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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1040 on: December 27, 2015, 04:41:05 PM »
I'm sitting on 235k aa.

Ok got it, was thinking Amex MR or Chase UR.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1041 on: December 27, 2015, 05:44:40 PM »
Looking for yyz-hkg or to bkk on 1/26 returning 2/1. How long before can I expect (or hope) for cx to open up j?

24 hours out they usually open everything except 1 seat.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1042 on: December 27, 2015, 07:29:10 PM »
24 hours out they usually open everything except 1 seat.
and how can I search that availability? BA?
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1043 on: December 27, 2015, 07:31:04 PM »
and how can I search that availability? BA?

Yep.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1044 on: December 27, 2015, 07:50:29 PM »
Yep.

So if he sees paid fares on BA site for the flights he wants then 24 hours out he should be able to book with points?  Do most airlines do this?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1045 on: December 27, 2015, 07:54:31 PM »
So if he sees paid fares on BA site for the flights he wants then 24 hours out he should be able to book with points?  Do most airlines do this?

No. He needs to check if award travel has become available. But yes, he can check OTA sites or EF to see how many seats are still available on a given flight to gauge what might become available <24 hours.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1046 on: December 27, 2015, 08:21:20 PM »
to book cathay pacific I search on BA then call AA. correct?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1047 on: December 27, 2015, 08:35:54 PM »

to book cathay pacific I search on BA then call AA. correct?
yes. Or you can search Asiamiles.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1048 on: December 27, 2015, 08:43:13 PM »
yes. Or you can search Asiamiles.

That won't necessarily be bookable space with AA.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1049 on: December 27, 2015, 10:20:13 PM »
What is the cheapest way to book Den-MLE with a stopover in TLV.  United would let me do it in Y for 100k. SQ said only 75k (which sounded too low to the Maldives) for 75k but could only stopover in IST not TLV so I'd have to buy that last leg.  I know ANA is cheapest to TlV directly and only RT.  Was also thinking maybe it would be cheaper to book as separate tickets.  I have both UR and MR.  Also what would be the best deal in J?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1050 on: December 28, 2015, 12:57:04 AM »
What is the cheapest way to book Den-MLE with a stopover in TLV.  United would let me do it in Y for 100k. SQ said only 75k (which sounded too low to the Maldives) for 75k but could only stopover in IST not TLV so I'd have to buy that last leg.  I know ANA is cheapest to TlV directly and only RT.  Was also thinking maybe it would be cheaper to book as separate tickets.  I have both UR and MR.  Also what would be the best deal in J?

How long of stop in TLV? Are you booking OW or RT?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1051 on: December 28, 2015, 10:15:37 AM »
What's the best points option for USM-HKG in Y? Traveling with a lap child so ideally want to avoid insane taxes/YQ.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1052 on: December 28, 2015, 10:25:44 AM »
What's the best points option for USM-HKG in Y? Traveling with a lap child so ideally want to avoid insane taxes/YQ.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1053 on: December 28, 2015, 10:50:39 AM »
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What about using AA points to fly on CX? Higher YQ/taxes?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1054 on: December 28, 2015, 10:53:25 AM »
What about using AA points to fly on CX? Higher YQ/taxes?

A) Asia2-Asia2 is 15k in Y
B) You can't go from USM
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1055 on: December 28, 2015, 10:58:24 AM »
Flights on Korean Air to NYC - Korea - SYD
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With whom do I book?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1056 on: December 28, 2015, 11:04:16 AM »
Flights on Korean Air to NYC - Korea - SYD
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With whom do I book?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1057 on: December 28, 2015, 11:08:19 AM »

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1058 on: December 28, 2015, 11:09:02 AM »
which points transfer to them?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1059 on: December 28, 2015, 11:17:20 AM »
How long of stop in TLV? Are you booking OW or RT?

probably about a week.  I could book as a RT to DEN-MLE with just a stopover unless you guys though one ways made more sense, something like: Den-TLV, TLV-MLE (I think TA via Istanbul is the best), and MLE-DEN all as separate segments but that seemed more expensive (I've checked and unless I want to add another stopover destination for the trip, the shortest way for the last leg is definitely, MLE-SIN-NRT-DEN b/c there is a direct NRT-DEN flight).