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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4860 on: February 15, 2020, 07:21:15 PM »
RT JFK-MAD in J lie flat 777/200
105k AA miles x2    March 28th-April 5th
Hopefully Ill get the zodiac seats and not the B/E aerospace shaky seats fingers crossed. Is there a way to tell which one I'm getting?
But overall I think its a great use of about to expire AA miles.
WebSpecial? Its usually 57.5k each way.

Also Just donate some miles or buy magazines to extend expiration.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4861 on: February 15, 2020, 08:37:19 PM »
Den-IAD-LIS-TLV J  on TAP (lie flat from LIS-TLV)
TLV-EWR Y on UA

Dec. 9-20 (Hannukah)

84.5k ANA and 8350 Yen (about $75)

Almost impossible for me to get 1stop in J from Denver so I was just happy to find this with lie flat all the way to Israel and wanted to let people know TAP has NO fuel fees and great availability from a number of cities. This was less points than a one-way on United!
Do they charge you a J class for entire trip?
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4862 on: February 15, 2020, 10:00:35 PM »
Do they charge you a J class for entire trip?
Half of each.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4863 on: February 15, 2020, 10:49:03 PM »
Half of each.
So they just require you to end up in the same origin regardless of class?
and will only charge the actual class flown for each leg?
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4864 on: February 15, 2020, 11:47:39 PM »
So they just require you to end up in the same origin regardless of class?
and will only charge the actual class flown for each leg?

ANA requires a RT booking but only charges you for the class you fly each way. They have I think the best star alliance multi-class, multi-city search engine and they are transferable from AMEX.  You do NOT have to start and end in the same place. Iím starting in Denver and ending in EWR (Iíll just buy a separate ticket EWR-DEN).  If both ways were in J it would have been 104k total (also a smokiní deal). The problem with ANA is the fuel fees. United Saver is almost non-existent so I think TAP is the next best booking as far as lie flat the whole way and no fees (others can feel free to disagree). LOT Polish also has low fees and Turkish has lie flat all the way to TLV with higher fees but are still reasonable. The other European airlinesí fees are outrageous.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4865 on: February 16, 2020, 12:09:18 AM »
ANA requires a RT booking but only charges you for the class you fly each way. They have I think the best star alliance multi-class, multi-city search engine and they are transferable from AMEX.  You do NOT have to start and end in the same place. Iím starting in Denver and ending in EWR (Iíll just buy a separate ticket EWR-DEN).  If both ways were in J it would have been 104k total (also a smokiní deal). The problem with ANA is the fuel fees. United Saver is almost non-existent so I think TAP is the next best booking as far as lie flat the whole way and no fees (others can feel free to disagree). LOT Polish also has low fees and Turkish has lie flat all the way to TLV with higher fees but are still reasonable. The other European airlinesí fees are outrageous.
I was aware of the RT requirement and of the country destination thingy but was not aware of charges for actual class of service.

Thans why I like reading this thread and thanx for clarifying.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4866 on: February 16, 2020, 12:17:47 AM »
WebSpecial? Its usually 57.5k each way.

Also Just donate some miles or buy magazines to extend expiration.

Yes it was a webspecial. I really dont get AA webspecials if you use the old award booking interface there was no business award availability but on the new interface it was less miles then if I would have gotten an award makes zero sense.


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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4867 on: February 16, 2020, 12:22:11 AM »
Yes it was a webspecial. I really dont get AA webspecials if you use the old award booking interface there was no business award availability but on the new interface it was less miles then if I would have gotten an award makes zero sense.
Guess this is the new normal. Their search engine stinks. Now its even harder with having to chevk old interface and new one. Either way great redemption.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4868 on: February 16, 2020, 12:45:59 AM »
Will we be getting a TR?

Sure! I plan on doing it as soon as I come back, give or take a couple of years ;D
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4869 on: February 16, 2020, 12:46:39 AM »
Holy cow.
This needs an separate milk run thread.

Indeed. Taking a couple of DDFers along for the ride on this one too.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4870 on: February 16, 2020, 12:50:00 AM »
LGA-MSP-ANC-FAI-SCC-BRW-ANC-FAI-ANC-JNU-PSG-WRG-KTN-SEA-JFK... all in coach, and over 5 days. Gonna be fun ;D.

Three longest legs (MSP-ANC, ANC-JNU-WRG-KTN, and SEA-JFK) are now in Y+ or exit rows. Maybe I won't actually lose my knees on this trip.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4871 on: February 17, 2020, 04:53:40 PM »
AA JFK-LAX in J on a 777 for 23k x7.
AA LAX-JFK in Premium economy (free for platinum pro trial) on a 777 for 10k.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4872 on: February 17, 2020, 07:11:55 PM »
AA JFK-LAX in J on a 777 for 23k x7.
AA LAX-JFK in Premium economy (free for platinum pro trial) on a 777 for 10k.

Well done! Anytime you get 7 J seats that's an accomplishment and at that price, an ever bigger one!

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4873 on: February 23, 2020, 01:03:55 AM »
JFK-FCO, AZ Y- 25k DL x3  (cash rate $1488 per tix!)

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4874 on: February 23, 2020, 09:22:00 AM »
JFK-FCO, AZ Y- 25k DL x3  (cash rate $1488 per tix!)
OW?