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Re: Why LAN is the best choice for banking your miles
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2010, 01:23:42 PM »
Could someone tell me if this would work:

Transfer 20k SPG into LAN which will give me 50k LAN.
I already have 5k of LAN which gives me a total of 55km.

I want to book two itineraries as follows....

ORD to YOW which would be 10,000 LAN (x2 =20k)
YOW to DCA which would be 8k LAN (x2 = 16k)
DCA to ORD which would be 9k LAN (x2 = 18k)

For a total of 54k LAN.

I thought I saw somewhere that LAN only works when flying Round trip.

Would it work in this scenario as well?

Thanks!

LAN does not allow One Ways though I believe that they do allow Open Jaws

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Re: Why LAN is the best choice for banking your miles
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2010, 01:31:03 PM »
LAN does not allow One Ways though I believe that they do allow Open Jaws

Pardon my ignorance...but what is an open jaw? Is what I'm trying to do considered an open jaw?

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Re: Why LAN is the best choice for banking your miles
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2010, 02:14:14 PM »
Is it possible to fly non stop to Israel with LAN?
Is it ever available?

To answer my own question - can only be done with a stop.

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Re: Why LAN is the best choice for banking your miles
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2010, 04:09:51 PM »
ORD to YOW which would be 10,000 LAN (x2 =20k)
YOW to DCA which would be 8k LAN (x2 = 16k)
DCA to ORD which would be 9k LAN (x2 = 18k)

In order to get those price plans it needs to be a direct flight. At least ottawa to dc cant get a direct flight.

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Re: Why LAN is the best choice for banking your miles
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2010, 04:32:59 PM »
Just by the way LAN does not let you check availability without having miles in your account.

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Re: Why LAN is the best choice for banking your miles
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2010, 04:40:52 PM »
In order to get those price plans it needs to be a direct flight. At least ottawa to dc cant get a direct flight.

How do i determine the cost when there is a stop involved?

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Re: Why LAN is the best choice for banking your miles
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2010, 05:22:17 PM »
each leg would be considered its own flight and you need to check the chart to see which category each falls in to find the respective KM requirement...

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Re: Why LAN is the best choice for banking your miles
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2010, 05:29:29 PM »
How do i determine the cost when there is a stop involved?

First go onto aa.com and try to get a award ticket for each leg (you dont need points or even a account to do this). then you see if its direct or not - if its not direct you need to calculate each leg...

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Re: Why LAN is the best choice for banking your miles
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2010, 10:49:59 PM »
It's probably not worth using LAN on a flight with a stop.

A round trip or open-jaw is required.
An example of open jaw that I booked is LGA-YUL(Montreal) and YUL-ORD(Chicago).
You could also book ORD-CLE and LGA-ORD as an open-jaw.  It seems fairly flexible.
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Re: Why LAN is the best choice for banking your miles
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2010, 12:37:02 AM »
Are there any other partner airline with LAN other than AA to use when flying domestic short haul?

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Re: Why LAN is the best choice for banking your miles
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2010, 12:48:39 AM »
Are there any other partner airline with LAN other than AA to use when flying domestic short haul?
No
http://www.oneworld.com/
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