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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2300 on: October 27, 2019, 02:50:13 PM »
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Does that work even if no saver availability?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2301 on: October 27, 2019, 03:05:10 PM »
How can I use my MR points for a domestic UA flight?
Does that work even if no saver availability?
Are you (explicit) kidding me?
How can I use MR points for UA domestic?
LM, AC, SQ
Does UA award space only show on sq when there is saver availability?
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2302 on: October 29, 2019, 05:32:01 PM »
is lifemiles the cheapest way to book UA domestic tickets?
what about in a currency that is transferable  from UR?
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2304 on: November 05, 2019, 10:18:28 PM »
I don't know if this is the right thread, lmk if not.. Is anyone else having problems logging into their LifeMiles account? I've been getting errors, called them up, after waiting 30 minutes on the line they tell me that my account was blocked for no given reason, I signed up for a new account on wife's name and I'm receiving errors msgs now as well. Would appreciate if someone can advise.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2306 on: November 06, 2019, 01:12:47 PM »
Hi,
Can you please help me with booking a ticket?

What is the cheapest way to travel from Israel to Brusell's in 2 weeks?
$180 ticket cash, or miles? Should I go through Avianca, United, AA or Flying Blue or Chase?
Which is the cheapest option for airline program mileage? Thank you very much for your help

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2307 on: November 06, 2019, 01:15:51 PM »
Hi,
Can you please help me with booking a ticket?

What is the cheapest way to travel from Israel to Brusell's in 2 weeks?
$180 ticket cash, or miles? Should I go through Avianca, United, AA or Flying Blue or Chase?
Which is the cheapest option for airline program mileage? Thank you very much for your help

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2308 on: November 06, 2019, 09:25:03 PM »
Hi,

I would like to book a flight from NY to Detroit from 12/26-12/29 2019. If anyone can check to see if United has savor coach award availability and how many points as I downgraded my united mileage plus explorer card.. i am seeing abt 18-23k.

Thanks

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2309 on: November 07, 2019, 04:22:01 PM »
Would Miles and more have better availability for an Austrian Airline flight than United?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2310 on: November 19, 2019, 01:27:41 PM »
Award flights from Toronto to Orlando are available for the dates i'm looking.
I already looked up on United and it's 12.5k + $47.95.

I don't have any airline status or cards but I have points with Chase (no premium cards) and Amex points (Amex biz plat).

Which star alliance partner would be best/cheapest to transfer and book with? there's also the added tax/fees to consider when departing from Toronto

I have only used points for flights within the US so any advice and what's the best way to use points for an AC flight would be helpful
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2311 on: December 11, 2019, 04:23:09 AM »


I need advice from experienced users.

I have 135,820 ANA miles.


I would like to fly Business NYC-TLV non stop end of January.


What's better? Booking a regular United flight and then use the mileage for an award upgrade to Business or purchase a Business award?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2312 on: December 11, 2019, 06:47:44 PM »

I need advice from experienced users.

I have 135,820 ANA miles.


I would like to fly Business NYC-TLV non stop end of January.


What's better? Booking a regular United flight and then use the mileage for an award upgrade to Business or purchase a Business award?
Wouldn’t you need United miles to upgrade a revenue ticket?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2313 on: December 11, 2019, 07:02:27 PM »

I need advice from experienced users.

I have 135,820 ANA miles.


I would like to fly Business NYC-TLV non stop end of January.


What's better? Booking a regular United flight and then use the mileage for an award upgrade to Business or purchase a Business award?
Its hard to find availability with UA.
Wouldn’t you need United miles to upgrade a revenue ticket?
U can upgrade *A with certain fare class purchases, not sure details with ANA and usually fair class requirements dont make it a viable deal.
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2314 on: December 12, 2019, 03:26:44 AM »
Wouldn’t you need United miles to upgrade a revenue ticket?

I really don't know how award tickets & upgrades work.

I wish someone can help me with this.


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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2315 on: December 12, 2019, 03:28:06 AM »
Its hard to find availability with UA. U can upgrade *A with certain fare class purchases, not sure details with ANA and usually fair class requirements dont make it a viable deal.

I did find award availability on UA but I have ANA miles which IMO means that I have to book it with ANA. Am I missing something?


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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2316 on: December 12, 2019, 04:04:57 AM »
I did find award availability on UA but I have ANA miles which IMO means that I have to book it with ANA. Am I missing something?
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2317 on: December 12, 2019, 08:34:38 PM »
I did find award availability on UA but I have ANA miles which IMO means that I have to book it with ANA. Am I missing something?
You can book UA flights with ANA miles. Call ANA -they are very helpful 800-235-9262

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2318 on: December 30, 2019, 12:54:01 AM »
is it worth to fly LOT Ewr/Tlv vs UA in order to save the $1k difference in ticket and try to make it to platinum quicker than using the new UA PQP? or is it only on AC that the PQP beats the system not on any other airline? Economically looking at it using an ABP to pay for it, it would come up to 3,130-35%=2,034.5 vs 4152-35%=2,698.8 PQP on UA would be 4049 but i cant seem to find the way to calculate the PQP earned on LOT or any other partner/carrier for this purpose. Thanks for your help

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2319 on: January 21, 2020, 10:20:44 AM »
Are you able to upgrade a United flights using Lufthansa Miles and more points?