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Old Dec 5, 12, 2:17 am   #1261
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TPG did a US DM vs AV LM blog post yesterday...
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Old Dec 5, 12, 4:03 am   #1262
  
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TPG did a US DM vs AV LM blog post yesterday...
little bit inaccurate. SQ J/F to Australia with US DM? not in this life.

And donīt forget the CC @ AV LM. They will drive you crazy
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Old Dec 5, 12, 4:42 am   #1263
  
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SQ J's definitely possible on the SIN-Aust leg. And thank god he didn't expose any tricks.
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Old Dec 5, 12, 7:50 am   #1264
  
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SQ J's definitely possible on the SIN-Aust leg. And thank god he didn't expose any tricks.
Indeed , plenty of availability on the 777-300 (non ER regional config) on SIN-MEL. It's an angled lie flat product.
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Old Dec 5, 12, 9:19 am   #1265
  
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Oceania should be reachable in J.

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Old Dec 5, 12, 9:42 am   #1266
  
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Is it possible to get an indiviual booking like with DM?
I dont mean getting Stopovers rather telling them what routing I want to take.
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Old Dec 5, 12, 9:58 am   #1267
  
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TPG did a US DM vs AV LM blog post yesterday...
Translation into English?
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Old Dec 5, 12, 10:16 am   #1268
  
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Translation into English?
http://thepointsguy.com/2012/12/eval...liance-awards/
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Old Dec 5, 12, 11:31 am   #1269
  
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Thanks.
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Old Dec 5, 12, 5:33 pm   #1270
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little bit inaccurate. SQ J/F to Australia with US DM? not in this life.

And donīt forget the CC @ AV LM. They will drive you crazy
Better than having to feed airport codes and airlines to an US agent.
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Old Dec 5, 12, 8:11 pm   #1271
  
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I don't agree..

With USDM (IME - so far) a relatively simple (if sometimes lengthy) call gets one the preferred routing (given availability of course)

Playing with the AV/LM redemption possibilities so far has been a bit depressing... It seems one either puts in origin and destination (in my case LAX-SYD) and gets (IME) ONE choice.. (OZ via ICN in that case).... OR one uses the multi city function and pays a LOT more..

Or am I missing something (that's always possible!)
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Old Dec 5, 12, 9:15 pm   #1272
  
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Can I book award thicket for my friend ?
Is there any restrictions?
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Old Dec 5, 12, 9:18 pm   #1273
  
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Playing with the AV/LM redemption possibilities so far has been a bit depressing... It seems one either puts in origin and destination (in my case LAX-SYD) and gets (IME) ONE choice.. (OZ via ICN in that case).... OR one uses the multi city function and pays a LOT more..
Yes the online booking tool is a nuisance but you can get good resultsby choosing either the departure time or the airline. So if you want LAX-SYD on UA, you can specify UA and it will search a week around your date including indirect routings on UA, eg via SFO. Or, if you want a mixture of airlines for say SYD-LHR, when you specify a departure time from SYD you sometimes get a different list of options.
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Old Dec 5, 12, 10:59 pm   #1274
  
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Yes the online booking tool is a nuisance but you can get good resultsby choosing either the departure time or the airline. So if you want LAX-SYD on UA, you can specify UA and it will search a week around your date including indirect routings on UA, eg via SFO. Or, if you want a mixture of airlines for say SYD-LHR, when you specify a departure time from SYD you sometimes get a different list of options.
Thanks. Good to know.
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Old Dec 6, 12, 12:02 am   #1275
  
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Can I book award thicket for my friend ?
Is there any restrictions?
You can book an award ticket for anyone you like. If you do that often then I assume there's a chance (slim) that LM might audit you.
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