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Up In The Air / Re: Austrian vs Alitalia
« on: November 21, 2019, 11:36:23 PM »
definitely not worth the extra 18K
How many miles is the AZ ticket?
29,000 Miles, so with the 25% bonus would need to transfer 24k MR points. The Austiran flight is 42.5k United Miles.

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Up In The Air / Re: Austrian vs Alitalia
« on: November 21, 2019, 08:17:36 PM »
Thank you all for the replies. Now I am torn. When I posted I didn't realize that there is a MR rewards promotion for a 25% bonus when transferring to Flying Blue. I am now debating in my mind if all of your recommendations are worth an extra 18,000 points. Guess I will have to decide.

Thanks again!

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Up In The Air / Austrian vs Alitalia
« on: November 21, 2019, 05:17:45 PM »
Looking to book a one way ticket for my son going to learn in EY after Pesach using points. I have two options, Austrian via Vienna and Ilitalia via Rome. Which is a better airline and which airport is easier to navigate during a short stopover? Thanks.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« on: September 18, 2019, 05:03:49 PM »
Not sure if this is right board, but anyone have any experience booking an apartment rental in Yerushalyim using Chase points through Chase? There seems to be quite a few options in good areas, but wondering about both using Chase points and any Shabbos/Kashrus experiences with apartments that are clearly rented to the general population.

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Up In The Air / Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« on: June 24, 2019, 11:06:02 AM »
WhatsApp is so much more convenient
WhatsApp worked great! Thanks for that, and I now have a seat. A little annoying that even if you are using English, they still answer in Hebrew. Not an issue for me, but I found it strange.

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Up In The Air / Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« on: June 20, 2019, 06:17:38 PM »
WhatsApp is so much more convenient
What's the WhatsApp number? Can't seem to find it anywhere.

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Up In The Air / Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« on: June 20, 2019, 05:01:41 PM »
Booked a few days ago through Qantas ElAl Business still for the 78k rate, for which I transferred 65k Amex points. Even got the additional points, so I have 15,600 points in my account. (Thanks Dan for all the info!).

Does it make sense that I can't select a seat? My booking on ElAl doesn't show that option, and I went tor their seat selection site and I get an error when entering my info. Is this typical? I haven't flown ElAl in over 20 years.

BTW, as the National Airline for a high tech country, ElAl's website is the pits.

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Up In The Air / Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« on: June 17, 2019, 11:40:42 AM »
I am pleasantly surprised at the availability in Business in Elal though Qantas. How bad is the Business Class on the 777s? Would it make sense to work my schedule around to book on a 787 with the full lie flat seats?

Seems that none of the over night flights are on the 787.

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Credit Cards / Re: Chase UR to Jetblue
« on: September 05, 2018, 02:01:44 PM »
Nice, anyone want to try to see if it's instant?
I just transferred a few thousand points (I was short 2000 points for a reward flight). It was instant.

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Any ideas how to use up the travel credit on JetBlue? I am Mosaic, so I get two bags free and use a few hundred points to get Extra Legroom Sets. I have the full $200 credit to use, with now idea how to use up.

(I have JetBlue as my designated airline to get the 35% Bonus.)

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Credit Cards / Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« on: May 23, 2017, 01:11:41 PM »
Great! glad you got something for it. Not sure why it didn't work for you using the UMPE though  ???
As a follow up, besides the 5000 points I got from Chase for the aggravation, I applied for a baggage refund on united.com (refund section), by uploading my receipt showing that I used the card. It worked! Got my $50 refunded.

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On The Road / Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« on: May 01, 2017, 10:54:27 AM »
WA Jerusalem rarely appears as on option on UR. It does show up occasionally, but then quickly disappears.

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Credit Cards / Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« on: April 27, 2017, 08:30:51 PM »
Nice, worth a lot more then that using to fly.
Of course it is. The calculation was the CS rep not mine. (To me its worth more than that.)

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Credit Cards / Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« on: April 27, 2017, 08:11:01 PM »
He seems to have gotten it to work?
In desperation after trying every other avenue, I called Sapphire Reserve CS, and they gave me 5000 bonus points (equivalent to $25 per bag). How do you like that!

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Credit Cards / Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« on: April 27, 2017, 07:22:50 PM »
Why would it show up as a master card? Call chase and ask them what's happening here?

I'm calling everyone and everyone is passing the buck to someone else. Seems that Chase Ultimate Rewards uses some "corporate card" to book the flight and doesn't pass through your card number. Has anyone ever had luck doing this?

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