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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3975 on: November 01, 2020, 01:13:25 PM »
what about using Qantas points on LY metal any award cancellation redeposit fees?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3976 on: November 16, 2020, 12:20:28 AM »
what's the best way to book JFK-AMS-JNB on KLM J?

AF flying blue is 85k but ~$400 in fee's, is there anywhere else where the fee's don't sting as much?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3977 on: March 15, 2021, 02:07:25 PM »
Any advice on how to book. I have tons of miles options.
From NYC at the end of the week being shabbas in Israel, then leaving to MLE after shabbas. (Plans for summer time). Is it possible that it should be in one ticket or not?
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3978 on: April 25, 2021, 09:49:49 AM »
JFK-DOH-Europe on QR J.

Is it possible to book for 57k AA or they wouldn't allow because it's backtracking from a 3rd region? If not, will they book for 70k or they can't book it at all?

Otherwise what's the best way to book? (Have a lot of Marriott, wouldn't mind transferring some).


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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3979 on: April 25, 2021, 10:04:14 AM »
Which points are best for frequent flight between BOS-DHN
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3980 on: April 26, 2021, 03:55:39 AM »
JFK-DOH-Europe on QR J.

Is it possible to book for 57k AA or they wouldn't allow because it's backtracking from a 3rd region?
The latter
If not, will they book for 70k or they can't book it at all?
It's going to price out as two separate awards, JFK-DOH, DOH-Europe so your total would be 70k+42.5k

Otherwise what's the best way to book? (Have a lot of Marriott, wouldn't mind transferring some).
Even if a program would allow you to backtrack, you're almost certainly going to exceed MPM so nobody is going to be able to book JFK-DOH-Europe as a one way.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3981 on: April 27, 2021, 12:14:31 AM »
The latterIt's going to price out as two separate awards, JFK-DOH, DOH-Europe so your total would be 70k+42.5k
Even if a program would allow you to backtrack, you're almost certainly going to exceed MPM so nobody is going to be able to book JFK-DOH-Europe as a one way.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3982 on: April 28, 2021, 10:28:40 AM »
Round-trip:
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Max Stops - 1
From: TPA (Tampa)
To: TLV
Departure dates: Anytime in October (10 Day Trip Total)
Return dates: Anytime in October (10 Day Trip Total)
Class: Business
Seats: 2 adults
Alliance/Airline: Any

Total Duration Maximum:  18 hours (obviously shorter is better)
This is the tricky part:  I want to arrive in TLV in the am.  When I leave, I want to take the late night, midnight departure, flight back to U.S.



Would use either cash or points whichever makes sense.  I have AMEX Platinum and the following:  600k AA, 270k BA, 370k DL, 540k UA and 360k Chase UR but this may be one of those times where it makes sense to spend the $$$.  I honestly am very confused right now.

Thanks in advance for any insight and recommendations.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3983 on: April 28, 2021, 10:51:41 AM »
Round-trip:
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Max Stops - 1
From: TPA (Tampa)
To: TLV
Departure dates: Anytime in October (10 Day Trip Total)
Return dates: Anytime in October (10 Day Trip Total)
Class: Business
Seats: 2 adults
Alliance/Airline: Any

Total Duration Maximum:  18 hours (obviously shorter is better)
This is the tricky part:  I want to arrive in TLV in the am.  When I leave, I want to take the late night, midnight departure, flight back to U.S.



Would use either cash or points whichever makes sense.  I have AMEX Platinum and the following:  600k AA, 270k BA, 370k DL, 540k UA and 360k Chase UR but this may be one of those times where it makes sense to spend the $$$.  I honestly am very confused right now.

Thanks in advance for any insight and recommendations.
If you need to arrive in the AM, youre limited to LY from EWR/JFK/MIA, UA from EWR and DL from JFK. For the return night flight, you can also use UA to ORD.
Id recommend using google flights where you can filter by departure/arrival times, travel duration and stops. Once you know what flight are doable, check their cash and miles price and compare.
If youre firm on flight times, Id definitely recommend booking separate tickets from TPA to NYC or MIA, and another US-TLV flight. This gives you a much bigger flexibility of airlines to use, and may save you $ too. Just give yourself enough time to transfer.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2021, 01:02:08 PM by yochai »