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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3980 on: April 26, 2021, 03:55:39 AM »
JFK-DOH-Europe on QR J.

Is it possible to book for 57k AA or they wouldn't allow because it's backtracking from a 3rd region?
The latter
If not, will they book for 70k or they can't book it at all?
It's going to price out as two separate awards, JFK-DOH, DOH-Europe so your total would be 70k+42.5k

Otherwise what's the best way to book? (Have a lot of Marriott, wouldn't mind transferring some).
Even if a program would allow you to backtrack, you're almost certainly going to exceed MPM so nobody is going to be able to book JFK-DOH-Europe as a one way.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3981 on: April 27, 2021, 12:14:31 AM »
The latterIt's going to price out as two separate awards, JFK-DOH, DOH-Europe so your total would be 70k+42.5k
Even if a program would allow you to backtrack, you're almost certainly going to exceed MPM so nobody is going to be able to book JFK-DOH-Europe as a one way.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3982 on: April 28, 2021, 10:28:40 AM »
Round-trip:
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Max Stops - 1
From: TPA (Tampa)
To: TLV
Departure dates: Anytime in October (10 Day Trip Total)
Return dates: Anytime in October (10 Day Trip Total)
Class: Business
Seats: 2 adults
Alliance/Airline: Any

Total Duration Maximum:  18 hours (obviously shorter is better)
This is the tricky part:  I want to arrive in TLV in the am.  When I leave, I want to take the late night, midnight departure, flight back to U.S.



Would use either cash or points whichever makes sense.  I have AMEX Platinum and the following:  600k AA, 270k BA, 370k DL, 540k UA and 360k Chase UR but this may be one of those times where it makes sense to spend the $$$.  I honestly am very confused right now.

Thanks in advance for any insight and recommendations.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3983 on: April 28, 2021, 10:51:41 AM »
Round-trip:
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Max Stops - 1
From: TPA (Tampa)
To: TLV
Departure dates: Anytime in October (10 Day Trip Total)
Return dates: Anytime in October (10 Day Trip Total)
Class: Business
Seats: 2 adults
Alliance/Airline: Any

Total Duration Maximum:  18 hours (obviously shorter is better)
This is the tricky part:  I want to arrive in TLV in the am.  When I leave, I want to take the late night, midnight departure, flight back to U.S.



Would use either cash or points whichever makes sense.  I have AMEX Platinum and the following:  600k AA, 270k BA, 370k DL, 540k UA and 360k Chase UR but this may be one of those times where it makes sense to spend the $$$.  I honestly am very confused right now.

Thanks in advance for any insight and recommendations.
If you need to arrive in the AM, youre limited to LY from EWR/JFK/MIA, UA from EWR and DL from JFK. For the return night flight, you can also use UA to ORD.
Id recommend using google flights where you can filter by departure/arrival times, travel duration and stops. Once you know what flight are doable, check their cash and miles price and compare.
If youre firm on flight times, Id definitely recommend booking separate tickets from TPA to NYC or MIA, and another US-TLV flight. This gives you a much bigger flexibility of airlines to use, and may save you $ too. Just give yourself enough time to transfer.
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3984 on: May 25, 2021, 12:20:25 PM »
Want to book 3 tickets NYC-TLV with points on Delta metal?

Not enough Delta miles but have enough AMEX points

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3985 on: May 26, 2021, 09:28:56 AM »
Want to book 3 tickets NYC-TLV with points on Delta metal?

Not enough Delta miles but have enough AMEX points

Should be able to transfer Amex to Flying Blue and book it if it's available that way

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3986 on: May 26, 2021, 09:36:14 AM »
Should be able to transfer Amex to Flying Blue and book it if it's available that way
Or to Delta if that works better.

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3987 on: May 26, 2021, 10:14:02 AM »
Should be able to transfer Amex to Flying Blue and book it if it's available that way

I tried that as that would save on the amex transfer fee but seems like almost nothing nonstop available for saver rewards on FB :(

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3988 on: May 26, 2021, 03:27:12 PM »
Looking to book 2 tickets PHL-LAX.

The flight I want is $392 cash, 31,360 UR or 35,549 MR (insider fare). Each.

I have lots of MR but am tight on UR.

What do y'all think I should use for this?
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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3989 on: May 26, 2021, 05:31:48 PM »
I tried that as that would save on the amex transfer fee but seems like almost nothing nonstop available for saver rewards on FB :(

Are you sure? Dan posted a while ago there was lot of saver availability but maybe that's dried up by now. Look up his previous posts

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3990 on: May 26, 2021, 05:54:56 PM »
Are you sure? Dan posted a while ago there was lot of saver availability but maybe that's dried up by now. Look up his previous posts

I double checked and was surprised to see almost nothing nonstop! would love to be proven wrong

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Re: What's the best way to book?
« Reply #3991 on: September 14, 2021, 05:52:06 PM »
I am looking to fly Latam airlines gru-Jfk in business. What is the best way to book ?