Miles to Baghdad?

 
Old Feb 7, 11, 11:50 am
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Miles to Baghdad?

Hi there,

I have enough miles to get to the Middle East region on the economy scale, and I need to get to Baghdad..anyone have any idea of how I can route a trip using miles to Iraq? My home airport is RDU..

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Old Feb 7, 11, 12:14 pm
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If it can be done, then AFAIK your only way to use OP miles to get all the way to BGW (not SDA anymore ) is on Turkish, which flies to BGW from IST. There are lots of routings to IST, though I think the final segment is limited to TK and LH metal.

I think you'll have to call CO reservations (see this page for phone numbers).

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Old Feb 7, 11, 12:39 pm
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You call reservations, not OPSC, to make a reservation. As to whether BGW is a permitted destination, I believe it is.
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I think UA flies to KWI and then you can rent a car and drive.
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Old Feb 7, 11, 3:07 pm
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I think UA flies to KWI and then you can rent a car and drive.
Really.. whats the point of this comment?
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Really.. whats the point of this comment?
It's a viable option. I drove from KWI - SDA in March of 2003. Kind of bumpy, but definitely doable.
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If your travel is later in the year, DLH also an option starting in September.
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Old Feb 7, 11, 10:38 pm
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Thanks for your replies! Glad to know it looks possible. Now it looks like I might need to fly into Najaf, but it seems only Middle Eastern airlines fly into there and not Turkish airlines?

Considering I'm a woman traveling alone (will be picked up by friends at the airport), driving across the country alone is not an option, I am only interested in flying to Baghdad or Najaf. I'll be traveling in early May.
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