oneworld - Europe-Dubai award - what routing?
May 9, 05, 4:27 pm
As part of a oneworld award itinerary, I am looking at going from Europe to Dubai. BA's LHR-DXB flights seem to have very sparse award availability, even in Feb 06 when I am looking. Are there any other options or suggestions?
On that, where can I check BA award availability?
Can you book a oneworld award on Finnair leisure sectors (ops 2x weekly HEL-DXB)?
May 9, 05, 5:39 pm
Whick program are you using for the reward? QF, BA or AA or ?
Do you have any FF status ?
With QF always get better results phoning them
May 9, 05, 6:40 pm
I'm QF and just have silver status (only real advantage is avoiding long waits on the phone!)
May 9, 05, 8:04 pm
BA has other flights to cities near DXB, for example Doha (circa 200 miles from DXB). There are 3 or 4 choices and they might be easier (but knowing BA, probably not). Depends on your visa requirements, available time and travel budget.
May 9, 05, 9:46 pm
AUH might be a better bet; you can drive to Dubai in an hour or so.
If using a oneworld award (with AA miles), you could also route Europe-HKG-DXB if not stopping over in HKG. AY also fly to DXB, but it is seasonal (and all economy)