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Help: Omaha to Las Vegas

Help: Omaha to Las Vegas

  1. Mongolianhippo

    Having a hard time with so many options choosing the best airline to book for a flight for two people. Have 82,000 Chase UR. Transfer to British Airways, United, or??

    Round trip Omaha, NE to Las Vegas. Oct. 28 to Oct. 30, dates not flexible.

    If you can help, thanks!!

  2. PhatMiles

    You say road trip and flights. I am confused. Where do you need the flights from and where to?

  3. Anonymous

    Hey [USER=1876]@Mongolianhippo[/USER]! If you don’t have a lot of flexibility, I’d start by finding award space. Check Southwest, American, Delta, United to start.

    Once you find flights that have saver space, then you can decide how best to book.

  4. Mongolianhippo

    [QUOTE=”PhatMiles, post: 20941, member: 522″]You say road trip and flights. I am confused. Where do you need the flights from and where to?[/QUOTE]
    I did write “round” trip, not “road” trip.

  5. PhatMiles

    [QUOTE=”Mongolianhippo, post: 20943, member: 1876″]I did write “round” trip, not “road” trip.[/QUOTE]
    My bad. Sorry!

  6. David W

    I took a look at award space and there are flights on Delta via SLC or Alaska via SEA or PDX. You can book the Delta flights via FlyingBlue or the Alaska flights via Avios.

    For the return, I dont see any saver space for AS, AA and DL, except for an AA F that departs at 1:15AM and connects in Dallas. Probably not what you’re looking for.

    Have you considered booking paid tickets via the Chase UR Travel portal and paying with points or just paying cash for the ticket? Round trip on Delta for your dates seem to be $308 per person and up, depending on the times. If you pay with UR points, its under 25k per person, which about the minimum of what you’d be transferring to travel partners to book award seats. You’d also earn some miles as well!

  7. Mongolianhippo

    Thanks a lot David W! I was aware of the option via Air France but every time I did an award search through British Airways I always got this error:

    [INDENT]Error
    We are unable to find seats for your journey. The most common reasons for this are:
    You may have requested a route that we do not operate at that time of year.
    We may not fly to the destination you have chosen.
    What you can do:
    Search again using different dates.
    View our network
    View our flight timetable
    Contact us[/INDENT]

    Really confused using Avios… I clicked through the “view our flight timetable” and just got the same message after submitting… any pointers?

    I ended up transferring to and booking with Southwest. Got a smidgen better than 25,000 miles round trip. Probably not any better than average but it ended up having the best itinerary and of course free bags.

    Thanks again.

  8. Mongolianhippo

    [QUOTE=”David W, post: 20952, member: 29″]I took a look at award space and there are flights on Delta via SLC or Alaska via SEA or PDX. You can book the Delta flights via FlyingBlue or the Alaska flights via Avios.

    For the return, I dont see any saver space for AS, AA and DL, except for an AA F that departs at 1:15AM and connects in Dallas. Probably not what you’re looking for.

    Have you considered booking paid tickets via the Chase UR Travel portal and paying with points or just paying cash for the ticket? Round trip on Delta for your dates seem to be $308 per person and up, depending on the times. If you pay with UR points, its under 25k per person, which about the minimum of what you’d be transferring to travel partners to book award seats. You’d also earn some miles as well![/QUOTE]
    Thanks a lot [USER=29]@David W[/USER]! I was aware of the option via Air France but every time I did an award search through British Airways I always got this error:

    [INDENT]Error
    We are unable to find seats for your journey. The most common reasons for this are:
    You may have requested a route that we do not operate at that time of year.
    We may not fly to the destination you have chosen.
    What you can do:
    Search again using different dates.
    View our network
    View our flight timetable
    Contact us[/INDENT]

    Really confused using Avios… I clicked through the “view our flight timetable” and just got the same message after submitting… any pointers?

    I ended up transferring to and booking with Southwest. Got a smidgen better than 25,000 miles round trip. Probably not any better than average but it ended up having the best itinerary and of course free bags.

    Thanks again.

  9. David W

    There was no award space on American and Alaska awards dont show up on BA’s search so that might be why you received that message. Search on AA’s website for AS saver space and call BA to book is usually the way to go.

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