DansDeals.com Forums

DansDeals Forum => Up In The Air => Topic started by: Chaikel on June 05, 2011, 05:25:55 PM

Title: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on June 05, 2011, 05:25:55 PM
Please follow the following rules when posting in this thread. Failure to do so may result in you request being ignored or deleted.

FAQs: (if you are looking to purchase a ticket, please post here (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=7985))

Q: How many miles will my USA-TLV ticket cost?
Q: How can I use my credit card points to book a USA-TLV ticket?

A: Please read Dan's very helpful and informative guides found here (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=3722.0) and here (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=3725.0)

Q: Do I have to pay a lot of money when using miles for a ticket?

A: Sometimes. For more information read this (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=1592.0)

Q: How do I find award availability?
A: For Star Alliance (Continental, United, USairways, AirCanada, Lufthansa, Swiss, and others (http://www.staralliance.com/en/about/airlines/)) see this guide (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=2288.0)

For OneWorld (AmericanAirlines, BritishAirways, Iberia, Malev, and more) You can use BA's award search engine (https://www.britishairways.com/travel/redeem/execclub/_gf/en_gb) (you need to have a free BA account to access the engine). In addition you can use Qantas' engine (https://www.qantas.com.au/fflyer/do/dyns/auth/awardbooking/startsearch) (free account needed as well), which will (to an extent) search Elal. As of this posting, the Elal business flights that show up are coach, and vice verse.

For Delta and AirFrance, use their respective sites. While not perfect, they are quite manageable for the casual searcher.

And of course, many of us here will take time out to help someone who is trying to learn.

Q: All this searching is making me crazy. Is there an easier way?
A: Yes, but it might cost you. Check out AwardNexus.com (http://AwardNexus.com), KVStool.com (http://KVStool.com), and expertflyer.com (http://www.expertflyer.com).

Q: I see AirCanada availability, but when I call AirCanada they say I can't use my Continental miles with them. Aren't they partners?
A: You can only use miles with the airline that issued them. Through that airline (in our case Continental) they can issue a ticket on a partner (ie AirCanada). Trying to call AirCanada with Continental miles, is like trying to use shekels in Mexico.

Q: I can't find availability on my dates. What should I do?
A: You should try to be as flexible as possible. Can you add a stop or 2? Can you be more flexible with your dates? The airports?
If all else fails keep trying. Availability is constantly opening up.

Q: Can someone please help me find a ticket?
A: No! Find it yourself.  ;D ;D Just kidding. Please copy the following lines, and fill it out in your post.

One way/Round trip:
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:
From: All airports from which you can depart
To: All airports which you can arrive at. For multiple destinations, just keep adding this line
Departure dates: All possible dates that you can depart on. Please be as specific as possible.
Return airports:
If different from 'To' line. Delete this line for One way tickets
Return dates: Delete this line for One way tickets
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any
Seats: Total number of people traveling over the age of 2
Alliance/Airline: What airline or alliance are you looking to fly with

Please add any other information you feel might be useful

...and remember, please don't PM members, if it's something you can post.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: MnM1130 on June 05, 2011, 06:14:27 PM
WOW... ur kid keepin u up at night?? i hope its not just cus ur bored....
awesome info btw.... (especially for slow pple like me)
thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Avid Reader on June 05, 2011, 06:37:04 PM
Nice job Chaikel. Impressive!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: MnM1130 on June 05, 2011, 06:47:15 PM
One way/Round trip: Round Trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: All airports from which you can depart: TLV
To: All airports which you can arrive at. For multiple destinations, just keep adding this line: LON
Departure dates: All possible dates that you can depart on. Please be as specific as possible. Any 2 weeks in august
Return dates: Delete this line for One way tickets: 2 Weeks after departure.
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any: Coach
Total number of people traveling over the age of 2: 4 seats
Alliance/Airline: What airline or alliance are you looking to fly with With BA miles but prefer not on BA cus of fuel surcharge.

I tried to look on BA but it says nothings avail... not sure what that means if it also has what to do with AA or any other partner airline.
Im new to this and im learning- but if you have any help on the matter thanks!! (thanks all for ur time!)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on June 05, 2011, 08:25:19 PM
I need direct before yomtov for my whole family. Can u help? ;)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AsherO on June 05, 2011, 10:38:52 PM
I need direct before yomtov for my whole family. Can u help? ;)

Troll. :P

(http://i53.tinypic.com/30kcehi.gif)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: plane.love on June 05, 2011, 11:12:14 PM
Chaikel: These are great threads, I think we should break them down a little further either by Alliance/point type or Continent because the information posted could be a great tool for helping people with similar questions.

I didnt want to post here because the thread was to beautifully crafted to go straight OT but someone had done so already *cough *
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AsherO on June 05, 2011, 11:33:29 PM
Chaikel: These are great threads, I think we should break them down a little further either by Alliance/point type or Continent because the information posted could be a great tool for helping people with similar questions.

Isn't that what search is for?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: ilikedeals on June 06, 2011, 12:01:10 AM
Hey! Thanks for starting this.. if anyone can help that would be great!


Round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: JFK, LGA, EWR
To: TLV
Departure dates: 1 to 3 days before succos
Return dates: Within 2 days after succos
Class: Prefer coach but will take business maybe if thats all that there is and I can get together enough points
Seats: 5
Alliance/Airline: I have miles with Continental, AA, BA, Starwood


Thanks in advance for all the help!!!!!!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: momo on June 06, 2011, 12:04:51 AM
so is this the place to post and sit back and let e/o else do the searching?AWESOME! ;)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: YOSEF on June 06, 2011, 12:09:58 AM
I need direct before yomtov for my whole family. Can u help? ;)
Economy or business?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: plane.love on June 06, 2011, 12:29:23 AM
Isn't that what search is for?

You are right and I can assure you that either way its done not everyone will be satisfied.

My point really is that at this early stage in this project it is easy to change things. The simpler things are to browse and collect info the better resource it will become.
Breaking it down onto three threads where I can just browse through other people going to Asia, Europe or National will be easier then searching.

The truth is I would make a whole new section and each request a new thread. As I know alot of the Requests will be duplicates and it will allow everyone to follow the request and possible solutions with ease. 
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AsherO on June 06, 2011, 12:56:04 AM
The truth is I would make a whole new section and each request a new thread. As I know alot of the Requests will be duplicates and it will allow everyone to follow the request and possible solutions with ease. 

Perhaps that solution will work best, with the way we are set up now.

In the future I'd suggest a wiki (yeah, again...), where we could collaborate on booking techniques by route and alliance. If people could be guided on where to look, all these threads would be superfluous.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: arie on June 06, 2011, 01:08:28 AM
Q: All this searching is making me crazy. Is there an easier way?
A: Yes, but it might cost you. Check out AwardNexus.com (http://AwardNexus.com), and KVStool.com (http://KVStool.com)
anyone use expertflyer.com? how do kvs and expertflyer compare?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: djnimon on June 06, 2011, 02:33:01 AM
Help please?

I have 2 tix booked on El Al Toronto-Tel Aviv at 1 p.m. July 12 through American. I need 2 tix LA-Toronto that will get us there in time to catch our flight. AA has availability in business with anytime miles, but that's 50k miles each! Anyone got a cheap alt? We would prefer a red eye, but are flexible to take an earlier flight and stay overnight in Toronto.

One way
Non-stop
From: LAX, Long Beach, Burbank (or other la area airport)
To: Toronto International
July 11
Class: Any
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: Preferably Oneworld (got AA and BA miles), but open to Star Alliance

Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: damaxer91 on June 06, 2011, 09:34:27 AM
We just decided that we want to go to my shvuger for Shavuos in Yerushalayim and I need a flight, preferably from Lakewood for a family of 9 in First Class, must be direct and and with a good hashagacha (we only eat Badatz). We have 24,000 BA Miles, 2,345 CO Miles, Shoprite Rewards, HUD & WIC. My shver has some AA miles but he probably won't wanna give them to us. I am sure that Dan can find us some good options cause otherwise what is the point of his website. no?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on June 06, 2011, 09:50:33 AM
We just decided that we want to go to my shvuger for Shavuos in Yerushalayim and I need a flight, preferably from Lakewood for a family of 9 in First Class, must be direct and and with a good hashagacha (we only eat Badatz). We have 24,000 BA Miles, 2,345 CO Miles, Shoprite Rewards, HUD & WIC. My shver has some AA miles but he probably won't wanna give them to us. I am sure that Dan can find us some good options cause otherwise what is the point of his website. no?
How many crunch & munch rewards do you have?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: damaxer91 on June 06, 2011, 10:39:07 AM
How many crunch & munch rewards do you have?

You are confusing Lakewood and Williamsburg
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: world2see on June 06, 2011, 05:00:53 PM
We just decided that we want to go to my shvuger for Shavuos in Yerushalayim and I need a flight, preferably from Lakewood for a family of 9 in First Class, must be direct and and with a good hashagacha (we only eat Badatz). We have 24,000 BA Miles, 2,345 CO Miles, Shoprite Rewards, HUD & WIC. My shver has some AA miles but he probably won't wanna give them to us. I am sure that Dan can find us some good options cause otherwise what is the point of his website. no?
   you forgot to factor in my yesh coupons and vouchers for the kolel supermarket,very valuable!!!!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: mclovin on June 06, 2011, 05:02:51 PM
One way/Round trip: round
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: any
From: nyc area
To: tlv
Departure dates: june 26
Return airports: nyc area
Return dates: about aug 15th will prob change later
Class: business
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: star alliance im using continental/united miles
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: goodenglewood on June 06, 2011, 08:19:10 PM
One way/Round trip: Round Trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: two
From: All airports from which you can depart: ord
To: All airports which you can arrive at. For multiple destinations, just keep adding this line: tlv
Departure dates: All possible dates that you can depart on. Please be as specific as possible. september 18
Return dates: Delete this line for One way tickets: september 21 at night, or the 22nd
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any: business
Total number of people traveling over the age of 2: 1
Alliance/Airline: What airline or alliance are you looking to fly with: star alliance

thanks!!!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: shmiel on June 07, 2011, 01:22:18 AM
One way/Round trip: Round Trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: two
From: All airports from which you can depart: ord
To: All airports which you can arrive at. For multiple destinations, just keep adding this line: tlv
Departure dates: All possible dates that you can depart on. Please be as specific as possible. september 18
Return dates: Delete this line for One way tickets: september 21 at night, or the 22nd
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any: business
Total number of people traveling over the age of 2: 1
Alliance/Airline: What airline or alliance are you looking to fly with: star alliance

thanks!!!
For the Departure, there is availability through ATL, so ORD-ATL-FRA-TLV. stop in FRA for only 1:10, the stop in ATL would be either 4:20, or....11 minutes. If you did a basic search, you probably found the LOT flight, but I sure don't blame you for not wanting to fly LOT.
Title: could someone help with a award ticket
Post by: goodenglewood on June 07, 2011, 11:54:10 AM
i need a ticket from nyc to tlv on the 21 or 22nd of june, using continental mileage..... i cant seem to find find a flight with less than 2 stops....
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: YOSEF on June 07, 2011, 01:24:03 PM
i need a ticket from nyc to tlv on the 21 or 22nd of june, using continental mileage..... i cant seem to find find a flight with less than 2 stops....
Biz, Coach?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: YOSEF on June 07, 2011, 01:28:22 PM
In business on Swiss:

New York Kennedy (JFK)
to Zurich (ZRH)
 Dep. 17:50
Arr. 08:05
stop(s) 0
Tue. Jun 21, 2011
Wed. Jun 22, 2011
Duration: 8h 15 min
Aircraft: 333
Meal: Complimentary meal
LX17 Business

Change plane in Zurich
Time To Connect: 14h 40 min.

Zurich (ZRH)
to Tel Aviv (TLV)
Dep. 22:45
Arr. 03:30
stop(s) 0
Wed. Jun 22, 2011
Thu. Jun 23, 2011
Duration: 3h 45 min
Aircraft: 332
Meal: Complimentary meal
LX256 Business
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: goodenglewood on June 07, 2011, 04:39:20 PM
I needed economy, but i found it, so thanks anyways
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: YOSEF on June 07, 2011, 05:10:23 PM
I like the idea of this thread.

I do think there should be a few rules/additions:
1. Absolutely no making $$$ off of people's help!! If someone is paying you/giving you something to help them find an award ticket/regular ticket, you shouldn't be asking for free help. If you don't know what you are doing, don't take their $$$/ gifts.

2. Please do something, anything. Tell us what you found, why you don't like it etc.

3. The least someone can do is actually spell out what they need. There are very nice people on here who are willing to help, and the least you can do is tell us how many people and economy etc.
In addition, I've helped numerous people, and once I tell them that the date they want with no stopovers isn't available, all of a sudden they are flexible. Please don't do that. We aren't idiots. We will try and find what you ask for, but please tell us what is flexible and what isn't. Yes, we know that you have to be there for the wedding, but asking for 4 tickets without a stopover is a little nuts. SPELL IT OUT.

4. If you are asking for a friend, maybe encourage them to join the forums...

5. If you find it yourself, post it AS SOON AS YOU DO. Why should I be searching and trying to help you pointlessly, because you are too lazy to update everyone?


Agree/disagree?
Which ones?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: mclovin on June 10, 2011, 10:48:08 AM
One way/Round trip: round
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: any
From: nyc area
To: tlv
Departure dates: june 26 (if nothing what is closest either earlier or later but really want the 26th)
Return airports: nyc area
Return dates: about aug 15th will prob change later
Class: business
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: star alliance im using continental/united miles

i couldnt find anything. any help? thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: twentie4hrs on June 10, 2011, 10:54:57 AM
ANYONE THAT CAN HELP ME FIND THE FOLLOWING, I WOULD BE INDEBTED. TIA

One way/Round trip: ROUNDTRIP
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: NON-STOP
From: ORD
To: MIA,FLL OR PBI
Departure dates: JUNE 27
Return airports: ORD
Return dates: JUNE 30
Class: CHEAPEST
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline:UNITED/CONTINENTAL MILES/ *A

TIA!!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: YOSEF on June 10, 2011, 10:57:16 AM
Did you check United.com? They are the only *A airline that will fly nonstop, so if you didn't check united.com, you should, and if you did, you're outta luck.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: twentie4hrs on June 10, 2011, 10:58:42 AM
YES,THEY WANT 75K FOR 2 PPLE...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Side incomer on June 10, 2011, 11:21:03 AM
Urgent help!!!

I have a wedding wednesday here in NYC. and a the next day I have a wedding in Belgium. So I must leave from NY at least midnight Wednesday night, get there for the wedding, and return Thursday night midnight in order to make shabbas. The regular prices are sky rocking. My best option would be Award travel. But neither on DL AA and Ba that I searched till now I found such an option.

Could anybody help me please:

From: NYC
To: BRU
Departure dates: June 15 - midnight
Return dates: June 16 - midnight
Class: Economy
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Any

Thanks all of you.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: bades on June 10, 2011, 01:25:03 PM
looking to book 2 tickets from NYC- TLV
on october 4-5 returning october 23-25 in business class preferably on the Star alliance or on delta
thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: bades on June 10, 2011, 02:13:16 PM
From: NYC
To: TLV
Departure dates: OCtober  3 -6
Return dates: october 23-25
Class: business
Seats: 2
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: YOSEF on June 10, 2011, 02:18:10 PM
Urgent help!!!

I have a wedding wednesday here in NYC. and a the next day I have a wedding in Belgium. So I must leave from NY at least midnight Wednesday night, get there for the wedding, and return Thursday night midnight in order to make shabbas. The regular prices are sky rocking. My best option would be Award travel. But neither on DL AA and Ba that I searched till now I found such an option.

Could anybody help me please:

From: NYC
To: BRU
Departure dates: June 15 - midnight
Return dates: June 16 - midnight
Class: Economy
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Any

Thanks all of you.
I feel bad that it looks like you can't "tance by two chasunas", so I'm going to go a little easy, but did you check if flights that fit your criteria even existed?

The latest you can leave NYC and still be in BRU by the next day is 11:05p.m.

Is that doable?
ANYONE THAT CAN HELP ME FIND THE FOLLOWING, I WOULD BE INDEBTED. TIA

One way/Round trip: ROUNDTRIP
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: NON-STOP
From: ORD
To: MIA,FLL OR PBI
Departure dates: JUNE 27
Return airports: ORD
Return dates: JUNE 30
Class: CHEAPEST
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline:UNITED/CONTINENTAL MILES/ *A

TIA!!
Buy a ticket on AA for $259 RT.

One way/Round trip: round
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: any
From: nyc area
To: tlv
Departure dates: june 26 (if nothing what is closest either earlier or later but really want the 26th)
Return airports: nyc area
Return dates: about aug 15th will prob change later
Class: business
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: star alliance im using continental/united miles

i couldnt find anything. any help? thanks

Outbound (6/28):
New York Newark (EWR)
to Zurich (ZRH)
Dep. 21:30
Arr. 11:35
stop(s)
Tue. Jun 28, 2011
Wed. Jun 29, 2011
Duration: 8h 05 minAircraft: 73H
LX19 Business

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

Zurich (ZRH)
to Tel Aviv (TLV)
Dep. 22:45
Arr. 03:30
stop(s) 0Wed. Jun 29, 2011
Thu. Jun 30, 2011
Duration: 3h 45 minAircraft: 343
LX256 Business

Return:
Tel Aviv (TLV)
to Vienna (VIE)
Dep. 06:30
Arr. 09:25
stop(s) 0Mon. Aug 15, 2011
same day
Duration: 3h 55 minAircraft: 321
OS860 Business

Change plane in Vienna
Time To Connect: 1h 35 min.

Vienna (VIE)
to Munich (MUC)
Dep. 11:00
Arr. 11:55
stop(s) 0Mon. Aug 15, 2011
same day
Duration: 55 minAircraft: CR9
LH2327 Business

Change plane in Munich
Time To Connect: 3h 35 min.

Munich (MUC)
to New York Newark (EWR)
 Dep. 15:30
Arr. 18:25
stop(s) 0Mon. Aug 15, 2011
same day
Duration: 8h 55 minAircraft: 346
LH412 Business
From: NYC
To: TLV
Departure dates: OCtober  3 -6
Return dates: october 23-25
Class: business
Seats: 2
Leaves 10/2 in the evening, on DL miles, AF metal for 120K Per

Sun,02 Oct 2011
Departs: 7:15pm from New York John F Kennedy, NY (JFK)
Arrives: 8:35am in Paris-De Gaulle, France (CDG)

Layover

Mon,03 Oct 2011
Departs: 10:35am from Paris-De Gaulle, France (CDG)
Arrives: 3:00pm in Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV)

Return:
Mon,24 Oct 2011
Departs: 4:15pm from Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV)
Arrives: 9:15pm in Paris-De Gaulle, France (CDG)

Layover

Tue,25 Oct 2011
Departs: 10:30am from Paris-De Gaulle, France (CDG)
Arrives: 12:30pm in New York John F Kennedy, NY (JFK)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: mclovin on June 10, 2011, 03:35:37 PM

Outbound (6/28):
New York Newark (EWR)
to Zurich (ZRH)
Dep. 21:30
Arr. 11:35
stop(s)
Tue. Jun 28, 2011
Wed. Jun 29, 2011
Duration: 8h 05 minAircraft: 73H
LX19 Business

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

Zurich (ZRH)
to Tel Aviv (TLV)
Dep. 22:45
Arr. 03:30
stop(s) 0Wed. Jun 29, 2011
Thu. Jun 30, 2011
Duration: 3h 45 minAircraft: 343
LX256 Business

Return:
Tel Aviv (TLV)
to Vienna (VIE)
Dep. 06:30
Arr. 09:25
stop(s) 0Mon. Aug 15, 2011
same day
Duration: 3h 55 minAircraft: 321
OS860 Business

Change plane in Vienna
Time To Connect: 1h 35 min.

Vienna (VIE)
to Munich (MUC)
Dep. 11:00
Arr. 11:55
stop(s) 0Mon. Aug 15, 2011
same day
Duration: 55 minAircraft: CR9
LH2327 Business

Change plane in Munich
Time To Connect: 3h 35 min.

Munich (MUC)
to New York Newark (EWR)
 Dep. 15:30
Arr. 18:25
stop(s) 0Mon. Aug 15, 2011
same day
Duration: 8h 55 minAircraft: 346
where can i book or place a hold on this ticket i cant find it. (if i call continental will they see this flight) thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: YOSEF on June 10, 2011, 03:41:10 PM
where can i book or place a hold on this ticket i cant find it. (if i call continental will they see this flight) thanks
Call CO.
CO.com doesn't show LX (Swiss) availability, and I don't believe they show OS (Austrian) either.
But its available.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: mclovin on June 10, 2011, 03:49:04 PM
thanks a ton
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: YOSEF on June 10, 2011, 03:52:15 PM
yup
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: plane.love on June 10, 2011, 07:08:26 PM
Maybe in order to post a request you should also post one option that you have found yourself.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: world2see on June 11, 2011, 03:29:50 PM
outbound:TLV-ZRH(or AMS) on july 24th, continue july 28th ZRH-NYC(any airport) return NYC-TLV august 30th, 3 business class seats plus infant :) amex points so not limited to any alliance,thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: SuperFlyer on June 11, 2011, 09:37:28 PM
For the 2 weddings, did you check Virgin Atlantic till London??
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: SuperFlyer on June 11, 2011, 09:39:29 PM
I need for a very famous person a YYZ-CDG on Sept 6, returning Sept 16.
I would prefer First, and using only decent airlines, and bedi'eved one stop.

I found via AMS, but would like something better.

Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: myb821 on June 11, 2011, 09:42:00 PM
I need for a very famous person a YYZ-CDG on Sept 6, returning Sept 16.
I would prefer First, and using only decent airlines, and bedi'eved one stop.

I found via AMS, but would like something better.

Thanks
is there a reason it matters that this person is famous?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: SuperFlyer on June 12, 2011, 01:39:27 AM
I wouldn't want to just bother people here + I want this to happen.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: YOSEF on June 12, 2011, 07:48:47 PM
outbound:TLV-ZRH(or AMS) on july 24th, continue july 28th ZRH-NYC(any airport) return NYC-TLV august 30th, 3 business class seats plus infant :) amex points so not limited to any alliance,thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I found pretty good flights for the dates you asked for.
IOW, maybe follow plane.love's advice.
Or something.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: ganizzy on June 13, 2011, 03:14:36 AM
i dont have exact dates yet but around how many points and which airline to fly from lax to johannesburgh in feb?
thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: ganizzy on June 13, 2011, 03:49:20 AM
united and american wont let me look it up online.
delta shows an itinerary for 100,000 miles!!!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: world2see on June 13, 2011, 12:18:57 PM
I found pretty good flights for the dates you asked for.
IOW, maybe follow plane.love's advice.
Or something.
not following,please explain ???
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: YOSEF on June 13, 2011, 12:45:09 PM
What were you able to find?
What was the issue with what you found?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: world2see on June 13, 2011, 12:56:59 PM
that's what i was asking you!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: YOSEF on June 13, 2011, 01:03:42 PM
Aha.
So you want us to do the work for you for free so you can enjoy your vacation, and you haven't even done minimal searching yourself?
I don't mean to be harsh, but please realize that we don't have nevuah and it does take time to search...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: world2see on June 13, 2011, 01:11:14 PM
i searched co, ua, us air, delta,ba, :( no luck so far,sorry for bothering:)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: YOSEF on June 13, 2011, 01:25:42 PM
As of last night, swiss had availability TLV-ZRH 7/24 and ZRH-EWR 7/28.
Way back is more of a schlep- EWR-YUL-FRA/MUC (forgot which one)-TLV on 8/30.
Everything in Biz, except the EWR-YUL flight.

CO.com, and UA.com should have showed the way back to TLV...

In addition, DL.com definitely had seats, the question is for how much, yet you still found nothing?!?!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: world2see on June 13, 2011, 01:53:41 PM
with co the first leg showed up but on the trip to ny i keep getting an error message? the return to tlv didn't show up,although i only searched round trip not one way,thanks though! with delta only had 2 stopovers in each direction,not what i can do considering i'm flying with 2 infants!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: shmiel on June 13, 2011, 02:11:25 PM
As of last night, swiss had availability TLV-ZRH 7/24 and ZRH-EWR 7/28.
I would note that the ZRH-EWR flight is NOT a regular LX flight, its operated on behalf of Swiss by Privatair, its a all business cabin and I don't think they offer lie-flat seats.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: shmiel on June 13, 2011, 02:17:05 PM
i searched co, ua, us air, delta,ba, :( no luck so far,sorry for bothering:)
Search Aeroplan and ANA (account and workaround required) for better *A availability. CO doesn't inclue Swiss flights in award searches and Swiss may be very relevant to your itin...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: world2see on June 13, 2011, 02:18:48 PM
 :(will do although i still cant figure out the ana workaround
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: world2see on June 13, 2011, 02:19:53 PM
aeroplan didn't show up anything
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: shmiel on June 13, 2011, 02:27:00 PM
will do although i still cant figure out the ana workaround
For more on ANA workaround see here http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=2569.0
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: world2see on June 13, 2011, 02:27:30 PM
THANKS!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: shmiel on June 13, 2011, 02:28:44 PM
aeroplan didn't show up anything
ANA probably would be better for an itin with a long stopover
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: world2see on June 13, 2011, 02:29:16 PM
thanks will try!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sawlw on June 14, 2011, 07:26:24 AM
need skyteam/delta rewards help
i have a reservation on hold

From: tlv
To:nyc
Departure dates:Aug. 05 - midnight
Return dates: Aug. 28 - evening
Class: Economy
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline:skyteam- delta

for 145k
i cant seem to fig. out how to search delta to have my return nyc-tlv go via europe, i.e. stop in LHR/ATH/PRG for a day or 2?
which would make my return
From: nyc
To:LHR/ATH/PRG
Departure dates:Aug. 28

from :LHR/ATH/PRG
to:tlv
Departure dates: aug. 30
Class: Economy
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline:skyteam- delta

hope im clear
TIA
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on June 14, 2011, 07:45:08 AM
need skyteam/delta rewards help
i have a reservation on hold

From: tlv
To:nyc
Departure dates:Aug. 05 - midnight
Return dates: Aug. 28 - evening
Class: Economy
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline:skyteam- delta

for 145k
i cant seem to fig. out how to search delta to have my return nyc-tlv go via europe, i.e. stop in LHR/ATH/PRG for a day or 2?
which would make my return
From: nyc
To:LHR/ATH/PRG
Departure dates:Aug. 28

from :LHR/ATH/PRG
to:tlv
Departure dates: aug. 30
Class: Economy
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline:skyteam- delta

hope im clear
TIA

Did you try using the multi-city tab?

How did you put it on hold without the return?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: YOSEF on June 14, 2011, 08:13:34 AM
First off, I'd like to thank you for not abusing this thread, and first checking yourself, and also presenting your issue in a clear and concise way.

Of the three cities you mentioned, PRG is the only one with a direct flight to TLV.
However, Delta's search engine doesn't show OK (czech) availability. They usually have something within a day or two of what you need, and you sounded flexible....
The DL direct JFK-PRG is a red-eye, and so is the OK PRG-TLV, so maybe keep that in mind when booking.

My advice, would be to sign-up for an expertflyer account and use that to check the OK availability, and then call DL to book it. When you call, they probably will just use the search engine, and you need to tell them its not on there etc, and if they still say no, either hang up call again, or ask for a manager.

One last thing is, that because its using OK seats, even if they say they can hold it longer, you will lose the hold overnight (maybe midnight eastern?).

Good luck!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sawlw on June 14, 2011, 08:39:14 AM
First off, I'd like to thank you for not abusing this thread, and first checking yourself, and also presenting your issue in a clear and concise way.

Of the three cities you mentioned, PRG is the only one with a direct flight to TLV.
However, Delta's search engine doesn't show OK (czech) availability. They usually have something within a day or two of what you need, and you sounded flexible....
The DL direct JFK-PRG is a red-eye, and so is the OK PRG-TLV, so maybe keep that in mind when booking.

My advice, would be to sign-up for an expertflyer account and use that to check the OK availability, and then call DL to book it. When you call, they probably will just use the search engine, and you need to tell them its not on there etc, and if they still say no, either hang up call again, or ask for a manager.

One last thing is, that because its using OK seats, even if they say they can hold it longer, you will lose the hold overnight (maybe midnight eastern?).

Good luck!
thanks
signed up for EF
1) nothing on OK!
2) can i do the same for KL  via AMS? Does my flt from NYC have to be on delta?
 what would i tell delta when I call?
how would i extend my layover, (not take the 1st available connection, and wait a day or two in between?)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: YOSEF on June 14, 2011, 08:55:16 AM
Delta allows stopovers on an award ticket, so its about finding availability and then booking (online or on the phone).
The search engine should theoretically find KLM seats, so as aussie mentioned, try the multi-city tab, and see what happens. One thing to note is that a MC won't show you how many miles it will cost, therefore...
You can also search on DL.com by one ways, but keep in mind that the mileage is based off RT, so don't freak out about the prices.
If you find availability into AMS, but not TLV, EF may show KLM (not sure, but think so) so call up etc, but they definitely don't show DL award availability.
Also, I believe there are 2 KLM flights from JFK, and one DL each from JFK and EWR (EWR will need to be a different search on DL.com).
You can fly any ST member, but there has to be low availability on the partners.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on June 14, 2011, 09:05:10 AM
Try AF via CDG.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sawlw on June 14, 2011, 09:28:20 AM
Thanks again!
Just to clarify if I find a flt on another skyteam airline, delta WOULD book it for me??
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: YOSEF on June 14, 2011, 09:34:26 AM
Assuming its available at their low level.
(If its on EF- yes.)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sawlw on June 14, 2011, 09:39:47 AM
Did you try using the multi-city tab?

How did you put it on hold without the return?
Sorry didn't see ur post!
I booked a RT direct but I would prefer to stop in europe for a day or 2 on the return!
I'll try multi city whn I'm @ a computer! Thanx
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on June 14, 2011, 09:41:53 AM
Thanks again!
Just to clarify if I find a flt on another skyteam airline, delta WOULD book it for me??
Correct.
Sun 8/28, JFK-PRG, DL210, 7:40pm-10:00am+1 day

Tues, 8/30, PRG-AMS, OK618, 5:15pm-6:50pm
Tues, 8/30, AMS-TLV, KL461, 9:05pm-2:25am

Also flights available to LHR if you want...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: bades on June 16, 2011, 12:55:49 PM
From: NYC
To: TLV
Departure dates: OCtober  3 -6
Return dates: october 23-25
Class: business
Seats: 2
preferably STAR Alliance with 1 stop max
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: SuperFlyer on June 17, 2011, 05:54:03 AM
As I got so many responses, I decided to try once again my luck:

YYZ-CDG on 6 or 7 September

CDG-YYZ 14, 15 or 16 September

1 seat, preferably First, otherwise Business class, max 1 stop.

Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sawlw on June 17, 2011, 08:57:47 AM
no luck!!! can i get some help?

skyteam:
2 adult
depart: aug, 28
from: NYC- anywhere in Europe excluding swiss/paris/venice

depart aug 29 @ night or aug. 30
from: anywhere in europe excluding swiss/paris/venice - TLV

direct

return: i have tht booked, so either a one way or any random date!!
basically need help for routing with availability

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: YOSEF on June 17, 2011, 09:13:13 AM
Skyteam?
Delta miles?
I don't think you are able to do one-way with a stopover on ST.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Smirk on June 17, 2011, 09:36:22 AM
2 Adults
7/13  JFK-HKG  10:05am - 2:05pm +1   CX841
7/24  HKG-JFK  6:30pm - 10:25am +1   CX 846

I have these tickets on hold with AA  and am having a hard time finding in between flights:

I want to be in HKG for Shabbos either one - doesn't matter

Want to be in MLE for 5 days +/- 1 and other Shabbos
looks like only airline that flies directly HKG-MLE is Singapore Air. Seems like biggest stopover is SIN, i dont mind stopping there for a day (actually would be nice to be there for a day if possible but not needed)


My JFK-HKG-JFK i have in business, from what i hear the difference between biz and F is the same difference from coach to biz. I couldn't seem to find F availability, any tips or tricks?

Have Amex/SPG/CO/AA Points - I dont mind paying if need be but would rather use points

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: YOSEF on June 17, 2011, 09:55:24 AM
First off, I may be wrong, but that "direct" flight HKG-MLE actually does stop in SIN, and they just call it direct, but I'm not sure.

I didn't check availability, but can I suggest taking 2 OWs? Maybe OWorld there, and if Singapore has availability, *A back on Singapore?
Or vice versa.
That way, there is only one stop on the way back.

(This obviously won't work if you want to stop in SIN for more than 24hrs.)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sawlw on June 17, 2011, 10:18:49 AM
@yosef

No! I Have a flt. on delta from tlv to nyc on aug.5
I'm trying to workout my return!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Smirk on June 17, 2011, 10:19:49 AM
interesting, excuse my ignorance, but can you point me in the right direction for a OW ticket? and the advantage i would have is not having to pay for that second leg?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: YOSEF on June 17, 2011, 10:52:36 AM
OW= one way. The advantage is using two different alliances; you get to fly CX there, and only one stop back.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: YOSEF on June 17, 2011, 05:12:18 PM
As I got so many responses, I decided to try once again my luck:

YYZ-CDG on 6 or 7 September

CDG-YYZ 14, 15 or 16 September

1 seat, preferably First, otherwise Business class, max 1 stop.

Thanks
20:50 7 Jul
08:40 8 Jul
Toronto
Heathrow (London)
BA0098
First
Only 4 reward flight seat(s) left in this class
--layover--
10:45 8 Sep
13:00 8 Sep
Heathrow (London)
Charles de Gaulle (Paris)
BA0308
Club Europe
Only 2 reward flight seat(s) left in this class

RETURN:
12:20 15 Sep
12:40 15 Sep
Charles de Gaulle (Paris)
Heathrow (London)
BA0309
Club Europe
 --layover--
16:15 15 Sep
18:50 15 Sep
Heathrow (London)
Toronto
BA0099
First
Only 5 reward flight seat(s) left in this class
 
OR
Return on the 14th,, with shorter layover in LHR, but only one seat left:
13:50 14 Sep
14:05 14 Sep
Charles de Gaulle (Paris)
Heathrow (London)
BA0315
Club Europe
Only 1 reward flight seat(s) left in this class
--layover--
16:15 14 Sep
18:50 14 Sep
Heathrow (London)
Toronto
BA0099
First
Only 4 reward flight seat(s) left in this class

I'm pretty sure that BA only operates 2-cabin AC between LHR and CDG, so the lhe Europe leg will be in Biz (Club).
You may need to call in to have them book, as the flight was only coming up when searching leg-by-leg. (I think it may come up as two RTs; YYZ-LHR in F, and LHR-CDG in J.)

Either way, SF, you a little off your game ;) ?


Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: goodenglewood on June 19, 2011, 01:45:33 AM
One way/Round trip:  round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: One
From: All airports from which you can depart: ORD
To: TLV
Departure dates: Sept 18
Return Date: Sep 21 at night or 22nd in morning
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any: Biz
Total number of people traveling over the age of 2: 1 seat
Alliance/Airline: CO/UA

Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on June 19, 2011, 10:19:32 AM
2 Adults
7/13  JFK-HKG  10:05am - 2:05pm +1   CX841
7/24  HKG-JFK  6:30pm - 10:25am +1   CX 846

I have these tickets on hold with AA  and am having a hard time finding in between flights:

I want to be in HKG for Shabbos either one - doesn't matter

Want to be in MLE for 5 days +/- 1 and other Shabbos
looks like only airline that flies directly HKG-MLE is Singapore Air. Seems like biggest stopover is SIN, i dont mind stopping there for a day (actually would be nice to be there for a day if possible but not needed)


My JFK-HKG-JFK i have in business, from what i hear the difference between biz and F is the same difference from coach to biz. I couldn't seem to find F availability, any tips or tricks?

Have Amex/SPG/CO/AA Points - I dont mind paying if need be but would rather use points


Why go to the Maldives if you can go to Bora Bora? ;)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on June 19, 2011, 06:28:28 PM
Why go to the Maldives if you can go to Bora Bora? ;)
So it looks like it will be Male after all.

Looking for opinions on which is the better way to get there. (Feel free if you've got something better)
Option 1:
Wed 7/13, AA4596, LGA-YYZ, 21:45-23:25, Business Class
Thurs 7/14, CX829, YYZ-HKG, 1:40-5:00+1 day
3 nights in Hong Kong
Mon 7/18, SQ859, HKG-SIN, 10:30-14:10, Business Class
1 night in Singapore
Tue 7/19, SQ462, SIN-MLE, 9:45-11:10, 1 Business Class, 1 Economy
6 nights in Male
Mon 7/25, UL461, MLE-CMB, 20:25-22:20, Business Class
Tue 7/26, CX710, CMB-HKG, 00:40-14:00,(1hour stop in SIN), Business Class
Tue 7/26, CX846, HKG-JFK, 18:30-22:25, First Class

Total cost per person:
135k AA for JFK-HKG/CMB-JFK
40k CO for SIN-MLE-SIN
~$235 for MLE-CMB

Option 2:
Tue 7/12, EK204, JFK-DXB, 11:20-8:05+1 day, Business Class
Wed 7/13, EK652, DXB-MLE, 9:45-15:00, Business Class
5 nights in MLE
Mon 7/18, EK653, MLE-DXB, 23:55-3:00+1 day, First Class
Tue 7/19, EK201, DXB-JFK, 8:30-14:15, First class A380

Total cost per passenger:
213,800k EK miles.

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: lazalaz on June 19, 2011, 07:08:08 PM
Hi,

I hope someone here can help me.

I'm looking to go (using OneWorld) on a multi-city flight in Economy for 2 passengers.

From: NYC (preferably EWR, but any is ok)
To: GLA
Date: 8/10/11

Return: VCE
To: NYC (again, preferably EWR depending on cost)
Date: 8/22/11

Dates are somewhat flexible. I hope someone can help me out.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: SuperFlyer on June 19, 2011, 07:19:32 PM
@ yosef: thanks a lot !!!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on June 19, 2011, 10:16:41 PM
So it looks like it will be Male after all.

Looking for opinions on which is the better way to get there. (Feel free if you've got something better)
Option 1:
Wed 7/13, AA4596, LGA-YYZ, 21:45-23:25, Business Class
Thurs 7/14, CX829, YYZ-HKG, 1:40-5:00+1 day
3 nights in Hong Kong
Mon 7/18, SQ859, HKG-SIN, 10:30-14:10, Business Class
1 night in Singapore
Tue 7/19, SQ462, SIN-MLE, 9:45-11:10, 1 Business Class, 1 Economy
6 nights in Male
Mon 7/25, UL461, MLE-CMB, 20:25-22:20, Business Class
Tue 7/26, CX710, CMB-HKG, 00:40-14:00,(1hour stop in SIN), Business Class
Tue 7/26, CX846, HKG-JFK, 18:30-22:25, First Class

Total cost per person:
135k AA for JFK-HKG/CMB-JFK
40k CO for SIN-MLE-SIN
~$235 for MLE-CMB

Option 2:
Tue 7/12, EK204, JFK-DXB, 11:20-8:05+1 day, Business Class
Wed 7/13, EK652, DXB-MLE, 9:45-15:00, Business Class
5 nights in MLE
Mon 7/18, EK653, MLE-DXB, 23:55-3:00+1 day, First Class
Tue 7/19, EK201, DXB-JFK, 8:30-14:15, First class A380

Total cost per passenger:
213,800k EK miles.

Thoughts?
Thanks for all the thought provoking ideas. ;)

It's looking like option 2 is going to be the one.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Twin on June 20, 2011, 12:29:21 AM
Looking for cheap ticket tlv to ny one way July 27 Date is  very flexible 
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: chuchem on June 20, 2011, 02:13:36 AM
I am going in 2 days to mle, you might want to consider checking out dubai for a day if you anyway fly ek. I will be spending a night in dubai. Ek skywards lets one stopover on the saver cat.
I guess you will be transfering spg to ek? Dont forget it takes some time. All transfers done until friday show up late on sunday
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Ergel on June 22, 2011, 01:45:31 AM
One way/Round trip:   One way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:  Max 1 (prefer non stop)
From: CDG, ory, bva
To: All airports which you can arrive at. edi, gla, abd
Departure dates: August 21, preferably in the morning
Class: Any
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: Any (have ba, aa, ua, amex mr, small amount of spg)

Thank you so much for your help. Did some searching and can't find
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on June 22, 2011, 04:26:28 AM
8/21, AF5050, CDG-EDI, 7:15-8:20
8/21, AF5054, CDG-EDI, 10:05-11:05

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

Bookable on flyingblue.com
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: world2see on June 22, 2011, 11:59:08 AM
One way/Round trip:   multi-destination
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:  Max 1 (prefer non stop)
From: TLV
To: Rome All airports
Departure dates:july 25th  From:Rome or Venice    To:NYC(any) departure date:july31st  From:NYC-TLV Departure:September4th  Class: Any
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: Any (have ba, aa, ua, amex mr, small amount of spg)

Thank you so much for your help. Did some searching and can't find
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: moish on June 22, 2011, 05:01:13 PM
i can use some help. ive tried searching myself, to no avail
One way
Maximum stops: 1
From: Any European airport
To: jfk, ewr, lga, hpn, phl, acy
Departure dates: oct 3, 4 or 5
Class: First/Business
Seats: 3
Alliance/Airline: Star alliance

thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: YOSEF on June 22, 2011, 10:13:50 PM
One way
Maximum stops: 1
From: Any European airport
To: jfk, ewr, lga, hpn, phl, acy
Departure dates: oct 3, 4 or 5
Class: First/Business
Seats: 3
Alliance/Airline: Star alliance

thanks

Wed., Oct. 5, 2011
GVA to EWR
Depart:
9:20 a.m.
Wed., Oct. 5, 2011
Arrive:
12:05 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 5, 2011
Travel Time:
8 hr 45 minute
Flight: CO81
Aircraft: Boeing 767-400ER
Fare Class: BusinessFirst (I)
Meal: None
i can use some help. ive tried searching myself, to no avail
Its on CO.com...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: YOSEF on June 22, 2011, 10:24:28 PM
World2see:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frankfurt (FRA)
to Tel Aviv (TLV)
Dep. 22:25
Arr. 03:20
Mon. Sep 5, 2011
Tue. Sep 6, 2011
Duration: 3h 55 min
LH690 Economy
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: world2see on June 23, 2011, 12:56:07 AM
thanks so much!!!!!!!!where did you find availability? how many miles? thanks so so much! :)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AsherO on June 24, 2011, 03:34:30 PM
My friend is looking for coach two tix NYC-JNB, next Tuesday AM to next Thursday (return before Shabbos). If he's going to be buying miles, what's the cheapest way to do this (factoring going rate for miles with whichever airline and applicable booking fees and surcharges)? Doesn't absolutely have to be nonstop, but is preferred.

One way/Round trip: RT
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Preferably none, but will entertain options
From: NYC (JFK/LGA, and if necessary EWR too)
To: JNB
Departure dates: 6/28/2011
Return airports: JNB to NYC (JFK/LGA, and if necessary EWR too)
Return dates: 6/30/2011
Class: Coach
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: Cheapest option
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: businessmachine on June 24, 2011, 04:49:57 PM
wow...I am also quite new to the award ticket game. I am trying to find tickets to hawaii from Dec 25- January 3rd. I know its a very busy time but its only time I can go.

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


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

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: moish on June 25, 2011, 07:02:30 PM
thanks yosef!
another query
One way:
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: tlv
To: jfk, ewr
Departure dates: july 17
Class: Business/Coach
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: star alliance

thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sky121 on June 26, 2011, 10:10:18 AM
Hey guys!! I could use some help....

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


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

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

don't see too much availability on Continental and Delta.com is so not helpful.....EVER.
Any help would be most appreciated!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sprint on June 26, 2011, 03:40:05 PM
If anyone with a CO status account doesnt mind checking availability for me, sep 11/12 return sep 18-22, for biz availability ewr to tlv on Continental. Thank you very mcuh. Nothing showing on the none status account for the saverpass fare.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: skyguy918 on June 26, 2011, 04:25:04 PM
Round trip
Maximum stops: As few as possible, under 18 hours total
From: JFK (EWR if it's a steal)
To: TLV
Departure dates: 10/31-11/3
Return dates: 11/14-11/17
[obviously not running too close to Shabbos on either end for Thursday flights]
Class: Coach (business if it's a good deal)
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Any - I have Amex and SPG points and can probably get access to other miles as well.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: goodenglewood on June 26, 2011, 04:55:47 PM
Round trip
Maximum stops: As few as possible, under 18 hours total
From: JFK (EWR if it's a steal)
To: TLV
Departure dates: 10/31-11/3
Return dates: 11/14-11/17
[obviously not running too close to Shabbos on either end for Thursday flights]
Class: Coach (business if it's a good deal)
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Any - I have Amex and SPG points and can probably get access to other miles as well.


heres the outbound:

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

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


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

(MO)    LX016    
Zurich       New York(JFK)
09:55              13:00     Coach
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: skyguy918 on June 27, 2011, 12:42:20 AM

heres the outbound:

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

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


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

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


Thanks, looks great!

I was actually playing around with OneWorld trying to take advantage of the Amex>BA 50% bonus, netting a ticket for less than 45k. I've found a few things with the Qantas search but I'm unclear on which flights will have fees and which won't. Also, I can't get any of it to actually work with BA's search.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: ShlomoR on June 27, 2011, 12:54:53 AM

One way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Non stop
From: JFK, LGA, EWR
To: TLV
Departure dates: July 19,20,21
Class: Prefer business
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: I have miles with Continental, AA, Starwood


Thanks in advance for all the help!!!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: YOSEF on June 27, 2011, 01:14:41 AM
1. July 19=Tammuz 17
2. There is no nonstop LGA-TLV.
3. These airlines fly nonstop from NYC to TLV:
a. Delta
b. Continental
c. ElAl

Did you check availability on CO?
Call AA and have them check availability on ElAl.
Delta only does roundtrip, and you want one-way...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: shmiel on June 27, 2011, 01:24:46 AM
One way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Non stop
From: JFK, LGA, EWR
To: TLV
Departure dates: July 19,20,21
Class: Prefer business
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: I have miles with Continental, AA, Starwood


Thanks in advance for all the help!!!
New York Newark (EWR)
to Frankfurt (FRA)
 Dep. 17:50
Arr. 07:25
stop(s) 0Thu. Jul 21, 2011
Fri. Jul 22, 2011
Duration: 7h 35 minAircraft: 744
Meal: Complimentary meal  LH403 Business
Change plane in Frankfurt
Time To Connect: 2h 50 min.Frankfurt (FRA)
to Tel Aviv (TLV)
 Dep. 10:15
Arr. 15:00
stop(s) 0Fri. Jul 22, 2011
same day
Duration: 3h 45 minAircraft: 744
Meal: Complimentary meal  LH686 Business
Total travel time: 14h 10m
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: goodenglewood on June 27, 2011, 02:23:05 AM
wow...I am also quite new to the award ticket game. I am trying to find tickets to hawaii from Dec 25- January 3rd. I know its a very busy time but its only time I can go.

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


Round Trip
ANY stops
From NYC-LIH OR NYC-HNL
12/25-01/03- plus minus day or two
Prefer Business but will take coach too
2 Travelers
American airlines or partner
Thank you very much
Im pretty sure in this case it wouldnt make a difference between AA and BA mileage, they both accomplish the same thing,  which is a flight on AA. Your problem is that AA only has flights for 45K each way.... Maybe, since your flight is not for a while, you'd be best off waiting a little to see if a lower mileage level opens up. Or, you could try to trade your AA/BA mileage with someone who has CO/UA
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: HarryPotterFan on June 29, 2011, 08:49:02 PM
Want to use BA miles to get home from BKK for the economy rate of 25,000 miles.

Oneway
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: unlimited stops
Depart: BKK
To: ORD
Departure dates: 8/9/11-8/10/11... Can depart anytime.
Class: coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Oneworld
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: goodenglewood on June 30, 2011, 04:26:25 PM
Want to use BA miles to get home from BKK for the economy rate of 25,000 miles.

Oneway
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: unlimited stops
Depart: BKK
To: ORD
Departure dates: 8/9/11-8/10/11... Can depart anytime.
Class: coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Oneworld

Are you sure you have your airports typed in correctly?? BKK is Bangkok, Thailand... I'm pretty sure your not going to find a 25k one way ticket to ORD??
Title: I need help finding award availibility TLV-NYC
Post by: Yosel on June 30, 2011, 04:30:59 PM
looking to Travel economy on Aug. 19 one way TLV-NYC, don't mind a stop

i have 200k *wood points
           250k AAdvantage points
             87k Onepass points

Searched online and called CO AA UA nothing seems availible,

Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mikeoracle on June 30, 2011, 04:32:07 PM
@goodenglewood

He is not mistaken. BKK-ORD one way in coach is 25K BA (only when using one BA partner only).
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: goodenglewood on July 03, 2011, 02:24:42 PM
Roundtrip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: max 2
Depart: tlv
To: ORD
Departure dates: 7/25/11-7/28/11... Can depart anytime.
Return Date: 8/28-8/29
Class: Coach or Biz
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: *A

Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: ek on July 05, 2011, 12:13:17 PM
We are looking for  4 tickets for IAH-TLV for July 2012. I know we can't book them yet but I have a few questions. We have 200,000 Amex and 200,000 CO.

1. Is it best to book them the 1st available date as a one-way ticket so we can be sure to have the tickets and then when our return is available book that?
2. By checking CO availability through Toronto, I only found IAH to YYZ nonstop for the easypass 25,000. Will they let me combine that with the cheaper trip to TLV and still only charge 40,000? Or is that going to raise it up to 75,000? How does that normally work?
3. ANA shows availability before CO does--I think 330 days before. Is it possible to that CO will somehow let me book it on the phone if ANA shows availability?

Thank you.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: HarryPotterFan on July 05, 2011, 03:51:24 PM
Are you sure you have your airports typed in correctly?? BKK is Bangkok, Thailand... I'm pretty sure your not going to find a 25k one way ticket to ORD??

Indeed correct. Looking to use one BA partner.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: flyingace on July 05, 2011, 06:10:41 PM
We are looking for  4 tickets for IAH-TLV for July 2012. I know we can't book them yet but I have a few questions. We have 200,000 Amex and 200,000 CO.

1. Is it best to book them the 1st available date as a one-way ticket so we can be sure to have the tickets and then when our return is available book that?
2. By checking CO availability through Toronto, I only found IAH to YYZ nonstop for the easypass 25,000. Will they let me combine that with the cheaper trip to TLV and still only charge 40,000? Or is that going to raise it up to 75,000? How does that normally work?
3. ANA shows availability before CO does--I think 330 days before. Is it possible to that CO will somehow let me book it on the phone if ANA shows availability?

Thank you.

ANA is now charging a fuel surcharge on CO tickets.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: ek on July 05, 2011, 06:21:05 PM
ANA is now charging a fuel surcharge on CO tickets.

Thank you. That was not my question. We want to book on CO so that if something comes up we can change.
The question was, "ANA shows for 330 days--anyway to book at 330 days before on the phone with CO?"
Thanks again.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: txtmax4 on July 06, 2011, 03:18:54 PM
Hi everyone,
It seems so hard to be able to get to Israel for a 10-day vacation on 1st class!
I'm looking for JFK-TLV rt direct flights anywhere starting from the 20th of July all the way through the end of August.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
PS. Bear in mind that I'm shomer shabbos.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: flyingace on July 06, 2011, 03:29:51 PM
Hi everyone,
It seems so hard to be able to get to Israel for a 10-day vacation on 1st class!
I'm looking for JFK-TLV rt direct flights anywhere starting from the 20th of July all the way through the end of August.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
PS. Bear in mind that I'm shomer shabbos.

Don't mean to rain on your parade, but it's a little late to be looking for such tickets.  High season tickets should be booked very far in advance.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yare on July 06, 2011, 04:30:02 PM
Hi everyone,
It seems so hard to be able to get to Israel for a 10-day vacation on 1st class!
I'm looking for JFK-TLV rt direct flights anywhere starting from the 20th of July all the way through the end of August.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
PS. Bear in mind that I'm shomer shabbos.
directs not gonna happen.  maybe with one stopover
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AsherO on July 06, 2011, 06:13:39 PM
Hi everyone,
It seems so hard to be able to get to Israel for a 10-day vacation on 1st class!
I'm looking for JFK-TLV rt direct flights anywhere starting from the 20th of July all the way through the end of August.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
PS. Bear in mind that I'm shomer shabbos.

If you're looking for an award ticket, please tell us what miles/points you have. You're looking for just 1 ticket?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: SPGCont on July 06, 2011, 08:07:57 PM
Hi,

I am looking for two mileage tickets between Kauai (LIH) and Maui (OGG) from July 13 to July 14th.

I have plenty Continental/United miles, BA miles, & SPG points.

Cannot find any availability on Continental website through Hawaiian Air. Don't know of any other options. Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: txtmax4 on July 06, 2011, 08:26:16 PM
Don't mean to rain on your parade, but it's a little late to be looking for such tickets.  High season tickets should be booked very far in advance.
Delta for example has lots of available days. The downside: 230K each ticket. but there is stuff.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: txtmax4 on July 06, 2011, 08:26:54 PM
directs not gonna happen.  maybe with one stopover
Delta for example has lots of available days. The downside: 230K each ticket. but there is stuff.

If you're looking for an award ticket, please tell us what miles/points you have. You're looking for just 1 ticket?
I have all programs :)
2. Thanks.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on July 06, 2011, 08:57:10 PM
directs not gonna happen.  maybe with one stopover
Never say never...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: flyingace on July 07, 2011, 12:01:16 AM
Delta for example has lots of available days. The downside: 230K each ticket. but there is stuff.

Of course, if you are willing to pay any price, it may be available. I was assuming that the OP was looking for normal award prices.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: flyingace on July 07, 2011, 12:02:05 AM
Never say never...
Do you know something we don't know?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on July 07, 2011, 12:35:43 AM
It all depends on the airline's generosity when you look.  Just booked EWR-TLV-EWR nonstop in BF for 120K in December.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on July 07, 2011, 12:55:44 AM
I have all programs :)
2. Thanks.
In that case, El Al has availability almost every day in first class...

Or, email me...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yare on July 07, 2011, 02:38:08 AM
It all depends on the airline's generosity when you look.  Just booked EWR-TLV-EWR nonstop in BF for 120K in December.
yes, they seem to be more generous when the looker is a plat :)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: flyingace on July 07, 2011, 07:30:22 AM
In that case, El Al has availability almost every day in first class...

Or, email me...
Ok, so maybe you can help me.
NYC;PHL-TLV
One Way
Connection ok
August 22,23,or 24th
CO,AA,DL or Amex points
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on July 07, 2011, 08:28:23 AM
Ok, so maybe you can help me.
NYC;PHL-TLV
One Way
Connection ok
August 22,23,or 24th
CO,AA,DL or Amex points
Delta doesn't do one ways, so you'll be spending a lot of points.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: flyingace on July 07, 2011, 08:49:45 AM
So let's forget about Delta. What about CO/UA or AA?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on July 07, 2011, 10:05:06 AM
yes, they seem to be more generous when the looker is a plat :)
Nope, was helping a CO Dirt(™) member book with their miles.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: txtmax4 on July 07, 2011, 02:47:38 PM
In that case, El Al has availability almost every day in first class...

Or, email me...
Didn't see anything on Quantas...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: est on July 10, 2011, 10:09:10 PM
dunno if e/o is busy flying in for Dan's bris but if a/o has a few minutes to help out... :)
im looking for a ticket to fly to uman rosh hashana:
Round trip
preferably non stop if necessary max 1
From: jfk or ewr
To: kbp (kiev )
Departure dates: september 26
Return airports: jfk or ewr
Return dates: october 2
Class: Any
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: whatever would give most value for points.

I have about 50,000 starwood
                      150,000 A"A
                      100,000 BA
                      50,000 Amex MR
                      I also have lots of continental - if thats my best option then I'll try to figure out how many.

any suggestions on whether i would be better off selling points and then buying the ticket?
thanx guys!

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AsherO on July 10, 2011, 10:38:04 PM
How much are revenue (paid) tickets? Do you have any clue?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: est on July 11, 2011, 09:42:54 AM
How much are revenue (paid) tickets? Do you have any clue?
about 1,000 with  a stopover
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: miles on July 11, 2011, 11:23:40 AM
Looking for two tickets from jfk to tlv in biz on Aug 11
or 14,15 return Aug 24.25
have AA, CO, DINERS CLUB , DELTA, BA,
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: ashers on July 12, 2011, 12:59:41 PM
Need 5 adult tickets + 1 child
LHR (or any other Airport in London) to TLV around Aug 31- Sept 5
Return: Sept 11 or 12
BA award flight comes out to around $500  in surcharges (taxes etc)
Any ideas on how to get cheaper tickets? have plenty of BA points or AMEX that i can transfer anywhere...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yid on July 14, 2011, 12:23:28 AM
i am looking for a one way ticket from tlv-nyc on thursday july 28th. i currently have a Lot business class ticket on hold with united. i have spg, aa, co, and amex points. 
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on July 14, 2011, 08:48:44 AM
i am looking for a one way ticket from tlv-nyc on thursday july 28th. i currently have a Lot business class ticket on hold with united. i have spg, aa, co, and amex points. 
You're probably better off with Swiss

Date        Carrier    Flight  From  Depart    To    Arrive    A/C  St  Availability
----------- ---------  ------  ----  --------  ----  --------  ---  --  -------------
28 Jul 2011 LX         257     TLV   05:00     ZRH   08:20     332  0  CS+ 
28 Jul 2011  -> LX     16      ZRH   09:55     JFK   12:35     333  0  CS+ 

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: world2see on July 14, 2011, 09:04:14 AM
this is a last ditch effort,but i'm looking for a roundtrip from TLV-NYC leaving either this coming tuesday,wednesday or thursday night to NYC and returning from NYC-TLV on august 29th.need 3 business class seats all i'm showing is with delta at 230,000 a person or with continental stopping in on the way in and direct on the return for 210,000. if you happen to see anything else please let me know!!!!thanks for the help!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: SuperFlyer on July 15, 2011, 06:55:29 AM
I need a europe-bkk(stay 3 days)-hkg ticket.(On *A)                 CO doesn't allow it, not even if I make this huge open jaw (europe-departure point).         Which ff miles should I use?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on July 15, 2011, 07:21:23 AM
I need a europe-bkk(stay 3 days)-hkg ticket.(On *A)                 CO doesn't allow it, not even if I make this huge open jaw (europe-departure point).         Which ff miles should I use?
Trying to do oneway? BMI.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: world2see on July 17, 2011, 04:41:50 PM
this is a last ditch effort,but i'm looking for a roundtrip from TLV-NYC leaving either this coming tuesday,wednesday or thursday night to NYC and returning from NYC-TLV on august 29th.need 3 business class seats all i'm showing is with delta at 230,000 a person or with continental stopping in on the way in and direct on the return for 210,000. if you happen to see anything else please let me know!!!!thanks for the help!
anybody?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Moishebatchy on July 18, 2011, 07:50:18 AM
One way/Round trip: Round Trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Maximum 2 or 3
From: JFK, EWR, LGA, or (b'shaas hadchak) PHL
To: LIH
Departure dates: August 21, 2011
Return airports: Same as above
Return dates: August 24th, or even 25th if we can make it back int time for Shabbos
Class: Economy, or Business if not too pricey
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: Any. I have Delta miles, BA miles, Amex MR, and Starpoints available.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: SuperFlyer on July 18, 2011, 09:34:59 AM
Trying to do oneway? BMI.

very tough to get hold off...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: themev on July 18, 2011, 11:13:55 AM
One way/Round trip: Round Trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Prefer 1 stop max
From: Any NYC area airport including EWR
To: Panama City - PTY
Departure/Return dates: Want to go end of year - X-Mas time - depart from sat night 24th-26th and stay 3-4 days.
2 seats, any class, have BA miles, Starpoints and some Amex points - not sure if enough. Couldnt seem to find any availability with my BA miles.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: ay on July 18, 2011, 12:15:29 PM
Hello,

I would really appreciate help! Taking my family to a wedding in Israel.

One way/Round trip: ROUND TRIP
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: 1 STOP
From: ROC, NYC
To: TLV
Departure dates: 10/23/11
Return airports: ROC, NYC
Return dates: 10/31/11
Class: COACH
Seats: 5


I have 150k amex MR
110k starwood
40k another starwood account

Am I better off selling my miles and buying tickets? or will there be availability?

Thanks so much!!!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: shmiel on July 18, 2011, 12:40:01 PM
Hello,

I would really appreciate help! Taking my family to a wedding in Israel.

One way/Round trip: ROUND TRIP
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: 1 STOP
From: ROC, NYC
To: TLV
Departure dates: 10/23/11
Return airports: ROC, NYC
Return dates: 10/31/11
Class: COACH
Seats: 5


I have 150k amex MR
110k starwood
40k another starwood account

Am I better off selling my miles and buying tickets? or will there be availability?

Thanks so much!!!
Do all of you need to fly together on same flights? If yes, I think you would be better off buying tickets especially since you are looking to fly coach.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: ay on July 18, 2011, 12:42:18 PM
Do all of you need to fly together on same flights? If yes, I think you would be better off buying tickets especially since you are looking to fly coach.

we do need to fly together.

what are going rates for starwood and for amex MR?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: shmiel on July 18, 2011, 01:11:55 PM
we do need to fly together.

what are going rates for starwood and for amex MR?
at least 2.2 starwood and at least 1.6 MR, don't try selling them here though, its against forum rules.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: flyingace on July 18, 2011, 01:24:27 PM
10/23 is right after Succos. I have been looking and availability is sparse. it will probably be easier to sell and buy, but it may not cover all your costs.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: ay on July 18, 2011, 03:44:21 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: est on July 19, 2011, 01:59:15 AM
i posted this already, but i guess everyone was busy having babies , going to brissim, shalom zachors and kedaishim cuz i didnt really get any feedback - im gonna try again - ANY input would be greatly appreciated!

im looking for a ticket to fly to uman rosh hashana:
Round trip
preferably non stop if necessary max 1
From: jfk or ewr
To: kbp (kiev )
Departure dates: september 26
Return airports: jfk or ewr
Return dates: october 2
Class: Any
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: whatever would give most value for points.

I have about 50,000 starwood
                      150,000 A"A
                      200,000 BA
                      50,000 Amex MR
                      I also have lots of continental - if thats my best option then I'll try to figure out how many.

any suggestions on whether i would be better off selling points and then buying the ticket?
thanx guys!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: TC610 on July 19, 2011, 02:28:41 AM
I've read through all of the posts on in this thread and I'm still stuck.  I don't mind doing the legwork on my own, but I would like to know how to properly search for this award.  When I try this on Aeroplan, it says that I've built an invalid itinerary.  I can't figure out how to book a reward ticket with a stopover on ANA (the "transit city" option doesn't seem to be doing the trick).

I'm looking to go CLE-LAX-HNL-CLE (stopover in LAX) on *A for 2 passengers.  I'm assuming this is a proper itinerary and will not incur extra miles/fees since HNL is outside the 48US/Canada.  I've got the CO OPP Card so I'd like CO to be the originating flight to avoid baggage fees.  I have 200,000 CO miles and 180,000 MR points.  Just got approved for the Chase Sapphire Preferred so I'll have 50,000 more coming my way some time in the future.

I am extremely flexible in my dates (travel is for the first half of January 2012).  As I am flexible, I want to book a SaverPass reward in Business or higher.

On the CO website I've been able to price out each leg one at a time for a SaverPass reward in First/BusinessFirst:

01/08: CLE-LAX   CO1161
01/10: LAX-HNL   UA935
01/16: HNL-DEN-CLE  CO134-CO1278

If I call CO and have them build that itinerary, assuming the SaverPass rewards are still available, will I be able to get this itinerary at 80,000 per passenger?  Is there an easier way to accomplish this search?  Do you have any better suggestions?

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: ashers on July 19, 2011, 02:45:29 AM
trying to Book BA
Depart the US: EWR to TLV sept 5
Separt TLV: TLV to EWR sept 11
On ONEWORLD it shows available but on BA it wont let me book.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on July 19, 2011, 02:45:29 AM
I've read through all of the posts on in this thread and I'm still stuck.  I don't mind doing the legwork on my own, but I would like to know how to properly search for this award.  When I try this on Aeroplan, it says that I've built an invalid itinerary.  I can't figure out how to book a reward ticket with a stopover on ANA (the "transit city" option doesn't seem to be doing the trick).

I'm looking to go CLE-LAX-HNL-CLE (stopover in LAX) on *A for 2 passengers.  I'm assuming this is a proper itinerary and will not incur extra miles/fees since HNL is outside the 48US/Canada.  I've got the CO OPP Card so I'd like CO to be the originating flight to avoid baggage fees.  I have 200,000 CO miles and 180,000 MR points.  Just got approved for the Chase Sapphire Preferred so I'll have 50,000 more coming my way some time in the future.

I am extremely flexible in my dates (travel is for the first half of January 2012).  As I am flexible, I want to book a SaverPass reward in Business or higher.

On the CO website I've been able to price out each leg one at a time for a SaverPass reward in First/BusinessFirst:

01/08: CLE-LAX   CO1161
01/10: LAX-HNL   UA935
01/16: HNL-DEN-CLE  CO134-CO1278

If I call CO and have them build that itinerary, assuming the SaverPass rewards are still available, will I be able to get this itinerary at 80,000 per passenger?  Is there an easier way to accomplish this search?  Do you have any better suggestions?


If all the flights are available in easypass when searched individually then together it would be 80,000.
Looking at your itinerary, you should be able to get it to come up on co.com.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on July 19, 2011, 02:46:07 AM
trying to Book BA
Depart the US: EWR to TLV sept 5
Separt TLV: TLV to EWR sept 11
On ONEWORLD it shows available but on BA it wont let me book.
Oneworld?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: TC610 on July 19, 2011, 02:51:49 AM
If all the flights are available in easypass when searched individually then together it would be 80,000.
Looking at your itinerary, you should be able to get it to come up on co.com.

Thanks.  When I book a multiple-destination trip on CO.com, *many* of the flight options disappear...Specifically, LAX-HNL.  If I try to book just a round trip ticket LAX-HNL using the 1/10 and 1/16 dates, I am presented with many more options
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on July 19, 2011, 02:57:31 AM
Thanks.  When I book a multiple-destination trip on CO.com, *many* of the flight options disappear...Specifically, LAX-HNL.  If I try to book just a round trip ticket LAX-HNL using the 1/10 and 1/16 dates, I am presented with many more options
If the flight you want doesn't show, search individually, write down the flights you want and call.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: world2see on July 19, 2011, 09:28:35 AM
i'm trying to book for tomorrow night 3 business class seats tlv-nyc i need direct only,the only thing coming up is for 230,000 a person,anyone know any ways of getting the mileage down?i recall once hearing if you book within 48hrs before the price of award tickets go down?thanks!return on august 30th btw,i tried searching for one ticket at a time ,no difference :(
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: devastor on July 20, 2011, 10:52:05 AM
Please forgive me if this is the wrong place to post.
I want to fly Air New Zealand from Houston (IAH) to Auckland (AKL). I would like to buy my tickets directly from Air New Zealand and use my *A miles (possibly CO) to upgrade my economy ticket to business class so I can sit next to Peter Jackson or Evangeline Lilly. Is this possible? I would also settle for upgrading my economy ticket to a skycouch, but I have seen other threads and it looks like this isn't possible.

Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Eli on July 21, 2011, 02:27:57 AM
I just booked a 3-legger - ORD-YYZ(stop)YYZ-LGA(stop)LGA-ORD. I thought it would price out at 37,500 on CO (12,500 one way per leg) but it priced out at 35,000 (well, actually first the rep told me 47,500 and I told her she was wrong so she had her rate desk manually price it), but I was thikning... Why can't it be considered ORD-LGA and back with a stopover in YYZ? Do they not allow domestic stopovers?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on July 21, 2011, 02:38:04 AM
I just booked a 3-legger - ORD-YYZ(stop)YYZ-LGA(stop)LGA-ORD. I thought it would price out at 37,500 on CO (12,500 one way per leg) but it priced out at 35,000 (well, actually first the rep told me 47,500 and I told her she was wrong so she had her rate desk manually price it), but I was thikning... Why can't it be considered ORD-LGA and back with a stopover in YYZ? Do they not allow domestic stopovers?
No domestic stopovers on us48/canada tickets.  A stopover makes it 35K.
Which made Hawaii a huge bargain back when it was 35K because that has a free stopover, but even at 40K it ain't bad.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Devorah on July 21, 2011, 04:54:05 PM
Looking for a 1 way ticket from LHR to MEL for 7/31 - economy.  The only thing I am able to find is using CO miles - LHR-NRT-BKK-MEL for 55K miles.  I've got miles in both alliances as well as *wood and MR point.  If you are able to find me anything better, it would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on July 21, 2011, 05:29:32 PM
Looking for a 1 way ticket from LHR to MEL for 7/31 - economy.  The only thing I am able to find is using CO miles - LHR-NRT-BKK-MEL for 55K miles.  I've got miles in both alliances as well as *wood and MR point.  If you are able to find me anything better, it would be greatly appreciated.

Which Two? Star and...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: andrew on July 21, 2011, 06:09:31 PM
posting for a friend
looking for a one way TLV - NYC economy ticket direct 1 stopover or direct (if only business is available then thats good also) for sunday july 24th with any frequent flyer program,
thanks for the help
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yare on July 22, 2011, 03:11:53 AM
posting for a friend
looking for a one way TLV - NYC economy ticket direct 1 stopover or direct (if only business is available then thats good also) for sunday july 24th with any frequent flyer program,
thanks for the help
LY         27      TLV   00:30     EWR   05:10     744   has 4 coach seats open
or
DL         269     TLV   00:05     JFK   04:45   to book the one way you'll need to transfer amex mr into airfrance/klm, 25k points plus prob about $350 in taxes/fees
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: andrew on July 22, 2011, 03:16:45 AM
Yare, thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on July 22, 2011, 03:19:50 AM
DL         269     TLV   00:05     JFK   04:45   to book the one way you'll need to transfer amex mr into airfrance/klm, 25k points plus prob about $350 in taxes/fees
25K miles+$58.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yare on July 22, 2011, 06:47:35 AM
25K miles+$58.
i automatically assumed they charged yq on all dl redemptions.  thats a sick deal!    but it's only for coach, on a biz ow on dl it's pricing at $346.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on July 22, 2011, 12:01:16 PM
i automatically assumed they charged yq on all dl redemptions.  thats a sick deal!    but it's only for coach, on a biz ow on dl it's pricing at $346.
Hmm..........never book a JFK-TLV RT on FB! Split and save!

Coach:
TLV-JFK one-way, 25K+$58.65
TLV-JFK round-trip, 50K+$77.45
Business:
TLV-JFK one-way, 50K+$58.65
TLV-JFK round-trip, 100K+$77.45
Coach:
JFK-TLV one-way, 25K+$285.80
JFK-TLV round-trip, 50K+$611.45
Business:
JFK-TLV one-way, 50K+$339.
JFK-TLV round-trip, 100K+$719.45

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: whatsdoing on July 22, 2011, 12:09:08 PM
One way/: nyc to lax,
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: nonstop
From: All airports from which you can depart
To: All airports which you can arrive at. For multiple destinations, just keep adding this line
Departure dates: 8/16
Return airports: san to nyc
Return dates: 8/12
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: any

looking for a ticket under $400. any ideas?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: elikay on July 22, 2011, 03:31:20 PM
Wrong thread this is for award bookings.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Monsey on July 22, 2011, 06:03:05 PM
Looking for a one way tlv-jfk,ewr,phl for one passenger on aug 24th or 25th preferably economy but if not then business is ok using any alliance. Maximum 2 stops. Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: goodenglewood on July 23, 2011, 11:40:55 PM
Looking for a one way tlv-jfk,ewr,phl for one passenger on aug 24th or 25th preferably economy but if not then business is ok using any alliance. Maximum 2 stops. Thanks


Using CO Miles = 120k

1    8/24
(WE)   LX257   
Tel Aviv       Zurich
05:00    08:20    332    Business    1
2    8/24
(WE)   LX018   
Zurich       New York(EWR)
17:00    20:10    73H    Business    1
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: MnM1130 on July 24, 2011, 02:10:29 PM
need help finding 4 tickets(2 adults, 2 children) from TLV-NYC 11/3-11/23 (24)
the chpst i found to pay for them is about 900$ a ticket (stopover)... i looked at a few award bookings but saw nothing great- than again i dont know how to search to well... (still learning) looking to book on any airline and the chpst way... (although no crazy stopover cus of the kids) and would love a straight flight. and would def not mind business ;) anyone care to help or direct me in the right place?
(for some reason i can NEVER find anything normal on CO award bookings.. what am i doing wrong?)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: ay on July 25, 2011, 09:31:10 AM
Looking to book JFK - TLV on Delta through Flying blue (AF).

10/24 - 10/31 (can be a day before or after)

two adults.

Anyone see availability?

Thanks!

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sametfam on July 25, 2011, 12:09:56 PM
need help finding 4 tickets(2 adults, 2 children) from TLV-NYC 11/3-11/23 (24)
the chpst i found to pay for them is about 900$ a ticket (stopover)... i looked at a few award bookings but saw nothing great- than again i dont know how to search to well... (still learning) looking to book on any airline and the chpst way... (although no crazy stopover cus of the kids) and would love a straight flight. and would def not mind business ;) anyone care to help or direct me in the right place?
(for some reason i can NEVER find anything normal on CO award bookings.. what am i doing wrong?)

thursday 11/3 - sunday 11/27 :)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Daniel on July 25, 2011, 01:06:59 PM
Can someone point me to the post/thread which discusses how to search for availability on delta using flying blue?
Is it as simple as searching delta.com for reward availability?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: MnM1130 on July 25, 2011, 02:03:25 PM
thursday 11/3 - sunday 11/27 :)
woops.. my bad. lol
but welcome!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: bestwatchman on July 25, 2011, 03:44:56 PM
One way/Round trip: RT
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: non stop preffered
From: Atl, nyc area
To: Tlv
Departure dates: Around march 12, pretty much anytime right after purim
Return dates: 8-10 days from departure
Class: if i have enough miles i'll do business, otherwise I'll suffer with coach
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: I have 207000 delta miles, and about 80000 amex mr plus however much they advance

Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on July 25, 2011, 06:35:50 PM
One way/Round trip: RT
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: non stop preffered
From: Atl, nyc area
To: Tlv
Departure dates: Around march 12, pretty much anytime right after purim
Return dates: 8-10 days from departure
Class: if i have enough miles i'll do business, otherwise I'll suffer with coach
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: I have 207000 delta miles, and about 80000 amex mr plus however much they advance

Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

3/12-21 is 120k Delta in First/Business Elite. Outbound is 2 stops, but you can probably get an agent to drop the ATL-EWR flight, and start from EWR
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AsherO on July 25, 2011, 06:36:39 PM
3/12-21 is 120k Delta in First/Business Elite. Outbound is 2 stops, but you can probably get an agent to drop the ATL-EWR flight, and start from EWR

Isn't that an extremely long overnight in AMS?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on July 25, 2011, 06:43:58 PM
Isn't that an extremely low overnight in AMS?
Uh... yes...
Didn't realize. Cut me some slack, it's pro-bono  :P
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AsherO on July 25, 2011, 06:47:05 PM
Uh... yes...
Didn't realize. Cut me some slack, it's pro-bono :p

Was there a gentler way to alert you to that fact?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on July 25, 2011, 06:51:33 PM
Was there a gentler way to alert you to that fact?
No, hence the :P
Title: DFW to NBO with AA
Post by: savingrace on July 25, 2011, 10:12:43 PM
Round trip:
Any: Would prefer to stop for a night or whatever is needed on arrival flight.
From: Our home airports are MTJ or GJT, but it is probably not worth it to include this in mileage reward? So we can fly from nearly any airport. DFW and DEN are preferred.
To: NBO
Departure dates: 1/11/12 to 1/15/12
Return airports:
Return dates: Prefer 1/8/12, but can do 1/7/12
Class: First/Business
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: AA




Hi all - I need to be in Kenya for a safari on 1/18/11. Below is what I got using AA reservations. It would cost $1745 for coach, 50,000 miles for business upgrade on AA flights, and $700 co-payment.

And our home airport is GJT or MTJ, so we would have to add on the cost of that ticket. I thought it would be too difficult to include in award mileage.

I have 82,000 AA miles, and should soon have 50,000 chase saphire credits. Also 40,000 US Air in future.

I would rather have business the whole way  :), but if not I would rather have business class on the NBO to LHO on departure.
And I know it costs more to fly through London, so any European city to stop for a night or so is fine. So if anyone can think of a better way to do this than upgrading with AA, I would appreciate it. And I am flexible on the departure date, as long as I am Nairobi by the 17th.

I truly think learning Swahili would be easier than trying to learn how to use airline miles the best way. Thanks so much in advance for any help. - Cheryl

Date:   11 JAN 12 - WEDNESDAY
Flight :   American Airlines 78 BOEING 767 300
Departure:   DALLAS FT WORTH 8:15 PM          9HR 20MIN
Arrival:   LONDON HEATHROW 11:35 AM TERMINAL 3 NON-STOP  12 JAN 12 - THURSDAY
BUSINESS AADV/
FF#: AA-   

Date:   15 JAN 12 - SUNDAY Flight :   British Airways 65 BOEING 777
Departure:    LONDON HEATHROW  10:15 AM  TERMINAL 5   8HR 25MIN
Arrival:   NAIROBI KENYATTA  9:40 PM  NON-STOP
EURO/WORLD TRA
FF#: AA-   

Date:   07 FEB 12 - TUESDAY Flight :   American Airlines 6654 BOEING 777
Departure:    NAIROBI KENYATTA  11:30 PM 8HR 50MIN
Arrival:   LONDON HEATHROW 5:20 AM   TERMINAL 5  NON-STOP   08 FEB 12 - WEDNESDAY   
OPERATED BY BRITISH AIRWAYS
ECONOMY
FF#: AA-

Date:   08 FEB 12 - WEDNESDAY Flight :   American Airlines 51  BOEING 777
Departure:    LONDON HEATHROW 9:45 AM TERMINAL 3 10HR 20MIN
Arrival:   DALLAS FT WORTH 2:05 PM  NON-STOP
BUSINESS AADV/
FF#: AA-   


Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sbd on July 26, 2011, 11:39:48 PM
Trying to figure out my best option to go to TLV.
Ideally leaving from ATL but LAX or any NY airport is also ok.

Any time in November for about 10 days - 2 weeks

2 adults 1 child (not infant)

We have 205,000 BA miles

Whats our cheapest options?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aarony on July 28, 2011, 08:42:36 AM
One way/Round trip: round trip (two one ways)
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:1
From:  any NYC or PHL
To: TLV
Departure dates: July 25, 2012 thru August 4, 2012
Return dates: 2-3 weeks laster
Class:Buisness (or coach if i have to)
Seats: 6 but we can split up if need be to 3/3 or 4/2
Alliance/Airline: have approx 380k continental; 320K AA; 150K SPG

i don't think this is bookable yet, but i am trying to strategize...
i would imagine i should try to book one way on AA (elal) and one way on Continental (US Air or Continental) -
question is, when does availability start for my dates and which direction am i better off booking through AA -
i also have 300K BA - taxes coming back are between 250-300 per ticket which would not be terrible, but due to the olympics flying through LHR next summer may be difficult to get....
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Monsey on July 28, 2011, 05:16:54 PM
Looking for 4 one way  tickets in economy from msq-dtw (if nothing available then to nyc is also fine) on august 28th or 29th using co miles. Tried but could really find anything except msq-fra-mia but cant find anything out of mia. Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Moishebatchy on August 09, 2011, 05:40:52 PM
Need help with two one-way tickets...

From: NYC area airports (JFK, EWR, LGA, possibly PHL)
To: TLV
Departure dates: October 3, 4, or 5, 2011
Class: Business
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: Any, but preferably Star

Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 10, 2011, 01:24:44 AM
CO has OW awards. USair doesn't. I'm assuming you have Amex MR and can transfer to any partner?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 10, 2011, 01:34:36 AM
CO has OW on the 3rd and 4th.

EWR: for the higher priced rewards 150,000 per person. Either direct from EWR (departing 10:30PM) or thru Germany (7:30Pm 24hr travel time)>

JFk: 3rd: 60k miles, departing 7:30pm thru germany with 22hr travel time

good luck
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 10, 2011, 01:40:29 AM
@ay - FB has ridiculous taxes and fees (approx. $500).
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on August 10, 2011, 03:09:19 AM
@ay - FB has ridiculous taxes and fees (approx. $500).
Not ridiculous as spending 150k CO on a oneway,
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 10, 2011, 07:51:03 AM
True. FB has the cheapest mile-rates to TLV, because they consider it Europe. So NYC-TLV is the same as NYC-Paris, although there's less availability. Always a good idea to check also availability to/from Washington, if you can drive for a few hours or get a decent domestic flight. They might be able to add a domestic segment for free.

Like other European base frequent flyer programs they charge a collection of fees and taxes, that add up to $400-500. I saw earlier in this thread @dan said the fees are cheaper as two OW's than a roundtrip.

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Moishebatchy on August 10, 2011, 09:28:55 AM
CO has OW awards. USair doesn't. I'm assuming you have Amex MR and can transfer to any partner?

Where did I say anything about US Airways? Even if there is availability through PHL, it can be booked via CO...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Moishebatchy on August 10, 2011, 09:36:17 AM

JFk: 3rd: 60k miles, departing 7:30pm thru germany with 22hr travel time


Thanks. Could work, although such a lengthy stopover is less than ideal... can anyone (with KVS or whatever) find anything else?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on August 10, 2011, 10:03:31 AM
Thanks. Could work, although such a lengthy stopover is less than ideal... can anyone (with KVS or whatever) find anything else?
KVS just searches ANA (for *A) and Air France (for Skyteam) and Qantas (for Oneworld). Rarely can it find what you can't find yourself
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: how on August 10, 2011, 10:12:14 AM
I would like to fly from TLV to LHR direct in December for one night. Is my best option to call AA to book on BA or el al?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 10, 2011, 10:37:26 AM
@moishebatchy - usually US air & CO have the same availability. Just wanted to point out to you booking thru US won't work. Aeroplan does OW too (I think). occasionally there might be a difference in availability.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on August 10, 2011, 02:10:11 PM
Aeroplan does OW too (I think).
They charge more than half the miles for a OW.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 10, 2011, 04:13:33 PM
dan- Are the fees the same for two OW's? or are they cheaper and that'll cover the extra miles for some folks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: moshe80 on August 10, 2011, 04:43:32 PM
hi i am looking to fly from nyc to tlv after yom kippur for 4 weeks . i  have spg 80k american express 35k ba 120 k bank of america 175 k whats my best option to sell my points and get cash for it ? or use my points  i dont mind to go with a stop but i dont wont to pay tax if yes the less the better .  i need 3 tickets 2 adout and 1 child and i wont mind if i can get a good deal with a stop in swiss on the way back for 1 week .

thank for you help
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 10, 2011, 05:41:47 PM
Try to break up your questions and you'll see they're all answered previously.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: devora on August 10, 2011, 06:57:34 PM
Hi, I read through this entire thread because I figured questions about flights to Israel for succos must have been dealt with and I didn't want to be lazy and just post my question, but I did not see anything clear on this.  I am wondering if anyone has any advice re: award flights to Israel from NYC for succos.  I know, I'm a little late to be thinking about this.
Round trip:
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: preferably non-stop, max 1 stop
From: All airports from which you can depart: all NYC
To: All airports which you can arrive at. TLV
Departure dates: Oct 9-11

Return dates: OCt 20, 22, 23
Class: Coach
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: I have CO, BA, MR, SPG

Many thanks in advance. I know this is probably an annoying question, but I have searched the forums for the last 2 hours
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 10, 2011, 07:27:14 PM
take it easy. The average booking time is two weeks in advance.

BA has surcharges over $500 so you don't want to use them, even though there's a 40% bonus for MR>BA transfers. If you do use BA make sure the flights aren't on BA metal [the physical aircraft, as opposed to the marketer or code shared flight number], those have the highest fees.

SPG has a 1>2 transfer into LAN (I think - check on the SPG forum), so that might be a good way to utilize them.

The best is usually CO, they have minimal fees (generally US carriers don't have fees and European do). They have two prices for awards - depending on availability.

I always fly with stopovers - it helps break up the flights.

I will check specific dates availability, and feel free to post any questions you have.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on August 10, 2011, 07:28:33 PM
Hi, I read through this entire thread because I figured questions about flights to Israel for succos must have been dealt with and I didn't want to be lazy and just post my question, but I did not see anything clear on this.  I am wondering if anyone has any advice re: award flights to Israel from NYC for succos.  I know, I'm a little late to be thinking about this.
Round trip:
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: preferably non-stop, max 1 stop
From: All airports from which you can depart: all NYC
To: All airports which you can arrive at. TLV
Departure dates: Oct 9-11

Return dates: OCt 20, 22, 23
Class: Coach
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: I have CO, BA, MR, SPG

Many thanks in advance. I know this is probably an annoying question, but I have searched the forums for the last 2 hours
1. Note that the 21st is still Yom tov in the US, and is problematic to fly in then. A LOR should be contacted
2. It's not too reasonable to expect to find award availability on the highest demand days of the year. The cheapest non-stops are about $1800, (Delta is charging $4631 for your dates).
Happy hunting
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: devora on August 10, 2011, 08:32:51 PM
Thanks, PlatinumGuy

Chaikel is right - I just double checked (chabad.org had succos ending on the 19th, which is why I wrote the return dates that I did, I guess it didn't include shmini atzeres/simchas torah) and my return flight would need to be 10/23 or 10/24.  When I check CO.com, one way on 10/9 is 75k miles and there is no return on 10/23 for miles (10/24 is available for 75k).  This seems like a lot... Does it make more sense to sell miles and buy a ticket?

I know I have read that if you have elite status, different availability shows up in the search - can anyone help me out with that? And even if you saw a flight that I did not see, would I be able to book it over the phone with CO?

One last wrinkle - this is the first time I will be traveling with my newborn. I see on the threads mention of 10% of flight; how does that work with an award ticket?

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sbd on August 10, 2011, 08:58:27 PM
BA is having a 50% miles discount right now (i think till the 12th) so it would cost 32,500 miles and about $550. If you don't find availability online, call them, they can many times find availability that you don't find.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: devora on August 10, 2011, 09:04:26 PM
is that a good deal considering the fuel surcharge?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 11, 2011, 05:33:25 AM
devora - selling miles won't help you - regular tickets are very expensive too. Unless you can find something cheaper...

BA does osound like the best deal, but make sure the flights themselves aren't on BA.

a helpful guide is here - http://bit.ly/gkrUMf
 
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yare on August 11, 2011, 11:00:16 AM
BA does osound like the best deal, but make sure the flights themselves aren't on BA.

a helpful guide is here - http://bit.ly/gkrUMf
 
if the flights themselves aren't on ba then she won't get the %50 off award travel.     and for travel to tlv, on  all ow carriers they'll charge you exorbitant taxes
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Daniel on August 11, 2011, 12:52:41 PM
One way
Non-stop
From: DTW
To: NYC
Departure dates: Dec 4th at night
Coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: OneWorld

My question is if AA tends to open up more availability closer to the flight, or if it's not available now, it will never be?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yare on August 11, 2011, 01:56:38 PM
One way
Non-stop
From: DTW
To: NYC
Departure dates: Dec 4th at night
Coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: OneWorld

My question is if AA tends to open up more availability closer to the flight, or if it's not available now, it will never be?
if there's more avail than they expected as it gets closer they do open up award seats
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: mow on August 16, 2011, 01:39:47 AM
round trip
Non-stop
From: nyc
To: yvr  (vancouver)
Departure dates: aug 21-22
Return date: aug 28 - 30
Seats: 2
I have aa miles, continental miles, starwood points , amex mr and chase sapphire
what is the best way aa does not have any 12500 miles on those dates , continental has but the way back is a stopover and the charge 243 on top of the miles
any help will be greatly appreciated
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 16, 2011, 11:00:45 AM
can you fly to Seattle and drive (120 miles) to Vancouver? - Seattle is an awesome place, and it would be a domestic award so it won't cost you 243 (international fees are higher)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: mow on August 16, 2011, 11:11:22 AM
Yes I think I can if u can take a rent a car over the border
150 of the fees are from booking within 21 days on continental so don't think I'm gonna save much there but maybe another airline any ideas?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 16, 2011, 11:15:05 AM
You can try Delta.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 16, 2011, 11:15:46 AM
If I were you I'd go one way through Seattle just to see it.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 16, 2011, 11:20:56 AM
Also I'd take a stopover - It will only add an hour or two to your total travel time and it helps break up the trip - two 2 hour flights are much better than a 5 hour flight.

I think OnePass Elite members aren't charged the  $75 fee, so if you know someone who has it, they can book it for you (with your names on the tickeets) and you just transfer your MR to HIS CO acct. ( I don't have 1)
 

anyway sounds like an awesome trip - I'm jealous
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: mow on August 16, 2011, 11:29:41 AM
sounds like a great idea now to find someone that has elite
is seatle that nice that its worth it
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 16, 2011, 11:33:09 AM
I've never been to Seattle but I'm trying to arrange a trip with a friend around those dates...

there's a CO nonstop 12,500 return on the 28th from Seattle at 4 PM.


this Itinerary cost 50,00 miles and $160. not sure if it includes all the fees.


OnePass Platinum members don't pay those 21-day fees


Mon., Aug. 22, 2011 | New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty) to Vancouver, BC Canada (YVR)
Depart:
7:30 a.m.
Mon., Aug. 22, 2011
New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty)
Arrive:
10:33 a.m.
Mon., Aug. 22, 2011
Vancouver, BC Canada (YVR)
Travel Time:
6 hr 3 mn   
Flight: CO1711
Aircraft: Boeing 737-900
Fare Class: Economy (X)
Meal: Food for Purchase
No Special Meal Offered.
Rail service available between Newark Liberty Airport and Manhattan.
Sun., Aug. 28, 2011 | Seattle, WA (SEA) to New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty)
Depart:
4:00 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 28, 2011
Seattle, WA (SEA)
Arrive:
11:55 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 28, 2011
New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty)
Travel Time:
4 hr 55 mn   
Flight: CO1991
Aircraft: Boeing 767-400ER
Fare Class: Economy (X)
Meal: None
Note: You are arriving Vancouver, BC Canada (YVR) and departing Seattle, WA (SEA).
Rail service available between Newark Liberty Airport and Manhattan.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: mow on August 16, 2011, 12:42:04 PM
thanks for the help
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 16, 2011, 12:56:37 PM
sure. Enjoy!
Title: ticket from tlv to nyc using aa miles
Post by: dovidb on August 21, 2011, 03:03:10 PM
Round trip:
Any:
From:tlv
To: any tri state area inc. phili
Departure dates:from the 9th to the 11th of october
Return dates: 25th thru 29th octtober
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: aa one worl miles
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: karen on August 22, 2011, 02:22:39 PM
If I want to visit China from Boston. Is it possible to stopover in Hawaii in a reward ticket? If it is possible, which airline and what points will work? Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: goodenglewood on August 24, 2011, 12:32:12 AM
O/W
From:ord
To: tlv
Departure dates:from the 9th to the 11th of october
Class: Biz
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: *A
Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 24, 2011, 01:44:52 AM
O/W
From:ord
To: tlv
Departure dates:from the 9th to the 11th of october
Class: Biz
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: *A
Thanks

from CO.com


Tue., Oct. 11, 2011 | Chicago, IL (ORD - O'Hare) to Frankfurt, Germany (FRA)
Depart:
6:32 p.m.
Tue., Oct. 11, 2011
Chicago, IL (ORD - O'Hare)
Arrive:
9:55 a.m. +1 Day
Wed., Oct. 12, 2011
Frankfurt, Germany (FRA)
Travel Time:
8 hr 23 mn   
Flight: UA940
Operated by United Airlines.
Aircraft: Boeing 777-200ER
Fare Class: Business (C)
Meal: Dinner
No Special Meal Offered.
Wed., Oct. 12, 2011 | Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) to Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV)
Depart:
10:25 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 12, 2011
Frankfurt, Germany (FRA)
Arrive:
2:20 a.m. +1 Day
Thu., Oct. 13, 2011
Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV)
Travel Time:
3 hr 55 mn   
Flight: LH690
Operated by Lufthansa.
Aircraft: Airbus A340-600
Fare Class: Business (I)
Meal: Meal
No Special Meal Offered.
Note: You are departing Chicago, IL (ORD - O'Hare) and arriving Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV).



its pricing out for me at a ridiculous price - 300k. Call them to correct it.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Candy on August 24, 2011, 04:32:10 PM
Round trip:
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: non stop or one stop
From: NY, EWR, Philadelphia
To: TLV
Departure dates: 12/11
Return airports: EWR, NY, Philadelphia
Return dates: 12/21 or 12/22
Class: (business)Coach
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: any

I am new to this and checked Continental and US Airway and see only one way for 75,000 points- 2 ways for 1500?? Am I doing something wrong? I am spending hours looking over all these forums...
I also have an infant.
I don't have the points yet but hope to get them soon.... Will have about 175000 MR and 30000 SPG and 80000 Chase Ultimate Rewards
Thanks so much.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 25, 2011, 09:20:08 AM
Anyone with AA status?
Please, can you check availability for a 12.5k reward MIA>NYC AUG 28?

I'm trying to convert a LAX>JFK 25k to Shabbos in Miami. I have LAX>MCO AUG 25 12.5k, now looking to get back to ny after shabbos.

Its not giving me any flights until tuesday which makes me think they're limiting bookin for available inventory.

Thank you!!!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on August 25, 2011, 12:17:45 PM
Only AA EXP gets added inventory by calling the EXP AAngel desk.
Doubt we have too many (any?) EXPs here on DDF.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yare on August 25, 2011, 01:28:42 PM
Only AA EXP gets added inventory by calling the EXP AAngel desk.
Doubt we have too many (any?) EXPs here on DDF.
what, you didn't hit 10mm from citicard churning??
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on August 25, 2011, 01:36:40 PM
what, you didn't hit 10mm from citicard churning??
There is no EXP at 10mm AFAIK.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 25, 2011, 03:33:46 PM
Only AA EXP gets added inventory by calling the EXP AAngel desk.
Doubt we have too many (any?) EXPs here on DDF.


Thanks. Plan aborted.

but that wouldn't have helped much because by calling the desk they would free up seats - and that wouldn't help me with changing this award, which is already booked.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 25, 2011, 03:36:02 PM
There is no EXP at 10mm AFAIK.

How about setting up  corp. code for ddf'rs then you'd be ceo of a large revenue customer. (Is there such a thing with aa - like car crop.codes and do you get that status, and is it so beneficial?)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on August 25, 2011, 04:36:57 PM
I doubt they give out EXP too easily.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 25, 2011, 04:38:44 PM
I doubt they give out EXP too easily.

That's why I assumed it was like Hertz's highest level which was for the CEO of a company with over $1M Hertz-revenue/yr.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: txtmax4 on August 25, 2011, 09:37:36 PM
4 spots to JFK-TLV for sukkos.
Lots of flexibility:
Preference-business class, coach also an option.
Preference-nonstop, stopover also an option.
Time flexibility: 10-20 days.

TIA!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: ash on August 29, 2011, 08:47:57 PM
I am looking for a ticket for my brother who is going to yeshiva in machester england
so it from sep 4 2011 till march 22nd from LAX to MAN and we have amex points, can anyone help ?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on August 30, 2011, 08:11:10 AM
I doubt they give out EXP too easily.
For a short while they were offering a challenge for EXP. But without flying you won't get it...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on August 30, 2011, 08:24:32 AM
Well, I need some help myself:
One way/Round trip: RT
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: 0, maybe 1 on the return
From: JFK, LGA
To: DTW
Departure dates: Either Sept 1 or 5, early morning
Return dates: Same day as dep. after 5pm, the later the better
Class: Coach preferred
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Any

EWR is out. So far I have on 9/1 DL at 6 or 659 return AA biz 855PM. Any help appreciated.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Monsey on August 30, 2011, 02:43:25 PM
Well, I need some help myself:
One way/Round trip: RT
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: 0, maybe 1 on the return
From: JFK, LGA
To: DTW
Departure dates: Either Sept 1 or 5, early morning
Return dates: Same day as dep. after 5pm, the later the better
Class: Coach preferred
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Any

EWR is out. So far I have on 9/1 DL at 6 or 659 return AA biz 855PM. Any help appreciated.
If you wanna go without luggage you can fly lga or jfk to mke with a stop in dtw on both 9/1 or 9/5 for $120.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on August 30, 2011, 02:55:09 PM
If you wanna go without luggage you can fly lga or jfk to mke with a stop in dtw on both 9/1 or 9/5 for $120.
Problem is the return. But it's booked now, thanks.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: leeboy on September 01, 2011, 05:14:49 PM
I need some help! :-\
I became some what an expert at getting miles (Thanks Dan) but have no clue how to book flights. I am trying to book an award flight from florida/Miami/FLL to Chennai India on oct 27 returning Nov. 14
Continental seems pretty straight forward and easy to use but i would rather save those for israel and use my BA, or AA miles (or transfer amex)
I have a couple hundred thousand miles on continental, BA, and AA I also have A few hundred thousand Amex points which I can transfer if need be.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on September 01, 2011, 05:35:39 PM
I need some help! :-\
I became some what an expert at getting miles (Thanks Dan) but have no clue how to book flights. I am trying to book an award flight from florida/Miami/FLL to Chennai India on oct 27 returning Nov. 14
Continental seems pretty straight forward and easy to use but i would rather save those for israel and use my BA, or AA miles (or transfer amex)
I have a couple hundred thousand miles on continental, BA, and AA I also have A few hundred thousand Amex points which I can transfer if need be.
What is your question
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: leeboy on September 01, 2011, 09:31:28 PM
any options to book with BA without $800 in fuel charges?
how to find availability with AA?
Is there 3rd party program/website that will search for u? I am willing to pay
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sky121 on September 01, 2011, 10:16:12 PM
If I am trying to book an award ticket on Delta and I see flights on Air France and KLM that aren't showing up on Delta is there a way to get them to book it?

 Its from NYC to Venice   then Venice to Nice And Paris to NYC              - the venice to Nice part is not showing up on Delta but AF and KLM have many diff routes available on their airlines and other skyteam ones (ex. Alitalia )


                                       advice?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yare on September 02, 2011, 02:52:59 AM
If I am trying to book an award ticket on Delta and I see flights on Air France and KLM that aren't showing up on Delta is there a way to get them to book it?

 Its from NYC to Venice   then Venice to Nice And Paris to NYC              - the venice to Nice part is not showing up on Delta but AF and KLM have many diff routes available on their airlines and other skyteam ones (ex. Alitalia )


                                       advice?
try searching on dl.com for a multi stop itinerary, listing each leg.   if it still doesn't show up then you'll have to do it over the phone.  make sure that it's saver award space they're showing available.     az never shows up on deltas website, you need to call to book.       
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on September 02, 2011, 03:41:32 AM
any options to book with BA without $800 in fuel charges?
To avoid surcharges on BA, you have to fly on an airlone that's not BA. For your itin that is only possible if you make at least 2 stops
how to find availability with AA?
Is there 3rd party program/website that will search for u? I am willing to pay
read the first post on this thread. If you want to pay someone to search and book for you, you can drop me a pm
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: miles on September 02, 2011, 10:21:12 AM
read the first post on this thread
u can ad expertflyer
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Shmendy on September 04, 2011, 03:32:19 PM
Round trip:
Non-stop:
From:       NYC/All airports:
Departure dates:    09/07/2011
Return dates:    09/15/2011
Class:       Coach
Seats:       1 Adult passenger
Alliance/Airline:   ElAl is first choice.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on September 04, 2011, 11:53:46 PM
I have one solution to this for a concierge client (return is already booked in QF F/CX F), but I'm curious to see if DDF'ers can be more creative than I am.  I'm post my solution tomorrow.

One way/Round trip: OW
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: All airports from which you can depart: LAX/LGB/BUR/ONT/SNA
To: All airports which you can arrive at. For multiple destinations, just keep adding this line: MEL
Departure dates: 11/06-11/08 (Arrive no later than 3pm on 11/09, overnights/stopovers are fine)
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any: Business/First
Total number of people traveling over the age of 2: 2 seats
Alliance/Airline: What airline or alliance are you looking to fly with: Any
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: myb821 on September 04, 2011, 11:56:58 PM
I have one solution to this for a concierge client (return is already booked in QF F/CX F), but I'm curious to see if DDF'ers can be more creative than I am.  I'm post my solution tomorrow.

One way/Round trip: OW
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: All airports from which you can depart: LAX
To: All airports which you can arrive at. For multiple destinations, just keep adding this line: MEL
Departure dates: 11/06-11/08 (Arrive no later than 3pm on 11/09, overnights/stopovers are fine)
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any: Business/First
Total number of people traveling over the age of 2: 2 seats
Alliance/Airline: What airline or alliance are you looking to fly with: Any
u just totally changed this a second ago it said tlv to lon any 2 weeks in augus
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on September 04, 2011, 11:58:28 PM
u just totally changed this a second ago it said tlv to lon any 2 weeks in augus
Copy/pasted format then changed it from there.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on September 05, 2011, 02:50:55 AM
I have one solution to this for a concierge client (return is already booked in QF F/CX F), but I'm curious to see if DDF'ers can be more creative than I am.  I'm post my solution tomorrow.

One way/Round trip: OW
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: All airports from which you can depart: LAX/LGB/BUR/ONT/SNA
To: All airports which you can arrive at. For multiple destinations, just keep adding this line: MEL
Departure dates: 11/06-11/08 (Arrive no later than 3pm on 11/09, overnights/stopovers are fine)
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any: Business/First
Total number of people traveling over the age of 2: 2 seats
Alliance/Airline: What airline or alliance are you looking to fly with: Any
Option 1)

Sun 11/6, NH1005, LAX-HND, 00:55-5:00+1 day
Tue 11/8, TG661, HND-BKK, 00:20-5:20
Wed 11/8, TG461, BKK-MEL, 8:10-21:20
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on September 05, 2011, 02:54:00 AM
Option 1)

Sun 11/6, NH1005, LAX-HND, 00:55-5:00+1 day
Tue 11/8, TG661, HND-BKK, 00:20-5:20
Wed 11/8, TG461, BKK-MEL, 8:10-21:20
Close but no cigar, slacking off my young padawan ;)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on September 05, 2011, 03:05:12 AM
Close but no cigar, slacking off my young padawan ;)
Option 1 means there's more to come. Min Hakal El Hakovod...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on September 05, 2011, 03:09:00 AM
Option 1 means there's more to come. Min Hakal El Hakovod...
Hehehe
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on September 05, 2011, 03:18:52 AM
Option 2)

Sun 11/6, NH1005, LAX-HND, 00:55-5:00+1 day
Mon 11/7, OZ1075, HND-GMP, 10:00-12:20
Mon 11/7, OZ601, ICN-SYD, 20:20-8:20+1 day
Short hop over to MEL on QF or other
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on September 05, 2011, 03:20:26 AM
Option 2)

Sun 11/6, NH1005, LAX-HND, 00:55-5:00+1 day
Mon 11/7, OZ1075, HND-GMP, 10:00-12:20
Mon 11/7, OZ601, ICN-SYD, 20:20-8:20+1 day
Short hop over to MEL on QF or other
Meh, 1 was better.  Keep going :)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on September 05, 2011, 03:44:17 AM
TG J is not lie-flat to MEL...

Option 3)

Since flying SQ A380 im quite partial to it so I personally would do the following,

Mon 11/7, NH1005, LAX-HND, 00:10-5:15+1 day
Tue 11/8, SQ635, HND-SIN, 6:25-12:50
Wed 11/9, SQ231, SIN-SYD, 00:45-11:50

Hop over to MEL.

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on September 05, 2011, 04:10:17 AM
TG J is not lie-flat to MEL...

Option 3)

Since flying SQ A380 im quite partial to it so I personally would do the following,

Mon 11/7, NH1005, LAX-HND, 00:10-5:15+1 day
Tue 11/8, SQ635, HND-SIN, 6:25-12:50
Wed 11/9, SQ231, SIN-SYD, 00:45-11:50

Hop over to MEL.
Now that's pretty nice!
Still I think I'd still rather go for another *A option that gets in a couple of experiences that I've yet to have.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on September 05, 2011, 04:34:51 AM
If youre thinking NZ, SQ takes it down.
Although it is quite nice...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on September 05, 2011, 04:40:36 AM
If youre thinking NZ, SQ takes it down.
Although it is quite nice...
Nope.  And SQ might take down my method as well, but not its cool factor.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on September 05, 2011, 04:43:42 AM
Nope.  And SQ might take down my method as well, but not its cool factor.
Ok. So then its definitely not CA which is also available via PEK... ( who said it was hard to get to Australia? ;) )
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on September 05, 2011, 04:46:54 AM
Ok. So then its definitely not CA which is also available via PEK... ( who said it was hard to get to Australia? ;) )
Hint 1. I've never been able to close a door by my airplane seat.

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on September 05, 2011, 04:55:05 AM
Hint 1. I've never been able to close a door by my airplane seat.
So either a prop or suites. Being that suites can't be had with miles its gotta be the former.

CO island hopping? Are you kidding?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on September 05, 2011, 04:56:35 AM
Being that suites can't be had with miles its gotta be the former.
I'd beg to differ.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on September 05, 2011, 05:09:17 AM
I'd beg to differ.
Should qualify what I meant.
EK suites can be had, they're not *A...
SQ suites can be had if you want to spend 1,000,000 SQ miles...
TK suites can be had, but I don't think you're routing via Europe...

And I totally forgot about ANA's new Square...oops...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on September 05, 2011, 11:21:37 AM
So what is it?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on September 05, 2011, 11:30:49 AM
Suites, buggies, and airport spa with massages :)

11/06, LAX-HND, NH 1005,12:55am-5:00am +1 day, Business.
36:15 layover in Tokyo-Airport Change
11/08, NRT-BKK, TG 677 5:15pm-10:15pm, First 77W Suites
2:00 layover in Bangkok
11/09, BKK-MEL, TG 465, 12:15am-1:25pm, Business

If CO didn't allow the 36 hour stop or overnight not wanted.
11/07, LAX-HND, NH 1005,12:10am-5:15am +1 day, Business.
12:00 layover in Tokyo-Airport Change
11/08, NRT-BKK, TG 677 5:15pm-10:15pm, First 77W Suites
2:00 layover in Bangkok
11/09, BKK-MEL, TG 465, 12:15am-1:25pm, Business

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on September 05, 2011, 11:48:59 AM
Suites, buggies, and airport spa with massages :)

11/06, LAX-HND, NH 1005,12:55am-5:00am +1 day, Business.
36:15 layover in Tokyo-Airport Change
11/08, NRT-BKK, TG 677 5:15pm-10:15pm, First 77W Suites
2:00 layover in Bangkok
11/09, BKK-MEL, TG 465, 12:15am-1:25pm, Business

If CO didn't allow the 36 hour stop or overnight not wanted.
11/07, LAX-HND, NH 1005,12:10am-5:15am +1 day, Business.
12:00 layover in Tokyo-Airport Change
11/08, NRT-BKK, TG 677 5:15pm-10:15pm, First 77W Suites
2:00 layover in Bangkok
11/09, BKK-MEL, TG 465, 12:15am-1:25pm, Business

Lol!
Of course, that's a bad miss on my part.
But that airport switch is one PITA...had to do it on my last trip.

2:00 is cutting it really close for a massage...

Funny that BKK-MEL is still 2 class. Even BKK-CNX I got F...

Although I've never flown with a SO, I think it would be weird going on a big trip and being totally separated, no?

IMHO, its good but id save the miles and fly SQ...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: myb821 on September 05, 2011, 11:50:31 AM
Suites, buggies, and airport spa with massages :)

11/06, LAX-HND, NH 1005,12:55am-5:00am +1 day, Business.
36:15 layover in Tokyo-Airport Change
11/08, NRT-BKK, TG 677 5:15pm-10:15pm, First 77W Suites
2:00 layover in Bangkok
11/09, BKK-MEL, TG 465, 12:15am-1:25pm, Business

If CO didn't allow the 36 hour stop or overnight not wanted.
11/07, LAX-HND, NH 1005,12:10am-5:15am +1 day, Business.
12:00 layover in Tokyo-Airport Change
11/08, NRT-BKK, TG 677 5:15pm-10:15pm, First 77W Suites
2:00 layover in Bangkok
11/09, BKK-MEL, TG 465, 12:15am-1:25pm, Business
whats the mileage cost of this ticket
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on September 05, 2011, 11:53:15 AM
80k OW.

It would be the same from any NA city as well.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on September 05, 2011, 11:58:34 AM
Lol!
Of course, that's a bad miss on my part.
But that airport switch is one PITA...had to do it on my last trip.

2:00 is cutting it really close for a massage...

Funny that BKK-MEL is still 2 class. Even BKK-CNX I got F...

Although I've never flown with a SO, I think it would be weird going on a big trip and being totally separated, no?

IMHO, its good but id save the miles and fly SQ...
Airport switch is a PITA, but with 12 hours there's enough time to go grab a bite to eat and see a site.  With 36 hours you can check out the famous PH Tokyo and see more sites.
And I'd make an airport switch any day for First Suites ;D

Also there are single and couple first suites on the Jet airways leased 77W. 
Even a bar on the plane I think.

And 2 hours should be plenty of time as they shuttle you in a buggy from the plane straight to the lounge and from the lounge to the plane, probably after it's been boarded by the peasants already.  Should have at the very least 1:15 in the lounge I'd say.

If the SQ flight was into MEL I'd probably recommend doing that, but with it going into SYD I think I'd recommend NH-TG.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on September 05, 2011, 12:12:58 PM
Airport switch is a PITA, but with 12 hours there's enough time to go grab a bite to eat and see a site.  With 36 hours you can check out the famous PH Tokyo and see more sites.
And I'd make an airport switch any day for First Suites ;D

Also there are single and couple first suites on the Jet airways leased 77W. 
Even a bar on the plane I think.

And 2 hours should be plenty of time as they shuttle you in a buggy from the plane straight to the lounge and from the lounge to the plane, probably after it's been boarded by the peasants already.  Should have at the very least 1:15 in the lounge I'd say.

If the SQ flight was into MEL I'd probably recommend doing that, but with it going into SYD I think I'd recommend NH-TG.
If it was 36 hours in TYO, I'd take it. With 12 I would rather switch in SYD.

Re the spa, it closes at 11:30pm and they don't accept advance reservations.
Chances of getting the last two together I'd say are slim. And they'd be cut short...

And besides, would they allow you in at all being that the TG flight is not leaving the same day? Lol...that would be taking rules to a whole new level....
More info on the spa here, http://www.thaiairways.com/thai-services/on-the-ground/en/royal-orchid-spa.htm

SQ is available into MEL but the flight is operated by 772, no new business class. The other two flights a day have the new business...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: leeboy on September 06, 2011, 02:32:43 PM
U guys talkin' Spanish or Jamaican? :)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on September 06, 2011, 02:34:18 PM
U guys talkin' Spanish or Jamaican? :)
We're speaking DDF :)
Which abbreviations are you hung up by?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on September 06, 2011, 02:43:13 PM
U guys talkin' Spanish or Jamaican? :)
2 letter codes are IATA Airline codes, 3 letter codes are airports. Just google the code + "airline/airport" code and you'll get it.
ie google "SQ Airline code" or "TYO Airport code"
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: shmuelb on September 07, 2011, 08:24:57 AM
One way/Round trip:one way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: up to 3, preferably not long stops
From: All airports from which you can depart TLV
To: All airports which you can arrive at. CLE
Departure dates: All possible dates that you can depart on. Oct 9
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any any, cheapest
Seats: Total number of people traveling over the age of 2 one
Alliance/Airline: What airline or alliance are you looking to fly with  AA, any

I posted also in the paid flight thread, but I would appreciate if anyone can help me get something good for miles. I have AA miles, as much as I need, but do not want to spend more than 45k. I found with an AA CSR, for around 45k, with a stop in Brussels overnight and then I would need to drive from JFK to LGA.

Anything better?

Thanks everyone!!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: YOSEF on September 07, 2011, 12:50:49 PM
You can try routing through ORD, MIA and DFW, such as TLV-Europe-ORD-CLE.
In this case I would work backwards; see what your options are into CLE first, then you know which US gateway you are trying to get into.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: leeboy on September 07, 2011, 02:44:32 PM
2 letter codes are IATA Airline codes, 3 letter codes are airports. Just google the code + "airline/airport" code and you'll get it.
ie google "SQ Airline code" or "TYO Airport code"

Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Daniel on September 07, 2011, 05:02:31 PM
Let me know if this deserves a new thread.
I wanted to know how to book a delta one-way domestic award for 12.5K instead of 25K. Flying blue is saying "No flight is available."  even though Delta shows availability.
I am trying to book the following flight (or any other DTW to NYC that night):

Delta 1206:Detroit-Wayne County, MI (DTW) to Newark, NJ (EWR)
Departs:Dec 04, 7:40pm
Arrives:Dec 04, 9:38pm
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Knaper_Chuchem on September 08, 2011, 02:28:09 AM
Round trip

Non-stop

From: NYC (JFK,LGA,EWR)

To: London (all airports)
 
Departure dates: Sep. 19 (red eye)

Return airports: London/ NYC

Return dates: Sep. 25

Class: First/Business

Seats: 2
 
Alliance/Airline:

I have plenty Amex, BA 150k plus a free companion, and 185k AA. (All thanks to Dans CC offers...)

(I checked with all of them, thus far no availability. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.) 
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on September 08, 2011, 02:34:39 AM
I would do CO Plan B for their BF seats.  Or return on the 26th with Virgin.
Or consider a stopover.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Smirk on September 08, 2011, 10:07:02 AM
I searched Qantas and found reward seats on a Iberia flight available, when i call AA to try and book with my AA points they tell me they dont see it, anything i did wrong or i could do?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on September 08, 2011, 10:19:39 AM
I searched Qantas and found reward seats on a Iberia flight available, when i call AA to try and book with my AA points they tell me they dont see it, anything i did wrong or i could do?
QF sometimes shows flights that aren't available, mostly on IB and sometimes on CX.

See if you can pull them up on BA. If not the AAgent is probably right, its not available.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Smirk on September 08, 2011, 10:46:14 AM
QF sometimes shows flights that aren't available, mostly on IB and sometimes on CX.

See if you can pull them up on BA. If not the AAgent is probably right, its not available.

Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: shmuelb on September 08, 2011, 04:07:58 PM
Quote
One way/Round trip:one way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: up to 3, preferably not long stops
From: All airports from which you can depart TLV
To: All airports which you can arrive at. CLE
Departure dates: All possible dates that you can depart on. Oct 9
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any any, cheapest
Seats: Total number of people traveling over the age of 2 one
Alliance/Airline: What airline or alliance are you looking to fly with  AA, any

I posted also in the paid flight thread, but I would appreciate if anyone can help me get something good for miles. I have AA miles, as much as I need, but do not want to spend more than 45k. I found with an AA CSR, for around 45k, with a stop in Brussels overnight and then I would need to drive from JFK to LGA.

Anything better?

Thanks everyone!!

I tried BA but maybe I am doing something wrong, I am getting no availability the whole month, also into ORD. Any tips? Thanks!

Yosef, I am not sure what you mean about figuring out routing backwards to find gateway...  ??? Should I look for availability for each leg separately, starting from last?

Thanks!!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: YOSEF on September 08, 2011, 08:18:16 PM
If you are seeing the whole month on BA.com, then you are doing something wrong, as you haven't included partners. There should be either a red button in the middle or a blue one on the left to view partner availability at some point.

In terms of working backwards, I would do a search on AA.com to find what flights are available into CLE itself, from ORD, MIA, or DFW, and then try to find something into ORD, MIA, DFW.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: shmuelb on September 09, 2011, 04:35:10 AM
Thanks Yosef. I get the option to include partners at some point. I don't know, I have no experience with their site but it seems so slow to me.

I should search for the last leg on aa.com for reward travel? If there are available reward seats on any segment on ba.com then I can snag them with an AA rep on the phone? Could it be that there are no partner seats on Oct 9 from TLV to ORD?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: iattia on September 11, 2011, 02:54:35 PM
im trying to book an award flight with Delta for succos from new york to San diego on October 16th, then i want to go to miami for a few days and come back to new york around the 27th of October.

I had an itinerary on friday that was only gonna cost 25k miles per person and i rechecked those same flights and now its 45K! does  anybody have any suggestions for me? or tips on how to best maximize these miles? i would really appreciate it! 

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Knaper_Chuchem on September 14, 2011, 04:01:35 PM
I would do CO Plan B for their BF seats.  Or return on the 26th with Virgin.
Or consider a stopover.


I cannot get an agent to book me on plan B. They all say they never heard of such a thing. I Finally got an agent to book me in Coach, and said he'd waitlist me in BF, however, upon reviewing my reservations online I don't see the waitlist. Perhaps it would show after I ticket? Also, he said he would only withdraw the 60k from the account, and the additional 40k should be in the account ready for when the waitlist will clear. Seems to me that that's not plan B. I may be in need of help I assume...  :-[
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on September 14, 2011, 04:35:58 PM
Call the .com desk.  It's not actually called plan-b.  It's a matter of getting a rep to sell you the BF seat at the BF rate and sit you in coach with a waitlist for BF.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Knaper_Chuchem on September 14, 2011, 04:46:36 PM
Call the .com desk.  It's not actually called plan-b.  It's a matter of getting a rep to sell you the BF seat at the BF rate and sit you in coach with a waitlist for BF.


I didn't inquire for plan b, I assumed this is a dansdeals terminology.. But I couldn't get a rep to sell me the BF seat at the BF rate and sit us in coach with a waitlist for BF, when there's no available saver pass seats for BF . They claimed no sucha thing.

Oh wait, I'm on hold with a rep that claims she can do it. ill update back once it goes thru.

Thank a million!!! ;)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Knaper_Chuchem on September 14, 2011, 05:10:06 PM
Finally!!! She did it...  ::) It's awesome seeing it online.... Thanks Dan!! Well, I bought into Dan's mantra;

 "There's always that one nice/stupid/lazy/incompetent/skillful etc. agent that will get (practically) anything done for you."  ;)

On a side note, What's the "CO.com desk", and how do you get in contact with them?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on September 14, 2011, 05:14:22 PM
That's Aussie's mantra.  Mine is just to keep calling till you get the answer you want.

Anyway, here's the CO.com desk link: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/3250

Well done!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on September 14, 2011, 05:51:32 PM
Finally!!! She did it...  ::) It's awesome seeing it online.... Thanks Dan!! Well, I bought into Dan's mantra;

 "There's always that one nice/stupid/lazy/incompetent/skillful etc. agent that will get (practically) anything done for you."  ;)

On a side note, What's the "CO.com desk", and how do you get in contact with them?
Nice!
Please update when it clears. We're at 100% clearing here on DDF :D
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: fresar on September 15, 2011, 01:06:24 AM
One way/Round trip: One way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: All airports from which you can depart: NYC
To: All airports which you can arrive at. For multiple destinations, just keep adding this line: TLV
Departure dates: All possible dates that you can depart on. Please be as specific as possible. Oct 4,5,6,8,9
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any: Business
Seats: Total number of people traveling over the age of 2: 1
Alliance/Airline: What airline or alliance are you looking to fly with: Any (no hefty surcharges, would prefer using ANA, CO, US Airways or AA points)

Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on September 15, 2011, 01:56:23 AM
One way/Round trip: One way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: All airports from which you can depart: NYC
To: All airports which you can arrive at. For multiple destinations, just keep adding this line: TLV
Departure dates: All possible dates that you can depart on. Please be as specific as possible. Oct 4,5,6,8,9
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any: Business
Seats: Total number of people traveling over the age of 2: 1
Alliance/Airline: What airline or alliance are you looking to fly with: Any (no hefty surcharges, would prefer using ANA, CO, US Airways or AA points)

Thanks
If you don't mind the first 1 hr leg in economy:
CO         1168    EWR   13:45     BOS   14:52     735  0   YS+
 -> LH     423     BOS   17:25     FRA   06:15 +1  744  0   CS+  YS+
 -> LH     686     FRA   10:15 +1  TLV   14:00 +1  744  0   CS+  YS+
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on September 15, 2011, 01:59:27 AM
If first is an option:

Date        Carrier    Flight  From  Depart    To    Arrive    A/C  St  Availability
----------- ---------  ------  ----  --------  ----  --------  ---  --  ------------
04 Oct 2011 UA         978     EWR   18:35     ZRH   08:40 +1  763  0   FS+
04 Oct 2011  -> LX     254     ZRH   09:50 +1  TLV   13:35 +1  343  0   CS+


Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: YudiG on September 15, 2011, 11:39:02 AM
Hi,

I'm looking for the following multi city ticket. Anyone know if it's possible? Thanks!

One way/Round trip: multi city
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: any
From: dtw
To: lga
Departure dates: 10/23
Return airports: ord
Return dates: 10/25
Class: Coach
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: AA (using BA miles), CO/UA
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: benchik on September 15, 2011, 03:33:19 PM
Hi,

Looking for the following. I'd like to know if it shows as available for CO Elites.

One way/Round trip: One Way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Nonstop
From: EWR
To: TLV
Departure dates: 4/18 to 4/22 (2012)
Class: Business
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: CO
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: benchik on September 15, 2011, 03:48:55 PM
Whoops. Got the answer to my question. Thanks Google & Dan

http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=9824.0
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on September 15, 2011, 03:51:45 PM
Hi,

Looking for the following. I'd like to know if it shows as available for CO Elites.

One way/Round trip: One Way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Nonstop
From: EWR
To: TLV
Departure dates: 4/18 to 4/22 (2012)
Class: Business
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: CO
Anyone can search elite availability now.
Search for a paid ticket for those dates, click on fare class, and look for the number next to XN class for elite coach or O class for plat elite first/businessfirst.
0 means no seats, 1 means 1 seat, 2 means 2 seats, etc.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: benchik on September 15, 2011, 04:05:36 PM
Anyone can search elite availability now.
Search for a paid ticket for those dates, click on fare class, and look for the number next to XN class for elite coach or O class for plat elite first/businessfirst.
0 means no seats, 1 means 1 seat, 2 means 2 seats, etc.

Beat you to it. See my post right above.  :P
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cbs on September 16, 2011, 02:10:23 AM
I'm looking for the following, its a bit complicated, and thats why i need help with it. i need to get to florida (miami and/or Jaksonville) however its cheaper, and departing from the ohio area - very flexible in locations for the outbound. the return has to be to either one of two places, so here goes: (ill try to make this as clear as possible)

the order i put the airports and dates is my most preferred, i.e LGA,JFK,EWR = id rather LGA but if jfk is a big diff cheaper then ill go there and 3rd EWR.  - 

One way/Round trip/Multi city: Complicated/not sure
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Outbound - Max 1 stop / Return - Non Stop
From: CAK, CLE, PIT, DTW - if not then anywhere withen a 3 Hr. Drive of CLE
To: JAX, MIA, FLL
Departure dates: 10/10 , 10/09 , if much cheaper then 10/11
RETURN Airports: from - MIA, FLL
                                   To - CAK, CLE
Return dates: 10/18 evening , 10/19 early morning
Class: Coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: No Prefrance

If theres something not clear here, please ask.
and if someone can find something for under $230 RT (what i found) then that would be great
Thank you.
Title: LAX-MAO, LIM-LAX, LIM-DOM
Post by: Swizard210 on September 17, 2011, 01:28:51 AM
One way/Round trip: One Way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: LAX, BUR
To: MAO
Departure dates: 12/14/11-12/15/11
Class: Any (Fewer miles = Better)
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: Star Alliance/OneWorld/SkyTeam - Any is fine (Least number of miles is the goal)

One way/Round trip: One Way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: LIM
To: LAX, BUR
Departure dates: 1/7/12-1/9/12
Class: Any (Fewer miles = Better)
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Star Alliance/OneWorld/SkyTeam - Any is fine (Least number of miles is the goal)

One way/Round trip: One Way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: LIM
To: DOM
Departure dates: 1/7/12-1/9/12
Class: Any (Fewer miles = Better)
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Star Alliance/OneWorld/SkyTeam - Any is fine (Least number of miles is the goal)

Myself and my mother are trying to travel to South America to take a tour.  We have to arrive in MAO.  We will return to our respective homes from LIM.  My mother to LAX and I to DOM.  I can answer any questions if it'll help.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: BrooklynCPA on September 22, 2011, 10:37:28 AM
I'm looking for the following tickets Direct to TLV on Biz.  As of now I do not see any availability on direct flights. Can someone with CO Plat see if its available so I can try to work something out? I would appreciate any help.

One way/Round trip: Round Trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Non-Stop
From: JFK or EWR
To: TLV
Departure dates: 11/1/11
Return airports: JFK or EWR
Return dates: 11/6
Class: Business
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: CO(via CO, ANA or Aeroplan) Elal (via AA) or Delta
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: HarryPotterFan on September 22, 2011, 12:42:01 PM
Round trip needed:
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: ORF, PHF, RIC
To: CPT
Departure dates: March 30 or 3 days previous
Return airports: Same as departure
Return dates: May 5 or 3 days later
Class: First preferably or Coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Skyteam

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: fdg9 on September 22, 2011, 03:19:39 PM
Help please:

Round trip (or 2 one-ways):
Non-stop:
From: JFK or EWR
To: TLV
Departure dates: December 8, or 7th at night
Return dates: December 16 (get in early friday morning)
Class: Coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Any airline that I can use my miles. I have enough of either BA, Delta, MR points, AA.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: daganster on September 26, 2011, 10:38:17 AM
Round trip needed:
From: TLV
To:JFK or EWR

Departure dates: October 2nd, or 3rd
Return dates: October 9th, 10th or 11th
Class: Business
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Any airline that I can use my miles. I have enough of either BA, Delta, MR points, CO and AA

PS I'm looking to use the fewest miles and fees, thanks!



Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: myb821 on September 26, 2011, 11:54:25 AM
One way/Round trip:one way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:pref only one but would take 2
From:DEN
To:CDG
Departure dates: june 17-18
Class: Business
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: Star Alliance


Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Sholomg on September 27, 2011, 08:44:39 AM
Are you looking for aa miles
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cashman on September 27, 2011, 12:29:25 PM
I have 240,000 continental miles. Would like to go to Israel on Dec 4th and Return on Dec. 12th. Leaving from New York. Looking for 2 business class tickets with 1 connection. Please let me know if you can help.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: fgood on September 30, 2011, 08:24:58 AM
Hi,

I am looking for return tix for  DIRECT flights from NYC-TLV-NYC in June 2012 (Flexible dates) for 3 ppl (1 toddler). I've seen posts and charts that i could get CO flights on that route for 80k. However, searching CO.com i find only 120k/175k for direct flights. Is there a chance to find direct flight for 80k in CO at all (i am not an Elite)?

on Delta i could find direct flight for that route at 130k almost any time. I have 160k at Amex and with the 50% ramp up it seems that delta would provide me a better options with 240k than CO with 160k.
I also have 90k at CO, my wife as 80k at CO and another 30k at AMEX. we both have around 20k at Delta.
AA -180k.

would appreciate any thoughts...

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: MnM1130 on October 05, 2011, 04:00:08 PM
Need help here pls..(even though whos bored wnuf to look around to help others lol)
but well try anyhow...
RT
TLV-NYC  Any nyc airport is ok
1 person
Non Stop
10/23/24-11/03----- no later than the 24th midnight (25th 12:00am flight)
Coach
Dont like delta that much- but willing to do it for a decent amount of points...

Im willing to pay if you come up with something that i cant find elsewhere!!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on October 05, 2011, 05:00:59 PM
Need help here pls..(even though whos bored wnuf to look around to help others lol)
but well try anyhow...
RT
TLV-NYC  Any nyc airport is ok
1 person
Non Stop
10/23/24-11/03----- no later than the 24th midnight (25th 12:00am flight)
Coach
Dont like delta that much- but willing to do it for a decent amount of points...

Im willing to pay if you come up with something that i cant find elsewhere!!
I'm willing to bet you $1000 that you will not find a direct award flight TLV-NYC 10/23-24
Title: Re: try #2
Post by: fdg9 on October 05, 2011, 05:03:44 PM
One way/Round trip: round trip or 2 1-ways
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: non-stop
From: JFK or EWR
To: Israel
Departure dates: December 4 late night
Return airports: If different from 'To' line. Delete this line for One way tickets
Return dates: December 10
Class: Coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Any - Note: I have sufficient miles in AA, Delta, Membership Rewards, BA
This is for a yeshiva, so I am looking to use fewest/cheapest miles; comfort is not that important...
Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: MnM1130 on October 05, 2011, 05:07:42 PM
I'm willing to bet you $1000 that you will not find a direct award flight TLV-NYC 10/23-24
FINE- stopover on the way in... nonstop on the way home... better?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: MnM1130 on October 05, 2011, 05:08:05 PM
and btw.. totally taking that bet... down to business here!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: MnM1130 on October 06, 2011, 06:18:45 AM
I'm willing to bet you $1000 that you will not find a direct award flight TLV-NYC 10/23-24
im sendin u an email cus i cant figure out how to post a pic here- but im thinkin im 1000$ richer than yesterday cus i found for 145k points going to nyc from tlv on sunday 12:05 am STRIGHT! :)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Moishebatchy on October 06, 2011, 08:14:31 AM
im sendin u an email cus i cant figure out how to post a pic here- but im thinkin im 1000$ richer than yesterday cus i found for 145k points going to nyc from tlv on sunday 12:05 am STRIGHT! :)

I'm guessing it doesn't count unless it's a low award.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: MnM1130 on October 06, 2011, 08:30:05 AM
I'm guessing it doesn't count unless it's a low award.
lol ya.. that was the non quoted part of the bet.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AsherO on October 06, 2011, 10:11:43 AM
lol ya.. that was the non quoted part of the bet.

If he didn't say it, it doesn't count.

Let's put together a tribunal of DDF Rabbis to compel/coerce Chaikel to pay up :P
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on October 06, 2011, 10:19:50 AM
I would have to start charging for my assistance. I think MnM would rather be mochel
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: MnM1130 on October 06, 2011, 11:47:26 AM
I would have to start charging for my assistance. I think MnM would rather be mochel
so what does this mean... your my official ticket/deals assistant? in that case ill sure be mochel! :)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on October 06, 2011, 03:50:07 PM
so what does this mean... your my official ticket/deals assistant? in that case ill sure be mochel! :)
No, but I charge $500 per post on either of my topics
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: MnM1130 on October 06, 2011, 03:54:47 PM
No, but I charge $500 per post on either of my topics
thats why i have ur email add...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: netzih on October 06, 2011, 09:08:18 PM
It's probably discussed but I couldn't find it but is there any way of avoiding american airlines award charges 75 dollars per passenger?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on October 06, 2011, 09:46:08 PM
It's probably discussed but I couldn't find it but is there any way of avoiding american airlines award charges 75 dollars per passenger?
Yes
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: netzih on October 06, 2011, 10:11:09 PM
Yes
How
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 08, 2011, 05:34:19 PM
How
book for over 21 days ahead, then change the dates to when you actually want to fly. This works for free on AA
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cashman on October 09, 2011, 01:01:38 AM
Can any help with a star alliance award business class ticket from NYC to TLV on Dec 4th with 1 connection?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: netzih on October 09, 2011, 01:04:04 AM
book for over 21 days ahead, then change the dates to when you actually want to fly. This works for free on AA
does the day I want have to be the same amount of miles or can it be a more expensive one too?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 09, 2011, 02:24:02 AM
does the day I want have to be the same amount of miles or can it be a more expensive one too?
AFAIK the same amount. Although there can always be a fluke.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 09, 2011, 02:24:28 AM
Can any help with a star alliance award business class ticket from NYC to TLV on Dec 4th with 1 connection?
when's the return? or is it a OW?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cashman on October 09, 2011, 07:25:38 AM
I already have the return on hold. Dec 12
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: DovidR on October 09, 2011, 01:11:44 PM
I'm a newbie; never done this before, so thanks for the help.

One way/Round trip: Round Trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Maximum of 1 stop
From: BOS or Providence RI
To: LAS
Departure dates: Only Sunday Feb 19 2012
Return airports: reverse
Return dates: Only Thursday Feb 23 2012
Class: Business
Seats: 2 adults
Alliance/Airline: I'll take your suggestions. I currently have 60K Starpoints, 50K UR points, 34.5K AA miles. I hope to soon have an additional 30K United and 30K Continental. Maybe another 30K AA as well.

Yasher Koach
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: world2see on October 11, 2011, 11:04:11 AM

One way/Round trip: Round Trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Maximum of 1 stop
From:TLV
To: anywhere interesting for low mileage:)
Departure dates: Only Sunday oct 23 2012
Return airports: anything interesting that works:)
Return dates: Only Thursday oct 27 2012
Class: economy
Seats: 2 adults
Alliance/Airline: have 100,00 ba miles   67,000 delta and a bunch of other random amounts with different alliances. would prefer anywhere in europe but open to anything:) thanks!!!!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AsherO on October 11, 2011, 11:09:21 AM
One way/Round trip: Round Trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Maximum of 1 stop
From:TLV
To: anywhere interesting for low mileage:)
Departure dates: Only Sunday oct 23 2012
Return airports: anything interesting that works:)
Return dates: Only Thursday oct 27 2012
Class: economy
Seats: 2 adults
Alliance/Airline: have 100,00 ba miles   67,000 delta and a bunch of other random amounts with different alliances. would prefer anywhere in europe but open to anything:) thanks!!!!

I seem to remember Lufthansa having a 20k (RT) award to Europe, at least in specific circumstances, but looking at their award chart (http://www.miles-and-more.com/mediapool/pdf/99/media_1013199.pdf) now, I can't seem to find it.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chelly on October 11, 2011, 11:28:03 AM
Hi!
I'm new around here, so I hope you didn't answer this question a million times already. I have over 100,000 BA miles. I know that BA charges a over $500 surcharge to Tel Aviv but they are a one world alliance. How do I book through a different airline (if I understand correctly LAN is the only one that doesn't charge a huge fuel surcharge) so that I pay the least amount possible?
I am looking for...
Round trip
Any amount of stops
From: Any NYC
To: Tel Aviv
Departure dates: Nov 20-21
Return airports: Any NYC
Return dates: Nov 28-30
Class: Economy
Seats: 1

Thank you so much!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: world2see on October 11, 2011, 11:39:01 AM
I seem to remember Lufthansa having a 20k (RT) award to Europe, at least in specific circumstances, but looking at their award chart (http://www.miles-and-more.com/mediapool/pdf/99/media_1013199.pdf) now, I can't seem to find it.
no luck booking anything with them,what's the best way of booking a miles and more award ticket?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on October 11, 2011, 01:24:26 PM
Hi!
I'm new around here, so I hope you didn't answer this question a million times already. I have over 100,000 BA miles. I know that BA charges a over $500 surcharge to Tel Aviv but they are a one world alliance. How do I book through a different airline (if I understand correctly LAN is the only one that doesn't charge a huge fuel surcharge) so that I pay the least amount possible?
I am looking for...
Round trip
Any amount of stops
From: Any NYC
To: Tel Aviv
Departure dates: Nov 20-21
Return airports: Any NYC
Return dates: Nov 28-30
Class: Economy
Seats: 1

Thank you so much!

Call BA and tell them you want to fly on Iberia
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chelly on October 11, 2011, 01:27:01 PM
Thank you so so much!
How much does Iberia cost? And does it use the same 65,000 miles (not that it makes a difference, just curious)? 
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on October 11, 2011, 03:30:50 PM
Thank you so so much!
How much does Iberia cost? And does it use the same 65,000 miles (not that it makes a difference, just curious)? 
Call BA
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: smug on October 26, 2011, 11:02:10 AM
One way/Round trip: round
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:1
From: All airports from which you can depart  jfk pref. ( ny)
To: All airports which you can arrive at. For multiple destinations, just keep adding this line   tlv
Departure dates: All possible dates that you can depart on. Please be as specific as possible.  dec 28 (or27)
Return airports: If different from 'To' line. Delete this line for One way tickets
Return dates: Delete this line for One way tickets   jan5 8 or 9
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any  business
Seats: Total number of people traveling over the age of 2    1
Alliance/Airline: What airline or alliance are you looking to fly with    any  i  have 150000 mr   120000aa   150000delta 
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on October 26, 2011, 01:09:45 PM
One way/Round trip: round
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:1
From: All airports from which you can depart  jfk pref. ( ny)
To: All airports which you can arrive at. For multiple destinations, just keep adding this line   tlv
Departure dates: All possible dates that you can depart on. Please be as specific as possible.  dec 28 (or27)
Return airports: If different from 'To' line. Delete this line for One way tickets
Return dates: Delete this line for One way tickets   jan5 8 or 9
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any  business
Seats: Total number of people traveling over the age of 2    1
Alliance/Airline: What airline or alliance are you looking to fly with    any  i  have 150000 mr   120000aa   150000delta 
Not that it's the wisest use of MR, but you can transfer 80k MR to Delta, and there are direct flights for your dates for 230k
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: smug on October 26, 2011, 05:08:54 PM
dont think its worth it     btw i could prob get my hands on Cont. miles also
thanks     i guess if someone knows where i could get good deal on bus. that would work
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 26, 2011, 05:16:28 PM
dont think its worth it     btw i could prob get my hands on Cont. miles also
thanks     i guess if someone knows where i could get good deal on bus. that would work
alitalia through DL is almost always available for 120k. Enjoy the endless phone calls
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yeshivaman on October 26, 2011, 08:45:16 PM
One way/Round trip:Round Trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:Any
depart:Any Nyc
destination:TLV
dates:Any sunday in jan or feb for a total of ten days
class:any
1 seat
i have 300k AA 200k BA and 75k SPG

I'm curious if these will come out cheaper to sell the miles and fly with the $$
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AsherO on October 26, 2011, 08:46:15 PM
Round Trip
Any
depart:Any Nyc
destination:TLV
dates:Any sunday in jan or feb for a total of ten days
class:any
1 seat
i have 300k AA 200k BA and 75k SPG

I'm curious if these will come out cheaper to sell the miles and fly with the $$

If there's availability 80k AA will fly you (direct) in ElAl coach. How much are paid tickets?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yeshivaman on October 26, 2011, 08:47:57 PM
If there's availability 80k AA will fly you (direct) in ElAl coach. How much are paid tickets?
I can get almost 1200 for that, is it worth it?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on October 26, 2011, 08:49:55 PM
If there's availability 80k AA will fly you (direct) in ElAl coach. How much are paid tickets?
Isn't it 90k?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AsherO on October 26, 2011, 08:51:12 PM
Isn't it 90k?

you're right, my bad. I stand correct.  :-[
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yeshivaman on October 26, 2011, 08:54:35 PM
you're right, my bad. I stand correct.  :-[
https://travel.united.com/ube/shopInput.do?waitingPageFlag=true
direct flights.
is it ever worth it to fly coach with miles? or is the value in business class flights?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: l9564 on October 26, 2011, 10:27:56 PM
new at this looking to fly nonstop dec 19 return dec nyc all airports to israel tlv  have mr delta and conyinental miles real busy season cant find anything reasonable
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 27, 2011, 04:18:43 AM
is it ever worth it to fly coach with miles? or is the value in business class flights?
In general its higher value per mile, but its still cheaper to fly coach. Selling miles can be a better option though (keep in mind on a regular paid ticket you earn miles).
new at this looking to fly nonstop dec 19 return dec nyc all airports to israel tlv  have mr delta and conyinental miles real busy season cant find anything reasonable
Please specify when you want to return, & how many miles you have in each program. Both DL & CO don't show everything they have online so PUTPAC
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: gpapadop on October 27, 2011, 10:37:45 AM
Can u help a brother out all u Expert Flyer users:-)

Looking to blow my BA miles before massacre day.

Family of 4 (unfortunately for award purposes!!).  Looking to go to Asia or SA for Christmas (oh oh).

Based in DTW but can fly out of ORD on 12/24 or 12/25

For Asia: Looking to get to Bali (maybe with a stopover in HKG) for several days until 12/31 when I alone fly back to the US. Family of 3 get to SIN to see family and all 3 return around 1/7 or 1/8. Is this even remotely doable?

If not, we would like to make it to Buenos Aires for a week or so and hopefully gettting to see the Iguazo Falls (sp?), again leave 12/ or 12/25 and return 12/31, even flying on 1/1 is okay.

Any feedback is welcome, thank you!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Moishebatchy on November 02, 2011, 03:12:17 AM
One way/Round trip: Round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: 1 stop max
From: TLV
To: JFK, EWR, LGA
Departure dates: November 10 (technically, within a few hours of midnight of November 11 is also good, as long as the final arrival time is sometime November 11 in the morning)
Return dates: November 17
Class: Business
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: Any


Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Moishebatchy on November 02, 2011, 03:13:01 AM
Looking to blow my BA miles before massacre day.


Massacre day?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: regalhome on November 02, 2011, 10:29:24 AM
One way/Round trip: Round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: 1 stop max
From: EWR/JFK/LGA
To: SFO
Departure dates: November 13 (morning)
Return dates: November 13 (as late as possible, I don`t mind a hidden city on the way back)
Class: Economy
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Any
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: world2see on November 04, 2011, 08:13:46 AM
One way/Round trip: Round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: non-stop
From: TLV
To: NYC
Departure dates:anywhere between march15th-22nd(prefer night flight)
Return dates:april 22nd
Class: business
Seats: 3
Alliance/Airline: prefer continental/united(star alliance)            i only found save pass for 60k with a stop in germany,looking for direct,any help appreciated!!!!!thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: gpapadop on November 04, 2011, 02:01:06 PM
BA massacre day refers to November 15 when BA announces the changes to the award schedule and we all expect the super one partner award deal to be gone. So hurry!!!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: milechazzer on November 05, 2011, 10:22:15 PM
I'm thinking about booking a round trip from NYC to HKG on points. Assuming I have points with SPG and all of the major alliances, can anyons recomment where I could get the best award booking value for my points? Preferably coach.

Thank you
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: YOSEF on November 06, 2011, 03:08:31 PM
BA if flying only one airline.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: SPGCont on November 07, 2011, 07:14:43 PM
I am thinking about a trip to Fiji from LA.

Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:
From: LA area (Or SFO if that's only option)
To: NAN
Departure dates: Jan 21 after 9pm or Jan 22 all day
Return airports:LA
Return dates: Jan 29
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: Star Alliance or BA partners

I have miles with Continental and BA but cannot find any availability whatsoever.

Anyone have any ideas?

Please help!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: elikay on November 08, 2011, 12:54:43 PM
Looking for a friend LAX¨TLV from 11/9-11/20 has UR and CO looking for economy unless Business is available for cheap.
 Only 1 stopover and not longer than 3 hrs
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: bestwatchman on November 10, 2011, 12:15:24 AM
One way/Round trip: round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: non stop
From: any us airports
To: tlv
Departure dates: 3/11/2012
Return dates: 3/24 (after shabbos) 3/25 or 3/26
Class: any
Seats:2
Alliance/Airline: whatever comes out cheapest, i have 207000 delta miles and 114000 amex mr
thanks in advance for any and all advice
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: miles on November 14, 2011, 07:22:17 AM
i just want to know what routes i can take for award from NYC to MEL with

AA
CO
UA
AC
BA
DL
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: MnM1130 on November 16, 2011, 05:51:36 PM
Im looking for award tickets going from TLV-LON Dec 4-8  for 1 passenger
any award... but im thinking BA- i cant understand their site when i book from them....
if anyone can help me out here. thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: miles on November 16, 2011, 11:21:04 PM
from MEL to HNL
2 first class
dec. 19
any miles
or tell me what routes i can search
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: far rockaway on November 19, 2011, 10:15:40 PM
From NY (jfk,lga) to Yul (Montreal)
3 tickets
Departing early March 11 and returning late on same day
Using spg points or amex points
Any advice would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: SLP on November 21, 2011, 05:30:18 PM
Wanted to know if this is a good deal:
NYC-LAX, January 18
LAX-OGG (Maui) January 22
OGG-NYC via LAX January 26
all on Delta for 40,000 in coach?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cholentfresser on November 21, 2011, 07:01:39 PM
I'm looking for a ticket for my mother this weekend leaving LAX-JFK Nov. 24 returning Nov. 27. I have plenty of AA miles... Thanx. 
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AsherO on November 22, 2011, 12:51:35 AM
Wanted to know if this is a good deal:
NYC-LAX, January 18
LAX-OGG (Maui) January 22
OGG-NYC via LAX January 26
all on Delta for 40,000 in coach?

Welcome to the forums!

Looks like a good deal (Delta's low tier), especially when you consider what a paid ticket for those dates would cost you.

If you have other miles the same itinerary can sometimes be had for less miles (depending on availability), but considering the value of DL miles this is probably still your best bet (compared to AA, CO etc).
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: SLP on November 25, 2011, 12:23:51 AM
Welcome to the forums!

Looks like a good deal (Delta's low tier), especially when you consider what a paid ticket for those dates would cost you.

If you have other miles the same itinerary can sometimes be had for less miles (depending on availability), but considering the value of DL miles this is probably still your best bet (compared to AA, CO etc).

I also have 100,000 BA miles - can I use them on AA? Looked online at award availability and was showing pretty high numbers. Also, the paid price of the ticket is about $850 on both Delta and Continental, over 900 for AA.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: T kay on November 25, 2011, 02:28:20 AM
Hi. I have 120k with delta ,need 2 ticks in march( 1-10),one way tlv-jfk/ewr, just wondering how i could get the most out of my miles ,  for 2 tickets . Thanks a million!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on November 25, 2011, 04:07:53 AM
Hi. I have 120k with delta ,need 2 ticks in march( 1-10),one way tlv-jfk/ewr, just wondering how i could get the most out of my miles ,  for 2 tickets . Thanks a million!
DL doesn't allow 1-way (ie they charge you for round trip, which starts @ 80k)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yeshivaman on November 26, 2011, 09:28:26 PM
RT
non stop
EWR-ORD
Nov 30
any
1
AA, BA, SPG

Would like to leave super early to daven shachris in Chicago, & leave at 11ish, or so.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mordy788 on November 27, 2011, 01:10:34 PM
Here are your options using your BA Avios Points. Flight will cost you 7500 Points and $2.50 USD.


07:00 30 Nov
EWR

08:45 30 Nov
ORD


American Eagle On Behalf Of American Airlines
AA3683

Economy

 

Only 7 reward flight seat(s) left in this class

Direct flight, total journey time: 02 hours 45 minutes.

06:00 30 Nov
EWR

07:35 30 Nov
ORD


American Eagle On Behalf Of American Airlines
AA3768

Economy

 

Only 7 reward flight seat(s) left in this class

Direct flight, total journey time: 02 hours 35 minutes.

10:25 30 Nov
EWR

12:00 30 Nov
ORD


American Eagle On Behalf Of American Airlines
AA3726

Economy

 

Only 7 reward flight seat(s) left in this class

Direct flight, total journey time: 02 hours 35 minutes.

11:55 30 Nov
EWR

13:35 30 Nov
ORD


American Eagle On Behalf Of American Airlines
AA3697

Economy

 

Only 7 reward flight seat(s) left in this class

Direct flight, total journey time: 02 hours 40 minutes.

13:25 30 Nov
EWR

15:10 30 Nov
ORD


American Eagle On Behalf Of American Airlines
AA3728

Economy

 

Only 7 reward flight seat(s) left in this class

Direct flight, total journey time: 02 hours 45 minutes.

15:59 30 Nov
EWR

17:45 30 Nov
ORD


American Eagle On Behalf Of American Airlines
AA3695

Economy

 

Only 5 reward flight seat(s) left in this class

Direct flight, total journey time: 02 hours 46 minutes.

21:00 30 Nov
EWR

22:30 30 Nov
ORD


American Eagle On Behalf Of American Airlines
AA3744

Economy

 

Only 6 reward flight seat(s) left in this class

Direct flight, total journey time: 02 hours 30 minutes.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yeshivaman on November 27, 2011, 09:05:37 PM
what about returns?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: DBpoints on November 27, 2011, 09:55:37 PM
I am attempting to plan a trip for 2 to Maui in March with a stopover in sfo. I live in between mia and fll so either is fine to leave from.

I have plenty of AA miles (highest accumulation) , MR Points, UR points,  a few continental (can transfer from ur) and a few Starwood

From what i've read it  seems that continental is the best way to go, accurate?

aside from maui I would like to spend 2-3 days in either (sfo-san-pdx)
 
So far what i've come up with as far as award seats is the follows: (also trying to avoid to many stopovers)
Continental:
3/9/12 Fll-ORD/ord-sfo (25k b/f saverpass)
3/12/12 sfo-ogg (40k b/f saverpass)
3/16/12 ogg-den (40kb/f saverpass)
3/18/12 den-fll (25k e easypass or 50k b/f easypass)

When I try to book it as a multi trip it doesn't seem to come out right so I found these all searching one ways.

Now here is my question:

Do I have to pay for each segment the rewards amount shown or can they just be added in as stopovers on a fll-ogg round trip? If so does that mean that you pay the reward amount from the priciest segment of the trip? For instance with the flights I have listed would it be 40k there (mia-ord-sfo-ogg) in b/f total? and 40k back (ogg-den-fll) so a total of 80k miles for flying business/first the whole way?

Additionally: How exactly does the b/f saverpass work? Do you nly get it if seat is unsold at time of departure or confirmed beforehand? If you end up in economy are you still charges the full saverpass rate for b/f?

Is it even worth trying to get b/f for the flight segments I plan on taking or should I just go with economy (good redemption value?- b/f anything special on those flights?)

Any assistance would be appreciated....

ReplyQuoteNotify
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mordy788 on November 27, 2011, 10:13:29 PM
what about returns?
I need a return date in order to give you your options. Is it the same day?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cashman on November 28, 2011, 02:10:31 PM
I am looking to travel jfk-tlv feb 12-19 I have 250000 aa points and 150000 starwoods what is my best option ?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mordy788 on November 28, 2011, 02:25:31 PM
Non Stop you can fly with Delta for 80,000 or El Al for 80,000 and 85,000 Starwoods Points. El Al has more flights.

I personally do not like Delta. Their 747-400's are old and stale leftovers from Northwest Airlines. El Al's 747's are not much better but their 777's are decent.


Delta Air Lines
DL268
New York (JFK)
Tel Aviv (TLV)
8:55PM
2:40PM
10Hr 45Min
Number of Stops: Nonstop | Plane: 744 | Service class: Coach (T) | Miles: 5672 Miles (9128 Km)


Delta Air Lines
DL269
Tel Aviv (TLV)
New York (JFK)
12:40AM
5:50AM
12Hr 10Min
Number of Stops: Nonstop | Plane: 744 | Service class: Coach (T) | Miles: 5672 Miles (9128 Km)



Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yeshivaman on November 28, 2011, 03:12:17 PM
I need a return date in order to give you your options. Is it the same day?
yes
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mordy788 on November 28, 2011, 03:25:13 PM
yes

Okay so here are going to be your options for your return flight. Looks like plenty of availibility.
Your roundtripper would cost you 15,000 Avios Miles and $5.00 USD.

06:30 30 Nov
ORD
09:30 30 Nov
EWR

American Eagle On Behalf Of American Airlines
AA3736
Economy
 Only 7 reward flight seat(s) left in this class
Direct flight, total journey time: 02 hours 00 minutes.

07:55 30 Nov
ORD
10:55 30 Nov
EWR

American Eagle On Behalf Of American Airlines
AA3696
Economy
 Only 7 reward flight seat(s) left in this class
Direct flight, total journey time: 02 hours 00 minutes.

09:30 30 Nov
ORD
12:30 30 Nov
EWR

American Eagle On Behalf Of American Airlines
AA3739
Economy
Only 6 reward flight seat(s) left in this class
Direct flight, total journey time: 02 hours 00 minutes.

12:00 30 Nov
ORD
15:04 30 Nov
EWR

American Eagle On Behalf Of American Airlines
AA3694
Economy
Only 7 reward flight seat(s) left in this class
Direct flight, total journey time: 02 hours 04 minutes.

14:30 30 Nov
ORD
17:35 30 Nov
EWR

American Eagle On Behalf Of American Airlines
AA3738
Economy
Only 2 reward flight seat(s) left in this class
Direct flight, total journey time: 02 hours 05 minutes.

22:50 30 Nov
ORD
01:45 1 Dec
EWR
American Eagle On Behalf Of American Airlines
AA3741
Economy
Only 7 reward flight seat(s) left in this class
Direct flight, total journey time: 01 hours 55 minutes.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cashman on November 28, 2011, 03:40:02 PM
Non Stop you can fly with Delta for 80,000 or El Al for 80,000 and 85,000 Starwoods Points. El Al has more flights.

I personally do not like Delta. Their 747-400's are old and stale leftovers from Northwest Airlines. El Al's 747's are not much better but their 777's are decent.


Delta Air Lines
DL268
New York (JFK)
Tel Aviv (TLV)
8:55PM
2:40PM
10Hr 45Min
Number of Stops: Nonstop | Plane: 744 | Service class: Coach (T) | Miles: 5672 Miles (9128 Km)


Delta Air Lines
DL269
Tel Aviv (TLV)
New York (JFK)
12:40AM
5:50AM
12Hr 10Min
Number of Stops: Nonstop | Plane: 744 | Service class: Coach (T) | Miles: 5672 Miles (9128 Km)

How about business class?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mordy788 on November 28, 2011, 03:58:58 PM
Well if you book it through SPG Flight Awards its gonna cost you 275,000 Points for the same itinerary on Delta Airlines. Ouch! You can transfer Starwoods Points into your frequent flyer account.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yeshivaman on November 29, 2011, 02:50:17 PM
Okay so here are going to be your options for your return flight. Looks like plenty of availibility.
Your roundtripper would cost you 15,000 Avios Miles and $5.00 USD.

06:30 30 Nov
ORD
09:30 30 Nov
EWR

American Eagle On Behalf Of American Airlines
AA3736
Economy
 Only 7 reward flight seat(s) left in this class
Direct flight, total journey time: 02 hours 00 minutes.

07:55 30 Nov
ORD
10:55 30 Nov
EWR

American Eagle On Behalf Of American Airlines
AA3696
Economy
 Only 7 reward flight seat(s) left in this class
Direct flight, total journey time: 02 hours 00 minutes.

09:30 30 Nov
ORD
12:30 30 Nov
EWR

American Eagle On Behalf Of American Airlines
AA3739
Economy
Only 6 reward flight seat(s) left in this class
Direct flight, total journey time: 02 hours 00 minutes.

12:00 30 Nov
ORD
15:04 30 Nov
EWR

American Eagle On Behalf Of American Airlines
AA3694
Economy
Only 7 reward flight seat(s) left in this class
Direct flight, total journey time: 02 hours 04 minutes.

14:30 30 Nov
ORD
17:35 30 Nov
EWR

American Eagle On Behalf Of American Airlines
AA3738
Economy
Only 2 reward flight seat(s) left in this class
Direct flight, total journey time: 02 hours 05 minutes.

22:50 30 Nov
ORD
01:45 1 Dec
EWR
American Eagle On Behalf Of American Airlines
AA3741
Economy
Only 7 reward flight seat(s) left in this class
Direct flight, total journey time: 01 hours 55 minutes.

How do I book this?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mordy788 on November 29, 2011, 03:15:59 PM
Contact British Airways Executive Club at 800-452-1201
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yeshivaman on November 29, 2011, 03:18:10 PM
Contact British Airways Executive Club at 800-452-1201
thanks! now i just need to find a car rental there...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mordy788 on November 29, 2011, 03:29:08 PM
Are you over 25? Have you rented before?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yeshivaman on November 29, 2011, 03:29:53 PM
Are you over 25? Have you rented before?
yes yes
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mordy788 on November 29, 2011, 03:38:31 PM
Economy and Compact Size Car from thrifty for $44.24.

According to Autoslash.com
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yeshivaman on November 29, 2011, 03:54:35 PM
Economy and Compact Size Car from thrifty for $44.24.

According to Autoslash.com
thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: ilikedeals on November 30, 2011, 03:38:39 PM
Hi, I want to go to Israel from NY for Chanukah is possible. I have 300k AA, 150k Starwood, 105k British.

anyone know of any award tickets I can get. What is the best one to use? Would rather fly direct and maybe business if its not to many more miles.

If not I would want to go Feb15-22.

Thanks!!!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: rm on November 30, 2011, 11:01:42 PM
I am looking for a ticket to Israel from NY  around, Dec. 25-Jan. 2nd. I only have about 103k British miles. Is there any possibility?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mordy788 on November 30, 2011, 11:26:34 PM
Hi, I want to go to Israel from NY for Chanukah is possible. I have 300k AA, 150k Starwood, 105k British.

anyone know of any award tickets I can get. What is the best one to use? Would rather fly direct and maybe business if its not to many more miles.

If not I would want to go Feb15-22.


Thanks!!!

What are your dates for chanukah?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mordy788 on November 30, 2011, 11:40:23 PM
I am looking for a ticket to Israel from NY  around, Dec. 25-Jan. 2nd. I only have about 103k British miles. Is there any possibility?


This is what is available with your British Airways Avios Points.

Outbound

18:55 26 Jan
JFK
06:55 27 Jan
LHR
British Airways
BA0174
World Traveller
   
08:15 27 Jan
LHR
15:00 27 Jan
TLV
British Airways
BA0165
World Traveller
1 flight connection, total journey time: 13 hours 05 minutes.

Inbound

07:45 5 Feb
TLV
08:30 5 Feb
AMM
Royal Jordanian
RJ0343
Economy
   
10:45 5 Feb
AMM
16:30 5 Feb
JFK
Royal Jordanian
RJ0261
Economy
1 flight connection, total journey time: 15 hours 45 minutes.


Your Cost:
67000 Avios + $ 780.05
60300 Avios + $ 880.05
53600 Avios + $ 965.05
46900 Avios + $ 1,050.05
40200 Avios + $ 1,135.05
33500 Avios + $ 1,220.05

Not such a great value.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mordy788 on November 30, 2011, 11:49:52 PM
Hi, I want to go to Israel from NY for Chanukah is possible. I have 300k AA, 150k Starwood, 105k British.

anyone know of any award tickets I can get. What is the best one to use? Would rather fly direct and maybe business if its not to many more miles.

If not I would want to go Feb15-22.

Thanks!!!

You can use 85,000 Starwoods Points for this:

FLIGHT
Newark - (EWR), Newark, NJ, United States
to Tel Aviv-Yafo Ben Gurion - (TLV), Tel Aviv, Israel
Depart:   3:52PM   Newark - (EWR)   Wed 02/15/12
   United Airlines 84
operated by CONTINENTAL AIRLINES

Nonstop
Arrive:   9:20AM   Tel Aviv-Yafo Ben Gurion - (TLV)   Thu 02/16/12
Duration: 10 hr 28 min
    Coach (T)       Plane: 777
FLIGHT
Tel Aviv-Yafo Ben Gurion - (TLV), Tel Aviv, Israel
to Newark - (EWR), Newark, NJ, United States
Depart:   11:20AM   Tel Aviv-Yafo Ben Gurion - (TLV)   Wed 02/22/12
   United Airlines 85
operated by CONTINENTAL AIRLINES

Nonstop
Arrive:   4:37PM   Newark - (EWR)   Wed 02/22/12
Duration: 12 hr 17 min
    Coach (L)       Plane: 777


You can also transfer your SPG to your frequent flyer program. Get 5,000 Bonus Points for every 20,000 you transfer. Most airlines are 1:1
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: DBpoints on December 01, 2011, 08:37:37 AM
I am attempting to plan a trip for 2 to Maui in March with a stopover in sfo. I live in between mia and fll so either is fine to leave from.

I have plenty of AA miles (highest accumulation) , MR Points, UR points,  a few continental (can transfer from ur) and a few Starwood

From what i've read it  seems that continental is the best way to go, accurate?

aside from maui I would like to spend 2-3 days in either (sfo-san-pdx)
 
So far what i've come up with as far as award seats is the follows: (also trying to avoid to many stopovers)
Continental:
3/9/12 Fll-ORD/ord-sfo (25k b/f saverpass)
3/12/12 sfo-ogg (40k b/f saverpass)
3/16/12 ogg-den (40kb/f saverpass)
3/18/12 den-fll (25k e easypass or 50k b/f easypass)

When I try to book it as a multi trip it doesn't seem to come out right so I found these all searching one ways.

Now here is my question:

Do I have to pay for each segment the rewards amount shown or can they just be added in as stopovers on a fll-ogg round trip? If so does that mean that you pay the reward amount from the priciest segment of the trip? For instance with the flights I have listed would it be 40k there (mia-ord-sfo-ogg) in b/f total? and 40k back (ogg-den-fll) so a total of 80k miles for flying business/first the whole way?

Additionally: How exactly does the b/f saverpass work? Do you nly get it if seat is unsold at time of departure or confirmed beforehand? If you end up in economy are you still charges the full saverpass rate for b/f?

Is it even worth trying to get b/f for the flight segments I plan on taking or should I just go with economy (good redemption value?- b/f anything special on those flights?)

Any assistance would be appreciated....



Can anyone add some insight ?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: youG on December 01, 2011, 02:48:01 PM
I am thinking about a trip NYC(EWR preferred) to LA(or surrounding) dec 23- 28. for 2ppl.
 I have BA points to use but can't seem to find any availability
any help is greatly appreciated
( I originally wanted to fly to NYC-LA then Hawaii for from 25-28 - nyc but that seems to be too hard to find this time of year!)
Thanks i  advance
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: rm on December 02, 2011, 12:15:52 AM

This is what is available with your British Airways Avios Points.

Outbound

18:55 26 Jan
JFK
06:55 27 Jan
LHR
British Airways
BA0174
World Traveller
   
08:15 27 Jan
LHR
15:00 27 Jan
TLV
British Airways
BA0165
World Traveller
1 flight connection, total journey time: 13 hours 05 minutes.

Inbound

07:45 5 Feb
TLV
08:30 5 Feb
AMM
Royal Jordanian
RJ0343
Economy
   
10:45 5 Feb
AMM
16:30 5 Feb
JFK
Royal Jordanian
RJ0261
Economy
1 flight connection, total journey time: 15 hours 45 minutes.


Your Cost:
67000 Avios + $ 780.05
60300 Avios + $ 880.05
53600 Avios + $ 965.05
46900 Avios + $ 1,050.05
40200 Avios + $ 1,135.05
33500 Avios + $ 1,220.05

Not such a great value.

Is all availability gone for late Dec-early Jan? I also have Amex Gold miles.....
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: ilikedeals on December 02, 2011, 12:30:29 AM
What are your dates for chanukah?

the last week of december any time as long as I am back jan5th...

Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: jh1945 on December 03, 2011, 10:07:50 PM
Hi first time poster will appreciate all the help i can get
I have 74000 AA miles
and I have 64000 continental miles
My wife has 65000 american and
56000 chase bluepoints
I am looking for something around 2/19/12- 2/26/12

One way/Round trip:
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: Any Nyc
To: SJO costa rica
 UVF saint lucia
 SXM saint Marten
 NAS
 PUJ  punta cana
 SPB saint thomas
 The pattern is anywhere hot open to all suggestions
Departure dates:   2/19/12
Return airports: NYC
Return dates:  02/26/12
Class:  Any
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: AA or continental and their alliances
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on December 05, 2011, 01:28:00 PM
Round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:ANY
From: TLV
To: NYC
Departure dates: 3/21/12
Return dates: 4/15/12
Class: coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: any

THANX!!!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Charlie Brown on December 05, 2011, 02:21:04 PM
Is there any way I could still get 2 mileage tickets to hawaii for the week of the 25th Dec? I have 80k+ with continental, AA, and BA.
Thanks guys
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: joshhoward on December 10, 2011, 08:28:37 PM
hey guys, I've done some searching, but wonder if there is any additional wisdom that I am missing. Thank you in advance!

One way/Round trip: round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: any
From: mia or fll
To: rome, athens, or paris
Departure dates: 7/15/12 to 7/19/12
Return airports: mia or fll
Return dates: 8/10/12 to 8/14/12
Class: cheap!
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: BA, AA, or Delta

Basically trying to do a Eurotrip from mid-Juy through early-mid August. Intra-europe travel would be arranged separately, but my gateway city could be either athens, rome, or paris.

Miles I have are
~150k avios
~125k AA
~50k Delta
~25 United

Any thoughts about where I should start searching?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: gold on December 11, 2011, 08:11:31 AM
One way/Round trip: round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: any
From: TLV
To: YUL
Departure dates: 05/02 OR 05/03
Return airports:
Return dates: 05/06 OR 05/07
Class: BUSINESS
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: STARALLIANCE

THANKS
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: edgeman on December 11, 2011, 09:33:15 AM
I'm looking for a ticket for 25k miles on any airline from jfk/lga to yyc (calgary) dec 22nd to dec 26
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: momo on December 11, 2011, 08:22:54 PM
Hi I could use some help. 2Roundtrips Nyc-Tlv
 Biz class  Jan 14 or 15 return on the 23 Have AA BA CO AND SPG so i guess any alliance is ok Prefer non stop but willing to stop. So far not really seeing anything on ba site
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mordy788 on December 11, 2011, 09:28:40 PM
Hi I could use some help. 2Roundtrips Nyc-Tlv
 Biz class  Jan 14 or 15 return on the 23 Have AA BA CO AND SPG so i guess any alliance is ok Prefer non stop but willing to stop. So far not really seeing anything on ba site
There is EasyPass Award availability on Continental and AAnytime and MileSAAver Award Availability on American Airlines.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mordy788 on December 11, 2011, 09:34:23 PM
One way/Round trip: round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: any
From: TLV
To: YUL
Departure dates: 05/02 OR 05/03
Return airports:
Return dates: 05/06 OR 05/07
Class: BUSINESS
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: STARALLIANCE

THANKS

There is Availability on Continental Airlines.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mordy788 on December 11, 2011, 09:37:22 PM
Round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:ANY
From: TLV
To: NYC
Departure dates: 3/21/12
Return dates: 4/15/12
Class: coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: any

THANX!!!

there is availability on Continental and Swiss Airlines.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: gold on December 13, 2011, 10:17:16 AM
There is Availability on Continental Airlines.

IN C CLASS?
THANKS
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mordy788 on December 13, 2011, 10:24:02 AM
IN C CLASS?
THANKS

Yes

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on December 13, 2011, 05:40:12 PM
There is Availability on Continental Airlines.
Please let me know how to find saver CO seats in business for those dates.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yossi4k on December 13, 2011, 10:19:29 PM
looking for a roundtrip flight for lax-cle dec 15-18th ..any good ideas?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mordy788 on December 13, 2011, 11:52:48 PM
Please let me know how to find saver CO seats in business for those dates.

I use expertflyer.com
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mocha on December 14, 2011, 11:29:23 AM
If I'm flying from NYC-CDG-TLV (or vice-versa TLV-CDG-NYC), will AA consider that 2 different awards, or can it be combined into a one-way?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: gold on December 14, 2011, 12:19:13 PM
I use expertflyer.com

Thanks for your help but i don't see the seats on co.com or KVS tool or aeroplan, can you post a screenshot please- THANKS
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: nikone on December 14, 2011, 12:53:39 PM
One way/Round trip: Roundtrip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Non-Stop (flying with a 2 year old)
From: JFK, LGA
To: FLL, MIA
Departure dates: Feb 16, 17, 18
Return dates: Feb 26 night time after 4:00pm, Feb 27, 28
Class: Any, the cheaper the better
Seats: 2 Adults 1 Child over 2 = 3 Seats
Alliance/Airline: Have AA miles (175k between wife and me), and I can get BA miles (100k from a friend), and I have 50k UR points, I have 50k Starpoints
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: mb on December 14, 2011, 01:32:21 PM
What's the cheapest way to go from NYC-HKG (max. 1 stop) from 12/18 to 1/1/12?

My friend has 75g amex miles and 80g continental right now.

Please advise asap as its very last minute!  Thanks!!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mordy788 on December 14, 2011, 07:35:43 PM
Thanks for your help but i don't see the seats on co.com or KVS tool or aeroplan, can you post a screenshot please- THANKS

Only EasyPass available.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on December 14, 2011, 07:55:36 PM
Here on DDF we only post if there is saver awards.
Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mordy788 on December 14, 2011, 07:58:12 PM
Sorry about that.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: HarryPotterFan on December 15, 2011, 11:28:05 AM
One way/Round trip: One Way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: ORD, MDW
To: FLL or MIA
Departure dates: 01/13/12 arrive no later than 1PM
Class: coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: I have points with AA, Continental, Delta (doesn't help I guess since they don't offer one ways) and Membership Rewards. Looking for ideas as the cheapest one way I found was $180- holiday weekend.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: boruch on December 15, 2011, 11:50:50 AM
Is it possible to use UR for award travel on AA? (Trough transferring UR to BA ?)

I'm looking for tickets from NYC to AMS for Pesach (Apr 4-5 till Apr 15-16) and CO has only availability with a stop-over. I have a 15 month old daughter and would prefer to fly direct.
Thanx!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: gold on December 15, 2011, 01:07:16 PM
Here on DDF we only post if there is saver awards.
Thanks

wow! to the point-
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: rm on December 15, 2011, 01:55:26 PM
Looking for bwi - phx. Dec 25 to jan 2. Have 69k united. 103k avios , and around 75k aa. 
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: twentie4hrs on December 15, 2011, 09:15:31 PM
I am looking for a 2 tickets ...either miles or $ (almost any airline) , to Hawaii during this coming summer.
Any help is much appreciated
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: mguy on December 16, 2011, 08:28:56 AM
Is it possible to use UR for award travel on AA? (Trough transferring UR to BA ?)

I'm looking for tickets from NYC to AMS for Pesach (Apr 4-5 till Apr 15-16) and CO has only availability with a stop-over. I have a 15 month old daughter and would prefer to fly direct.
Thanx!

My understanding is that you can do it, but BA will charge fuel surcharges (since it's not domestic/South America). That hurts, especially because AA itself doesn't charge it f using AA miles.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: boruch on December 16, 2011, 08:55:35 AM
Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: momo on December 18, 2011, 11:01:34 AM
can someone who has aeroplan miles in an account help me? I am searching jfk tlv  on jan 15-23 the flights are available on austrian air in biz but i was just wondering what the fuel surcharges are before i tranfer miles into aeroplan to book. Thank you for the help
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: momo on December 18, 2011, 11:15:58 AM
got the answer to my question it was 695 per ticket
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: newcomer on December 19, 2011, 10:23:23 AM
Need a ticket from new york LGA or EWR to YYZ - Toronto, today coming back tomorrow.  Where can I get best deal?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on December 19, 2011, 03:10:03 PM
Need a ticket from new york LGA or EWR to YYZ - Toronto, today coming back tomorrow.  Where can I get best deal?
There are many flights available for $300
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: moko on December 19, 2011, 06:34:08 PM
Round trip
Maximum stops: 1
From: TLV
To: ORD
Departure dates: May 14 - 17
Return airports: TLV
Return dates: May 27 - 30
Class: Business
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: UA/CO miles
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Something Fishy on December 20, 2011, 12:06:37 PM
One way/Round trip: One way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From:  SLC
To: NYC
Departure dates: 06/14/12
Class: Coach/Business
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: OneWorld using Avios

I would prefer coach, but could go business if I must. Stops are fine.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: joey89 on January 01, 2012, 10:37:34 PM
One way
Non-stop
From: NYC all airports
To: JNB
Departure dates: Wed Jan. 04 2012
Class: coach or business (chepest)
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: any
have AMEX MR and Chase UR points so any airline they transfer to is ok
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: CholentTheTraveler on January 02, 2012, 12:46:18 PM
Delta had a great sale on the other day for $840 return to Joburg. Not sure if it is still around.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on January 02, 2012, 11:50:44 PM
One way/Round trip: One way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From:  SLC
To: NYC
Departure dates: 06/14/12
Class: Coach/Business
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: OneWorld using Avios

I would prefer coach, but could go business if I must. Stops are fine.

Thanks!
Search on AA.com and look for milesAAver.
Whatever is available there you can book with Avios.
It just may take a call if it wont show online...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: world2see on January 03, 2012, 06:47:12 AM
One way/Round trip:multi-city
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: one
From:  TLV
To: NYC
Departure dates: 02/08/12
From:NYC  TO: BRU   departure date 2/19/12     From: Bru- TLV   departure date 2/26/12                                                                Class: Business
Seats: 3
Alliance/Airline: sky miles thru delta or star alliance  (or any alliance using amex mr points)
i found with delta for 215k not including the last leg from Bru to TLv and with a stopover for 160k    if you find anything else any help would be greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on January 03, 2012, 06:52:05 AM
No ST partner flies BRU-TLV direct. You would need *A or OW (that is partner w LY). BRU-TLV on SN (only Airline other than LY to fly the route AFAIK) in J is empty coach seat, IIRC
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Nitantnel on January 03, 2012, 06:10:12 PM
One way/Round trip: Round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:1 stop
From: All airports from which you can depart: NYC
To: Bogota Columbia
Departure dates: Jan 8 or 9
Return airports: Same.
Return dates: Jan 11-13. Jan 12 is best though
Class: Any/cheapest
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: I have many accounts, I am open to any option.

Notes: I searched BA for AA flights and did not find availability through MIA. (There is nothing direct). I did not search business class, perhaps I should... I guess I can use some help in simply knowing which other airlines fly this route, and then It'l be easier for me to continue searching myself.

All help is greatly appreciated!


Edit: P.S. This is for a friend who is offering compensation to he who successfully find availability.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mordy788 on January 03, 2012, 09:29:12 PM
One way/Round trip: Round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:1 stop
From: All airports from which you can depart: NYC
To: Bogota Columbia
Departure dates: Jan 8 or 9
Return airports: Same.
Return dates: Jan 11-13. Jan 12 is best though
Class: Any/cheapest
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: I have many accounts, I am open to any option.

Notes: I searched BA for AA flights and did not find availability through MIA. (There is nothing direct). I did not search business class, perhaps I should... I guess I can use some help in simply knowing which other airlines fly this route, and then It'l be easier for me to continue searching myself.

All help is greatly appreciated!


Edit: P.S. This is for a friend who is offering compensation to he who successfully find availability.

Continental has Availability EWR - BOG in Coach on January 8th, It's a direct Flight. American has availability on January 12, BOG - MIA in Business and MIA - JFK in First or Coach.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mordy788 on January 03, 2012, 09:42:40 PM
Round trip
Maximum stops: 1
From: TLV
To: ORD
Departure dates: May 14 - 17
Return airports: TLV
Return dates: May 27 - 30
Class: Business
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: UA/CO miles

There is availability on Swiss Airlines. May 14 - May 27 and May 17 - May 30. It has 2 stops.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: world2see on January 04, 2012, 07:05:17 AM
No ST partner flies BRU-TLV direct. You would need *A or OW (that is partner w LY). BRU-TLV on SN (only Airline other than LY to fly the route AFAIK) in J is empty coach seat, IIRC
thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Nitantnel on January 04, 2012, 10:08:04 AM
Continental has Availability EWR - BOG in Coach on January 8th, It's a direct Flight. American has availability on January 12, BOG - MIA in Business and MIA - JFK in First or Coach.

Thanks, he changed the dates and ended up booking on BA with first, business, and economy
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: 2_Vino on January 06, 2012, 11:31:41 AM
I would greatly appreciate someone's help with this. Thanks!

Round trip: 2 round trip tickets (with infant)
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: up to one stop, but prefer non-stop
From: NYC area, JFK, LGA, EWR
To: TLV
Departure dates: 5/30-5/31 2012
Return airports:
Return dates: 6/9-6/11 2012
Class: Business if good value otherwise Coach
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: continental or the like.

I have the following miles/points - (estimate):
Amex MR: 180,000
Chase UR: 105,000
AA: 40,000
BA: 76,500

Thank you very much in advance.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cashman on January 08, 2012, 05:32:20 PM
Can someone help me I have 500,000 ANA points.
Looking to fly part Feb 12th New York to Amsterdam-Depart Feb 15th Amsterdam to Israel. And return on Feb 19th at night to NY. All flights 1st class.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: h1466 on January 09, 2012, 10:49:54 PM
Anyone out there who can help me with this:

3 round trip tickets
Non-stop/Maximum stops: up to one stop in LHR on the way to TLV or if not available, then non-stop
From: PHL, EWR, Dulles
To: TLV
Departure dates: 6/26/12-6/27/12
Return airports:
Return dates: 7/16/2012-7/17/2012
Class: Coach
Seats: 3
Alliance/Airline: Star Alliance

Amex MR: 230,000
SPG: 100,000

Thank you!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: zevy on January 10, 2012, 04:46:10 PM
Im trying to fly from JFK to Melbourne,Australia.mon feb 20/21 to tues feb 28-to sydney, and coming back to JFK wed feb 29. I have 200,000 AMEX MR points and im trying to transfer to an airline/book a ticket directly thru AMEX. Quantas (92,00) gave me a flight w/ a $650 :o booking/surcharge fee.Air Canada(80,000) gave me a (25 hr flying time,this isnt the 80s...) flight w/ a stopover in beijing and could only get me to sydney-($200 surcharge). British has the same fee as quantas-$650.  Delta would be 120,000 miles,but cant stop in sydney, and $150 surcharge. Cant even transfer to american,so im rlly stuck.
If anyone can help,i wld greatly appreciate. Note: Dan told me that all international airlines have huge fees on award travel,not so w/ the american airlines.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on January 10, 2012, 05:07:13 PM
Dan told me that all international airlines have huge fees on award travel,not so w/ the american airlines.
I refuse to be mekabel such motsi shem ra
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: zevy on January 10, 2012, 06:27:47 PM
I stand corrected,you're right, he said "Most non-US airline programs charge massive fees on award tickets."
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on January 11, 2012, 01:52:13 AM
I stand corrected,you're right, he said "Most non-US airline programs charge massive fees on award tickets."
Oh. I totally misunderstood what you wrote. An "international airline" is any airline the flies between 2 countries. I thought you meant all airlines besides AA charge YQ
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on January 11, 2012, 03:07:06 AM
Im trying to fly from JFK to Melbourne,Australia.mon feb 20/21 to tues feb 28-to sydney, and coming back to JFK wed feb 29. I have 200,000 AMEX MR points and im trying to transfer to an airline/book a ticket directly thru AMEX. Quantas (92,00) gave me a flight w/ a $650 :o booking/surcharge fee.Air Canada(80,000) gave me a (25 hr flying time,this isnt the 80s...) flight w/ a stopover in beijing and could only get me to sydney-($200 surcharge). British has the same fee as quantas-$650.  Delta would be 120,000 miles,but cant stop in sydney, and $150 surcharge. Cant even transfer to american,so im rlly stuck.
If anyone can help,i wld greatly appreciate. Note: Dan told me that all international airlines have huge fees on award travel,not so w/ the american airlines.
This may help:
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/18750
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on January 11, 2012, 03:44:27 AM
Im trying to fly from JFK to Melbourne,Australia.mon feb 20/21 to tues feb 28-to sydney, and coming back to JFK wed feb 29. I have 200,000 AMEX MR points and im trying to transfer to an airline/book a ticket directly thru AMEX. Quantas (92,00) gave me a flight w/ a $650 :o booking/surcharge fee.Air Canada(80,000) gave me a (25 hr flying time,this isnt the 80s...) flight w/ a stopover in beijing and could only get me to sydney-($200 surcharge). British has the same fee as quantas-$650.  Delta would be 120,000 miles,but cant stop in sydney, and $150 surcharge. Cant even transfer to american,so im rlly stuck.
If anyone can help,i wld greatly appreciate. Note: Dan told me that all international airlines have huge fees on award travel,not so w/ the american airlines.
With Delta you can add on the domestic segment as well.

Also consider V Australia on the long leg.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: ChAiM'l on January 12, 2012, 06:12:06 AM
Can anyone help with this one? Thanks

Multi city
Non-stop

Segment 1
From: LHR
To: NYC (any)
Date: June 3 2012

Segment 2
From: NYC (any)
To: TLV
Date: June 5 2012

Segment 3
From: TLV
To: London (any)
Date: June 11 2012

Class: Business

Seats: 1

Alliance/Airline: No preference
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on January 12, 2012, 09:39:46 AM
Looking for 6 tickets Tlv for Pesach.
4 over age 12
2 under 12
Dates going: April 2 or 3
Returning: April 16

One way/Round trip:R/T
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: JFK/EWR
To: Tlv
Departure dates:   4/2/12 or 4/3/12
Return airports: JFK/EWR
Return dates:  4/16/12
Class:  Any
Seats: 6
Alliance/Airline :Any

I have 100k Spg maybe good for at least 1/2 tickets by transferring
To top off to any airline I also have a few
Ur-AA-Avois-Co-Delta-Hilton points-Marriott Points-
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Wolf on January 12, 2012, 01:58:07 PM
Need roundtrip ticket to israel with a stop in waw for 1.5 days on way back
One way/Round trip:Roundtrip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:On way home stopover in poland for 1.5 days.
From: NYC
To: TLV
Departure dates: JAN 28 2012 Late evening
Return airports: any
Return dates: Jan 30 tlv to waw, Feb 1 2012, from WAW to NYC
Class: Coach
Seats: 8
Alliance/Airline: Skyteam/Star aliance/oneworld
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on January 13, 2012, 02:01:04 PM
Round trip:
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:any
From: NYC
To: TLV
Departure dates:Any week in jan-feb
Return dates: (week later) pref sunday-sunday
Class: coach
Seats:2
Alliance/Airline:any

thanx

basically looking for cheapest ticket for a weeks stay anytime in the next month
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yeshivaman on January 13, 2012, 02:59:31 PM
One way/Round trip:Roundtrip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:Any
From: NYC (all airports, including philly)
To: TLV
Departure dates: Feb 11 late (motzei shabbos) or the 12th 2012
Return dates: feb 20-22 whatvers cheapest
Class: Coach/ business
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: have 300k aa 70k spg and 210k ba

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: lybbtthl on January 13, 2012, 03:32:59 PM
One way/Round trip: Roundtrip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: LAX
To: MEL
Departure dates: Feb 20
Return dates: Feb 27
Class: Coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Any; Have 100K AMEX (Plat) MR, want cheapest taxes, don't care to use all the points

I tried BA but they want approx $650 taxes (co-pay) that's just too much to pay for a free ticket
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: mb on January 15, 2012, 09:19:57 PM
Hey - looking to book the following itinerary.  Any help is appreciated.

8/13/12 - NYC-BCN
8/15/12 - BCN-TLV
8/19/12 - TLV-BCN
8/26/12 - BCN-NYC

I am taking a cruise departing BCN on 8/19 and returning 8/26 and would like to spend Shabbos in Jerusalem.  I am looking to do the above itinerary in business/first and am a party of 2.  I already have Delta and Continental on hold the NYC-BCN roundtrip portion, both were same price, 100g/person.

Would love to do this itinerary all on miles.  I have 500g CO miles, 150g UR and 200g Delta.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: joeb1 on January 15, 2012, 11:21:40 PM
Hey I need 2 business class award tickets DIRECT from TLV-EWR/JFK round trip and no stopovers pls. i have all the miles from every airline.( delta/continental chase amex, american etc)
Depart Wed March 14  tlv-nyc
Return Wed April  18   nyc-tlv

AM A Drop FLEXIBLE (+/- 2 days)
THANK YOU
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: APoshiterYid on January 16, 2012, 08:50:46 PM
One way/Round trip: RT
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: NYC (not EWR)
To: YYC
Departure dates: Between 3/20-3/24
Return dates: 4/20 (Or 4/19, if Shabbos is a concern)
Class: Any
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Any

Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on January 19, 2012, 02:34:09 PM
Round trip:
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:any
From: NYC
To: TLV
Departure dates: 1/23/12
Return dates: 1/31/12
Class: coach
Seats:2
Alliance/Airline:any

+-few days

THANX
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: droren on January 19, 2012, 03:30:48 PM

Round trip: (but actually need only one way TLV-BOS)
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:One stop
From: TLV
To: BOS
Departure dates: 5/17/12 (only this day)
Return dates: anytime...
Class: coach
Seats:2 (have miles to buy one way ticket for me, looking for cheapest price for my wife)
Alliance/Airline: Star alliance (LUF or CO)

Thank you!!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: dealer on January 19, 2012, 05:49:07 PM
Round trip: (but actually need only one way TLV-BOS)
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:One stop
From: TLV
To: BOS
Departure dates: 5/17/12 (only this day)
Return dates: anytime...
Class: coach
Seats:2 (have miles to buy one way ticket for me, looking for cheapest price for my wife)
Alliance/Airline: Star alliance (LUF or CO)

Thank you!!

17 May 2012 LX         257     TLV   05:00     ZRH   08:20     333 
17 May 2012  -> LX     52      ZRH   17:40     BOS   20:00     333 

or


17 May 2012 LH         691     TLV   05:00     FRA   08:30     346 
17 May 2012  -> LH     420     FRA   18:15     BOS   20:30     343 










Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: champ1ons26 on January 19, 2012, 09:42:51 PM
One way feb 19 from nyc to fll thanx in advance
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: droren on January 20, 2012, 03:23:47 PM
17 May 2012 LX         257     TLV   05:00     ZRH   08:20     333 
17 May 2012  -> LX     52      ZRH   17:40     BOS   20:00     333 

or


17 May 2012 LH         691     TLV   05:00     FRA   08:30     346 
17 May 2012  -> LH     420     FRA   18:15     BOS   20:30     343

What is LX?
Is that only one way? I can't find a way to get this route on kayak.com....

THANK YOU!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on January 20, 2012, 03:26:12 PM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=13317
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: droren on January 20, 2012, 04:58:36 PM
Thanks -
I decided to take the LX flight

   Take-off   Thu 5:00a   TLV   Tel Aviv Yafo, Israel
    Landing   Thu 8:20a   ZRH   Zurich, Switzerland
 
    SWISS – Flight 52    8h 20m
    Take-off   Thu 5:40p   ZRH   Zurich, Switzerland
    Landing   Thu 8:00p   BOS   Boston, MA

Can someone please find me flight back to combo for the cheapest round trip?(and I don't plan to take the flight back...)

Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: droren on January 21, 2012, 11:25:12 AM
I would highly appreciate if someone can help me to find the cheapest return(any time...) for this flight

Depart:
5:00 a.m.
Thu., May. 17, 2012
Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV)
Arrive:
8:30 a.m.
Thu., May. 17, 2012
Frankfurt, Germany (FRA)
Flight Time:
4 hr 30 mn   
Flight: LH691
Operated by Lufthansa.
Aircraft: Airbus A340-600

Change Planes. Connect time in Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) is 9 hours 45 minutes.
Depart:
6:15 p.m.
Thu., May. 17, 2012
Frankfurt, Germany (FRA)
Arrive:
8:35 p.m.
Thu., May. 17, 2012
Boston, MA (BOS)
Flight Time:
8 hr 20 mn


THANK YOU!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Ed on January 23, 2012, 12:46:29 AM
I have a wedding in Mexico City mid May (want to fly May 10th-14th, NYC-MEX-NYC) and would like to use some BA miles, however cant figure out how to go about booking as this route doesn't show up on Avios site, and on the AA site the only flights available when using points have 2 stopovers. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cbs on January 23, 2012, 11:00:01 AM
ticket for a friend:
FIH - NYC
stopover in paris or brussles - longer the stopover the better
Feb 22 or 23 must arrive in NYC by 24th afternoon.

has a lil more than 100k with US flex perks.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: RJ898 on January 23, 2012, 01:30:00 PM
One way/Round trip: Round Trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: All airports from which you can depart: NYC - Any
To: All airports which you can arrive at. For multiple destinations, just keep adding this line OGG, JHM, LIH, KOA, ITO
Departure dates: All possible dates that you can depart on. Please be as specific as possible. Cheapest time in May
Return airports: If different from 'To' line. Delete this line for One way tickets NYC - Any
Return dates: Delete this line for One way tickets Cheapest time in May
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any - Would like Biz but any is fine
Seats: Total number of people traveling over the age of 2 2
Alliance/Airline: What airline or alliance are you looking to fly with - no prefrence

Starwood: 110,000
Ultimate Rewards: 50, 000
Avios: 125,000
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Moishebatchy on January 23, 2012, 02:23:33 PM
One way/Round trip: OW
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: 1
From: TLV
To: Toronto (YYZ or other)
Date: March 18 through 25 (any date)
Class: Business
Seats: 3
Alliance/Airline: Any

Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Shmelly on January 25, 2012, 11:16:04 PM
One way/Round trip: RT
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: Any NYC
To: TLV
Departure dates: Any non yom tov time in the next 6 months
Return airports: Any NYC
Return dates: 1-2 weeks after departure
Class: Any (that my points can afford)
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: I have 80K Continental, 50K United, 80K Ultimate Rewards, and 26K Starwood.

If anyone has booked any award tickets to Israel at any time this upcoming year please let me know. TIA!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: flyingace on January 25, 2012, 11:23:35 PM
One way/Round trip: RT
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: Any NYC
To: TLV
Departure dates: Any non yom tov time in the next 6 months
Return airports: Any NYC
Return dates: 1-2 weeks after departure
Class: Any (that my points can afford)
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: I have 80K Continental, 80K Ultimate Rewards, and 26K Starwood.

If anyone has booked any award tickets to Israel at any time this upcoming year please let me know. TIA!
What have you checked so far? CO has plenty of availability for two in coach all February.  Onepass and UR can get you two coach at 80,000 each.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: muttman on January 26, 2012, 06:38:01 PM
One way/Round trip: RT
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: 1
From: YYZ
To: Miami
Departure dates: 2/7 or 2/8
Return airports: YYZ
Return dates: 2/12
Class: Any (that my points can afford)
Seats: 5
Alliance/Airline: One world, preferably with British airway points.


Notes: I was able to make the booking withe AA for 187500 points and over $800, I have that on hold. I tried to book the same itinerary with BA but the CSR said that they are not available.

All help will be greatly appreciated
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mocha on January 26, 2012, 07:25:40 PM
When I do a one way from JFK-LIH there is very limited availability in Milesaaver. But if I break up the trip and search JFK-LAX LAX-LIH I see it available. I remember it being reported that this can be pushed through. What do i say?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on January 26, 2012, 09:53:59 PM
When I do a one way from JFK-LIH there is very limited availability in Milesaaver. But if I break up the trip and search JFK-LAX LAX-LIH I see it available. I remember it being reported that this can be pushed through. What do i say?
PUTPAC.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yoko on January 28, 2012, 09:28:33 PM
One way/Round trip: Round Tip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Non Stop
From: EWR
To: Cancun
Departure dates: FEB 5
Return airports: EWR
Return dates: FEB 9
Class:
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: No preference

85,000 SPG points - Gold
60,000 Avios
52,000 Rapid Rewards
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mocha on January 28, 2012, 09:45:01 PM
One way/Round trip: Round Tip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Non Stop
From: EWR
To: Cancun
Departure dates: FEB 5
Return airports: EWR
Return dates: FEB 9
Class:
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: No preference
Should be able to do it all through avios. PUTAC BA

AA is showing availability in Milesaaver

JFK-CUN 6:30 PM - 9:55 PM
Cabin: Economy


CUN-JFK 4:35 PM - 9:30 PM
Cabin: Economy
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yoko on January 28, 2012, 10:48:14 PM
I would like to try to get a flight that leaves early Sunday morning so that i don't lose the day.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mocha on January 30, 2012, 11:21:18 AM
I would like to try to get a flight that leaves early Sunday morning so that i don't lose the day.
You can transfer 27k SPG to Aeroplan to book..
 
CO from EWR-CUN Sun. Feb 5, 2012 Dep. 09:03 Arr. 12:35

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Kal on January 31, 2012, 02:55:31 AM
One way/Round trip: Round Trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: All airports from which you can depart: NYC
To: All airports which you can arrive at. For multiple destinations, just keep adding this line: SJO
Departure dates: All possible dates that you can depart on. Please be as specific as possible. February 12-17 preferably 16
Return dates: Delete this line for One way tickets: February 20-21
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any: Coach
Total number of people traveling over the age of 2: 1
Alliance/Airline: What airline or alliance are you looking to fly with Have BA, Amex and UR

  Thanks!!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: am32 on January 31, 2012, 07:12:27 PM
One way/Round trip: Round Trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: All airports from which you can depart: Chicago, Detroit
To: All airports which you can arrive at. For multiple destinations, just keep adding this line: Hanoi, Vietnam (HAN)
Departure dates: All possible dates that you can depart on. Please be as specific as possible. April 15-16
Return dates: Delete this line for One way tickets: April 19
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any: Coach/Business
Total number of people traveling over the age of 2: 1
Alliance/Airline: UR or DL SkyMiles
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: plane.love on February 03, 2012, 01:14:40 PM
One way/Round trip: Round Trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Max 1
From: All airports from which you can depart: NYC
To: GRU Brazi
Departure dates: FEb 6
Return dates: Feb 8th
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any: First/Biz
Total number of people traveling over the age of 2: 1
Alliance/Airline: Amex,AA,ba
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: plane.love on February 05, 2012, 12:29:46 PM
One way/Round trip: Round Trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Max 1

 GRU Brazil To NYC

 Feb 8th
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any: First/Biz
Total number of people traveling over the age of 2: 1
Alliance/Airline: Amex,AA,ba

I found a way there...just need a way back. I wanted to do ACA via Aeroplan but MR are not transferring now

One way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Max 1
From: All airports from which you can depart: NYC
To: GRU Brazi
Departure dates: FEb 6
Return dates: Feb 8th
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any: First/Biz
Total number of people traveling over the age of 2: 1
Alliance/Airline: Amex,AA,ba

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: mike on February 06, 2012, 04:59:43 AM
Can anyone help with this one? Thanks

Multi city

Segment 1
Non-stop
From: NYC (any) or EWR
To: London (any)
Date: July 2 2012

Segment 2
Non-stop
From: London (any)
To: ZRH =Zurich
Date: July 5 2012

Segment 3
Maximum stops/1
From: ZRH =Zurich
To: NYC (any) or EWR
Date: July 11 2012

Class: first

Seats: 2

Alliance/Airline: No preference have miles @ AA, AMEX, BA AVIOS, CO, Delta, some SPG

tried BA they want fees of $1738.22 and 276,000 points togather for 2 seats.

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: lybbtthl on February 08, 2012, 02:18:19 AM
Since this is a Multi city trip I'm going to have to use a different format for the post.

I am looking to fly from MEL to LHR on 03/28 or 03/29 (max 1 stop)
then from LHR to NYC on 04/02 (non stop)
and then from NYC to MEL on 04/03 (max 1 stop)

All in business class (or at the very least premium economy).
I have approx 425,000 Qantas miles to use.
I don't care what airline I fly.

I know my trip is pretty specific so what are my options?

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: thaber on February 08, 2012, 03:48:02 PM
Round trip:
Stops - as few as possible
From: lax
To: tlv
Departure dates: I have to be there latest mid afternoon on March 29th, so I can leave 29th or 27th if I need to
Return airports: same
Return dates: March 31st (after shabbos) or April 1st
Class:Any
Seats: 1, maybe 2
Alliance/Airline: I have 100K+ miles on AA, CO, BA and - close to 600K UR points

I love you guys!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Ergel on February 09, 2012, 02:10:03 PM

Round trip
Stops - 1
From: ord
To: tlv
Departure dates: June 12
Return airports: same
Return dates: motz"sh June 16
Class:business/first
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Using MR points. Don't mind YQ
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 09, 2012, 08:55:37 PM
Round trip
Stops - 1
From: ord
To: tlv
Departure dates: June 12
Return airports: same
Return dates: motz"sh June 16
Class:business/first
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Using MR points. Don't mind YQ
try Flying Blue
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Ergel on February 10, 2012, 02:43:52 AM
try Flying Blue

Tried and didn't find anything
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 10, 2012, 02:47:30 AM
Try the LX ORD-ZRH thru AC AP miles (no YQ).
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Ergel on February 10, 2012, 09:44:02 AM
Try the LX ORD-ZRH thru AC AP miles (no YQ).

That's what I tried first. No availability
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 10, 2012, 09:50:32 AM
They release later, but I know that doesn't help much. Maybe thru M&M somehow
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on February 10, 2012, 10:10:19 AM

One way/Round trip: One way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: TLV
To: NYC
Departure dates:3/19,3/20,3/21
Class: Coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: any
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on February 10, 2012, 12:33:25 PM
Round trip
Stops - 1
From: ord
To: tlv
Departure dates: June 12
Return airports: same
Return dates: motz"sh June 16
Class:business/first
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Using MR points. Don't mind YQ
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: moko on February 10, 2012, 03:36:57 PM
Round trip
Maximum stops: 1 
From: TLV
To: ORD
Departure dates: May 15  +/- 1 day
Return dates: May 29 +/- 1 day
Class: First/Business
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: star alliance
i am having a hard time finding any return availability
(prefer lie-flat seats)
thanx
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: hudi123 on February 12, 2012, 02:39:25 PM
One way/Round trip: round trp
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: 1 even 2 stops
From:   prefer ewr or jfk phl
To:  tlv
Departure dates:april 4 +or- day
Return airports   ewr jfk phl
Return dates: april 15 or 16
Class: prefer business would take coach
Seats: 3 seats plus baby on lap
Alliance/Airline: i have 360000 co miles would like to use them
basically i want to go for pesach i would go a little early or come back few days late if i had to,  i just cant find any flights with mileage.  i heard u can go through turkey or zurich but its  not showing any flights.  if anyone has a few min to help thank u!!!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: syjew on February 13, 2012, 02:22:37 PM
One way/Round trip: Round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:1
From: Anywhere near brooklyn (ex. jfk, ewr etc)
To: PTY PANAMA CITY PANAMA OR ANYTHING IN VICINITY
Departure dates: March 9 (if possible to land before Shabbat), March 10th after Shabbat, or March 11th(morning only)
Return airports: same
Return dates: March 12th or 13th
Class: Any
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: I have 50,000 MileagePlus Points and 50,000 chase sapphire points

I can also pay cash if that makes more sense
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: moko on February 13, 2012, 10:45:13 PM
Round trip
Maximum stops: 1 
From: TLV
To: ORD
Departure dates: May 15  +/- 1 day
Return dates: May 29 +/- 1 day
Class: First/Business
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline:CO/UA miles- star alliance
i am having a hard time finding any return availability
(prefer lie-flat seats)
thanx
bump
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 15, 2012, 09:39:45 AM
One way/Round trip: One way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: TLV
To: NYC
Departure dates:3/19,3/20,3/21
Class: Coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: any
on 19-20 EF is showing LX
LX257 05:30-0850 zurich
LX16 0955-1400 / LX14 1300-1700 jfk

its either M&M availability, or *A, (which can be booked from CO etc.) none of the websites are reliable so you have to call CO. Look for the link on the forums so you don't have to wait on hold

I'm flying on the 19th on the TLV-ZRH flight, though I'll be up front.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 15, 2012, 10:59:05 AM
Round trip
Maximum stops: 1 
From: TLV
To: ORD
Departure dates: May 15  +/- 1 day
Return dates: May 29 +/- 1 day
Class: First/Business
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: star alliance
i am having a hard time finding any return availability
(prefer lie-flat seats)
thanx
Lots of availability on LX in coach
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 15, 2012, 11:14:43 AM
One way/Round trip: round trp
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: 1 even 2 stops
From:   prefer ewr or jfk phl
To:  tlv
Departure dates:april 4 +or- day
Return airports   ewr jfk phl
Return dates: april 15 or 16
Class: prefer business would take coach
Seats: 3 seats plus baby on lap
Alliance/Airline: i have 360000 co miles would like to use them
basically i want to go for pesach i would go a little early or come back few days late if i had to,  i just cant find any flights with mileage.  i heard u can go through turkey or zurich but its  not showing any flights.  if anyone has a few min to help thank u!!!
Coach is available for 80,000 CO miles per person on Swiss with a stopover in Zurich. many flights on your specific dates. CO.com doesn't always list Swiss flights so you might have to call Continental. Search the forum for info the infant
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Shua on February 16, 2012, 12:03:32 AM
One way/Round trip: round trp
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: 1
From:   prefer ewr or jfk
To:  tlv
Departure dates:april 1
Return airports   ewr jfk
Return dates: april 15 or 16
Class: coach
Seats: 3 seats (2 adults 1 2.5 year old)
Alliance/Airline: I only have 140,000 UR. While I know that is not enough for all of us, I wanted to see if I could buy 1 (or maybe 2) tickets and supplement with $
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: moko on February 19, 2012, 09:59:05 AM
Round trip
Maximum stops: 1 
From: TLV
To: ORD
Departure dates: May 15  +/- 1 day
Return dates: May 29 +/- 1 day
Class: First/Business
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: star alliance
i am having a hard time finding any return availability
(prefer lie-flat seats)
thanx
bump
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: hudi123 on February 19, 2012, 07:10:37 PM
One way
From: tlv
To: nyc
Departure dates: april 15
Class:coach
Seats: 3
Alliance/Airline: continental miles
i reserved a one way to tlv for 40k each in coach now i just need a return i just want to get back sometime sun.  if anyone can help me.  (i dont see any availability on swiss for mileage) 
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on February 22, 2012, 12:12:10 AM
One way/Round trip:round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:maximum 1 stop
From: All airports from which you can depart-TLV
To: All airports which you can arrive at. Cleveland Hopkins (CLE) and Akron(CAK)
Departure dates: April 22nd
Return dates: September 23rd
Class: coach
Seats:1
Alliance/Airline: I have starwood points, Amex MR points and Chase UR points (I'm sorry i don't know which alliances these transfer to)

Normally i am a big fan of not asking for help if you can do it yourself, therefore i am embarrassed to say that i have not tried to find an award ticket yet myself. In defense, I've never booked an award ticket and I'm all confused as to the alliances, fuel surcharges and mileage fees as well as who transfers to whom and how that affects both mileage costs and fuel surcharges, I don't know where to start.

While this is no excuse the reason I'm turning to you good souls is because my mother just told me that she is about to purchase this ticket for 1900$ i told her that it would come out much cheaper if i use points and she pays me for their value, she agreed, but doesn't want to wait til i figure out the whole system.

If you guys can help me out i would really appreciate it!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: txtmax4 on February 22, 2012, 02:40:06 AM
Alliance/Airline: I have starwood points, Amex MR points and Chase UR points

i told her that it would come out much cheaper if i use points and she pays me for their value
And what price are you gonna put on the points exactly?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on February 22, 2012, 03:05:14 AM
One way/Round trip:round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:maximum 1 stop
From: All airports from which you can depart-TLV
To: All airports which you can arrive at. Cleveland Hopkins (CLE) and Akron(CAK)
Departure dates: April 22nd
Return dates: September 23rd
Class: coach
Seats:1
Alliance/Airline: I have starwood points, Amex MR points and Chase UR points (I'm sorry i don't know which alliances these transfer to)

Normally i am a big fan of not asking for help if you can do it yourself, therefore i am embarrassed to say that i have not tried to find an award ticket yet myself. In defense, I've never booked an award ticket and I'm all confused as to the alliances, fuel surcharges and mileage fees as well as who transfers to whom and how that affects both mileage costs and fuel surcharges, I don't know where to start.

While this is no excuse the reason I'm turning to you good souls is because my mother just told me that she is about to purchase this ticket for 1900$ i told her that it would come out much cheaper if i use points and she pays me for their value, she agreed, but doesn't want to wait til i figure out the whole system.

If you guys can help me out i would really appreciate it
If you are flexible by a day, bookable on continental.com for 80k miles (transfer from UR) and $50.10

Sun., Apr. 22, 2012 | Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV) to Cleveland, OH (CLE)

Depart: 11:25 a.m. Sun., Apr. 22, 2012 Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV)

Arrive: 4:35 p.m. Sun., Apr. 22, 2012 New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty)

Flight Time: 12 hr 10 mn Flight: CO85 Aircraft: Boeing 777-200ER Fare Class: Economy (X) Meal: Lunch

Change Planes. Connect time in New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty) is 1 hour 33 minutes.

Depart: 6:08 p.m. Sun., Apr. 22, 2012 New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty)

Arrive: 7:49 p.m. Sun., Apr. 22, 2012 Cleveland, OH (CLE)

Flight Time: 1 hr 41 mn

Travel Time: 15 hr 24 mn

Flight: CO9 Aircraft: Boeing 737-900 Fare Class: Economy (XN) Meal: None

Mon., Sep. 24, 2012 | Cleveland, OH (CLE) to Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV)

Depart: 12:20 p.m. Mon., Sep. 24, 2012 Cleveland, OH (CLE)

Arrive: 1:47 p.m. Mon., Sep. 24, 2012 Philadelphia, PA (PHL)

Flight Time: 1 hr 27 mn Flight: CO4759 Operated by CHAUTAUQUA AIRLINES INC DBA CO EXPRESS. Aircraft: Embraer RJ145 Fare Class: Economy (X) Meal: None

Change Planes. Connect time in Philadelphia, PA (PHL) is 2 hours 43 minutes.

Depart: 4:30 p.m. Mon., Sep. 24, 2012 Philadelphia, PA (PHL)

Arrive: 9:30 a.m. +1 Day Tue., Sep. 25, 2012 Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV)

Flight Time: 11 hr 0 mn

Travel Time: 15 hr 10 mn

Flight: US777 Operated by US Airways. Aircraft: Airbus A330-200 Fare Class: Economy (X) Meal: Dinner No Special Meal Offered.


[/quote]
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on February 22, 2012, 08:24:24 AM
And what price are you gonna put on the points exactly?
My personal value system is 2cpp starwood 1.55 cpp UR and 1.5 cpp MR
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on February 22, 2012, 08:27:56 AM
If you are flexible by a day, bookable on continental.com for 80k miles (transfer from UR) and $50.1

Thank you!!
i have to see if that change works
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Sammy82 on February 22, 2012, 09:11:18 AM
One way/Round trip: 1 way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: any (but prefer non-stop)
From: Toronto
To: BWI or Dulles
Departure dates: 6/21 as early as possible or a very late 6/20 flight (after 11)
Class: Any
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: Any. I have BA, AA, CO, southwest miles
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on February 22, 2012, 11:15:37 AM
Yikes, i just realized that i mixed up the origin and destination for each way, she needs to go TO TLV on april 22nd and return TO CLE on september 23rd!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on February 22, 2012, 02:44:11 PM
there, i fixed it!

One way/Round trip:round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:maximum 1 stop
From: All airports from which you can depart-Cleveland Hopkins (CLE) and Akron(CAK)
To: All airports which you can arrive at. TLV
Departure dates: April 22nd/23rd
Return dates: September 23rd/24th
Class: coach
Seats:1
Alliance/Airline: I have starwood points, Amex MR points and Chase UR points (I'm sorry i don't know which alliances these transfer to)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Sammy82 on February 22, 2012, 10:55:28 PM
One way/Round trip: 1 way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: any (but prefer non-stop)
From: Toronto
To: BWI or Dulles
Departure dates: 6/21 as early as possible or a very late 6/20 flight (after 11)
Class: Any
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: Any. I have BA, AA, CO, southwest miles
Bump
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: txtmax4 on February 23, 2012, 02:14:26 AM
I'm looking for the following two items, independent of each other. NOTE: Will reward, PM me for details.

1)NYC-TLV as much as posible in BIZ, will settle for coach when BIZ not available. 2 passengers.
Outbound: Mar 3 (or 4 early)
Return: Mar 11 or 12.

2) NYC-LON 2 passengers in BIZ (will settle for coach when biz not available), 3 passengers on coach. Must be all 5 on same flight.

Outbound: Feb 27 (the later the better).
Return: Mar 11

Normal stopovers can be considered.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 23, 2012, 02:21:42 PM
Preference for *A, but will take any.
EWR-TLV (OW)

1 J seat

June 24 - 27

excl. CO EasyPass

only thing I can find is IB, but thats both out of JFK and A320 to TLV
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 23, 2012, 03:23:12 PM
I'm looking for the following two items, independent of each other. NOTE: Will reward, PM me for details.

1)NYC-TLV as much as posible in BIZ, will settle for coach when BIZ not available. 2 passengers.
Outbound: Mar 3 (or 4 early)
Return: Mar 11 or 12.

2) NYC-LON 2 passengers in BIZ (will settle for coach when biz not available), 3 passengers on coach. Must be all 5 on same flight.

Outbound: Feb 27 (the later the better).
Return: Mar 11

Normal stopovers can be considered.
March 3rd is Shabbos. Does this have to be after shabbos?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on February 23, 2012, 04:31:36 PM
Preference for *A, but will take any.
EWR-TLV (OW)

1 J seat

June 24 - 27

excl. CO EasyPass

only thing I can find is IB, but thats both out of JFK and A320 to TLV
Sometimes award seats dont open that far in advance
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: rab on February 23, 2012, 05:16:12 PM
NYC-TLV
MAR. 14-26 +- 1 day
Economy
*A
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 23, 2012, 05:27:55 PM
NYC-TLV
MAR. 14-26 +- 1 day
Economy
*A
just sell your miles and buy a ticket. never worth it otherwise
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on February 23, 2012, 10:42:17 PM


One way/Round trip:round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:maximum 1 stop
From: All airports from which you can depart-Cleveland Hopkins (CLE) and Akron(CAK)
To: All airports which you can arrive at. TLV
Departure dates: April 22nd/23rd
Return dates: September 23rd/24th
Class: coach
Seats:1
Alliance/Airline: I have starwood points, Amex MR points and Chase UR points and CO/UA points (I'm sorry i don't know which alliances these transfer to)

Bump!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on February 23, 2012, 10:56:52 PM
80K CO/UA/UR in coach:

04/23 US2653, CLE-CLT, 1:45pm-3:20pm
1:50 connection in Charlotte
04/23 LH429, CLT-MUC, 5:10pm-7:50am+1
1:30 connection in Munich
04/24 LH688, MUC-TLV, 9:20am-2:05pm

09/23 CO91, TLV-EWR, 10:40pm-4:50am+1
1:35 connection in Newark
09/24 CO1705, EWR-CLE 6:25am-8:00am
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: tripper on February 25, 2012, 08:58:31 PM
Hi,
Looking for 2 seats nyc-tlv departing july 8-11 returning aug. 12-16
I have up to 90,000 Amex for economy or 120,000 Amex for Business.
Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: tripper on February 25, 2012, 09:22:37 PM
I found continental. total need 200,000 miles. how many amex miles would i need to transfer to ANA for such a reward?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: withthanks on February 26, 2012, 12:17:39 AM
One way/Round trip: RT
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: 1
From: All airports from which you can depart: JFK/LGA/EWR
To: All airports which you can arrive at. CZM
Departure dates:  7/9/2012
Return airports:  JFK/LGA/EWR

Class: Coach
Seats: Total number of people traveling over the age of 2: 10 Adults 1 infant
Alliance/Airline: Any airline, membership reward points
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on February 26, 2012, 02:45:51 AM
One way/Round trip: RT
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: 1
From: All airports from which you can depart: JFK/LGA/EWR
To: All airports which you can arrive at. CZM
Departure dates:  7/9/2012
Return airports:  JFK/LGA/EWR

Class: Coach
Seats: Total number of people traveling over the age of 2: 10 Adults 1 infant
Alliance/Airline: Any airline, membership reward points
Return date?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: withthanks on February 26, 2012, 04:03:46 AM
July 18
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: satturn on February 27, 2012, 04:23:00 PM

One way/Round trip: RT
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: any would like to have a full day stopover in some European country on the departure only.
From: All airports from which you can depart: TLV
To: All airports which you can arrive at. JFk/EWR/LGA
Departure dates:  6/17/12
Return Airports: JFK/EWR/LGA
Return Date: 8/22/12

Class: Coach
Seats: Total number of people traveling over the age of 2: 2 Adults 1 infant
Alliance/Airline: Any airline, UR points, continental, united..etc....

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sky121 on February 27, 2012, 09:15:18 PM
Roundtrip

From: DTW, YQG
To: YYJ
May 6-May 10 or April 29-May 3
Class: Any
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: AA, Delta, CO
looking for the shortest trip with no more than 35,000 miles per ticket.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: moko on February 27, 2012, 11:12:24 PM
Round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: 2
From: TLV
To: ORD
Departure dates: 5/14, 5/15, 5/16 - preferably 5/15
Return airports: same
Return dates: 5/28, 5/29, 5/30 - preferably 5/29
Class:Business
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: AA miles, UA/CO miles
i would be willing to do one way on star alliance and one way on one world
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on February 27, 2012, 11:15:12 PM
Bump!
80K CO/UA/UR in coach:

04/23 US2653, CLE-CLT, 1:45pm-3:20pm
1:50 connection in Charlotte
04/23 LH429, CLT-MUC, 5:10pm-7:50am+1
1:30 connection in Munich
04/24 LH688, MUC-TLV, 9:20am-2:05pm

09/23 CO91, TLV-EWR, 10:40pm-4:50am+1
1:35 connection in Newark
09/24 CO1705, EWR-CLE 6:25am-8:00am
You're welcome :P
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on February 28, 2012, 12:58:29 AM
 :-[ I'm sorry, that was plain old rude!  :-[

Thank you very much for taking the time to help me i really appreciate it!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: rcarentals on February 28, 2012, 03:34:10 PM
i have 110,000 MR points, and just got accepted for the chase sapphire and continental onepass cards, so potentially in 2 weeks or less i can have 100,000 points. (i may also get approved for the united one so maybe another 50,000 there too)
i also have 60,000 qantas miles.

round trip, preferrably round the world

DEP: April 1 /  EZE - SYD
RTN: April 29 / SYD - EZE

how do i do it best?
cheapest? or business?
what are my best options?
btw this will be my first award ticket from credit cards!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: mclovin on February 28, 2012, 07:18:55 PM
Round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: any
From: TLV
To: ny
Departure dates: 3/10/12 or 3/11/12 (early morning- has to make a wedding sunday night)
Return airports: same
Return dates:  3/21/12 or 3/13 or 3/14
Class:coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: oneworld/aa miles
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Traveler718 on February 29, 2012, 05:14:26 PM
Roundtrip

From: JFK (preferred, but EWR is doable)
To: TLV
Prefer non-stop, max stops: 1
March 14-20
Class: Coach
Seats: 1

Currently have: 57K Continental, 97K SPG, 27K Delta, 80K AA, 103K BA Avios

I have no idea how to figure out my options, so any assistance would be greatly appreciated - thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Traveler718 on March 01, 2012, 01:44:43 PM
Bump - anyone? Please help!

Roundtrip

From: JFK (preferred, but EWR is doable)
To: TLV
Prefer non-stop, max stops: 1
March 14-20/21
Class: Coach
Seats: 1

Currently have: 57K Continental, 97K SPG, 27K Delta, 80K AA, 103K BA Avios

I'm confused and overwhelmed by all of the options, so any assistance would be greatly appreciated - thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: saacman5033 on March 02, 2012, 08:57:15 PM
Bump - anyone? Please help!

Roundtrip

From: JFK (preferred, but EWR is doable)
To: TLV
Prefer non-stop, max stops: 1
March 14-20/21
Class: Coach
Seats: 1

Currently have: 57K Continental, 97K SPG, 27K Delta, 80K AA, 103K BA Avios

I'm confused and overwhelmed by all of the options, so any assistance would be greatly appreciated - thanks!

Not exact dates but here goes:


Outbound - Thursday 15 March 2012 (34.5k BA or 45k AA)
22:30, 03/15/2012 RJ0262 JFK-AMM; 22:15, 03/16/2012 RJ0340 AMM-TLV

Inbound- Friday 23 March 2012 (40k CO)

10:45, 03/23/2012 TK785 TLV-IST; 17:40, 03/23/2012 TK11 IST-JFK

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: thaber on March 04, 2012, 01:35:34 AM
Round trip:
Stops - as few as possible
From: lax
To: tlv
Departure dates: I have to be there latest mid afternoon on March 29th, so I can leave 29th or 27th if I need to
Return airports: same
Return dates: March 31st (after shabbos) or April 1st
Class:Any
Seats: 1, maybe 2
Alliance/Airline: I have 100K+ miles on AA, CO, BA and - close to 600K UR points

I love you guys!

Just to update - I splurged on the only thing available, got round trip in first (lie flat) on continental/ united, for 300K, which I transferred from UR.
UR has been good to me, got 70K in bonus points last month :)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Kal on March 05, 2012, 11:32:57 AM
One-way
From: TLV
To: CDG
Prefer non-stop, max stops: 1
April 15-16
Class: Coach
Seats: 2
Have Amex and UR points
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Jorjito11 on March 05, 2012, 12:25:41 PM
Roundtrip

From: JFK
To: FCO
Prefer non-stop, max stops: 1
April - 3 To 23 Flexibile
Class: Coach
Seats: 1
I have AA Miles
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on March 05, 2012, 03:21:40 PM
Hi, wondering if someone can help me out here.  If I'm posting in the wrong thread, please let me know where this belongs..

I need to book tickets for acquaintances coming in to NYC from Mel. Austr. after Pesach and to return before Shavuos.

Now, the first factor I need to take into consideration is, that they want to stop in LA for a few days on the way to NYC (most flights anyways stopover in LA, so its just a matter of having a longer stopover).  The second factor is that they want to be in Detroit MI for 2 weeks sometime - preferably in the beginning of their stay.

So before I embark on searching for a ticket, I'm trying to figure out if in such a case as this one -where you may have a few stopovers, is it cheaper to buy miles and then just use 2 stopovers on the way in to NYC (one in LA and one in Detroit) for as long as you like?
If so, which mileage program?

Also, an advantage with mileage is that its all on only one ticket/reservation = less confusion.

Or is it cheaper to buy a RT ticket MEL-NYC-MEL with the regular connection in LA extended to a few days (does that cost ex$tra?), and then buy a separate domestic ticket NYC-Detroit?

In summary, is it cheaper to buy?  Or cheaper to buy miles and use them?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: SGF on March 06, 2012, 05:59:13 PM
looking for a one way
From: JFK (nonstop) or PHL (1 stop)
To: GRU
Departure dates:. March 18
Class: First/Business
Alliance/Airline: One world / sky team
up to 100K on Sky team and 75K on one world

Thanx
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: DansDeals.Fan on March 07, 2012, 11:37:52 AM
Return trip
From: BRU
To: NYC
Departure dates:. March 15 (after 15:00)
Return: march 18
Class: economy
Alliance/Airline: aadvantage miles
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: DansDeals.Fan on March 11, 2012, 03:11:57 PM
farvus shluft yeder
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on March 12, 2012, 03:54:36 AM
farvus shluft yeder
Ich hub der zelbe shaileh?
Vus iz geshein do?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on March 12, 2012, 08:12:08 AM
Ain chodosh tachas hashemesh. We can't create availability where there is none. If you followed the instructions in the OP it is safe to assume that you searched BA or Qantas. Not much anything can do for you at this point
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: qwerty on March 12, 2012, 08:21:39 AM
From: yul
To: cle
Prefer non-stop, max stops: 1
April -25 or 26
Class: Coach
Seats: 2
I have bA Miles
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: qwerty on March 12, 2012, 08:25:16 AM
also if i use american airlines with my ba points how much do the charge per bag?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on March 12, 2012, 08:56:28 AM
also if i use american airlines with my ba points how much do the charge per bag?
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/17034
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Drago on March 13, 2012, 07:18:25 AM
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/17034

For some reason, when I'm booking a tik from CLE to NYC on BA, they're giving me this text on the confirmation screen

Checked baggage per passenger
Adults and children: 2 bags at 23kg (51lbs) per bag

•There are restrictions on what you may pack and on the dimensions of your bags.
•You may be charged for extra or overweight bags.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Drago on March 13, 2012, 07:20:18 AM
I need some help. As I posted here, http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=12530.msg197621#msg197621, I need some way to get from NYC to CLE on Thursday evening, 3/22.

I have miles in basically every program.

I can book using Avios for one-way from Cle to NYC on 3/26 for my return ticket.

Who can I book on for one direction from NYC to Cle on 3/22 in the evening after 8?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: TC610 on March 13, 2012, 01:16:21 PM
For some reason, when I'm booking a tik from CLE to NYC on BA, they're giving me this text on the confirmation screen

Checked baggage per passenger
Adults and children: 2 bags at 23kg (51lbs) per bag

•There are restrictions on what you may pack and on the dimensions of your bags.
•You may be charged for extra or overweight bags.


There should have been some more information about other carriers.  My confirmation screen from yesterday showed the following:


Checked baggage per passenger

Adults and children: 2 bags at 23kg (51lbs) per bag

    There are restrictions on what you may pack and on the dimensions of your bags.
    You may be charged for extra or overweight bags.

    British Airways baggage information
    Baggage Charges

Different baggage charges and restrictions may apply on other airlines. Please see the operating airline's website for information.

    American Eagle On Behalf Of American Airlines


Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yo on March 13, 2012, 01:26:55 PM
i need first class jfk to lax march 14th leaving around 7am and coming back 9 pm nonstop
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yo on March 13, 2012, 02:49:30 PM
what do we have folks i checked continental and aa anything more
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on March 13, 2012, 02:54:09 PM
Wed., Mar. 14, 2012 | New York, NY (JFK) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Depart:
6:30 a.m.
Wed., Mar. 14, 2012
New York, NY (JFK)
   
Arrive:
9:55 a.m.
Wed., Mar. 14, 2012
Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
   Travel Time:
6 hr 25 mn    
Flight: UA891
Aircraft: Boeing 757-200
Fare Class: United Business (I)
Meal: Food for Purchase
No Special Meal Offered.


Wed., Mar. 14, 2012 | Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to New York, NY (JFK)
Depart:
10:44 p.m.
Wed., Mar. 14, 2012
Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
   
Arrive:
6:59 a.m. +1 Day
Thu., Mar. 15, 2012
New York, NY (JFK)
   Travel Time:
5 hr 15 mn    
Flight: UA912
Aircraft: Boeing 757-200
Fare Class: United First (O)
Meal: Food and Beverages for Purchase
No Special Meal Offered.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yo on March 13, 2012, 03:12:17 PM
its 70k there and 35k back correct is there anyway i can get the way there for less.. more of concen to me is this a good first class i know on aa i can get flatbeds contientals was junk
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on March 13, 2012, 03:37:26 PM
Huh?  It's 25K there in J and 35K back in F. 

F will be lie-flat, J in angled.

There's also an 8:30am in F going there for 35K.

Book the same UA flight with US miles and they only chagre 25K for F each way.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: ZCN on March 17, 2012, 09:51:23 PM
I'm looking to use BA miles to go to Hawaii from the West Coast (meaning I need lowest award availability on AA or Alaska ) this August or December. In August, I'm looking to go Aug. 5-9. or 12-16. or 19-23.
 If going in December I want to go Dec. 16-20.
 
I would prefer to end up in LIH but if I need to I will just use CO miles to hop there, so I'm open to landing at any airport in Hawaii. I've looked at both AA and Alaska for those dates but can't find anything. Again, I'm looking for the lowest award on AA or Alaska.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sun365 on March 20, 2012, 08:38:01 AM
One way/Round trip: Round
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any (though the fewer the better)
From: Miami/MIA (but if no choice I can do NYC)
To: BKK
Departure dates: June-25 - July-5
Return airports: Same as outgoing
Return dates: Aug-1 - Aug-7
Class: Coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: I have points: BA 112,000; AA 99,000; Continental/United 74,000; Saphire 130,000.

Any help greatly appreciated.
thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: meshugener on March 20, 2012, 10:56:03 AM
If the ua site says no more available on the saver award, so I have to book on standard award which is almost double the amount of miles needed, is there a way for a TA or any T site to still be able to grab it?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: mb on March 20, 2012, 12:04:49 PM
One way/Round trip: Round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Prefer non-stop, one-step
From: All airports from which you can depart - NYC
To: All airports which you can arrive at. For multiple destinations, just keep adding this line - BCN or VCE
Departure dates: All possible dates that you can depart on. Please be as specific as possible.  BCN - depart 8/2 or 8/5, return 8/12 or 8/13.  VCE - depart 8/2, 8/5 or 8/6, return 8/13 or 8/14.  Both options are for cruises that I am considering where I would need to be on the boat on 8/5 at 4PM in BCN and 4PM in VCE on 8/5.
Return airports: If different from 'To' line. Delete this line for One way tickets
Return dates: Delete this line for One way tickets
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any - Business/first only
Seats: Total number of people traveling over the age of 2 - 2 people
Alliance/Airline: What airline or alliance are you looking to fly with - Have 500,000 united points, 150,000 UR and 200,000 Delta.  Happy to fly on either one.

Thanks for the help!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: karen on March 22, 2012, 03:08:38 PM
roundtrip:

From: PEK
To: CGQ
Prefer non-stop, max stops: 1
August 15
Class: Coach
Seats: 3
Using Delta miles.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: ganizzy on March 26, 2012, 03:09:42 AM
hi, if anyone wants to do something instead of pesach cleaning

looking for 5 seats roundtrip in economy from los angeles to kiev (kbp)
departing april 2 or 3 (or 4 if we get in on thursday)
returning april 15, 16, or 17 (though prefer mon the 16th)
ok with stops

the reason why i am having issues finding this myself is bec i have miles all over the place

i have: 275,000 delta miles (combined b/w me and spouse - 162, 113)
           240, 000 aa miles (200, 40 in each account)

about 90,000 starwood
about 28,000 membership rewards

thank you
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on March 26, 2012, 08:00:01 PM
roundtrip:

From: PEK
To: CGQ
Prefer non-stop, max stops: 1
August 15
Class: Coach
Seats: 3
Using Delta miles.

Thanks!

Return date?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: karen on March 27, 2012, 10:50:21 PM
Roundtrip:

From: PEK
To: CGQ
Prefer non-stop
August 15-21
Class: Coach
Seats: 3
Using Delta miles.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Am on March 28, 2012, 05:32:01 PM
Looking for flight from philly to lax June 14 evening returning June 16 evening I have avios miles
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: shmooz on March 28, 2012, 06:32:22 PM
RT
Non-stop/Maximum stops:1
From: BWI or WAS
To: ORD
Departure dates:June 21 morning
Return dates: July 18 afternoon
Class: Coach
Seats:  2
Alliance/Airline: Have Avios miles that should be cheapest but dont see availability but maybe am missing something, have other miles eg CO but not sure it makes sense to use 20-25k on this flight.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: rcarentals on March 28, 2012, 06:51:31 PM
return
non stop
eze-jfk 29/03-02/04
jfk-eze 19/04
coach
seats 1
 using avios or more specifically have, MR..
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on April 01, 2012, 03:57:29 PM
Can anyone help me find a ticket for Pesach?!

NO BODY seems to have availability to Miami on Erev Pesach!

All I need is a one way TO Miami..

NYC to Miami area =FLL (best option) or MIA or PBI

Departing ON erev Pesach April 06 in the morning, need to get in time for yom tov...

I have over 60k Avios, lots of Amex MRP, 30k chase UR, and lots of United.

I'm willing to go the extra miles for first class if there's better avail. (as a last resort, but would still rather fly first than go with American Eagle!)

Please, ticket prices are crazy!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: arid on April 01, 2012, 06:55:19 PM
aug 19th from nyc to ogg
aug 27 or 28 from hnl to nyc

would like business class on aa. there is milesaver on the way there. ba says they got nothing. i would rather not use united on this trip

thanks in advance
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on April 01, 2012, 07:19:30 PM
aug 19th from nyc to ogg
aug 27 or 28 from hnl to nyc

would like business class on aa. there is milesaver on the way there. ba says they got nothing. i would rather not use united on this trip

thanks in advance

Ya gotta call up (PUTPAC!), and say you don't find it online, and try to convince them to wave the phone fee..
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: arid on April 01, 2012, 10:17:16 PM
Ya gotta call up (PUTPAC!), and say you don't find it online, and try to convince them to wave the phone fee..


I did call them. . They say no ticket exists
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on April 01, 2012, 10:33:36 PM

I did call them. . They say no ticket exists

hmmm ::)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 01, 2012, 11:40:07 PM
hmmm ::)
Hang up and call again, weird though.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: jschping on April 02, 2012, 12:50:06 PM
Hi,

Can someone help me find a good deal to Israel? Here are the details.

Round trip
Max 1 stop
From: All NYC area airports
To: Ben Gurion
Departure dates: I must arrive June 18th in the morning, or late Jun 17th at night.
Return airports: Back to NYC. Doesn't need to be the same as departing airport.
Return dates: I want to spend two or three weeks there. So July 4th or 5th would be great. But I'm flexible.
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: I have 90K United points, 130K AA points, 40K Delta. I could get more MR points if needed. I am flexible what airline to use. Whatever is cheapest!


Thanks so much!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on April 02, 2012, 01:25:16 PM

I did call them. . They say no ticket exists
Book each leg separately from BA.com
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Thingywingy on April 04, 2012, 05:23:21 PM
Looking to fly Toronto to Phoenix or bid'myeved Tuscon 4/15 morning returning late 4/18 or very early 4/19. I have both CO & AA miles. The real trouble is 1st leg. Earliest flight is 5:48. I'm searching stopping so far nothing. Any specific cities I should check for stop or stam help would be very much appreciated. Thanks.
I found going into Tuscon through Houston & returning through Phoenix but the car rental o/w are crazy unless someone has a deal for one way rentals?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Netster on April 04, 2012, 06:38:08 PM
Looking for CO/UA Award tic NYC-TLV - ideally direct

Dates: between  8/13 - 8/16

Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on April 04, 2012, 06:59:49 PM
Looking for CO/UA Award tic NYC-TLV - ideally direct

Dates: between  8/13 - 8/16

Thanks
Class? Passengers? Please follow the rules
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Netster on April 04, 2012, 07:02:18 PM
either class - 2 pass
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: meshugener on April 04, 2012, 07:59:28 PM
We're in competition. I keep on looking on that, but saver award is either booked or a 15-25hr stopover.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: shmooz on April 05, 2012, 04:01:33 PM
Trying to book a ticket using BA miles in bus. AA.com shows availability but BA.com does not and the rep cant find it either. Is that normal?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on April 05, 2012, 04:42:58 PM
Trying to book a ticket using BA miles in bus. AA.com shows availability but BA.com does not and the rep cant find it either. Is that normal?
Hard to help when you don't post details.
Route/date?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 05, 2012, 04:46:49 PM
Looking to fly Toronto to Phoenix or bid'myeved Tuscon 4/15 morning returning late 4/18 or very early 4/19. I have both CO & AA miles. The real trouble is 1st leg. Earliest flight is 5:48. I'm searching stopping so far nothing. Any specific cities I should check for stop or stam help would be very much appreciated. Thanks.
I found going into Tuscon through Houston & returning through Phoenix but the car rental o/w are crazy unless someone has a deal for one way rentals?
its UA to IAH? YYZ doesn't open (flightwise) until 6:30 (at least that was the case 3-4 months ago) so the plane just sits at the gate until 6:30. Also security only comes in late so don't go early to the airport

Look at the hertz thread, o/w rental shouldn't be an issue.
Pm w ur email address and ill try to help tomorrow.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: shmooz on April 05, 2012, 05:14:18 PM
Hard to help when you don't post details.
Route/date?

dca-ord june 21, 2 seats. AA.com shows availability at 820 am in biz but BA cs says they only have 6 am. Trying your idea of booking in biz at 27k miles which is only 18k mr right now.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Netster on April 05, 2012, 05:21:13 PM
Is there any fees to change a UA award ticket with orgin and destination the same, either changing the date or route?

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Thingywingy on April 05, 2012, 05:44:38 PM
its UA to IAH? YYZ doesn't open (flightwise) until 6:30 (at least that was the case 3-4 months ago) so the plane just sits at the gate until 6:30. Also security only comes in late so don't go early to the airport

Look at the hertz thread, o/w rental shouldn't be an issue.
Pm w ur email address and ill try to help tomorrow.
Whats IAH? Isnt that Houston. Do you mean thats what I currently have for way there yes.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on April 05, 2012, 05:50:35 PM
dca-ord june 21, 2 seats. AA.com shows availability at 820 am in biz but BA cs says they only have 6 am. Trying your idea of booking in biz at 27k miles which is only 18k mr right now.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: shmooz on April 05, 2012, 06:13:57 PM
Hmm, when i inputed 2 passengers it came up as available, but maybe someone grabbed it by the time i called
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: shmooz on April 05, 2012, 06:32:12 PM
on the phone with them does it  make sense that the taxes are 197 for 2 tickets round trip?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: shmooz on April 05, 2012, 06:46:32 PM
on the phone with them does it  make sense that the taxes are 197 for 2 tickets round trip?

Didnt make sense to me, so i questioned them and they came back with $10. Much better.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on April 05, 2012, 07:57:34 PM
on the phone with them does it  make sense that the taxes are 197 for 2 tickets round trip?
Why not book online?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 06, 2012, 12:48:05 AM
Whats IAH? Isnt that Houston. Do you mean thats what I currently have for way there yes.
silly UA won't change the time of that flight, but it won't leave until 6:30. So keep that in mind if you're connecting in Houston...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 10, 2012, 01:30:00 PM
want to go to south america this summer, to say brazil argentina and peru. Only have delta and ua points. Should I increase my aa miles for that region. I will fly from ny
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 10, 2012, 03:48:59 PM
Someone have 80k aeroplan and willing to check YQ for me?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on April 10, 2012, 03:54:19 PM
Someone have 80k aeroplan and willing to check YQ for me?
Should be the same as on a paid flight for the airlines they collect YQ for.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 10, 2012, 03:55:51 PM
Should be the same as on a paid flight for the airlines they collect YQ for.
Thanks, got someone.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 10, 2012, 04:03:34 PM
Should be the same as on a paid flight for the airlines they collect YQ for.
And for the record, after confirming, that aint true, unless LH doesn't charge YQ at all on TLV-FRA which I doubt but won't check.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on April 10, 2012, 04:05:10 PM
And for the record, after confirming, that aint true, unless LH doesn't charge YQ at all on TLV-FRA which I doubt but won't check.
No need to be cryptic, share the info you found out.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 10, 2012, 04:07:56 PM
No need to be cryptic, share the info you found out.
Wasnt being cryptic, just brief. Sorry. No YQ on a TLV-FRA LH flight, so either your statement is incorrect or LH doesn't charge YQ on that route, but I don't care enough to check.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on April 10, 2012, 04:11:42 PM
Wasnt being cryptic, just brief. Sorry. No YQ on a TLV-FRA LH flight, so either your statement is incorrect or LH doesn't charge YQ on that route, but I don't care enough to check.
Again, post the details.
Flight, date, total taxes.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 10, 2012, 04:16:29 PM
Again, post the details.
Flight, date, total taxes.
TLV-EWR
Oct 17
LH 0430 Tlv - fra
UA fra ewr
$118 total, incl a variety of airport fees.

I have heard from others as well this leg doesn't make YQ

I suspect I just raised the value of AP miles....
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on April 10, 2012, 04:20:54 PM
A paid TLV-FRA ticket on LH has just the following taxes/surcharges:
LH YQ surcharge (YQ)    $43.00
Israeli Departure Tax (IL)    $25.10

What makes you think AC isn't charging you the YQ for that?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on April 10, 2012, 04:23:35 PM
UA.com wants $76 tax for that route, thus AC is charging the YQ on the LH flights, just like on the paid flight, and just as I said.
Thus the need for details and not mindless statements.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 10, 2012, 04:24:43 PM
UA.com wants $76 tax for that route, thus AC is charging the YQ on the LH flights, just like on the paid flight, and just as I said.
Thus the need for details and not mindless statements.
I will post a pic of Aeroplan breakdown as soon as aeroplan.com works for me.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 10, 2012, 04:41:25 PM
I will post a pic of Aeroplan breakdown as soon as aeroplan.com works for me.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on April 10, 2012, 05:30:44 PM
Interesting.
UA.com doesn't charge those first 3 line items, but I do owe you an apology as there's no YQ there.

So why does AC charge those extra fees though?
And I wonder if the fact that it's a mixed itinerary cause there to be a fuel-dump?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 10, 2012, 05:32:06 PM
Interesting.
UA.com doesn't charge those first 3 line items, but I do owe you an apology as there's no YQ there.

So why does AC charge those extra fees though?
And I wonder if the fact that it's a mixed itinerary cause there to be a fuel-dump?
I wondered the same thing, but AP kept crashing every time I tried to price FRA-TLV RT
Didn't AP charge more fees than UA even before the recent YQ?

Now if this would FD AC flights its major. Find an itin and Ill try to price it, I have an acct.
Title: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on April 10, 2012, 06:32:42 PM
And I wonder if the fact that it's a mixed itinerary cause there to be a fuel-dump?

I think that's the case. It happened to me once when booking a similar trip with money
Title: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: MLM on April 11, 2012, 11:11:49 AM
Looking for a mileage award TLV-LAX during the week of 7/22 I am a little flexible and would prefer using AA
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Netster on April 12, 2012, 12:46:14 AM
k found Econ tics ewr-tlv. if biz class becomes available would they allow me to change my Econ to Biz class??
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 12, 2012, 12:48:09 AM
k found Econ tics ewr-tlv. if biz class becomes available would they allow me to change my Econ to Biz class??
look for Plan B
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Netster on April 12, 2012, 12:52:51 AM
what does that mean??
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 12, 2012, 05:32:19 AM
what does that mean??
search
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: lcyitz on April 12, 2012, 06:17:09 AM
One way/Round trip:RT
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: not more than 1 stop
From: nyc
To: bounos aires Argentina
Departure dates: april 22nd 23rd
Return dates: sep 13th or 12
Class: coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: one world ( prefer lan chile)

thanks a lot im a beginner to searching and couldn't find anything
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 12, 2012, 06:43:52 AM
One way/Round trip:RT
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: not more than 1 stop
From: nyc
To: bounos aires Argentina
Departure dates: april 22nd 23rd
Return dates: sep 13th or 12
Class: coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: one world ( prefer lan chile)

thanks a lot im a beginner to searching and couldn't find anything
just fyi, United just began flying ewr-eze
Title: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: moto on April 12, 2012, 10:14:07 AM
Looking to fly from JFK to lax from may 15 to may 20 direct flight no red eye
What's the price for first class and
Economy
Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: dealvr on April 16, 2012, 01:39:30 PM
RT
BOS - CDG
Depart May 13
Return May 17
Business
Direct

Have 120k Amex - What are my options?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: world2see on April 16, 2012, 02:43:16 PM
looking for 3 business class seats this coming sunday or monday,22nd or 23rd from NYC-TLV,have amex/chase points,flexible for a stopover,any luck?was hoping to find something last minute,no luck so far other than a near 5 hour stopover on the 23rd with LH? thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: world2see on April 16, 2012, 02:43:32 PM
one way only :)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 16, 2012, 06:39:22 PM
RT
BOS - CDG
Depart May 13
Return May 17
Business
Direct

Have 120k Amex - What are my options?
I believe Air France is the only airline that flies that route non stop
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: efrem on April 16, 2012, 06:52:51 PM
I really could use some help.  Im trying to go to israel from new york (prefer newark)
july 4/5 departure
return july 22/23
6 seats
economy
willing to do stop over for a much better price. 

I saw 1600 united.

If anyone knows of any deals or work around like the australia expedia of a few months ago, please reply.  I am desperate to find a better route. 

thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: moko on April 16, 2012, 10:03:55 PM
I really could use some help.  Im trying to go to israel from new york (prefer newark)
july 4/5 departure
return july 22/23
6 seats
economy
willing to do stop over for a much better price. 
I saw 1600 united.
If anyone knows of any deals or work around like the australia expedia of a few months ago, please reply.  I am desperate to find a better route price.(what's wrong with the route?) 
thanks
Quote
Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Drago on April 17, 2012, 03:36:46 AM
Need 2 tickets and they should be direct.
Dates are 8/1 to 8/14 with 1 day of flex on both legs.
3 options for destinations
TLV to Rome
TLV to Milan
TLV to Milan, and then return from Rome

I can have miles in most airlines, so that shouldn't be an issue.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yitz on April 17, 2012, 07:55:11 AM
This might be a little early
Round trip
Maximum stops 1
From: TLV
To: JFK or newark
Departure dates: March 10/2013
Return airports: same
Return dates: April 7th or 8th
Class: Business or coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Star Alliance
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: smart brit on April 18, 2012, 11:13:20 PM
need emergency a ticket flying one way from vienna to london tomorrow apr 19 after 5pm if there is anyone that can help me i would very much appreciate it thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 18, 2012, 11:37:43 PM
need emergency a ticket flying one way from vienna to london tomorrow apr 19 after 5pm if there is anyone that can help me i would very much appreciate it thanks
150 euro easy jet 12:4o LGW
4500 + $60 or 7500 + $20 BA at 13:30 to LHR
12,500 UA 18:30 via FRA or 17:05 via MUC. Both arrive 22:00

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: newtothegame on April 18, 2012, 11:39:15 PM
Hey was hoping someone could help.

Round Trip
Any
JFK or EWR
TLV
Departure dates : anytime in August
Return dates: 9/9-9/13
Business or First
2 adults and 1 infant
star alliance- I have continental points and transferable chase points

This is my first time booking an award travel, and I would really appreciate any help!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dovy on April 18, 2012, 11:56:55 PM
I need help with tickets EWR/JFK/PHL -TLV for Succos.
Leave right after Yom Kippur, Return right after Yom Tov
2 Adults
+3 Children under 12
Any ideas?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 18, 2012, 11:58:52 PM
I need help with tickets EWR/JFK/PHL -TLV for Succos.
Leave right after Yom Kippur, Return right after Yom Tov
2 Adults
+3 Children under 12
Any ideas?
With stopovers can be arranged, might be a good idea to hire someone.
Direct is UA Standard 150,000 per person in economy or 300,000 in business. Either way it's cheaper to buy an new ticket.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Drago on April 19, 2012, 02:04:56 AM
With stopovers can be arranged, might be a good idea to hire someone.
Direct is UA Standard 150,000 per person in economy or 300,000 in business. Either way it's cheaper to buy an new ticket.

Keep on checking though for the Saver availability. In December, s/t suddenly opened for this past Pesach after n/t showing for a while.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 19, 2012, 06:43:04 AM
Keep on checking though for the Saver availability. In December, s/t suddenly opened for this past Pesach after n/t showing for a while.
I got saver 2 days before pesach on UA direct, flight opened 3 days before pesach
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yitz on April 19, 2012, 07:45:49 AM
Can someone help me with this.

This might be a little early
Round trip
Maximum stops 1
From: TLV
To: JFK or newark
Departure dates: March 10/2013
Return airports: same
Return dates: April 7th or 8th
Class: Business or coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Star Alliance
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yeki89 on April 19, 2012, 08:02:57 AM
I need two tickets ewr - tlv. I found nice ones:

depart
Aug/15 UA award economy saver 10:50 PM flt
return
Aug 26 UA award Business saver 11:20 PM Flt

The problem is I booked from my account.
And wen i logged into my wifes account the 2nd set of seats were gone!
What are my choices?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Netster on April 19, 2012, 10:28:20 AM
Within 24 hours you can still cancel yours.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Saver2000 on April 19, 2012, 10:44:04 AM
Within 24 hours you can still cancel yours.

+1
And then do a 2bm.

When you booked the first seat, it showed that there was a 2nd seat available?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on April 19, 2012, 10:45:48 AM
+1
And then do a 2bm.

When you booked the first seat, it showed that there was a 2nd seat available?
IME 2BM doesn't work for UA award
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 19, 2012, 03:17:56 PM
one way-stopovers fine
NYC(PHL) to MAO  Brazil
Dept:July 30

MAO to GIG
Dept: August 5 late or August 6 early

any alliance but have more star alliance points
best if can be made into 1 ticket with stopover in MAO
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on April 19, 2012, 03:18:58 PM
one way-stopovers fine
NYC(PHL) to MAO  Brazil
Dept:July 30

MAO to GIG
Dept: August 5 late or August 6 early

any alliance but have more star alliance points
best if can be made into 1 ticket with stopover in MAO
Cool, what are you going to do in MAO?

That's going to be a very hard route unless you're willing to connect down in EZE/GIG/GRU/SCL or are very flexible with dates.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 19, 2012, 05:00:27 PM
Cool, what are you going to do in MAO?

That's going to be a very hard route unless you're willing to connect down in EZE/GIG/GRU/SCL or are very flexible with dates.
Yes I can be flexible with the dates. I also plan on Machu Picchu in Peru and maybe even if I can strech it make it Lake Titicaca which I can reach from either Machu Picchu or La Paz Bolivia. I can do it in any order and I have almost 3 weeks, July 30 to August 17.

I am just trying to figure out one step at a time. I plan on doing Shabbos in  both BA and Rio with Iguaccu in between them and Manuas on way down to Rio. I want to see the Amazon out of MAO. I want to contact the Rabbi you wrote about in the South American thread from Manuas.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on April 19, 2012, 05:16:49 PM
I want to contact the Rabbi you wrote about in the South American thread from Manuas.
Send him my best.  I'm sure he'll help you out, he's a class act.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on April 19, 2012, 05:21:25 PM
Assuming you want coach:
UA.com shows EWR-SJO-PTY-MAO on 08/05.  You can also fly the week before and stopover for shabbos in SJO or PTY.
AA.com shows LGA-CLT-MIA-MAO on 08/07
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 19, 2012, 05:39:09 PM
Assuming you want coach:
UA.com shows EWR-SJO-PTY-MAO on 08/05.  You can also fly the week before and stopover for shabbos in SJO or PTY.
AA.com shows LGA-CLT-MIA-MAO on 08/07
Thank you for looking! Yes will send regards to the Rabbi of course!
Yes coach is fine. What is the date for shabbos in Panama?

Also I would maybe go to Lima first and do Machu Picchu if there is availability on or around July 30 from NYC-LIM and LIM -CUZ then fly back from GIG to MAO August 12 and then MAO - NYC August 16 which United shows available. I do not care about the order but would prefer to leave earlier so I can get in more.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 19, 2012, 05:40:33 PM
forgot to mention that I just got back from Costa Rica before Pesach which is why Panama would be more exciting.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: MosheD on April 20, 2012, 01:06:19 PM
Round trip:
Any Stops (a full day stop in London would be great)
From: TLV
To: NYC
Departure dates: 8/2-9
Return dates: 9/20-28
Class: Any
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: I have BA avois i.m looking to use but i'm having trouble finding availability
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: MosheD on April 20, 2012, 03:12:47 PM
Round trip:
Any Stops (a full day stop in London would be great)
From: TLV
To: NYC
Departure dates: 8/2-9
Return dates: 9/20-28
Class: Any
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: I have BA avois i.m looking to use but i'm having trouble finding availability

also have Star alliance miles (united) but can't search ANA... but i'd take a flight I can pay with united miles
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aryeh1 on April 22, 2012, 06:33:30 PM
What miles are best option to use for domestic ( nyc to fll) , AA, BA, SW or Spirit?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 22, 2012, 06:34:31 PM
What miles are best option to use for domestic ( nyc to fll) , AA, BA, SW or Spirit?
Assuming availability is equal, for coach, generally BA
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aryeh1 on April 22, 2012, 06:41:48 PM
Assuming availability is equal, for coach, generally BA
Couldnt find BA from June 28 to July 3rd, NYC to FLL or MIA or PBI. Am I doing something wrong?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 22, 2012, 06:43:49 PM
Couldnt find BA from June 28 to July 3rd, NYC to FLL or MIA or PBI. Am I doing something wrong?
Perhaps, use appropriate threads where info is listed about that question.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on April 22, 2012, 06:49:35 PM
Couldnt find BA from June 28 to July 3rd, NYC to FLL or MIA or PBI. Am I doing something wrong?
Search on AA.com for sAAver seats.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yitz on April 22, 2012, 06:54:12 PM
also have Star alliance miles (united) but can't search ANA... but i'd take a flight I can pay with united miles
You can search on united. Click the radio for Awards and you will see a list of airlines and how many awards you need
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aryeh1 on April 22, 2012, 06:55:39 PM
Search on AA.com for sAAver seats.
I only found sAAver for coming back and economy anytime ,going.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on April 22, 2012, 06:59:16 PM
BA will only book sAAVer.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aryeh1 on April 22, 2012, 07:03:30 PM
BA will only book sAAVer.
Thanks.Do sAAvers ever open up? Whats my other option SW, Spirit or US.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 24, 2012, 12:40:59 AM
Thanks.Do sAAvers ever open up? Whats my other option SW, Spirit or US.
yes they do open up, sometimes right before. If you can may be worth your while to check out of PHL sometimes they have better availability to Miami.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yitz on April 24, 2012, 02:38:16 PM
One way/Round trip:
Non-stop or Maximum stops 1 stop ok
From: TLV
To: NYC
Departure dates: June 20 or 21
Return airports: same
Return dates:  July 1 or can leave earlier if deal is better
Class: Coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline:
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sb5917 on April 24, 2012, 02:40:57 PM
Round trip:
Maximum 1 stop
From: nyc
To: tlv
Departure dates: 8/1/12
Return airports: tlv
Return dates: 8/15/12
Class: First/Business/
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: star aliens
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Ergel on April 24, 2012, 02:54:43 PM
Round trip:
Maximum 1 stop
From: nyc
To: tlv
Departure dates: 8/1/12
Return airports: tlv
Return dates: 8/15/12
Class: First/Business/
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: star aliens
Sounds cool
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sam28 on April 24, 2012, 10:45:40 PM
hi can anyone help me out i am looking to fly nyc to lax june 16 till july 3 lax to nyc 3 seats cant find anyting on ba -aai have allot of ba points what can i do ?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cashman on April 25, 2012, 12:16:12 AM
Need help with a specific flight. Zrh-tlv flight may 19 #lx254. Can you let me know if you see any reward availability.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: devoramendy on April 25, 2012, 03:02:32 PM
Multi-City
From: CVG
To: LAX
Then to: YUL
And back to: CVG
Departure dates: First leg- Week of June 24; second leg - week of July 15; third leg - August 22 or 23
Class: Coach
Seats: 5
Alliance/Airline: Delta

Can anyone help? Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: mguy on April 27, 2012, 11:51:23 AM
AA.com is showing ZERO coach sAAver availability for NYC-MIA for almost two months - from Jun 24 to Aug 17. That seems weird - there is plenty of availability before and after those dates. Does AA block out the summer? I wouldn't expect that since I don't think summer is peak season.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on April 27, 2012, 11:52:47 AM
Too many Jews with Avios :D
Suck it up and fly on a connecting flight or fly PHL-MIA.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: mattaudio on April 27, 2012, 02:02:17 PM
Looking for the most affordable (off peak? promo? etc) award flights to BCN while still preserving plenty of miles for Brazil later this year.

Round trip
No stop maxes
Depart: MSP or RST or possibly ORD
To: BCN
Depart May 22-25
Return May 26-29 (looking for a 3-6 day short trip over Memorial Day weekend)
Class: Coach/Any
Seats: 2
Available Miles: 70k UA, 39k SPG, 51k Amex MR, 46k Chase UR, 63k AAdvantage, soon to have 52k BA Avios

I know this is sort of tough to find two tickets on limited miles but the knowledge on this board is so immense there might be something I'm forgetting. Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: dave on April 28, 2012, 11:54:12 PM
NYC to TLV
Wanna leave may 8 @night return may 13 @night
Business/first

Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Rachelf on April 30, 2012, 08:12:15 AM
One way/Round trip: Round Trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: All airports from which you can depart: Ord
To: All airports which you can arrive at. For multiple destinations, just keep adding this line: Zrh,tlv
Departure dates: All possible dates that you can depart on. Please be as specific as possible. July1
Return dates: Delete this line for One way tickets: July 5 from Zrh anytime the next week from tlv
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any: Coach
Total number of people traveling over the age of 2: 2
Alliance/Airline: What airline or alliance are you looking to fly with. American miles. I do not want to pay for BA fuel surcharges

We have a wedding on July 3 in Zurich in the afternoon. I am looking to go for a saaver award in coach. (or business saver) The best option would be to connect on the JFK flight Sunday night but they only have 60,000 mile awards. I am open to spending shabbos in NY before the flight. I am
Happy to fly to almost any city in Europe on the way there. After the wedding we would like to go to Israel (thursday) until tues- wed of the next week.  Anyone have any ideas? Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on April 30, 2012, 08:50:03 AM
One way/Round trip: Round Trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: All airports from which you can depart: Ord
To: All airports which you can arrive at. For multiple destinations, just keep adding this line: Zrh,tlv
Departure dates: All possible dates that you can depart on. Please be as specific as possible. July1
Return dates: Delete this line for One way tickets: July 5 from Zrh anytime the next week from tlv
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any: Coach
Total number of people traveling over the age of 2: 2
Alliance/Airline: What airline or alliance are you looking to fly with. American miles. I do not want to pay for BA fuel surcharges

We have a wedding on July 3 in Zurich in the afternoon. I am looking to go for a saaver award in coach. (or business saver) The best option would be to connect on the JFK flight Sunday night but they only have 60,000 mile awards. I am open to spending shabbos in NY before the flight. I am
Happy to fly to almost any city in Europe on the way there. After the wedding we would like to go to Israel (thursday) until tues- wed of the next week.  Anyone have any ideas? Thanks
Is arriving the morning of the wedding not on option?
Direct flight on the 2nd is available.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yellow on April 30, 2012, 01:17:51 PM
Looking to book 3 award tickets to either Maui or Kauai from ORD sometime in August using BA miles. We can't stay in Hawaii for shabbas so ideally we would like to arrive there on a sunday and leave on thursday sometime. I searched AA.com and saw barely any availability and not for the days I needed. Am I doing something wrong? Or is this the issue:
Too many Jews with Avios :D
Also, if there is availibility for economy miles sAAver and not off peak economy miles sAAver, how much more Avios will that cost?
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Ergel on April 30, 2012, 01:41:32 PM
Looking to book 3 award tickets to either Maui or Kauai sometime in August using BA miles. We can't stay in Hawaii for shabbas so ideally we would like to arrive there on a sunday and leave on thursday sometime. I searched AA.com and saw barely any availability and not for the days I needed. Am I doing something wrong? Or is this the issue: Also, if there is availibility for economy miles sAAver and not off peak economy miles sAAver, how much more Avios will that cost?
Saying your departure city would help
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Hank on April 30, 2012, 02:12:14 PM
Trying to figure out the taxes on UA's EWR-AMS flight using ANA miles.  Specific dates would be 5/23-5/28. 

I know the flight is available for 43k points via ANA's tool, but can't see the taxes unless I transfer in points from Amex and I'm concerned about the $1000+ fuel surcharges slapped on some ANA redemptions nowadays.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Rachelf on April 30, 2012, 02:18:56 PM
Is arriving the morning of the wedding not on option?
Direct flight on the 2nd is available.
I think it is cutting it a little close as its an afternoon wedding, going all the way to Zurich and coming late to the wedding wouldn't be great. I know I saw that too. Maybe how safe do you think that is? Also this leaves us practically no time in Zurich to explore once we get there
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on April 30, 2012, 02:49:47 PM
Trying to figure out the taxes on UA's EWR-AMS flight using ANA miles.  Specific dates would be 5/23-5/28. 

I know the flight is available for 43k points via ANA's tool, but can't see the taxes unless I transfer in points from Amex and I'm concerned about the $1000+ fuel surcharges slapped on some ANA redemptions nowadays.
Welcome to DDF.
You'll have to PUTPAC  (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=10531.msg127931#msg127931)ANA to find that out.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Hank on April 30, 2012, 03:07:18 PM
Welcome to DDF.
You'll have to PUTPAC  (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=10531.msg127931#msg127931)ANA to find that out.

Ah yes, that whole logical thing to do.  Turns out I'm looking at $589 in taxes/fees - ouch.  Are there any carriers that ANA doesn't charge YQ on (similar to Aeroplan, which I believe still doesn't for flights on United)?  If not then its looking like pretty slim pickings for Amex transfer partners
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Ergel on April 30, 2012, 03:08:47 PM
Ah yes, that whole logical thing to do.  Turns out I'm looking at $589 in taxes/fees - ouch.  Are there any carriers that ANA doesn't charge YQ on (similar to Aeroplan, which I believe still doesn't for flights on United)?  If not then its looking like pretty slim pickings for Amex transfer partners
You can transfer to aeroplan
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Hank on April 30, 2012, 03:50:20 PM
You can transfer to aeroplan

Yep, just got off the phone with them and transferring to Aeroplan its ~$90 in taxes (and 60k points) instead of ANA's $589 in taxes and 43k miles.  17k MR points aren't worth $500 to me, so Aeroplan is the correct play.  Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Avrumi on May 01, 2012, 01:02:44 AM
Round trip:
Non-stop:
From: (In order of preference) EWR, LGA
To: (In order of preference) MCO, FLL, MIA
Departure dates:Sunday - 6/03, AM
Return airports: (In order of preference) FLL, MIA, MCO
Return dates:Friday -  6/08, AM
Class: Coach
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: All my miles are currently still with Starwood, so any airline that i can transfer them to is fine.

Thank in advance!!

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 01, 2012, 08:37:51 PM
Assuming you want coach:
UA.com shows EWR-SJO-PTY-MAO on 08/05.  You can also fly the week before and stopover for shabbos in SJO or PTY.
AA.com shows LGA-CLT-MIA-MAO on 08/07
I ended up switching around the order. July 30 from NYC to ASU Paraguay through PTY for 30k united. Its a 5 hour bus ride to Iguazu falls from there and there is a Sheraton in Asuncion. Return Aug 16 MAO to NYC via PTY also 30k.
 AA would only charge 20k since it is Aug 16 and on but they have 0 availabilty. I feel like I am missing out on my free stopovers though as on Aug 12 I want to fly from Rio to MAO but TAM is not showing anything open.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cbs on May 02, 2012, 11:02:27 AM
Need help asap please

i am looking for a specific flight which im having a hard time finding.

United Airlines:
5/7 - CLE 8:44am-ORD 10:29am -PVG

5/13 - PVG 10:15am - NRT 5:20pm - YYZ 6:15 pm - CLE

RT i can not find. i found the return flight by checking one way and it was 32,500 miles and i cant find the outbound which should be 65,000

weird thing is that i did find the first leg of the outbound flight if checking from CLE - ORD. but if i check to PVG than i dont see it anymore

if someone can help that would be gratefully appreciated!
thanx
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on May 02, 2012, 11:08:45 AM
97,000 miles on a coach ticket?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cbs on May 02, 2012, 11:11:20 AM
97,000 miles on a coach ticket?
97,500 - is that too much?  :-\

its not for me though, its for a relative and the relative has a reservation booked on that flight and id trying to bring along someone else.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on May 02, 2012, 11:14:53 AM
97,500 - is that too much?  :-\

its not for me though, its for a relative and the relative has a reservation booked on that flight and id trying to bring along someone else.
I guess not judging by paid tix. Wow, they're expensive...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on May 02, 2012, 12:29:49 PM
Need help asap please

i am looking for a specific flight which im having a hard time finding.

United Airlines:
5/7 - CLE 8:44am-ORD 10:29am -PVG

5/13 - PVG 10:15am - NRT 5:20pm - YYZ 6:15 pm - CLE

RT i can not find. i found the return flight by checking one way and it was 32,500 miles and i cant find the outbound which should be 65,000

weird thing is that i did find the first leg of the outbound flight if checking from CLE - ORD. but if i check to PVG than i dont see it anymore

if someone can help that would be gratefully appreciated!
thanx

the flight outbound is booooked solid!!! sorry :(
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Devorah on May 02, 2012, 12:39:14 PM
One way economy from TLV-LAX with a stop in LHR - 1 pax
TLV-LHR  around July 1st
LHR-LAX around July 18th
Flexible +/- a few days.
Have miles in all alliances.
Is it possible to get a free stopover in LHR or do I need to pay for each leg individually?
Thanx for your help.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cbs on May 02, 2012, 12:40:10 PM
the flight outbound is booooked solid!!! sorry :(
well someone checked for me from their CC account and showed me the itinerary available thru doing a multi city
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on May 02, 2012, 12:51:46 PM
well someone checked for me from their CC account and showed me the itinerary available thru doing a multi city

what routing?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cbs on May 02, 2012, 12:54:10 PM
what routing?

United Airlines:
5/7 - CLE 8:44am-ORD 10:29am -PVG

5/13 - PVG 10:15am - NRT 5:20pm - YYZ 6:15 pm - CLE
i said i couldnt find it with a RT check or OW, OW so he checked with multi city (the route above) and he found it
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on May 02, 2012, 12:58:37 PM
i said i couldnt find it with a RT check or OW, OW so he checked with multi city (the route above) and he found it

by me it says nothing avail... sorry

anyone else?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Daniel on May 02, 2012, 01:03:48 PM
I hate these new businesses that are cashing in on the cheap Avios routes and selling them via Mishpacha Magazine. AA reward availability is now horrible out of CLE. Every Sunday afternoon is N/A for the month of June and July.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Daniel on May 02, 2012, 01:04:23 PM
I hate these new businesses that are cashing in on the cheap Avios routes and selling them via Mishpacha Magazine. AA reward availability is now horrible out of CLV. Every Sunday afternoon is N/A for the month of June and July.

The person behind this is for sure on the forums... :)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on May 02, 2012, 01:05:48 PM
AA rewad availability is now horrible out of CLV.
http://www.flightstats.com/go/Airport/airportDetails.do?airportCode=CLV
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yitz on May 02, 2012, 05:04:44 PM
Round trip:
Maximum stops/Any:
From:Detroit
To: TLV
Departure dates: May 6.
Return airports: same
Return dates: May 13
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any
Seats: 2 Adults
Alliance/Airline: Avios
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 03, 2012, 03:25:19 AM
@yitz you know using BA will cost u ~$700 surcharge per person?

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: zek on May 03, 2012, 07:01:57 AM
Ok will give this a shot - have about 80 UsAirways Div Miles need to get to TLV Aug 6,7,8ish return the 30th. Any way to do this UA has no availability in their system for months?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on May 03, 2012, 10:11:07 AM
Ok will give this a shot - have about 80 UsAirways Div Miles need to get to TLV Aug 6,7,8ish return the 30th. Any way to do this UA has no availability in their system for months?
You can also search on ANA and Aeroplan and try to piece together trips via using stopovers in Europe.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 03, 2012, 10:13:01 AM
Just sell the miles and buy a tkt. You'll get better flights for less miles.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: zek on May 03, 2012, 12:07:23 PM
You can also search on ANA and Aeroplan and try to piece together trips via using stopovers in Europe.
I thought ANA only flies to and from Japan. Will have try to decipher this strategy. 
Selling sounds tempting but I doubt you can sell 80k points for $1500
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on May 03, 2012, 12:08:04 PM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2288
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cbs on May 03, 2012, 12:10:43 PM
by me it says nothing avail... sorry

anyone else?
i found the ticket from a CC account and i reserved it!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: zek on May 03, 2012, 12:12:42 PM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2288
Thank you
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on May 03, 2012, 12:16:55 PM
i found the ticket from a CC account and i reserved it!
Nice!

Interesting that last seat availability even gives you a seat when flight is sold out.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on May 03, 2012, 12:40:18 PM
Nice!

Interesting that last seat availability even gives you a seat when flight is sold out.
It was Y1 when I checked.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on May 03, 2012, 03:03:12 PM
It was Y1 when I checked.
Now seems to be Y2.

Was just going by what Whyaich said.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on May 03, 2012, 04:42:24 PM
Now seems to be Y2.

Was just going by what Whyaich said.

it WAS now it's Y3
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on May 03, 2012, 09:17:34 PM
it WAS now it's Y3
And it still showed under last seat available for miles...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yitz on May 04, 2012, 09:53:24 AM
@yitz you know using BA will cost u ~$700 surcharge per person?


Yes
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket?
Post by: outinstyle on May 04, 2012, 10:58:09 AM
One way/Round trip: ONE WAY
From: LAS
To: NYC (PREF JFK)
Departure dates: LATE 8/14 (AFTER 12 NOON OR LATER PREF - IF NOT THEN EARLY 8/15 OK)
Class: First/Business
Seats:  2
Alliance/Airline: STARWOODS/AA/DELTA/AMEX
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: stever on May 06, 2012, 12:35:09 AM
lax-tlv  7/31-8/5
1 ticket adult
any class
using avios- dont matter which partner
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: withthanks on May 06, 2012, 05:47:56 PM
RT
Max. 1 Stop
From:  LGA/JFK
To:  LIT
Departure dates:  05/10/2012 Morning
Return dates: 05/11/2012 morning
Class:  coach
 seats 1
 alliance - any
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: mb on May 06, 2012, 09:23:44 PM
RT
Max. 1 Stop
From:  NYC
To:  TLV
Departure dates:  8/26/12 (both departure and return flexible =/- 1 days)
Return dates: 8/2/12
Class:  Business
2 seats
Alliance - Prefer Oneworld, also have many SPG, Amex and Delta miles.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: bades on May 06, 2012, 09:26:40 PM
looking
RT
Max. 1 Stop
From:  NYC
To:  TLV
Departure dates:  6-19 or so(both departure and return flexible =/- 1 days)
Return dates: 6/24/12 or so
Class:  Business
1 seats
Alliance - Prefer star alliance. or Elal
thank you
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on May 08, 2012, 12:07:12 AM
If someone could help me i would be VERY much obliged!!

RT
Max. 2 Stop
From:  Manchester, UK (MAN i think)
To:  NYC (ewr.lga,jfk or even phili)
Departure dates:  07/15/2012
Return dates: 07/26/2012
Class:  coach
 seats 1
 alliance -  not sure, i have plenty starwood, UR and Amex MR points...

Thanks a MILLION!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Devorah on May 08, 2012, 01:19:39 AM
If someone could help me i would be VERY much obliged!!

RT
Max. 2 Stop
From:  Manchester, UK (MAN i think)
To:  NYC (ewr.lga,jfk or even phili)
Departure dates:  07/15/2012
Return dates: 07/26/2012
Class:  coach
 seats 1
 alliance -  not sure, i have plenty starwood, UR and Amex MR points...

Thanks a MILLION!
are ur dates flexible at all?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 08, 2012, 04:30:46 AM
If someone could help me i would be VERY much obliged!!

RT
Max. 2 Stop
From:  Manchester, UK (MAN i think)
To:  NYC (ewr.lga,jfk or even phili)
Departure dates:  07/15/2012
Return dates: 07/26/2012
Class:  coach
 seats 1
 alliance -  not sure, i have plenty starwood, UR and Amex MR points...

Thanks a MILLION!
unless you use Avios on Aer lingus, hard to imagine its cheaper than selling your miles and buying a tkt.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: muttman on May 08, 2012, 02:39:35 PM
I have to go to a friend wedding in Israel, I am having a really tough time finding a ticket, all help will be really appreciated!

RT
Max. 1 stop
From: NYC
TO: TLV
Departure Date: 7/1/12 (Flexible)
Departure Date: 7/8/12 (Flexible)
Class: coach (Flexible)
Seats 2
Alliance: Any

My award balance is:

BA: 48K
United: 118K
AA: 160K
SPG: 85K
UR:: 75K
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 08, 2012, 05:56:26 PM
I have to go to a friend wedding in Israel, I am having a really tough time finding a ticket, all help will be really appreciated!

RT
Max. 1 stop
From: NYC
TO: TLV
Departure Date: 7/1/12 (Flexible)
Departure Date: 7/8/12 (Flexible)
Class: coach (Flexible)
Seats 2
Alliance: Any

My award balance is:

BA: 48K
United: 118K
AA: 160K
SPG: 85K
UR:: 75K
Why not sell the miles and buy a ticket?
SPG takes time.
If there's availability you can use UA + UR or AA.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 08, 2012, 05:58:30 PM
If someone could help me i would be VERY much obliged!!

RT
Max. 2 Stop
From:  Manchester, UK (MAN i think)
To:  NYC (ewr.lga,jfk or even phili)
Departure dates:  07/15/2012
Return dates: 07/26/2012
Class:  coach
 seats 1
 alliance -  not sure, i have plenty starwood, UR and Amex MR points...

Thanks a MILLION!
Try looking on United.com for aer lingus availability. Then book it with BA (no YQ). The best way across the pond.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: muttman on May 08, 2012, 06:21:44 PM
Try looking on United.com for aer lingus availability. Then book it with BA (no YQ). The best way across the pond.

I'm a bit confused (sorry), aer lingus only flies to Dublin and Shannon, how would I then proceed to TLV?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 08, 2012, 06:24:20 PM
I'm a bit confused (sorry), aer lingus only flies to Dublin and Shannon, how would I then proceed to TLV?
That was a reply to the other guy (who knows best).
But u can still take an easy jet dub-bsl-tlv if u want.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: muttman on May 08, 2012, 06:29:41 PM
That was a reply to the other guy (who knows best).
But u can still take an easy jet dub-bsl-tlv if u want.

LOL
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on May 08, 2012, 07:59:43 PM
Try looking on United.com for aer lingus availability. Then book it with BA (no YQ). The best way across the pond.
thanks! i'll give it a spin, but try and dumb it down for me a drop, is YQ a type of seating? and on united how do i single out aer lingus, sorry for my ignorance (apparently i DONT know best!  :))
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 08, 2012, 08:04:15 PM
thanks! i'll give it a spin, but try and dumb it down for me a drop, is YQ a type of seating? and on united how do i single out aer lingus, sorry for my ignorance (apparently i DONT know best!  :))
LOL.

YQ is surcharges, which BA places on awards, but not when u fly aer lingus (yet).
Just search on united.com ny-dublin, and if aer lingus is avail it will tell u so.


If this doesn't work, probably better for u to use a paid ticket.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Devorah on May 08, 2012, 09:25:13 PM
Try looking on United.com for aer lingus availability. Then book it with BA (no YQ). The best way across the pond.
how many avios is that?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on May 08, 2012, 11:07:37 PM
LOL.

YQ is surcharges, which BA places on awards, but not when u fly aer lingus (yet).
Just search on united.com ny-dublin, and if aer lingus is avail it will tell u so.


If this doesn't work, probably better for u to use a paid ticket.
Alright i found availability but i'm not sure how that helps me as i need to get from Manchester to Dublin and BA's website says i can't buy or use points to do that... (and united is charging 12.5k)
Also at the moment paid tickets seem to be around $1350 so united has a ticket for 60k +$187 i think that is still better than buying... am i missing something?

Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Moishebatchy on May 09, 2012, 02:23:56 AM
One way/Round trip: RT
Maximum stops: 1
From: JFK, EWR, LGA
To: TLV
Departure dates: 9/2/2012 or 9/3/2012
Return dates: 9/9/2012 or 9/10/2012
Class: Business
Seats: 2
Mileage/Alliance: any

TIA!!!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 09, 2012, 02:47:05 AM
how many avios is that?
JFK/ORD-DUB 40k Y 80k J (RT) BOS/MCO-DUB 25k/50k J/Y (RT)w
Alright i found availability but i'm not sure how that helps me as i need to get from Manchester to Dublin and BA's website says i can't buy or use points to do that... (and united is charging 12.5k)
Also at the moment paid tickets seem to be around $1350 so united has a ticket for 60k +$187 i think that is still better than buying... am i missing something?

Thanks
use united.com to find aer lingus flights, if it's available u can book that for 4500 ba avios, so total trip is 49k.
Or buy ryanair man-dub.
Even if u buy a second ticket from United for 25k MAN-dub it's still cheaper than the 60k United wants, especially if u fly from Dublin into Boston.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Fefferkorn on May 09, 2012, 01:09:24 PM
TLV-YYZ RT Economy class.

Aug 13 - Aug 22.

Anyobody?

Edit: When searching on elal.com I get the following message:
Quote
The following error(s) occurred:
We are unable to find recommendations for your search. Please change your search criteria and resubmit the search. (66002 [-1])
However, I see on Kayak a nonstop flight with Elal TLV-YYZ so they do fly that route.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Devorah on May 09, 2012, 03:42:19 PM
JFK/ORD-DUB 40k Y 80k J (RT) BOS/MCO-DUB 25k/50k J/Y (RT)wuse united.com to find aer lingus flights, if it's available u can book that for 4500 ba avios, so total trip is 49k.
Or buy ryanair man-dub.
Even if u buy a second ticket from United for 25k MAN-dub it's still cheaper than the 60k United wants, especially if u fly from Dublin into Boston.
Can this be booked on ba.com?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on May 09, 2012, 06:51:36 PM
One way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:
From: TLV
To: NYC
Departure dates: 6/13  (+-1)
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Any

Stop in Zurich and/or london would be great


Thanx!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Daniel on May 09, 2012, 10:36:01 PM
Is there a way to go from LHR to TLV with UA miles?
Of course, I can't find any availability from NYC to TLV so I'm willing to stop in LHR. But how do I get from LHR to TLV?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Fefferkorn on May 10, 2012, 12:05:15 AM
Can somebody please tell me why TLV-YYZ does not work on ElAl's award search engine??
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: smart brit on May 10, 2012, 01:04:10 AM
Can this be booked on ba.com?
I tried and although i found avail dates on united i can't book it on ba.com
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on May 10, 2012, 04:28:22 AM
Is there a way to go from LHR to TLV with UA miles?
Of course, I can't find any availability from NYC to TLV so I'm willing to stop in LHR. But how do I get from LHR to TLV?
AFAIK no UA partners fly direct LHR-TLV. You would need to make a stop
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 10, 2012, 06:10:24 AM
AFAIK no UA partners fly direct LHR-TLV. You would need to make a stop
Look at Ny-ZRH-TLV, NY-FRA, VIE, BRU etc.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 10, 2012, 06:12:27 AM
TLV-YYZ RT Economy class.

Aug 13 - Aug 22.

Anyobody?

Edit: When searching on elal.com I get the following message:However, I see on Kayak a nonstop flight with Elal TLV-YYZ so they do fly that route.
Award tickets, are capacity controlled, so even if there is a flight, there probably aren't any award seats available.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: mclovin on May 10, 2012, 03:58:33 PM
One way/Round trip: RT
Maximum stops: any
From: nyc
To: TLV
Departure dates: end of june/ beginning july
Return dates: end august
Class: economy
Seats: 2
Mileage/Alliance: any (minimum surcharges)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: myb821 on May 10, 2012, 06:45:09 PM
looking for a one way ticket for 2 people form anywhere in the us to anywhere in europe on june 24th or june 25th in biz or first star alliance saver using UA miles
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 10, 2012, 06:48:05 PM
looking for a one way ticket form anywhere in the us to anywhere in europe on june 24th or june 25th in biz or first star alliance saver using UA miles
US722 21:00 25June PHL-DUB
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: myb821 on May 10, 2012, 06:50:59 PM
US722 21:00 25June PHL-DUB
lets try that once more preferably somewhere mainland europe
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 10, 2012, 06:52:18 PM
lets try that once more preferably somewhere mainland europe
LH F MCO-FRA 20:15 24June, but 50/50 chance it's UA and its fake avail
US J CLT-DUB 18:20 24June
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 10, 2012, 06:53:25 PM
Check UA out of SFO
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: myb821 on May 10, 2012, 06:53:35 PM
LH F MCO-FRA 20:15 24June, but 50/50 chance it's UA and its fake avail
u see that available for two people? I dont see that flight available on united
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 10, 2012, 06:54:57 PM
u see that available for two people?
You just added that fact. See when I quoted u it didn't say that.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: myb821 on May 10, 2012, 06:55:53 PM
weird no i didnt add it i added it 10 seconds after i posted but i dont see it available for even one person
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 10, 2012, 06:56:05 PM
I dont see that flight available on united
Just disappeared for me too
weird no i didnt add it i added it 10 seconds after i posted but i dont see it available for even one person
I pressed quote right when u posted, then went to search. It was within less than 10 seconds apparently
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: myb821 on May 10, 2012, 06:57:35 PM
Just disappeared for me too
damn i sfo couldn't find anything
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: myb821 on May 10, 2012, 07:04:33 PM
Really need to find something
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 10, 2012, 07:10:37 PM
Really need to find something
Go through these  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lufthansa_destinations)one by one
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: myb821 on May 10, 2012, 07:17:14 PM
Go through these  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lufthansa_destinations)one by one
thanks  ::)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: myb821 on May 11, 2012, 12:25:51 AM
just to update I called UA and they found a flight from jfk-fra on the 26th not my ideal date but it will work if i cant find anything better. The weird thing is that it didnt show this flight being available online.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Daniel on May 11, 2012, 08:56:01 AM
Is it possible to book a one-way from PHl-TLV using UA miles? If so, is there a way to search for availability online?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 11, 2012, 09:03:24 AM
Is it possible to book a one-way from PHl-TLV using UA miles? If so, is there a way to search for availability online?
Yes, and yes. United.com
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Daniel on May 11, 2012, 09:10:09 AM
Yes, and yes. United.com

Everytime I do the search it only will show me flights with a stop in NYC. I keep on checking "non-stop only" but that doesn't help
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 11, 2012, 09:16:03 AM
Everytime I do the search it only will show me flights with a stop in NYC. I keep on checking "non-stop only" but that doesn't help
That's probably because the US Airways flight is sold out (for miles) on your date.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Daniel on May 13, 2012, 02:54:32 PM
Is it possible to find availability for LHR-TLV (on ElAL) on AAs website? It keeps searching for BA flights. Is it even possible to book the route on ELAL or do they not allow it since BA flies that route?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Devorah on May 13, 2012, 02:56:00 PM
Is it possible to find availability for LHR-TLV (on ElAL) on AAs website? It keeps searching for BA flights. Is it even possible to book the route on ELAL or do they not allow it since BA flies that route?
AA won't show Elal availability on its website.  You can search on qantas.com or call AA to ck availability.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: myb821 on May 13, 2012, 03:21:13 PM
Thanks. For the record, they now show direct NYC-TLV Availability (they used to not)
who does?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Daniel on May 13, 2012, 03:34:46 PM
When doing an award search- does anyone know how to stop United.com from searching for flights with connections. Checking the "non-stop" checkbox does not work. It keeps showing flights with connections AND non-stop.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 13, 2012, 03:37:52 PM
AA.com - What I mean is you can now search for NYC-TLV on ELAL using AA miles.
Seems like you can't search for LHR-TLV though.
Eh? That's news. What date did u find a seat available on?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Daniel on May 13, 2012, 03:42:40 PM
Eh? That's news. What date did u find a seat available on?

I think I was mistaken. Can you or can you not search NYC-TLV on AA.com (flying on ELAL)?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 13, 2012, 03:43:20 PM
I think I was mistaken. Can you or can you not search NYC-TLV on AA.com (flying on ELAL)?
You can search, but AA will never show an Elal flight.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Daniel on May 13, 2012, 03:56:48 PM
You can search, but AA will never show an Elal flight.

Thanks. Is there a post that describes the best way to search on Qantas? Or, is the only real way to do it over the phone with AA?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 13, 2012, 03:59:37 PM
Thanks. Is there a post that describes the best way to search on Qantas? Or, is the only real way to do it over the phone with AA?
There's only one way to search qantas. (Qantas.com & make an acct)...

Expertflyer.com and elal (for matmid seats) both will show elal availability. AA can't book First class, but if they show biz or coach it likely that AA can book it too.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Daniel on May 13, 2012, 04:08:16 PM
There's only one way to search qantas. (Qantas.com & make an acct)...
Expertflyer.com and elal (for matmid seats) both will show elal availability. AA can't book First class, but if they show biz or coach it likely that AA can book it too.

So what's the advantage of using Qantas instead of ELal's site?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 13, 2012, 04:11:43 PM
So what's the advantage of using Qantas instead of ELal's site?
I'm not 100% sure, but there might be seats that are available for Elal but not for AA, thus Qantas is more reliable. Qantas also shows other airline availability (unlike Elal)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Devorah on May 13, 2012, 04:15:06 PM
So what's the advantage of using Qantas instead of ELal's site?
With Qantas, you'll also get flight options that involve other partners+Elal.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on May 14, 2012, 12:36:50 AM
I'm not 100% sure, but there might be seats that are available for Elal but not for AA, thus Qantas is more reliable. Qantas also shows other airline availability (unlike Elal)
IME, AA can book any seat El Al releases in business or coach.

Use ElAl site for direct flights, Qantas site if you want to see stopover availability (if direct isnt available)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: mattaudio on May 14, 2012, 04:38:18 PM
Looking for the most affordable (off peak? promo? etc) award flights to BCN while still preserving plenty of miles for Brazil later this year.

Round trip
No stop maxes
Depart: MSP or RST or possibly ORD
To: BCN
Depart May 22-25
Return May 26-29 (looking for a 3-6 day short trip over Memorial Day weekend)
Class: Coach/Any
Seats: 2
Available Miles: 70k UA, 39k SPG, 51k Amex MR, 46k Chase UR, 63k AAdvantage, soon to have 52k BA Avios

I know this is sort of tough to find two tickets on limited miles but the knowledge on this board is so immense there might be something I'm forgetting. What's the best combo of these miles? Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: mclovin on May 14, 2012, 07:40:21 PM
One way/Round trip: RT
Maximum stops: any
From: nyc
To: TLV
Departure dates: end of june/ beginning july
Return dates: end august
Class: economy
Seats: 2
Mileage/Alliance: any (minimum surcharges)
bump
or what websites should i search
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: gozalim on May 14, 2012, 10:35:46 PM
looking for flight MAN-NYC on 7/6   arriving in time for shabbos
best I found was 30K plus $200+- on either AA or UA
anything cheaper? less taxes?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on May 14, 2012, 10:50:32 PM
Try looking on United.com for aer lingus availability. Then book it with BA (no YQ). The best way across the pond.
This is the advice PlatinumGuy gave me last week, also he said that it only flies from Dublin to Boston or ORD (i think) so it may make sense to fly there with ryanair then get a ticket through BA for 12.5K to BOS or 20K from DUB-ORD-JFK

(i'm just repeating her, if it doesn't make sense i'm sorry  :) this isn't my field of expertise)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: gozalim on May 15, 2012, 12:48:45 AM
This is the advice PlatinumGuy gave me last week, also he said that it only flies from Dublin to Boston or ORD (i think) so it may make sense to fly there with ryanair then get a ticket through BA for 12.5K to BOS or 20K from DUB-ORD-JFK

(i'm just repeating her, if it doesn't make sense i'm sorry  :) this isn't my field of expertise)
thanks. sounds like a good idea. except UA/BA aren't showing lingus availabilty!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: animexstudio on May 15, 2012, 11:34:38 AM
One way/Round trip: Round Trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: All airports from which you can depart: NYC
To: All airports which you can arrive at. For multiple destinations, just keep adding this line: TLV
Departure dates: All possible dates that you can depart on. Please be as specific as possible. Any 2 weeks in august
Return dates: Delete this line for One way tickets: 2 Weeks after departure.
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any: Coach
Total number of people traveling over the age of 2: 2 seats
Alliance/Airline: What airline or alliance are you looking to fly with: Don't care
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: ez1985 on May 15, 2012, 12:09:53 PM
I am trying to book a United flight using miles to go from Baltimore to lax in August. Award tickets are showing not available for the 12500 amount. Does that mean they will not be available or will it open up?  Is there a specific day of the week that I should check or is it just based on cancellations? 
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: smug on May 15, 2012, 12:49:43 PM

One way/Round trip:    rt
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:       max 1 short stop
From: nyc
To: tlv
Departure dates: july 3-6
Return dates: july 16-18
Class: first or business
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: any
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on May 15, 2012, 02:38:53 PM
Looking to fly to Israel this summer myself, and tickets are just CRAZY, $1300+!
Mileage availability seems scarce..  Anybody know what to do?  Any solutions?

NYC-TLV  - Round trip
Any airline, any class, any stopover, CHEAPEST deal (i.e. least mileage/surcharges) ..

Departing NYC June 24-28,
Returning from TLV July 11-19

I have lots of United miles (over 100k), and 30k UR (+50k Sapphire bonus which is yet to arrive to my acct.)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Saver2000 on May 15, 2012, 02:40:14 PM
Looking to fly to Israel this summer myself, and tickets are just CRAZY, $1300+!
Mileage availability seems scarce..  Anybody know what to do?  Any solutions?

NYC-TLV  - Round trip
Any airline, any class, any stopover, CHEAPEST deal..

Departing NYC June 24-28,
Returning from TLV July 11-19

Thanks!

Please post here
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7985.0
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: ez1985 on May 15, 2012, 02:43:43 PM
I am trying to book a United flight using miles to go from Baltimore to lax in August. Award tickets are showing not available for the 12500 amount. Does that mean they will not be available or will it open up?  Is there a specific day of the week that I should check or is it just based on cancellations?
The dates are Aug 9th and Aug 14th. 
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on May 15, 2012, 02:55:04 PM
Please post here
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7985.0
Sorry, I corrected my post:

Looking to fly to Israel this summer myself, and tickets are just CRAZY, $1300+!
Mileage availability seems scarce..  Anybody know what to do?  Any solutions?

NYC-TLV  - Round trip
Any airline, any class, any stopover, CHEAPEST deal (i.e. least mileage/surcharges) ..

Departing NYC June 24-28,
Returning from TLV July 11-19

I have lots of United miles (over 100k), and 30k UR (+50k Sapphire bonus which is yet to arrive to my acct.)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Ez on May 15, 2012, 02:55:49 PM
Round trip:
Prefer Non-stop, Maximum 1 stop
From: Any London Airport
To: All NYC Airports
Departure dates: August 26 morning
Return dates: Sept 2 or 3, Evening - Night
Class: Coach or Business
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: Any

I have 70K points Starwood, 80K Amex, 60K UR, 130K AA, 82K United, 140K BA.

Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on May 15, 2012, 06:47:08 PM
any suggestion where to search for reward ticket for oneway tlv-nyc around 6/13

haven't found anything too great so far...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: tuvz on May 16, 2012, 10:57:17 AM
Any stops
From: NYC
To: TLV
Departure: june 26
Return: july 19
Class: coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: staraliance
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: outinstyle on May 16, 2012, 12:51:37 PM
Do award upgrade seats ever open up once they are gone?

I am looking to book a ONE WAY LAS-JFK business ticket. Delta and others want 80,000 PER TICKET/EACH WAY. AA has then for "only" 50k each, but spending 50k miles on a one way domestic ticket is a bit much.

Question. I was going to buy a full fare ticket on Delta & upgrade with miles (only 12,500) however they claim that there are no more "upgradable" flights left for the entire week, yet the business class seats look empty online. Do they ever open these seats for upgrades? Does it pay to wait & purchase the full fare w/points upgrade tickets closer to departure date or do I just spend the 160,000 miles?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on May 16, 2012, 12:54:45 PM
Do award upgrade seats ever open up once they are gone?

I am looking to book a ONE WAY LAS-JFK business ticket. Delta and others want 80,000 PER TICKET/EACH WAY. AA has then for "only" 50k each, but spending 50k miles on a one way domestic ticket is a bit much.

Question. I was going to buy a full fare ticket on Delta & upgrade with miles (only 12,500) however they claim that there are no more "upgradable" flights left for the entire week, yet the business class seats look empty online. Do they ever open these seats for upgrades? Does it pay to wait & purchase the full fare w/points upgrade tickets closer to departure date or do I just spend the 160,000 miles?

how much is a paid ticket?
(Dates?)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Ergel on May 16, 2012, 12:56:37 PM
You need to go business? It's not that nice a product anyways. Why not just go coach and save your miles for some other time
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: outinstyle on May 16, 2012, 12:59:44 PM
Date 8/14 or 8/15
Prefer late 8/14
LAS-JFK
Class K or higher (upgradable)
Price is only $239 per ticket (I need two) for the one way flight, but they claim that none of the flights have upgradable seats available.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: outinstyle on May 16, 2012, 01:01:40 PM
Dont NEED to do anything, just since it is a "mini vacation" with the wife, I would do it if it made sense.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on May 16, 2012, 01:33:31 PM
Date 8/14 or 8/15
Prefer late 8/14
LAS-JFK
Class K or higher (upgradable)
Price is only $239 per ticket (I need two) for the one way flight, but they claim that none of the flights have upgradable seats available.

i see K class on the 4:35 pm flight and the 7:30 am flight seems like the 7 am flight has many more Business seats avail...

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: outinstyle on May 16, 2012, 03:26:30 PM
WhyAich,
Thanks.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on May 16, 2012, 03:57:31 PM
WhyAich,
Thanks.

pleasure!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: fdg9 on May 16, 2012, 04:03:00 PM
need 2 award tickets to israel. NYC-TLV.  July 8 - July 30.

I don't want to use double miles per person for coach (i.e., 150,000 per person)...


i have mucho miles with just about all major programs (delta, AA, BA, continental, Amex, SPG)...

Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on May 16, 2012, 04:04:08 PM
need 2 award tickets to israel. NYC-TLV.  July 8 - July 30.

I don't want to use double miles per person for coach (i.e., 150,000 per person)...


i have mucho miles with just about all major programs (delta, AA, BA, continental, Amex, SPG)...

Thanks
business class or coach?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: gozalim on May 16, 2012, 04:07:04 PM
business class or coach?
I think he meant Anytime as opposed to Saver
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Londoner Rebbe on May 16, 2012, 04:22:52 PM
Hi all Homo sapiens,
 
Need a ticket from LAX to Pittsburgh, Leaving the 7th June at night returning 10th June at night.

I have Avios, but cant find availability for 12.5k miles.

Any ideas??

Cheers
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: fdg9 on May 16, 2012, 04:29:42 PM
I think he meant Anytime as opposed to Saver

i don't mind first or business, as long as i do not have to use extra miles because of availability.  Also, I don't want to get killed with taxes, which would defeat the purpose of using miles...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on May 16, 2012, 04:42:14 PM
Hi all Homo sapiens,
 
Need a ticket from LAX to Pittsburgh, Leaving the 7th June at night returning 10th June at night.

I have Avios, but cant find availability for 12.5k miles.

Any ideas??

Cheers

no way around it... sorry
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on May 17, 2012, 01:31:44 PM
where best place to find a one way reward ticket?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on May 17, 2012, 01:51:49 PM
where best place to find a one way reward ticket?

i know it's not an award but you can go LOT for $631 and aerosvit for $584
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on May 17, 2012, 03:15:33 PM
cool  where u find that   i see for more $$
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on May 17, 2012, 03:56:58 PM
and aerosvit vs lot?

worse of two evils?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on May 17, 2012, 04:06:57 PM
cool  where u find that   i see for more $$

+1 TA ;)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on May 17, 2012, 04:16:56 PM
TA have for less
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on May 17, 2012, 04:25:49 PM
TA have for less

I am a TA
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on May 18, 2012, 03:19:25 AM
so i guess other TAs have for less ironic as that is considering u getn the same prices

anyway 2 places quoted LOT for less   just saying
Title: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on May 18, 2012, 09:16:09 AM
so i guess other TAs have for less ironic as that is considering u getn the same prices

anyway 2 places quoted LOT for less   just saying

I can match or beat them. (and not nessicarily do we get it as same prices)   
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on May 21, 2012, 03:02:06 AM
I posted last week that I am looking for a flight to Israel from NYC (or for that matter ANY of the surrounding states) and that  tickets are just CRAZY- $1300+!  And that there doesn't seem to be any mileage availability either...

Now, since I haven't received any assistance from you maven's out here, I had to resort to breaking my head and figuring that the most problematic part of all the flights via Europe (I gave up on direct -that's like waaay out there!) is not  the Europe-TLV segment, but rather the transatlantic segment (from the USA to Europe).

Case in point, I found tickets from a tad over $200 from eastern Europe to TLV one way.

Now my question to all you DDF's, from where in US and to where in Europe can I fly to get a really cheap deal?  ANYWHERE?!

I have lot's of miles/points.  Anything available ANYWHERE in freaking Europe?

I'll transfer airports by train, bus, horse,.......Just get me to the Holy Land (w/o emptying my wallet)!

Yasherkoach to anyone with any helpful suggestions!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 21, 2012, 03:06:34 AM
I posted last week that I am looking for a flight to Israel from NYC (or for that matter ANY of the surrounding states) and that  tickets are just CRAZY- $1300+!  And that there doesn't seem to be any mileage availability either...

Now, since I haven't received any assistance from you maven's out here, I had to resort to breaking my head and figuring that the most problematic part of all the flights via Europe (I gave up on direct -that's like waaay out there!) is not  the Europe-TLV segment, but rather the transatlantic segment (from the USA to Europe).

Case in point, I found tickets from a tad over $200 from eastern Europe to TLV one way.

Now my question to all you DDF's, from where in US and to where in Europe can I fly to get a really cheap deal?  ANYWHERE?!

I have lot's of miles/points.  Anything available ANYWHERE in freaking Europe?

I'll transfer airports by train, bus, horse,.......Just get me to the Holy Land (w/o emptying my wallet)!
Use 25,000 british miles and $100 for round trip Boston-Dublin on Aer Lingus.
Both Expertflyer & united.com show false negative avaiiability, and there's no way to book it online.

There are no viable flights from DUB to TLV, but 4500 BA will get u to BSL etc
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on May 21, 2012, 03:09:34 AM
Use 25,000 british miles and $100 for round trip Boston-Dublin on Aer Lingus.
Both Expertflyer & united.com show false negative avaiiability, and there's no way to book it online.

There are no viable flights from DUB to TLV, but 4500 BA will get u to BSL etc

Where's BSL?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 21, 2012, 03:11:04 AM
Where's BSL?
France, Germany, & Switzerland

Point is u need a flight from Dublin to wherever u found that $200 EU-TLV
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on May 21, 2012, 03:14:59 AM
France, Germany, & Switzerland

Point is u need a flight from Dublin to wherever u found that $200 EU-TLV
It was Istanbul where i found that flight...

Anywhere else you know of with similar deals?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on May 21, 2012, 03:23:22 AM
I posted last week that I am looking for a flight to Israel from NYC (or for that matter ANY of the surrounding states) and that  tickets are just CRAZY- $1300+!  And that there doesn't seem to be any mileage availability either...

Now, since I haven't received any assistance from you maven's out here, I had to resort to breaking my head and figuring that the most problematic part of all the flights via Europe (I gave up on direct -that's like waaay out there!) is not  the Europe-TLV segment, but rather the transatlantic segment (from the USA to Europe).

Case in point, I found tickets from a tad over $200 from eastern Europe to TLV one way.

Now my question to all you DDF's, from where in US and to where in Europe can I fly to get a really cheap deal?  ANYWHERE?!

I have lot's of miles/points.  Anything available ANYWHERE in freaking Europe?

I'll transfer airports by train, bus, horse,.......Just get me to the Holy Land (w/o emptying my wallet)!

Yasherkoach to anyone with any helpful suggestions!

BTW, my dates are:  Departing USA June 24-28, Returning from TLV July 9-18

P.P.S. Any good way to return from TLV via HKG with points?  Who's points are best to use for that route?

Thanks again!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 21, 2012, 03:26:50 AM
BTW, my dates are:  Departing USA June 24-28, Returning from TLV July 9-18

P.P.S. Any good way to return from TLV via HKG with points?  Who's points are best to use for that route?

Thanks again!
40k UA if u wanna stop for less than 24 hours.

AF presuambly should work too (korean metal) but I never tried.

There's cheap flights on easyjet from basel, geneva, o2 from manchester, jetairfly from Leige and some others.
The Aer lingus is the same 25k from MCO to DUB and 40k from ORD & JFK to DUB
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on May 21, 2012, 03:37:21 AM
40k UA if u wanna stop for less than 24 hours.

AF presuambly should work too (korean metal) but I never tried.

There's cheap flights on easyjet from basel, geneva, o2 from manchester, jetairfly from Leige and some others.
The Aer lingus is the same 25k from MCO to DUB and 40k from ORD & JFK to DUB
Wow! Thank you so much for the info!  G-d bless you!

I'd like to stay in HKG for a week or 2.. What do you suggest?

(btw, o2? whas' that?)

Also you wrote "There are no viable flights from DUB to TLV, but 4500 BA will get u to BSL etc".
I just checked on BA.com, from Dublin to Basel 9000 Avios OW + $101.06!
So where'd you get your info?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on May 21, 2012, 04:15:12 AM
40k UA if u wanna stop for less than 24 hours.

You've booked TLV-US via HKG with UA?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 21, 2012, 05:48:30 AM
You've booked TLV-US via HKG with UA?
NY-HKG-TLV, can't remember 100% if I ended up ticketing it, but when done by put on hold by phone doesn't require a manual pricing or anything.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 21, 2012, 06:00:00 AM
Wow! Thank you so much for the info!  G-d bless you!
Amen!
I'd like to stay in HKG for a week or 2.. What do you suggest?
officially united doesn't allow a stopover on a one way ticket. You can try forcing if through though. Other than that its just 2 tickets, but u might as well just make one round trip where u can have a stopover I.e instead of paying 80k for TlV-hkg + hkg-nyc, buy tlv-hkg-nyc-tlv for 80.
You can also subsitute the return for a lower price - tlv-hkg-nyc-europe, which is only 70k.
Maybe even tlv-hkg-nyc-US Domestic, which would be 52.5k although AFAIK not officially allowed.
(btw, o2? whas' that?)
A low cost carrier that flies MAN-TLV
Also you wrote "There are no viable flights from DUB to TLV, but 4500 BA will get u to BSL etc".
I just checked on BA.com, from Dublin to Basel 9000 Avios OW + $101.06!
So where'd you get your info?
Again, Aer Lingus flight don't show up on BA.com. BA calculates per segment, so as long as its a flight under 600 miles it will always cost 4500 avios. I'm pretty sure aer lingus operates DUB-BSL, so if that flight is available it shall be 4500 avios. You can also add it to the same ticket. Otherwise use momonodo.com to find ryanair and the like, there's an abundance in DUB.



The real problem is that all the low cost carriers from TLV to EU leave in the afternoon, and there's no way to catch any of the DUB-USA flights without spending the night in Europe. I believe now with Pegasus it will work, but it will require an additional flight as there is no service SAW-DUB, so we would need something like TLV-SAW-ZRH-DUB-BOS.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on May 21, 2012, 06:35:48 AM
Use 25,000 british miles and $100 for round trip Boston-Dublin on Aer Lingus.
Both Expertflyer & united.com show false negative avaiiability, and there's no way to book it online.
And, that'll be half that for o/w?

Oh btw, RyanAir doesn't fly from Dublin to Switzerland  ;) (they don't fly to Switzerland -period) , only AerLingus does...

Thanks again!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 21, 2012, 06:37:09 AM
And, that'll be half that for o/w?

Oh btw, RyanAir doesn't fly to Switzerland  ;) , only AerLingus does...

Thanks again!
Yes, but the $100 will probably stay about the same.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 21, 2012, 06:48:56 AM
And, that'll be half that for o/w?

Oh btw, RyanAir doesn't fly from Dublin to Switzerland  ;) (they don't fly to Switzerland -period) , only AerLingus does...

Thanks again!
maybe easyjet?
Anyway it would probably be cheaper on jetairfly from LGG, but you'd have to fly DUB-BRU & take a bus from there.

Please report back on your experience!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on May 21, 2012, 07:02:43 AM
maybe easyjet?
Anyway it would probably be cheaper on jetairfly from LGG, but you'd have to fly DUB-BRU & take a bus from there.

Please report back on your experience!
Iy'H!
EasyJet is Approx $100+, JetAirFly is approx. $200

EasyJet doesn't fly from Dublin.

Ever flew (or know anyone who did) EasyJet?  Are they really tough on the luggage? 
Are they a-la-Spirit, nickeling and diming you every step of the way?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 21, 2012, 07:14:34 AM
Iy'H!
EasyJet is Approx $100+, JetAirFly is approx. $200

EasyJet doesn't fly from Dublin.

Ever flew (or know anyone who did) EasyJet?  Are they really tough on the luggage? 
Are they a-la-Spirit, nickeling and diming you every step of the way?
they do nickle and dime, but the experience is reasonable.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on May 21, 2012, 01:46:27 PM
Use 25,000 british miles and $100 for round trip Boston-Dublin on Aer Lingus.
Both Expertflyer & united.com show false negative avaiiability, and there's no way to book it online.

There are no viable flights from DUB to TLV, but 4500 BA will get u to BSL etc
I called BA, rep. says there's no availability in economy (on aer lingua) Boston-Dublin the whole week.. -Last week of June.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 21, 2012, 01:50:02 PM
I called BA, rep. says there's no availability in economy (on aer lingua) Boston-Dublin the whole week.. -Last week of June.
The Aer lingus is the same 25k from MCO to DUB and 40k from ORD & JFK to DUB
Also business class (double economy) is also cheaper than a regular ticket.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: newtothegame on May 21, 2012, 02:10:13 PM
Hi hoping someone can help. I am a graduating law student, and am trying to book a vacation, for after the bar.

One way
Non-stop
FROM: Any NY airport
TO: ROME
Hoping to fly specifically on August 26th or Monday.
Prefer business, but willing to fly coach
2 seats, and 1 child under the age of 2
I have miles on United, UR miles and MR miles
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on May 21, 2012, 02:15:10 PM
...am trying to book a vacation, for after the bar.

One way


:) ???
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on May 21, 2012, 04:35:01 PM
Also business class (double economy) is also cheaper than a regular ticket.
Rep says they don't fly from MCO, only from BOS, ORD & JFK.

No availability from ORD in economy either- the whole last week of June!
She claims its 20k each way from boston, and 25from ord...

And business would be 80k RT!

So now I'm back to square one, any other cheap way to Europe?

All I need is a flight to Europe, from there to TLV there bH seems to be a few options.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: gozalim on May 21, 2012, 04:44:28 PM
Use 25,000 british miles and $100 for round trip Boston-Dublin on Aer Lingus.
Both Expertflyer & united.com show false negative avaiiability, and there's no way to book it online.

There are no viable flights from DUB to TLV, but 4500 BA will get u to BSL etc
the only way to even see lingus availability is to call BA?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 21, 2012, 04:49:31 PM
Rep says they don't fly from MCO, only from BOS, ORD & JFK.

No availability from ORD in economy either- the whole last week of June!
She claims its 20k each way from boston, and 25from ord...

And business would be 80k RT!

So now I'm back to square one, any other cheap way to Europe?

All I need is a flight to Europe, from there to TLV there bH seems to be a few options.
They do fly from MCO to DUB, just look on aerlingus.com. Makes me wonder if the reps know what they're talking about when they say nothing is available.
Boston-Dublin is 12.5k each way, no matter what she thinks (unless they change it in the past week). Business from BOS is 25k each way. 
the only way to even see lingus availability is to call BA?
United.com & EF show it, but there's false negative.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on May 21, 2012, 05:06:01 PM
They do fly from MCO to DUB, just look on aerlingus.com. Makes me wonder if the reps know what they're talking about when they say nothing is available.
Boston-Dublin is 12.5k each way, no matter what she thinks (unless they change it in the past week). Business from BOS is 25k each way.  United.com & EF show it, but there's false negative.
What do you do with these BA guys?  Till you get a person on the line takes a good half hour, and when they are on they are extremely rude, 'how dare you even question anything they say', very nasty .. nut-jobs.

Know of any other cheap routes?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 21, 2012, 05:08:21 PM
Don't know of any way around the hold time, but I do believe it gets better later in the day.
The idea is to spell out to them exactly what u want (EI flight #856 on 06/25 from MCO to DUB), and just wait for the computer to price it out correctly.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on May 21, 2012, 05:20:24 PM
Don't know of any way around the hold time, but I do believe it gets better later in the day.
The idea is to spell out to them exactly what u want (EI flight #856 on 06/25 from MCO to DUB), and just wait for the computer to price it out correctly.
How do I know if that flight (for example "(EI flight #856 on 06/25 from MCO to DUB)") or any other specific flight that I am to enumerate to them has availability?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 21, 2012, 05:21:58 PM
How do I know if that flight (for example "(EI flight #856 on 06/25 from MCO to DUB)") or any other specific flight that I am to enumerate to them has availability?
Its an easier way than asking them to check MCO-DUN...
United.com (award search) and expertflyer often show availability.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on May 21, 2012, 05:39:37 PM
Its an easier way than asking them to check MCO-DUN...
United.com (award search) and expertflyer often show availability.
Got a nice lady this time, as I was talking to her I was checking UA -no availability.

She says that there's no availability either  :(

I'm not subscribed to expertflyer.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: mclovin on May 21, 2012, 09:23:46 PM
One way/Round trip: RT
Maximum stops: any
From: nyc
To: TLV
Departure dates: june 26 (or close)
Return dates: august 19 (or close)
Class: economy
Seats: 2
Mileage/Alliance: any (minimum surcharges)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on May 21, 2012, 09:56:26 PM
One way/Round trip: RT
Maximum stops: any
From: nyc
To: TLV
Departure dates: june 26 (or close)
Return dates: august 19 (or close)
Class: economy
Seats: 2
Mileage/Alliance: any (minimum surcharges)

Welcome to the club, clovin!

I've been looking for the same departure date as you, and all I can so far say is, I wish you good luck!
If you do find something, please let me know.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: mclovin on May 21, 2012, 10:54:18 PM
Welcome to the club, clovin!

I've been looking for the same departure date as you, and all I can so far say is, I wish you good luck!
If you do find something, please let me know.
i know but its worth a shot
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yakovwogi on May 22, 2012, 09:54:20 AM
Any help would be appreciated---I found a 60000 outgoing through frankfurt, but coming back nothing less than 75....
Is the consensus that more seats will open up sonner to the trip?
Thanks


Round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:1 stop max
From: Any NYC airport
To: TLV
Departure dates: Aug 7 2012
Return airports: Any Florida Airport
Return dates: Aug 14 2012
Class: Any class but business for 60000 sounds great
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: I have United miles as well as Chase UR
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sky121 on May 22, 2012, 10:55:04 AM
Any help would be appreciated---I found a 60000 outgoing through frankfurt, but coming back nothing less than 75....
Is the consensus that more seats will open up sonner to the trip?
Thanks


Round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:1 stop max
From: Any NYC airport
To: TLV
Departure dates: Aug 7 2012
Return airports: Any Florida Airport
Return dates: Aug 14 2012
Class: Any class but business for 60000 sounds great
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: I have United miles as well as Chase UR

Things open up all the time. A seat here, a seat there. You have to check often throughout the day. Just yesterday I was purchasing a ticket and by the time I entered my info on the ticket was gone :/.

Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yakovwogi on May 22, 2012, 11:12:51 AM
Things open up all the time. A seat here, a seat there. You have to check often throughout the day. Just yesterday I was purchasing a ticket and by the time I entered my info on the ticket was gone :/.

What if I book the outgoing now at 60,
Could I change that without fees if something else opens up?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: BrooklynCPA on May 22, 2012, 11:28:23 AM
What is the best  airline program to book a mileage ticket to Costa Rica in July?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: eli1571 on May 22, 2012, 01:25:40 PM
nyc to tlv (max 1 stop) june 25
tlv to lon june 28 / july 1
lon to nyc july5 / july 9
have ba united aa miles mr points
any alliance
1 adult
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on May 22, 2012, 01:42:41 PM
nyc to tlv (max 1 stop) june 25
tlv to lon june 28 / july 1
lon to nyc july5 / july 9
have ba united aa miles mr points
any alliance
1 adult

expensive.... about 1850 with AZ/DL for  about 2k with BA

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on May 22, 2012, 10:29:33 PM
After Aer Lingus to Dublin on BA, who has the next best airfare (points/mileage) to Europe (anywhere in Europe, from anywhere in the USA)?

Anybody less than the standard 30k one way on AA & UA w/o fuel surcharges?

Or are they all the same?

Thanks!


P.S. Re. the Aer Lingus, if anyone knows a way to find or create availability  please let me know, otherwise i must look for an alternative...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aarony on May 22, 2012, 11:11:15 PM
nyc to tlv july 30 (can also go the week before)
tlv to NYC aug 16

any class
have aa/ba/united

i actually have 3 tix booked for these days on united that i may cancel, is there any way to get the passenger names switched?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on May 23, 2012, 12:42:10 AM
After Aer Lingus to Dublin on BA, who has the next best airfare (points/mileage) to Europe (anywhere in Europe, from anywhere in the USA)?

Anybody less than the standard 30k one way on AA & UA w/o fuel surcharges?

Or are they all the same?

Thanks!


P.S. Re. the Aer Lingus, if anyone knows a way to find or create availability  please let me know, otherwise i must look for an alternative...
Nobody answering?

Let me rephrase..

If I see a ticket OW to Europe for $450, is that good deal for this season?  Or do miles/points come out cheaper (if so, which points?)?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on May 23, 2012, 11:29:46 AM
Nobody answering?

Let me rephrase..

If I see a ticket OW to Europe for $450, is that good deal for this season?  Or do miles/points come out cheaper (if so, which points?)?

what will you do about the return, and the Europe-israel part?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on May 23, 2012, 02:04:09 PM
what will you do about the return, and the Europe-israel part?
There are plenty of cheap tickets on lcc's from  Europe to Tlv.

I'd like to return via a stay in HKG for a week or two.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: daveb on May 24, 2012, 12:16:01 AM
One way/Round trip:rt
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:1
From: cvg
To: lax or sfo or san juan or stt
Departure dates: jan, 24th 2013
Return airports: back to cvg
Return dates: feb 3, 2013
Class:Coach
Seats: 6
Alliance/Airline: any (but not using aa miles) whatever is the cheapest
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: MeToo on May 24, 2012, 11:15:01 PM
Round trip:
Any stops
From: JFK, EWR
To: TLV
Departure dates: June 20,2012
Return airports: JFK, EWR or Montreal
Return dates: June 24, 2012
Class:/Any
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Star Alliance
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 29, 2012, 04:04:38 PM
One way
PTY - EWR
Coach 2pass
Aug 16
Star Alliance

Note that we already have it ticketed thru Puerto Rico but I want a departure after 2pm on Aug 16 but still getting in that night or if not to overnight somewhere cool. Not YYZ or ORD.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: stever on May 29, 2012, 04:50:47 PM
lax-cle
rt
nonstop
1 or 2 seats
6/4-6/5
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on May 29, 2012, 04:56:05 PM
lax-cle
rt
nonstop
1 or 2 seats
6/4-6/5
What you see on UA.com is what you get with those reqs.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Moishebatchy on May 30, 2012, 07:49:07 PM
Desperately trying to get tickets for my parents to come to Israel for my grandfather's yahrzeit. If anyone can help me, you will have my undying gratitude for eternity. Or at least for the next 15 minutes. :-)

One way/Round trip: RT
Maximum stops: 1
From: JFK, EWR, LGA
To: TLV
Departure dates: 9/2/2012 or 9/3/2012
Return dates: 9/9/2012 or 9/10/2012
Class: Business. Or if not, then coach on the way there, business for the way back
Seats: 2
Mileage/Alliance: Any. Heck, even a decent-priced revenue ticket would work. ;-)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on May 31, 2012, 11:14:37 AM
Desperately trying to get tickets for my parents to come to Israel for my grandfather's yahrzeit. If anyone can help me, you will have my undying gratitude for eternity. Or at least for the next 15 minutes. :-)

One way/Round trip: RT
Maximum stops: 1
From: JFK, EWR, LGA
To: TLV
Departure dates: 9/2/2012 or 9/3/2012
Return dates: 9/9/2012 or 9/10/2012
Class: Business. Or if not, then coach on the way there, business for the way back
Seats: 2
Mileage/Alliance: Any. Heck, even a decent-priced revenue ticket would work. ;-)

Thanks!

turkish premium economy for $1680 per pex! great value!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: 18seagate on May 31, 2012, 06:00:48 PM
one way
jfk/ewr to tlv
8/13-8/14
as of now only have untied miles  thanks in advanced
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: asks on June 01, 2012, 09:37:34 AM
One way/Round trip: RT
Maximum stops: 1
From: nyc areaTo: TLV
Departure dates: 7/17/12 (or close)
Return dates: 7/30/12 (or close)
Class: economy or biz
Seats: 2
Mileage/Alliance: anything using AMEX MR points
Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on June 01, 2012, 03:59:36 PM
one way
jfk/ewr to tlv
8/13-8/14
as of now only have untied miles  thanks in advanced

lot polish $586
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: eli1571 on June 04, 2012, 01:44:14 PM
one way tlv nyc
july 1
prefer direct max one stop
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: asks on June 04, 2012, 02:23:46 PM
One way/Round trip: RT
Maximum stops: 1
From: nyc areaTo: TLV
Departure dates: 7/17/12 (or close)
Return dates: 7/30/12 (or close)
Class: economy or biz
Seats: 2
Mileage/Alliance: anything using AMEX MR points
Thanks!

anything good on this one?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: easy48 on June 05, 2012, 12:04:46 PM
Need help finding tickets for this trip:

One way/Round trip: RT
Maximum stops: 2
From: LAX areaTo: WAW
Departure dates: 7/3/12 (or close)
Return dates: 7/8/12 (or close)
Class: economy or biz
Seats: 2
Mileage/Alliance: One World or Star Alliance

Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: tuvz on June 05, 2012, 06:53:00 PM
I plan on going from LAX to SYD one way on sunday august 5th iyh
Its costing me 48,000 qantas points and about $350 in fuel surcharges!
Any way i can use the qantas points to book with other Oneworld partners like AA to avoid the crazy fees?
Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on June 06, 2012, 01:15:30 PM
I plan on going from LAX to SYD one way on sunday august 5th iyh
Its costing me 48,000 qantas points and about $350 in fuel surcharges!
Any way i can use the qantas points to book with other Oneworld partners like AA to avoid the crazy fees?
Thanks

dunno if this would be of help i can get you for $900 +/- s few dollars direct with virgin australia/qantas/delta
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: moisheo on June 06, 2012, 03:51:42 PM
i am looking to find tickets with avios points to maui in the beginning of august,it does not show any availability,any ideas of how i can go about it?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on June 06, 2012, 04:20:22 PM
i am looking to find tickets with avios points to maui in the beginning of august,it does not show any availability,any ideas of how i can go about it?

check AA.com for saver avail.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cashman on June 07, 2012, 02:15:55 PM
I have 80,000 Us airways points. Looking for any flight to get me to Israel from new york area next week any day and return a week later. thank you
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: arid on June 07, 2012, 05:31:12 PM
NYC-OGG 8/19
OGG-KOA 8/23or24
KOA-NYC 8/28or29

Or 


NYC-LIH 8/19
LIH-KOA 8/23or24
KOA-NYC 8/28or29

i got miles with UA, US, BA
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: moisheo on June 07, 2012, 06:25:08 PM
if ba doesnt have any availability with avios ,is there any option to transfer avios to another airline ?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2012, 06:25:55 PM
No, but just because you don't see availability on BA.com doesn't mean it's not there.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: moisheo on June 07, 2012, 10:34:05 PM
i know ,i checked aa ,they didnt have anything,
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: john on June 11, 2012, 10:25:47 AM
I have always found Hawaii award travel very difficult to find. I need 5 tickets for my family. my home Airport from IAD (DCA, BWI ok as well) to Hawaii - any airport. preferred time Dec 22nd to Dec 29th. dates flexible few days. I have US/UA for *A enough miles for saver economy or Business, whichever we can get. Also BA/AA enough miles for 5 for Saver economy of Business whatever we can get. Any help to find tickets is appreciated.
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Ergel on June 11, 2012, 10:59:52 AM
I have always found Hawaii award travel very difficult to find. I need 5 tickets for my family. my home Airport from IAD (DCA, BWI ok as well) to Hawaii - any airport. preferred time Dec 22nd to Dec 29th. dates flexible few days. I have US/UA for *A enough miles for saver economy or Business, whichever we can get. Also BA/AA enough miles for 5 for Saver economy of Business whatever we can get. Any help to find tickets is appreciated.
Especially when you are traveling at the most desirable travel dates to Hawaii of the year
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on June 11, 2012, 11:55:06 AM
Especially when you are traveling at the most desirable travel dates to Hawaii of the year
+1
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: moto on June 11, 2012, 01:18:58 PM
I'm looking from nyc to Los angles from august 26 to September 27 non stop thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Daniel on June 11, 2012, 05:30:08 PM
Like many people, I'm trying to get to TLV (one-way) anytime the last two weeks in August. I'm willing to make a stop-over anywhere but I can't find any availaility with *A or OW.

On *A I tried:
LAX
YYZ
EWR
PHL
ZRH
FRA
MUC
BRU
IST
WAW
VIE
Athens
Thessaloniki (SKG)
Dubrovnik Coratia (DBV)
Zagreb Coratia (ZAB)
Slovenia (LJU)
Berlin TXL
CPH

On OW I tried:
JFK
EWR
YYZ
LHR
CDG
Milan
FCO Rome
Zurich
SXF Berlin
BRU Brussels


On OW, there is alot of availability to Europe, but ElAl doesn't have one seat in August from any European city.

I'm at a loss here. Any ideas? Any routings I missed?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on June 11, 2012, 06:15:03 PM
Like many people, I'm trying to get to TLV (one-way) anytime the last two weeks in August. I'm willing to make a stop-over anywhere but I can't find any availaility with *A or OW.

On *A I tried:
LAX
YYZ
EWR
PHL
ZRH
FRA
MUC
BRU
IST
WAW
VIE
Athens
Thessaloniki (SKG)
Dubrovnik Coratia (DBV)
Zagreb Coratia (ZAB)
Slovenia (LJU)
Berlin TXL
CPH

On OW I tried:
JFK
EWR
YYZ
LHR
CDG
Milan
FCO Rome
Zurich
SXF Berlin
BRU Brussels


On OW, there is alot of availability to Europe, but ElAl doesn't have one seat in August from any European city.

I'm at a loss here. Any ideas? Any routings I missed?
Via DUB, using Aer Lingus with BA Avios from BOS
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Daniel on June 12, 2012, 04:39:25 PM
Has anyone seen an issue when using flying blue/ Air France's website where the award calander shows a low milesge award but once you click into the date it's nowhere to be found?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Engreeks1 on June 12, 2012, 05:59:13 PM
Round trip
Any # of stops
From: SFO, LAX
To: MPN (In the falkland islands!)
Departure dates: Feb 5-Feb 8, must arrive on or before Feb 9
Return airports: SFO
Return dates: Mar 11-16, must depart on or after Mar 11
Class: Any
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: One world

Hi there! 

I have the good fortune of being able to go on a month-long trip to Antarctica in Feb of 2013.  The boat departs from the Falkland Islands, so I need to get to Mount Pleasant (MPN), which is quite challenging, as the only flight there is through LAN and it only flies once a week!  I am trying to use the following variety of points to get there:

AMEX Membership Pts: 84K
SPG: 126K
United: 100K
Capital One: 96K

The specific airports I'm trying to fly from are SFO to MPN. I'm struggling to find good options, but here's what I've tried so far.

Option 1: Book LAX-MPN directly through LAN, use united/cap one to handle round trip to SFO-LAX

It turns out the LAN itinerary from LAX is only 285KM! Compared to 350K from SFO!

60K +15K bonus SPG = 150LAN KM
57.5K +10K bonus SPG = 135LAN KM
285LAN KM

~$200 to do the round trip from SFO to LAX.

Option 2: Book any other flight (using united or Amex rewards) to Santiago (SCL), then use the LAN points to book the remaining legs to MPN.

The problem with this is that it's 175K LAN KM to do just the SCL-MPN round trip!  So I think this is a no go.

Can any of you suggest another option that uses fewer points or avoids the LAX-SFO leg? I'm leaning towards just pulling the trigger on option 1 since the kayak price for the SFO-MPN flight is $2400, which means i'm getting about $0.019/SPG point.

Thanks in advance!
Eric
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on June 12, 2012, 06:38:09 PM
Wow, Antactica...awesome, and a good way to catch my eye and get me to work for you (#jealous)
Please post a trip report here when you come back!

Option 1:
-You can book SFO-LAX on AA or SJC-LAX on AS for 16K LAN kms by calling LAN.
-You can book LAX-PUQ on LAN.com for 63K kms on 02/07 (there is a 43K option on 02/08 but that won't work)
-You can book PUQ-MPN on LAN.com for 20K kms on 02/09
-You can book MPN-PUQ on LAN.com for 16K kms on 03/16.
-You can book PUQ-LAX on LAN.com for 106K on 03/17 or 86K on 03/18

Total=16+63+20+16+86=201K kms

You get 1K kms for signing up on LAN.com (http://www.lan.com/en_us/promociones/data/todo_el_mundo/lanpass/inscripcion_5000.html) that and 80K SPG will give you the 201K, or about 3cpp for your SPG.

Option 2 would be to use 60K UA miles for SFO-SCL and then 20K kms for SCL-PUQ-SCL and 36K for PUQ-MPN-PUQ.
Total for that would be 60K UA+56K LAN.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Engreeks1 on June 12, 2012, 06:57:53 PM
Whoah thanks for the quick reply Dan! 

Quick question on booking each of these legs - can I use the online tool to book them, or do I need to call their phone booking service (hopefully they speak english!).

Also can I subscribe to this thread?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on June 12, 2012, 06:59:18 PM
Whoah thanks for the quick reply Dan! 

Quick question on booking each of these legs - can I use the online tool to book them, or do I need to call their phone booking service (hopefully they speak english!).

Also can I subscribe to this thread?
I found all of those on lan.com besides SFO-LAX which must be booked over the phone.
Click "notify" to subscribe.
And don't forget you owe me a trip report ;)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Engreeks1 on June 12, 2012, 07:05:01 PM
Haha will do - the trip report is yours.  It will have lots of photos of baby penguins :).

Thanks again.

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: moisheo on June 13, 2012, 07:07:01 PM
looking for 2 tickets from nyc-ogg,best dates would be august 5 till the 9 or 10,i want to use ba avios points
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yid on June 13, 2012, 09:36:37 PM
looking for ticket from ny- tlv leaving 6/19-6/21.  best date is 6/20.
return 6/26 at night or 6/27 or 6/28. best is 6/27 at night or 6/28 am.
I have chase ur, Amex, us air, aa,and  united points.
economy or business class or mixed.
Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Daniel on June 14, 2012, 09:38:00 AM
I'm trying to book a Swiss award on United.com. Expert Flyer shows availability. I keep getting the following error:

Due to rapidly changing partner availability the following flights are no longer available. Please choose another flight or modify your search criteria.


Any ideas why?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Shlomi on June 14, 2012, 10:41:41 PM
Need help finding a ticket:
TLV - NYC - TLV
Leave Thu Jun 19
Return Sun Jun 24

Economy class
Whatever alliance.
Thanks so much!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yo on June 14, 2012, 11:58:35 PM
Hi if anyone knows if business seats are avail for these flights with milage and which one would be cheaper for me to buy milage

July 29th El Al 1:30PM EWR-TLV
Aug 1st   El Al 12:40AM TLV-EWR


July 29th Delta 8:45PM JFK-TLV
Aug 1st   Delta 12:40AM TLV-JFK
Title: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on June 15, 2012, 12:00:39 AM
Hi if anyone knows if business seats are avail for these flights with milage and which one would be cheaper for me to buy milage

July 29th El Al 1:30PM EWR-TLV
Aug 1st   El Al 12:40AM TLV-EWR


July 29th Delta 8:45PM JFK-TLV
Aug 1st   Delta 12:40AM TLV-JFK
OT: You know it's 9 av?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on June 15, 2012, 12:09:25 AM
Hi if anyone knows if business seats are avail for these flights with milage and which one would be cheaper for me to buy milage

July 29th El Al 1:30PM EWR-TLV
Aug 1st   El Al 12:40AM TLV-EWR


July 29th Delta 8:45PM JFK-TLV
Aug 1st   Delta 12:40AM TLV-JFK
First flight in the list is available in First. Second is not. Can only be booked via elal.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yo on June 15, 2012, 12:16:20 AM
nothing in business?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on June 15, 2012, 12:17:19 AM
nothing in business?
Your best bet is probably US from PHL, very nice. 210k RT
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yo on June 15, 2012, 12:22:26 AM
i hear phi is far rom brooklyn though, us sells at 1.5 right
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on June 15, 2012, 12:34:22 AM

i hear phi is far rom brooklyn though
Very well worth the drive IMHO, also timing is great. You can add a US leg from LGA/JFK if u prefer.

us sells at 1.5 right
No it doesn't buddy.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cashman on June 15, 2012, 01:04:24 AM
Need help with 3 tickets
NYC-TLV
11/04-11/11
saver reward business class
short stopover ok
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Fan of Dan on June 15, 2012, 03:43:08 PM
VCE-NYC
August 8 or 9
United Miles prefer Biz
2 tickets
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: shloimy on June 17, 2012, 02:17:55 AM
looking for 3 tickets nyc-cle preferably june 20, return same day. found availability on ba.com via aa for 8.30 am ,returning same day 4.15 pm. need a few hours in CLE. afraid this cuts it too close. cannot find a later flight back (or earlier flight there ) on aa. is there a later flight home via aa? what are my other options. have starwood points, united miles, avios, mr rewards. is it worth using united points (10,000) for  way home? do they allow one way trips? will i be charged a fee for booking within 21 days? thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cbs on June 17, 2012, 02:21:56 AM
looking for 3 tickets nyc-cle preferably june 20, return same day. found availability on ba.com via aa for 8.30 am ,returning same day 4.15 pm. need a few hours in CLE. afraid this cuts it too close. cannot find a later flight back (or earlier flight there ) on aa. is there a later flight home via aa? what are my other options. have starwood points, united miles, avios, mr rewards. is it worth using united points (10,000) for  way home? do they allow one way trips? will i be charged a fee for booking within 21 days? thanks
U can find airtran for $125
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: shloimy on June 17, 2012, 02:58:04 AM
thx.whats airtran? dont really want to pay...need 3 tickets
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cbs on June 17, 2012, 03:01:43 AM
thx.whats airtran? dont really want to pay...need 3 tickets
Airtran is an airline.  Go to airtran.com and it flys from lga to cak (Akron/Canton )
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: shloimy on June 17, 2012, 02:34:35 PM
thanks but their latest flight is 3ish cle to nyc. so it doesnt help me. any other suggestions? can go next week also.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cbs on June 17, 2012, 03:51:51 PM
thanks but their latest flight is 3ish cle to nyc. so it doesnt help me. any other suggestions? can go next week also.
if ur 3 ppl, then renting a car may be ideal
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on June 18, 2012, 06:59:19 AM
Using avios, 4 pax in coach:

07/25-26 - 8/16

JFK/LGA/EWR/PHL (etc) to SEA/SFO/LAX/BUR/SNA/PHX/TUS or any other West coast airports.

TIA. 
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: smart brit on June 18, 2012, 04:48:20 PM
Searching a ticket flying tlv zrh July 13 anyone has an idea when swiss opens up seats? Would love the 5am flight thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Daniel on June 20, 2012, 12:32:40 PM
Searching a ticket flying tlv zrh July 13 anyone has an idea when swiss opens up seats? Would love the 5am flight thanks

I'm currently in the same boat as you. Problem is, I can't figure out how to search for Swiss availability. Expert Flyer shows there are seats but when I call up UA they don't see it. Any idea where to search?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on June 20, 2012, 12:36:07 PM
I'm currently in the same boat as you. Problem is, I can't figure out how to search for Swiss availability. Expert Flyer shows there are seats but when I call up UA they don't see it. Any idea where to search?
As it says quite clearly at the top of the results page on expertflyer:
Code: [Select]
SWISS Award availability reflects availability for Miles & More members. Availability to members of partner airlines may be less.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Daniel on June 20, 2012, 12:45:44 PM
As it says quite clearly at the top of the results page on expertflyer:
Code: [Select]
SWISS Award availability reflects availability for Miles & More members. Availability to members of partner airlines may be less.

I got that. My main question was HOW to search (or better yet set an alert) for Swiss availability on UA. From other threads it seems ANA is a reliable way. Is that still the case or do we need to PUTPAC?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: devora on June 20, 2012, 04:11:02 PM
I would like to obtain 2 tickets from NYC to San Francisco this summer.  I am flexible with dates and I am also wondering about either driving or flying to LA before returning to NY.  Sorry if this is so open ended.  I am wondering if Avios are a good or bad choice for a stopover since I know you pay for each leg independently with Avios.  I have Avios, United and Delta

Round trip:
Maybe a stopover from San Fran to LA?
From: NYC
To: SFO
LAX (maybe)
Departure dates: Pretty flexible over the summer.  Looking to go for a week.
Return airports: NYC
Class: Coach
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: Avios, United, Delta
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: devora on June 20, 2012, 04:48:08 PM
I would like to obtain 2 tickets from NYC to San Francisco this summer.  I am flexible with dates and I am also wondering about either driving or flying to LA before returning to NY.  Sorry if this is so open ended.  I am wondering if Avios are a good or bad choice for a stopover since I know you pay for each leg independently with Avios.  I have Avios, United and Delta

Round trip:
Maybe a stopover from San Fran to LA?
From: NYC
To: SFO
LAX (maybe)
Departure dates: Pretty flexible over the summer.  Looking to go for a week.
Return airports: NYC
Class: Coach
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: Avios, United, Delta

to follow up on my request above, how do you search for a stopover of NYC->SFO->LAX?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: smart brit on June 20, 2012, 10:31:53 PM
I got that. My main question was HOW to search (or better yet set an alert) for Swiss availability on UA. From other threads it seems ANA is a reliable way. Is that still the case or do we need to PUTPAC?
on Ana they release swiss seats late sometimes but It's not guaranteed to happen
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: smart brit on June 20, 2012, 10:32:50 PM
Elal has available for the 7:10 am flight u can book with aa too
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Devorah on June 20, 2012, 10:41:22 PM
to follow up on my request above, how do you search for a stopover of NYC->SFO->LAX?
If using avios, search each segment separately.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Devorah on June 20, 2012, 10:49:38 PM
I would like to obtain 2 tickets from NYC to San Francisco this summer.  I am flexible with dates and I am also wondering about either driving or flying to LA before returning to NY.  Sorry if this is so open ended.  I am wondering if Avios are a good or bad choice for a stopover since I know you pay for each leg independently with Avios.  I have Avios, United and Delta

Round trip:
Maybe a stopover from San Fran to LA?
From: NYC
To: SFO
LAX (maybe)
Departure dates: Pretty flexible over the summer.  Looking to go for a week.
Return airports: NYC
Class: Coach
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: Avios, United, Delta

If you wanted to use Avios, American has availability to SJC via ORD on 7/2 and you could return from LAX on 7/10.  Not sure when you wanted to go to LA but there is availability from SJC to LAX on various days.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Devorah on June 20, 2012, 11:00:50 PM
I would like to obtain 2 tickets from NYC to San Francisco this summer.  I am flexible with dates and I am also wondering about either driving or flying to LA before returning to NY.  Sorry if this is so open ended.  I am wondering if Avios are a good or bad choice for a stopover since I know you pay for each leg independently with Avios.  I have Avios, United and Delta

Round trip:
Maybe a stopover from San Fran to LA?
From: NYC
To: SFO
LAX (maybe)
Departure dates: Pretty flexible over the summer.  Looking to go for a week.
Return airports: NYC
Class: Coach
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: Avios, United, Delta

Actually United has numerous days with direct flights to SFO and return from LAX.  Then you could book separately SFO-LAX for just 4500 Avios.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: devora on June 21, 2012, 11:16:58 AM
Actually United has numerous days with direct flights to SFO and return from LAX.  Then you could book separately SFO-LAX for just 4500 Avios.

Thanks so much for your responses.  Is there no way to book one flight NYC->SFO->LAx so I wouldn't have to make (and use miles for) two tickets? i have never booked an intentional stopover and was wondering how to go about doing it. 
If not, I'd prefer to use my avios points vs united points, and if i understand correctly, I need to find an AASaver award (NYC-SFO) and then find it on Ba.com and book. Same for SFO-LAX and LAX-NYC.  Is this correct? It should come out as the same amount of miles as if I used United, correct?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: SHMUTZEE on June 21, 2012, 01:03:03 PM
I am having a very difficult time trying to find continental US or even Carribean flights using BA miles and their website.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on June 21, 2012, 02:31:34 PM
Search for sAAver awards on AA.com
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: SHMUTZEE on June 21, 2012, 03:23:56 PM
How would this help me in using BA points?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Devorah on June 21, 2012, 03:30:45 PM
Thanks so much for your responses.  Is there no way to book one flight NYC->SFO->LAx so I wouldn't have to make (and use miles for) two tickets? i have never booked an intentional stopover and was wondering how to go about doing it. 
If not, I'd prefer to use my avios points vs united points, and if i understand correctly, I need to find an AASaver award (NYC-SFO) and then find it on Ba.com and book. Same for SFO-LAX and LAX-NYC.  Is this correct? It should come out as the same amount of miles as if I used United, correct?
No airline allows domestic stopovers AFAIK.  But it's only an extra 4500 Avios pp for SFO-LAX. 
If you can find a direct flight on AA NYC-SFO and LAX-NYC, then it will be the same 12,500 miles as United.  If there is a stopover, each leg is calculated separately.  Search on BA to see specifics.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Daniel on June 22, 2012, 01:14:07 PM
From what I've read it seems Swiss traditionally releases Business seats a few days before departure. Does anyone know about Coach? Are they very tight with those?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: smart brit on June 24, 2012, 02:02:17 AM
I'm currently in the same boat as you. Problem is, I can't figure out how to search for Swiss availability. Expert Flyer shows there are seats but when I call up UA they don't see it. Any idea where to search?
they have released the business seats on that flight already but u are looking for coach? Nothing doing for coach yet
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: robi on June 24, 2012, 04:19:56 AM
Looking for 2 saver economy seats on united NYC-LAX sun aug 5. Thnx!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Daniel on June 24, 2012, 07:26:13 PM
they have released the business seats on that flight already but u are looking for coach? Nothing doing for coach yet

Which flight are you talking about?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: smart brit on June 24, 2012, 08:00:00 PM
Which flight are you talking about?
TLV-ZRH Jul 13 5AM
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: dirah on June 24, 2012, 08:08:44 PM
LAX-SYD or SFO-SYD on UA (one way)
Oct 14, 15 or 16
There has been no availability for the last two months, and I am curious what the availability for 1K member are.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on June 24, 2012, 08:15:30 PM
LAX-SYD on UA (one way)
Oct 14, 15 or 16
There has been no availability for the last two months, and I am curious what the availability for 1K member are.
I'm assuming u mean J/F as Y is the same for all elites & cc holders.

On 14 there are 2  seats in First from LAX to SYD or SFO to SYD. On the 16th there's one in F from lax

Availability is the same for Plat & 1K. Perhaps GS can get seats manually opened, but I haven't seen any confirmed reports of that.

Good luck finding a plat to book for u.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: dirah on June 24, 2012, 08:19:02 PM
Thanks for checking.
I am looking at Y, I wasn't aware that Y is the same for all elites & cc holders.
I am currently not elite, but have PP, is it safe to assume that the system recognizes that?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on June 24, 2012, 08:20:53 PM
Check EF for class XN
Or click fare class on UA.com
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: dirah on June 24, 2012, 08:27:58 PM
Check EF for class XN
Or click fare class on UA.com
Thanks for that.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yossi. on June 26, 2012, 11:24:58 AM
I am looking for 2 very specific legs for my upcoming trip to hawaii.
- LIH to LAX (UA537) @ 8:54pm on 7/19
- LAX to EWR (UA593) @ 7:07am on 7/20

Can anyone please tell me how many seats left in B/F for those 2 legs? They don't have any saver award @ 40,000 miles available on UA.com, but I am willing to buy the 80k ones if there are just a handful of seats remaining... Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: gt on June 26, 2012, 07:26:23 PM
One way/Round trip: one way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: 1 or 2
From: tlv
To: i want to go to dtw, can go to nyc,phl,yqg,
Departure dates: want Aug 13, can 12 or 14
Class: would like First/Business
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: star alliance
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: smart brit on June 26, 2012, 08:26:21 PM
One way/Round trip: one way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: 1 or 2
From: tlv
To: i want to go to dtw, can go to nyc,phl,yqg,
Departure dates: want Aug 13, can 12 or 14
Class: would like First/Business
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: star alliance
For 75k u have via ewr/ord
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: gt on June 26, 2012, 08:31:35 PM
i have a ticket to isreal on hold till midnight should i book that and wait for way back for 60k 
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: devora on June 27, 2012, 03:58:46 PM
I have been trying to book a flight from a Sunday to a thursday red-eye anytime in July or August, NYC ->SFO, return LAX->NYC.  there are no saaver miles (on AA or united) until september.  does anyone know if more tickets will open up, or am I too late?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yo on June 27, 2012, 11:42:03 PM
July 8 nyc to venice coming back the 15th in business 2 seats cheapest milage route and taxes with no more than 1 stopover
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: smart brit on June 27, 2012, 11:49:09 PM
July 8 nyc to venice coming back the 15th in business 2 seats cheapest milage route and taxes with no more than 1 stopover
Where do u want to arrive Milan or rome?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yo on June 28, 2012, 12:35:24 AM
venice has an airport
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: smart brit on June 28, 2012, 12:54:26 AM
venice has an airport
only delta flies direct to Venice
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yo on June 28, 2012, 12:55:15 AM
dont mind stopping over but is delta available
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yo on June 28, 2012, 01:03:11 AM
For the way there i see jfk-madrid-venice for 41k avios on iberia plus 75 tax i wish i had an iberia account for 3 months though as i dont have any milage with them... the other option is take that flight for 50k aa  which is expensive comparibely speaking- the way back im screwed it seems
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: smart brit on June 28, 2012, 01:09:37 AM
Premium economy on klm/af for 31,500 + 280 tax outbound coming back fb doesn't have business/premium
Delta doesn't have any available seats
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: smart brit on June 28, 2012, 01:12:43 AM
For the way there i see jfk-madrid-venice for 41k avios on iberia plus 75 tax i wish i had an iberia account for 3 months though as i dont have any milage with them... the other option is take that flight for 50k aa  which is expensive comparibely speaking- the way back im screwed it seems
u need 3 months to transfer into them from ba?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yo on June 28, 2012, 01:13:57 AM
klm would be direct right and way back you didnt see anything?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yo on June 28, 2012, 01:14:29 AM
i believe- i dont know of a way around that either
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: smart brit on June 28, 2012, 01:16:19 AM
klm would be direct right and way back you didnt see anything?
na if had it been direct it would have been business via delta for 50k +19.50 tax
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: smart brit on June 28, 2012, 01:17:14 AM
i believe- i dont know of a way around that either
transferring to someone who has an account with them already
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: DrDanny on June 28, 2012, 07:46:39 AM
I'm using air Canada miles looking from NYC-LHR on July.30 or 31. In business or first this is all I found so far
 OPTION ONE

Depart: 7:08 p.m. Mon., Jul. 30, 2012 New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty)

Arrive: 10:17 p.m. Mon., Jul. 30, 2012 Halifax, NS Canada (YHZ)

Flight Time: 2 hr 9 mn Flight: UA3562 Operated by SHUTTLE AMERICA DBA UNITED EXPRESS. Aircraft: Embraer ERJ-170 Meal: None Economy Class

Depart: 11:45 p.m. Mon., Jul. 30, 2012 Halifax, NS Canada (YHZ)

Arrive: 9:35 a.m. +1 Day Tue., Jul. 31, 2012 London, England (LHR - Heathrow)

Flight Time: 5 hr 50 mn Flight: AC860 Operated by Air Canada. Aircraft: Boeing 767-300 Meal: Breakfast Business Class

OPTION TWO

Depart: 6:25 a.m. Tue., Jul. 31, 2012 New York, NY (LGA - LaGuardia)

Arrive: 7:49 a.m. Tue., Jul. 31, 2012 Toronto, ON Canada (YYZ)

Flight Time: 1 hr 24 mn Flight: AC701 Operated by Air Canada. Aircraft: Airbus A319 Meal: Snack Business Class

Depart: 8:55 a.m. Tue., Jul. 31, 2012 Toronto, ON Canada (YYZ)

Arrive: 9:00 p.m. Tue., Jul. 31, 2012 London, England (LHR - Heathrow)

Flight Time: 7 hr 5 mn Flight: AC868 Operated by Air Canada. Aircraft: Boeing 767-300 Meal: Breakfast, Dinner Business Class

OPTION THREE

Depart: 5:55 p.m. Tue., Jul. 31, 2012 New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty)

Arrive: 7:20 a.m. +1 Day Wed., Aug. 1, 2012 Frankfurt, Germany (FRA)

Travel Time: 7 hr 25 mn Flight: LH403 Operated by Lufthansa. Aircraft: Boeing 747-400 Meal: Meal Business Class

Depart: 10:00 a.m. Wed., Aug. 1, 2012 Frankfurt, Germany (FRA)

Arrive: 10:40 a.m. Wed., Aug. 1, 2012 London, England (LHR)
Can anybody come up with any better ideas
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: DrDanny on June 28, 2012, 07:48:33 AM
Sorry for the long post but I copy pasted it from an email from my travel agent
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cashman on June 28, 2012, 08:07:27 AM
I need help. I have a flight on 07/09 from tlv-fra fra-ewr in first class. My problem is that the fra- ewr is waitlisted. I have called United they say there are no seats available. What's the chances of it opening ? And do I have to manually book it or it will happen automatically
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sky121 on June 28, 2012, 08:21:58 AM
I need help. I have a flight on 07/09 from tlv-fra fra-ewr in first class. My problem is that the fra- ewr is waitlisted. I have called United they say there are no seats available. What's the chances of it opening ? And do I have to manually2 book it or it will happen automatically
Its booked and your waitlisted? Id call United again.
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cashman on June 28, 2012, 08:27:20 AM
Its booked and your waitlisted? Id call United again.
Sorry for not being clear
 its on hold. They don't let me book it.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: smart brit on June 28, 2012, 11:13:09 AM
Sorry for the long post but I copy pasted it from an email from my travel agent
U shouldn't even try flying via Halifax waste of points flying business on those flights.
IMO flying via Toronto on ac would be the best and convenient way
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on June 28, 2012, 11:39:15 AM
I'm using air Canada miles looking from NYC-LHR on July.30 or 31. In business or first this is all I found so far
 OPTION ONE

Depart: 7:08 p.m. Mon., Jul. 30, 2012 New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty)

Arrive: 10:17 p.m. Mon., Jul. 30, 2012 Halifax, NS Canada (YHZ)

Flight Time: 2 hr 9 mn Flight: UA3562 Operated by SHUTTLE AMERICA DBA UNITED EXPRESS. Aircraft: Embraer ERJ-170 Meal: None Economy Class

Depart: 11:45 p.m. Mon., Jul. 30, 2012 Halifax, NS Canada (YHZ)

Arrive: 9:35 a.m. +1 Day Tue., Jul. 31, 2012 London, England (LHR - Heathrow)

Flight Time: 5 hr 50 mn Flight: AC860 Operated by Air Canada. Aircraft: Boeing 767-300 Meal: Breakfast Business Class

OPTION TWO

Depart: 6:25 a.m. Tue., Jul. 31, 2012 New York, NY (LGA - LaGuardia)

Arrive: 7:49 a.m. Tue., Jul. 31, 2012 Toronto, ON Canada (YYZ)

Flight Time: 1 hr 24 mn Flight: AC701 Operated by Air Canada. Aircraft: Airbus A319 Meal: Snack Business Class

Depart: 8:55 a.m. Tue., Jul. 31, 2012 Toronto, ON Canada (YYZ)

Arrive: 9:00 p.m. Tue., Jul. 31, 2012 London, England (LHR - Heathrow)

Flight Time: 7 hr 5 mn Flight: AC868 Operated by Air Canada. Aircraft: Boeing 767-300 Meal: Breakfast, Dinner Business Class

OPTION THREE

Depart: 5:55 p.m. Tue., Jul. 31, 2012 New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty)

Arrive: 7:20 a.m. +1 Day Wed., Aug. 1, 2012 Frankfurt, Germany (FRA)

Travel Time: 7 hr 25 mn Flight: LH403 Operated by Lufthansa. Aircraft: Boeing 747-400 Meal: Meal Business Class

Depart: 10:00 a.m. Wed., Aug. 1, 2012 Frankfurt, Germany (FRA)

Arrive: 10:40 a.m. Wed., Aug. 1, 2012 London, England (LHR)
Can anybody come up with any better ideas

how much is this costing you????
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: DrDanny on June 28, 2012, 11:44:51 AM
how much is this costing you????
90,000 Air Canada miles but that's round trip with a open jaw so at ¢1.5 that's $1350 plus taxes and fees (which I have know idea how much they are (if anyone knows what taxes and fees are on a round trip Europe trip that would be awesome))
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on June 28, 2012, 12:00:47 PM
90,000 Air Canada miles but that's round trip with a open jaw so at ¢1.5 that's $1350 plus taxes and fees (which I have know idea how much they are (if anyone knows what taxes and fees are on a round trip Europe trip that would be awesome))
i can get you a direct from newark on virgin atlantic for $1576!!!!!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Ergel on June 28, 2012, 12:01:40 PM
In business?
ETA: I realized you meant one way. His cost is for round trip
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: JerseyGuy on June 28, 2012, 12:09:07 PM
Round trip:
Non-stop/Maximum stops:  Preferably the LAN non-stop from JFK, but otherwise 1 stop
From: JFK, LGA, EWR, or PHL
To: SCL
Departure dates: Dec 22 (after 8PM), 23, 24 or 25
Return airports: same
Return dates: Jan 1, 2, or 3
Class: Business
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: LAN, AA, BA, UA

Between my wife and I, we have roughly the following miles/points:

AA:  190K
BA:  210K
UA:    50K
HA:    70K
SPG:  60K

Is there any way I can make this work?  Thank you in advance for your kind responses.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on June 28, 2012, 12:33:39 PM
In business?
ETA: I realized you meant one way. His cost is for round trip

IT SEEMS LIKE HE'S GOING ONE WAY...BUT NEEDED A RT FOR THAT FLIGHT...RT CAN BE AS LOW AS $2000 DIRECT.  NEED RETURN DATE

YES MY QUOTE WAS FOR BUSINESS.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: RJ898 on June 28, 2012, 12:37:02 PM
Round trip:
Non-stop (preferred. 1 is ok)
From: NYC
To:TLV
Departure dates: 08/21/2012
Return dates: 08/26/2012
Class: Any
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: any

60,000 UR

Thanks
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Ergel on June 28, 2012, 12:38:04 PM
Round trip:
Non-stop (preferred. 1 is ok)
From: NYC
To:TLV
Departure dates: 08/21/2012
Return dates: 08/26/2012
Class: Any
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: any

60,000 UR

Thanks
Good luck
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: RJ898 on June 28, 2012, 12:53:50 PM
Good luck
How many points do I need?
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on June 28, 2012, 12:57:18 PM
How many points do I need?

UNITED 80K. UR TRANSFERS 1:1 RATIO SO YOU ONLY HAVE 60K UA
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on June 28, 2012, 01:01:25 PM
UNITED 80K. UR TRANSFERS 1:1 RATIO SO YOU ONLY HAVE 60K UA
65K via BA>IB trick with $215 in fees.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: RJ898 on June 28, 2012, 01:04:54 PM
65K via BA>IB trick with $215 in fees.
So I transfer them to BA and book Iberia on BA's website by including partners?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on June 28, 2012, 01:09:42 PM
65K via BA>IB trick with $215 in fees.

HIS FLIGHT IS LESS THAN 3 MONTHS AWAY :)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on June 28, 2012, 01:10:18 PM
So I transfer them to BA and book Iberia on BA's website by including partners?

Dan means this http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/22325
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: RJ898 on June 28, 2012, 01:18:23 PM
Dan means this http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/22325
I see. No Iberia account :(

What search sites should I use to find a ticket?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Twin on June 28, 2012, 02:09:08 PM
need flight to israel agust 14 or 15 one way from either jfk newark or philly     
perfer non stop  but willing to take stop over
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: ilikedeals on June 28, 2012, 02:10:38 PM
Looking to go to LA August 2-12. Me wife and baby. I have miles and points with amex, star wood, BA, AA. I have only been able to find ones that are at least 50k RT per person. Anything cheaper?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on June 28, 2012, 02:17:34 PM
Looking to go to LA August 2-12. Me wife and baby. I have miles and points with amex, star wood, BA, AA. I have only been able to find ones that are at least 50k RT per person. Anything cheaper?
I found lots of cheaper stuff leaving from LAS-LAX...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: benzibox on June 28, 2012, 05:44:35 PM
Round trip:
Non-stop/Maximum stops 1
From: All NYC, Westchester, and philly
To: Anything including/ near LAX
Departure dates: 07/30/2012 preferably morning
Return airports: If different from 'To' line. Delete this line for One way tickets
Return dates: 08/05/2012 preferably early afternoon
Class: Any
Seats: 4
Alliance/Airline: I have 140k Avios so I guess American

I tried to go on BA.com and it wont let me search because they somehow dont have my birthdate. And when I call to tell them my DOB they cant input my birthdate unless I also have a passport which I dont (expired) I tried calling to book as well but they say nothing is available and I should try again after july 4th. I am a noob so maybe theres another way to do this. I am new at this but if there is a way to trade miles/points with someone I would be willing to trade for points on another airline even at a loss to me so I can fly on those dates for 4 people. Thanks to anyone who can help.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Ergel on June 28, 2012, 05:48:12 PM
Been looking at tickets to la and there had been very little availability for some time. Maybe try and get southwest miles
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cholentfresser on June 28, 2012, 11:56:44 PM
A friend of mine needs to get to MEL in  about a month. He has 90k AA miles, how many does he need to fly coach? what would he need to do to get a business class ticket? leaving from LAX. Thanx.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: luv2save on June 29, 2012, 08:59:44 AM
Need help finding award tickets from NY to HNL
or OGG.

Late august
4 adults

Have about200000 Amex MR
150000 world points
120000 chase ur

No airline status
Thinking about signing up for 2 Hawaiian c/c
Offers and transfer 70000 from Amex to get
Other two tickets.
Would love to hear if there is a better way.
Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: JerseyGuy on July 02, 2012, 01:59:51 PM
Round trip
Non-stop (preferred, 1 is ok)
From: JFK, LGA, EWR, or PHL
To: SCL
Departure dates: Dec 22 (after 8PM), 23, 24 or 25
Return dates: Jan 1, 2, or 3
Class: Business
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: LAN, AA, BA, UA

AA:  190K
BA:  210K
UA:    50K
HA:    70K
SPG:  60K
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: gt on July 02, 2012, 11:23:45 PM
looking for one way from tlv to ewr,phl,dtw, on aug 13 or 14 in business with 1 or 2 stops (rather one) in business/first, i have sapphire points or ba
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yo on July 03, 2012, 05:26:14 PM
nyc to Naples or sorrento italy
2 seats best milage route but more important best first class
Any going sunday coming back thursday in august - middle 2 weeks is preferable
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: smurf on July 04, 2012, 01:06:29 AM
What award options are there (if any) for a flight to rochester new york. Departure options are NYC all airports or phl or atlantic city
I trying to figure out if it's even worth flying there or to just drive
TIA
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yo on July 04, 2012, 01:57:32 PM
nyc to Naples or sorrento italy
2 seats best milage route but more important best first class
Any going sunday coming back thursday in august - middle 2 weeks is preferable
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: stevenr9 on July 04, 2012, 09:50:38 PM
NEED HELP!!!
if this isn't posted in the right place, please let me know where to post :)

i need to book a flight from ny to tlv for elul and winter zman

Round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: JFK, LGA, EWR
To: TLV
Departure dates: week of 8/12/12
Return dates: week of 3/18/13
Class: Prefer coach but will take business maybe if thats all that there is and I can get together enough points
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: I have miles with United, AA, BA, Starwood, MR, Ultimate rewards

i am new to the miles program and find it overwhelming to read 100's of pages of posts from the past 4 years to catch up on the ins and outs.

please PM or reply with any advice or pointers
thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: BAHayman on July 05, 2012, 08:16:24 AM
One way/Round trip: One way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: TLV
To: NYC
Departure dates: July 8-23
Class: Coach (Business if need be)
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Preferably AA miles, UA if needed.

American seems to be all booked up in Coach from Europe... I was able to find a LY TLV-CDG AA CDG-JFK and LY TLV-ZRH AA ZRH-JFK on 7/24 but I would preferably like to find something sooner. Any ideas?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: world2see on July 05, 2012, 09:43:00 AM
looking of for 3 seats in business(one way award) week of july15h-19th,either united or elal,if you see any availability please pm,thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: 123ablack on July 05, 2012, 07:44:03 PM
Can use help with 1 award ticket..

My father in law wants to travel NYC-TLV
Departing Monday 11/26/2012
Returning Wednesday "night" 11/28/2012

He wants to fly first or business preferably without a stop and definitely no plane change.
He has around 127,000 UR (between 2 SP and 1 Freedom) + 55,000 UA miles.

Nothing in UA that fits his needs..

Would appreciate help.

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: smurf on July 05, 2012, 08:17:42 PM
looking of for 3 seats in business(one way award) week of july15h-19th,either united or elal,if you see any availability please pm,thanks
Error: Insufficient information to process this request.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: jatink129 on July 06, 2012, 01:49:47 AM
A Hello to the Lords of DansDeals.

I need some help! I could see an availability on United.com about 10 days ago and it has now disappeared. Keep getting an error saying that nothing could be found. This is strange, since I can find each and every award flight if I do a separate one-way search for every leg of my flight. But when I group them all together, nothing.

Anyway, hope someone can help me!
thanks.

here's my info-

One way/Round trip:- Multicity- JFK-LHR-BOM-JFK

Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any. I'm extremely flexible on this.

From:  Has to be JFK, Newark or Logan.

To: Has to be LHR and BOM.

Departure dates: anything between the 28th of November to the 4th of December.

Return airports: Can return back to JFK, Newark or Logan.

Return dates: Any date between the 25th of January to the 5th of February.

Class: Coach. or Least amount of miles.  :P

Seats:1

Alliance/Airline: Star Alliance.

This itinerary was available for 80k points and roughly $250 in fees about 10 days ago. It was available for a range of dates for each leg, when doing a search via Multi-city on United.com. Now there's nothing. How is this possible?

I'd appreciate any help I get!
thanks.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Ergel on July 06, 2012, 09:13:50 AM
Pick up the phone and call united. If every leg is available they will be able to book it for you. Doesn't always work on line
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: jatink129 on July 07, 2012, 01:15:46 AM
Pick up the phone and call united. If every leg is available they will be able to book it for you. Doesn't always work on line

I called them. This was the first thing I did!

The rep couldn't find me ANYTHING for the dates, I gave her. So I told her that I could see them available when i did a search for each individual leg, and she said, "Well, sir, just book it individually then"

Yeah right. Thanks a lot.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sruly101 on July 07, 2012, 05:10:05 PM
Hi helloill be glad if anyone can help me!


One way/Round trip:  round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:preffer non stop if not huge diiff in price
From: tlv
To:  zurcih
Departure dates: aug. 9 12

Return dates: aug. 23 12
Class: coach
Seats: 2 adults + a baby 2 years old
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: EliH on July 08, 2012, 04:05:01 AM
I need some help please! Looking for 2 tickets for a friend, the airlines are charging approximately $ 1700, and that is out of the budget – looking for cheap millage tix, and couldn’t find any seats.


Round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: TLV
To: RDU
Departure dates: July 26
Return dates: week of Aug 9
Class: coach
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: I have miles with AA 180k, BA 100k, Delta 450k, El Al 7k, UA 280k, SPG 100k, MR 50k, UR 120k

Thanks in advance,
Eli
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: chilzech on July 08, 2012, 04:33:49 PM
Hi everyones help is greatly appreciated! i am looking for a.....

One way
maximum 1 stop
From: jfk or ewr
To: tlv
Departure dates:july31- aug 1-5-6-7
Class: preferably business
Seats: 2
star alliance/ united miles
THANKS!!!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AJK on July 08, 2012, 04:46:14 PM
Hi everyones help is greatly appreciated! i am looking for a.....

One way
maximum 1 stop
From: jfk or ewr
To: tlv
Departure dates:july31- aug 1-5-6-7
Class: preferably business
Seats: 2
star alliance/ united miles
THANKS!!!

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on July 08, 2012, 05:33:34 PM
Round trip:
Maximum stops:2
From: jfk,ewr,lga,phl
To: MAN,london
Departure dates: august 6th (or 5th or 7th)
Return airports:same
Return dates: august 13th (or12th or 14th)
Class: Coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: i have about 100k starwood 85k UR and 110k United and 100k MR

Thanks a million! so far the best i have found is $994 cash
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: chilzech on July 09, 2012, 03:23:45 PM

THANK YOU!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AJK on July 09, 2012, 04:17:59 PM
THANK YOU!

YW.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Fan of Dan on July 09, 2012, 09:04:17 PM
One way
From: BUE any airport
Dest:  CUZ
August 5
2 ppl
any alliance
coach
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Markus on July 09, 2012, 10:59:38 PM
I am looking to buy a ticket using my miles, but have not found any at a reasonable price. Can anyone help me?

Round trip
Non-stop
From: JFK or LGA
To: FLL or MIA
Departure dates: July 18th late at night or July 19th in the early morning
Return dates: July 19
Class: Coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: United or AA (I have the MileagePlus Explorer and the Delta Skymiles  Amex cards)

Please send me an email if you can help out. mk848@law.georgetown.edu

Thank you
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AJK on July 09, 2012, 11:20:07 PM
Did you try looking? I see it as being wide open as sAAver.

See picture for an example.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sts on July 10, 2012, 01:35:20 AM
Hi all, hoping someone can help me... I'm looking for a mileage ticket for next month, to Israel, for my first nephew's Pidyon haBen. Thanks to dansdeals, I have lots of MR points as well as a bunch of BA Avios and United miles, which I've kind of been hoarding, but this seems like a worthy occasion to use some them. I am currently based out of Baltimore, but was been planning to be in LA for several weeks  in August (booked using SWA miles for flexability), so my ideal would be to fly out of La and back into BWI as an open jaw. Any leads or tips are much appreciated!

One way/Round trip: RT
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: LAX ideally, or BWI
To: TLV
Departure dates: Aug 5/6/7
Return airports: Ideally BWI (or IAD if necessary)
Return dates: 12/13/14 Aug
Class: Coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Star Alliance or an airline I can transfer MR points to
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: BAHayman on July 10, 2012, 07:31:40 AM
One way/Round trip: One way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: TLV
To: NYC
Departure dates: July 8-23
Class: Coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Preferably AA miles, UA if needed.

American seems to be all booked up in Coach from Europe...

Thanks.
Any ideas anyone? I have currently held LY TLV-LHR BA LHR-JFK on the 12th. Problem is since its BA its ~$350 in taxes on top of the 45k AA miles. The hold expires tonight so if I don't find anything better by then I'll book it.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on July 10, 2012, 10:19:01 AM
Any ideas anyone? I have currently held LY TLV-LHR BA LHR-JFK on the 12th. Problem is since its BA its ~$350 in taxes on top of the 45k AA miles. The hold expires tonight so if I don't find anything better by then I'll book it.

Thanks.
If you don't mind using UA to save the YQ:
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on July 10, 2012, 10:23:14 AM
Another option would be to just book the AC flight from TLV and then the LY nonstop from JFK.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: BAHayman on July 10, 2012, 12:02:23 PM
Another option would be to just book the AC flight from TLV and then the LY nonstop from JFK.
Thanks! Unfortunately I was in a meeting and missed out :( Probably another DDF'er :P
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on July 10, 2012, 12:06:51 PM
Thanks! Unfortunately I was in a meeting and missed out :( Probably another DDF'er :P
Lol, alright, which of you was it...fess up :D
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yo on July 10, 2012, 03:30:22 PM
Nyc -ogg sun. august 12 or 19 earliest flight return August 17 or 26
Any milage just chepeast form and way
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on July 10, 2012, 04:04:57 PM
Just gonna throw this out there, but folks feel free to offer cash rewards for helping to find an award ticket.

It'll definitely give incentive to some of our creative members to spend more time looking for something that'll work out for you.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on July 10, 2012, 04:44:09 PM
Just gonna throw this out there, but folks feel free to offer cash rewards for helping to find an award ticket.

It'll definitely give incentive to some of our creative members to spend more time looking for something that'll work out for you.

how much per ticket ;)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on July 10, 2012, 04:47:43 PM
how much per ticket ;)
Whatever people want to offer.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AJK on July 10, 2012, 05:28:33 PM
Pretty darn good idea, IMHO.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Drago on July 11, 2012, 05:00:37 PM
Here's my deal. I currently have on hold the following flight info.

August 7th
 
TLV-HKG-LY75-Departure-10:00pm-Arrival-1:50pm+1day  Business Class
 
HKG-BKK-CX701-Departure-3:50pm-Arrival-5:30pm  Business Class
 
August 14th
 
BKK-HKG-CX708-Departure-9:20am-Arrival-1:15pm Economy Class
 
HKG-TLV-LY76-Departure-4:15pm-Arrival-11:10pm  Business Class
 
$88.30 per person
 
Infant fare:$375

This is costing me 60k AA each adult (2 adults).

The 2 problems are that I just transferred in 20k SPG to top off my account, but I don't know if they'll post b/f the 5 day holding period ends.
Also, I'd like an extra 36-48 hrs in Thailand, either b/f or after.

I checked around 10 different award charts for airlines, and the other good value I found is US Airway for 50/75/100, instead of UA's 75/100/??.

Can anyone help me book s/t else. I'd like a max of 3 legs in each direction, and don't want to pay more than either 50k econ, or 75k biz.
I have miles in each alliance, and have UR and MR that can be moved around.

(I called Delta, and they priced me at 620k for biz, flying from TLV to ATL, to Tokyo, to Bangkok. I politely turned it down.  :))
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sruly101 on July 11, 2012, 05:06:17 PM
Here's my deal. I currently have on hold the following flight info.

August 7th
 
TLV-HKG-LY75-Departure-10:00pm-Arrival-1:50pm+1day  Business Class
 
HKG-BKK-CX701-Departure-3:50pm-Arrival-5:30pm  Business Class
 
August 14th
 
BKK-HKG-CX708-Departure-9:20am-Arrival-1:15pm Economy Class
 
HKG-TLV-LY76-Departure-4:15pm-Arrival-11:10pm  Business Class
 
$88.30 per person
 
Infant fare:$375

This is costing me 60k AA each adult (2 adults).

The 2 problems are that I just transferred in 20k SPG to top off my account, but I don't know if they'll post b/f the 5 day holding period ends.
Also, I'd like an extra 36-48 hrs in Thailand, either b/f or after.

I checked around 10 different award charts for airlines, and the other good value I found is US Airway for 50/75/100, instead of UA's 75/100/??.

Can anyone help me book s/t else. I'd like a max of 3 legs in each direction, and don't want to pay more than either 50k econ, or 75k biz.
I have miles in each alliance, and have UR and MR that can be moved around.

(I called Delta, and they priced me at 620k for biz, flying from TLV to ATL, to Tokyo, to Bangkok. I politely turned it down.  :))
man ur on to njoy 8), have fun!!1
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Drago on July 11, 2012, 05:08:28 PM
man ur on to njoy 8), have fun!!1
Thanks! It's my first time doing s/t like this.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Drago on July 12, 2012, 08:26:46 AM
Also, if I book the tik that s/o recommends, I'll give them a $50 AA gc as a thanks. (As if we didn't all have enough of them sitting around.)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Drago on July 13, 2012, 09:05:27 AM
Anyone? I have to Monday to book my AA tik, so I'm trying to find s/t b/f then.
I can also leave starting 7/30, the day after tisha ba'av, so I have more flexibility.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Twin on July 13, 2012, 02:04:30 PM
PLEAS HELP i thought i had a ticket to israel for the zman ends up the travel agent screwed me i need ticket pleas help

leaving from lkwd area(phl,ewr,jfk) Aug.13ish

PLS call me or text me if you could help 732-674-9648
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AJK on July 13, 2012, 02:59:37 PM
PLEAS HELP i thought i had a ticket to israel for the zman ends up the travel agent screwed me i need ticket pleas help

leaving from lkwd area(phl,ewr,jfk) Aug.13ish

PLS call me or text me if you could help 732-674-9648

You posted in the award thread, so I'd imagine you're looking for an award ticket?

If so, you're going to need to provide your mileage balances.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Drago on July 14, 2012, 06:38:53 PM
UA is telling me that TLV - ADD - DXB - BKK is invalid due to backtracking, and that TLV - ADD - BKK isn't allowed either.
Any ideas why, or workarounds?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Drago on July 14, 2012, 06:47:18 PM
Any ideas for TLV to AMM on August 5th using miles? BA isn't showing anything on their site. Does that mean calling wont help?

Is there any decent way of going from TLV to AMM? I'd be up for sherut service as well :)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on July 14, 2012, 10:40:46 PM
Just gonna throw this out there, but folks feel free to offer cash rewards for helping to find an award ticket.

It'll definitely give incentive to some of our creative members to spend more time looking for something that'll work out for you.
Can you put that in the OP
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: mmermss on July 15, 2012, 12:20:50 AM
Hey..if anyone can help it would be great.

looking for 2  one way direct bus class ticket:
leaving 8/19 or 8/20   
from JFK/EWR to TLV
i have around 140 chase points but never booked an award ticket so not sure what airline i should transfer them to...ive been looking at united.com for some time but nothing available showed up yet.
 if any one knows of any availability with united or other airlines which would be easier to get an award ticket with id appreciate it
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: MarkS on July 15, 2012, 11:22:53 AM
Round trip:
can have a stop:[/b]
From: Dulles, PHL, EWR, BWI
To: TLV
Departure dates: July 22.
Return airports:[/b] same as departing
Return    August 6
Class: Coach
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: Any
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: M on July 16, 2012, 07:12:56 PM
I am looking for a 1 way Mileage seat from MILAN to LAX or LAS. Preferably on the 9th. Any help would be great!

I have searched AA and United. Only thing I was able to find is a flight on Wed direct to EWR and then to LAS in Business.

I would prefer in economy.

Thanks


Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: davidzhelfgott on July 17, 2012, 11:05:15 PM
Round trip:
with stops
From: NYC
To: Venice
To: TLV
Departure dates: September 2 from NYC- September 5th from Italy (can do Rome) and September 9 from TLV
Return airports:preferably direct on the return trip
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: Any/ have plenty of MR points
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yehuda S on July 20, 2012, 10:02:28 AM
Hi All,

I was hoping for some advice. My parents suddenly decided they want to go to Hawaii (from NY) and asked me to help them get there.

They don't have any miles so I figured the best way would be for each of them to sign up for the United explorer card, SM for the 55k miles and the Hyatt card to get four nights in Kauai.

Before they do that, can you guys comment/advise on wether that is indeed the best way to go (as opposed to the 100k BA or SPG or even Southwest?)

Thanks so much in advance.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Thingywingy on July 20, 2012, 11:48:41 AM
Looking to fly from either NYC, Toronto, or Detroit on Thursday August 9 to Israel with United miles. Alternatively can fly to Europe using AA points, and continue with United or BA. I need to get there before Shabbos. Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Thingywingy on July 20, 2012, 01:43:46 PM
Also looking for TLV to NYC on August 19 with STar Alliance or OneWorld or other that can use Starwood points.Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mocha on July 20, 2012, 04:59:30 PM
OneWay
From: HNL
To: NYC
Departure dates: Sep 2 or 3
Arrival needs to be before the work day on Tuesday.
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: UA or AA
Trying to find at the saver level and save myself 20k x 2.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yo on July 22, 2012, 05:15:30 PM
how do i get to lake tahoe from newark is there any airports close by with a southwest or aa ticket auguts 5th-9
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: skyguy918 on July 22, 2012, 06:25:37 PM
how do i get to lake tahoe from newark is there any airports close by with a southwest or aa ticket auguts 5th-9

Search EWR-RNO (Reno/Tahoe Airport). That's the closest airport. Both Southwest and American fly there, but not non-stop from EWR (no one has non-stop).

ETA: American only has availability at the AAnytime level, which is 50k/ RT ticket and not worth using points on. Southwest is showing tickets for your dates with the cheapest being a little under 30k/ RT ticket.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: ajs625 on July 22, 2012, 07:05:55 PM
Looking to get a one way award ticket and wanted to know if this itinerary is possible. NYC-HKG w/ a stop off in Sydney at no extra charge for the stop.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Drago on July 23, 2012, 02:14:27 PM
If El Al shows award availability on their site, does that translate into AA having it available?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Drago on July 23, 2012, 02:21:23 PM
I have an AA reservation booked for TLV to BKK leaving August 6. Due to the bad stopover, I'm interested in switching it to either August 5, or doing a diff initiatory for the same day. Qantas isn't showing anything. Any advice?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Marco Polo on July 23, 2012, 05:13:47 PM

I am looking to get tickets to Morocco for Pesach. I have 100k BA miles and looking to get the best possible seats without having to spend too much in additional fees and surcharges. I do not care to fly on BA, anything in the alliance should be fine. Any help on this will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!

p.s. will be happy to give some compensation to someone who can make this happen.


Round trip:
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:Any
From: LGA,EWR,JFK
To: CMN
Departure dates: 3/21,23,24/12  (leaving on 3/23 as long as it is after shabbat)
Return airports: LGA,EWR,JFK
Return dates: 4/3,4,5/12
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: British Airways
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AJK on July 23, 2012, 05:39:04 PM
P.S. How much? :P
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yehuda S on July 23, 2012, 08:03:44 PM
Round trip from NYC to HKG
December 23 - 30

Direct or with stops

I have United Miles so any Star Alliance member I guess.

Any help is appreciated
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: smart brit on July 23, 2012, 08:53:46 PM
I am looking to get tickets to Morocco for Pesach. I have 100k BA miles and looking to get the best possible seats without having to spend too much in additional fees and surcharges. I do not care to fly on BA, anything in the alliance should be fine. Any help on this will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!

p.s. will be happy to give some compensation to someone who can make this happen.


Round trip:
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:Any
From: LGA,EWR,JFK
To: CMN
Departure dates: 3/21,23,24/12  (leaving on 3/23 as long as it is after shabbat)
Return airports: LGA,EWR,JFK
Return dates: 4/3,4,5/12
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: British Airways
First open an IBERIA account so after having it for 3 months u will be able to transfer your ba miles into iberia thus saving yourself some of the fuel surcharges
In any case u have enough time until pesach to open and churn a few star alliance cards to open other options
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: brotha123 on July 23, 2012, 10:55:49 PM
have 200k+ Ba miles looking to fly from jfk to costa rica for a week in August? How much would it be? Have people flown usinng avios?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Marco Polo on July 24, 2012, 10:20:10 AM
P.S. How much? :P

Something around what it would cost to use one of the award search engines like awardnexus or KVS.



which star alliance cards would make the most sense to churn?

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Marco Polo on July 24, 2012, 10:22:30 AM
P.S. How much? :P

I can also offer a dinner at Sushi Metsuyan in Monsey.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AJK on July 24, 2012, 01:46:18 PM
Something around what it would cost to use one of the award search engines like awardnexus or KVS.

There's more to it than just using a for-cost search engine, obviously.

If it were that easy, all the professional booking services wouldn't cost $150.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Marco Polo on July 24, 2012, 02:04:30 PM
There's more to it than just using a for-cost search engine, obviously.

If it were that easy, all the professional booking services wouldn't cost $150.

What would you be looking to get?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AJK on July 24, 2012, 02:08:25 PM
It's not me necessarily, nor do I have a particular number in mind.

I'm just saying it's going to likely cost you more than the $10/mo that Expert Flyer costs.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Marco Polo on July 24, 2012, 02:17:52 PM
Ok, will keep that in mind. Thank You.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: ajs625 on July 24, 2012, 02:27:54 PM
Round trip or Two One ways
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:Any
From: LGA,EWR,JFK
To: SYD via HKG
Departure dates: 11/18
Return airports: LGA,EWR,JFK
Return dates: 11/28
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: ANY
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: wanna good ticket on July 25, 2012, 02:40:58 PM
looking for a ticket to LAX from NYC for aug 6 sometime in the pm hours til aug 12, take red-eye back, arrive in NYC aug 13 am. help??? everyhting i saw is prohibitive!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on July 25, 2012, 03:18:39 PM
looking for a ticket to LAX from NYC for aug 6 sometime in the pm hours til aug 12, take red-eye back, arrive in NYC aug 13 am. help??? everyhting i saw is prohibitive!

how much?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: txtmax4 on July 25, 2012, 03:40:53 PM
how much?
How much is he paying finders fee or what is your question?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on July 25, 2012, 03:43:00 PM
How much is he paying finders fee or what is your question?

question was what did he find as a lowest price
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: txtmax4 on July 25, 2012, 03:44:45 PM
question was what did he find as a lowest price
Cheapest result on Kayak for those dates (without getting into any details) is $431..
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on July 25, 2012, 03:51:44 PM
Cheapest result on Kayak for those dates (without getting into any details) is $431..

thats not bad
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: wanna good ticket on July 25, 2012, 04:05:36 PM
looking for better......
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mordy on July 26, 2012, 11:16:52 PM
Its embarrassing that I'm such a newb at this airline mile thing. But to anyone who is able to help, I will be eternally grateful.


One way/Round trip: Round Trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: BOS
To: Myrtle Beach, SC
Departure dates: Aug 6th
Return airports: same as depart.
Return dates: Aug 10th
Class:Any
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: Anything that takes Starpoints.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: ShlomoR on July 27, 2012, 12:14:34 PM
My parents bought a one way flight from NY to Shanghai, China for around 500$ and now they are looking for a one way flight back and everything is very expensive, in the 1500-2000$ range.
They are looking to come back with a direct flight from either Shanghai or Beijing to NY any time from August 9 to 13.
I'm looking to spend around 500-1000$ on the one way flight and I have 100k MR points on my Amex gold and I have 70k united miles.
I appreciate any help,
Best,
Shlomo
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: john on August 02, 2012, 06:09:32 PM
Need Award ticket as foollows.

IAD/DCA/BWI - MRU.
Dates : 04/06/2013 - 04/06/2013. flixible by 1-2 days.
Class - Any.

I have enough miles on United and Us Airways. Also have enough on Avios and AA. so can travel by *A or OW.

Any help appreciated.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on August 02, 2012, 08:00:24 PM
Need Award ticket as foollows.

IAD/DCA/BWI - MRU.
Dates : 04/06/2013 - 04/06/2013. flixible by 1-2 days.
Class - Any.

I have enough miles on United and Us Airways. Also have enough on Avios and AA. so can travel by *A or OW.

Any help appreciated.
*A to JNB, OW to MRU
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dovi84w on August 03, 2012, 02:33:55 PM
hi looking for new york/nj/philly  area flight using AA miles for wife 10 month old and myself to Israel leaving september 27th if possible or the few days before or after and returning october 10th or 11th to same area but would like to do dans idea of stopover on way to hawaii thing if possible ;) not having any luck routing through london and getting elal flight from there or through paris. any suggestions? much appreciated! open to various stopovers
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dovi84w on August 03, 2012, 05:34:08 PM
hi looking for new york/nj/philly  area flight using AA miles for wife 10 month old and myself to Israel leaving september 27th if possible or the few days before or after and returning october 10th or 11th to same area but would like to do dans idea of stopover on way to hawaii thing if possible ;) not having any luck routing through london and getting elal flight from there or through paris. any suggestions? much appreciated! open to various stopovers
I have enough united and ba miles too but would prefer using AA if possible (got enough of those too) but if only availible on the others would use them as last resort
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yybyosi on August 06, 2012, 05:35:52 PM
4 Round trip:
Non-stop/Maximum 1 stops
From: new york
To: Israel
Departure dates: 26/11/12     or 27/11/12
Return airports:  tel aviv israel
Return dates:  03/12/12   -   06/12/12

Class: Coach
Seats: 4
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: rufieg3 on August 06, 2012, 10:16:24 PM
If anyone can help would be gr8
 round trip
prefer nonstop
From: NY area
To:  Mexico City
Departure dates:  August 22
Return airports: NY area
Return dates: Aug 26 or 27th
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any
Seats: 4 ppl
Alliance/Airline: have UR, MR, United, Avios...so any airline will do

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: myairplane on August 09, 2012, 07:40:57 PM
I need to fly from NYC to Dayton, OH. I found great tickets on United, I would need 70k miles.
Go and return 8/16/2012
I have tons of points in AMEX, SPG, and BA. Any ideas how to make this happen?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sam23 on August 15, 2012, 03:40:47 PM
Need two tickets from TLV to JFK on 11 september
returning on 27 september to LON and then onto TLV on 14 october.

Any good ideas?
most of my mileage is with United...

Thanks for all the help guys!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on August 15, 2012, 03:54:12 PM
Need two tickets from TLV to JFK on 11 september
returning on 27 september to LON and then onto TLV on 14 october.

Any good ideas?
most of my mileage is with United...

Thanks for all the help guys!

business class?/coach?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on August 15, 2012, 06:37:42 PM
need ticket from nyc or phl to tlv.aug19or 20. stopovers are fine.one way. cash or amex points. thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on August 16, 2012, 12:50:09 AM
Already have flight booked MDW-EWR 8/24-9/1.  Question is I need to change the 2nd leg to EWR-LAX on 8/29 or 8/30 (or BUR) and then from LA back to Chicago.  I've already got the 15k Avios invested.  It appears BA.com will let me cancel the whole thing, redeposit the miles and lose only the $5 I've already invested.  I have an abundance of Amex MR (transfer to Avios) points and SW points.
The best I can think of is take the $5 hit, transfer another 5k miles which would get me the ORD-EWR and EWR-LAX (albeit on 8/29) and then biting the bullet and paying ~$200 for a Spirit Airlines flight (and booking it at ORD to save $17 on the web booking fee) since I can't leave LA before 7pm which means options are extremely limited.
What do you think?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: romancegee on August 16, 2012, 02:31:42 AM
emergency,
need a ticket asap leaving thursday after 4pm till sunday early am
jfk or nyc area to yul
8/18-8/20
please text me asap if u can do it on points
201-589-1391

thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: MayThirty1 on August 16, 2012, 10:33:14 AM
I need 2 adult tickets from JFK to NAS (Bahamas) for Monday August 20th (early AM) and arriving back at JFK Thursday August 23rd.
Non stop only.
Cheapest I can find is over $600 per ticket!
Please help me find for a normal price!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: txtmax4 on August 16, 2012, 05:00:55 PM
4 Round trip:
Non-stop/Maximum 1 stops
From: new york
To: Israel
Departure dates: 26/11/12     or 27/11/12
Return airports:  tel aviv israel
Return dates:  03/12/12   -   06/12/12

Class: Coach
Seats: 4

Which miles do you want to use?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cashman on August 18, 2012, 10:59:51 PM
2 round trips
EWR-TLV Nov 4th
TLV-EWR Nov 11th
business class
short connection no problem
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: luxmn on August 19, 2012, 01:03:19 PM
Hi all, this is my first post and first request, please pardon any mistakes.

2 one-way
SGN-IAH Oct 3rd
Eco class
Any connections

I have United miles and Chase UR points so only know to go to UA website to search for award flight. The best I could find was 32.5k points + $54 ish/person. Please advise if there's a better way. Should I wait until 21 days before Oct 3rd to see if the rate will drop?

Thank you.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: explorer on August 20, 2012, 03:42:54 PM
My Mother-in-Law is terminally ill in England. We are trying to fly there with the family to see her before it is to late G-d forbid. We are a family of 4 (2 adults 2 three yearolds)

My husband is usually really great with miles and figuring this kind of thing out but he is right now in England with terrible internet and trying to take care of things for his mother. He is IYH flying back to the states on Wed. and wants to go back in a week or so with everyone.

One way/Round trip: round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: any
From: All airports from which you can depart: Pittsburgh PA is best, otherwise baltimore, or washington DC
To: All airports which you can arrive at. Manchester UK
Departure dates: flexible pref aug 30th or there about but even a week later should work G-d willing
Return airports: If different from 'To' line. same as above
Return dates: we would like to stay 1-2weeks we are flexible so long as we are not traveling on shabbos :)
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any while we'd love first any will do
Seats: 4 if need be we can split the kids and my husband and I can fly seperatly obviously together would be easiest
Alliance/Airline: We each have USair accounts with 75k miles in each account (total of 300k miles) we don't care what airline we fly

Thank you in advance
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: NateR on August 22, 2012, 12:40:07 PM
Hi, Thanks in advance for all your help!  I'm looking to travel to a friend's wedding in MTL from NYC using Ultimate Rewards points and I was wondering which airline would be best to transfer points to for this purpose

One way/Round trip:  Round Trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Non-Stop
From: All airports from which you can depart ---> NYC airports
To: All airports which you can arrive at. ----> Montreal airports
Departure dates: Oct 31 - Nov 1
Return airports: If different from 'To' line. Delete this line for One way tickets
Return dates: Delete this line for One way tickets ----> Nov 4
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any ----> coach
Seats: Total number of people traveling over the age of 2 ---> 2
Alliance/Airline: What airline or alliance are you looking to fly with ----> best value using Ultimate Rewards
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Ergel on August 22, 2012, 12:59:43 PM
Hi, Thanks in advance for all your help!  I'm looking to travel to a friend's wedding in MTL from NYC using Ultimate Rewards points and I was wondering which airline would be best to transfer points to for this purpose

One way/Round trip:  Round Trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Non-Stop
From: All airports from which you can depart ---> NYC airports
To: All airports which you can arrive at. ----> Montreal airports
Departure dates: Oct 31 - Nov 1
Return airports: If different from 'To' line. Delete this line for One way tickets
Return dates: Delete this line for One way tickets ----> Nov 4
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any ----> coach
Seats: Total number of people traveling over the age of 2 ---> 2
Alliance/Airline: What airline or alliance are you looking to fly with ----> best value using Ultimate Rewards
See if aa has low availability and book using british airways avios
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: NateR on August 22, 2012, 01:02:27 PM
Thanks for the help!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: ds2626 on August 24, 2012, 01:19:48 AM
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Non stop or 1
From: Mia or Fll
To: CDG(Paris, France)
Departure dates: 09/03, 09/04
Return dates: 09/11 or 09/12
Class: Coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Any but prefer air france or aa
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on August 24, 2012, 09:01:04 AM
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Non stop or 1
From: Mia or Fll
To: CDG(Paris, France)
Departure dates: 09/03, 09/04
Return dates: 09/11 or 09/12
Class: Coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: Any but prefer air france or aa

What miles do you have?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cbs on August 27, 2012, 10:22:48 AM
a freind asked me to help him find a ticket with his miles...

he has plenty of Amex points and wants to know the best way to book a ticket from NYC- TLV

departure: 9/27-29
return: 10/11 - 14

how much for coach and for business.
1 passenger.

thanx
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on August 27, 2012, 10:41:02 AM
a freind asked me to help him find a ticket with his miles...

he has plenty of Amex points and wants to know the best way to book a ticket from NYC- TLV

departure: 9/27-29
return: 10/11 - 14

how much for coach and for business.
1 passenger.

thanx
Lots of us (I assume -with such dates, other than myself) are looking for the same thing (or similar).  I wish you much success!  ;)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cbs on August 27, 2012, 10:42:44 AM
Lots of us (I assume -with such dates, other than myself) are looking for the same thing (or similar).  I wish you much success!  ;)
Sorry I don't really follow this thread. So I didn't know.
But is it that hard to find an award ticket to TLV?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AJK on August 27, 2012, 10:45:19 AM
For sukkos? To TLV? At the saver rate? You betcha :P

(or, at least it isn't easy)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cbs on August 27, 2012, 10:55:31 AM
For sukkos? To TLV? At the saver rate? You betcha :P

(or, at least it isn't easy)
Well what is available?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on August 27, 2012, 11:01:47 AM
Well what is available?
My ears (eyes?) are wide open :).  AJK?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AJK on August 27, 2012, 11:26:09 AM
Well what is available?

Well, you can a) keep looking, b) pay standard rates (yikes), or c) try and get creative with the routings...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: MosheP on August 27, 2012, 11:31:31 AM
One way
Non-stop
From: EWR,JFK,PHL,ACY
To: MIA,FLL,PBI
Departure dates: 12/21 (must arrive before 1, its Erev Shabbos). 12/22 must depart after 8 PM from JFK, 8:45 from EWR PHL or ACY. 12/23 early morning

Class:Coach
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: I have BA Avios, United Miles and UR

I understand that my options are limited to AA or UA, I cant find anything that works on either. Any help would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cbs on August 27, 2012, 12:01:11 PM
b) pay standard rates (yikes),
what does the standard rate range between? he doesnt really mind paying a bit more
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AJK on August 27, 2012, 12:08:48 PM
on UA, for example:

80K RT in Y US-TLV vs. 150K.
120K RT in J US-TLV vs. 300K.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cbs on August 27, 2012, 12:12:30 PM
on UA, for example:

80K RT in Y US-TLV vs. 150K.
120K RT in J US-TLV vs. 300K.
k thanx...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on August 27, 2012, 12:22:13 PM
on UA, for example:

80K RT in Y US-TLV vs. 150K.
120K RT in J US-TLV vs. 300K.
Why would standard rate even be a remote option?  If you sell, you'll have enough cash to pay for a ticket and some change..
That's ridiculous.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cbs on August 27, 2012, 12:23:27 PM
Why would standard rate even be a remote option?  If you sell, you'll have enough cash to pay for a ticket and some change..
well i didnt know how much it was but now that i see, you're right i moved the request to the Paid flight thread

and btw even 80k in economy u can sell and buy a ticket for cheaper
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AJK on August 27, 2012, 12:24:46 PM
1) Some people are sticklers for the rules.
2) I know enough people who are miles rich (though not their own directly) that cannot sell.
3) Though, if the above are not issues, by all means sell away. Added bonus: revenue tix are (obv) mileage earning.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on August 27, 2012, 12:28:01 PM
and btw even 80k in economy u can sell and buy a ticket for cheaper
Doesn't seem to be the case for this season  :(
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on August 27, 2012, 12:30:22 PM
2) I know enough people who are miles rich (though not their own directly) that cannot sell.
??? Why not?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cbs on August 27, 2012, 12:35:10 PM
Doesn't seem to be the case for this season  :(
LOT has tickets for $1175 and i think 80k can be sold for that amount or a bit more
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on August 27, 2012, 12:39:36 PM
LOT has tickets for $1175
In between Y"K and Sukkos, that don't arrive a few hours before Shabbos/Yom tov??  Check the exact times.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cbs on August 27, 2012, 12:49:38 PM
In between Y"K and Sukkos, that don't arrive a few hours before הדלקת נרות??  Check the exact times.
ye i see...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AJK on August 27, 2012, 12:53:48 PM
??? Why not?

Not their accounts, but have access to them.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: moko on August 27, 2012, 02:51:18 PM
One way/Round trip: round trip
1 stop max
From: tlv
To: nyc
Departure dates: oct 28-28
Return dates: nov 4-6
Class: biz/first
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: ua miles
thanx
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: JOL on August 27, 2012, 07:07:08 PM
Looking for:
One Way
NYC area (JFK, EWR, PHL, AC)
to LAX
Date: 9/4
Coach
2 seats
Any airline

Thank you,
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: hocker on August 27, 2012, 08:57:47 PM
TLV
LONDON
Depart: Aug 28(!) Arrive in time for a wedding
Return: Aug 29
Cheapest Class
2 seats
Any Airline

Need to buy the miles too!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cbs on August 29, 2012, 12:51:52 AM
CLE - IAH

RT
9/9 -9/11 or 12

have AMEX - i see United through aeroplan for 25k + 12.50 taxes
anything else out there?
Title: Zurich first class
Post by: psedge on August 29, 2012, 01:25:49 AM
Hey I'm looking to book a first class round trip ticket using miles how much will it cost me
Which airline charges the least to fly to Zurich first class on miles?
Thank you
Title: Re: Zurich first class
Post by: Saver2000 on August 29, 2012, 01:27:57 AM
Hey I'm looking to book a first class round trip ticket using miles how much will it cost me
Which airline charges the least to fly to Zurich first class on miles?
Thank you

Please post here.
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7986.0
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: psedge on August 29, 2012, 09:14:32 AM
Hey I'm looking to book a first class round trip ticket using miles how much will it cost me
Which airline charges the least to fly to Zurich first class on miles?
Thank you
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sam28 on August 29, 2012, 03:00:34 PM
hi i would like to know which miles is the best to use for a trip to israel ? i would like to leave on sep 11 or 12 to london and stay there till after rosh hashne then go to isreal till after suces and on the way back with a stop in switzerland or if i have to pay where would be the best to book souch a ticket with cash ?

i have ana point united and AE and aa need 3 tickets

thanks for you help
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on August 29, 2012, 03:19:27 PM
hi i would like to know which miles is the best to use for a trip to israel ? i would like to leave on sep 11 or 12 to london and stay there till after rosh hashne then go to isreal till after suces and on the way back with a stop in switzerland or if i have to pay where would be the best to book souch a ticket with cash ?

i have ana point united and AE and aa need 3 tickets

thanks for you help

a little more details would help :)  also you might want to post here:
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7985.0
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: leeboy on August 29, 2012, 10:11:22 PM
interesting article
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444914904577619393071571070.html?mod=WSJ_hp_EditorsPicks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: pandu on August 30, 2012, 06:33:44 AM
Round trip:
Any: not more than one stop each way, No stop in Europe, stop in middle east/gulf/asia ok
From: SFO, SJC, OAK
To: Mumbai (BOM)/ Pune (PNQ)
Departure dates: Dec 18-19 2012
Alliance/Airline: Delta/Skyteam
Return dates: Jan 18-19 2013
Class Any
Seats 2 : Kind of complicated...1 ticket round trip and 1 seat only on the return journey together
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WAM on August 31, 2012, 01:46:38 AM
One way/Round trip: Round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: NYC area
To: Houston TX (Hobby Airport?)
Departure dates: Sept 29 or 30 Anytime, (as long as we have an hour and a 1/2 after shabbos/ and arriving at least an hour before Sukkos
Return dates: Prefer Oct 9 night or Oct 10 early morning,  otherwise on Oct 6 - 7 with enough time to make it back for Shmini Atzeres
Class: Cheapest
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: I have 38000+ Skyteam miles with Czech air (expiring Oct 1st) and 30000 Starwood points too

Can I get any tickets with these points?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cbs on September 05, 2012, 11:38:52 AM
Trying to find a good ticket for a family member.

NYC - PVG   9/12
PVG - VIE     9/27
VIE - NYC.    10/10-15 (flex.)

2 adults - 2 infants . One infant is turning 2 on 10/5!

Economy class

He has:
100k spg
120k aa
100k ua
25k amex

Thank you
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: john on September 05, 2012, 05:51:44 PM
I need following ticket for reward travel.
Departure Date : April 5th 2013.
IAD (Any Washington Airports are fine) to Depansar, Bali, Indonesia - DPS.
Return Date : April 13th 2013.
DPS to IAD.

I have miles on AA - 140K Miles, BA - 250K Miles. United - 250K Miles, US Air - 250K Miles.

Which reward travel will cost me least miles + least fees and taxes. I prefer least miles spent. so if Coach is available, I will take it. if Coach is not available, then I will take business or first in that hierrarchy.

Any help is appreciated.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sky121 on September 06, 2012, 07:41:56 PM
What is the cheapest way to buy 5 award seats from TLV-Zurich in the summer?

I think BA because they have the cheapest miles and less taxes than UA.

Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: bentch on September 08, 2012, 04:19:12 PM
I'm pretty new to award travel.  I have a bunch of MileagePlus miles on united.  Right nowm, I'm using the united web site to check for *A availability.  Should I be using a different site? Can I book on any *A airline using Mileageplus?

I'm looking for a one-way award ticket on 10/16 for any of the combinations below.  I'm finding tickets for 17,500 +$~50 in taxes.  At what price would it be worth it to just book a ticket.  Right now I see ~$250-300 for a one-way.

PRG-TLV
VIE-TLV
BUD-TLV

Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: beej on September 10, 2012, 08:30:24 PM
looking for one way ticket 2 passengers
one stop max
tlv-nyc
10/13-14
coach
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Zevyg on September 12, 2012, 12:38:04 AM
Round trip
Non-stop
From: NYC
To: London uk
Departure dates: sep 27
Return airports: NYC
Return dates: oct 10
Class: Coach
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline:  aadvantage /ba
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yosel on September 12, 2012, 03:27:39 PM
looking to go from NYC to YVR on OCT. 29 return NOV. 1
i have Amex, *wood, US Air dividend, United, and Delta.
Who is best to use?
Title: Re: TLV Peak Flight Award Alert Thread
Post by: Centurion on September 12, 2012, 10:43:02 PM
looking for nov 4th.. ANY airline.
Title: Re: Re: TLV Peak Flight Award Alert Thread
Post by: Finckmyster on September 12, 2012, 11:15:09 PM
looking for nov 4th.. ANY airline.

Yeah Singapore Airlines to Frankfurt, and then Lufthansa to TLV (Couch)
Title: Re: Re: TLV Peak Flight Award Alert Thread
Post by: Yaalili on September 12, 2012, 11:25:28 PM
Yeah Singapore Airlines to Frankfurt, and then Lufthansa to TLV (Couch)

That must be very comfortable! :)
Title: Re: Re: TLV Peak Flight Award Alert Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on September 12, 2012, 11:27:49 PM
Yeah Singapore Airlines to Frankfurt, and then Lufthansa to TLV (Couch)
@Finckmyster Once you're at it, do  you know of anything USA-TLV Sep. 27 (anytime after Yom Kippur), returning Oct.10?

Thanks a million!
Title: Re: Re: TLV Peak Flight Award Alert Thread
Post by: txtmax4 on September 12, 2012, 11:28:24 PM
Yeah Singapore Airlines to Frankfurt, and then Lufthansa to TLV (Couch)
That must be very comfortable! :)
Yeah, what cabin is the couch on?
Title: Re: Re: TLV Peak Flight Award Alert Thread
Post by: Yaalili on September 12, 2012, 11:37:49 PM
@Finckmyster Once you're at it, do  you know of anything USA-TLV Sep. 27 (anytime after Yom Kippur), returning Oct.10?

Thanks a million!

Where in USA do u want to leave from? And do u only want to do with miles?
Title: Re: Re: TLV Peak Flight Award Alert Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on September 12, 2012, 11:45:27 PM
Where in USA do u want to leave from? And do u only want to do with miles?
Looking for the cheapest way to fly, period.  So that would explain why I wrote USA, so as not to limit myself to NYC, just in case there's that very slight chance that somewhere else is cheaper  :-\
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on September 12, 2012, 11:47:35 PM
Looking for the cheapest way to fly, period.  So that would explain why I wrote USA, so as not to limit myself to NYC, just in case there's that very slight chance that somewhere else is cheaper  :-\

Do u call under $1000 cheap, or lower?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on September 12, 2012, 11:53:39 PM
Do u call under $1000 cheap, or lower?
If I (or U ;)) can find cheaper, I'll go for that!  :)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on September 13, 2012, 12:37:16 AM
If I (or U ;)) can find cheaper, I'll go for that!  :)

Wanna go to CAI instead? Only about an hour away and roundtrip is $706 ai.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on September 13, 2012, 12:58:21 AM
Wanna go to CAI instead? Only about an hour away and roundtrip is $706 ai.
??? And how would I get from there to E"Y (w/o leaving the airport = risking my life)?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on September 13, 2012, 01:03:11 AM
??? And how would I get from there to E"Y (w/o leaving the airport = risking my life)?

Fly CAI-AMM-TLV using ba avios? Wouldn't come out that worth it in that case.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: presidentialplus on September 13, 2012, 09:42:07 AM
Searching for NYC-TLV Oct 9-10.
60k AA
60k BA
150K UA
19K Amex = 25K fying blue

Which *A program would let me book JFK-IST-TLV, OCT 9th?
United doesn't.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on September 13, 2012, 02:32:38 PM
my brother needs to fly from

LA-NYC on Sep 27th after 8pm
NYC- TLV Oct. 2nd after 930pm
TLV-LA on Oct. 14th preferably late (a stopover is fine)

he has:
roughly 80k United
and 77k MR

The travel agent he spoke to told him it will cost $2089
he values MR at 1.6cpp and United an1.5cpp

He will pay $50 to anyone who can get him this ticket for the value of $2000 or less
(obviously he will only pay one person, and only if he uses the flight)

is this possible?
Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: schwartz55 on September 14, 2012, 01:07:01 PM
looking for a business class or first from.
NYC oct 28 to HONG KONG
return
nov 4
any ideas i have a lot of amex and aa points how is the best way to search for avalible flights
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Centurion on September 20, 2012, 11:35:22 PM
looking for a usa-tlv (with a stop TO israel ok )in coach or bizz / return in bizz non stop pref (want to leave israel after 12am and have an appointment in nyc @ 10am) leaving sun-mon nov 4-5 / return on nov 12th early am
Title: Re: Re: TLV Peak Flight Award Alert Thread
Post by: Centurion on September 20, 2012, 11:37:21 PM
Yeah Singapore Airlines to Frankfurt, and then Lufthansa to TLV (Couch)
details?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: ahecht37 on September 21, 2012, 01:10:21 AM
need to fly coach from ny (JFk or lga) to san Diego, Oct 04, a d return on the 11, any time any airline, strongly prefer nonstop, but max 1 Stop on the way to San, however no stopping on the way back to ny. I have aa gc and amex points, and as well as United card and delta card, and any advice would be great, thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on September 21, 2012, 01:18:53 AM
need to fly coach from ny (JFk or lga) to san Diego, Oct 04, a d return on the 11, any time any airline, strongly prefer nonstop, but max 1 Stop on the way to San, however no stopping on the way back to ny. I have aa gc and amex points, and as well as United card and delta card, and any advice would be great, thanks

Cheapest is $375 roundtrip nonstop on Delta.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: goodenglewood on September 21, 2012, 01:25:31 AM
need to fly coach from ny (JFk or lga) to san Diego, Oct 04, a d return on the 11, any time any airline, strongly prefer nonstop, but max 1 Stop on the way to San, however no stopping on the way back to ny. I have aa gc and amex points, and as well as United card and delta card, and any advice would be great, thanks
Delta has availability for 40K roundtrip, AA is available for 50K rountrip.. United only flies non-stop from EWR, (which, BTW,is not available), and even with a stop both ways has nothing for less than 37.5k
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: goodenglewood on September 21, 2012, 01:27:21 AM
Cheapest is $375 roundtrip nonstop on Delta.
Apparently, he wants to use his points, otherwise he wouldve posted it in the paid ticket thread...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: goodenglewood on September 21, 2012, 09:37:30 AM
looking for a usa-tlv (with a stop TO israel ok )in coach or bizz / return in bizz non stop pref (want to leave israel after 12am and have an appointment in nyc @ 10am) leaving sun-mon nov 4-5 / return on nov 12th early am
What mileage do you have available to yourself?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Centurion on September 21, 2012, 06:41:11 PM
What mileage do you have available to yourself?
50k of each ua/amex/avios/amex.. can get more of amex probably
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yosel on September 24, 2012, 12:38:32 PM
looking to travel on award ticket, NYC to YVR on OCT. 29 return NOV. 1

which mileage program is best to use???

i need to leave in the AM
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on September 24, 2012, 12:41:29 PM
looking to travel on award ticket, NYC to YVR on OCT. 29 return NOV. 1

which mileage program is best to use???

i need to leave in the AM
AA or BA to book CX.
CX availability gets better with each day closer to departure.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yosel on September 24, 2012, 12:50:11 PM
they d
AA or BA to book CX.
CX availability gets better with each day closer to departure.
They dont have morning departure. do they?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yosel on September 24, 2012, 12:53:28 PM
they dThey dont have morning departure. do they?
and i need a AM departure
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: blue eyes on September 24, 2012, 01:43:19 PM
Is there any way to avoid the taxes on BA form london to USA ( if i dnt have an iberia account?)

looking for a business flight on Sep 27:
TLV / LHR
****** or*-*********
TLV /MUC ( morning flight)

I've got Amex/BA/united
Title: NO AVAILABILITY! HELP!
Post by: FMM on September 24, 2012, 05:08:36 PM
I'm trying to book the following reservation for 6 people (first/business class only).  AA can take me to Paris and I'm on my own from there.  Delta isn't giving me anything.  Neither is BA. And UA takes me there and doesn't get me home till the end of January!

Depart US, Dec. 16 (or later)
Depart India: Jan 6th or later
 
Departure in the US: LAX or San Diego
India Arrival/ Departure: New Delhi
 
Prefer via Europe with 1 stop.
Title: Re: NO AVAILABILITY! HELP!
Post by: momo on September 24, 2012, 05:14:01 PM
do they need to be on the same flight? If so you will have a really hard time finding 6 seats on any flight
Title: Re: NO AVAILABILITY! HELP!
Post by: Bp on September 24, 2012, 05:19:20 PM
I'm trying to book the following reservation for 6 people (first/business class only).  AA can take me to Paris and I'm on my own from there.  Delta isn't giving me anything.  Neither is BA. And UA takes me there and doesn't get me home till the end of January!

Depart US, Dec. 16 (or later)
Depart India: Jan 6th or later
 
Departure in the US: LAX or San Diego
India Arrival/ Departure: New Delhi
 
Prefer via Europe with 1 stop.
please change the TITLE and please don't SCREAM FOR HELP,
FYI around new year its very hard to find award seats let alone 6.
Title: Re: NO AVAILABILITY! HELP!
Post by: AJK on September 24, 2012, 05:45:22 PM
Additionally, there is a thread for this already.
Title: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: FMM on September 24, 2012, 06:55:15 PM
Additionally, there is a thread for this already.
Yea I thought this was just for paid tickets...
Title: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: FMM on September 24, 2012, 06:55:42 PM
do they need to be on the same flight? If so you will have a really hard time finding 6 seats on any flight
If I had to break it up, I guess I would... I just need an option!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cashman on September 25, 2012, 10:59:45 AM
Looking for
TLV - NYC
Oct 11
2 passengers
Business class
*alliance   
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: karen on September 27, 2012, 12:10:13 PM
Looking for

BOS - HNL (stop over for 6 days) - NRT - PEK
August 5, 2013 (or a couple days off)

4 passengers
Business class

using AA miles (it is better in the same flight, but if it is impossible, it can separate as (1, 3) (2,2)

Thanks a lot!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Ergel on September 27, 2012, 12:25:16 PM
Looking for time travel?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: karen on September 27, 2012, 01:17:12 PM
Looking for time travel?
Thanks! typo.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aajfried on September 27, 2012, 05:00:11 PM
Hey Everyone,
I posted here earlier today but didn't see this thread... If someone could hel me, it woudl be MUCH appreciated.

One way/Round trip: Round Trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Max 1 stop
From: ORD
To: TLV
Departure dates: Dec 25, 26, 30, 30 and Jan 1
Return airports: ORD
Return dates: Jan 8, 9, 10
Class: Coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: If I act fast, I can have a huge amount of Avios miles, but honestly, as long as its safe, I really don'y care.

Thanks everyone for the help!!!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: moisheo on September 30, 2012, 12:12:23 PM
where can i buy 75k united miles?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: meshugener on September 30, 2012, 12:19:36 PM
Chase sell them for a total of 2 apps.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Nitantnel on October 02, 2012, 11:20:17 PM
Offering $100 if you can help me succeed with this:

All for two passengers:
-BOG-JFK Nov 10 (Motzoay Shabbos)
-JFK/LGA-YYZ November 14 at ~10:00am (Business preferable, one (short) stop max)
-YYZ-TLV Novermber 15(Business preferable, one (short) stop max)
-TLV-MIA ~November 21/22 (Must land before noon on the 23rd)
-MIA/FFL-BOG November 25 at ~12:00 PM

All mileage programs available.

Please PM me.

Title: looking to get to Melbourne
Post by: levik on October 03, 2012, 02:00:10 AM
Im looking to get from nyc to mel on dec 18-19 and return on jan 2-3. with united miles. im finding a min on 80,000 each way on economy. any ideas?
a stop off in fiji would be nice
Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: levik on October 03, 2012, 02:03:23 AM
looking for mile flight (econ) from NYC to MELB on dec 18-19 and return on jan 2-3. a nice stopover would also be great, Thanks
Title: looking to get to Melbourne
Post by: FMM on October 03, 2012, 02:36:47 AM
Maybe try AA?
Title: Re: looking to get to Melbourne
Post by: Reb Moshe on October 03, 2012, 11:05:34 AM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7986.0
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cashman on October 05, 2012, 01:21:36 AM
Willing to pay someone $100.00 to find me availability on 11/11 2 tickets business class TLV-NYC. I have points on star alliance just can't find availability . Short stopover no problem
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: meshugener on October 05, 2012, 05:16:03 AM
Plenty availability on UA.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cashman on October 05, 2012, 08:06:08 AM
Plenty availability on UA.
I am sorry has to be saver award.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: meshugener on October 05, 2012, 10:01:54 AM
You now have saver availability on economy, if this is considered an alternative I'd suggest you to grab it before its too late on that too.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cashman on October 05, 2012, 10:19:34 AM
You now have saver availability on economy, if this is considered an alternative I'd suggest you to grab it before its too late on that too.
Not showing for me
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on October 05, 2012, 10:21:39 AM
Willing to pay someone $100.00 to find me availability on 11/11 2 tickets business class TLV-NYC. I have points on star alliance just can't find availability . Short stopover no problem
Obviously not what you want, but for the heck of it:

Swiss LX257 Departs 05:30 Tel Aviv (TLV)
Arrives 08:50 Zurich (ZRH)
Business Airbus A330-300

Change plane in Zurich
Time to connect :  1h 00 min
 
Swiss LX16 Departs Sun. Nov 11 09:50 Zurich (ZRH)
Arrives Sun. Nov 11 12:55 New York Kennedy (JFK)
Economy Airbus A330-300

 
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cashman on October 05, 2012, 10:29:49 AM
Obviously not what you want, but for the heck of it:

Swiss LX257 Departs 05:30 Tel Aviv (TLV)
Arrives 08:50 Zurich (ZRH)
Business Airbus A330-300

Change plane in Zurich
Time to connect :  1h 00 min
 
Swiss LX16 Departs Sun. Nov 11 09:50 Zurich (ZRH)
Arrives Sun. Nov 11 12:55 New York Kennedy (JFK)
Economy Airbus A330-300
Thanks dan . I hope to find business all the way. But I appreciate the effort
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on October 05, 2012, 10:30:13 AM
Alternatively there is a UA flight from ZRH at 10:20am to EWR that you can use Plan B for BusinessFirst or GlobalFirst.
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/23569
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cashman on October 05, 2012, 10:31:50 AM
Quote from: Dan link=topic=7986.msg313604#msg3136t 04 date=1349447413
Alternatively there is a UA flight from ZRH at 10:20am to EWR that you can use Plan B for BusinessFirst or GlobalFirst.
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/23569
I tried that but was denied because first leg is  not available in economy
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on October 05, 2012, 10:36:28 AM
I tried that but was denied because first leg is  not available in economy
HUCA, definitely doable.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cashman on October 05, 2012, 10:37:17 AM
HUCA, definitely doable.
Ok thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cashman on October 06, 2012, 08:15:11 PM
HUCA, definitely doable.
flight was not available in their system.  My offer still stands 100$ to anyone that gets me 2 business class saver award seats on * alliance 11/11  TLV-NYC
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cashman on October 07, 2012, 01:33:29 AM
flight was not available in their system.  My offer still stands 100$ to anyone that gets me 2 business class saver award seats on * alliance 11/11  TLV-NYC
Got UA direct on the 10th thanks everyone
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: r4ever456 on October 10, 2012, 01:48:33 AM
My mothers 1st Yahrtzeit is 2nd day Pesach and I wanna go to Israel since that is where she is buried...

I currently have AMEX Starwoods card and AAdvantage card.

Please help me get there the cheapest way possible with 2 adult and 2 children (will be 3 and 2yrs old) preferably non stop.

I read your articles im just a little confused. Is there another card i should get? A program I should enroll in???

And when is a good time to book?

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cashman on October 10, 2012, 01:50:16 AM
My mothers 1st Yahrtzeit is 2nd day Pesach and I wanna go to Israel since that is where she is buried...

I currently have AMEX Starwoods card and AAdvantage card.

Please help me get there the cheapest way possible with 2 adult and 2 children (will be 3 and 2yrs old) preferably non stop.

I read your articles im just a little confused. Is there another card i should get? A program I should enroll in???

And when is a good time to book?

Thanks in advance!
To start please write how many Points you have in each account
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: r4ever456 on October 10, 2012, 01:51:42 AM
AMEX Starwoods = 100,000
AAdvantage = 100,000
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sky121 on October 10, 2012, 01:42:02 PM
In search of direct flights from DTW-SAN for two passengers.
DELTA miles.
Business Class
Jan 14- Feb 26 (+/- a day or two)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aussiebochur on October 10, 2012, 06:00:20 PM
In search of direct flights from DTW-SAN for two passengers.
DELTA miles.
Business Class
Jan 14- Feb 26 (+/- a day or two)

Youre going to be paying 80k a ticket due to only medium level being available.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: r4ever456 on October 10, 2012, 06:16:04 PM
Still waiting for a reply............
My mothers 1st Yahrtzeit is 2nd day Pesach and I wanna go to Israel since that is where she is buried...

I currently have AMEX Starwoods card (100,000) and AAdvantage card (100,000).

Please help me get there the cheapest way possible with 2 adult and 2 children (will be 3 and 2yrs old) preferably non stop.

I read your articles im just a little confused. Is there another card i should get? A program I should enroll in???

And when is a good time to book?

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AJK on October 10, 2012, 07:30:25 PM
Assuming you can find availability, its 90K AA RT in coach, so you have enough for 2 adults after xferring some *W (60K + 20K = 100K) into AA.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on October 10, 2012, 07:37:46 PM
looking to book a business or first award from NYC to HKG from Oct. 13/14 to Oct. 17/18 doesn't matter which airline
Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on October 10, 2012, 07:39:39 PM
Assuming you can find availability, its 90K AA RT in coach, so you have enough for 2 adults after xferring some *W (60K + 20K = 100K) into AA.
80K in coach via Europe.
You need another 15K AA to have 3 tickets.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 10, 2012, 07:41:11 PM
looking to book a business or first award from NYC to HKG from Oct. 13/14 to Oct. 17/18 doesn't matter which airline
Thanks
Good luck. Most flights are old out even for revenue in both biz and first. Look at connecting in the West Coast.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on October 10, 2012, 07:54:41 PM
I'm not giving up hope i had reservations with cx but i need to change my dates and there is no availability, with which alliance would be the easiest to find?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on October 10, 2012, 08:02:38 PM
I'm not giving up hope i had reservations with cx but i need to change my dates and there is no availability, with which alliance would be the easiest to find?
Fly to YVR tonight...pack quick :D
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on October 10, 2012, 08:10:55 PM
I cant go before shabbos if somebody finds something please let me know
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 10, 2012, 08:11:47 PM
I'm not giving up hope i had reservations with cx but i need to change my dates and there is no availability, with which alliance would be the easiest to find?
Miles and more has avail motse shabbos, but that will cost u a heck of a fortune.

Can u pm me details of the cx res your changing?
Fly to YVR tonight...pack quick :D
JFK-YVR sold out in biz & f for revenue, never mind award.

Yvr-hkg sold out too I think.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on October 10, 2012, 08:14:37 PM
Yvr-hkg sold out too I think.
-1.
Not the end of the world to pay for JFK-YVR when it means getting to HKG in J on miles.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AJK on October 10, 2012, 08:23:58 PM
80K in coach via Europe.
You need another 15K AA to have 3 tickets.

Right, off-peak.

Plenty of time to apply for citi AA card(s), or spg.

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on October 10, 2012, 08:25:33 PM
Pesach is off-peak.  Though finding the EU-IL flight may be tricky.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: EliH on October 10, 2012, 08:33:25 PM
Looking for one biz class seat, one stop only SAV-TLV 11/26-12/18 a bit flexible on dates.
Have 450k+ DAL, 180k+ AA, 275k+ CO, 4500+ Matmid - no US Air points
Any fair values? for my MIL

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 10, 2012, 10:07:25 PM
-1.
Not the end of the world to pay for JFK-YVR when it means getting to HKG in J on miles.
Apologies. Was speaking about motzash/Sunday, which is indeed sold out in F and only one seat in revenue J left for sale.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: goodenglewood on October 11, 2012, 10:53:59 AM
Looking for one biz class seat, one stop only SAV-TLV 11/26-12/18 a bit flexible on dates.
Have 450k+ DAL, 180k+ AA, 275k+ CO, 4500+ Matmid - no US Air points
Any fair values? for my MIL
If you leave on the 22nd, US has a flight from PHL in Biz that arrives at 6am, and coming back on the 17th or 18th, UA has a flight into EWR in Biz. Then its as simple as finding the connection to and from SAV
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: blue eyes on October 11, 2012, 02:37:19 PM
looking for cheap round trip flight  under $100 from NYC to orlando florida
dates are approx dec 18-31 for three four days
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AJK on October 11, 2012, 02:39:39 PM
looking for cheap round trip flight under $100 from NYC to orlando florida
dates are approx dec 18-31 for three four days

1) You know you posted in AWARD ticket thread, right?
2) $100 for a RT  ???
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: mmermss on October 11, 2012, 06:35:11 PM
Round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Preferably no stops.  Max one short stop
From: JFK or EWR
To: TLV
Departure dates: 12/09/12-12/11/12
Return airports:JFK or EWR
Return dates: 12/17/12-12/18/12
Class: Business to TLV Coach on return
Seats: Two
Alliance/Airline: Star Alliance
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on October 11, 2012, 07:17:47 PM
Round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Preferably no stops.  Max one short stop
From: JFK or EWR
To: TLV
Departure dates: 12/09/12-12/11/12
Return airports:JFK or EWR
Return dates: 12/17/12-12/18/12
Class: Business to TLV Coach on return
Seats: Two
Alliance/Airline: Star Alliance

NYC-TLV in J, avail on Lufthansa and Turkish for saver award on UA for 12/09. TLV-NYC is avail saver award in economy for return.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Centurion on October 11, 2012, 07:34:19 PM
Round trip
Maximum  one stop
From:TLV
To:JFK or EWR
Departure dates oct/15/12 return oct/23/12 flex a day here or there +/- 1
Class: Business
Seats: one
Alliance/Airline: any
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Centurion on October 11, 2012, 07:37:25 PM
Round trip
Preferably no stops.  Max one short stop
From: JFK or EWR
To: TLV
Departure dates: nov 4th returning nov 12th
Return airports:JFK or EWR
Class: Coach/bizz to TLV Bizz on return
Seats: One
Airline: Any
have gold status + most programs
prefer to use amex points if possible
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on October 11, 2012, 07:39:51 PM
Round trip
Maximum  one stop
From:TLV
To:JFK or EWR
Departure dates oct/15/12 return oct/23/12 flex a day here or there +/- 1
Class: Business
Seats: one
Alliance/Airline: any

Avail on UA, with a stop in FRA or in BRU for 120,000 miles.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Centurion on October 11, 2012, 07:47:26 PM
thanx!
Avail on UA, with a stop in FRA or in BRU for 120,000 miles.
i went to united.com only see with a 12 hr stop (fra) dont see (bru)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on October 11, 2012, 08:02:52 PM
thanx!i went to united.com only see with a 12 hr stop (fra) dont see (bru)

BRU also has about a 10 hour stop on the return, but short stop way in.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Centurion on October 11, 2012, 08:04:37 PM
BRU also has about a 10 hour stop on the return, but short stop way in.
why cant i see it?
details?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on October 11, 2012, 08:09:33 PM
why cant i see it?
details?

10/16 TLV-EWR 12:20AM-12:25PM
10/22 EWR-TLV 6:12PM-11:20PM +1
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Centurion on October 11, 2012, 09:10:50 PM
10/16 TLV-EWR 12:20AM-12:25PM
10/22 EWR-TLV 6:12PM-11:20PM +1
thanx loads!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: rots5 on October 11, 2012, 10:00:45 PM
have 75k ur points, how many do i need fdor a ticket to IL or how much can i get for em
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: goodenglewood on October 12, 2012, 12:52:37 AM
have 75k ur points, how many do i need fdor a ticket to IL or how much can i get for em
You can transfer to United at a 1/1 ratio, and book an economy ticket for 80k. Or you can sell them to  a broker. Heard that theyre paying around 1.85 cpp nowadays....
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Centurion on October 12, 2012, 01:13:28 AM
Round trip
Preferably no stops.  Max one short stop
From: JFK or EWR
To: TLV
Departure dates: nov 4th returning nov 12th
Return airports:JFK or EWR
Class: Coach/bizz to TLV Bizz on return
Seats: One
Airline: Any
have gold status + most programs
prefer to use amex points if possible
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: mmermss on October 12, 2012, 01:17:52 AM
have 75k ur points, how many do i need fdor a ticket to IL or how much can i get for em

You can get an economy ticket for 75k standard award and 40k saver award.  Business ticket is 150k standard award and 60k saver award.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: rots5 on October 12, 2012, 03:39:49 AM
You can get an economy ticket for 75k standard award and 40k saver award.  Business ticket is 150k standard award and 60k saver award.

Wow. Thanks. How long does I take for it to gEt transfered.  I know it takes a good couple of days for spg to, does the UR points run the same way?  What's the adtv of a points ticket over a paid ticket - bec it basically costs the same thing - except the paid ticket I'll get points for buying it  in addition I'm promised availability now instead waitin
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: mmermss on October 12, 2012, 04:07:08 AM
Wow. Thanks. How long does I take for it to gEt transfered.  I know it takes a good couple of days for spg to, does the UR points run the same way?  What's the adtv of a points ticket over a paid ticket - bec it basically costs the same thing - except the paid ticket I'll get points for buying it  in addition I'm promised availability now instead waitin

From UR to united? Instantly
Well sometimes economy may or may not be worth it with points depending on the time of year you fly and how much paid tickets are going for.

I dont think a points business ticket will ever be as much as a paid business ticket...thats where its really worth it.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 12, 2012, 08:41:06 AM
From UR to united? Instantly
Well sometimes economy may or may not be worth it with points depending on the time of year you fly and how much paid tickets are going for.

I dont think a points business ticket will ever be as much as a paid business ticke
t...thats where its really worth it.
Its often more expensive.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: mmermss on October 12, 2012, 08:56:02 AM
Its often more expensive.

I agree.

Is there ever a time where a paid business will be cheaper than a points? I'm not talking about when there's a glitch.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: rots5 on October 12, 2012, 10:16:38 AM
so mermms and platnimguy, you both are very right, as i exp[lained this all to my mom minutes ago, its always worth it for a biz ticket to use points, but my dad will go coach, and someone offered me the same amount as much as the coach ticket he has reserved with el al (direct) so i think in this case it might be worth it to sell his points and then re buy a new ticket (this way he gets new points as well :-)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 12, 2012, 11:24:36 AM
I agree.

Is there ever a time where a paid business will be cheaper than a points? I'm not talking about when there's a glitch.
Yes.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaikel on October 12, 2012, 12:36:49 PM
You can get an economy ticket for 75k standard award and 40k saver award.  Business ticket is 150k standard award and 60k saver award.
that's for 1 way
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: iphonefan on October 12, 2012, 03:23:22 PM
Round trip
Non-stop From: JFK
To: LAX
Departure dates:OCT 21
Return OCT 24
Class: Business
Seats:2
Alliance/Airline: WOULD PREFER DELTA BUT AM OPEN TO OTHER AIRLINES.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: AJK on October 12, 2012, 03:33:42 PM
Round trip
Non-stop From: JFK
To: LAX
Departure dates:OCT 21
Return OCT 24
Class: Business
Seats:2
Alliance/Airline: WOULD PREFER DELTA BUT AM OPEN TO OTHER AIRLINES.

It's available on DL, but not at the low redemption amount.

If you can leave the 23rd, you can go for 25k.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: iphonefan on October 12, 2012, 03:38:36 PM
It's available on DL, but not at the low redemption amount.

If you can leave the 23rd, you can go for 25k.

I can be there the 22nd but no later. What are my other options?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on October 12, 2012, 03:41:26 PM
I can be there the 22nd but no later. What are my other options?

United has avail in economy for 10/21-10/24
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: iphonefan on October 12, 2012, 03:42:30 PM
United has avail in economy for 10/21-10/24

How many miles? What are the times?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on October 12, 2012, 03:46:29 PM
How many miles? What are the times?

Avail for 12,500 miles each way, per person. Flight leaves from EWR at 6:59AM.

P.S. Delta has avail in economy for 21,250 miles each way, per person, from JFK. And you will save yourself the $75 fee from united.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: goodenglewood on October 13, 2012, 10:50:56 PM
Round trip
From: ORD
To: TLV
Max two short stops, preferably one though
Departure dates: NOV 7
Return: NOV 14 or 15 morning
Class: Business or first
Seats:1
Alliance/Airline:any
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Platinum on October 13, 2012, 11:21:30 PM
Round trip
From: SFO
To: TLV
Departure: Nov 20
Return: Nov 25
Class: Business or first
Seats:1
Alliance/Airline:any

Thanx
Title: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: FMM on October 14, 2012, 06:14:51 PM
Im looking to travel on December 27 from Los Angeles to New Delhi returning January 15.

Any ideas?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sruly101 on October 15, 2012, 04:22:09 AM
looking to upgrade to business a united flight from TLV to newark NOV, 21
how many points will it be?
Title: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: FMM on October 15, 2012, 09:25:59 AM
Is it dangerous to book a 900k or 1.8 million mile flight on a friends United account (6 people)?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: meshugener on October 15, 2012, 10:35:45 AM
Use the account holders credit card, to be on the safe side.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: iphonefan on October 15, 2012, 01:33:11 PM
Round trip
Non-stop:
From:JFK OR EWR
To: SFO
Departure dates: OCT 21
Return airports: JFK OR EWR
Return dates: OCT 24 OR 25
Class: COACH
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: ANYTHING THAT I CAN USE MY ULTIMATE REWARDS TOWARDS.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on October 15, 2012, 10:13:34 PM
Round trip
Non-stop:
From:JFK OR EWR
To: SFO
Departure dates: OCT 21
Return airports: JFK OR EWR
Return dates: OCT 24 OR 25
Class: COACH
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: ANYTHING THAT I CAN USE MY ULTIMATE REWARDS TOWARDS.

United has avail nonstop from EWR to SFO for 25,000 miles roundtrip.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Drago on October 16, 2012, 02:07:34 PM
Biz Class from TLV to NYC.
Any alliance
Short stopover allowed, non stop preferred.
2 tix leaving on 11/4.
1 return on 12/2 and the other return 12/5

(I didn't see *A on 11/4, but saw on return with a stopover. I still need to chk DL using AF miles.)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: blue eyes on October 16, 2012, 08:32:45 PM
One way/Round trip:Round/one way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:max 1 stop
From: NYC all airports EWR
To: Orlando FL, Miami FL
Departure dates: Dec 15- Dec 31 Flexible
Return dates: Dec 15- Dec 31 Flexible
Class: coach
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: no difference.

looking for the cheapest way to fly to Miami or Orlando in mid to end of december
Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on October 16, 2012, 09:52:28 PM
One way/Round trip:Round/one way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:max 1 stop
From: NYC all airports EWR
To: Orlando FL, Miami FL
Departure dates: Dec 15- Dec 31 Flexible
Return dates: Dec 15- Dec 31 Flexible
Class: coach
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: no difference.

looking for the cheapest way to fly to Miami or Orlando in mid to end of december
Thanks!

While airline do u have miles with? And how long do u actually want to stay there?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: goodenglewood on October 16, 2012, 11:16:14 PM
Round trip
Stops: Max 2 Short
From: ORD
To: TLV
Departure dates: NOV 4 or 5
Return dates: NOV 27 OR 28
Class: BIZ
Seats: 2
Alliance: Star Alliance
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: goodenglewood on October 16, 2012, 11:18:17 PM
Round trip
Stops: Max 2 Short, preferably 1
From: ORD
To: TLV
Departure dates: NOV 4 or 5
Return dates: NOV 11
Class: BIZ
Seats: 1
Alliance: Any
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on October 16, 2012, 11:22:14 PM
Round trip
Stops: Max 2 Short
From: ORD
To: TLV
Departure dates: NOV 4 or 5
Return dates: NOV 27 OR 28
Class: BIZ
Seats: 2
Alliance: Star Alliance

There is avail 11/05/12 ORD-BRU-TLV or ORD-ZRH-TLV but both have around 10 hour (full day) stopovers. For the return there is avail on 11/27/12 TLV-FRA-ORD with a very short stopover.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on October 16, 2012, 11:25:08 PM
Round trip
Stops: Max 2 Short, preferably 1
From: ORD
To: TLV
Departure dates: NOV 4 or 5
Return dates: NOV 11
Class: BIZ
Seats: 1
Alliance: Any

Outbound same avail as previous reply. Return only avail on Nov 12 (right after midnight), routing is TLV-BRU-JFK-LGA-ORD.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: goodenglewood on October 16, 2012, 11:39:17 PM
There is avail 11/05/12 ORD-BRU-TLV or ORD-ZRH-TLV but both have around 10 hour (full day) stopovers. For the return there is avail on 11/27/12 TLV-FRA-ORD with a very short stopover.
Where are you seeing the TLV-FRA-ORD? According to KVS and United.com, the flight from TLV-FRA on the 27th at 5:30am isnt available??
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on October 16, 2012, 11:52:25 PM
Where are you seeing the TLV-FRA-ORD? According to KVS and United.com, the flight from TLV-FRA on the 27th at 5:30am isnt available??

Ur right, i was checking for 1 passenger, when i saw it, now i don't see it.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: popcorn1508 on October 16, 2012, 11:57:34 PM
how many aa miles does it take to get from n.y. to aruba and is it worth it
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: youthink on October 17, 2012, 03:43:05 PM
Round trip: YYZ or NYC to CPT (Cape Town) or JNB if easier. (Its easy to get from JNB to CPT for 7500 BA points).
When: Not sure yet, but 7-10 days in January or February.
Method: I just want to know the most mileage-effective way to get from the US/Canada east coast to Cape Town (CPT). Assuming availability is not an issue (LOL), what would be the ideal ways to use points for this route?
Class: Preferably First or business all the way

I have (or can transfer) points in all the major programs.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: blue eyes on October 17, 2012, 04:28:22 PM
While airline do u have miles with? And how long do u actually want to stay there?

I have united, ba,
but a united flight for 25K is pretty much like $450 at a 1.8 transfer
looking to pay less
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: momo on October 21, 2012, 12:48:04 PM
One way/Round trip:Round
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:max 1 stop would like to stop in frankfurt for a day on the way and direct back if possible
From: NYC all airports
To: tlv
Departure dates:anytime from oct 22-dec 31 excluding the week of nov 6- 13
Return dates: anyime a week after departure
Class: biz
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline:have amex points so any transfer partner.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sruly101 on October 21, 2012, 02:39:16 PM
wanna upgrade an united one way from tlv to nyc , to business on nov 21
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: dave on October 22, 2012, 11:57:41 AM
Round trip
NYC to TLV
Leaving dec 15 or 16 back on the 19
I have 52000 flying blue
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: jacobsherman55 on October 24, 2012, 01:04:19 PM
Round Trip
One stopover Both ways
From: NYC
To: Kauai, Stopover in LA for weekend
Departure dates: Jan 10
Return dates: Jan 24
Class: coach
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: United

Heres the story: I want to go on honeymoon, half Kauai and half LA. I want to leave JFK to LAX thurs night the 14th and stay there for shabbos. I would like to leave from LAX jan 16th, sat night, and stay in Kauai until Thursday afternoon. From there I would like to go to LA and stay there from thursday the 17th of january until the middle of the following week. At that point I would like to drive up the coast of Cali and depart from SF back to JFK on thursday the 24th. i understand this is pretty complex as it involves an "open-jaw" ticket. Can anyone crack it??
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Ergel on October 24, 2012, 01:09:10 PM
Round Trip
One stopover Both ways
From: NYC
To: Kauai, Stopover in LA for weekend
Departure dates: Jan 10
Return dates: Jan 24
Class: coach
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: United

Heres the story: I want to go on honeymoon, half Kauai and half LA. I want to leave JFK to LAX thurs night the 14th and stay there for shabbos. I would like to leave from LAX jan 16th, sat night, and stay in Kauai until Thursday afternoon. From there I would like to go to LA and stay there from thursday the 17th of january until the middle of the following week. At that point I would like to drive up the coast of Cali and depart from SF back to JFK on thursday the 24th. i understand this is pretty complex as it involves an "open-jaw" ticket. Can anyone crack it??
Once you are already going to Hawaii why not spend more time there? And there is no way you can do this on one UA award ticket. It's two stopovers and an open jaw
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on October 24, 2012, 01:27:55 PM
Once you are already going to Hawaii why not spend more time there? And there is no way you can do this on one UA award ticket. It's two stopovers and an open jaw
+1.
With 2 weeks you can see 2 or even 3 islands.  Keep the CA coast trip for another time.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: jacobsherman55 on October 24, 2012, 05:44:51 PM
I do not want to stay there for shabbos as I would hold two days there. I feel that 4 days is sufficient on Kauai. If I cant do the two stopovers plus open jaw is it worth it to book the round trip with the two stopovers but instead of going from LA to JFK, drive to SF and book a one-way back home.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on October 24, 2012, 05:46:29 PM
I do not want to stay there for shabbos as I would hold two days there. I feel that 4 days is sufficient on Kauai. If I cant do the two stopovers plus open jaw is it worth it to book the round trip with the two stopovers but instead of going from LA to JFK, drive to SF and book a one-way back home.
Ask a Chabad posek (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=10713.msg68562#msg68562) :D
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: jacobsherman55 on October 24, 2012, 06:23:43 PM
Haha I wish. Any thoughts on what to do??!? Me and my wife are opening Hyatt cards and really pumped to stay in Kauai in the Grand Hyatt for 4 nights....
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Ergel on October 24, 2012, 06:35:21 PM
I do not want to stay there for shabbos as I would hold two days there. I feel that 4 days is sufficient on Kauai. If I cant do the two stopovers plus open jaw is it worth it to book the round trip with the two stopovers but instead of going from LA to JFK, drive to SF and book a one-way back home.
Figured that was the problem. still would think it's worth it to stay for shabbos and spend the extra day relaxing on the hotel grounds
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Dan on October 24, 2012, 06:37:14 PM
Figured that was the problem. still would think it's worth it to stay for shabbos and spend the extra day relaxing on the hotel grounds
Esp if you can d'rabonon I'm assuming?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: jacobsherman55 on October 24, 2012, 06:51:30 PM
ya I was told D'rabanan was ok, but IMO its not worth it, I would rather gain a day (Friday) and do some fun stuff in LA and be there for shabbos as we have family there. I got 99k United Miles as well as 40k UR points. Whats my best option?!?
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Ergel on October 24, 2012, 08:03:38 PM
ya I was told D'rabanan was ok, but IMO its not worth it, I would rather gain a day (Friday) and do some fun stuff in LA and be there for shabbos as we have family there. I got 99k United Miles as well as 40k UR points. Whats my best option?!?
Eh. LA is nowhere near as exciting Hawaii (although i've never been). I'd spend more time in Hawaii
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: jacobsherman55 on October 24, 2012, 08:15:57 PM
debateable. Objectively LA has far more many things to do as it is a bigger city. Anyway, is their anyway I can call up United and open jaw this trip for me? Or do I just do roundtrip and take a one way back from SF?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: EliH on October 29, 2012, 06:06:55 AM
Looking for 1 seat business class SAV-TLV, Nov 26-Dec 18 - flexable by a day or two. One stop only.
Please let me know what find.

Have plenty of Matmid, DL, UA, AA, amex points - no us air points
Thanks in advance,
Eli
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Q274 on October 29, 2012, 07:26:51 AM
Do you want them/us to also book the ticket for you? Take you to the airport? Pick you up?
Did you do any research at all? If yes please list what you found, if no please do research.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: EliH on October 30, 2012, 05:33:25 PM
The best I found was on US Air 180,000 points + !100 flying 11/27-2/18
US Air, is the one airline I don't have the points, and United says they don't see the availability
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: EliH on November 01, 2012, 02:47:01 AM
The best I found was on US Air 180,000 points + !100 flying 11/27-2/18
US Air, is the one airline I don't have the points, and United says they don't see the availability

Booked, Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: netzih on November 02, 2012, 03:13:08 AM
Looking for 1 person from jnb to tlv any weekend in november or december (though not during chanuka week).
Should be from wed. Or thursday till monday-tuesday economy class (unless I can get really good in business)
I have 120,000 ba miles, 75,000 aa miles and 42,000 usair
Don't mind stopping so much.
I checked ba and they hardly had availability and what they did was 75,000+$750 or so and USair didn't have anything.
Any help is appreciated
Thank you
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aajfried on November 03, 2012, 09:25:34 PM
Hey Everyone,
I am having a massive problem finding a ticket to Israel right now.

I have 75K United miles, and could transfer more from Starwood into it if I had to, but I think it should be enough.

The dates I am looking to travel are Dec 26th - Jan 8th, but there is absolutely no availability traveling in coach.

I am not married to United, I just had the miles. Maybe there is another option? Any advice?

Thanks!
Aaron
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sky121 on November 03, 2012, 09:28:02 PM
Hey Everyone,
I am having a massive problem finding a ticket to Israel right now.

I have 75K United miles, and could transfer more from Starwood into it if I had to, but I think it should be enough.

The dates I am looking to travel are Dec 26th - Jan 8th, but there is absolutely no availability traveling in coach.

I am not married to United, I just had the miles. Maybe there is another option? Any advice?

Thanks!
Aaron

Availability during those dates is hard to find. You've gotta keep checking.  Where are you flying from?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aajfried on November 03, 2012, 09:31:05 PM
I am going from Chicago.

I understand its tough, and I can be flexible by a couple days if I need to.

Are there any other options as far as using the miles on another airline?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on November 03, 2012, 09:32:27 PM
I am going from Chicago.

I understand its tough, and I can be flexible by a couple days if I need to.

Are there any other options as far as using the miles on another airline?

The only dates i see avail for you is 12/31 to 01/09 and you would need an additional 5k ua miles.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: rots5 on November 03, 2012, 09:33:50 PM
I am going from Chicago.

I understand its tough, and I can be flexible by a couple days if I need to.

Are there any other options as far as using the miles on another airline?
Try checking of there is availability with a regular ticket and sell your points - its prob worth it IMHO i think points are inly really worth it for upgraded tickets not so much coach
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aajfried on November 03, 2012, 09:36:49 PM
rots5 - you think someone would pay the cost of a ticket for the points?

Ya'alili - That might be an option. But it would be nice to stay a bit closer so I could get there for that shabbos at least. Any idea how often tese seats open up?
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sky121 on November 03, 2012, 09:38:08 PM
rots5 - you think someone would pay the cost of a ticket for the points?

How much is the ticket for the dates you're interested in with cash?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on November 03, 2012, 09:42:01 PM
Ya'alili - That might be an option. But it would be nice to stay a bit closer so I could get there for that shabbos at least. Any idea how often tese seats open up?

A week earlier than ur date is also avail. Like sky121 said, it's a hard season to get saver seats for.

How much is the ticket for the dates you're interested in with cash?

I see LY around $1400ish.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: aajfried on November 03, 2012, 09:43:29 PM
Yes, its around $1400 for a ticket. I can go + / - that week, but the week before I can't and I would like to be there for that Shabbos if possible.
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sky121 on November 03, 2012, 09:51:26 PM
Yes, its around $1400 for a ticket. I can go + / - that week, but the week before I can't and I would like to be there for that Shabbos if possible.

Selling your miles will get you most of your ticket. Factor in the taxes you'd pay on an award ticket and you're basically paying the same price and earning miles.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on November 03, 2012, 10:53:38 PM
Yes, its around $1400 for a ticket. I can go + / - that week, but the week before I can't and I would like to be there for that Shabbos if possible.

In that week (12/23-12/27) there is no saver avail from ord.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: rots5 on November 04, 2012, 12:47:27 AM
Sorry for thenlate response but i suppose it makes sense then to sell the points this way also you dont get easily pushed away for anyreason bec ur an award ticket.   Plus ull get a min of 1400 new points with most cc
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: chee4869 on November 04, 2012, 05:33:27 PM
Help Please! I need to use HawaiianMiles or AsiaMiles for:

Round trip / Any stops From: GUM-MNL-GUM
Departure dates: this November
Return dates: Any date next year (sister has stage 4 breast cancer so no definite date of return)
Class: Coach
Seats: 1
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: nl on November 05, 2012, 11:40:59 AM
I would like to book a round-trip award ticket with United miles for May 8th but possibly will need to change the date of the ticket a few days before (will not know exact date until less than a week before schedule date). Any suggestions on how to go about this and if I should transfer my points etc.??
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: fetch95 on November 05, 2012, 09:06:16 PM
Round trip
Maximum stops:1
From: NYC
To: TLV
Departure dates: Dec 25, 26
Return airports: NYC
Return dates: JAN 8, 9
Class: Coach
Seats: 5
We have apprx 90k amex pts. and 100k UR pts. If we can use them, great. If not, we do not mind paying (and accumulating more pts;)
Any help is appreciated!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Fefferkorn on November 07, 2012, 07:44:27 PM
Which airlines fly nonstop from NYC to JNB? Anyone other that South African?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on November 07, 2012, 07:45:49 PM
Which airlines fly nonstop from NYC to JNB? Anyone other that South African?
United is coach air. That's all AFAIK
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Moishebatchy on November 07, 2012, 08:00:35 PM
United is coach air. That's all AFAIK

Huh? The only one is South African Airways, which is codeshared by United...

"Coach air" = "code share"? Speech recognition gone awry? ;)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: txtmax4 on November 07, 2012, 08:07:15 PM
Huh? The only one is South African Airways, which is codeshared by United...

"Coach air" = "code share"? Speech recognition gone awry? ;)
LOL @whyaich: OT? ;D
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on November 08, 2012, 12:25:28 AM
The only other flight from the US to Johannesburg is DL from ATL. An usual gap in UAs route network which I've often wondered about.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Moishebatchy on November 08, 2012, 07:01:59 AM
The only other flight from the US to Johannesburg is DL from ATL. An unusual gap in UAs route network which I've often wondered about.

FTFY
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Moishebatchy on November 08, 2012, 07:02:35 AM
LOL @whyaich: OT? ;D

Huh? Why OT?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on November 09, 2012, 11:37:49 AM
3 pax and infant
CDG-NYC 25th nov

am a newbie, where do i start as being the best redemption?

thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: meshugener on November 09, 2012, 01:47:48 PM
Maybe call a travel agent?
There are some good ones around.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: nathan on November 11, 2012, 09:27:08 PM
I have a few hundred thousand MR points and a few hundred thousand UR points, looking to fly nyc-tlv 12/30/12 or 31 to 01/09/13 or 10, i have reserved direct on united in business class on the way going but i am having a hard time finding a way back that is not part of the way in economy, if you can help me find a way back for 2 adults in business class with any airline (that is actually business class not an empty seat in the middle ).

Thank you
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: fdg9 on November 13, 2012, 10:14:54 PM
USING MILES ONLY
Round trip
Non-stop Only
From: NYC
To: TLV
Departure dates: 12/2
Return dates: 12/12
Class: Coach
Seats: 1
Alliance/Airline: I have mucho delta, SPG, MR, United, AA, BA, Chase Ultimate Points. No airline preference, just non-stop and lowest fees. Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: sim on November 15, 2012, 02:05:07 PM
SFO- BKK   departing dec 23, returning Jan 2 in business class  all miles
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Jkhein on November 15, 2012, 05:30:25 PM
NYC-LHR
Dec 9 business one way
any program any alliance. Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on November 15, 2012, 06:40:44 PM
NYC-LHR
Dec 9 business one way
any program any alliance. Thanks

Ur best bet would be on united.com for 50k miles. Route is LGA-YUL-LHR operated by AC.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: belle on November 15, 2012, 08:20:05 PM
NYC-SJU
Dec 23-28 (or 24-29,30...flexible)

Should I pay about $500 per ticket (need 2), or use amex points?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: miles on November 15, 2012, 08:51:47 PM
what miles can i use for nyc to del
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on November 15, 2012, 09:09:43 PM
what miles can i use for nyc to del

If ur looking for direct, UA flies EWR-DEL. What are the dates that u want to go?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: miles on November 15, 2012, 10:24:58 PM
If ur looking for direct, UA flies EWR-DEL. What are the dates that u want to go?
dec 20 till jn 5 3 people biz
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yo on November 15, 2012, 10:28:50 PM
I have a rt phi-tlv on usairways Im getting scared with this israel thing, is it possible to add a leg to hawai and use the ticket to israel later on
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on November 15, 2012, 10:33:48 PM
dec 20 till jn 5 3 people biz

Couldn't find anything even close to those dates. Checked UA, AA and DL.

Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on November 15, 2012, 10:35:41 PM
I have a rt phi-tlv on usairways Im getting scared with this israel thing, is it possible to add a leg to hawai and use the ticket to israel later on

Hawaii (or any other us place) comes in the game, either that u start off your outbound trip to israel from hawaii, or on the return u go to hawaii. It wouldn't work to go PHL-HNL-PHL-TLV-PHL.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: belle on November 16, 2012, 10:08:26 AM
(I'll try again...)

NYC - SJU
Dec 23-30 (somewhat flexible)

What points to use?

thank you!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on November 16, 2012, 10:29:49 AM
(I'll try again...)

NYC - SJU
Dec 23-30 (somewhat flexible)

What points to use?

thank you!

Ur best bet would be to use delta at 70k points, Jetblue is charging $380 for the dates that u want, so it might be worth it to buy and save the points.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: belle on November 16, 2012, 10:43:38 AM
Thanks for the response.

Should I transfer amex points or get delta points some other way if I don't have enough?

Jetblue has tickets for that time, but when I find the times I prefer the cost is more like $500...
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on November 16, 2012, 10:45:25 AM
Jetblue has tickets for that time, but when I find the times I prefer the cost is more like $500...

Does delta have the times u want for 70k? Jetblue i see many good flights for 12/28/12.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: belle on November 16, 2012, 11:10:11 AM
Yes, Delta has times I want.

JetBlue would cost $930 total for two tickets.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: WhyAich on November 16, 2012, 11:38:33 AM
Yes, Delta has times I want.

JetBlue would cost $930 total for two tickets.
70k for one ticket is not worth it
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on November 16, 2012, 12:55:08 PM
70k for one ticket is not worth it

+1, Would faster pay $930 and earn triple points, than 140,000 miles plus $10.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: belle on November 17, 2012, 07:13:57 PM
+1, Would faster pay $930 and earn triple points, than 140,000 miles plus $10.

triple points where?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on November 17, 2012, 07:23:51 PM
triple points where?

https://trueblue.jetblue.com/web/trueblue/triplepoints

Edit: This would get you on jetblue 8,370 points per person, enough sometimes for a one way to california, and almost always for a one way free to florida. And if you will use a jetblue amex card, u will get 11,160 points per person, enough for a short haul free round trip.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yitz on November 18, 2012, 04:24:13 PM
Looking for a one way ticket Dec 28th Miami - Cleveland. AA showing only Business available tride finding it on Avios did not shoe
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Ergel on November 18, 2012, 05:49:39 PM
Looking for a one way ticket Dec 28th Miami - Cleveland. AA showing only Business available tride finding it on Avios did not shoe
Its not a direct flight available (stop in lga), search for each leg separately
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yankel55 on November 18, 2012, 08:31:44 PM
Looking for direct flight NY-TLV week of Dec 23 in biz. Can't seem to find award ticket. Anyone know when United opens more seats?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Laguna on November 18, 2012, 10:30:14 PM
Anyone know when United opens more seats?

They do sometimes open very close in time. Although for ur dates i wouldn't put down the money that it will happen.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on November 18, 2012, 10:38:40 PM
Looking for direct flight NY-TLV week of Dec 23 in biz. Can't seem to find award ticket. Anyone know when United opens more seats?

The only date in december that there is nonstop avail in biz on ua, is 12/31.
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on November 19, 2012, 12:29:42 AM
They do sometimes open very close in time. Although for ur dates i wouldn't put down the money that it will happen.
And if it would open up, chances are it'd be in economy, very slim chance for business..
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yankel55 on November 19, 2012, 01:46:15 AM
Any other airline direct in biz?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: 123ablack on November 19, 2012, 01:00:16 PM
Need help finding:
2 Oneway MileSAAver Award tickets
Business Class
TLV-NYC DIRECT
Nov 30 early morning - Either the LY27 (12:35am) or LY1 (1:00am) flights.

TIA
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: 123ablack on November 19, 2012, 03:36:03 PM
Sorry i wasn't clear enough.

Need help finding:
2 Oneway MileSAAver Award tickets on EL AL through AA
Business Class
TLV-NYC DIRECT
Nov 30 early morning - Either the LY27 (12:35am) or LY1 (1:00am) flights.

TIA
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Ergel on November 19, 2012, 04:49:08 PM
Sorry i wasn't clear enough.

Need help finding:
2 Oneway MileSAAver Award tickets on EL AL through AA
Business Class
TLV-NYC DIRECT
Nov 30 early morning - Either the LY27 (12:35am) or LY1 (1:00am) flights.

TIA
Don't understand what you want. Either there is availability or there isn't. We can't make it appear, you know.
if its not, ask someone with an expert flyer account to set up an alert for you to track if it becomes available
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: belle on November 19, 2012, 08:20:31 PM
I failed to book last week, and prices went up significantly.

NYC-SJU
Dec 24 - 30
2 Round trip tickets

Any (new) suggestions on award tickets?

Thanks
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yankel55 on November 19, 2012, 08:36:35 PM
And if it would open up, chances are it'd be in economy, very slim chance for business..
Why is it more likely to open in economy than in biz?
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: 123ablack on November 19, 2012, 08:50:04 PM
Don't understand what you want. Either there is availability or there isn't. We can't make it appear, you know.
if its not, ask someone with an expert flyer account to set up an alert for you to track if it becomes available

That's exactly my point.. Can't check ELAL award availability without having a matmid account which I don't have.
I would appreciate if anyone with access can check.
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on November 19, 2012, 09:50:01 PM
That's exactly my point.. Can't check ELAL award availability without having a matmid account which I don't have.
I would appreciate if anyone with access can check.
ExpertFlyer.com has a free 5 day trial
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on November 19, 2012, 09:51:46 PM
I failed to book last week, and prices went up significantly.

NYC-SJU
Dec 24 - 30
2 Round trip tickets

Any (new) suggestions on award tickets?

Thanks

Still available for 70k + $5 on delta nonstop.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: belle on November 19, 2012, 10:19:08 PM
Still available for 70k + $5 on delta nonstop.

I have 49k delta points. Should I transfer amex rewards points?
What about AA?

Thanks, Ya'alili
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on November 19, 2012, 10:27:13 PM
What about AA?

They also have avail for 70k like delta, but no nonstop returns on 12/30.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on November 19, 2012, 10:29:37 PM
And united has as well for 70k from EWR nonstop.
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: 123ablack on November 19, 2012, 11:14:22 PM
ExpertFlyer.com has a free 5 day trial
Thank you sir!
I've signed up for the trial and created some alerts. Is it accurate and prompt?
And also, would I receive the alart emails if I'm on the trial version?
Title: Re: Re: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Galitzyaner on November 19, 2012, 11:20:48 PM
Why is it more likely to open in economy than in biz?
Just from my personal experience.
Aside for that, I barely ever see UA biz availability on that route, period.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: belle on November 20, 2012, 09:40:16 AM
And united has as well for 70k from EWR nonstop.

Sorry to be a pain about this, but I guess I just don't know the way to go here. Ideally, I'd rather not have to pay, if I can use points. But, I also don't want to use points extremely unwisely.

I have the following:
AA: 50,711
United: 0
Delta: 50k
Amex: 150k
Jet Blue: 13K
BA/Avios: 102k

What would you do?

Thanks, again!
 
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on November 20, 2012, 10:39:59 AM
What would you do?

I would use cash over miles in this case. Tickets are expensive but miles are worth even more, plus u will earn points/miles on paid tickets. Probably go with jetblue, and earn the triple points as mentioned before. If u could go back 12/28 ur tickets will be alot cheaper too.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Lazer on November 20, 2012, 11:04:53 AM
Round trip
Any:
From: nyc
To: uman all airports
Departure dates: Tus Sep 3 2013 worst case also mon Sep 2 2013
Return airports: If different from 'To' line. Delete this line for One way tickets
Return dates: Sep 8-9 2013
Class: First
Seats: Total number of people traveling over the age of 1
Alliance/Airline: i am working on geting miles from my SPG card would love to know what should i do so the best i can get off my SPG miles
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: yankel55 on November 21, 2012, 03:16:49 PM
What's the best way to use award miles for the following itinerary starting Nov 24/25? All in biz/first

TLV-NY, stop in NY for 1 or 2 days, then NY-ATL, stop for 2 days, ATL-MIA, stay for weekend then back to NY then back to TLV
Title: Ticket to North Carolina 1 day trip
Post by: fogelbirds on November 21, 2012, 06:03:56 PM
1. Round trip
2. Non-stop
3. JFK or LGA New York
4. RDU  Raleigh Durham North Carolina
5. December 2 2012 Departure (Earliest AM after 8 am)
6. Same as 3
7. December 2 (latest nite flight after 7 pm) or December 3 2012 (earliest after 11 am)
8. Coach
9. 2 seats
10. Delta, Jet Blue, American Airlines
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: est on November 22, 2012, 08:57:55 PM
Round trip
pref nonstop but max 1 stop
From: jfk/lga/ewr
To: Tlv
Departure dates: open from dec 16th to jan 20th wld like 10 day trip
Return airports:
Return dates:latest  Jan 20th
Class: business
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: I dont know what my best options are but i currently have: 114,000 starwood, 93,000 amex gold, 85,000 chase ink blue
Any guide on where/how to find and best point usage is greatly appreciated!!
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Centurion on November 24, 2012, 09:26:37 PM
Round trip
pref nonstop but ok if travel time les than 15 hours
From: tlv
To: nyc (all)
Departure dates: dec 1-2 to dec 3 wld like 1-2 day trip
Class: economy/business
Passengers: 1

coming to new york for 1/2 day(s) from israel leaving israel late motza shabbos on dec1st or early on sunday dec second and leaving anytime on monday after 9am hopefully arrive in israel before tuesday 9pm
(wedding in new york on sunday wedding in israel on tuesday.
i cant find on swiss and i have a regular (not spg) amex points only
(i saw united for 120k and delta for 145k)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Centurion on November 25, 2012, 07:01:35 PM
Round trip
Non or 1 short stop
FROM JFK or EWR
TO TLV
Monday April 8 2013 Departure afternoon
return open (about a year)? or anydate with penalty (less than $200)
Coach
2 seats
Alliance/Airline: amex NOT SPG
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: tuvz on November 25, 2012, 07:23:09 PM
Round trip
From NYC to Sydney
I want to leave NY on the 9th of december and return on the 24th of december
1 seat
Looking for an economy and business quote
Have 50k avios points and as many MR points as i need.
Happy to fly on any airline i can

Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on November 25, 2012, 07:38:14 PM
I want to leave NY on the 9th of december and return on the 4th of december

Would u like a time machine included? ;)
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: tuvz on November 25, 2012, 08:06:37 PM
Would u like a time machine included? ;)

Haha woops
Fixed it
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: MEIR613 on November 26, 2012, 12:40:27 AM

One way/Round trip: One way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: All airports from which you can depart: DTW
To: All airports which you can arrive at. For multiple destinations, just keep adding this line: LGA,JFK
Departure dates: All possible dates that you can depart on. Please be as specific as possible. Dec 16
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any: Coach
Total number of people traveling over the age of 2: 2
Alliance/Airline: What airline or alliance are you looking to fly with With BA miles  on AA maybe UA if you can squeeze an extra leg NYC  - LAX or NYC - HNL

I tried to look on BA but it says nothings avail... And on AA there's no saver would go biz but not spending 3x  any other choices besides waiting it out?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on November 26, 2012, 12:46:56 AM
One way/Round trip: One way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Any
From: All airports from which you can depart: DTW
To: All airports which you can arrive at. For multiple destinations, just keep adding this line: LGA,JFK
Departure dates: All possible dates that you can depart on. Please be as specific as possible. Dec 16
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any: Coach
Total number of people traveling over the age of 2: 2
Alliance/Airline: What airline or alliance are you looking to fly with With BA miles  on AA maybe UA if you can squeeze an extra leg NYC  - LAX or NYC - HNL

I tried to look on BA but it says nothings avail... And on AA there's no saver would go biz but not spending 3x  any other choices besides waiting it out?

Looks like ur only choices are business class on AA for 13,500 avios per person, or economy class on UA for 10,000 miles per person.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: MEIR613 on November 26, 2012, 12:48:48 AM
Looks like ur only choices are business class on AA for 13,500 avios per person, or economy class on UA for 10,000 miles per person.

Can I get a OW from NYC to lax to use for later?
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on November 26, 2012, 12:56:47 AM
Can I get a OW from NYC to lax to use for later?

Yup, u should be able to change the outbound date for 2nd leg of flight.
Title: Re: Need help finding a ticket? Post here! Award ticket edition (Master thread)
Post by: dave on November 26, 2012, 04:43:35 PM
NYC to TLV round trip
NON STOP
Dec 16 to dec 19