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How Can I Use My Miles To Get To Israel?
« on: June 08, 2010, 05:30:02 PM »
can you help me out?
i have 242,000 delta miles
45,000 starwoods
98,000 AA
45,000 continental.
i want to get to israel for the summer with my wife and 1 yr old kid (i thought i can  go with delta but i checked and they want 130,000 each ticket... any suggestions????)
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Re: HOw TO USE MILES TO GET TO ISRAEL
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2010, 07:35:36 PM »
I got 15 views but no help...now i really need help :) please

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Re: HOw TO USE MILES TO GET TO ISRAEL
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2010, 07:37:38 PM »
Transfer the *points into AA.

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Re: HOw TO USE MILES TO GET TO ISRAEL
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2010, 07:38:11 PM »
What airports can you leave from? how flexible are your dates? How much are regular fare$ tix for the dates you want to go?

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Re: HOw TO USE MILES TO GET TO ISRAEL
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2010, 07:39:38 PM »
Transfer the *points into AA.

That will only get him 153K AA points not enough for 2 tix on ELAL (180K) even if they did have availability.

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Re: HOw TO USE MILES TO GET TO ISRAEL
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2010, 07:40:41 PM »
to assuuibochur: transfer which points to AA?? and then what do i do? how much are tickets on AA to israel

to Mikeoracle: i am very flexible any time this summer (except 3 weeks) for as little as 2 weeks to as much as 5. i am from NY. tickets to israel this summer i heard are around 1200-14-- but i am cash strapped :)

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Re: HOw TO USE MILES TO GET TO ISRAEL
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2010, 07:42:56 PM »
That will only get him 153K AA points not enough for 2 tix on ELAL (180K) even if they did have availability.
I know this exclusive forum where you can buy *points to top up your account. PM me if you want the info.;)

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Re: HOw TO USE MILES TO GET TO ISRAEL
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2010, 07:46:09 PM »
i dont have moeny thats why i am trying to get there by miles :)

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Re: HOw TO USE MILES TO GET TO ISRAEL
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2010, 07:50:46 PM »
i dont have moeny thats why i am trying to get there by miles :)
I understand your situation but there is no way you can do it with the points you have. The alternative to the above is to swap some of your continental miles for *points so you have enough to transfer into AA to get the tickets.

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Re: HOw TO USE MILES TO GET TO ISRAEL
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2010, 07:54:37 PM »
how can i swap and what do you think is the rate?

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Re: HOw TO USE MILES TO GET TO ISRAEL
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2010, 07:59:13 PM »
how can i swap and what do you think is the rate?
I see you've found it. Good luck!

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Re: HOw TO USE MILES TO GET TO ISRAEL
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2010, 07:59:35 PM »
Delta miles are worthless.
But seems like make sense to just transfer 20K SPG into Delta to book the 2 tickets.  Did you search how much Delta business tickets are?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: HOw TO USE MILES TO GET TO ISRAEL
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2010, 08:01:27 PM »
i did :) i am still open to hear suggestions ...thanks!
and thank you everyone for helping...it's nice to see people care and help

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Re: HOw TO USE MILES TO GET TO ISRAEL
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2010, 08:02:23 PM »
180k  for business...is it worth it??


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Re: HOw TO USE MILES TO GET TO ISRAEL
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2010, 08:04:24 PM »
also where can i check for availability on delta partner airlines??