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From: Ben Gurion, Israel
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Departure dates: December 2016
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Author Topic: SkyTeam Award Search Tips  (Read 492338 times)

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #180 on: February 03, 2015, 06:20:53 PM »
does AF block some availability for partners booking on them
for example I see AF 9 march 17 is available via flying blue but not via delta

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #181 on: February 03, 2015, 06:48:18 PM »
Yes, DL gets only a subset of AF awards.
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #182 on: February 03, 2015, 06:51:24 PM »
so if DL doesn't have it I suppose AZ will definitely not have it

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #183 on: February 03, 2015, 07:14:05 PM »
so if DL doesn't have it I suppose AZ will definitely not have it

Not true.
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #184 on: February 11, 2015, 02:03:52 PM »
How do I know based on the DL.com search results if the flight will be bookable on AF.com? In J.
Or is it better just to search AF.com...

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #185 on: February 11, 2015, 02:23:57 PM »
How do I know based on the DL.com search results if the flight will be bookable on AF.com? In J.
Or is it better just to search AF.com...

With their new change, who the h*ll knows.

Just use AF.com
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #186 on: February 11, 2015, 02:26:16 PM »
With their new change, who the h*ll knows.

Just use AF.com

What new change :-[?
Thanks for the response.
Basically I want direct JFK-TLV DL J flight, when I search on AF (late Aug, early Sept (I booked a LHR-TLV flight today for 9/8 so now I want to get to Israel 1-2 weeks before that date)) it only shows flights with stopovers. Am I doing anything wrong? Is this a hard ticket to secure, maybe especially at that time?

ETA: But DL.com has direct options.

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #187 on: February 11, 2015, 02:34:10 PM »
What new change :-[?
Thanks for the response.
Basically I want direct JFK-TLV DL J flight, when I search on AF (late Aug, early Sept (I booked a LHR-TLV flight today for 9/8 so now I want to get to Israel 1-2 weeks before that date)) it only shows flights with stopovers. Am I doing anything wrong? Is this a hard ticket to secure, maybe especially at that time?

ETA: But DL.com has direct options.

They removed their award charts, so you don't even know what "low-level"--what is available to partners--is anymore.

JFK-TLV is definitely one of the harder awards to snag, especially on DL metal.

If DL is showing lowest level availability on the charts they PULLED, available on DDMS, then it's possible you're searching incorrectly.
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #188 on: February 11, 2015, 04:24:55 PM »
They removed their award charts, so you don't even know what "low-level"--what is available to partners--is anymore.

JFK-TLV is definitely one of the harder awards to snag, especially on DL metal.

If DL is showing lowest level availability on the charts they PULLED, available on DDMS, then it's possible you're searching incorrectly.

So this chart says that US49-Middle East in J is 70k one way in lowest level. Everything I see on DL.com looks like 162,500 per person, for all the upcoming months. Unless PEBKAC...


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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #189 on: February 11, 2015, 04:28:35 PM »
If so, then it's likely it won't show up on AF.com.

No way a ticket like that is "low level."
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

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #190 on: February 11, 2015, 04:30:53 PM »
If so, then it's likely it won't show up on AF.com.

No way a ticket like that is "low level."

Can you clarify what you mean, sorry. When you said "low-level" I thought you were just referring to the cheapest it could be booked for, like saver.

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #191 on: February 11, 2015, 04:33:15 PM »
Only "low level" are available to partners. These don't appear to be. Therefore, not available on AF.com.
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #192 on: February 11, 2015, 04:34:15 PM »
Got it. Appreciate your help a lot.

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #193 on: March 15, 2015, 12:04:07 AM »
Any way to change date on a Delta award on KE within 72 hours of departure?
I remember when a coke was a nickel, and you could buy VRs in OD.

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #194 on: March 24, 2015, 09:22:59 PM »
Aeroflot is now bookable on DL.com.

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #195 on: March 24, 2015, 11:16:44 PM »
Aeroflot is now bookable on DL.com.
How is availability in J/F out of NA?
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #196 on: March 24, 2015, 11:38:08 PM »
Can any ST member book Aer Lingus?

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #197 on: March 25, 2015, 11:51:55 AM »
Can any ST member book Aer Lingus?
bump on the off-chance...

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #198 on: April 10, 2015, 11:04:15 PM »
What's a good efficient way to earn Delta miles outside (except with) Amex credit cards?

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #199 on: April 22, 2015, 03:44:35 PM »
Can anyone with access please search AZ for me for Business availability? It would be extremely appreciated.


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