right price ? Perhaps because it's J ? Didn't have Y class available.

Also was hard to get the 25.00 phone fee waived, they insisted that I can see the booking online, which was not true. After a little back and forth he agreed to waive.

Yes, that is the correct amount (AMM departure tax is expensive). There is never Y available on that route.

Even if you could have seen it online, you can't book it online.
Title: Re: What Awa