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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #60 on: July 05, 2011, 04:20:34 PM »
Should I book a US ticket now? Or do you think it will hold. Don't want to lose 60,000 points even though my current plans are up in the air.

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #61 on: July 05, 2011, 04:34:27 PM »
Should I book a US ticket now? Or do you think it will hold. Don't want to lose 60,000 points even though my current plans are up in the air.
For now US doesn't charge a YQ on any tickets.  I don't think ANA will charge YQ for them unless US starts charging a YQ.
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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #62 on: July 05, 2011, 04:38:42 PM »
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.
US is also a partner of VS and they charge YQ, no?

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #63 on: July 05, 2011, 04:47:11 PM »
US is also a partner of VS and they charge YQ, no?
It's a good question.
Virgin, BMI, and Lufthansa are known for charging high YQs.  If someone has those miles check about booking a US ticket and let us know if they charge a YQ.

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #64 on: July 05, 2011, 05:10:19 PM »
IAD-LHR 559.50 in taxes in economy!!!!
its the same for upper class.  still a freakin fortune though.  what a shame, ana was the gem redemption for vs upper class.

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #65 on: July 05, 2011, 09:29:06 PM »
YQ ?

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #66 on: July 06, 2011, 09:06:01 AM »

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #67 on: July 06, 2011, 02:29:20 PM »

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #68 on: July 12, 2011, 09:33:37 PM »
I tried to book on aa by phone JFK- LHR in first for BA flights they charged 907. on Aa flights the charged 262

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #69 on: July 12, 2011, 09:43:41 PM »
Makes sense; AA charges more for BA flights across the Atlantic.

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #70 on: July 12, 2011, 09:54:05 PM »
Makes sense; AA charges more for BA flights across the Atlantic.
more then BA?

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #71 on: July 12, 2011, 11:18:20 PM »
AA charges more for BA flights than AA charges for AA flights.
It very well may even be more than BA charges for BA flight.

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #72 on: July 27, 2011, 12:50:13 PM »
An updated post (now with an executive summary) can be found here: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/15417
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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #73 on: August 23, 2011, 07:29:28 PM »
Any particular reason this is no longer a sticky?

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #74 on: August 23, 2011, 07:35:38 PM »
Any particular reason this is no longer a sticky?
OP is out of date, better info can be found here: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/15417
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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #75 on: August 23, 2011, 07:45:31 PM »
OP is out of date, better info can be found here: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/15417
Right, it was the last post of this thread.
Maybe just sticky that link...
Only to stop 10's of new threads, "I have Starpoints, how do I get to Israel?"...

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #76 on: August 23, 2011, 08:01:47 PM »
Only to stop 10's of new threads, "I have Starpoints, how do I get to Israel?"...
If only it did that even when it was stickied...
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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #77 on: August 23, 2011, 08:03:14 PM »
If only it did that even when it was stickied...
Lol!
Too true...

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Israel for 35k miles r/t
« Reply #78 on: October 30, 2012, 07:52:01 PM »
"- If youíre doing a longer trip to that region from New York, the actual best choice is to use LAN kilometers to fly to Amman, Jordan, on Royal Jordanian. LAN only charges the equivalent of 35,000 miles roundtrip in coach for the nonstop flight to Amman (100,000 in business class). You can transfer Starwood points to LAN, meaning itís only 30,000 Starwood points for a roundtrip ticket to Jordan. Thatís a great deal. To check availability I would call American Airlines, since LANís call center can be hit-or-miss (Iím being generous). You could add on a leg from Amman to Tel Aviv for 6,000 miles roundtrip (12,000 LAN Kilometers)." http://www.onlinetravelreview.com/

Anyone tried flying with them?

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #79 on: October 30, 2012, 08:05:58 PM »
"- If youíre doing a longer trip to that region from New York, the actual best choice is to use LAN kilometers to fly to Amman, Jordan, on Royal Jordanian. LAN only charges the equivalent of 35,000 miles roundtrip in coach for the nonstop flight to Amman (100,000 in business class). You can transfer Starwood points to LAN, meaning itís only 30,000 Starwood points for a roundtrip ticket to Jordan. Thatís a great deal. To check availability I would call American Airlines, since LANís call center can be hit-or-miss (Iím being generous). You could add on a leg from Amman to Tel Aviv for 6,000 miles roundtrip (12,000 LAN Kilometers)." http://www.onlinetravelreview.com/

Anyone tried flying with them?
Nothing new there, see OP from 2010 or this post: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/23168
People have done it.  The 35K number is misleading at best.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2012, 08:09:05 PM by Dan »
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