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Re: NY to Hawaii for $315 first class
« Reply #60 on: August 19, 2012, 05:14:19 PM »
The main issue with east coast/Midwest departures is the overnight transfer. Once IcelandAir figures out how to accurately book this type W or A fare while limited, there is availability from the east coast. This is more of a computer booking error rather then an airline regulation error.
There is an EWR-SEA flight that could make the SEA-KOA connection, anyone try booking it?
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Re: NY to Hawaii for $315 first class
« Reply #61 on: August 19, 2012, 05:22:08 PM »
I'd love to! Which one? The service center is only open on Sunday from 8-11
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Re: NY to Hawaii for $315 first class
« Reply #62 on: August 19, 2012, 05:27:17 PM »
Thing is due to tough scheduling we can only travel between dec 23 and jan 12.

I haven't found any saver flights during that time but if something opens I would really like to grab it.
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Re: NY to Hawaii for $315 first class
« Reply #63 on: August 19, 2012, 05:46:22 PM »
There is an EWR-SEA flight that could make the SEA-KOA connection, anyone try booking it?

I could try booking it if you let me know which date it works for. Wasn't really looking into Kona as I want to visit LIH again and maybe OGG too

Im using EF and it looks like flights for ewr to sea are all evening flights with a layover before the 1130 am flight to KOA the following day
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Re: NY to Hawaii for $315 first class
« Reply #64 on: August 21, 2012, 12:59:43 AM »
I live in La and it seems that Alaska Airlines flies to Mauai from San Diego, just a 2 hour drive from LA. I am really tempted to buy these miles and try to book a ticket from San Diego, not bad for $228/$328 first class..

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Re: NY to Hawaii for $315 first class
« Reply #65 on: August 21, 2012, 01:08:35 AM »
I live in La and it seems that Alaska Airlines flies to Mauai from San Diego, just a 2 hour drive from LA. I am really tempted to buy these miles and try to book a ticket from San Diego, not bad for $228/$328 first class..

Go for it. Just check b/f buying the miles that they show availability on the flights.

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Re: NY to Hawaii for $315 first class
« Reply #66 on: August 21, 2012, 01:13:10 AM »
Bear in mind this is domestic first we're talking about and you can go direct from LAX to any island for just 25K Avios with much better availability and with no YQ.
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Re: NY to Hawaii for $315 first class
« Reply #67 on: August 21, 2012, 10:09:59 AM »
Bear in mind this is domestic first we're talking about and you can go direct from LAX to any island for just 25K Avios with much better availability and with no YQ.

Rules were just clarified: Iceland allows one stopover on one of the legs. Essentially, one can go SAN-OGG and then OGG-SAN-EWR. This will only add 12500 avios per person.

If you find a stopover that is less then 4 hours then it does not count as a stopover so if coming from NY one can do NY-short stop-ogg. The tough part will be to find days with availability and a short stop

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Re: NY to Hawaii for $315 first class
« Reply #68 on: August 21, 2012, 11:43:39 AM »
Bear in mind this is domestic first we're talking about and you can go direct from LAX to any island for just 25K Avios with much better availability and with no YQ.

At $228 vs 25K avios, you're giving them a value of 0.9...

At $328 vs 50k avios, you're giving them a a value of 0.6...

Hardly the best use.
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Re: NY to Hawaii for $315 first class
« Reply #69 on: August 21, 2012, 11:58:56 AM »
At $228 vs 25K avios, you're giving them a value of 0.9...

At $328 vs 50k avios, you're giving them a a value of 0.6...

Hardly the best use.
Please factor in the cost of driving RT from LAX to SAN, parking in SAN, and time spent, along with having to call to book awards with much tighter avaialbility then with AA.
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Re: NY to Hawaii for $315 first class
« Reply #70 on: August 21, 2012, 12:12:33 PM »
Ah, you didn't quote anybody, so I missed the whole SAN thing... I thought you were doing LAX-HNL/OGG.
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Re: NY to Hawaii for $315 first class
« Reply #71 on: August 21, 2012, 12:23:08 PM »
Ok we get it. We got suckered in.  ::)

Now please put your efforts and pithy commentaries towards helping us get our money back.   :P

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Re: NY to Hawaii for $315 first class
« Reply #72 on: August 21, 2012, 12:25:11 PM »
It's not a bad deal. You just need to work harder at finding availability. But it is possible.
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Re: NY to Hawaii for $315 first class
« Reply #73 on: August 21, 2012, 12:26:46 PM »
I still don't think we got suckered in at all. This is an absolutely great deal which takes a little extra work to get. If it was easy, tickets would have been long gone by now

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Re: NY to Hawaii for $315 first class
« Reply #74 on: August 21, 2012, 12:31:48 PM »
Well then please help me find availability from EWR -> ANC next summer.  IT seems practically impossible.  :-\

Plus all the Icelandair reps sound like they are going to cry when I ask for help. It would be funny if it wasn't annoying. They just try to get off the phone as soon as possible.
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Re: NY to Hawaii for $315 first class
« Reply #75 on: August 21, 2012, 12:36:20 PM »
No one if more motivated to help you than yourself.

Learn how to search, and then keep searching until you find a routing that works. Availability is dynamic.
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Re: NY to Hawaii for $315 first class
« Reply #76 on: August 21, 2012, 12:43:09 PM »
Search ~330 days out, you should find availability even on EWR-SEA and ou to Hawaii. But probably only 1 seat.

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Re: NY to Hawaii for $315 first class
« Reply #77 on: August 21, 2012, 01:21:45 PM »
I still don't think we got suckered in at all. This is an absolutely great deal which takes a little extra work to get. If it was easy, tickets would have been long gone by now
I'll believe it's a great deal when I see someone book from the east coast.
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Re: NY to Hawaii for $315 first class
« Reply #78 on: August 21, 2012, 01:22:44 PM »
There are at least a few reports of people able to book this from the east coast on the blog comments, FT, MP.
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Re: NY to Hawaii for $315 first class
« Reply #79 on: August 21, 2012, 01:25:10 PM »
There are at least a few reports of people able to book this from the east coast on the blog comments, FT, MP.
Direct link?
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