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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?