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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.


P.s for dansdeals readers, on international flights the availability on virgin website seems to match, 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 any flights with connections only nonstop for high rates, however on 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
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, some coach seats actually being available by the seats which didnít show on, 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
Re: TLV nonstop to Boston, NYC, LA from $479 for a one way flight...

November 12, 2019, 07:53:29 PM
Re: power of dot try your luck calling air canada let me know when you get through..
November 20, 2019, 03:50:41 PM
Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread cancelled numerous reservations, comes up message that no cancellation fee
June 22, 2020, 09:18:53 PM
bofa air france i see air france bofa card is now offering 50k for spending 2k [nearly enough for rt nonstop to israel 52k after spending, you need 58k, but af lets buy the last few k at $10 per 1k.  you can only see exact amount when you have miles in the account]

i think its highest offer i have seen on this card. available on af website.

sorry if already been mentioned  :

August 09, 2020, 01:33:39 PM
etihad jfk - auh the nonstop flight jfk - auh [or auh-jfk] seems to have been blocked for aa miles, not a single day in the year showing available. anyone tried booking by phone ?
September 04, 2020, 12:03:56 AM
Re: Aegean Air: 5k Free Miles for New Users verify meaning they will send you a email freezing the account till you send in id
November 23, 2020, 12:19:13 PM
Re: Rare Award Space Master Thread (No discussion, alerts only!) uprecedented wide open delta 1 space between nyc and tlv !!!  check on virgin atlantic award calendar [they charge 130k per direction] and book through air france [72k]
January 27, 2021, 08:07:03 PM
Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY! as long as you booked a delta or united ticket [not air france points for example] then you should be able to get them to move you to the closest date they are actually flying for no additional charge
February 18, 2021, 05:40:16 PM
Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY! united sending out this email....make sure you have your email linked to your reservation. does anyone know if delta is sending out these emails ?

Dear Customer ,                                                                                         


Please note that restrictions  apply  to your flight departing March 4st  from Tel Aviv.


We wish to emphasize that at this time, it is mandatory to abide by the instructions as required by the Government, as follows:


If you are a foreign national (not in addition to Israeli) then you do not need a permit to exit Israel, but you still need to notify us that you are holding a foreign passport by the time limit mentioned above.


It is the passengerís responsibility to provide the required approval from the Exceptions Committee.


To access the application for this approval, please submit your request via the below link:

Please note: Customers need not provide the approval of the Exceptions Committee , without will  not be permitted to board the flight.

The Exceptions Committee approval must be returned to us, by no later than the 2nd of March at 1:00pm  local time in Israel to or please  include your confirmation number.



At this time we need to clear seats to those customers that are authorized to travel .If you do not provide the documentation as required we will have to remove your seat .


In addition, all passengers must:

Present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, performed not more than 72 hours prior to the scheduled departure of his/her flight.
Provide an official Health Declaration Form, completed according to instructions of the Israeli Government and the US Authorities.
You can upload your test results, starting 72 hours prior to departure, and save valuable time at the airport:


We are available and will continue to serve you and take care of the well-being of our travelers.

Wishing you and your families, good health.

United Airlines
Jeannette Kohen

Sales Account Manager

February 28, 2021, 11:39:22 AM
Re: Amex MR transfer bonus to Flying Blue in some other positive news [which really belongs on different thread]  elal seems to have released a bit more seats to qantas [pandemic probably a factor..] even some night flights, e,g tlv - jfk on june 22 and quite a few dates with business class seats
March 14, 2021, 05:18:31 PM