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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2010, 04:38:47 PM »
i did. it was fine. granted, i wore a cap

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2010, 11:03:15 PM »
-A great search engine is ANA.
-You need to first signup for an ANA account:
https://cam.ana.co.jp/psz/amc/jsp/regist0_e.jsp

-You can then use this link to search for Star Alliance award flights:
https://aswbe-i.ana.co.jp/p_per/sky_ip_per_en/preAwdSearchLogin.do

-Click "Use Star Alliance Member Airlines"
Perform the search, for example type in JFK to TLV.

-By default only nonstop flights are shown, for this route the Continental flights from EWR to TLV are shown.
Click "connecting flights" to display more flights.
Each leg will have:
- Which means that the class selected doesn't exist
x Which means awards are not available
OK Which means awards are available

Why does it sometimes say ok (ie seats available) but the selct button is faded (ie not applicable)?

How do you get around that?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #32 on: May 29, 2010, 11:28:07 PM »
Why does it sometimes say ok (ie seats available) but the selct button is faded (ie not applicable)?

How do you get around that?
That's for the return, you first need to pick an outbound flight.
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #33 on: May 29, 2010, 11:31:38 PM »
That's for the return, you first need to pick an outbound flight.

Its even for the outbound. I called Aeroplan and they said that it wasnt available...

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #34 on: May 29, 2010, 11:32:56 PM »
Its even for the outbound. I called Aeroplan and they said that it wasnt available...
Which route/date?
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #35 on: May 29, 2010, 11:38:18 PM »
Which route/date?

YUL - TLV June 2 - 10

Both ways there is seats available but not applicable - when calling Aeroplan they said they didnt see any availability

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #36 on: May 30, 2010, 01:11:21 AM »
YUL - TLV June 2 - 10

Both ways there is seats available but not applicable - when calling Aeroplan they said they didnt see any availability
On ANA it has to be booked at least 7 days in advance, if it is less than 7 days then it wont allow you to select.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #37 on: June 10, 2010, 12:23:07 PM »
ive been trying for a few weeks already to get a ticket to israel but cant get availability . if anyone out there can somehow figure out a way i really would appreciate it
i need to leave either on the dec 22 or 23. if its the 23 then it would have to be early enough to arrive by friday morning
i cal go from ny newark or phili. (preferably not phili)
my return is either jan 2 or 3.
i would like a bus class ticket

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #38 on: June 10, 2010, 12:36:15 PM »
ive been trying for a few weeks already to get a ticket to israel but cant get availability . if anyone out there can somehow figure out a way i really would appreciate it
i need to leave either on the dec 22 or 23. if its the 23 then it would have to be early enough to arrive by friday morning
i cal go from ny newark or phili. (preferably not phili)
my return is either jan 2 or 3.
i would like a bus class ticket
If you can come back on 1/4 then the following is available;
12/22(WE) LH403  New York(EWR)   Frankfurt  18:10 07:50+1   Business 
12/23(TH) LH686  Frankfurt   Tel Aviv   10:05 14:50   Business 
1/4(TU) LH691  Tel Aviv   Frankfurt   05:30 09:10   Business 
1/4(TU) LH402  Frankfurt   New York(EWR)   13:15 16:20   Business

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #39 on: June 10, 2010, 12:40:04 PM »
 seems someone forgot to say they didnt want to go via Germany

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #40 on: June 10, 2010, 12:43:45 PM »
seems someone forgot to say they didnt want to go via Germany
A shame to rule it out as it is only a 2 and 4 hour stopover...

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #41 on: June 10, 2010, 12:52:16 PM »
A shame to rule it out as it is only a 2 and 4 hour stopover...
And there's great business lounges in FRA to wait that out.
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #42 on: June 10, 2010, 01:00:46 PM »
A shame to rule it out as it is only a 2 and 4 hour stopover...

 I dont care for LH and remember the 744 is 2-3-2 and its not really a bed as it does angle and people do have problems sleeping on them much as COs old BF seats on its 777

 Now is it better then Coach YEP, but I would prefer US then CO then maybe LX
 now if you can grab the LX 333 thats a Great deal but not sure what they use into TLV I think its the 332 with the non lie-flat type but the 333 is like CO or USs new seats

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #43 on: June 10, 2010, 01:17:37 PM »
When there are lots of availabilty then you can pick and choose but for those dates these are the only ones I found easily. There might be other combinations but probably with longer stops if any...

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #44 on: June 10, 2010, 01:18:26 PM »
thank u . if indeed that is available i think i will do it even though it means another day.
is business seats really that bad on these planes that its not worth the miles?
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