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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #135 on: July 10, 2017, 12:34:57 AM »
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.

Ok, so your point is that once I transfer my SPG to United it becomes more valuable and changes the equation? Regardless, when valuing UR at 1.4 90k+40 makes more sense than 75k+185 (now that I have those exact numbers)

No, scratch that. It only made sense because I was valuing my existing small United balance as 0. But if I transfer SPG to United and then sell the account (let's say at 1.3, hopefully I could get more) then that would change the equation and make SQ more worthwhile
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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #136 on: July 10, 2017, 01:41:15 AM »
Ok, so your point is that once I transfer my SPG to United it becomes more valuable and changes the equation? Regardless, when valuing UR at 1.4 90k+40 makes more sense than 75k+185 (now that I have those exact numbers)

No, scratch that. It only made sense because I was valuing my existing small United balance as 0. But if I transfer SPG to United and then sell the account (let's say at 1.3, hopefully I could get more) then that would change the equation and make SQ more worthwhile
You'd probably do better selling the SPG outright.
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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #137 on: July 10, 2017, 02:42:31 AM »
Ok, so your point is that once I transfer my SPG to United it becomes more valuable and changes the equation? Regardless, when valuing UR at 1.4 90k+40 makes more sense than 75k+185 (now that I have those exact numbers)

No, scratch that. It only made sense because I was valuing my existing small United balance as 0. But if I transfer SPG to United and then sell the account (let's say at 1.3, hopefully I could get more) then that would change the equation and make SQ more worthwhile
185 SGD or USD?

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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #138 on: July 10, 2017, 02:43:02 AM »
185 SGD or USD?
I called the us number and assumed they were talking about usd
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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #139 on: July 10, 2017, 02:43:52 AM »
I called the us number and assumed they were talking about usd
Numbers are always quoted in SGD.

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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #140 on: July 10, 2017, 02:45:20 AM »
Numbers are always quoted in SGD.
So about 133 usd. Either way I decided to go that route both because if I give value to my existing United balance it changes the math, and because my account stays cleaner for future sales if I don't use it now
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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #141 on: July 10, 2017, 02:46:00 AM »
So about 133 usd. Either way I decided to go that route both because if I give value to my existing United balance it changes the math, and because my account stays cleaner for future sales if I don't use it now
Also much cheaper change fee.

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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #142 on: July 10, 2017, 02:47:12 AM »
Also much cheaper change fee.
Another good point although I hope not to change or cancel
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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #143 on: July 10, 2017, 12:04:08 PM »
I have an upcoming trip NY-TLV in business/first - choosing between Delta One or UA (hopefully can make the -300ER work). Im guessing Ill be happy either way but was wondering how the kosher meals were?


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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #144 on: July 10, 2017, 12:27:45 PM »
I have an upcoming trip NY-TLV in business/first - choosing between Delta One or UA (hopefully can make the -300ER work). Im guessing Ill be happy either way but was wondering how the kosher meals were?
I personally prefer the UA afternoon flight out of EWR for the schedule (I prefer arriving in TLV in the morning, rather than for evening rush hour).

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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #145 on: July 10, 2017, 02:24:43 PM »
While I wait for my UR-SQ to post TK business opened up for my dates, which is better than UA F to LH fake J per opinions above. Of course this will leave me with leftover SQ at this point, unfortunately, but still seems like a better plan (and hopefully I'll sell the SQ eventually) I assume that's also better than my other idea of waitlisting SQ J for the JFK-FRA leg. Unfortunately suites aren't available even for waitlist for the date I need, and because of childcare arrangements my dates are not flexible.

So would the experts here agree that TK J > SQ J + LH fake J > UA F + LH fake J?

And how would that calculation change if I could potentially get SQ suites, if they open up (at least for waitlist) before I book?
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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #146 on: July 10, 2017, 02:41:24 PM »
While I wait for my UR-SQ to post TK business opened up for my dates, which is better than UA F to LH fake J per opinions above. Of course this will leave me with leftover SQ at this point, unfortunately, but still seems like a better plan (and hopefully I'll sell the SQ eventually) I assume that's also better than my other idea of waitlisting SQ J for the JFK-FRA leg. Unfortunately suites aren't available even for waitlist for the date I need, and because of childcare arrangements my dates are not flexible.

So would the experts here agree that TK J > SQ J + LH fake J > UA F + LH fake J?

And how would that calculation change if I could potentially get SQ suites, if they open up (at least for waitlist) before I book?

Well, that was fast. The TK availability is gone, maybe it never really existed? Which leaves the question of waitlisting SQ business vs. UA F for the first leg (obviously if I could waitlist SQ suites vs UA F that would be a no brainer)
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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #147 on: July 10, 2017, 03:32:32 PM »
Well, that was fast. The TK availability is gone, maybe it never really existed? Which leaves the question of waitlisting SQ business vs. UA F for the first leg (obviously if I could waitlist SQ suites vs UA F that would be a no brainer)
TK availability is very fluid IME. I would definitely take TK with real J and shorter flight than any Fake J (longer flight). That being said, I did get Fake J on a TK flight in the past, so YMMV, but it's a shorter flight.
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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #148 on: July 10, 2017, 03:59:31 PM »
I personally prefer the UA afternoon flight out of EWR for the schedule (I prefer arriving in TLV in the morning, rather than for evening rush hour).

What can you already expect in KSML ex-NYC? and ex-TLV they will both give you Masbia IINM.
Maybe Weiss?

I also know of a couple of places trying to get into the business too.
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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #149 on: July 10, 2017, 04:02:11 PM »
Maybe Weiss?
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