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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1170 on: November 30, 2015, 04:34:53 PM »
Red.

KE will almost always have award space for your next trip. Go with the other option.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1171 on: November 30, 2015, 04:48:40 PM »
If you have availability for 2 on TG+NH, I'd do that.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1172 on: November 30, 2015, 05:10:40 PM »
If you have availability for 2 on TG+NH, I'd do that.

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+1, Sounds like a great option.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1173 on: November 30, 2015, 05:16:44 PM »

As I am now officially taking over this thread we are moving on to my next deliberation, the return!

There are options with each having its own pros and cons. I am not so familiar so would appreciate the help.




Red: TG F on the A380 to NRT (~6hrs) and 77W on ANA for 130k + ~$50 p/p

The connection is 55 minutes in NRT.
For the ANA flight, your using 130k ANA miles ?
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1174 on: November 30, 2015, 05:25:14 PM »
For the ANA flight, your using 130k ANA miles ?

130k UA miles.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1175 on: November 30, 2015, 09:31:54 PM »
2 seats, CX J, NYC-HKG-CNX for august time.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1176 on: November 30, 2015, 10:08:05 PM »
As I am now officially taking over this thread we are moving on to my next deliberation, the return!

There are options with each having its own pros and cons. I am not so familiar so would appreciate the help.




Green: CX J (currently only J available) on the 77W.

Pro: taking advantage before the deval once more. Con: Taking them on the way there already.

Purple: KE F on the A380.

Its during peak season and will run 142.5k + ~$200 p/p instead of otherwise 95k. :(

Red: TG F on the A380 to NRT (~6hrs) and 77W on ANA for 130k + ~$50 p/p

The connection is 55 minutes in NRT.

Looks like there were some changes since I arrived at home.

When I checked back for BKK-NRT-JFK I now noticed that TG is J and not F on the A380. Not sure if those 2 seats could have actually been snagged up for my dates in the last few hours or if I misread it earlier (weird, I was really sure it was F on both parts). Does that change anything in regards to which route y'all would pick?

BKK-CDG is open on the A380 for TG F but nothing from there to the US. (Unless I'd want to look into AF J?!) It just seems that people really enjoy BKK ground service on TG so it seems like the best way to go but is ground service as good when flying J (via NRT)? Probably not.

[Separate note: Would BKK-CDG (TG F)-FRA-JFK (LH F) be an option -as 1 award!!-  if I could piece it together myself? Or is that useless as it would come up on UA's search under BKK-JFK if all the legs were available?]

Another (very strange) thing I noticed in regards to KE F is that when I looked at departing on KE vs returning, I could actually do JFK-ICN-CNX for 95k. When searching CNX-ICN-JFK it prices out at 142.5k (I first thought it was peak vs off-peak but even when searching on the same date this discrepancy occurs). That made me think to maybe depart via KE F and return via CX F until I looked at award space for CX coming back and currently there is not a glimmer of hope for that scenario.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1177 on: November 30, 2015, 11:25:58 PM »
2 seats, CX J, NYC-HKG-CNX for august time.
Return EK J, BKK-DXB, DXB-JFK in F.
Timing ain't the greatest on both segments. I'm hoping award space opens up for the times i need.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1178 on: November 30, 2015, 11:46:32 PM »
Another (very strange) thing I noticed in regards to KE F is that when I looked at departing on KE vs returning, I could actually do JFK-ICN-CNX for 95k. When searching CNX-ICN-JFK it prices out at 142.5k (I first thought it was peak vs off-peak but even when searching on the same date this discrepancy occurs).
KE has different peak seasons for each direction. Did you check the correct chart?
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1179 on: December 01, 2015, 12:34:51 AM »
Looks like there were some changes since I arrived at home.

When I checked back for BKK-NRT-JFK I now noticed that TG is J and not F on the A380. Not sure if those 2 seats could have actually been snagged up for my dates in the last few hours or if I misread it earlier (weird, I was really sure it was F on both parts). Does that change anything in regards to which route y'all would pick?

BKK-CDG is open on the A380 for TG F but nothing from there to the US. (Unless I'd want to look into AF J?!) It just seems that people really enjoy BKK ground service on TG so it seems like the best way to go but is ground service as good when flying J (via NRT)? Probably not.


Not in the slightest.

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[Separate note: Would BKK-CDG (TG F)-FRA-JFK (LH F) be an option -as 1 award!!-  if I could piece it together myself? Or is that useless as it would come up on UA's search under BKK-JFK if all the legs were available?]


There's about a .000000000001% chance UA.bomb will show that online, search each leg separately and you can piece it together on the phone as 1 award.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2015, 03:31:42 AM by D93 »

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1180 on: December 01, 2015, 02:58:51 AM »




There's about a 0% chance UA.bomb will show that online, search each leg separately and you can piece it together on the phone as 1 award.
OJ on a one way? Or you mean by adding also CDG-FRA?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1181 on: December 01, 2015, 03:30:45 AM »
OJ on a one way? Or you mean by adding also CDG-FRA?

That

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1182 on: December 01, 2015, 03:44:51 AM »
That
I'm on tapatalk, but I'll guess you bolded the second part

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1183 on: December 01, 2015, 03:45:37 AM »
I'm on tapatalk, but I'll guess you bolded the second part

Correct

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1184 on: December 01, 2015, 06:47:54 AM »
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