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SFO to Scotland

SFO to Scotland

  1. Anonymous

    Lucky,

    What is the best way (points currency & airline) to get from SFO (or other West Coast) to Scotland (any city) in business or first class.

    Thanks for your good work.

  2. Yen4Travel

    [QUOTE=”Joan, post: 9377″]Lucky,

    What is the best way (points currency & airline) to get from SFO (or other West Coast) to Scotland (any city) in business or first class.Thanks for your good work.[/QUOTE]

    I just looked at Glasgow International. Airlines flying in there include British Air, American, Aer Lingus, United, Virgin Atlantic, KLM, and Icelandair. Those flying directly from the U.S. leave from the East Coast. So you have a stopover.

    I have experience with awards on British Air and Delta. I found a redemption to Dublin from SFO on BA. I traveled on a paid ticket from SEA to AMS to GLA on Delta to AMS with a connection on KLM to GLA. I have also flown on a business class Delta redemption from SEA to AMS, layed over in AMS and floen on Easyjet with a paid ticket to Belfast.

    Aer Lingus flies from SFO to Dublin, I think, and you can connect to GLA. Ryanair has low cost flights from DUB to GLA, which ckukd work if you bsve minimal luggage.

    United flies in from Newark.

    Icelandair partners with Alaska and flies from SEA to KEF in Iceland and on to GLA.

  3. No Name

    Direct US west coast to EU:
    For GLA
    Connecting in AMS on KLM would be a good option if you are looking for a direct flight leaving SFO or LAX and avoiding as much of the British taxes.

    For EDI
    Either KLM connecting in AMS or AF in CDG.
    LH connecting in FRA direct from the west coast if you can find the space.

    For ABZ
    Either KLM connecting in AMS or AF in CDG.
    LH connecting in FRA direct from the west coast if you can find the space.

    AF/KLM partner with Delta and Alaska FF programs so you can book from there or transfer miles to Flyingblue. Down side is that partner availability is lower than true Flyingblue and F on AF can only be booked by FB elites. Also a lot of their J product is sadly dated.

    Aer Lingus while having a nice long haul fleet only have Y seating on their short haul fleet.

    Iceland J (Saga class) is the same as domestic US F, works for a day flight going west. But do you want to do a red eye in one of those seats if it can be helped?

    The ultimate way to Scotland from SFO is of course Emirates SFO-DXB-GLA in F on Alaska miles.

    Avoid doing J on this route as the 2 daily DXB-GLA is on a B77W with an old J product in 2-3-2. F is nice in 1-2-1.

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