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mad cow disease Oct 15, 18 10:59 am

Booking Flights, Rooms, Cars, Cruises, Activities with UR (include Expedia problems)
 
Anybody run into a discrepancy in between the Chase portal price (Freedom) and the Expedia price for airline tickets? Will calling get me the Expedia.com rate?

mia Oct 15, 18 11:11 am

Price differences are usually due to the system finding different inventory available. If you return to expedia.com, and it still displays the lower fare, can you see the farecode that it is using?

mad cow disease Oct 15, 18 11:41 am

Looks like it is Q on Expedia.com and S on Chase (Expedia).

Edit: No dice calling in, they're seeing the same fares as on the portal.

sam007 Oct 22, 18 5:25 pm

Analysis between chase travel and Aadvantage

guys - I have an AA hold on etihad expiring in 3 hours so hoping someone can help me with this analysis and choosing between the options for 3 adults JFK-BOM

Option 1 - r/t on chase travel - approx $7000 or 475k chase ultimate reward points (kuwait air outbound, saudia return where I know jeddah airport is bad). With sapphire reserve, I'm getting 1.5 for my points

Option 2 - o/w on chase travel - $5000 or 340k chase ultimate reward points + 210k Aadvantage points (kuwait air outbouhnd, etihad return)

If you value UR at 2.2 points and AA at 1.4, the above options come very close in what you are spending. I do have quite a few AA miles built up in my accounts and after seeing them devalue year over year, I am attracted more towards option 2 just to use some of them

Thanks

farnorthtrader Oct 22, 18 5:57 pm


Originally Posted by sam007 (Post 30344686)
Analysis between chase travel and Aadvantage

guys - I have an AA hold on etihad expiring in 3 hours so hoping someone can help me with this analysis and choosing between the options for 3 adults JFK-BOM

Option 1 - r/t on chase travel - approx $7000 or 475k chase ultimate reward points (kuwait air outbound, saudia return where I know jeddah airport is bad). With sapphire reserve, I'm getting 1.5 for my points

Option 2 - o/w on chase travel - $5000 or 340k chase ultimate reward points + 210k Aadvantage points (kuwait air outbouhnd, etihad return)

If you value UR at 2.2 points and AA at 1.4, the above options come very close in what you are spending. I do have quite a few AA miles built up in my accounts and after seeing them devalue year over year, I am attracted more towards option 2 just to use some of them

Thanks

Are you sure these are your only options? United seems to have quite a few dates with availability for 75 to 85K from Newark.

sam007 Oct 22, 18 5:59 pm

the 75/85 awards are 2 stops. I'm flying Dec 3 - 27

farnorthtrader Oct 22, 18 9:10 pm

I see Egyptair one stop from JFK through Cairo on Dec 3 for 85K United miles. Should save you 85K Ultimate rewards. And I would take the AA return if it was me.

wanderlust99 Oct 24, 18 1:32 pm

Are $ values on Chase UR always higher than other place online?
 
Looking to cash in some of my Chase UR points and was surprised that the prices quoted on the UR site were higher than what I could find elsewhere online. Looked at aa.com and avis.com. The flights were about $50 more each (and in basic economy) compared to the aa.com published regular economy fare. On Avis, cars were about $10+ dollars a day more. Is this common? Or did I just stumble across two bad examples? I'm very sad to think my UR points are not as valuable as I thought.

irenem Oct 24, 18 7:27 pm

Booking on the portal, are UA bookings economy (and not basic economy)?
Will UA economy bookings earn PQM?

jaymar01 Oct 25, 18 11:06 am

Chase has just expanded the Expedia search engine for Sapphire Reserve card Ultimate Rewards. Until today it was limited solely to the Chase Freedom card.

mia Oct 25, 18 11:34 am


Originally Posted by jaymar01 (Post 30355237)
Chase has just expanded the Expedia search engine ....

Discussion here:

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/chas...cards-now.html

TC61 Oct 25, 18 12:42 pm

Chase No Longer Booking Allegiant?
 
Called Ultimate Rewards twice and spoke to 2 different representatives and both stated that Allegiant is no longer a travel partner and they are unable to book them. Articles I've read about the switch to Expedia referenced the ability to book Allegiant (one made reference to being able to book it on the site, the other referenced still having to call). I've booked a number of flights over the phone with Ultimate Rewards in the last 2 years on Allegiant so not sure if this is due to the switch to Expedia, or if the reps I talked to don't know what they are doing.

Is anyone able to confirm this? Not sure if it matters, but I've got the Sapphire Reserve and can confirm I'm on the new Expedia site.

Thanks!

philemer Oct 25, 18 2:11 pm


Originally Posted by TC61 (Post 30355663)
Called Ultimate Rewards twice and spoke to 2 different representatives and both stated that Allegiant is no longer a travel partner and they are unable to book them. Articles I've read about the switch to Expedia referenced the ability to book Allegiant (one made reference to being able to book it on the site, the other referenced still having to call). I've booked a number of flights over the phone with Ultimate Rewards in the last 2 years on Allegiant so not sure if this is due to the switch to Expedia, or if the reps I talked to don't know what they are doing.

Is anyone able to confirm this? Not sure if it matters, but I've got the Sapphire Reserve and can confirm I'm on the new Expedia site.

Thanks!

Welcome to FT!!

I searched flts on EXPEDIA from LAS>AUS and did not find Allegiant offered. I'm guessing you were told the truth.

mia Oct 25, 18 2:37 pm

At expedia.com the Advanced Options > Preferred Airline picklist includes Allegiant. The travel.chase.com picklist does not. This suggests that Allegiant is simply not offered.

TC61 Oct 25, 18 2:41 pm

Just spoke to my 3rd rep and her supervisor. They confirmed that Allegiant and Southwest are not able to be booked online or over the phone currently. They are in talks to offer Southwest sometime in 2019 though. Eliminates alot of the benefit of UR as I mainly travel to Las Vegas and they are one of the better flight times non stop out of Cincinnati.


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