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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #5140 on: May 11, 2022, 04:22:54 AM »
So apparently the IAD-DEL Air India leg was phantom. United claimed it was ticketed properly and then an hour later Air India cancelled it. United reinstated, Air India cancelled, United reinstated, Air India cancelled, and I got a migraine.

After the third time, United's Twitter offered to put me on the direct UA flight, which obviously has zero availability for the next seventeen years or thereabouts.

Yessir, please do!

And then the icing on the cake:



Ummm, okay? No idea why they're giving me back 20k miles, but I'll sure as hell take it!
Wow. UA really delivered

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #5141 on: May 11, 2022, 10:37:48 AM »
So apparently the IAD-DEL Air India leg was phantom. United claimed it was ticketed properly and then an hour later Air India cancelled it. United reinstated, Air India cancelled, United reinstated, Air India cancelled, and I got a migraine.

After the third time, United's Twitter offered to put me on the direct UA flight, which obviously has zero availability for the next seventeen years or thereabouts.

Yessir, please do!

And then the icing on the cake:



Ummm, okay? No idea why they're giving me back 20k miles, but I'll sure as hell take it!
confirmed? ticketed? miles back in account ?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #5142 on: May 11, 2022, 10:39:43 AM »
So apparently the IAD-DEL Air India leg was phantom. United claimed it was ticketed properly and then an hour later Air India cancelled it. United reinstated, Air India cancelled, United reinstated, Air India cancelled, and I got a migraine.

After the third time, United's Twitter offered to put me on the direct UA flight, which obviously has zero availability for the next seventeen years or thereabouts.

Yessir, please do!

And then the icing on the cake:



Ummm, okay? No idea why they're giving me back 20k miles, but I'll sure as hell take it!
This is Plan D :)
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #5143 on: May 11, 2022, 10:44:10 AM »

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #5144 on: May 11, 2022, 10:48:35 AM »
confirmed? ticketed? miles back in account ?

Yes, yes, and yes ;D


This is Plan D :)

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #5145 on: May 11, 2022, 10:53:15 AM »
And plan C?
Predicting weather waivers or schedule changes.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #5146 on: May 11, 2022, 11:07:43 AM »
This is Plan D :)
Only way to know if space is phantom beforehand is to compare their award space with Expert Flyer? Anywhere else if you don't have an Expert Flyer subscription?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #5147 on: May 11, 2022, 11:09:41 AM »
Only way to know if space is phantom beforehand is to compare their award space with Expert Flyer? Anywhere else if you don't have an Expert Flyer subscription?
Compare to Aeroplan
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #5148 on: May 11, 2022, 03:55:22 PM »
Wow. UA really delivered
While this United flight turned into a direct one mine was a direct and turned into a layover  :(

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #5149 on: May 11, 2022, 06:20:10 PM »
Wow. UA really delivered
Common in these cases.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #5150 on: May 11, 2022, 06:22:56 PM »
While this United flight turned into a direct one mine was a direct and turned into a layover  :(
Details?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #5152 on: May 11, 2022, 11:36:44 PM »
Common in these cases.
Even to rebook the first leg in J and the whole trip in saver?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #5153 on: May 12, 2022, 02:24:22 PM »
Common in these cases.

Common on other airlines as well?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #5154 on: May 25, 2022, 02:41:04 PM »
TLV-ZRH
El Al business via Qantas (43.8K Qantas): 737-900

I only transfer in to Qantas during promos, so the basis for these points was anywhere from 10-20% bonus, bringing worst case scenario true points used to 39.8K.

Best price roundtrip on same flights on my inflexible dates is $1542 (or about $770 each way), bringing my CPP to about 1.9 net of $34 taxes.

Matmid would have been 935 points plus like $100 taxes!!! $37.4K spend at $40:1 point best case via their legacy US Bank card, not counting the taxes.  SMH.....

So I ended up being part of the esteemed group that recently had their El Al flights cancelled less than 12 hours before departure (the quoted flight).

The rebooking they offered would have gotten to ZRH 12 hours later than planned, which was unacceptable. 

I had to scramble and was amazed to find availability on AF business via Virgin points only hours before departure: 30K Virgin + $50 for Air France business TLV-CDG-ZRH landing 3 hours later than planned.

The TLV-CDG leg was on a 777 with beds.  All in all certainly made lemonade out of those lemons!

Requested lawful compensation from El Al, will see how it plays out.  The local court that handles small claims is a short walk from home, so will certainly go down that path if need be.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #5155 on: June 08, 2022, 02:06:17 PM »
LOT WAW-EWR J 45,000 Turkish + $116

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #5156 on: June 08, 2022, 04:15:27 PM »
Elal Tlv-Jfk mid august 37,800 Qantas x5

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #5157 on: June 08, 2022, 07:04:09 PM »
JFK-LHR-TLV 85k x5- 85k DL
TLV-ZRH-JFK LX x5 - 70k AC

ATL-DOH-MLE x2 - 70k AA
DXB-NYC working on it :)

Been too long...
Are those busniess or economy?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #5158 on: June 08, 2022, 08:20:38 PM »
NYC-TLV AA 180K miles J
TLV-NYC with a stop in AMM RJ J class via AA 70K .

never in my life would I thought that one day ill be paying 180k miles for a one way award

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #5159 on: June 08, 2022, 08:25:17 PM »
NYC-TLV AA 180K miles J
TLV-NYC with a stop in AMM RJ J class via AA 70K .

never in my life would I thought that one day ill be paying 180k miles for a one way award
Am I considered dumb to pay that price for a one way award or even players sometimes have to do that ?..