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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1500 on: February 04, 2016, 11:55:30 PM »
EK JFK - MXP is the cheapest with JAL at 50k in F?
If I see availability on Alaska website is that available with jal?
Could I hold my award meanwhile I'm waiting for my spg transfer to go thru?

I looked up on JAL because I was curious to whether one ways are allowed, and they are..
Please share when you book how long it took for SPG to transfer into JAL & how much YQ you were charged. TY

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1501 on: February 04, 2016, 11:57:52 PM »
I looked up on JAL because I was curious to whether one ways are allowed, and they are..
Please share when you book how long it took for SPG to transfer into JAL & how much YQ you were charged. TY
It looks like a one way will be 65k and there is no YQ

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1502 on: February 04, 2016, 11:58:36 PM »
And I'm looking BOS-DUS, not NYC-DUS.  The AB options are not showing up for BOS, at least not that I can see.
I called and AA claims that AB is not releasing to them. Something changed over the last few months and no one is talking.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1503 on: February 04, 2016, 11:59:17 PM »
I called and AA claims that AB is not releasing to them. Something changed over the last few months and no one is talking.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1504 on: February 05, 2016, 12:04:34 AM »
From TPG
JAL doesn’t impose fuel surcharges for Emirates bookings. Taxes and fees are capped at $78.20 for a round-trip award ticket.

Yes I see it now, interesting.. because on JAL they write half the RT cost but in reality its really the one way distance.
Also it says $78.20 to (DXB) UAE, doesnt say anything about MXP.. Its highly likely its around the same amount, just confirm once booked please

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1505 on: February 05, 2016, 12:07:43 AM »
Yes I see it now, interesting.. because on JAL they write half the RT cost but in reality its really the one way distance.
Also it says $78.20 to (DXB) UAE, doesnt say anything about MXP.. Its highly likely its around the same amount, just confirm once booked please
The only issue could be that if it takes around 3 weeks to transfer SPG - JAL the award availability could be long gone by then

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1506 on: February 05, 2016, 12:09:13 AM »
The only issue could be that if it takes around 3 weeks to transfer SPG - JAL the award availability could be long gone by then

keep (me) us updated with SPG transfer time + yq details as/if you book this. Thanks!

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1507 on: February 05, 2016, 12:15:21 AM »
It looks like a one way will be 65k and there is no YQ

I wrote a note in the Maldives thread about JAL now for EK travel..

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=15937.msg1403582#msg1403582

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1508 on: February 05, 2016, 12:55:09 AM »
I dont understand why RT is 100k but Ow is 65?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1509 on: February 05, 2016, 12:58:22 AM »
I dont understand why RT is 100k but Ow is 65?


Yes I see it now, interesting.. because on JAL they write half the RT cost but in reality its really the one way distance.



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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1510 on: February 05, 2016, 01:38:23 AM »
Vs the opportunity to fly LH A380 F? I think not.

I agree, go with LH F.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1511 on: February 05, 2016, 01:40:57 AM »
I looked up on JAL because I was curious to whether one ways are allowed, and they are..
Please share when you book how long it took for SPG to transfer into JAL & how much YQ you were charged. TY

No YQ ex-USA

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1512 on: February 05, 2016, 01:41:17 AM »
I dont understand why RT is 100k but Ow is 65?

Distance based award chart.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1513 on: February 05, 2016, 01:41:44 AM »
I agree, go with LH F.
Now the question becomes do i use UR for UA, existing AC, or transfer SPG to A3?
As LH F isnt open yet J is pricing 70k UA +62.06, 57.5k AC + 250.06 and i believe A3 is 45k but long transfer times and what will i do with 5k extra in A3
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1514 on: February 05, 2016, 01:43:25 AM »
Now the question becomes do i use UR for UA, existing AC, or transfer SPG to A3?

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