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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #660 on: September 14, 2014, 07:56:58 PM »
hopefully this doesn't cross the line but here goes.... how did you book EK F? using what points ? how many points ? and how long did it take to rack up the points ?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #661 on: September 14, 2014, 07:57:50 PM »
hopefully this doesn't cross the line but here goes.... how did you book EK F? using what points ? how many points ? and how long did it take to rack up the points ?

AS.

90K/100K one way.

Not long :P
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #662 on: September 14, 2014, 08:37:43 PM »
AS.

90K/100K one way.

Not long :P
What does that depend on?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #663 on: September 14, 2014, 08:38:24 PM »
If destination of DXB or not.

If so, 90K, if not, 100K.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #664 on: September 14, 2014, 08:50:09 PM »
If destination of DXB or not.

If so, 90K, if not, 100K.
I plan on flying EK and EY each OW to and from the UAE, what would you recommend I use in what direction in terms of lounges and the likes?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #665 on: September 14, 2014, 08:53:01 PM »
Both offer chauffeur, as well as spa treatments, so no difference there.

EY does not charge for cubans, EK does. EK's lounge is tremendous and you board directly from the lounge. EY's lounge bathrooms make EK's look like public restrooms.

All in all, I enjoyed EY's more, though I know many disagree with me.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #666 on: September 14, 2014, 09:17:15 PM »
Both offer chauffeur, as well as spa treatments, so no difference there.

EY does not charge for cubans, EK does. EK's lounge is tremendous and you board directly from the lounge. EY's lounge bathrooms make EK's look like public restrooms.

All in all, I enjoyed EY's more, though I know many disagree with me.
What lounges do they use in NY? Do the use partner's lounges or do they have their own?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #667 on: September 14, 2014, 09:19:22 PM »
I plan on flying EK and EY each OW to and from the UAE, what would you recommend I use in what direction in terms of lounges and the likes?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #668 on: September 14, 2014, 09:49:05 PM »
AS.

90K/100K one way.

Not long :P
thats it, just 100k Avios ? unbelievable !!
can you get EK F or EY F from Europe back to the US , EWR or JFK ?
does it have to be DXB or UAE ?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #669 on: September 14, 2014, 09:50:37 PM »
AS is Alaskan miles, much harder to come by than Avios
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #670 on: September 14, 2014, 09:51:20 PM »
thats it, just 100k Avios ? unbelievable !!
can you get EK F or EY F from Europe back to the US , EWR or JFK ?
does it have to be DXB or UAE ?
Alaska my friend.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #671 on: September 14, 2014, 10:04:22 PM »
What lounges do they use in NY? Do the use partner's lounges or do they have their own?

Seems like EK has their own, and EY uses a contract lounge.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #672 on: September 14, 2014, 10:08:49 PM »
EK has their own in JFK, which is much nicer than any contract lounge there.

EY uses (or used) the Oasis, which is nothing special.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #673 on: September 14, 2014, 10:13:01 PM »
EK has their own in JFK, which is much nicer than any contract lounge there.

EY uses (or used) the Oasis, which is nothing special.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #674 on: September 14, 2014, 10:16:15 PM »
Alaska my friend.
have i got a lot to learn . Alaska miles bookable on EK ? who would've thunk it.
cant use UR or MR ? i guess it must be worth it.