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Fly Business Class From USA To Bangkok


yinzerk

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In short you can purchase 100,000 miles on USAirways for under $1,500.

 

Then you can sign up for their credit card to get at least another 20,000.

 

120,000 miles gets you a business class ticket to Thailand. If you fly through LAX you will find good availability on Thai Air in business class.

 

Flyertalk link on the 100,000 miles deal

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/us-airways-dividend-miles/1184640-us-75-100-buy-miles-promo-effective-feb-16-mar-31-2011-a.html

 

USAir link to their credit card

http://www.usairways.com/en-US/dividendmiles/creditcards/default.html

 

Yinzerk

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Could be a bargain but from experience it can be a nightmare booking bonus tickets with Thai. I just cancel a request for a bonus business ticket in April after waiting 3 month for a confimation that never came. Most airlines have only a few, if any, seats dedicated to bonus ticket on each flight but may add more close to departure date.

Bonus tickets are great but it's very difficult to get the flights you want if you'r not extremely flexible

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If you sign up for a frequent flyer account with ANA you can get access to their frequent flyer availability data base. This data base I believe is the same one USAirways uses. when using the tool initially you will see that Star Alliance isn't allowed, but if you do a search for ANA first you will then see an option for Star Alliance.

 

Using the tool I can see getting anything on Singapore Air is nearly impossible. More importantly when using the tool I can see availability on Thai Air in Business class from LAX (non stop) is very good.

 

I've found that when booking an international award ticket with USAirways that the process is relatively smooth. They will give you a confirmation code at the moment you make the reservation. This code can then be verified within a day or so online.

 

Yinzerk

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If you sign up for a frequent flyer account with ANA you can get access to their frequent flyer availability data base. This data base I believe is the same one USAirways uses. when using the tool initially you will see that Star Alliance isn't allowed, but if you do a search for ANA first you will then see an option for Star Alliance.

 

Using the tool I can see getting anything on Singapore Air is nearly impossible. More importantly when using the tool I can see availability on Thai Air in Business class from LAX (non stop) is very good.

 

I've found that when booking an international award ticket with USAirways that the process is relatively smooth. They will give you a confirmation code at the moment you make the reservation. This code can then be verified within a day or so online.

 

Yinzerk

Good ideas Yin. ANA is none too shabby in Biz either. There's a Citibank-AA 75K sign up out there still (I think) & a Continental 50K. Keep the Continental for 6 months, ditch it, and get a United sign up bonus. They'll be merging fairly soon. On the Citi deal you can apply for 2 simultaneously and bag 150. I read that they've switched things up and you have to have a miles balance with ANA to use the tool now. wj

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You can still use the ANA tool without a balance.

 

Yinzerk

Cool ! Used it once to cop the LAX-BKK nonstop in Biz. Rebuilding the United miles as we speak. Snagged 1st in Cathay next week churning Citi AA cards. The best was that BA 100K sign up w/Chase. Spent $30K and got a companion fare with it. Check out this blog too: http://frugaltravelguy.blogspot.com/

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For some reason & another I just do not think to many American PA's will be going for this one.

 

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For some reason & another I just do not think to many American PA's will be going for this one.

 

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No doubt TH, but the freebies are out there (if your credit is OK). I flew to BKK on Cathay in 1st in Nov and I'm leaving again Sun in 1st again, working shit like this. I don't fly Econ and haven't paid for a long haul fare in years. This guy's got all the scams down - http://frugaltravelguy.blogspot.com/ I wish I had found him years ago. wj

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