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Last Minute Flights
« on: June 17, 2010, 05:21:34 PM »

Any ideas trying to find last minute flights from LAX to JFK (or surrounding airports?)
Priceline too high... all airlines wanting 50K+ miles per ticket.
I initiated a transfer on Monday for Starpoints to AA but it hasnt gone through...
She's trying to go with the our 2 kids this Sunday....

Any insight would be appreciated.
Thanks

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Re: Last Minute Flights
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2010, 11:04:41 PM »
Any ideas trying to find last minute flights from LAX to JFK (or surrounding airports?)
Priceline too high... all airlines wanting 50K+ miles per ticket.
I initiated a transfer on Monday for Starpoints to AA but it hasnt gone through...
She's trying to go with the our 2 kids this Sunday....

Any insight would be appreciated.
Thanks

UA has a flight:
Depart LAX 06:05
Arrive  ORD 12:09
---connecting to---
Depart ORD 13:10
Arrive  EWR 16:30

The total will be 37,500 miles for all three. (only 4 available as of this post).
« Last Edit: June 17, 2010, 11:17:59 PM by YOSEF »

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Re: Last Minute Flights
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2010, 11:13:48 PM »
this is great. problem is i dont have UA miles readily available. Id have to transfer from Starwood, but that can take too long. any suggestions?
thanks a lot again.

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Re: Last Minute Flights
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2010, 11:18:13 PM »
this is great. problem is i dont have UA miles readily available. Id have to transfer from Starwood, but that can take too long. any suggestions?
thanks a lot again.
When do you need the return?
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Re: Last Minute Flights
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2010, 11:24:01 PM »
06/20: CO1503
LAX-EWR nonstop
3:35pm-11:50pm
3 seats open in XN elite award inventory for 12.5K each (R/T required)
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Re: Last Minute Flights
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2010, 11:26:54 PM »
06/20: CO1503
LAX-EWR nonstop
3:35pm-11:50pm
3 seats open in XN elite award inventory for 12.5K each (R/T required)
How would he get XN miles?
You have?

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Re: Last Minute Flights
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2010, 11:30:39 PM »
kingsfan, whats up? long time no see

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Re: Last Minute Flights
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2010, 11:33:58 PM »
How would he get XN miles?
You have?
Any CO elite member does.  Plus I have a theory that non-elites can book it too with an elite members help...
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Re: Last Minute Flights
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2010, 11:35:30 PM »
Any CO elite member does.  Plus I have a theory that non-elites can book it too with an elite members help...
I never knew that.
Is that written up anywhere on here?

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Re: Last Minute Flights
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2010, 11:37:39 PM »
I never knew that.
Is that written up anywhere on here?
Nope, never had the chance to test it.
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Re: Last Minute Flights
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2010, 11:53:18 PM »
Nope, never had the chance to test it.
Can I please get a quick rundown.
Does it work with any Star Alliance elite?

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Re: Last Minute Flights
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2010, 12:05:00 AM »
Can I please get a quick rundown.
Does it work with any Star Alliance elite?
CO award codes:
-X coach saver award
-XN coach elite saver award for CO Silver/Gold/Plat only.
-I First or BusinessFirst saver award
-O First or BusinessFirst elite saver award for CO Plat only.
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Re: Last Minute Flights
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2010, 12:08:10 AM »
CO award codes:
-X coach saver award
-XN coach elite saver award for CO Silver/Gold/Plat only.
-I First or BusinessFirst saver award
-O First or BusinessFirst elite saver award for CO Plat only.
Ok; I thought you meant airline code XN, which is ExpressAir, a small airline based out of Indonesia, and not a Star Alliance member, so that created some confusion.

Basically, CO keeps some award seats only available to their own elites to book.
Correct?
and how do you check if its available?

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Re: Last Minute Flights
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2010, 12:11:53 AM »
Basically, CO keeps some award seats only available to their own elites to book.
Correct?
and how do you check if its available?
Exactly.
Only CO Elites can check XN, only Plats can check O.
Being elite on CO greatly expands award availability especially because of Continental's awesome plan B.
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Re: Last Minute Flights
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2010, 12:17:29 AM »
Exactly.
Only CO Elites can check XN, only Plats can check O.
Being elite on CO greatly expands award availability especially because of plan B.
Ok. Thanks a ton.