QUOTE(raniroo @ Feb 1 2010, 04:27 AM)
I also have Air Miles for the GCC...which gives me points for not only travel, but entertainment, dining, tours etc in the UAE.
I don't specifically go with these airlines just to get the points (as Emirates can be double the price of other airlines in the region) but the points do add up when I do need to use them.
If I were in your shoes I would prefer to have another extra flight instead of flying Business Class, - which you will give many of your saved miles - instead.
In the past I have been travelling business class with my husband, and I think it is not worth it. Imagine flying from Athens to Germany with Lufthansa. Just some seats infront of economy class, and you are given a wet hot towel to wash your hands, and a glass of juice (in a glass not plastic)....probably you will have small salt and peper in porcelain, and also given two or three newspapers.
Ok, and then what!
It is much different though if you are flying from Melbourn to the Mediterranean. Then here business class is surely something else. You can get up those beautiful stairs in the aircraft, have a (bed) seat.....and only the thought that economy passengers are not allowed to enter this surely makes you feel somebody special for those hours you will be up there.
Probably this is the business class you are talking about.
Do you know that if you want to used these miles and you book your ticket directly from the internet you need much less miles than getting them on the phone and arrange this trip through telephone?
I knew that but wanted to double check it last week, and I found out that a trip with Lufthansa in the Mediterranean needs 30.000 miles if you call them, and just 15.000 if you book through internet.
For a trip let's say from Athens to Melbourn you need to have 60.000. I just wonder if these 60 thousand miles become 30 if you book through internet. If you happen to know more or anybody reading this, do let us know.
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