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Syd-Ord best options

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Mick, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. Mick

    Mick Member

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    hi y’all thanks for your time! I’m flying with my two kids next week from Syd to Ord. I have a ton of lifemiles I bought. I’m hoping for Syd Tokyo Ord but would love a stopover. I’m thinking of paying 50k + 75k instead of 80k total to create the “stopover”. Is there any other program that would make more sense? I have a lot of United, Thank you, and Citi points. There is also a lot of availability to Iax, sfo and iah on United as a backup plan.

    I flew on Cathay to Australia using alaska miles with a stopover in Hk. It’s a shame you can’t do one straight award from Syd to Ord via Tokyo on alaska using jal!!!!

    Thanks for your time!!!
     
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  2. Alexander Favero

    Alexander Favero New Member

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    Hi Mick,

    I too am a Sydney Resident and have found KrisFlyer awesome for this type of stuff, especially when flying with my kids.

    They have a really nice stopover feature, and you can waitlist awards (every time I have waitlisted, it's cleared within a week). I would suggest flying from SYD - TYO via SIN, using your stopover there and making your way to ORD using their partner awards.

    You can transfer Citi ThankYou Australia points to KrisFlyer.

    Hope this helps,
    Alex
     
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  3. Mick

    Mick Member

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    Thanks Alex! Appreciate the reply and will take a look.

    I just flew united back to Ord via sfo. Pretty decent seat especially in the bulkhead. Tons of availability to sfo lax and iah l, even for four!
     
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