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Title: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sky121 on November 11, 2014, 04:16:34 PM
Looking to book ORD-DEN-LAX-LIH-ORD

First class.

What are my best options?

In theory I was thinking booking ORD-DEN-LAX-ORD with Delta (free stopover) and then just a sep BA ticket from LAX to LIH RT
but we all know how great Delta availability is.

Any ideas?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: chucksterace on November 11, 2014, 04:20:52 PM
SkyTeam Award Search Tips (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=21836.0)
Star Alliance Award Search Tips (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2288.0)
One World Award Search Tips (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=21835.0)

Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread) (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7986.0)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sky121 on November 11, 2014, 05:34:35 PM
SkyTeam Award Search Tips (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=21836.0)
Star Alliance Award Search Tips (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2288.0)
One World Award Search Tips (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=21835.0)

Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread) (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7986.0)


Thanks. My question is which alliance to even start with.  And I was going to post in the need help finding a ticket but I don't actually need help finding the ticket. Just a push in the right direction of what my best options are.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Joe4007 on November 11, 2014, 10:42:45 PM
SkyTeam Award Search Tips (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=21836.0)
Star Alliance Award Search Tips (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2288.0)
One World Award Search Tips (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=21835.0)

Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread) (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7986.0)
I actually think this could make a great thread for those of us who know how to search and book award flights on our own, but are unsure of the best currency/alliance to use for a specific routing.
Title: best way to fly biz from TLV to BKK now that cant book LY biz with AA?
Post by: ranhan429 on November 23, 2014, 10:24:54 AM
My friends are all jealous of me  8)
They know about my biz class fly on el al I booked with a measly 60k AA points,
and they want to do the same. Of course it doesn't exist anymore.
What's their next best option?

THANKS :)
Title: Re: best way to fly biz from TLV to BKK now that cant book LY biz with AA?
Post by: chucksterace on November 23, 2014, 10:36:42 AM
My friends are all jealous of me  8)
They know about my biz class fly on el al I booked with a measly 60k AA points,
and they want to do the same. Of course it doesn't exist anymore.
What's their next best option?

THANKS :)

They can only fly Middle East to Asia without hitting up Europe so only option is TLV-AMM-BKK-(then from there on) or maybe TLV-AMM-DOH-etc (on Qatar)..

Just what I can think of off the bat
Title: Re: best way to fly biz from TLV to BKK now that cant book LY biz with AA?
Post by: sky121 on November 23, 2014, 10:39:58 AM
I still think there is a need for this thread - http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=46609.msg962897#msg962897
Title: Re: best way to fly biz from TLV to BKK now that cant book LY biz with AA?
Post by: chucksterace on November 23, 2014, 10:44:31 AM
I still think there is a need for this thread - http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=46609.msg962897#msg962897

+1.. RTM'ed it
Title: Re: best way to fly biz from TLV to BKK now that cant book LY biz with AA?
Post by: ranhan429 on November 23, 2014, 10:45:22 AM
They can only fly Middle East to Asia without hitting up Europe so only option is TLV-AMM-BKK-(then from there on) or maybe TLV-AMM-DOH-etc (on Qatar)..

Just what I can think of off the bat

Yes, so he was considering the Royal Jordanian option, but isn't there something better? Seems so crappy to me... BUT 60k AA so easy to get, as opposed to the 120k (IIRC) UA you'd need for the same route.

I still think there is a need for this thread - http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=46609.msg962897#msg962897

Agree. But whenever I post in threads like that nobody answers, even after several bumps  :(
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on January 29, 2015, 03:46:48 PM
Looking to go NYC-LAX stop for the weekend then LAX-LIH-LIH-NYC economy, business or first are ok. What's the best way to book for the cheapest milage?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on January 30, 2015, 10:03:29 AM
Looking to go NYC-LAX stop for the weekend then LAX-LIH-LIH-NYC economy, business or first are ok. What's the best way to book for the cheapest milage?
can I please get a little help...
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on January 30, 2015, 11:33:31 AM
Could be I am wrong but to LAX I would book with LH 17.5k M&M J.
LAX-LIH with BA X & the return to NYC with UA X?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ganizzy on January 30, 2015, 12:22:49 PM
Who has award availability to  south Africa?  Looked at aa and ua and can barely find anything
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: @Yehuda on January 30, 2015, 01:03:42 PM
Could be I am wrong but to LAX I would book with LH 17.5k M&M J.
LAX-LIH with BA X & the return to NYC with UA X?
Didn't know this thread exists. I almost made one myself recently.

I don't know about booking Y, but for J, I think you're right.
So,
NYC-LAX on UA booked with 17.5K LH/M&M.
LAX-LIH on AA booked with BA (not sure how much but J is just domestic J so it's not much of an upgrade over Y).
LIH-NYC doesn't exist, you'd have to fly to HNL first (costs/options for that trip can be found in the wiki of the Hawaii General Thread). Once there, HNL-EWR in J is cheapest booked with 30K SQ IINM.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on January 30, 2015, 02:25:17 PM
Thanks guys! Really appreciated!
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sky121 on January 31, 2015, 07:09:22 PM
Cheapest way to book a Lufthansa First class flight?
ANA?
Approx how much would fuel surchages be? ORD-FRA- TLV?


Also, cheapest way to book with an airline that transfers instantly from AMEX/Chase?

TIA
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: YOSEF on January 31, 2015, 11:10:36 PM
Cheapest way to book a Lufthansa First class flight?
ANA?
Approx how much would fuel surchages be? ORD-FRA- TLV?


Also, cheapest way to book with an airline that transfers instantly from AMEX/Chase?

TIA
OW or RT?

Either way, the instant part of the question: 115K AC+YQ or 140K UA.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: HolyNyc on February 01, 2015, 07:54:23 AM
Cheapest way to book a Lufthansa First class flight?
ANA?
Approx how much would fuel surchages be? ORD-FRA- TLV?


Also, cheapest way to book with an airline that transfers instantly from AMEX/Chase?

TIA
SQ is 75k OW overnight transfer
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on February 01, 2015, 08:28:00 AM
Is there a thread for this or can we discuss here the Best way to book domestic flights. ?

which airline is the best to fly. and which currency to use.

We all know the value of British points for short haul.

E.g.  NYC to Mia cheapest currency in economy is BA on AA or US air. no close in fee.

NYC to LAX . AFAIK all economy are 25k. But business you can get for 40k on united using Singapore kriesflyer. I am not sure about fees.

There are some good deals on delta using Alaska miles.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: @Yehuda on February 01, 2015, 10:17:23 AM
NYC to LAX . AFAIK all economy are 25k. But business you can get for 40k on united using Singapore kriesflyer. I am not sure about fees.
Look up^ a couple of posts and you'll see that LH is only 17.5K to fly J on UA from NYC-LAX.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on February 01, 2015, 10:55:48 AM
Look up^ a couple of posts and you'll see that LH is only 17.5K to fly J on UA from NYC-LAX.
Thanks.
So this it the lowest amount in miles NYC to lax in business ?
What about fees ? YQ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: VacationLover on February 01, 2015, 11:04:45 AM
Look up^ a couple of posts and you'll see that LH is only 17.5K to fly J on UA from NYC-LAX.
Also with a stop? i.e. JFK-DFW-LAX?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on February 01, 2015, 11:07:26 AM
Any other options ?
On delta ? Alaska ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: @Yehuda on February 01, 2015, 11:17:09 AM
Thanks.
So this it the lowest amount in miles NYC to lax in business ?
What about fees ? YQ?
Just regular domestic fees which is $5.60.

Also with a stop? i.e. JFK-DFW-LAX?
No stops on a OW with LH.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on February 01, 2015, 11:21:48 AM
What about to psp ? Will I have to book 2 separate tickets ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: @Yehuda on February 01, 2015, 11:25:09 AM
What about to psp ? Will I have to book 2 separate tickets ?
You can have a connection. That's not the same thing as a stopover. Does UA fly direct NYC-PSP?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on February 01, 2015, 11:27:53 AM
Nobody (except virgin once or twice a week) fly's direct to psp
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ad120 on February 01, 2015, 11:37:18 AM
I love this thread!!!
How do you book business seat on AA and US from NYC to West Coast on a nonstop on way?
BA is entirely to much on a two their flight.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: @Yehuda on February 01, 2015, 11:40:43 AM
Nobody (except virgin once or twice a week) fly's direct to psp
Which is why you'd have to do something like NYC-LAX-PSP, but it doesn't have to be 2 tickets. You can connect in LAX, you just can't stop in LAX.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on February 01, 2015, 11:52:44 AM
Which is why you'd have to do something like NYC-LAX-PSP, but it doesn't have to be 2 tickets. You can connect in LAX, you just can't stop in LAX.
I can just put NYC to PSP and I will get any result. Does not have to be lax
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ganizzy on February 01, 2015, 01:05:33 PM
Who has award availability to  south Africa?  Looked at aa and ua and can barely find anything
Bump
Thanks for your help
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on February 01, 2015, 02:55:03 PM
Best way NYC to London ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 01, 2015, 03:26:27 PM
ANA 38k for now
AA 40k now
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 01, 2015, 03:27:05 PM
Bump
Thanks for your help

you need to keep on looking.. things constantly change
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on February 01, 2015, 05:12:58 PM
ANA 38k for now
AA 40k now
I assume this is business 1 way
 What about fees . YQ?

What about coach ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sruly101 on February 01, 2015, 06:14:55 PM
I assume this is business 1 way
 What about fees . YQ?

What about coach ?
No this is RT coach, Biz is 50K OW
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on February 01, 2015, 06:59:08 PM
ANA 38k for now
AA 40k now
40k plus $750 in YQ it does not make sense to use miles at all.

So the best way NYC to LHR in coach is paying cash.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sruly101 on February 01, 2015, 07:01:40 PM
40k plus $750 in YQ it does not make sense to use miles at all.

So the best way NYC to LHR in coach is paying cash.
Thats when flying on BA metal, On AA I just booked for $150 YQ
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on February 01, 2015, 10:26:33 PM
Look up^ a couple of posts and you'll see that LH is only 17.5K to fly J on UA from NYC-LAX.
How do I book a domestic flight on Lufthansa? Can it be done online ? I tried and I get a message that they don't fly this route
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Dr Moose on February 01, 2015, 10:34:28 PM
How do I book a domestic flight on Lufthansa? Can it be done online ? I tried and I get a message that they don't fly this route
need to call up
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mawmaw on February 01, 2015, 10:46:30 PM
what is the best way to book J to Australia AA dont have availability for two J seats for the next 12 month ba show OW on JAL with 4 seats on J any other options ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on February 02, 2015, 08:57:42 AM
Just regular domestic fees which is $5.60.
No stops on a OW with LH.
Does lh Levi close on fees ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: @Yehuda on February 02, 2015, 09:16:20 AM
Does lh Levi close on fees ?
I don't know. You could always try to book and find out.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on February 02, 2015, 09:21:43 AM
Does lh Levi close on fees ?
IIRC I wasn't charged a fee.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on February 02, 2015, 10:06:39 AM
I think that some of the questions in this thread could be answered by playing around with the Economical Excursionist Travel Tool- a fun way to pass the time! It doesn't help with YQ or availability though
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: @Yehuda on February 02, 2015, 10:46:40 AM
I think that some of the questions in this thread could be answered by playing around with the Economical Excursionist Travel Tool- a fun way to pass the time! It doesn't help with YQ or availability though
Wow, that's cool! Thanks
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: @Yehuda on February 04, 2015, 04:06:09 PM
NYC-BKK?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on February 06, 2015, 11:39:20 AM
I don't know. You could always try to book and find out.
When booking lh points on united domestic . should I add a lap child when booking or at the airport ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Mech on February 06, 2015, 12:04:42 PM

When booking lh points on united domestic . should I add a lap child when booking or at the airport ?
Why do you need to add and pay for a lap child on a domestic flight? Aren't they free??
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on February 06, 2015, 12:11:29 PM
When booking lh points on united domestic . should I add a lap child when booking or at the airport ?
Infants are free domestic. Just show up early and add infant.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on February 06, 2015, 12:16:34 PM
Infants are free domestic. Just show up early and add infant.
Thanks. I just called and asked if they charge extra for lap child. They said no extra charge. But they need the dob
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: @Yehuda on February 11, 2015, 04:58:25 PM
Best way to book direct NYC-Italy in J/F (if F exists on any route)?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Ergel on February 11, 2015, 05:09:39 PM
AS Emirates JFK-Milan
ETA: Is this in conjuction with a UA glitch ticket? Because if it is, I take back my respones.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: @Yehuda on February 11, 2015, 05:31:30 PM
AS Emirates JFK-Milan
ETA: Is this in conjuction with a UA glitch ticket? Because if it is, I take back my respones.
Hmmm seems like 47.5K/75K in Y/J. Many airlines are cheaper than that.

It is.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Ergel on February 11, 2015, 05:58:04 PM
Hmmm seems like 47.5K/75K in Y/J. Many airlines are cheaper than that.

It is.
Well then. I will not continue this discussion
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on February 13, 2015, 07:38:51 AM
No this is RT coach, Biz is 50K OW
Biz 50k ow across all alliances? All millage currency's ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: @Yehuda on February 13, 2015, 09:13:18 AM
Well then. I will not continue this discussion
Okay, how about now for the hypothetical/curiosity discussion?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Ergel on February 13, 2015, 10:31:05 AM
You said you wanted a nice J/F product. To Italy the nicest product is Emirates. You can fly UA J, best would be to book with AC probably. Or you can fly AA with AA miles. Very hard to find availability for both of these. Or al Italia.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on February 13, 2015, 11:16:23 AM
Is the cheapest / best way  LHR to NYC round trip
On american in business 100,000 american points round trip plus about $350 in taxes.
Or on united ANA points will be 63k round trip plus about $350 taxes.  ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: @Yehuda on February 14, 2015, 11:31:18 PM
You said you wanted a nice J/F product. To Italy the nicest product is Emirates. You can fly UA J, best would be to book with AC probably. Or you can fly AA with AA miles. Very hard to find availability for both of these. Or al Italia.
Thanks!
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 14, 2015, 11:58:17 PM
Is the cheapest / best way  LHR to NYC round trip
On american in business 100,000 american points round trip plus about $350 in taxes.
Or on united ANA points will be 63k round trip plus about $350 taxes.  ?

Question or a statement? ANA is the best option to LHR for UA
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on February 15, 2015, 12:02:37 AM
I put a question mark at the end
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on February 15, 2015, 12:03:17 AM
Are there other options ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 15, 2015, 01:04:55 AM
NH is 63k for now
AC is 90k
UA is 115k
AA is 100k

Rest have too much YQ IIRC
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on February 15, 2015, 01:29:10 AM
Yasher koach
When you say " NH 63 for now" This means that there chart changes ? Or what else?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: smart brit on February 15, 2015, 01:30:53 AM
NH is 63k for now
what do you mean "for now"?
Is supposed to change?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: @Yehuda on February 27, 2015, 12:42:53 PM
LAX-NYC OW on AA direct in all 3 classes?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 27, 2015, 01:20:58 PM
LAX-NYC OW on AA direct in all 3 classes?

best value is 17.5k LH M&M not on AA
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: @Yehuda on February 27, 2015, 01:27:30 PM
best value is 17.5k LH M&M not on AA
Right, I know that but if UA doesn't have space and AA does, what's the best way to book it?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 27, 2015, 01:33:43 PM
Eco is the same  (12,500)
Business is the same (25,000)
First book with AA (32,500 vs BA charges 37,500)

However, within 21 days the $75 AA fee applies so you have to make your own calculations

Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: @Yehuda on February 27, 2015, 01:42:07 PM
Eco is the same  (12,500)
Business is the same (25,000)
First book with AA (32,500 vs BA charges 37,500)

However, within 21 days the $75 AA fee applies so you have to make your own calculations
Thank you. Too bad there's nothing cheaper.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Mocha on March 09, 2015, 11:12:22 PM
cheapest way from FRA-NYC in first would be 85k + $300 from M&M?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: itsyehuda on March 09, 2015, 11:17:49 PM
cheapest way from FRA-NYC in first would be 85k + $300 from M&M?

Or SQ for 57,375 online
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Mocha on March 10, 2015, 08:21:17 AM
Or SQ for 57,375 online
bookable online? Same yq?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: JoeCha on March 10, 2015, 08:54:39 AM
Of course.
It's $203 in YQ
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on March 10, 2015, 10:07:08 AM
bookable online? Same yq?
If you find availability that's the best option. even in J would be good.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Joe4007 on March 13, 2015, 01:03:56 PM
JFK-EZE on AR in Y?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: maxie m on March 13, 2015, 02:54:56 PM
Couldn't find the right thread,do spg and flying blue accounts have to match when transferring
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Centro on March 16, 2015, 12:09:52 PM
NYC-RIC if there's no BA available, is UA at 10k the way to go?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on March 16, 2015, 12:10:24 PM
NYC-RIC if there's no BA available, is UA at 10k the way to go?
Probably 10k, or look for hidden city.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Centro on March 16, 2015, 12:11:02 PM
Thx.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on March 16, 2015, 12:49:09 PM
Eco is the same  (12,500)
Business is the same (25,000)
First book with AA (32,500 vs BA charges 37,500)

However, within 21 days the $75 AA fee applies so you have to make your own calculations
Or use BA with no close in fee
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on March 23, 2015, 07:36:56 PM
Tlv to sfo. whats the best way to book in coach with miles? TIA
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on March 23, 2015, 09:26:30 PM
Tlv to sfo. whats the best way to book in coach with miles? TIA
25k Flying Blue (no YQ on Delta metal)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on March 24, 2015, 12:07:48 AM
25k Flying Blue (no YQ on Delta metal)
I should've wrote next best option. I checked earlier there's nothing.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mawmaw on March 24, 2015, 12:24:39 AM
25k Flying Blue (no YQ on Delta metal)
to find FB award availability on DELTA is PITA for US-TLV
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ilherman on March 24, 2015, 12:28:14 AM
to find FB award availability on DELTA is PITA for US-TLV
FB availability is much better when using FB miles period. Nothing to do with TLV.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: coralsnake on March 24, 2015, 12:42:21 AM
to find FB award availability on DELTA is PITA for US-TLV
-0.5
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Lou Bob on March 24, 2015, 12:56:40 AM
-0.5
unless you have a reason to go along with your -0.5 , please post here.

 http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=50542.0

Thanks for your understanding
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on March 24, 2015, 12:06:28 PM
NYC to WAW
Economy
Business
YQ ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: JoeCha on March 24, 2015, 12:17:45 PM
NYC to WAW
Economy
Business
YQ ?
I believe AC on LO.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on March 24, 2015, 12:18:01 PM
NYC to WAW
Economy
Business
YQ ?
Search it on ITA to see YQ.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: @Yehuda on March 24, 2015, 07:20:56 PM
How much is an intra-Italy flight on AZ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: jaywhy on March 24, 2015, 08:02:39 PM
How much is an intra-Italy flight on AZ?
That's quite a general question.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on March 24, 2015, 11:05:41 PM
Search it on ITA to see YQ.
Hat about miles to use?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: @Yehuda on March 25, 2015, 12:07:46 AM
That's quite a general question.
I realize I wasn't clear, but anyway, the answer I was looking for is 10K FB or DL for a OW in Y but there will be some fees. A paid flight could be as little as $70, which would mean less than 7K UR/MR through their respective malls. (Yes, I know that's not a good use of the points, but just listing the option.)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on March 25, 2015, 10:50:47 PM
JFK-MNL In J or F.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on March 26, 2015, 09:44:42 AM
JFK-MNL In J or F.
You can fly KE through ICN or CX through HKG.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on March 26, 2015, 10:02:11 AM
Etihad via AUH w AA miles too.. No?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on March 26, 2015, 10:06:52 AM
You can fly KE through ICN or CX through HKG.
Thanks, now which program would be best to book with?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on March 26, 2015, 10:07:31 AM
Etihad via AUH w AA miles too.. No?
Why not with EK with AS?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on March 26, 2015, 10:10:19 AM
Why not with EK with AS?
An option as well.

Was just giving some options. You can probably also fly JAL through NRT.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ilherman on March 26, 2015, 10:28:37 AM
Etihad via AUH w AA miles too.. No?
That is going to be an expensive award.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: jaywhy on March 26, 2015, 10:50:05 AM
Etihad via AUH w AA miles too.. No?
CX J through HKG for 50k AS.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on March 26, 2015, 10:58:51 AM
CX J through HKG for 50k AS.
Is that cheaper than with AA?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on March 26, 2015, 12:00:39 PM
That is going to be an expensive award.

If you really want to go around the world... Go NYC-LHR.. Then LHR-AUH with Etihad apts then to MNL
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on March 26, 2015, 12:12:47 PM
Also when I was in YVR I saw a nonstop flight to MNL. Maybe go that way?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on March 26, 2015, 12:14:51 PM
Also when I was in YVR I saw a nonstop flight to MNL. Maybe go that way?
Who flys that route from YVR? AC?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on March 26, 2015, 12:18:35 PM
Who flys that route from YVR? AC?
PR
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ilherman on March 26, 2015, 02:58:51 PM
PR
And availability is pretty good. Though no flat bed seats.
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Post by: @Yehuda on March 26, 2015, 03:02:03 PM
And availability is pretty good. Though no flat bed seats.
Who can book them?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ilherman on March 26, 2015, 03:04:32 PM
Who can book them?
I think ANA.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on March 26, 2015, 10:44:09 PM
not online though, thats for sure
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: jaywhy on March 26, 2015, 11:21:18 PM
I think ANA.
And Etihad.
not online though, thats for sure
Correct. Need to call.
Availability is not as wide open as some might want you to believe.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on March 27, 2015, 11:21:01 AM
Called AA they said they see no availability with to MNL with that date!
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Centro on March 29, 2015, 12:04:40 PM
KBP-NYC, AA has no availability, what the next best option?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Centro on March 29, 2015, 08:50:40 PM
KBP-NYC, AA has no availability, what the next best option?
Bump, nothing with UA either.
(with AA there's actually a few hundred in YQ so I guess that's not option #1 anyhow)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on March 29, 2015, 11:44:25 PM
Maybe book a cheap ticket to a main city in Europe for example Frankfurt & from there you have many mileage options
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mbch on March 30, 2015, 01:05:31 AM
whats the best way to book an award flight on air canada? nyc-yyz-tlv
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: chucksterace on March 30, 2015, 01:06:30 AM

whats the best way to book an award flight on air canada? nyc-yyz-tlv

What class of travel?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mbch on March 30, 2015, 01:08:37 AM
What class of travel?
economy
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: chucksterace on March 30, 2015, 01:12:44 AM

economy

SQ will be the cheapest around 38.5k each way but will also charge fuel surcharge.

United is 42.5k but will only charge taxes.

Unless i am forgetting something, I believe UA will be the way to go.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ABC on March 30, 2015, 05:36:27 AM
SQ will be the cheapest around 38.5k each way but will also charge fuel surcharge.

United is 42.5k but will only charge taxes.

Unless i am forgetting something, I believe UA will be the way to go.
If he is booking a RT I think ANA is cheaper.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on March 30, 2015, 07:32:45 AM
SQ will be the cheapest around 37.5k each way but will also charge fuel surcharge.
FTFY
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on March 30, 2015, 08:05:42 AM
Is there anyone that can book Swiss EU-TLV without YQ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on March 30, 2015, 08:29:14 AM
Is there anyone that can book Swiss EU-TLV without YQ?
UA - 25k/45k
Aeroplan (needs to be RT) - 50k/75k
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rivkao on March 30, 2015, 09:17:49 AM
What are my best options for NYC to TLV in business.  Any points /miles are an option. TIA
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: @Yehuda on March 30, 2015, 09:18:54 AM
What are my best options for NYC to TLV in business.  Any points /miles are an option. TIA
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/51626
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rivkao on March 30, 2015, 09:25:53 AM
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/51626
Thanks.  Tell me if I'm right.  Best option would be to use 90k Ana for ua?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on March 30, 2015, 09:28:27 AM
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/51626
Does Dan have a post like that for Europe?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ABC on March 30, 2015, 10:05:22 AM
Thanks.  Tell me if I'm right.  Best option would be to use 90k Ana for ua?

It's VERY hard to find United on this route in business.
But you have lots of options stopping in Europe.
Title: What's the best way to book?
Post by: chucksterace on March 30, 2015, 10:07:10 AM
Thanks.  Tell me if I'm right.  Best option would be to use 90k Ana for ua?

Yes. Even taking UA over the water with a connection in Europe still saves you from most of the high fuel fees charged on other airlines.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: @Yehuda on March 30, 2015, 10:10:01 AM
Does Dan have a post like that for Europe?
No. I imagine "Europe" would be hard, since a few airlines are distance based and there are many different places in Europe.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ilherman on March 30, 2015, 10:34:52 AM
If he is booking a RT I think ANA is cheaper.
Plus some brutal YQ.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: chucksterace on March 30, 2015, 10:56:18 AM

Plus some brutal YQ.
Not if he takes UA all the way or most of it
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ilherman on March 30, 2015, 11:02:56 AM
whats the best way to book an award flight on air canada? nyc-yyz-tlv
If he is booking a RT I think ANA is cheaper.
Plus some brutal YQ.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Einstein on March 30, 2015, 11:09:11 AM
How can I find availability on Cathy Pacific for flights from NYC to HKG?

am I missing something cant seem to ever find availability
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ABC on March 30, 2015, 11:25:30 AM
Plus some brutal YQ.

Would it make a different in the fuel surcharge if booking with SQ or ANA?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Einstein on March 30, 2015, 11:32:24 AM
Would it make a different in the fuel surcharge if booking with SQ or ANA?
well there only airline that ANA dosent charge YQ is UA
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: maxie m on March 30, 2015, 12:10:27 PM
How can I find availability on Cathy Pacific for flights from NYC to HKG?

am I missing something cant seem to ever find availability
+1 any answers
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: @Yehuda on March 30, 2015, 12:14:36 PM
There's only space the first few days it opens up (which is like 11 months out) and then space usually opens within 1 week of your flight. Very hard to book this kinda trip with a normal amount of heads up. Either a year's heads up or last minute. (At least in J/F).
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: maxie m on March 30, 2015, 12:29:27 PM
There's only space the first few days it opens up (which is like 11 months out) and then space usually opens within 1 week of your flight. Very hard to book this kinda trip with a normal amount of heads up. Either a year's heads up or last minute. (At least in J/F).
thanks also which is the best points/milage program for such a redemption
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rediplus on March 31, 2015, 01:54:55 PM
What would be the best way to book this from NY to SFO ? Is it possible ?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=50806.0
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MosheD on March 31, 2015, 04:36:49 PM
What are my best options for OW nyc-lhr (3/19)?
(I know I posted already but its been a long time and I am revisiting)
What I have:
Economy
30k United (VERY b'deaved, but nonetheless on the table)

Biz
45k aeroplan (united flight)
25k BA BOS-DUB (subject to avail- currently none, plus positioning flights)
40k BA JFK-DUB (same)

Anything else? Any affordable way to fly lh j?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on April 01, 2015, 12:52:57 AM
3/19 happened already but 20k AA currently is the way to go.. in economy..
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MosheD on April 01, 2015, 01:18:26 AM
3/19 happened already but 20k AA currently is the way to go.. in economy..
oops 4/19
but thanks
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: shauly on April 01, 2015, 03:20:52 AM
How can I find availability on Cathy Pacific for flights from NYC to HKG?

am I missing something cant seem to ever find availability

Search BA's calendar to see space.

You can also check out these posts for info on availability trends to try and snag some space:
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/08/05/cathay-pacific-first-class-award-availability-trends/
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/11/05/cathay-pacific-releasing-less-award-space/

Good luck! I'm dying to fly CX F myself.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on April 01, 2015, 08:09:31 AM
Best way to check is with Asia Miles
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mmm740 on April 01, 2015, 08:17:52 AM
Best way to check is with Asia Miles
Cathay releases more award space for Asia Miles than to partners
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on April 01, 2015, 08:56:05 AM
How can I find availability on Cathy Pacific for flights from NYC to HKG?

am I missing something cant seem to ever find availability
Close in is when availability opens up. Not so easy to find in advance.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Einstein on April 01, 2015, 09:01:53 AM
Search BA's calendar to see space.

You can also check out these posts for info on availability trends to try and snag some space:
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/08/05/cathay-pacific-first-class-award-availability-trends/
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/11/05/cathay-pacific-releasing-less-award-space/

Good luck! I'm dying to fly CX F myself.

Best way to check is with Asia Miles

Cathay releases more award space for Asia Miles than to partners

Close in is when availability opens up. Not so easy to find in advance.
Thank you all!
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Centro on April 12, 2015, 12:44:26 PM
Maybe not the perfect thread, but..

NYC-IST-TLV on Turkish vs NYC-GYD-TLV on Azerbaijan (both revenue),
Which one?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: chucksterace on April 12, 2015, 12:48:11 PM
Maybe not the perfect thread, but..

NYC-IST-TLV on Turkish vs NYC-GYD-TLV on Azerbaijan (both revenue),
Which one?

What fare class on TK? Would you earn miles anywhere?

Please don't just say Y or J? More specific please.

But I would go TK.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Centro on April 12, 2015, 12:55:28 PM
I should have been clearer with my question,
Both are Y, I'm asking which would be safer/more comfortable for me as a Jew (ok, I can tuck my peyis under my yarmulke ;) ).
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on April 12, 2015, 12:59:41 PM
What fare class on TK? Would you earn miles anywhere?

Please don't just say Y or J? More specific please.

But I would go TK.
Why would you go with Turkish over Azerbaijan?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on April 12, 2015, 01:01:36 PM
I should have been clearer with my question,
Both are Y, I'm asking which would be safer/more comfortable for me as a Jew (ok, I can tuck my peyis under my yarmulke ;) ).
Your not leaving airport so I would say both are the same safe.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Centro on April 12, 2015, 01:10:40 PM
Ok, Thanks!
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ilherman on April 12, 2015, 07:40:35 PM
I would go with TK. Nice Y seat and GYD is out of the way I think.

BTW you didn't answer D93s question.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Centro on April 12, 2015, 07:51:19 PM
I would go with TK. Nice Y seat and GYD is out of the way I think.

Right, I'll probably do TK.
Quote

BTW you didn't answer D93s question.
Which question?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on April 12, 2015, 11:59:25 PM
if there is anyway you can upgrade to economy plus on TK do it. Best EP out there
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ilherman on April 13, 2015, 12:42:22 AM
if there is anyway you can upgrade to economy plus on TK do it. Best EP out there
At check-in or at the gate.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on April 13, 2015, 07:23:18 AM
Best way
NYC to LHR 6/24/15 - 7/1/15
Economy / business
ANA went up from 38k to 58k  R/T. what is the next best option?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on April 13, 2015, 08:05:36 AM
Ana, isnt it 55k not 58?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on April 13, 2015, 08:35:13 AM
You are Correct. I just checked again its 55k
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on April 13, 2015, 09:11:36 AM
Even at 58k it would still be worth it. Other than winter thats the cheapest way
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on April 22, 2015, 08:58:49 AM
Best way to book. 2 people, business preferred

4/27 Nyc to bud with a 6 hour stopover in fra
5/3 waw to prg
5/3 or 5/4 prg to nyc (or add on a tail end flight to psp in Jan 2016)


I have
 avois
United
AA
LH
Chase
Amex ur
Any help would be appreciated
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on April 22, 2015, 09:16:15 AM
Book with UA on LH. No YQ. To PRG buy a cheap ticket. PRG to NYC try via ZRH, WAW, etc. with AC for no YQ
If you can find a UA flight nonstop to FRA then it may be worth booking it via AC & then buying a ticket to BUD depending how cheap it is.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on April 22, 2015, 09:24:32 AM
Booking on united the first part will cost me that same miles if I finish in bud or in fra.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on April 22, 2015, 10:45:52 AM
Bottom line is to aim for these airlines via AC. UA, LX, LO etc. there may be another cheaper way of booking this via ANA RT if you can find UA availability to Europe RT & add smaller legs to the trip with $. May be a good idea
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on April 22, 2015, 01:12:16 PM
How much would be on ana rt coach and business?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: nbnuti on May 10, 2015, 10:05:19 PM
Best way to book 2 economy nyc-phx jun28 return las-nyc July 5 have ba aa Amex United delta. Flexible with the destination can be be vise versa.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on May 10, 2015, 10:15:40 PM
Best way to book 2 economy nyc-phx jun28 return las-nyc July 5 have ba aa Amex United delta. Flexible with the destination can be be vise versa.
Use BA miles.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: nbnuti on May 10, 2015, 10:17:41 PM
Use BA miles.

Thanks but don't to be seem to fin any availability am I doing s/t wrong?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on May 10, 2015, 10:32:44 PM
Thanks but don't to be seem to fin any availability am I doing s/t wrong?
Need to check often. Also look on AA if it shows there.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: nbnuti on May 10, 2015, 10:35:54 PM
If aa does show how do I get ba to book it last time they have me a hard time
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on May 10, 2015, 10:36:52 PM
If aa does show how do I get ba to book it last time they have me a hard time
Needs to be AA saver, but just call BA.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: @Yehuda on May 11, 2015, 01:28:14 PM
Can I get some tips on how to go from NYC-DPS in premium cabins?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on May 11, 2015, 01:50:35 PM
CX via AA
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: @Yehuda on May 11, 2015, 02:02:58 PM
CX via AA
Thanks. Taking this to Bali thread.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on May 11, 2015, 02:15:27 PM
Can I get some tips on how to go from NYC-DPS in premium cabins?
See how i am flying.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on May 19, 2015, 09:30:24 AM
NYC to bru. Best way in economy and business
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on May 19, 2015, 11:41:30 AM
ANA for a UA flight. However due to the transfer time you may be better off just booking with UA for eco & AC for business
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on May 19, 2015, 11:43:03 AM
NYC to bru. Best way in economy and business

There is also a groupon now for $899 in eco for some kind of package. Have a look
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on May 19, 2015, 12:12:49 PM
Thank you. How many ANA miles for Eco and how many UA for bus ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ABC on May 19, 2015, 12:25:27 PM
Thank you. How many ANA miles for Eco and how many UA for bus ?

It's AC to fly with UA for 45k one way.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on May 19, 2015, 12:32:38 PM
Thank you. How many ANA miles for Eco and how many UA for bus ?
ANA - 55k/88k RT
AC - 30k/45k OW
UA - 30k/57.5k OW
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on May 19, 2015, 10:39:56 PM
Best way NYC to SCL Santiago Chile. Eco and bus
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on May 19, 2015, 10:47:55 PM
LAN is the only one that flies there nonstop on a 787. 30k AA eco, 50k AA Biz. IIRC you have to call in
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on May 19, 2015, 11:06:50 PM
A assume the numbers are O/W ?

Does aa impose the $80 close in fee on partner airline?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on May 19, 2015, 11:08:59 PM
A assume the numbers are O/W ?

Does aa impose the $80 close in fee on partner airline?
Yes. Though i believe it is $75.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mmm740 on May 19, 2015, 11:09:09 PM
A assume the numbers are O/W ?

Does aa impose the $80 close in fee on partner airline?
Yes, it's $75
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: SOS on May 19, 2015, 11:56:29 PM
What's the best way to book nyc - mnl?
I am assuming aa 67.5 on cx or jal but it's not available for my dates, which airlines fly there without too many stops and how can I book it?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on May 20, 2015, 12:00:45 AM
What's the best way to book nyc - mnl?
I am assuming aa 67.5 on cx or jal but it's not available for my dates, which airlines fly there without too many stops and how can I book it?
When are you flying? Close-in may open for you.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: SOS on May 20, 2015, 07:35:50 AM
When are you flying? Close-in may open for you.
End of June
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on May 20, 2015, 01:14:32 PM
EY F via AA. go for it  :)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on May 20, 2015, 01:15:31 PM
End of June

make sure you have a return ticket printed out, they might not let you on. Very big chance.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: SOS on May 20, 2015, 01:43:36 PM
EY F via AA. go for it  :)
No guest saver for my dates
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: SOS on May 20, 2015, 01:47:02 PM
make sure you have a return ticket printed out, they might not let you on. Very big chance.

It seems like they stopped that from this thread
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/american-airlines-aadvantage-combined-airline-program/1191389-gone-29-apr-2015-special-ticketing-procedure-award-tickets-manila-mnl-phil.html
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on May 20, 2015, 04:00:13 PM
Could be, as of last month I know someone who had an issue
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: shmooz on May 20, 2015, 05:27:11 PM
From TLV one way to NY economy, BA has some off-peak at 23k miles plus $238 YQ. Comparing to Star Alliance, eg, OS where  its 42k using United miles, plus $75 taxes, the BA seems almost reasonable. Plus, at least for me, United miles are harder to accumulate.

Am I analyzing it correctly?

Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Einstein on May 21, 2015, 12:39:09 AM
Whats the best way to book

DUB-ATH EI Y

and

ATH-VCE A3 Y

Thanks for any help
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on May 21, 2015, 04:06:05 AM
What's cheapest way to book TLV-ZRH in LX J?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ABC on May 21, 2015, 07:25:05 AM
What's cheapest way to book TLV-ZRH in LX J?

SQ 25k OW
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on May 21, 2015, 07:29:04 AM
SQ 25k OW
plus YQ
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on May 21, 2015, 07:29:37 AM
SQ 25k OW
Wow, that's great, thanks. YQ on that?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ABC on May 21, 2015, 07:49:32 AM
Wow, that's great, thanks. YQ on that?

$139 from TLV-ZRH  I just now verified with them,I am in middle of booking a connection to NYC and I asked how much it would be only to ZRH.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on May 21, 2015, 07:56:34 AM
$139 from TLV-ZRH  I just now verified with them,I am in middle of booking a connection to NYC and I asked how much it would be only to ZRH.
Thanks!
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sruly101 on May 21, 2015, 08:17:45 AM
Or 22K LH (MM), and same YQ
Title: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on May 21, 2015, 09:44:49 AM
What's the best way to. Book Alitalia Tlv-Fco ( will be flying with an infant ) ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Einstein on May 21, 2015, 10:14:03 AM
Whats the best way to book

DUB-ATH EI Y

and

ATH-VCE A3 Y

Thanks for any help
BUMP
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on May 21, 2015, 12:26:44 PM
What's the best way to. Book Alitalia Tlv-Fco ( will be flying with an infant ) ?
I think using FB miles on Alitalia- I just looked it up and there's great availability for 15k miles + $26 in Y.
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Post by: yitrap on May 21, 2015, 12:41:15 PM
I think using FB miles on Alitalia- I just looked it up and there's great availability for 15k miles + $26 in Y.
Pretty sure Alitalia to FCO Y is just a middle seat with a cup holder, look into it.
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Post by: AharonInIsrael on May 21, 2015, 12:49:10 PM
Pretty sure Alitalia to FCO Y is just a middle seat with a cup holder, look into it.
Huh? Y=economy. They don't have real J, though, you're right.
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Post by: yitrap on May 21, 2015, 12:51:23 PM
Huh? Y=economy. They don't have real J, though, you're right.
Oops wasn't focusing.
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Post by: AharonInIsrael on May 21, 2015, 12:52:05 PM
Oops wasn't focusing.
At least I was mechavein to your thought process :)
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Post by: yitrap on May 21, 2015, 12:52:46 PM
At least I was mechavein to your thought process :)
Yeah the defocused one - nice job
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Post by: elya on May 21, 2015, 02:44:25 PM
what are my options, need to fly nyc-bkk in J or F?
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Post by: rileywiles23 on May 21, 2015, 02:53:36 PM
Best way to book VCE-NYC on Alitalia flight ?
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Post by: elya on May 21, 2015, 02:55:20 PM
Best way to book VCE-NYC on Alitalia flight ?
Try FB
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Post by: Chapshnell on May 21, 2015, 03:51:34 PM
what are my options, need to fly nyc-bkk in J or F?

KE J via DL for 70k (good value)
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Post by: rileywiles23 on May 21, 2015, 05:29:00 PM

Try FB
Their better in terms of less fees, or just easier to find award availability ?
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Post by: Chapshnell on May 21, 2015, 05:30:11 PM
Bookable for one ways. Not that expensive. Instant transfer partner of amex & citi
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Post by: rileywiles23 on May 21, 2015, 05:51:57 PM

Bookable for one ways. Not that expensive. Instant transfer partner of amex & citi
thank you.
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Post by: Chapshnell on May 21, 2015, 05:53:16 PM
Just always do the math to see if a RT ticket (even if youre not flying RT) is cheaper than the use of miles
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Post by: ABC on May 26, 2015, 03:20:18 AM
Or 22K LH (MM), and same YQ

I see 35k ow on m&m please correct me if I am wrong.
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Post by: IsraelGuy on May 26, 2015, 04:40:58 AM
I see 35k ow on m&m please correct me if I am wrong.

Depends where your residence is. 22.5 if Israel, 35 if US.
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Post by: SOS on May 27, 2015, 02:49:14 PM
What's the best way to book nyc - mnl?
I am assuming aa 67.5 on cx or jal but it's not available for my dates, which airlines fly there without too many stops and how can I book it?
change in plans
what would be the best way to do (nyc?) - tlv - mnl -nyc (if i stay under 24hrs in mnl, would that be a valid routing?)
if i would do 2 separate tickets than i assume aa for the tlv (amn) - mnl leg for 30k?
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Post by: hvaces42 on June 02, 2015, 04:42:09 PM
JFK-LHR R/T 6/25-7/2 coach pricing 1750+/- Kuwait Air not an option.
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Post by: Chapshnell on June 02, 2015, 06:11:27 PM
ANA 55k
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Post by: hvaces42 on June 02, 2015, 07:03:13 PM
ANA 55k
On UA from EWR? Or is there another option from JFK?
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Post by: Chapshnell on June 02, 2015, 07:08:53 PM
Yes UA. JFK is 60k with AA
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Post by: DMYD on June 04, 2015, 10:43:53 PM
EWR-GVA ZRH-TLV
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Post by: Chapshnell on June 05, 2015, 12:11:23 AM
EWR-GVA ZRH-TLV

Y, J, F?
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Post by: Einstein on June 05, 2015, 01:02:48 AM
ATH-VCE OW A3 Metal Y

Aug 28th

Thanks
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Post by: Chapshnell on June 05, 2015, 08:41:08 AM
ATH-VCE OW A3 Metal Y

Aug 28th

Thanks

$188
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Post by: Einstein on June 05, 2015, 08:52:34 AM
$188
seems a little bit pricey for a OW 2 hour flight, anybody know what the likelihood of it opening as an award ticket?
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Post by: Dr Moose on June 05, 2015, 08:56:57 AM
seems a little bit pricey for a OW 2 hour flight, anybody know what the likelihood of it opening as an award ticket?
64%
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Post by: Einstein on June 05, 2015, 09:11:44 AM
64%
let me rephrase my question....Has this flight in the past opened up for award booking?
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Post by: bznt on June 12, 2015, 05:13:26 PM
Best way to book
NYC - BGO
Business or first.
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Post by: rediplus on June 16, 2015, 09:13:57 AM
Ewr or jfk to lhr or ory in j or f without yq.
Would Like to try something other than UA metal.
UR or MR available.
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Post by: Chapshnell on June 16, 2015, 09:23:52 AM
AA is 50k one way, no YQ but good luck finding availability. Only transfer partner is SPG
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Post by: rediplus on June 16, 2015, 10:18:40 AM
AA is all BA with YQ.
How do you book on virgin Atlantic and how many miles ?
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Post by: Chapshnell on June 16, 2015, 10:32:19 AM
AA doesnt charge YQ for AA flights. Please clarify
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Post by: rediplus on June 16, 2015, 11:18:29 AM
Misunderstood. All availability is with BA with YQ. No AA availability. Even from DFW or Bos.
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Post by: D93 on June 16, 2015, 02:25:42 PM
How do you book on virgin Atlantic and how many miles ?
62.5k DL
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Post by: bznt on June 16, 2015, 09:35:18 PM
Bump

Best way to book
NYC - BGO
Business or first.
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Post by: horeini on June 16, 2015, 09:50:31 PM
ord/jfk  - shanghai china business or first?
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Post by: Chapshnell on June 16, 2015, 11:09:43 PM
55k AA for CX in J
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Post by: D93 on June 17, 2015, 02:06:12 AM
55k AA for CX in J
Or 50k AS (if your account wasn't shut down yet!)
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Post by: rileywiles23 on June 17, 2015, 02:21:15 PM
For VCE-NYC on Alitalia, is it better to book with Alitalia itself, delta sky miles, or no difference ?
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Post by: D93 on June 17, 2015, 11:55:32 PM
For VCE-NYC on Alitalia, is it better to book with Alitalia itself, delta sky miles, or no difference ?
DL vs. AZ
30k/62.5k + YQ vs. 25k/40k + YQ
Working website vs. Dysfunctional website.
Normal reps vs. Downsyndrome reps.

Now you decide for yourself  :P
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Post by: Chapshnell on June 18, 2015, 12:35:25 AM
AZ cant be booked as OW. Must be RT..  DL can be booked as OW
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Post by: D93 on June 18, 2015, 12:57:52 AM
AZ cant be booked as OW. Must be RT..
Are you sure about that? And don't say you heard it from a brain dead AZ rep!
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Post by: Chapshnell on June 18, 2015, 01:00:44 AM
I had a flight lately I wanted to book one way TLV-JFK on DL with AZ miles & it wasnt possible. Confirmed with some veteran DDF'ers too
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Post by: D93 on June 18, 2015, 01:03:38 AM
I had a flight lately I wanted to book one way TLV-JFK on DL with AZ miles & it wasnt possible. Confirmed with some veteran DDF'ers too
DL metal isn't AZ metal
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Post by: Chapshnell on June 18, 2015, 01:05:10 AM
It was my understanding that the AZ program isnt bookable for one ways. Possible I misunderstood. Could be. The general statement was though that AZ cant book one ways
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Post by: Chapshnell on June 18, 2015, 01:07:43 AM
I see from a different website this statement: "One-way tickets are allowed at 60% of the cost of the roundtrip"
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Post by: rileywiles23 on June 18, 2015, 06:52:00 AM

DL vs. AZ
30k/62.5k + YQ vs. 25k/40k + YQ
Working website vs. Dysfunctional website.
Normal reps vs. Downsyndrome reps.

Now you decide for yourself  :P
Is the DL/ 62.5k and AZ/40k referring to J OW or Y round trip?
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Post by: D93 on June 18, 2015, 07:05:31 AM
Is the DL/ 62.5k and AZ/40k referring to J OW or Y round trip?
J OW
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Post by: rileywiles23 on June 18, 2015, 07:39:33 AM
J OW
22.5k X2 - for the wife  - Extra MR, just to use delta. Is it really worth it ?!
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Post by: Chapshnell on June 18, 2015, 08:41:01 AM
Personally I would rather burn DL than MR. Not always is the cheapest mileage requirement the best way to book technically.
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Post by: rileywiles23 on June 18, 2015, 08:58:08 AM

Personally I would rather burn DL than MR. Not always is the cheapest mileage requirement the best way to book technically.
I don't have any DL miles ( I can't open up Amex delta cards now, since I just recently opened up a bunch of Amex cards ) so I would have to transfer MR. Plus IINM there is a charge to transfer MR to delta.
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Post by: Chapshnell on June 18, 2015, 09:08:16 AM
The offset tax they charge is minimal. Just fyi its pennies
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Post by: rileywiles23 on June 18, 2015, 09:10:02 AM

The offset tax they charge is minimal. Just fyi its pennies
Your talking about the charge for transfer ?
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Post by: Chapshnell on June 18, 2015, 09:10:47 AM
Yes
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Post by: rileywiles23 on June 18, 2015, 09:17:31 AM
Alright. Thank you for the help, maybe I'll be able to gather some DL miles in a couple of months, but I'm not transferring an additional 45k MR.
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Post by: D93 on June 18, 2015, 10:05:52 AM
22.5k X2 - for the wife  - Extra MR, just to use delta. Is it really worth it ?!
Huh? MR transfers to AZ as well
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Post by: AharonInIsrael on June 18, 2015, 10:44:58 AM
Huh? MR transfers to AZ as well
He means he'll end up needing more MR to book Delta than to book AZ.
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Post by: D93 on June 18, 2015, 10:46:22 AM
He means he'll end up needing more MR to book Delta than to book AZ.
Right, but once he's transferring MR, why book through DL when u can save 33% by booking through AZ directly?
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Post by: AharonInIsrael on June 18, 2015, 10:49:48 AM
Right, but once he's transferring MR, why book through DL when u can save 33% by booking through AZ directly?
That's what he's saying, no?
I think I need a post-work nap before I start posting
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Post by: Chapshnell on June 18, 2015, 11:11:26 AM
If anyone else can please chime in about AZ OW bookings I'd appreciate it. Some experts told me clearly you cant book OW's but from a dif blog it seems that you can.. Anyone know or even better.. Anyone else book a OW with AZ?
Title: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on June 18, 2015, 11:35:22 AM
Right, but once he's transferring MR, why book through DL when u can save 33% by booking through AZ directly?
That was my point to chapshnell, that I'm not transferring the extra mileage, just to book with DL - better CS, and website - and I'll just book with AZ, and deal with the Italian way of life.
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Post by: Chapshnell on June 18, 2015, 11:49:45 AM
Those reps do not represent Italy or anything Italian. You may need to call a few times to find someone competent.
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Post by: Einstein on June 18, 2015, 04:41:25 PM
Those reps do not represent Italy or anything Italian. You may need to call a few times to find someone competent.
why dont you just call and ask?
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Post by: Einstein on June 18, 2015, 04:42:46 PM
Best way to book?

ATH-VCE Y A3

Best way I could find was SQ anybody have any other opinions?

any way to get A3 miles???

couldn't find anything, except there CC
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Post by: yslkwd on June 19, 2015, 07:44:23 AM
NY area to Calgary?
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Post by: Chapshnell on June 19, 2015, 05:21:14 PM
NY area to Calgary?

FB charges 12,500 a way. Plus like $22
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Post by: shmooz on June 23, 2015, 06:15:52 PM
An AF biz flight to TLV available on DL for 140k plus $100, on FB the YQ is a few hundred, not available on AS.

I'd have to transfer into DL from Amex. Any better way?

Thanks
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Post by: sky121 on June 23, 2015, 06:48:46 PM
Best award ticket from TLV to Salzburg?
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Post by: Chapshnell on June 23, 2015, 07:45:29 PM
An AF biz flight to TLV available on DL for 140k plus $100, on FB the YQ is a few hundred, not available on AS.

I'd have to transfer into DL from Amex. Any better way?

Thanks

Isnt FB 62,500 ow?
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Post by: sky121 on June 23, 2015, 07:46:52 PM
Isnt FB 62,500 ow?

Yes with high YQ.
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Post by: Chapshnell on June 23, 2015, 07:48:31 PM
Best award ticket from TLV to Salzburg?

M&M with Israel as the country iirc
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Post by: Chapshnell on June 23, 2015, 07:49:01 PM
Yes with high YQ.

Not high. Its about $280 IIRC. Better than 140k DL!
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Post by: sky121 on June 23, 2015, 07:50:39 PM
Not high. Its about $280 IIRC. Better than 140k DL!
My bad. I thought the 140k was RT.
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Post by: sky121 on June 23, 2015, 07:51:01 PM
M&M with Israel as the country iirc
How much is it?
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Post by: Chapshnell on June 23, 2015, 07:52:15 PM
Dont remember off hand, not at a computer but I think its in the teens & the next closest is SQ at 22.5k IIRC
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Post by: sky121 on June 23, 2015, 07:53:13 PM
Dont remember off hand, not at a computer but I think its in the teens & the next closest is SQ at 22.5k IIRC

Thanks
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Post by: shmooz on June 23, 2015, 10:06:43 PM
My bad. I thought the 140k was RT.

It is rt. So its not bad 140k plus $100, just looking if i'm missing something better
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Post by: Chapshnell on June 24, 2015, 09:51:32 AM
grab it if thats the case
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Post by: Chapshnell on July 02, 2015, 08:30:41 PM
CDG-PRG with Czech Airlines. Reg price is $289, Skyteam member, how can I book a one way with them with miles?
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Post by: bznt on July 05, 2015, 02:02:38 PM
Best way to book nyc-zrh in J or F
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Post by: Chapshnell on July 05, 2015, 02:04:04 PM
LX J = AC 45,000
UA J = AC 45,000
UA F = AC 62,500
AA J = AA 50,000 (good luck)
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Post by: Venilla on July 08, 2015, 03:01:21 PM
Wanna go NYC-ZRH round trip but want to push in one seg on SQ Suites. What would be the best way to book on either of the following routs. As far as I know the only way to book the suites is with KrisFlyer miles. How should I book the other segments? with SQ or?

JFK-FRA-ZRH-NYC or NYC-ZRH-FRA-NYC
 
Thanks!
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Post by: Chapshnell on July 08, 2015, 03:30:22 PM
Wanna go NYC-ZRH round trip but want to push in one seg on SQ Suites. What would be the best way to book on either of the following routs. As far as I know the only way to book the suites is with KrisFlyer miles. How should I book the other segments? with SQ or?

JFK-FRA-ZRH-NYC or NYC-ZRH-FRA-NYC
 
Thanks!

you will find availability easier to FRA vs from FRA. Besides why not book it as OW to ZRH via FRA?
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Post by: Venilla on July 08, 2015, 05:00:55 PM
you will find availability easier to FRA vs from FRA. Besides why not book it as OW to ZRH via FRA?
Thanks for your response!
I looked into it. For a OW via FRA I'll have to pay the *A award price which is 80k vs. booking it separate JFK-FRA for 57.5 and then FRA-ZRH -let say- for 15k UA miles = 72.5

My only question now, is there a better way to book the FRA-ZRH leg?
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Post by: bznt on July 08, 2015, 05:09:54 PM
Exactly my plan. The question is will Singapore book me NYC all the way to zrh ? Or they will say "we don't fly there " if they will. Is it for the same amount of miles 57500?

Sorry. I did not see the reply
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Post by: DMYD on July 08, 2015, 05:19:52 PM
Exactly my plan. The question is will Singapore book me NYC all the way to zrh ? Or they will say "we don't fly there " if they will. Is it for the same amount of miles 57500?

Sorry. I did not see the reply
You can, by calling up but you will not get the discount price, CMIIW.
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Post by: Chapshnell on July 08, 2015, 05:29:13 PM
You can book jfk-fra with sq & see how much a paid rt is fra-zrh. Sometimes it can be very cheap
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Post by: DMYD on July 08, 2015, 05:34:25 PM
You can book jfk-fra with sq & see how much a paid rt is fra-zrh. Sometimes it can be very cheap
It's a 50 minute flight, it may be quicker to drive there.
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Post by: bznt on July 08, 2015, 08:29:02 PM
It's a 50 minute flight, it may be quicker to drive there.
It's 517 km fra to arosa Switzerland. About 6 hours drive.
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Post by: DMYD on July 08, 2015, 08:30:08 PM
It's 517 km fra to arosa Switzerland. About 6 hours drive.
Any option with a train?
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Post by: bznt on July 08, 2015, 08:35:19 PM
According to Google maps.
Depending on the day and time of day. Its About 5-6 trains and takes about 7+ 11 hours I don't know the cost.
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Post by: DMYD on July 08, 2015, 09:01:43 PM
According to Google maps.
Depending on the day and time of day. Its About 5-6 trains and takes about 7+ 11 hours I don't know the cost.
I searched from FRA-ZRH and it was roughly a 4 hr drive.
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Post by: bznt on July 08, 2015, 10:07:57 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/08/121808deb4ebb431e70aed6e3394d67d.jpg)
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Post by: Chapshnell on July 08, 2015, 10:29:27 PM
Considering the trains from ZRH-Arosa is almost 3 hours thats not bad
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Post by: bznt on July 08, 2015, 11:02:29 PM
3 hours ?

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/08/4e7a2c0439bd6138791f8de35c0532f1.jpg)
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Post by: Chapshnell on July 08, 2015, 11:05:39 PM
ZRH....... Not FRA
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Post by: bznt on July 08, 2015, 11:34:56 PM
Sorry about that.
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Post by: bznt on July 09, 2015, 05:16:33 PM
Bringing a infent on a flight Using AC for a flight on LX. What is policy ? Who doni call ?
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Post by: rileywiles23 on July 09, 2015, 05:34:39 PM

Bringing a infent on a flight Using AC for a flight on LX. What is policy ? Who doni call ?
Call AC.
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Post by: bznt on July 09, 2015, 06:08:25 PM
Call AC.
Do they charge ?
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Post by: D93 on July 09, 2015, 06:21:53 PM
Do they charge ?
Yes
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Post by: Yehuda57 on July 09, 2015, 07:15:21 PM
What would be the best way to book decent J/F cabins from NYC to JNB? Looking at avoiding YQ (at least excessive yq) and for carriers/programs with relatively easier availability.

The way I see the options:

LH with United miles. (via FRA)
CX with Alaska Miles (via HKG)

AA awards flights will be almost always be on BA with exorbitant YQ, and their routing rules wouldn't allow EY via AUH/DXB.

Do any of Delta's partners have premium cabins worth the mileage? AF perhaps?

Could the The SAA non-stop flight be booked as a United flight with SQ miles (it has a United flight number)?

So, what am I missing?
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Post by: MEIR613 on July 09, 2015, 10:36:05 PM
What would be the best way to book decent J/F cabins from NYC to JNB? Looking at avoiding YQ (at least excessive yq) and for carriers/programs with relatively easier availability.

The way I see the options:

LH with United miles. (via FRA)
CX with Alaska Miles (via HKG)

AA awards flights will be almost always be on BA with exorbitant YQ, and their routing rules wouldn't allow EY via AUH/DXB.

Do any of Delta's partners have premium cabins worth the mileage? AF perhaps?

Could the The SAA non-stop flight be booked as a United flight with SQ miles (it has a United flight number)?

So, what am I missing?
Best bet is booking VS, AF or KLM via Delta for 80k each way.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Yehuda57 on July 09, 2015, 10:38:01 PM
Best bet is booking VS, AF or KLM via Delta for 80k each way.
Those are better than what I can get on United?
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Post by: DMYD on July 09, 2015, 10:45:11 PM
Those are better than what I can get on United?
Its also 80K with UA.
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Post by: DMYD on July 09, 2015, 10:47:57 PM
Those are better than what I can get on United?
Or 75k with AC.
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Post by: mmm740 on July 09, 2015, 10:53:22 PM



AA awards flights will be almost always be on BA with exorbitant YQ, and their routing rules wouldn't allow EY via AUH/DXB.

You can use AA on QR via DOH
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sams on July 09, 2015, 11:04:44 PM
What's the cheapest way to book Nyc to Warsaw in economy (60k in united ) anything better??
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on July 09, 2015, 11:06:55 PM
What's the cheapest way to book Nyc to Warsaw in economy (60k in united ) anything better??
Its 30K in Y, I guess you mean RT?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sams on July 09, 2015, 11:10:40 PM

Its 30K in Y
i know thanx ! Meant round trip. It's 24k avios each way any other options
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Post by: Chapshnell on July 09, 2015, 11:11:12 PM
55k with ana but yq iirc
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on July 09, 2015, 11:12:06 PM
i know thanx ! Meant round trip. It's 24k avios each way any other options
Wont get anything else direct
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sams on July 09, 2015, 11:14:07 PM

Wont get anything else direct
dont care about direct! Avios is thru Berlin.i assume fb is 50k rt . What else is an option .thanks guys
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Yehuda57 on July 09, 2015, 11:15:07 PM
You can use AA on QR via DOH

Or 75k with AC.

Its also 80K with UA.

Best bet is booking VS, AF or KLM via Delta for 80k each way.
Thanks all!

My question is not about pricing, but where's my best bet to get a more premium experience. E.g. I know Delta and United are at around the same price, but my question is where will I get more bang for my mile - delta on vs/af/KLM or United on LH? The latter is a better product, but perhaps availability is better on the former?

Is QR at the same level as EK and EY? I've flown through AUH, but DOH somehow rubs me the wrong way.

What about AS awards on CX? Is that doable?

Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on July 10, 2015, 02:38:55 PM
Best way to book O/W VCE to NYC ?
J or f
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on July 10, 2015, 04:02:09 PM
40k J AZ via AZ
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on July 10, 2015, 04:04:51 PM
Thank you.
Yq ?
Who is a transfer partner ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mordechain on July 10, 2015, 04:05:55 PM
Best way to Bangkok? I have a lot of aa, Amex, and spg.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on July 10, 2015, 04:06:17 PM
Thank you.
Yq ?
Who is a transfer partner ?

Amex MR. Yes on YQ, not sure how much. Check ITA
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on July 10, 2015, 04:08:00 PM
Best way to Bangkok? I have a lot of aa, Amex, and spg.

AA F 67.5k, J is 55k IIRC
However, check AS pricing, may be slightly cheaper. slightly
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Thingywingy on July 10, 2015, 04:31:57 PM
Best way NYC to SCL Santiago Chile. Eco and bus
LAN is the only one that flies there nonstop on a 787. 30k AA eco, 50k AA Biz. IIRC you have to call in
Does AA.com show availability? I know it's 25k for the flight. How do I check availability using BA avios?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on July 10, 2015, 04:38:10 PM
aa doesnt show, dont know BA amount. easy check on ba.com (if BA shows LAN) not sure..
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mordechain on July 10, 2015, 04:43:10 PM
Which airlines website shows the best availability?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on July 10, 2015, 04:49:48 PM
Which airlines website shows the best availability?

youre going to have to post more details
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mordechain on July 10, 2015, 05:39:16 PM
From YYZ (or nyc/ord etc..)  to bkk using aa miles, or any other airline using amex/spg,  sometime this summer. I also have 55k Lufthansa left that I wouldn't mind using up.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on July 10, 2015, 05:50:48 PM
check on cx website, otherwise BA may show you some options. Ideally on cathays site
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rivkao on July 14, 2015, 10:56:59 AM
Which airline and points would be best for nyc to lhr?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on July 14, 2015, 11:20:58 AM
Which airline and points would be best for nyc to lhr?
In Y or J?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rivkao on July 14, 2015, 11:21:21 AM
In Y or J?
Open to either option
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on July 14, 2015, 12:17:19 PM
Open to either option
To LHR from NYC United is probably the easiest option.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on July 14, 2015, 12:39:01 PM
Which airline and points would be best for nyc to lhr?

United via:

ANA: Y = 55k
ANA: J = 88k

AC: F = 125,000k
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on July 14, 2015, 01:23:41 PM
United via:

ANA: Y = 55k
ANA: J = 88k

AC: F = 125,000k
Can ANA be booked OW?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on July 14, 2015, 01:32:16 PM
Can ANA be booked OW?
No
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on July 14, 2015, 01:58:12 PM
No
Thats why ANA isn't an option for a OW NYC-LHR
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: alpicone on July 14, 2015, 06:28:48 PM
Looking to book NYC - YVR.  Looking to use MR. What is the best option?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Venilla on July 14, 2015, 06:34:05 PM
Looking to book NYC - YVR.  Looking to use MR. What is the best option?
Do you particularly want to fly cx or any airline? class?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on July 14, 2015, 06:36:38 PM
Looking to book NYC - YVR.  Looking to use MR. What is the best option?

30k CX F via asiamiles OW, otherwise try AC nonstop from EWR in Y
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mmm740 on July 14, 2015, 07:20:07 PM
30k CX F via asiamiles OW, otherwise try AC nonstop from EWR in Y
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=21835.msg1204384.msg#1204384

One World Award Search Tips

Been 40k for a while now.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MEIR613 on July 14, 2015, 07:26:18 PM
30k CX F via asiamiles OW, otherwise try AC nonstop from EWR in Y
If he wants F it would 40k with CX on CX and 20k SQ on AC for J.
Y would be 12.5k BA on CX or 12.5k AC or SQ on AC.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on July 14, 2015, 08:20:54 PM
Good to know, thanks for the heads up. Being thats the case AA is the best way F & J
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MEIR613 on July 14, 2015, 09:54:48 PM
Good to know, thanks for the heads up. Being thats the case AA is the best way F & J
Correct. AA has always been the cheapest way, but OP was asking about MR.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: a mirrer on July 15, 2015, 08:09:07 AM
lax-tlv lh f  is sq the best or are there better options
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on July 15, 2015, 10:10:59 AM
lax-tlv lh f  is sq the best or are there better options

best as in cheapest or the best quality?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: a mirrer on July 15, 2015, 11:23:20 AM
best as in cheapest or the best quality?
best quality with only one stop
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: @Yehuda on July 15, 2015, 11:35:14 AM
lax-tlv lh f  is sq the best or are there better options
I'm not sure that makes sense. You're saying LH F and SQ on the same route LAX-TLV? How can that be done?  ???
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: a mirrer on July 15, 2015, 11:41:15 AM
I'm not sure that makes sense. You're saying LH F and SQ on the same route LAX-TLV? How can that be done?  ???
sorry meant booked via sq
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: @Yehuda on July 15, 2015, 11:44:13 AM
sorry meant booked via sq
Oh, so then that also clarifies Chapshnell's question.
best as in cheapest or the best quality?
I believe he was asking you what airline are you looking for - the cheapest one or the best quality one. But, in reality, you already chose an airline - LH F - and were only asking what's the cheapest way to book them. I don't know, but now that your question is clarified, maybe someone here knows the answer.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on July 15, 2015, 11:49:43 AM
best quality with only one stop

LH F on the A380. SQ doesnt fly from LAX
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: @Yehuda on July 15, 2015, 12:04:18 PM
LH F on the A380. SQ doesnt fly from LAX
Read my post. He was referring to using SQ to book LH F.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: alpicone on July 15, 2015, 11:35:37 PM

If he wants F it would 40k with CX on CX and 20k SQ on AC for J.
Y would be 12.5k BA on CX or 12.5k AC or SQ on AC.

Thanks guys. If UA has a flight available from ewr-yvr how can I book using MR?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on July 15, 2015, 11:39:02 PM
Thanks guys. If UA has a flight available from ewr-yvr how can I book using MR?

AC (& SQ)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Venilla on July 16, 2015, 10:46:33 PM
Wanna fly

Winter 2016 NYC-LAX-NYC
Summer 2016 NYC-ZRH-NYC

Is there any way to combine those 2 trips (or the first leg of 2nd trip) into one booking -like stopovers and/or open jaws?

If anyone can link me to a post about how to maximize stopovers and open jaws i'd appreciate it.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Tom Brady on July 16, 2015, 11:04:12 PM
Wanna fly

Winter 2016 NYC-LAX-NYC
Summer 2016 NYC-ZRH-NYC

Is there any way to combine those 2 trips (or the first leg of 2nd trip) into one booking -like stopovers and/or open jaws?

If anyone can link me to a post about how to maximize stopovers and open jaws i'd appreciate it.
I'm not an expert with this, but with United you can for sure combine you're second LA leg, with you're roundtrip flight to ZRH. (United gives a free stopover and 2 free open jaws). You will also be able to do this with any other award program that gives a free stopover, so if you do that you'll just have to get a one way NYC-LAX separately.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on July 17, 2015, 08:42:55 AM
Or leave it the way it is and add a free ticket to lax for a later date
Nyc-zrh-nyc-lax
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on July 23, 2015, 06:11:10 PM
NYC-CUN on aeromexico ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on July 23, 2015, 06:21:29 PM
NYC-CUN on aeromexico ?

no BA 10k a way
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on July 23, 2015, 06:44:39 PM

no BA 10k a way
I know that's the cheapest route,  but there is no availability to be found. I was asking what's the best way to book on Aeromexico ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on July 23, 2015, 07:23:11 PM
FB. 12.5k a way
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on July 23, 2015, 07:35:29 PM

FB. 12.5k a way
Thank You.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: avrumy22 on July 24, 2015, 04:40:10 PM
Best way to get etihad points? I am trying to do an upgrade for a current flight. I have UR, MR.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: srf60 on July 24, 2015, 05:08:26 PM
Tlv- Mel;
In j united is 60k, any better options?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on July 25, 2015, 03:42:36 PM
Tlv- Mel;
In j united is 60k, any better options?
45k AA for J.
60k AA for F.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: srf60 on July 26, 2015, 11:38:24 PM
45k AA for J.
60k AA for F.
Wow, that's really cheap.
Thanks
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on July 27, 2015, 03:53:52 AM
Wow, that's really cheap.
Thanks

It is indeed.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Freddie on July 27, 2015, 03:59:24 AM
NYC-DTW this Friday in time for shabbos.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Tom Brady on July 27, 2015, 06:03:45 AM
NYC-DTW this Friday in time for shabbos.
If AA opens up, then that for 4.5k avios.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Freddie on July 27, 2015, 07:19:44 AM
If AA opens up, then that for 4.5k avios.
If only... Problem is they've had no availability in coach since I started checking a few days ago.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: pixi on July 27, 2015, 11:11:25 AM
Looking to book nyc-mia ( or fll)  Aug 9 to Aug 13,
AA doesn't have no availability
What should be my next best option?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Einstein on July 27, 2015, 12:26:16 PM
Looking to book nyc-mia ( or fll)  Aug 9 to Aug 13,
AA doesn't have no availability
What should be my next best option?
If your willing to drive to PHL that should always be the next thing to check

otherwise UA, should be 25k
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on July 27, 2015, 12:54:24 PM
Looking to book nyc-mia ( or fll)  Aug 9 to Aug 13,
AA doesn't have no availability YET
What should be my next best option?
you should wait a week or a little more, it should open.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Einstein on July 27, 2015, 12:56:36 PM
you should wait a week or a little more, it should open.
+1 that should be your first choice, always wait,

UA aint going anywhere
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on July 27, 2015, 11:13:50 PM
Looking for a friend business or above .
Aug 9th Nyc - MUC
Aug 16th MUC - tlv
Aug 23 tlv - NYC
I know that NYC to MUC I should use 45 aeroplan or Singapore suites to FRA.
What should I look for the rest ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on July 27, 2015, 11:28:53 PM
Looking for a friend business or above .
Aug 9th Nyc - MUC
Aug 16th MUC - tlv
Aug 23 tlv - NYC
I know that NYC to MUC I should use 45 aeroplan or Singapore suites to FRA.
What should I look for the rest ?
with AC only with flying UA it maybe worth if you fly with LH the YQ is very high like $400+. and from MUC or FRA to TLV there is no real J class only with LY.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on July 27, 2015, 11:36:15 PM
Thank you
And what are the options muc -tlv -NYC ?
Or just take a wizzair muc-tlv and from -tlv -NYC what is my options?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on July 28, 2015, 12:15:38 AM
Thank you
And what are the options muc -tlv -NYC ?
Or just take a wizzair muc-tlv and from -tlv -NYC what is my options?
MUC-TLV you can try to book with UA or LH, or you can try with LY. 
for the way back you can start by reading here http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/68732
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on July 28, 2015, 01:51:13 AM
MUC-TLV you can try to book with UA or LH, or you can try with LY. 
for the way back you can start by reading here http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/68732

SQ is best muc-tlv
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bestwatchman on July 28, 2015, 06:42:10 AM
Whats the best way to book GVA-NYC rt? There are 2 direct flights daily, UA to ewr or LX to jfk. ana used to be 43000... What would be best now?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on July 28, 2015, 07:06:53 AM
Whats the best way to book GVA-NYC rt? There are 2 direct flights daily, UA to ewr or LX to jfk. ana used to be 43000... What would be best now?
ANA = 55k/88k RT
AC = 30k/45k OW
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on July 28, 2015, 07:28:24 AM
SQ is best muc-tlv
how do i book SQ muc-tlv ? Does not come up in there system as a destination
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on July 28, 2015, 07:38:10 AM
how do i book SQ muc-tlv ? Does not come up in there system as a destination
PUTPAC
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on July 28, 2015, 08:15:21 AM
PUTPAC
Do you know off hand how many miles it will be ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on July 28, 2015, 09:59:01 AM
Do you know off hand how many miles it will be ?
Y = 17.5k
J = 25k
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on July 28, 2015, 10:47:09 AM
Y = 17.5k
J = 25k
Fake J, is it worth the extra 7.5?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on July 29, 2015, 12:17:24 AM
Best way to book NYC to mia/fll when ba is not available?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on July 29, 2015, 03:16:22 AM

Best way to book NYC to mia/fll when ba is not available?
UA
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on July 29, 2015, 09:09:26 AM
Best way to book NYC to mia/fll when ba is not available?

southwest at times nonstop from ISP to FLL. If you consider Islip as NYC.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on July 29, 2015, 09:12:21 AM
southwest at times nonstop from ISP to FLL. If you consider Islip as NYC.
Na. Too far for me
UA
You mean the regular 12.5 per way ?
I meant to ask if there are Any other sweet spots compared to avois
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lubaby on July 29, 2015, 09:55:18 AM
Na. Too far for me You mean the regular 12.5 per way ?
I meant to ask if there are Any other sweet spots compared to avois

JetBlue sometimes has NYC-FLL for ~7k.

Current example: August 25 for 6.3k B6 JFK/LGA-FLL.
If you need to transfer from Amex, it's 8k MR = 6.4k B6.

Another option for this example date is redeem UR through the UR portal at 1.2cpp. DL flights going for 7,850 UR (and the flight is treated as revenue so you earn miles).
Same DL flights going for 10k DL + $5.6 booked as award ticket..
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on July 29, 2015, 03:30:07 PM
Another option for this example date is redeem UR through the UR portal at 1.2cpp. DL flights going for 7,850 UR (and the flight is treated as revenue so you earn miles).
How did you get that number of 7,850 for a direct delta flight ? I am getting about 30k UR for round trip.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lubaby on July 29, 2015, 03:36:57 PM
How did you get that number of 7,850 for a direct delta flight ? I am getting about 30k UR for round trip.
It depends on the published price of the flight. For flights under $100, that should be the approximate amount of miles needed..
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Einstein on July 29, 2015, 06:28:29 PM
It depends on the published price of the flight. For flights under $100, that should be the approximate amount of miles needed..
true, but for those tickets I would rather have the 7.5k UR, to most people its worth more then $100
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on July 29, 2015, 11:06:42 PM
Best way to book round trip
NYC - GRU
Eco and business
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MosheD on July 30, 2015, 04:43:06 PM
K so maybe planning last minute trip to HNL, right noy only Y avail...
Obviously the way to book is singapore, now im willing to fly Y but if j opens up I'd jump on that
Is it possible to book now with Singapore and if J opens up jump on that (plan b type thing), or should i just wait?
Also would like real (at least 23 hours, if not more) SO (LAX or SFO) on return.
Is that possible with Singapore?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Yaalili on July 30, 2015, 04:49:24 PM
Best way to book round trip
NYC - GRU
Eco and business

Economy AA off peak for 40k roundtrip. During peak book instead with 50k British.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on July 30, 2015, 04:52:17 PM
Economy AA off peak for 40k roundtrip. During peak book instead with 50k British.
Thank you
What about business and above ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: yuguy on July 30, 2015, 09:05:20 PM
Currently have a flight booked with AS miles on AA metal from JFK-CDG, coach. Have enough miles (and willg et my AS back) to book biz on UA metal/Aeroplan miles, or delta 62.5k. UA is direct from EWR (i'm based in Manhattan) and the delta is on AZ, connects in FCO but leaves from JFK.

Which one is better?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mmm740 on July 30, 2015, 09:12:57 PM
Currently have a flight booked with AS miles on AA metal from JFK-CDG, coach. Have enough miles (and willg et my AS back) to book biz on UA metal/Aeroplan miles, or delta 62.5k. UA is direct from EWR (i'm based in Manhattan) and the delta is on AZ, connects in FCO but leaves from JFK.

Which one is better?
AC would be 45k
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: yuguy on July 30, 2015, 09:20:06 PM
AC would be 45k

Correct, it's cheaper, but I value my MR more so than delta... but the direct option is so enticing
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on July 31, 2015, 10:36:16 AM
Not exactly the right thread, but I'll reinterpret the thread title :)

Yesterday I booked an award TLV-PRG for a long weekend at the end of August, and saw there were cheap flights from Berlin to TLV on El Al (we'd take a train from Prague to Berlin), but when I tried to book that return today it turned out that it was phantom availability (thanks Moishebatchy!).

Is there any hope that something opens up closer in (either cheap award or budget ticket)? I searched on ITA from all the places that are relatively easy to get from Prague via train (Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Vienna, Katowice and Budapest). We'd want to leave Aug. 30 or 31st, and need to back by Sep. 1 (and can't get back then in the middle of the night).

Any tips appreciated.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on August 01, 2015, 08:45:43 PM
Take wizz from PRG to TLV
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on August 01, 2015, 11:37:43 PM
Take wizz from PRG to TLV
I will if nothing else opens up, but now it's over $300 per ticket
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on August 02, 2015, 04:28:26 PM
Take wizz from PRG to TLV
I checked again tonight and it was lower. Thanks! Right now I've booked Pegasus via SAW on Expedia (24 hours cancellation) before taking the path of no return with Wizzair (want to double check with the wife when she's awake).
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on August 03, 2015, 04:03:38 PM
What's best way to book Cathay NYC-HKG premium economy ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MEIR613 on August 03, 2015, 04:07:20 PM
What's best way to book Cathay NYC-HKG premium economy ?
AS
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on August 03, 2015, 04:16:00 PM
AS
I'm assuming I have to call... What's the rate?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Yaalili on August 03, 2015, 04:21:28 PM
What's best way to book Cathay NYC-HKG premium economy ?

35k each way on AS.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on August 03, 2015, 04:22:09 PM
35k each way on AS.
Thanks
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lubaby on August 03, 2015, 04:22:42 PM
I'm assuming I have to call... What's the rate?
Find availability on BA first..
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mjrand on August 10, 2015, 12:06:41 AM
Hey guys.

I'm flying to the Dominican Republic for Sukkos and was wondering if there was a way to do it using points.

I'm looking for a non stop flight as it's only 3 hours long and I'm looking to pay completely using points. I have AA, BA, UR, etc...

Prefer to fly to POP airport as it's a lot closer, but can also fly to STI if necessary. Prefer business class, but willing to fly economy if necessary.

I'm flying out on Erev Sukkos, Sept 27, and I'm coming back on Hoshanah Rabbah, Oct 4.

I've tried looking through the various sites for options, but so far haven't had any luck.

Do you guys have any suggestions?

I'd really appreciate any help you guys could give. Thanks!
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ual902 on August 10, 2015, 12:43:00 AM
NYC> Milan  or FCO (Any airport) Cheapest Economy August 30 or 31st?  I have points with every program and Credit card.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on August 10, 2015, 04:51:20 AM
ANA 58k on UA, 40k AA in the winter
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on August 10, 2015, 05:00:28 AM
25k FB/AZ + YQ
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sammy n on August 11, 2015, 09:29:50 PM
HKG - TLV or SIN - TLV RJ with AA is not avail from HKG on my dates.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Myccrabbi on August 11, 2015, 11:12:49 PM
HKG - TLV or SIN - TLV RJ with AA is not avail from HKG on my dates.
Maybe try quatar to AUH and then RJ from there? (Over the phone )
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Yaalili on August 11, 2015, 11:23:33 PM
Maybe try Qatar to DOH and then RJ from there? (Over the phone )

FTFY.

Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: nobiggy on August 12, 2015, 12:22:40 AM
ANA 58k on UA, 40k AA in the winter
SQ 55k?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on August 12, 2015, 02:01:32 AM
Maybe try qatar to DOH and then RJ from there? (Over the phone )
QR flies DOH-AMM as well, and it's lie flat unlike RJ.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Yaalili on August 12, 2015, 09:20:36 AM
QR flies DOH-AMM as well, and it's lie flat unlike RJ.

RJ has a 787 in that route sometimes, should be lie flat.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on August 13, 2015, 11:22:06 AM
Cheapest in Economy NYC-HKG (direct) is AA 35k? Cheapest premium economy 5 days out? AS not showing...
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Yaalili on August 13, 2015, 11:27:58 AM
Cheapest in Economy NYC-HKG (direct) is AA 35k? Cheapest premium economy 5 days out? AS not showing...

You have to PUTPAC AS to book CX awards.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on August 13, 2015, 11:31:42 AM
You have to PUTPAC AS to book CX awards.
Appreicate it.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ual902 on August 16, 2015, 12:51:31 PM
LAX > CPT oct - nov for a couple, prefer F but J is fine too with a ton of Amex MR, YQ  is not an issue.

They would like to fly EK F if its doable to get 2 suites using points with Amex MR.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on August 17, 2015, 02:54:37 PM
For JFK- DXB-AMM, my best bet is AS ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on August 17, 2015, 02:55:41 PM
YES
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on August 17, 2015, 02:56:31 PM
For JFK- DXB-AMM, my best bet is AS ?
That or AA i think. May be same price.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Yaalili on August 17, 2015, 03:16:51 PM
That or AA i think. May be same price.

AA would be through AUH, they are not partners with EK.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on August 17, 2015, 03:21:28 PM
I am sure he knew that.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on August 17, 2015, 06:17:35 PM
That or AA i think. May be same price.
Not exactly.
AA = 45k/67.5k/90k
AS = 42.5k/72.5k/90k
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on August 17, 2015, 11:05:06 PM
Not exactly.
AA = 45k/67.5k/90k
AS = 42.5k/72.5k/90k
I'm thinking F all the way :)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on August 21, 2015, 01:37:26 AM
NYC to CAK or CLE when AA timing is not good for me. And Delta works out best . is there any option other then Delta 25k round trip ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on August 21, 2015, 01:55:59 AM
NYC to CAK or CLE when AA timing is not good for me. And Delta works out best . is there any option other then Delta 25k round trip ?
25k AF. 25k KE.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: username on August 25, 2015, 11:14:50 AM
Can I book this award?
CLE-ORD-CAK as a one way on United with any point currency?
CLE-PHL-CAK as a one way on US/AA with any point currency?

And if not, why not? What is the rule exactly?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: username on August 25, 2015, 12:25:14 PM
Can I book this award?
CLE-ORD-CAK as a one way on United with any point currency?
CLE-PHL-CAK as a one way on US/AA with any point currency?

And if not, why not? What is the rule exactly?

Bump...hoping someone will answer me over lunch (or whatever time it is in your part of the planet)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lubaby on August 25, 2015, 12:52:06 PM
Can I book this award?
CLE-ORD-CAK as a one way on United with any point currency?
CLE-PHL-CAK as a one way on US/AA with any point currency?

And if not, why not? What is the rule exactly?
That's called backtracking. Not allowed on award tickets.

Why not just do CLE-ORD-CLA or CLE-PHL-CAK for 9k Avios (4.5k each way)?
Even if United allowed it, their minimum would be 10k UA..

If you still want it as a "1 way", you can redeem A+ points (or UR for that matter) for travel.. Would probably be more points though..
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: username on August 25, 2015, 01:23:18 PM
Thanks. I was wondering for availability, when SAAver is not available.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MosheD on August 25, 2015, 11:34:07 PM
Cle/nyc/bwi/ etc to Cun?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on August 25, 2015, 11:47:38 PM
Cle/nyc/bwi/ etc to Cun?

20k ba rt
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MosheD on August 26, 2015, 12:49:14 AM
20k ba rt
Todah
Is ua/aa/sq also 10k?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on August 26, 2015, 01:04:46 AM
United & AA is 17.5k a way.
ANA used to be 22k IIRC but I dont know the new requirement
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on August 26, 2015, 02:01:56 AM
United & AA is 17.5k a way.
ANA used to be 22k IIRC but I dont know the new requirement
ANA is 30k/55k RT
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Aaaron on August 26, 2015, 01:53:55 PM
I have tickets to DXB (well, actually AUH) but we're leaving Saturday night, 9/5.

Thinking about just going to Europe for Shabbos and leaving straight to DXB Sunday morning.  Any good redemption options for ~90k in F or ~75k in J?  Preferably using AA or AS or any UR transfer partners.  Other options are welcome too.  FRA, CDG, FCO, etc.  Any and all options welcome.

Ideally I'd like to get F on one of EK's A380s...

It's Labor Day weekend so things are probably tight but I'm willing to book pretty last minute since I have alternative plans anyway.

Whoops, should've posted here.  Sorry mods for the double post.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on August 26, 2015, 01:59:17 PM
Whoops, should've posted here.  Sorry mods for the double post.
Well you can only fly from MXP to DXB from Europe with EK F
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on August 26, 2015, 02:00:21 PM
Whoops, should've posted here.  Sorry mods for the double post.
EY F from LHR.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on August 26, 2015, 02:00:57 PM
EY F from LHR.
He wanted EK F
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on August 26, 2015, 02:02:13 PM
He wanted EK F
Ideally.. Though since it seems he is actually going to AUH, EY F would be a very comparable experience and IIRC, only 40k AA.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Aaaron on August 26, 2015, 02:07:31 PM
I'm flying EY F back so I'd like to try EK F on the way there, especially since we're starting the trip in Dubai.  A lot of the earlier flights I'm finding for Sunday are on the 777.

Still, LHR is an option but possible with the award allotment I'm trying to work with?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on August 26, 2015, 02:13:07 PM
I'm flying EY F back so I'd like to try EK F on the way there, especially since we're starting the trip in Dubai.  A lot of the earlier flights I'm finding for Sunday are on the 777.

Still, LHR is an option but possible with the award allotment I'm trying to work with?

40K AA for the flight.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Aaaron on August 26, 2015, 02:38:35 PM
40K AA for the flight.

Perfect, I'm gonna try to coordinate it.  Thanks!
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: beeweegee on August 27, 2015, 10:45:49 PM
Whats the best way to book from Reno to Kiev (Uman)? Must be refundable though.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DanK on September 01, 2015, 10:20:58 AM
I found a flight on Turkish Air For $699/person  DC -> TLV for the dates I need.  Should I use points or pay which makes more sense?  And which Points should I use.  [I have 196k Chase UR Points.  And 280k AMEX SPG points]

Leave
Thu, Oct 29
12:20 AM
Washington DC IAD
8:10 PM
Tel Aviv Yafo TLV
1 stop
13hr 50min
Turkish Airlines 8 / 788
Return
Thu, Nov 5
9:50 AM
Tel Aviv Yafo TLV
6:35 PM
Washington DC IAD
1 stop
15hr 45min
Turkish Airlines 785 / 7
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: chucksterace on September 01, 2015, 11:07:44 AM

I found a flight on Turkish Air For $699/person  DC -> TLV for the dates I need.  Should I use points or pay which makes more sense?  And which Points should I use.  [I have 196k Chase UR Points.  And 280k AMEX SPG points]

Leave
Thu, Oct 29
12:20 AM
Washington DC IAD
8:10 PM
Tel Aviv Yafo TLV
1 stop
13hr 50min
Turkish Airlines 8 / 788
Return
Thu, Nov 5
9:50 AM
Tel Aviv Yafo TLV
6:35 PM
Washington DC IAD
1 stop
15hr 45min
Turkish Airlines 785 / 7

Paying would be cheaper against the value of miles. But it also depends on your value of miles.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 01, 2015, 11:22:01 AM
I found a flight on Turkish Air For $699/person  DC -> TLV for the dates I need.  Should I use points or pay which makes more sense?  And which Points should I use.  [I have 196k Chase UR Points.  And 280k AMEX SPG points]

Leave
Thu, Oct 29
12:20 AM
Washington DC IAD
8:10 PM
Tel Aviv Yafo TLV
1 stop
13hr 50min
Turkish Airlines 8 / 788
Return
Thu, Nov 5
9:50 AM
Tel Aviv Yafo TLV
6:35 PM
Washington DC IAD
1 stop
15hr 45min
Turkish Airlines 785 / 7

economy to Israel winter time is rarely worth it. just pay $
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: beeweegee on September 01, 2015, 11:52:03 AM
How can one just search refundable fares?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 01, 2015, 12:13:25 PM
delta.com for example...
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: beeweegee on September 01, 2015, 12:41:51 PM
delta.com for example...
...without having to check each airline's website. Any OTAs search only refundable fares?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 01, 2015, 01:03:52 PM
not to my knowledge
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: beeweegee on September 01, 2015, 01:17:41 PM
not to my knowledge
A friend wants to fly from Reno, NV to Kiev (Uman) but it must be refundable. He's willing to pay more for that luxury. What airlines should he check?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Mocha on September 01, 2015, 01:22:53 PM
Anyone know if Kayak.com will offer 24 hour cancellation policy for a foreign carrier?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 01, 2015, 02:19:42 PM
Anyone know if Kayak.com will offer 24 hour cancellation policy for a foreign carrier?

kayak links you (most, if not all of the time) to a different site to book.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Mocha on September 01, 2015, 05:27:44 PM
kayak links you (most, if not all of the time) to a different site to book.
Thanks. I was asking about when they don't
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mechayamom on September 02, 2015, 12:27:21 AM
Lih to Ito
Cheapest miles to book
Thx
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 02, 2015, 02:49:14 AM
5k AA for HA. Excellent redemption
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Joe4007 on September 02, 2015, 05:33:05 AM
Or 6k UA (especially within 3 weeks of travel).
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: shmooz on September 02, 2015, 03:25:03 PM
OS J JFK-TLV one-way on miles?
I know UA has no YQ but prefer not to use since my balance is relatively low
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 02, 2015, 03:27:45 PM
OS J JFK-TLV one-way on miles?
I know UA has no YQ but prefer not to use since my balance is relatively low

80k UA.. no YQ.. Does it have to be OS? LX is much better IMO.. same price..
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: shmooz on September 02, 2015, 03:38:18 PM
thanks for responding.

agree LX is much better, certainly on the leg to TLV where OS not biz. But... its not available when i want it.

Would rather pay some YQ right now than use UA miles(which are becoming harder for me to get), have many MR so could go thru SQ i guess. any idea of the YQ there and is there anything better?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 02, 2015, 03:40:12 PM
thanks for responding.

agree LX is much better, certainly on the leg to TLV where OS not biz. But... its not available when i want it.

Would rather pay some YQ right now than use UA miles(which are becoming harder for me to get), have many MR so could go thru SQ i guess. any idea of the YQ there and is there anything better?

makes no sense.. sell some MR & buy UA points.. not on the forums of course  ;)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: shmooz on September 02, 2015, 05:20:19 PM
am still learning... i thought the taxes might be $100-$200, i called SQ and they want $565(800 SGD). It doesnt make sense. it's also only one way.

If I'm not into buying and selling points is there any other way on OS with cheaper YQ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MEIR613 on September 02, 2015, 05:40:29 PM
am still learning... i thought the taxes might be $100-$200, i called SQ and they want $565(800 SGD). It doesnt make sense. it's also only one way.

If I'm not into buying and selling points is there any other way on OS with cheaper YQ?
AC should be a little cheaper.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on September 02, 2015, 05:59:05 PM

makes no sense.. sell some MR & buy UA points.. not on the forums of course  ;)
Not everyone feels comfortable selling points.
am still learning... i thought the taxes might be $100-$200, i called SQ and they want $565(800 SGD). It doesnt make sense. it's also only one way.

If I'm not into buying and selling points is there any other way on OS with cheaper YQ?
AC should be about $400
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MosheD on September 02, 2015, 06:06:42 PM
You can use ita to figure out (estimate of) yq
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 02, 2015, 06:47:23 PM
Not everyone feels comfortable selling points.  AC should be about $400

AC is also 82,500 iirc
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lubaby on September 02, 2015, 08:33:14 PM
am still learning... i thought the taxes might be $100-$200, i called SQ and they want $565(800 SGD). It doesnt make sense. it's also only one way.

If I'm not into buying and selling points is there any other way on OS with cheaper YQ?
UA doesn't charge YQ.

Keep this link (http://travelisfree.com/2014/04/15/master-charts-to-avoiding-fuel-surcharges-yq/) handy for reference purposes.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: eis517 on September 02, 2015, 09:39:12 PM
what are the best miles to use for YYZ-TLV in business or first? Ideally direct, but if there is a great deal, would consider stopover. For 2 adults, 1 child (4 years old) and a 1.5 year old ( on lap).
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on September 02, 2015, 09:43:06 PM
what are the best miles to use for YYZ-TLV in business or first? Ideally direct, but if there is a great deal, would consider stopover. For 2 adults, 1 child (4 years old) and a 1.5 year old ( on lap).
Direct you can get UA. With a stop, there are a couple of options also with *A.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on September 02, 2015, 10:00:28 PM
Direct you can get UA. With a stop, there are a couple of options also with *A.
With UA? or you mean AC?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: eis517 on September 02, 2015, 10:06:21 PM
Direct you can get UA. With a stop, there are a couple of options also with *A.

There are no good ways to book AC with no yq?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on September 02, 2015, 10:07:39 PM
With UA? or you mean AC?
Yea, i was wrong about UA.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on September 02, 2015, 10:20:09 PM
There are no good ways to book AC with no yq?
Not from YYZ with less then 2 stops. maybe with TK if you can find from YYZ
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Ergel on September 02, 2015, 10:30:00 PM
You'll never find more than one seat on AC in the front of the bus
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MosheP on September 02, 2015, 11:23:10 PM
You'll never find more than one seat on AC in the front of the bus
Specifically on YYZ-TLV? Or in general?

If in general -1, as I've booked multiple seats many times.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MosheP on September 02, 2015, 11:23:26 PM
You'll never find more than one seat on AC in the front of the bus
Specifically on YYZ-TLV? Or in general?

If in general -1, as I've booked multiple seats many times.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 02, 2015, 11:48:49 PM
Specifically on YYZ-TLV? Or in general?

If in general -1, as I've booked multiple seats many times.

AC does not release more than 1 J seat (at a time?) YYZ-TLV on the 787.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 02, 2015, 11:49:18 PM
There are no good ways to book AC with no yq?

Sure there are... LX, LO, UA etc. etc. dont remember all by heart
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on September 03, 2015, 12:08:39 AM
Sure there are... LX, LO, UA etc. etc. dont remember all by heart
He means from YYZ
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 03, 2015, 12:26:13 AM
He means from YYZ

If then.. LO flies to TLV via WAW. Good luck w avail
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: leaf on September 03, 2015, 01:46:49 AM
am still learning... i thought the taxes might be $100-$200, i called SQ and they want $565(800 SGD). It doesnt make sense. it's also only one way.

If I'm not into buying and selling points is there any other way on OS with cheaper YQ?
Have you tried LO through WAW? They have a nice J product and charge really low YQ, probably about $125+-.
Also, SQ is the cheapest for *A to TLV (57.5k ow in J). So best to transfer MR into SQ. 
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 03, 2015, 08:43:43 AM
Have you tried LO through WAW? They have a nice J product and charge really low YQ, probably about $125+-.
Also, SQ is the cheapest for *A to TLV (57.5k ow in J). So best to transfer MR into SQ.

SQ charges YQ except on UA. Its virtually close to the same in value when you put them side by side with 70/80k UA.

Chase UR into UA is instant, any program into singapore depending on when you transfer takes 1 hour-2 days about. One of the main reasons why it may be worth it to use SQ is that 4 different point currencies transfer into their program.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on September 03, 2015, 09:47:38 AM

Have you tried LO through WAW? They have a nice J product and charge really low YQ, probably about $125+-.
If then.. LO flies to TLV via WAW. Good luck w avail
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: leaf on September 03, 2015, 10:19:57 AM

2 different questions, but yes, similar point.  Not sure when OP plans on flying, but in advance LO has decent availability out of JFK.  In fact they often release 4+ seats in J, sometimes even more.  Not sure out of YYZ. 
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 03, 2015, 10:50:18 AM
2 different questions, but yes, similar point.  Not sure when OP plans on flying, but in advance LO has decent availability out of JFK.  In fact they often release 4+ seats in J, sometimes even more.  Not sure out of YYZ.

I dont think their availability is decent... I actually think its pretty bad. IME at least
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Ergel on September 03, 2015, 11:05:23 AM
Specifically on YYZ-TLV? Or in general?

If in general -1, as I've booked multiple seats many times.
That

AC does not release more than 1 J seat (at a time?) YYZ-TLV on the 787.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: leaf on September 03, 2015, 11:37:07 AM
SQ charges YQ except on UA. Its virtually close to the same in value when you put them side by side with 70/80k UA.

Chase UR into UA is instant, any program into singapore depending on when you transfer takes 1 hour-2 days about. One of the main reasons why it may be worth it to use SQ is that 4 different point currencies transfer into their program.
From OP:
Would rather pay some YQ right now than use UA miles(which are becoming harder for me to get), have many MR so could go thru SQ i guess. any idea of the YQ there and is there anything better?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: leaf on September 03, 2015, 11:46:52 AM
I dont think their availability is decent... I actually think its pretty bad. IME at least
LO releases LOTS (NPI ) of J seats for partner award travel.  Granted, last minute and December and summer will be tough.  But if you are booking in advance they are a great option.  Consider that they have 18 J seats and consistently release 4+ seats per flight.  For example, in January, February, March 2016 almost all dates have 2+ seats, at least 50% of the dates have 4+ seats, some have 6 and a few dates still have 8 seats available.  Yes, 8 seats in an 18-seat cabin.  That's amazing. 
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: leaf on September 03, 2015, 11:49:07 AM
One issue with LO to TLV is you usually need to take a long stopover in WAW.  That can be a + (see WAW) or - (longer to get there), depending on your preferences. 
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 03, 2015, 11:57:00 AM
I see what you mean.. I cant plan my trips that far in advance  ;)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on September 03, 2015, 12:28:27 PM
Chase UR into UA is instant, any program into singapore depending on when you transfer takes 4 hour-2 days about. One of the main reasons why it may be worth it to use SQ is that 4 different point currencies transfer into their program.
FTFY
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 03, 2015, 12:44:29 PM
FTFY

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=26570.msg1189246#msg1189246

 >:(

lol, we'll meet in the middle
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: shmooz on September 04, 2015, 12:56:31 PM
You can use ita to figure out (estimate of) yq

On the OS flight I am checking ITA shows $185, SQ wanted $564 and AC $478.

So there is no correlation, is this the exception or the rule?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 04, 2015, 01:27:24 PM
On the OS flight I am checking ITA shows $185, SQ wanted $564 and AC $478.

So there is no correlation, is this the exception or the rule?

400's is correct.. my gut feeling is that you are looking at an economy ticket.. the YQ for that is in the upper 100's
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on September 08, 2015, 11:45:21 PM
Best way to book
Nyc- EZE ?
Round trip
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Yaalili on September 08, 2015, 11:52:44 PM
Best way to book
Nyc- EZE ?
Round trip

In economy? AA off peak, or BA other times.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on September 08, 2015, 11:54:17 PM
In economy? AA off peak, or BA other times.
Thanks.
What are premium options ? J/F?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Yaalili on September 08, 2015, 11:57:17 PM
Thanks.
What are premium options ? J/F?

Stick with AA. Or a skyteam partners with AR.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Josef.koney on September 09, 2015, 12:12:39 AM
What's the best way?
Mia/fll  - slc I see southwest for 7.5k
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: 1050BU on September 09, 2015, 12:13:58 AM
What's the best way?
Mia/fll  - slc I see southwest for 7.5k

That doesn't seem too bad. Might have answered your own question there.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Josef.koney on September 09, 2015, 12:15:01 AM
That doesn't seem too bad. Might have answered your own question there.
just making sure...
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Luvtotravel on September 09, 2015, 12:47:50 AM
whats best way to book one-way nyc-lhr in y with points/miles?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Einstein on September 09, 2015, 12:48:55 AM
whats best way to book one-way nyc-lhr in y with points/miles?
UA, they have the least taxes, or AA if u can find an AA metal
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: 1050BU on September 09, 2015, 12:49:44 AM

whats best way to book nyc-lhr in y with points/miles?

If off peak then AA otherwise AA, UA, etc are all around the same amount. With AA though if you fly BA you'll hit fuel fees.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Luvtotravel on September 09, 2015, 12:52:24 AM
how many miles should one way be in peak season on aa or ua?
(prob wrong thread)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Yaalili on September 09, 2015, 12:54:14 AM
how many miles should one way be in peak season on aa or ua?
(prob wrong thread)

30k.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Luvtotravel on September 09, 2015, 01:08:21 AM
30k.
tx. off peak?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: 1050BU on September 09, 2015, 01:08:44 AM

tx. off peak?

AA is 20k
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MosheD on September 09, 2015, 05:38:40 PM
Cle/nyc/bwi/ etc to Cun?

20k ba rt
Is this is only nonstop (ba charged per segment...)?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Yaalili on September 09, 2015, 05:42:45 PM
Is this is only nonstop (ba charged per segment...)?

Yes nonstop from JFK to CUN.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Joe4007 on September 09, 2015, 10:59:20 PM
In economy? AA off peak, or BA other times.
Awful availability recently.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Ulitkany on September 15, 2015, 09:44:05 PM
Yes nonstop from JFK to CUN.
Is there a way to avoid paying for checked luggage when booking JFK-CUN AA direct flight with BA?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lubaby on September 15, 2015, 09:45:20 PM
Is there a way to avoid paying for checked luggage when booking JFK-CUN AA direct flight with BA?
Use an AA credit card.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Joe4007 on September 15, 2015, 09:56:08 PM
Use an AA credit card.
1. With AA you don't have to use the CC to get the free bag. As long as your FFN is tied to the ressy, you're good.
2. I believe you don't get a free bag on this route as it's not domestic.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Ulitkany on September 16, 2015, 12:30:55 AM
Exactly. It is an international flight and AA c/c benefit of one free bag is only for domestic flights. I actually thought the 1st bag is always free on international flights regardless if you have any status or credit card :(
Are there at least any discounts for checked in luggage?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Jm1248 on September 16, 2015, 12:43:55 AM
Exactly. It is an international flight and AA c/c benefit of one free bag is only for domestic flights. I actually thought the 1st bag is always free on international flights regardless if you have any status or credit card :(
Are there at least any discounts for checked in luggage?
With cc you mean?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Ulitkany on September 16, 2015, 07:07:28 AM
With cc you mean?
In general: with cc or without. My Q is if there is a way to avoid paying for a 1st checked in luggage on that JFK- CUN AA flight or at least paying a discounted price.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 16, 2015, 10:21:06 AM
IIRC JFK-CUN is free & CUN-JFK costs..  with a AA CC
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on September 16, 2015, 11:09:14 AM
i feel like this is one of the threads I'm learning the most from. A bunch of questions seem to have been asked a few times. Anyone have the time to wikify some of them?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 16, 2015, 12:32:16 PM
i feel like this is one of the threads I'm learning the most from. A bunch of questions seem to have been asked a few times. Anyone have the time to wikify some of them?

will you update them every time programs devalue?  :D
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 16, 2015, 12:35:50 PM
1. With AA you don't have to use the CC to get the free bag. As long as your FFN is tied to the ressy, you're good.
2. I believe you don't get a free bag on this route as it's not domestic.

I can confirm that both ways would cost $25 per suitcase
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on September 16, 2015, 12:52:49 PM
will you update them every time programs devalue?  :D
It's true that it would require updating, but I feel like information that is somewhat outdated is better than no information.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ygygold on September 16, 2015, 03:21:47 PM
LAX - EWR in economy?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on September 16, 2015, 03:22:35 PM
LAX - EWR in economy?
You can book UA or AA and alternatively use SQ for UA and BA for AA.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ygygold on September 16, 2015, 03:24:00 PM
You can book UA or AA and alternatively use SQ for UA and BA for AA.

Thanks, knew that just wanted to make sure I'm not missing anything.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on September 16, 2015, 03:24:03 PM
Nothing less then 12.5k per way
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: hvaces42 on September 16, 2015, 10:32:50 PM
Which one is a better deal?

JFK-VIE-KBP in J

52.5k Aeroplan plus ~$490 YQ

or

70k UA plus $69
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on September 16, 2015, 10:34:39 PM
Depends how easy it is for you to acquire points
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: 1050BU on September 16, 2015, 10:36:46 PM
Which one is a better deal?

JFK-VIE-KBP in J

52.5k Aeroplan plus ~$490 YQ

or

70k UA plus $69

Personally 70k UA plus $69.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sillypainter on September 16, 2015, 10:37:20 PM
Which one is a better deal?

JFK-VIE-KBP in J

52.5k Aeroplan plus ~$490 YQ


or

70k UA plus $69

This is a no brainer vote for UA.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Jm1248 on September 16, 2015, 10:42:23 PM
This is a no brainer vote for UA.
+1
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 16, 2015, 10:49:27 PM
Which one is a better deal?

JFK-VIE-KBP in J

52.5k Aeroplan plus ~$490 YQ

or

70k UA plus $69

52.5k Aeroplan x 0.014 = $735 + $490 = $1,225
70k United x $0.0125 = $875 + $69 = $944

I wanted to give you a breakdown vs just a yes or no answer so you can see for yourself how to calculate this..
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on September 16, 2015, 10:50:36 PM
Why do you value aeroplan more then united ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 16, 2015, 10:52:53 PM
Why do you value aeroplan more then united ?

1) I don't dictate the market, the market dictates the pricing.
2) Aeroplan has more sweet spots than United
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: hvaces42 on September 16, 2015, 11:36:08 PM
52.5k Aeroplan x 0.014 = $735 + $490 = $1,225
70k United x $0.0125 = $875 + $69 = $944

I wanted to give you a breakdown vs just a yes or no answer so you can see for yourself how to calculate this..
I'm 9k UA short. Transfer from UR change the scenario or bring it a bit closer?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 16, 2015, 11:54:27 PM
I'm 9k UA short. Transfer from UR change the scenario or bring it a bit closer?

52.5k Aeroplan x 0.014 = $735 + $490 = $1,225
61k United x $0.0125 = $762.50 + 9,000 ur x 0.015 = $135 + $69 = $966.50
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: hvaces42 on September 16, 2015, 11:56:26 PM
52.5k Aeroplan x 0.014 = $735 + $490 = $1,225
61k United x $0.0125 = $762.50 + 9,000 ur x 0.015 = $135 + $69 = $966.50
Shkoiach. The clarity is greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 16, 2015, 11:56:54 PM
Shkoiach. The clarity is greatly appreciated.

my pleasure..
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Jm1248 on September 16, 2015, 11:58:12 PM
52.5k Aeroplan x 0.014 = $735 + $490 = $1,225
61k United x $0.0125 = $762.50 + 9,000 ur x 0.015 = $135 + $69 = $966.50
Nice write-up
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 17, 2015, 12:06:56 AM
Nice write-up

Well, thats nice of you to say..

I am a fan of explaining why my thoughts are what they are so the person asking can hopefully next time do the calculations on their own or maybe even help others.

However, the truth is that this isnt any special math.
Any 3rd grader can do this
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Jm1248 on September 17, 2015, 12:23:06 AM
Well, thats nice of you to say..

I am a fan of explaining why my thoughts are what they are so the person asking can hopefully next time do the calculations on their own or maybe even help others.

However, the truth is that this isnt any special math.
Any 3rd grader can do this

True but not everyone goes out of their way to break it down and explain the reasoning & calculations.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ygygold on September 18, 2015, 09:42:20 AM
HNL - LIH
Should I book for 6k UA and pay for baggage or should I go through Dan's corporate account? Tickets (for the flight UA offers) retail now for $83.
One advantage of going through Dan's account is that I can take an earlier flight that UA doesn't offer, but that flight costs $154.

Edit: I just realized that I can book for 5k AA as well, but only the later flight. Does this change anything?
I don't think that award seats will open up for the earlier flight, as there are only 10 seats left.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 18, 2015, 09:55:11 AM
HNL - LIH
Should I book for 6k UA and pay for baggage or should I go through Dan's corporate account? Tickets (for the flight UA offers) retail now for $83.
One advantage of going through Dan's account is that I can take an earlier flight that UA doesn't offer, but that flight costs $154.

Edit: I just realized that I can book for 5k AA as well, but only the later flight. Does this change anything?
I don't think that award seats will open up for the earlier flight, as there are only 10 seats left.

AA $75 close in fee if youre within 21
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ygygold on September 18, 2015, 09:56:35 AM
AA $75 close in fee if youre within 21

I'm not, traveling 10/18
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Joe4007 on September 18, 2015, 09:59:07 AM
HNL - LIH
Should I book for 6k UA and pay for baggage or should I go through Dan's corporate account? Tickets (for the flight UA offers) retail now for $83.
One advantage of going through Dan's account is that I can take an earlier flight that UA doesn't offer, but that flight costs $154.

Edit: I just realized that I can book for 5k AA as well, but only the later flight. Does this change anything?
I don't think that award seats will open up for the earlier flight, as there are only 10 seats left.
Even with 1 checked bag PP you'd get a better value with revenue tickets.

6,000 X .0125 (personally, I think it's worth more) = $75
+$5.60
+$25 - 1'st checked bag
=$105.60

Vs.

$83 - Ticket
+$6 - Booking fee
=$89

And you get the added benefit that you can standby for the earlier flight.

However, all of that is only valid if it's your own miles
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ygygold on September 18, 2015, 10:03:15 AM

Even with 1 checked bag PP you'd get a better value with revenue tickets.

6,000 X .0125 (personally, I think it's worth more) = $75
+$5.60
+$25 - 1'st checked bag
=$105.60

Vs.

$83 - Ticket
+$6 - Booking fee
=$89

And you get the added benefit that you can standby for the earlier flight.

Yup, just thought it through. My only benefit of paying full fare is that I can take the earlier flight (1 hour difference), not worth $300 for me.

Now the question is if I should go with AA or UA. My flight to HNL is with UA, but they will anyways not be on one PNR because they are booked separately.
Is there any benefit of using UA over AA? I would rather use AA.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ygygold on September 18, 2015, 10:06:43 AM

However, all of that is only valid if it's your own miles

Opps thanks for reminding me that I still have someone else's miles to use! That answers the question.
As always, thanks Joe!  :)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Joe4007 on September 18, 2015, 10:07:45 AM
Yup, just thought it through. My only benefit of paying full fare is that I can take the earlier flight (1 hour difference), not worth $300 for me.

Now the question is if I should go with AA or UA. My flight to HNL is with UA, but they will anyways not be on one PNR because they are booked separately.
Is there any benefit of using UA over AA? I would rather use AA.
I'm confused. My conclusion was that you'd be better off paying cash. How did you suddenly decide to use miles?

Also, by buying rev tickets you'll be able to stand by for the earlier flight which I believe is free with Dan's corp account. Not sure where you got to $300.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ygygold on September 18, 2015, 10:12:59 AM
I'm confused. My conclusion was that you'd be better off paying cash. How did you suddenly decide to use miles?

Also, by buying rev tickets you'll be able to stand by for the earlier flight which I believe is free with Dan's corp account. Not sure where you got to $300.

This is irrelevant now since I'm using miles. But you are right, I misread it.
But in any case, if I use cash I would book the earlier flight and not wait on standby since this flight is really full. So it would be $150 + $6 booking fee.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MosheD on September 18, 2015, 11:41:55 AM


Is there any benefit of using UA over AA? I would rather use AA.

If you have AA card I believe it's 1 bag free for everyone on itin domestic
So aa>ua
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ygygold on September 18, 2015, 12:19:05 PM

If you have AA card I believe it's 1 bag free for everyone on itin domestic
So aa>ua
Not when you book on a partner airline
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sams on September 19, 2015, 08:41:00 PM
Phl-Lhr-tlv  one way on Ba or us in economy what's the best way with Ba avois 23k and 330$ (if on Ba metal)is it cheaper with Iberia avois or other miles ?or fly us with other miles?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: beeweegee on September 19, 2015, 10:17:43 PM
What are the best options for Kiev-Tel Aviv? (A friend is stuck in Uman, is hoping to get over to Israel.)
Thanks.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: LoLo on September 19, 2015, 11:26:22 PM
whats best way to book one-way nyc-lhr in y with points/miles?
Dunno if you booked already, but VS has them now for 14k + ~$134 YQ. (REG is 17.5k)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sams on September 30, 2015, 04:02:39 PM
Nyc/Phl to mex what's the cheapest way in economy? Thank you
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 30, 2015, 04:04:40 PM
Nyc/Phl to mex what's the cheapest way in economy? Thank you

AM via AF, I think its 12,500 a way
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Einstein on September 30, 2015, 04:05:03 PM
Nyc/Phl to mex what's the cheapest way in economy? Thank you
DL 35k RT is what I did, not sure if its the cheapest, but availability is plentiful
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sams on September 30, 2015, 05:14:07 PM
Thank you
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sams on September 30, 2015, 05:14:32 PM
What's the cheapest in star alliance?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on September 30, 2015, 05:47:55 PM
ANA should be cheapest
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: maxie m on September 30, 2015, 10:49:28 PM
What's the best way from NYC to hkg/pek  after cx via aa, not sure if I'm going to get availability
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on October 01, 2015, 12:49:00 AM
What's the best way from NYC to hkg/pek  after cx via aa, not sure if I'm going to get availability

Cx via as
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: maxie m on October 01, 2015, 12:52:25 AM
Cx via as
right but availability is the same if not less than aa no?so basically if I needed to rule out cx, what would my next best option be, thanks
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on October 01, 2015, 11:33:35 AM
Best way to book LH F TLV-FRA-JFK (first leg is J). Does making two separate itineraries make it cheaper (because the first leg is actually J anyway)?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on October 01, 2015, 11:51:46 AM
Best way to book LH F TLV-FRA-JFK (first leg is J). Does making two separate itineraries make it cheaper (because the first leg is actually J anyway)?

this can go a few ways.. If you can find a cheap way to FRA (look for roundtrips (as its cheaper than one ways) & dont/or do take the return) then its possibly worth booking via AC for 62,500 + YQ.
If you cant find a cheap way to FRA then just book via LH directly & make sure your address the country says Israel & it should be 85,000 + yq
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on October 01, 2015, 12:07:04 PM
this can go a few ways.. If you can find a cheap way to FRA (look for roundtrips (as its cheaper than one ways) & dont/or do take the return) then its possibly worth booking via AC for 62,500 + YQ.
If you cant find a cheap way to FRA then just book via LH directly & make sure your address the country says Israel & it should be 85,000 + yq
Thanks! Is there any way to hold it if my plans aren't 100% (no Elite status)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on October 01, 2015, 12:08:58 PM

Thanks! Is there any way to hold it if my plans aren't 100% (no Elite status)
AC won't hold awards.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on October 01, 2015, 12:22:09 PM
AC won't hold awards.

dont know of any holds for LH either...
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MEIR613 on October 01, 2015, 12:55:42 PM
dont know of any holds for LH either...
You can hold with LH.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on October 01, 2015, 01:09:15 PM
You can hold with LH.

nice, learned something new.. for how long until you put miles in the account?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MEIR613 on October 01, 2015, 01:10:20 PM
nice, learned something new.. for how long until you put miles in the account?
YMMV, but have it gotten for 6 days.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Myccrabbi on October 01, 2015, 01:56:58 PM
YMMV, but have it gotten for 6 days.
Can it be held with sq?
(I know they hold for ua)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on October 01, 2015, 02:13:16 PM
Best way to book LH F TLV-FRA-JFK (first leg is J). Does making two separate itineraries make it cheaper (because the first leg is actually J anyway)?

75k SQ + YQ
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on October 01, 2015, 02:15:15 PM
this can go a few ways.. If you can find a cheap way to FRA (look for roundtrips (as its cheaper than one ways) & dont/or do take the return) then its possibly worth booking via AC for 62,500 + YQ.
If you cant find a cheap way to FRA then just book via LH directly & make sure your address the country says Israel & it should be 85,000 + yq

And then no Porsche upon arriving in FRA.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on October 01, 2015, 02:20:59 PM
75k SQ + YQ

good point, better availability via M&M though.. This is the cheapest way though..
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on October 01, 2015, 02:43:19 PM
75k SQ + YQ
Wow, that's a great redemption. Crazy that it's less than Europe to North America.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on October 01, 2015, 02:58:22 PM
Wow, that's a great redemption. Crazy that it's less than Europe to North America.

its not less (with SQ).
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on October 01, 2015, 03:01:32 PM
YMMV, but have it gotten for 6 days.
Is it safe to hold with them and then purchase with SQ? (will it go back into inventory?)
Can it be held with sq?
(I know they hold for ua)
+1 on this question (SQ will only hold if you have the miles in the account, though, right?)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Myccrabbi on October 01, 2015, 03:02:17 PM
Is it safe to hold with them and then purchase with SQ? (will it go back into inventory?)+1 on this question (SQ will only hold if you have the miles in the account, though, right?)
Wrong ime
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on October 01, 2015, 03:04:20 PM
its not less (with SQ).
Meaning with SQ themselves? *A redemption in F is 80k (Europe) vs. 75k (Middle East).
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on October 01, 2015, 03:09:39 PM
Meaning with SQ themselves? *A redemption in F is 80k (Europe) vs. 75k (Middle East).

correct
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on October 01, 2015, 05:59:13 PM
Wow, that's a great redemption. Crazy that it's less than Europe to North America.
Old news.....
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sky121 on October 12, 2015, 08:50:31 PM
best way to book Star Alliance partners flights from ORD-ZRH RT in business?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lubaby on October 12, 2015, 09:15:44 PM
best way to book Star Alliance partners flights from ORD-ZRH RT in business?
IINM Aeroplan @ 45k OW.
Title: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on October 12, 2015, 09:43:01 PM
NYC-LHR in J ( I don't have UA miles ) ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: LoLo on October 12, 2015, 09:45:44 PM
NYC-LHR in J ( I don't have UA miles ) ?


IINM Aeroplan @ 45k OW.
Or 60k DL for VS upper class.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MEIR613 on October 12, 2015, 09:48:36 PM
Or 62.5k DL for VS upper class.
FTFY
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on October 12, 2015, 10:38:16 PM

Or 60k DL for VS upper class.
Any YQ for that redemption ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MEIR613 on October 12, 2015, 10:51:23 PM
Any YQ for that redemption ?
Not for NYC-LHR
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: smart brit on October 12, 2015, 11:08:22 PM
Not for NYC-LHR
And not for LHR - NYC either
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MEIR613 on October 12, 2015, 11:12:25 PM
And not for LHR - NYC either
-1, DL charges YQ ex Europe 
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: smart brit on October 12, 2015, 11:14:51 PM
-1, DL charges YQ ex Europe
If you buy a round-trip on DL then there is no YQ
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/12/d7008e93812722b5b16e18498ee5a71c.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on October 12, 2015, 11:46:47 PM
Is VS upper class that much better then UA J, that it's worth the extra miles ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lubaby on October 12, 2015, 11:52:03 PM
If you buy a round-trip on DL then there is no YQ
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/12/d7008e93812722b5b16e18498ee5a71c.jpg)

No YQ would be $11.20 in taxes, not $305..
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MosheD on October 12, 2015, 11:57:21 PM
Is VS upper class that much better then UA J, that it's worth the extra miles ?
Its the big fat London exit tax
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: smart brit on October 12, 2015, 11:58:01 PM
When ever you depart England you will pay that amount if you fly J. In economy it's $205
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MosheD on October 13, 2015, 12:02:45 AM
Its the big fat London exit tax
See this http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2011/08/23/understanding-the-uk-air-passenger-duty-and-how-to-minimize-it/
On how to minimize
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on October 13, 2015, 12:39:59 AM
NYC-LHR in J ( I don't have UA miles ) ?

88k ANA, MR transfers over with a 2 day hold usually plus if you pay attention & compare you may see something sweet. Depends how aware you are.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: EJB on October 13, 2015, 01:11:50 AM

88k ANA, MR transfers over with a 2 day hold usually plus if you pay attention & compare you may see something sweet. Depends how aware you are.

Any hint? I know of a bunch of sweet spots but am not sure what you're referring to.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MosheD on October 13, 2015, 01:44:32 AM
88k ANA, MR transfers over with a 2 day hold usually plus if you pay attention & compare you may see something sweet. Depends how aware you are.
If you are reffering to the free SO thats no secret...
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on October 13, 2015, 02:00:30 AM
Is VS upper class that much better then UA J, that it's worth the extra miles ?
Yes
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: elya on October 13, 2015, 06:08:27 AM
If you are reffering to the free SO thats no secret...
Mind expounding on that?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MosheD on October 13, 2015, 06:43:59 AM
Mind expounding on that?
When booking RT ana allows 2 free each way. Now that they switched to region based, you can stick trailing flight to west coast for free
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: elya on October 13, 2015, 06:52:25 AM
When booking RT ana allows 2 free each way. Now that they switched to region based, you can stick trailing flight to west coast for free
Thanks alot.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MEIR613 on October 13, 2015, 07:42:37 AM
If you buy a round-trip on DL then there is no YQ
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/12/d7008e93812722b5b16e18498ee5a71c.jpg)
Correct,  But LHR-NYC by itself there will be YQ.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on October 13, 2015, 07:51:57 AM
If you are reffering to the free SO thats no secret...

No I am not
Title: What's the best way to book?
Post by: EJB on October 13, 2015, 08:00:04 AM
Ey yq?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sky121 on October 20, 2015, 11:22:02 AM
Best ways to fly buz to south America?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on October 20, 2015, 11:24:18 AM
Best ways to fly buz to south America?

Where exactly are you traveling?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sky121 on October 20, 2015, 11:24:32 AM
Where exactly are you traveling?
Prob EZE
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Joe4007 on October 20, 2015, 11:25:27 AM
Prob EZE
Would you rather fly direct or fly the best product with a connection?

Also, origin?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sky121 on October 20, 2015, 11:26:59 AM
Would you rather fly direct or fly the best product with a connection?

Also, origin?
Chicago. Direct isn't imp.  Looking for least amount of miles.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on October 20, 2015, 11:27:44 AM
Prob EZE

TPG actually had a post about this I came across recently here (http://thepointsguy.com/2015/04/how-to-book-award-travel-to-buenos-aires/). Hope others can be of more help then me on this.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Joe4007 on October 20, 2015, 11:41:45 AM
Chicago. Direct isn't imp.  Looking for least amount of miles.
Least amount of miles would probably be on UA booked through NH at 88k RT.

Or you can fly AA for 100k RT. I see they're scheduled to fly the dreamliner DFW-EZE until the beginning of November.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ygygold on October 20, 2015, 03:38:35 PM
Lax to EWR
I'm debating if I should go direct in economy with saver awards, or make a stop in SFO in business awards
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Joe4007 on October 20, 2015, 03:42:00 PM
Lax to EWR
I'm debating if I should go direct in economy with saver awards, or make a stop in SFO in business awards
Are you saying you'd redeem a standard award with a stop in SFO?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on October 20, 2015, 03:44:00 PM
With todays deal $99 per way you are not going to redeem award in economy. 
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MosheD on October 20, 2015, 03:45:49 PM
Are you saying you'd redeem a standard award with a stop in SFO?
Id guess he means to say there is only saver business available with extra stop
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ygygold on October 20, 2015, 03:46:37 PM
With todays deal $99 per way you are not going to redeem award in economy.
Deal is not for October.
Id guess he means to say there is only saver business available with extra stop
Correct
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on October 20, 2015, 04:14:00 PM
Lax to EWR
I'm debating if I should go direct in economy with saver awards, or make a stop in SFO in business awards

everyone is priced at 12,500. for J book via LH for 17k on UA
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ygygold on October 20, 2015, 04:27:22 PM
Even if it's a connecting?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ygygold on October 20, 2015, 04:44:13 PM
Even if it's a connecting?
Meaning to ask if it's 17k a leg or both together
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on October 20, 2015, 04:45:21 PM
Meaning to ask if it's 17k a leg or both together

connection is fine.. 2 separate bookings is 34k....
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ygygold on October 20, 2015, 04:47:56 PM
connection is fine.. 2 separate bookings is 34k....
I could do the math. My question is if lh looks at it like two separate bookings or one with two flights in it.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Joe4007 on October 20, 2015, 04:53:22 PM
I could do the math. My question is if lh looks at it like two separate bookings or one with two flights in it.
That. M&M is a region based program, not distance.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on October 20, 2015, 04:56:16 PM
I could do the math. My question is if lh looks at it like two separate bookings or one with two flights in it.

is it a connection or not? Thats the answer.. Connection is 17k
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Centro on October 22, 2015, 07:22:05 PM
What are the 2 cheapest award options for NYC-LHR Y class?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Yehoshua on October 22, 2015, 07:22:57 PM
What are the 2 cheapest award options for NYC-LHR class?
Which class?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Centro on October 22, 2015, 07:27:03 PM
Which class?
Y, fixed.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: efflpetzel on October 22, 2015, 07:29:31 PM
What are the 2 cheapest award options for NYC-LHR Y class?
AA. 20K
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Yehoshua on October 22, 2015, 07:30:04 PM
AA. 20K
*Off peak only
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: efflpetzel on October 22, 2015, 07:30:40 PM
*Off peak only
Indeed, that's the cheapest
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on October 22, 2015, 07:40:27 PM
But very high YQ
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MEIR613 on October 22, 2015, 08:10:58 PM
But very high YQ
Not on AA metal.

Also AS is 20k off peak.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: LoLo on October 22, 2015, 08:41:25 PM
VS 17.5k + ~$134 YQ (Peak time too)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Centro on October 22, 2015, 08:57:07 PM
Thanks folks,
Now what about LHR-NYC? Lots of YQ wherever I turn..
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on October 22, 2015, 09:39:15 PM
Thanks folks,
Now what about LHR-NYC? Lots of YQ wherever I turn..
Yup besides if you want to take a short flight out of LHR and then continue to NYC.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Centro on October 22, 2015, 09:45:56 PM
Yup besides if you want to take a short flight out of LHR and then continue to NYC.
Thanks, the guy only wants non-stop, I believe revenue is the way to go, thx again.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: LoLo on October 22, 2015, 10:54:10 PM
Thanks, the guy only wants non-stop, I believe revenue is the way to go, thx again.
AA 20k + $194 is not that bad.

Or VS 17.5k + £184
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Centro on October 22, 2015, 11:01:23 PM
AA 20k + $194 is not that bad.

Or VS 17.5k + £184
But you that thing when there's nothing available for that particular day which you want...
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: LoLo on October 22, 2015, 11:04:22 PM
But you that thing when there's nothing available for that particular day which you want...
Had it today with AA, a few flights were avail in the morning, by the time I wanted to book they were all gone.

They may just be holds though, does AA release Y seats closer in?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on October 23, 2015, 01:04:26 AM
Thanks folks,
Now what about LHR-NYC? Lots of YQ wherever I turn..
There's no YQ on AA or UA. If you're referring to the LHR departure tax, that's not YQ. 
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sky121 on October 25, 2015, 10:14:50 AM
AA doesn't have any sort of Plan B workaround does it? Seats open but only coach seats available with points.  Any ideas?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Joe4007 on October 25, 2015, 10:22:46 AM
AA doesn't have any sort of Plan B workaround does it? Seats open but only coach seats available with points.  Any ideas?
If you need to go regardless, book Y and keep on checking. If J opens you just call in and add the miles.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sky121 on October 25, 2015, 10:23:10 AM
If you need to go regardless, book Y and keep on checking. If J opens you just call in and add the miles.
Is that the only option?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Joe4007 on October 25, 2015, 10:29:50 AM
Is that the only option?
AFAIK (unless you want to buy a revenue Y ticket and upgrade with miles).
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lubaby on October 25, 2015, 10:39:46 AM
AFAIK (unless you want to buy a revenue Y ticket and upgrade with miles).
Make sure there are seats available in C class (Business Upgrade) before you try this. You can check that availability through Expert Flyer.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on October 28, 2015, 12:33:13 PM
NYC-GYE in Y?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: a mirrer on October 28, 2015, 02:08:27 PM
NYC-GYE in Y?
AA off-peak 15k
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on October 28, 2015, 03:18:30 PM
AA off-peak 15k
Thanks was able to find to there in Feb but coming back nothing was available.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: a mirrer on October 28, 2015, 04:02:55 PM
Thanks was able to find to there in Feb but coming back nothing was available.
united is 20k
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: shmooz on October 28, 2015, 07:03:51 PM
TLV-WAS around pesach time in Y, am finding OS through UA 85K plus $108
KLM on FB 50k plus $225
BA paid for $750

The UA doesnt make sense for me, and I'd rather use miles but not sure in this case since the ticket is cheap. Is it possible to do any better than the FB?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on October 28, 2015, 07:05:57 PM
TLV-WAS around pesach time in Y, am finding OS through UA 85K plus $108
KLM on FB 50k plus $225
BA paid for $750

The UA doesnt make sense for me, and I'd rather use miles but not sure in this case since the ticket is cheap. Is it possible to do any better than the FB?

$750
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: shoobi on October 29, 2015, 11:36:19 PM
I have booked so far 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.

What's best way to get from HKG-SYD on Cathay? Anyone have any experience with J availability trends?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mmm740 on October 30, 2015, 01:34:52 AM
What's best way to get from HKG-SYD on Cathay? Anyone have any experience with J availability trends?
Last minute can be wide open often. End of school holiday times can be difficult.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bj501 on October 30, 2015, 12:09:22 PM

hey guys.

Whats best way to book eco+ mia-tlv
for 2/21 -3/1

found about $365 each way on ua site with multiple stops. lufthansa going and ua return . can upgrade to eco+ for $158 on long
return segment since ua metal but cant even see if i can do it on out leg since lufthansa.

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: David Smith on October 30, 2015, 12:10:26 PM
hey guys.

Whats best way to book eco+ mia-tlv
for 2/21 -3/1

found about $365 each way on ua site with multiple stops. lufthansa going and ua return . can upgrade to eco+ for $158 on long
return segment since ua metal but cant even see if i can do it on out leg since lufthansa.

Any thoughts?
$730 sounds good.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: shoobi on October 31, 2015, 07:44:13 PM
What's best way to book economy europe-TLV? besides BA Avios
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on October 31, 2015, 08:41:42 PM
*A? SQ

But we need more details
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: a mirrer on November 01, 2015, 07:12:13 AM
What's best way to book economy europe-TLV? besides BA Avios
M&M if the account has an israeli address is 15k
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on November 01, 2015, 07:28:56 AM
M&M if the account has an israeli address is 15k
-1

That's only ex-TLV not ex-Europe.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: a mirrer on November 01, 2015, 07:35:18 AM
-1

That's only ex-TLV not ex-Europe.
my bad
but it is 15k for a fly smart award
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lkwdlady on November 01, 2015, 08:26:04 AM
whats my best option for booking nyc-london for this week?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on November 01, 2015, 08:28:55 AM
whats my best option for booking nyc-london for this week?
Y? J? F?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on November 01, 2015, 08:29:12 AM
my bad
but it is 15k for a fly smart award
What's that?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lkwdlady on November 01, 2015, 08:39:30 AM
Y? J? F?

Y
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on November 01, 2015, 08:43:34 AM
Y
30k UA/AC/AA
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: a mirrer on November 01, 2015, 08:45:38 AM
What's that?
http://www.miles-and-more.com/online/portal/mam/de/spend/flight/offer?nodeid=2547915&l=en&cid=18002
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lkwdlady on November 01, 2015, 08:46:45 AM
30k UA/AC/AA

thanks!
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on November 01, 2015, 08:47:15 AM
http://www.miles-and-more.com/online/portal/mam/de/spend/flight/offer?nodeid=2547915&l=en&cid=18002
Thanks.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Tom Brady on November 01, 2015, 08:51:33 AM
30k UA/AC or 20k AA (off peak)
FTFY
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on November 01, 2015, 08:54:59 AM
http://www.miles-and-more.com/online/portal/mam/de/spend/flight/offer?nodeid=2547915&l=en&cid=18002
Wow, that's a really good thing to know about. Thanks!
Is it the same availability as a regular award, just closer in?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on November 01, 2015, 12:38:33 PM
FTFY

He asked -

whats my best option for booking nyc-london for this week?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: LoLo on November 01, 2015, 12:54:28 PM
He asked -


Doesn't off peak begin Oct 15?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on November 01, 2015, 01:04:44 PM

Doesn't off peak begin Oct 15?
I stand corrected. Thanks.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MEIR613 on November 01, 2015, 01:47:14 PM
30k UA/AC/AA 27.5k SQ
FTFY
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on November 01, 2015, 01:51:30 PM
FTFY
Thanks! My memory is really failing me today :(
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: LoLo on November 01, 2015, 02:14:00 PM
Or 17.5k VS + ~$134 YQ.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on November 01, 2015, 05:39:38 PM
Or 17.5k VS + ~$134 YQ.

Nah, no reason to do that :)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 01, 2015, 05:43:02 PM
How much is JFK-ICN-TLV?

And how long can I stay in ICN?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MEIR613 on November 01, 2015, 05:49:14 PM
How much is JFK-ICN-TLV?

And how long can I stay in ICN?
Depends how you book.

With KE it will be 2 separate awards and you can stay in ICN for however long you li.ke.

With AS, you need to book RT and you can also stay however long you like.

With DL, you can't have a stop over period.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 01, 2015, 05:51:55 PM
Depends how you book.

With KE it will be 2 separate awards and you can stay in ICN for however long you li.ke.

With AS, you need to book RT and you can also stay however long you like.

With DL, you can't have a stop over period.

How much would the booking be OW via KE?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MEIR613 on November 01, 2015, 06:06:39 PM
How much would the booking be OW via KE?
Y?J?F?

Assuming J or F, J is 125k and F is 160k.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 01, 2015, 06:11:01 PM
Y?J?F?

Assuming J or F, J is 125k and F is 160k.

Sorry. I am a bit tired. Lol. F it is.

So its 160k OW and I can stay in ICN for however long I want .
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on November 01, 2015, 06:11:39 PM
FTFY
How much is ANA?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MEIR613 on November 01, 2015, 06:45:31 PM
How much is ANA?
I think 55k RT, but you need to book at least 4 days out.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on November 01, 2015, 09:25:56 PM
I think 55k RT, but you need to book at least 4 days out.
O wow didn't know that, thanks
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: EJB on November 02, 2015, 03:04:03 PM

Sorry. I am a bit tired. Lol. F it is.

So its 160k OW and I can stay in ICN for however long I want .
RT
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on November 02, 2015, 03:10:03 PM
RT
-1

JFK-ICN-TLV is 2 awards for 80k+80k=160k OW.
Title: What's the best way to book?
Post by: EJB on November 02, 2015, 03:11:23 PM
-1

JFK-ICN-TLV is 2 awards for 80k+80k=160k OW.

Even w AS?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on November 02, 2015, 03:14:49 PM
Even w AS?

AS can't book KE F. AS is 140k RT for KE J.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on November 02, 2015, 11:37:25 PM
how many miles is it NYC-VIE-TLV via ANA on OS? I know there is YQ but I am curious to what the rate is. TYIA
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on November 03, 2015, 12:10:23 AM
how many miles is it NYC-VIE-TLV via ANA on OS? I know there is YQ but I am curious to what the rate is. TYIA

65k/104k
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on November 03, 2015, 05:29:30 AM
Is Korean at 60K RT the best option for booking JFK-HNL on HA?   
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on November 03, 2015, 05:50:03 AM
Is Korean at 60K RT the best option for booking JFK-HNL on HA?
For J, yes.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on November 03, 2015, 06:00:52 AM
For J, yes.
Is EF availability accurate for this?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on November 04, 2015, 01:49:45 PM
whats the best way to book JFK/EWR to australia/new zealand in J? obviously that has a chance of availability with as least stopovers as possible
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 05, 2015, 01:29:49 AM
whats the best way to book JFK/EWR to australia/new zealand in J? obviously that has a chance of availability with as least stopovers as possible
DL J to LAX connecting to VA J to Australia using DL.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 05, 2015, 09:05:36 AM
Best way of booking NYC-BOB F or J
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on November 05, 2015, 09:09:47 AM
Best way of booking NYC-BOB F or J
Check AJK's trip thread. He has some ways.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MrPrime1 on November 05, 2015, 09:20:01 AM
Can I book dps-hkg-jfk or ewr and stay overnight or a couple of days  in hkg using AS?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mmm740 on November 05, 2015, 09:29:34 AM
Can I book dps-hkg-jfk or ewr and stay overnight or a couple of days  in hkg using AS?
Yes
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MrPrime1 on November 05, 2015, 09:32:52 AM
Yes
Thanks
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 05, 2015, 09:34:26 AM
Check AJK's trip thread. He has some ways.

80 pages later..  :D
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on November 05, 2015, 09:35:34 AM
80 pages later..  :D
I think he is just working on it now, or did it recently.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: @Yehuda on November 05, 2015, 09:45:52 AM
Best way of booking NYC-BOB F or J
I think the options are the fancy way through the Arab carriers, the medium fancy way through the Asian carriers, or the direct way through LAX on Air Tahiti Nui (no lie-flat).
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on November 05, 2015, 09:46:54 AM
I think the options are the fancy way through the Arab carriers, the medium fancy way through the Asian carriers, or the direct way through LAX on Air Tahiti Nui (no lie-flat).
Just because they do not have gold on everything, shouldn't make them inferior.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: @Yehuda on November 05, 2015, 09:51:45 AM
Just because they do not have gold on everything, shouldn't make them inferior.
You know how much I care about all this stuff. I mean, if I can't shower on a plane, then is it even worth going on the trip? ::)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 05, 2015, 09:52:43 AM
You know how much I care about all this stuff. I mean, if I can't shower on a plane, then is it even worth going on the trip? ::)

You just hate the Arabs. You wish Elal flew everywhere.  :P
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on November 05, 2015, 10:01:44 AM
You know how much I care about all this stuff. I mean, if I can't shower on a plane, then is it even worth going on the trip? ::)
When you experience it, that may become the case.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: @Yehuda on November 05, 2015, 10:04:39 AM
You just hate the Arabs. You wish Elal flew everywhere.  :P
I wish DDF had the real emojis. Here I would use the cracking up of laughter one.

When you experience it, that may become the case.
One day...
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on November 05, 2015, 12:31:22 PM
One day...
How is that even remotely possible, like if an American carrier bought EK/EY? LOL
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 05, 2015, 12:33:11 PM
How is that even remotely possible, like if an American carrier bought EK/EY? LOL

He is hoping that LY or AA start buying A380's  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on November 05, 2015, 12:38:24 PM
He is hoping that LY or AA start buying A380's  ;D ;D

Pigs will fly before that happens, and then I guess he can fly on a pig because Islam forbids contact with a pig.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: @Yehuda on November 05, 2015, 12:40:09 PM
Oh dear. How did I just miss all this?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on November 05, 2015, 12:40:29 PM


I wish DDF had the real emojis. Here I would use the cracking up of laughter
Like this?

Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 05, 2015, 01:03:42 PM
Pigs will fly before that happens, and then I guess he can fly on a pig because Islam forbids contact with a pig.

I hear LY might start offering Kedem Concorde grape juice on their long haul premium cabins!  8)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on November 05, 2015, 01:05:26 PM
I hear LY might start offering Kedem Concorde grape juice on their long haul premium cabins!  8)
Hmmm - so what to choose, a bottle of Blue on EK/EY or Kedem grape juice on LY?! :P
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on November 05, 2015, 01:11:59 PM
I hear LY might start offering Kedem Concorde grape juice on their long haul premium cabins!  8)
KE had kosher wine on my flight.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on November 08, 2015, 09:31:55 PM
 The best way to book EK F, NYC-DXB-LHR would be with AS ? 
EY F, NYC-AUH-LHR with AA ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Hershelsdeals on November 08, 2015, 09:42:54 PM
The best way to book EK F, NYC-DXB-LHR would be with AS ? 
EY F, NYC-AUH-LHR with AA ?
Correct
Title: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on November 08, 2015, 09:46:10 PM
Correct
Do you know what the total would be for each one for OW ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Hershelsdeals on November 08, 2015, 09:46:36 PM
Do you know what the total would be for each one for OW ?
100k, 130k
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on November 08, 2015, 09:47:59 PM

100k, 130k
Thanks.
Title: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on November 08, 2015, 10:36:13 PM
DL, NYC-LHR. DL charges 62.5 anybody charge less for DL metal on that route ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mmm740 on November 09, 2015, 05:21:16 PM
DL, NYC-LHR. DL charges 62.5 anybody charge less for DL metal on that route ?
VA
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on November 09, 2015, 05:45:59 PM

VA
Is there YQ ? Does Amex MR transfer to VA ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mmm740 on November 09, 2015, 06:24:18 PM
Is there YQ ? Does Amex MR transfer to VA ?

YQ of about $240.
MR doesn't transfer. SPG does.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: pixi on November 09, 2015, 08:08:30 PM
What's the cheapest way to book with points from NYC-TLV,  mid Jan,  business class?
TIA
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on November 09, 2015, 08:34:45 PM

What's the cheapest way to book with points from NYC-TLV,  mid Jan,  business class?
TIA
Check dans post on award flights to Israel. http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/68732
It's got all the info. you'll need.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on November 10, 2015, 12:43:59 AM
What's the cheapest way to book with points from NYC-TLV,  mid Jan,  business class?
TIA

UA for 57.5k SQ.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on November 10, 2015, 01:39:16 AM
Trying to book HA from JFK to HNL. EF claims there's P5, Korean can't see any, what's my next best  option?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: pixi on November 10, 2015, 11:43:27 AM
UA for 57.5k SQ.
Do you mean I should book it with with Singapore Airlines?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: pixi on November 10, 2015, 11:44:34 AM
NYC-TLV.
If There is no availability on United to book with Singapore ( I think that I can only  book a United flight with Singapore if it's a saver award and not a standard award,  is that right? ) what should be my next cheapest award ticket option?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on November 10, 2015, 12:36:22 PM
Do you mean I should book it with with Singapore Airlines?
Yes
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on November 10, 2015, 12:37:33 PM
NYC-TLV.
If There is no availability on United to book with Singapore ( I think that I can only  book a United flight with Singapore if it's a saver award and not a standard award,  is that right? )
That is correct

Quote
what should be my next cheapest award ticket option?

Next direct option is DL for 62.5k FB.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on November 10, 2015, 03:22:12 PM
Is Korean at 60K RT the best option for booking JFK-HNL on HA?
Is EF availability accurate for this?
the answer is a resounding no
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: HolyNyc on November 11, 2015, 01:34:07 PM
whats the best way to book AI BOM-JFK in J ?
UA is 80K
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on November 19, 2015, 10:32:49 AM
CX, F NYC-HKG ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Hershelsdeals on November 19, 2015, 10:34:06 AM
CX, F NYC-HKG ?
AA 67.5K
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 19, 2015, 10:34:15 AM
CX, F NYC-HKG ?

AA. 67.5 OW before March 22.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on November 19, 2015, 01:45:24 PM
whats the best way to book AI BOM-JFK in J ?
UA is 80K

check via AC's program..
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lubaby on November 19, 2015, 01:47:47 PM
whats the best way to book AI BOM-JFK in J ?
UA is 80K
check via AC's program..
AC is 75k.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on November 19, 2015, 02:03:31 PM
AC is 75k.

sounds right, + no YQ either
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lubaby on November 19, 2015, 02:06:26 PM
sounds right, + no YQ either
Correct.
Random date I put in is $43.19 USD taxes for the OW.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MosheD on November 19, 2015, 03:46:32 PM
Searched everywhere and shocked I cant find this
LON-TLV Y?
tia
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on November 19, 2015, 03:56:56 PM
Searched everywhere and shocked I cant find this
LON-TLV Y?
tia

easyjet most of the time, if not... BA 10k off peak & 12.5k reg
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MosheD on November 19, 2015, 04:00:00 PM
easyjet most of the time, if not... BA 10k off peak & 12.5k reg
Flight in a couple weeks so ej is expensive.
Ba no avail
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on November 19, 2015, 04:26:20 PM
Flight in a couple weeks so ej is expensive.
Ba no avail

use BA to fly to ZRH or MAD & take a lie flat J to TLV with IB/LX with BA/IB/SQ/LH miles
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Aaaron on November 24, 2015, 03:47:37 PM
Best way for JFK [or IAD] to HKG and BKK, with some time spent in both in F or J?  Looking to burn some AA before 3/16.  Ideally I'd love to fly through DOH one way to BKK but QR doesn't seem to be releasing anything other than LHR-DOH.

Is JFK-HKG-JFK with a separate HKG-BKK-HKG the only option?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 24, 2015, 03:57:05 PM
Best way for JFK [or IAD] to HKG and BKK, with some time spent in both in F or J?  Looking to burn some AA before 3/16.  Ideally I'd love to fly through DOH one way to BKK but QR doesn't seem to be releasing anything other than LHR-DOH.

Is JFK-HKG-JFK with a separate HKG-BKK-HKG the only option?

This could be done on CX.

Also could do:

YVR-NRT(JL)
NRT-BKK(JL)
BKK-HKG(CX)
HKG-SFO(CX)
SFO-xxx(AA)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on November 24, 2015, 03:59:11 PM
Best way for JFK [or IAD] to HKG and BKK, with some time spent in both in F or J?  Looking to burn some AA before 3/16.  Ideally I'd love to fly through DOH one way to BKK but QR doesn't seem to be releasing anything other than LHR-DOH.

Is JFK-HKG-JFK with a separate HKG-BKK-HKG the only option?
I actually think i say QR J space from JFK today to DOH. I was searching in May.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Aaaron on November 24, 2015, 04:02:10 PM
This could be done on CX.

I know, that's how I would do it.  I just feel like it may be a waste if there's another way that would allow a stopover.

I actually think i say QR J space from JFK today to DOH. I was searching in May.

You're right!  I just found in May, thanks.  I'm looking at the end of June and didn;t see any, so I looked at the next few weeks thinking they may open it closer, and there was nothing.

Also could do:

YVR-NRT(JL)
NRT-BKK(JL)
BKK-HKG(CX)
HKG-SFO(CX)
SFO-xxx(AA)

Checking my dates now.  Thanks!
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on November 24, 2015, 04:03:49 PM
Keep in mind that the J product from JFK ain't great.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Aaaron on November 24, 2015, 04:05:55 PM
Keep in mind that the J product from JFK ain't great.

What about the J from DOH-BKK?  I found availability in J and F if I play with my dates but I'm assuming F would be a mixed cabin so probably not worth it. 
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on November 24, 2015, 04:08:19 PM
What about the J from DOH-BKK?  I found availability in J and F if I play with my dates but I'm assuming F would be a mixed cabin so probably not worth it.
Check which plane it is on and then google a review of it.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Aaaron on November 24, 2015, 04:08:48 PM
Check which plane it is on and then google a review of it.

Alright.  Thanks again.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on November 24, 2015, 05:09:38 PM
Keep in mind that the J product from JFK ain't great.

-0.5

They are starting to fly the a350 JFK-DOH later this year which has a great J product.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on November 24, 2015, 05:15:41 PM
What about the J from DOH-BKK?  I found availability in J and F if I play with my dates

If it's F then it's the a380 and it's a great product, and a great value at just 45k AA.

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but I'm assuming F would be a mixed cabin so probably not worth it.

JFK-DOH-BKK is 2 awards. So 1 leg in J and 1 leg in F would be 67.5k + 45k. Both legs in J would be 67.5k + 30k.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Aaaron on November 24, 2015, 05:17:24 PM
You fly PHL-DOH on the a350 with a great J product.

That's a great idea.  I also found IAD-BOS-DOH on the A350.

If it's F then it's the a380 and it's a great product, and great value at just 45k AA.

Seems to be about half and half. 

JFK-DOH-BKK is 2 awards. So 1 leg in J and 1 leg in F would be 67.5k + 45k. Both legs in J would be 67.5k + 30k.

Just realized that...  I'll probably spend a day or two in DOH for the heck of it.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on November 24, 2015, 05:19:18 PM
Just realized that...  I'll probably spend a day or two in DOH for the heck of it.

I like that idea :)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 24, 2015, 11:19:40 PM
What's the best CPT-LAX, preferable on either QR J 787, A350 or EY F? If QR J isn't available, what's the cheapest J or F from CPT-LAX?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Jimgotkp on November 24, 2015, 11:52:47 PM
Shouldn't be concerned about what's the best... should worry more about which flights have availability then choose from there.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ual902 on November 24, 2015, 11:55:43 PM
What's the best CPT-LAX, preferable on either QR J 787, A350 or EY F? If QR J isn't available, what's the cheapest J or F from CPT-LAX?

Don't forget you could pay cash like $3k with EK F  direct from ek.com  also QR J Cash is like $1600ish.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 24, 2015, 11:56:26 PM
Don't forget you could pay cash like $3k with EK F  direct from ek.com
Why would I want to pay cash?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ual902 on November 24, 2015, 11:56:53 PM
Why would I want to pay cash?

Just an option..
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 24, 2015, 11:58:27 PM
Just an option..
Duh. I assumed miles was understood unless it was a super cheap flight. While $3k might be cheap by comparison, it's not the same as a cheap flight.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on November 25, 2015, 06:56:11 PM
NYC-SJC ? I do not have any UA miles available, so that is not an option.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 25, 2015, 07:09:29 PM
NYC-SJC ? I do not have any UA miles available, so that is not an option.

17.5k or 20k Avios // 17.5k DL // 12.5k AA

All in Y.

Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on November 25, 2015, 07:16:31 PM
17.5k or 20k Avios // 12.5k DL // 12.5k AA

All in Y.

FTFY
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on November 25, 2015, 08:39:40 PM
17.5k or 20k Avios // 17.5k DL // 12.5k AA

All in Y.


FTFY
Thank you for the info but i just realized I made a typo. I meant NYC-SJO.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: thaber on November 26, 2015, 01:47:45 AM
Not sure who would be most cooperative for this itinerary, looking to book TLV-LAX-NYC-TLV in J. need about 5 days in LAX and 2-3 days in NYC. Is there anyway to do it as 2 legs?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on November 26, 2015, 11:51:25 AM
Is there a way to book Thai Airasia, or Dragonair using points ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: thaber on November 26, 2015, 11:52:51 AM
Is there a way to book Thai Airasia, or Dragonair using points ?
I've booked Thai through United I think.  Lax - cdg in J
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on November 26, 2015, 11:53:04 AM
Is there a way to book Thai Airasia, or Dragonair using points ?
Dragonair is oneworld
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ADG on November 27, 2015, 10:00:06 AM
I found an itinerary on ITA and when i try booking it online it is 30 bucks more everywhere... can anyone help?

(I also have a VPN will it help me get a better price on a domestic flight)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on November 28, 2015, 12:18:17 PM
I found an itinerary on ITA and when i try booking it online it is 30 bucks more everywhere... can anyone help?

(I also have a VPN will it help me get a better price on a domestic flight)

ITA isn't reliable.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on November 28, 2015, 12:58:52 PM
I found an itinerary on ITA and when i try booking it online it is 30 bucks more everywhere... can anyone help?

(I also have a VPN will it help me get a better price on a domestic flight)
Which route and airline?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ADG on November 30, 2015, 04:43:20 PM
Which route and airline?

AA LGA-MIA
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ADG on November 30, 2015, 04:46:45 PM
I read in articles that where your computer is located changes the price of the itinerary. I didn't understand the meaning of this until i got a VPN.  Can i alter the price of my ticket by altering the IP address to another country? (Is this a thing that needs a thread:)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on November 30, 2015, 05:37:30 PM
If I'm flying out of CNX, and my destination is NYC. Besides for flying CX, via HKG, are there any other route options, that I'll only have to fly 2 flights ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lubaby on November 30, 2015, 05:39:35 PM
If I'm flying out of CNX, and my destination is NYC. Besides for flying CX, via HKG, are there any other route options, that I'll only have to fly 2 flights ?
KE via ICN.
CZ via CAN.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on November 30, 2015, 05:45:36 PM
If I'm flying out of CNX, and my destination is NYC. Besides for flying CX, via HKG, are there any other route options, that I'll only have to fly 2 flights ?

KE, CA, MU, CZ.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 30, 2015, 05:45:56 PM

If I'm flying out of CNX, and my destination is NYC. Besides for flying CX, via HKG, are there any other route options, that I'll only have to fly 2 flights ?

I just wrote about this and similar. Check my last posts (on mobile)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on November 30, 2015, 05:48:13 PM
I just wrote about this and similar. Check my last posts (on mobile)

Not exactly. He wants one stop ex-CNX.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 30, 2015, 05:57:50 PM

Not exactly. He wants one stop ex-CNX.

I would think TG via Bkk?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on November 30, 2015, 05:58:35 PM
I would think TG via Bkk?

That's 2 stops. Only 1 stop options are -
KE, CA, MU, CZ.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on November 30, 2015, 08:15:00 PM
Any other way besides KE, to book CZ F ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 30, 2015, 08:20:00 PM
Any other way besides KE, to book CZ F ?

CZ is bookable via DL.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on November 30, 2015, 08:54:57 PM
CZ is bookable via DL.
I though DL could only book CZ J, not F.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on November 30, 2015, 09:14:28 PM
I though DL could only book CZ J, not F.
Am i wrong ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on November 30, 2015, 09:30:24 PM
Am i wrong ?

I missed the F part first and after looking it seems that you are correct and KE is the way to go for F.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on November 30, 2015, 09:58:54 PM
I missed the F part first and after looking it seems that you are correct and KE is the way to go for F.
I figured. The problem is I don't have enough stockpile of UR, or SPG to book with KE. Oh well.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lubaby on November 30, 2015, 10:53:38 PM
I figured. The problem is I don't have enough stockpile of UR, or SPG to book with KE. Oh well.
You can put KE flights on hold for free for a few months (depending how far away flight dates are), not sure about partners.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 01, 2015, 12:48:15 AM
You can put KE flights on hold for free for a few months (depending how far away flight dates are), not sure about partners.

Partners can only be held for 24 hours.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ual902 on December 01, 2015, 01:31:50 AM
What is more comfortable and better IFE to fly JFK > GIG  in Coach Tam 767 or AA 777?.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 01, 2015, 01:35:00 AM
I though DL could only book CZ J, not F.
Am i wrong ?

You are correct.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ADG on December 01, 2015, 02:26:26 PM
I read in articles that where your computer is located changes the price of the itinerary. I didn't understand the meaning of this until i got a VPN.  Can i alter the price of my ticket by altering the IP address to another country? (Is this a thing that needs a thread:)
bump
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 01, 2015, 02:30:35 PM
I read in articles that where your computer is located changes the price of the itinerary. I didn't understand the meaning of this until i got a VPN.  Can i alter the price of my ticket by altering the IP address to another country? (Is this a thing that needs a thread:)

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=47695.0
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 01, 2015, 02:33:10 PM
Any ideas of getting from South Africa back to the US. First class is optimal, but Business will work as well. Three passengers.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 01, 2015, 02:40:32 PM
Any ideas of getting from South Africa back to the US. First class is optimal, but Business will work as well. Three passengers.

LH F (FRA)
LH F + SQ R  (FRA)
LX J (ZRH)
TK J (IST)
EK F (DXB)
QR J (DOH)
EY F (AUH)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 01, 2015, 02:42:49 PM
QR F (DOH)

QR doesn't fly F between South Africa and DOH.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 01, 2015, 02:45:17 PM
QR doesn't fly F between South Africa and DOH.

Corrected.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Joe4007 on December 01, 2015, 03:20:02 PM
LH F (FRA)
LH F + SQ R  (FRA)
LX J (ZRH)
TK J (IST)
EK F (DXB)
QR J (DOH)
EY F (AUH)
You forgot SA J...
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Yehuda57 on December 01, 2015, 03:32:01 PM
LH F...

*Noob alert*

Is CX J and F (HKG) an option?

And what's the best way of booking each of the aforementioned? Would I be correct in saying:

The first 4 - UA
QR - AA
EK - AS
EY - ?

You ignored KLM, AF, VS, DL - purposefully?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 01, 2015, 03:37:01 PM
*Noob alert*

Is CX J and F (HKG) an option?

It is but I don't think that he is looking to travel an extra 12 hours.

Quote
And what's the best way of booking each of the aforementioned? Would I be correct in saying:
The first 4 - UA/AC and SQ would be on their website.
QR - AA
EK - AS
EY - AA
Quote
You ignored KLM, AF, VS, DL - purposefully?

Was mentioning mostly the better programs he would enjoy on a longhaul flight in J/F. My list is not exhaustive.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Yehuda57 on December 01, 2015, 03:49:37 PM
AC and SQ would be on their website.
that would mean YQ, right?
EY - AA
They would count that as 2 separate awards, no?
My list is not exhaustive.

Appreciated very much. I'm planning this exact trip, so I'm just making sure the options I'm thinking of are correct.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 01, 2015, 03:53:28 PM
that would mean YQ, right?
Yes. But less miles and can use Amex to transfer.
Quote
They would count that as 2 separate awards, no?
Correct. Only QR will book this as one award via DOH if both flights are on QR.
Quote
Appreciated very much. I'm planning this exact trip, so I'm just making sure the options I'm thinking of are correct.

Nice!
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Yehuda57 on December 01, 2015, 03:56:57 PM
Nice!

One more thing, EY between JNB-AUH is Jetihad, no?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 01, 2015, 04:01:19 PM
One more thing, EY between JNB-AUH is Jetihad, no?

Correct.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: srap on December 02, 2015, 06:25:43 PM
Are there any advantages to book through Priceline or Orbitz vs directly with the airlines themselves?

Most (?) airlines also have a 24 hr+ free cancellation or a 24 hr hold (AA).
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 02, 2015, 06:28:14 PM
Are there any advantages to book through Priceline or Orbitz vs directly with the airlines themselves?

Most (?) airlines also have a 24 hr+ free cancellation or a 24 hr hold (AA).

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/59196
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: srap on December 02, 2015, 06:50:11 PM
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/59196 (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/59196)
Just what I was looking for!  Ty. I do see some advantages of booking on these OTA sites, but I have a similar feeling to responses #13-17. 

Maybe double booking, OTA to safeguard spontaneous decisions and foreign airline quirks but cancelling within the first 24-36 hours, and direct to airline bookings to keep if we have decided to take that flight.  A pain.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ADG on December 02, 2015, 09:16:23 PM
second time Martrix is giving me false pricing. Whats up with that?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 02, 2015, 11:48:44 PM
second time Martrix is giving me false pricing. Whats up with that?

its not being accurate lately..
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: davidd75 on December 03, 2015, 02:17:37 PM
looking to book OW SAN-JFK Jan 20 for two.  jet blue has a good sale with points and nonstop in the afternoon but I dont have enough true blue points

is my only option to transfer Amex points but their ratio is less than 1:1.  I can use Amex points straight up like cash but it comes out to like 26,000 for two people

any other options? does amex transfer instant to Jet Blue?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 03, 2015, 02:22:42 PM
does amex transfer instant to Jet Blue?

Yes
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: davidd75 on December 03, 2015, 03:32:36 PM
Yes

do any other point currencies transfer to Jet blue?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 03, 2015, 03:35:36 PM
do any other point currencies transfer to Jet blue?

no
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: davidd75 on December 03, 2015, 04:20:15 PM
just found out and keep in mind if you want to book flights with UR some airlines like Jet Blue are not available online and  dont appear on the search on the UR website so if you want that flight and don't see it CALL
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 04, 2015, 09:56:29 AM
I'm trying to book round trip NYC-LHR-NCL.
If I book the NYC-LHR leg separate, from the LHR-NCL leg with AA, on a BA flight, the YQ, and taxes price at about $1,200.
Question: If I put ncl as the final destination, and make it one award ticket, will that bring the pricing now ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Aaaron on December 04, 2015, 12:49:14 PM
I'm trying to book round trip NYC-LHR-NCL.
If I book the NYC-LHR leg separate, from the LHR-NCL leg with AA, on a BA flight, the YQ, and taxes price at about $1,200.
Question: If I put ncl as the final destination, and make it one award ticket, will that bring the pricing now ?

I know it doesn't answer your question, but do you need to go through LHR?  On UA through DUB it's 30k OW +~$17.xx in fees.  Or Avios on EI for that matter.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 04, 2015, 02:30:36 PM

I know it doesn't answer your question, but do you need to go through LHR?  On UA through DUB it's 30k OW +~$17.xx in fees.  Or Avios on EI for that matter.
I don't need to go through LHR.
I just thought that, that was my only option. I'll look into those routes. Much appreciated.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 05, 2015, 06:12:44 PM

I know it doesn't answer your question, but do you need to go through LHR?  On UA through DUB it's 30k OW +~$17.xx in fees.  Or Avios on EI for that matter.
I don't need to go through LHR.
I just thought that, that was my only option. I'll look into those routes. Much appreciated.
Unfortunately there is zero availability to DUB, on EI, from Boston, or NYC.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 05, 2015, 06:23:10 PM
Best way to book FRA-VIE OW
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: hvaces42 on December 05, 2015, 07:11:16 PM
Best way to book FRA-VIE OW
After 12/15 Aeroplan 10k Y 15k J
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 05, 2015, 07:50:19 PM
After 12/15 Aeroplan 10k Y 15k J

Need OW. Can't book that as OW on AC.

Also looks like YQ is high.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 05, 2015, 07:58:21 PM
Need OW. Can't book that as OW on AC.

Also looks like YQ is high.

was hoping for your case that niki flies that route.. wudda been 4,500 avios.. I see they dont  :(
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: LoLo on December 05, 2015, 08:29:25 PM
Need OW. Can't book that as OW on AC.
After 12/15 you can.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 05, 2015, 08:33:13 PM

After 12/15 you can.

Sadly it Doesn't make the relatively high yq go away.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lubaby on December 05, 2015, 08:47:15 PM
Need OW. Can't book that as OW on AC.

Also looks like YQ is high.
Just something to keep in mind:

On revenue tickets, it's usually cheaper to book RT inter-Europe then OW (Eg. OW = $400, RT = $150).
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: David Smith on December 05, 2015, 09:07:50 PM
Just something to keep in mind:

On revenue tickets, it's usually cheaper to book RT inter-Europe then OW (Eg. OW = $400, RT = $150).
OJ's often work too, if you don't want to pay for the full RT.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 05, 2015, 09:22:21 PM
Just something to keep in mind:

On revenue tickets, it's usually cheaper to book RT inter-Europe then OW (Eg. OW = $400, RT = $150).

Especially LH, LY, LX, AZ iirc
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 05, 2015, 11:13:34 PM
Especially LH, LY, LX, AZ iirc

If that trip is going to work out its going to be SQ R so I'd need FRA-VIE leg as well.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Jm1248 on December 05, 2015, 11:16:03 PM
Best way to book NYC-ACA rt? United saver award space is booked up for when I want to go
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 05, 2015, 11:44:48 PM
Best way to book NYC-ACA rt? United saver award space is booked up for when I want to go

AM via AF 12.5k a way?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 05, 2015, 11:46:45 PM
NYC-JNB: any better way RT then SA via NH 104k?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 06, 2015, 02:14:57 AM
NYC-JNB: any better way RT then SA via NH 104k?
In UA and SA F?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 06, 2015, 08:25:48 AM
SA only flies J to JNB from JFK.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Joe4007 on December 06, 2015, 10:28:26 AM
NYC-JNB: any better way RT then SA via NH 104k?
Don't they charge YQ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 07, 2015, 03:14:41 PM
JNB or CPT to PEK? IS CX via HKG the only real option?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 07, 2015, 03:21:10 PM
JNB or CPT to PEK? IS CX via HKG the only real option?

Direct: CA

1 stop: EY,EK,CX,QR,SQ,TK,LH,LY,

Those are at least on the way to PEK.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 07, 2015, 03:23:53 PM
Direct: CA

1 stop: EY,EK,CX,QR,SQ,TK,LH,LY,

Those are at least on the way to PEK.
Thanks. Now to find availability on CA.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: jackofall on December 07, 2015, 07:53:39 PM
NYC - MAN with miles. Which program and airline are my best bets? 
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 07, 2015, 08:11:29 PM
Via AA 40k RT now
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: jackofall on December 07, 2015, 08:24:23 PM
Thanks.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: enwhycee on December 07, 2015, 11:42:47 PM
LAX-South Asia or South Pacific with points.

I currently have a hold on 2 RT LAX-PPT in February for 150K AA. Any better options?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 07, 2015, 11:59:14 PM
LAX-South Asia or South Pacific with points.

I currently have a hold on 2 RT LAX-PPT in February for 150K AA. Any better options?

trip report please :)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: enwhycee on December 08, 2015, 12:02:12 AM
trip report please :)

Sure thing!  8)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 08, 2015, 09:04:28 AM
Anyway to book BKK-CNX using miles ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 08, 2015, 09:06:05 AM
Anyway to book BKK-CNX using miles ?
Yes.

Think maybe from JAL as one option.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 08, 2015, 09:08:46 AM
Anyway to book BKK-CNX using miles ?

Don't think it is worth it. Can find those flights for under $40 OW.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 08, 2015, 09:21:35 AM
Anyway to book BKK-CNX using miles ?

Yes.
For PG you can use FB/JAL/EY/AB/CX.
For TG you can use any *a partner.

Although it's really not worth it being that paid flights cost ~$40.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 08, 2015, 09:24:54 AM
Anyway to book BKK-CNX using miles ?
Look into Air Asia.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 08, 2015, 09:25:23 AM
Look into Air Asia.

You can book Air Asia with miles?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 08, 2015, 09:26:21 AM
You can book Air Asia with miles?
Paid flight.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 08, 2015, 09:28:38 AM
Paid flight.

Figured. Just go to Expedia.co.th and find the cheapest flight.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on December 08, 2015, 09:30:27 AM
Anyway to book BKK-CNX using miles ?
Yes.

Think maybe from JAL as one option.
I think JAL has a 5k promo though as everyone else said it's usually the cheapest and easiest to just go revenue



Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 08, 2015, 09:33:17 AM
Got it, will check it out.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: zow on December 08, 2015, 01:54:45 PM
Hi, if this has been answered elsewhere, please forgive me. I did search....
I am interested in using AA to TLV.
I want to originate in BOS and want to fly in J.
Thinking about BOS-DUS-TLV or BOS-DOH-AMM-TLV:

1. For BOS-DUS-TLV: is BOS-DUS (on AB) bookable by phone with AA yet? And could I include DUS-TLV (which stops in TXL) on the same award ticket?

2. For BOS-DOH-AMM: I can see availability on BA for each leg. I presume I need to PUTPAC AA to book? Is there any way to include AMM-TLV on the same award ticket? (and where do I look for RJ availability?)

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 08, 2015, 02:02:21 PM
Hi, if this has been answered elsewhere, please forgive me. I did search....
I am interested in using AA to TLV.
I want to originate in BOS and want to fly in J.
Thinking about BOS-DUS-TLV or BOS-DOH-AMM-TLV:

1. For BOS-DUS-TLV: is BOS-DUS (on AB) bookable by phone with AA yet? And could I include DUS-TLV (which stops in TXL) on the same award ticket?

2. For BOS-DOH-AMM: I can see availability on BA for each leg. I presume I need to PUTPAC AA to book? Is there any way to include AMM-TLV on the same award ticket? (and where do I look for RJ availability?)


Thanks in advance.
PUTPAC should work.

Go with option 2!
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: zow on December 08, 2015, 02:04:33 PM
PUTPAC should work.

Go with option 2!

Thanks!
Somehow, I knew you would say that, even though it's only the A350 and "only" in J, not F.  And you think I can include the AMM-TLV leg on the same ticket?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 08, 2015, 02:07:07 PM
Thanks!
Somehow, I knew you would say that, even though it's only the A350 and "only" in J, not F.  And you think I can include the AMM-TLV leg on the same ticket?
It is a pretty nice J. I think so.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 08, 2015, 02:07:20 PM
Hi, if this has been answered elsewhere, please forgive me. I did search....
I am interested in using AA to TLV.
I want to originate in BOS and want to fly in J.
Thinking about BOS-DUS-TLV or BOS-DOH-AMM-TLV:

1. For BOS-DUS-TLV: is BOS-DUS (on AB) bookable by phone with AA yet? And could I include DUS-TLV (which stops in TXL) on the same award ticket?

2. For BOS-DOH-AMM: I can see availability on BA for each leg. I presume I need to PUTPAC AA to book? Is there any way to include AMM-TLV on the same award ticket? (and where do I look for RJ availability?)

Thanks in advance.

1. You can search all those legs on AA.com and then call AA to piece it together.
Yes, you can include DUS-TXL-TLV on the same award ticket.

2. You need to call AA to book that.
Yes you can include AMM-TLV on the same award ticket.
Use AA.com to search for RJ space.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 08, 2015, 02:07:39 PM
Thanks!
Somehow, I knew you would say that, even though it's only the A350 and "only" in J, not F.  And you think I can include the AMM-TLV leg on the same ticket?

Yes you can.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: zow on December 08, 2015, 02:09:00 PM
It is a pretty nice J. I think so.
Ok, I'll work on it and report back when I book. Thanks again.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 08, 2015, 02:09:45 PM
Ok, I'll work on it and report back when I book. Thanks again.
Remember you can hold it for free.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: zow on December 08, 2015, 02:11:21 PM
You guys are great. Thanks again.  :)
Title: What's the best way to book?
Post by: zow on December 09, 2015, 06:19:35 AM
Hi, if this has been answered elsewhere, please forgive me. I did search....
I am interested in using AA to TLV.
I want to originate in BOS and want to fly in J.
Thinking about BOS-DUS-TLV or BOS-DOH-AMM-TLV:

1. For BOS-DUS-TLV: is BOS-DUS (on AB) bookable by phone with AA yet? And could I include DUS-TLV (which stops in TXL) on the same award ticket?

2. For BOS-DOH-AMM: I can see availability on BA for each leg. I presume I need to PUTPAC AA to book? Is there any way to include AMM-TLV on the same award ticket? (and where do I look for RJ availability?)

Thanks in advance.

DW says "no" to BOS-DOH-AUH/DXB-TLV "this time."

Next question: can I book LHR/CDG/MAD/etc.-DOH-BOS on QR in J for 67,500 AA? There must be discussion somewhere of ex-Europe to US via QR/EK/EF but I can't find it.

Thanks again!

ETA--I think I found the answer and it looks like yes for QR! http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/06/08/american-aadvantage-award-routing-rules/

Another ETA: How about this routing on QR?
LHR-DOH (A380)
DOH-BOS (A350)

I imagine availability is tough on the LHR-DOH route. Any guidance here?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 09, 2015, 07:14:53 AM
DW says "no" to BOS-DOH-AUH/DXB-TLV "this time."

Next question: can I book LHR/CDG/MAD/etc.-DOH-BOS on QR in J for 67,500 AA? There must be discussion somewhere of ex-Europe to US via QR/EK/EF but I can't find it.

Thanks again!

ETA--I think I found the answer and it looks like yes for QR! http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/06/08/american-aadvantage-award-routing-rules/

Another ETA: How about this routing on QR?
LHR-DOH (A380)
DOH-BOS (A350)

I imagine availability is tough on the LHR-DOH route. Any guidance here?

You can NOT book Europe to USA via the middle east on 1 award. It will be 2 awards for 30k+67.5k in J.

Availability is much better on CDG-DOH than LHR-DOH.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 09, 2015, 07:26:55 AM
I get it, CDG is much better then DXB.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: gilad on December 09, 2015, 08:38:29 AM
Hello,

I have 115,393 Avios, 66,000 Ultimate reward points, and 132,000 American Express points. I would like to fly a family of 7 to TLV from NYC, around July. I was originally planning to do it through BA with their 30,000 point ticket to TLV on Air Berlin, but they discontinued that. Any other options someone can recommend? Thank you for your time.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on December 09, 2015, 08:54:28 AM
Hello,

I have 115,393 Avios, 66,000 Ultimate reward points, and 132,000 American Express points. I would like to fly a family of 7 to TLV from NYC, around July. I was originally planning to do it through BA with their 30,000 point ticket to TLV on Air Berlin, but they discontinued that. Any other options someone can recommend? Thank you for your time.
Assuming they all needs seats you don't have enough for all. Even at 60k RT you would still be 106k short. Unless your referring to OW?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: SamKey on December 09, 2015, 08:58:44 AM
Hello,

I have 115,393 Avios, 66,000 Ultimate reward points, and 132,000 American Express points. I would like to fly a family of 7 to TLV from NYC, around July. I was originally planning to do it through BA with their 30,000 point ticket to TLV on Air Berlin, but they discontinued that. Any other options someone can recommend? Thank you for your time.
PM or email me
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: zow on December 09, 2015, 09:27:39 AM
You can NOT book Europe to USA via the middle east on 1 award. It will be 2 awards for 30k+67.5k in J.

Availability is much better on CDG-DOH than LHR-DOH.

 :'(
Ok. So back to square 1. Thanks.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 09, 2015, 09:30:40 AM
:'(
Ok. So back to square 1. Thanks.

Is AMM-DOH-BOS for your return an option?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: zow on December 09, 2015, 10:03:53 AM
Is AMM-DOH-BOS for your return an option?
Might be.
Depends on whether we can get to TLV between YK and Sukkot in the first place.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 09, 2015, 04:18:39 PM
Between Vietnam and Japan.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 11, 2015, 07:19:17 AM
 Is it possible to book bmi regional with miles ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 11, 2015, 08:15:32 AM
Can i book eurowings with miles ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on December 11, 2015, 08:19:20 AM
Can i book eurowings with miles ?
http://www.miles-and-more.com/online/portal/mam/il/spend/flight/offer?nodeid=2547890&l=en
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 11, 2015, 08:28:20 AM

http://www.miles-and-more.com/online/portal/mam/il/spend/flight/offer?nodeid=2547890&l=en
Thanks, they don't have availability.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 11, 2015, 10:18:59 AM
Between Vietnam and Japan.

Bump
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: deusconsilio on December 14, 2015, 02:40:49 PM
Need some advice please on which option you more experienced travelers would recommend:

Option A: MLE - HKG Business on Cathay, then pay out of pocket or use BA points for economy shuttle from HKG - CNX? (I've read that I can add HKG-CNX as part of a single reward booking, but when I talk to AA they try to route be through BKK?)

Option B: MLE - SIN Business on Singapore, then SIN - CNX Business on Tiger Air? Please note will pay out of pocket purchase of ~10K KrisFlyer + $402 in Taxes/Fees

Option A is clearly cheaper, but happy to pay more for a better experience or shorter flight. Also, I'm seeing that availability is easier to find on Option B. Just don't have time to check both that often and want to pick a path and stick to it.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 14, 2015, 03:36:34 PM
Need some advice please on which option you more experienced travelers would recommend:

Option A: MLE - HKG Business on Cathay, then pay out of pocket or use BA points for economy shuttle from HKG - CNX? (I've read that I can add HKG-CNX as part of a single reward booking, but when I talk to AA they try to route be through BKK?)

Option B: MLE - SIN Business on Singapore, then SIN - CNX Business on Tiger Air? Please note will pay out of pocket purchase of ~10K KrisFlyer + $402 in Taxes/Fees

Option A is clearly cheaper, but happy to pay more for a better experience or shorter flight. Also, I'm seeing that availability is easier to find on Option B. Just don't have time to check both that often and want to pick a path and stick to it.

why not A?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 14, 2015, 03:41:58 PM
Need some advice please on which option you more experienced travelers would recommend:

Option A: MLE - HKG Business on Cathay, then pay out of pocket or use BA points for economy shuttle from HKG - CNX? (I've read that I can add HKG-CNX as part of a single reward booking, but when I talk to AA they try to route be through BKK?)

Option B: MLE - SIN Business on Singapore, then SIN - CNX Business on Tiger Air? Please note will pay out of pocket purchase of ~10K KrisFlyer + $402 in Taxes/Fees

Option A is clearly cheaper, but happy to pay more for a better experience or shorter flight. Also, I'm seeing that availability is easier to find on Option B. Just don't have time to check both that often and want to pick a path and stick to it.
Does a layover in either city account for anything?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: yitzyul on December 14, 2015, 04:08:09 PM
1) NYC-LHR J class
British and AA show tons of availability. What the best way to book using the least miles
(I have amex, BA, UR, or can transfer from SPG)

2) Best way to book NYC-TLV with a stop on LHR for overnight J class?
TY
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: zow on December 14, 2015, 04:09:04 PM
I know there's not much love for LY around here, but they are the only nonstop BOS-TLV, so it might make sense for us.
I understand from Dan's Israel post that I can transfer MR to Matmid and that I would need 40,000 for one-way in Y (wow).

But how do I check LY award availability? Do I need to join Matmid first? And do they really charge $25 to join their "club"?

Thanks.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 14, 2015, 04:09:06 PM
1) NYC-LHR J class
British and AA show tons of availability. What the best way to book using the least miles
(I have amex, BA, UR, or can transfer from SPG)

2) Best way to book NYC-TLV with a stop on LHR for overnight J class?
TY
BA solid option, but lot of fees.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: zow on December 14, 2015, 04:11:07 PM
1) NYC-LHR J class
British and AA show tons of availability. What the best way to book using the least miles
(I have amex, BA, UR, or can transfer from SPG)

2) Best way to book NYC-TLV with a stop on LHR for overnight J class?
TY
I bet you're seeing lots of BA availability. That's because they'll nail you with huge YQ (fuel surcharge).  Another way to do it would be to fly overnight in J on Aer Lingus to DUB, but you can't get DUB-TLV directly. 
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 14, 2015, 04:14:30 PM
1) NYC-LHR J class
British and AA show tons of availability. What the best way to book using the least miles
(I have amex, BA, UR, or can transfer from SPG)

2) Best way to book NYC-TLV with a stop on LHR for overnight J class?
TY

best way is 45k Amex MR into AC for UA metal & from there take a BA flight with avios or an easy jet flight depending on the price
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: yitzyul on December 14, 2015, 04:35:10 PM
I bet you're seeing lots of BA availability. That's because they'll nail you with huge YQ (fuel surcharge).  Another way to do it would be to fly overnight in J on Aer Lingus to DUB, but you can't get DUB-TLV directly.
If I purchase it on AA (BA airlines) there are no fees but its a whopping 100K
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 14, 2015, 04:36:48 PM
If I purchase it on AA (BA airlines) there are no fees but its a whopping 100K

if booking RT, book via LAN if you're intent on BA. No YQ that way.. unless you have a companion pass you want to redeem.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: yitzyul on December 14, 2015, 04:40:27 PM
if booking RT, book via LAN if you're intent on BA. No YQ that way.. unless you have a companion pass you want to redeem.
UA has horrible availability that why I was sticking with BA
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: deusconsilio on December 14, 2015, 04:42:30 PM
why not A?

Wasn't sure if Singapore Airlines offered better flight experience or something. I'm just trying to avoid mistakes by asking.


Does a layover in either city account for anything?

Layover would be under 3 hours in both cases
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 14, 2015, 04:43:16 PM
UA has horrible availability that why I was sticking with BA

they open up late these days ime
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 14, 2015, 05:04:17 PM
I know there's not much love for LY around here, but they are the only nonstop BOS-TLV, so it might make sense for us.
I understand from Dan's Israel post that I can transfer MR to Matmid and that I would need 40,000 for one-way in Y (wow).

But how do I check LY award availability? Do I need to join Matmid first? And do they really charge $25 to join their "club"?

Thanks.

You can search on EF, or make a free matmid account (there's a thread on it somewhere here)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: zow on December 14, 2015, 05:49:50 PM
You can search on EF, or make a free matmid account (there's a thread on it somewhere here)
Thanks, D93. I'll look for it.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Denverite on December 14, 2015, 06:25:58 PM
Need some advice please on which option you more experienced travelers would recommend:

Option A: MLE - HKG Business on Cathay, then pay out of pocket or use BA points for economy shuttle from HKG - CNX? (I've read that I can add HKG-CNX as part of a single reward booking, but when I talk to AA they try to route be through BKK?)

Option B: MLE - SIN Business on Singapore, then SIN - CNX Business on Tiger Air? Please note will pay out of pocket purchase of ~10K KrisFlyer + $402 in Taxes/Fees

Option A is clearly cheaper, but happy to pay more for a better experience or shorter flight. Also, I'm seeing that availability is easier to find on Option B. Just don't have time to check both that often and want to pick a path and stick to it.

I'm not sure where your final destination is but can you do your whole return on Sin with MLE-SIN as one leg and then the return leg SIN-CNX-Wherever with CNX as your free stopover?  Their stopover policy is so good I just feel like some parts of this should be done as stopovers.  They are very helpful if you call them...
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on December 14, 2015, 11:18:03 PM
Best way to book NYC to CUN in J ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Joe4007 on December 14, 2015, 11:42:58 PM
Best way to book NYC to CUN in J ?
Book with Avios on AA for 20k.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on December 15, 2015, 01:15:45 AM
Book with Avios on AA for 20k.
You mean in economy round trip ? Or is it 20k avios each way in business?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: CS91 on December 15, 2015, 01:20:09 AM
You mean in economy round trip ? Or is it 20k avios each way in business?
Both are right. 20k RT in Y, and 20k OW in J. Full award chart can be found in this DDMS post: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/59617
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: gilad on December 15, 2015, 01:05:10 PM
Could someone please recommend the best way to use Avios to get from NYC to TLV?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 15, 2015, 01:05:53 PM
Could someone please recommend the best way to use Avios to get from NYC to TLV?
Dan has a post on DDMS about it. I'll try and find it.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 15, 2015, 01:06:52 PM
Dan has a post on DDMS about it. I'll try and find it.
Try this (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/24308) or this. (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/68732)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 15, 2015, 01:12:41 PM
Could someone please recommend the best way to use Avios to get from NYC to TLV?

AB
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: gilad on December 15, 2015, 01:23:05 PM
I thought the AB option was no longer available. I don't see it on the BA website any longer. Do I need to call AB?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MosheD on December 15, 2015, 04:53:03 PM
SYD-NRT?
Y or J
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 15, 2015, 05:09:04 PM
SYD-NRT?
Y or J

22.5k/40k UA
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: deusconsilio on December 16, 2015, 12:52:38 PM
What is the minimum amount of time I need to transfer from LHR T5 to T4?

Found first class availability but selecting it would give me an hour to transfer.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lubaby on December 16, 2015, 01:08:02 PM
What is the minimum amount of time I need to transfer from LHR T5 to T4?

Found first class availability but selecting it would give me an hour to transfer.
Booking on one ticket or separate tickets?

What are the flight details? I can check for you.

Post here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=25465.0) next time.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: deusconsilio on December 16, 2015, 01:27:28 PM
Booking on one ticket or separate tickets?

What are the flight details? I can check for you.

Post here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=25465.0) next time.

Posted, as suggested, at: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=25465.new#new (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=25465.new#new)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Yehuda57 on December 16, 2015, 03:03:56 PM
Any ideas of getting from South Africa back to the US. First class is optimal, but Business will work as well. Three passengers.
LH F (FRA)
LH F + SQ R  (FRA)
LX J (ZRH)
TK J (IST)
EK F (DXB)
QR J (DOH)
EY F (AUH)
You ignored KLM, AF, VS, DL - purposefully?
Was mentioning mostly the better programs he would enjoy on a longhaul flight in J/F. My list is not exhaustive.

Getting back to this discussion if I may, any reviews here on DL, AF or VS J, and how they compare to the other J options mentioned?

VS configuration is 1-1-1, which does not seem optimal when travelling with a toddler, am I wrong about that?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on December 17, 2015, 01:59:50 AM


I thought the AB option was no longer available.
Why do you say that?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: gilad on December 17, 2015, 05:53:20 AM
Why do you say that?

Because the AB option doesn't show up on the BA website. Is there another way fly Air Berlin with Avios?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 17, 2015, 06:08:01 AM
Because the AB option doesn't show up on the BA website. Is there another way fly Air Berlin with Avios?

That just means there's no availability. Did you try searching on AA.com?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: hvaces42 on December 17, 2015, 10:56:54 AM
That just means there's no availability. Did you try searching on AA.com?
-1
No AB availability showing on BA or AA recently. Seems like a glitch. One of the other sites also reported this recently, not sure if it was Gary or another one.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 17, 2015, 11:09:16 AM
-1
No AB availability showing on BA or AA recently. Seems like a glitch. One of the other sites also reported this recently, not sure if it was Gary or another one.

Have you checked QF? Have you checked AB within Europe to see if they appear anywhere at all? Might be an issue on the AB end.

Here (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/american-airlines-aadvantage/1728871-no-airberlin-availaibilty-summer-16-no-space-engine-trouble.html)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: hvaces42 on December 17, 2015, 12:03:59 PM
Have you checked QF? Have you checked AB within Europe to see if they appear anywhere at all? Might be an issue on the AB end.

Here (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/american-airlines-aadvantage/1728871-no-airberlin-availaibilty-summer-16-no-space-engine-trouble.html)
Didnt check QF but AB site wouldnt let me log in to check. So yoir suspicions are probably well founded. Now how do we get that fixed? I've been searching for AB availability too without any luck.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 17, 2015, 12:34:30 PM
Didnt check QF but AB site wouldnt let me log in to check. So yoir suspicions are probably well founded. Now how do we get that fixed? I've been searching for AB availability too without any luck.

Have your tried AA/BA over the phone?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Joe4007 on December 17, 2015, 01:11:11 PM
-1
No AB availability showing on BA or AA recently. Seems like a glitch. One of the other sites also reported this recently, not sure if it was Gary or another one.
(http://i.imgur.com/AjIin7y.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: efflpetzel on December 17, 2015, 04:02:30 PM
flying from Israel to New York, what the best routing if id like to make a stopover in Gibraltar

drive in from Spain?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 17, 2015, 04:06:08 PM
flying from Israel to New York, what the best routing if id like to make a stopover in Gibraltar

drive in from Spain?

Prob. Don't even see direct flights to GIB from TLV.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: efflpetzel on December 17, 2015, 04:07:54 PM
Prob. Don't even see direct flights to GIB from TLV.
Right. I believe the only practical direct flights to GIB is from LON
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 17, 2015, 04:08:39 PM
Right. I believe the only practical direct flights to GIB is from LON

And MAN.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: efflpetzel on December 17, 2015, 04:09:46 PM
So what's the best way to get to GIB when flying from Israel to NYC
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: hvaces42 on December 17, 2015, 04:25:12 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/AjIin7y.jpg)
Can you explain that? AB shows up as a choice but no availability on either Y or J when you just select AB.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 17, 2015, 04:26:33 PM
Can you explain that? AB shows up as a choice but no availability on either Y or J when you just select AB.

I also just checked for a few dates saw availability fyi.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: a mirrer on December 17, 2015, 04:29:24 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/AjIin7y.jpg)
if you read the ft thread the problem is from the beginning of January
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Joe4007 on December 17, 2015, 04:30:29 PM
Can you explain that? AB shows up as a choice but no availability on either Y or J when you just select AB.
(http://i.imgur.com/trMxVj5.jpg)

Reason is because you unchecked the other carriers and it's a mixed itinerary.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on December 17, 2015, 04:38:30 PM
So what's the best way to get to GIB when flying from Israel to NYC
Only flights to GIB ate from UK and Morocco. Take IB to AGP and drive/bus/taxi down
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: efflpetzel on December 17, 2015, 04:42:59 PM
Only flights to GIB ate from UK and Morocco. Take IB to AGP and drive/bus/taxi down
Thanks, bit of a PITA
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 17, 2015, 04:43:33 PM
Thanks, bit of a PITA

If you def want to do GIB it doesn't look like PITA can be avoided.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on December 17, 2015, 04:45:24 PM
Thanks, bit of a PITA
Wasn't so bad when I did it. 1 1/2 drive
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: hvaces42 on December 17, 2015, 05:11:12 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/trMxVj5.jpg)

Reason is because you unchecked the other carriers and it's a mixed itinerary.
You still dont get it...check dates next year. You can check any box you want.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Joe4007 on December 17, 2015, 05:18:30 PM
You still dont get it...check dates next year. You can check any box you want.
What exactly is it that I don't get? You posted a screenshot asking why Air Berlin didn't show in that scenario, so I gave you the reason. That's all
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: hvaces42 on December 17, 2015, 05:22:24 PM
What exactly is it that I don't get? You posted a screenshot asking why Air Berlin didn't show in that scenario, so I gave you the reason. That's all
Your screenshot is for December 2015 the problems begin in January 2016

Do the search yourself. VIE-JFK 10/27
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 17, 2015, 05:23:54 PM
Your screenshot is for December 2015 the problems begin in January 2016

If this is purely about finding availability, I have seen availability on AB post 2015.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: hvaces42 on December 17, 2015, 05:27:05 PM
If this is purely about finding availability, I have seen availability on AB post 2015.
Check out my search
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 17, 2015, 05:28:49 PM
I was referring to:


No AB availability showing on BA or AA recently. Seems like a glitch.

If this is purely about finding availability, I have seen availability on AB post 2015.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: hvaces42 on December 17, 2015, 05:31:33 PM
I was referring to:
So have i. Actually have a ticket booked for march, but cant seem to find the flight on AA when it's showing up as an option. Checked every available flight option they gave and its not there
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Joe4007 on December 17, 2015, 05:47:38 PM
Your screenshot is for December 2015 the problems begin in January 2016

Do the search yourself. VIE-JFK 10/27
I'm not arguing about availability. I was simply pointing out that in the case of your screenshot AB wouldn't show up unless there was availability for your entire itinerary on AB.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: hvaces42 on December 17, 2015, 07:36:12 PM
I'm not arguing about availability. I was simply pointing out that in the case of your screenshot AB wouldn't show up unless there was availability for your entire itinerary on AB.
If all the boxes are checked there isnt a single segment that is AB but AB shows up as an option. AY shows up as an option as well and there are AY flights either part or all of the way.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mochjas on December 20, 2015, 08:55:50 AM
Im booking a paid united flight and dont need united miles since I dont have any UR cards I only have MR for now for transferring. What is the best airline to credit the rewards to?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 20, 2015, 08:58:20 AM
Im booking a paid united flight and dont need united miles since I dont have any UR cards I only have MR for now for transferring. What is the best airline to credit the rewards to?

Check out this (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=43222.msg1338256#msg1338256)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 20, 2015, 09:34:51 AM
Im booking a paid united flight and dont need united miles since I dont have any UR cards I only have MR for now for transferring. What is the best airline to credit the rewards to?

Depends on fare class, but usually SQ.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mochjas on December 20, 2015, 10:25:56 AM
its coach. really my question is more of which amex transfer partner is the easiest to find availability and to book with in general. not necessarily trying to get the most points. (I mainly fly domestic but am looking to go to israel in june) 
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Denverite on December 20, 2015, 02:52:25 PM
its coach. really my question is more of which amex transfer partner is the easiest to find availability and to book with in general. not necessarily trying to get the most points. (I mainly fly domestic but am looking to go to israel in june)

I agree SQ is generally good but if you want them for Israel then if put them to ANA since they only charge 65k RT to Israel and are a MR and Starwood Partner
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Aaaron on December 21, 2015, 05:10:44 PM
Looking for options for BKK or CNX back to East Coast of the US, or vice versa.  Flying CX via HKG one way and looking for another option the other.  EK via DXB is one but the flights don't work.  What else is there that has decent availability in F or J?  SQ via SIN/FRA?  Anything else?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 21, 2015, 05:12:07 PM
Looking for options for BKK or CNX back to East Coast of the US, or vice versa.  Flying CX via HKG one way and looking for another option the other.  EK via DXB is one but the flights don't work.  What else is there that has decent availability in F or J?  SQ via SIN/FRA?  Anything else?
JAL via Japan?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 21, 2015, 05:12:34 PM
Looking for options for BKK or CNX back to East Coast of the US, or vice versa.  Flying CX via HKG one way and looking for another option the other.  EK via DXB is one but the flights don't work.  What else is there that has decent availability in F or J?  SQ via SIN/FRA?  Anything else?

KE via ICN
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Aaaron on December 21, 2015, 05:12:56 PM
JAL via Japan?

I was thinking that, but my buddy doesn't want to do Japan or Korea.  Should've mentioned.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Aaaron on December 21, 2015, 05:13:28 PM
KE via ICN

You're 20 seconds too fast.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 21, 2015, 05:13:46 PM
I was thinking that, but my buddy doesn't want to do Japan or Korea.  Should've mentioned.

 ???

What issue does he have using those stopovers for a flight back to the US?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 21, 2015, 05:14:06 PM
I was thinking that, but my buddy doesn't want to do Japan or Korea.  Should've mentioned.

Why not?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on December 21, 2015, 05:15:04 PM
KE F should be pretty easy to get and a very nice product.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Aaaron on December 21, 2015, 05:15:29 PM
???

What issue does he have using those stopovers for a flight back to the US?

Why not?

He wants to spend 12-24 hours somewhere and those don't interest him.  I'll work on him though.  Which of those two options offer better availability, hard/soft products?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Aaaron on December 21, 2015, 05:16:02 PM
KE F should be pretty easy to get and a very nice product.

Alright, thanks!  I have some arm twisting to do. 
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 23, 2015, 11:06:46 PM
Besides for UA, is there any other way to book OS NYC-VIE without YQ ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mmm740 on December 24, 2015, 01:00:43 AM
Besides for UA, is there any other way to book OS NYC-VIE without YQ ?
LM
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 24, 2015, 01:05:09 AM

LM
I don't for any of those. Oh well.
Title: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 24, 2015, 01:08:44 AM
Best way to book Aeroflot TLV-SVO-JFK ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 24, 2015, 02:04:47 AM
Best way to book Aeroflot TLV-SVO-JFK ?

Y or J?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on December 24, 2015, 03:06:58 AM
Would Korean book a TLV - Australia as one award, or two?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 24, 2015, 03:35:05 AM
Would Korean book a TLV - Australia as one award, or two?

One
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on December 24, 2015, 03:40:33 AM
One
Nice. So off peak OW SYD-ICN-TLV is 55/97.5/120? Not really a sweet spot, but would be great flights
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 24, 2015, 04:32:38 AM
Nice. So off peak OW SYD-ICN-TLV is 55/97.5/120?

Correct.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 24, 2015, 04:49:48 AM
I don't for any of those. Oh well.

You can buy them, they have promos very often.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 24, 2015, 07:56:25 AM

Y or J?
Preferably J
You can buy them, they have promos very often.
Need these flights for beginning of Jan.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 24, 2015, 10:06:17 AM
Preferably J

OW = 62.5K FB or 70k DL
RT = 80k AZ
Title: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 24, 2015, 10:25:12 AM
Can I book Norwegian using miles ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 24, 2015, 10:26:10 AM

OW = 62.5K FB or 70k DL
RT = 80k AZ
RT J with AZ is 80k ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 24, 2015, 01:11:57 PM
RT J with AZ is 80k ?

Yes
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on December 24, 2015, 01:44:46 PM
Can I book Norwegian using miles ?
Only their own. They dont have partners
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mordechain on December 24, 2015, 08:57:55 PM
Looking to book a r/t yyz-tlv on elal.it's cheaper with an ota than with elal direct, but more for the lap child. Anyone know if I can book the adult and then call elalelalelal to add the baby?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: LoLo on December 25, 2015, 01:31:48 AM
Looking to book a r/t yyz-tlv on elal.it's cheaper with an ota than with elal direct, but more for the lap child. Anyone know if I can book the adult and then call elalelalelal to add the baby?
calling elalelalelal should be fine.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mordechain on December 25, 2015, 01:32:33 AM
Do you know what they would charge?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: LoLo on December 25, 2015, 01:34:54 AM
Do you know what they would charge?
Every day/time/flight is different.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: srap on December 25, 2015, 02:38:37 AM
EWR-LAX in J if LH is really 17.5, otherwise Y.  Can someone explain to me LH or point me in the right direction?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 25, 2015, 03:02:38 AM
EWR-LAX in J if LH is really 17.5, otherwise Y.  Can someone explain to me LH or point me in the right direction?

LH can be 17k - YMMV.
Call LH and book using LH miles.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: srap on December 25, 2015, 03:09:06 AM
LH can be 17k - YMMV.
Call LH and book using LH miles.
LH USA is closed now.  Which other country has the best CSRs?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: shauly on December 25, 2015, 03:12:34 AM
LH USA is closed now.  Which other country has the best CSRs?

I've done well with Germany.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: elya on December 25, 2015, 03:54:02 AM
I've done well with Germany.
+1 They have alot more power there than the USA dept.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: srap on December 25, 2015, 03:16:22 PM
LH can be 17k - YMMV.
Call LH and book using LH miles.
1)  If I do not have a Lufthansa card, what is the best way to take advantage of their 17k fare?  Which card is best to transfer into my miles&more account?

2)  Also, my miles&more account only has a temporary number.  CSR said I need to have miles in there in order to get a permanent number.  I can't look online to book until I get a permanent number.  Ideas?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on December 25, 2015, 03:38:56 PM
1)  If I do not have a Lufthansa card, what is the best way to take advantage of their 17k fare?  Which card is best to transfer into my miles&more account?

2)  Also, my miles&more account only has a temporary number.  CSR said I need to have miles in there in order to get a permanent number.  I can't look online to book until I get a permanent number.  Ideas?
Spg transfer to LH
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: shauly on December 26, 2015, 03:30:38 PM
2)  Also, my miles&more account only has a temporary number.  CSR said I need to have miles in there in order to get a permanent number.  I can't look online to book until I get a permanent number.  Ideas?

If you are looking to book EWR-LAX then search UA.com for their availability. Otherwise you can call LH for them to search.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: LoLo on December 26, 2015, 07:48:21 PM
If you are looking to book EWR-LAX then search UA.com for their availability. Otherwise you can call LH for them to search.
M&M has better availability than UA.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 26, 2015, 07:56:09 PM
M&M has better availability than UA.

huh? you must mean the other way around (w ua cc)

LH via M&M only has better avail for LH & LX flights
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Proisrael on December 26, 2015, 08:15:38 PM
Whats the cheapest with miles to BKK from NYC?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: srap on December 26, 2015, 08:30:22 PM
M&M has better availability than UA.
:o Better than UA themselves on UA metal?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Tom Brady on December 26, 2015, 09:26:06 PM
Whats the cheapest with miles to BKK from NYC?
You didn't specify which class, but I'd guess CX for 30k in Y or 50k in J with Alaska, or 67.5k in F with AA, are probably the cheapest options.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: avrumy22 on December 26, 2015, 10:15:22 PM
EWR-TLV in J with UR points?
Title: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 26, 2015, 10:20:00 PM
EWR-TLV in J with UR points?
UA 70k
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on December 26, 2015, 10:21:15 PM
EWR-TLV in J with UR points?
Read up here http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/68732
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on December 26, 2015, 10:22:58 PM
UA 70k
-1
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: LoLo on December 26, 2015, 10:23:13 PM
:o Better than UA themselves on UA metal?
huh? you must mean the other way around (w ua cc)

LH via M&M only has better avail for LH & LX flights
Correct, Didn't pay attention to routing  :-[
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Tom Brady on December 26, 2015, 10:52:03 PM
EWR-TLV in J with UR points?
80k with United miles for no fuel surcharges. 57.5k with Singapore miles which have fuel surcharges on carriers other than United (fuel surcharges when flying LOT Polish are significantly lower than other airlines with fuel surcharges). 70k and no fuel surcharges with BA miles if you find availability with Air Berlin.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: yessory on December 27, 2015, 03:11:29 AM
SFO-CPT in Y. Also wondering if any sweetspots in J. TY.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 27, 2015, 03:46:34 AM
SFO-CPT in Y. Also wondering if any sweetspots in J. TY.

ANA = 65k/104k Y/J RT
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sky121 on December 27, 2015, 10:18:41 AM
ORD-LIR
LIR- PTY
PTY- ORD

UA is charging 35K

Anyone happen to know what SQ would charge? TIA
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Joe4007 on December 27, 2015, 10:32:30 AM
ORD-LIR
LIR- PTY
PTY- ORD

UA is charging 35K

Anyone happen to know what SQ would charge? TIA
Same.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sky121 on December 27, 2015, 11:33:14 AM
Same.
Thanks
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 27, 2015, 12:04:59 PM

EWR-TLV in J with UR points?
UA 70k
-1
What route do you think is better ?
80k with United miles for no fuel surcharges. 57.5k with Singapore miles which have fuel surcharges on carriers other than United (fuel surcharges when flying LOT Polish are significantly lower than other airlines with fuel surcharges). 70k and no fuel surcharges with BA miles if you find availability with Air Berlin.
Isn't one way on UA J Ewr-Tlv 70k ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on December 27, 2015, 12:19:01 PM
What route do you think is better ?  Isn't one way on UA J Ewr-Tlv 70k ?
With SQ it's 57.5
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 27, 2015, 12:27:41 PM
With SQ it's 57.5

And with a3 it's 45k (although not a UR transfer partner)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 27, 2015, 12:28:11 PM
Best way to book NYC-BWI? (don't have SW)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 27, 2015, 12:28:46 PM
Best way to book NYC-BWI? (don't have SW)

4500 BA
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 27, 2015, 12:32:01 PM
4500 BA

That is into DCA, no?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Tom Brady on December 27, 2015, 12:33:12 PM
What route do you think is better ?  Isn't one way on UA J Ewr-Tlv 70k ?
Yes, but as DMYD said, if there was availability on United you would book with Singapore for 57.5k instead (this is obviously unless you want to do a plan b). In a regular case you would only book with United miles if you wanted to fly Lufthansa, or Brussels etc., and didn't want to pay fuel surcharges. In those cases a J award with United is 80k.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Tom Brady on December 27, 2015, 12:34:37 PM
That is into DCA, no?
AA flies JFK-BWI.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 27, 2015, 12:39:23 PM

With SQ it's 57.5
OP wrote, using UR. AFAIK UR cannot be transferred into SQ, so that won't help him.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 27, 2015, 12:42:12 PM
OP wrote, using UR. AFAIK UR cannot be transferred into SQ, so that won't help him.

Of course it can.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 27, 2015, 12:44:27 PM

Of course it can.
Wow, I can't believe I didn't know that.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 27, 2015, 12:45:07 PM
Wow, I can't believe I didn't know that.

You learn every day ;)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on December 27, 2015, 01:03:02 PM
Wow, I can't believe I didn't know that.
Study this so you'll know for next time
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 27, 2015, 01:12:40 PM
Study this so you'll know for next time

It's missing MR-CX.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 27, 2015, 01:19:19 PM
It's missing MR-CX.

It needs a few updates it seems.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on December 27, 2015, 01:26:58 PM
It's missing MR-CX.
And spg-a3
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 27, 2015, 01:28:10 PM

And spg-a3

And spg-ke
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mordechain on December 27, 2015, 04:32:29 PM
Looking for yyz-hkg or to bkk on 1/26 returning 2/1. How long before can I expect (or hope) for cx to open up j?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Denverite on December 27, 2015, 04:38:50 PM
Looking for yyz-hkg or to bkk on 1/26 returning 2/1. How long before can I expect (or hope) for cx to open up j?

Don't know what kinds of points you have but have just checked on Singapore?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mordechain on December 27, 2015, 04:40:16 PM
I'm sitting on 235k aa.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Denverite on December 27, 2015, 04:41:05 PM
I'm sitting on 235k aa.

Ok got it, was thinking Amex MR or Chase UR.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 27, 2015, 05:44:40 PM
Looking for yyz-hkg or to bkk on 1/26 returning 2/1. How long before can I expect (or hope) for cx to open up j?

24 hours out they usually open everything except 1 seat.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Einstein on December 27, 2015, 07:29:10 PM
24 hours out they usually open everything except 1 seat.
and how can I search that availability? BA?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 27, 2015, 07:31:04 PM
and how can I search that availability? BA?

Yep.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Denverite on December 27, 2015, 07:50:29 PM
Yep.

So if he sees paid fares on BA site for the flights he wants then 24 hours out he should be able to book with points?  Do most airlines do this?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 27, 2015, 07:54:31 PM
So if he sees paid fares on BA site for the flights he wants then 24 hours out he should be able to book with points?  Do most airlines do this?

No. He needs to check if award travel has become available. But yes, he can check OTA sites or EF to see how many seats are still available on a given flight to gauge what might become available <24 hours.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mochjas on December 27, 2015, 08:21:20 PM
to book cathay pacific I search on BA then call AA. correct?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 27, 2015, 08:35:54 PM

to book cathay pacific I search on BA then call AA. correct?
yes. Or you can search Asiamiles.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 27, 2015, 08:43:13 PM
yes. Or you can search Asiamiles.

That won't necessarily be bookable space with AA.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Denverite on December 27, 2015, 10:20:13 PM
What is the cheapest way to book Den-MLE with a stopover in TLV.  United would let me do it in Y for 100k. SQ said only 75k (which sounded too low to the Maldives) for 75k but could only stopover in IST not TLV so I'd have to buy that last leg.  I know ANA is cheapest to TlV directly and only RT.  Was also thinking maybe it would be cheaper to book as separate tickets.  I have both UR and MR.  Also what would be the best deal in J?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 28, 2015, 12:57:04 AM
What is the cheapest way to book Den-MLE with a stopover in TLV.  United would let me do it in Y for 100k. SQ said only 75k (which sounded too low to the Maldives) for 75k but could only stopover in IST not TLV so I'd have to buy that last leg.  I know ANA is cheapest to TlV directly and only RT.  Was also thinking maybe it would be cheaper to book as separate tickets.  I have both UR and MR.  Also what would be the best deal in J?

How long of stop in TLV? Are you booking OW or RT?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: CS91 on December 28, 2015, 10:15:37 AM
What's the best points option for USM-HKG in Y? Traveling with a lap child so ideally want to avoid insane taxes/YQ.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 28, 2015, 10:25:44 AM
What's the best points option for USM-HKG in Y? Traveling with a lap child so ideally want to avoid insane taxes/YQ.

10k FB
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: CS91 on December 28, 2015, 10:50:39 AM
10k FB
What about using AA points to fly on CX? Higher YQ/taxes?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 28, 2015, 10:53:25 AM
What about using AA points to fly on CX? Higher YQ/taxes?

A) Asia2-Asia2 is 15k in Y
B) You can't go from USM
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ckmk47 on December 28, 2015, 10:58:24 AM
Flights on Korean Air to NYC - Korea - SYD
sky team member
With whom do I book?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 28, 2015, 11:04:16 AM
Flights on Korean Air to NYC - Korea - SYD
sky team member
With whom do I book?

KE
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ckmk47 on December 28, 2015, 11:08:19 AM
KE
which points transfer to them?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 28, 2015, 11:09:02 AM
which points transfer to them?

UR,SPG.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Denverite on December 28, 2015, 11:17:20 AM
How long of stop in TLV? Are you booking OW or RT?

probably about a week.  I could book as a RT to DEN-MLE with just a stopover unless you guys though one ways made more sense, something like: Den-TLV, TLV-MLE (I think TA via Istanbul is the best), and MLE-DEN all as separate segments but that seemed more expensive (I've checked and unless I want to add another stopover destination for the trip, the shortest way for the last leg is definitely, MLE-SIN-NRT-DEN b/c there is a direct NRT-DEN flight).
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: CS91 on December 28, 2015, 11:23:15 AM
B) You can't go from USM
Pretty sure I saw that CX flies that route.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 28, 2015, 11:23:46 AM
Pretty sure I saw that CX flies that route.

-1

You might be confusing it with CNX.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ckmk47 on December 28, 2015, 11:26:26 AM
UR,SPG.
thanks!
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: CS91 on December 28, 2015, 11:27:00 AM
-1

You might be confusing it with CNX.
Found the flight on Kayak. Though just popped out the details and it says operated by Bangkok Airways. Shouldn't that still be bookable with AA though? I know FB is the better deal. Just wondering.

Also, what's the best way to search for availability if booking with FB?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 28, 2015, 11:27:25 AM
thanks!

be sure to note only 1 UR transfer a day into KE.. so transfer all you need at once
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ckmk47 on December 28, 2015, 11:31:38 AM
be sure to note only 1 UR transfer a day into KE.. so transfer all you need at once
OK!
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on December 28, 2015, 11:35:56 AM
Anyone know anything about booking air Serbia flights with miles?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 28, 2015, 11:37:11 AM
Anyone know anything about booking air Serbia flights with miles?

EY Guest.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on December 28, 2015, 11:38:29 AM
EY Guest.
Don't have any miles with them and not giving up my spg for that. I know there are other options like AZ and looking for those
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 28, 2015, 11:40:27 AM
Don't have any miles with them and not giving up my spg for that. I know there are other options like AZ and looking for those

Also transfers from MR or TYP.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Joe4007 on December 28, 2015, 11:56:03 AM
Also transfers from MR or TYP.
FTFY
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on December 28, 2015, 11:59:14 AM
Also transfers from MR or TYP.
MR is 2.1? Don't really want that.
And don't have TYP though maybe I'll get for this
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 28, 2015, 11:59:39 AM
FTFY

Thanks. Somehow was sure that I saw it when googling it.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 28, 2015, 12:02:36 PM
MR is 2.1? Don't really want that.
And don't have TYP though maybe I'll get for this

Also AZ (http://www.alitalia.com/it_en/millemiglia/miglia-con-partner-aerei/etihad-airways-partners/air-serbia.html) you were referring to which transfers 1-1 from MR.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Joe4007 on December 28, 2015, 12:03:00 PM
MR is 2.1? Don't really want that.
And don't have TYP though maybe I'll get for this
MR doesn't transfer to EY. See my post.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 28, 2015, 12:20:53 PM
Found the flight on Kayak. Though just popped out the details and it says operated by Bangkok Airways. Shouldn't that still be bookable with AA though? I know FB is the better deal. Just wondering.
No

Quote
Also, what's the best way to search for availability if booking with FB?

Expertflyer.com. K class.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on December 28, 2015, 12:24:43 PM
MR doesn't transfer to EY. See my post.
thats what i thought
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 28, 2015, 01:03:47 PM
LH F, TLV-FRA-NYC. Any other good options instead of UA, or AC ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 28, 2015, 01:07:10 PM
LH F, TLV-FRA-NYC. Any other good options instead of UA, or AC ?

UA and AC are not good options.

75k SQ
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 28, 2015, 01:08:58 PM
UA and AC are not good options.

75k SQ

SQ also best option for VIE-FRA-NYC?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 28, 2015, 01:10:12 PM
SQ also best option for VIE-FRA-NYC?

No, for that use AC.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 28, 2015, 01:22:17 PM
No, for that use AC.

Not so simple.. If its on LH I would book via UA 70k (but its close) if its on UA book via AC for 55k.

70k UA worth around $875 + no YQ
55k AC worth around $715 + YQ
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 28, 2015, 01:24:33 PM
Not so simple.. If its on LH I would book via UA 70k (but its close) if its on UA book via AC for 55k.

70k UA worth around $875 + no YQ
55k AC worth around $715 + YQ

he asked about LH not UA, and F not J, which is 110k UA + no YQ or 70k AC + YQ.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: elya on December 28, 2015, 01:58:28 PM
LH F, TLV-FRA-NYC. Any other good options instead of UA, or AC ?
85k Miles and More.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 28, 2015, 02:00:13 PM

UA and AC are not good options.

75k SQ
SQ will have YQ as well ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 28, 2015, 02:00:39 PM

85k Miles and More.
I don't have enough, and don't want to transfer SPG.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: a mirrer on December 28, 2015, 02:03:35 PM
SQ will have YQ as well ?
yes
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 28, 2015, 02:04:45 PM
SQ will have YQ as well ?

No YQ for UA flights. Yes YQ for others
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 28, 2015, 02:08:13 PM

yes
No YQ for UA flights. Yes YQ for others
For TLV-FRA-NYC, how much is the approximate YQ amount ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on December 28, 2015, 02:12:17 PM
For TLV-FRA-NYC, how much is the approximate YQ amount ?
Around $250
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 28, 2015, 02:24:59 PM
If I just book FRA-NYC using SQ, does that lower the mileage amount ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 28, 2015, 02:27:55 PM
If I just book FRA-NYC using SQ, does that lower the mileage amount ?

no, its more actually iirc
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 28, 2015, 02:34:17 PM

no, its more actually iirc
Interesting. I'll have to wait for TLV-FRA to open up.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 28, 2015, 02:35:01 PM
Interesting. I'll have to wait for TLV-FRA to open up.

yes, it is a very weird cost structure they have.. Europe to USA costs more than Middle East to USA.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 28, 2015, 02:39:20 PM
see attached, its noted as RT, so just divide it by 2
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 28, 2015, 04:05:58 PM
NYC-IST-TLV In Y ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 28, 2015, 04:10:14 PM
NYC-IST-TLV In Y ?

40k AC + no YQ

or

42.5k UA + no YQ
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 28, 2015, 04:30:01 PM
Interesting. I'll have to wait for TLV-FRA to open up.

You can do TLV-XXX-FRA as well.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 28, 2015, 04:42:34 PM

You can do TLV-XXX-FRA as well.
Does SQ allow mixed partners on a one way award ? And will it be the same amount of miles, and YQ ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 28, 2015, 04:43:34 PM
Does SQ allow mixed partners on a one way award ? And will it be the same amount of miles, and YQ ?

yes, yq is whatever the yq is. (except ua) You need to call them though to book.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 28, 2015, 04:44:21 PM
Does SQ allow mixed partners on a one way award ? And will it be the same amount of miles, and YQ ?

Yes. Yes. YQ might be slightly more due to the extra leg.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 28, 2015, 04:50:31 PM

yes, yq is whatever the yq is. (except ua) You need to call them though to book.
Yes. Yes. YQ might be slightly more due to the extra leg.
Thanks for the info. Now just got to hope that space is still there when the miles post. Btw, any data points on whether TY points, or MR transfer faster  into SQ ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 28, 2015, 04:51:38 PM
Thanks for the info. Now just got to hope that space is still there when the miles post. Btw, any data points on whether TY points, or MR transfer faster  into SQ ?

Transfer MR by 1030pm EST and it will (usually) be in SQ by 230am EST.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 28, 2015, 04:53:43 PM
Transfer MR by 1030pm EST and it will (usually) be in SQ by 230am EST.

in addition you can start calling at 12 midnight, their reps are notoriously slow to pickup
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 28, 2015, 04:58:17 PM
in addition you can start calling at 12 midnight, their reps are notoriously slow to pickup

Plus it will take the rep a couple hours to find LH F space!
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on December 28, 2015, 05:28:03 PM
Best way to book round trip
NYC - GRU
Eco and business

Economy AA off peak for 40k roundtrip. During peak book instead with 50k British.
What about business ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 28, 2015, 05:33:41 PM

Plus it will take the rep a couple hours to find LH F space!
Oiy Vei. Your not giving me much hope.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 28, 2015, 05:46:13 PM
What about business ?

Via AC on UA has good rates. Not sure if it was effected by the revent deval.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: elya on December 29, 2015, 06:38:27 AM
BKK-TLV in J/F (with infant)?
Would rather not fly RJ.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on December 29, 2015, 06:56:09 AM
NYC - GRU
Via AC on UA has good rates. Not sure if it was effected by the revent deval.
For travel in January I found these

AC one way 30k in y, 55k J
AA one way 30k in y, 50k J, 62.5 F

I see the best way
Ana R/T 55 in Y 88 in J
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 29, 2015, 07:02:16 AM
BKK-TLV in J/F (with infant)?
Would rather not fly RJ.

Even for just the AMM-TLV leg?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on December 29, 2015, 07:24:53 AM



Would rather not fly RJ.
Is that preference worth double the miles?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: elya on December 29, 2015, 07:25:42 AM
Is that preference worth double the miles?
Ask DW.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on December 29, 2015, 07:26:58 AM
Ask DW.
Pm me her number
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: CS91 on December 29, 2015, 10:16:00 AM
Anyone else here hear about FB and PG terminating their relationship? Just called FB to book flights and they said that they terminated their relationship on 12/23/15. HUCA'd and got the same response. If this is actually the case, what are the award options for CNX-USM and from USM-HKG?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 29, 2015, 11:26:21 AM
FRA-VIE:

(cash seems to currently be at $225 ow)

15k UA + $46
12.5k AC+$90
12.5k SQ + YQ

Not sure what to choose or if I am missing any specific option I should be looking into.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lubaby on December 29, 2015, 12:23:24 PM
FRA-VIE:

(cash seems to currently be at $225 ow)

15k UA + $46
12.5k AC+$90
12.5k SQ + YQ

Not sure what to choose or if I am missing any specific option I should be looking into.
Check a RT. It's usually cheaper then OW inter-Europe.

Random date in March is $225 for OW and $120 for RT.

If you get these prices for your dates, pay cash and don't feel guilty about throwing away the return.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 29, 2015, 12:32:56 PM
Check a RT. It's usually cheaper then OW inter-Europe.

Random date in March is $225 for OW and $120 for RT.

If you get these prices for your dates, pay cash and don't feel guilty about throwing away the return.

Found for $165 for the flight I need. Seems that cash it is. Thanks Lubaby.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lubaby on December 29, 2015, 12:34:51 PM
Found for $165 for the flight I need. Seems that cash it is. Thanks Lubaby.
No problem.

Check other return dates (or even Multi-City destinations). Might still come out cheaper ($20-$30).
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 29, 2015, 12:36:34 PM
No problem.

Check other return dates (or even Multi-City destinations). Might still come out cheaper ($20-$30).

Any tips as to popular dates or cities for this?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lubaby on December 29, 2015, 12:40:06 PM
Any tips as to popular dates or cities for this?
What's the flight details for the flight you're looking at?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 29, 2015, 12:49:01 PM
Anyone else here hear about FB and PG terminating their relationship? Just called FB to book flights and they said that they terminated their relationship on 12/23/15. HUCA'd and got the same response. If this is actually the case, what are the award options for CNX-USM and from USM-HKG?

You can book PG with JAL, AB, CX, and EY.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 29, 2015, 02:25:50 PM
What's the flight details for the flight you're looking at?

FRA-VIE
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: CS91 on December 29, 2015, 04:04:20 PM
If I'm redeeming Asia Miles for a PG flight, is the only way to do it through the online form and wait for them to call you, or can it be done over the phone? Having some trouble getting through to them because it keeps telling me that my FFN isn't valid and there's no such thing as pushing "0" to speak to a rep with them.  >:(
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sams on December 29, 2015, 04:56:23 PM
Lax to Phl on aa what's the cheapest to book one way? And best cancellation policy? Thanx
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 29, 2015, 04:57:16 PM
Lax to Phl on aa what's the cheapest to book one way? And best cancellation policy? Thanx

BA & AA are the same 12,500. BA's cancellation policy is the $5.60 in taxes you'll lose. So thats best. Bottom line, use BA
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sams on December 29, 2015, 04:58:49 PM

BA & AA are the same 12,500. BA's cancellation policy is the $5.60 in taxes you'll lose. So thats best. Bottom line, use BA
thanx was asking about j.both 25k as well .
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sams on December 29, 2015, 05:00:04 PM

BA & AA are the same 12,500. BA's cancellation policy is the $5.60 in taxes you'll lose. So thats best. Bottom line, use BA
does Ba charge 32.5 for j on 2 class cabin?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 29, 2015, 05:09:18 PM
does Ba charge 32.5 for j on 2 class cabin?

its 50k OW, whatever eco is its always 4x that amount
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on December 29, 2015, 05:10:29 PM


its 50k OW, whatever eco is its always 4x that amount

Always in domestic
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on December 29, 2015, 05:11:42 PM

Always in domestic

yep USA. in europe its 4.5/9k for example
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mochjas on December 29, 2015, 06:14:15 PM
Im starting to plan a trip to israel in june. am I too late? really want to fly direct from nyc area as I will be traveling w two young kids. would like to fly business but I am fine with coach if I have to. what are my best options?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 29, 2015, 06:16:02 PM
Im starting to plan a trip to israel in june. am I too late? really want to fly direct from nyc area as I will be traveling w two young kids. would like to fly business but I am fine with coach if I have to. what are my best options?

If anything, you're too early.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mochjas on December 29, 2015, 06:18:56 PM
If anything, you're too early.
when should I start?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 29, 2015, 06:21:43 PM
when should I start?

IMO, 3 weeks out.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mochjas on December 29, 2015, 06:23:28 PM
IMO, 3 weeks out.
even for 4 business seats? or 2 +2? also which points do you recommend for me to save up on?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Einstein on December 30, 2015, 02:42:16 AM
Im starting to plan a trip to israel in june. am I too late? really want to fly direct from nyc area as I will be traveling w two young kids. would like to fly business but I am fine with coach if I have to. what are my best options?
my first question would be are you paying for your flights or using points....if paying then further in advance will yield you the best prices, if you are planing on using points, the closer you get to the date the better availability you will have
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mochjas on December 30, 2015, 06:43:29 AM
my first question would be are you paying for your flights or using points....if paying then further in advance will yield you the best prices, if you are planing on using points, the closer you get to the date the better availability you will have
Id rather use points so which airline has the best availability direct?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 30, 2015, 06:44:18 AM
Id rather use points so which airline has the best availability direct?

UA close in.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mochjas on December 30, 2015, 06:50:45 AM
UA close in.
thanks is it worth risking not finding a flight and having to pay a high cash price?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on December 30, 2015, 06:52:43 AM
UA close in.
Is his best option to use ua miles as well?
I am looking to book for a friend NYC - TLV 3 weeks out. What are my options ? Y,J
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on December 30, 2015, 06:54:40 AM
Check a RT. It's usually cheaper then OW inter-Europe.
just pointing out that this isnt correct with LCCs
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 30, 2015, 07:52:03 AM
Is his best option to use ua miles as well?
I am looking to book for a friend NYC - TLV 3 weeks out. What are my options ? Y,J

No, SQ is cheaper.

You might want to read this - http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/68732

Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on December 30, 2015, 08:04:04 AM
No, SQ is cheaper.

You might want to read this - http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/68732
Thanks, I read that. Too much info there for me. He does give all options. I want the best option.

I tried to search on sq but TLV is not on there list of airports. Putpac?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: a mirrer on December 30, 2015, 08:05:06 AM
Thanks, I read that. Too much info there for me. He does give all options. I want the best option.

I tried to search on sq but TLV is not on there list of airports. Putpac?
all sq partner flights are only bookable by phone
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on December 30, 2015, 08:13:07 AM
all sq partner flights are only bookable by phone
Thanks. So how much will sq charge nyc-tlv Y,J ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: a mirrer on December 30, 2015, 08:21:17 AM
Thanks. So how much will sq charge nyc-tlv Y,J ?
37.5k/57.5k ow
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on December 30, 2015, 08:34:22 AM
37.5k/57.5k ow
For a flight on united, correct?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: a mirrer on December 30, 2015, 08:39:05 AM
For a flight on united, correct?
yes all *a carriers
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 31, 2015, 07:17:32 PM
JFK-LAX landing at 9:50am // LAX-OGG leaving at 11:05am

Cutting it too close?

*paging Yehoshua, AJK and the likes..*
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 31, 2015, 08:02:08 PM
JFK-LAX landing at 9:50am // LAX-OGG leaving at 11:05am

Cutting it too close?

*paging Yehoshua, AJK and the likes..*

1 ticket?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 31, 2015, 08:05:41 PM
1 ticket?

AA // HA and under 4 hours so I'd assume yes.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 31, 2015, 08:07:42 PM
AA // HA and under 4 hours so I'd assume yes.

Is it one reservation or two?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 31, 2015, 08:08:49 PM
Is it one reservation or 2?

I'd need to book one piece on AA and one on HA but I thought they can put it on the same reservation and as one ticket. No?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 31, 2015, 08:10:46 PM
I'd need to book one piece on AA and one on HA but I thought they can put it on the same reservation and as one ticket. No?

Paid or award?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 31, 2015, 08:11:13 PM
Paid or award?

Award. J and Y.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 31, 2015, 08:13:34 PM
Award. J and Y.

Booked with?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 31, 2015, 08:17:57 PM
Booked with?

It would be JFK-LAX w/ AA and LAX-OGG w/ HA.

Can AA add those legs together into one ticket/one reservation?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 31, 2015, 08:19:34 PM
It would be JFK-LAX w/ AA and LAX-OGG w/ HA.

Can AA add those legs together into one ticket/one reservation?

Since 9/1/15,  AA can't book HA from the mainland to Hawaii.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on December 31, 2015, 08:20:40 PM
AA can't book HA from the mainland to Hawaii.

So if it'll be 2 separate tickets, 1h15 is cutting it too short?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on December 31, 2015, 08:21:08 PM
So if it'll be 2 separate tickets, 1h15 is cutting it too short?

Any IRROP and your not getting compensated.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Yehoshua on December 31, 2015, 10:59:05 PM
HA and AA are in different terminals (AA in T4, HA in T2). To the best of my knowledge American doesn't have a shuttle bus running airside between the two terminals, which means you'll have to exit and we clear security. Additionally to get between the two terminals the quickest way would still probably take you about 15 to 20 minutes. The airport is quite crowded at that time of day, so walking is probably your best bet, yet it's not close. If you wanted to take a shuttle bus you could do that, but the shuttle bus only goes in one direction so you would have to go the long way around. I wouldn't risk it in only 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mordechain on January 01, 2016, 12:56:49 AM
Looking to book air Canada yyz-lir. Have amex and MR. What's the best airline to transfer to ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 01, 2016, 01:01:30 AM
Looking to book air Canada yyz-lir. Have amex and MR. What's the best airline to transfer to ?

What's the difference between Amex and MR?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mordechain on January 01, 2016, 01:17:53 AM
Sorry,I meant spg and amex
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on January 01, 2016, 01:41:04 AM
Sorry,I meant spg and amex

To Liberia?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mordechain on January 01, 2016, 01:42:08 AM
Yes. I should mention that I have and citi ty also
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on January 01, 2016, 01:46:37 AM
Yes. I should mention that I have and citi ty also

Might be worth doing such a reservation via Air France. All currencies you have transfer into AF.. But it all depends on availability.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mordechain on January 01, 2016, 01:47:38 AM
Liberia ,Costa Rica.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on January 01, 2016, 01:49:06 AM
Liberia ,Costa Rica.

Yep, see above.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mordechain on January 01, 2016, 01:59:32 AM
I just checked. No flights are available. The best way that I've found is with air Canada, searching united website. Any other star alliance better for transfer due travel to central America?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mordechain on January 01, 2016, 03:39:27 AM
Looking around - which is better, Lufthansa or singapore for air Canada to central America?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on January 01, 2016, 08:38:32 AM
Looking around - which is better, Lufthansa or singapore for air Canada to central America?

I am confused about your question. Are you looking to book from the AC program from somewhere to central america? Premium cabin or not? Can't book SQ premium cabin out of AC.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ual902 on January 02, 2016, 08:13:43 PM
What is a better coach Airplane to book and fly  JFK GIG:

TAM 767

or

AA777

?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ilherman on January 02, 2016, 10:58:39 PM
JFK-MXP on EK J and F.

RT I think JL is best. How about OW? AS?

Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on January 02, 2016, 11:03:41 PM
JFK-MXP on EK J and F.

RT I think JL is best. How about OW? AS?

mileage wise no but after YQ yeah..
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ilherman on January 02, 2016, 11:11:54 PM
mileage wise no but after YQ yeah..
Who charges YQ? EK? What does EK charge?

Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on January 02, 2016, 11:13:41 PM
Who charges YQ? EK? What does EK charge?
Over $500 from Jfk
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on January 02, 2016, 11:15:05 PM
Who charges YQ? EK? What does EK charge?

almost sure its:

AS, 100k & $20
EK, 85k & $500+
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Joe4007 on January 02, 2016, 11:44:30 PM
JFK-MXP on EK J and F.

RT I think JL is best. How about OW? AS?
How much is JL RT?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ilherman on January 02, 2016, 11:45:19 PM
How much is JL RT?
Don't remember but it it was a steal lat time I checked.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on January 02, 2016, 11:50:32 PM
Don't remember but it it was a steal lat time I checked.

seems to me 100k RT but dont quote me on this.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on January 02, 2016, 11:55:29 PM
see attached, no YQ to DXB so I am safely going to assume no YQ to MXP either.

to DXB RT is 135k in F. talk about value when transferring in from SPG...............  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 03, 2016, 12:56:04 AM
almost sure its:

AS, 100k & $20
EK, 85k & $500+

90k AS if you dump it off in DXB.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 03, 2016, 02:21:30 AM
What's the best way to book Virgin America FLL-LAX OW in Y and J?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Yehoshua on January 03, 2016, 08:55:50 PM
What's the best way to book Virgin America FLL-LAX OW in Y and J?
Maybe VS? VX is definitely not the best way, since like B6 it's dependant on price. Often Y on that route is really cheap, like >$149, so points aren't with it.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mgarfin on January 04, 2016, 01:36:05 PM
JFK-PTY-GRU on Copa
in J
UA is 55 and $5

Any other options
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lubaby on January 04, 2016, 01:39:40 PM
JFK-PTY-GRU on Copa
in J
UA is 55 and $5

Any other options
SQ is only 50k.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on January 04, 2016, 01:44:29 PM
SQ is only 50k.

if you want an instant transfer from MR than AC is 55k.. If availability is tight maybe its worth it for you to be sure you get it
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on January 04, 2016, 01:55:50 PM
Trying to plan NYC-OGG for someone. They only have AA and MR.

Is the best way of doing this: JFK-LAX (J/F) on AA and then LAX-OGG on HA?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mochjas on January 04, 2016, 02:00:21 PM
Trying to plan NYC-OGG for someone. They only have AA and MR.

Is the best way of doing this: JFK-LAX (J/F) on AA and then LAX-OGG on HA?
in y or j. If y you can do jfk to hnl w aa why stop at LAX?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on January 04, 2016, 02:03:57 PM
in y or j. If y you can do jfk to hnl w aa why stop at LAX?

Would prefer at least J for part of it. Also don't see anything direct from JFK-HNL. Even if would still need intra-island.

Nothing goes direct to OGG so this way I'd at least have the best J/F from JFK-LAX and could go LAX-OGG.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mochjas on January 04, 2016, 02:16:23 PM
Would prefer at least J for part of it. Also don't see anything direct from JFK-HNL. Even if would still need intra-island.

Nothing goes direct to OGG so this way I'd at least have the best J/F from JFK-LAX and could go LAX-OGG.
yes but I would rather go direct from jfk to hnl then go from hnl to ogg than jfk-lax-ogg but thats just me
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Aaaron on January 04, 2016, 02:18:36 PM
What F (may settle for J) cabins are available for east coast (IAD/PHL/EWR/JFK) - DOH besides QR,EY, and EK?  And best way to book them? 
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on January 04, 2016, 02:23:10 PM
What F (may settle for J) cabins are available for east coast (IAD/PHL/EWR/JFK) - DOH besides QR,EY, and EK?  And best way to book them?
Those three are your best options. For F I would go with EY and J take QR.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Aaaron on January 04, 2016, 02:26:17 PM
Those three are your best options. For F I would go with EY and J take QR.

Ugh.  That's what I figured, but I want to have a backup plan for if either of those don't come available.  EK isn't currently available either.  The trip is a long way off and I wanna avoid the new AA chart too.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on January 04, 2016, 02:27:30 PM
Trying to plan NYC-OGG for someone. They only have AA and MR.

Is the best way of doing this: JFK-LAX (J/F) on AA and then LAX-OGG on HA?
Look at SQ.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on January 04, 2016, 02:28:14 PM
Ugh.  That's what I figured, but I want to have a backup plan for if either of those don't come available.  EK isn't currently available either.  The trip is a long way off and I wanna avoid the new AA chart too.
Book EY as far out as you can and then keep checking and playing with dates.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on January 04, 2016, 02:29:27 PM
Look at SQ.

Did that but that doesn't go direct to OGG. So I'd need to do EWR (instead of JFK) -HNL-OGG. That on its own is hard to come by in J for the first leg. Or the more likely EWR-xx-HNL-OGG which adds 2 stops.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Aaaron on January 04, 2016, 02:31:24 PM
Book EY as far out as you can and then keep checking and playing with dates.

I'll probably just do that for QR, since I'm leaving DOH on QR it'll let me take their tours.  No decent options through Europe that have good availability and <100k for F?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mgarfin on January 04, 2016, 02:35:16 PM
JFK-PTY-GRU on Copa
in J
UA is 55 and $5

Any other options

Tried adding a leg Sao paulo- IGU   seems to price as 55k UA too, but ua.com gets stuck half way.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: BarryLincoln on January 04, 2016, 02:38:04 PM
Looking to go to MLE in July/Aug.  Am booked on EY-F for the return via AUH.  Am looking for a nice F product for the way there, with a stopover for a day or two in either HKG or SIN (or somewhere comparable) in J or F.  What are the best options to consider? 
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on January 04, 2016, 02:41:23 PM
Looking to go to MLE in July/Aug.  Am booked on EY-F for the return via AUH.  Am looking for a nice F product for the way there, with a stopover for a day or two in either HKG or SIN (or somewhere comparable) in J or F.  What are the best options to consider?
Fly SQ and add a stop in SIN for $100.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: BarryLincoln on January 04, 2016, 02:50:57 PM
Fly SQ and add a stop in SIN for $100.

Am guessing its best to wait for close-in availability... or book in Y now and wait for F or J close-in?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on January 04, 2016, 02:52:18 PM
Am guessing its best to wait for close-in availability... or book in Y now and wait for F or J close-in?
Check for F and waitlist if needed.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: BarryLincoln on January 04, 2016, 02:58:39 PM
Check for F and waitlist if needed.

No F availability (shocking I know) and no opportunity to waitlist - atleast not online...  best to just keep checking?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Marco Polo on January 04, 2016, 03:02:42 PM
No F availability (shocking I know) and no opportunity to waitlist - atleast not online...  best to just keep checking?
Yes.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Yehoshua on January 04, 2016, 03:14:12 PM
Best way to search for LA availability?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on January 04, 2016, 03:18:04 PM
Trying to plan NYC-OGG for someone. They only have AA and MR.

Is the best way of doing this: JFK-LAX (J/F) on AA and then LAX-OGG on HA?

Seems like for 47.5k AA I can do JFK-LAX-PDX-OGG in F vs JFK-LAX 32.5k AA in F + LAX-OGG 20k HA in Y.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on January 04, 2016, 03:25:47 PM
Best way to search for LA availability?
If you dont know the best way, who should?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Tom Brady on January 04, 2016, 03:31:17 PM
I'll probably just do that for QR, since I'm leaving DOH on QR it'll let me take their tours.  No decent options through Europe that have good availability and <100k for F?
LH F has good availability a week out, and is 75k with Singapore and Aegean, plus a few hundred bucks yq.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Yehoshua on January 04, 2016, 03:31:36 PM
If you dont know the best way, who should?
haha. LAN obviously.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: coralsnake on January 04, 2016, 03:32:46 PM
Best way to search for LA availability?
haha. LAN obviously.
BA.com
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Denverite on January 04, 2016, 07:09:08 PM
Am guessing its best to wait for close-in availability... or book in Y now and wait for F or J close-in?

They have availability now (I booked a J ticketed to MLE with a SIN stopover at the end of August) but if they don't have full F or J availability the whole way it won't show so look on the SQ site for each leg.  For example my last part from SIN-MLE didn't have J so it wasn't showing but when I called they let me book the whole thing in J and just that one leg Y (which I was fine with to have all the exact dates I wanted and it's a short flight).  We are also leaving from LAX and returning to SFO in order to get J because when I added in the last leg to Denver nothing was showing, so it may be worth it to search for those separate segments and then find a separate United flight home from those West Coast Gateway cities and when you call they can put it all together for you. 
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Yehoshua on January 05, 2016, 12:09:17 AM
BA.com
Thanks. I guess the dates I'm looking for just don't have availability. Does LAN release a lot of award space to in general?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: BarryLincoln on January 05, 2016, 10:12:27 AM
They have availability now (I booked a J ticketed to MLE with a SIN stopover at the end of August) but if they don't have full F or J availability the whole way it won't show so look on the SQ site for each leg.  For example my last part from SIN-MLE didn't have J so it wasn't showing but when I called they let me book the whole thing in J and just that one leg Y (which I was fine with to have all the exact dates I wanted and it's a short flight).  We are also leaving from LAX and returning to SFO in order to get J because when I added in the last leg to Denver nothing was showing, so it may be worth it to search for those separate segments and then find a separate United flight home from those West Coast Gateway cities and when you call they can put it all together for you.

Did you have immediate availability or did you waitlist?  What's the likelihood of suites opening up during waitlist period?  What happens if you don't clear?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on January 05, 2016, 10:14:20 AM
Did you have immediate availability or did you waitlist?  What's the likelihood of suites opening up during waitlist period?  What happens if you don't clear?

Your points are not subtracted until you confirm booking so if the waitlist never clears, nothing changes.

There is no known rhyme or reason for which waitlists clear and which don't but at least you can go and check from time to time how many seats are still available on a given flight.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: BarryLincoln on January 05, 2016, 10:15:31 AM
Your points are not subtracted until you confirm booking so if the waitlist never clears, nothing changes.

There is no known rhyme or reason for which waitlists clear and which don't but at least you can go and check from time to time how many seats are still available on a given flight.

Thanks.  Presumably you would need to have the points in your account to WL for a particular flight...
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on January 05, 2016, 10:16:27 AM
Thanks.  Presumably you would need to have the points in your account to WL for a particular flight...

You need to have enough miles for the flight -with the highest amount of miles required- in your account.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: shmooz on January 05, 2016, 03:46:44 PM
I see flight on AC rt yyz tlv on their site and EF but not on  ANA. Does AC have different availability for their members?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on January 05, 2016, 04:11:42 PM
I see flight on AC rt yyz tlv on their site and EF but not on  ANA. Does AC have different availability for their members?
No.
AC hasn't been showing up to TLV on United's site. Might be for ANA also?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: shmooz on January 05, 2016, 04:33:41 PM
Thanks. Any idea on the yq through ana?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on January 05, 2016, 04:34:45 PM
Thanks. Any idea on the yq through ana?

check ITA http://matrix.itasoftware.com/
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: shmooz on January 05, 2016, 05:56:48 PM
No.
AC hasn't been showing up to TLV on United's site. Might be for ANA also?

I called ANA and they dont see the flight at all, not even to show its not available, which she said it usually would. So I guess no way to book with ANA unless there is some other idea.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Denverite on January 05, 2016, 07:25:02 PM
Did you have immediate availability or did you waitlist?  What's the likelihood of suites opening up during waitlist period?  What happens if you don't clear?

They had immediate availability in J for all the flights except that last SIN-MLE leg, which they booked in Y and wait-listed us for J.  I have not see ANY Suites availability for the summer/fall except for like one SIN-HKG leg and I think others have said if you are set on the Suites then you have to chance it and they open up a couple weeks out.  Maybe book a good itinerary in J and then Wait-list if they let you (wait-listing wasn't even an option on the flight I wanted but I was also very specific about the dates I needed surrounding Labor Day) or just check back as it gets closer and pay the change fee.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ual902 on January 05, 2016, 10:48:46 PM
1.  What is the Best J JFK GIG AA 777 or TAM 767?  My gut feeling says AA 777 based on the YouTube's I've watched?!

2. What is the cheapest miles to redeem J JFK GIG? I have points in every system  AA, UA, SQ, UR, MR and more...

Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Tom Brady on January 05, 2016, 11:15:37 PM
1.  What is the Best J JFK GIG AA 777 or TAM 767?  My gut feeling says AA 777 based on the YouTube's I've watched?!

2. What is the cheapest miles to redeem J JFK GIG? I have points in every system  AA, UA, SQ, UR, MR and more...
1. AA
2. I think AA at 50k (going up to 57.5k, if booked after 03/22).
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on January 05, 2016, 11:19:57 PM
1.  What is the Best J JFK GIG AA 777 or TAM 767?  My gut feeling says AA 777 based on the YouTube's I've watched?!

2. What is the cheapest miles to redeem J JFK GIG? I have points in every system  AA, UA, SQ, UR, MR and more...

disclaimer, I havent flown both but from the feedback ive gotten is that the new aa 777 is excellent.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on January 05, 2016, 11:38:50 PM
How do I search and book lan/tam with AA points?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ual902 on January 05, 2016, 11:42:29 PM
disclaimer, I havent flown both but from the feedback ive gotten is that the new aa 777 is excellent.

Thanks just booked 2 J AA777 JFK GIG JFK
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: srap on January 06, 2016, 03:50:54 AM
...to book a flight on Ukraine Int Air (to TLV)?  Are there any partner flights to transfer points?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: yuguy on January 06, 2016, 02:54:30 PM
I know this is usually a thread for the best way to book using miles, but I didn't want to start a new thread and I think it's still relevant...

This summer I'll be working in Israel for about 8 weeks. My DW won't be joining me full-time until the end of my first month there. She will be coming in for a few days before-during-after Shavuos. As of now, there are plenty of sky team options via air france miles. Right now tickets departing NYC are around $800 via Ukraine--there have been a lot of solid deals, sub-$600 to Israel. I'm not super familiar with the pricing trends. Is the consensus that they pricing will probably go up? If so, i'd just use miles... TIA.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on January 06, 2016, 05:20:58 PM
Anyway to book Caribbean air with miles ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Joe4007 on January 06, 2016, 09:50:44 PM
How do I search and book lan/tam with AA points?
Search BA. Call AA to book.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Joe4007 on January 06, 2016, 09:56:32 PM
disclaimer, I havent flown both but from the feedback ive gotten is that the new aa 777 is excellent.
You probably mean the 773. This route is operated by a 772. Although if it has the new layout it should be lie flat.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ual902 on January 06, 2016, 11:18:53 PM
You probably mean the 773. This route is operated by a 772. Although if it has the new layout it should be lie flat.

This flight is for May, there is no  First class and you could select 1A or 2A as a business class seat , I'm only guessing this means it is the new business class lie flat?!
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Joe4007 on January 06, 2016, 11:27:08 PM
This flight is for May, there is no  First class and you could select 1A or 2A as a business class seat , I'm only guessing this means it is the new business class lie flat?!
Yes.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: gerald on January 07, 2016, 02:32:09 AM
I have BA Avios 62000 miles and wife has chase UR 72000,was trying to find the best way to utilize both miles to get her a ticket to accra Ghana business class from Virginia on BA or AA or whichever would make the most sense
traveling on the 4th of feb next month and thanks in advance
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: leaf on January 07, 2016, 12:42:09 PM
looking for creative mileage (or other cheap) options from TLV to DOH or AUH. RJ TLV-AMM (AA or BA) is unavailable on dates needed. Time is of essence, so trip cannot take more than 12 hours. TLV-LCA (cash) and LCA-DOH (QR with BA) seems like it can be a last resort option, but times aren't good, so looking for other options.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 07, 2016, 01:05:30 PM
looking for creative mileage (or other cheap) options from TLV to DOH or AUH. RJ TLV-AMM (AA or BA) is unavailable on dates needed. Time is of essence, so trip cannot take more than 12 hours. TLV-LCA (cash) and LCA-DOH (QR with BA) seems like it can be a last resort option, but times aren't good, so looking for other options.

TLV-AMM with cash.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on January 07, 2016, 01:08:06 PM
TLV-AMM with cash.
He requested

  cheap

Title: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on January 07, 2016, 04:42:11 PM
Best way to search copa award space ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on January 07, 2016, 04:44:54 PM
Best way to search copa award space ?

UA/ANA/AC
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mochjas on January 08, 2016, 02:01:14 PM
NYC-CDG-TLV-NYC whats the best way to book?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on January 08, 2016, 02:04:31 PM
NYC-CDG-TLV-NYC whats the best way to book?

Y, J, F?

if J then 80k AZ
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mochjas on January 08, 2016, 02:10:04 PM
Y, J, F?

if J then 80k AZ
is J lie flat?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on January 08, 2016, 02:28:38 PM
is J lie flat?

DL to CDG yes, AF no.

to TLV is a blocked middle seat.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mochjas on January 08, 2016, 02:41:58 PM
DL to CDG yes, AF no.

to TLV is a blocked middle seat.
thanks is the best way to search availability through delta?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on January 08, 2016, 03:47:26 PM
thanks is the best way to search availability through delta?

Or flyingblue.com
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sky121 on January 10, 2016, 03:03:31 PM
Cheapest business class award flight to Auckland?

From the US and also from TLV.
Tia.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on January 10, 2016, 03:11:11 PM
Cheapest business class award flight to Auckland?

From the US and also from TLV.
Tia.
From TLV its a no brainer to use AA to get down under at 30/45/60 OW before it almost doubles
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Einstein on January 10, 2016, 09:35:28 PM
If I book a CX F before the deval with AA miles for a date that is in the far future, I wonder if I can change the date to another at the same rate?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on January 10, 2016, 09:40:35 PM
If I book a CX F before the deval with AA miles for a date that is in the far future, I wonder if I can change the date to another at the same rate?

You can.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Einstein on January 10, 2016, 09:48:27 PM
Is there any change fee?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on January 10, 2016, 09:49:44 PM
Is there any change fee?

For a date change when O/D and cabin stays the same? No.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Einstein on January 10, 2016, 10:12:17 PM
For a date change when O/D and cabin stays the same? No.
Great! thanks!
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 11, 2016, 12:23:09 AM
You can.

Source?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on January 11, 2016, 01:17:07 AM
Source?
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/01/07/american-airlines-award-changes-2016/
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 11, 2016, 02:12:51 AM
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/01/07/american-airlines-award-changes-2016/

And his source is "my understanding", aka no source.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on January 11, 2016, 02:15:02 AM
And his source is "my understanding", aka no source.
"Hereís what Iíve been told through official sources"
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 11, 2016, 02:18:00 AM
"Hereís what Iíve been told through official sources"

Interesting, in his first post he wrote "With that in mind, itís my understanding that AAdvantage award changes post-devaluation will work similarly to when AAdvantage and Dividend Miles integrated."
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on January 11, 2016, 07:10:30 AM

Interesting, in his first post he wrote "With that in mind, itís my understanding that AAdvantage award changes post-devaluation will work similarly to when AAdvantage and Dividend Miles integrated."

And then he reached out to "his sources" at aa and said that it was confirmed. I assume(d) that those are real sources.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 11, 2016, 07:18:57 AM
And then he reached out to "his sources" at aa and said that it was confirmed. I assume(d) that those are real sources.
I'm assuming you know what they say when you assume, right?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on January 11, 2016, 07:21:09 AM



He won't just give out his sources by name and I find it completely reasonable for him to have sources at aa so if he says he reached out to them and dedicated an entire post to that idea, I think it's believable.

You don't think he has sources and could have confirmed that?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 11, 2016, 07:36:04 AM
He won't just give out his sources by name and I find it completely reasonable for him to have sources at aa so if he says he reached out to them and dedicated an entire post to that idea, I think it's believable.

You don't think he has sources and could have confirmed that?

I wouldn't be surprised if he's wrong, it won't be the first time he's been wrong with AA Awards.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on January 11, 2016, 03:54:29 PM
Best way to book OZ HGH-ICN in Y?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lubaby on January 12, 2016, 04:37:49 PM
DL vs. AZ
30k/62.5k + YQ vs. 25k/40k + YQ
Working website vs. Dysfunctional website.
Normal reps vs. Downsyndrome reps.

Now you decide for yourself  :P
How much YQ (or other bogus charges) would booking this itinerary on AZ cost me?

DL is 125k + $295.
AZ is 80k + ??
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lifetimedeals on January 12, 2016, 11:36:47 PM
Looking for LAX to NYC preferably in business on flat bed what are my options? I see very little non stop award space on 6/6 or 6/7, thanks
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on January 12, 2016, 11:54:40 PM
Looking for LAX to NYC preferably in business on flat bed what are my options? I see very little non stop award space on 6/6 or 6/7, thanks

If UA opens up book via LH for 17k otherwise AA 25k
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lifetimedeals on January 12, 2016, 11:58:31 PM
If UA opens up book via LH for 17k otherwise AA 25k
Thanks, excuse my ignorance do not know what you mean by LH ? AA as of now does not have nonstop flights
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on January 13, 2016, 12:12:39 AM
Thanks, excuse my ignorance do not know what you mean by LH ? AA as of now does not have nonstop flights
Miles and more
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lifetimedeals on January 13, 2016, 12:18:44 AM
Miles and more
ty, I did search on many many dates even close dates and rarely saw UA bus. availability is that very hard to get on this route lax-nyc ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on January 13, 2016, 09:38:02 AM
ty, I did search on many many dates even close dates and rarely saw UA bus. availability is that very hard to get on this route lax-nyc ?

Maybe just do plan B. do a search for that.. Its definitely harder to find than other routes
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bluesky on January 14, 2016, 02:41:23 AM
What's the best way to book NYC - TLV on Turkish with miles?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 14, 2016, 05:16:26 AM
What's the best way to book NYC - TLV on Turkish with miles?

30k/45k A3
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bluesky on January 14, 2016, 11:38:46 AM
30k/45k A3
A3?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on January 14, 2016, 11:44:22 AM
A3?

Aegean
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bluesky on January 14, 2016, 12:34:03 PM
30k/45k A3
They say it is 60k RT.
How do I transfer points into Miles+Bonus? They say only from Star Alliance tickets flown.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 14, 2016, 12:35:35 PM
They say it is 60k RT.
How do I transfer points into Miles+Bonus? They say only from Star Alliance tickets flown.

SPG
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bluesky on January 14, 2016, 01:04:59 PM
SPG
Thanks.
What is better? 60k SPG or $600 cash+ getting 1800 MR pts? Do you know how to get the 45k RT?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 14, 2016, 01:07:42 PM
Thanks.
What is better? 60k SPG or $600 cash+ getting 1800 MR pts? Do you know how to get the 45k RT?

45k RT?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bluesky on January 14, 2016, 01:17:43 PM
45k RT?
30k/45k A3
Is the 45k OW for business? My mistake. I thought it meant RT.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 14, 2016, 01:18:04 PM
Is the 45k OW for business?

Yes
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: FitnessJoel on January 14, 2016, 01:27:54 PM
Hey hey hey all, Wondering whats the best way to fly to San Diego from New york using points ? Are there ways to get the most bang for your buck ?
Thanks for your help.

If I need to read other posts then please direct me :)

Thanks
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on January 14, 2016, 01:28:43 PM
Hey hey hey all, Wondering whats the best way to fly to San Diego from New york using points ? Are there ways to get the most bang for your buck ?
Thanks for your help.

If I need to read other posts then please direct me :)

Thanks
Flying From ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 14, 2016, 01:32:36 PM
Hey hey hey all, Wondering whats the best way to fly to San Diego from New york using points ? Are there ways to get the most bang for your buck ?
Thanks for your help.

If I need to read other posts then please direct me :)

Thanks

Y or J?
Title: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on January 14, 2016, 02:39:11 PM
LIR-NYC with a connection in Miami.
Should I go with 15k AA, or pay $220 with TY points at a value of 1.6 ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on January 14, 2016, 02:41:42 PM
Hey hey hey all, Wondering whats the best way to fly to San Diego from New york using points ? Are there ways to get the most bang for your buck ?
Thanks for your help.

If I need to read other posts then please direct me :)

Thanks
Domestic is simple
25k round trip in Y

In business, 17.5k O/W with Miles and more , or 20k O/W with SINGAPORE
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: coralsnake on January 14, 2016, 02:45:27 PM
LIR-NYC with a connection in Miami.
Should I go with BA avios, or pay $220 with TY points at a value of 1.6 ?
IINM it'll cost you 15k Avios, assuming there's availability, and 13,750 TYP with probably a few flight times to chose from. Go with TYP. Whats the question?

Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rileywiles23 on January 14, 2016, 02:51:52 PM

IINM it'll cost you 15k Avios, assuming there's availability, and 13,750 TYP with probably a few flight times to chose from. Go with TYP. Whats the question?
Would it be worth to book  business at about $440 with TY points ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: FitnessJoel on January 14, 2016, 04:05:52 PM
Domestic is simple
25k round trip in Y

In business, 17.5k O/W with Miles and more , or 20k O/W with SINGAPORE

Haha okay figured out what Y J and O/w stands for.

But now Im trying to understand the value of 17.5k or 20k miles? like how much is it equivalent to cash ? 

and lastly how do you book one world using signapore ? I do not see it as an option
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: DMYD on January 14, 2016, 04:10:06 PM
Haha Now this is interested. What is Y or J !? o/w ?
Do I need to read a post that will help me better understand those terms?

I have no idea what you guys said
Y is economy J is Business O/W  means one way ;D you can read it here   http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=10531.0
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: FitnessJoel on January 14, 2016, 04:15:32 PM
Y is economy J is Business O/W  means one way ;D you can read it here   http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=10531.0

Thank you :)

which airlines offer for 17.5k o/w tickets?
or 25k round trip ?


What is the equivalent cash value for those points ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on January 14, 2016, 04:16:10 PM
Haha Now this is interested. What is Y or J !? o/w ?
Do I need to read a post that will help me better understand those terms?

I have no idea what you guys said
Y is economy
J is business
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on January 14, 2016, 04:21:13 PM
Thank you :)

which airlines offer for 17.5k o/w tickets?
or 25k round trip ?


What is the equivalent cash value for those points ?
25k round trip in economy you can have AA and, united , I think all airlines.

17.5 k is using Lufthansa miles and more points to book on united. If you don't have Lufthansa miles you can transfer from spg. If you don't have spg. Then your next option is to use 20k Singapore miles that transfer from amex M/R


Regarding the value  points vs revenue, you should search what you can get the flights for cash.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: FitnessJoel on January 14, 2016, 04:46:49 PM
25k round trip in economy you can have AA and, united , I think all airlines.

17.5 k is using Lufthansa miles and more points to book on united. If you don't have Lufthansa miles you can transfer from spg. If you don't have spg. Then your next option is to use 20k Singapore miles that transfer from amex M/R


Regarding the value  points vs revenue, you should search what you can get the flights for cash.

When you say I use lufthansa points you mean I transfer the points into united miles ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: coralsnake on January 14, 2016, 04:48:06 PM
When you say I use lufthansa points you mean I transfer the points into united miles ?

No. If you have LH miles you call them and ask them to book the available UA flight since they're partners.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on January 14, 2016, 04:48:23 PM
When you say I use lufthansa points you mean I transfer the points into united miles ?
No. You search on united for saver award availablity. Then you call Lufthansa and give them the flight numbers you want.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bluesky on January 15, 2016, 12:37:08 AM
Best way to get NYC-TLV?

Is it silly to spend 55k-60k SPG points instead of $600 cash for a flight on Turkish?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 15, 2016, 12:51:19 AM
Best way to get NYC-TLV?

Y or J?

Quote
Is it silly to spend 55k-60k SPG points instead of $600 cash for a flight on Turkish?

IMHO, Yes.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bluesky on January 15, 2016, 12:56:11 AM
Y
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 15, 2016, 12:56:42 AM
Y

25k Flying Blue.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on January 15, 2016, 12:57:56 AM
25k Flying Blue.
Will that put me on a Delta flight ?
Is there Y Q?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 15, 2016, 12:59:05 AM
Will that put me on a Delta flight ?
Is there Y Q?

If there's Delta availability, yes (check delta.com and if you see it for 40k, Flying Blue can book it for 25k)

No YQ on DL.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bluesky on January 15, 2016, 01:02:28 AM
25k Flying Blue.
I didn't see that promo for Israel when I searched. That promo didn't end 12/31?

Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 15, 2016, 01:03:40 AM
I didn't see the award when I searched. I saw somewhere that the promo ended 12/31.

It's not a promo, Flying Blue's saver award price for North America to Europe is 25k.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bluesky on January 15, 2016, 01:12:39 AM
It's not a promo, Flying Blue's saver award price for North America to Europe is 25k.
Thanks for all your help.
Only 80k flights available on my dates. Back to $600 on TK I guess.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: ilherman on January 15, 2016, 01:13:49 AM
DL to CDG yes, AF no.

to TLV is a blocked middle seat.
-0.5

Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bluesky on January 15, 2016, 01:42:28 AM
What is the best way to book a TK revenue ticket? Direct with airline? OTA? I am not worried about a price change or canceling.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on January 15, 2016, 01:55:09 AM
What is the best way to book a TK revenue ticket? Direct with airline? OTA? I am not worried about a price change or canceling.
Whichever is cheapest
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 15, 2016, 03:01:14 AM
Best way to book VA SYD-CNS Y and J?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Tom Brady on January 15, 2016, 06:06:38 AM
Best way to book TLV-AMM on 3/27, when RJ mysteriously doesn't have any TLV-AMM flights for that week? I need to arrive in Amman by 2 pm
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on January 15, 2016, 06:15:26 AM
Best way to book TLV-AMM on 3/27, when RJ mysteriously doesn't have any TLV-AMM flights for that week? I need to arrive in Amman by 2 pm
RJ is only one who operates that route
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Tom Brady on January 15, 2016, 06:58:09 AM
RJ is only one who operates that route
Thanks :) as it seems like RJ isn't operating any flights on that route for the week, I guess I'll have to take the land route :P
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 15, 2016, 07:09:51 AM
RJ is only one who operates that route

Arkia flies it as well sometimes.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 15, 2016, 07:10:34 AM
Thanks :) as it seems like RJ isn't operating any flights on that route for the week, I guess I'll have to take the land route :P

Huh? I'm seeing RJ flights for sale.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on January 15, 2016, 07:24:03 AM
Arkia flies it as well sometimes.
I remember talk about that but cant seem to find it online
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Tom Brady on January 15, 2016, 08:31:43 AM
Huh? I'm seeing RJ flights for sale.
You sure? Google flights isn't showing it.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 15, 2016, 08:36:10 AM
You sure? Google flights isn't showing it.

Showing on kayak.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Tom Brady on January 15, 2016, 08:37:44 AM
Showing on kayak.
Thanks. I'll check there now and BA.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rediplus on January 15, 2016, 03:16:17 PM
LH F- with aeroplan i pay yq,  with sq i pay yq, with ua i pay alot of miles. how does one accumulate lifemiles so one doesn't pay yq ? i can't imagine everyone flying LH F pays yq or pays the uA miles
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 16, 2016, 12:00:48 PM
LH F- with aeroplan i pay yq,  with sq i pay yq, with ua i pay alot of miles. how does one accumulate lifemiles so one doesn't pay yq ? i can't imagine everyone flying LH F pays yq or pays the uA miles

1) Buy them when they go on sale for 150% bonus
2) Time to broaden your imagination, most people indeed pay YQ when flying LH F.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on January 16, 2016, 07:12:00 PM
JFK-CAN
Anything cheaper than 140k DL for CZ flights?


--

via AZ for 95k (great redemption rate)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sam28 on January 17, 2016, 05:40:48 PM
what's the best way to book? NYC to CNX
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: efflpetzel on January 17, 2016, 08:02:45 PM
Best way to book NYC-LIS on Tam rt in J
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on January 17, 2016, 10:34:47 PM
what's the best way to book? NYC to CNX

KE via ICN
CX via HKG

Is relatively open at times. KE is pretty much always open.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: high end hobo on January 17, 2016, 11:15:02 PM
Best way to book NYC-LIS on Tam rt in J

NYC-LIS on JJ? where are you connecting? GIG?

No one will allow that on a single award

Do you mean Tap?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on January 17, 2016, 11:23:04 PM
Best way to book NYC-LIS on Tam rt in J

if you mean tap then via ac for 110k rt + no yq iirc
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 18, 2016, 12:23:57 AM
what's the best way to book? NYC to CNX

Y? J? F?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sam28 on January 18, 2016, 11:01:36 AM
Y? J? F?
F or business
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on January 18, 2016, 12:24:00 PM
F or business

95k with Alitalia in J rt
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: shauly on January 18, 2016, 12:46:37 PM
95k with Alitalia in J rt

+YQ. And CZ/MU are hardly aspirational, but if you are looking for the cheapest way it will do the trick.

Also have to keep in mind AZ can't always see the space.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lubaby on January 18, 2016, 01:03:40 PM
+YQ. And CZ/MU are hardly aspirational, but if you are looking for the cheapest way it will do the trick.

Also have to keep in mind AZ can't always see the space.
Even when they can see it, they can't always book it.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on January 18, 2016, 01:13:23 PM
Even when they can see it, they can't always book it.

I have no idea this employees hours but Tila from the Albania office is very helpful (Spoke with her Motzai Shabbos around 9pm) & is competent so if you ever call Alitalia try getting Tila on the line. Its not a big office from my understanding.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on January 18, 2016, 01:15:07 PM
+YQ. And CZ/MU are hardly aspirational, but if you are looking for the cheapest way it will do the trick.

Also have to keep in mind AZ can't always see the space.

This thread is "best way", truth is it should be named "cheapest way". Best way would be via SQ, EK or CX etc. :)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 18, 2016, 01:18:27 PM
If (read: when) you give up on booking with AZ.

J = 50k AS (CX to BKK) or 55k AA (CX/KA to CNX)
F = 67.5k AA (CX/KA to CNX)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on January 18, 2016, 01:28:40 PM
If (read: when) you give up on booking with AZ.

J = 50k AS (CX to BKK) or 55k AA (CX/KA to CNX)
F = 67.5k AA (CX/KA to CNX)

how much will this route with AA cost come 3/23?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 18, 2016, 01:36:15 PM
how much will this route with AA cost come 3/23?

70k/110k
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on January 18, 2016, 01:39:29 PM
70k/110k

ouch, thanks..

J isnt so bad.. F is ridiculous
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 18, 2016, 01:41:09 PM
ouch, thanks..

J isnt so bad.. F is ridiculous

Can always use AS for 70k in F.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on January 18, 2016, 02:28:25 PM
Can always use AS for 70k in F.

true, but its easier to get AA miles than AS.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sam28 on January 18, 2016, 04:03:37 PM
is AS alska
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on January 18, 2016, 04:25:15 PM
is AS alska

yes
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sam28 on January 19, 2016, 01:12:00 PM
what is the  best way to book nyc to zrh in business ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 19, 2016, 01:13:41 PM
what is the  best way to book nyc to zrh in business ?

88k ANA RT
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: rediplus on January 20, 2016, 04:35:44 PM
Fra-EWR.there were 2 seats in LH F. i took 1. i need another 2 for 2 weeks from now. will they open up more to sq ? is there a partner limit or a staralliance limit ? as long as i see the space as O2 or O3 sq should be able to ticket ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: high end hobo on January 20, 2016, 10:43:31 PM
Fra-EWR.there were 2 seats in LH F. i took 1. i need another 2 for 2 weeks from now. will they open up more to sq ? is there a partner limit or a staralliance limit ? as long as i see the space as O2 or O3 sq should be able to ticket ?
They don't release any fewer seats to SQ then they do to other partners. If a partner can ticket it, SQ can
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: a mirrer on January 21, 2016, 01:38:57 AM
They don't release any fewer seats to SQ then they do to other partners. If a partner can ticket it, SQ can
+1 but be prepared to huca as sq phone agents aren't very good at seeing lh f space
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 21, 2016, 05:17:31 AM
MU F one way?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on January 21, 2016, 09:18:28 AM
MU F one way?

you're asking?!  :D
FB is 100k & DL is 70k
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: shauly on January 21, 2016, 09:19:05 AM
you're asking?!  :D
FB is 100k & DL is 70k

That's J. :)

As discussed in other threads, 105k CX.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on January 21, 2016, 09:19:28 AM
you're asking?!  :D
FB is 100k & DL is 70k

He asked about F.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on January 21, 2016, 09:20:48 AM
He asked about F.

my bad
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AJK on January 21, 2016, 02:34:00 PM
Is it really 200K KE RT for MU F now?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 21, 2016, 04:05:47 PM
Is it really 200K KE RT for MU F now?

Yes
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AJK on January 21, 2016, 04:06:27 PM
Wow, 25% increase.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Tom Brady on January 21, 2016, 05:02:50 PM
TLV-AMM-DXB-MEL-CNS on an AA award with QF a380 F from DXB-MEL and for the return SYD-AUH-FRA-JFK on EY and LH a380 F's on AA and SQ awards?

Or TLV-AMM-AUH-SYD-CNS on an AA award with EY a380 F, and for the return SYD-SIN-FRA-JFK on SQ R And LH a380 F on a SQ award?

I have to decide by tomorrow as my QF F award holds expire then.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on January 21, 2016, 05:06:23 PM
TLV-AMM-DXB-MEL-CNS on an AA award with QF a380 F from DXB-MEL and for the return SYD-AUH-FRA-JFK on EY and LH a380 F's on AA and SQ awards?

Or TLV-AMM-AUH-SYD-CNS on an AA award with EY a380 F, and for the return SYD-SIN-FRA-JFK on SQ R And LH a380 F on a SQ award?

I have to decide by tomorrow as my QF F award holds expire then.

Flown EY FA380 yet? If not prob that. If not, QF F sounds like the way to go.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Tom Brady on January 21, 2016, 05:15:29 PM
Flown EY FA380 yet? If not prob that. If not, QF F sounds like the way to go.
Nope. That's why both options already include it one-way :)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: high end hobo on January 21, 2016, 07:24:58 PM
Wow, 25% increase.

KE devalued?! :'(
is it only for MU metal or also Ke?
Anyone have a link to more info?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: AJK on January 21, 2016, 07:30:58 PM
KE devalued?! :'(
is it only for MU metal or also Ke?
Anyone have a link to more info?
Unless I'm misreading, they've gone from 160k to 200k in a year or so.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 21, 2016, 07:48:15 PM
KE devalued?! :'(
is it only for MU metal or also Ke?
Anyone have a link to more info?

Only for partners, not KE metal.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MEIR613 on January 21, 2016, 11:28:03 PM
Yes, I dont know when, but it most be at least 6 months ago, KE devalued their chart on partner airlines.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: shauly on January 22, 2016, 05:32:25 AM
TG/LH F CNX-NYC? Even without YQ 130k UA stings.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: MEIR613 on January 22, 2016, 10:39:59 AM
TG/LH F CNX-NYC? Even without YQ 130k UA stings.
LM?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bluesky on January 23, 2016, 06:40:27 PM
Best way to book Virgin Am. on miles/pts?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Yehoshua on January 24, 2016, 06:24:14 AM
I think it depends on where you're going to/from.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sky121 on January 24, 2016, 06:46:37 PM
What will Alitalia charge for lap baby if booking TLV-FCO with Air France miles?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bluesky on January 24, 2016, 07:48:49 PM
I think it depends on where you're going to/from.
NYC-LAX.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Aaaron on January 25, 2016, 12:26:55 PM
Is there generally more availability to or from Asia in F on KE, SQ, JAL, etc?  Reserving one way on CX pre-deval and trying to figure out which direction I should reserve. 
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: CS91 on January 25, 2016, 12:42:59 PM
Is there generally more availability to or from Asia in F on KE, SQ, JAL, etc?  Reserving one way on CX pre-deval and trying to figure out which direction I should reserve.
F, J or Y?

ETA: I think the answer is KE regardless though.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Aaaron on January 25, 2016, 12:44:54 PM
F, J or Y?

ETA: I think the answer is KE regardless though.

Is there generally more availability to or from Asia in F on KE, SQ, JAL, etc?  Reserving one way on CX pre-deval and trying to figure out which direction I should reserve.

 ;)

I need to clarify...  is there generally more availability TO Asia,  or FROM Asia on any of the non-CX options.    My post wasn't clear.

Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: CS91 on January 25, 2016, 12:46:49 PM
;)

I need to clarify...  is there generally more availability TO Asia,  or FROM Asia on any of the non-CX options.    My post wasn't clear.
IME KE was pretty open in both directions. Didn't seem like much of a difference.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Aaaron on January 25, 2016, 12:47:28 PM
IME KE was pretty open in both directions. Didn't seem like much of a difference.

Perfect.  Thanks!
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lubaby on January 25, 2016, 01:30:44 PM
This should be under "What's the best way to fly"  :D
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sammy n on January 25, 2016, 06:29:50 PM
YYZ-VIE few day stop then VIE-TLV and return TLV-YYZ all in J
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Denverite on January 26, 2016, 12:48:19 AM
YYZ-VIE few day stop then VIE-TLV and return TLV-YYZ all in J

I think via ANA (if you have MR points).  Only 65k RT and they will allow a stopover
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on January 26, 2016, 01:20:46 AM
I think via ANA (if you have MR points).  Only 65k RT and they will allow a stopover

Should be 104k rt with NH if im not mistaken & you can make a stop. UA also allows a stop on RT bookings
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: shimshieT on January 27, 2016, 03:52:49 PM
Looking to go to India and South Africa (round trip) (flexible with dates and seasons...) from NYC / IAD area, want to go in the best possible F cabins... Have lots of UR points... Routing suggestions...?

Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sam28 on January 27, 2016, 05:32:30 PM
I wont to fly from London to Hawaii ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sillypainter on January 27, 2016, 05:33:49 PM
I wont to fly from London to Hawaii ?

Then don't :-) It's a free country....
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 27, 2016, 05:43:45 PM
Then don't :-) It's a free country....

LOL :)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: wonderlust on January 27, 2016, 05:55:18 PM
what's the best way to book a flight on Hawaiian air  (LAX-LIH)?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 27, 2016, 05:57:03 PM
what's the best way to book a flight on Hawaiian air  (LAX-LIH)?

KE
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: wonderlust on January 27, 2016, 06:20:22 PM
KE
Korean? any idea how many points it is for economy? Can I search for Hawain flights on Korean website w/o having an account?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: high end hobo on January 27, 2016, 09:56:57 PM
Korean? any idea how many points it is for economy? Can I search for Hawain flights on Korean website w/o having an account?
Look on the DDMS ultimate Hawaii mileage post.
No you cannot search Hawaiian on Koreans website
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on January 28, 2016, 02:02:02 AM
Korean? any idea how many points it is for economy? Can I search for Hawain flights on Korean website w/o having an account?

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/62063
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: wonderlust on January 28, 2016, 04:12:24 AM
ThAnks. Is there any way to check on Hawaiian of there will be any availibly to use Korean?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on January 28, 2016, 06:32:00 AM
ThAnks. Is there any way to check on Hawaiian of there will be any availibly to use Korean?
Check for saver
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: eli1571 on January 28, 2016, 12:01:37 PM
anyone ever booked using  JUSTFLY.COM   ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: efflpetzel on January 28, 2016, 12:42:09 PM
anyone ever booked using  JUSTFLY.COM   ?
Yup, legit.

No problem.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on January 28, 2016, 01:25:46 PM
anyone ever booked using  JUSTFLY.COM   ?

Kayak refers to them
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: eli1571 on January 28, 2016, 04:41:00 PM
Kayak refers to them
So do some others, does that mean their trustworthy ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on January 28, 2016, 04:42:19 PM
So do some others, does that mean their trustworthy ?

Yup, legit.

No problem.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: wonderlust on January 28, 2016, 05:32:11 PM
So do some others, does that mean their trustworthy ?

Hang on there. you might want to do some googling first. I booked a flight with them for my bro and I received an email confirmation from them yet when my brother showed up at the airport he was informed there was no such booking and he had no choice but to pay out of pocket for a flight that began boarding already to Israel. (they initially wanted 4k but he fought his way down to 1100$). Afterwards I saw online 100s of complaints against them..

After filing a complaint with the DOT justfly split the difference in fair and gave me a 150$ airline credit which I am hesitant to use with them..
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: wonderlust on January 28, 2016, 05:32:44 PM
Check for saver
saver on Hawaiin's website?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on January 28, 2016, 05:47:58 PM
saver on Hawaiin's website?
Yes
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: eli1571 on January 28, 2016, 06:25:30 PM


Yup, legit.

No problem.
Question is how can they be $300/400 cheaper then every other travel site ?
Hang on there. you might want to do some googling first. I booked a flight with them for my bro and I received an email confirmation from them yet when my brother showed up at the airport he was informed there was no such booking and he had no choice but to pay out of pocket for a flight that began boarding already to Israel. (they initially wanted 4k but he fought his way down to 1100$). Afterwards I saw online 100s of complaints against them..

After filing a complaint with the DOT justfly split the difference in fair and gave me a 150$ airline credit which I am hesitant to use with them..
Saw some reports like that as well,
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: efflpetzel on January 28, 2016, 07:04:23 PM
Question is how can they be $300/400 cheaper then every other travel site ?Saw some reports like that as well,
Look I can only tell you my experience,

I used them last week through kayak was $40 cheaper than the rest, BA flight showed up immediately on ba.com & flown no problem
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: eli1571 on January 28, 2016, 07:35:17 PM
Look I can only tell you my experience,

I used them last week through kayak was $40 cheaper than the rest, BA flight showed up immediately on ba.com & flown no problem
Ok, thanx
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: high end hobo on January 28, 2016, 10:12:51 PM
Any way to use points/miles to book a flight on westjet?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lifetimedeals on January 29, 2016, 12:11:53 AM
Going from JFK/LGA is there a way to make a 7 hour stop in BNA ? then continuing to MIA? ty
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Adam101 on January 29, 2016, 12:12:58 AM
Going from JFK/LGA is there a way to make a 7 hour stop in BNA ? then continuing to MIA? ty
There are a few flights a day to FLL on SW
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lifetimedeals on January 29, 2016, 12:16:35 AM
Right but its an extra paid flight
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: eli1571 on January 29, 2016, 05:25:30 AM
Hang on there. you might want to do some googling first. I booked a flight with them for my bro and I received an email confirmation from them yet when my brother showed up at the airport he was informed there was no such booking and he had no choice but to pay out of pocket for a flight that began boarding already to Israel. (they initially wanted 4k but he fought his way down to 1100$). Afterwards I saw online 100s of complaints against them..

After filing a complaint with the DOT justfly split the difference in fair and gave me a 150$ airline credit which I am hesitant to use with them..
When you booked your flight with them, did you try logging in to Ur reservation online on the airlines own site ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Alexsei on January 29, 2016, 10:14:47 AM
anyone ever booked using  JUSTFLY.COM   ?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=50040.0
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: eli1571 on January 30, 2016, 07:31:11 PM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=50040.0
Thanx
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: eli1571 on January 30, 2016, 07:34:02 PM
If I do take the risk and book with them, should I use amex platinum, gold, or no difference ?
Any other card better than these in regard to maybe having issues with the ticket.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lifetimedeals on February 01, 2016, 01:57:33 PM
If I book a flight using my UR in chase will I get miles for that flight? (Just using miles instead of cash to book)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: CS91 on February 01, 2016, 01:59:10 PM
If I book a flight using my UR in chase will I get miles for that flight? (Just using miles instead of cash to book)
Yes.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 01, 2016, 02:17:36 PM
If I book a flight using my UR in chase will I get miles for that flight? (Just using miles instead of cash to book)

why would you ever do this?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lifetimedeals on February 01, 2016, 02:21:49 PM
Yes.
Does it matter if it's with Brussels air, united or another partner?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: CS91 on February 01, 2016, 02:22:07 PM
Does it matter if it's with Brussels air, united or another partner?
No.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lifetimedeals on February 01, 2016, 02:29:49 PM
why would you ever do this?
To get the 25% bonus when booking thru UR and when I do not wanna use cash.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on February 01, 2016, 04:32:40 PM
To get the 25% bonus when booking thru UR and when I do not wanna use cash.

You'll get more value by selling your UR and using the cash to pay for a flight.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 01, 2016, 04:39:43 PM
You'll get more value by selling your UR and using the cash to pay for a flight.

+1 will end up in here: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=33898.735
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on February 01, 2016, 04:42:03 PM
+1 will end up in here: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=33898.735

Unless he has the same Rabbi as @yehuda  :P;)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lifetimedeals on February 01, 2016, 04:48:14 PM
You'll get more value by selling your UR and using the cash to pay for a flight.
Could be but not everyone wants to bother selling UR, or the risk of selling.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Denverite on February 01, 2016, 06:01:59 PM
Could be but not everyone wants to bother selling UR, or the risk of selling.

THAT and possibly that they will GET a boatload of miles from the actual flights.  Some flights are not worth using normal mileage redemption (like with super cheap economy fares to Israel right now).
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: David Smith on February 01, 2016, 06:07:25 PM
THAT and possibly that they will GET a boatload of miles from the actual flights.  Some flights are not worth using normal mileage redemption (like with super cheap economy fares to Israel right now).
He's talking about using UR for a revenue ticket through Chase Travel.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Denverite on February 01, 2016, 06:16:21 PM
He's talking about using UR for a revenue ticket through Chase Travel.

I know that's why I said you GET the miles also b/c it is technically a revenue flight.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: David Smith on February 01, 2016, 06:18:11 PM
I know that's why I said you GET the miles also b/c it is technically a revenue flight.
You will get the same exact miles, whether you book a revenue ticket using UR through chase, or whether you sell your UR and book with cash. I'm not sure what you're saying.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Denverite on February 01, 2016, 06:21:45 PM
You will get the same exact miles, whether you book a revenue ticket using UR through chase, or whether you sell your UR and book with cash. I'm not sure what you're saying.

There are a lot of people that will NEVER sell miles for a variety of reasons (I'm one and I know Dan is too) so I was just saying why someone might actually choose to just book through UR travel.  When selling is effectively not an option, this can sometimes makes sense.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: David Smith on February 01, 2016, 06:22:59 PM


There are a lot of people that will NEVER sell miles for a variety of reasons (I'm one and I know Dan is too) so I was just saying why someone might actually choose to just book through UR travel.  When selling is effectively not an option, this can sometimes makes sense.
Could be but not everyone wants to bother selling UR, or the risk of selling.

Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lifetimedeals on February 01, 2016, 09:07:46 PM
There are a lot of people that will NEVER sell miles for a variety of reasons (I'm one and I know Dan is too) so I was just saying why someone might actually choose to just book through UR travel.  When selling is effectively not an option, this can sometimes makes sense.
You get it :)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on February 01, 2016, 11:52:10 PM
There are a lot of people that will NEVER sell miles for a variety of reasons (I'm one and I know Dan is too) so I was just saying why someone might actually choose to just book through UR travel.  When selling is effectively not an option, this can sometimes makes sense.

What's those reasons?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lifetimedeals on February 02, 2016, 12:22:21 AM
Cheapest way to book with miles from JFK to BUD? Can be a short stop. ty
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 02, 2016, 12:33:29 AM
Cheapest way to book with miles from JFK to BUD? Can be a short stop. ty

Y, J, F?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lifetimedeals on February 02, 2016, 01:33:37 AM
Y, J, F?
Economy
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Denverite on February 02, 2016, 01:36:32 AM
What's those reasons?

1. Dan's reason as I understand it: If you have high balances they can shut down your account and he doesn't want to put those points into jeopardy.

2. My reason: these points are related to business accounts and in addition to those points on my accounts I don't want to do anything that could get the actual cards/lines of credit closed.  For me these points are just a fun by product of running my actual business, which is a much bigger priority than making a few bucks from selling points.

3.  It's against the stated rules so for many that is enough on its own.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on February 02, 2016, 01:52:13 AM
Economy

27.5k SQ + YQ
30k UA/AC

30k BA on EI
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: eliraps on February 02, 2016, 05:30:02 AM
Where can I find Dan's chart of all current Singapore award rates. It was on DDMS but I can't find it. (I think it was comparing with some other point currencies).


Is there such a chart for ANA too?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Tom Brady on February 02, 2016, 06:56:51 AM
Economy
27.5k SQ + YQ
30k UA/AC

30k BA on EI
Also 20k AA for travel ranging from October to May 15th.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on February 02, 2016, 06:59:49 AM
Also 20k AA for travel ranging from October to May 15th.

Forgot about that! Thanks
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on February 02, 2016, 08:54:01 AM
TLV-DUB in Y or J
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on February 02, 2016, 09:08:36 AM
TLV-DUB in Y or J

Y = 17.5k BA on AB via TXL
J = 21k a3/22k LH/25k SQ on *a
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: benjie1305 on February 02, 2016, 09:28:06 AM
Y = 17.5k BA on AB via TXL
J = 21k a3/22k LH/25k SQ on *a

TYVM!
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Tom Brady on February 02, 2016, 09:32:10 AM
TYVM!
Also FWIW, if you don't mind an extra connection, you can buy a cheap flight to EU and then book an AA award for 10k. There is no YQ on BA with AA inter-EU.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 02, 2016, 09:44:04 AM
Also FWIW, if you don't mind an extra connection, you can buy a cheap flight to EU and then book an AA award for 10k. There is no YQ on BA with AA inter-EU.

or as low as 4k BA + $40 around :)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on February 02, 2016, 09:45:37 AM
Isn't txl part of the EU ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Tom Brady on February 02, 2016, 09:47:04 AM
Isn't txl part of the EU ?
Yes. And I meant EU as Europe BTW and not as the European Union.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Tom Brady on February 02, 2016, 09:48:55 AM
or as low as 4k BA + $40 around :)
True, but that would mean that you're spending a few more bucks on your TLV-Europe ticket. :)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on February 02, 2016, 09:51:50 AM
Yes. And I meant EU as Europe BTW and not as the European Union.
Understood.
The original question was what's the best way to book tlv to txl. So what is the difference between the original answer from d93 [quote name="benjie1305" post=1400364 timestamp=1454421241]
TLV-DUB in Y or J
[/quote]

Y = 17.5k BA on AB via TXL
J = 21k a3/22k LH/25k SQ on *a

And doing a ticket to eu and then to txl ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: a mirrer on February 02, 2016, 09:56:45 AM
Understood.
The original question was what's the best way to book tlv to txl. So what is the difference between the original answer from d93
Y = 17.5k BA on AB via TXL
J = 21k a3/22k LH/25k SQ on *a

And doing a ticket to eu and then to txl ?
the original question was to DUB not TXL
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Tom Brady on February 02, 2016, 09:57:53 AM
Understood.
The original question was what's the best way to book tlv to txl. So what is the difference between the original answer from d93
Y = 17.5k BA on AB via TXL
J = 21k a3/22k LH/25k SQ on *a

And doing a ticket to eu and then to txl ?

The original question was TLV-DUB and not to TXL. Also, I was suggestiing to buy a cash ticket to anywhere in Europe and then get a cheaper award flight from there. There are several destinations in Europe that you can fly to from TLV for under $50.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lifetimedeals on February 02, 2016, 11:53:23 AM
Does it matter if I book flight with Delta (they use AF) or AF direct? same price.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 02, 2016, 11:54:16 AM
Does it matter if I book flight with Delta (they use AF) or AF direct? same price.

maybe book with a OTA for 24 hr cancellation
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lifetimedeals on February 02, 2016, 12:01:58 PM
maybe book with a OTA for 24 hr cancellation
Considering using UR (for various reason).
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: eliraps on February 02, 2016, 01:52:39 PM
Where can I find Dan's chart of all current Singapore award rates. It was on DDMS but I can't find it. (I think it was comparing with some other point currencies).

Is there such a chart for ANA too?
BUMP
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Tom Brady on February 02, 2016, 02:04:38 PM
BUMP
http://bfy.tw/43Gf
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: eliraps on February 02, 2016, 02:18:25 PM
http://bfy.tw/43Gf
Actually I was looking for Dan's breakdown and thoughts. I remember that he had a lot to say...
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: avrumy22 on February 02, 2016, 04:21:06 PM
whats my best bet EWR-CLE or PHL- CLE? anything other then United direct?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: lubaby on February 02, 2016, 04:23:21 PM
whats my best bet EWR-CLE or PHL- CLE? anything other then United direct?
PHL - CLE on AA. Book with BA (7.5k OW).
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sammy n on February 03, 2016, 03:30:31 PM
TLV-BKK
BKK-SYD
SYD-PEK
PEK-TLV
In Y and J
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on February 03, 2016, 03:52:15 PM
TLV-BKK
BKK-SYD
SYD-PEK
PEK-TLV
In Y and J

How long in each place?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sammy n on February 03, 2016, 04:08:38 PM

How long in each place?
About a week and half in BKK and SYD and about 15 hours in PEK. 
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 03, 2016, 04:09:44 PM
About a week and half in BKK and SYD and about 15 hours in PEK.

D93 is the pro with Israel-Asia (and other places  :) ) but in all probability via UA with a free stopover for RT travel

--

I see now you need 2 stopovers-Ignore
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: CS91 on February 03, 2016, 04:10:40 PM
About a week and half in BKK and SYD and about 15 hours in PEK.
You're going to stay in BKK for a week and a half? Why not see other parts of Thailand?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on February 03, 2016, 04:12:31 PM
You're going to stay in BKK for a week and a half? Why not see other parts of Thailand?

I'm almost positive "BKK" doesn't refer to the city Bangkok, rather the country Thailand, and he'll book intra Thailand flights seperately.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 03, 2016, 04:14:00 PM
I'm almost positive "BKK" doesn't refer to the city Bangkok, rather the country Thailand, and he'll book intra Thailand flights seperately.

so whats the answer to OP's q?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on February 03, 2016, 04:31:10 PM
TLV-BKK
BKK-SYD
SYD-PEK
PEK-TLV
In Y and J
About a week and half in BKK and SYD and about 15 hours in PEK. 
so whats the answer to OP's q?

J =

TLV-BKK = 30k AA
BKK-SYD = 30k UA (might as well fly TG F for 40k)
SYD-PEK-TLV = 45k AA
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: sammy n on February 03, 2016, 04:34:53 PM

J =

TLV-BKK = 30k AA
BKK-SYD = 30k UA (might as well fly TG F for 40k)
SYD-PEK-TLV = 45k AA
Thanx!
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on February 03, 2016, 04:48:59 PM
Thanx!

No problem :)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mmm740 on February 03, 2016, 05:25:02 PM


D93 is the pro with Israel-Asia (and other places  :) ) but in all probability via UA with a free stopover for RT travel

--

I see now you need 2 stopovers-Ignore

He needs 1 stopover and one connection. So he could use UA for 120k in J.

Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Tom Brady on February 03, 2016, 05:33:38 PM

He needs 1 stopover and one connection. So he could use UA for 120k in J.


which comes out to more miles...
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: mmm740 on February 03, 2016, 05:37:05 PM
which comes out to more miles...
Correct.
But it's another option and he's not limited to fly via AMM on RJ.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on February 03, 2016, 05:55:27 PM
Correct.
But it's another option and he's not limited to fly via AMM on RJ.

No need to fly RJ past AMM, he can fly EY and QR as well.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: jackofall on February 03, 2016, 06:37:43 PM
Need to fly from NYC to MAN in the beginning of July Y class. Using miles are my 2 best options AA and United? Which of the 2 is better?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 03, 2016, 06:38:33 PM
Need to fly from NYC to MAN in the beginning of July. Using miles are my 2 best options AA and United? Which of the 2 is better?

UA as they fly direct & its the same price (60k)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: jackofall on February 03, 2016, 06:39:40 PM
UA as they fly direct & its the same price (60k)
So does AA
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 03, 2016, 06:40:48 PM
So does AA

Didnt know. Cool. Same cost. In business AA right now is cheaper by 15k RT
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: jackofall on February 03, 2016, 06:41:41 PM
Didnt know. Cool. Same cost. In business AA right now is cheaper by 15k RT
Thanks. AA is cheaper to book with AA miles or another partner?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Tom Brady on February 03, 2016, 08:03:31 PM
Thanks. AA is cheaper to book with AA miles or another partner?
For travel in July it's cheaper to book with BA miles at 20k each way.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: jackofall on February 03, 2016, 10:11:18 PM
For travel in July it's cheaper to book with BA miles at 20k each way.
Ty
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 03, 2016, 10:22:36 PM
Ty

might be 38k with LAN RT but double check please
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on February 04, 2016, 12:43:02 AM
Didnt know. Cool. Same cost. In business AA right now is cheaper by 15k RT

Only 10k cheaper than booking through AC.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: eliraps on February 04, 2016, 07:49:22 AM
For travel in July it's cheaper to book with BA miles at 20k each way.
Plus YQ
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 04, 2016, 09:06:47 AM
Plus YQ

Not for AA metal iirc
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on February 04, 2016, 11:17:57 AM
Not for AA metal iirc

-0.5

BA charges YQ on AA transatlantic since 7/7/14
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 04, 2016, 12:57:55 PM
-0.5

BA charges YQ on AA transatlantic since 7/7/14

thanks for the clarification, good to make a mental note, I see ex: USA its way more costly than ex: Europe for example.. This is ZRH-JFK for example.. not bad
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: hvaces42 on February 04, 2016, 11:00:55 PM
KRK-JFK in J or F
Have AC, UR, AA and BA
Also have AB reserved through AA on that route, so need to cancel (with fee).
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 04, 2016, 11:21:35 PM
KRK-JFK in J or F
Have AC, UR, AA and BA
Also have AB reserved through AA on that route, so need to cancel (with fee).

AB via AA is best at 50k, keep the ressy
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: hvaces42 on February 04, 2016, 11:24:22 PM
AB via AA is best at 50k, keep the ressy
Vs the opportunity to fly LH A380 F? I think not.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 04, 2016, 11:26:47 PM
Vs the opportunity to fly LH A380 F? I think not.

best J value is on AB for 50k + no YQ
best F value is via A3 60k (LH F) <50k SPG wow> + YQ
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: zow on February 04, 2016, 11:32:36 PM
KRK-JFK in J or F
Have AC, UR, AA and BA
Also have AB reserved through AA on that route, so need to cancel (with fee).
I'm not following.
KRK-JFK? Who flies that route nonstop?
LH flies via FRA, but does AB even fly that route at all?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 04, 2016, 11:33:16 PM
I'm not following.
KRK-JFK? Who flies that route nonstop?
LH flies via FRA, but does AB even fly that route at all?

KRK-TXL-JFK

propeller plane + A330 lie flat
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: hvaces42 on February 04, 2016, 11:35:37 PM
I'm not following.
KRK-JFK? Who flies that route nonstop?
LH flies via FRA, but does AB even fly that route at all?
AB Via TXL
LH Via FRA A320 - A388
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: zow on February 04, 2016, 11:36:54 PM
KRK-TXL-JFK
propeller plane + A330 lie flat

AB Via TXL
LH Via FRA A320 - A388


Thanks.
When I first tried to type KRK into the AB website, it didn't autopopulate. I had to scroll down past their US gateways.
So, sort-of-related: sounds like the AB A330 lie flat in J is nice.  Hoping to fly it BOS-DUS at some point.  (also hoping to fly LH F...)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 04, 2016, 11:37:41 PM

Thanks.
When I first tried to type KRK into the AB website, it didn't autopopulate. I had to scroll down past their US gateways.
So, sort-of-related: sounds like the AB A330 lie flat in J is nice.  Hoping to fly it BOS-DUS at some point.  (also hoping to fly LH F...)

stop hoping & start flying :)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: zow on February 04, 2016, 11:38:21 PM
stop hoping & start flying :)
tell that to my wife  ;)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: zow on February 04, 2016, 11:41:35 PM
stop hoping & start flying :)
Serious question: is AB award availability supposed to be visible on AA.com, or need to PUTPAC?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 04, 2016, 11:42:39 PM
Serious question: is AB award availability supposed to be visible on AA.com, or need to PUTPAC?

its avail.. just do a calendar search, like a monthly view,, select nonstop flights, select the light blue business class option & you'll see whats avail
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on February 04, 2016, 11:43:46 PM
EK JFK - MXP is the cheapest with JAL at 50k in F?
If I see availability on Alaska website is that available with jal?
Could I hold my award meanwhile I'm waiting for my spg transfer to go thru?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: hvaces42 on February 04, 2016, 11:44:35 PM
FYI AB only has Y availability through AA through Mid-March and no J at all. And no availability beyond that. I got my J in October.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 04, 2016, 11:47:03 PM
EK JFK - MXP is the cheapest with JAL at 50k in F?
If I see availability on Alaska website is that available with jal?
Could I hold my award meanwhile I'm waiting for my spg transfer to go thru?

its 100k RT, I dont know if they let one ways.. Not sure.. It slips into the 6001-8000 category by 10 miles :) (7,990 total)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: zow on February 04, 2016, 11:48:00 PM
its avail.. just do a calendar search, like a monthly view,, select nonstop flights, select the light blue business class option & you'll see whats avail
I'm just seeing connecting flights on BA. At least for June and July. And it's not giving me the option to select non-stop flights only.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: zow on February 04, 2016, 11:48:53 PM
FYI AB only has Y availability through AA through Mid-March and no J at all. And no availability beyond that. I got my J in October.
Ah. Thanks. That explains why I'm not seeing anything in June/July.
Wonder if I PUTPAC?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 04, 2016, 11:49:39 PM
@zow
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: zow on February 04, 2016, 11:51:16 PM
@Chapshnell, thanks.  I was looking too far out.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: zow on February 04, 2016, 11:53:05 PM
@Chapshnell, thanks.  I was looking too far out.

And I'm looking BOS-DUS, not NYC-DUS.  The AB options are not showing up for BOS, at least not that I can see.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 04, 2016, 11:55:30 PM
EK JFK - MXP is the cheapest with JAL at 50k in F?
If I see availability on Alaska website is that available with jal?
Could I hold my award meanwhile I'm waiting for my spg transfer to go thru?

I looked up on JAL because I was curious to whether one ways are allowed, and they are..
Please share when you book how long it took for SPG to transfer into JAL & how much YQ you were charged. TY
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on February 04, 2016, 11:57:52 PM
I looked up on JAL because I was curious to whether one ways are allowed, and they are..
Please share when you book how long it took for SPG to transfer into JAL & how much YQ you were charged. TY
It looks like a one way will be 65k and there is no YQ
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: hvaces42 on February 04, 2016, 11:58:36 PM
And I'm looking BOS-DUS, not NYC-DUS.  The AB options are not showing up for BOS, at least not that I can see.
I called and AA claims that AB is not releasing to them. Something changed over the last few months and no one is talking.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: zow on February 04, 2016, 11:59:17 PM
I called and AA claims that AB is not releasing to them. Something changed over the last few months and no one is talking.
:-X
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 05, 2016, 12:04:34 AM
From TPG
JAL doesnít impose fuel surcharges for Emirates bookings. Taxes and fees are capped at $78.20 for a round-trip award ticket.

Yes I see it now, interesting.. because on JAL they write half the RT cost but in reality its really the one way distance.
Also it says $78.20 to (DXB) UAE, doesnt say anything about MXP.. Its highly likely its around the same amount, just confirm once booked please
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on February 05, 2016, 12:07:43 AM
Yes I see it now, interesting.. because on JAL they write half the RT cost but in reality its really the one way distance.
Also it says $78.20 to (DXB) UAE, doesnt say anything about MXP.. Its highly likely its around the same amount, just confirm once booked please
The only issue could be that if it takes around 3 weeks to transfer SPG - JAL the award availability could be long gone by then
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 05, 2016, 12:09:13 AM
The only issue could be that if it takes around 3 weeks to transfer SPG - JAL the award availability could be long gone by then

keep (me) us updated with SPG transfer time + yq details as/if you book this. Thanks!
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 05, 2016, 12:15:21 AM
It looks like a one way will be 65k and there is no YQ

I wrote a note in the Maldives thread about JAL now for EK travel..

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=15937.msg1403582#msg1403582
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: high end hobo on February 05, 2016, 12:55:09 AM
I dont understand why RT is 100k but Ow is 65?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: srf60 on February 05, 2016, 12:58:22 AM
I dont understand why RT is 100k but Ow is 65?


Yes I see it now, interesting.. because on JAL they write half the RT cost but in reality its really the one way distance.


Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on February 05, 2016, 01:38:23 AM
Vs the opportunity to fly LH A380 F? I think not.

I agree, go with LH F.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on February 05, 2016, 01:40:57 AM
I looked up on JAL because I was curious to whether one ways are allowed, and they are..
Please share when you book how long it took for SPG to transfer into JAL & how much YQ you were charged. TY

No YQ ex-USA
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on February 05, 2016, 01:41:17 AM
I dont understand why RT is 100k but Ow is 65?

Distance based award chart.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: hvaces42 on February 05, 2016, 01:41:44 AM
I agree, go with LH F.
Now the question becomes do i use UR for UA, existing AC, or transfer SPG to A3?
As LH F isnt open yet J is pricing 70k UA +62.06, 57.5k AC + 250.06 and i believe A3 is 45k but long transfer times and what will i do with 5k extra in A3
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on February 05, 2016, 01:43:25 AM
Now the question becomes do i use UR for UA, existing AC, or transfer SPG to A3?

AC
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: hvaces42 on February 05, 2016, 01:45:55 AM
AC
So now do i book J and hope F opens close in? Its for last week in march.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on February 05, 2016, 01:51:10 AM
So now do i book J and hope F opens close in? Its for last week in march.

No reason to fly LH J over AB J, so wait until closer in when LH F opens.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: hvaces42 on February 05, 2016, 01:53:57 AM
No reason to fly LH J over AB J, so wait until closer in when LH F opens.
Thought so. What about LO J 787 vs LH J 346 and shorter connection for JFK-BUD 6 hours in WAW vs 3 in FRA
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on February 05, 2016, 01:58:22 AM
Thought so. What about LO J 787 vs LH J 346 and shorter connection for JFK-BUD 6 hours in WAW vs 3 in FRA

LO
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: a mirrer on February 05, 2016, 05:03:33 AM
I called and AA claims that AB is not releasing to them. Something changed over the last few months and no one is talking.
it seems like ab started releasing in waves for three months at a time
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on February 05, 2016, 05:45:54 AM
it seems like ab started releasing in waves for three months at a time
For the following three months?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: a mirrer on February 05, 2016, 05:48:48 AM
For the following three months?
thats what it looked like about 2 weeks ago when i was searching for tickets and one day there was no ab and then the next day there was availability until pesach
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: hvaces42 on February 05, 2016, 06:27:07 AM
thats what it looked like about 2 weeks ago when i was searching for tickets and one day there was no ab and then the next day there was availability until pesach
Theyre back to practically no availability
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 05, 2016, 07:12:03 AM
Distance based award chart.

I understand, see post above.. They say its half the price of a roundtrip but in reality its not
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: eliraps on February 05, 2016, 07:49:03 AM
When using LH miles to fly UA J class from London - USA, how much will YQ be?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: eliraps on February 05, 2016, 08:12:17 AM
When using LH miles to fly UA J class from London - USA, how much will YQ be?

Just called them. YQ is $473. Adding an infant to the booking is only an additional $81! That's even cheaper than AC, no?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on February 05, 2016, 08:15:27 AM
Just called them. YQ is $473. Adding an infant to the booking is only an additional $81! That's even cheaper than AC, no?

Yes, but AC doesn't charge YQ on UA.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 05, 2016, 08:42:15 AM
Just called them. YQ is $473. Adding an infant to the booking is only an additional $81! That's even cheaper than AC, no?

Book w AC. Small charge for adding an infant + only 55k ow in J & no yq
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on February 05, 2016, 08:44:13 AM
Book w AC. Small charge for adding an infant + only 55k ow in J & no yq

LH is only 52k
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 05, 2016, 08:47:04 AM
LH is only 52k

Right & 💰  :D
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 05, 2016, 08:48:19 AM
LH is only 52k

Actually best way is via A3
45k + no yq for ua, but I dont know their infant policy
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: eliraps on February 05, 2016, 08:56:44 AM
Book w AC. Small charge for adding an infant + only 55k ow in J & no yq
But I have the M&M miles just sitting. Have to think...
Actually best way is via A3
45k + no yq for ua, but I dont know their infant policy

Do Amex MR trasnfer there? Or just SPG?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: eliraps on February 05, 2016, 08:59:03 AM
Right & 💰  :D

Even w/o YQ it is still $288 Tax Ex-LHR
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 05, 2016, 08:59:49 AM
But I have the M&M miles just sitting. Have to think...
Do Amex MR trasnfer there? Or just SPG?

Only spg. Maybe trade with a friend 52k LH for 40k SPG.. Dunno :)
Would be real silly to pay $450 for no reason
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: eliraps on February 05, 2016, 09:12:11 AM
Only spg. Maybe trade with a friend 52k LH for 40k SPG.. Dunno :)
Would be real silly to pay $450 for no reason

Does SPG-A3 work if names do not match?

UA phone rep telling me that infant in lap has no check baggage allowane (other that car seat etc) >:(
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 05, 2016, 09:17:39 AM
Does SPG-A3 work if names do not match?

UA phone rep telling me that infant in lap has no check baggage allowane (other that car seat etc) >:(

My infant nephews had a bag allowance when flying with UA via a NH Y class redemption.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: eliraps on February 05, 2016, 09:28:55 AM
My infant nephews had a bag allowance when flying with UA via a NH Y class redemption.
How can I confirm one way or the other? That will be a major factor in deciding which flight to take.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 05, 2016, 09:31:58 AM
How can I confirm one way or the other? That will be a major factor in deciding which flight to take.

I made a mistake back then by booking via NH.. Due to infant costs..
Use the United callback #. They are pretty good.

"Checked baggage allowance for children

The standard checked baggage allowance applies to children with purchased tickets, including infants traveling internationally on 10 percent of an adult fare. If a childís baggage allowance is exceeded, the excess will become part of the fare-paying adult's baggage allowance. All standard checked baggage restrictions and service charges apply."

basically you do get 1 bag
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: eliraps on February 05, 2016, 09:33:09 AM
United callback #.
?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 05, 2016, 09:33:36 AM
?

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/20506
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: eliraps on February 05, 2016, 09:35:43 AM
I made a mistake back then by booking via NH.. Due to infant costs..
Use the United callback #. They are pretty good.

"Checked baggage allowance for children

The standard checked baggage allowance applies to children with purchased tickets, including infants traveling internationally on 10 percent of an adult fare. If a childís baggage allowance is exceeded, the excess will become part of the fare-paying adult's baggage allowance. All standard checked baggage restrictions and service charges apply."

basically you do get 1 bag
What about an infant booked via an AC award?
And would the one bag be 50LB or the 70LB J class limit?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 05, 2016, 09:41:37 AM
What about an infant booked via an AC award?
And would the one bag be 50LB or the 70LB J class limit?

70lbs + $100 infant fee
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: eliraps on February 05, 2016, 09:45:48 AM
70lbs + $100 infant fee
I meant to ask: is an infant booked via AC miles included in the "including infants traveling internationally on 10 percent of an adult fare"?

I am not sure how you reached your conclusion: If the infant in lap gets regular Y class allowance then that is 1 X 50Lb. If he gets J class allowance, then that is 2 X 70LB.

What makes you say 1 X 70LB?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 05, 2016, 09:49:59 AM
I meant to ask: is an infant booked via AC miles included in the "including infants traveling internationally on 10 percent of an adult fare"?

I am not sure how you reached your conclusion: If the infant in lap gets regular Y class allowance then that is 1 X 50Lb. If he gets J class allowance, then that is 2 X 70LB.

What makes you say 1 X 70LB?

Where do I say 1x 70lbs? You asked 50lbs vs 70lbs.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: eliraps on February 05, 2016, 09:55:09 AM
Where do I say 1x 70lbs? You asked 50lbs vs 70lbs.
basically you do get 1 bag
70lbs + $100 infant fee
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 05, 2016, 10:02:29 AM


I was talking about my case so I was thinking 1 bag. When you pay $100 with AC for your infant they are considered a lap child business passenger & they will get 2 bags 70lbs ea. Hope this is clear enough
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: eliraps on February 05, 2016, 10:12:18 AM
I was talking about my case so I was thinking 1 bag. When you pay $100 with AC for your infant they are considered a lap child business passenger & they will get 2 bags 70lbs ea. Hope this is clear enough
Yes. Thank you.
Are you sure that when paying the $100 on AC the infant has the same category as having paid 10% on united?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 05, 2016, 10:24:13 AM
Yes. Thank you.
Are you sure that when paying the $100 on AC the infant has the same category as having paid 10% on united?

Yes, one charges $100 & one charges 10%. Different structures. Same result
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: eliraps on February 05, 2016, 10:48:57 AM
Yes, one charges $100 & one charges 10%. Different structures. Same result
Great. and thank you for all your advise!
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on February 05, 2016, 12:26:21 PM
Distance based award chart.
Just spoke to a jal rep and he claims for this routing OW will be 90k and RT 100k
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: zow on February 05, 2016, 12:50:43 PM
Just spoke to a jal rep and he claims for this routing OW will be 90k and RT 100k
You know as well as I do: DROPR. HUCA.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on February 06, 2016, 11:51:16 AM
Just spoke to a jal rep and he claims for this routing OW will be 90k and RT 100k

DROPR.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 06, 2016, 08:07:19 PM
EWR-SJO nonstop with UA seems to be 35k RT via UA, SQ & LH.
Any better options?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: tov hashem on February 06, 2016, 08:34:56 PM
What's my best option with points outbound yvr to lax? There is west jet and air canada
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: gubevo18 on February 06, 2016, 10:20:27 PM
I'm relatively new to booking with miles so TIA for your help.
What's the best way to book nyc-tlv than on the return to stop over in venice for an extended weekend?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 06, 2016, 10:23:14 PM
I'm relatively new to booking with miles so TIA for your help.
What's the best way to book nyc-tlv than on the return to stop over in venice for an extended weekend?

Economy, business, first?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: high end hobo on February 06, 2016, 10:35:47 PM
What's my best option with points outbound yvr to lax? There is west jet and air canada
AFAIK no way to book westjet with points. is AC 7.5K? if so go with it assuming it isn't worth it to pay cash
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: gubevo18 on February 06, 2016, 10:36:23 PM
Economy, business, first?
im good with economy unless business would be a steal
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 06, 2016, 10:49:39 PM
AFAIK no way to book westjet with points. is AC 7.5K? if so go with it assuming it isn't worth it to pay cash

AF/DL etc. can book westjet with points
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 06, 2016, 10:51:13 PM
im good with economy unless business would be a steal

Book an open jaw with ANA EWR-TLV * VCE-FRA-EWR for example & buy a cheap ticket from TLV-VCE.
Something like that.. You can play around with the return...
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: LoLo on February 07, 2016, 12:09:21 AM
LHR-MXP-JFK with the MXP-JFK leg in EK F?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Emkay on February 07, 2016, 12:12:20 AM


buy a cheap ticket from TLV-VCE.


Doesn't exist
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 07, 2016, 12:29:31 AM

Doesn't exist

With a stop it does
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 07, 2016, 12:30:53 AM
LHR-MXP-JFK with the MXP-JFK leg in EK F?

JAL, I am curious though if they can mix BA & EK on one ressy.. If not just book with BA miles to MXP & JAL from MXP-JFK
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: LoLo on February 07, 2016, 12:38:10 AM
JAL, I am curious though if they can mix BA & EK on one ressy.. If not just book with BA miles to MXP & JAL from MXP-JFK
How much JAL would that be?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 07, 2016, 12:40:17 AM
How much JAL would that be?

65k OW (45k SPG) (but according to their website its half of 100k, for some reason its 65k)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: LoLo on February 07, 2016, 12:54:24 AM
65k OW (45k SPG) (but according to their website its half of 100k, for some reason its 65k)
Tnx! If they're able to add BA from LHR it should be included, correct?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 07, 2016, 01:03:56 AM
Tnx! If they're able to add BA from LHR it should be included, correct?

It would be 90k, I will try & explain...

2001-4000 miles are 65,000 miles in F.
4001-6000 miles are 90,000 miles in F.

MXP-JFK is 3,995 miles.
LHR-MXP-JFK is 4,578 miles.

The small BA flight pushes the rate up by 25,000 miles.

You are better off booking 4k/4.5k BA miles to MXP & start the JAL booking from MXP
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: LoLo on February 07, 2016, 01:05:14 AM
It would be 90k, I will try & explain...

2001-4000 miles are 65,000 miles in F.
4001-6000 miles are 90,000 miles in F.

MXP-JFK is 3,995 miles.
LHR-MXP-JFK is 4,578 miles.

The small BA flight pushes the rate up by 25,000 miles.

You are better off booking 4k/4.5k BA miles to MXP & start the JAL booking from MXP
Got it, Tnx!

ETAsk: Would the luggage be interlined from BA to EK?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 07, 2016, 01:13:21 AM
Got it, Tnx!

ETAsk: Would the luggage be interlined from BA to EK?

It wont, dif alliances... Used to be easier with these things...
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: LoLo on February 07, 2016, 01:17:25 AM
It wont, dif alliances... Used to be easier with these things...
:'( Thanks!
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 07, 2016, 01:22:21 AM
:'( Thanks!

I am curious though what would be "if" JAL was able to book BA (OW alliance partner of JAL) and EK mixed on one ressy how the bags situation would work.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on February 07, 2016, 04:49:04 AM
It wont, dif alliances... Used to be easier with these things...

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Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 07, 2016, 08:48:09 AM
-1

1) From where is this list? KVS? Is this E-Ticketing or bagagge IET?
2) I see MH is missing, is this part of the new rule going on?
3) We are also discussing 2 different bookings vs booked as one E-Ticket. I dont see BA checking the bags through to EK in such a scenerio
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on February 07, 2016, 09:43:28 AM
1) From where is this list? KVS? Is this E-Ticketing or bagagge IET?
2) I see MH is missing, is this part of the new rule going on?
3) We are also discussing 2 different bookings vs booked as one E-Ticket. I dont see BA checking the bags through to EK in such a scenerio
1) Sabre, bags, as clearly stated "May check baggage to".
2) What "new rule" do you speak of?
3) Makes no difference, if they interline, they can check the bags through.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bluesky on February 07, 2016, 10:12:48 AM
EWR-LAX. I remember hearing that award tickets open up at the last minute. How many days before the flight so you give up and book a different way? Two days? Five days?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 07, 2016, 10:29:37 AM
1) Sabre, bags, as clearly stated "May check baggage to".
2) What "new rule" do you speak of?
3) Makes no difference, if they interline, they can check the bags through.

#2, I looked it up, the released the hold on checking luggage to Europe.
#3 youre not right, there is a difference between if its ticketed on one ressy or not. Look it up.

On a side note, I am curious to hear from anyone else if they had success checking bags between BA & EK. From the research I did it didnt look like you can.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 07, 2016, 10:30:02 AM
EWR-LAX. I remember hearing that award tickets open up at the last minute. How many days before the flight so you give up and book a different way? Two days? Five days?

Do plan B
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bluesky on February 07, 2016, 11:27:43 AM
Do plan B
I would have preferred using less miles on a coach, nonstop. Plan B is double miles for business.

More important, if I were to go for plan B, what do I do if it doesn't come through? I don't want to be stuck with a long stopover in coach.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 07, 2016, 12:02:53 PM
I would have preferred using less miles on a coach, nonstop. Plan B is double miles for business.

More important, if I were to go for plan B, what do I do if it doesn't come through? I don't want to be stuck with a long stopover in coach.

Why stopover? If youre willing to fly coach then plan B is for sure something to do
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on February 07, 2016, 01:16:08 PM
#2, I looked it up, the released the hold on checking luggage to Europe.
#3 youre not right, there is a difference between if its ticketed on one ressy or not. Look it up.

On a side note, I am curious to hear from anyone else if they had success checking bags between BA & EK. From the research I did it didnt look like you can.

#2. Link please?
#3. Source?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 07, 2016, 01:17:42 PM
#2. Link please?
#3. Source?

1) do a search "mh luggage to europe" in google.
2) flyertalk which after the convo linked to BA
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bluesky on February 07, 2016, 03:38:48 PM
Why stopover? If youre willing to fly coach then plan B is for sure something to do
The options are long stopovers in coach for 25k or a short stopover in F for 5Ok. If plan b doesn't pull through, then I'll be stuck with the 3 hr stopover in coach.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 07, 2016, 03:46:01 PM
The options are long stopovers in coach for 25k or a short stopover in F for 5Ok. If plan b doesn't pull through, then I'll be stuck with the 3 hr stopover in coach.

Keep on checking, if you have a United CC linked to your account make sure youre logged in before searching.. If you can leave from JFK try aa.com same 12.5k rate or maybe even Delta if youre lucky
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: eliraps on February 07, 2016, 04:42:36 PM
Book w AC. Small charge for adding an infant + only 55k ow in J & no yq
Just booked with AC and called to add infant (waited for 40 min on hold and both times the agent put me on hold for "2 min" it took >10).
Was very surprised to have to pay $100CAD + taxes $77USD. Not that it's a huge deal, but I was always under the impression that the $100 AC is flat rate.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 07, 2016, 04:43:29 PM
Just booked with AC and called to add infant (waited for 40 min on hold and both times the agent put me on hold for "2 min" it took >10).
Was very surprised to have to pay $100CAD + taxes $77USD. Not that it's a huge deal, but I was always under the impression that the $100 AC is flat rate.

you mean flat rate including taxes? I was under that impression too, thanks for the feedback!
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: eliraps on February 07, 2016, 04:49:45 PM
When you pay $100 with AC for your infant they are considered a lap child business passenger & they will get 2 bags 70lbs ea. Hope this is clear enough
You are right as per UA website. However the email that i got from AC says that the infant gets 1 bag up to 99lb. And that a 2nd bag would be "£411.10GBP + taxes"
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 07, 2016, 04:51:43 PM
You are right as per UA website. However the email that i got from AC says that the infant gets 1 bag up to 99lb. And that a 2nd bag would be "£411.10GBP + taxes"

weve gone through this before with someone else who asked this, its wrong. you dont get a 99lb bag :)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: eliraps on February 07, 2016, 05:17:04 PM
weve gone through this before with someone else who asked this, its wrong. you dont get a 99lb bag :)
Link?
What if i take that email with to the airport? I'll have AC refund me any cost incurred in buying an extra suitcase in the airport and checking an extra piece.  ;D
Either way, I much prefer 2 X 70lb than 1 X 99lb. Anyone have PE that was allowed 2 X 70lb for infant?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on February 07, 2016, 06:57:44 PM
Best way to book NYC - bru . in Y. Round trip or one way ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 07, 2016, 07:37:33 PM
Best way to book NYC - bru . in Y. Round trip or one way ?

Etihad, 21,972 in Y RT & 36,620 in J RT + $95 in taxes for travel on SN.

Its an amazing redemption, maybe the best value in the industry
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: LoLo on February 07, 2016, 07:43:15 PM
Link?
What if i take that email with to the airport? I'll have AC refund me any cost incurred in buying an extra suitcase in the airport and checking an extra piece.  ;D
Either way, I much prefer 2 X 70lb than 1 X 99lb. Anyone have PE that was allowed 2 X 70lb for infant?
This is what united had for my infant booked through AC, although the AC confirmation email said only 1 50lb bag for infant.
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 07, 2016, 07:45:46 PM
This is what united had for my infant booked through AC, although the AC confirmation email said only 1 50lb bag for infant.

Looks good, United is all that counts
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on February 07, 2016, 07:46:30 PM
Etihad, 21,972 in Y RT & 36,620 in J RT + $95 in taxes for travel on SN.

Its an amazing redemption, maybe the best value in the industry
Thank you.
As far as I know. There are 3 airlines having direct flights United  jet. Brussels, so Singapore would be with a stop ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 07, 2016, 07:47:37 PM
Thank you.
As far as I know. There are 3 airlines having direct flights United  jet. Brussels, so Singapore would be with a stop ?

Youre correct, in FRA
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on February 07, 2016, 07:49:13 PM
Youre correct, in FRA
What if I want a nonestop ?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 07, 2016, 07:52:26 PM
What if I want a nonestop ?

You mentioned the 3 that fly there :)
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: bznt on February 07, 2016, 07:53:27 PM
You mentioned the 3 that fly there :)
Correct. The question is which is the cheapest millage program to use for each ??
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on February 07, 2016, 07:53:46 PM
1) do a search "mh luggage to europe" in google.
2) flyertalk which after the convo linked to BA

What does MH have to do with anything?
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: Chapshnell on February 07, 2016, 08:00:43 PM
What does MH have to do with anything?

They were missing from the list & I was questioning that because as a OW partner they should have an interline agreement. But then on the other hand I knew of a issue with luggage to Europe.. Anyways...
Title: Re: What's the best way to book?
Post by: D93 on February 07, 2016, 08:02:35 PM
They were missing from the list & I was questioning that because as a OW partner they should have an interline agreement. But then o