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virgin atlantic bargains Some readers may find some info below interesting, this may have been discussed already in the forums and not worthy of a new thread ? here is a letter I sent virgin atlantic

To virgin atlantic.

I have seen that you recently uploaded Delta airlines flights to your website making them bookable online which is a big help, making it possible to book routes like JFK Ė LAX, JFK Ė CDG and more [I also realized that while you have a separate redemption rate chart for Delta airlines, on routes that Virgin flies, for example NYC Ė LHR the mileage rate is the same as for virgin and it does not go according to the delta chart, which is a bit interesting].

However I realized that while in the search engine you have an alphabetical list of airports making it possible to put in many destinations, certain destinations donít show up, for example TLV, ZRH, BRU, making it impossible to book online the delta flights to those destinations. If you could upload those [and all cities delta fly to] onto your website, making it possible to book those delta flights online would be appreciated.

Sincerely

P.s for dansdeals readers, on international flights the availability on virgin website seems to match delta.com, however on domestic routes there is a vast difference with delta having much better availability for lower rates [and can make a difference on international rates, for example a search from NYC-CDG, didnít pull up on delta.com any flights with connections only nonstop for high rates, however on virginatlantic.com it routed through Boston for 62.5k inn business (the domestic portion charges separately) !!].

Some bargains are USA to EUROPE [Besides LHR as mentioned above] for 50k in business with no surcharges ! and with current Amex 30% transfer promo I makes it 39k ! if your willing to book far out in advance you can find great availability, also changes or cancellations are only $50 up till the flight, unlike delta.

there are also amazing bargains to be had for ANA flights ....[over the phone]

October 16, 2017, 11:48:54 AM
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread After some trial and error the last week and actually booking some elal tickets with qf points, I can give a few pointers. 1, avoid the cape town call center at all costs, even when it seems like they can help they just end up botching things up, [huca wonít work too much, during daytime hours in the us they sometimes only have 5 reps there], the key is to speak to the Australian  call center which is open from 7am to 7pm [Australian EST], however when calling from the us even during those hours you stand a high chance of getting routed there [you can hear on their accent, or ask them straight out], the trick is to call during abovementioned open hours, select option 2 to speak to the ff team [they only operate down under], tell them you want to make a point booking and theyíll transfer you to the down under reservation call center. All the reps I spoke to in that call center found the elal seats straight away and had no problem building a reservation, taxes were $9 outbound $45 the return leg. You have to make sure they waive the booking fee since it canít be booked online. Changes are 5k, cancellations 6k, no fee within the first 24 hours.

Availability seemed to correspond more or less to elal.com, some coach seats actually being available by the seats which didnít show on elal.com, but on the whole it was identical, business seemed to be a bit less. On all occasions ticketing didnít occur straight away, once I rang the next day and they issued it on the spot, sometimes I had to ring twice and was done within a few hours. be aware that when booking foe someone else things can get a bit tiresome with their security questions, [how are you related, are you authorized ? of course itís my points !!]. So itís actually quite simple to get the actual booking done if you follow the above procedure, you just got to stand on top of them to get it issued [make sure you have something to pass the time while you wait on hold]. Good luck.

October 29, 2017, 02:04:23 PM
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