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star alliance awards priced by distance
« on: June 15, 2010, 05:38:02 PM »
which airlines besides ana in star alliance are measured and priced by distance

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Re: star alliance awards priced by distance
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2010, 08:06:01 AM »
can anyone help me?
what about in sky team or one world which airlines have distance based charts? (besides aa)
distance charts could be very good for short haul country to country flights like in europe

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Re: star alliance awards priced by distance
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2010, 08:41:20 AM »
AA is only distance based on the Oneworld award.
Others that are distance based include Iberia, LAN and Qantas.

Btw, perhaps have a quick read through this thread. Some of it may be relevant to you.

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Re: star alliance awards priced by distance
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2010, 08:44:38 AM »
LAN in OW.
what are you looking to do? trandfer in? earn it?

A major rule for miles tickets with parnters is that the award chart is from the purchasing airline, not the flying one.

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Re: star alliance awards priced by distance
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2010, 02:43:24 PM »
LAN in OW.
what are you looking to do? trandfer in? earn it?

A major rule for miles tickets with parnters is that the award chart is from the purchasing airline, not the flying one.
   i would like to transfer them, since tlv -europe is a short flight i think the distance charts will have better rates, now what im looking to find is the best distance rates out of the distance charts on any alliance would you be able to tell me what has the best rate around 4000miles, would it be ana lan iberia or some other

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Re: star alliance awards priced by distance
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2010, 02:57:12 PM »
@ Andrew
Why don't you pull a bit of your own weight. At least read through the links that people post.
I think you are getting on some peoples nerves.

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Re: star alliance awards priced by distance
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2010, 05:49:14 PM »
@ Andrew
Why don't you pull a bit of your own weight. At least read through the links that people post.
I think you are getting on some peoples nerves.
I'd like to publicly apologize to "andrew" for embarrassing him here on the forum.
I hope you accept it.
@ Dan, Can you please delete the previous thread?
@ andrew, Are we cool?

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Re: star alliance awards priced by distance
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2010, 08:30:36 PM »
   i would like to transfer them, since tlv -europe is a short flight i think the distance charts will have better rates, now what im looking to find is the best distance rates out of the distance charts on any alliance would you be able to tell me what has the best rate around 4000miles, would it be ana lan iberia or some other

What program can you transfer from?  SPG?

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Re: star alliance awards priced by distance
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2010, 06:44:03 AM »
What program can you transfer from?  SPG?
either spg or amex points

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Re: star alliance awards priced by distance
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2010, 10:57:53 PM »
  i would like to transfer them, since tlv -europe is a short flight i think the distance charts will have better rates, now what im looking to find is the best distance rates out of the distance charts on any alliance would you be able to tell me what has the best rate around 4000miles, would it be ana lan iberia or some other
Should have asked this before:
Where in Europe?

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Re: star alliance awards priced by distance
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2010, 07:26:50 AM »
spain or vienna or london

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Re: star alliance awards priced by distance
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2010, 09:29:38 AM »
http://www.aa.com/i18n/AAdvantage/partners/airlines/oneWorld.jsp#using

 all 1 needs to know regarding using an AA OW award

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Re: star alliance awards priced by distance
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2010, 12:25:58 PM »
http://www.aa.com/i18n/AAdvantage/partners/airlines/oneWorld.jsp#using

 all 1 needs to know regarding using an AA OW award

 disregard as andrew sent me a link that specifically states that 2 OW Carriers must be used and it seems from that link that an AA segment isnt necessary

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Re: star alliance awards priced by distance
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2010, 03:37:51 PM »
To address the OP, with the details filled in in later posts, about Europe to TLV:
One can transfer from Starwood into the following Star Alliance members without getting ripped off (ex. SPG:CO is 2:1):
Adria:           same as Lufthansa-check their website, my laptop is giving me issues
Air China:      I don't read Chinese (sorry!)      
ANA:            Already been dealt with all over this forum
Asiana:        35,000 RT for trips up to 3,000 miles
Singapore:    35,000 RT  
Thai:           40,000 RT
US Airways:  Already been dealt with all over this forum.

Note 1: Air New Zealand also can take a SPG transfer and will cost 16,250 SPG (no 25% bonus, but it is available) when flying within Europe under 2,000 kilometers.
note 2: this is all assuming that TLV is in the Middle East.

The only ADDITIONAL airline that AMEX would be worth transferring in to is CO, and that has also been discussed at length in the forums.

So to sum it up, as of now, it seems that Europe to TLV on Star Alliance does not have a "better" option because its a short-haul, similar to LAN between BOS and JFK for example.
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