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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #420 on: August 16, 2023, 07:32:07 PM »
Planning an extra brief visit to EY (basically need to be there one evening/night).

Options for return flight are:

VS454  VS45
journey duration16h 30m
departure time6:55AM
arrival time4:25PM
layover airport code LHR layover duration2h  50m
arrival airport code JFK

90,500 VS + $255.07


AC81 (11:55am departure) connecting at YYZ to flight to either JFK or LGA arriving around 9pm or 10pm
135,000 - 137,300 AC + CAD100 (~ USD 74).

VS PROS: earlier arrival, lower total cost. VS CONS: departure time kills the night and doesn't allow for decent Shachris.
AC PROS: Better departure time allowing for decent night and Shachris, lower cash outlay. AC CONS: Overall higher cost, later arrival.
UNKNOWN (to me): AC J vs VS J.

Also available is IB (via BA)
81,250 Avios (62,500 AMEX with current promo) + $215.47
IB PROS: lowest cost. IB CONS: 5:30am departure, 6 hour layover in MAD, presumably fake J on TLV-MAD route.
not sure the current aircraft but i have flown lie flat J on IB tlv-mad so when you say presumably, good idea to check on iberia.com what the aircraft is.

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #421 on: August 16, 2023, 10:49:37 PM »
not sure the current aircraft but i have flown lie flat J on IB tlv-mad so when you say presumably, good idea to check on iberia.com what the aircraft is.

Come to think about it, so have I. But I believe it is no longer.

A321neo IINM Iberia Express. Fake J.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2023, 11:06:27 PM by ExGingi »
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #422 on: August 17, 2023, 06:35:52 PM »
because i've hung around here long enough and got spoiled,

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coach $114 or
business
cash - $239
amex MR - 15,529 net

dont need checked bag and no status for upgrade on Y

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #423 on: August 17, 2023, 11:44:29 PM »
because i've hung around here long enough and got spoiled,

lga-ord
DL A220-100

coach $114 or
business
cash - $239
amex MR - 15,529 net

dont need checked bag and no status for upgrade on Y

Coach, too short of a flight, no meals. Youll probably be able to upgrade to comfort+ for like 20-30 dollars

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #424 on: August 17, 2023, 11:44:49 PM »
nd you may also find a cheaper upgrade to first

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #425 on: August 18, 2023, 10:39:35 AM »
Coach, too short of a flight, no meals. Youll probably be able to upgrade to comfort+ for like 20-30 dollars
comfort+ is +50

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #426 on: August 18, 2023, 10:46:44 AM »
comfort+ is +50

+50 on the booking site or the upgrade after you book a regular economy ticket?

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #427 on: August 18, 2023, 11:08:44 AM »
+50 on the booking site or the upgrade after you book a regular economy ticket?
on the delta.com
is there another way after booking? 

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #428 on: August 18, 2023, 09:24:14 PM »
on the delta.com
is there another way after booking?

I meant you can buy the regular main cabin ticket, then when you view your reservation, Delta throws upgrade prices in your face. IME they are cheaper than the booking price.

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #429 on: August 31, 2023, 09:11:21 AM »
BCN - LHR Economy (BA)
LHR - JFK First (AA)

87,500 AA

or

BCN - LHR Business (BA)
LHR - JFK Business (AA)

57,500 AA

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #430 on: August 31, 2023, 09:27:53 AM »
BCN - LHR Economy (BA)
LHR - JFK First (AA)

87,500 AA

or

BCN - LHR Business (BA)
LHR - JFK Business (AA)

57,500 AA
57.5
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #431 on: September 05, 2023, 11:00:40 AM »
Virgin Atlantic has two flights at the same time LHR-JFK on 11/19/23. VS9 and VS153.

Different planes 9 is A350-1000 (1-2-1) and 153 is A330-300 (1-1-1).

Which should I take for business class - traveling with wife?

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #432 on: September 05, 2023, 11:18:04 AM »
Virgin Atlantic has two flights at the same time LHR-JFK on 11/19/23. VS9 and VS153.

Different planes 9 is A350-1000 (1-2-1) and 153 is A330-300 (1-1-1).

Which should I take for business class - traveling with wife?
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #433 on: September 19, 2023, 12:59:16 AM »
Option 1
ANA 787-9 J NRT-LAX 67,500 TK + $180

Option 2
JAL 787-9 J NRT-SFO 70,000 AA + $57

LAX is a better airport for me to connect onwards from.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #434 on: September 22, 2023, 03:24:55 PM »
Trying to book ticket to israel with eurpose stopover but do not want to take bags with me during layover - how can i determine if they will do it autmoatically when booking.
in this case its emirates / aegan being sold as one ticket

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #435 on: September 22, 2023, 04:11:22 PM »
Trying to book ticket to israel with eurpose stopover but do not want to take bags with me during layover - how can i determine if they will do it autmoatically when booking.
in this case its emirates / aegan being sold as one ticket
If itís one ticket, it goes directly to TLV.

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #436 on: September 22, 2023, 05:24:23 PM »
If itís one ticket, it goes directly to TLV.

Sometimes Google says 2 tickets sold separately, in this case it doesnt.
Its a stopover in greece
I want to know about the luggage

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #437 on: September 23, 2023, 12:52:56 PM »
Sometimes Google says 2 tickets sold separately, in this case it doesnt.
Its a stopover in greece
I want to know about the luggage
Was recently discussed in a different thread
It is a codeshare not 2 separate tickets
Your bags should transfer

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #438 on: September 24, 2023, 01:03:23 PM »
2 very similar flights, Delta is $150 cheaper, but is from JFK. Elal is from EWR.
I'm in Lakewood flying with kids, is it worth driving to JFK to fly Delta? I haven't flown either airline to Israel recently.




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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #439 on: September 24, 2023, 01:28:01 PM »
2 very similar flights, Delta is $150 cheaper, but is from JFK. Elal is from EWR.
I'm in Lakewood flying with kids, is it worth driving to JFK to fly Delta? I haven't flown either airline to Israel recently.




Delta is not basic economy? ELAL is 787 which should be more comfortable and EWR is closer.