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User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1441 posts, RR: 8
Posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4956 times:

Hi everyone...

At the end of May, I will visit London for a long weekend. Flights and hotels booked already. My schedule is as follows:

IST-LHR May 22 TK 1979 08:00 - 10:05 AM
LHR-IST May 25 TK 1980 11:25 AM - 17:20 PM

This is all perfect but I am looking to regain my Elite status with TK in the next year or two. While looking at random flights, I realized there are a lot of cheap flights to USA ex-London in late May. So I was thinking I could do a mileage run only to make miles towards my new goal  Smile

I am thinking of flying to US on May 23 Saturday and returning on May 24 Sunday. Could you help me with finding the best deals on Star Alliance carriers to USA ? Please keep in mind I am looking at gaining the most miles possible.

P.S: I could also look at NRT-ICN-SIN-HKG and so on as long as the price is right.

P.S 2: I am not a big sleeper on planes so IFE is crucial  Sad

P.S 3: Price would possible by less than 600-700 USD.

P.S 4: Hotel is free of charge so no problems at changing my itinerary in London. I could also possibly extend my stay in London for another day with a penalty of EUR 40.

I have a couple of things in mind (such as LAX or SFO on UA) but I would like to hear your suggestions too.

Thank you all in advance


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User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3068 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4826 times:

United Airlines have a roundtrip fare to LAX from LHR for USD555, and if you want to go via ORD on the way to LAX (for a couple more miles) it cost only a couple dollars more (USD562). If you fly through IAD on the way back it is slightly cheaper.

However, keep in mind, the flight back from LAX leaves midday from Lax, but doesn't arrive in LHR before the early morning on the 25th.

Just check United.com, and you'll find these prices.

By the way, how many miles do you need to regain your elite status?

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1441 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4815 times:

Thanks for the suggestion. UA was already my strongest candidate...

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 1):
By the way, how many miles do you need to regain your elite status?

I need a loooot of miles  Smile I first need to become Classic Plus (25000 miles) then become Elite (45,000 miles). I promised myself to be Elite in the next 2 years.... It's a long shot but doable I guess...



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User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3006 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4808 times:

Have you thought about a London - Johannesburg on SAA? Overnight there, overnight back, for £489, or Cape Town for £534.

signol



Flights booked: none :(
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12171 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4746 times:
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How about enjoying NZs award winning service and IFE between LHR and LAX from 424 Euros (including all taxes) return?

User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1441 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4732 times:

I would love to but the dare rules suggest the following :

Eligible for Airpoints Dollars & Status Points accrual; no accrual of frequent flyer miles/points with airline partners

So I can not earn any miles with my TK Miles and Smiles card  Sad



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User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1985 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4712 times:

How about taking AC through YYZ? Then you can go anywhere from YYZ that AC flies to.


Keep the shinny side up!
User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1441 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 4681 times:



Quoting ZBBYLW (Reply 6):
How about taking AC through YYZ? Then you can go anywhere from YYZ that AC flies to.

I thought about it but I would need to get a Canadian visa (even for transit). Too much work  Sad



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