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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2010, 02:37:54 PM »
Now I know how Israel feels when Europe says she lied about what the flotilla  ;)

I'm big enough to admit when I make a mistake and there was no mistake made here on my part, nor any "cover up," nor do I have any ability to change timestamps on the forums whatsoever. 
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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2010, 05:17:56 PM »
Sorry Super, I've got to agree with Dan on this one, I did think your reply was kinda strange.

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Interesting routing with CO from NYC to TLV (cheaper mileage in Y)
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2010, 06:03:42 PM »
Dan pointed me to a FT thread about something else but the topic intrigued me and I looked into it. Just got off the phone with CO.

JFK-IST-TLV, TLV-IST-JFK in coach prices out at 75K

EWR-FRA-TLV, TLV-FRA-EWR in coach prices out at 75K

Interestingly enough, and for no apparent reason...

JFK-IST-TLV, TLV-FRA-EWR in coach prices out at 65K, and business is 110K (the others would be, I think, 115K)

Sounds to me like a good option for getting to Israel in coach for 10,000 miles less that usual. Yes, there is a stopover each way, but still.

Someone wanna try EWR-TLV, TLV-IST-JFK? Or JFK-IST-TLV, TLV-EWR (or vice versa with the FRA option)?

Let us know...
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Re: Interesting routing with CO from NYC to TLV (cheaper mileage in Y)
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2010, 06:11:05 PM »
I would not want to go through IST any time soon.

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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2010, 07:14:14 PM »
I would not want to go through IST any time soon.

 neither will I and its not cause Im afraid to but rather I dont wish to give them any $$

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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2010, 07:27:38 PM »
neither will I and its not cause Im afraid to but rather I dont wish to give them any $$
How much money do you think they can possibly make by going one-way through Turkey on an award ticket?
If that's the only reason to spend an extra 10K it seems a little extreme, no?
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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2010, 07:52:13 PM »
How much money do you think they can possibly make by going one-way through Turkey on an award ticket?
If that's the only reason to spend an extra 10K it seems a little extreme, no?

 for yrs I didnt drink 7UP or Pepsi simply cause they werent willing to let their products be made in Israel

 so no its not extreme everything doesnt Start and End with ME or my Pocket, theres alot more Important issues at stake

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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2010, 07:57:11 PM »
neither will I and its not cause Im afraid to but rather I dont wish to give them any $$

but take in mind that if you fly true IST what type of people will be on your flight

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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2010, 08:04:07 PM »
for yrs I didnt drink 7UP or Pepsi simply cause they werent willing to let their products be made in Israel

 so no its not extreme everything doesnt Start and End with ME or my Pocket, theres alot more Important issues at stake

And I still don't buy Pepsi!

...but that's just because it's not Coke  :)
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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2010, 01:19:56 AM »
you could book the ewr-tlv flight on continental through their partner virgin atlantic for 70k. thats 5k less then co points. (i dont know if they charge more taxes)

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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2010, 01:26:27 AM »
you could book the ewr-tlv flight on continental through their partner virgin atlantic for 70k. thats 5k less then co points. (i dont know if they charge more taxes)
Virgin Atlantic charges very hefty fuel surcharges:
http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=1592
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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #31 on: July 16, 2010, 01:33:00 AM »
i just remembered that they now have a 15% extra milage if you transfer from amex. exp. 7/31 but they have this offer every couple months. so that comes out to be around 62k. ( i cant do the math at this hour).
p.s. thanx for the update on virgin atlantic that they charge on partner airlines.

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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #32 on: July 16, 2010, 01:21:18 PM »
Virgin Atlantic charges very hefty fuel surcharges:
http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=1592
Last time I called Virgin they told me they do not charge fuel on partners that don't charge it themselves' i.e. CO.

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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #33 on: July 16, 2010, 01:26:40 PM »
thanks

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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #34 on: July 16, 2010, 01:46:36 PM »
Last time I called Virgin they told me they do not charge fuel on partners that don't charge it themselves' i.e. CO.
Someone else told me that they do charge fuel surcharges on CO.
Can someone make a dummy reservation with them and confirm one way or the other?
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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #35 on: July 16, 2010, 01:50:39 PM »
they tell me they cant tell me until the reservation is made.

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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #36 on: July 16, 2010, 01:55:30 PM »
they tell me they cant tell me until the reservation is made.
I hate when they do that.
When ANA told me that I asked for a supervisor and explained that I have AMEX points that I would like to transfer to ANA but won't unless I get a definitive quote with taxes.

The supervisor was able to get one for me.
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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #37 on: July 16, 2010, 02:04:44 PM »
last year i booked 2 tickets with flying blue they told me taxes toltal will be 200 but when i got my amex bill it was 400. and their is no way to fight it. i want them to let you listen to all the calls they recorded for "training purposes". but they will never let you.

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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #38 on: July 16, 2010, 02:35:14 PM »
last year i booked 2 tickets with flying blue they told me taxes toltal will be 200 but when i got my amex bill it was 400. and their is no way to fight it. i want them to let you listen to all the calls they recorded for "training purposes". but they will never let you.
Start recording calls yourself!
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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #39 on: July 16, 2010, 03:16:58 PM »
Start recording calls yourself!

I once had a dispute about something with a a company (forgot which). The CSR was being a real pain. I knew he was wrong so i told him i was going to record the call (which i had no intention of really doing). He told me that if i start recording the call, he was hanging up. I told him i would report him if he hung up on me and he said he is allowed to hang up on me if i record the calls. Im not saying you shouldnt record them, just saying my personal experience.