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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using AMEX Membership Rewards Points
« Reply #120 on: March 18, 2012, 07:21:21 AM »
So it depends so much on availability, very hard that we don't have an estimate on how much to rack up. It could run between such a wide window of 80,000 to 150,000 for around-trip direct. Ridiculous.
If it's 150k round trip, you may as well pay (if you have the cash handy). At that point, you're not receiving good value.
Otherwise, keep on checking, and be flexible with the dates. I found 80k tix for my family to visit us for Pesach. The window for them opened up suddenly one evening, and closed soon after.

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using AMEX Membership Rewards Points
« Reply #121 on: March 18, 2012, 08:46:07 AM »
If it's 150k round trip, you may as well pay (if you have the cash handy). At that point, you're not receiving good value.
Otherwise, keep on checking, and be flexible with the dates. I found 80k tix for my family to visit us for Pesach. The window for them opened up suddenly one evening, and closed soon after.
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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using AMEX Membership Rewards Points
« Reply #122 on: March 18, 2012, 12:56:18 PM »
Hey everyone, I am looking for two one way tickets from TLV to LAX leaving in late May with an extended stopover in JFK (or any nearby airport) we need to be in NY over May 22.
any suggestions?

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using AMEX Membership Rewards Points
« Reply #123 on: March 26, 2012, 11:52:08 AM »
first find availability. If there's skyteam and not star alliance - transfer to korean.

Curious. Why Korean and not Delta?

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using AMEX Membership Rewards Points
« Reply #124 on: June 06, 2012, 05:12:09 PM »
I have 100k AA miles and 50K starpoints. How can I get two tickets to Israel with this? I checked aa.com and it was 90k per ticket  but $800 in surcharges. Is there any way to avoid the huge charge? Thanks!

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using AMEX Membership Rewards Points
« Reply #125 on: June 06, 2012, 05:24:16 PM »
I have 100k AA miles and 50K starpoints. How can I get two tickets to Israel with this? I checked aa.com and it was 90k per ticket  but $800 in surcharges. Is there any way to avoid the huge charge? Thanks!

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using AMEX Membership Rewards Points
« Reply #126 on: June 06, 2012, 06:29:34 PM »
I have 100k AA miles and 50K starpoints. How can I get two tickets to Israel with this? I checked aa.com and it was 90k per ticket  but $800 in surcharges. Is there any way to avoid the huge charge? Thanks!
You can't find El Al flights on AA.com.  You need to search on El Al Matmid or call AA.
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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using AMEX Membership Rewards Points
« Reply #127 on: June 06, 2012, 06:37:42 PM »
You can't find El Al flights on AA.com.  You need to search on El Al Matmid or call AA.
Or ExpertFlyer.

Or Qantas.com for non USA flights.

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using AMEX Membership Rewards Points
« Reply #128 on: June 06, 2012, 08:14:20 PM »
I need to book now a UA mileage ticket, which credit card is best to pay foor the taxes&fees?

The UA card?  Chase SP? or Amex Plat?

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using AMEX Membership Rewards Points
« Reply #129 on: July 30, 2013, 12:49:58 PM »
Hi All,

I have 79,000+ Membership Rewards points that I want to transfer to use to fly from TLV-LAX via United. From the research I've done it looks like my best options are to either:

1. Transfer MR to Aeroplan and then just book with United as Air Canada and United are both Star Alliance
2. Transfer from MR to ANA and then just book United tickets via ANA.

If anyone could confirm which approach is better and why, it would be greatly appreciated. My wife and I will likely be flying Pesach of 2014.


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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using AMEX Membership Rewards Points
« Reply #130 on: July 30, 2013, 02:30:14 PM »
Fly coach or business? Either way those won't be enough points. And good luck finding availability
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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using AMEX Membership Rewards Points
« Reply #131 on: July 30, 2013, 02:43:54 PM »
Fly coach or business? Either way those won't be enough points. And good luck finding availability

Flying coach. And I also have points via Chase so I can break it into segments and use both rewards programs. All I'm trying to figure out is if it's better to transfer from MR to Air Canada or ANA. Thanks for your help.

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using AMEX Membership Rewards Points
« Reply #132 on: July 30, 2013, 02:53:03 PM »
Flying coach. And I also have points via Chase so I can break it into segments and use both rewards programs. All I'm trying to figure out is if it's better to transfer from MR to Air Canada or ANA. Thanks for your help.
Remember both air Canada and ana won't allow you to book one ways (air Canada will with their new rules but I don't know when those will start) (also there is a work a round with Ana)
To Israel air Canada is 80k and Ana will cost you 60K in coach
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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using AMEX Membership Rewards Points
« Reply #133 on: July 30, 2013, 03:14:59 PM »
Hi Ergel,

Thank you for your help. Greatly, greatly appreciated. Wishing you only the best.

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using AMEX Membership Rewards Points
« Reply #134 on: July 30, 2013, 05:11:14 PM »
SQ will allow you one ways.
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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using AMEX Membership Rewards Points
« Reply #135 on: May 26, 2014, 01:45:47 AM »
My friend needs 4 tickets round trip nonstop NYC - TLV (June-July) he has a lot of MR points ONLY. What's his options?

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using AMEX Membership Rewards Points
« Reply #136 on: May 26, 2014, 02:03:31 AM »
My friend needs 4 tickets round trip nonstop NYC - TLV (June-July) he has a lot of MR points ONLY. What's his options?
Probably the best option would be to sell them and book a revenue ticket. Depends on what date they want to fly
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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using AMEX Membership Rewards Points
« Reply #137 on: May 26, 2014, 02:05:34 AM »
Cheapest is with elal in the high $1700 range. United is over 2k

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using AMEX Membership Rewards Points
« Reply #138 on: May 26, 2014, 02:19:20 AM »
Cheapest is with elal in the high $1700 range. United is over 2k

Whats the dates? Check LOT via ANA. 
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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using AMEX Membership Rewards Points
« Reply #139 on: May 26, 2014, 02:26:58 AM »

Whats the dates? Check LOT via ANA.
I wrote nonstop. LOT only flies with stops. Dates are June 25-July 6-7