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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1530 on: February 05, 2016, 08:48:19 AM »
LH is only 52k

Actually best way is via A3
45k + no yq for ua, but I dont know their infant policy

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1531 on: February 05, 2016, 08:56:44 AM »
Book w AC. Small charge for adding an infant + only 55k ow in J & no yq
But I have the M&M miles just sitting. Have to think...
Actually best way is via A3
45k + no yq for ua, but I dont know their infant policy

Do Amex MR trasnfer there? Or just SPG?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1532 on: February 05, 2016, 08:59:03 AM »
Right & 💰  :D

Even w/o YQ it is still $288 Tax Ex-LHR

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1533 on: February 05, 2016, 08:59:49 AM »
But I have the M&M miles just sitting. Have to think...
Do Amex MR trasnfer there? Or just SPG?

Only spg. Maybe trade with a friend 52k LH for 40k SPG.. Dunno :)
Would be real silly to pay $450 for no reason

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1534 on: February 05, 2016, 09:12:11 AM »
Only spg. Maybe trade with a friend 52k LH for 40k SPG.. Dunno :)
Would be real silly to pay $450 for no reason

Does SPG-A3 work if names do not match?

UA phone rep telling me that infant in lap has no check baggage allowane (other that car seat etc) >:(

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1535 on: February 05, 2016, 09:17:39 AM »
Does SPG-A3 work if names do not match?

UA phone rep telling me that infant in lap has no check baggage allowane (other that car seat etc) >:(

My infant nephews had a bag allowance when flying with UA via a NH Y class redemption.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1536 on: February 05, 2016, 09:28:55 AM »
My infant nephews had a bag allowance when flying with UA via a NH Y class redemption.
How can I confirm one way or the other? That will be a major factor in deciding which flight to take.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1537 on: February 05, 2016, 09:31:58 AM »
How can I confirm one way or the other? That will be a major factor in deciding which flight to take.

I made a mistake back then by booking via NH.. Due to infant costs..
Use the United callback #. They are pretty good.

"Checked baggage allowance for children

The standard checked baggage allowance applies to children with purchased tickets, including infants traveling internationally on 10 percent of an adult fare. If a child’s baggage allowance is exceeded, the excess will become part of the fare-paying adult's baggage allowance. All standard checked baggage restrictions and service charges apply."

basically you do get 1 bag

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1538 on: February 05, 2016, 09:33:09 AM »

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1540 on: February 05, 2016, 09:35:43 AM »
I made a mistake back then by booking via NH.. Due to infant costs..
Use the United callback #. They are pretty good.

"Checked baggage allowance for children

The standard checked baggage allowance applies to children with purchased tickets, including infants traveling internationally on 10 percent of an adult fare. If a child’s baggage allowance is exceeded, the excess will become part of the fare-paying adult's baggage allowance. All standard checked baggage restrictions and service charges apply."

basically you do get 1 bag
What about an infant booked via an AC award?
And would the one bag be 50LB or the 70LB J class limit?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1541 on: February 05, 2016, 09:41:37 AM »
What about an infant booked via an AC award?
And would the one bag be 50LB or the 70LB J class limit?

70lbs + $100 infant fee

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1542 on: February 05, 2016, 09:45:48 AM »
70lbs + $100 infant fee
I meant to ask: is an infant booked via AC miles included in the "including infants traveling internationally on 10 percent of an adult fare"?

I am not sure how you reached your conclusion: If the infant in lap gets regular Y class allowance then that is 1 X 50Lb. If he gets J class allowance, then that is 2 X 70LB.

What makes you say 1 X 70LB?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1543 on: February 05, 2016, 09:49:59 AM »
I meant to ask: is an infant booked via AC miles included in the "including infants traveling internationally on 10 percent of an adult fare"?

I am not sure how you reached your conclusion: If the infant in lap gets regular Y class allowance then that is 1 X 50Lb. If he gets J class allowance, then that is 2 X 70LB.

What makes you say 1 X 70LB?

Where do I say 1x 70lbs? You asked 50lbs vs 70lbs.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1544 on: February 05, 2016, 09:55:09 AM »