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According to Wiki in "Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread" Starwood > Aerplan transfers..."Aeroplan - Names don't need to match. - Usually takes about a day and half to 2 days to transfer."

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Re: Aeroplan Master Thread
« Reply #1120 on: May 21, 2024, 11:40:18 AM »
Just one example

that one is actually great, but I'm strictly looking to depart on Sundays and be back on Thursdays, so I wasn't even looking at mid-week availability.

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Re: Aeroplan Master Thread
« Reply #1121 on: May 21, 2024, 11:42:26 AM »
that one is actually great, but I'm strictly looking to depart on Sundays and be back on Thursdays, so I wasn't even looking at mid-week availability.
Date range?
You know that you need to monitor or keep checking? Awards especially saver come and go multiple times a day
There's outbound through WAW on Jun 30 but no return thus far on July 4
You realize its summer?
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Re: Aeroplan Master Thread
« Reply #1122 on: May 21, 2024, 12:13:48 PM »
Date range?
You know that you need to monitor or keep checking? Awards especially saver come and go multiple times a day
There's outbound through WAW on Jun 30 but no return thus far on July 4
You realize its summer?

First of all thank you so much for your help. - I know its summer, last year July I was able to book 6 round trip tickets NY to TLV business, via Air Canada.. so there sure was much more availability  all around last summer. - This summer I'm looking June thru September, 3 adults Sun to Thu. NYC to BUD.

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Re: Aeroplan Master Thread
« Reply #1123 on: May 21, 2024, 03:11:40 PM »
Here is something else.... if i search YUL to BUD, I get the saver award below (w/ a stop in NY).... but if i search the same but from NY to BUD, they wont show this ticket at all (why?)... - I'm wondering if I can just book this anyway, and just not show up for the first leg, but instead show up for the second leg here in NY.. would i have any trouble doing so?


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Re: Aeroplan Master Thread
« Reply #1124 on: May 21, 2024, 03:46:30 PM »
Yeah. Lots of trouble. They will cancel the whole ticket when you no show for the first leg. If it's only showing availability starting in YUL, it is  married segment issue, meaning that Lufthansa isn't willing to release the seats to passengers out of JFK.
Passenger traffic  is up about 10% y/y so with supply not increasing fast enough you will see less availability.
Keep checking and be flexible. LX releases J space a couple of weeks before flights.

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Re: Aeroplan Master Thread
« Reply #1125 on: May 21, 2024, 03:56:30 PM »
Here is something else.... if i search YUL to BUD, I get the saver award below (w/ a stop in NY).... but if i search the same but from NY to BUD, they wont show this ticket at all (why?)... - I'm wondering if I can just book this anyway, and just not show up for the first leg, but instead show up for the second leg here in NY.. would i have any trouble doing so?


Award availability is by leg, your screenshot shows mixed cabin. You can very likely reproduce the same directly from NY, but like @Ploni3 pointed out, there's no skipping any leg in a trip besides the last one
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Re: Aeroplan Master Thread
« Reply #1126 on: May 21, 2024, 05:22:02 PM »
Award availability is by leg, your screenshot shows mixed cabin. You can very likely reproduce the same directly from NY, but like @Ploni3 pointed out, there's no skipping any leg in a trip besides the last one

As the bar shows the mixed cabin on this one is about 95% business, only YUL-NY is economy which is fine. I had no luck reproducing the same directly from NY.

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Re: Aeroplan Master Thread
« Reply #1127 on: May 22, 2024, 07:22:17 AM »
Here is something else.... if i search YUL to BUD, I get the saver award below (w/ a stop in NY).... but if i search the same but from NY to BUD, they wont show this ticket at all (why?)... - I'm wondering if I can just book this anyway, and just not show up for the first leg, but instead show up for the second leg here in NY.. would i have any trouble doing so?


You can try to book it and within 24 hours call Aeroplan to remove 1st leg and if they can't just cancel it online for free

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Re: Aeroplan Master Thread
« Reply #1128 on: May 22, 2024, 12:32:43 PM »
You can try to book it and within 24 hours call Aeroplan to remove 1st leg and if they can't just cancel it online for free

Great idea. - but has that actually worked before?

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Re: Aeroplan Master Thread
« Reply #1129 on: May 22, 2024, 01:25:38 PM »
Great idea. - but has that actually worked before?
I once wanted to book a a flight LGA-YUL-VIE-TLV and I couldn't find the whole trip together on their website so I booked YUL-VIE-TLV and called in, they happily added the LGA-YUL leg there was just a adjustment for the taxes. they didn't even charge me the $30 phone fee

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Re: Aeroplan Master Thread
« Reply #1130 on: May 22, 2024, 03:08:16 PM »
I once wanted to book a a flight LGA-YUL-VIE-TLV and I couldn't find the whole trip together on their website so I booked YUL-VIE-TLV and called in, they happily added the LGA-YUL leg there was just a adjustment for the taxes. they didn't even charge me the $30 phone fee

Nice. -  Thank you all for such great feedback and advise.

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Re: Aeroplan Master Thread
« Reply #1131 on: June 07, 2024, 01:28:49 PM »
Trying to book NYC-ZRH but gives me an error when checking out, I called in and they said that they can't book right now LX, does it make sense? anyone know any workaround?

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Re: Aeroplan Master Thread
« Reply #1132 on: June 07, 2024, 03:06:29 PM »
Trying to book NYC-ZRH but gives me an error when checking out, I called in and they said that they can't book right now LX, does it make sense? anyone know any workaround?


An error occurred and we were not able to complete the process. Please try again.(Error code: [36803])

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Re: Aeroplan Master Thread
« Reply #1133 on: June 09, 2024, 04:57:24 PM »

An error occurred and we were not able to complete the process. Please try again.(Error code: [36803])
I also got this error code when trying to book LX so I called them (Surprisingly they called me back less then 3 minutes later!) and they said there's no availability - a.k.a. phantom results.
Interestingly I also had this error when trying to book LOT (not sure if same error code) but after many attempts the booking went thru (I didn't ask agent about this flight's availability)
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Re: Aeroplan Master Thread
« Reply #1134 on: June 09, 2024, 08:34:01 PM »
I also got this error code when trying to book LX so I called them (Surprisingly they called me back less then 3 minutes later!) and they said there's no availability - a.k.a. phantom results.
Interestingly I also had this error when trying to book LOT (not sure if same error code) but after many attempts the booking went thru (I didn't ask agent about this flight's availability)
I've been trying for the last 3 days just keeps on getting back the same error.

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Re: Aeroplan Master Thread
« Reply #1135 on: June 10, 2024, 11:34:39 AM »
I've been trying for the last 3 days just keeps on getting back the same error.
Call them to ask if it's actually available 

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Re: Aeroplan Master Thread
« Reply #1136 on: June 17, 2024, 06:07:06 AM »
Question regarding refund of a points ticket:

I booked a points ticket from Maldives to Dubai (part of my way back from Maldives) but the due to the travel ban of Israel I am hesitant to travel to MLE and want to cancel my trip. In the past (twice) I called Aeroplan about cancelling my tickets due to circumstances (1) I was stuck in Southeast Asia with my child in the Hospital, (2) October 8th flights TLV-Dubai, and by both they gave no issue to cancel and refunded my points + taxes free of charge. Now I call to cancel they say I need to pay $150/ticket to cancel or $100 to change booking. I gave the War excuse “too bad”, I HUCAed and said Travel Ban “too bad”, I HUCAed and said some medical excuse “too bad”.

 Is there anything that legally or something that Aeroplan honors as an excuse to cancel free of charge?

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Re: Aeroplan Master Thread
« Reply #1137 on: June 17, 2024, 09:14:14 PM »
Question regarding refund of a points ticket:

I booked a points ticket from Maldives to Dubai (part of my way back from Maldives) but the due to the travel ban of Israel I am hesitant to travel to MLE and want to cancel my trip. In the past (twice) I called Aeroplan about cancelling my tickets due to circumstances (1) I was stuck in Southeast Asia with my child in the Hospital, (2) October 8th flights TLV-Dubai, and by both they gave no issue to cancel and refunded my points + taxes free of charge. Now I call to cancel they say I need to pay $150/ticket to cancel or $100 to change booking. I gave the War excuse “too bad”, I HUCAed and said Travel Ban “too bad”, I HUCAed and said some medical excuse “too bad”.

 Is there anything that legally or something that Aeroplan honors as an excuse to cancel free of charge?

no

and by some airlines [us ones, very possibly aeroplan also] every call gets documented on the reservation. so they can probably see all the excuses you are givng...]

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Re: Aeroplan Master Thread
« Reply #1138 on: June 18, 2024, 01:56:54 AM »
I got excited @bmw that you had an answer because you quoted the message…

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Re: Aeroplan Master Thread
« Reply #1139 on: June 18, 2024, 11:19:22 AM »
I got excited @bmw that you had an answer because you quoted the message…

He put his answer in your quote...