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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #160 on: February 06, 2011, 12:48:11 AM »
before anyone attacks me   i just wanna say that i tried searching myself- but im not great at this and can def use assistance--

looking for TLV-NYC    March 30 - returning May 4   (dates are flexible by a day or day)

-long stop over is OK (if theres something to do there-lol)
-(if theres cheap paying fares would consider too)


THANX!

How many seats? Economy, Business or First?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #161 on: February 06, 2011, 01:13:58 AM »
1 (maybe 2) economy

sorry  thanx! 

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #162 on: February 06, 2011, 01:20:14 AM »
If you want to go Business:

Wed 30/3 LH691, TLV-FRA, 4:30-8:55
Wed 30/3 LH400, FRA-JFK, 10:25-12:45

Wed 5/4 LH405, EWR-TLV, 17:50-7:25+1 day
Thurs 5/5 LH686, FRA-TLV, 10:15-15:00

Also similar flights available in Economy or First...

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #163 on: February 06, 2011, 01:29:18 AM »
If you want to go Business:

Wed 30/3 LH691, TLV-FRA, 4:30-8:55
Wed 30/3 LH400, FRA-JFK, 10:25-12:45

Wed 5/4 LH405, EWR-TLV, 17:50-7:25+1 day
Thurs 5/5 LH686, FRA-TLV, 10:15-15:00

Also similar flights available in Economy or First...
Forget that, didn't notice your post...

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #164 on: February 06, 2011, 01:52:45 AM »
If you want to go Business:

Wed 30/3 LH691, TLV-FRA, 4:30-8:55
Wed 30/3 LH400, FRA-JFK, 10:25-12:45

Wed 5/4 LH405, EWR-TLV, 17:50-7:25+1 day
Thurs 5/5 LH686, FRA-TLV, 10:15-15:00

Also similar flights available in Economy or First...

thanx so much   where u find these flights?    book thru which airline? how many miles?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #165 on: February 06, 2011, 11:56:48 PM »
any other options?  tnx

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #166 on: February 15, 2011, 02:37:34 PM »
Does ANA every run specials or are economy to Israel always 60k and Biz always 90k?
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #167 on: February 15, 2011, 02:41:47 PM »
economy to Israel always 60k and Biz always 90k
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #168 on: February 15, 2011, 03:18:39 PM »
what does +1 mean?
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #169 on: February 18, 2011, 09:08:33 AM »
I searched ANA and all star alliance partners...I dont mind stopover or economy seats..
but I cant find what you guys did?!

I need ORD to TLV for 8 or 9 nights anytime btwn 6/26 and 7/13

Thanks for anyone that can help
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #170 on: February 18, 2011, 11:05:30 AM »
I searched ANA and all star alliance partners...I dont mind stopover or economy seats..
but I cant find what you guys did?!

I need ORD to TLV for 8 or 9 nights anytime btwn 6/26 and 7/13

Thanks for anyone that can help


-By default only nonstop flights are shown, for this route the Continental flights from EWR to TLV are shown.
Click "connecting flights" to display more flights.
Each leg will have:
- Which means that the class selected doesn't exist
x Which means awards are not available
OK Which means awards are available

-Click on the arrows above the flights to go back or more forward a day.
-Click "search again" to change the dates.

-ANA search is far from exhaustive, it does not search all possibilities.  To really search all options do a regular fare search on Orbitz and find all of the Star Alliance options.  Then enter in each leg separately into ANA.
For example search for JFK-IST and then IST-TLV to go on Turkish via Istanbul, or JFK-MUC and then MUC-TLV to go on Lufthansa via Munich, etc.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #171 on: February 18, 2011, 12:23:57 PM »
Is "connecting flights" on the ANA or CO page?
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #172 on: February 18, 2011, 12:38:26 PM »
sorry..I got it...took me a second
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #173 on: February 18, 2011, 12:43:43 PM »
Using EWR doesnt help me bc I am starting in ORD..and for ORD it does show the "connecting flights" option....If it does say "ok"
do I need to call ANA or the airline?
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #174 on: February 25, 2011, 04:19:22 AM »
i created a ANA account but I still cant search for star alliance flights I imagine cuz no point is there a way to still get around this? thanks
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #175 on: February 25, 2011, 07:17:45 AM »
i created a ANA account but I still cant search for star alliance flights I imagine cuz no point is there a way to still get around this? thanks
read the OP
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #176 on: February 25, 2011, 08:48:57 AM »
read the OP
Heh, guess this means you're no longer a n00b.
Or that you've met up with our favorite DDF lurker, craz (aka steve2)
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #177 on: February 25, 2011, 09:11:09 AM »
right?...what is with Craz? man o man...
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #178 on: February 25, 2011, 09:19:15 AM »
His name is steve2 on DDF.
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #179 on: March 10, 2011, 04:21:19 PM »
Hi everyone, i'm new here...

Trying to search for star alliance partners from China to New Zealand, I created an account by ANA but still can't search, is there any other option except Continental??