MIA-LON: Help finding redemption

Old Dec 24, 19, 5:08 am
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MIA-LON: Help finding redemption

I am looking to fly MIA-LON on 14th or 15th Jan, Business or First. I have Avios and Krisflyer (Star Alliance) points I'd like to use.

As a backup option I have just booked Bermuda-LGW in First on 15th Jan. I can then book a cash flight from MIA-Bermuda on the 14th however it is not my preference to do a 24-hour layover in Bermuda so if anyone has a better suggestion please do let me know. I'd prefer the extra 24 hours in MIA.

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Old Dec 24, 19, 5:13 am
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Old Dec 24, 19, 5:17 am
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Air Italy again from JFK on 15 January?

Alternatively if you think you could survive in WTP (I gather it's close to a 100% chance), book the MIA-EWR-LHR service on 14 January, and then change it to CW, which I suspect would become available approximately 2 days before departure.

BDA is a good one, I've done that a few times too, however I wouldn't bother overnighting in BDA, it's hugely expensive and so long as you are on the morning service to BDA you can make your LGW flight quite easily. It's not a big airport.
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Old Dec 24, 19, 5:29 am
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
Air Italy again from JFK on 15 January?
I'd like to avoid two connections if I can.

Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
BDA is a good one, I've done that a few times too, however I wouldn't bother overnighting in BDA, it's hugely expensive and so long as you are on the morning service to BDA you can make your LGW flight quite easily. It's not a big airport.
I'm only seeing one flight per day from MIA which arrives in BDA at 9:55 pm. The BDA-LGW flight is at 7:55 pm. Am I missing something?

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Old Dec 24, 19, 6:43 am
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Someone on here recommended a new website on here a few weeks ago when I was looking for MIA/LON redemptions and they e-mail me most days now with availability on the dates I input. It worked really well for me. Seatspy.com it's called. Give it a try.
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Can't pull up availability but I'd look at:

MIA-MAD, BCN, MXP, CDG on IB/AA
TPA-LGW
MCO-LGW
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Old Dec 24, 19, 7:08 am
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Originally Posted by controlz View Post
I'm only seeing one flight per day from MIA which arrives in BDA at 9:55 pm. The BDA-LGW flight is at 7:55 pm. Am I missing something?
My apologies, I hadn't realised how much the service has been scaled back from my previous visits. Even looking at other airlines it's difficult to get to BDA in the mornings now (except from JFK, which obviously isn't helpful).
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Old Dec 24, 19, 7:14 am
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There seems to be space in premium economy on MIA-LHR on the 15th. Not ideal but not a bad starting place for upgrades or changes and worth holding if you absolutely must travel.
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Old Dec 24, 19, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by Cymro View Post
There seems to be space in premium economy on MIA-LHR on the 15th. Not ideal but not a bad starting place for upgrades or changes and worth holding if you absolutely must travel.
How often does CW availability come up last minute? I assume you can only upgrade to CW if reward availability comes up?
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Old Dec 24, 19, 9:09 am
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How often does CW availability come up last minute? I assume you can only upgrade to CW if reward availability comes up?
Fairly often, and if economy is oversold you've a reasonable chance of being rolled forward into CW for free if you have status or BA targets you. If the cabin is quiet you should be able to get a reduced price cash upgrade at the airport. But you can only use miles to upgrade (technically, it's a change rather than a fare that's upgradeable with miles) if there's availabilty in the cabin.
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How often does CW availability come up last minute? I assume you can only upgrade to CW if reward availability comes up?
You can often pay into CW at the airport
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Old Dec 30, 19, 3:46 am
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I've managed to book MIA-PHL-LHR. Is that pretty efficient?
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