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Jan 12, 20, 6:25 pm
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Views: 1,749
Posted By dukerau

Used wbruce's. Please use mine:...

Used wbruce's. Please use mine: https://upside.app.link/WTDDR (or use code WTDDR when signing up in app)
May 23, 19, 8:51 pm
Replies: 422
Views: 401,860
Posted By dukerau

If I want to drop the CUZ-LIM segment from a...

If I want to drop the CUZ-LIM segment from a CUZ-LIM-MIA-CLT (AA+LATAM) award, will I be charged a change fee? I'm unsure if the change from oneworld to AA-only triggers the fee despite the dropped...
Apr 13, 19, 10:50 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By dukerau

While calling in sometimes provides more options...

While calling in sometimes provides more options than whatís online, thatís generally not true with Star Alliance. What shows on United.com is pretty exhaustive. The main exception is Singapore J/F...
Apr 8, 19, 5:39 pm
Replies: 426
Views: 202,422
Posted By dukerau

If I cancel my Platinum card, will my future FHR...

If I cancel my Platinum card, will my future FHR reservation (rate and benefits) still be honored?
Mar 4, 19, 3:22 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By dukerau

Your Iberia/AA flight should be bookable with...

Your Iberia/AA flight should be bookable with Iberia Avios, but it doesn't show online and probably wouldn't make sense to do anyway. I do see it on ba.com for 60k + $2xx.xx per person.

Your...
Mar 4, 19, 12:50 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By dukerau

What are you going to do with 59k Finnair miles? ...

What are you going to do with 59k Finnair miles? They can't be combined with your BA Avios.

Since you're ATL-based, Flying Blue would be the obvious choice. You do need to be careful of...
Feb 6, 19, 2:59 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,600
Posted By dukerau

Since you say your hotels are locked in, I assume...

Since you say your hotels are locked in, I assume you mean you have to be in JNB on 5/19. With the requirements of departing 5/18, arriving 5/19, and < 25 hours, your itinerary options are pretty...
Jan 28, 19, 10:00 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By dukerau

Iím not well versed in the United card, but from...

Iím not well versed in the United card, but from a cursory search it looks like it has identical travel coverages as Ink Preferred. Plus you wouldnít have to worry about being asked for proof that...
Jan 27, 19, 8:07 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By dukerau

The points youíll earn on this purchase is a drop...

The points youíll earn on this purchase is a drop in the bucket. If using United card saves you checked bag fees, then use the United card!
Jan 17, 19, 9:23 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,600
Posted By dukerau

Yes, but there will be fuel surcharges of ~$500...

Yes, but there will be fuel surcharges of ~$500 pp round trip.

Aeroplan can book the same flights as United but charges 75k each way.
Jan 15, 19, 9:07 pm
Replies: 3,552
Views: 1,004,450
Posted By dukerau

You can use points for C/F seats, but points have...

You can use points for C/F seats, but points have a fixed-ish value of up to 1.35cents, so a $5,000 C ticket would cost ~370k points. You can pay for any cost not covered by your points, so tickets...
Dec 8, 18, 3:16 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 4,363
Posted By dukerau

I had this issue as well, but only for one day. ...

I had this issue as well, but only for one day. I created my Iberia account, transferred in Chase points, and when I tried to pay for the award, I got the "Unable to connect to the system Scorer"...
Dec 5, 18, 11:57 am
Replies: 1,243
Views: 187,854
Posted By dukerau

Same here. Starting to think this is a phased...

Same here. Starting to think this is a phased roll out by Uber. Problem is they seemingly communicated to Amex that everyone now has the Uber Cash infrastructure. I wish Amex would let us choose...
Nov 29, 18, 10:38 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 4,814
Posted By dukerau

Does Asia Miles collect carrier-imposed charges...

Does Asia Miles collect carrier-imposed charges (YQ) on a AA US-Europe award? Per ITA, they're $350 round trip in economy for CLT-CDG.
Nov 12, 18, 10:54 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,211
Posted By dukerau

VS has great pricing for NH First class, but the...

VS has great pricing for NH First class, but the biggest two catches are (1) you can only book round trip and (2) pricing is only for non-stop flights. While the round trip restriction may sound...
Nov 8, 18, 9:41 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,211
Posted By dukerau

Fare class is how airlines systemically control...

Fare class is how airlines systemically control pricing and also impacts mileage earning in some cases. Neither is relevant for awards. Most airlines designate a specific fare class as award...
Nov 8, 18, 8:44 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,211
Posted By dukerau

Essentially, yes. That's not always a simple...

Essentially, yes. That's not always a simple task.


No. They call the mileage program as your representative and book the flights for you.


Lifemiles has a lower miles cost than ANA for round...
Nov 8, 18, 8:30 am
Replies: 3,552
Views: 1,004,450
Posted By dukerau

I'm pretty new to CNB as well, but I do have...

I'm pretty new to CNB as well, but I do have points so I can see the valuations. For a run-of-the-mill domestic round trip I'm looking at, AA charges $422.90 while CNB charges $450.59 (6.55% more). ...
Oct 31, 18, 6:06 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,269
Posted By dukerau

Yes, you can use your miles for others freely...

Yes, you can use your miles for others freely with AA and United (some airlines have familial restrictions but not these). United's redeposit fee (for non-status members) is $75 per ticket if it's...
Oct 29, 18, 12:12 pm
Replies: 378
Views: 159,976
Posted By dukerau

I updated the wiki's outdated info on transfer...

I updated the wiki's outdated info on transfer partners (added Avianca, Flying Blue, JetBlue, JetPrivilege, Qantas, and Virgin Atlantic, noted that Hilton partnership has ended. I also added a...
Oct 25, 18, 5:51 pm
Replies: 3,552
Views: 1,004,450
Posted By dukerau

Is this still the case? I crossed $5k spend on...

Is this still the case? I crossed $5k spend on my new card on 10/9 (post date), and no bonus has posted yet.
Oct 24, 18, 6:49 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 776
Posted By dukerau

This is a commonly mis-characterized summary of...

This is a commonly mis-characterized summary of AA's policy. An exception relevant to your case - you can't change between a oneworld award (e.g., Cathay + AA) and a non-alliance partner award (e.g.,...
Oct 23, 18, 8:25 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By dukerau

Looks like absolute cheapest is 50k round trip...

Looks like absolute cheapest is 50k round trip with Asiana or Korean miles, but both of those are only obtainable through SPG. Flying Blue is 60k round trip and easier to acquire. If Skyteam fails...
Oct 23, 18, 7:00 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 776
Posted By dukerau

If you really valued UR at 2.2 cents, you would...

If you really valued UR at 2.2 cents, you would never consider redeeming them for 1.5 cents. I don't blame you for not valuing them at 2.2 cents - I don't either - but let's be honest about it.
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Oct 23, 18, 1:52 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 776
Posted By dukerau

As mentioned above, why would you value UR at 2.2...

As mentioned above, why would you value UR at 2.2 cents when you clearly are getting 1.5 cent value? Converting to dollar values is mucking up the analysis. The question is simple - do you want to...
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