sq_ek_freak
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JFK-BEY Routings + TK *Alliance?

Thu May 24, 2007 8:07 pm

Hey all, so this is a double pronged post. Some of you might recall that I wanted to fly out of GVA to BEY earlier on and asked for routings then. Plans have shifted, and it seems now that I'll be flying straight out of JFK. What would be the most cost effective way to do so? Do you think I might be able to keep the ticket below $1000? The best I can find is $1400+ on EK with a ridicously long layover in DXB. Travel would be towards the end of July.

I was considering exploring TK. Seeing as though they just joined the Star Alliance, was wondering if I can already accure miles on their flights into my United account by July?

Any help would be great! Thanks.
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Leskova
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RE: JFK-BEY Routings + TK *Alliance?

Thu May 24, 2007 9:14 pm

Quoting SQ_EK_freak (Thread starter):
Do you think I might be able to keep the ticket below $1000? [...] Travel would be towards the end of July.

Those two pretty much exclude each other - that's high season... nonetheless: are you looking for a oneway or a return?

Quoting SQ_EK_freak (Thread starter):
was wondering if I can already accure miles on their flights into my United account by July?

I'd suggest that you call United's MileagePlus helpdesk - they'll be able to give you the answer to that.
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TurkishWings
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RE: JFK-BEY Routings + TK *Alliance?

Fri May 25, 2007 4:56 am

Quoting SQ_EK_freak (Thread starter):
I was considering exploring TK. Seeing as though they just joined the Star Alliance, was wondering if I can already accure miles on their flights into my United account by July?

TK hasn't joined *A officially yet. You can so far only earn miles on LH flights as far as I know.. Better call the TK office in New York  Smile

IST-BEY flights are usually at night so you would have a ridiculous layover in IST too... However, there is one day flight on Wednesday or Thursday which should work out fine.. You would still have about 6 hours layover on the way back though...
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ThereandBack
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RE: JFK-BEY Routings + TK *Alliance?

Sat May 26, 2007 5:22 am

Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 2):
IST-BEY flights are usually at night so you would have a ridiculous layover in IST too...

I heard somewhere TK was paying for people to sleep at the hotel in IST if they had a long layover.
TK also has one night flight from JFK on saturday during the summer.

I think you should call TK and see what they can do for you it's worth a try.
 
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RE: JFK-BEY Routings + TK *Alliance?

Tue May 29, 2007 7:12 am

Quoting SQ_EK_freak (Thread starter):
Do you think I might be able to keep the ticket below $1000?

It all depends when you want to fly ... but if it's for the summer, forget it ! you won't find anything under $1400/$1500

Though not Star Alliance members, the best connections you can find from JFK are with AF/AF or AF/ME via CDG :Same fares, all flights are code shared and you can chose between 3 x Daily CDG-BEY-CDG (AF B773ER, ME A321, ME A330) in connection with 6 x Daily CDG-JFK-CDG.
 
soups
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RE: JFK-BEY Routings + TK *Alliance?

Wed May 30, 2007 8:02 am

Just flew TK... their A332 is fantastic.
LHR-IST A330 swapped to 738
IST-BEY 738 swapped to 734
BEY-IST 738 swapped to A320
lol 4 flights, 4 diferent a/c
Might write a TR
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ThereandBack
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RE: JFK-BEY Routings + TK *Alliance?

Wed May 30, 2007 11:52 am

Quoting Soups (Reply 5):
Might write a TR

Please do!
Or send me pictures of the trip!
 
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RE: JFK-BEY Routings + TK *Alliance?

Wed May 30, 2007 6:48 pm

Quoting ThereAndBack (Reply 6):
Please do!
Or send me pictures of the trip!

Writing it up.. need to upload pics to myaviation and videos to youtube
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
 
raffik
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RE: JFK-BEY Routings + TK *Alliance?

Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:42 am

Any update on that trip report?!
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