Routing to Perth, Australia

Old Apr 18, 13, 8:04 am
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Routing to Perth, Australia

I am hoping this is the right place to post this. I am going to be traveling from Chicago (ORD) to Perth, Australia soon, and am looking at how to route myself so I maximize my miles at the best fare. Currently the best fare is to fly to ORD -> LAX -> SYD -> Perth, but Perth is Quantas, so I don't get the miles for that ($1800). I am hoping someone who is more talented then I am can suggest a different routing to maximize my miles.
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Old Apr 18, 13, 8:06 am
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ORD-NRT-SIN-PER on UA /NH / SQ would work. Also could fly via BKK.

Qantas, not Quantas by the way
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Old Apr 18, 13, 8:25 am
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ORD-LAX/SFO/YVR-AKL-PER on UA/NZ would work.
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Old Apr 18, 13, 8:29 am
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ORD-IAD-JNB-PER could work, too. But my guess is that none of them will price anywhere close to the SYD/QF option.
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Old Apr 18, 13, 8:32 am
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Come on Seth - show him your 'shortcut' to Perth!

http://boardingarea.com/blogs/thewan...in-three-days/

Are any of the revenue legs collecting *A/UA miles?
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i am trying to do the same get to PER on UA, however there are seldom upgrades from sfo/lax in Oct to syd..... so i thought i would go via ord -SIN-per however that does not price out competitively.
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Originally Posted by LarkSFO
Come on Seth - show him your 'shortcut' to Perth!

http://boardingarea.com/blogs/thewan...in-three-days/

Are any of the revenue legs collecting *A/UA miles?


RGN-SIN-PER-JNB-IST-JFK is all revenue. Biz until JNB and the TK segments in coach. But that's out of JFK and there are no ORD-JFK flights so I didn't think it would work for the OP. That's also why I chose the IAD flight on SAA rather than the JFK one.

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Old Apr 18, 13, 9:13 am
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Pricing at $2,800 on UA.com...

Outbound May 6/7

UA ORD-IAD
#692 11:11 AM - 2:02 PM
1 hr, 51 minutes

3 hour layover

SA IAD-JNB (via DKR)
#208 5:40 PM - 4:55 PM
17 hrs, 15 minutes

5 hour layover (plus one hour in DKR)

SA JNB-PER
#280 10:05 PM - 1:25 PM
9 hrs, 20 minutes

Return May 14 - 16

SA PER-JNB
#281 11:50 PM - 5:10 AM
11 hours, 20 minutes

13 hour layover... (Get a day room!)

SA JNB-IAD (via DKR)
#207 5:50 PM - 6:25 AM
18 hours, 35 minutes

90 minute layover

UA IAD-ORD
#388 8:09 AM - 9:04 AM
1 hour, 55 minutes


~28,000 PQM's without any booking class bonuses...
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Old Apr 18, 13, 9:24 am
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23,600 miles however the price is crazy!

Chicago (ORD) to Perth (PER) - Tue, Oct 22
United Airlines, Inc. Chicago (ORD) to Hong Kong (HKG) - Tue, Oct 22
United Airlines, Inc. 895 Dep: 12:30PM Arr: 5:20PM 15h 50m Boeing 777 Economy (Y)

Stop in HKG Wed, Oct 23 2h 55m

United Airlines, Inc. Hong Kong (HKG) to Singapore (SIN) - Wed, Oct 23
United Airlines, Inc. 895 Dep: 8:15PM Arr: 12:05AM 3h 50m Boeing 777 Economy (Y)

Layover in SIN Thu, Oct 24 9h 25m

Deutsche Lufthansa AG Singapore (SIN) to Perth (PER) - Thu, Oct 24
Deutsche Lufthansa AG 9786 Dep: 9:30AM Arr: 2:40PM 5h 10m Boeing 777 Economy (Y)

OPERATED BY SINGAPORE AIRLINES LIMITED

Perth (PER) to Chicago (ORD) - Sun, Nov 10
Deutsche Lufthansa AG Perth (PER) to Singapore (SIN) - Sun, Nov 10
Deutsche Lufthansa AG 9789 Dep: 7:35AM Arr: 12:50PM 5h 15m Boeing 777 Economy (Y)

OPERATED BY SINGAPORE AIRLINES LIMITED Layover in SIN 17h 40m

United Airlines, Inc. Singapore (SIN) to Hong Kong (HKG) - Mon, Nov 11
United Airlines, Inc. 896 Dep: 6:30AM Arr: 10:10AM 3h 40m Boeing 777 Economy (Y)

Stop in HKG 1h 45m

United Airlines, Inc. Hong Kong (HKG) to Chicago (ORD) - Mon, Nov 11
United Airlines, Inc. 896 Dep: 11:55AM Arr: 12:05PM 14h 10m Boeing 777 Economy (Y)


Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) $9,704.70
Total cost for 1 passenger $9,704.70

Originally Posted by LarkSFO View Post
Pricing at $2,800 on UA.com...

Outbound May 6/7

UA ORD-IAD
#692 11:11 AM - 2:02 PM
1 hr, 51 minutes

3 hour layover

SA IAD-JNB (via DKR)
#208 5:40 PM - 4:55 PM
17 hrs, 15 minutes

5 hour layover (plus one hour in DKR)

SA JNB-PER
#280 10:05 PM - 1:25 PM
9 hrs, 20 minutes

Return May 14 - 16

SA PER-JNB
#281 11:50 PM - 5:10 AM
11 hours, 20 minutes

13 hour layover... (Get a day room!)

SA JNB-IAD (via DKR)
#207 5:50 PM - 6:25 AM
18 hours, 35 minutes

90 minute layover

UA IAD-ORD
#388 8:09 AM - 9:04 AM
1 hour, 55 minutes


~28,000 PQM's without any booking class bonuses...
wow now can you do the same on UA.com for ord-sin-per and get a better price than i did on ITA....

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