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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2055 on: June 05, 2018, 08:49:50 PM »
Doesnt make a difference. It does not price out on a one way.
I know. I was just wondering. What is the exchange Marriott to UA?
(I have more SPG)

Any other way to make this work?
When I input LHR-YYC, it gives me options through ORD.
It doesnt show lhr-yow-yyz-yyc.
Can a rep see more options?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2056 on: June 05, 2018, 08:51:50 PM »
I know. I was just wondering. What is the exchange Marriott to UA?
(I have more SPG)

Any other way to make this work?
When I input LHR-YYC, it gives me options through ORD.
It doesnt show lhr-yow-yyz-yyc.
Can a rep see more options?
Did you check with IB? Marriott and Chase both transfer to IB. 270k MA becomes 120k IB Avios
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2057 on: June 05, 2018, 08:54:13 PM »
I want to go to TLV for July with 6 people.
I found YYC-LAS-SFO-TLV which I can book with Aeroplan.
But I am at a loss to get back. I have enough miles with AA or UA (saver coach). But availability is nil.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2058 on: June 05, 2018, 08:56:44 PM »
Did you check with IB? Marriott and Chase both transfer to IB. 270k MA becomes 120k IB Avios

I don't have an IB account. I have plenty of AA miles.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2059 on: June 05, 2018, 08:57:57 PM »
I don't have an IB account. I have plenty of AA miles.
Dates?
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2060 on: June 05, 2018, 09:00:11 PM »
Dates?
July 29 - Aug 2. Pretty flexible.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2061 on: June 05, 2018, 09:07:11 PM »
I was looking on UA because of no YQ and only 42.5 pp

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2062 on: June 05, 2018, 10:52:37 PM »
I was looking on UA because of no YQ and only 42.5 pp
I feel there is a way to build this through AA with SAAver and AAnytime awards. There are 6+ seats on 7/31 TLV-LHR at 12.5k Avios +163.81
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2063 on: June 05, 2018, 11:37:19 PM »
I feel there is a way to build this through AA with SAAver and AAnytime awards. There are 6+ seats on 7/31 TLV-LHR at 12.5k Avios +163.81
I see lhr-dfw-yyc on 8/1 for AAnytime 65k. Is that my best option? That's a lot of miles.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2064 on: June 06, 2018, 01:06:47 AM »
Create your own itinerary days are over. If you cant create it as a one way online it will cost more than one award.
Found a rep that pieced it together and priced it at 42.5!! But alas, he claimed lhr-yow only had 4 seats. (Even though, it showed available online when I searched for 6 pax.)
Will try again tomorrow.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2065 on: June 08, 2018, 08:46:58 AM »
what would be the best way to book s one way ANA F class?
Have MR or UR points.
So far i believe its Aeroplan, but hoping i'm missing something?
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2066 on: June 08, 2018, 09:01:28 AM »
Create your own itinerary days are over. If you cant create it as a one way online it will cost more than one award.
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2068 on: June 08, 2018, 09:08:05 AM »
https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/milespoints/confirmed-massive-devaluation-for-united-miles-unitedunfriendly/
DP saying it works is strong then one saying it doesn't, especially cause the post says there's still agents doing it.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2069 on: June 08, 2018, 09:09:08 AM »
DP saying it works is strong then one saying it doesn't, especially cause the post says there's still agents doing it.
I'm glad to hear that someone was able to get it. I guess that changes what I wrote.
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