Help with a semi-MR on DL

 
Old Aug 2, 05, 11:31 am
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Help with a semi-MR on DL

I'm moving to the NYC next week and I want to visit a frind of mine in MCO the week after.

I'm trying to find a cheap ticket,from either LGA or JFK to MCO,trying to maximize miles earned.

travel dates are Aug,16 to Aug 18 can't stay longer

With the multicity option on delta.com I came out with this:

1 Delta 595 Coach (T) LGA 6:00am
16 Aug 2005 CVG 8:04am
16 Aug 2005 0
2 Delta 325 Coach (T) CVG 9:06am
16 Aug 2005 ATL 10:39am
16 Aug 2005 0
3 Delta 432 Coach (T) ATL 2:30pm
16 Aug 2005 MCO 3:58pm
16 Aug 2005 0
4 Delta 5402 * Coach (T) MCO 1:14pm
18 Aug 2005 CVG 3:40pm
18 Aug 2005 0
*Operated by Delta Codeshare Partner. Click flight number to view flight details.

5 Delta 1214 Coach (T) CVG 7:19pm
18 Aug 2005 LGA 9:16pm
18 Aug 2005 0

for 170$ and 2926 MQM.No t a good MR,but I have to go anyway.can anybody help me with better routings and with a better schedule without the price skyrocketing?really don't know what to do in ATL for 4 hrs!

Then,I won't have a car,and the flight from LGA is early so I guess public transportation won't be an option,should I get a cab or sleep at the airport?I'll be living in queens nearby flushing.

Thanks in advance
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Old Aug 2, 05, 11:40 am
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Old Aug 2, 05, 3:20 pm
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Originally Posted by MACH81
I'm moving to the NYC next week and I want to visit a frind of mine in MCO the week after.

I'm trying to find a cheap ticket,from either LGA or JFK to MCO,trying to maximize miles earned.

travel dates are Aug,16 to Aug 18 can't stay longer
Have you tried routing via BOS to get to MCO?

I have started routing most of my flights via BOS and then either ATL or CVG in order to add a bit of extra mileage.

Here's what's available for your dates:

Delta 5024 * Coach (T) JFK 6:00am
16 Aug 2005 BOS 7:10am
16 Aug 2005 0 View Seats
*Operated by Delta Codeshare Partner. Click flight number to view flight details.

Delta 1019 Coach (T) BOS 9:00am
16 Aug 2005 CVG 11:18am
16 Aug 2005 0 View Seats

Delta 851 Coach (T) CVG 12:50pm
16 Aug 2005 MCO 2:55pm
16 Aug 2005 0 View Seats

Delta 5402 * Coach (T) MCO 1:14pm
18 Aug 2005 CVG 3:40pm
18 Aug 2005 0 View Seats
*Operated by Delta Codeshare Partner. Click flight number to view flight details.

Delta 170 Coach (T) CVG 4:10pm
18 Aug 2005 JFK 6:10pm
18 Aug 2005

Total via Delta.com: $170.00 / 3356 MQMs

A.J.

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Old Aug 2, 05, 8:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Bulldog King
Have you tried routing via BOS to get to MCO?

I have started routing most of my flights via BOS and then either ATL or CVG in order to add a bit of extra mileage.

Here's what's available for your dates:

Delta 5024 * Coach (T) JFK 6:00am
16 Aug 2005 BOS 7:10am
16 Aug 2005 0 View Seats
*Operated by Delta Codeshare Partner. Click flight number to view flight details.

Delta 1019 Coach (T) BOS 9:00am
16 Aug 2005 CVG 11:18am
16 Aug 2005 0 View Seats

Delta 851 Coach (T) CVG 12:50pm
16 Aug 2005 MCO 2:55pm
16 Aug 2005 0 View Seats

Delta 5402 * Coach (T) MCO 1:14pm
18 Aug 2005 CVG 3:40pm
18 Aug 2005 0 View Seats
*Operated by Delta Codeshare Partner. Click flight number to view flight details.

Delta 170 Coach (T) CVG 4:10pm
18 Aug 2005 JFK 6:10pm
18 Aug 2005

Total via Delta.com: $170.00 / 3356 MQMs

A.J.

Thanks!just found it searching by schedule,couldn't sort it by price.should I go the night before to JFK?Where can I sleep?any cheap airport at the hotel(though so close to my place...)is It ok if I show up for check-in at 5.20 am?

thanks again
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Old Aug 2, 05, 8:46 pm
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For heaven's sake, you do not need to sleep in the airport or at an airport hotel!

The buses run practically 24 hours a day (check www.mta.nyc.ny.us for details). If you fly out of JFK, the AirTrain runs 24/7, and obviously the subways run 24/7.

Flushing to LGA would be cheaper and more convenient than JFK, so if I were you, I would do that.
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For heaven's sake, you do not need to sleep in the airport or at an airport hotel!

The buses run practically 24 hours a day (check www.mta.nyc.ny.us for details). If you fly out of JFK, the AirTrain runs 24/7, and obviously the subways run 24/7.

Flushing to LGA would be cheaper and more convenient than JFK, so if I were you, I would do that.

I know,I know that public transportation works 24/7,it's not my first time in NY but getting to JFK would be quite long!and IIRC the Q 44(not really sure about the number but there's a bus going flushing-LGA)doesn't go all night.
leaving from LGA would be more expensive(60$) so I'll have to go from JFK.
thanks anyway
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Originally Posted by MACH81
I know,I know that public transportation works 24/7,it's not my first time in NY but getting to JFK would be quite long!and IIRC the Q 44(not really sure about the number but there's a bus going flushing-LGA)doesn't go all night.
leaving from LGA would be more expensive(60$) so I'll have to go from JFK.
thanks anyway
It's not $60 more. You found a $170 trip starting from LGA, which is exactly the same price as JFK, and both have two connections to MCO. You did pretty well, finding the most ideal trip all by yourself; congratulations!

The first Q48 bus arrives LGA Delta terminal at 4:48 AM.
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Originally Posted by JS
It's not $60 more. You found a $170 trip starting from LGA, which is exactly the same price as JFK, and both have two connections to MCO. You did pretty well, finding the most ideal trip all by yourself; congratulations!

The first Q48 bus arrives LGA Delta terminal at 4:48 AM.
The routing via BOS from LGA?!?Can you send me details?when I tried it came out more,different booking codes!
Just checked the Q48 schedule.Problem is that my Q15 doesn't start service as early,bummer.

let's see
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Originally Posted by MACH81
The routing via BOS from LGA?!?Can you send me details?when I tried it came out more,different booking codes!
Just checked the Q48 schedule.Problem is that my Q15 doesn't start service as early,bummer.

let's see
thanks
No, I meant the first one you posted, LGA-CVG-ATL-MCO. JFK-BOS-ATL-MCO is 486 miles more, which I do not think is worth paying the extra $5 to go to JFK, dealing with JFK, dealing with a CRJ, and dealing with BOS. After all, if you really wanted to maximize miles, you wouldn't be flying to MCO in the first place.

Where in Flushing are you going to be?
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No, I meant the first one you posted, LGA-CVG-ATL-MCO. JFK-BOS-ATL-MCO is 486 miles more, which I do not think is worth paying the extra $5 to go to JFK, dealing with JFK, dealing with a CRJ, and dealing with BOS. After all, if you really wanted to maximize miles, you wouldn't be flying to MCO in the first place.

Where in Flushing are you going to be?

Well I have to go to MCO anyway so it was just to get the maximum mileage from it.maybe you are right,for 486 miles it's not worth it.I'm going to be on the Q15 route,on 150th street.let's see if I can find a better schedule,cuz I really don't want to be stuck 4 hours in ATL!thanks for all the infos JS

The fare jumped to 190$,the MCO-CVG-LGA now comes out in U not in T,though T is widely open how come?any hint how to get the T booking code for the last 2 legs?thanks

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Old Aug 3, 05, 8:34 am
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The fare jumped to 190$,the MCO-CVG-LGA now comes out in U not in T,though T is widely open how come?any hint how to get the T booking code for the last 2 legs?thanks
Are you looking at this reservation from 2 different websites? One of them may be "holding" the last T fare. For example, once I was on Delta.com looking at a flight and was on the phone with our company TA. She wasn't able to get the lower fare that I was seeing. I "cancelled" the flight on Delta.com and had her requery and she was able to get me the lower fare, so I think that by me cancelling it actually "released" the seat. Of course this could have been just a coincidence.
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