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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #460 on: September 01, 2015, 10:20:58 AM »
I found a flight on Turkish Air For $699/person  DC -> TLV for the dates I need.  Should I use points or pay which makes more sense?  And which Points should I use.  [I have 196k Chase UR Points.  And 280k AMEX SPG points]

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #461 on: September 01, 2015, 11:07:44 AM »

I found a flight on Turkish Air For $699/person  DC -> TLV for the dates I need.  Should I use points or pay which makes more sense?  And which Points should I use.  [I have 196k Chase UR Points.  And 280k AMEX SPG points]

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Thu, Oct 29
12:20 AM
Washington DC IAD
8:10 PM
Tel Aviv Yafo TLV
1 stop
13hr 50min
Turkish Airlines 8 / 788
Return
Thu, Nov 5
9:50 AM
Tel Aviv Yafo TLV
6:35 PM
Washington DC IAD
1 stop
15hr 45min
Turkish Airlines 785 / 7

Paying would be cheaper against the value of miles. But it also depends on your value of miles.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #462 on: September 01, 2015, 11:22:01 AM »
I found a flight on Turkish Air For $699/person  DC -> TLV for the dates I need.  Should I use points or pay which makes more sense?  And which Points should I use.  [I have 196k Chase UR Points.  And 280k AMEX SPG points]

Leave
Thu, Oct 29
12:20 AM
Washington DC IAD
8:10 PM
Tel Aviv Yafo TLV
1 stop
13hr 50min
Turkish Airlines 8 / 788
Return
Thu, Nov 5
9:50 AM
Tel Aviv Yafo TLV
6:35 PM
Washington DC IAD
1 stop
15hr 45min
Turkish Airlines 785 / 7

economy to Israel winter time is rarely worth it. just pay $

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #463 on: September 01, 2015, 11:52:03 AM »
How can one just search refundable fares?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #464 on: September 01, 2015, 12:13:25 PM »
delta.com for example...

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #465 on: September 01, 2015, 12:41:51 PM »
delta.com for example...
...without having to check each airline's website. Any OTAs search only refundable fares?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #466 on: September 01, 2015, 01:03:52 PM »
not to my knowledge

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #467 on: September 01, 2015, 01:17:41 PM »
not to my knowledge
A friend wants to fly from Reno, NV to Kiev (Uman) but it must be refundable. He's willing to pay more for that luxury. What airlines should he check?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #468 on: September 01, 2015, 01:22:53 PM »
Anyone know if Kayak.com will offer 24 hour cancellation policy for a foreign carrier?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #469 on: September 01, 2015, 02:19:42 PM »
Anyone know if Kayak.com will offer 24 hour cancellation policy for a foreign carrier?

kayak links you (most, if not all of the time) to a different site to book.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #470 on: September 01, 2015, 05:27:44 PM »
kayak links you (most, if not all of the time) to a different site to book.
Thanks. I was asking about when they don't

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #471 on: September 02, 2015, 12:27:21 AM »
Lih to Ito
Cheapest miles to book
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #472 on: September 02, 2015, 02:49:14 AM »
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #473 on: September 02, 2015, 05:33:05 AM »
Or 6k UA (especially within 3 weeks of travel).

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #474 on: September 02, 2015, 03:25:03 PM »
OS J JFK-TLV one-way on miles?
I know UA has no YQ but prefer not to use since my balance is relatively low

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #475 on: September 02, 2015, 03:27:45 PM »
OS J JFK-TLV one-way on miles?
I know UA has no YQ but prefer not to use since my balance is relatively low

80k UA.. no YQ.. Does it have to be OS? LX is much better IMO.. same price..

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #476 on: September 02, 2015, 03:38:18 PM »
thanks for responding.

agree LX is much better, certainly on the leg to TLV where OS not biz. But... its not available when i want it.

Would rather pay some YQ right now than use UA miles(which are becoming harder for me to get), have many MR so could go thru SQ i guess. any idea of the YQ there and is there anything better?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #477 on: September 02, 2015, 03:40:12 PM »
thanks for responding.

agree LX is much better, certainly on the leg to TLV where OS not biz. But... its not available when i want it.

Would rather pay some YQ right now than use UA miles(which are becoming harder for me to get), have many MR so could go thru SQ i guess. any idea of the YQ there and is there anything better?

makes no sense.. sell some MR & buy UA points.. not on the forums of course  ;)

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #478 on: September 02, 2015, 05:20:19 PM »
am still learning... i thought the taxes might be $100-$200, i called SQ and they want $565(800 SGD). It doesnt make sense. it's also only one way.

If I'm not into buying and selling points is there any other way on OS with cheaper YQ?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #479 on: September 02, 2015, 05:40:29 PM »
am still learning... i thought the taxes might be $100-$200, i called SQ and they want $565(800 SGD). It doesnt make sense. it's also only one way.

If I'm not into buying and selling points is there any other way on OS with cheaper YQ?
AC should be a little cheaper.