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Re: Help!! Europe vacation Summer 2016.
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2016, 02:42:52 PM »
not sure where or what your looking at but plenty of availability from LHR-SFO the whole summer

Really? I dont see that much availability, and most of what I saw is only for 65K and not 30K. May be I am doing something wrong.

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Re: Help!! Europe vacation Summer 2016.
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2016, 02:44:00 PM »
SW doesn't fly to Europe. You could use SW to fly from let's say NYC back to SFO. But yeah, that's the easy stuff. Work on the transatlantic stuff first.

Oh I know that SW doesn't fly to Europe. wouldn't that be awesome though :)

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Re: Help!! Europe vacation Summer 2016.
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2016, 02:44:58 PM »
its really enough, spend two days in each city cramming everything in, full days of activities and then spend the last day roaming around and just chilling, it will make the whole vacation feel way more relaxed and less rushed.

Great suggestion. That's what we will do. Now, if I can just get the trans-Atlantic flights sorted first :)

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Re: Help!! Europe vacation Summer 2016.
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2016, 02:47:58 PM »
Really? I dont see that much availability, and most of what I saw is only for 65K and not 30K. May be I am doing something wrong.
you said you would do one way in premium, plenty of availability @50K in J and 62.5 in F with AA

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Re: Help!! Europe vacation Summer 2016.
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2016, 02:49:29 PM »
you said you would do one way in premium, plenty of availability @50K in J and 62.5 in F with AA

Problem is I dont have that many miles in AA, only 75K, and for 3 of us, thats not enough.

Plus, I am a cheap xxxxxxx

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Re: Help!! Europe vacation Summer 2016.
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2016, 02:51:16 PM »
Great suggestion. That's what we will do. Now, if I can just get the trans-Atlantic flights sorted first :)
also keep in mind the nasty UK tax on award seats when choosing your destination

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Re: Help!! Europe vacation Summer 2016.
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2016, 02:52:38 PM »
Problem is I dont have that many miles in AA, only 75K, and for 3 of us, thats not enough.

Plus, I am a cheap xxxxxxx
plenty of time to get another AA card or two.it will be worth it, a great way to end the vacation

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Re: Help!! Europe vacation Summer 2016.
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2016, 03:23:24 PM »
Here are my thoughts:
3 Weeks is a long time for 4 European cities.. You also dont want to leave London back to the USA, you want to make it your first stop (due to very high taxes).. How about something like this?

You'll get to see London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Venice, Mykonos & then fly back to SFO via ZRH

I dont know how updated the YQ thread is but being that this is in June there is no reason why this cant be done in style.
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Re: Help!! Europe vacation Summer 2016.
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2016, 04:40:41 PM »
also keep in mind the nasty UK tax on award seats when choosing your destination

I noticed that too. Flying out to LHR, tax is only $5.60 (United), while coming back it jumps to almost 200$. I tried couple other cities like Paris, Frankfurt, it was still above 100 bucks  >:( Are there any places from where it will be less or reasonable?

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Re: Help!! Europe vacation Summer 2016.
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2016, 04:41:58 PM »
plenty of time to get another AA card or two.it will be worth it, a great way to end the vacation

You think I have plenty of time to get new cards, earn the bonus and then book the reward flight? It might take almost 2 months, and I am worried that reward seats might get sold out. 

Or I should just leave it for next vacation??

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Re: Help!! Europe vacation Summer 2016.
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2016, 04:42:16 PM »
I noticed that too. Flying out to LHR, tax is only $5.60 (United), while coming back it jumps to almost 200$. I tried couple other cities like Paris, Frankfurt, it was still above 100 bucks  >:( Are there any places from where it will be less or reasonable?

see what I posted for you

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Re: Help!! Europe vacation Summer 2016.
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2016, 04:43:06 PM »
see what I posted for you

I saw that. That is awesome. I am in the process of replying to that one :)

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Re: Help!! Europe vacation Summer 2016.
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2016, 04:43:59 PM »
You think I have plenty of time to get new cards, earn the bonus and then book the reward flight? It might take almost 2 months, and I am worried that reward seats might get sold out. 

Or I should just leave it for next vacation??
Yes, should be enough time for you

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Re: Help!! Europe vacation Summer 2016.
« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2016, 04:45:52 PM »
I saw that. That is awesome. I am in the process of replying to that one :)

you can get nonstop SFO-LHR but I believe SFO-EWR-LHR has more options

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Re: Help!! Europe vacation Summer 2016.
« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2016, 04:46:33 PM »
Here are my thoughts:
3 Weeks is a long time for 4 European cities.. You also dont want to leave London back to the USA, you want to make it your first stop (due to very high taxes).. How about something like this?

You'll get to see London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Venice, Mykonos & then fly back to SFO via ZRH

I dont know how updated the YQ thread is but being that this is in June there is no reason why this cant be done in style.

I agree with you about 3 weeks for 4 cities.Now that I know that 2-3 days are more than enough for what we want to do, we can either cut down the time (and save money) or cover more places and have a hell of vacation. Need to check into vacation time and run by wife, cant do anything without that :)

Flying into London and back is ruled out based on earlier responses. That is why you guys are so awesome!!

How many miles we need for the things that you planned? That is looking like a great plan. How do I go about getting it done??