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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #380 on: May 28, 2023, 12:15:25 PM »
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.
RJ Y seems like a no-brainer?
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #381 on: May 28, 2023, 12:29:45 PM »
RJ Y seems like a no-brainer?

But requires another night in Israel (and early arrival at airport the next morning) rather than just heading from seminary directly to the airport.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #382 on: May 28, 2023, 12:34:53 PM »
But requires another night in Israel
Priceless!
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #383 on: May 28, 2023, 12:36:58 PM »
Priceless!
Some people can't leave soon enough.

What benefit would anyone have from an extra 14 hours overnight in Israel (after being there for several months)?

How about getting home 7 hours earlier?
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #384 on: June 04, 2023, 10:45:16 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.

DD called me last week to say that she was told the classes on the last day of seminary are optional (which means she'll gladly skip them), so was able to leave a day earlier.

Booked VS Premium Economy 33,500 (26k MR + $206). That also solves the 2pcs of luggage issue.

What's VS cancellation/refund policy (in case something better pops up)?

BTW had a problem booking online. Other than slight wait to get a rep, phone booking was a pleasure.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #385 on: June 04, 2023, 10:50:57 AM »
DD called me last week to say that she was told the classes on the last day of seminary are optional (which means she'll gladly skip them), so was able to leave a day earlier.

Booked VS Premium Economy 33,500 (26k MR + $206). That also solves the 2pcs of luggage issue.

What's VS cancellation/refund policy (in case something better pops up)?

BTW had a problem booking online. Other than slight wait to get a rep, phone booking was a pleasure.
$50 refund fee. Needs to be more then 24 hours before travel. If within that time, first change to later date (I think also $50) then pay refund fee.

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #386 on: June 04, 2023, 11:01:06 AM »
$50 refund fee. Needs to be more then 24 hours before travel. If within that time, first change to later date (I think also $50) then pay refund fee.

Which means that the alternative needs to be significantly better, as I wouldn't be looking out if not for the $206 in YQ and taxes.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #387 on: June 04, 2023, 09:11:30 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

Jfk-gru
1040-915+1
aa direct
J opened and I grabbed it
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #388 on: June 07, 2023, 02:43:18 PM »
NYC to PAR
Booking through Chase with CSR.

All are around the same price.
AA, Delta, United, Jet Blue, Air France.


Some seats in economy, some in business.
Which do I choose?
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #389 on: June 07, 2023, 02:49:17 PM »
NYC to PAR
Booking through Chase with CSR.

All are around the same price.
AA, Delta, United, Jet Blue, Air France.


Some seats in economy, some in business.
Which do I choose?
Are you open to transferring points to airlines? Is a cheap mileage ticket a plus?
Air France is often bookable for 15k miles via FlyingBlue in Economy.

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #390 on: June 07, 2023, 03:01:28 PM »
Are you open to transferring points to airlines? Is a cheap mileage ticket a plus?
Air France is often bookable for 15k miles via FlyingBlue in Economy.
yes.  But my date home was almost 100K.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #391 on: June 07, 2023, 03:13:57 PM »
yes.  But my date home was almost 100K.
Availability changes every few hours.

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #392 on: June 07, 2023, 03:21:38 PM »
Thanks cgr, I'll keep looking.
anyone  else have input on my original question?
NYC to PAR
Booking through Chase with CSR.

All are around the same price.
AA, Delta, United, Jet Blue, Air France.


Some seats in economy, some in business.
Which do I choose?
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #393 on: June 07, 2023, 03:33:40 PM »
NYC to PAR
Booking through Chase with CSR.

All are around the same price.
AA, Delta, United, Jet Blue, Air France.


Some seats in economy, some in business.
Which do I choose?

All I can say is that Air France business is nothing to write home about, especially if flying duo.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #394 on: June 07, 2023, 03:39:10 PM »
All I can say is that Air France business is nothing to write home about, especially if flying duo.
So the others are similar enough that I can use other criteria to choose?
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #395 on: June 07, 2023, 03:43:10 PM »
So the others are similar enough that I can use other criteria to choose?

Haven't flown others on this route. So I can't comment.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #396 on: June 28, 2023, 03:08:27 PM »
Probably very minor difference, but would love to hear any factors I missed. Traveling with DW and 4 kids, checking in 2 bags, ending up in Lakewood.
Option 1: JAX-JFK 7 AM on DL. 4.6K skypesos +$5.60. Free checked bags with DL CC.
Option 2: JAX-LGA 8:10 AM (more convenient departure time) on B6. 4K Chase via travel portal.
I’m leaning toward DL, but not sure why.

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #397 on: June 28, 2023, 03:23:18 PM »
Any thread discussing AA Premium economy vs Delta comfort plus to Israel?
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #398 on: June 28, 2023, 03:23:52 PM »
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #399 on: June 28, 2023, 03:42:13 PM »
Anyone know the difference?
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