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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #4140 on: May 27, 2024, 11:46:50 AM »
what's the best way to book a United flight with free cancelation if miles isn't available
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #4141 on: May 27, 2024, 01:21:09 PM »
what's the best way to book a United flight with free cancelation if miles isn't available
Canceling for credit not good enough? Thatís just about the only other option. Or find someone with credit already whoíll do it for you. I do this for people all the time for this reason.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #4142 on: May 27, 2024, 01:28:27 PM »
what's the best way to book a United flight with free cancelation if miles isn't available
Refundable fare not an option?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #4143 on: May 27, 2024, 09:46:40 PM »
Canceling for credit not good enough? Thatís just about the only other option. Or find someone with credit already whoíll do it for you. I do this for people all the time for this reason.

It's Possible to get a credit for basic economy?


Refundable fare not an option?

Itís $400 more

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #4144 on: May 27, 2024, 09:50:17 PM »
It's Possible to get a credit for basic economy?
No, only economy. Domestic the upgrade from basic is usually worth it for this, depending on total ticket price. (~40 per direction)

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #4145 on: May 27, 2024, 10:18:47 PM »
It's Possible to get a credit for basic economy?


Itís $400 more
Depends which airline. United allows for a fee (it's $99 per flight for international, not sure about domestic, iirc, it's $49).

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #4146 on: May 28, 2024, 02:37:04 AM »
Depends which airline. United allows for a fee (it's $99 per flight for international, not sure about domestic, iirc, it's $49).
For one way tickets; rt is 199 and 99 respectively. Arguably better (considering other benefits) and easier (avoiding refund dept united.com/customercare) to go with economy, base ticket price dependent.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #4147 on: May 28, 2024, 01:52:29 PM »
Iím looking to buy a yeshiva flight for my brother. Iím only booking him El Al. I found a flight on Qantas for 37800 points. The problem is I need to get him from Chicago to JFK to fly that. I can book him on the Delta morning ORD-JFK flight, but if itís a separate ticket I would have to pay double bag fees. Is there a way to book this on one ticket so I donít pay double fees or are separate bookings my best bet?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #4148 on: May 28, 2024, 02:11:12 PM »
Iím looking to buy a yeshiva flight for my brother. Iím only booking him El Al. I found a flight on Qantas for 37800 points. The problem is I need to get him from Chicago to JFK to fly that. I can book him on the Delta morning ORD-JFK flight, but if itís a separate ticket I would have to pay double bag fees. Is there a way to book this on one ticket so I donít pay double fees or are separate bookings my best bet?

Can you book him with Qantas on AA?
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #4149 on: May 28, 2024, 02:37:24 PM »
Can you book him with Qantas on AA?
AA hasn't released any partner space that morning to JFK. So there is a 49800 Qantas point option, but it involves a LGA/JFK connection, which I'm not doing

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #4150 on: May 29, 2024, 01:04:42 PM »
Iím looking to buy a yeshiva flight for my brother. Iím only booking him El Al. I found a flight on Qantas for 37800 points. The problem is I need to get him from Chicago to JFK to fly that. I can book him on the Delta morning ORD-JFK flight, but if itís a separate ticket I would have to pay double bag fees. Is there a way to book this on one ticket so I donít pay double fees or are separate bookings my best bet?
There's no bag fees on the ELAL leg and a checked bag on domestic delta is just $35, just allow enough time for the connection in case first flight gets delayed. you can also TRY to check his bags all the way by showing your elal reservation to the check-in agent so he can just walk to the next gate when arriving in JFK