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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
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Author Topic: SkyTeam Award Search Tips  (Read 68939 times)

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #405 on: October 10, 2017, 05:14:30 PM »
Im trying to book a flight on China southern through korean, i see availability on Delta.com but the Korean agent cant find it. I already huca'd but no luck, any suggestions?
DL is known for phantom availability check AF

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #406 on: October 17, 2017, 12:37:57 AM »
no more booking f on cx with Korean miles nov 1st

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #407 on: October 17, 2017, 06:49:38 AM »
no more booking f on cx with Korean miles nov 1st
i think you mean CZ

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #408 on: November 05, 2017, 05:24:33 AM »
Is it normal that when I search for award availability on both AF and KLM for TLV-LAX in January there is nothing at all neither J nor any other class within the week of Jan. 14th?
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #409 on: December 31, 2017, 01:15:21 PM »
AF is showing some incredibly weird options right now to go NYC-TLV in Y. For example on 1/12/2018 it shows DL4281 SWF to DTW and then DL468 DTW to TLV (here is a screenshot https://imgur.com/1v7VWUs). This is absurd as A) there is no nonstop flight from DTW to TLV and B) DL468 is Delta's direct flight from JFK to TLV. This option is being shown on many other days as well such as 1/26/18. Does anyone know whats going on? Is this a sign that Delta may finally be releasing some TLV saver award space?

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #410 on: December 31, 2017, 02:22:55 PM »
AF is showing some incredibly weird options right now to go NYC-TLV in Y. For example on 1/12/2018 it shows DL4281 SWF to DTW and then DL468 DTW to TLV (here is a screenshot https://imgur.com/1v7VWUs). This is absurd as A) there is no nonstop flight from DTW to TLV and B) DL468 is Delta's direct flight from JFK to TLV. This option is being shown on many other days as well such as 1/26/18. Does anyone know whats going on? Is this a sign that Delta may finally be releasing some TLV saver award space?
Interesting, AF site is incredibly glitchy, I would try booking and if it errors out then force AF to but you on delta direct or on AF metal without fuel surcharges

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #411 on: January 01, 2018, 10:37:43 AM »
Interesting, AF site is incredibly glitchy, I would try booking and if it errors out then force AF to but you on delta direct or on AF metal without fuel surcharges

"Flight DL468 includes 1 stop in New York, United States Of America. You must check the entry requirements for this country." It appears that AF is showing NYC to DTW to NYC to TLV as a way of going from NYC to TLV. As I already live in NYC do you think I could book this and just skip the detroit part?

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #412 on: January 01, 2018, 10:47:48 AM »
Interestingly when I search DTW to TLV in the AF search engine nothing comes up

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #413 on: January 01, 2018, 11:02:46 AM »
"Flight DL468 includes 1 stop in New York, United States Of America. You must check the entry requirements for this country." It appears that AF is showing NYC to DTW to NYC to TLV as a way of going from NYC to TLV. As I already live in NYC do you think I could book this and just skip the detroit part?
Definitely not. Miss any confirmed segment and the rest of your trip will be cancelled.
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #414 on: January 01, 2018, 11:07:23 AM »
"Flight DL468 includes 1 stop in New York, United States Of America. You must check the entry requirements for this country." It appears that AF is showing NYC to DTW to NYC to TLV as a way of going from NYC to TLV. As I already live in NYC do you think I could book this and just skip the detroit part?
And get on for the second leg of the trip? That would be nice
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #415 on: January 01, 2018, 02:47:16 PM »
Definitely not. Miss any confirmed segment and the rest of your trip will be cancelled.
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #416 on: January 02, 2018, 10:13:46 PM »
Definitely not. Miss any confirmed segment and the rest of your trip will be cancelled.

Since the flight plan is JFK to DTW to JFK to TLV, could I check in to the first flight but not get on, and wait for the TLV leg. I would wait in the airport. Would this be considered "missing" the segment?

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #417 on: January 02, 2018, 10:18:07 PM »
Since the flight plan is JFK to DTW to JFK to TLV, could I check in to the first flight but not get on, and wait for the TLV leg. I would wait in the airport. Would this be considered "missing" the segment?
Yes. When the plane door in DTW closes and your boarding pass wasn't scanned, you'll be considered a no-show and anything remaining will be canceled.

You might be able to call AF and have them remove the first segment (for a change fee). I say might, since it's possible that its a married-segment which is why you can't book / see it as you really want.
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #418 on: February 07, 2018, 10:15:52 PM »
Does the flying blue call center see more delta availability than the website?

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #419 on: March 08, 2018, 03:48:48 PM »
How often does FB have their promo fares from NYC to Europe? I'm planning a trip to Israel in late 2018 and am wondering if I should wait for a 37,500 mile promo deal or book something now.