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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #360 on: March 23, 2022, 05:04:55 PM »
Unless the 747 is a bucket list item, UA is the no-brainer.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #361 on: March 23, 2022, 06:57:12 PM »
UA
Why would you backtrack?
I left out the first departure is from Oslo so it's about the same time both flights ,  I did lu f in 747 years ago so no factor for me ,I just hate us airlines in premium classes except jetblue, that's why I had the question

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #362 on: March 23, 2022, 07:12:26 PM »
I left out the first departure is from Oslo so it's about the same time both flights ,  I did lu f in 747 years ago so no factor for me ,I just hate us airlines in premium classes except jetblue, that's why I had the question
maybe the soft product but Lufthansa hard product leaves much to be desired.no direct aisle access for premium product is outdated. But if you have to market F then I guess it makes sense

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #363 on: April 04, 2022, 12:48:05 PM »
connecting to UA 125 ATH-EWR 12:15
a3 929 5:10-7:20 $226 mileage accrual
IZ 211 7:00-9:10 $197 cheapest
LY 541 7:00-9:10 $261 not sure if there is a good reason

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #364 on: January 24, 2023, 07:36:33 AM »
Flying tonight from TLV to DTW via ORD.
Weather isn't looking promising Wednesday. 
Anyone think switching to fly via Newark may help me?

I realize it's kind of all a guessing game at this point. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #365 on: January 24, 2023, 07:54:34 AM »
Sure. And there's a waiver in place so you can change dates or routes.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #366 on: January 24, 2023, 08:15:56 AM »
Choose based on where you're more ok getting stuck ovenight, in  worst case.

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #367 on: January 24, 2023, 08:51:14 AM »
With the weather forecast how it is, are we assuming I'm not flying anywhere once I Iand in Chicago/Newark?

Trying to figure out if I should just leave Wednesday night and try to avoid that happening altogether.   Would rather get home if I could though.




The flight through Newark has a 6 hour stopover which is why I was trying to avoid it from the beginning.
« Last Edit: January 24, 2023, 08:57:06 AM by sky121 »
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #368 on: January 24, 2023, 09:24:28 AM »
With the weather forecast how it is, are we assuming I'm not flying anywhere once I Iand in Chicago/Newark?

Trying to figure out if I should just leave Wednesday night and try to avoid that happening altogether.   Would rather get home if I could though.




The flight through Newark has a 6 hour stopover which is why I was trying to avoid it from the beginning.

EWR has no waiver yet, so I guess weather here is not expected to be bad.

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #369 on: January 24, 2023, 09:51:17 AM »
The issue may be getting into Detroit. Weather is hard to predict and its impact on any airport is harder. If you don't want to deal with it just wait it out there .

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #370 on: February 24, 2023, 03:43:16 PM »
Option 1:

VFA-BUQ-ADD-CAI Y+ or J
CAI-TLV Y

75k AC + $360 for Y+
135k AC + $240 for J (recliner)
All for 3pax.

Advantage: cheaper both for Y+ and J options, overnight in CAI so can sleep properly, enough time to explore the main sights the next day.
Disadvantage: arrive TLV Wed 7pm, so lose a day. No other *A partner is showing this itin, so it might end up being phantom.



Option 2:

VFA-BUQ-ADD Y+
ADD-TLV Y+

160k UR + $400 for 3pax.

Advantage: arrive TLV Wed 4am, gain a day
Disadvantage: 6.5+4h in coach, will be bombed day 1 in TLV, bloody expensive



Some additional details:

- Both itins depart VFA 1pm so it's a long travel day no matter how we slice or dice it.
- We stay on the plane in BUQ, so practically that's a 6.5h VFA-ADD flight.
- We're departing TLV either the following Tuesday or Wednesday morning. Most likely Tuesday.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2023, 04:01:16 PM by Something Fishy »
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #371 on: February 24, 2023, 04:01:31 PM »
Option 1:

VFA-BUQ-ADD-CAI Y+ or J
CAI-TLV Y

75k AC + $500 for Y+
135k AC + $360 for J (recliner)
All for 3pax.

Advantage: cheaper both for Y+ and J options, overnight in CAI so can sleep properly, enough time to explore the main sights the next day.
Disadvantage: arrive TLV Wed 7pm, so lose a day. No other *A partner is showing this itin, so it might end up being phantom.



Option 2:

VFA-BUQ-ADD Y+
ADD-TLV Y+

160k UR + $400 for 3pax.

Advantage: arrive TLV Wed 4am, gain a day
Disadvantage: 6.5+4h in coach, will be bombed day 1 in TLV, bloody expensive



Some additional details:

- Both itins depart VFA 1pm so it's a long travel day no matter how we slice or dice it.
- We stay on the plane in BUQ, so practically that's a 6.5h VFA-ADD flight.
- We're departing TLV either the following Tuesday or Wednesday morning. Most likely Tuesday.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #372 on: February 26, 2023, 08:01:41 AM »
Option 1:

VFA-BUQ-ADD-CAI Y+ or J
CAI-TLV Y

75k AC + $360 for Y+
135k AC + $240 for J (recliner)
All for 3pax.

Advantage: cheaper both for Y+ and J options, overnight in CAI so can sleep properly, enough time to explore the main sights the next day.
Disadvantage: arrive TLV Wed 7pm, so lose a day. No other *A partner is showing this itin, so it might end up being phantom.



Option 2:

VFA-BUQ-ADD Y+
ADD-TLV Y+

160k UR + $400 for 3pax.

Advantage: arrive TLV Wed 4am, gain a day
Disadvantage: 6.5+4h in coach, will be bombed day 1 in TLV, bloody expensive



Some additional details:

- Both itins depart VFA 1pm so it's a long travel day no matter how we slice or dice it.
- We stay on the plane in BUQ, so practically that's a 6.5h VFA-ADD flight.
- We're departing TLV either the following Tuesday or Wednesday morning. Most likely Tuesday.
I did a very similar itinerary to number 1 just with a stop in GBE instead of BUQ I think you going to be exhausted with either option but I like the first one better in J you will be able to rest somewhat and you might as well get to see Cairo, also don’t know what your planning to do in Israel but seems like enough time.

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #373 on: May 08, 2023, 12:26:41 PM »
1 UA.
lga-iad
6:59p-8:38p
embraer 175 Y

1:52 layover

iad-gru
10:30p-9:30p+1
767-400 ER J single seat

60,000 UA

2. UA.
lga-iad
8:00p-9:39p
embraer 175 Y

51 min

iad-gru
10:30p-9:30p+1
767-400 ER J single seat

60,000 UA or 49,170 LM

3. AA.
jfk-mia
7:59 am- 11:10 am 
737 max8 F

8:39 layover - spend day in miami, food etc

mia-gru
7:49 pm - 5:15am+1
777-300ER J window
50,000 AA

4. DL
jfk-gru
10:30p - 9:40 am+1
767 J
no seat yet but 1-2-1

direct

192,700 MR 35% back 67,445 net 125,255 MR

no luggage

1/2 same itin except 2 is shorter layover in IAD risk missing connection and can only use LM for 2 but more fees
3 best ppd and least miles with time to get out in mia, eat, can schedule meetings etc
4 direct and will get mileage credit but cant cancel after 24 hrs
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #374 on: May 08, 2023, 02:32:34 PM »
1 UA.
lga-iad
6:59p-8:38p
embraer 175 Y

1:52 layover

iad-gru
10:30p-9:30p+1
767-400 ER J single seat

60,000 UA

2. UA.
lga-iad
8:00p-9:39p
embraer 175 Y

51 min

iad-gru
10:30p-9:30p+1
767-400 ER J single seat

60,000 UA or 49,170 LM

3. AA.
jfk-mia
7:59 am- 11:10 am 
737 max8 F

8:39 layover - spend day in miami, food etc

mia-gru
7:49 pm - 5:15am+1
777-300ER J window
50,000 AA

4. DL
jfk-gru
10:30p - 9:40 am+1
767 J
no seat yet but 1-2-1

direct

192,700 MR 35% back 67,445 net 125,255 MR

no luggage

1/2 same itin except 2 is shorter layover in IAD risk missing connection and can only use LM for 2 but more fees
3 best ppd and least miles with time to get out in mia, eat, can schedule meetings etc
4 direct and will get mileage credit but cant cancel after 24 hrs
1- great.
2- too tight.
3- unless you have something specific to do in MIA, I would not add an entire extra day of travel (which starts super early due to 8am flight) just to go to a restaurant.
4 - paying 2x the price of 1, and no option to refund, is not worth it just to avoid short connection in D.C.

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #375 on: May 08, 2023, 03:53:23 PM »
1- great.
2- too tight.
3- unless you have something specific to do in MIA, I would not add an entire extra day of travel (which starts super early due to 8am flight) just to go to a restaurant.
4 - paying 2x the price of 1, and no option to refund, is not worth it just to avoid short connection in D.C.
is the UA 767-400 a comfortable flight in j? 2-1-2 middle seat

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #376 on: May 12, 2023, 12:18:49 PM »
1 UA.
lga-iad
6:59p-8:38p
embraer 175 Y

1:52 layover

iad-gru
10:30p-9:30p+1
767-400 ER J single seat

60,000 UA

2. UA.
lga-iad
8:00p-9:39p
embraer 175 Y

51 min

iad-gru
10:30p-9:30p+1
767-400 ER J single seat

60,000 UA or 49,170 LM

3. AA.
jfk-mia
7:59 am- 11:10 am 
11:00am-2:12 pm
737 max8 F

8:39 5:37 layover - (spend day in miami, food etc)

mia-gru
7:49 pm - 5:15am+1
777-300ER J F window
50,000 60,000 AA

4. DL
jfk-gru
10:30p - 9:40 am+1
767 J
no seat yet but 1-2-1

direct

192,700 MR 35% back 67,445 net 125,255 MR

no luggage

1/2 same itin except 2 is shorter layover in IAD risk missing connection and can only use LM for 2 but more fees
3 best ppd and least miles with time to get out in mia, eat, can schedule meetings etc
4 direct and will get mileage credit but cant cancel after 24 hrs
updated option 3
shorter layover and F for second leg
3. AA.
jfk-mia
7:59 am- 11:10 am 
11:00am-2:12 pm
737 max8 F

8:39 5:37 layover - (spend day in miami, food etc)

mia-gru
7:49 pm - 5:15am+1
777-300ER J F window
50,000 60,000 AA

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #377 on: May 14, 2023, 02:38:42 PM »
should i book lga-ord on aa metal
aa 11,500 x2 or ba 9,000 x2

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #378 on: May 14, 2023, 02:45:34 PM »
should i book lga-ord on aa metal
aa 11,500 x2 or ba 9,000 x2
BA of course.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #379 on: May 28, 2023, 11:33:18 AM »
DD coming home from seminary in 3 weeks.

Dismissal time changed on the last day to an earlier time.

I currently have her booked on RJ the next morning with a short connection in AMM. (40k AA)

With the earlier dismissal I can book her on MS (Y and J are currently available) with a 7:50pm departure (she says she can make it to the airport by 5:30 pm), a 6-hour layover in CAI, and arrival at JFK 9:00 am.

RJ gives 2pc of luggage in Y. From what I can tell it seems like MS only gives 1pc in Y, and charges about $200 for extra pc. I could put her in J where she would get 2pcs (and lounge access during layover), but not very comfortable spoiling her at this age.
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