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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #120 on: August 03, 2010, 09:35:42 AM »
Hi I am normally quite good at it, but need some quick help. Have 4 friends that need to go from NYC to Tlv. Dec 22- Jan 2 or 3. they have miles from *alliance

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #121 on: August 03, 2010, 10:54:55 AM »
Hi I am normally quite good at it, but need some quick help. Have 4 friends that need to go from NYC to Tlv. Dec 22- Jan 2 or 3. they have miles from *alliance
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #122 on: August 03, 2010, 12:04:09 PM »
I need to fly from Montreal to NY (Leaving this Thur and coming back Sun) it's costing me $1,000 for 2 round trip tickets. Is there a way for me to buy milage that would come out cheeper.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #123 on: August 03, 2010, 12:09:40 PM »
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #124 on: August 04, 2010, 02:06:58 AM »
I am a member of ANA but they dont let do you have a special link?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #125 on: August 15, 2010, 12:11:10 PM »
Called CO about changing the return date of a flight (mid June 2011) and they said its a $75 change fee. I told her its only when changing within 21 days of the flight. I was put through to the supervisor and she told me since I haven't taken the outbound and that's within 21 days the fee applies. She suggested that I call back after I have taken the outbound and then the next flight is more then 21 days out.
Anyone ever had this before? S

Sounds like very backwards logic. :o Anyone have this before?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #126 on: August 15, 2010, 12:12:15 PM »
Called CO about changing the return date of a flight (mid June 2011) and they said its a $75 change fee. I told her its only when changing within 21 days of the flight. I was put through to the supervisor and she told me since I haven't taken the outbound and that's within 21 days the fee applies. She suggested that I call back after I have taken the outbound and then the next flight is more then 21 days out.
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ounds like very backwards logic. :o Anyone have this before?
Call back until you find someone who'll do it for free.
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #127 on: August 17, 2010, 10:26:32 AM »
Has anyone else realized this as well lately

If I want to book a flight with LH with Partner miles its really hard to get seats in C and F. The same flight with MM miles is no problem. They are blocking more and more seats for their own miles programm

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #128 on: August 17, 2010, 10:53:17 AM »
I've noticed that, but its an old story, not worse now then before.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #129 on: August 17, 2010, 11:27:32 AM »
I still can't find any LX seats ZRH-JFK.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #130 on: August 17, 2010, 11:58:27 AM »
I have the feeling its getting worse!

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #131 on: August 17, 2010, 05:11:20 PM »
what is the best option to check availblty on flight
KVS is stil valid?

what with ana its open to certein ppl if u are an active mmbere or even not

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #132 on: October 07, 2010, 06:40:40 AM »
Anyone know any ways to get CO to put a ticket on hold even if you have the points in your account?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #133 on: October 07, 2010, 10:55:44 AM »
I'm not sure, but if the 24 hour grace period to cancel a tix applies also to CO OP, then you just book a random tix, to drop the balance below the required amount for the tix you want to put on hold.
I guess that if you cancel your first (random) booking online, the other one will stay on hold.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #134 on: October 07, 2010, 11:20:58 AM »
I'm not sure, but if the 24 hour grace period to cancel a tix applies also to CO OP, then you just book a random tix, to drop the balance below the required amount for the tix you want to put on hold.
I guess that if you cancel your first (random) booking online, the other one will stay on hold.
Would creating a new account under the same name and putting the ticket on Hold, then merge the accounts 2 days later work?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #135 on: October 07, 2010, 02:42:16 PM »
Would creating a new account under the same name and putting the ticket on Hold, then merge the accounts 2 days later work?
No need to merge. You can hold a ticket under one account and ticket with miles from another...
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #136 on: October 07, 2010, 03:29:09 PM »
Ok so that gives you 3 days. Any way to get a bit more?
Once 3 days is up would they extend it?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #137 on: October 24, 2010, 06:37:45 PM »
If I book a flight to Israel on Continental using ANA points will I get Continental EQMs? Or is it the same as using COntinental points- the one who flies doesn't get new points. Thanks.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #138 on: October 24, 2010, 07:11:12 PM »
If I book a flight to Israel on Continental using ANA points will I get Continental EQMs?
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #139 on: October 24, 2010, 09:45:37 PM »
If I use my AMEX card to buy amex gift cards can I use these cards to pay off other credit cards that are not AMEX? Will vendors take them? Trying to make $10,000 purchases for the 50,000 + 10,000 points. Thanks.