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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.
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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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.
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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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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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3930 on: January 29, 2020, 10:07:43 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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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3931 on: January 29, 2020, 10:15:17 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
With Asia miles that might be your best.

With Alaska miles itll be cheaper but it needs to be available.
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3932 on: January 29, 2020, 11:17:20 PM »
With Asia miles that might be your best.

With Alaska miles itll be cheaper but it needs to be available.
how much

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3933 on: February 04, 2020, 06:37:23 PM »
Trying to book NYC-MXP-DXB-MLE-NYC with 2 plus day stopovers in each city in J. want to fly in as much EK as possible due to nonstop flights.

Already relented to booking NYC to MXP with LM on LX to avoid YQ

MXP-DXB I can use 57K QF plus $400 PP in YQ

Anything I can do to book the trip more efficiently?

I donít have access to AS or JAL

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3934 on: February 06, 2020, 03:34:53 PM »
Ua Gva-Ewr in premium economy
Can it be booked thru aeroplan?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3935 on: February 06, 2020, 04:04:09 PM »
no

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3936 on: February 08, 2020, 12:28:28 PM »
Is there any program that can book besides UA?

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3937 on: February 09, 2020, 07:43:36 AM »
EY F or residents.
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Best way to book?
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3938 on: February 18, 2020, 07:41:47 AM »
tlv-mle
mle- nyc

tia

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3939 on: February 18, 2020, 08:30:07 AM »
Hi
I'm looking to book travel to Israel for the middle of August. I'm flexible on dates. But I have to be there for August 13th through the 15th. I would like to be there a week around those dates.

I have Amex miles and a lifelines account. I was wondering if it would be worth it for me to use lineslines transfered from Amex. I'm not very familiar with mileage programs and award tickets.

What is your advice?

I can't seem to get any non stop flights on lifelines. I would be willing to do a stopover of it was very worthwhile.

Amy advice?