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Best way to position to get to an award flight
Hey Lucky! Question for you. I recently redeemed UR points for a sweet Singapore Air business class ticket SFO-HKG for a vacation next winter. I live in LA and need to get from LAX to SFO. I’m Exec Plat on AA but have no status with United. Since it’s a quick and cheap flight, does it make sense to fly United since they are Star Alliance partners? Or should we just fly AA? Does it matter? Thanks! – Kelly
Considering that SQ no longer offers a 15% discount on their awards booked online, your award was 82k KF miles. If you can find space on a United flight, call SQ and see if you can include the domestic connection. The new award should be 87.5k KF miles, based on the SQ StarAlliance award chart. 5500 miles for LAX-SFO (hopefully in domestic first, if the space is available) is the cheapest option in this case.
Otherwise, just buy a cheap paid ticket.
It doesn’t matter who you fly, as you won’t be protected in case of delays regardless, unless you’re on the same ticket as [USER=29]@David W[/USER] suggests.
The American terminal will be closer to TBIT where your Singapore flight will depart, but either way I’d give yourself oodles of time. Inbound delays have been rough at LAX lately.
Thanks for the info! I actually did redeem the ticket online with the 15% discount two days before the change, so it looks like I’ll just be getting a much earlier cheap flight. Thanks again!