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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3915 on: January 07, 2020, 11:00:51 AM »
Looking for a sweet spot here... I've never even flown to Asia so I'm starting with nothing.

Trying to piece together what's essentially a RTW with multi-day stopovers in Europe and Asia. I have flexibility with my airports, but not a ton due to scheduling. Ideally, I'd fly NYC-KBP-HRB-NYC (with whatever stops are required), but I'm looking for an award sweet spot. In all likelihood I'll need to book Asian hub-HRB separately.

I pieced together EWR-TXL-WAW-KBP-IST-PEK-JFK on UA for 215k in various J products (and PEK-HRB on cheap rev), but I wonder if there's a better way of doing it.

ANA is pretty great at 180k for J NYC-NRT-FRA-NRT-JFK with separate flights to KBP and PEK, but a. the westbound timing doesn't work, and b. all those separate flights aren't exactly great.

In short, any unique way of booking US-EU-Asia-US? Or a better option than UA for *a (other than LM, not gonna trust them with this itin)? I'll be buying whatever points I need for this FWIW.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3916 on: January 07, 2020, 11:20:42 AM »
Looking for a sweet spot here... I've never even flown to Asia so I'm starting with nothing.

Trying to piece together what's essentially a RTW with multi-day stopovers in Europe and Asia. I have flexibility with my airports, but not a ton due to scheduling. Ideally, I'd fly NYC-KBP-HRB-NYC (with whatever stops are required), but I'm looking for an award sweet spot. In all likelihood I'll need to book Asian hub-HRB separately.

I pieced together EWR-TXL-WAW-KBP-IST-PEK-JFK on UA for 215k in various J products (and PEK-HRB on cheap rev), but I wonder if there's a better way of doing it.

ANA is pretty great at 180k for J NYC-NRT-FRA-NRT-JFK with separate flights to KBP and PEK, but a. the westbound timing doesn't work, and b. all those separate flights aren't exactly great.

In short, any unique way of booking US-EU-Asia-US? Or a better option than UA for *a (other than LM, not gonna trust them with this itin)? I'll be buying whatever points I need for this FWIW.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3917 on: January 07, 2020, 12:25:52 PM »
is DL 85k best way to book VS Upper Class from TLV-(LHR)-JFK? $84 taxes

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3918 on: January 07, 2020, 03:29:11 PM »
Yes

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3919 on: January 07, 2020, 05:50:12 PM »
If my planned itinerary is SAN to Italy(rome or florence) May 4 and then Italy to tlv May 15 and then tlv back to SAN on May 24:
is best way to search for revenue ticket through multi city (3 legs)? Or are there better options?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3920 on: January 07, 2020, 06:21:44 PM »
Looking to travel from TPA-TLV with one-stop, layover not to exceed 3 hours, business class.  2 People.
Travel Dates:  Sep/Oct/Nov (avoid high holidays).
Duration: 7-10 days.
AA 320k
BA 270k
DL 260k
UA 540k
Chase UA 330k

Thoughts and suggestions?

Is this the right thread to have posted this question?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3921 on: January 07, 2020, 07:48:50 PM »
nyc-txl in j
is 88k ana the best? if so how can i find low yq?
or ua 130k $97?
or is there something i could do much better?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3922 on: January 07, 2020, 08:35:40 PM »
nyc-txl in j
is 88k ana the best? if so how can i find low yq?
or ua 130k $97?
or is there something i could do much better?

You can use ANA for UA metal with little to no fees., The UA route has pretty decent availability.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3923 on: January 07, 2020, 08:51:44 PM »
not for my dates
i am seeing mostly Swiss, Austrian, and Lufthansa 
and one "Exclusively available to you as a MileagePlus Chase Cardmember"   
chance of it opening up (for travel in march)

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3924 on: January 07, 2020, 09:04:12 PM »
not for my dates
i am seeing mostly Swiss, Austrian, and Lufthansa 
and one "Exclusively available to you as a MileagePlus Chase Cardmember"   
chance of it opening up (for travel in march)


Its to far out to see UA close in opening up. You can take the risk and wait if you'd like.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3925 on: January 07, 2020, 09:08:08 PM »
what about
i am seeing mostly Swiss, Austrian, and Lufthansa 

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3926 on: January 07, 2020, 09:22:14 PM »
what about

With this you will be paying for a lot of fees.

You can lock in for now with these and then pay a change fee when/if UA opens up.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3927 on: January 07, 2020, 10:17:41 PM »
what about
Swiss can be booked via Aeroplan for 110k RT J and low tax. The other 2 have high taxes.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3928 on: January 08, 2020, 09:17:08 AM »
If my planned itinerary is SAN to Italy(rome or florence) May 4 and then Italy to tlv May 15 and then tlv back to SAN on May 24:
is best way to search for revenue ticket through multi city (3 legs)? Or are there better options?

or better to book this itinerary as a roundtrip with long stopover in Italy

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3929 on: January 22, 2020, 11:12:31 PM »
cx jfk-hkg-jnb f+j
on a side note is it just the 77w that has f and not a359 ? and is it correct that ewr has just the a359?
can i get better then 106,900 Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
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