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Old Nov 10, 08, 10:39 pm
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kmfdm91
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Arlington, VA
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I consider myself 'frugal' as well, and if all things were equal, in my case:

I'd buy the flight. $770 for an upgradable fare from the west coast seems pretty good!

Plus, the biggest advantages - instead of redeeming miles, you'll be raking them in, plus earning EQMs for status next year!

So, go - but definitely be sure you can get tickets early, I can't imagine this London derby being easy to get tickets for. I saw Chelsea (i'm a fan) play Derby in March this past year at Stamford Bridge and got tickets a few days before the match, 110 quid for two seats...

-jeremy
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