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Old May 11, 19, 3:52 am
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Jumping on the wagon as this is the appropriate thread!

I have a one-way MAD-JFK on IB J booked using avios - 25,550 + 370 tfc
I will position LGW-MAD on IB Express with ample time to connect, tickets still available for ~60

Award availability on LCY-JFK has now opened up but the costs - 50,000 avios + 450 tfc

How do the two compare, does it make sense for me to switch? I am in NYC for a night only so by taking the LCY service I'd get 2-3 hours more in the city.
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Old May 11, 19, 3:57 am
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Originally Posted by bowzer91 View Post
How do the two compare, does it make sense for me to switch? I am in NYC for a night only so by taking the LCY service I'd get 2-3 hours more in the city.
Given the last statement, and the uniqueness of the LCY service, I think you should grab the LCY service if you have enough Avios after the transaction not to hit other problems later. The reason it exists is for that sort of reason. One wonders how much longer that service will survive and so it would be a good experience to do at least once.

If you do this, read up elsewhere in FT on things like the IFE and wifi restrictions on the service, also the lounge arrangements at the LCY end.
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Old May 12, 19, 6:11 pm
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
Given the last statement, and the uniqueness of the LCY service, I think you should grab the LCY service if you have enough Avios after the transaction not to hit other problems later. The reason it exists is for that sort of reason. One wonders how much longer that service will survive and so it would be a good experience to do at least once.

If you do this, read up elsewhere in FT on things like the IFE and wifi restrictions on the service, also the lounge arrangements at the LCY end.
Thanks, did just that!

I flew JFK-LCY last month and took from aircraft door to front door a mere 42 mins. Had a good night's rest too ^
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