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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #135 on: March 30, 2015, 11:02:56 AM »
whats the best way to book an award flight on air canada? nyc-yyz-tlv
If he is booking a RT I think ANA is cheaper.
Plus some brutal YQ.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #136 on: March 30, 2015, 11:09:11 AM »
How can I find availability on Cathy Pacific for flights from NYC to HKG?

am I missing something cant seem to ever find availability
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #137 on: March 30, 2015, 11:25:30 AM »
Plus some brutal YQ.

Would it make a different in the fuel surcharge if booking with SQ or ANA?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #138 on: March 30, 2015, 11:32:24 AM »
Would it make a different in the fuel surcharge if booking with SQ or ANA?
well there only airline that ANA dosent charge YQ is UA
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #139 on: March 30, 2015, 12:10:27 PM »
How can I find availability on Cathy Pacific for flights from NYC to HKG?

am I missing something cant seem to ever find availability
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #140 on: March 30, 2015, 12:14:36 PM »
There's only space the first few days it opens up (which is like 11 months out) and then space usually opens within 1 week of your flight. Very hard to book this kinda trip with a normal amount of heads up. Either a year's heads up or last minute. (At least in J/F).

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #141 on: March 30, 2015, 12:29:27 PM »
There's only space the first few days it opens up (which is like 11 months out) and then space usually opens within 1 week of your flight. Very hard to book this kinda trip with a normal amount of heads up. Either a year's heads up or last minute. (At least in J/F).
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #142 on: March 31, 2015, 01:54:55 PM »
What would be the best way to book this from NY to SFO ? Is it possible ?
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #143 on: March 31, 2015, 04:36:49 PM »
What are my best options for OW nyc-lhr (3/19)?
(I know I posted already but its been a long time and I am revisiting)
What I have:
Economy
30k United (VERY b'deaved, but nonetheless on the table)

Biz
45k aeroplan (united flight)
25k BA BOS-DUB (subject to avail- currently none, plus positioning flights)
40k BA JFK-DUB (same)

Anything else? Any affordable way to fly lh j?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #144 on: April 01, 2015, 12:52:57 AM »
3/19 happened already but 20k AA currently is the way to go.. in economy..

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #145 on: April 01, 2015, 01:18:26 AM »
3/19 happened already but 20k AA currently is the way to go.. in economy..
oops 4/19
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #146 on: April 01, 2015, 03:20:52 AM »
How can I find availability on Cathy Pacific for flights from NYC to HKG?

am I missing something cant seem to ever find availability

Search BA's calendar to see space.

You can also check out these posts for info on availability trends to try and snag some space:
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/08/05/cathay-pacific-first-class-award-availability-trends/
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/11/05/cathay-pacific-releasing-less-award-space/

Good luck! I'm dying to fly CX F myself.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #147 on: April 01, 2015, 08:09:31 AM »
Best way to check is with Asia Miles

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #148 on: April 01, 2015, 08:17:52 AM »
Best way to check is with Asia Miles
Cathay releases more award space for Asia Miles than to partners

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #149 on: April 01, 2015, 08:56:05 AM »
How can I find availability on Cathy Pacific for flights from NYC to HKG?

am I missing something cant seem to ever find availability
Close in is when availability opens up. Not so easy to find in advance.
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