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One way/Round trip:either
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:up to 3
From: Ben Gurion, Israel
To: King Shaka Intl, Durban
To: Johannesburg
Departure dates: December 2016
Return airports: Ben Gurion, Israel
Return dates:  December2016
Class: Regular
Seats: 2


Author Topic: SkyTeam Award Search Tips  (Read 223198 times)

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #465 on: January 29, 2020, 10:15:51 PM »
Want to book AF in J JFK-CDG. Any way around the $209.44 fees?
JL miles is available.
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #466 on: January 29, 2020, 10:16:46 PM »
sorry for the noob q. but how do you tell what dl availability is bookable thru partners?
Search on VS or call them.
Also you can search daily on AF or KLM.
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #467 on: January 30, 2020, 10:44:17 AM »
JL miles is available.

Thanks. However, I only have UR, no MT.

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #468 on: June 16, 2020, 09:44:08 PM »
Is there such a thing as an airline only charging partial yq?
Af metal from lax to ppt in business as per matrix the yq is 500$+ for ow . When searching on af it pulls up 214$ yq for that route. What's up with that ?(obviously not complaining just concerned it might actually be more)
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #469 on: June 16, 2020, 10:03:08 PM »
Is there such a thing as an airline only charging partial yq?
Af metal from lax to ppt in business as per matrix the yq is 500$+ for ow . When searching on af it pulls up 214$ yq for that route. What's up with that ?(obviously not complaining just concerned it might actually be more)
YQ is $14, YR is $500.

Don't know what calculations they use, but the amounts they show are the amounts you pay.
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #470 on: June 16, 2020, 11:35:30 PM »
What's the difference between yg and yr ? According to what i found from a quick Google search it's just another name or type of fuel surcharges
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #471 on: June 16, 2020, 11:48:07 PM »
*yq
Regardless my real question is if i would want to book this flight thru a partner passes on fuel surcharges should i  expect to pay the 500 or it can be same as what af charges
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #472 on: June 17, 2020, 12:45:14 AM »
*yq
Regardless my real question is if i would want to book this flight thru a partner passes on fuel surcharges should i  expect to pay the 500 or it can be same as what af charges
If available through Delta, should be much less taxes / fees then what AF charges (likely just $5.60). Might be more miles though.

Donít think any other partners would be more then AF
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #473 on: June 17, 2020, 09:59:16 AM »
Yes dl is 100k plus 5.60 (kinda equals out in value )
I did call KE to price it and got quoted 90k plus $524 for the one way (mileage is same for ow and rt just taxes are halved) which matches exactly matrix but maybe I'd get a different rate if i HUCA . Also when i search the cash fare for this flight on AF it does show the 500 YR in the price breakdown so maybe its just some kind of special discount AF offers on award tickets booked with flying blue but not partners.  Thoughts?
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #474 on: June 18, 2020, 04:14:03 PM »
Are there any skyteam members or air france partners that allow stopovers on a one way award and allow to mix partners
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #475 on: August 04, 2020, 02:55:55 PM »
if i book a delta flight now with air france points, am i still able to take advantage of Delta's flight change waivers through end of august? not clear that applies to award flights through partners (and honestly not sure how banking amount of cost would work for more/less expensive flights). anyone have a better sense/reference that there will be some sort of change protection?

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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #476 on: November 25, 2020, 09:23:57 AM »
Its the 2nd time I went into Delta to modify the flight for free and was able to get the same flight for 3k less per person. so far i saved myself 18K!
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Re: SkyTeam Award Search Tips
« Reply #477 on: December 07, 2020, 01:38:15 PM »
Question:
When you search in the DL App for award flights, it shows that you will earn miles & MQM on many AF/KLM award flights, however, is that real?? Anyone with any experience on it, I don't wonna call a representative ask about it.
I need to decide if I should book a DL flight or AF.
Thanks for anyone who can clarify it.