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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2011, 06:06:23 PM »
Every airline charges for O/D changes.  Does AA indeed charge $150 though for a carrier change with the same O/D?
Seems so, see here
"Changes to the itinerary which involve different AAdvantage award(s) than originally ticketed require a reinstatement of the original award ticket, payment of the applicable award reinstatement charge (see below), and a new award ticket issued."

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2011, 11:55:57 PM »
Seems so, see here
"Changes to the itinerary which involve different AAdvantage award(s) than originally ticketed require a reinstatement of the original award ticket, payment of the applicable award reinstatement charge (see below), and a new award ticket issued."


I have a ticket on hold with AA using AA and Elal via EWR and they told me to change it to via JFK would incur a $150 fee.

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2011, 01:05:35 AM »
I have a ticket on hold with AA using AA and Elal via EWR and they told me to change it to via JFK would incur a $150 fee.
Although considered co-terminals, on awards they charge for the change.
It's the same with MIA and FLL.

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2011, 05:38:22 PM »
is there a way to tranfer back from ANA to starwoods?
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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2011, 05:52:03 PM »
is there a way to tranfer back from ANA to starwoods?
No
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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2011, 06:02:54 PM »
Im searching for flight fom Budapest to Tlv on ANA and they are only showing me option of going through istanbul which they dont even have availability on from Istanbul to tlv. Continental shows me options why is ANA not showing any possibilies?
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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #36 on: February 28, 2011, 06:06:04 PM »
Im searching for flight fom Budapest to Tlv on ANA and they are only showing me option of going through istanbul which they dont even have availability on from Istanbul to tlv. Continental shows me options why is ANA not showing any possibilies?
Call them to book other options.
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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #37 on: February 28, 2011, 06:13:39 PM »
Is there a way for me to search? I have a possible flight using continental but because of connections its over 4000 miles hence it would be 38000 points instedad of  22000. My understanding is that they calculate on actual distance flown not from deaparting city to arrival. Is that correct?
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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #38 on: April 08, 2011, 02:54:34 PM »
How does one check skyteam availability? Delta is showing reward availability, but at much higher mileage than their lowest fares. If I wanna search a Delta flight with Alitalia miles, can I do that online? Do I call Alitalia?

A little confused.

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #39 on: July 05, 2011, 12:27:54 PM »
i just called to book a flight and they said that continental/united are now charging around $500 in fees. anyone know how to avoid those fees?

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #40 on: July 05, 2011, 01:28:32 PM »
i just called to book a flight and they said that continental/united are now charging around $500 in fees. anyone know how to avoid those fees?

??? What's the itinerary like?  How does the $500 break down?
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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #41 on: July 05, 2011, 01:33:19 PM »
i just called and asked to book a flight from Newark to Israel direct on continental and she told me as of july 1 they are charging the taxes and fees. didnt take down the specifics.

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #42 on: July 05, 2011, 01:35:53 PM »
i just called and asked to book a flight from Newark to Israel direct on continental and she told me as of july 1 they are charging the taxes and fees. didnt take down the specifics.
You called who? Continental?
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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #43 on: July 05, 2011, 01:40:55 PM »
i just priced out a direct flight for two people from ewt-tlv rt it was 90 in fees so i dont know who u spoke to

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #44 on: July 05, 2011, 02:03:21 PM »
I spoke with ANA rep, who did you speak with?