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With KL awards virtually unavailable: Any other way to travel transatlantic?

With KL awards virtually unavailable: Any other way to travel transatlantic?

 
Old Feb 23, 03, 5:58 pm
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With KL awards virtually unavailable: Any other way to travel transatlantic?

Having for 3 years tried unsuccessfully tried to book a KL transatlantic C-award ticket and US Air gone, I was wondering if there was any other way to fly US-Europe using LP/GP miles ??
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Old Feb 23, 03, 6:55 pm
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Avianca

JFK - BOG - MAD

Just a little longer.

Dave - Japan
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Old Feb 24, 03, 2:32 pm
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Transfer miles to Hhonors and use a Hilton airline award @ 150,000 points. On American you get miles on the ticket to boot!
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Old Feb 24, 03, 8:42 pm
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If this is true then going to Europe if your Platinum or above is an extra 20,000 miles.
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Old Feb 24, 03, 9:01 pm
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I also saw an advertisement in Caracas airport announcing 767 Aeropostal service to Madrid.

But, it could be a codeshare.....
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Old Feb 24, 03, 9:03 pm
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Yes, HH awards for travel on AA do reportedly earn miles. So with a creative routing and high AA status you could get 25,000 or more miles. This reduces the cost of the award to 50,000 miles net (75k GP = 150k HH = 1 RT coach US-EU + 25k AA). However, you can only transfer 30k/mo bonus miles from GP->HH.

The main drawback is that you can't upgrade the international segments. I think the domestic US segments can be upgraded.
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Old Feb 25, 03, 10:28 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by davistev:
I also saw an advertisement in Caracas airport announcing 767 Aeropostal service to Madrid.

But, it could be a codeshare.....
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Yes, it is an Air Europa codeshare.
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Old Feb 25, 03, 3:51 pm
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I was looking at Lan Chile for a transfer also. Not much value there.

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Old Mar 5, 03, 11:36 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by dhacker:
Yes, HH awards for travel on AA do reportedly earn miles. So with a creative routing and high AA status you could get 25,000 or more miles. This reduces the cost of the award to 50,000 miles net (75k GP = 150k HH = 1 RT coach US-EU + 25k AA). However, you can only transfer 30k/mo bonus miles from GP-&gt;HH.

The main drawback is that you can't upgrade the international segments. I think the domestic US segments can be upgraded.
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Are there also HH awards in business or first?


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Old Mar 5, 03, 3:56 pm
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No. Only coach travel award seats are available when redeeming HH points.
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