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CX: JNB-JFK r/t in PE for US$1,773

CX: JNB-JFK r/t in PE for US$1,773

Old May 13, 17, 12:57 am
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CX: JNB-JFK r/t in PE for US$1,773

Books in E which earns 1.5x on AA and 20% MQD on distance.

https://goo.gl/flights/6XsA
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Old May 13, 17, 1:17 am
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Pretty epic run.

44,100 EQM
$5,880 EQD
75,000 RDM

2 of these and you're 90% to EXP at $3,400
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Old May 13, 17, 1:20 am
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And can we apply 55,000 asia miles to upgrade to J according to the +1 chart?
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Old May 13, 17, 1:35 am
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Originally Posted by longmanzz View Post
And can we apply 55,000 asia miles to upgrade to J according to the +1 chart?
As per CX chart, upgrade awards (PE to Biz) are only available on fare classes W and R. I searched on ITA and you can book R for as low as US$2,158.
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Old May 13, 17, 1:37 am
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Very nice - availability is wide open throughout the year it looks like. And Lufthansa is matching in case someone needs Star Alliance instead.

Wish positioning in JNB was convenient for me, but I guess most of this forum will say the same thing.
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Old May 13, 17, 2:06 am
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Originally Posted by jelanizarathustra View Post
Pretty epic run. (JNB-HKG-JFK on CX in PE)
44,100 EQM $5,880 EQD 75,000 RDM AAdvantage
2 of these and you're 90% to EXP at $3,400
Wonder what this itinerary would credit on AS - any Alaska gurus care to venture?
(I would note however that this is 25 to 28 hours in the air, each way!)

(Okay, my guesstimate for AS:
58,818 RDM - base plus 2x bonus for MVP Gold
64,693 EQM - base plus bonus plus 10% for class of service)

Last edited by pfbloom; May 13, 17 at 2:25 am
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Old May 13, 17, 2:46 am
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This is not a 'fare deal' as it is a regular published fare (actually it used to be lower at like $1500-1600)
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Old May 13, 17, 3:01 am
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how many. Miles can get on Business with Alaska?
i am really interested!
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Old May 13, 17, 3:08 am
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Originally Posted by alpenrock View Post
how many. Miles can get on Business with Alaska?
i am really interested!
225% for AS MVP before elite/bonuses.

JNB-HKG is 6647, HKG-JFK is 8067. That means 66213 for a roundtrip before elite bonus


Just bear in mind I've done this before numerous times (ex-JNB Cathay to USA). You might have a higher statistical chance of getting SSSS
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Old May 13, 17, 3:11 am
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Originally Posted by pfbloom View Post
Wonder what this itinerary would credit on AS - any Alaska gurus care to venture?
(I would note however that this is 25 to 28 hours in the air, each way!)

(Okay, my guesstimate for AS:
58,818 RDM - base plus 2x bonus for MVP Gold
64,693 EQM - base plus bonus plus 10% for class of service)
No MVP bonus on EQM.

https://www.alaskaair.com/content/mi...y-pacific.aspx

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=JNB-HKG-JFK

Survey says... 32347 EQM for a round trip!
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Old May 13, 17, 11:25 pm
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Is this a fare that can be UpgrAAded with AA miles?
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Old May 14, 17, 12:19 am
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Originally Posted by JHIN View Post
Is this a fare that can be UpgrAAded with AA miles?
You can't use AA miles to upgrade CX flights. Only AA, BA, and IB.
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Old May 15, 17, 11:51 am
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Can go from North America (YVR) to JNB for what looks like $2125 with broad availability non-Summer.

https://goo.gl/flights/BZ8m

My Calcs:
39,070 EQM (5.44 CPM)
~$5200 EQD

Giant.
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Old May 18, 17, 8:17 am
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This might be complete insanity but if you're NY based, you could nest the ~$1400 PE (with AARP and Visa promo code) fare on BA to JNB with this for an epic run.

JFK-LHR-JNB-HKG-JFK (and back)
47,750 miles
71,625 EQM
105,050 RDM (with EXP bonus)
9550 EQD
~$3200 total

Works for dates I tested in late May / June.

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