Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > The Best of Bimmerfest! > European Delivery > The Travel Forum

The Travel Forum
Planning a trip or have a great travel story? Need travel tips or want to share your experiences (and photos)? Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, the Bimmerfest Travel Forum is your best resource on the Web.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-25-2012, 07:38 AM
JSpira's Avatar
JSpira JSpira is offline
Freude am Fahren
Location: New York, München, Wien
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 19,546
Mein Auto: Fünfer und Dreier
Arrow Award Redemptions - What Bugs You the Most?

We're doing a poll on Frequent Flyer program Award Redemptions.

Accumulating miles is relatively easy but some find it hard to book the trips they want.

Take the poll and help us see what the biggest issues are - and tell us more detail about your experiences in this thread.
__________________
Freude am Fahren.
-Jonathan





F10 2014 535d M Sport Mondstein Metallic
F10 2012 ActiveHybrid 5 Azuritschwarz Metallic
MB 2011 E350 BlueTec
E70 2011 X5 xDrive35d*
E90 2010 335d*
E60 2008 550i*

E90 2006 330xi*
E90 2006 325i
E90 2006 330xi*
E39 2003 530i*
E46 2000 328Ci*
E36 1996 328iS*
E36 1992 325i*
E30 1991 318is*
E21 1982 320iS*
E21 1979 320 (6-Zyl)*
*retired
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 09-27-2012, 01:55 PM
X3 Skier's Avatar
X3 Skier X3 Skier is offline
Powder Days
Location: Ohio and Colorado
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,947
Mein Auto: 2005 X3 2.5i (ED 2004)
No problem for me

It takes more work than it used to but every year for the last 10+ years, I have gotten round trip Biz Tix to London in Oct for either my wife and I or just myself at low miles on Delta and others. Another Biz Class on USAir trip was to Munich was for my ED back in 2004.

Bottom line, I can get to where I want when I want in Europe for low miles Biz Class either directly or by flying into a city and taking the train / LCC to the final destination. I may have to stay an extra day or two than i would prefer sometimes like this next trip to London but that's not really a sacrifice.

I have also been successful in using miles for upgrades when I wanted. But that's a pretty rare occasion since its a better value doing the Trans Atlantic trips.

Still have around 1000000+ miles left to spend in various accounts, DL, AA, AMEX. Shoud last me until I stop traveling for whatever's the reason.

Cheers
__________________
Just Some Consultant

"I never understood the dread term "terminal illness" until I saw Heathrow for myself." Dennis Hopper
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-28-2012, 08:31 PM
FastMarkA FastMarkA is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Chicago
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,457
Mein Auto: 2011 535xi
I hate when I find the long haul segment in my class of choice, but the short connection segment doesn't have availability, even in economy.

For example, I find space in First Class on BOS-LHR, but ORD-BOS has no award space.
__________________

2008 535xi 6-sp - Blk Sph, Blk Dkta,---2011 535xi - Jet Blk, Blk Dkta, Alum----2014 535xi - Jet Blk, Blk Dkta, Alum Hex
Bamboo | Prem | Cold | Sprt Pkg | Nav -Prem | Prem 2 | Cold | Sport | SAT ---- Cold | DA & DA+ | LED | M-Sprt | SAT | Multi
iPod/USB | Sat | Fld Dwn Seats --- ----Fld Dwn Seats | Side/Top Cameras -- ---HK Audio
Htd Rear Seats | PDC | 18" | Logic7 -- ---
(Good riddance!)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-06-2012, 08:26 AM
Gluhwein's Avatar
Gluhwein Gluhwein is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Pocono Mountains, PA
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 931
Mein Auto: 2012 BMW 128i Convertible
I hate that the proliferation of frequent flyer programs spelled the end of space available travel for airline employees. I had to make a career change back in the 90s that I still regret.
__________________
Home in the Poconos, heart in the Alps
_______________________________________________
MY GARAGE:
2012 BMW 128i Convertible (red)
2013 MINI Cooper Coupe (red)
2011 Ford Fiesta (grey)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-16-2012, 01:57 PM
1STBimmer 1STBimmer is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Birmingham, AL
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 409
Mein Auto: 550i GT/X5 35d
I like AA fairly straightforward award redemption levels, was able to book the flight/class I wanted, however I was VERY surprised with the BA taxes ($700 taxes in BA vs $150 in AA, flying from LHR), I like it better than DL. For some reason every time I want to fly on my DL miles I have only availability on the high fare level (even trying to book 2/3 months in advance).

I like DL better as an airline (I'm DM with them), and their BusinessElite product is far superior than AA's business but unfortunately AA flies to the places I need to go overseas.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > The Best of Bimmerfest! > European Delivery > The Travel Forum
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms