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Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:up to 3
From: Ben Gurion, Israel
To: King Shaka Intl, Durban
To: Johannesburg
Departure dates: December 2016
Return airports: Ben Gurion, Israel
Return dates:  December2016
Class: Regular
Seats: 2


Author Topic: SkyTeam Award Search Tips  (Read 293773 times)

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #100 on: September 18, 2014, 03:32:52 PM »
Afaik, there's no way around it.
Book with AS.
Doesn't AS charge you for a RT?
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #101 on: September 18, 2014, 03:52:05 PM »

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #102 on: September 18, 2014, 04:54:17 PM »
Doesn't AS charge you for a RT?
Some airlines need RT (ex. DL, KE) and some don't (ex. EK,CX,AA,AF,BA,AM)

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #103 on: September 18, 2014, 05:03:17 PM »
Some airlines need RT (ex. DL, KE) and some don't (ex. EK,CX,AA,AF,BA,AM)
Yeah, I thought we are talking about DL here. I got mixed up with a different thread that is going on right now and talkingyou about anthe AF bookingbut where Jaywhy was in the discussion as well.
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #104 on: September 18, 2014, 05:24:53 PM »
Yeah, I thought we are talking about DL here. I got mixed up with a different thread that is going on right now and talkingyou about anthe AF bookingbut where Jaywhy was in the discussion as well.
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #105 on: September 19, 2014, 02:51:26 PM »
Anyone have luck booking a GOL stopover award within Brazil?

1st DL agent said we don't book awards on GOL. Click.
2nd agent priced out a 3 leg trip at 37.5K and said stopovers don't apply to GOL
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #106 on: September 19, 2014, 02:56:30 PM »
Anyone have luck booking a GOL stopover award within Brazil?

1st DL agent said we don't book awards on GOL. Click.
2nd agent priced out a 3 leg trip at 37.5K and said stopovers don't apply to GOL

Quote from Jaywhy in the Brazil TR
"Just a side point. Delta partners with both Gol and Aerolineas Argentinas and offers coach redemptions within Southern South America for 25k RT. Combine that with a stopover and an open-jaw and you can really hop around Brazil and Argentina for cheap.
I had put GRU-GIG, GIG-IGU, IGR-EZE on hold with DL but the hold expired prematurely and the seats for GIG-IGU never went back into inventory so we had to buy some flights and use Avios instead. I found the Gol experience to be very good for a LCC. The seats had decent pitch and they handed out snacks and drinks. "

Also this might help - http://www.onlinetravelreview.com/2014/08/06/how-to-book-award-tickets-on-gol-airlines/.

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #107 on: September 19, 2014, 04:14:36 PM »
Anyone have luck booking a GOL stopover award within Brazil?

1st DL agent said we don't book awards on GOL. Click.
2nd agent priced out a 3 leg trip at 37.5K and said stopovers don't apply to GOL
Quote from Jaywhy in the Brazil TR
"Just a side point. Delta partners with both Gol and Aerolineas Argentinas and offers coach redemptions within Southern South America for 25k RT. Combine that with a stopover and an open-jaw and you can really hop around Brazil and Argentina for cheap.
I had put GRU-GIG, GIG-IGU, IGR-EZE on hold with DL but the hold expired prematurely and the seats for GIG-IGU never went back into inventory so we had to buy some flights and use Avios instead. I found the Gol experience to be very good for a LCC. The seats had decent pitch and they handed out snacks and drinks. "

Also this might help - http://www.onlinetravelreview.com/2014/08/06/how-to-book-award-tickets-on-gol-airlines/.
GRU-GIG G3, GIG-IGU G3, IGR-EZE AR. Priced at 25k.

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #108 on: September 19, 2014, 04:32:30 PM »
GRU-GIG G3, GIG-IGU G3, IGR-EZE AR. Priced at 25k.

So i guess that leaves you with just HUCA ;)

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #109 on: September 21, 2014, 09:53:18 AM »
Will DL, AS, or KE, allow me to route NYC-TLV via ICN on one award?
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #110 on: September 21, 2014, 09:55:29 AM »
Will DL, AS, or KE, allow me to route NYC-TLV via ICN on one award?
Only AS.

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #111 on: September 21, 2014, 10:01:07 AM »
Only AS.
By phone only, correct?

What about AZ?
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #112 on: September 21, 2014, 10:26:24 AM »
By phone only, correct?

What about AZ?
No.

Don't know, but doubt it.

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #113 on: September 21, 2014, 10:30:35 AM »
No.

Don't know, but doubt it.
So when I search NYC-TLV they will display KE via ICN?

Also, from their award chart it seems no redemption's in F?  :-\
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #114 on: September 21, 2014, 10:49:34 AM »
So when I search NYC-TLV they will display KE via ICN?

Also, from their award chart it seems no redemption's in F?  :-\
Yes.

You can only redeem KE F via Skypass miles.

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #115 on: September 21, 2014, 11:05:07 AM »
Yes.

You can only redeem KE F via Skypass miles.
Just searched JFK-ICN and nothing is showing up  :-\

So JFK-ICN-TLV would be 160k in F for a one way?
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« Reply #116 on: September 21, 2014, 01:13:35 PM »
Just searched JFK-ICN and nothing is showing up  :-\

So JFK-ICN-TLV would be 160k in F for a one way?
You sure it's available.

Correct.

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #117 on: September 21, 2014, 08:45:05 PM »
You sure it's available.

Correct.
Actually I was searching for F. But is J availability that bad? I couldn't find any seats available on EF.
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #118 on: September 21, 2014, 09:05:26 PM »
Actually I was searching for F. But is J availability that bad? I couldn't find any seats available on EF.
EF doesn't display KE J on most routes.

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #119 on: September 21, 2014, 09:32:10 PM »
EF doesn't display KE J on most routes.
So where do I search for it on AS?

BTW the KE website is down since last night, it says something that they are redesigning the website.
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