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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #340 on: November 05, 2014, 10:24:13 PM »
Booked the following for a summer trip for me an wife:
BOS-FRA-LHR
CDG-FRA-BOS

In economy, with United miles, flying on LH.
Each transatlantic leg was 30,000 miles, so 120,000 miles total, plus $139pp taxes/fees.

This is my first "big" use of points/miles.  Wondering if I should have waited to try to get better value. I spent some time exploring Aer Lingus and others, but no availability.

I wouldn't mind hearing how the experts think I did.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #341 on: November 05, 2014, 10:26:09 PM »

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #342 on: November 05, 2014, 10:31:17 PM »
Read that again
I was starting to think I'm the crazy one.  :)

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #343 on: November 05, 2014, 10:40:36 PM »
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #344 on: November 05, 2014, 10:46:40 PM »
huh?
Unless your name is Jan Koum, a person spending $250k on a ticket isn't on this forum.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #345 on: November 05, 2014, 10:59:40 PM »
Unless your name is Jan Koum, a person spending $250k on a ticket isn't on this forum.
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You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #346 on: November 05, 2014, 11:14:02 PM »
Fiiiiiiiiiiinally.  :)
Looks great! Glad it worked out and you're actually going on a trip! ;)
Sorry I couldn't help you at all with the planning as you did for me. Don't know anything about those airlines or those destinations. Maybe one day.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #347 on: November 05, 2014, 11:18:02 PM »
Looks great! Glad it worked out and you're actually going on a trip! ;)
Sorry I couldn't help you at all with the planning as you did for me. Don't know anything about those airlines or those destinations. Maybe One day.
FTFY  ;)
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #348 on: November 05, 2014, 11:20:07 PM »

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #349 on: November 05, 2014, 11:32:30 PM »
I recently booked the following:

LAX-FCO-MAD in AZ J (with a long layover to go out to eat)
MAD-AMS-LAX in KL J

All for $1400 and earning the ability to earn ~20,500 miles to the Skyteam airline of my choice.

We don't plan on spending the whole time in MAD, but the deal was only LAX-MAD.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #350 on: November 05, 2014, 11:56:55 PM »
Wow, to HKG it's only $137.

HKG is a famously low YQ destination.
2015: 116K bkd | 1.6M brnd | F: OZ,NH,AA,EK | J: UA,CA,TK,DL,TN,AF,VA | LIH,NRT,ROR,PEK,CNS,BOB,MEL,TLV & Pacific Hopper

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #351 on: November 05, 2014, 11:58:02 PM »
I recently booked the following:

LAX-FCO-MAD in AZ J (with a long layover to go out to eat)
MAD-AMS-LAX in KL J

All for $1400 and earning the ability to earn ~20,500 miles to the Skyteam airline of my choice.

We don't plan on spending the whole time in MAD, but the deal was only LAX-MAD.

Nice. Was wondering if anyone would snag those great fares.
2015: 116K bkd | 1.6M brnd | F: OZ,NH,AA,EK | J: UA,CA,TK,DL,TN,AF,VA | LIH,NRT,ROR,PEK,CNS,BOB,MEL,TLV & Pacific Hopper

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #352 on: November 06, 2014, 12:24:00 AM »
Nice. Was wondering if anyone would snag those great fares.
I just couldn't pass them up. Who would you credit the miles to? DL? It's an AZ ticket so I can't credit them to AS.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #353 on: November 06, 2014, 12:53:56 AM »
Couldn't book VS? If not, I'd have probably booked DL to credit to AS.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #354 on: November 06, 2014, 01:03:33 AM »
Couldn't book VS? If not, I'd have probably booked DL to credit to AS.
Nope. Also I wanted AZ and KL and DL would only sell AZ or KL, but I tried (as much as I could given that I was at work at the time and it took some time to find flights and dates on the spot). Given that it's already booked what would you choose?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #355 on: November 06, 2014, 01:11:11 AM »
Either DL or KE.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #356 on: November 06, 2014, 01:19:23 AM »
Either DL or KE.
That's what I figured. I already put in DL because 1-KE expires and 2-with this I'll have enough DL to go VA J back to SYD.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #357 on: November 06, 2014, 02:05:09 AM »
I just couldn't pass them up. Who would you credit the miles to? DL? It's an AZ ticket so I can't credit them to AS.

Don't want to credit it to AF?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #358 on: November 06, 2014, 08:41:50 AM »
Don't want to credit it to AF?
What's the benefit of crediting flying blue? They also expire.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #359 on: November 06, 2014, 08:41:50 AM »
Don't want to credit it to AF?
What's the benefit of crediting flying blue? They also expire.