Topic Wiki

One way/Round trip:either
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 334697 times)

Offline srf60

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2014
  • Posts: 631
  • Total likes: 6
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #280 on: January 14, 2016, 06:33:39 PM »

Offline D93

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 9195
  • Total likes: 18
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 14
    • View Profile
  • Location: PHL - TLV
Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #281 on: January 14, 2016, 06:34:30 PM »
$300 on DL J JFK-TLV (RT required). There's close to a chance of nil that that award is ever bookable.

Thanks.

Was actually wondering how OP claims to have found DL J award space.

Online coralsnake

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 4578
  • Total likes: 158
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 9
    • View Profile
Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #282 on: January 14, 2016, 06:34:59 PM »
I see lowest fare on delta.com for nyc-tlv.
What's the cheapest ST member to book it from? (Better if can transfer from MR/UR).
Tia
DL's "lowest fare" doesn't mean bookable by partners. Lately I haven't seen them open up any awards on that route bookable by partners.

Search one-way, nonstop flights. If JFK-TLV is available at 40k then you can book it with Flying Blue for 25k (xfers from MR & TYP).

ETA- I just searched JFK-TLV on DL and NOT ONE seat is 40k through the end of the calendar. Last year there was tons available at that level. "Lowest" is 85k.

And interstingly, starting in October "Lowest" is 100k in coach.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2016, 06:43:31 PM by coralsnake »
"Here at DansDeals we donít do buses." -Dan

Online coralsnake

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 4578
  • Total likes: 158
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 9
    • View Profile
Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #283 on: January 14, 2016, 06:37:22 PM »
Thanks.

Was actually wondering how OP claims to have found DL J award space.
He didn't say anything about J IINM. He also mentioned "lowest fare" which means that it's the lowest available in the date range provided and doesn't mean bookable by AZ or FB.
"Here at DansDeals we donít do buses." -Dan

Offline high end hobo

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Nov 2014
  • Posts: 1587
  • Total likes: 26
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
  • Location: Detroit
Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #284 on: January 17, 2016, 11:11:26 PM »
He didn't say anything about J IINM. He also mentioned "lowest fare" which means that it's the lowest available in the date range provided and doesn't mean bookable by AZ or FB.

Lowest fare is BS marketing. you need N class all the way through

Offline srf60

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2014
  • Posts: 631
  • Total likes: 6
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #285 on: January 17, 2016, 11:58:41 PM »
Lowest fare is BS marketing. you need N class all the way through
N class.
That is correct.

Offline D93

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 9195
  • Total likes: 18
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 14
    • View Profile
  • Location: PHL - TLV
Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #286 on: January 18, 2016, 12:24:45 AM »
N class.
That is correct.

You found N class available for JFK-TLV?

Offline srf60

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2014
  • Posts: 631
  • Total likes: 6
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #287 on: January 18, 2016, 12:36:56 AM »
You found N class available for JFK-TLV?

The answer is no! As double checked by coralsnake, there isn't any of that thru 2016.

Offline D93

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 9195
  • Total likes: 18
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 14
    • View Profile
  • Location: PHL - TLV
Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #288 on: January 21, 2016, 05:11:13 AM »
Any way to book MU F besides with KE?

Offline benjie1305

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 6144
  • Total likes: 15
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 15
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: NY Area
Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #289 on: January 21, 2016, 06:58:33 AM »
Any way to book MU F besides with KE?

Does any program transfer into MU's? I believe you can book OW F redemptions directly on their website.

On a side note - while I am not 100% certain - I don't think FB allows it using "Flex" miles but it might be worth looking to make sure.
Work hard, Play harder!

Offline Emkay

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2012
  • Posts: 14400
  • Total likes: 368
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 35
    • View Profile
  • Location: Where I ought to be
Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #290 on: January 21, 2016, 07:00:53 AM »


Does any program transfer into MU's?
SPG

Offline jaywhy

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Sep 2012
  • Posts: 3682
  • Total likes: 52
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 7
    • View Profile
Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #291 on: January 21, 2016, 07:34:40 AM »
Any way to book MU F besides with KE?
Asia miles.

Offline D93

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 9195
  • Total likes: 18
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 14
    • View Profile
  • Location: PHL - TLV
Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #292 on: January 21, 2016, 08:26:27 AM »

Offline benjie1305

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 6144
  • Total likes: 15
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 15
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: NY Area
Work hard, Play harder!

Offline D93

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 9195
  • Total likes: 18
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 14
    • View Profile
  • Location: PHL - TLV

Offline D93

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 9195
  • Total likes: 18
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 14
    • View Profile
  • Location: PHL - TLV
Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #295 on: January 21, 2016, 08:47:02 AM »
Does any program transfer into MU's? I believe you can book OW F redemptions directly on their website.

On a side note - while I am not 100% certain - I don't think FB allows it using "Flex" miles but it might be worth looking to make sure.

FB can't book MU F.

Offline jaywhy

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Sep 2012
  • Posts: 3682
  • Total likes: 52
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 7
    • View Profile
Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #296 on: January 21, 2016, 09:09:47 AM »

Offline D93

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 9195
  • Total likes: 18
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 14
    • View Profile
  • Location: PHL - TLV
Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #297 on: January 21, 2016, 09:10:11 AM »

Offline AJK

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 20K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jun 2011
  • Posts: 25541
  • Total likes: 509
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 15
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: United Concierge Key; Delta Global Services; American Chairman; US Airways 1K; Hilton Sapphire; Hyatt Tritium; Marriott Californium; Starwood Kryptonium; Hertz Plutonium; National Adamantium, Avis Executive Proactanium
Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #298 on: January 21, 2016, 12:24:28 PM »
I'm lazy. What does CX charge for MU?
2015: 116K bkd | 1.6M brnd | F: OZ,NH,AA,EK | J: UA,CA,TK,DL,TN,AF,VA | LIH,NRT,ROR,PEK,CNS,BOB,MEL,TLV & Pacific Hopper

Offline benjie1305

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 6144
  • Total likes: 15
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 15
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: NY Area
Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #299 on: January 21, 2016, 12:35:46 PM »
I'm lazy. What does CX charge for MU?

105k OW
Work hard, Play harder!