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Which * alliance partner has the lowest taxes for award ticket?

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Old Nov 13, 15, 12:38 pm
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Which * alliance partner has the lowest taxes for award ticket?

I am planning a trip to either - AER , TAS , RGN or ULN . I will be using a one way coach award from United and Lufthansa each. I do not have any status on any Star Alliance partner.

The trip is for March/April.

Aeroplan is great for finding availability, but, a shock later when I call the airline and am informed about the fees.

Any suggestions and advice?

I am EXP on AA and would getting a status match be beneficial besides lounge access?

Thanks again.
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Old Nov 14, 15, 8:29 am
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You do not state which program's miles you will be using.
If you book with United Mileage Plus, fees will be minimal.
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Old Nov 14, 15, 8:37 am
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Originally Posted by IluvSQ View Post
You do not state which program's miles you will be using.
If you book with United Mileage Plus, fees will be minimal.
I think his program is Aeroplan.

AP no YQ airlines are: Air China, Brussels, EgyptAir, Ethiopian, EVA Air, Scandinavian, Singapore, Swiss, Turkish, United, Air India, South African Airways.

You can also fly from the following countries without YQ: Brazil, Philippines
or capped YQ cities such as NRT, HND and HKG
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Old Nov 14, 15, 8:39 am
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Originally Posted by Brahmin View Post
I am planning a trip to either - AER , TAS , RGN or ULN . I will be using a one way coach award from United and Lufthansa each. I do not have any status on any Star Alliance partner.

The trip is for March/April.

Aeroplan is great for finding availability, but, a shock later when I call the airline and am informed about the fees.

Any suggestions and advice?

I am EXP on AA and would getting a status match be beneficial besides lounge access?

Thanks again.
You can match your AA status to TK to get *A benefits, but if you are going to redeem the miles on J, then you will get all the benefits as *A Gold.
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Old Nov 14, 15, 10:21 am
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I will be using miles from United and Lufthansa.
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Old Nov 14, 15, 10:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Brahmin View Post
I will be using miles from United and Lufthansa.
UAMP does not charge YQ for all carriers

LH M&M's YQ free carriers : UA (within NA and SA), AV and CM

Unless you are redeeming for F class on the M&M group, it's better to use your miles from UA to avoid YQ.
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