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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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« 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?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1960 on: November 19, 2017, 04:17:07 AM »
Thanks. would you know which airline doesn't charge fuel surcharges with Turkish?
United
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1961 on: November 19, 2017, 04:18:12 AM »
Thanks. would you know which airline doesn't charge fuel surcharges with Turkish?
Do you mean on Turkish metal? I know that United doesn't t.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1962 on: November 19, 2017, 04:51:40 AM »
So I see availability on turkish for 30k miles +177 Euro, but I can't find it on other programs online (United, ANA, Singapore) + I called united and the rep wasn't able to find it either... Any idea?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1963 on: November 19, 2017, 05:40:35 AM »
So I see availability on turkish for 30k miles +177 Euro, but I can't find it on other programs online (United, ANA, Singapore) + I called united and the rep wasn't able to find it either... Any idea?
Probably not available at the "saver" level, so not available to partners.
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1964 on: November 22, 2017, 10:27:35 AM »
Any idea which *A program will allow to route from south Africa to NYC via Asia? if any that is.