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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1860 on: April 28, 2017, 06:15:53 PM »
Using United points, looks like i would need to do roundtrip. thanks though.
UA doesn't allow stopovers on OW
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1861 on: May 04, 2017, 09:57:29 PM »
Is there a cheaper way to book Austrian J NYC-TLV other than united?

By cheaper I mean fewer miles without having to pay YQ
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1862 on: May 04, 2017, 10:18:19 PM »
Is there a cheaper way to book Austrian J NYC-TLV other than united?

By cheaper I mean fewer miles without having to pay YQ
IINM United is the only *A carrier without YQ on Austrian. Every other option M&M, A3, AC, SQ will charge you YQ on OS.
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1863 on: May 04, 2017, 10:29:25 PM »
IINM United is the only *A carrier without YQ on Austrian. Every other option M&M, A3, AC, SQ will charge you YQ on OS.

Do you know if that the case for Swiss and LOT as well?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1864 on: May 04, 2017, 10:32:09 PM »
Do you know if that the case for Swiss and LOT as well?
Totally different ballgame. AC does not charge YQ on LX for sure, i think LO is the same...but availability of LO is much more scarce. I've also had phantom availability of 2 seats instead of 1 on LO when searching on AC. So be careful if you're looking for more than 1 seat.
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1865 on: May 06, 2017, 11:51:12 PM »
IINM United is the only *A carrier without YQ on Austrian. Every other option M&M, A3, AC, SQ will charge you YQ on OS.
LM doesn't have YQ on any airline, just like United.

Do you know if that the case for Swiss and LOT as well?
AC has no YQ on LX im not sure about LO
M&M have no YQ on LO

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1866 on: May 06, 2017, 11:53:46 PM »
Just encountered LX availability on UA but no such availability on AC. They cant see it when you call in. Any ideas?
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1867 on: May 06, 2017, 11:56:42 PM »
Just encountered LX availability on UA but no such availability on AC. They cant see it when you call in. Any ideas?
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1868 on: May 06, 2017, 11:57:15 PM »
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Its not. I can book it on UA
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1869 on: May 06, 2017, 11:59:12 PM »
Its not. I can book it on UA
You tried booking and it was ticketed?
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1870 on: May 07, 2017, 12:00:36 AM »
You tried booking and it was ticketed?
No. I can take it to booking page. That should indicate its not phantom.
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1871 on: May 07, 2017, 01:26:39 AM »
Its not. I can book it on UA
No. I can take it to booking page. That should indicate its not phantom.
Lol I love how I can book quickly changes to I can take it to booking page.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1872 on: May 07, 2017, 01:32:37 AM »
Lol I love how I can book quickly changes to I can take it to booking page.
Isnt that the test?
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1873 on: May 07, 2017, 03:35:49 AM »
Isnt that the test?
With UA it usually errors out upon completion of booking.

Though I did book LH space with UA that didn't show on AC.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1874 on: May 07, 2017, 04:18:25 AM »
Just encountered LX availability on UA but no such availability on AC. They cant see it when you call in. Any ideas?
I saw a few days ago on live and let's fly that ac is having problems seeing lx availability even when its definitely available

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1875 on: May 07, 2017, 11:25:27 AM »

M&M have no YQ on LO

I just checked and you are correct, However, online it's showing an extra $75 fee pp listed as "domestic/international surcharge"

any idea what that is, and if there is a way to get rid of it?


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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1876 on: May 07, 2017, 12:26:02 PM »
I just checked and you are correct, However, online it's showing an extra $75 fee pp listed as "domestic/international surcharge"

any idea what that is, and if there is a way to get rid of it?

Lol is that a surprise?

No sorry, post in the M&M thread

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1877 on: May 07, 2017, 12:27:44 PM »
I saw a few days ago on live and let's fly that ac is having problems seeing lx availability even when its definitely available
Lol I love how I can book quickly changes to I can take it to booking page.
Any info on this?
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1878 on: May 07, 2017, 06:39:14 PM »
Lol is that a surprise?


Sorry for mentioning it, really

On a second thought, I stand corrected. When I search for LX with m&m the YQ of $181.32 is listed under the same category "domestic/international surcharge"

Which would suggest the $75 charge on LO, although relatively low, is indeed YQ

Please CMMIW
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1879 on: May 11, 2017, 08:54:54 AM »
Can someone please help me as I cant find the answer.
I have  been getting crappy mileage points for flying on united. Dan always says its usually better to  "credit" the points to Singapore. My question is, if I do so, how can i book a flight on United using singapore points? call singapore by phone? Also, is  the rewards the same as united redemption? Meaning, a trip from EWR to FLL lets say is 12.5k on united portal, It will cost me 12.5 singapore points? how does that work?
Lastly, is it good for all flights, or only selected ones, like avios only works on Super Saver for american..
APPRECIATE it greatly!!