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  • pappap647

    I would love some advise for those with more knowledge than myself on using a 241 this Winter.

    I have 2x 241 vouchers.

    Ideally I want to use to go to Hawaii, but I assume I cannot use on Delta metal?

    So it looks like LHR to LAX, 2 pax in Upper.

    Is it best Value to –
    a) use 241 (but as only red tier, I need to pay 50% of the points for the second pax)
    b) use the voucher as upgrade, book in PE POINTS and upgrade voucher/s to Upper
    c) book PE in CASH (currently about £1000 return) and upgrade voucher to Upper


    That sounds a pretty good cash price for a flight of that length in PE, especially given VS’s high surcharges on award bookings. IMO a) is a bad use of the voucher due to the 50% extra points required, so I’d go for b) or c) depending on how many points/cash you ideally want to spend.

    Colin MacKinnon

    And always remember, check cash prices for routes from mainland Europe.

    Especially “open jaws” which might, even, have a return flight to the UK.


    Thank you.
    Do I need to ring and book the flights in cash or points to then use the voucher? Or do I book the PE flights, then call to use the voucher?

    I would prefer to book the whole thing as if flying using points, there doesnt need to be PE space to them upgrade to Upper.

    One more question, I assume I would need to use 2x voucher to upgrade 2x people return? But if I use the 241 and pay 50% of the points, I only need to use one voucher?


    You need to ring to use the vouchers anyway, so you can discuss all your options then. You only need reward seats in the cabin you want to fly in (ie UC). Yes 2 if wanting to use as upgrade voucher, otherwise 1 using as companion voucher.

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