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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3840 on: August 07, 2019, 08:49:45 AM »
What are a few most inexpensive redemption options for basic a economy yul to kbp (booking now for RH) ?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3841 on: August 07, 2019, 11:57:54 AM »
What are a few most inexpensive redemption options for basic a economy yul to kbp (booking now for RH) ?

First check what availability there is

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3842 on: August 07, 2019, 12:47:21 PM »
Best airline for travel ORD-CDG-TLV-ORD with free stopover in CDG?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3843 on: August 14, 2019, 10:00:18 PM »
Pax booked on Delta in Basic Economy so no seat selection. Seat options looking pretty bad.

Is it possible to upgrade the ticket to regular fare class? Or purchase seats?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3844 on: August 15, 2019, 12:21:24 AM »
Pax booked on Delta in Basic Economy so no seat selection. Seat options looking pretty bad.

Is it possible to upgrade the ticket to regular fare class? Or purchase seats?
You should be able to just purchase seats directly with Delta online.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3845 on: August 15, 2019, 11:30:07 AM »
You should be able to just purchase seats directly with Delta online.
Nothing doing, it's stating seats assigned at check-in and no options to click. Called and was told the same. I was pretty sure two weeks ago they were giving me the option to purchase seats. Maybe that's only during booking or perhaps something changed.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3846 on: August 22, 2019, 11:34:05 AM »
Any way to book domestic UA >1,500 miles for less than 12.5k? If it's possible with a RT that's fine too.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3847 on: August 22, 2019, 01:23:41 PM »
Any way to book domestic UA >1,500 miles for less than 12.5k? If it's possible with a RT that's fine too.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3848 on: August 22, 2019, 01:51:16 PM »

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3849 on: August 22, 2019, 08:01:34 PM »
Any way to book domestic UA >1,500 miles for less than 12.5k? If it's possible with a RT that's fine too.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3850 on: September 03, 2019, 01:23:48 PM »
Looking at the following flights all on the same day:

SW 64000 (would pull from UR) on 737-7
Delta 80,000 (would pull from amex plat) coach -would have to pay $150 for luggage round trip ERJ 175
Avios 132000 (sitting in the avios account) in biz class to get free bags on ERJ 175
avios 66000 (sitting in avios account) in coach would have to pay $150 for luggage round trip on ERJ 175

I could use amex travel credit for the baggage fee. Or I could save it for another flight.
Flight is 2.5 hours.
Flight is with 2 young children.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3851 on: September 03, 2019, 01:30:09 PM »
Looking at the following flights all on the same day:

SW 64000 (would pull from UR) on 737-7
Delta 80,000 (would pull from amex plat) coach -would have to pay $150 for luggage round trip ERJ 175
Avios 132000 (sitting in the avios account) in biz class to get free bags on ERJ 175
avios 66000 (sitting in avios account) in coach would have to pay $150 for luggage round trip on ERJ 175

I could use amex travel credit for the baggage fee. Or I could save it for another flight.
Flight is 2.5 hours.
Flight is with 2 young children.
plus you can use MR and have a 40% bonus to BA so better deal then delta. IMO

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3852 on: September 03, 2019, 05:12:51 PM »
Cheapest option TLV-JNB/VFA ?
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3853 on: September 08, 2019, 05:09:30 PM »
EWR BUF my dates are available on UA what’s the best partner to book on for a RT?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3854 on: September 08, 2019, 05:11:48 PM »
EWR BUF my dates are available on UA what’s the best partner to book on for a RT?
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