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DXB to MLE award options
I am planning on booking an Alaska award on EK from DFW-DXB-SIN. I’m adding a stopover in DXB for a trip to MLE and I’m struggling to come up with the best option for a DXB/AUH-MLE flight to get there that doesn’t use an exorbitant amount of miles and/or take a long to get there.
After a two day stay in SIN I’m continuing on to SYD on SQ. With that in mind, I’m wondering if the better option may be to book EK for DFW-DXB-MLE and then book SQ MLE-SIN-SYD. I’ll save 10k Alaska miles on the EK award and the SQ award would only be ~23.5k more miles (or 13.5k when you consider the saved AS miles). The only downsides I see here really are that MLE-SIN is only 2 cabin (EK DXB-SIN was going to be F on the A380) and I’ll likely have to do a few HUCAs to the KrisFlyer desk to get them to give me the 15% discount since this mixed cabin ticket can’t be booked online.
Anyone have any thoughts or see something I’m missing here?
Nope, that’s what I would do in your shoes!
[QUOTE=”Tiffany, post: 8070, member: 7″]Nope, that’s what I would do in your shoes![/QUOTE]
Thanks for the reply Tiffany. That’s what I’ll book then.
Now I just have to hope F award space opens on CX for the HKG-JFK segment of the MEL-HKG-JFK ride home. Do you know if there is a flight that historically has a higher likelihood multiple F seats opening up? I only need 2 and what I’ll likely do is book 2 J seats and upgrade them to F when more are released close to departure unless I’m very lucky and can find 2 F seats right off the bat. However, it would be nice to know if one flight is a safer bet.
It can go either way, but if you’re booking with AA miles you can always change to the other flight without penalty.
I guess you’re right, I’d have to call them either way so it doesn’t make a difference if change the flight or just upgrade the existing one. Thanks again!