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Old Aug 7, 12, 2:44 pm   #1
 
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air tix from nyc to Dusseldorf

I am a newbie here and need some advice from some masters
Planning a trip in the middle of September and return in about three weeks.
United miles : close to 300,000
AA miles: close to 80,000
Where can I get the most competitive tix price?
Any way to update to Business?
Thank you very much !
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Old Aug 7, 12, 7:25 pm   #2
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use united.com for ua, aa.com for aa awards....for a business seat, use mi or buy a y ticket & use mi to upgrade,,,,

your best bet is to call each & if there is availability, pay the agent fee & get it done.....
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Old Aug 7, 12, 8:52 pm   #3
 
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Thank you Clacko !
I don't think the update with miles is available on my preferred date though.
It's getting more difficult since the merge of the United.
I am wondering whether I can get some promo code to get a lower economy first..,....
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Old Aug 8, 12, 2:50 am   #4
 
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300k on UA? Try booking an EWR-DUS on LH F... I did ORD-DUS last month in F, it was pretty good.
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Old Aug 9, 12, 2:14 pm   #5
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80K AA miles can get you to DUS and back in Business Class, on a distance-based Explorer award. You would have to use two of AA's oneworld partners, like AB, plus AY, BA, and/or IB.

See the sticky in the FT AA forum for more information on Explorer awards.
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