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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1200 on: January 04, 2016, 02:35:16 PM »
JFK-PTY-GRU on Copa
in J
UA is 55 and $5

Any other options

Tried adding a leg Sao paulo- IGU   seems to price as 55k UA too, but ua.com gets stuck half way.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1201 on: January 04, 2016, 02:38:04 PM »
Looking to go to MLE in July/Aug.  Am booked on EY-F for the return via AUH.  Am looking for a nice F product for the way there, with a stopover for a day or two in either HKG or SIN (or somewhere comparable) in J or F.  What are the best options to consider? 

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1202 on: January 04, 2016, 02:41:23 PM »
Looking to go to MLE in July/Aug.  Am booked on EY-F for the return via AUH.  Am looking for a nice F product for the way there, with a stopover for a day or two in either HKG or SIN (or somewhere comparable) in J or F.  What are the best options to consider?
Fly SQ and add a stop in SIN for $100.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1203 on: January 04, 2016, 02:50:57 PM »
Fly SQ and add a stop in SIN for $100.

Am guessing its best to wait for close-in availability... or book in Y now and wait for F or J close-in?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1204 on: January 04, 2016, 02:52:18 PM »
Am guessing its best to wait for close-in availability... or book in Y now and wait for F or J close-in?
Check for F and waitlist if needed.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1205 on: January 04, 2016, 02:58:39 PM »
Check for F and waitlist if needed.

No F availability (shocking I know) and no opportunity to waitlist - atleast not online...  best to just keep checking?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1206 on: January 04, 2016, 03:02:42 PM »
No F availability (shocking I know) and no opportunity to waitlist - atleast not online...  best to just keep checking?
Yes.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1207 on: January 04, 2016, 03:14:12 PM »
Best way to search for LA availability?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1208 on: January 04, 2016, 03:18:04 PM »
Trying to plan NYC-OGG for someone. They only have AA and MR.

Is the best way of doing this: JFK-LAX (J/F) on AA and then LAX-OGG on HA?

Seems like for 47.5k AA I can do JFK-LAX-PDX-OGG in F vs JFK-LAX 32.5k AA in F + LAX-OGG 20k HA in Y.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1209 on: January 04, 2016, 03:25:47 PM »
Best way to search for LA availability?
If you dont know the best way, who should?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1210 on: January 04, 2016, 03:31:17 PM »
I'll probably just do that for QR, since I'm leaving DOH on QR it'll let me take their tours.  No decent options through Europe that have good availability and <100k for F?
LH F has good availability a week out, and is 75k with Singapore and Aegean, plus a few hundred bucks yq.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1211 on: January 04, 2016, 03:31:36 PM »
If you dont know the best way, who should?
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1212 on: January 04, 2016, 03:32:46 PM »
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1213 on: January 04, 2016, 07:09:08 PM »
Am guessing its best to wait for close-in availability... or book in Y now and wait for F or J close-in?

They have availability now (I booked a J ticketed to MLE with a SIN stopover at the end of August) but if they don't have full F or J availability the whole way it won't show so look on the SQ site for each leg.  For example my last part from SIN-MLE didn't have J so it wasn't showing but when I called they let me book the whole thing in J and just that one leg Y (which I was fine with to have all the exact dates I wanted and it's a short flight).  We are also leaving from LAX and returning to SFO in order to get J because when I added in the last leg to Denver nothing was showing, so it may be worth it to search for those separate segments and then find a separate United flight home from those West Coast Gateway cities and when you call they can put it all together for you. 

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1214 on: January 05, 2016, 12:09:17 AM »
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Thanks. I guess the dates I'm looking for just don't have availability. Does LAN release a lot of award space to in general?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1215 on: January 05, 2016, 10:12:27 AM »
They have availability now (I booked a J ticketed to MLE with a SIN stopover at the end of August) but if they don't have full F or J availability the whole way it won't show so look on the SQ site for each leg.  For example my last part from SIN-MLE didn't have J so it wasn't showing but when I called they let me book the whole thing in J and just that one leg Y (which I was fine with to have all the exact dates I wanted and it's a short flight).  We are also leaving from LAX and returning to SFO in order to get J because when I added in the last leg to Denver nothing was showing, so it may be worth it to search for those separate segments and then find a separate United flight home from those West Coast Gateway cities and when you call they can put it all together for you.

Did you have immediate availability or did you waitlist?  What's the likelihood of suites opening up during waitlist period?  What happens if you don't clear?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1216 on: January 05, 2016, 10:14:20 AM »
Did you have immediate availability or did you waitlist?  What's the likelihood of suites opening up during waitlist period?  What happens if you don't clear?

Your points are not subtracted until you confirm booking so if the waitlist never clears, nothing changes.

There is no known rhyme or reason for which waitlists clear and which don't but at least you can go and check from time to time how many seats are still available on a given flight.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1217 on: January 05, 2016, 10:15:31 AM »
Your points are not subtracted until you confirm booking so if the waitlist never clears, nothing changes.

There is no known rhyme or reason for which waitlists clear and which don't but at least you can go and check from time to time how many seats are still available on a given flight.

Thanks.  Presumably you would need to have the points in your account to WL for a particular flight...

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1218 on: January 05, 2016, 10:16:27 AM »
Thanks.  Presumably you would need to have the points in your account to WL for a particular flight...

You need to have enough miles for the flight -with the highest amount of miles required- in your account.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1219 on: January 05, 2016, 03:46:44 PM »
I see flight on AC rt yyz tlv on their site and EF but not on  ANA. Does AC have different availability for their members?