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New 5th freedom flight ATH-EWR with EK
« on: January 23, 2017, 05:16:25 AM »
Pretty cool

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Re: New 5th freedom flight ATH-EWR with EK
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2017, 05:32:29 AM »

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Re: New 5th freedom flight ATH-EWR with EK
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2017, 05:44:45 AM »
Yes nonstop, seems once a day.
Very curious if it slips into the first category with JAL

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Re: New 5th freedom flight ATH-EWR with EK
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2017, 05:48:39 AM »
100k JAL rt open jaw via mxp

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Re: New 5th freedom flight ATH-EWR with EK
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2017, 05:53:00 AM »
100k JAL rt open jaw via mxp

site gave me quote "biz " class -- 117k one way and  about $300 yq --now site not working for me - is this correct and r/t will 234k plus y/q

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Re: New 5th freedom flight ATH-EWR with EK
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2017, 05:54:43 AM »
No idea who you called. Not JAL

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Re: New 5th freedom flight ATH-EWR with EK
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2017, 05:59:20 AM »
No idea who you called. Not JAL

went to ek site and see 235k r/t biz class ATH-EWR ---not familiar with WHAT IS BEST pts currency to use on EK  -- think alaska about same price as ek site


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Re: New 5th freedom flight ATH-EWR with EK
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2017, 06:00:37 AM »
See above. Jal

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Re: New 5th freedom flight ATH-EWR with EK
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2017, 06:14:54 AM »
About time. What would be the cheapest option OW?

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Re: New 5th freedom flight ATH-EWR with EK
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2017, 08:12:11 AM »
About time. What would be the cheapest option OW?

Jal 90k + no yq

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Re: New 5th freedom flight ATH-EWR with EK
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2017, 08:19:58 AM »
Emirates will start flying on 3/12 to Athens nonstop on a 777-300 aircraft from Newark.

(Think of the easy connection to TLV)

Best way to book it is via RT via JAL or via an open jaw ticket via JAL as well (which means u are returning from a dif. Airport)

JAL is a SPG partner & 20,000 SPG points transfer into 25,000 JAL miles.

When u book, u can book it a few ways both will be the same cost..

(Newark) EWR-ATH-EWR (and u book on the cheap some elal "up" or some aegean airlines flights to connect to israel)

JFK-Milan
Athens-EWR (newark)

U can mix & match...
The JFK-MXP (milan) route is an A380 & has a shower on board in first class.

Roundtrip in first is 100,000 JAL miles or 80,000 SPG + about $40 in taxes max (will be a bit less)

If u only need a one way.. best way is via JAL as well.. but its gonna cost u 90,000 miles. For another 10,000 u get a roundtrip ticket
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Re: New 5th freedom flight ATH-EWR with EK
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2017, 09:08:05 AM »
Emirates will start flying on 3/12 to Athens nonstop on a 777-300 aircraft from Newark.

(Think of the easy connection to TLV)

Best way to book it is via RT via JAL or via an open jaw ticket via JAL as well (which means u are returning from a dif. Airport)

JAL is a SPG partner & 20,000 SPG points transfer into 25,000 JAL miles.

When u book, u can book it a few ways both will be the same cost..

(Newark) EWR-ATH-EWR (and u book on the cheap some elal "up" or some aegean airlines flights to connect to israel)

JFK-Milan
Athens-EWR (newark)

U can mix & match...
The JFK-MXP (milan) route is an A380 & has a shower on board in first class.

Roundtrip in first is 100,000 JAL miles or 80,000 SPG + about $40 in taxes max (will be a bit less)

If u only need a one way.. best way is via JAL as well.. but its gonna cost u 90,000 miles. For another 10,000 u get a roundtrip ticket

Is the only way to get JAL miles is to fly them and via starwoods?

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Re: New 5th freedom flight ATH-EWR with EK
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2017, 10:29:41 AM »
I haven't found a date yet with availability. Has anyone? Or is it not loaded yet?

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Re: New 5th freedom flight ATH-EWR with EK
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2017, 10:32:31 AM »
I haven't found a date yet with availability. Has anyone? Or is it not loaded yet?
It's loaded in Y and J. Just tried March 25th EWR-ATH.

Seems like only Flex Plus so far (so no partner bookings).
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Re: New 5th freedom flight ATH-EWR with EK
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2017, 10:48:05 AM »

 (and u book on the cheap some elal "up" or some aegean airlines flights to connect to israel)

just FYI, elal flies regular flights, not "up" TLV-ATH