Avios redemption LAX-PPT

Old Apr 29, 18, 11:16 am
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Avios redemption LAX-PPT

Hi there, is there anywhere to search the availability for EC, PEC and Business on the above flights? I am doing a normal search by date and dont fancy going through every single day but on the reward availability tool it wont let me enter PPT as a destination.

Looking late November into December for 2-4 seats..... (probably no chance to be fair)

Hope someone can point me in right direction.
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Old Apr 29, 18, 11:37 am
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Originally Posted by dolfinco View Post
Hi there, is there anywhere to search the availability for EC, PEC and Business on the above flights? I am doing a normal search by date and dont fancy going through every single day but on the reward availability tool it wont let me enter PPT as a destination.

Looking late November into December for 2-4 seats..... (probably no chance to be fair)

Hope someone can point me in right direction.
Since the only BAEC partner that serves PPT is LATAM (which flies from SCL via IPC), and since BAEC charges for each flight flown, I suggest that you search for LAX-SCL first, and then see if you can find SCL-PPT on the same or a subsequent date. I'm not sure that SCL-PPT operates seven days a week, so you might need to stop over in SCL for one or more days, subject to award-seat availability.

Even though ba.com does not recognize PPT, have you nonetheless continued the search to see if the search engine comes up with something?
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Old Apr 29, 18, 11:46 am
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Originally Posted by guv1976 View Post
Since the only BAEC partner that serves PPT is LATAM (which flies from SCL via IPC), and since BAEC charges for each flight flown, I suggest that you search for LAX-SCL first, and then see if you can find SCL-PPT on the same or a subsequent date. I'm not sure that SCL-PPT operates seven days a week, so you might need to stop over in SCL for one or more days, subject to award-seat availability.

Even though ba.com does not recognize PPT, have you nonetheless continued the search to see if the search engine comes up with something?
Im doing a date search and i thought American Airlines did that direct route, which is what i was hoping to find. It completes the search but says "no avilability" for a specific date
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Old Apr 29, 18, 12:08 pm
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The only two airlines that fly the route direct are Air France and Air Tahiti Nui. One may use AAdvantage miles to book on Air Tahiti Nui, but availability is terrible. That airline does not have premium economy, it should be noted. The Air France flight has very tight seats in economy.

You've never seen so many wealthy families squeezed into economy seats on any other route. The business class section is not large, never has sales, and is frequently sold out. Thus, everyone seems to be willing to make the 8 hour sacrifice overnight to be able to connect to Bora Bora by flying in Y, but the indignity and surprise shows!
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Old Apr 29, 18, 12:19 pm
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There is no AA operated flight from LAX to PPT. UA are starting a flight from SFO but prices appear to be just as outrageous as LAX.

If your trip starts in the UK, it may actually be cheaper to go via AKL. I know one couple that did it LHR-HKG-AKL-PPT and they saved quite a bit over LHR-LAX-PPT or LHR-CDG-LAX-PPT.
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Old Apr 29, 18, 12:21 pm
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Originally Posted by dolfinco View Post
Im doing a date search and i thought American Airlines did that direct route, which is what i was hoping to find. It completes the search but says "no avilability" for a specific date
As above, they don't. however the latam flights aren't horrendously priced, even one way and were very comfortable even in economy. I would highly suggest two things though, from SCL do a couple of days in Easter Island en route to PPT. And secondly spend as little time in PPT as possible and go to another island asap. PPT being basically a dump.
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Old Apr 29, 18, 12:32 pm
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Donít hawaiian airlines fly this route from HNL? Can probably redeem via AA

does mean an additional flight to HNL though from LAX
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Old Apr 29, 18, 12:35 pm
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Originally Posted by stevemack View Post
Donít hawaiian airlines fly this route from HNL?
Only once weekly and I don't think it's redeemable with avios.
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Old Apr 29, 18, 2:47 pm
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Air Tahiti Nui (TN) is a partner of AA and so you can redeem AA miles; it is not a member of oneworld or a BA partner so you cannot redeem avios.
AA Miles Award: TN / Air Tahiti Nui award redemptions (master thread)
Hawaiian (HA) is a partner of AA and you can use AA miles for redemptions within Hawaii and from Hawaii to other places HA flies but not to the US; as noted by Calum you cannot redeem avios on HA.
Earning and Redeeming AA Miles on HA / Hawaiian Airlines (master thread)
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