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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2820 on: January 16, 2017, 07:04:29 PM »
Yes, it was a revenue ticket. Really great (at least seems to me) revenue fares in J out of Cairo to India. Round-trip CAI-DEL (or CAI-MUM) for about $650-$800 depending on carrier, including EY and EK. Even cheaper on some like Oman or Kuwait Air that don't interest me.  Then, with MR and BP, it's half the points back to you.

All flights out of CAI are pretty cheap right now due to currency deval.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2821 on: January 16, 2017, 07:41:07 PM »
All flights out of CAI are pretty cheap right now due to currency deval.
And essentially half of cheap is really cheap!

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2822 on: January 16, 2017, 07:41:45 PM »
It's not half cheap as you wouldn't have redeems mr at 1cpp

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2823 on: January 16, 2017, 07:59:23 PM »
It's not half cheap as you wouldn't have redeems mr at 1cpp
Fair point.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2824 on: January 17, 2017, 12:53:32 AM »
MLE-HKG-LAX CX J

2 peeps. 50K AS each



I really wanted to experience the EK J skybar, but can't rationalize paying the 82.5K, instead of 50K.

I still have enough AS miles to book the NYC-MLE flight in CX Y or W.

Any reason I should change my mind??
« Last Edit: January 17, 2017, 12:57:13 AM by enwhycee »

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2825 on: January 17, 2017, 08:57:44 AM »
MLE-HKG-LAX CX J

2 peeps. 50K AS each



I really wanted to experience the EK J skybar, but can't rationalize paying the 82.5K, instead of 50K.

I still have enough AS miles to book the NYC-MLE flight in CX Y or W.

Any reason I should change my mind??
I've flown EK J on the A380.
While having the bar is cool, it's certainly not a reason in and of itself to pay an extra $1000+ value (at 1.6) worth of SPG.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2826 on: January 17, 2017, 09:11:18 AM »
I also found EK J to be quite awful compared to CX J

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2827 on: January 17, 2017, 11:15:49 AM »
BUMP:

I believe it's fare class "p". Where to credit this revenue flight?

Would this be correct for the fare class?
Flight Class :   Business (p)

(This is for BOS-YYZ-TLV-YYZ-TLV on AC in J. Question was where to credit. Thanks.)
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I also found EK J to be quite awful compared to CX J
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2828 on: January 18, 2017, 05:07:49 PM »
LY J TLV-VIE x2
800 points + $189 all together

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2829 on: January 18, 2017, 05:42:08 PM »
LY J TLV-VIE x2
800 points + $189 all together


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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2830 on: January 18, 2017, 06:23:54 PM »

Greyhound of the skies.

Apparently you're not familiar with the European business class scene, let alone El Al's business class product on European-bound flights. (your post count combined with the reply definitely makes me raise an eyebrow - did you notice this was a J booking?)

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2831 on: January 18, 2017, 06:24:27 PM »
Apparently you're not familiar with the European business class scene, let alone El Al's business class product on European-bound flights.

Being from Vienna I actually am.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2832 on: January 18, 2017, 06:28:51 PM »
Being from Vienna I actually am.

So how can you possibly compare Euro business to El Al's true business - certainly beats OS on this route!

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2833 on: January 18, 2017, 06:35:16 PM »
So how can you possibly compare Euro business to El Al's true business - certainly beats OS on this route!

My comment wasn't route specific but just LY J specific which is just horrendous. But hey, other then Tlv-Zrh-vie it's prob the best then.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2834 on: January 18, 2017, 06:45:09 PM »
My comment wasn't route specific but just LY J specific which is just horrendous. But hey, other then Tlv-Zrh-vie it's prob the best then.

Well now I understand.  No secret that the long-haul J/F products are antiquated.

But with regard to short-medium haul flights, El Al J wins nearly every time (excluding flights to London vs. BA).  Don't forget that a great deal of flights are now on brand new 737-900s. Plus ex-TLV gets King David lounge, which makes the decision even more clear cut.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2835 on: January 18, 2017, 09:41:06 PM »
LY J TLV-VIE x2
800 points + $189 all together
Hi. Sorry for the n00b question, but is that 800 LY Matmid points? So that's 40,000MR, for example, right?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2836 on: January 18, 2017, 09:45:28 PM »
Hi. Sorry for the n00b question, but is that 800 LY Matmid points? So that's 40,000MR, for example, right?
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2838 on: January 19, 2017, 12:52:29 AM »
CX J  BHY-SGN    (BP  26K MR after rebate)
VN J  SGN-HKG   (BP  24K MR after rebate) (didn't like CX available times, otherwise could have been had for 15K Avios + $60))
CX J  HKG-LAX    (points upgrade 20K Asia Miles from W)

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2839 on: January 23, 2017, 07:25:09 AM »
LY J TLV-VIE x2
800 points + $189 all together

Now booked the way back.

LY J VIE-TLV x2
800 points + $200 all together

There aren't many reviews/pictures of El Al's European business class, so I'll do my best to take some quality pictures for everyone.  Also will try to snap some good shots of the updated King David lounge.  The outbound is on their new 737-900ER.  Inbound is on the older product, 737-800.