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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #40 on: June 10, 2010, 12:43:45 PM »
seems someone forgot to say they didnt want to go via Germany
A shame to rule it out as it is only a 2 and 4 hour stopover...

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #41 on: June 10, 2010, 12:52:16 PM »
A shame to rule it out as it is only a 2 and 4 hour stopover...
And there's great business lounges in FRA to wait that out.
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #42 on: June 10, 2010, 01:00:46 PM »
A shame to rule it out as it is only a 2 and 4 hour stopover...

 I dont care for LH and remember the 744 is 2-3-2 and its not really a bed as it does angle and people do have problems sleeping on them much as COs old BF seats on its 777

 Now is it better then Coach YEP, but I would prefer US then CO then maybe LX
 now if you can grab the LX 333 thats a Great deal but not sure what they use into TLV I think its the 332 with the non lie-flat type but the 333 is like CO or USs new seats

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #43 on: June 10, 2010, 01:17:37 PM »
When there are lots of availabilty then you can pick and choose but for those dates these are the only ones I found easily. There might be other combinations but probably with longer stops if any...

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #44 on: June 10, 2010, 01:18:26 PM »
thank u . if indeed that is available i think i will do it even though it means another day.
is business seats really that bad on these planes that its not worth the miles?
Mikeoracle i left you my email in the message that i replied so use that please.
steve u know who i am so ill probably call u soon

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #45 on: June 10, 2010, 01:41:26 PM »
 a favor for and from ygift;

hed like to know does anyone know what US will allow in the way of changing flights and or dates once you have been tkted and have no Status with US

eg ygift tkts the itin mikeorcale posted then in a month CO opens up their non-stop flight, can he make any changes and if yes what if anything will US charge for it?

I dont know the Ins & Outs of DM (Dividend Miles USs prog) and told yg I would post this for him as he wont have access till later today and hoped by then there would some people who relpied to his Question/s

 he plans to get what mike posted to be put onto a Hold for now

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #46 on: June 10, 2010, 01:44:23 PM »
a favor for and from ygift;

hed like to know does anyone know what US will allow in the way of changing flights and or dates once you have been tkted and have no Status with US

eg ygift tkts the itin mikeorcale posted then in a month CO opens up their non-stop flight, can he make any changes and if yes what if anything will US charge for it?

I dont know the Ins & Outs of DM (Dividend Miles USs prog) and told yg I would post this for him as he wont have access till later today and hoped by then there would some people who relpied to his Question/s

 he plans to get what mike posted to be put onto a Hold for now
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #47 on: June 10, 2010, 01:54:16 PM »
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 left him Voicemail Thanks, as U can see I wont be making the JGrill even to try their Chinese tonight 2 pm and still not out of the house

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #48 on: June 10, 2010, 01:55:49 PM »
left him Voicemail Thanks, as U can see I wont be making the JGrill even to try their Chinese tonight 2 pm and still not out of the house
Where are you staying? If you're in the Beachwood area I'd be happy to bring you some food.

Note that no changes are permitted using US miles for *A after departure (Same stupid rule as UA has)
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #49 on: June 10, 2010, 02:05:55 PM »
Where are you staying? If you're in the Beachwood area I'd be happy to bring you some food.

Note that no changes are permitted using US miles for *A after departure (Same stupid rule as UA has)

 you forgot already a Hampton Inn by CLE thanks for the offer but its not necessary , Ill just junk food it every time I gas up. That way I can keep the old saying alive , " Eat Here Get Gas".

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #50 on: June 10, 2010, 02:09:00 PM »
you forgot already a Hampton Inn by CLE thanks for the offer but its not necessary , Ill just junk food it every time I gas up. That way I can keep the old saying alive , " Eat Here Get Gas".
Nu, so swing by the Beachwood Hamption Inn.
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #51 on: June 10, 2010, 02:11:40 PM »
Nu, so swing by the Beachwood Hamption Inn.

its alot more then $71 and I did a prepaid anyway

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #52 on: June 11, 2010, 01:21:55 PM »
I cannot figure out how to search for a one way flight using ANA?? Where is the option for One Way???

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #53 on: June 11, 2010, 01:31:42 PM »
I cannot figure out how to search for a one way flight using ANA?? Where is the option for One Way???
ANA does not allow one way awards- so you have to search for 2 way.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #54 on: June 12, 2010, 07:44:13 PM »
ANA does not allow one way awards- so you have to search for 2 way.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #55 on: June 13, 2010, 11:50:56 AM »
Posting for Ygift;

He has that itinerary on hold with US but his points didnt post yet from SPG transfer and the hold is up today.
When he called US to extend the hold, they told him they dont do it anymore (something to do with the partner airlines) and can only rebook if the seats are still available- which they arent. Does anyone have any tips how he can have them extend the hold until his points come through?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #56 on: June 13, 2010, 12:30:35 PM »
Posting for Ygift;

He has that itinerary on hold with US but his points didnt post yet from SPG transfer and the hold is up today.
When he called US to extend the hold, they told him they dont do it anymore (something to do with the partner airlines) and can only rebook if the seats are still available- which they arent. Does anyone have any tips how he can have them extend the hold until his points come through?
You need to make a change to the flights on hold or add a flight and it will be automatically extended.
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #57 on: June 13, 2010, 12:37:30 PM »
so an added leg nyc-PHL would work, right?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #58 on: June 13, 2010, 12:44:44 PM »
so an added leg nyc-PHL would work, right?
Yes, but that would leave you with an open jaw unless you add the identical flight at the end.
US allows either an open jaw or a stopover.
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #59 on: June 13, 2010, 12:56:41 PM »
If you can come back on 1/4 then the following is available;
12/22(WE) LH403  New York(EWR)   Frankfurt  18:10 07:50+1   Business 
12/23(TH) LH686  Frankfurt   Tel Aviv   10:05 14:50   Business 
1/4(TU) LH691  Tel Aviv   Frankfurt   05:30 09:10   Business 
1/4(TU) LH402  Frankfurt   New York(EWR)   13:15 16:20   Business

Since the above itinerary doesnt utilize either a stopover nor an open jaw, adding the following leg  on 1/5;
CO8801 New York(EWR)-Philadelphia 07:45 -09:02

Should work, right?