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Re: 15k RT to Hawaii on UA through Turkish
« Reply #30 on: August 24, 2019, 11:04:42 PM »
Which should I use for 2 economy tickets - Marriot or Citi points?

marriot is 3:1 so would need 75k (that's incl the 5k transfer bonus)
citi is 1:1 so would need 30k TY points

per TPG, the assign a value of 0.8 cents for marriot ($600) and 1.7 cents for citi TY points ($510).
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Re: 15k RT to Hawaii on UA through Turkish
« Reply #31 on: August 24, 2019, 11:06:42 PM »
Personally I value Marriott at ~0.7 and Citi at ~1.4.
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Re: 15k RT to Hawaii on UA through Turkish
« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2019, 11:09:58 PM »
When booking an award ticket this way, will having the United explorer card still give me a free checked bag?
No
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Re: 15k RT to Hawaii on UA through Turkish
« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2019, 11:13:37 PM »
Personally I value Marriott at ~0.7 and Citi at ~1.4.

I did not mean to put much stock in TPG's valuations. Just curious which ppl thought I should use.

My logic ---- Marriot seems easier to earn (more cc) = less valuable. On the other hand, it has more conversion options = more valuable.

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Re: 15k RT to Hawaii on UA through Turkish
« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2019, 11:16:15 PM »
I did not mean to put much stock in TPG's valuations. Just curious which ppl thought I should use.

My logic ---- Marriot seems easier to earn (more cc) = less valuable. On the other hand, it has more conversion options = more valuable.
The possible earing rates on Marriort cards are less than on Citi cards, making Citi easier to earn in the long term.
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Re: 15k RT to Hawaii on UA through Turkish
« Reply #35 on: August 26, 2019, 03:29:21 PM »
No

any suggestions on how to save the $200 in luggage fees assuming I'm taking 3 bags?

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Re: 15k RT to Hawaii on UA through Turkish
« Reply #36 on: August 26, 2019, 07:13:52 PM »
When booking an award ticket this way, will having the United explorer card still give me a free checked bag?

No

Are you sure? I recently booked PIT-SFO using SQ miles and paid taxes using my explorer card and UA.com shows that I get free bags. I also confirmed the free bag benefit would apply with UA via Twitter.
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Re: 15k RT to Hawaii on UA through Turkish
« Reply #37 on: August 27, 2019, 01:41:59 PM »
Not completely. Bro has a new United PNR and is confirmed on the flight. SIL doesn't in United's system but does in Turkish's. So there's a lot of finger pointing as to who is responsible. As per United, If they tried to check-in for this flight my SIL would not be allowed to check-in nor board. Still not sure how to resolve.

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Re: 15k RT to Hawaii on UA through Turkish
« Reply #38 on: September 10, 2019, 05:28:18 PM »
Are you sure? I recently booked PIT-SFO using SQ miles and paid taxes using my explorer card and UA.com shows that I get free bags. I also confirmed the free bag benefit would apply with UA via Twitter.

Pls post after flying if luggage fees were in fact waived. BTW, are the Singapore miles under same account name as United card?

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Re: 15k RT to Hawaii on UA through Turkish
« Reply #39 on: September 12, 2019, 04:08:13 PM »


Pls post after flying if luggage fees were in fact waived.
They were




BTW, are the Singapore miles under same account name as United card?

No. Singapore miles owner did not travel.
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Re: 15k RT to Hawaii on UA through Turkish
« Reply #40 on: September 20, 2019, 11:48:14 AM »
anyone have success (or problems) signing up for a miles & smiles membership?

I am using the sign-up link from the main TurkishAirlines page and have had no success. Tried multiple browsers on different days. Either nothing at all happens or a "technical error" pops up.

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Re: 15k RT to Hawaii on UA through Turkish
« Reply #41 on: September 20, 2019, 11:52:41 AM »
Booked EWR-HNL-EWR on United for my brother and SIL for 60K Marriott -> 30K Turkish today. Took about 24 minutes on the phone.  TK provided an e-ticket number for both passengers and a PNR. When I check the PNR on the United site it shows only one passenger on the itinerary and the named passenger is my name, not my brother's name as is shown in the TK email confirmation. I checked with TK and they confirm the flights were ticketed and issued to the 2 correct passengers and that I need to follow up with United to confirm everything else. If I give United the PNR they do not see any of those details. When I give United the e-ticket number from TK they say they cannot see the details not make any changes (e.g., like assigning seats) because it is a partner ticket and that I need to contact TK to make sure the tickets were issued.

Is it possible it just takes a few days for the itinerary to be ticketed? Shouldn't United be able to see the correct number of passengers and names from my PNR? Any advice on how to proceed?

It took about a month convincing TK there was an issue with their system. They finally agreed to reach out to United and they resolved the issue within a few days.

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Re: 15k RT to Hawaii on UA through Turkish
« Reply #42 on: September 24, 2019, 12:16:04 PM »
Soon to book my tickets as there is wide open economy non-stop availability. Just trying to decide on where to start my trip - Maui or Kauai.

PSA (thanks to JudahMcB) - email/phone inquiries to Boston office, rather than NY or CHI.

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Re: 15k RT to Hawaii on UA through Turkish
« Reply #43 on: November 05, 2019, 10:42:44 AM »
Very simple questions, but when transferring Citi TYP to Turkish (trying to book 15,000 Hawaii flights and at the beginning of this crazy convoluted process), do you put the letters TK or just the 9 numbers after it. Don't want to do anything to mess the transfer up. Also, does anyone know if there are any restrictions when transferring or booking with Turkish on United (for instance, Korean wouldn't let me book more than 5 people including myself on Delta, and they all had to be family members and verified beforehand with birth certificates) regarding family members. Thanks!

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Re: 15k RT to Hawaii on UA through Turkish
« Reply #44 on: November 05, 2019, 10:44:29 AM »
Very simple questions, but when transferring Citi TYP to Turkish (trying to book 15,000 Hawaii flights and at the beginning of this crazy convoluted process), do you put the letters TK or just the 9 numbers after it. Don't want to do anything to mess the transfer up. Also, does anyone know if there are any restrictions when transferring or booking with Turkish on United (for instance, Korean wouldn't let me book more than 5 people including myself on Delta, and they all had to be family members and verified beforehand with birth certificates) regarding family members. Thanks!
Just FYI. Reports on FT are that TK cant do partner bookings at the moment.
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