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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2360 on: June 01, 2018, 02:12:32 PM »
AF F awards are bookable on regular accounts right now, do I book HKG-CDG-JFK for 320K?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2361 on: June 01, 2018, 02:19:14 PM »
AF F awards are bookable on regular accounts right now, do I book HKG-CDG-JFK for 320K?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2362 on: June 01, 2018, 02:22:20 PM »
"Nous ne pouvons traiter votre demande en ligne actuellement à cause d'un problème technique. Veuillez reessayer plus tard."
Yep, saw that too, I wonder why it would show at all if it's not bookable.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2363 on: June 01, 2018, 02:23:34 PM »
Yep, saw that too, I wonder why it would show at all if it's not bookable.
To be fair, I don't have miles in my account. Anyone have miles that can check?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2364 on: June 01, 2018, 02:24:46 PM »
To be fair, I don't have miles in my account. Anyone have miles that can check?
When trying to book J it gives the regular "Sorry, you don't have enough Miles to book a Reward ticket for this trip. Please modify your trip or buy more Miles." message, not sure why it's a different message for F. Could be it really isn't bookable.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2365 on: June 01, 2018, 02:32:10 PM »
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2366 on: June 18, 2018, 07:27:34 PM »
I'm booking my island hopper flights now, trying to decide if it's worth trying to do plan B for two people, seems like it's a lot of work nowadays and almost nobody has success getting put at PR-1. Should I just book regular saver Y and not worry about it?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2367 on: June 18, 2018, 07:31:18 PM »
FTFY
I was trying to figure out what you are planning....
Yes, TY.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2368 on: June 18, 2018, 07:32:16 PM »
Now we could delete ::)
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2369 on: June 21, 2018, 11:19:50 AM »
I'm booking my island hopper flights now, trying to decide if it's worth trying to do plan B for two people, seems like it's a lot of work nowadays and almost nobody has success getting put at PR-1. Should I just book regular saver Y and not worry about it?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2370 on: June 21, 2018, 12:15:53 PM »
Setting up Plan B is not a lot of work, but it's effectiveness at getting PR-1 has declined markedly.

If I were you (and I was at one point), I'd just redeem for standard award.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2371 on: June 21, 2018, 12:21:02 PM »
If I were you (and I was at one point), I'd just redeem for standard award.
You think J on the route is worth enough to warrant spending that much more over Y?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2372 on: July 02, 2018, 11:38:26 PM »
So, because of my procrastination, I haven't booked yet and saver Y on GUM-ROR disappeared so now Y is 65k for HNL-ROR. If I book the two flights separately, HNL-GUM and GUM-ROR, it comes out to a total of 57.5k. Do I book them separately and save 7.5k UA per person or do I just book it together to mitigate the risk of UA not protecting me in case something happens to make me miss the connection?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2373 on: July 03, 2018, 07:12:09 AM »
So, because of my procrastination, I haven't booked yet and saver Y on GUM-ROR disappeared so now Y is 65k for HNL-ROR. If I book the two flights separately, HNL-GUM and GUM-ROR, it comes out to a total of 57.5k. Do I book them separately and save 7.5k UA per person or do I just book it together to mitigate the risk of UA not protecting me in case something happens to make me miss the connection?
how about doing a multi-city search it might price it in your favor

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2374 on: July 03, 2018, 11:31:04 AM »
how about doing a multi-city search it might price it in your favor
I'm not sure why I didn't think of that before, thanks! Just checked and it does price out lower, better yet, saver J is available on GUM-ROR for 20k now while Y is 30k.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2375 on: July 03, 2018, 11:35:51 AM »
Is this the AJK trip planning thread or did it become the mmgfarb planning thread?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2376 on: July 03, 2018, 11:42:09 AM »
Is this the AJK trip planning thread or did it become the mmgfarb planning thread?
I took it over for my purposes 🤷‍♂️
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2377 on: August 14, 2018, 05:25:09 PM »
Yeah, pretty sure I had that last time as well.

In this case, I think I'm gonna snag AA F because (i) I'll sit in second row away from galley, and (ii) more importantly, if I use AS to book return, I'll be able to include a segment on AA F 321T to LAX for free. Hard to beat EZE-JFK(stop)-LAX in true AA F for 85K, especially when second leg can be changed.

...and changed. Used second leg for Mrs. AJK and me and then IB promo > BA for 3rd seat in J for AJK Jr.

Glad deciding to splurge on AS became worth it.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2378 on: October 15, 2018, 06:14:42 PM »
Oiy. MLE x3?


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AUH-MLE EY F 333 x2

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2379 on: October 15, 2018, 06:19:55 PM »
Oiy. MLE x3?


JFK-AUH EY F 380 x2
AUH-MLE EY F 333 x2

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