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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?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #510 on: September 04, 2015, 01:27:24 PM »
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?

400's is correct.. my gut feeling is that you are looking at an economy ticket.. the YQ for that is in the upper 100's
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #511 on: September 08, 2015, 11:45:21 PM »
Best way to book
Nyc- EZE ?
Round trip

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #512 on: September 08, 2015, 11:52:44 PM »
Best way to book
Nyc- EZE ?
Round trip

In economy? AA off peak, or BA other times.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #513 on: September 08, 2015, 11:54:17 PM »
In economy? AA off peak, or BA other times.
Thanks.
What are premium options ? J/F?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #514 on: September 08, 2015, 11:57:17 PM »
Thanks.
What are premium options ? J/F?

Stick with AA. Or a skyteam partners with AR.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #515 on: September 09, 2015, 12:12:39 AM »
What's the best way?
Mia/fll  - slc I see southwest for 7.5k

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #516 on: September 09, 2015, 12:13:58 AM »
What's the best way?
Mia/fll  - slc I see southwest for 7.5k

That doesn't seem too bad. Might have answered your own question there.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #517 on: September 09, 2015, 12:15:01 AM »
That doesn't seem too bad. Might have answered your own question there.
just making sure...

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #518 on: September 09, 2015, 12:47:50 AM »
whats best way to book one-way nyc-lhr in y with points/miles?
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #519 on: September 09, 2015, 12:48:55 AM »
whats best way to book one-way nyc-lhr in y with points/miles?
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