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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 108015 times)

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #345 on: September 12, 2016, 11:12:00 AM »
What Airline?
Here are my top 3 guesses:

1) MU (never trust MU on DL, I've had this way to many times)
2) CZ (probably a blackout date)
3) CI (randomly pops up as an issue)
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #346 on: September 12, 2016, 12:25:21 PM »
Here are my top 3 guesses:

1) MU (never trust MU on DL, I've had this way to many times)
2) CZ (probably a blackout date)
3) CI (randomly pops up as an issue)

Ding ding ding - it is/was MU. The space went away - and while I was booking the earlier flight it reappeared on Expert Flyer, DL and FlyingBlue. They were able to book and ticket.

I've had this previously with AZ - twice. It must be a Delta IT glitch

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #347 on: September 12, 2016, 05:49:34 PM »
Ding ding ding - it is/was MU. The space went away - and while I was booking the earlier flight it reappeared on Expert Flyer, DL and FlyingBlue. They were able to book and ticket.

I've had this previously with AZ - twice. It must be a Delta IT glitch
And once had it on SU as well.
Common denominator, delta IT sucks.
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #348 on: September 12, 2016, 06:06:53 PM »
And once had it on SU as well.
Common denominator, delta IT sucks.

I only found one thread about this on FT from 2014.

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #349 on: September 12, 2016, 06:55:15 PM »
Ding ding ding - it is/was MU. The space went away - and while I was booking the earlier flight it reappeared on Expert Flyer, DL and FlyingBlue. They were able to book and ticket.

I've had this previously with AZ - twice. It must be a Delta IT glitch

Funny, had this exact same thing on DL with MU. They tried calling MU, no luck. I did manage to get it after 2 days.

Side Databpoint. One ticket was booked with cash and because I booked the PVG-JFK flight it ticketed in China time zone and I was able to cancel it with a full day later.

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #350 on: October 20, 2016, 05:09:24 PM »
delta have done away with award  but partner travel was always the lowest rung on the old chart, they have now quietly gone and lifted up those rates, I have picked up 2 so far. usa - Australia on virgin Australia has gone from 80k in business to 95k. nyc to tlv in Aeroflot business has gone from 70 to 85k. which other can you find ?

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #351 on: October 20, 2016, 11:51:01 PM »
delta have done away with award  but partner travel was always the lowest rung on the old chart, they have now quietly gone and lifted up those rates, I have picked up 2 so far. usa - Australia on virgin Australia has gone from 80k in business to 95k. nyc to tlv in Aeroflot business has gone from 70 to 85k. which other can you find ?
The change to Australia was reported in January.

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #352 on: October 25, 2016, 08:17:35 PM »
delta have done away with award  but partner travel was always the lowest rung on the old chart, they have now quietly gone and lifted up those rates, I have picked up 2 so far. usa - Australia on virgin Australia has gone from 80k in business to 95k. nyc to tlv in Aeroflot business has gone from 70 to 85k. which other can you find ?
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #353 on: October 30, 2016, 12:35:54 AM »
coach to London has gone up on virgin atlantic to 40k from 30k.

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #354 on: October 30, 2016, 07:47:53 AM »
coach to London has gone up on virgin atlantic to 40k from 30k.
Its still 35k VS rt from NYC.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2016, 07:52:27 AM by high end hobo »

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #355 on: October 30, 2016, 03:38:25 PM »
sorry i meant using delta miles to fly on virgin its 40k one way, they charge less for flying on their own metal

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #356 on: October 30, 2016, 07:59:24 PM »
sorry i meant using delta miles to fly on virgin its 40k one way, they charge less for flying on their own metal
I'm still seeing virgin for 30k on delta. Screenshot?

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #357 on: November 01, 2016, 08:09:13 PM »
I see to, but I see it depends on which date you search on November 15 its still showing for 40k, on other days for 30k], now I see business is showing for 70k up from 62.5k [on December 19].


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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #358 on: November 02, 2016, 08:35:16 AM »
looking at delta calendar view it shows flights till around mid November at that price. maybe delta are upping the mileage requirement for close in bookings on partner airlines ?

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #359 on: November 06, 2016, 02:18:27 AM »
What's best way to book ow MEM-TLV on points? Have mostly UR. and some MR. Leaving in 10 days