Award booking help needed using MR

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  1. aaucello

    aaucello Silver Member

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    Hi guys... just throwing this out there to see what other options might be. I'm helping a family friend use their MR points to book 4 flights from JFK-CUN using their amex membership rewards points. They have ~100k mr points but are looking to spend as little as possible per ticket. I originally though BA would be a good bet, because they redeem for 20k avios a piece, but taxes are $114 a ticket and the award space was sparse on AA.

    What would you do? Here are the specs: They want to travel anytime between 4/11 - May 30 this year for a 7 day itinerary. They can depart from EWR, JFK, or LGA.

    Hoping someone can help me here [​IMG]
     
  2. Jimgotkp
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    Jimgotkp Gold Member

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    1. Transfer to All Nippon (NH) since a non-stop flight round-trip award ticket from EWR-CUN which seems to have some Saverpass Economy space during those dates costs 22K miles per person. The taxes and fees will apply but it can't be too bad since there are no connecting segments which would increase the cost.
     
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    Downside to ANA transfers is that they take about a couple of days and you can't hold the award pending the transfer.
     
  4. FlyerChrisK

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    Air Canada transfers are instant, and for UA/CO/US awards (in addition to a number of other airlines not on this route), there are no fuel surcharges.
     
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