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Old Dec 29, 11, 4:08 am   #1
 
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15K 9W miles to be used.

Dear all,

Between the wife and I, we have a total of 15K miles that will no doubt expire within the next year.

I am thinking of booking a OW MAA-CMB for 4K in Y as there is no J on the flight I specifically need. Basically it joins up a LHR-SIN-MAA // CMB-SIN-LHR.

Cash price is 85 but using 4K miles, i am only paying 26.

Not the greatest saving but better than letting the miles go down the pan.

Can anyone think of a better use?

I have got nothing planned. I could do day trips when i am in India in May. Don't mind travelling in Y either.
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Old Dec 29, 11, 7:40 am   #2
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that would be decent use of the miles given the fact that you don't have much to work with....any saving is better than no saving at all....
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Old Dec 30, 11, 1:33 pm   #3
 
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MAA-CMB almost never goes full in biz - try redeeming for another date and waitlisting - it's a risk, but if you are taking the evening departure - I believe that is 9W 252 if not wrong - then your chances are good of getting a seat (its a 16 seater aircraft vs 8 in biz)
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Old Dec 31, 11, 7:46 am   #4
 
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MAA-CMB almost never goes full in biz - try redeeming for another date and waitlisting - it's a risk, but if you are taking the evening departure - I believe that is 9W 252 if not wrong - then your chances are good of getting a seat (its a 16 seater aircraft vs 8 in biz)
What I am going to do is book a Y seat with my wife's miles and wait list in J using my miles.

Unfortunately I am restricted to one flight on a specific date (4th may 2012 0130 dep) as this is a quick 3 day trip for a close friends wedding. Worst comes to worst, I will go in Y for a 1 hr flight.
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Old Jan 2, 12, 7:19 am   #5
 
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Y seat has been confirmed but i was shocked to hear that my status with 9W is not good enough for them to waitlist me for a reward seat in premiere.

Another reason why Kingclub is better than JetPrivilege.

I have same status on both: Kingclub Red VS JetPrivilege Blueplus. No problems with Kingfisher about waitlisting on a premium cabin.

I have had enough of Jet and their stingy FF program.
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Old Jan 3, 12, 1:16 pm   #6
 
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WL in any cabin is not tier restricted. You were getting BS from another incompetent 9W agent. Just hang up and call back a while later.
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Old Jan 5, 12, 1:34 am   #7
 
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WL in any cabin is not tier restricted. You were getting BS from another incompetent 9W agent. Just hang up and call back a while later.
Thanks for letting me know, i have am waitlisted on the flight.
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Old Jan 6, 12, 11:54 am   #8
 
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Thanks for letting me know, i have am waitlisted on the flight.
Glad to help - 9W cc can be totally incompetent with lazy agents making up their own rules because they don't want to work.
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