Author Topic: Star Alliance Award Search Tips  (Read 538512 times)

Offline sky121

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2011
  • Posts: 11456
  • Total likes: 144
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 12
    • View Profile
Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2120 on: November 14, 2018, 10:05:09 AM »
Best way to book LH coach ticket to TLV?

Best way to book UA coach ticket to TLV?

"Not all who wander are lost"

Offline davidrotts63

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: May 2017
  • Posts: 7234
  • Total likes: 902
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 26
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Hertz Gold, Hyatt Member, BA Blue, Ebay banned, Amazon Prime
Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2121 on: November 14, 2018, 10:29:47 AM »
Best way to book LH coach ticket to TLV?

Best way to book UA coach ticket to TLV?
LM/UA
(Quit) pulling out the flowers, and watering the weeds. -Peter Lynch

Offline nafnaf12

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 3934
  • Total likes: 210
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 78
    • View Profile
Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2122 on: November 14, 2018, 01:19:20 PM »
A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.

Offline davidrotts63

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: May 2017
  • Posts: 7234
  • Total likes: 902
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 26
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Hertz Gold, Hyatt Member, BA Blue, Ebay banned, Amazon Prime
Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2123 on: November 14, 2018, 01:20:41 PM »
Don't forget about AC
True.
LM/UA for LH.
UA/AC for UA.
(Quit) pulling out the flowers, and watering the weeds. -Peter Lynch

Offline a mirrer

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2014
  • Posts: 1302
  • Total likes: 38
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 10
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: israel
Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2124 on: November 15, 2018, 07:41:31 AM »
True.
LM/UA for LH.
UA/AC for UA.
or A3 for UA

Offline davidrotts63

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: May 2017
  • Posts: 7234
  • Total likes: 902
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 26
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Hertz Gold, Hyatt Member, BA Blue, Ebay banned, Amazon Prime
Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2125 on: November 15, 2018, 07:42:37 AM »
or A3 for UA
Shouldn't be to worth it for Y IINM
(Quit) pulling out the flowers, and watering the weeds. -Peter Lynch

Offline jomaster28

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Feb 2016
  • Posts: 315
  • Total likes: 17
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn
Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2126 on: November 22, 2018, 12:19:16 PM »
Looking at TLV - NYC... in one of Dans posts he wrote the following:

-Air Canada charges 40K in coach or 82.5K in business class one-way. There are no fuel surcharges for United flights. Points transfer instantly (1:1 ratio) from AMEX. Transfers from Starwood (20K:25K ratio) can take 2-10 days.

How do i check availability with AC?

Offline nafnaf12

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 3934
  • Total likes: 210
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 78
    • View Profile
Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2127 on: November 22, 2018, 12:20:43 PM »
Looking at TLV - NYC... in one of Dans posts he wrote the following:

-Air Canada charges 40K in coach or 82.5K in business class one-way. There are no fuel surcharges for United flights. Points transfer instantly (1:1 ratio) from AMEX. Transfers from Starwood (20K:25K ratio) can take 2-10 days.

How do i check availability with AC?
UA
Look for saver so X for Eco and I for Biz
If you find I,  book with A3
« Last Edit: November 22, 2018, 01:15:41 PM by nafnaf12 »
A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.

Offline theyankel

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2013
  • Posts: 720
  • Total likes: 23
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 5
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY
Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2128 on: November 22, 2018, 09:01:19 PM »
can i book tlv-jfk via zrh on swiss with a3? how much is OW in j? taxes? i dont have miles in account and its showing me 30k but im assuming its y.

Offline nafnaf12

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 3934
  • Total likes: 210
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 78
    • View Profile
Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2129 on: November 22, 2018, 09:03:18 PM »
can i book tlv-jfk via zrh on swiss with a3? how much is OW in j? taxes? i dont have miles in account and its showing me 30k but im assuming its y.
45k but you'll get charged yq
A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.

Offline theyankel

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2013
  • Posts: 720
  • Total likes: 23
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 5
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY
Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2130 on: November 22, 2018, 09:12:16 PM »
45k but you'll get charged yq
thx how much is taxes? might be worth it

Offline nafnaf12

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 3934
  • Total likes: 210
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 78
    • View Profile
Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2131 on: November 22, 2018, 09:14:59 PM »
thx how much is taxes? might be worth it
will you be needing me to drop you off at the airport? Just want to make sure to add it to my schedule
A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.

Offline theyankel

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2013
  • Posts: 720
  • Total likes: 23
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 5
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY
Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2132 on: November 22, 2018, 09:17:00 PM »
will you be needing me to drop you off at the airport? Just want to make sure to add it to my schedule
i dont but without the points in the account, it doesnt allow me to go to the next page. different programs charge different fees.

Offline yandmk

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Aug 2014
  • Posts: 1883
  • Total likes: 196
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 28
    • View Profile
Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2133 on: November 22, 2018, 09:27:15 PM »
can i book tlv-jfk via zrh on swiss with a3? how much is OW in j? taxes? i dont have miles in account and its showing me 30k but im assuming its y.
One way from TLV on Swiss is usually somewhere between $250 - $300, I believe. From US is much more.

Offline theyankel

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2013
  • Posts: 720
  • Total likes: 23
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 5
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY
Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2134 on: November 22, 2018, 09:32:41 PM »
One way from TLV on Swiss is usually somewhere between $250 - $300, I believe. From US is much more.
thanks
i know ua and ac are less than 100 but over 80k. with TY bonus to LM and a3 at 45k, i am deciding which is best route.

Offline yandmk

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Aug 2014
  • Posts: 1883
  • Total likes: 196
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 28
    • View Profile
Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2135 on: November 22, 2018, 09:39:33 PM »
thanks
i know ua and ac are less than 100 but over 80k. with TY bonus to LM and a3 at 45k, i am deciding which is best route.
You can purchase A3 for very cheap with this promo.
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=98253.0
Miles and bonus post instantly.

Offline theyankel

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2013
  • Posts: 720
  • Total likes: 23
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 5
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY
Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2136 on: November 22, 2018, 09:52:06 PM »
You can purchase A3 for very cheap with this promo.
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=98253.0
Miles and bonus post instantly.
so btter to buy than transfer from marriott?

Offline theyankel

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2013
  • Posts: 720
  • Total likes: 23
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 5
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY
Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2137 on: November 22, 2018, 09:57:58 PM »
You can purchase A3 for very cheap with this promo.
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=98253.0
Miles and bonus post instantly.
so for 45, i would have to buy 22,000 getting 22,000 bonus (i have 1000) for 550 euro which is approx $625. plus another few hundred in yq makes the ticket almost $1,000.

Offline yandmk

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Aug 2014
  • Posts: 1883
  • Total likes: 196
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 28
    • View Profile
Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2138 on: November 22, 2018, 10:16:03 PM »
so for 45, i would have to buy 22,000 getting 22,000 bonus (i have 1000) for 550 euro which is approx $625. plus another few hundred in yq makes the ticket almost $1,000.
Something like that. Probably about $900. You can then use your Marriott for another package or sell to a broker and probably still come out ahead.

Offline theyankel

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2013
  • Posts: 720
  • Total likes: 23
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 5
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY
Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2139 on: November 23, 2018, 10:43:09 AM »
Something like that. Probably about $900. You can then use your Marriott for another package or sell to a broker and probably still come out ahead.
confirmed taxes on a3 is approx $260 departing TLV