Europe Trip Booking Help

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  1. Phorever

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    Looking at Taking the wife to Rome and Paris next year for our anniversary.

    I am looking to book ORD-CDG and FCO-ORD

    ORD to CDG I can do direct, but will probably layover through ewr coming home.

    Here's my question: I have about 110000 miles (enough to fly one of us Rt). Am I able to pay for my wife with miles and pay for myself? I would like the miles/segments. Or am I better off just paying for both of us and trying to use miles to upgrade. (not sure my silver status will get us upgraded... Tho there is a 50/50 shot I will make gold this year).
     
  2. Wandering Aramean
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    Status won't get you upgraded on a transatlantic flight so you can skip that idea.

    If the fares are reasonable and you can get one award ticket and one revenue on the same flight without too much trouble then no reason not to do that. My experience has been that trying to match revenue and award seats on the same flight is challenging at best.

    Good luck.
     
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    Thanks WA... Why is it hard to do one revenue and one award? Availability? Can I do this on the same PNR?
     
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    Definitely cannot be on the same PNR.

    Matching award availability and a decent revenue price is usually why I see trouble with it.
     
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    Thanks again
     
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    When is your anniversary? Maybe you can bulk up before it comes and get two award seats?
     
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    Looking to go around memorial day... It's a possibility... There are some fare saver awards too that are like 60K miles RT... I could always book those
     
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    Is there a way to tell if I book a flight in coach how many miles it would cost to upgrade to business?

    Now looking at ORD - AMS (S)
    And also CDG - ORD (W)

    Thanks as always everyone
     
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