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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1920 on: July 26, 2017, 04:51:29 PM »
Site for searching *A non-stop availability with a nice calendar?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1921 on: July 27, 2017, 03:03:52 AM »
When booking award travel using LH more seats are available than with other *A partners. Is it booking into I class or some other class? I don't see any I class on any days with LX but there do seem to be awards available, trying to figure out what's real and what's phantom
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1922 on: July 27, 2017, 06:44:50 AM »
When booking award travel using LH more seats are available than with other *A partners. Is it booking into I class or some other class? I don't see any I class on any days with LX but there do seem to be awards available, trying to figure out what's real and what's phantom
CMIIW, LH has better avaialability than other *A partners on its own metal. LX and OS are considered LH metal AFAIK. Did you call?
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1923 on: July 27, 2017, 09:43:02 AM »
CMIIW, LH has better avaialability than other *A partners on its own metal. LX and OS are considered LH metal AFAIK. Did you call?
You are correct, and I do see availability online at miles and more, but when I call they don't see it. I'm trying to figure out if it's phantom, and when I check expert flyer or gds I see there is no I class on any lx flight. I'm wondering if they are using a different class for their own award availability (they must be) and what it is
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1924 on: July 27, 2017, 09:44:33 AM »
You are correct, and I do see availability online at miles and more, but when I call they don't see it. I'm trying to figure out if it's phantom, and when I check expert flyer or gds I see there is no I class on any lx flight. I'm wondering if they are using a different class for their own award availability (they must be) and what it is
they are using a hidden I class that doesn't show up on a GDS

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1925 on: July 27, 2017, 09:45:29 AM »
they are using a hidden I class that doesn't show up on a GDS
Thanks.. So basically my only choice is to keep calling and hope that at some point it's real and not phantom
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1926 on: July 27, 2017, 12:37:45 PM »
When searching expert flyer for a certain flight I'm seeing I2 but searching United shows availability for only one, any ideas?

ETA: And weirdly despite still showing me i2 in flight search expert flyer is also not showing availability for 2 using award search
« Last Edit: July 27, 2017, 12:41:28 PM by cholent »
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1927 on: August 10, 2017, 03:51:08 PM »
How do search on singapore for flights to israel i think im doing something wrong bc tel aviv wont show up as an airport? Thanks.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1928 on: August 10, 2017, 03:55:05 PM »
How do search on singapore for flights to israel i think im doing something wrong bc tel aviv wont show up as an airport? Thanks.
Singapore doesn't show partners online

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1929 on: August 10, 2017, 11:58:10 PM »
Singapore doesn't show partners online
so i have to call them?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1930 on: August 10, 2017, 11:58:36 PM »
so i have to call them?
Search on United to see what's available and then call them to book
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1931 on: August 11, 2017, 02:39:55 AM »

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1932 on: August 11, 2017, 01:31:25 PM »
Search on United to see what's available and then call them to book
ok great thanks one last thing do they only book flights on united or also any partner flights they show

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1933 on: August 11, 2017, 01:33:14 PM »
ok great thanks one last thing do they only book flights on united or also any partner flights they show
Any partners
However, flights on United metal will not be charged yq when booking with sq and will therefore be cheaper
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1934 on: August 15, 2017, 12:54:28 AM »
Anyone have experience with SQ trying to book *A award with mixed class? I'm trying to book USA to MIDDLE EAST in I, which should be 57.5k.  There is one leg within USA on UA that is only available in X (rest of flights are on TK in I) and the SQ rep keeps pricing it at 70k (i.e. 12.5k UA in X and 57.5k TK in I). I tried explaining that it's a Business class redemption with a voluntary downgrade for one leg, but she said the system won't recognize it as one ticket if it's in 2 classes. HUCA and DROPR or is this a dead end with SQ?