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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1840 on: March 01, 2016, 01:52:25 PM »
CLE to BWI for next week. Prefer to use UR than $.
Thanks.

Doesnt only Southwest fly that route? Try hidden city if they are too expensive.
Or use points even on a hidden city ticket

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1841 on: March 01, 2016, 01:53:56 PM »
Doesnt only Southwest fly that route? Try hidden city if they are too expensive.
Or use points even on a hidden city ticket

That's what it looks like. SW or hidden city, were my first two guesses. I posted in case someone with more experience knew a different/better way.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1842 on: March 01, 2016, 01:55:29 PM »
CLE to BWI for next week. Prefer to use UR than $.
Thanks.

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ETA: UA goes to BWI but via EWR so probably not ideal. SW is the only one going to BWI direct.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1843 on: March 01, 2016, 01:56:57 PM »
CLE to BWI for next week. Prefer to use UR than $.
Thanks.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1844 on: March 01, 2016, 05:28:46 PM »
My family member wants to specifically get on  BA flight from ny-tlv roundrip.  whats the optimal way of doing this through points and minimal or no fuel surcharge?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1845 on: March 01, 2016, 05:50:31 PM »
My family member wants to specifically get on  BA flight from ny-tlv roundrip.  whats the optimal way of doing this through points and minimal or no fuel surcharge?

LAN is the only one that doesn't charge YQ on BA.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1846 on: March 02, 2016, 12:35:18 PM »
LAN is the only one that doesn't charge YQ on BA.

BA charges fuel surcharge with their own Avios points?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1847 on: March 02, 2016, 12:46:01 PM »
BA charges fuel surcharge with their own Avios points?

Yes

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1848 on: March 02, 2016, 12:55:40 PM »
Yes

Thank you so much!

Whats the best way of accumulating LAN miles for flights to Israel?  Never used LAN miles before

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1849 on: March 02, 2016, 12:56:32 PM »
Thank you so much!

Whats the best way of accumulating LAN miles for flights to Israel?  Never used LAN miles before

SPG is their only transfer partner.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1850 on: March 02, 2016, 01:07:15 PM »
SPG is their only transfer partner.

no SPG points

mostly they have AMEX points so whats their best bet transfer to Avios and pay fuel surcharge?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1851 on: March 02, 2016, 01:29:08 PM »
no SPG points

mostly they have AMEX points so whats their best bet transfer to Avios and pay fuel surcharge?

Probably best is to book with CX for 175k RT.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1852 on: March 02, 2016, 01:57:24 PM »
My family member wants to specifically get on  BA flight from ny-tlv roundrip.  whats the optimal way of doing this through points and minimal or no fuel surcharge?

An idea can be to sign up for the BA card, get a companion pass.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1853 on: March 02, 2016, 04:40:00 PM »
An idea can be to sign up for the BA card, get a companion pass.

how does that avoid harsh fuel surcharges on BA flights?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1854 on: March 02, 2016, 04:43:04 PM »
how does that avoid harsh fuel surcharges on BA flights?

It doesn't, but it avoids paying more miles.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1855 on: March 02, 2016, 04:45:47 PM »
It doesn't, but it avoids paying more miles.

so why did you mention CX 175.000?

 sounds like a lot of miles for one person plus fuel surcharges?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1856 on: March 02, 2016, 04:57:42 PM »
so why did you mention CX 175.000?

 sounds like a lot of miles for one person plus fuel surcharges?

thats not a lot compared to the other options out there.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1857 on: March 02, 2016, 05:02:14 PM »
so why did you mention CX 175.000?

 sounds like a lot of miles for one person plus fuel surcharges?

You're gonna be paying more by booking with BA, and even more if you transfer MR to BA at 250:200.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1858 on: March 02, 2016, 08:34:00 PM »
Where am I best off crediting my air france flight miles? (I don't think delta is a good idea)

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #1859 on: March 02, 2016, 08:34:45 PM »
Where am I best off crediting my air france flight miles? (I don't think delta is a good idea)

There is a thread for that here. It will also depend what fare class you are flying.
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