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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1940 on: October 22, 2017, 06:53:36 PM »
Very recent experience with SQ. They see different availability for TK than I see online at UA, AV, AC and possibly even TK! The odd thing is that it seems to be both ways. Not seeing space available elsewhere, and seeing space which isn't shown elsewhere (not phantom. Booked and ticketed!)
Just had the same thing, for TK and for LH, both ticketed with no issue.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1941 on: November 05, 2017, 04:10:20 PM »
Hi. I have a question. I have a Chase Mileage Plus Explorer card that for the 1st time after 10 years i got a 95.00 annually fee. I call them up and they offered me to downgrade to a regular Mileage Plus or to a Travelers card. My question is if 1 of the 2 cards that they offered will help me with UA reward availability like i have with the Explorer.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1942 on: November 05, 2017, 05:22:31 PM »
Hi. I have a question. I have a Chase Mileage Plus Explorer card that for the 1st time after 10 years i got a 95.00 annually fee. I call them up and they offered me to downgrade to a regular Mileage Plus or to a Travelers card. My question is if 1 of the 2 cards that they offered will help me with UA reward availability like i have with the Explorer.
no they will not.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1943 on: November 05, 2017, 08:11:36 PM »
Hi. I have a question. I have a Chase Mileage Plus Explorer card that for the 1st time after 10 years i got a 95.00 annually fee. I call them up and they offered me to downgrade to a regular Mileage Plus or to a Travelers card. My question is if 1 of the 2 cards that they offered will help me with UA reward availability like i have with the Explorer.
Why didn't they charge you the annual fee for 10 years?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1944 on: November 13, 2017, 10:39:31 AM »
booked a ticket through chase (was 17k per ticket instead of 25k). I paid a few dollars with the united card. will I get free luggage?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1945 on: November 13, 2017, 10:51:54 AM »
booked a ticket through chase (was 17k per ticket instead of 25k). I paid a few dollars with the united card. will I get free luggage?
YMMV.

ETA: Actually, I think Chase Travel books the ticket with their own CC not yours, even if you paid a few dollars with your CC. So it wouldn't help you...

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1946 on: November 13, 2017, 11:16:19 AM »
booked a ticket through chase (was 17k per ticket instead of 25k). I paid a few dollars with the united card. will I get free luggage?
You should be able to check on united manage my booking

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1947 on: November 13, 2017, 11:16:43 AM »
YMMV.

ETA: Actually, I think Chase Travel books the ticket with their own CC not yours, even if you paid a few dollars with your CC. So it wouldn't help you...
He can check his statement to see if chase or united billed him the few dollars

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1948 on: November 13, 2017, 02:48:55 PM »
booked a ticket through chase (was 17k per ticket instead of 25k). I paid a few dollars with the united card. will I get free luggage?
I recently booked a United ticket through chase, and I didn't pay any of it with my club card, but I still got two free suitcases.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1949 on: November 13, 2017, 04:04:12 PM »
I recently booked a United ticket through chase, and I didn't pay any of it with my club card, but I still got two free suitcases.
Club card? It may be different than the Explorer card.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1950 on: November 16, 2017, 05:17:38 PM »
what's the best way to book Paris-Istanbul RT economy (on Turkish)

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1951 on: November 16, 2017, 08:33:21 PM »
what's the best way to book Paris-Istanbul RT economy (on Turkish)
Check awardhacker.com

Or using Turkish points might be a good option

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1952 on: November 16, 2017, 08:34:23 PM »
Check awardhacker.com

Or using Turkish points might be a good option
I have points stuck in Turkish if you need.
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1953 on: November 16, 2017, 10:57:43 PM »
I have points stuck in Turkish if you need.
Don't recall if I asked this once. Does TK charge fuel surcharge using their miles? Their flights? Partner flights?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1954 on: November 16, 2017, 10:58:19 PM »
Don't recall if I asked this once. Does TK charge fuel surcharge using their miles? Their flights? Partner flights?
Seems so
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1955 on: November 16, 2017, 11:00:55 PM »
Seems so
All flights? Pass on surcharges that appear on ITA? Or random number surcharges? 

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1956 on: November 16, 2017, 11:01:47 PM »
All flights? Pass on surcharges that appear on ITA? Or random number surcharges?
TLV-NYC was about $215 IIRC
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1957 on: November 19, 2017, 01:58:41 AM »
Check awardhacker.com

Or using Turkish points might be a good option

Thanks.

The only place that I see availability is Turkish... any way to get Turkish miles?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1958 on: November 19, 2017, 02:01:14 AM »
Thanks.

The only place that I see availability is Turkish... any way to get Turkish miles?
Citi TYP transfer to Turkish.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1959 on: November 19, 2017, 03:14:33 AM »
Thanks. would you know which airline doesn't charge fuel surcharges with Turkish?