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Award chart sweet spots for US-based travelers

Award chart sweet spots for US-based travelers

Old Oct 23, 16, 7:15 pm
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Award chart sweet spots for US-based travelers

TK's Capacity Controlled awards seem hard to come by, and their standard awards are far more expensive in miles and surcharges terms than other Star airlines. What sweet spots exist for US-based travelers, particularly in Y?
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Old Oct 23, 16, 11:36 pm
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Originally Posted by intltravel90 View Post
TK's Capacity Controlled awards seem hard to come by, and their standard awards are far more expensive in miles and surcharges terms than other Star airlines. What sweet spots exist for US-based travelers, particularly in Y?
I wouldn't necessarily agree with that the awards are more expensive in miles and surcharges than other Star airlines. 90k miles for business trans-Atlantic is decent in my opinion. The surcharges are very high, but are determined by other airlines' "fuel"-surcharges.

To answer your questions about sweet spots perhaps North America - Middle Asia/Africa/East at about 65k in Y are pretty good? But redeeming in C has better value, considering the surcharges.
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Old Oct 24, 16, 8:48 am
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My rules of thomb: redeem only in Business for better value.
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