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Best way from LAX to DXB on miles
Ben, have a lot of Chase UR points, need a one way in C of F next month from LAX to Dubai….what are my best options? Buying miles not out of question….have about 40K AA miles and plenty of Chase.
August, try [URL]http://www.travelcodex.com/award-maximizer/[/URL] or [URL]http://www.milez.biz/en/index.php[/URL]
Have you considered transferring points to Etihad Guest and booking EY LAX-AUH? Business class is 108k plus $130 and First is 144k plus $180. You’d also be eligible for chauffeur service on both ends with them being able to take you all the way to Dubai after landing.
AAdvantage will charge 70k/115k for travel on Etihad with minimal taxes but you’d be ineligible for EY chauffeur service so you’d have to get to Dubai on your own. I used Uber to get from Dubai to Abu Dhabi and was $100. There’s a sale on purchased AAdvantage miles at the moment. On the plus side with using AAdvantage miles, you may be able to book LAX-JFK-AUH if there is award space so that you can fly on one of American’s 3 cabin transcons and Etihad’s A380.
Another option would be buying Alaska 150k miles for Emirates LAX-DXB, or 70k miles for CX LAX-HKG-DXB in First, if there is space. Note that AS can only access a smaller subset of CX award space.
[USER=29]@David W[/USER] is there some way to transfer UR to EY guest?
[USER=79]@Gaurav[/USER] my bad, I was thinking about TY points!