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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #75 on: June 15, 2010, 05:51:48 AM »
A biz class only flight.

Btw, most people complaints stem from the fact that people flying business want to see others flying cargo....

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #76 on: June 15, 2010, 03:24:49 PM »
"AIR CANADA  permits crossing both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans on a single award without bumping up to a round the world award"
can some one give an exaple itenarary for this and the amount of miles?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #77 on: June 15, 2010, 03:35:21 PM »
"AIR CANADA  permits crossing both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans on a single award without bumping up to a round the world award"
can some one give an exaple itenarary for this and the amount of miles?
JFK-FRA-NRT-JFK would be 75/100/120 in Y/J/F.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #78 on: June 15, 2010, 03:44:01 PM »
JFK-FRA-NRT-JFK would be 75/100/120 in Y/J/F.
For a visual see here.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #79 on: June 15, 2010, 05:18:33 PM »
whats y/j/f ?
so if im not mistaken this is a round trip jfk-nrt trip which they allow you to take a stop over in fra, and correct me if im wrong that it cant be the opposite as in jfk fra round trip with a stop over in nrt bec that would be a north america europe itenarary which would cost 60/80/100.
now how many stop overs more then 24 hours and how many stop overs less then 24 hrs does air canada allow?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #80 on: June 15, 2010, 05:28:09 PM »
You are allowed 2 stopovers. Stopever is more then 24 hours. Less then that is a connection and the the amount of them they'll allow probably depends on the agent you speak to. They don't allow back-tracking and in general it has to be more or less the direct route.
 

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #81 on: June 15, 2010, 05:33:32 PM »
thanks, could you answer the other 2 questions i had?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #82 on: June 15, 2010, 05:47:25 PM »
thanks, could you answer the other 2 questions i had?
You're kidding me, right?
You write in your post 60/80/100 and you don't know what y/j/f is?
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #83 on: June 15, 2010, 05:53:49 PM »
im not kiddin ive never seen that ever!
why would air canada let this jfk-nrt-fra-jfk be 60/80/120 but charge 75/etc for jfk/fra/nrt/jfk? something doesnt make sence unless that the perk about air canada that you could get away with such a booking

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #84 on: June 16, 2010, 01:22:17 PM »
now they finally have the miles posted but they are making a problem with the 50% bonus. They are telling me up to a week!?! that means ill loose the new reservation that i have

 saw this elsewhere http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/14059000-post30.html  did your bonus post yesterday?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #85 on: June 16, 2010, 01:55:19 PM »
no and they told me that that it takes "up to a week"
If its done on tuesdays then why wasnt it done when the miles posted on tuesday????
i guess i will loose the reservation again and then have to hope something opens up again

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #86 on: June 20, 2010, 02:24:38 AM »
i was just able to rebook my reservation which  means i will have the bonus miles posted beforw the booking expires.
It was not available anymore however when the aagent tried breaking it up and doing it segment by segment thats when it worked

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #87 on: June 22, 2010, 04:41:08 PM »
I followed the instructions in Dans opening email. I found an itiniery via Continental award search engine that was available for miles. I called US Air  and tried booking this flight but they told me it was not available for miles!!! From reading these posts I was under the impression that if it shows availiability on ANA or Continental it shouldbe available via US too. What am I missing???

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #88 on: June 22, 2010, 04:43:37 PM »
I followed the instructions in Dans opening email. I found an itiniery via Continental award search engine that was available for miles. I called US Air  and tried booking this flight but they told me it was not available for miles!!! From reading these posts I was under the impression that if it shows availiability on ANA or Continental it shouldbe available via US too. What am I missing???

1) Is it still available

2) There are some discrepancies, between different star alliance members. I booked today a zrh-tlv in eco, which according to ANA wasn't available... (and I wasn't using LX miles)
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #89 on: June 22, 2010, 04:47:50 PM »
I followed the instructions in Dans opening email. I found an itiniery via Continental award search engine that was available for miles. I called US Air  and tried booking this flight but they told me it was not available for miles!!! From reading these posts I was under the impression that if it shows availiability on ANA or Continental it shouldbe available via US too. What am I missing???
Did it show available on CO as Saverpass or was it an Easypass ticket?