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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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