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BOS-DUB 25k econ/50k biz through BA still available?

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by tman, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. tman

    tman New Member

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    New to using points for travel. Just applied for first card this week. This site has been a great help.
    Trying of getting a family of 4 to Dublin in Sept for a wedding. 2 adults and 1 child who will be 3y/o by Sept and the other will be <2y/o.
    I saw an article to get to DUB w/ BA points on Aer Lingus for an awesome deal w/ points. Sadly, I'm not positive this is still available. When I looked on its 40k for econ and 120k for business. And I wanted to double check to see if that is still the case.

    If so, does anyone have any suggestions for getting to DUB maximizing points? Our closest Int airport is MCO, but we have flexibility in time and could fly out most places on the east coast if it made sense.

    Thanks for your help.
  2. rickyw

    rickyw Well-Known Member

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  3. tman

    tman New Member

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    Outside of the 9k points I have for flying AA, we have ZERO. But we just applied for Chase United cards since there was a limited time bonus of 50k +5k for auth user and a $100 statement credit. Since annual fee in 1st yr is waived the $100 credit pays for yr 2 then we can decide if we want to keep it open or not.

    So my plan is this, and please if you see any holes let me know. My wife and I both got United cards. Will make minimum spend then she will open Sapphire Preferred and I think I'm going to open Sapphire Reserve. Looks like 60k points to Europe is pretty standard. We chose United b/c they have no fuel surcharge and when we searched we found plenty of availability, around the time of the wedding, flying direct on Aer Lingus out of MCO for 60k/seat. 3 seats w/ taxes and fees will be ~$160. Much less than $1800-2k revenue tickets. Once we get Sapphire points we'll have to transfer 5k b\t spouses which I think is free. I need to double check. One of us will buy one ticket and the other will buy 2.

    I thought about trying to maybe do more with an open jaw or stop over, but since this is my first time I thought I'd keep it simple and straight forward. Plus my wife is a little nervous about flying international w/ a 3y/o and 1.5y/o.

    Again let me know if you see any holes. This blog has been a huge help.