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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #45 on: July 05, 2011, 02:03:58 PM »
I spoke with ANA rep, who did you speak with?
i thought u were talking abt continental i priced it with CO

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #46 on: July 05, 2011, 02:06:12 PM »
so how do i book using starpoints  through ANA to continental and only pay 90 in fees?

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #47 on: July 05, 2011, 02:10:57 PM »
I spoke with ANA rep, who did you speak with?

So is ANA starting to charge YQ on CO/UA?

Seems like they have recently raised YQ in other departments.
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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #48 on: July 05, 2011, 02:19:15 PM »
So is ANA starting to charge YQ on CO/UA?

Seems like they have recently raised YQ in other departments.
It's possible, but it seems more likely that it was a bad rep.
If you don't have the miles in your ANA account it can be very difficult to get them to price it out, so they usually resort to making stuff up.
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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #49 on: July 05, 2011, 03:24:58 PM »
Oh no!!! They had a 594.00 taxes and fees on a dummy ewr-tlv-ewr. Just checked. I have 60,000 points in there for a ticket. This is really the pits.

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #50 on: July 05, 2011, 03:26:28 PM »
Oh no!!! They had a 594.00 taxes and fees on a dummy ewr-tlv-ewr. Just checked. I have 60,000 points in there for a ticket. This is really the pits.
You checked online or on the phone?
This is really awful!

What are they charging for the US PHL-TLV flights?
Or the VS flights from BOS/JFK/IAD to LHR?
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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #51 on: July 05, 2011, 03:30:23 PM »
Checked online. I have the points in there already.

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #52 on: July 05, 2011, 03:43:29 PM »
Checked online. I have the points in there already.
Can you check PHL-TLV on US and IAD-LHR on VS?
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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #53 on: July 05, 2011, 03:45:14 PM »
Checked US PHL-TLV, no taxes at all came up. Will check the other soon.

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #54 on: July 05, 2011, 03:48:22 PM »
IAD-LHR 559.50 in taxes in economy!!!!

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #55 on: July 05, 2011, 03:55:09 PM »
IAD-LHR 559.50 in taxes in economy!!!!
Is that on Virgin on Continental/United?
Can you check Virgin pricing for BOS-LHR or JFK-LHR?

Sounds like the last good use on ANA miles will be on USAirways.
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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #56 on: July 05, 2011, 04:00:15 PM »
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Sounds like the last good use on ANA miles will be on USAirways.
At this rate, I highly doubt that's gonna last

(PS. I called about the name thing, and it's all good)
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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #57 on: July 05, 2011, 04:04:00 PM »
That was on Virgin.
Is that on Virgin on Continental/United?
Can you check Virgin pricing for BOS-LHR or JFK-LHR?

Sounds like the last good use on ANA miles will be on USAirways.
You checked online or on the phone?
This is really awful!

What are they charging for the US PHL-TLV flights?
Or the VS flights from BOS/JFK/IAD to LHR?

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #58 on: July 05, 2011, 04:06:46 PM »
good thing I called before I transfered the points...

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #59 on: July 05, 2011, 04:14:50 PM »
At this rate, I highly doubt that's gonna last

(PS. I called about the name thing, and it's all good)
USAirways may actually last.  CO/UA and VS both charge YQ on paid tickets, so that's probably what ANA is charging now.  US doesn't so ANA can't pull one out of thin air.

Search EWR-TLV on ITA.  You'll see in the fare details that CO charges a $514 YQ.  CO doesn't charge that on award tickets, but ANA does have the right to charge it if they want.

US does not charge any YQ for that EWR-TLV search.

Shame though, ANA miles just went way down in value!  Consequently US miles (a SPG transfer partner, often with bonuses available) just went up as they still remain a good SPG conduit for YQ-free Star Alliance tickets.
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