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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1820 on: October 30, 2014, 03:38:36 PM »
Thanks. The flight is EWR-FLL (happy, Dav? ;) ) so it's 12.5K

Now to use MR, I would have to transfer to ANA? That's better (faster?) than to SQ?
Why wouldn't you transfer to BA? fewest miles

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1821 on: October 30, 2014, 03:44:30 PM »
My question applies to both NY/NJ.
Only DL and LY fly direcly form TLV-JFK.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1822 on: October 30, 2014, 03:46:15 PM »
Why wouldn't you transfer to BA? fewest miles
No direct EWR-FLL. Need those airports specifically and no stopover.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1823 on: October 30, 2014, 03:52:14 PM »
No direct EWR-FLL. Need those airports specifically and no stopover.
Its only a 20-25 min drive from MIA-FLL and depends when your going but the Tickets are cheap now wouldn't pay to transfer MR to use points. 

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1824 on: October 30, 2014, 03:53:50 PM »
Its only a 20-25 min drive from MIA-FLL and depends when your going but the Tickets are cheap now wouldn't pay to transfer MR to use points.
Not cheap from EWR. The travelers are picking up a cruise at FLL and going with kids. They feel it will be much easier by going to FLL.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1825 on: October 30, 2014, 03:54:52 PM »
What are the dates?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1826 on: October 30, 2014, 03:59:17 PM »

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1827 on: October 30, 2014, 04:03:56 PM »
$277 is cheaper then transferring

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1828 on: October 30, 2014, 04:05:13 PM »
$277 is cheaper then transferring
What are you valuing MR at? I would think 1.45 which would come out to $181 for the 12.5K.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1829 on: October 30, 2014, 04:07:15 PM »
Even at 1.45 it's cheaper

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1830 on: October 30, 2014, 04:14:15 PM »
Even at 1.45 it's cheaper
Huh? It's cheaper to use 12.5K than to pay $277...

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1831 on: October 30, 2014, 04:14:56 PM »
12.5k in OW RT is 25K

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1832 on: October 30, 2014, 04:31:00 PM »
I'm looking to book a one way, non-stop from TLV to JFK for 45k. Can I expect one to open up in the future if it hasn't in the past month or two?
I mean bookable on United.com.
The only non-stop flight from TLV to the NY area bookable by United is the United flight TLV-EWR mentioned above.

Availability is found in the website and, in my experience, not very good recently.

Also, it would cost 42.5k for that flight, not 45k.

Do you only have United miles to spend on this?

Delta has pretty good availablility lately. bookable one way with 25k MR.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1833 on: October 30, 2014, 04:34:03 PM »
12.5k in OW RT is 25K
Ooo I forgot that was RT. But I still got ya - that only works if you take the early AM flight out of FLL. The price jumps $400 when you pick one of the afternoon flight (which they need). So, it would be cheaper if they just paid for the OW UA, but here's the problem. They very much want to use points and go for "free" than to pay with cash, even if the points were worth more than the cash. Additionally, they love using MR directly to buy flights instead of transferring since it gives them 20% back and 20% of that 20% etc etc. I was asking here about transferring in the hopes of convincing them to transfer if the dollars made sense. Looks like they will just use the MR to book directly, in the end though.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1834 on: October 30, 2014, 04:39:59 PM »
Ooo I forgot that was RT. But I still got ya - that only works if you take the early AM flight out of FLL. The price jumps $400 when you pick one of the afternoon flight (which they need). So, it would be cheaper if they just paid for the OW UA, but here's the problem. They very much want to use points and go for "free" than to pay with cash, even if the points were worth more than the cash. Additionally, they love using MR directly to buy flights instead of transferring since it gives them 20% back and 20% of that 20% etc etc. I was asking here about transferring in the hopes of convincing them to transfer if the dollars made sense. Looks like they will just use the MR to book directly, in the end though.
Just sell the MR and pay for the Ticket, and if they will feel that they are paying for it, PM me and I could give you a friend and travel agent who will take the MR and Book a regular Ticket for them, so they wont feel that it cost them money.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1835 on: October 30, 2014, 04:49:21 PM »
Just sell the MR and pay for the Ticket, and if they will feel that they are paying for it, PM me and I could give you a friend and travel agent who will take the MR and Book a regular Ticket for them, so they wont feel that it cost them money.
Well I'll run these ideas by them.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1836 on: October 30, 2014, 04:52:21 PM »
Ooo I forgot that was RT. But I still got ya - that only works if you take the early AM flight out of FLL. The price jumps $400 when you pick one of the afternoon flight (which they need). So, it would be cheaper if they just paid for the OW UA, but here's the problem. They very much want to use points and go for "free" than to pay with cash, even if the points were worth more than the cash. Additionally, they love using MR directly to buy flights instead of transferring since it gives them 20% back and 20% of that 20% etc etc. I was asking here about transferring in the hopes of convincing them to transfer if the dollars made sense. Looks like they will just use the MR to book directly, in the end though.
I can get them the same price for the afternoon. You can PM me.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1837 on: October 30, 2014, 04:54:46 PM »
This is what I did: I am flying to from EWR-TLV in Feb Iyh and I wanted to fly J but of course to book a direct flights with United with points is extremely difficult to find and most stopovers from the stop till TLV is not really J, but the cost is 170K RT so transferring UR is a Value of 2,100 and the charges is about $100 so thats a value of 2,200 if I would find, so I sold the points got a United card with a 50k sign up bonus. Now the ticket is $3,100 but I was credit $50 from united and I get 50K plus 6K plus around 11K for using card to pay for the ticket and thats a value of $800 so thats why I sold the points to purchase a J class ticket.   

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1838 on: October 31, 2014, 11:44:36 AM »

The only non-stop flight from TLV to the NY area bookable by United is the United flight TLV-EWR mentioned above.

Availability is found in the website and, in my experience, not very good recently.

Also, it would cost 42.5k for that flight, not 45k.

Do you only have United miles to spend on this?

Delta has pretty good availablility lately. bookable one way with 25k MR.

Thanks. I didn't see such availability on Delta's site. Are you sure?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1839 on: November 02, 2014, 04:29:42 PM »
I am waiting for availability in Y to open up for August 2015 on LAX-MEL-LAX, when can I expect that to happen?