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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #435 on: August 17, 2015, 02:56:31 PM »
For JFK- DXB-AMM, my best bet is AS ?
That or AA i think. May be same price.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #436 on: August 17, 2015, 03:16:51 PM »
That or AA i think. May be same price.

AA would be through AUH, they are not partners with EK.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #437 on: August 17, 2015, 03:21:28 PM »
I am sure he knew that.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #438 on: August 17, 2015, 06:17:35 PM »
That or AA i think. May be same price.
Not exactly.
AA = 45k/67.5k/90k
AS = 42.5k/72.5k/90k

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #439 on: August 17, 2015, 11:05:06 PM »
Not exactly.
AA = 45k/67.5k/90k
AS = 42.5k/72.5k/90k
I'm thinking F all the way :)
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #440 on: August 21, 2015, 01:37:26 AM »
NYC to CAK or CLE when AA timing is not good for me. And Delta works out best . is there any option other then Delta 25k round trip ?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #441 on: August 21, 2015, 01:55:59 AM »
NYC to CAK or CLE when AA timing is not good for me. And Delta works out best . is there any option other then Delta 25k round trip ?
25k AF. 25k KE.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #442 on: August 25, 2015, 11:14:50 AM »
Can I book this award?
CLE-ORD-CAK as a one way on United with any point currency?
CLE-PHL-CAK as a one way on US/AA with any point currency?

And if not, why not? What is the rule exactly?
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #443 on: August 25, 2015, 12:25:14 PM »
Can I book this award?
CLE-ORD-CAK as a one way on United with any point currency?
CLE-PHL-CAK as a one way on US/AA with any point currency?

And if not, why not? What is the rule exactly?

Bump...hoping someone will answer me over lunch (or whatever time it is in your part of the planet)
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #444 on: August 25, 2015, 12:52:06 PM »
Can I book this award?
CLE-ORD-CAK as a one way on United with any point currency?
CLE-PHL-CAK as a one way on US/AA with any point currency?

And if not, why not? What is the rule exactly?
That's called backtracking. Not allowed on award tickets.

Why not just do CLE-ORD-CLA or CLE-PHL-CAK for 9k Avios (4.5k each way)?
Even if United allowed it, their minimum would be 10k UA..

If you still want it as a "1 way", you can redeem A+ points (or UR for that matter) for travel.. Would probably be more points though..
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #445 on: August 25, 2015, 01:23:18 PM »
Thanks. I was wondering for availability, when SAAver is not available.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #446 on: August 25, 2015, 11:34:07 PM »
Cle/nyc/bwi/ etc to Cun?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #447 on: August 25, 2015, 11:47:38 PM »

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #448 on: August 26, 2015, 12:49:14 AM »

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #449 on: August 26, 2015, 01:04:46 AM »
United & AA is 17.5k a way.
ANA used to be 22k IIRC but I dont know the new requirement