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Nizar

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Does anyone know if you can mix and match first and business to Europe via AUH and pay only for what you use? ie business SYD to AUH and first points AUH to Europe

Yes you can. You'd pay 45k to get to AUH in J then 40k to get to Europe in F.
 

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Anyone know if you can add an Air Seychelles connection to Seychelles, Madagascar etc as par for the course?
 

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you have to pay for them seperately anyway so yes

Question: why do you have to pay for them separately? Is it cause they're different classes or cause its not a published fare? I assume that you could go from SYD-DXB-LHR for 80k so thats not possible with EY?
 

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Au to europe is always 2 awards with the exception of QF through DXB as its one flight number
 

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This thread has piqued my interest as I slowly come around to the idea of buying points. I'm just about to sign for an Aadvantage account.... does it matter if I give an Australian address or are there any aadvantages to using a pseudo-US address?
 
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This thread has piqued my interest as I slowly come around to the idea of buying points. I'm just about to sign for an Aadvantage account.... does it matter if I give an Australian address or are there any aadvantages to using a pseudo-US address?
We use an Australian address without issue.
 

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Au to europe is always 2 awards with the exception of QF through DXB as its one flight number

I may be interpreting the award system wrong however...

I thought flying Au to Euro through KUL or HKG are also one award? eg. an exception for routing through Asia Zones 1 and 2 and you just use the normal awards chart for South Pacific through Europe.

I am unsure, but also possibly an exception for Doha if you are flying on only Qatar metal, but I have never tried this.

Awards Chart;
http://www.aa.com/i18n/disclaimers/aadvantageAllPartnerChart.jsp

Routing Rules Article;
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/06/08/american-aadvantage-award-routing-rules/
 

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Au to Europe via Middle east is 2 awards excl QF on one flight number; via Asia is fine as one.
 

Nizar

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I may be interpreting the award system wrong however...

I thought flying Au to Euro through KUL or HKG are also one award? eg. an exception for routing through Asia Zones 1 and 2 and you just use the normal awards chart for South Pacific through Europe.

I am unsure, but also possibly an exception for Doha if you are flying on only Qatar metal, but I have never tried this.

Awards Chart;
http://www.aa.com/i18n/disclaimers/aadvantageAllPartnerChart.jsp

Routing Rules Article;
American Airlines Award Routing Rules - One Mile at a Time

Aus to Europe via Asia is 60k miles in J. I've actually booked it.
Its routing through the middle east, except for QF1/2/9/10, which requires two awards.
 

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OK flight booked on EY using AA. Any ideas how to book seats on EY? Does it take a call to AA to obtain PNR?
 

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OK flight booked on EY using AA. Any ideas how to book seats on EY? Does it take a call to AA to obtain PNR?

I've just booked flights also (J class - Sydney - Paris in Aug 2015) :) Are you booked on the A380 scwappy?

Can i ask what PNR refers to? and also if anyone has suggestions for which seats (travelling as a couple) on A380 (difficult to know as it hasn't yet started flying from Aust and the seat maps are low res from what i can see online)
 

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I've just booked flights also (J class - Sydney - Paris in Aug 2015) :) Are you booked on the A380 scwappy?

Can i ask what PNR refers to? and also if anyone has suggestions for which seats (travelling as a couple) on A380 (difficult to know as it hasn't yet started flying from Aust and the seat maps are low res from what i can see online)

EY A380 actually hasn't started flying anywhere yet, first flight is scheduled for 27th Dec AUH-LHR
 
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Nizar

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OK flight booked on EY using AA. Any ideas how to book seats on EY? Does it take a call to AA to obtain PNR?

The way I usually do it is when I make the booking and pay for it initially and the agent gives me the AA PNR I also kindly ask for the EY PNR. But yeh if you didn't get it the first time then call them again.
Seat allocation on EY as far as I know is through calling them on their global number, well that's how I've always done it.
 

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We successfully booked PER-FCO in J on Etihad through an AA redemption for Xmas. 75k points each way per ticket. Bugger all taxes. Cost of points and taxes about $2800 for a J return ticket. Of course this isn't the cheapest redemption (having to pay for 2 separate awards as routing through the Middle East), but not bad and cheaper than the $8k they want for the real deal.
 

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Booked on EY to MLE for Sept next year on the A380 to AUH which will be nice. Decided to save some money and just go with J on this occasion to avoid the need to purchase more points.

90k points and US$214.80 in taxes and booking fees (2 people).
 

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Booked on EY to MLE for Sept next year on the A380 to AUH which will be nice. Decided to save some money and just go with J on this occasion to avoid the need to purchase more points.

90k points and US$214.80 in taxes and booking fees (2 people).

I don't think you can book an F Apartment seat as an award ticket on the 388 ex-SYD (or ex-anywhere) can you ?
I checked a few days ago for a multitude of dates on the 388 ex-SYD and it seemed blocked, consistent with what some bloggers have been seeing (all F awards on the 388 currently being blocked to all destinations).

Would be interesting if someone has noticed otherwise.

That said, the EY Business Studio product on the 388 looks very very good. I'm planning a trip to MLE next year too and was saving up points for a KF redemption as SQ have a better connection, but now you've got me thinking....
 
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