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On The Road / Germany car rental
« on: September 24, 2017, 09:30:41 AM »
Hi all,

I have trip to Germany in a few weeks time.

I will be travelling at least 1000 miles within that time, and would really like to rent a fun car (you know, autobahn and all..)

Any ideas as to which rental company offers the best, most fun cars (similar to Hertz dream collection in the US)?

Appreciate your help!

Up In The Air / Re: Air berlin files bankruptcy.
« on: August 15, 2017, 11:33:42 AM »
If I am nothing mistaken (I'm not) the majority shareholders are Ethihad Airways.
Ethihad are also the majority shareholders of Alitalia.

I imagine they have reconsidered their strategy as to ownership of foreign airlines.

If I am correct, Indian Jet Airways should be next to declare bankruptcy.

Up In The Air / Re: From zero to SA gold in 1 trip
« on: August 12, 2017, 07:24:36 PM »
Award chart looks decent.

Question is how's YQ? Also any specific routing rules to be aware of? Redeemable online?

Not redeemable online. Only through call center.

I saw some reports online that YQ was quite low.
Will have to wait till I redeem the points to find out for real.

Up In The Air / Re: From zero to SA gold in 1 trip
« on: August 12, 2017, 07:22:39 PM »
Problem is that most fares will only earn 50%.

What is the timetable to earn Silver? Is it 30K within 24 months of the first flight? Or?

I'm actually not sure. The website is very vague about it to the extent that it seems that there is no expiry.

Up In The Air / Re: From zero to SA gold in 1 trip
« on: August 12, 2017, 07:20:15 PM »
What fare class were you in that you got 100% of the miles?
When does your Gold card expire?

Here you can see the milage percentage earnings of all SA  partners. It's a little funny to navigate
I know I was booked on O on the return (75%). It doesn't seem that bad.

Gold is untill 07/19 (actually not sure why it's 23 months and not 24)

Up In The Air / Re: From zero to SA gold in 1 trip
« on: August 11, 2017, 12:21:34 PM »
How many "wives" can I add?  ;D

It only specifies up to 5 family members.

If 2 wives only gave you 3 kids, she's useless and you should dump both and find a more fertile wife.

Up In The Air / Re: From zero to SA gold in 1 trip
« on: August 11, 2017, 12:06:08 PM »
The membership level of the family members remains on the Blue Level regardless the membership Level of the main member.


My wife and the kids remain at blue, and the MAIN member gets ALL the miles (status and normal)

The rest of the members don't get any miles. Not earning and not status. Only the main member.

Arabs are a patriarchal society. I see many Arab airlines have family options (some include a maid as well)

Up In The Air / From zero to SA gold in 1 trip
« on: August 11, 2017, 11:22:24 AM »
After collecting *A points for years on LH miles and more for years and not getting past silver status I decided I had to do something new.

So I found the EgyptAir Plus program which offered a seemingly simple solution to attaining gold status with just one trip.
EgyptAir offer a "family program". I have seen similar programs in BA, Iberia etc. But I think this is the first time I found this program actually credits family STATUS miles.

It was a bit of a gamble since the information in EgyptAir website is so bad and with so many typos, it's almost funny.

I was planning a family trip from Israel to South America this summer (couple + 2 kids), and decided to try it to see if it works.

So I sent EgyptAir all the information they require (passport copies and relation of passport holders to me) and after a few days received an email with membership numbers for all family members.

We flew with TK in economy which gave approx  15,000 miles each R/T, just enough to attain the gold status.

Sure enough, a day after I completed the trip I was credited with all the miles and a new (digital - they still need to mail it to me) star alliance gold card.

EgyptAir requires 30,000 miles for silver and an additional 30,000 for gold which is valid for 2 years.

Their redemption calculator seems reasonable though I have yet to try it.

Thought I'll share this information with you and would be glad to answer any questions.

Family program link:

Award chart:

Pickup and drop off -  Athens airport,  Greece.
Dates- Aug 3-9
Driver age 27
Car size- not tiny....

are you a lawyer? How else can you afford the associated court / lawyers fees / costs?

It's my business.... Www.  Paymydelay. Com

On The Road / Re: Car Rental Corporate Codes Roundup
« on: June 28, 2015, 02:04:45 AM »
What are the best codes for use in Cyprus?  No need for underage or second driver. Just an upgrade or something else cool.....

Up In The Air / Re: check info on old ticket number
« on: June 18, 2015, 07:07:30 AM »
Often, you can ask the airline for this information. Air France charged me 25$ for a similar case. in my case I knew I was on a flight but could not remember the date or locate the e-ticket as I purchased it in the airport.

Just send an e-mail (phone agents are useless) and request the information. within a couple of days they will be able to help you.

What were you hoping? That they pay off your mortgage?


Was your last issue with LH successful?
Yup! Though slightly less than I was hoping for. 
Settled for 1800 euro + 20000 LH...

Is your alter ego Canadian Kilometers?
so Google made me aware of the blog. second rate at best. I will not be taking it as a compliment.... >:( >:(

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