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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1035 on: December 27, 2015, 01:26:58 PM »

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1036 on: December 27, 2015, 01:28:10 PM »
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1037 on: December 27, 2015, 04:32:29 PM »
Looking for yyz-hkg or to bkk on 1/26 returning 2/1. How long before can I expect (or hope) for cx to open up j?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1038 on: December 27, 2015, 04:38:50 PM »
Looking for yyz-hkg or to bkk on 1/26 returning 2/1. How long before can I expect (or hope) for cx to open up j?

Don't know what kinds of points you have but have just checked on Singapore?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1039 on: December 27, 2015, 04:40:16 PM »
I'm sitting on 235k aa.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1040 on: December 27, 2015, 04:41:05 PM »
I'm sitting on 235k aa.

Ok got it, was thinking Amex MR or Chase UR.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1041 on: December 27, 2015, 05:44:40 PM »
Looking for yyz-hkg or to bkk on 1/26 returning 2/1. How long before can I expect (or hope) for cx to open up j?

24 hours out they usually open everything except 1 seat.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1042 on: December 27, 2015, 07:29:10 PM »
24 hours out they usually open everything except 1 seat.
and how can I search that availability? BA?
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1043 on: December 27, 2015, 07:31:04 PM »
and how can I search that availability? BA?

Yep.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1044 on: December 27, 2015, 07:50:29 PM »
Yep.

So if he sees paid fares on BA site for the flights he wants then 24 hours out he should be able to book with points?  Do most airlines do this?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1045 on: December 27, 2015, 07:54:31 PM »
So if he sees paid fares on BA site for the flights he wants then 24 hours out he should be able to book with points?  Do most airlines do this?

No. He needs to check if award travel has become available. But yes, he can check OTA sites or EF to see how many seats are still available on a given flight to gauge what might become available <24 hours.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1046 on: December 27, 2015, 08:21:20 PM »
to book cathay pacific I search on BA then call AA. correct?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1047 on: December 27, 2015, 08:35:54 PM »

to book cathay pacific I search on BA then call AA. correct?
yes. Or you can search Asiamiles.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1048 on: December 27, 2015, 08:43:13 PM »
yes. Or you can search Asiamiles.

That won't necessarily be bookable space with AA.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1049 on: December 27, 2015, 10:20:13 PM »
What is the cheapest way to book Den-MLE with a stopover in TLV.  United would let me do it in Y for 100k. SQ said only 75k (which sounded too low to the Maldives) for 75k but could only stopover in IST not TLV so I'd have to buy that last leg.  I know ANA is cheapest to TlV directly and only RT.  Was also thinking maybe it would be cheaper to book as separate tickets.  I have both UR and MR.  Also what would be the best deal in J?