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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1305 on: December 10, 2014, 07:18:44 AM »
They tend to open a lot of seats close in on that route.
Not in J (see screen shot).

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1306 on: December 14, 2014, 04:05:54 PM »
Interesting.
Complain here: http://www.staralliance.com/en/contacts/request/?category=1&subCategory=1

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I am a Star Gold. Star Gold members are to receive "one additional piece of luggage where the piece concept applies." However, it seems that Air New Zealand does not abide by these terms.  Apparently, if one purchases a regular "seat" fare (described here: http://tinyurl.com/m4mx4kz) that one does not get ANY bags (as noted here: http://tinyurl.com/oaz95ss). I called and a rep confirmed that this is in fact their policy. Please advise what's going on. Thanks.

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Dear AJK,

Thank you for writing to us at the Star Alliance Help Desk.

By being a Star Alliance Gold member, and depending on the ticketing rules of your journey, you are allowed to check-in an additional 20kg (44 pounds) or one additional piece of luggage, which means you can check in three bags instead of two.

Operational matters such as baggage allowance and seat allocation are handled by the airlines themselves.
Therefore, for specific information, you will need to get in touch with the operating carrier directly.
http://www.staralliance.com/en/contacts/booking-contacts/

We hope this information is of help.

Thanks again for contacting us.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1307 on: December 14, 2014, 08:47:22 PM »
Trying to find an Air Canada non-stop flight YUL-CUR on UA website and the flight doesn't come up in a "paid" flight search but comes up when I search award flights. Any way to force it to come up on paid flight search so I can use expert mode to see award availability?
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1308 on: December 14, 2014, 08:54:37 PM »


Trying to find an Air Canada non-stop flight YUL-CUR on UA website and the flight doesn't come up in a "paid" flight search but comes up when I search award flights. Any way to force it to come up on paid flight search so I can use expert mode to see award availability?

I think you can only see UA metal with expert mode
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1309 on: December 14, 2014, 09:12:15 PM »

Trying to find an Air Canada non-stop flight YUL-CUR on UA website and the flight doesn't come up in a "paid" flight search but comes up when I search award flights. Any way to force it to come up on paid flight search so I can use expert mode to see award availability?

Expert mode only works with award codes for UA flights.
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1310 on: December 14, 2014, 09:19:25 PM »
Ty DOH!!!!

So how do I know how many award seats are available in air canada flight? I need 6 and it tells me I can have 3 at a time...saver economy or saver business or some combination,  but not 6 at a time. PUTPAC?
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1311 on: January 01, 2015, 07:56:16 AM »
looking to book from BKK to MEL in FEB,  with united miles 7 seats
(miles are on 3-4 United millage cards)
United claims Thai air only has 4 seats available every day...
Anyone has any idea how to get 7 people on the same flight?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1312 on: January 01, 2015, 08:38:55 AM »
looking to book from BKK to MEL in FEB,  with united miles 7 seats
(miles are on 3-4 United millage cards)
United claims Thai air only has 4 seats available every day...
Anyone has any idea how to get 7 people on the same flight?
Book them separately.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1313 on: January 04, 2015, 01:23:41 PM »
I would like to book a YYZ-LAX on AC. Can I book with LH?

If yes..

How many miles?
YQ?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1314 on: January 06, 2015, 02:36:24 AM »
I would like to book a YYZ-LAX on AC. Can I book with LH?

If yes..

How many miles?
YQ?
Not online. call them. redemption is 30K/55K/75K http://www.miles-and-more.com/mediapool/pdf/02/media_342646002.pdf

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1315 on: January 06, 2015, 03:30:20 PM »
How much would surcharges and taxes be to book LOT rt jfk-waw in biz through ANA? Won't show me bc I have no miles in my account.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1316 on: January 06, 2015, 03:41:25 PM »
How much would surcharges and taxes be to book LOT rt jfk-waw in biz through ANA? Won't show me bc I have no miles in my account.

Go to ITA price out your trip and on the last page it says the charge there with the list of other charges
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1317 on: January 06, 2015, 03:43:42 PM »
Go to ITA price out your trip and on the last page it says the charge there with the list of other charges
Got it, thanks. Ftr YQ is $390

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1318 on: January 08, 2015, 06:52:23 AM »
ANA Question.
I'm booking an award in Business, but one of the legs only has Economy available, if Business opens up on that leg, can i switch it to Business? Fee?
Also, can i change a segment/airline?
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #1319 on: January 14, 2015, 04:46:51 PM »
ANA won't let me search partner availability, the "use star alliance member airlines" button is grayed out. Any advice
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