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Help! Vancouver to London for 3 hours
Dear Lucky and all who reply,
I recently turned 50 and have set for myself 50 things to accomplish in my 50th year. I’m posting here because I need help with #5 – See Adele in concert in London.
I am now the proud holder of a ticket to her concert on July 1st.
But I don’t have a plane ticket.
I have 100,000 aeroplan points.
But there seem to be no business/first class seats 1-3 days on either side of the concert… if I’m searching right. But I’m not certain I am. And after reading previous blog posts here, signing up for Lifemiles, trying ANA… I realize that I am totally out of my depth.
I can’t be in London very long, so would happily arrive a couple of hours before she sings her first note and head home immediately after the final encore.
I have no clue on how to navigate the intricacies of flight reward systems (I’ve only flown twice internationally… in my whole life). And will happily commit to learning…but after I complete my 50/50 list. 😉
So… would anyone be willing to give a girl a ‘fast pass’ just this once and tell me what to do? Better yet, find me a flight path I can afford and that I can go online and just book?
I dont think youre doing anything wrong – availability to London is just tough, especially during the summer.
I see economy available for June 28th (arriving June 29th) and return on July 2nd for 60k+ $653CAD, which isnt the worst. A paid ticket on Air Transat 6/30-7/2 is $990CAD so using the miles isnt the greatest value when you factor in the award ticket fees.
Hi [USER=3132]@pi-girl[/USER], and welcome! West Coast to Europe is always tough, and particularly so in summer, and even more so over a holiday weekend.
So I don’t think you’re missing anything, but would encourage you to think about where you might have flexibility. Separate tickets to Seattle or Toronto might open up options, or flying in to Dublin or Brussels and taking the train.
Sounds like a fantastic trip, and with a bit of creativity I’m sure there’s something out there!
Could also look at Manchester (easy train connection) or get a ticket to CDG/AMS etc. and train or fly over.
I would definitely caution against planning to arrive hours before the concert – if your flight is delayed or cancelled, you are going to be out of luck (as happened to some Adele fans at the Auckland concert a couple of months ago).