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Thanks. Aeroflot flies through Moscow.. Has things quieted down there? Is it safe to fly from there?  Any alternatives?

I have a friend who managed to do it safely a couple of weeks ago. Another option would be to fly BA. You can use 10k Avios each way and pay the rest as fuel surcharges. It should still come out as pretty cheap.
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I have a friend who managed to do it safely a couple of weeks ago. Another option would be to fly BA. You can use 10k Avios each way and pay the rest as fuel surcharges. It should still come out as pretty cheap.
Can you elaborate about the BA option?

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Thanks. Aeroflot flies through Moscow.. Has things quieted down there? Is it safe to fly from there?  Any alternatives?
Just spent a week there.

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Can you elaborate about the BA option?

Thanks

Assuming you have or can get 20k Avios, you can book them as award flights and use 10k Avios + cash each way.
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Assuming you have or can get 20k Avios, you can book them as award flights and use 10k Avios + cash each way.
I can buy from a friend Avios... how much are surcharges? And you recommend doing each way or roundtrip?

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I can buy from a friend Avios... how much are surcharges? And you recommend doing each way or roundtrip?

The whole point is that you are using less Avios and therefore paying more fuel surcharges. No difference if booked roundtrip or one way.
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The whole point is that you are using less Avios and therefore paying more fuel surcharges. No difference if booked roundtrip or one way.
can't even find availability

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can't even find availability

Then that option is out. I've never gone through SVO, so I'm not going to vouch for it, but:

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Just spent a week there.
Don't you need a visa before in order to get into russia

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Don't you need a visa before in order to get into russia
You do.

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You do.

Not if you're in transit and aren't leaving the terminal.
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Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:     Non-stop
From:     ANY NYC
To:    TLV
Departure dates: SEPT 7 2015 (OR SEPT 6)

Return dates: =   SEPT 10
Class: BUSINESS (OR FIRST)
Seats:   3 PERSONS (1 INFANT UNDER 1)
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I have 700k+ amex points
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Departure dates: SEPT 7 2015 (OR SEPT 6)

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Class: BUSINESS (OR FIRST)
Seats:   3 PERSONS (1 INFANT UNDER 1)
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I have 700k+ amex points
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50k AA in a different AA account
want to fly with rewards spend least possible

Welcome to the forum! Since you are interested in finding an award ticket, please post in this thread:
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Best Fare since rewards arent looking good