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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4461 on: March 26, 2019, 12:29:58 PM »
4X ATH-TLV on RJ in econ with AA miles.
Not the pinnacle of redemptions, but it was the only sane option for our non-flexible August travel date, and the tickets include free seating and checked luggage.  Plus only an hour and a half layover in Amman and flights on the comfy Embraer 175 both legs.

Best of all, I still got the 10% rebate despite having cancelled my AA card over 6 months ago.

All in 72K AA + $196 for the peakest of peak date.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4462 on: March 26, 2019, 02:12:46 PM »
JFK-LHR DL Y 23.5k FB + $10. (19k MR +25% transfer bonus).

Delta wanted 130k skypesos for the same trip.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4463 on: March 26, 2019, 02:23:24 PM »
JFK-VIE OS J 70K + $36.50

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4464 on: March 26, 2019, 02:27:13 PM »
JFK-VIE OS J 70K + $36.50
UA?

How much was the YQ if you would have booked with AC? I have found recently that the AC LH/OS YQ taking into account the 1.34CAD exchange rate is not that bad.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4465 on: March 26, 2019, 02:38:19 PM »
UA?
Yes

How much was the YQ if you would have booked with AC? I have found recently that the AC LH/OS YQ taking into account the 1.34CAD exchange rate is not that bad.
Not sure, I had more Chase URs than Amex points, so I didn't check AC. Maybe next time
looking forward my Österreichische Luftverkehrs flight lol
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4466 on: March 26, 2019, 03:46:47 PM »
JFK-LHR DL Y 23.5k FB + $10. (19k MR +25% transfer bonus).

Delta wanted 130k skypesos for the same trip.
Interesting, receipt on Delta.com shows a base fare of $120, wonder if that's all AF pays them for it.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4467 on: March 26, 2019, 06:30:50 PM »
4X ATH-TLV on RJ in econ with AA miles.
Not the pinnacle of redemptions, but it was the only sane option for our non-flexible August travel date, and the tickets include free seating and checked luggage.  Plus only an hour and a half layover in Amman and flights on the comfy Embraer 175 both legs.

Best of all, I still got the 10% rebate despite having cancelled my AA card over 6 months ago.

All in 72K AA + $196 for the peakest of peak date.
What were the cash rates?
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4468 on: March 26, 2019, 06:39:47 PM »
What were the cash rates?

Cheapest cash direct flight would have been over $1200 for all 4 tickets, not including checked luggage or seat assignments.  I'm quite point heavy at the moment and have all my other travel needs already booked for now, so I preferred to save the $1000 and use the AA miles.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4469 on: March 26, 2019, 06:56:56 PM »
Cheapest cash direct flight would have been over $1200 for all 4 tickets, not including checked luggage or seat assignments.  I'm quite point heavy at the moment and have all my other travel needs already booked for now, so I preferred to save the $1000 and use the AA miles.
Ba would be significantly less

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4470 on: March 26, 2019, 07:00:56 PM »
Ba would be significantly less
Not if it's not off-peak.
Besides taxes are more IINM.
But yes generally cheaper. But I've had real struggles booking (online) RJ shorthauls on BA as of late.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4471 on: March 26, 2019, 09:27:54 PM »
BA charges all taxes and fees.
AA fees are in the 50 PP range vs BA's 200 PP.
Qantas is cheaper in milage at 14k but same as ba in fees.
AA wins!
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4472 on: March 26, 2019, 10:34:07 PM »
KRK-FRA-YYZ-EWR Y-J-Y 70k UA +$132  >:( >:( >:(
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4473 on: March 26, 2019, 10:39:12 PM »
KRK-FRA-YYZ-EWR Y-J-Y 70k UA +$132  >:( >:( >:(
Lishensk?
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4474 on: March 26, 2019, 10:40:12 PM »
Lishensk?
My son coming from there.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4475 on: March 26, 2019, 10:46:49 PM »
Nice to know people treat their kids with J.
Guessing you'll change if stuff open up.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4476 on: March 26, 2019, 10:50:09 PM »
Nice to know people treat their kids with J.
Guessing you'll change if stuff open up.
At 5'20" (# @Something Fishy ) he can barely fly J. There has been so much phantom availability that I'm inclined to just leave it. He's never flown on a 747 and if I can get him an upper deck seat that would just be nice. He's flown more J products than me.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4477 on: March 27, 2019, 12:52:53 AM »
KRK-FRA-YYZ-EWR Y-J-Y 70k UA +$132  >:( >:( >:(
KRK-AMS-JFK J 53k FB (43K MR) +$265.58  ;D

Guess He will have to wait for 747 next time 77W
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4478 on: March 27, 2019, 01:30:41 AM »
Ba would be significantly less

I am aware, but BA would have been 12K + $150 per pax, and Qantas 14K + $150, at which point it would be far less worthwhile.  The AA is in my AA account, whereas I'd have to  also sacrifice flexible points to fill my BA or QF.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4479 on: April 03, 2019, 12:33:21 PM »
MLE-DXB-JFK Emirates J  82k AS points
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