110 Direct Flights From NYC That Can Be Booked With British Airways Avios

Update: This chart has been updated with the routes that will be affected by the upcoming devaluation on 02/02 for flights that touch North America.

4.5K/7.5K means if you book before 02/02 (for travel anytime into the future) the rate is 4.5K, but if you book on or after 02/02 the rate will be 7.5K.

Note that you can transfer British Airways Avios into Iberia Avios where some routes will be cheaper. Transfers from AMEX into Iberia this month are at a 1:1 ratio (The 1:1.25 glitch is dead).

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Originally posted on 08/12/13.
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Did you know that there are 110 places you can fly direct to from NYC with your BA Avios?

British Airways Avios can’t be beat for short-haul nonstop flights thanks to ultra-low award rates, no expedite/close-in fees, and dirt cheap award cancellations.  Below are all of the direct flights from NYC that can be booked with Avios.

Be sure to read this post for everything you NEED to know about the BA program and how to best search for BA award availability with tips like always booking one-way awards.  If you have a question it’s probably already been answered there!

Notes:
1. Rates in the chart are for one-way flights. Generally speaking it’s a good idea to book BA flights as one-ways to give you maximum flexibility.

2. Rates are always given in Avios.  There is always a 25% bonus for transferring increments of 20K Starwood Starpoints into Avios.  That just means that if a route requires 25K Avios for example you will only need 20K Starpoints.

3. Routes that are displayed in bold are subject to fuel surcharges, which can vary from $25 (JFK-Vancouver on Cathay Pacific) to several hundred dollars each way.

4. There are no fuel surcharges for flights on: Aer Lingus, Air Berlin, Alaska, LAN, and TAM. There are also no fuel surcharges for American flights within the western hemisphere, for JAL flights within Japan, and for Qantas flights within or from Australia. Fuel surcharges for intra-Europe flights are also typically quite low. Fuel surcharges for travel on Cathay Pacific aren’t too bad while fuel surcharges to fly on British Airways border on the criminal.
You can also save on the fuel surcharges imposed on Iberia flights by transferring British Airways Avios into Iberia Avios.

5. In the charts below I’ve only included direct flights as BA charges Avios for each flight segment. 

For example Tel Aviv isn’t on the chart as BA does not have any partners that fly nonstop from NYC to Tel Aviv.  Though you can always fly to Tel Aviv via Berlin or Dusseldorf for 20K for the overseas segment and 10K for the Berlin/Dusseldorf/Munich-Tel Aviv segment with no fuel surcharges. It can help to search for NYC-Berlin or Dusseldorf and Berlin or Dusseldorf-Tel Aviv separately.

Maui isn’t on the chart as no airlines fly nonstop from NYC-Maui.  Though you can always fly to Maui from Los Angeles, S. Diego, or Seattle, for 12.5K for the NYC-west coast segment and 12.5K for the West coast-Maui segment with no fuel surcharges. Plus you can stopover in the connecting city for as long or short as you want.

6. BA.com does not display availability for all airlines! If you want to book travel on airlines like Alaska, Aer Lingus, and LAN you’ll need to pick up the phone and call BA! You can search Alaska award availability on AA.com before calling BA to book it. You can search Aer Lingus availability on United.com before calling BA to book it.

Note that you should also search AA.com for flights as BA.com doesn’t display all options. See this post for more info on that and for how to book saver award flights found on AA.com with BA Avios.

7. In rare cases connecting flights can be cheaper than nonstop flights when using Avios and I’ve noted that in the chart.

8. Cities in the chart may only have seasonal nonstop service.

9. A dash means that class of service isn’t offered on that route.

10. While the Qantas flight from JFK to Sydney stops in Los Angeles it is considered a direct flight by BA as the flight number remains the same. Therefore they do charge Avios as if it is just 1 flight segment.
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The Blue for Business® Credit Card from American Express has no annual fee and a limited time increased signup bonus. It earns a generous 1.3 points per dollar everywhere, but you’ll need any of the membership rewards cards listed above to transfer points from that card into airline miles.

-The Starwood Consumer AMEX and the Starwood Business AMEX awards 25K signup points with no fee for the first year. 20K Starpoints can transfer into 25K Avios with the permanent 25% transfer bonus. Transfers can take a few days.

-Chase Ultimate Rewards points can be transferred instantly at a 1:1 ratio into BA Avios from the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Ink Plus credit cards.
Cards like Chase Freedom and Chase Ink Cash can’t directly transfer points into miles, you’ll have to transfer those points to a Sapphire Preferred or Ink Plus that belongs to an additional user before you can transfer those points to British Airways.

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View the complete 110 route chart after the jump:

Flights From EWR:

DestinationAirlineCoachBusinessFirst
CharlotteAmerican4.5K/7.5K18K/30K-
ChicagoAmerican7.5K30K-
DallasAmerican10K40K-
Hong KongCathay Pacific35K105K-
LondonBritish Airways20K (13K on BA off-peak flights)60K (50K on BA off-peak flights)80K (68K on BA off-peak flights)
MiamiAmerican7.5K30K-
Paris/ORYOpen Skies20K (13K on BA off-peak flights)60K (50K on BA off-peak flights)-
PhiladelphiaAmerican4.5K/9K18K/30K-
PhoenixAmerican12.5K50K-
SeattleAlaska12.5K50K-

Flights from JFK:

DestinationAirlineCoachBusinessFirst
AmmanRoyal Jordanian30K90K-
AntiguaAmerican10K20K-
AustinAmerican10K40K-
BaltimoreAmerican4.5K/7.5K18K/30K-
BarcelonaAmerican20K60K-
BerlinAir Berlin20K60K-
BermudaAmerican7.5K15K-
Birmingham, UKAmerican20K60K-
BostonAmerican4.5K/7.5K18K/30K-
Buenos AiresAmerican25K75K100K
CancunAmerican10K20K-
CaracasAmerican12.5K37.5K-
CharlotteAmerican4.5K/7.5K18K/30K-
ChicagoAmerican7.5K30K-
CincinnatiAmerican4.5K/7.5K--
ClevelandAmerican4.5K/7.5K18K/30K-
ColumbusAmerican4.5K/7.5K18K/30K-
DallasAmerican10K40K-
DohaQatar35K105K-
DublinAmerican, Aer Lingus20K (17K via Boston)60K (42K via Boston)-
DusseldorfAir Berlin20K60K-
EdinburghAmerican20K60K-
GuayaquilLAN12.5K37.5K-
HelsinkiFinnair
25K75K-
Hong KongCathay Pacific35K105K140K
IndianapolisAmerican7.5K--
Las VegasAmerican12.5K50K-
LimaLAN20K60K-
London/LCYBritish Airways-60K (50K on BA off-peak flights)-
London/LHRAmerican, British Airways
20K (13K on BA off-peak flights)60K (50K on BA off-peak flights)80K (68K on BA off-peak flights)
Los AngelesAmerican12.5K37.5K50K
MadridAmerican, Iberia20K60K-
ManchesterAmerican20K60K-
MiamiAmerican7.5K30K-
MilanAmerican25K75K-
MontrealAmerican4.5K/7.5K--
NashvilleAmerican7.5K30K-
Norfolk, VAAmerican4.5K/7.5K--
OrlandoAmerican7.5K30K-
Paris/CDGOpen Skies20K (13K on BA off-peak flights)60K (50K on BA off-peak flights)-
Paris/ORYAmerican, Open Skies20K (13K on BA off-peak flights)60K (50K on BA off-peak flights)-
PhoenixAmerican12.5K50K-
PittsburghAmerican4.5K/7.5K--
Port Au Prince, HaitiAmerican10K20K-
Punta Cana, DRAmerican10K20K-
Raleigh/DurhamAmerican4.5K/7.5K--
Rio de JaneiroAmerican, TAM25K75K-
RomeAmerican25K75K-
S. DiegoAmerican12.5K50K-
S. FranciscoAmerican12.5K37.5K50K
S. Jose, Costa RicaAmerican12.5K37.5K-
S. Juan, PRAmerican10K20K-
S. KittsAmerican10K20K-
S. MaartenAmerican10K20K-
S. ThomasAmerican10K20K-
SantiagoLAN25K75K-
Sao Paulo/GRUAmerican, TAM25K75K100K
SeattleAmerican12.5K50K-
ShannonAer Lingus20K (17K via Boston)60K (42K via Boston)-
SydneyQantas50K150K200K
TokyoJAL35K105K140K
TorontoAmerican, TAM4.5K/7.5K9K/15K-
Vail American10K40K-
VancouverCathay Pacific12.5K37.5K50K
Washington/DCAAmerican4.5K/7.5K18K/30K-
ZurichAmerican20K60K-

Flights From LGA:

DestinationAirlineCoachBusinessFirst
Akron/CantonAmerican4.5K/7.5K--
AtlantaAmerican7.5K30K-
BostonAmerican4.5K/7.5K18K/30K-
CharlotteAmerican4.5K/7.5K18K/30K-
Charlottesville, VAAmerican4.5K/7.5K--
ChicagoAmerican7.5K30K-
CincinnatiAmerican4.5K/7.5K18K/30K-
ClevelandAmerican4.5K/7.5K--
ColumbusAmerican4.5K/7.5K18K/30K-
DallasAmerican10K40K-
DaytonAmerican4.5K/7.5K--
DetroitAmerican4.5K/7.5K18K/30K-
Fayetteville, ARAmerican7.5K--
Greensboro, NCAmerican4.5K/7.5K--
IndianapolisAmerican7.5K30K-
JacksonvilleAmerican7.5K30K-
Kansas CityAmerican7.5K30K-
MemphisAmerican7.5K30K-
MiamiAmerican7.5K30K-
MinneapolisAmerican7.5K30K-
MontrealAmerican4.5K/7.5K--
NashvilleAmerican7.5K30K-
Norfolk, VAAmerican4.5K/7.5K--
Orlando American7.5K30K-
Philadelphia American4.5K/7.5K18K/30K-
Pittsburgh American4.5K/7.5K18K/30K-
Raleigh/DurhamAmerican4.5K/7.5K18K/30K-
RichmondAmerican4.5K/7.5K--
Roanoke, VAAmerican4.5K/7.5K--
S. LouisAmerican7.5K30K-
TorontoAmerican4.5K/7.5K9K/15K-
Washington DC/DCAAmerican4.5K/7.5K18K/30K-
West Palm BeachAmerican7.5K30K-
Wilmington, NCAmerican4.5K/7.5K--

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285 Responses to “110 Direct Flights From NYC That Can Be Booked With British Airways Avios”

  1. meshugener Says:
    1

    AA flies JFK-FLL?
    Also worth noting that AA dosent have direct JFK-Vail only during peak winter months.

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  2. Mark Says:
    2

    Other than LGA and JFK are their any other avios American Airlines that fly to Toronto that’s close to NY? Maybe Atlantic city? Or maybe to buffalo?

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  3. Chris Says:
    3

    Thanks this is very helpful. LGA-CHI is 7,500 not 4,500.

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  4. Dan Says:
    4

    @meshugener:
    Seems like FLL should be seasonal service but I can’t find it so I’ve deleted it.
    A few of the cities listed are seasonal only.

    @Mark:
    Nope, Chicago would be the closest city with service to Toronto or Buffalo.

    @Chris:
    Of course, thanks for the correction.

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  5. htg123 Says:
    5

    regarding qf jfk-syd is it worth it?
    whats their fuel surcharge?

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  6. dale Says:
    6

    is there a link to search availability

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  7. Eli Says:
    7

    JFK-FLL will start again on November 21, the last time I checked

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  8. My08701 Says:
    8

    I fly direct Newark to Miami in March & there were multiple flights to chose from. Since then I’ve looked dozens of times, nothing. They had once or twice a connecting flight that was close to ten hours (insane) I even called them, nothing. Something has happened from with BA from NY-NJ to Fl not Miami, they are not so giving any more.

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  9. Avios Says:
    9

    title says u can go direct with avios to israel, I dont see how.
    can you please enlighten me?

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  10. BKLYN Says:
    10

    VERY useful tx. Can u highlight the routes that have ba “fuel surcharges”?

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  11. Feivish Says:
    11

    Thanks, great info.
    Maybe now you can give us a chart with all hacks using Avios?.

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  12. Yosel Says:
    12

    Dan thanks for the great work u do is there a Business version of the BA chase card?

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  13. norm Says:
    13

    what about from cleveland to EY?

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  14. Dani Klein Says:
    14

    Haven’t used my BA points yet, so I need advice: if I wanted to book one flight with points and one flight with credit card, can I book them simultaneously? Thanks.

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  15. TDweck Says:
    15

    Awesome thanks. S.louis?? now I know a little more about your backround 🙂

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  16. DanFan Says:
    16

    These charts are awesome! Can you please add a PHL chart for the 08701 guys?

    ReplyReply
  17. Mike Says:
    17

    AA has not flown JFK-SJC since 2005, alas.

    PBI service was just announced.

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  18. availibilty ? Says:
    18

    Is it the same availability as a saver award on AA?

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  19. Eddie A Says:
    19

    Thanks Dan! I was actually going to ask aout using Avios points but you beat me to it. Do we book these trips going on BA’s website or should we look for availability first on the traveling website?

    Also, aren’t ElAl part of one world? So you couldn’t fly with ElAl using avios?

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  20. Wolf Says:
    20

    No flights to DEN?

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  21. hdawg Says:
    21

    Any chance you could give more info on fees associated with some of the flights? Some of the flights such as the flights to London and Paris carry a ton of fees which make them not as valuable and a poor use of Avios points in a lot of situations.
    Thanks Dan

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  22. Eli Says:
    22

    When I try to book JFK to Berlin with BA avios I get a surcharge. Am I doing something wrong?
    The itinerary was on Air Berlin…

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  23. nr Says:
    23

    I’ve tried to look for flights JFK-Miami but it shows up “no direct flights”. How should I search for it?

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  24. Yosel Says:
    24

    Dan thanks allot for all that you do
    Is there a business version for BA chase?

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  25. joe Says:
    25

    hi dan,
    im trying to find flights to israel via berlin or any other airport around there and the final price is 100K points plus $1-2,000 dollars. please help.
    my cell is 3475434066.
    thanks.

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  26. David Says:
    26

    I don’t think there are business class tickets from LGA to STL, only first class and its 22.5k for first.

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  27. jr Says:
    27

    Is it better to build up miles with AA or BA when flying oneworld airlines back and forth from TLV?

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  28. south Says:
    28

    Any direct flight from PHL?

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  29. Anonymous Says:
    29

    Didn’t you post in a few places that Boston to Dublin is 12.5k? Did they go up?

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  30. jill Says:
    30

    need Denver-Newark. I have Avios. Can i use them for a direct flight?

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  31. yitz g Says:
    31

    So you mean to say, with the 105k points i just got with amex business gold, i can fly to cancun TEN TIMES?? AWESOME!

    BTW are these one way or round trip fares?

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  32. Tim Says:
    32

    Does ba let members at the same address transfer avios between accounts ? ( husband wife )

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  33. sam the man Says:
    33

    please note that toronto fees r 54.00 not the usual 2.50 because international

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  34. Dan Says:
    34

    @htg123:
    There will be a fuel surcharge on that route as stated in the knowledgebase rules.
    If you want to know what it would be you’d have to search for a flight to see, that’s far beyond the attempt of this post.

    @dale:
    Please read the knowledgebase.

    @Eli:
    Seems like it was pulled.
    CMIIW.

    @My08701:
    Please read the knowledgebase for search tips. That’s simply untrue.

    @Avios:
    The title says what????

    @BKLYN:
    It’s pretty straightforward, the fuel surcharge rule is posted in the knowledgebase.
    Also not all fuel surcharges are created equal, so I’m not sure how valuable that information even is without searching.

    @Yosel:
    There is not.

    @norm:
    This chart is just for direct flights from NYC.
    Cleveland to Israel using Avios will involve a least 2 connections, not exactly ideal. Better off with Chase/United miles.

    @Dani Klein:
    No.

    @TDweck:
    Lol. Do I hide it?

    @DanFan:
    PHL is not a hub so the only nonstop flight will be to other hubs.
    Namely Chicago, Dallas, and Miami for AA and London for BA.
    PHL-Miami has fantastic award availability, so it can even make sense for people who normally fly from NYC for peak travel dates.

    @Mike:
    Lol, gotta tell that to the AA.com route mapper folks 😀

    Thanks for the updates, LGA-PBI is a great route addition even though it’s only seasonal.

    @availibilty ?:
    Identical, though you must toggle it to nonstop only on aa.com to view the calendar that would be applicable to BA unless you’re willing to pay for 2 legs/2 separate tickets.

    @Eddie A:
    Please read the knowledgebase.
    El Al is not a OneWorld member, they are a non-alliance partner of American’s and not a BA partner.

    @Wolf:
    Not that I saw.

    @hdawg:
    Please read the knowledgebase.

    @Eli:
    What date?
    Are you sure it’s not small government fees and taxes?

    @nr:
    Please read the knowledgebase.

    @Yosel:
    No.

    @joe:
    Please read the knowledgebase.

    This article may also be helpful:
    http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/27665

    @David:
    I decided to categorize fake first class flights as business class but listed the triple rates when BA does that.
    6 of one, half dozen of the other.

    @jr:
    AA gives you access to El Al availability.
    BA gives you access to far lower rates via Air Berlin.

    @south:
    See response earlier in this reply.

    @Anonymous:
    Did you read the title of this post?
    Nothing has changed for Boston.

    @jill:
    No. You would have to fly via Chicago or Dallas.

    @yitz g:
    Yes.
    One-way as the post says.

    @Tim:
    Sort of, it’s called a household account but I don’t advise doing that.

    @sam the man:
    Yes, international flights have government imposed fees.

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  35. abe Says:
    35

    are these prices for one way or RT ?

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  36. David Says:
    36

    Didn’t BA consider AS F as F? they charge 3x the points for Y.

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  37. Damn Says:
    37

    These are one way, Dan wrote is clearly.

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  38. Dan Says:
    38

    @David:
    That’s why I wrote Seattle is 37.5K.

    @Damn:
    People just don’t want to read.

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  39. Mendel Says:
    39

    How much does AAdvantage charge for the JFK-YVR flight on first class?

    ReplyReply
  40. Dan Says:
    40

    @Mendel:
    http://www.aa.com/i18n/disclaimers/aadvantageAllPartnerChart.jsp#1

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  41. Tim Says:
    41

    I tried ny to London it says ” up to 826 pounds taxes ,fees ” etc. how is that possible ? That’s more then a round trip would cost ?

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  42. Yaks Says:
    42

    2 quick q’s;
    1. Why don’t you recomend joining husband and wife in a household acct?
    2. If I would do that would I be able to book my 2 year old son using that actt (even though its only myself and my wife that are officially part of the acct)?

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  43. yoknee Says:
    43

    Are those prices each way or round trip

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  44. Michael Says:
    44

    @ Yoknee

    Wow. Just Wow.

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  45. ihow Says:
    45

    Where did my comment about S. louis to correct the biz. class, go to?

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  46. DZ the Telzer Says:
    46

    Dan,
    2 things,
    1) it doesn’t seem like you can fly Cle-JFK, I tried a bunch of days and there are only flights available to/from LGA, using BA points.
    2) I was suppose to go to Celeveland this past weekend, and AA cancelled the flight that I booked with BA miles, is there any compensation I can get, or BA will just say it’s nothing todo with them.

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  47. ike Says:
    47

    Hey Dan, JFK-CLE? Throws it over to LGA. Have you done it??

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  48. yanky Says:
    48

    anyone know where the best place to sell my avios points are? (best bang for the points 🙂 ).

    Thnx!

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  49. SG Says:
    49

    JUST BOOKED A FLIGHT FROM BWI TO ORD WITH AVIOS. THE RESERVATION SAYS THAT I HAVE 3 PIECES OF LUGGAGE FREE. IS AA LIKELY TO HONOR THIS?

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  50. jp Says:
    50

    @Dan:

    Are you allowed to use your points for family even if the pointholder isn’t flying with them?

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  51. Dan Says:
    51

    @Tim:
    You have to select flights to get the actual charge.
    But generally it’s not worth using Avios to fly coach to London.

    @Yaks:
    Household accounts can only book travel for people registered to the household. Why limit yourself to that?
    Regular accounts can book travel for anyone, though if you abuse that they can close your account.

    @ihow:
    It was already asked and answered, see comment 26 and my response.

    @DZ the Telzer:
    @ike:
    I’ve flown it many times.
    There’s just 1 flight a day and it sells out often. If it’s sold out it won’t display.

    But a quick search for CLE-JFK shows it’s available on 08/13, 08/14, and 08/16 for example.

    @SG:
    Unlikely.

    @jp:
    Yes.

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  52. Mendel Says:
    52

    @Dan:

    That chart has the same rate for business and first (25K one way). Doesn’t make sense. Or is this what they mean by “premium”?

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  53. Dan Says:
    53

    @Mendel:
    Yup, 3 class first is what they call premium there.

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  54. HansGolden Says:
    54

    Do these include direct flights or are they non-stop flights only? If the former, be aware than many routes are one-way only.

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  55. Dan Says:
    55

    @HansGolden:
    The only “direct” flight I included is JFK-(LAX)-SYD which does operate in both directions.
    All others are nonstop.

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  56. my08701 Says:
    56

    so strange. I read the knowledgebase, I searched BA with Avios, I even called them, nothing to Florida this week from Newark, JFK, LaGuardia, Philly…. wish I knew your secret, it does not go…

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  57. Tim Says:
    57

    Thanks Dan. What would you suggest is my best option flying coach non-stop to London ?

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  58. Dan Says:
    58

    @my08701:
    Anyone who actually read the knowledgebase would know how to search for BA awards properly. And how to book them properly.

    I’m in a generous mood so I’ll do the work for you. Here is the calendar of nonstop availability.

    http://www.dansdeals.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/aa10.png

    http://www.dansdeals.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/aa9.png

    Enjoy your trip.

    @Tim:
    American or United miles.

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  59. DZ the Telzer Says:
    59

    Dan,
    I was suppose to go to Celeveland this past weekend, and AA cancelled the flight that I booked with BA miles, is there any compensation I can get, or BA will just say it’s nothing todo with them.

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  60. Dan Says:
    60

    @DZ the Telzer:
    Call or write to them.
    Posting here won’t get you much…

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  61. Tim Says:
    61

    Thanks Dan. I really appreciate it

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  62. Dan Says:
    62

    @Tim:
    No problem.
    Note that with American miles you will pay a fuel surcharge to fly on BA but you won’t pay a fuel surcharge to fly on anyone else.

    With United miles you’ll never pay a fuel surcharge.

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  63. Tim Says:
    63

    What about using avios to fly american, would i still have those huge surcharges ? also could I get to London nonstop with 20,000 united miles ?

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  64. Dan Says:
    64

    @Tim:
    The chart above shows American in bold going to London, meaning it is subject to fuel surcharges when using Avios.

    United charges 30K to London in coach and 50K in business.

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  65. Mendel Says:
    65

    @Dan:
    Still less than what BA charges. So why use Avios when you can use AAdvantage miles?

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  66. Dan Says:
    66

    @Mendel:
    AAdvantage miles are much harder to get (AMEX MR and Chase UR don’t transfer to AAdvantage) and have a higher “street value” than Avios.

    Bear in mind that AAdvantage also has a $75 close-in fee if booked within 21 days and a $150 cancel fee.
    Though fewer miles and no fuel surcharge for travel on Cathay does make it a very good use of AA miles.

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  67. eddie Says:
    67

    Hi Dan. As a rule of thumb, could we use AA.com award chart to search for flight using Avios? and if it show available on AA.com does that automatically mean BA should have it available as well?

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  68. Dan Says:
    68

    @eddie:
    Sure, just remember to toggle it to nonstop flights only and be sure you’re only looking at the MileSAAver award level.

    The AA.com month-long calendar makes it all a piece of cake.

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  69. my08701 Says:
    69

    Thank you for being in a such a generous mood 🙂
    however I see American has it, the flights are there, etc.. however when it comes to using Avios & calling BA they are not honoring these flights…

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  70. Dan Says:
    70

    @my08701:
    Again, if you would just read knowledgabse you would know that it matches up exactly with the nonstop MileSAAver flights on AA.com.

    Hence why I was just able to pull this up, just like my AA.com screenshot showed you earlier.
    http://www.dansdeals.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/aa12.png

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  71. bspn Says:
    71

    @my08701, @Dan,

    i have the same problem. Trying to search NYC-Miami on Aug 23. BA and AA don’t match.

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  72. Dan Says:
    72

    @bspn:
    Pray tell what doesn’t match up??

    http://www.dansdeals.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/aa14.png
    http://www.dansdeals.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/aa13.png

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  73. my08701 Says:
    73

    you rock!! I have looked a dozen times. I don’t see a return flight, but that would be too greedy to ask…

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  74. Dan Says:
    74

    @my08701:
    PHL-MIA on the 28th is available.

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  75. sy guy Says:
    75

    On a related note, I have a companion ticket from the Chase BA card and I checked to see if I could reduce the x-London surcharges by booking a NYC-ORLY open skies flight with the companion ticket. You can, but BA will still hit you with 1k+ per person fees if you fly business/first, same as if you transited London en route, so no advantage unless you are trying to get to Europe faster and Paris is your only destination. Considering that the First Class experience is probably nicer on BA that Open Skies, I think its a wash. I see the value in this certificate, but you do need to think hard about how to maximize it.

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  76. bspn Says:
    76

    @Dan, thanks a lot. It’s strange that when i searched around noon time, nothing was available.

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  77. Alex Says:
    77

    I was wondering if there is any “science” to when, or if, award travel opens up? I am looking for flights from New York to Orlando in January and there is nothing really available. Is there a time that things start to open up or is everything taken?

    Thanks!!!

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  78. DR Says:
    78

    I have been trying to book avios reward flights for the past 2 years and was unable to do it. Found it the most horrible wesbite to use.
    Anyway, I have a lot of Avios points to use and unable to find any reward flights from JFK-PUJ in January (preferably during the MLK holiday) or February (President’s day) for 7 nights. Was not able to find. Any ideas on how to book?

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  79. Dan Says:
    79

    @sy guy:
    You’re right, BA First will be a better value though if you just want to go to Paris the nonstop is attractive. Though the Cabanas in LHR First are supposed to be nice.

    5th freedom flights like SIN-SYD have the lowest fuel surcharges.

    @bspn:
    Sometimes you just need to try again.

    @Alex:
    Just keep checking daily, these things are always changing.

    @DR:
    JFK-PUJ service is summer only, sorry!

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  80. Sara Says:
    80

    want to go from Chicago/ORD to TLV using Avios miles is there a way to get the 30,000 miles that u spoke about from NY/Berlin/TLV??????

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  81. Sara Says:
    81

    what is the best deal to Israel Chanukah time using Avios miles Chicago/TLV?

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  82. Joe Says:
    82

    how do i get business class seats to israel for succhos.

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  83. Laura Says:
    83

    TY, great post! Searching for the JFK-Dublin via Boston. Couldn’t find the biz class for 29.5K during Oct. What dates did you use?

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  84. Dan Says:
    84

    @Sara:
    Chicago has flights to Israel for just $640. Not worth using Avios.
    But yes, Air Berlin serves Chicago.

    @Joe:
    You and 10,000 others want to know…
    I got it by having United miles and diligently searching and booking. But peak travel times are always tough.

    @Laura:
    The knowledgebase really is a must-read. And if you did you’d know that Aer Lingus flights can only be booked by calling them up…

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  85. HM Says:
    85

    Are the BA rates RT?

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  86. j Says:
    86

    @Dan: but the companion ticket requires departure from the US. that is why there will never be any good use for it.

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  87. dhammer53 Says:
    87

    Here’s how to check your city on the American website http://www.aa.com

    Click here and look for your departure city. Look for ‘non-stop’ flights. This is the cheapest when using Avios. http://www.trvlink.com/download/aa/AAschedules.pdf

    For example: PHL/ORD is 677 miles
    For example: PHL/MIA is 1016
    PHL/DFW is 1301

    Non-stops cost less Avios.
    All you have to do now is refer to the BA award chart to see how many points you need for your flight.

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  88. Eddie A Says:
    88

    @dan: if I use AA mileage to fly to Milan non-stop on American there are relatively low taxes and fuel surcharges.
    Now, if I use Avios to fly to Milan non-stop on American there will be high fuel surcharges and taxes? Just wanted to make sure

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  89. Moish Says:
    89

    @Dan – when it says we need to spend $2000 in first 3 months on a credit card, is that from date approved or date card is activated?

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  90. M Says:
    90

    R these prices for one way!?

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  91. Joel Says:
    91

    Hi Dan first of all thank you ! Second am I signing up on avios website or on one world by BA to start getting points ?
    If anyone’ else can answer me please since Dan probably gets a million questions a day thank you all and a good year !

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  92. anna Says:
    92

    is this for round trips? how would i book a round trip using avios + cash?

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  93. Dov Says:
    93

    Does anyone know, if I book a flight using Ba miles flying on aa to Toronto. Do I get the free checked in bag, if I have the citi aa card? Do I just have to show the card? Do I have to pay for the ticket (taxes & fees) on the card?

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  94. john Says:
    94

    If all i got is a chase freedom card can i change those points to avios? and if so, how i do so?

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  95. Mistake LGA-CLT Says:
    95

    but I read the entire article/post as well as the knowledge base and comments and seems like you made a mistake (I hope I am Wrong)
    I can’t seem to find a SINGLE flight from LGA-CLT for the 4500k miles you mentioned. Cheapest I can Find is for 12.5k

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  96. y2 Says:
    96

    is there a way to fly kids to toronto without passports? its annoying that aa doesnt fly to buffalo.

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  97. Joy Says:
    97

    Dan-
    This is not exacly en-pointe but I am trying to get my family of 5 from NYC to Israel this summer. I have about 450k Ultimate rewards points collected to date (still working on more via new card sign-ups). What would be my best use of the points to reach my goal? Don’t mind stop overs if it translates to big savings. Thanks!

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  98. burach Says:
    98

    DAN.. jfk-hkg is 35k coach 70k buniness

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  99. mahyar Says:
    99

    is it possible i can’t find any mileage saver awards for JFK- Rio de Janiero for June 2014?

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  100. Meni Says:
    100

    @Dan: Hi Dan. Sorry to bother you can you please help me. What is the best method to book a roundtrip flight from BWI/EWR/JFK/LGA/IAD to London using Amex points?
    Thanks in Advance

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  101. Miriam Says:
    101

    Hi Dan

    Avid fan and have got some really great deals over the years , thank u ! BA Avios says that the 50,000 promo chase miles can take 4-6 weeks to show up on Avos. I have heard it can be sooner, what has your experience been ? I need them soon !

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  102. steph Says:
    102

    how can I book one of these flights and find out more information on the dates that are available?

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  103. rachel a Says:
    103

    I have been searching for hours please help: does an american airline flight booked NY to toronto on British airway reward miles get a cancellation fee>?

    secondly i booked the ticket as two separate one way tickets…so on the reutrn trip there was a 50$ taxes or some fee–so if I get that 40$ cacellation fee, does it apply just to the second leg of the trip, but not hte first leg of the trip, since there were no taxes on the first leg of the trip?

    will i end up paying 40$ or 80$ in cancellation fees for both one way tickets?

    thank you

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  104. MARI Says:
    104

    Hi Dan,

    Do you have a good deal for friday MAY 23rd to New Orleans returning on red eye late on the 26th to NYC??????
    With Amarica?

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  105. ari Says:
    105

    Thanks dan have used this chart many times, a pity more flights haven’t been added for us airway.
    was looking forward to this updated chart for a while.
    thanks alot

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  106. Dan Says:
    106

    @ari:
    Your welcome, thanks for the feedback!

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  107. benny Says:
    107

    Hey dan! Can you please include in the NYC charts flights from phl now that you can soon start using avios on us air and there are tons of flights with us air from phl.

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  108. Dan Says:
    108

    @benny:
    I’ll make a separate PHL chart soon 😀

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  109. zaatot Says:
    109

    will it be poàssible to have a chart from PHL it is a malor hub for USAIR and therefore the flights available should be quiet numerous. Thanks again for all the TIRHA

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  110. benny Says:
    110

    Can’t wait! For us lakewooders phl is much more convienet than JFK & LGA.

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  111. dave Says:
    111

    Have two questions how do i search for availabilty ? And is it easier to find flight then united?

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  112. Dan Says:
    112

    @dave:
    1. Read the post and click where it says in bold “If you have a question it’s probably already been answered there!”
    2. Depends on the route, that’s a very vague question.

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  113. menachem_m Says:
    113

    Thanks! Legendary.
    It’s “the jury is still OUT.” 🙂

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  114. crazy tools Says:
    114

    can’t wait for the PHL chart. Thanks Dan.

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  115. mazal Says:
    115

    Dan, thanks for the list. Very helpful. I have a few questions tho- can my husband and I open two British airways credit cards so we have double the miles to purchase tickets to Israel but still be able to sit together? Also can miles cover an infant who will be on our lap or we have to pay for that? PLEASE let me know

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  116. Eric Says:
    116

    Is there a similar list for CLT???

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  117. Abe Says:
    117

    Looking for a pHl chart!!! That would be. Awesome!

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  118. Anonymous Says:
    118

    Dtw chart? Please!

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  119. Joey Says:
    119

    Cathay now flies ewr-hkg you can add that as well

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  120. z Says:
    120

    is there no ewr to toronto??

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  121. srulky Says:
    121

    any idea when AA will begin nonstop service between JFK to DAY.

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  122. srulky Says:
    122

    @mazal: Seating has nothing to do with how you go about purchasing your tickets. You can select your seats online. As per infant, you may want to purschase an infant ticket from the airline as it may be a better value. YMMV.

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  123. username Says:
    123

    Thanks Dan!
    Add me to the list of ppl waiting for the PHL list.

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  124. AJ Says:
    124

    @Dan thank you so much! Any suggestions for use on companion pass on BA or is that pretty worthless

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  125. Anonymous Says:
    125

    yes phl would be great!

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  126. PHL Says:
    126

    With US Airways there should be a lot of new destinations……Dan is this correct?

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  127. yitz Says:
    127

    Would it pay to drive down to phl for a phl-tlv route?
    What would the cost be on that route?

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  128. Ben Says:
    128

    Dan-

    Are the miles needed per flight set, or do you need more miles per flight around heavy travel dates eg. thanks giving?

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  129. Dan Says:
    129

    @Eric:
    Not yet.

    @Anonymous:
    DTW doesn’t have many OneWorld flights. Direct flights will just be to other hubs.

    @Joey:
    Indeed they do, thanks for the reminder!

    @srulky:
    Read the post update.

    @AJ:
    BA pass is pretty close to worthless unless you’re ready to pony up the $$$$ to fly first.

    @PHL:
    For PHL? Of course.

    @yitz:
    It’s in the post.

    @Ben:
    It’s set but there can be nothing available for peak dates.

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  130. Rob Says:
    130

    Don’t know the exact date off the top of my head, but I think that AA is getting rid of the EWR-LAX route

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  131. Dan Says:
    131

    @Rob:
    Heh, today’s the last day!
    Thanks.

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  132. mazal Says:
    132

    @srulky- thanks. But does anyone know about If we can each open a credit card or all miles must be purchased from one card? Dan?

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  133. Dan's the Man Says:
    133

    Dan, why wouldn’t there be a fuel surchage on the PHL – TLV route? Wouldn’t it be considered an American Air flight outside the Western Hemisphere? Wouldn’t it be the same as flying AA from the US to Europe which has a huge fuel surchage? Assuming I’m wrong when will the fuel surcharge or lack thereof be announced? Not until 3/31? Is this route first bookable on 3/31?

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  134. Buenos Naches Says:
    134

    Dan, thanks for your work on this – can’t wait to see your post near the end of the month to include PHX, CLT, and all the other US hubs. You do have a staff of 50 to delegate this to, right?

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  135. Dan Says:
    135

    @mazal:
    No idea what you’re asking.

    @Dan’s the Man:
    No, it’s a USAir flight, not an American flight (yet).
    We’ll know on 03/31 what the story is when it’s bookable through BA.

    @Buenos Naches:
    Heh, I wish…

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  136. Avios Says:
    136

    attempting to find either united or AB

    One way

    TLV-NYC
    (stop ok, berlin, duseldorf, yyz, )

    4/27 sun or late sat nite, nothing. Am I doing anything wrong?

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  137. AA Says:
    137

    Prices going up?

    NYC-MIA was 4,500, now will be 7,500?

    can it be booked now on low rate for 11 months from now? availability exists now?

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  138. thingywingy Says:
    138

    @Dan @DanFan:
    PHL is not a hub so the only nonstop flight will be to other hubs.
    Namely Chicago, Dallas, and Miami for AA and London for BA.
    PHL-Miami has fantastic award availability, so it can even make sense for people who normally fly from NYC for peak travel dates.
    USAirways has a flight from PHL to Toronto. Because AA does’nt fly from EWR, only JFK and LGA, this will be a great option for New Jerseyians.

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  139. Anonymous Says:
    139

    @AA: NYC-MIA was never 4500. It was always 7500 and still is.

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  140. Shmuel Says:
    140

    Dan, I have lufthansa hon circle..what airlines or statuses would match it?

    Thanks.

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  141. reuben Says:
    141

    i live in lakewood and my family lives in LA. we can fly from ewr lga or jfk. i have starwood points, which airline do you think is the best to transfer it to? we fly in every pesach and sukos

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  142. from the D Says:
    142

    can u please make a chart for DTW?

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  143. Hanna Says:
    143

    JFK – DUS is showing me 30K for August on AA.com. Is that a seasonal thing (they hike it up in the summer?) or is it supposed to be 20K like you posted?

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  144. henche Says:
    144

    It’s staggering that you would ignore the 60% of your audience, who all live in boston.

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  145. Anonymous Says:
    145

    no phl post yet?

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  146. avrumi Says:
    146

    can anyone answer this? im looking to book jfk-lax business class on american, i would need to transfer points into miles, is there any benifit in transfering to avios rather then american itself being that they both charge 50k round trip?

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  147. little dan Says:
    147

    Hi Dan,
    BIG FAN!is there any way to get free baggage on AA when u book with BA if ur not a member with AA.

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  148. Anonymous Says:
    148

    @little dan: if u have a american airlines citi credit card uand u pay the $10 fee. or whatever your booking fee is with that crdit card u get 1 free bag and 1 free bag i belive for up to 4 companions flying on same reservation. also priority boarding and priority security clearence at alot of TSA checkpoints

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  149. sb Says:
    149

    @Dan:

    Apparently BA upped their charges on abios trips. one way nyc-yyz is now 4500points + $20,used to be $2.50. RT is $88, used to be 50-something

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  150. vvv Says:
    150

    @sb
    on the final booking page the fees went down to 2.50 just booked lol

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  151. Joey Says:
    151

    Hi Dan , we want to travel from NYC – São Paulo , what’s the best way/ airline you suggest with points? 2 tix economy. Thanks again.

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  152. V Says:
    152

    Dan
    What is the best way to get from NYC to CLE? looking at may/june and there is nothing available using avios. This used to be such an easy flight to book. Any suggestions?
    Thx

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  153. bones Says:
    153

    I am trying to book some of these flights on the BA website with avios and I’m not getting the points results that you have listed. please advise.
    thank you.

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  154. Marco Polo Says:
    154

    NYC-SJO is pricing as 30K RT not 25K.

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  155. Dan Says:
    155

    @Marco Polo:
    05/04-05/07 is 25K for me.

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  156. Marco Polo Says:
    156

    I see a 25K option but that has $30 more in taxes.

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  157. Dan Says:
    157

    @Marco Polo:
    Click through to the next page and the taxes go down.

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  158. Marco Polo Says:
    158

    Showing now with the $80 in taxes.

    Showed differnt results on the same search earlier (i have witnesses 🙂 )

    Thanks.

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  159. Dan Says:
    159

    @Marco Polo:
    Click on the $80 option and continue to the next page and it drops to 40.

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  160. aaron Says:
    160

    Does BA open more seats as flight gets closer, as other mileage programs do? Or is what you see… what you get. thanks.

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  161. sruly Says:
    161

    Trying to book JFK to LHR in BIZ on BA site, it’s 80K Avios (as mentioned here) but it’s over $1,000 in taxes!!!! What’s going on here? Is this normal? What am I doing wrong?

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  162. Yw Says:
    162

    Dan how can i use my Avios for domestic flights

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  163. Mordey Says:
    163

    Hi, how can i book a flight from jfk to gru ?
    Do i make regular reservation on AA.COM ?
    Thanks

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  164. HADDAR Says:
    164

    Can I use English Avios ,for American flights

    JFK TO MONTREAL AND BACK
    My Avios are from British Airways

    Or can I have international Avios?

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  165. Rachel Says:
    165

    If I sign up for BA credit card and transfer many points from Starwoods and Chase, what are the chances that you think I can wing a few tickets this summer in July to Israel? Am I too late? I’m just scared to transfer the miles and then there won’t be availability. Also, when calling BA, they say next year there’s no flight from NY-Berlin – TLV on Air Berlin. They say now it’s going to be the extra stop: from NY – Dussendorf – Berlin- Israel. Could that be true?

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  166. josh Says:
    166

    these mileage prices (lga-mia), 7500 points, is that based on the 40% points transfer discount?

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  167. Dan Says:
    167

    @josh:
    No, that’s the full rate.

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  168. levi Says:
    168

    how do i skip the fuel surcharge if i book true British airways on american airline flight from jfk to Paris

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  169. pacy Says:
    169

    Btw just wanted to let u know that the lga to augusta GA does not exsit anymore.

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  170. What happened? Says:
    170

    What happened to Savannah, GA?

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  171. sam Says:
    171

    Are the points on the chart for 1 way or 2 way

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  172. What happened? Says:
    172

    No direct flights… Ok.. All stop in CLT

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  173. Dan Says:
    173

    @levi:
    Read the post.

    @pacy:
    Updated.

    @What happened?:
    Nothing nonstop.

    @sam:
    Read the post.

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  174. Redbull3 Says:
    174

    Any specific updates to old chart you can call out?

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  175. Dan Says:
    175

    @Redbull3:
    Several additions (LGA-CLE, JFK-VCP, etc) and several subtractions (LGA-AGS, JFK-PUJ, etc)

    For now you can still see the old chart here:
    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:1UGi9wBtxMUJ:www.dansdeals.com/archives/32877+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

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  176. Jonathan Says:
    176

    Very helpful chart. One edit – American no longer flies from JFK to Tokyo.

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  177. Dan Says:
    177

    @Jonathan:
    Indeed, thanks.

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  178. Chana Says:
    178

    How long do I have to spend the 2k?

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  179. Dan Says:
    179

    @Chana:
    3 months.

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  180. Elisa Says:
    180

    Does each family member need their own avios # or can I transfer points to one account and book multiple family members from those points

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  181. Dan Says:
    181

    @Elisa:
    You can book multiple family members from one account.

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  182. Ca$h Says:
    182

    Hi Dan,
    Thanks for all of your deal$.
    just curious-how much $ can I get if I sell the 50,000 avios?
    Thanks

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  183. DoGo Says:
    183

    Hopefully s/o can answer quick (I’m on phone)
    Rep wants to charge $20 taxes to CLE.. Isn’t it $2.5

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  184. Dan Says:
    184

    @Ca$h:
    Probably about $600.
    Though you can get $6,000 worth of flights by using it yourself…

    @DoGo:
    LGA-CLE is $5.60 each way.
    Why not book online?

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  185. DoGo Says:
    185

    Not shown availability for tonight/tom

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  186. Dan Says:
    186

    @DoGo:
    There is no availability from JFK-CLE this week and LGA-CLE doesn’t start until 03/30/15.

    But you’d know that if you read the knowledgbase and saw how to search on AA.com for BA flights 😉

    No idea what the rep is selling you. Definitely won’t be 4.5K Avios.

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  187. DoGo Says:
    187

    She just said more like what you said after i questioned exact amount

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  188. DoGo Says:
    188

    Now she changed her mind… So to be clear she found First class tickets through USAirways and said its 4500 avios each +about $19 for round trip

    This is from PHL

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  189. Dan Says:
    189

    @DoGo:
    Email me the confirmation when all is said and done…

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  190. DoGo Says:
    190

    will do

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  191. DoGo Says:
    191

    Is BA/USAirways makpid on 2.5 year old – do i need proof

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  192. Anonymous Says:
    192

    did you forget JFK-SAN via Alaska airlines

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  193. Dan Says:
    193

    @Anonymous:
    I’m not aware of any Alaska Airlines flights from JFK.

    You’re probably looking at an American codeshare.

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  194. israel Says:
    194

    Dan what’s the best way using avios for nyc to tlv?

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  195. cutty Says:
    195

    am I missing something I just went and checked and lga to mia is 15,000 not 7,500 as per chart above?

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  196. Dan Says:
    196

    @israel:
    http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/27665

    @cutty:
    Read the post. Specifically note #1.

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  197. Sasha Says:
    197

    Dan,
    I just got the Ink card back in Oct and Explorer card back in Sept, can I still get this card? Can I apply for this card along with the IHG card using diff browser at the same time?
    Thanks!

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  198. Dan Says:
    198

    @Sasha:
    No reason why not. Just be prepared to Recon.

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  199. Dans Fan Says:
    199

    Hi Dan I Believe NYC to PBI (West Palm Beach) might also be seasonal only correct me if I’m wrong

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  200. Dan Says:
    200

    @Dans Fan:
    Read the post. Specifically note #8.

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  201. Dand Fan Says:
    201

    correct I saw #8 but I wasn’t sure what the dates for their seasonal service is

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  202. Dan Says:
    202

    @Dand Fan:
    That’s way beyond the scope of these posts.
    Point is that the route exists, it’s your job to find dates.

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  203. Anonymous Says:
    203

    THANKS DAN!
    Any chance you could do one of these for Las Vegas?

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  204. mark Says:
    204

    any of them fly to Turks and Cacos?

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  205. Pnina Says:
    205

    If I had a BA card in the past and cancelled it,
    Would I be able to sign up again and get the
    50,000 miles? Thanks

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  206. Dan Says:
    206

    @Anonymous:
    Perhaps.

    @mark:
    http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/33918

    @Pnina:
    When did you last get the bonus?

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  207. Chaim Says:
    207

    On the British Airways site, they are saying that the fee will be waived until 3/31/2015.

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  208. shmuel Says:
    208

    how can i fly to israel with air berlin using avios through germany in june 2015? on ba site i only get ba, aa or iberia flights that have high fuel charges.

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  209. mdrills Says:
    209

    Is there anything to Milwaukee?

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  210. Anonymous Says:
    210

    What is the cost of a round trip ticket from JFK-ORLANDO, Florida on 02/02/15-02/04/15 for two.

    Please advise.

    Thank you.

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  211. dan you wrote Says:
    211

    to @Tim that it doesn’t pay flying to London with avios, well unless if I’m mistakin I searched for reward flight to London and it cots 20,000 avios, same price as any oversea flight, I’m therefor wondering why Dan wrote to TLV via berlin and not through london

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  212. because... Says:
    212

    @dan you wrote because london has crazy high fuel surcharges

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  213. Arthur Says:
    213

    Can I use my American airlines points directly or do I have to transfer the points to Avios

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  214. marc Says:
    214

    please help, how do I book a nyc-miami ticket using avios online. BW website doesn’t book that route, please explain,somebody

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  215. Dan Says:
    215

    @marc:
    http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/59617

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  216. Anonymous Says:
    216

    @Mark: Philadelphia

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  217. Magic Says:
    217

    For some reason EWR-HKG on CX is pricing at 70000 Avios + $ 103. Your post is few months old, but did it really change that much?

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  218. Dan Says:
    218

    @Magic:
    Rates in the post are one-way.

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  219. Hotshot Says:
    219

    I keep trying to reserve flights JFK-YUL and they are always booked! How long in advance do we need to book to get a seat?

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  220. Isramen Says:
    220

    @dan what is the western hemisphere?

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  221. Ummm Says:
    221

    @Isramen: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=western+hemisphere

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  222. youG Says:
    222

    How would i look for TAM availability? would it show up aa.com?

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  223. Dan Says:
    223

    @youG:
    No, but it is on BA.com

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  224. Luvtotravel Says:
    224

    Why is it that some routes charge double for business versus coach while others charge triple for instance Rome?

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  225. Dan Says:
    225

    @Luvtotravel:
    With the new chart it can be anywhere from double to quadruple.

    Short haul international is double.
    Long haul international is triple
    Domestic on 2 class planes is quadruple.

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  226. Kate Says:
    226

    I have also noticed much less availability. Searching for Lan flights from SCL to EZE. Do these show on BA? Have searched numerous dates, find nothing. Thanks!

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  227. bonnie Says:
    227

    dan, i found 4 seats on nikki (vie) using aa.com, but ba site only had 2 on exact flight. i booked both and 2 more did not show up. on the phone it was same story, only 2 avail n then there were none (after i took em). how is this possible?

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  228. Michael N. Says:
    228

    I am new to Avios (I have an old BA account though.) I am trying to make my 1st transfer of Starwoods points (30,000) to BA Executive Club. The dropdown on Starwoods site is saying that it’s a 1:1 ratio. I thought that it is 1:1.25. Thanks.

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  229. Dan Says:
    229

    @Michael N.:
    It’s 20K:25K as you get a 5K bonus for transfers made in increments of 20K Starpoints.

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  230. Michael N. Says:
    230

    Thanks. Did it! The confirming email says: Please allow up to four weeks for the transfer to be completed. How long has it actually been taking? Thanks.

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  231. Dan Says:
    231

    A few days. Let us know when it posts for you.

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  232. coralsnake Says:
    232

    CMIIW but AA doesn’t fly direct to MEM from the NY area (LGA listed above). Only DL from LGA and UA from EWR.

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  233. Dan Says:
    233

    @coralsnake:
    Read the post update.

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  234. coralsnake Says:
    234

    I guess I was right for now but:
    AA adds LGA-MEM 2x daily beginning November 5 2015:
    http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news/2015/07/02/american-to-add-two-nonstop-flights-to-new-york.html

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  235. Dan Says:
    235

    @coralsnake:
    Erm, still haven’t the post update, have you?

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  236. Rochel Says:
    236

    If I transfer points from Chase (and/or Amex) to BA, can I then transfer those same BA points (along with other ones) to Iberia for a trip to Israel. And, if I would make sure Iberia has availability before making those transfers,can’t they disappear by then?

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  237. coralsnake Says:
    237

    @Dan: LOL. It’s a fast day. Gimme some slack. Posted that b4 I saw your comment. But thanks for the info! Was wondering why the updated BA post. Now we just have to wait for AA to open up that route for some saver awards….assuming BA booking isn’t dead already 😉

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  238. Oh what a shame Says:
    238

    JAX was a good hidden city option for cheaper tickets NYC-MIA, I guess if they fly directly to JAX, an NYC-JAX via MIA might no longer be available as an inexpensive way to fly NYC-MIA.

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  239. Shimon Says:
    239

    Hi Dan,
    If Air Berlin operated by Royal Jordanian they will charge fuel surcharges or no?

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  240. Jason Smith Says:
    240

    The seasonal service to West Palm Beach was December 18, 2014 – March 28, 2015. As of now, American does not have any flights scheduled during this time period to West Palm Beach for the coming year.

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  241. Matt Says:
    241

    Is it still worthwhile to open a redcard account?

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  242. Chatzkal Says:
    242

    Which points do you think I should use for short international flights, like tlv-zrh BA or United?

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  243. HUCA Says:
    243

    tried multiple times calling the NY and Singapore office to book flights from ORD to YYZ. AAdvantage is showing available milessaver both ways and they say, they cant book it. cant even see anything available in their software. i’m at a loss. is there any instruction i can give the rep on the phone?

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  244. loren Says:
    244

    is there any way i can combine two accounts different names and/or addresses

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  245. marry Says:
    245

    i wanna apply for a ba card and after an amex card should i do it the same day same and time or should i do it 2 consecutive days

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  246. Chana Says:
    246

    Are there any good options using Avios from TLV?

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  247. Monseyrabbi Says:
    247

    Great chart Dan. Thanks a lot. Would be great to add the award booking fees to the chart.

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  248. Simon Says:
    248

    are the rates posted one way or round trip JUST KIDDING lol

    Thanks for everything Dan

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  249. fafa123 Says:
    249

    The chart shows different amounts of avios for econ/bus/first. However, when searching on BA.com there are only avios quotes for econ or first. How do you view business class availability?

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  250. New York Says:
    250

    What would be the cheapest from NYC to HI ? Also is it possible a stop over in LA for two days at no extra cost?

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  251. Cle rocks Says:
    251

    Dan, can you make a chart with direct flights from CLE?

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  252. Dan Says:
    252

    @loren:
    You can do family pooling, but why exactly do you want to?

    @marry:
    Doesn’t matter.

    @Chana:
    TLV to/from DUS, MUC, TXL, VIE all are fuel surcharge free.

    @Monseyrabbi:
    Routes with fuel surcharges are in bold, the numbers change too frequently.

    @fafa123:
    They sell most domestic business as first class, hence the huge premium.

    @New York:
    It would be 12.5K for NYC-LAX and 12.5K for LAX-HNL each way.
    Can stopover as long as you want by booking it as 2 tickets.

    @Cle rocks:
    There is one, click on the link in this post.

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  253. Moty Says:
    253

    American Airline does not have direct flight between LGA and CVG (Cincinnati). People can fly to Dayton.

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  254. Dan Says:
    254

    @Moty:
    LGA-CVG nonstop service begins 01/05/16.

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  255. sury Says:
    255

    there is no option to fly to puerto rico with Avios?

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  256. Dan Says:
    256

    @sury:
    It’s in the chart.

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  257. Hanna Says:
    257

    I can’t seem to find JFK – AUS on BA.com. Thoughts?

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  258. a European Says:
    258

    Dear Dan thanks for everything you do!

    Please consider taking off the city Dusseldorf (as a stop over to TLV)because unfortunately they are stopping to fly

    DUS-TLV

    Thanks!

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  259. Michoel Says:
    259

    there are no flights from lga to Akron canton direct

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  260. Dan Says:
    260

    @Hanna:
    Read
    http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/59617

    @a European:
    Shame, looks like just a few weeks left 🙁

    @Michoel:
    Please read the post update.

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  261. acer Says:
    261

    if there is a flight on American- is it worth to book on AA points or BA avios?
    thanks

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  262. Zvi Says:
    262

    Dan: I’ve used Avios for many AA domestic bookings in the past, but over the last few weeks every time I search BA for flights the only availability that shows is for 1st class on AA. Literally every flight, and I search over several departure days. (Mostly flights from the NYC area to the MIA area, but others as well). Do you know why that is? Might AA have reduced the seats they open up?

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  263. Sola Says:
    263

    If I “stock up” by booking flights before the devaluation, can I later change the reservation to a flight at a different date/time (same origin/destination)?

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  264. Detroit Says:
    264

    FYI – seems to DTW/NYC coach flights are very rarely available. Just my experience. Maybe I’m doing something wrong.

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  265. Chossid Says:
    265

    I assume I have to book before then but can have the booking for a future date (post deval)?

    Want to lock in a few before it is too late…

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  266. AA Says:
    266

    Looking for AA Direct LGA to FLL OR MIA
    Any Thur 9 pm for the next 2.5 months or Fri am
    return any sun nite or mon 1/18 nite
    any best way to look for such rewards seats for DIRECT, other than clicking each and every date?

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  267. AA q2 Says:
    267

    if i book now LGA-ORD for july, would i get 4.5k rate?
    if need to change date later for sooner, what would be the cost, and which airline would do it for me? BA or AA?
    Thanks

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  268. Ben Says:
    268

    Lately, I have experienced same as what Tzvi wrote earlier today in post 262. Very challenging to find any economy seats on AA flights through BA. Only First Class seats at 30k points.
    Do you think they have greatly recurred availability?

    thank you.

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  269. Dan Says:
    269

    @Zvi:
    @Detroit:
    @AA:
    @Ben:
    Are you searching AA.com?

    @Sola:
    @Chossid:
    @AA q2:
    $55 change fee to do that.

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  270. Joey Antar Says:
    270

    Hi Dan,

    I am trying to book a flight from NYC-Cancun (CUN) and i have been searching BA.com for flights for first week in August and only first class is available. I am flexible on days and even would consider a stop but nothing at all is coming up available and even the first class have very limited flights.

    I tried seeing if AA Savermiles flight from AA but the agent on the phone from BA said its not possible and if the flight isn’t on BA.com then it cant be booked.

    can you help?

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  271. Dan Says:
    271

    @Joey Antar:
    Answer is in this post:
    http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/59617

    If AA.com has a saver award flight you should call the BA Singapore call center.

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  272. Samm Says:
    272

    @dan
    If you can lock in the 4.5k price now for BA flights, wouldn’t it be worth it to book a bunch of flights for random days in the future and just pay the $5 taxes to switch to the day you want to fly after the devaluation? saving you on the point difference.

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  273. Dan Says:
    273

    @Samm:
    Please read comment 269.

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  274. J Says:
    274

    always wanted to go to New Orleans..I didnt see avios , NY-N.O…any suggestions?

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  275. AA Says:
    275

    @DAN, yes, I do search AA.com
    shows saver, but cant search award by TIME of the day, or by direct only.

    what am i missing?

    $55 change fee for a domestic date change? worthwhile? doesnt NYC- MIA remain same 7500 avios?

    any special short haul for UA miles? nyc-mia

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  276. Dan Says:
    276

    @AA:
    You can search by nonstop, read this post:
    http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/59617

    As this post shows, it does remain 7.5K.
    UA short-haul is under 700 miles only, so nothing for NYC-MIA.

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  277. danfan5773 Says:
    277

    @ Dan
    There isn’t any flights from NY to Atlanta thru avios?

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  278. danfan5773 Says:
    278

    Sorry just saw thru LGA

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  279. AA Says:
    279

    I don’t think results page has now non stop only
    Agree?

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  280. Detroit Says:
    280

    @Dan: I’m referring only to searches on BA.com. I’ve searched AA, but was not aware that I could use Avios for award travel identified on AA.com. Is it the case that I can identify award travel on AA.com and then call BA for booking? If not, can you please link me to a post explaining?
    Thanks.

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  281. Detroit Says:
    281

    Hmmm, it just occurred to me to read the post… Looks like you may have already provided a link. Sorry about that. Thanks.

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  282. Nachum Says:
    282

    I’m currently looking at booking EWR-MIAMI in march and it lists it at 7.5K… Should it be 4.5 if i book now??

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  283. Dan Says:
    283

    @AA:
    No.

    @Nachum:
    No, read the chart.

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  284. myi Says:
    284

    Can’t seem to find a fligh from nyc to las! On the 23 and comin back the 26 shows no flights.!

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  285. pleasehelp Says:
    285

    i have read through all your blogs, i have avios and spg points, i still cannot seem to find a way to avoid the crazy surcharges when travelling from NYC are to London, unfortunately all your more explanatory notes are for travel to israel not london.
    if you can please post the best way to book award travel to london.
    thank you

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