Redeeming BA miles for USA-SE Asia

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  1. theskyflyer
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    I am planning to redeem BA miles for JFK-DPS-JFK using CX in J. I think I read somewhere that BA only requires 100,000 miles for this route when using CX with a free stop over in HKG. Is this correct?
     
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    Yes it is :) Not a bad value at all.
     
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    Gary -- now I remember where I read it. It was on your blog! Good one!

    Thing is, when I plugged JFK-DPS-JFK, I was quoted 100K. But it cost more when I entered another US city that's not serviced by CX.
     
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    British Airways awards get very expensive when you use two partner airlines or more. You can fly BA + one partner or one partner only at the 'regular' award price. But once you use two partners in an award you're onto the very expensive distance-based chart.
     
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    It's true what they say, you learn something new every day. Here was me thinking all along I had to avoid BA + 1.
     
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    Does BA charge Fuel Surcharges on 1 partner awards with CX? or JAL?
     
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    you pay what ever CX charges. recall it is about US$160 in taxes/fees between JFK-HKG-NRT-HKG-JFK...well, last time i booked it...and 100K points.
     
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    Is it just me but has BA made it inherently difficult to redeem on partners online? I look at various dates JFK-HKG-DPS/NRT and only get the BA options [​IMG]
     
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    Yes that's always a problem on routes also served by BA..

    They really need to improve the partner search function of the redemption seat finder tool. Including a separate 'only partner airline' search option before you start the search is the obvious way to go. Surely an easy fix?
     
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    Definately. These are the days you wish Dilly (the first ba.com helper) over at FT had not switched departments at BA.
     
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    has been that way for years. i just call.
     
  12. I am also thinking about doing a trip to SE Asia on CX using BA miles. Has anyone heard of getting another free stopover on top of HKG (similar to some of the LAN award routings)?

    I am just starting to wrap my head around a lot of this stuff, but I am in college and I want to take the trip in December. I have 50k MR points that I can transfer and could do a BA credit card signup later in the year for the rest of the miles. Does this sound like the best strategy for using my miles to get to SE Asia?
     
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    Sure, you could do a BKK stopover as well on the way to CMB and SIN. CX also flies BKK-DEL/BOM/KHI though from North American I do not know if BA will permit a Pacific routing to DEL/BOM/KHI. Starting in Asia, certainly, and both a HKG and BKK stopover would generally be permitted.
     
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  14. Thanks for the input, gleff. Feels cool to have a question answered by someone famous! [​IMG] Now they just need to offer that 100k BA Visa again so I can do the trip in first class instead of business!
     

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