Old Dec 22, 09, 8:08 pm
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Originally Posted by richarddd View Post
I have no miles at the moment. When I try booking, it tells me I have a shortfall of X miles. Doesn't it do that for you? To find fees, try booking a ticket for cash - fees will be the same according to many posts here.

When do you want to go? What class?
That method only works for BA metal. Since frugaltravel wants to go to SIN from DFW, he/she would be looking at JL, CX, or AA. None of these are perfect options because AA doesn't fly to SIN (NRT and PVG are the closest alternatives) and neither JL nor CX serves DFW, but there are relatively cheap ways to connect the dots in both cases.

AA doesn't charge YQ on FF redemptions (from its own program or partner programs). Meanwhile, based on limited data contained in the taxes thread, JL is a bit higher than CX, and neither is in the same league as BA (this is a good thing).
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