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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #540 on: September 16, 2015, 03:22:35 PM »
LAX - EWR in economy?
You can book UA or AA and alternatively use SQ for UA and BA for AA.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #541 on: September 16, 2015, 03:24:00 PM »
You can book UA or AA and alternatively use SQ for UA and BA for AA.

Thanks, knew that just wanted to make sure I'm not missing anything.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #542 on: September 16, 2015, 03:24:03 PM »
Nothing less then 12.5k per way

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #543 on: September 16, 2015, 10:32:50 PM »
Which one is a better deal?

JFK-VIE-KBP in J

52.5k Aeroplan plus ~$490 YQ

or

70k UA plus $69
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #544 on: September 16, 2015, 10:34:39 PM »
Depends how easy it is for you to acquire points

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #545 on: September 16, 2015, 10:36:46 PM »
Which one is a better deal?

JFK-VIE-KBP in J

52.5k Aeroplan plus ~$490 YQ

or

70k UA plus $69

Personally 70k UA plus $69.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #546 on: September 16, 2015, 10:37:20 PM »
Which one is a better deal?

JFK-VIE-KBP in J

52.5k Aeroplan plus ~$490 YQ


or

70k UA plus $69

This is a no brainer vote for UA.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #548 on: September 16, 2015, 10:49:27 PM »
Which one is a better deal?

JFK-VIE-KBP in J

52.5k Aeroplan plus ~$490 YQ

or

70k UA plus $69

52.5k Aeroplan x 0.014 = $735 + $490 = $1,225
70k United x $0.0125 = $875 + $69 = $944

I wanted to give you a breakdown vs just a yes or no answer so you can see for yourself how to calculate this..

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #549 on: September 16, 2015, 10:50:36 PM »
Why do you value aeroplan more then united ?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #550 on: September 16, 2015, 10:52:53 PM »
Why do you value aeroplan more then united ?

1) I don't dictate the market, the market dictates the pricing.
2) Aeroplan has more sweet spots than United

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #551 on: September 16, 2015, 11:36:08 PM »
52.5k Aeroplan x 0.014 = $735 + $490 = $1,225
70k United x $0.0125 = $875 + $69 = $944

I wanted to give you a breakdown vs just a yes or no answer so you can see for yourself how to calculate this..
I'm 9k UA short. Transfer from UR change the scenario or bring it a bit closer?
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #552 on: September 16, 2015, 11:54:27 PM »
I'm 9k UA short. Transfer from UR change the scenario or bring it a bit closer?

52.5k Aeroplan x 0.014 = $735 + $490 = $1,225
61k United x $0.0125 = $762.50 + 9,000 ur x 0.015 = $135 + $69 = $966.50

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #553 on: September 16, 2015, 11:56:26 PM »
52.5k Aeroplan x 0.014 = $735 + $490 = $1,225
61k United x $0.0125 = $762.50 + 9,000 ur x 0.015 = $135 + $69 = $966.50
Shkoiach. The clarity is greatly appreciated.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #554 on: September 16, 2015, 11:56:54 PM »
Shkoiach. The clarity is greatly appreciated.

my pleasure..

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #555 on: September 16, 2015, 11:58:12 PM »
52.5k Aeroplan x 0.014 = $735 + $490 = $1,225
61k United x $0.0125 = $762.50 + 9,000 ur x 0.015 = $135 + $69 = $966.50
Nice write-up

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #556 on: September 17, 2015, 12:06:56 AM »
Nice write-up

Well, thats nice of you to say..

I am a fan of explaining why my thoughts are what they are so the person asking can hopefully next time do the calculations on their own or maybe even help others.

However, the truth is that this isnt any special math.
Any 3rd grader can do this

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #557 on: September 17, 2015, 12:23:06 AM »
Well, thats nice of you to say..

I am a fan of explaining why my thoughts are what they are so the person asking can hopefully next time do the calculations on their own or maybe even help others.

However, the truth is that this isnt any special math.
Any 3rd grader can do this

True but not everyone goes out of their way to break it down and explain the reasoning & calculations.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #558 on: September 18, 2015, 09:42:20 AM »
HNL - LIH
Should I book for 6k UA and pay for baggage or should I go through Dan's corporate account? Tickets (for the flight UA offers) retail now for $83.
One advantage of going through Dan's account is that I can take an earlier flight that UA doesn't offer, but that flight costs $154.

Edit: I just realized that I can book for 5k AA as well, but only the later flight. Does this change anything?
I don't think that award seats will open up for the earlier flight, as there are only 10 seats left.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #559 on: September 18, 2015, 09:55:11 AM »
HNL - LIH
Should I book for 6k UA and pay for baggage or should I go through Dan's corporate account? Tickets (for the flight UA offers) retail now for $83.
One advantage of going through Dan's account is that I can take an earlier flight that UA doesn't offer, but that flight costs $154.

Edit: I just realized that I can book for 5k AA as well, but only the later flight. Does this change anything?
I don't think that award seats will open up for the earlier flight, as there are only 10 seats left.

AA $75 close in fee if youre within 21