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Tlv - Maldives
US Airway - 50/75/100
UA - 40/70/90
AA- 35/50/70

TLV - Thailand
AA - 45/60/90
UA - 75/100/160
US Airway - 50/75/100

TLV to SEZ (Seychelles)
UA - 70k
US - 70k
Avianca - 45k

From Australia to TLV
AA is 30k-45k
UA is 45k 60k

MIA to TLV on BA, and found availability on Air Berlin for 35k ow + $22.

TLV - South Pacific
AA - 60/90
UA - 80/120

TLV - MNL
UA - 75/100/
US - 50/75/100
AA - 45/60/90

TLV - India
AA - 35/50/70
UA - 40/70/100


Air Berlin doesn't charge YQ when you use BA miles, you can get some good values when touring Europe.

For example, TLV - TXL is 20k + $80 in coach. From there, you can access multiple cities throughout Europe for 9k + regular fees and taxes, but no YQs.

Or do an open jaw, and use a different One World carrier to return to TLV, although some YQs may be needed.

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Award Chart Discrepancies
« on: July 22, 2012, 03:48:51 PM »
I didn't see another thread devoted to this, but if it exists, feel free to merge this one.

I thought it would be helpful to have a thread that contrasts some of the best/worst values btw different airlines, alliances, and regions.

For example, I'm in Israel. When searching to the Maldives here are some results.
US Airway - 50/75/100
AA- 45/60/90
UA - 40/70/90

Feel free to post in the same format.

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Re: Award Chart Discrepancies
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2012, 03:52:47 PM »
Here's another.

TLV - Thailand

AA - 45/60/90
UA - 75/100/160
US Airway - 50/75/100

As you can see, large differences exist, even within the same alliance.
Feel free to add in additional airlines, particularly the smaller ones. I focused on these b/c I had miles readily available, but I also checked Korean, Air Canada, and Delta. I just don't have their results handy.

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Re: Award Chart Discrepancies
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2012, 01:48:08 PM »
The Travel Review Blog just did s/t similar. He looked at the cost of the major US carriers from flights originating in the US to different places.

I'm not sure if I'm allowed to link, so I'm not. If I can, please let me know.


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Re: Award Chart Discrepancies
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2012, 02:03:14 PM »
For example, I'm in Israel. When searching to the Maldives here are some results.

AA- 45/60/90


It is even better.
Maldives is in Indian Subcontinent/Middle East according to AA chart:

AA- 35/50/70

although  the best route is RJ to Colombo which is Asia 1 ( 45/60/90)

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Re: Award Chart Discrepancies
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2012, 02:12:18 PM »
It is even better.
Maldives is in Indian Subcontinent/Middle East according to AA chart:

AA- 35/50/70

although  the best route is RJ to Colombo which is Asia 1 ( 45/60/90)
My bad. That's what I had initially seen, and actually had s/t on hold to the Maldives.

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Re: Award Chart Discrepancies
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2012, 05:57:02 PM »
whats the routing with the 35k?

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Re: Award Chart Discrepancies
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2012, 03:41:17 AM »
TLV-AMM-AUH-MLE

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Re: Award Chart Discrepancies
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2012, 02:02:49 AM »
TLV-AMM-AUH-MLE
They don't allow that, b/c it won't price. I tried many times.

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Re: Award Chart Discrepancies
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2012, 02:03:59 AM »
They don't allow that, b/c it won't price. I tried many times.
Here's another one.
TLV to SEZ (Seychelles)
UA - 70k
US - 70k
Avianca - 45k !!

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Re: Award Chart Discrepancies
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2012, 04:37:51 AM »
They don't allow that, b/c it won't price. I tried many times.
but amm-auh-mle should
then book a ba tlv-amm

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Re: Award Chart Discrepancies
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2012, 06:19:17 AM »
but amm-auh-mle should
then book a ba tlv-amm
Tried that. I had problems finding award availability for TLV to AMM on economy for the dates I checked. But if you're flexible, then it should work out.

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Re: Award Chart Discrepancies
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2012, 06:27:16 AM »
Tried that. I had problems finding award availability for TLV to AMM on economy for the dates I checked. But if you're flexible, then it should work out.
i wasnt referring to your specific situation. i was referring to the idea of tlv-amm-auh-mle, which obviously would necessitate award availability on all segments

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Re: Award Chart Discrepancies
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2012, 06:55:10 AM »
i wasnt referring to your specific situation. i was referring to the idea of tlv-amm-auh-mle, which obviously would necessitate award availability on all segments
Although when you add in the 35k + the 9k BA, than it's already more costly than UA. With an additional stopover.

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Re: Award Chart Discrepancies
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2012, 05:33:41 PM »
From Australia to TLV
AA is 30k-45k
UA is 45k 60k if am not mistaken

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Re: Award Chart Discrepancies
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2012, 06:00:13 PM »
From Australia to TLV
AA is 30k-45k
UA is 45k 60k if am not mistaken
Round trip??