Author Topic: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.  (Read 8110 times)

Online elya

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jan 2015
  • Posts: 2197
  • Total likes: 56
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #120 on: July 09, 2017, 11:04:27 PM »
Sq will mean more yq, no? On the second portion which is LH fake j regardless
SQ and A3 both wont charge YQ on UA. And the second portion should be very minimal, use Matrix for the exact breakdown of the LH YQ.

Offline cholent

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Aug 2014
  • Posts: 1916
  • Total likes: 97
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #121 on: July 09, 2017, 11:05:26 PM »
SQ and A3 both wont charge YQ on UA.
But they both will on the LH portion fra-tlv, it seems. When looking on matrix, is it just the yq or all taxes and fees that I should assume will be charged?
Don't ask stupid questions and you won't get stupid answers

Online elya

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jan 2015
  • Posts: 2197
  • Total likes: 56
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #122 on: July 09, 2017, 11:06:49 PM »
But they both will on the LH portion fra-tlv, it seems. When looking on matrix, is it just the yq or all taxes and fees that I should assume will be charged?
Just the LH YQ.

Offline cholent

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Aug 2014
  • Posts: 1916
  • Total likes: 97
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #123 on: July 09, 2017, 11:08:56 PM »
Just the LH YQ.
Thanks. In that case A3 definitely makes more sense than United. I preferred to use my Chase points but this is just so much more worthwhile. Thank you all for your help!
Don't ask stupid questions and you won't get stupid answers

Online elya

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jan 2015
  • Posts: 2197
  • Total likes: 56
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #124 on: July 09, 2017, 11:15:09 PM »
Thanks. In that case A3 definitely makes more sense than United. I preferred to use my Chase points but this is just so much more worthwhile. Thank you all for your help!
Transfer 75k Chase to SQ.

Offline cholent

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Aug 2014
  • Posts: 1916
  • Total likes: 97
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #125 on: July 09, 2017, 11:21:02 PM »
Transfer 75k Chase to SQ.
At that point I'm better off using United, more miles but no yq and takes advantage of my small and currently useless United balance
Don't ask stupid questions and you won't get stupid answers

Online elya

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jan 2015
  • Posts: 2197
  • Total likes: 56
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #126 on: July 09, 2017, 11:37:24 PM »
At that point I'm better off using United, more miles but no yq and takes advantage of my small and currently useless United balance
As you wish. Just a piece of advice, Why dont you try calling SQ and have them price it out so you have exact numbers to work with?

Offline cholent

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Aug 2014
  • Posts: 1916
  • Total likes: 97
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #127 on: July 09, 2017, 11:39:28 PM »
As you wish. Just a piece of advice, Why dont you try calling SQ and have them price it out so you have exact numbers to work with?
Good idea, thanks. And once I've moved away from using Chase I think my best option may actually be transferring spg to United using Marriott nights+flights and then just topping off with Chase, better total value for me I think
Don't ask stupid questions and you won't get stupid answers

Online elya

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jan 2015
  • Posts: 2197
  • Total likes: 56
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #128 on: July 09, 2017, 11:40:42 PM »
Good idea, thanks. And once I've moved away from using Chase I think my best option may actually be transferring spg to United using Marriott nights+flights and then just topping off with Chase, better total value for me I think
Do that, and then book with SQ.

Offline cholent

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Aug 2014
  • Posts: 1916
  • Total likes: 97
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #129 on: July 09, 2017, 11:49:43 PM »
Do that, and then book with SQ.

Can't book SQ with the United miles I created through nights and flights...

With a valuation of 1.4 for UR and 1.9 for SPG, these seem to be my options:

UR to United - 90k but no YQ, and takes advantage of my small United balance = $1078
UR to SQ - 75k + YQ of about 130 it seems = 1180
SPG to Aegean - 48k + YQ = 1042
SPG to Marriott to United + top up with UR: 37.5k + 11k UR = 866.50

I'm booking two tickets but these numbers reflect cost per ticket.
Don't ask stupid questions and you won't get stupid answers

Online elya

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jan 2015
  • Posts: 2197
  • Total likes: 56
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #130 on: July 10, 2017, 12:03:40 AM »
Can't book SQ with the United miles I created through nights and flights...

With a valuation of 1.4 for UR and 1.9 for SPG, these seem to be my options:

UR to United - 90k but no YQ, and takes advantage of my small United balance = $1078
UR to SQ - 75k + YQ of about 130 it seems = 1180
SPG to Aegean - 48k + YQ = 1042
SPG to Marriott to United + top up with UR: 37.5k + 11k UR = 866.50

I'm booking two tickets but these numbers reflect cost per ticket.
Minimum for Nights + flights is 235k Marriott.

Offline cholent

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Aug 2014
  • Posts: 1916
  • Total likes: 97
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #131 on: July 10, 2017, 12:04:34 AM »
Minimum for Nights + flights is 235k Marriott.
I divided the actual numbers I'll be using in half to get a per ticket price. I'm also counting on turning the nights back into 15k spg if I can't sell them
Don't ask stupid questions and you won't get stupid answers

Online elya

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jan 2015
  • Posts: 2197
  • Total likes: 56
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #132 on: July 10, 2017, 12:18:51 AM »
I divided the actual numbers I'll be using in half to get a per ticket price. I'm also counting on turning the nights back into 15k spg if I can't sell them
Hence my earlier comment, redeem for travel package. And then transfer Chase to SQ and book with them.

Offline cholent

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Aug 2014
  • Posts: 1916
  • Total likes: 97
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #133 on: July 10, 2017, 12:20:47 AM »
Hence my earlier comment, redeem for travel package. And then transfer Chase to SQ and book with them.

Ok, I'm definitely missing something here. Once I redeem for the travel package and I have 132k United why would I go with the Chase-SQ, leaving me with 132k stranded United miles? That would seem to be a separate and unrelated transaction. Please clue me in before I pull the trigger on this.
Don't ask stupid questions and you won't get stupid answers

Online elya

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jan 2015
  • Posts: 2197
  • Total likes: 56
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #134 on: July 10, 2017, 12:27:00 AM »
Ok, I'm definitely missing something here. Once I redeem for the travel package and I have 132k United why would I go with the Chase-SQ, leaving me with 132k stranded United miles? That would seem to be a separate and unrelated transaction. Please clue me in before I pull the trigger on this.
Speaking purely from a Miles=$ valuation. Travel package is a great redemption for your Spg (although you should probably wait for a promotion to transfer) And 75k SQ is a better redemption than 90k UA.