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

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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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Re: Award Chart Discrepancies
« Reply #60 on: November 20, 2012, 05:26:12 PM »
how do i get air berlin to show up on BA.COM?

i am trying from NYC-TLV
You need to find a day that BA has no availability, and then they'll show partner availability.
Or chk on AA.com, and they'll show it there. I would imagine you could then call up BA to book.

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Re: Award Chart Discrepancies
« Reply #61 on: November 21, 2012, 10:41:23 AM »
You need to find a day that BA has no availability, and then they'll show partner availability.
Or chk on AA.com, and they'll show it there. I would imagine you could then call up BA to book.

so to search for a date like that i can do in the regular search, not only award, correct?

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Re: Award Chart Discrepancies
« Reply #62 on: November 21, 2012, 11:40:39 AM »
so to search for a date like that i can do in the regular search, not only award, correct?
No, b/c that won't show you award availability.

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Re: Award Chart Discrepancies
« Reply #63 on: November 21, 2012, 11:32:36 PM »
No, b/c that won't show you award availability.

OK, so i tried on award search, when it said no BA availability, i did search on partners, but still couldn't find anything, it's all with stopovers in london and huge fuel surcharges

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Re: Award Chart Discrepancies
« Reply #64 on: November 22, 2012, 02:27:00 AM »
OK, so i tried on award search, when it said no BA availability, i did search on partners, but still couldn't find anything, it's all with stopovers in london and huge fuel surcharges
Search on the qantas website. They display Air Berlin availability.

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Re: Award Chart Discrepancies
« Reply #65 on: November 22, 2012, 10:20:23 AM »
Search on the qantas website. They display Air Berlin availability.
Why would you search Qantas instead of using AA.com for nonstop flights between JFK-TXL/DUS/MUC and TXL/DUS/MUC-TLV?
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« Reply #66 on: November 22, 2012, 02:20:06 PM »
Why would you search Qantas instead of using AA.com for nonstop flights between JFK-TXL/DUS/MUC and TXL/DUS/MUC-TLV?
Great point Dan

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Re: Award Chart Discrepancies
« Reply #67 on: November 26, 2012, 07:21:33 AM »
Great value from Israel to the Far East and South Pacific using AA miles.
And even better to India, Nepal, and others in the same region.
Just gotta hope to find some LY availability to save on stopovers and enjoy the food.

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Re: Award Chart Discrepancies
« Reply #68 on: December 11, 2012, 03:07:30 PM »
Just a reminder, since 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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Re: Award Chart Discrepancies
« Reply #69 on: December 11, 2012, 05:03:53 PM »
Just a reminder, since 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.
tlv-lhr is also basically tax free... it's the return that's expensive.  so going in to lhr and returning from txl/dus might be a good plan

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Re: Award Chart Discrepancies
« Reply #70 on: December 11, 2012, 05:09:33 PM »
tlv-lhr is also basically tax free... it's the return that's expensive.  so going in to lhr and returning from txl/dus might be a good plan
And take a low cost carrier btw the two?

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Re: Award Chart Discrepancies
« Reply #71 on: December 11, 2012, 05:25:52 PM »
Just a reminder, since 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.

Does BA check bags through when you have separate PNRs for various legs, e.g. JFK-FRA-JFK + FRA-TLV-FRA for effective JFK-FRA-TLV(destination)-FRA-JFK?
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Re: Award Chart Discrepancies
« Reply #72 on: December 11, 2012, 05:27:04 PM »
All major airlines do, DL/HA/US are the new exceptions to the rule.
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...I believe AS is to be added to that list IIRC
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Re: Award Chart Discrepancies
« Reply #74 on: December 12, 2012, 08:20:59 AM »
tlv-lhr is also basically tax free... it's the return that's expensive.  so going in to lhr and returning from txl/dus might be a good plan

TLV to LON for OW is 12.5k + $56.
Not a bad deal.

And TLV to MAD OW is 12.5k + $26 on BA's site. The return has $126 or so of YQ, so you gotta go to Germany, and fly back from there.
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