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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1815 on: February 14, 2017, 01:19:42 AM »


Even if it was LH first I think you need to be in first FROM FRA to get the lounge not arriving in First
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1816 on: February 14, 2017, 01:20:28 AM »
Can i hold an award by united?
Not officially. But with UA agents everything is YMMV.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1817 on: February 14, 2017, 01:21:45 AM »
Both short flights into TLV, both great lounges, I think LH J would be better (the long haul) than TK but not having flown either I really can't say.
I see no reason why someone would prefer LH J over TK J on the long haul.

TK lounge in IST has been rated the nicest J lounge in the world I believe. (although it's usually very full and not too enjoyable if you ask my opinion.)

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1818 on: February 14, 2017, 01:22:31 AM »
I see no reason why someone would prefer LH J over TK J on the long haul.
Did you read the second part of the sentence?
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1819 on: February 14, 2017, 01:24:29 AM »
Did you read the second part of the sentence?
You stated your opinion (albeit without any experience), and I stated mine (with experience).

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« Reply #1820 on: February 14, 2017, 01:26:31 AM »
You stated your opinion (albeit without any experience), and I stated mine (with experience).
Which is exactly why I said "I think" and "I don't really know."
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1821 on: February 14, 2017, 02:38:55 AM »
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1822 on: February 19, 2017, 02:18:00 AM »
Can you book mixed class awards with Aegean Airlines? For example NYC-TLV with a stop. Long haul Business class, and short haul economy since it's not real business anyways. If possible, how many miles would that be?

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« Reply #1823 on: March 14, 2017, 04:10:43 PM »
Quote from: pinigee on Today at 12:30:35 PM
LOOKING FOR
Round trip
Non-stop, Max 1 stop
NYC- TLV
Exact dates only
Departure dates: MAY 17TH at night
Return airports: Ben Gurion, Israel
Return dates:  MAY 28TH either time.
Class: BIZ CLASS OR FIRST
Seats: 2
I have 430,000 CSR
and 170,000 MR
Not showing any saver biz on united (only turkish which i dont want to stop)
should i open united cc or wait till 3/23 for Singapore to change chart.  as of now Singaopre doesnt have anything either available

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1824 on: March 14, 2017, 04:20:41 PM »
How is waiting for SQ to change going to help your situation? They can only book UA saver space anyway.
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« Reply #1825 on: March 20, 2017, 11:16:04 PM »
Explain this to me pls When XN9 class isnít showing in my dates does that mean that business saver award will never open for this dates or just itís not available nnow and could open up, (If itís just showing that itís only now not available whats the point of this export mode i can also see that itís not available on the dates without export mode..)

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1826 on: March 20, 2017, 11:19:15 PM »
Explain this to me pls When XN9 class isnít showing in my dates does that mean that business saver award will never open for this dates or just itís not available nnow and could open up, (If itís just showing that itís only now not available whats the point of this export mode i can also see that itís not available on the dates without export mode..)
It means that it's currently not available,possible that it opens up closer  to the flight.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1827 on: March 20, 2017, 11:30:26 PM »
So whats my benefit of searching export mode, the fact that's it's currently unavailable I already see on the website that's it's not giving me  availability..?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1828 on: March 21, 2017, 07:49:23 AM »
So whats my benefit of searching export mode, the fact that's it's currently unavailable I already see on the website that's it's not giving me  availability..?
1. XN is expanded economy saver, not business saver.

2. Not everyone can see everything just by searching. e.g. If you don't have a United CC or don't have status you won't see expanded economy and business saver respectively just by searching the website without expert mode.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1829 on: March 21, 2017, 08:19:00 AM »
1. XN is expanded economy saver, not business saver.

2. Not everyone can see everything just by searching. e.g. If you don't have a United CC or don't have status you won't see expanded economy and business saver respectively just by searching the website without expert mode.
In others words if I do have the United card this is no help for me to find availability. And what I still don't understand is if someone doesn't have the card what does he have of seeing that it's available for elite or card members he can't book it..