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SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« on: November 10, 2012, 10:15:17 PM »
Well, there's a master thread for star alliance search tips (and now for One World),  so here's the one for SkyTeam.
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2012, 10:26:54 PM »
Tip #1:

Don't use ST.

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2012, 12:57:26 AM »
When using the AF search calendar, they'll often show a route with low taxes, but when I click through to the flight options, it disappears.

Also, if you're looking to book DL w/ AF miles, and you're flying to a city that DL doesn't have international service with, you'll find very few options, if any at all. You'll have better luck searching to the international getaway city, and then paying for your own transportation to that city.

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2012, 01:04:35 AM »
When using the AF search calendar, they'll often show a route with low taxes, but when I click through to the flight options, it disappears.

Also, if you're looking to book DL w/ AF miles, and you're flying to a city that DL doesn't have international service with, you'll find very few options, if any at all. You'll have better luck searching to the international getaway city, and then paying for your own transportation to that city.
Just call AF and book it to that city...
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2012, 01:27:47 AM »
Just call AF and book it to that city...
DL has little low level domestic availability. I don't think calling will help.

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2012, 01:30:04 AM »
DL has little low level domestic availability. I don't think calling will help.
So how does this have to do w having int'l service from that airport?

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2012, 01:39:56 AM »
So how does this have to do w having int'l service from that airport?

He means flying the domestic leg to the gateway city on an int'l trip. Since those legs are usually not available (at DL's lowest tier), find your own way there and book from the gateway to the destination.
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2012, 02:20:09 AM »
He means flying the domestic leg to the gateway city on an int'l trip. Since those legs are usually not available (at DL's lowest tier), find your own way there and book from the gateway to the destination.
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Re: Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2012, 02:46:03 PM »
When using the AF search calendar, they'll often show a route with low taxes, but when I click through to the flight options, it disappears.
+1000. Thanks for raising this topic.
It always happens/ed to me, always.  Very frustrating.
Anyone with a solution?

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2012, 03:41:57 PM »
+1000. Thanks for raising this topic.
It always happens/ed to me, always.  Very frustrating.
Anyone with a solution?
If it's DL availability disappearing, you can try chk'ing the DL website as well to corroberate (sic).

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2012, 06:06:00 PM »
Just call AF and book it to that city...

Do they charge phone booking fees?

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2012, 08:44:43 PM »
Do they charge phone booking fees?

I can assure you that will cost less than transportation to the nearest international airport
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2013, 07:34:02 PM »
Best way to search Aerolineas Argentinas availability?
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2013, 07:36:36 PM »
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2013, 07:40:27 PM »
Can you please search June 24th igr-eze
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