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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3740 on: January 20, 2019, 02:21:45 PM »
DL F has pretty good prices, hovering around the 175usd area.

DL award is around 11k + 50usd  in F.

Prices are usually higher within the week and always fluctuate. If you fly that route often, you should be familiar with the rhythm.

So if you value DL @ .1, its somewhat the same thing, depending on date and if your trying to maintain/achieve status.

The other option is BA Avios/Iberia/Ethiad..... with AA which has sucky availability in J to NYC [not phl].
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3741 on: January 20, 2019, 04:26:24 PM »
The other option is BA Avios/Iberia/Ethiad..... with AA which has sucky availability in J to NYC [not phl].
You mean 0 availability.
 I've gotten bumped to their so called bussiness class seats just for being a friendly passenger with the stewardess. 
 You ask nicely they will usually put you up front no questions asked. Whether bulk head, single isle seats, seats that bulge out with unlmtd leg room.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3742 on: January 20, 2019, 04:29:35 PM »
You mean 0 availability.
 I've gotten bumped to their so called bussiness class seats just for being a friendly passenger with the stewardess. 
 You ask nicely they will usually put you up front no questions asked. Whether bulk head, single isle seats, seats that bulge out with unlmtd leg room.
He asked being booked into J!

Your luck is not guaranteed.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3743 on: January 20, 2019, 05:17:22 PM »
He asked being booked into J!

Your luck is not guaranteed.
Correct, but with AA, the economy is the J class or vice versa.
There's no business seats on that small aircraft. I have yet to see a business class seat on a YUL/YYZ-NYC flight with AA, yes I know ba has a business option when booking for a few more ba avios. Only time I used the J class was when I needed to get to toronto and there was no avlblty to be found so booked the j ticket.
 Took that route many times but never once did I come across a J. Yes westjet or one of the other airlines might have some wider seats for the 1hr flight.
   Even AC is tiny seats, as well as united. There's no need for bigger or better. Business means you get 2 cups of water without having to ask and some biscuits.
 Flew in the standard econ with these flights, and was given free pringles ,pretzals, cans of soda and what ever there was availible on the flight.   
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3744 on: February 04, 2019, 11:31:33 PM »
LON to Amsterdam in economy?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3745 on: February 04, 2019, 11:32:25 PM »
LON to Amsterdam in economy?
4.5K BA or low cost can be under $30.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3746 on: February 05, 2019, 12:14:28 AM »
 I think sometimes it's worth flying in j just for the 2 pieces of luggage
Correct, but with AA, the economy is the J class or vice versa.
There's no business seats on that small aircraft. I have yet to see a business class seat on a YUL/YYZ-NYC flight with AA, yes I know ba has a business option when booking for a few more ba avios. Only time I used the J class was when I needed to get to toronto and there was no avlblty to be found so booked the j ticket.
 Took that route many times but never once did I come across a J. Yes westjet or one of the other airlines might have some wider seats for the 1hr flight.
   Even AC is tiny seats, as well as united. There's no need for bigger or better. Business means you get 2 cups of water without having to ask and some biscuits.
 Flew in the standard econ with these flights, and was given free pringles ,pretzals, cans of soda and what ever there was availible on the flight.   

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3747 on: February 05, 2019, 05:55:13 AM »
4.5K BA or low cost can be under $30.
+$250 departure tax?
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3748 on: February 05, 2019, 06:56:17 AM »

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3749 on: February 05, 2019, 08:02:39 AM »
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3750 on: February 05, 2019, 08:19:17 AM »
Why not, when doesn't it apply?
Goes by distance and class of service.

Here’s an old article simplifying it. Rates have changed, but premise is still the same:
https://onemileatatime.com/understanding-the-uk-air-passenger-duty-and-how-to-minimize-it/

Or here’s the government version, with current rates:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/rates-and-allowances-for-air-passenger-duty

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3751 on: February 05, 2019, 08:22:38 AM »
Goes by distance and class of service.

Here’s an old article simplifying it. Rates have changed, but premise is still the same:
https://onemileatatime.com/understanding-the-uk-air-passenger-duty-and-how-to-minimize-it/

Or here’s the government version, with current rates:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/rates-and-allowances-for-air-passenger-duty
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3752 on: February 06, 2019, 10:06:35 PM »
What's the best way to book Emirates?
And fly Dubai?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3753 on: February 07, 2019, 02:07:54 AM »
What's the best way to book Emirates?
And fly Dubai?
Still Jal miles but they tack on fuel charges now

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3754 on: February 07, 2019, 02:15:30 AM »
Still Jal miles but they tack on fuel charges now
Does it come out less than too book with milageplan?
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3755 on: February 07, 2019, 02:17:02 AM »
Does it come out less than too book with milageplan?
Alaska is way more miles but no yq

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3756 on: February 07, 2019, 10:48:04 AM »
how do I look for available  on JAl

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3757 on: February 07, 2019, 10:49:45 AM »
how do I look for available  on JAl
U have to make a milage bank account
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3758 on: February 07, 2019, 11:21:07 AM »
U have to make a milage bank account

I see no First class available for next week nyc to dxb can it still open up on the A380 . checked with Alaska ?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3759 on: February 07, 2019, 12:08:59 PM »
I see no First class available for next week nyc to dxb can it still open up on the A380 . checked with Alaska ?

what's the best way to book Etihad ?