US to Seoul

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  1. patricke

    patricke Active Member

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    I am planning a round trip for two from NC to Seoul in May/June 2016. Have 251,000 AA miles and spouse has about 80,000 AA miles. We add about 5,000 and 2,000 AA miles per month, respectively. We are within easy driving distance to CLT.

    What is the best way to maximize our miles to fly (at least) business class for this trip?
     
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    newbluesea Gold Member

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    You have plenty enough miles for a Milesaaver (lowest cost in miles) award.

    1) Open a subscription to Expert Flyer
    2) Start looking about 330 days from your hoped travel dates.
    3) Be flexible as to your exact travel days/dates and explore multiple routes.
    4) When you see something that works don't hesitate at all book immediately.. you can make (some) changes later.
     
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    A good place to start, in terms of routes you might consider, which could include Cathay and JAL, would be the One World timetable.
    http://www.oneworld.com/

    AA doesn't display Cathay or JAL on-line so you'd need to check for award inventory on other sites or call in. I've used the Qantas site to check Cathay availabulity and I know some check on the BA site. You can book as one ways and you have enough miles for that at 50,000 miles one way.

    Tom in Sparks, Nevada today
     
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  4. satman40

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    Budget J 23 hours. J quicker route, 17 hours..
    120-150 k one way
    50 budget..but 23 hours, but you do see HLN, and SFO

    Open some Credit Cards.,,lot of good offers out there.

    Best time to look now and often..600k or 200k,

    Quick over and slow back...

    Good advice already given..,you can do it...:cool:
     
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    satman40 Gold Member

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    Info from another post..Maybe help someone,,

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    Originally Posted by raydeen
    Actually, I tried searching on ba.com and JAL flights don't show up. Only BA flights. Can you tell me how to do a search with partnering OneWorld airlines via ba.com as you suggest? Please let me know.
    Thanks,
    Tony[​IMG]
    You must first log in to your BAEC account. After you have done so, choose "Pay with Avios" from the drop-down menu on the booking engine.
     
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    AA saverbiz is 50k OW on the low season, only 62.5 for F. The DFW flight leaves at 10.30am. Not sure if you can award book the KE codeshare at all or yet.
     
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    Flight US-Seoul via HKG is a LONG way out of the way. You've gotta really, really, REALLY want to be on the plane for that to make sense.

    Beyond that, I'd focus on the AA DFW-ICN flight as a first choice and grab it if you see the seats show up. Or a JAL option via Tokyo but not a ton of options without an extra connection (or more) somewhere along the way.
     

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