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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1215 on: January 05, 2016, 10:12:27 AM »
They have availability now (I booked a J ticketed to MLE with a SIN stopover at the end of August) but if they don't have full F or J availability the whole way it won't show so look on the SQ site for each leg.  For example my last part from SIN-MLE didn't have J so it wasn't showing but when I called they let me book the whole thing in J and just that one leg Y (which I was fine with to have all the exact dates I wanted and it's a short flight).  We are also leaving from LAX and returning to SFO in order to get J because when I added in the last leg to Denver nothing was showing, so it may be worth it to search for those separate segments and then find a separate United flight home from those West Coast Gateway cities and when you call they can put it all together for you.

Did you have immediate availability or did you waitlist?  What's the likelihood of suites opening up during waitlist period?  What happens if you don't clear?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1216 on: January 05, 2016, 10:14:20 AM »
Did you have immediate availability or did you waitlist?  What's the likelihood of suites opening up during waitlist period?  What happens if you don't clear?

Your points are not subtracted until you confirm booking so if the waitlist never clears, nothing changes.

There is no known rhyme or reason for which waitlists clear and which don't but at least you can go and check from time to time how many seats are still available on a given flight.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1217 on: January 05, 2016, 10:15:31 AM »
Your points are not subtracted until you confirm booking so if the waitlist never clears, nothing changes.

There is no known rhyme or reason for which waitlists clear and which don't but at least you can go and check from time to time how many seats are still available on a given flight.

Thanks.  Presumably you would need to have the points in your account to WL for a particular flight...

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1218 on: January 05, 2016, 10:16:27 AM »
Thanks.  Presumably you would need to have the points in your account to WL for a particular flight...

You need to have enough miles for the flight -with the highest amount of miles required- in your account.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1219 on: January 05, 2016, 03:46:44 PM »
I see flight on AC rt yyz tlv on their site and EF but not on  ANA. Does AC have different availability for their members?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1220 on: January 05, 2016, 04:11:42 PM »
I see flight on AC rt yyz tlv on their site and EF but not on  ANA. Does AC have different availability for their members?
No.
AC hasn't been showing up to TLV on United's site. Might be for ANA also?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1221 on: January 05, 2016, 04:33:41 PM »
Thanks. Any idea on the yq through ana?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1222 on: January 05, 2016, 04:34:45 PM »

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1223 on: January 05, 2016, 05:56:48 PM »
No.
AC hasn't been showing up to TLV on United's site. Might be for ANA also?

I called ANA and they dont see the flight at all, not even to show its not available, which she said it usually would. So I guess no way to book with ANA unless there is some other idea.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1224 on: January 05, 2016, 07:25:02 PM »
Did you have immediate availability or did you waitlist?  What's the likelihood of suites opening up during waitlist period?  What happens if you don't clear?

They had immediate availability in J for all the flights except that last SIN-MLE leg, which they booked in Y and wait-listed us for J.  I have not see ANY Suites availability for the summer/fall except for like one SIN-HKG leg and I think others have said if you are set on the Suites then you have to chance it and they open up a couple weeks out.  Maybe book a good itinerary in J and then Wait-list if they let you (wait-listing wasn't even an option on the flight I wanted but I was also very specific about the dates I needed surrounding Labor Day) or just check back as it gets closer and pay the change fee.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1225 on: January 05, 2016, 10:48:46 PM »
1.  What is the Best J JFK GIG AA 777 or TAM 767?  My gut feeling says AA 777 based on the YouTube's I've watched?!

2. What is the cheapest miles to redeem J JFK GIG? I have points in every system  AA, UA, SQ, UR, MR and more...


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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1226 on: January 05, 2016, 11:15:37 PM »
1.  What is the Best J JFK GIG AA 777 or TAM 767?  My gut feeling says AA 777 based on the YouTube's I've watched?!

2. What is the cheapest miles to redeem J JFK GIG? I have points in every system  AA, UA, SQ, UR, MR and more...
1. AA
2. I think AA at 50k (going up to 57.5k, if booked after 03/22).

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1227 on: January 05, 2016, 11:19:57 PM »
1.  What is the Best J JFK GIG AA 777 or TAM 767?  My gut feeling says AA 777 based on the YouTube's I've watched?!

2. What is the cheapest miles to redeem J JFK GIG? I have points in every system  AA, UA, SQ, UR, MR and more...

disclaimer, I havent flown both but from the feedback ive gotten is that the new aa 777 is excellent.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1228 on: January 05, 2016, 11:38:50 PM »
How do I search and book lan/tam with AA points?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1229 on: January 05, 2016, 11:42:29 PM »
disclaimer, I havent flown both but from the feedback ive gotten is that the new aa 777 is excellent.

Thanks just booked 2 J AA777 JFK GIG JFK