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Need help finding award seat SFO-HYD

Need help finding award seat SFO-HYD

Old Apr 27, 19, 1:11 pm
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Question Need help finding award seat SFO-HYD

Hello folks

My SO is planning to travel RT SFO-HYD anytime in the first week of May and return around last week of June. I'm a rookie, please correct me if I'm wrong. I tried checking in JAL and it showed about 47500 miles + $280.56 USD for SFO-DXB in EK First Class one way. But I'm not sure how to get so many points into JAL or if there's a better way to get at least Business class on any other airlines. I'm flexible on the airlines, class (biz and above), mixed class legs, dates.

Also, I tried searching on FlyerMiler - Brought to you by the Economical Excursionists for checking costs. The first result shows
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But, when I check in Alaska website, the cheapest tickets it shows is 82,5k miles + $20 one-way. Why is the flyermiler showing 62500 while the Alaska site shows 82500? Is this is a discrepancy or am I doing something wrong?

Thanks in advance
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Old Apr 27, 19, 1:17 pm
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My SO is planning to travel RT SFO-HYD anytime in the first week of May and return around last week of June. I'm a rookie, please correct me if I'm wrong. I tried checking in JAL and it showed about 47500 miles + $280.56 USD for SFO-DXB in EK First Class one way. But I'm not sure how to get so many points into JAL or if there's a better way to get at least Business class on any other airlines. I'm flexible on the airlines, class (biz and above), mixed class legs, dates.

Also, I tried searching on FlyerMiler - Brought to you by the Economical Excursionists for checking costs. The first result shows
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But, when I check in Alaska website, the cheapest tickets it shows is 82,5k miles + $20 one-way. Why is the flyermiler showing 62500 while the Alaska site shows 82500? Is this is a discrepancy or am I doing something wrong?
Different ffp's charge different ff miles/points/avios for the same trip on the same airline. And some ffp's can have cash surcharges on awards. Award rules vary. If an award flight has multiple segment the on lines guides (flyermiles/awardhacker) may not be 100%
Freq flyer miles are not 1 to 1 in different ffps.

Hoping for a premium award seat in few weeks time is a gamble.
What ffp's do you have ff miles in?

https://www.awardhacker.com/#f=SFO&t...=0&c=j&s=1&p=0
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Old Apr 27, 19, 1:54 pm
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Sorry, I am unable to edit the original post. I have:
AMEX MR - 60 000
Marriott Bonvoy - 98 000
Chase UR - 155 000
Alaska Miles - 30 000

So, if I understand correct, you are saying flyermile could be different from the actual award cost when checked in the actual website?
Please advise.
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Old Apr 27, 19, 1:58 pm
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So, if I understand correct, you are saying flyermile could be different from the actual award cost when checked in the actual website?
Please advise.
Yes. These general on line award guides are a broad indication only. They may not take into account the detailed award rules or be up to date. Always need to check on the ffp web site.

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