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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #825 on: December 01, 2015, 03:56:57 PM »
Nice!

One more thing, EY between JNB-AUH is Jetihad, no?
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #826 on: December 01, 2015, 04:01:19 PM »
One more thing, EY between JNB-AUH is Jetihad, no?

Correct.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #827 on: December 02, 2015, 06:25:43 PM »
Are there any advantages to book through Priceline or Orbitz vs directly with the airlines themselves?

Most (?) airlines also have a 24 hr+ free cancellation or a 24 hr hold (AA).

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #828 on: December 02, 2015, 06:28:14 PM »
Are there any advantages to book through Priceline or Orbitz vs directly with the airlines themselves?

Most (?) airlines also have a 24 hr+ free cancellation or a 24 hr hold (AA).

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #829 on: December 02, 2015, 06:50:11 PM »
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Just what I was looking for!  Ty. I do see some advantages of booking on these OTA sites, but I have a similar feeling to responses #13-17. 

Maybe double booking, OTA to safeguard spontaneous decisions and foreign airline quirks but cancelling within the first 24-36 hours, and direct to airline bookings to keep if we have decided to take that flight.  A pain.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #830 on: December 02, 2015, 09:16:23 PM »
second time Martrix is giving me false pricing. Whats up with that?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #831 on: December 02, 2015, 11:48:44 PM »
second time Martrix is giving me false pricing. Whats up with that?

its not being accurate lately..

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #832 on: December 03, 2015, 02:17:37 PM »
looking to book OW SAN-JFK Jan 20 for two.  jet blue has a good sale with points and nonstop in the afternoon but I dont have enough true blue points

is my only option to transfer Amex points but their ratio is less than 1:1.  I can use Amex points straight up like cash but it comes out to like 26,000 for two people

any other options? does amex transfer instant to Jet Blue?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #833 on: December 03, 2015, 02:22:42 PM »
does amex transfer instant to Jet Blue?

Yes

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #834 on: December 03, 2015, 03:32:36 PM »
Yes

do any other point currencies transfer to Jet blue?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #835 on: December 03, 2015, 03:35:36 PM »
do any other point currencies transfer to Jet blue?

no

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #836 on: December 03, 2015, 04:20:15 PM »
just found out and keep in mind if you want to book flights with UR some airlines like Jet Blue are not available online and  dont appear on the search on the UR website so if you want that flight and don't see it CALL

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #837 on: December 04, 2015, 09:56:29 AM »
I'm trying to book round trip NYC-LHR-NCL.
If I book the NYC-LHR leg separate, from the LHR-NCL leg with AA, on a BA flight, the YQ, and taxes price at about $1,200.
Question: If I put ncl as the final destination, and make it one award ticket, will that bring the pricing now ?
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #838 on: December 04, 2015, 12:49:14 PM »
I'm trying to book round trip NYC-LHR-NCL.
If I book the NYC-LHR leg separate, from the LHR-NCL leg with AA, on a BA flight, the YQ, and taxes price at about $1,200.
Question: If I put ncl as the final destination, and make it one award ticket, will that bring the pricing now ?

I know it doesn't answer your question, but do you need to go through LHR?  On UA through DUB it's 30k OW +~$17.xx in fees.  Or Avios on EI for that matter.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #839 on: December 04, 2015, 02:30:36 PM »

I know it doesn't answer your question, but do you need to go through LHR?  On UA through DUB it's 30k OW +~$17.xx in fees.  Or Avios on EI for that matter.
I don't need to go through LHR.
I just thought that, that was my only option. I'll look into those routes. Much appreciated.
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