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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #500 on: February 04, 2015, 06:44:32 PM »
Do they have direct LAX-TLV? :o
oh that's what you mean.
They go through PHL

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #501 on: February 04, 2015, 06:55:55 PM »
oh that's what you mean.
They go through PHL
But it's considered direct, as flight 796/797 stay the same LAX-TLV and TLV-LAX.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #502 on: February 04, 2015, 07:22:15 PM »
DragonAir flies that route, bookable w/ OneWorld.
flight times don't work out too well. And would rather the extra stop to go CX J

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #503 on: February 04, 2015, 07:48:50 PM »
flight times don't work out too well. And would rather the extra stop to go CX J

Unless something has changed, the vast majority of the time they use their regional product on that route, in which case you'd be silly to add on a leg simply to fly a subpar J.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #504 on: February 04, 2015, 07:50:40 PM »
LAX-PHX-EWR 24 hr stopover (hopefully lax-jfk will open up)
JFK-VCP on AA reconfigured 763. Was hoping for the 77W but I'm not taking chances

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #505 on: February 04, 2015, 07:51:08 PM »
Unless something has changed, the vast majority of the time they use their regional product on that route, in which case you'd be silly to add on a leg simply to fly a subpar J.
Nope. They use the lie-flat product for the majority of those flights.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #506 on: February 04, 2015, 08:03:31 PM »
Nope. They use the lie-flat product for the majority of those flights.

Just checked again. Looks like it's a lottery, depending which flight you take. Just as likely to get a 773 or a 333 with regional config, as you are a 333 with long-haul config. Looks to be 50/50. Definitely used to skew towards regional.

In any event, IMHO, it's still not worth it to add 40% (and no less than 5 hours of travel time) to your trip to fly CNX-BKK-HKG just to get CX J (which may or may not be long-haul and can and does often get switched out) instead of CNX-HKG (which is like a 2.5 hour flight)
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #507 on: February 04, 2015, 09:16:42 PM »
Nope. They use the lie-flat product for the majority of those flights.
I got the regional version when i went last year. If i knew more about booking then, i would have just went from CNX.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #508 on: February 04, 2015, 09:24:36 PM »
In any event, IMHO, it's still not worth it to add 40% (and no less than 5 hours of travel time) to your trip to fly CNX-BKK-HKG just to get CX J (which may or may not be long-haul and can and does often get switched out) instead of CNX-HKG (which is like a 2.5 hour flight)
Point taken. In any event seems like the 1 flight daily wouldnt get me in in-time to catch my connection to EWR. Maybe I'll just fly night before from CNX-BKK and spend some time there in the morning till my 1pm flight BKK-HKG-EWR

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #509 on: February 04, 2015, 09:28:09 PM »
Point taken. In any event seems like the 1 flight daily wouldnt get me in in-time to catch my connection to EWR. Maybe I'll just fly night before from CNX-BKK and spend some time there in the morning till my 1pm flight BKK-HKG-EWR
Stay in CNX. Not worth moving everything around for a night (especially if you have a kid IIRC).
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #510 on: February 04, 2015, 09:50:55 PM »
Stay in CNX. Not worth moving everything around for a night (especially if you have a kid IIRC).
Ok thanks.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #511 on: February 04, 2015, 10:15:42 PM »
JFK-VCP on AA reconfigured 763. Was hoping for the 77W but I'm not taking chances

Nice! That flight is just as a war to AD starting flights soon to JFK and currently to MIA area. Keep it mind it is a solid 2 hours from SAO.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #512 on: February 04, 2015, 10:22:08 PM »
Nice! That flight is just as a war to AD starting flights soon to JFK and currently to MIA area. Keep it mind it is a solid 2 hours from SAO.
Yeah it's far- I hesitated at first but I feel like at this point it's the best I'm going to do on AA miles. The 77W flights are all standard availability. I would still take VCP over angle lie flat any day!

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #513 on: February 04, 2015, 10:25:56 PM »
Yeah it's far- I hesitated at first but I feel like at this point it's the best I'm going to do on AA miles. The 77W flights are all standard availability. I would still take VCP over angle lie flat any day!

Look closer in, this route opens up lots of times in J and even F. If you flying Azul or connecting to Azul you can use their free connecting bus from VCP to SAO.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #514 on: February 04, 2015, 10:32:35 PM »
Look closer in, this route opens up lots of times in J and even F. If you flying Azul or connecting to Azul you can use their free connecting bus from VCP to SAO.
Asked in a different thread but you might know- would AA charge a change fee for switching from JFK-VCP to JFK-GRU, since destinations are in the same area?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #515 on: February 04, 2015, 11:04:39 PM »
Yes.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #516 on: February 05, 2015, 03:11:38 AM »
DragonAir flies that route, bookable w/ OneWorld.
Would AA book TLV-CNX for the same 60RT as TLV-BKK?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #517 on: February 05, 2015, 03:16:17 AM »
Would AA book TLV-CNX for the same 60RT as TLV-BKK?
Sure, anywhere in that area assuming it's a published routing. But it would be a pain, since the route would likely be as follows.
TLV-AMM-BKK-HKG-CNX

Was much easier w/ LY options.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #518 on: February 05, 2015, 03:20:41 AM »


Sure, anywhere in that area assuming it's a published routing. But it would be a pain, since the route would likely be as follows.
TLV-AMM-BKK-HKG-CNX

Was much easier w/ LY options.

I currently have an LY flight scheduled,  when I tried adding on BKK-CNX originally they insisted it would be more. I'll just end up paying $25 for that flight

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #519 on: February 05, 2015, 03:32:43 AM »
oh that's what you mean.
They go through PHL
This was the best option as I needed 5 seats, and this leaves a few hrs after tisha ba'av.
I can only hope that 15 hrs in Y, w/ my height and kids should be a teshuva cleansing process.