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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1935 on: September 01, 2017, 05:05:03 AM »
Anyone have experience with SQ trying to book *A award with mixed class? I'm trying to book USA to MIDDLE EAST in I, which should be 57.5k.  There is one leg within USA on UA that is only available in X (rest of flights are on TK in I) and the SQ rep keeps pricing it at 70k (i.e. 12.5k UA in X and 57.5k TK in I). I tried explaining that it's a Business class redemption with a voluntary downgrade for one leg, but she said the system won't recognize it as one ticket if it's in 2 classes. HUCA and DROPR or is this a dead end with SQ?
ive done mixed class quite a few times so HUCA and DROPR

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1936 on: September 13, 2017, 07:59:48 PM »
Does Aegean allow stopovers on a oneway award ticket?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1937 on: October 22, 2017, 08:56:04 AM »
Very recent experience with SQ. They see different availability for TK than I see online at UA, AV, AC and possibly even TK! The odd thing is that it seems to be both ways. Not seeing space available elsewhere, and seeing space which isn't shown elsewhere (not phantom. Booked and ticketed!)

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1938 on: October 22, 2017, 09:46:33 AM »
Thanks for the DP.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1939 on: October 22, 2017, 09:54:55 AM »
Very recent experience with SQ. They see different availability for TK than I see online at UA, AV, AC and possibly even TK! The odd thing is that it seems to be both ways. Not seeing space available elsewhere, and seeing space which isn't shown elsewhere (not phantom. Booked and ticketed!)
might be that different POS have different availability

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1940 on: October 22, 2017, 06:53:36 PM »
Very recent experience with SQ. They see different availability for TK than I see online at UA, AV, AC and possibly even TK! The odd thing is that it seems to be both ways. Not seeing space available elsewhere, and seeing space which isn't shown elsewhere (not phantom. Booked and ticketed!)
Just had the same thing, for TK and for LH, both ticketed with no issue.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1941 on: November 05, 2017, 04:10:20 PM »
Hi. I have a question. I have a Chase Mileage Plus Explorer card that for the 1st time after 10 years i got a 95.00 annually fee. I call them up and they offered me to downgrade to a regular Mileage Plus or to a Travelers card. My question is if 1 of the 2 cards that they offered will help me with UA reward availability like i have with the Explorer.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1942 on: November 05, 2017, 05:22:31 PM »
Hi. I have a question. I have a Chase Mileage Plus Explorer card that for the 1st time after 10 years i got a 95.00 annually fee. I call them up and they offered me to downgrade to a regular Mileage Plus or to a Travelers card. My question is if 1 of the 2 cards that they offered will help me with UA reward availability like i have with the Explorer.
no they will not.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1943 on: November 05, 2017, 08:11:36 PM »
Hi. I have a question. I have a Chase Mileage Plus Explorer card that for the 1st time after 10 years i got a 95.00 annually fee. I call them up and they offered me to downgrade to a regular Mileage Plus or to a Travelers card. My question is if 1 of the 2 cards that they offered will help me with UA reward availability like i have with the Explorer.
Why didn't they charge you the annual fee for 10 years?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1944 on: November 13, 2017, 10:39:31 AM »
booked a ticket through chase (was 17k per ticket instead of 25k). I paid a few dollars with the united card. will I get free luggage?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1945 on: November 13, 2017, 10:51:54 AM »
booked a ticket through chase (was 17k per ticket instead of 25k). I paid a few dollars with the united card. will I get free luggage?
YMMV.

ETA: Actually, I think Chase Travel books the ticket with their own CC not yours, even if you paid a few dollars with your CC. So it wouldn't help you...

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1946 on: November 13, 2017, 11:16:19 AM »
booked a ticket through chase (was 17k per ticket instead of 25k). I paid a few dollars with the united card. will I get free luggage?
You should be able to check on united manage my booking

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1947 on: November 13, 2017, 11:16:43 AM »
YMMV.

ETA: Actually, I think Chase Travel books the ticket with their own CC not yours, even if you paid a few dollars with your CC. So it wouldn't help you...
He can check his statement to see if chase or united billed him the few dollars

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1948 on: November 13, 2017, 02:48:55 PM »
booked a ticket through chase (was 17k per ticket instead of 25k). I paid a few dollars with the united card. will I get free luggage?
I recently booked a United ticket through chase, and I didn't pay any of it with my club card, but I still got two free suitcases.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1949 on: November 13, 2017, 04:04:12 PM »
I recently booked a United ticket through chase, and I didn't pay any of it with my club card, but I still got two free suitcases.
Club card? It may be different than the Explorer card.