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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #320 on: November 21, 2020, 08:14:53 PM »
Option 1
Provided you can ise lounge during layover.
F on the long haul no doubt.
The only issue is, doesn't seem like the F lounge has any sort of rooms to be able to sleep in. So it's just sitting on a chair, in the lounge, for half the night.

Option 1.

Option 2 has a long layover.
Also option 1 give potentially time to sleep on the flight
While Option 2 - layover is the middle of night with a really long stop.
That's true, but with an overnight layover I can get a hotel and a normal night's sleep.

So far, I have option 1 booked though.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #321 on: January 03, 2021, 04:50:19 PM »
JFK - GRU Aircraft: Boeing 767-400ER  Old layout
or
JFK- ATL - GRU Airbus A330-300 (333)


Flying with infant as non lap child (want to take car seat)
« Last Edit: January 03, 2021, 05:00:24 PM by KSMH »
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #322 on: January 03, 2021, 05:06:14 PM »
JFK - GRU Aircraft: Boeing 767-400ER  Old layout
or
JFK- ATL - GRU Airbus A330-300 (333)


Flying with infant as non lap child (want to take car seat)
Remember that when flying with an infant / small child, every hour you save is worth a lot more then ďa little better seat for the adultsĒ.

Not to mention, the double loading and unloading, and spending time / shlepping through connecting airport is another headache to be avoided.

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #323 on: July 12, 2021, 09:35:50 AM »
TLV-JFK-JAX (FL) in Y.
Option 1 AA TLV-JFK, B6 JFK-JAX (A320)
Option 2 DL on all flights (E175 on JFK-JAX)


Option 1 is slightly better in timing, since it leaves TLV an hour later. Option 2 is slightly cheaper.
Any other consideration I'm missing?

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #324 on: July 12, 2021, 07:19:25 PM »
I would assume Delta has nicer planes and drop more leg room.
Also E175 should be roomier.


Why not take TLV MIA JAX. Does timing not work out

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #325 on: July 12, 2021, 07:28:47 PM »
TLV-JFK-JAX (FL) in Y.
Option 1 AA TLV-JFK, B6 JFK-JAX (A320)
Option 2 DL on all flights (E175 on JFK-JAX)


Option 1 is slightly better in timing, since it leaves TLV an hour later. Option 2 is slightly cheaper.
Any other consideration I'm missing?

Would go with DL.

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #326 on: July 12, 2021, 11:57:06 PM »
I would assume Delta has nicer planes and drop more leg room.
Also E175 should be roomier.


Why not take TLV MIA JAX. Does timing not work out
Thanks.
Iím stopping in NY for a week, so MIA wouldnít help.

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #327 on: July 22, 2021, 02:36:57 PM »
I have to go from NYC to LAX for a chassunah.
I am looking at the following options:
Paid:
Economy $375
Premium Economy $645
Biz/First $1570

Award:
Coach united 56100
Coach Jetblue 39000
premium jetblue  83000
premium united 70000
Polaris 100000
Mint 225000
Or book through MR on united (selected airline) 72000 coach, 91000 premium econ
Book through MR on delta coach 51510

UR via SR:
United coach  41120
United prem econ 66320
JetBlue coach 34520
JetBlue prem econ 37852

I would have to transfer either UR or MR to JetBlue if booking through trueblue.

What should I book? or is there a better option to get from NYC-LAX that I am not including.
TIA!

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #328 on: July 22, 2021, 03:00:21 PM »


What should I book? or is there a better option to get from NYC-LAX that I am not including.
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AA?
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #329 on: July 22, 2021, 03:25:32 PM »
AA?
One of the Best domestic business and first class!
AA options:
Coach 35k
biz 160k but dont have enough miles in account- could transfer bonvoy to AA but doesnt seem like a great value to do that.

using MR
coach 106k

Using UR
coach 39000
biz  200k

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #330 on: October 05, 2021, 08:46:13 PM »
Need to fly on a Sunday evening Chicago-PHL.

Staying in WRP. Both flights are $136 PP.

Option 1:
AA ex-ORD
Pros: closer and cheaper to get to, better experience delays-wise
Cons: donít have a $150 voucher

Option 2:
WN ex-MDW
Pro: have a $150 voucher thatís burning a hole in my pocket
Cons: farther and more expensive to get to, we donít have a great experience with their timeliness
Pros:
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #331 on: October 06, 2021, 12:26:22 PM »
Need to fly on a Sunday evening Chicago-PHL.

Staying in WRP. Both flights are $136 PP.

Option 1:
AA ex-ORD
Pros: closer and cheaper to get to, better experience delays-wise
Cons: donít have a $150 voucher

Option 2:
WN ex-MDW
Pro: have a $150 voucher thatís burning a hole in my pocket
Cons: farther and more expensive to get to, we donít have a great experience with their timeliness
Pros:

As long you won't be spending $150 to get to/from the airport, why dont you use the voucher.

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #332 on: October 06, 2021, 12:31:18 PM »
Need to fly on a Sunday evening Chicago-PHL.

Staying in WRP. Both flights are $136 PP.

Option 1:
AA ex-ORD
Pros: closer and cheaper to get to, better experience delays-wise
Cons: donít have a $150 voucher

Option 2:
WN ex-MDW
Pro: have a $150 voucher thatís burning a hole in my pocket
Cons: farther and more expensive to get to, we donít have a great experience with their timeliness
Pros:
Are you asking @Dan if he thinks AA will get you to your destination EVER?


Does the voucher have an expiration date that you may risk missing if you keep holding it?

As long you won't be spending an extra $150 to get to/from the airport, why dont you use the voucher.
FTFY
Agreed, I'd take WN.

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #333 on: October 15, 2021, 01:21:39 AM »
For next week:
Looking to fly to LAX out of Ohio/ Cincinnati/ Columbus/Indiana region.
Best price is Columbus with Spirit  to LAX at $230 a person.

However I can book with Avios Ind to LAX for 11,000 Avios per person.
However the way back is fortune - no points avil and price are crazy. Do I keep the Spirit   or book with Avios and hope for the best?

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #334 on: October 17, 2021, 12:39:43 AM »
For next week:
Looking to fly to LAX out of Ohio/ Cincinnati/ Columbus/Indiana region.
Best price is Columbus with Spirit  to LAX at $230 a person.

However I can book with Avios Ind to LAX for 11,000 Avios per person.
However the way back is fortune - no points avil and price are crazy. Do I keep the Spirit   or book with Avios and hope for the best?
Please clarify to which return airport are you talking about?

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #335 on: December 13, 2021, 06:54:09 AM »
Flying TLV-NYC on a Thursday night / early Friday morning flight, booking using miles.

Narrowed it down to UA PE (787-10) or AA PE (772).
Slight preference to EWR, but it's not significant, especially as UA is 85k miles and AA is 65k miles.

Is there any significant difference in the hard product?



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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #336 on: February 06, 2022, 07:26:21 AM »
 >:( >:(
#NeverAA


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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #337 on: February 06, 2022, 07:46:34 AM »
>:( >:(
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So soon before the flight? Typical AA.

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #338 on: February 06, 2022, 07:47:49 AM »
So soon before the flight? Typical AA.

Btw, you named your Tesla Tessa?
Lol, my wife did.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #339 on: February 06, 2022, 02:07:35 PM »
Friends, any general advice on NYC-Miami (early March) with the best practices for avoiding people in the airport/on the plane?

(Social distance for Covid reasons)

So far I have for airport: tsa precheck

And Thinking for-

Flight: First class ticket & travel Tues/Wed wld thin the crowds

Is there a specific time of day to fly where things will be emptier?

Any other creative tips? Am I on the right track?

Thanks

PS. Was looking at AA flights; now I'm not so sure after seeing Dan's post lol