FB promo awards - ever offered ex-NYC?

Old Aug 29, 15, 11:38 am
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FB promo awards - ever offered ex-NYC?

We need to fly NYC-Italy, a couple of tickets, over the coming months. A few times during the year. We are wondering if anyone has seen if FB ever offers promo awards ex-NYC. We see that now they have an offer ex-Boston.

We can find return tkts NYC-Italy for 50,000 miles each in economy, yet each tkt also requires about $250 US in taxes and fees. In turn, we can purchase a tkt for about $800, so all in all we aren't sure if 50,000 miles plus $250 is worthwhile, or just buy the tkt for cash, and/or perhaps see if promo awards are ever offered out of NY.

Thanks in advance.
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Old Aug 29, 15, 3:22 pm
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We need to fly NYC-Italy, a couple of tickets, over the coming months. A few times during the year. We are wondering if anyone has seen if FB ever offers promo awards ex-NYC. We see that now they have an offer ex-Boston.

We can find return tkts NYC-Italy for 50,000 miles each in economy, yet each tkt also requires about $250 US in taxes and fees. In turn, we can purchase a tkt for about $800, so all in all we aren't sure if 50,000 miles plus $250 is worthwhile, or just buy the tkt for cash, and/or perhaps see if promo awards are ever offered out of NY.

Thanks in advance.
In such circumstances (especially when you are spoilt for choice & price on routes such as NYC-Italy), I would definitely pay cash and keep points for a different occasion (e.g. longer flights), even in case of a promo award offer.

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Old Aug 29, 15, 10:05 pm
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Thank you for the feedback. That sounds like the better option, and will save the miles for some other flights. If promo awards ex-NYC pop up, all the better then.
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Old Sep 24, 15, 12:12 am
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FB promo awards - ever offered ex-NYC?

If there is a promo award europe-nyc it normally should work the other way around.i flew in may ewr-ams-haj for 12.500 miles and 35 euros
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