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Old Feb 27, 20, 10:40 pm
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I had PDX-SEA-ICN and return booked in PS for 128,000 miles round trip. Every so often I check to see if its priced any lower. Today I found the same dates (Sep/Oct) for 108,000 routing PDX-MSP-ICN + ICN-SEA-PDX. Not too excited about going backwards through MSP, but for a 40,000 miles savings(wife & I) we booked it. Now I just have to wait for a schedule change to try and get back on the PDX-SEA-ICN for free.
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Old Feb 27, 20, 11:46 pm
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Originally Posted by CO-PLAT View Post
I had PDX-SEA-ICN and return booked in PS for 128,000 miles round trip. Every so often I check to see if its priced any lower. Today I found the same dates (Sep/Oct) for 108,000 routing PDX-MSP-ICN + ICN-SEA-PDX. Not too excited about going backwards through MSP, but for a 40,000 miles savings(wife & I) we booked it. Now I just have to wait for a schedule change to try and get back on the PDX-SEA-ICN for free.
They've been heavily discounting Asia awards. US-TYO D1 awards are available from 90K roundtrip from a number of cities -- Booking Delta One Suite with miles - any suggestions?
You can do SEA/PDX - ICN for 120K roundtrip in D1. The award levels are good for flights on/before May 31st. The TYO D1 awards are good for flights on/before June 30th.
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Old Feb 28, 20, 6:04 am
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One-way BOS-CDG-OSL in European Business for 75K. Not an amazing deal, but probably about as low as it gets for the most part. Lie-flat beds on AF.

I originally had this flight booked on UA in coach for 30k, but decided I'm worth the upgrade!
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Old Feb 28, 20, 8:23 am
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Originally Posted by alanstar View Post
One-way BOS-CDG-OSL in European Business for 75K. Not an amazing deal, but probably about as low as it gets for the most part. Lie-flat beds on AF.

I originally had this flight booked on UA in coach for 30k, but decided I'm worth the upgrade!
Yes, that is the standard AF/KL/AZ 60-day advance business award which has been 75K for a couple years or so (awards booked closer-in are higher amounts, but it is generally very hard to find availability closer-in). VS 60-day advance to UK are 86K one-way, but you can actually connect through LHR on VS to EU sometimes and those are 75K (like AF/KL/AZ). DL normal low-level D1 EU awards are 80K one-way with 90-day advance requirement, but they will sometimes have roundtrip award sales from 99K to 128K roundtrip ( a roundtrip booking is required with a Sat night stay to qualify for these).
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Old Feb 28, 20, 9:24 am
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Originally Posted by xliioper View Post
They've been heavily discounting Asia awards. US-TYO D1 awards are available from 90K roundtrip from a number of cities -- Booking Delta One Suite with miles - any suggestions?
You can do SEA/PDX - ICN for 120K roundtrip in D1. The award levels are good for flights on/before May 31st. The TYO D1 awards are good for flights on/before June 30th.
I had two PDX-TYO economy (upgraded to C+ on booking) awards booked for 34K roundtrip in March. Ended up cancelling both.

Unfortunately, I don't want to go to ICN prior to the expiration of these great D1 deals.
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Old Mar 7, 20, 11:31 pm
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15.5k/person x2 for RDU - CUN RT in Y (with PM upgrades to C+ at booking).

No complaints on that redemption -- made better because the outbound contains the 1x/week RDU - CUN direct (and we were able to snag 26 E/F on the A321, obviously declined the C+ on that one since 26 E/F is better than everything but 13 E/F which was already taken).

Now trying to figure out how to get an attractive RDU - JNB D1 redemption (obviously on AF/KLM or VS since the DL flight will never be reasonable).
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Old Mar 7, 20, 11:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Duke787 View Post
15.5k/person x2 for RDU - CUN RT in Y (with PM upgrades to C+ at booking).

No complaints on that redemption -- made better because the outbound contains the 1x/week RDU - CUN direct (and we were able to snag 26 E/F on the A321, obviously declined the C+ on that one since 26 E/F is better than everything but 13 E/F which was already taken).

Now trying to figure out how to get an attractive RDU - JNB D1 redemption (obviously on AF/KLM or VS since the DL flight will never be reasonable).
You will likely need to look at somewhere you can depart on AF/KL/VS direct to Europe. I recommend KL as the JNB flight is mid morning. Thus no waiting around all day for an 1800-0000 departure.
if you know when you're looking to travel, PM me. I'm happy to help as JNB/CPT is generally what my miles are used for.
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