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Flying to Israel- what card to use, what airline?
« on: June 11, 2008, 09:23:51 PM »
Hey, folks. I am flying to Israel in August for a relative's wedding. I am curious what credit card I should use to book the flight and what frequent flyer program I should use in order to get the best miles.

Please let me know soon as I gotta book the flight in the next day or so.

Shalom,

Baruch

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Re: Flying to Israel- what card to use, what airline?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2008, 12:05:08 AM »
What airline are you flying on???
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Re: Flying to Israel- what card to use, what airline?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2008, 12:08:59 AM »
What airline are you flying on???

Uncertain. I can pick whatever I want. Any suggestions? I have a Amex Starwoods personal and business, if it means anything.

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Re: Flying to Israel- what card to use, what airline?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2008, 12:19:09 AM »
OK, where are you flying from? Are you paying for the ticket or do you want to use miles?
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Re: Flying to Israel- what card to use, what airline?
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2008, 12:21:26 AM »
OK, where are you flying from? Are you paying for the ticket or do you want to use miles?

I am flying from Boston. I am paying. I have 20,000 miles on KLM and almost as many on LAN, tho I am open to which ever airline and card you suggest which can get me the most miles.

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Re: Flying to Israel- what card to use, what airline?
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2008, 12:30:27 AM »
Dates of travel?
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Re: Flying to Israel- what card to use, what airline?
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2008, 12:32:20 AM »
Middle August- around the 15 or so. Coming back to Boston perhaps 2 weeks later, Aug 31-Sept1 ish

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Re: Flying to Israel- what card to use, what airline?
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2008, 06:17:24 PM »
Ping.

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Re: Flying to Israel- what card to use, what airline?
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2008, 07:40:45 PM »
Ding. Dan, you there?

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Re: Flying to Israel- what card to use, what airline?
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2008, 11:38:32 PM »
Looks like from BOS it's $1480 with 2 Europe stops or $1700 on CO via EWR.
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If flying CO I would just plow the miles back into CO.
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Re: Flying to Israel- what card to use, what airline?
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2008, 11:40:30 PM »
What does CO stand for?

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Re: Flying to Israel- what card to use, what airline?
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2008, 11:41:52 PM »
Continental
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Re: Flying to Israel- what card to use, what airline?
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2008, 11:43:31 PM »
Thanks, Dan. I'll make the call in the AM.

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Re: Flying to Israel- what card to use, what airline?
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2008, 11:50:12 PM »
Tho, Dan, what card should I book it with? Should I just use my regular Starwoods or should I use some code or whatever in order to get more miles?

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Re: Flying to Israel- what card to use, what airline?
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2008, 12:00:39 AM »
Tho, Dan, what card should I book it with? Should I just use my regular Starwoods or should I use some code or whatever in order to get more miles?
Unless you have an old Continental card that gives 5% off (as I do) then Starwood will be your best bet.
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Re: Flying to Israel- what card to use, what airline?
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2008, 12:01:54 AM »
Unless you have an old Continental card that gives 5% off (as I do) then Starwood will be your best bet.

Does CO have a mileage partnership with any other airline? If so, should I have them channel the points into one of them or keep it at CO?

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Re: Flying to Israel- what card to use, what airline?
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2008, 12:10:44 AM »
The only Skyteam partner that I would consider to credit to is Alitalia, but I think Continental's long-term future is safer than theirs...
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Re: Flying to Israel- what card to use, what airline?
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2008, 12:12:51 AM »
The only Skyteam partner that I would consider to credit to is Alitalia, but I think Continental's long-term future is safer than theirs...

I just created the CO frequent flyer account. I have 0 points in it. Is there any way to move the 20,000 miles I put in KLM over to CO? How about the Cathay Pacific miles?