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I kinda did a thing – this happened…all for “research”
We are headed to Maldives next year. I want to experience different types of aircraft for “research”. For the trip to Maldives, we will fly Qatar Airways and fly the best business class in the sky – Qsuites. The damage? Just 70K AA Miles + $15 in fees. We got two tickets, making it a total of 140K AA miles + $30 in fees.
How do we get back home?
I failed at first
If at first you don’t succeed…
The cost of booking this itinerary using points
- 12,500 x 2 = 25,000 (Coach from Male to Abu Dhabi
- 120,000 x 2 = 240,000 (First class from Abu Dhabi to Washington DC)
- Total points needed = 265,000 American Express MRs transferred to Aeroplan (Air Canada’s loyalty program)
- Transfer was INSTANT.
- If booked in cash, $20,148 – INSANE!!!
$24 x 2 (Aeroplan booking fee with a rep, online booking won’t work with a stopover)
$93 x 2 (taxes and surcharges)
Total out of pocket fees: $312
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