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Help booking a flight that credits to Aegean to hit SA Gold
« on: January 06, 2014, 08:17:59 PM »
I am looking to go from IAH- TLV from March 25-30th.
Finding great cheap deals on Turkish and other airlines.
However, i need to hit another 8k Aegean miles to earn "lifetime" SA Gold, and want to fly on an airline that will earn me those miles.
Issue is, the Lufthansa, Turkish, etc flights are in booking classes that earn either 0% or 50% credit only.
Anyone know how to help me find tickets that will credit to Aegean at full 100% mileage credit? I'm willing to pay way more for the ticket!
Using http://en.aegeanair.com/milesandbonus/program-description/earn-miles/   to show me what airline credits what percentage to Aegean, but having hard time....
Thanks!
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Re: Help booking a flight that credits to Aegean to hit SA Gold
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2014, 08:18:51 PM »
If need be i can fly from NYC as well.

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Re: Help booking a flight that credits to Aegean to hit SA Gold
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2014, 08:39:03 PM »
If need be i can fly from NYC as well.
So fly UA from EWR?
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Re: Help booking a flight that credits to Aegean to hit SA Gold
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2014, 08:55:06 PM »
Or just do PHL - TLV on US, if they're still operating as US then.
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Re: Help booking a flight that credits to Aegean to hit SA Gold
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2014, 02:52:37 AM »
Or just do PHL - TLV on US, if they're still operating as US then.

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Re: Help booking a flight that credits to Aegean to hit SA Gold
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2014, 02:09:39 AM »
Or just do PHL - TLV on US, if they're still operating as US then.
Brilliant idea, especially as i can go from DFW-PHL first for $94 ROUNDTRIP on USAir and run up even more Aegean miles!
Issue is only the first leg to TLV earns miles (Q Class). The way back is N class, earning 0 miles!
Need help figuring out a return from TLV back to PHL. (from which i'd then continue back to DFW)
Hidden city possibly? I've tried a whole bunch of them...

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Re: Help booking a flight that credits to Aegean to hit SA Gold
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2014, 11:45:07 AM »
ITA shows a DFW-TLV r/t via PHL on an all-Q fare with very reasonable connections for $1735; the itinerary with the N fare in it costs only $50 less. You can force usairways.com to book the all-Q fare by using Hipmunk and some Web magic.

But you have a bigger problem: US is leaving Star on 3/30 and entering OW on 3/31, so don't count on crediting the final PHL-DFW leg to A3.
« Last Edit: January 08, 2014, 11:48:17 AM by st1575 »

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Re: Help booking a flight that credits to Aegean to hit SA Gold
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2014, 11:55:52 AM »
Brilliant idea, especially as i can go from DFW-PHL first for $94 ROUNDTRIP on USAir and run up even more Aegean miles!
Issue is only the first leg to TLV earns miles (Q Class). The way back is N class, earning 0 miles!
Need help figuring out a return from TLV back to PHL. (from which i'd then continue back to DFW)
Hidden city possibly? I've tried a whole bunch of them...

All US classes earn 100% A3 miles.
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Re: Help booking a flight that credits to Aegean to hit SA Gold
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2014, 02:46:32 PM »
How many R/T flights from NYC to TLV does it take to hit A3 gold flying with US?
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Re: Help booking a flight that credits to Aegean to hit SA Gold
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2014, 03:06:42 PM »
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Re: Help booking a flight that credits to Aegean to hit SA Gold
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2014, 03:36:32 PM »
All US classes earn 100% A3 miles.
You sure about that?
Not according to their chart http://en.aegeanair.com/milesandbonus/program-description/earn-miles/

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Re: Help booking a flight that credits to Aegean to hit SA Gold
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2014, 04:33:57 PM »
You mean IXRN? The award booking classes?

Yes, I could have been clearer -- you don't earn miles on flights you don't pay for.
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Re: Help booking a flight that credits to Aegean to hit SA Gold
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2014, 04:38:40 PM »
You mean IXRN? The award booking classes?

Yes, I could have been clearer -- you don't earn miles on flights you don't pay for.
The previous poster was not talking about an award ticket, and his booking class was N. And MANY of the cheapest flight results from ITA are R class.

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Re: Help booking a flight that credits to Aegean to hit SA Gold
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2014, 05:07:59 PM »
I stand corrected.

I saw IX and assumed that RN were also award classes.

(And, at least according to this, N is in fact an award class... but earns 100% DM  ???)
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