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Old Jul 27, 18, 11:42 pm
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Any one know for which one world partner Iberia charges less taxes and surcharges? I checked Sri Lankan, Malaysia, Qatar, and Cathay - the taxes + $300 (I spent on 10 tickets) is always more than the cash price of the ticket.
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Old Jul 30, 18, 3:00 pm
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Booked MAD-JFK in May for 2 in business. I'm wondering, if you were traveling with your SO, do you pick the honeymoon seats or the clearly 'better value' window seats ?
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Old Jul 30, 18, 4:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Novagal View Post
Booked MAD-JFK in May for 2 in business. I'm wondering, if you were traveling with your SO, do you pick the honeymoon seats or the clearly 'better value' window seats ?
Flew the night flight back to MAD from Miami and had the honeymoon seats in row one. I felt that the light from the galley was a little intrusive and have booked row 5 for my next trip in September. The seats themselves were perfect for couples on honeymoon or not..

Kept with row 1 for the day flight.
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Old Jul 30, 18, 10:31 pm
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Looking for some ideas of good redemptions from SFO or OAK? I'm open to pretty much anywhere and pretty flexible. Any recommendations?
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Old Jul 31, 18, 12:51 am
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Originally Posted by cysyuen View Post
Is it just me who noticed that IB is charging incorrect fees for one way ex-HKG flights operated by BA? They aren't supposed to charge any fuel surcharges but IB added it anyways.
how much was it? BA charges *some* surcharge for HKGLHR, just not the normal amount

That said, I've redeemed some JL domestics and the surcharge there was astronimical. I just couldnt be bothered to push it once i found someone who can actually ticket it, lol (I would have had it reimbursed anyways, and still cheaper than any other alternatives except using BA Avios at the price i get them for).
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Old Jul 31, 18, 4:20 am
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Originally Posted by wp_kid View Post
Does Iberia normally only release 1 business class award seat at a time? I've been looking at SFO-MAD till end of schedule for 2, but nothing comes up.
If this is an A332 route, then there are only 19 J seats, so I'm not surprised at all.
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Old Jul 31, 18, 9:33 am
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Originally Posted by BA6501 View Post
If this is an A332 route, then there are only 19 J seats, so I'm not surprised at all.
MAD-NRT is an A332 and two award seats are availible.
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Old Aug 1, 18, 2:43 pm
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Originally Posted by pushmyredbutton View Post
I just snagged 2x off-peak IB MAD-SFO biz tickets in May for 51k each. Slightly more then the MAD-LAX price of 42k but the only date I found with 2 seats available was Feb 27 (grab them quick!)

Quite happy so far.
so why is MAD to SFO more expensive than LAX? aren't they both in the same Band 7 and gcmap shows only 45 mi difference between two distances from MAD. LAX is further yet cheaper than SFO
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Old Aug 2, 18, 11:24 am
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Just cancelled MAD - SFO in Business on Sep. 26 in case it gets released into award inventory again.

Managed to get BA First from CPH -> LAS on the 747 (which I have never tried before and probably never will again being based in CPH) for 89.000 Avios + roughly 150.

Booking through Iberia can have its advantages when connecting. Was previously looking at OAK -> CPH in BA Club World. 67.000 Avios + 150 for flying Club World connecting to EuroTraveller to CPH. If flying Club World and connecting to Club Europe it would be 71.500 Avios + 413 in taxes for the exact same flights. I'd happily sit in ET for 2 hours to save the 263 and 4.500 Avios!
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Old Aug 2, 18, 11:55 am
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Originally Posted by Novagal View Post
Booked MAD-JFK in May for 2 in business. I'm wondering, if you were traveling with your SO, do you pick the honeymoon seats or the clearly 'better value' window seats ?
We're booked on same route in May - both window seats. I know he likes the window seat but will sit with me in the middle if has to so I go with the old 'there's only the window seats left' ploy so doesn't make him feel guilty and I can get a break from 'have you turned the electric off? did you lock the doors/ what about the.....'
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Old Aug 3, 18, 10:52 am
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Booked RT ORD-PLS x 4 mid-Feb 2019 for a winter break from the cold @ 92K Avios + $439. Added 2000 miles from Ultimate Rewards to top off the account, so figure all in the cost was $824 vs $2540 cash price. I'll take it.
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Old Aug 4, 18, 8:29 am
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Ord-Pls must be a new route,normally you have to connect in NYC??Cannot beat Grace Bay beach in PLS.Best beach in the world according to Tripadvisor
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Old Aug 4, 18, 9:43 am
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Originally Posted by Tilto007 View Post
Ord-Pls must be a new route,normally you have to connect in NYC??Cannot beat Grace Bay beach in PLS.Best beach in the world according to Tripadvisor
AA does now have seasonal direct ORD-PLS, but Saturdays only I believe. I was going for brevity, but yeah actually it is ORD-MIA-PLS / PLS-CLT-ORD. I'm partial to hanging out @ Taylor Bay, but pretty hard to go wrong with any of the beaches there! :-::-::-::-::-:
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Old Aug 4, 18, 9:57 am
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Finally able to confirm 2x RT ORD-MAD in J for early June 2019.
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Old Aug 4, 18, 4:16 pm
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Delete. Reposted in a more appropriate thread.

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