flights from Australia to South America
Replies: 23 - Last Post: Dec 23, 2011 6:07 AM Last Post By: Williamsonthero...
Dec 22, 2011 9:11 AM
15#12/#13/#14: Ever one for a challenge, I've just tested the system.
Maximum number of bonus miles from US Airways per member is 40,000. For 120,000 miles through their website, you'll need 50,000 miles with 40,000 bonus at US$1,750, plus another 30,000 with no bonus at US$1,050. Total cost for miles: US$2,800. Add in the US$50 booking fee plus taxes and you're talking just over three grand USD.
So that seems pretty good, is that 120,000 for business class return BJ?
Dec 22, 2011 9:24 AM
16All this elaboration for nothing Standanista ;-)
(oh, I see you already noticed and edited the useless crap :D)
You should just ask:
This is exactly what I mean, it's 120k miles for business, and I was referring to 2,5-3k U$ when booked with this system.
Economy is not such a good value, 70k probably, check it on usairways website, they have a chart over there.
Booked directly (non-reward) it will easy be 5-6k or more on business.
Edited by: ban_janti
Dec 22, 2011 9:26 AM
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Dec 23, 2011 2:47 AM
217&8 Are you reading anything I wrote? You can fly 2500-3000$ return on business, why on earth would you pay the same amount for economy?
Yep, read your comment and earmarked your cryptic clues for another time when I had some spare time to research it properly. But now you've explained it, you've saved all the people reading this thread the trouble. So thanks :)
Not sure if it solves the problem of an internal $800 flight though; can this be used as open jaw / single flights or return only?
Dec 23, 2011 4:52 AM
One stop-over OR open jaw is permitted, single fares makes no sense as they cost the same as return, internal flights can be booked trough rewards but it makes no sense again. You get the best value from/to OZ (mostly because everything in OZ is a rip-off ;-) ), even flying South - North America is nothing special, at the time of this promotion you have to pay around 2200$+taxes to fly on rewards, and regular business fares goes for around $3000 with much better flexibility, and they actually earn you the miles for future.
Dec 23, 2011 6:07 AM
23Not always one way flights are the same cost than a return ticket. Sometimes a oneway flight can be even more expensive than a return flight and sometimes you can find oneway flights which are about 60% or really nearly the half of the retunflight. Fares and conditions change all the time. If you want to find the cheapest deal you have to look around a lot. Quite easy to do over the web if you have a fast internet connection. You have to check different dates, different days during the week, different airlines and different online agencies like expedia, kayak, etc.
Also don´t look only for the dates around your estimated time to travel, but look in other periods to see what the cheapest options could be. Often people don´t find anything cheap because they only fix on certain dates and the chpeapest classes are already booked or you are looking for to far in advance.
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