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"Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« on: June 19, 2010, 11:52:32 PM »
An FT'er reported getting a quote from CO for 65K from JFK-IST-TLV-FRA-JFK.

Based on the "SC7-SC10" award code I figured the JFK-IST-TLV was the "discounted" leg.

I tried calling CO to book JFK-IST-TLV-IST-JFK (11/09-11/25) but it was 75K + $70.

Anyone else care to try other combos?
« Last Edit: June 20, 2010, 12:12:27 AM by Dan »
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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2010, 12:04:57 AM »
Based on the "SC7-SC10" award code
whats that?

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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2010, 01:29:58 AM »
An FT'er reported getting a quote from CO for 65K from JFK-IST-TLV-FRA-JFK.

Based on the "SC7-SC10" award code I figured the JFK-IST-TLV was the "discounted" leg.

I tried calling CO to book JFK-IST-TLV-IST-JFK (11/09-11/25) but it was 75K + $70.

Anyone else care to try other combos?
What's the situation with IST these days? Is it safe?

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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2010, 04:36:35 AM »
You are saying IST-TLV-JFK, unless you made a mistake, it means that the CO employee made a mistake by giving a ticket that is Europe-usa, instead of middle east-usa.

I'm in the middle of verifying what the situation is in IST for stopovers. Getting out of the airport is a big no no.

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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2010, 06:15:03 AM »
I know someone that went a few days ago. At the airport its for sure fine. You spend the time in the lounge or walking around. That guy also went to town and didnt feel hostility. But use common sense, dont go a few days after a "mazav", dont put on tefilin in middle of the market!

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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2010, 07:27:45 AM »
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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2010, 09:04:25 AM »
I didnt say one should go or not. Everyone can make that decision on its own. I can just tell you that guys experience.

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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2010, 10:51:42 AM »
In the past, I've put something on hold and gotten a quote lower than the actual amount of miles needed. They usually realize their mistake when you try to book.

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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2010, 11:34:12 AM »
I didnt say one should go or not. Everyone can make that decision on its own. I can just tell you that guys experience.

Alright, lets go to Pyongyang, I've heard of a guy who enjoyed himself there. Somehow, we never heard of him again....

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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2010, 11:45:13 AM »
whats that?
That means 1 leg is pricing as a Europe leg and 1 as a Israel leg.
It's possible CO already fixed it, they do have a full time presence on FT after all.
Has anyone tried booking JFK-FRA-TLV using CO miles before?
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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2010, 11:55:01 AM »
That means 1 leg is pricing as a Europe leg and 1 as a Israel leg.
It's possible CO already fixed it, they do have a full time presence on FT after all.
Has anyone tried booking JFK-FRA-TLV using CO miles before?

It should be just as many as EWR-TLV direct.

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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2010, 11:57:41 AM »
It should be just as many as EWR-TLV direct.
Did you read the FT thread linked to in my first post?
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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2010, 12:07:19 PM »
Did you read the FT thread linked to in my first post?

Now I did, was reading from BB.

But one of the post on which I commented was edited, so my comment makes no sense anymore.

here my comment below:
You are saying IST-TLV-JFK, unless you made a mistake, it means that the CO employee made a mistake by giving a ticket that is Europe-usa, instead of middle east-usa.

I'm in the middle of verifying what the situation is in IST for stopovers. Getting out of the airport is a big no no.


the post it was based on reads: Last Edit: Today at 12:12:27 AM by Dan which explains it.  ;)

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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2010, 12:11:48 PM »
Now I did, was reading from BB.

But one of the post on which I commented was edited, so my comment makes no sense anymore.

here my comment below:
the post it was based on reads: Last Edit: Today at 12:12:27 AM by Dan which explains it.  ;)
Sorry, but you lost me.
I edited my first post some 12 hours ago, how does that change what you said hours after that?

Regardless if anyone wants to try for JFK-FRA-TLV-FRA-JFK or JFK-IST-TLV-FRA-JFK do let us know what happens.
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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2010, 01:00:28 PM »
Sorry, but you lost me.
I edited my first post some 12 hours ago, how does that change what you said hours after that?

Regardless if anyone wants to try for JFK-FRA-TLV-FRA-JFK or JFK-IST-TLV-FRA-JFK do let us know what happens.

My comment was based on the fact that your post spoke about a: IST-TLV-JFK which is completely different then your edited version ie TLV-IST-JFK or TLV-FRA-JFK.

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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2010, 01:13:09 PM »
My comment was based on the fact that your post spoke about a: IST-TLV-JFK which is completely different then your edited version ie TLV-IST-JFK or TLV-FRA-JFK.
Methinks you misread that, as my post never said that.  My edit at 12:12am was simply to add the FT link and was made over 4 hours before your post...
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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2010, 02:20:32 PM »
Methinks you misread that, as my post never said that.  My edit at 12:12am was simply to add the FT link and was made over 4 hours before your post...

I think (know) differently, but never mind.

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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2010, 02:26:30 PM »
I think (know) differently, but never mind.
Is it not possible you misread  ::) 
There's no way for me to change the timestamps 'ya know.
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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2010, 02:31:16 PM »
Is it not possible you misread  ::) 
There's no way for me to change the timestamps 'ya know.

DD (Dan Dude), you must know those little tricks by now, You've had this forum a while.

Reminds me of a program that I needed urgently and had expired.

I just changed the date on the pc, and had another 20 years to use it. (not recommended though, as everything gets mixed up)

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Re: "Reduced" CO Award To TLV?
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2010, 02:32:10 PM »
DD (Dan Dude), you must know those little tricks by now, You've had this forum a while.

Reminds me of a program that I needed urgently and had expired.

I just changed the date on the pc, and had another 20 years to use it. (not recommended though, as everything gets mixed up)

I wuld have agreed with you, but some funny things happened before. Its like a case of Forum Alzheimer...