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A380 experience

A380 experience

  1. Anonymous

    I’m planning for 2019 trip and want to experience first class on the A380.
    I’m flying out of SFO. The final destination is MLE. Probably stopping at another country for couple days before heading to MLE. Already been to Hong Kong and Tokyo.

    I do have about ~475K AA miles, ~75K Citi, and ~300 UR.

    Option 1: SFO-JFK-AUH, stopover, MLE.
    I don’t think it will be easy to get 2 seats for Etihad Apartment.

    SQ no longer have Suites from LAX. What other options do I have for A380?

    Thanks.

  2. David W

    SQ flies the A380 to JFK. But it’s too soon for 2019. It’s hard to say what cities might have the A380.

    You might get lucky with the Apartment. I think Lucky got 3 seats on it once.

    Korean and Asiana also fly their A380s to the US. You can transfer UR points to ME or UA to book.

  3. LEo

    Emirates is not a bad choice

  4. TraiDuaLeo

    [QUOTE=”David W, post: 30766, member: 29″]SQ flies the A380 to JFK. But it’s too soon for 2019. It’s hard to say what cities might have the A380.

    You might get lucky with the Apartment. I think Lucky got 3 seats on it once.

    Korean and Asiana also fly their A380s to the US. You can transfer UR points to ME or UA to book.[/QUOTE]
    I’m not holding any hope for EY. I’m not too familiar with the Korean airlines. I think those have to fly out of LAX. Would they let me route from SFO-LAX-ICN?

    [QUOTE=”LEo, post: 30862, member: 3041″]Emirates is not a bad choice[/QUOTE]
    which route with Emirates, SFO-DXB? and with which miles?

    thanks

  5. David W

    I’m not sure. I think i read somewhere that EY F from AUH-JFK has plenty of award seats right now and it’s happened before where availability is pretty great. Currently, Etihad only flies to JFK with their A380. Other US destinations use other aircraft. Some are saying that LAX could be another A380 destination of theirs in the future, but nothing is confirmed. If using AA miles for EY, you can add a SFO/LAX-JFK if there is saver award space.

    KE also flies from SFO but with a 747/777. I believe you can mix partners on SkyTeam awards so if you could find space on a Delta SFO-LAX flight, call them. They also fly an A380 to JFK.

    For Emirates, they do use an A380 to/from SFO and you can use Alaska miles for awards. KE miles also work on Emirates but round trip travel is required.

    Asiana also flies an A380 to the US – LAX, SFO and JFK and you can use United miles to book.

  6. Woodrow

    [USER=29]@David W[/USER] , Asiana flies a 777 to SFO.

    KE 747-8 with Apex Suites in business is a fantastic choice for SFO, but I guess that goes against your A380 goal.

  7. TraiDuaLeo

    Too many choices. I guess it’s better to wait closer to booking date to see what routes available.

    Is SFO-AUH-MLE on EY 115K AA?
    SFO-JFK-AUH-MLE also 115K AA?

  8. David W

    [USER=1994]@Woodrow[/USER] I thought I saw an A380 on the schedule, but I probably mixed it up with one of their other destinations, good catch! I was searching for their flights to LAX and JFK at the same time.

    [USER=3144]@TraiDuaLeo[/USER] Yes, that’s correct, though your connection at JFK can’t exceed 4 hours and your connection in AUH cant exceed 24 hours.

  9. Gaurav

    David, are you sure on the four-hour connection? For an international itinerary 24hrs should be available at any connection. I just did BOM-AUH-JFK-BOS with a 22 hr layover in NYC.

  10. David W

    [USER=79]@Gaurav[/USER] I’m not sure – I’ve heard of that restriction in the past but since you have a more recent data point, lets go with that.

  11. TraiDuaLeo

    Back in 2014, I had a layover in LAX from 3:45 PM until 11:25 AM the next day on SFO-LAX-HKG.

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