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One way in J. Madrid/Spain/Europe –> Miami in November
I could use some help with suggestions for something in J, ideally from MAD to MIA (but if it need be MAD-[Europe]-MIA then so be it). We are talking about a Sunday in November here. I would like to use MR points (balance over 200k), but do have 130K AA miles and 80K SPG. I have searched Aeroplan but it’s quoting me 110K per ticket and an arrival +1day later, which won’t work for us. In this case, we are not looking for maximum seat time or segments – we need to complete travel in one day.
What other possibilities are there? Checked AA, nothing available J saver. I did see the recent post about Etihad guest miles on Brussels, but the possibility of actual being able to book that is dubious according to replies in the comment section. Not to mention MAD-BRU-JFK-MIA being less than ideal. Definitely appreciate any and all suggestions!
[USER=1472]@Andrw[/USER] – you say you checked AA but did you check Iberia? Don’t think they show up on AA’s website. They also have a non-stop from Madrid.
Indeed – I checked Iberia via BA’s search tool as well as Qantas’ Nothin :-/
Welcoming other thoughts!!
Have you tried searching segment by segment? Air Berlin and Finnair are also options but I know Finnair can be stingy about space. Not sure about Air Berlin.
Aeroplan might work out closer to departure, Turkish or Austrian are pretty good J options. FlyingBlue for SkyTeam airlines are also great.
I have looked segment by segment. Actually found MAD-SDQ-MIA on Iberia/AA via the BA search tool, showing 2 seats in business. However when I call AA, they only see [B]one[/B] seat on the AA (SDQ-MIA) segment. No coach saver availability either. I’ve HUCA’d twice now, and gotten very competent agents who even went a step further to explore other routings for me without my asking.
This looks to be a fairly good option though – is any other way about this?
[QUOTE=”David W, post: 17631, member: 29″]Have you tried searching segment by segment? Air Berlin and Finnair are also options but I know Finnair can be stingy about space. Not sure about Air Berlin.
Aeroplan might work out closer to departure, Turkish or Austrian are pretty good J options. FlyingBlue for SkyTeam airlines are also great.[/QUOTE]
Do you have any Avios where you could book SDQ-MIA separately? It’s 7500 one-way in economy.
Try putting the MAD-SDQ on hold, which you can do for five days. Then maybe try calling back and seeing if you can add one in economy, one in first, etc.
Otherwise, if you’re wanting to use MR points, look at options through FlyingBlue.