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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4785 on: November 28, 2019, 01:28:37 PM »
AA
SAN-LAX-JFK
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32.5 AA
x2
+11.20 + $75 x 2

was not available with any partner oddly enough

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4786 on: November 28, 2019, 01:45:40 PM »
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jfk-lax F x2
25k EY +14.37 (should i fight them to get back $9 bec taxes are only supposed to be  5.60)
data point
the EY account holder was not traveling.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4787 on: December 02, 2019, 01:02:52 AM »
Booked this in April after we spent three weeks in Israel (Part 1) but we fly in a few days for Part 2 Celebrating our 25th year and Hanukkah in South Africa (44 hours in the air in lie flat seats RT- just booked a Cabana at the Concorde room at LHR four 4 hours and emailed for BAs elemsis spa facial for DW).

PDX-SFO-ZRH-JNB , J, LX, 80K UR +$43.20 x 2  ~10.6cpp

 JNB-CPT-JNB  BA USB AR travel credit

JNB-LHR-SEA-PDX  F, BA, 80K AS + $577.53 x 2  ~9.6ccp  (Possibly could  have flown CX F JNB-HKG-YVR-PDX for 70K AS  but F x 2 harder to find).

Hotels: SPG Biz  cards 100K SUB x 2 + 20K ref bonus for P2 as well as MSR points - Covering our hotels in ZA and a Junior corner Suite at The JAFFA in TA and two nights at the Renaissance in TA this past spring    ~2ccp




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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4788 on: December 03, 2019, 01:35:07 AM »
AA JFK-LAX J 32.5K x2  ($11.20)

BA LAX-JFK Y 13K x2     ($11.20)

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4789 on: December 03, 2019, 02:55:25 PM »
Booked this in April after we spent three weeks in Israel (Part 1) but we fly in a few days for Part 2 Celebrating our 25th year and Hanukkah in South Africa (44 hours in the air in lie flat seats RT- just booked a Cabana at the Concorde room at LHR four 4 hours and emailed for BAs elemsis spa facial for DW).

PDX-SFO-ZRH-JNB , J, LX, 80K UR +$43.20 x 2  ~10.6cpp

 JNB-CPT-JNB  BA USB AR travel credit

JNB-LHR-SEA-PDX  F, BA, 80K AS + $577.53 x 2  ~9.6ccp  (Possibly could  have flown CX F JNB-HKG-YVR-PDX for 70K AS  but F x 2 harder to find).

Hotels: SPG Biz  cards 100K SUB x 2 + 20K ref bonus for P2 as well as MSR points - Covering our hotels in ZA and a Junior corner Suite at The JAFFA in TA and two nights at the Renaissance in TA this past spring    ~2ccp

Nice! Send some kosher Nandos my way :)

South Africa TR please. Need to check that off my bucket list already.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4790 on: December 03, 2019, 04:03:04 PM »
Nice! Send some kosher Nandos my way :)

South Africa TR please. Need to check that off my bucket list already.

Definitely a must do!


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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4791 on: December 04, 2019, 11:48:13 AM »
Nice! Send some kosher Nandos my way :)

South Africa TR please. Need to check that off my bucket list already.

Tell ya what, I'll think of you, when were eating there ;D,  there's one in Savoy Estate about a mile from our hotel in Melrose Arch- think Customs might frown on me trying to smuggle it in and if we get delayed we might even eat it  ;D.

I'll try my best to post a TR when we return.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4792 on: December 04, 2019, 11:49:09 AM »
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Psst tons of Delta one Suites for 46K MR to Asia
« Reply #4793 on: December 04, 2019, 06:18:23 PM »
Booked most of this last month - before the Virgin AmEX 30% transfer bonus otherwise the 13 hours in the Delta One suites on the new
A330-900neo would have been 46K MR + $5.60 instead of 60K.  (See next post to see alle the Delta one award space available)

 Fiji/NZ/AU has been on our bucket list, so happy to stitch this 3.5 wk trip together
 
PDX-SEA-PVG-HKG-NAN-AKL-WLG-CHC-SYD-MEL-YVR-PDX      

PDX-SEA                   F, DL 7K SM  +$5.60 x 2           for checked bags -stage from SEA         
SEA-PVG                   J, DL 60K VA +$5.60 x 2          D1 Suites on new A330Neo    W-Ast on the Bund $100 Hilton Credit and points other nights

PVG-HKG-NAN           J, FJ, 40K AA +$57.50 x 2        23hour layover -Conrad HKG then Fiji Hilton Beach resort Aspire Credits/WE Certs

NAN-AKL                   TBD likely cash or AA
             
AKL-WLG                   Cash <$50 x2  Air NZ/FJ
WLG-CHC                  Cash <$50 x2  Air NZ/FJ
CHC-SYD                   F, EK USB AR pts @1.5cpp        A380 w/Shower plus AS miles for cash tickets

SYD-MEL                   Cash or Avios TBD                    SPG certs Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde park
MEL-YVR-PDX             F, AC  90K   UR +$75.55 x 2     787-9  SPG Certs  Westin Melbourne



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Re: Psst tons of Delta one Suites for 46K MR to Asia
« Reply #4794 on: December 04, 2019, 07:48:00 PM »
Booked most of this last month - before the Virgin AmEX 30% transfer bonus otherwise the 13 hours in the Delta One suites on the new
A330-900neo would have been 46K MR + $5.60 instead of 60K.  (See next post to see alle the Delta one award space available)

 Fiji/NZ/AU has been on our bucket list, so happy to stitch this 3.5 wk trip together
 
PDX-SEA-PVG-HKG-NAN-AKL-WLG-CHC-SYD-MEL-YVR-PDX      

PDX-SEA                   F, DL 7K SM  +$5.60 x 2           for checked bags -stage from SEA         
SEA-PVG                   J, DL 60K VA +$5.60 x 2          D1 Suites on new A330Neo    W-Ast on the Bund $100 Hilton Credit and points other nights

PVG-HKG-NAN           J, FJ, 40K AA +$57.50 x 2        23hour layover -Conrad HKG then Fiji Hilton Beach resort Aspire Credits/WE Certs

NAN-AKL                   TBD likely cash or AA
             
AKL-WLG                   Cash <$50 x2  Air NZ/FJ
WLG-CHC                  Cash <$50 x2  Air NZ/FJ
CHC-SYD                   F, EK USB AR pts @1.5cpp        A380 w/Shower plus AS miles for cash tickets

SYD-MEL                   Cash or Avios TBD                    SPG certs Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde park
MEL-YVR-PDX             F, AC  90K   UR +$75.55 x 2     787-9  SPG Certs  Westin Melbourne

Nice, Virgin  wont connine the first 2 legs?
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: Psst tons of Delta one Suites for 46K MR to Asia
« Reply #4795 on: December 04, 2019, 08:00:07 PM »
Nice, Virgin  wont connine the first 2 legs?

They will for an extra 22.5K pp (VA)  its only an hour flight PDX-SEA or 7K pp (Skymiles) for F or about $125ish pp.

Virgin sweetspot is on NS Delta flights, when you add a leg(s), it may cost an arm and maybe a leg even if it is short flight


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Re: Psst tons of Delta one Suites for 46K MR to Asia
« Reply #4796 on: December 04, 2019, 11:56:47 PM »
They will for an extra 22.5K pp (VA)  its only an hour flight PDX-SEA or 7K pp (Skymiles) for F or about $125ish pp.

Virgin sweetspot is on NS Delta flights, when you add a leg(s), it may cost an arm and maybe a leg even if it is short flight


Did u try calling? not sure but possible flight # has to match.
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Re: Psst tons of Delta one Suites for 46K MR to Asia
« Reply #4797 on: December 05, 2019, 05:28:35 PM »

Did u try calling? not sure but possible flight # has to match.

No, I didn't.  AFIAK it is more a function of the VA award program as its segment based 12.5K domestic coach 22.5K domestic F,  (ATL-SEA-PVG is 82.5K and ATL-PVG or SEA-PVG nonstop is 60K).  But would love to learn otherwise.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4798 on: December 06, 2019, 12:08:21 AM »
January 2nd

DFW-ORD-JFK for 6k AA miles I'll take that any day

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #4799 on: December 16, 2019, 02:56:03 PM »
JFK-TLV LY 772 J 90k QF x 2 = $19.20
BUD-JFK LO 788 J 57.5k AC x 2 +$258

Cash price for total Itinerary $13,027  :o

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