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Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
« Reply #800 on: March 13, 2011, 01:25:46 AM »
What do you mean?
I never pay money for flights, I always use points.
That is what I meant.

Only a fool uses miles for a domestic ticket purchase >2 weeks in advance.
Regardless I did check all the nonstop carriers from CLE or CAK to EWR, JFK, and LGA for saver mileage tickets (AA, CO, DL, FL).  There aren't any.
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Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
« Reply #801 on: March 13, 2011, 01:26:54 AM »
Ticket for cash? What kind of DD people bought this anyway?
Yeah, who is this Dan guy and what does he know about booking flights with miles?

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Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
« Reply #802 on: March 13, 2011, 01:28:14 AM »
Miles are free.
Free?
Miles are a currency just like cash is a currency.  Perhaps not quite as liquid and well-defined, but plenty of other currencies have similar characteristics.  There's a simple cost/benefit analysis that must be done every time.
That a 1L at a top-tier school would fail to recognize that astounds me!
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Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
« Reply #803 on: March 13, 2011, 01:31:03 AM »
Free?
Miles are a currency just like cash is a currency.  There's a simple cost/benefit analysis that must be done every time.
That a 1L would fail to recognize that astounds me...

Yes, but I decided that if I always wait to spend my miles until I can maximize their value, then I will never spend them. So now, if I am getting more than the "sale value" (if there were such a thing), then I just book it, since I can always get more miles.

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Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
« Reply #804 on: March 13, 2011, 01:34:36 AM »
Yes, but I decided that if I always wait to spend my miles until I can maximize their value, then I will never spend them. So now, if I am getting more than the "sale value" (if there were such a thing), then I just book it, since I can always get more miles.
Very weak argument.  You can also always get more money too!  Miles are a scarce commodity just as cash is.  You should use them when it makes sense, save them when it makes sense, and if you want, sell them when it makes sense.

If you are willing to use 25,000 miles for a $284 ticket then you're not playing the game correctly.  Regardless, there aren't any 25,000 miles tickets for 04/03 so the point here is moot.  You were quick to criticize without even investigating the basic facts at hand for this case.
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Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
« Reply #805 on: March 13, 2011, 01:35:56 AM »
Isn't EWR on the AA list for this month, so then you get 7500 off, and if you book one ways like some people did then you get 7500 off each way?

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Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
« Reply #806 on: March 13, 2011, 01:38:23 AM »
Isn't EWR on the AA list for this month, so then you get 7500 off, and if you book one ways like some people did then you get 7500 off each way?
Is this what they teach in law school?  I'm happy I got an MBA!
Investigate the facts before speaking sir!
1. AA doesn't fly CLE-EWR
2. I already said there were no RT saver tickets from CLE or CAK to EWR, JFK, or LGA for 04/03.
3. People are getting 3,750 off a one-way, not 7,500 off a one-way.
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Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
« Reply #807 on: March 13, 2011, 01:43:22 AM »
My school has an excellent business school also.

Why didn't you use your Capital one flying dollars from the matching points credit card?

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Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
« Reply #808 on: March 13, 2011, 01:44:20 AM »
Departing: Sunday, April 03, 2011
Akron/Canton, OH (CAK)    to    New York, NY - LaGuardia (LGA)    Flight 715    Class L
6:40 AM-8:03 AM         
Returning: Sunday, April 03, 2011
New York, NY - LaGuardia (LGA)    to    Akron/Canton, OH (CAK)    Flight 718    Class T
8:47 PM-10:22 PM

Total price: $280.40
Payment status: Confirmed
Dan, sales generally come out on Tuesday's.  But anyways, if the price was in the 320's how did you get for $280?

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Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
« Reply #809 on: March 13, 2011, 01:46:04 AM »
My school has an excellent business school also.
They do indeed.  Perhaps you'll consider a double major?

Why didn't you use your Capital one flying dollars from the matching points credit card?
Better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt...
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Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
« Reply #810 on: March 13, 2011, 01:46:09 AM »
Dan, sales generally come out on Tuesday's.  But anyways, if the price was in the 320's how did you get for $280?

He did cash and points

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Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
« Reply #811 on: March 13, 2011, 01:47:07 AM »
He did cash and points
Better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt...
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Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
« Reply #812 on: March 13, 2011, 01:48:01 AM »
It is way too late for that for me on this forum.

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Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
« Reply #813 on: March 13, 2011, 01:48:35 AM »
Dan: what do you think of the new year of BMI silver?

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Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
« Reply #814 on: March 13, 2011, 01:51:05 AM »
Dan, sales generally come out on Tuesday's.
Yes, as I said:
Lock in at $280.40 tonight or roll the dice and hope for a mid-week fare sale?
I've been waiting for quite a while now, but the fare sales haven't applied to Sunday flights at all.  Optimal pricing is typically mid-week between 3-7 weeks before the flight.  If it does go down it won't be by much.
But anyways, if the price was in the 320's how did you get for $280?
I have a corp account that lets me hold fares for 1 day.
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Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
« Reply #815 on: March 13, 2011, 01:52:23 AM »
Yes, as I said:I've been waiting for quite a while now, but the fare sales haven't applied to Sunday flights at all.  Optimal pricing is typically mid-week between 3-7 weeks before the flight.  If it does go down it won't be by much.I have a corp account that lets me hold fares for 1 day.
So you held it since Friday?

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Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
« Reply #816 on: March 13, 2011, 01:53:37 AM »
Dan: what do you think of the new year of BMI silver?
Objection: Relevance?
Imagine if the background examiner to pass the bar researches your DDF posts :o 
It's not exactly hard to figure out who you are...can't be too careful!
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Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
« Reply #817 on: March 13, 2011, 01:54:12 AM »
So you held it since Friday?
I've been holding it daily for quite a while now.  But yes, this one was held yesterday.
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Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
« Reply #818 on: March 13, 2011, 01:58:14 AM »
It's interesting how some route's are just more expensive, regardless of the fact that they are less miles. The distance to Florida is significally longer from NY, using more fuel, yet the prices are generally cheaper.

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Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
« Reply #819 on: March 13, 2011, 01:59:44 AM »
It's interesting how some route's are just more expensive, regardless of the fact that they are less miles. The distance to Florida is significally longer from NY, using more fuel, yet the prices are generally cheaper.
Competition+Price the market will bear=Market price.
Zero correlation to the distance traveled.
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