Is this a good use of 50,000 miles?

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Nov 3rd, 2013, 05:15 AM
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Is this a good use of 50,000 miles?

I booked a one-way flight for my girlfriend from Chicago to Athens on Turkish Airlines in Business class with United miles. The one-way fee was only $9.40. The fees with Lufthansa flights are over $100.

The plane is either a A330-200 or an A330-300. Does anyone know?

Is the lounge near the gate in Chicago?

How is the connection in Istanbul? I've told her she has to visit the Turkish Airlines Lounge in Istanbul. Everyone needs to. It is incredible.

Any comments would be appreciated.
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Nov 3rd, 2013, 05:40 AM
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Well, it's a better deal now than it will be on Feb 1, when the price of that award goes to 70K miles.

There are a couple of Star Alliance lounges (SAS, Swiss) in the international terminal at ORD, but it's been a few years since I've been in either of them, and I don't know where they are in relation to the gate(s) used by Turkish.
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Nov 3rd, 2013, 08:29 AM
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Depends in large part on whether your girlfriend wants to go to Athens.
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Nov 3rd, 2013, 09:03 AM
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One way???Are you sending her a message??
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Nov 3rd, 2013, 06:07 PM
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Careful. Greek guys can be quite charming.
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Nov 3rd, 2013, 08:03 PM
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I don't know about the SAS lounge at ORD, but I can say for sure that the Swiss lounge is small and gets very crowded if you are there around 5:30-7:00, just before Swiss flies to Zurich from ORD.
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Nov 4th, 2013, 03:32 AM
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332, so no flat bed. Only angled lie-flats.
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Nov 9th, 2013, 11:16 AM
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Thanks for the responses. Please don't tell her that it is a one-way flight.
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Nov 11th, 2013, 01:50 PM
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Hope she doesn't fix on to this forum...Bad news wally!!!
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