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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #495 on: September 03, 2015, 12:08:39 AM »
Sure there are... LX, LO, UA etc. etc. dont remember all by heart
He means from YYZ

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #496 on: September 03, 2015, 12:26:13 AM »
He means from YYZ

If then.. LO flies to TLV via WAW. Good luck w avail

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #497 on: September 03, 2015, 01:46:49 AM »
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?
Have you tried LO through WAW? They have a nice J product and charge really low YQ, probably about $125+-.
Also, SQ is the cheapest for *A to TLV (57.5k ow in J). So best to transfer MR into SQ. 

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #498 on: September 03, 2015, 08:43:43 AM »
Have you tried LO through WAW? They have a nice J product and charge really low YQ, probably about $125+-.
Also, SQ is the cheapest for *A to TLV (57.5k ow in J). So best to transfer MR into SQ.

SQ charges YQ except on UA. Its virtually close to the same in value when you put them side by side with 70/80k UA.

Chase UR into UA is instant, any program into singapore depending on when you transfer takes 1 hour-2 days about. One of the main reasons why it may be worth it to use SQ is that 4 different point currencies transfer into their program.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #499 on: September 03, 2015, 09:47:38 AM »

Have you tried LO through WAW? They have a nice J product and charge really low YQ, probably about $125+-.
If then.. LO flies to TLV via WAW. Good luck w avail
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #500 on: September 03, 2015, 10:19:57 AM »

2 different questions, but yes, similar point.  Not sure when OP plans on flying, but in advance LO has decent availability out of JFK.  In fact they often release 4+ seats in J, sometimes even more.  Not sure out of YYZ. 

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #501 on: September 03, 2015, 10:50:18 AM »
2 different questions, but yes, similar point.  Not sure when OP plans on flying, but in advance LO has decent availability out of JFK.  In fact they often release 4+ seats in J, sometimes even more.  Not sure out of YYZ.

I dont think their availability is decent... I actually think its pretty bad. IME at least

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #502 on: September 03, 2015, 11:05:23 AM »
Specifically on YYZ-TLV? Or in general?

If in general -1, as I've booked multiple seats many times.
That

AC does not release more than 1 J seat (at a time?) YYZ-TLV on the 787.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #503 on: September 03, 2015, 11:37:07 AM »
SQ charges YQ except on UA. Its virtually close to the same in value when you put them side by side with 70/80k UA.

Chase UR into UA is instant, any program into singapore depending on when you transfer takes 1 hour-2 days about. One of the main reasons why it may be worth it to use SQ is that 4 different point currencies transfer into their program.
From OP:
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 #504 on: September 03, 2015, 11:46:52 AM »
I dont think their availability is decent... I actually think its pretty bad. IME at least
LO releases LOTS (NPI ) of J seats for partner award travel.  Granted, last minute and December and summer will be tough.  But if you are booking in advance they are a great option.  Consider that they have 18 J seats and consistently release 4+ seats per flight.  For example, in January, February, March 2016 almost all dates have 2+ seats, at least 50% of the dates have 4+ seats, some have 6 and a few dates still have 8 seats available.  Yes, 8 seats in an 18-seat cabin.  That's amazing. 

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #505 on: September 03, 2015, 11:49:07 AM »
One issue with LO to TLV is you usually need to take a long stopover in WAW.  That can be a + (see WAW) or - (longer to get there), depending on your preferences. 

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #506 on: September 03, 2015, 11:57:00 AM »
I see what you mean.. I cant plan my trips that far in advance  ;)

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #507 on: September 03, 2015, 12:28:27 PM »
Chase UR into UA is instant, any program into singapore depending on when you transfer takes 4 hour-2 days about. One of the main reasons why it may be worth it to use SQ is that 4 different point currencies transfer into their program.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #509 on: September 04, 2015, 12:56:31 PM »
You can use ita to figure out (estimate of) yq

On the OS flight I am checking ITA shows $185, SQ wanted $564 and AC $478.

So there is no correlation, is this the exception or the rule?