Help with options - STL - DEL (India)

 
Old Jul 18, 14, 9:46 pm
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Help with options - STL - DEL (India)

I'm planning a solo trip from STL - DEL (possibly with a return from BOM) in Oct or Nov this year. I have 119k miles on AA.

I'd like to see if I can use the miles I have, buy what I need to make up the difference, and fly in business or first class.

On the dates I want, it looks like I can fly STL-DEL in first class and back in business class. I am short 38k miles. Looks like I can buy 38k miles for $900.

If this is all correct, I can fly round trip for $900. Does that sound correct?

I'm not seeing any great itinerary options though... for example if I fly on BA on Nov 7 the best I can find (through AA redeem miles search) is STL-LGA-YYZ-LHR-DEL. Not ideal.

Any other suggestions?
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Old Jul 18, 14, 10:45 pm
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Originally Posted by kdern View Post
I'm planning a solo trip from STL - DEL (possibly with a return from BOM) in Oct or Nov this year. I have 119k miles on AA.

I'd like to see if I can use the miles I have, buy what I need to make up the difference, and fly in business or first class.

On the dates I want, it looks like I can fly STL-DEL in first class and back in business class. I am short 38k miles. Looks like I can buy 38k miles for $900.

If this is all correct, I can fly round trip for $900. Does that sound correct?

I'm not seeing any great itinerary options though... for example if I fly on BA on Nov 7 the best I can find (through AA redeem miles search) is STL-LGA-YYZ-LHR-DEL. Not ideal.

Any other suggestions?
BA award flights often have exorbitant taxes attached.

Have you looked at options using QR? Something like STL-XXX-DOH-DEL?
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Old Jul 18, 14, 11:35 pm
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If this is all correct, I can fly round trip for $900. Does that sound correct?
No, that is not not correct. You can fly round trip for $900 PLUS 119K miles from your account PLUS taxes and fuel surcharges, and that is only if you can find award seats.

You are lucky to find any availability at all in July for November. As noted, BA will cost you plenty.
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Old Jul 18, 14, 11:39 pm
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Originally Posted by kdern
I'm planning a solo trip from STL - DEL (possibly with a return from BOM) in Oct or Nov this year. I have 119k miles on AA.

I'd like to see if I can use the miles I have, buy what I need to make up the difference, and fly in business or first class.

On the dates I want, it looks like I can fly STL-DEL in first class and back in business class. I am short 38k miles. Looks like I can buy 38k miles for $900.

If this is all correct, I can fly round trip for $900. Does that sound correct?

I'm not seeing any great itinerary options though... for example if I fly on BA on Nov 7 the best I can find (through AA redeem miles search) is STL-LGA-YYZ-LHR-DEL. Not ideal.

Any other suggestions?
How have you been searching for award seats? AA has several partners that fly to DEL, but which will not show up on an award search at aa.com. Call AA, and ask about surcharge-free award seats on EY, QR, and 9W.
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