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Author Topic: SkyTeam Award Search Tips  (Read 293777 times)

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2014, 05:40:40 PM »
They should be able to see low-level.

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2014, 05:59:20 PM »
can klm always book whatever seats showing up on delta.com, alaska, or are they more limited?
If it's a sky team partner then yes, besides not all DL flights on DL.com can be booked by partners.

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2014, 06:00:25 PM »
If it's a sky team partner then yes, besides not all DL flights on DL.com can be booked by partners.

Even low-level?
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2014, 06:26:32 PM »
Even low-level?

What's your question?

Only low level can be booked by partners.

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2014, 06:37:34 PM »
What's your question?

Only low level can be booked by partners.

I said KLM can see DL low-level.

You said:

not all DL flights on DL.com can be booked by partners.

I assume that's coming to add something, and not just repeat what I said, so I assume you meant to say that even some low-level DL cannot be booked by ST members.

ETA: Or were you making a distinction between a ST member and a non-ST member?
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2014, 06:50:37 PM »
What's your question?

Only low level can be booked by partners.
I said KLM can see DL low-level.
You said:
What's your question?

Only low level can be booked by partners.
I assume that's coming to add something, and not just repeat what I said, so I assume you meant to say that even some low-level DL cannot be booked by ST members.

ETA: Or were you making a distinction between a ST member and a non-ST member?
I was coming to add that even if it was showing on AS, it's possible that KLM can't book it ex: AA, BA etc. (which you didn't say)

Which is why I wrote

If it's a sky team partner then yes

Once I wrote that I wanted to clarify and repeat that not everything on DL.com can be booked by KLM. (Just in case he read my comment and not yours)

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2014, 10:59:13 PM »
I was trying to book a lowest level and saw it available on Dl.com, as, and klm.com but it wouldn't book on klm. Multiple agents at klm said it wasn't really available and they couldn't book it. And then I booked it on delta.com...

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2014, 11:06:44 PM »
KLM showing availability JFK-CDG in J for 62K, this is their low level, correct? I keep on calling AZ and they say it's not available. I even challenged them by asking for a DL JFK-TLV Business class availability and they were able to confirm that it's available. They claim that they are checking O (which is business award class) class and its not available. Tips?
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2014, 12:53:00 PM »
I found a low level business flight that I need in August from TLV-FCO-JFK on al italia.

Whats the best way to book that? lowest miles and lowest YQ. Thanks!

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #29 on: May 13, 2014, 03:23:47 PM »
I found a low level business flight that I need in August from TLV-FCO-JFK on al italia.

Whats the best way to book that? lowest miles and lowest YQ. Thanks!
Probably 40k Alitalia miles.
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2014, 03:54:29 PM »
Probably 40k Alitalia miles.
AZ does not do one ways at 1/2 cost.

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #31 on: May 13, 2014, 04:06:19 PM »
AZ does not do one ways at 1/2 cost.
They are not doing OW for partners. But I always understood from them that on AZ metal you can do OW. Never asked how many miles it would require....
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2014, 04:08:43 PM »
They are not doing OW for partners. But I always understood from them that on AZ metal you can do OW. Never asked how many miles it would require....

online they do not allow OW. I found it on FB for 62500 and YQ around 350....can I do better anywhere else? Its business class.

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2014, 04:19:35 PM »
online they do not allow OW. I found it on FB for 62500 and YQ around 350....can I do better anywhere else? Its business class.
I'd take that over dealing with AZ call center. I believe it's 60k + YQ for a OW on AZ metal.

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #34 on: May 13, 2014, 04:20:50 PM »
online they do not allow OW. I found it on FB for 62500 and YQ around 350....can I do better anywhere else? Its business class.
If AZ does indeed not allow OW, I believe KLM is the way to go.  Korean would be 60k - they transfer instantly from Chase UR, I have no idea how much YQ. Maybe PUTPAC and let us know...
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #35 on: May 13, 2014, 04:30:07 PM »
If AZ does indeed not allow OW, I believe KLM is the way to go.  Korean would be 60k - they transfer instantly from Chase UR, I have no idea how much YQ. Maybe PUTPAC and let us know...
KE doesn't do OW on partners.

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #36 on: May 13, 2014, 06:36:17 PM »
If AZ does indeed not allow OW, I believe KLM is the way to go.  Korean would be 60k - they transfer instantly from Chase UR, I have no idea how much YQ. Maybe PUTPAC and let us know...


is klm the same mileage program as air France?

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #37 on: May 13, 2014, 06:37:25 PM »

is klm the same mileage program as air France?
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #38 on: May 13, 2014, 06:56:22 PM »
KE doesn't do OW on partners.
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One-way awards are permitted for half the mileage of a roundtrip award

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #39 on: May 13, 2014, 07:19:55 PM »
Then finish reading. And read closer.

OWs are only allowed on KE metal; RTs are required on partners.

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