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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1880 on: May 11, 2017, 09:11:11 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!!
https://www.singaporeair.com/pdf/ppsclub_krisflyer/charts/StarAlliance_RoundTrip.pdf

Partners only bookable on the phone. You can first search on United website for Saver availability and then call SQ to book.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1881 on: May 11, 2017, 11:33:17 AM »
this is great, thank you...  Singapore credits it based on miles to the destination?  a flughtnis 1200 miles, so you get apporx. 1200 points?
also, can a family pool their singapore point accounts?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1882 on: May 11, 2017, 12:36:18 PM »
this is great, thank you...  Singapore credits it based on miles to the destination?  a flughtnis 1200 miles, so you get apporx. 1200 points?
also, can a family pool their singapore point accounts?
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1883 on: May 11, 2017, 01:15:05 PM »
Thank YOU!

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1884 on: May 21, 2017, 01:09:17 PM »
i tried hard wouldnt do anything..paid the $125 and moved on

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1885 on: May 21, 2017, 04:20:20 PM »
i tried hard wouldnt do anything..paid the $125 and moved on
what $125?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1886 on: May 22, 2017, 12:30:22 AM »
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Can someone tell me if you can do workaround shtick like book 8 weeks later and flip it back to save on taxes when booking Singapore on partner airlines like flying tlv to Newark via Zurich etc I know Singapore has no close in fees but to get the taxes lower book tlv to Newark via Zurich July 30 and flip it back to the real date that I really want to fly tlv Zurich to Newark  6 weeks earlier  whoever takes the time and answers tavaoi aleichem bracha

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1887 on: May 22, 2017, 12:37:34 AM »
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1888 on: May 22, 2017, 01:27:14 AM »
Posted it in the wrong forum by accident should I delete the old post?sorry

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1889 on: May 22, 2017, 01:29:05 PM »
Posted it in the wrong forum by accident should I delete the old post?sorry
Yes you should. In general the members of this forum are very willing to help but have an expectation that people make the effort not to make it more difficult than needed. That is simple manners as well. Part of that is to not clog the forums with double posts and to try to find the answer already posted. Also included is to make your post way to read by using punctuation in your sentences. It can sometimes make you add it in on a phone. That is still less than any post someone makes to try and help you. Please follow simple etiquette.
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1890 on: May 23, 2017, 01:25:57 PM »
Looking for SAA business class for end of June to SA and Beginning of July to JFK. I have been monitoring it for quite awhile and have not seen any availability. Of those who have booked SAA business awards, will availability open up closer to the date or should I not expect any availability?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1891 on: May 24, 2017, 08:01:36 AM »


Looking for SAA business class for end of June to SA and Beginning of July to JFK. I have been monitoring it for quite awhile and have not seen any availability. Of those who have booked SAA business awards, will availability open up closer to the date or should I not expect any availability?

Don't rely on it. If it were to open it's usually closer to the date.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1892 on: May 24, 2017, 11:23:29 PM »
1. Does ANA F availability go back into inventory when you cancel a hold?

2.Can I transfer to VS from 2 MR accounts on same day?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1893 on: May 27, 2017, 04:09:11 PM »
Do Aegean awards open close in?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1894 on: June 08, 2017, 07:07:00 AM »
[Disclaimer,  I am relatively new at this so if this is written somewhere else that I have not found please reference me to it]
I was searching ANA for J for my wife in October (TLV-NYC-TLV), I could not find availability for all the segments in J, at least one segment of JFK-ZRH was in Y which would not be great because a. it's an overnight flight and b. it would limit the baggage. So I went about checking everyday only to find more options similar to this one with an SQ segment to FRA in Y but nothing all in J. Then I tried using the multi class/city option and chose TLV-NYC; NYC-TLV manually and lo and behold I was able to find for her return trip OS in J so I booked it and had it ticketed with the outbound flight LO TLV-WAW-JFK in J and the return flight JFK-VIE-TLV in J. In light of my experience I would recommend trying this since for some reason when searching just for a RT flight between TLV-NYC the OS flight did not show up but when searching in the multi city option it apears and I was able to have it ticketed.
I would also be interested to hear if anyone can explain why this is.
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1895 on: June 08, 2017, 01:00:25 PM »
[Disclaimer,  I am relatively new at this so if this is written somewhere else that I have not found please reference me to it]
I was searching ANA for J for my wife in October (TLV-NYC-TLV), I could not find availability for all the segments in J, at least one segment of JFK-ZRH was in Y which would not be great because a. it's an overnight flight and b. it would limit the baggage. So I went about checking everyday only to find more options similar to this one with an SQ segment to FRA in Y but nothing all in J. Then I tried using the multi class/city option and chose TLV-NYC; NYC-TLV manually and lo and behold I was able to find for her return trip OS in J so I booked it and had it ticketed with the outbound flight LO TLV-WAW-JFK in J and the return flight JFK-VIE-TLV in J. In light of my experience I would recommend trying this since for some reason when searching just for a RT flight between TLV-NYC the OS flight did not show up but when searching in the multi city option it apears and I was able to have it ticketed.
I would also be interested to hear if anyone can explain why this is.

Did it show up on united or any other site?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1896 on: June 08, 2017, 01:24:36 PM »
Did it show up on united or any other site?
I didn't check, because I was looking to pay less points
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1897 on: June 08, 2017, 01:26:15 PM »
I didn't check, because I was looking to pay less points
It's usually a good idea to check availability leg by leg on UA and then call to book if it doesn't show up on another partners site.
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1898 on: June 08, 2017, 01:26:57 PM »
It's usually a good idea to check availability leg by leg on UA and then call to book if it doesn't show up on another partners site.
Thanks for the info will do next time.I
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1899 on: June 08, 2017, 03:46:56 PM »
I am looking for JFK - HKG for Dec/Jan. I am looking for First or Business using Alaskan Miles on a Cathy flight.

Can anyone point me in the right direction on how to search for availability?

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