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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1220 on: January 05, 2016, 04:11:42 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?
No.
AC hasn't been showing up to TLV on United's site. Might be for ANA also?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1221 on: January 05, 2016, 04:33:41 PM »
Thanks. Any idea on the yq through ana?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1222 on: January 05, 2016, 04:34:45 PM »

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1223 on: January 05, 2016, 05:56:48 PM »
No.
AC hasn't been showing up to TLV on United's site. Might be for ANA also?

I called ANA and they dont see the flight at all, not even to show its not available, which she said it usually would. So I guess no way to book with ANA unless there is some other idea.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1224 on: January 05, 2016, 07:25:02 PM »
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?

They had immediate availability in J for all the flights except that last SIN-MLE leg, which they booked in Y and wait-listed us for J.  I have not see ANY Suites availability for the summer/fall except for like one SIN-HKG leg and I think others have said if you are set on the Suites then you have to chance it and they open up a couple weeks out.  Maybe book a good itinerary in J and then Wait-list if they let you (wait-listing wasn't even an option on the flight I wanted but I was also very specific about the dates I needed surrounding Labor Day) or just check back as it gets closer and pay the change fee.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1225 on: January 05, 2016, 10:48:46 PM »
1.  What is the Best J JFK GIG AA 777 or TAM 767?  My gut feeling says AA 777 based on the YouTube's I've watched?!

2. What is the cheapest miles to redeem J JFK GIG? I have points in every system  AA, UA, SQ, UR, MR and more...


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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1226 on: January 05, 2016, 11:15:37 PM »
1.  What is the Best J JFK GIG AA 777 or TAM 767?  My gut feeling says AA 777 based on the YouTube's I've watched?!

2. What is the cheapest miles to redeem J JFK GIG? I have points in every system  AA, UA, SQ, UR, MR and more...
1. AA
2. I think AA at 50k (going up to 57.5k, if booked after 03/22).

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1227 on: January 05, 2016, 11:19:57 PM »
1.  What is the Best J JFK GIG AA 777 or TAM 767?  My gut feeling says AA 777 based on the YouTube's I've watched?!

2. What is the cheapest miles to redeem J JFK GIG? I have points in every system  AA, UA, SQ, UR, MR and more...

disclaimer, I havent flown both but from the feedback ive gotten is that the new aa 777 is excellent.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1228 on: January 05, 2016, 11:38:50 PM »
How do I search and book lan/tam with AA points?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1229 on: January 05, 2016, 11:42:29 PM »
disclaimer, I havent flown both but from the feedback ive gotten is that the new aa 777 is excellent.

Thanks just booked 2 J AA777 JFK GIG JFK

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1230 on: January 06, 2016, 03:50:54 AM »
...to book a flight on Ukraine Int Air (to TLV)?  Are there any partner flights to transfer points?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1231 on: January 06, 2016, 02:54:30 PM »
I know this is usually a thread for the best way to book using miles, but I didn't want to start a new thread and I think it's still relevant...

This summer I'll be working in Israel for about 8 weeks. My DW won't be joining me full-time until the end of my first month there. She will be coming in for a few days before-during-after Shavuos. As of now, there are plenty of sky team options via air france miles. Right now tickets departing NYC are around $800 via Ukraine--there have been a lot of solid deals, sub-$600 to Israel. I'm not super familiar with the pricing trends. Is the consensus that they pricing will probably go up? If so, i'd just use miles... TIA.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1232 on: January 06, 2016, 05:20:58 PM »
Anyway to book Caribbean air with miles ?
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1233 on: January 06, 2016, 09:50:44 PM »
How do I search and book lan/tam with AA points?
Search BA. Call AA to book.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1234 on: January 06, 2016, 09:56:32 PM »
disclaimer, I havent flown both but from the feedback ive gotten is that the new aa 777 is excellent.
You probably mean the 773. This route is operated by a 772. Although if it has the new layout it should be lie flat.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1235 on: January 06, 2016, 11:18:53 PM »
You probably mean the 773. This route is operated by a 772. Although if it has the new layout it should be lie flat.

This flight is for May, there is no  First class and you could select 1A or 2A as a business class seat , I'm only guessing this means it is the new business class lie flat?!

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1236 on: January 06, 2016, 11:27:08 PM »
This flight is for May, there is no  First class and you could select 1A or 2A as a business class seat , I'm only guessing this means it is the new business class lie flat?!
Yes.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1237 on: January 07, 2016, 02:32:09 AM »
I have BA Avios 62000 miles and wife has chase UR 72000,was trying to find the best way to utilize both miles to get her a ticket to accra Ghana business class from Virginia on BA or AA or whichever would make the most sense
traveling on the 4th of feb next month and thanks in advance

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1238 on: January 07, 2016, 12:42:09 PM »
looking for creative mileage (or other cheap) options from TLV to DOH or AUH. RJ TLV-AMM (AA or BA) is unavailable on dates needed. Time is of essence, so trip cannot take more than 12 hours. TLV-LCA (cash) and LCA-DOH (QR with BA) seems like it can be a last resort option, but times aren't good, so looking for other options.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1239 on: January 07, 2016, 01:05:30 PM »
looking for creative mileage (or other cheap) options from TLV to DOH or AUH. RJ TLV-AMM (AA or BA) is unavailable on dates needed. Time is of essence, so trip cannot take more than 12 hours. TLV-LCA (cash) and LCA-DOH (QR with BA) seems like it can be a last resort option, but times aren't good, so looking for other options.

TLV-AMM with cash.