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Feedback welcome - SFO to Australia on J

Old Jan 15, 23, 5:41 pm
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Feedback welcome - SFO to Australia on J

Hi all,

Would like to hear any feedback or tips for my award redemption. Booked one way from SFO -> HKG -> MEL for 85k Cathay Pacific points plus $400 in taxes in business.

UA in J was ~200k one way.
Aeroplan via YVR was similar.
Qantas was 1 million points lmao.

I have 500k MR, 500k UR, and 200K AS points.

Would love to hear any feedback or tips on how I could/ could have improved this. Thanks!
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Old Jan 17, 23, 1:49 pm
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Heck, that looks pretty good and I doubt that many of us could've done better given availability. CX J is a pretty good product (I haven't flown them post-COVID so YMMV) and the routing is fairly direct bar a UA/QF non-stop SFO-MEL.

Have fun on the trip!
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Old Jan 20, 23, 1:38 am
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Originally Posted by roastpuff View Post
Heck, that looks pretty good and I doubt that many of us could've done better given availability. CX J is a pretty good product (I haven't flown them post-COVID so YMMV) and the routing is fairly direct bar a UA/QF non-stop SFO-MEL.

Have fun on the trip!
Thank you so much! Appreciate it!

Will try to search for cheaper UA/QF closer in. Hoping for some availability.
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Old Jan 20, 23, 2:44 am
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Originally Posted by ad2wangnexus View Post
Will try to search for cheaper UA/QF closer in. Hoping for some availability.
IIRC - there is no nonstop SFO-MEL for both UA/QF. So a stop will be required (UA - LAX, QF - SYD). It is only a matter of where you want to stop.
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Old Jan 20, 23, 2:55 am
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Originally Posted by garykung View Post
IIRC - there is no nonstop SFO-MEL for both UA/QF. So a stop will be required (UA - LAX, QF - SYD). It is only a matter of where you want to stop.
Thanks for pointing that out, much appreciated. I was actually hoping to go direct to SYD, but MEL was my 2nd choice.

So hoping I'll be able to get QF in J!
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Old Jan 20, 23, 10:49 pm
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Originally Posted by garykung View Post
IIRC - there is no nonstop SFO-MEL for both UA/QF.
UA flies SFO-MEL nonstop daily.
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Old Jan 21, 23, 12:23 pm
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UA flies SFO-MEL nonstop daily.
When did UA move that?
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Old Jan 21, 23, 8:08 pm
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When did UA move that?
It started last year if I remember correctly
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Old Jan 22, 23, 2:55 am
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UA also flies to SYD non stop from SFO.
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