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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2040 on: January 04, 2015, 09:03:43 PM »
I would say UA F
About the same price as LH J and should be better and more convenient.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2041 on: January 04, 2015, 09:04:13 PM »
I modified the routing to not cross both oceans. Now they're saying that the problem is not crossing both oceans (rep said explicitly that I could do NYC-TLV/NRT-NYC), but instead that I can't have TLV-NRT together with the rest of the segments because it's a third region and would make it a RTW ticket. The reps I spoke to didn't want to try to manually price it. Progress of a sort, I suppose.
Im not following... If you're going to NRT you're crossing both oceans. Unless you plan on returning via Europe as well...

Regardless, the rep is correct. You can't hop on to a third region.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2042 on: January 04, 2015, 09:16:17 PM »
Im not following... If you're going to NRT you're crossing both oceans. Unless you plan on returning via Europe as well...


That's what I changed the routing to in order to avoid crossing two oceans. Then the rep said I could cross both oceans but that I couldn't touch a third region.

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Regardless, the rep is correct. You can't hop on to a third region.

Then I must have misunderstood number 26.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2043 on: January 04, 2015, 09:42:15 PM »
That's what I changed the routing to in order to avoid crossing two oceans. Then the rep said I could cross both oceans but that I couldn't touch a third region.

Then I must have misunderstood number 26.
I think the problem is that you have too many connections on the outbound. Try originating in IAD and see if it will price. It should even price at the cheaper Japan price.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2044 on: January 04, 2015, 09:52:21 PM »
That's what I changed the routing to in order to avoid crossing two oceans. Then the rep said I could cross both oceans but that I couldn't touch a third region.

Then I must have misunderstood number 26.
again that's online. A representative will never do it for you unless you HUCA.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2045 on: January 04, 2015, 10:33:32 PM »
I think the problem is that you have too many connections on the outbound. Try originating in IAD and see if it will price. It should even price at the cheaper Japan price.

Even this (all Y nonstops) errors out immediately:


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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2046 on: January 09, 2015, 01:33:38 PM »
Looking for a little help.

 My father has 156,000 of miles on United, some in his name and some in my mothers name. He also has 178,000 of Chase miles/points in my mothers/business name. I plan on going with him to E"Y using an awards flight from Newark for 85K per round trip flight. Questions are as follows and any answers or general advice are greatly appreciated.
A) Can he book a reward ticket for me in my name if the miles are in my mothers name? Can those transfer to another person?
B) if we're 14,000 miles short for the United rewards flight, can we use the Chase points to supplement or do we buy the remaining points from United?
C) Base on the points he has is there a better way to utilize these points?

Really, Any and all advice is wanted and appreciated so even if it's a small nugget of info please share as I am somewhat limited in my knowledge of these things.

Thanks

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2047 on: January 09, 2015, 01:40:47 PM »
Looking for a little help.

 My father has 156,000 of miles on United, some in his name and some in my mothers name. He also has 178,000 of Chase miles/points in my mothers/business name. I plan on going with him to E"Y using an awards flight from Newark for 85K per round trip flight. Questions are as follows and any answers or general advice are greatly appreciated.
A) Can he book a reward ticket for me in my name if the miles are in my mothers name? Can those transfer to another person?
B) if we're 14,000 miles short for the United rewards flight, can we use the Chase points to supplement or do we buy the remaining points from United?
C) Base on the points he has is there a better way to utilize these points?

Really, Any and all advice is wanted and appreciated so even if it's a small nugget of info please share as I am somewhat limited in my knowledge of these things.

Thanks
A) Yes, just book the ticket in your name from Moms account; can't transfer.
B) just transfer in 14,000 Chase at 1:1 to United.
C) If you want to use them for direct to TLV, or via YYZ with Air Canada  (or any other United partner) and not py a fortune in fuel surcharges, booking with United is your best bet.
« Last Edit: January 09, 2015, 01:46:22 PM by coralsnake »
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2048 on: January 09, 2015, 01:46:27 PM »
A) Yes, just book the ticket in your name from Moms account; can't transfer.
B) just transfer in 14,000 Chase at 1:1 to United.
C) If you want to use them for direct to TLV, booking on United is your best bet.

Awesome. Thanks

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2049 on: January 09, 2015, 02:13:31 PM »
Looking for a little help.

 My father has 156,000 of miles on United, some in his name and some in my mothers name. He also has 178,000 of Chase miles/points in my mothers/business name. I plan on going with him to E"Y using an awards flight from Newark for 85K per round trip flight. Questions are as follows and any answers or general advice are greatly appreciated.
A) Can he book a reward ticket for me in my name if the miles are in my mothers name? Can those transfer to another person?
B) if we're 14,000 miles short for the United rewards flight, can we use the Chase points to supplement or do we buy the remaining points from United?
C) Base on the points he has is there a better way to utilize these points?

Really, Any and all advice is wanted and appreciated so even if it's a small nugget of info please share as I am somewhat limited in my knowledge of these things.

Thanks
It's irrelevant how many united miles your parents have combined. Make sure you have 85k in each account. It's usually not worth transferring between united accounts. It's probably better to top up whatever you need with the chase points.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2050 on: January 09, 2015, 02:16:04 PM »
Awesome. Thanks
Also make sure that its worth it to use the points, sometimes it comes out cheaper to just buy a ticket.
« Last Edit: January 09, 2015, 02:32:22 PM by Dav »

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2051 on: January 09, 2015, 02:29:43 PM »


Also make sure that its worth it to use the points, sometimes it comes out cheaper to just buy a ticket.


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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2052 on: January 11, 2015, 10:35:49 AM »
On a RT lax-ewr-tlv-ewr-lax how long of a stopover can I get away with in ewr?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2053 on: January 11, 2015, 10:45:38 AM »
On a RT lax-ewr-tlv-ewr-lax how long of a stopover can I get away with in ewr?

Up to one year from the date of booking, AFAIK.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2054 on: January 11, 2015, 11:54:01 AM »
Up to one year from the date of booking, AFAIK.
from TLV-ZRH-BUD-ZRH-EWR can that route be done for the same amount of miles?