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Old Aug 14, 12, 12:12 pm   #1
 
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LH.com POS US availability

Hi there,

if I see KVS availability on LH I know it its POS US. Does that mean LH US hotline will be able to issue the ticket for me even if I am paying with a German CC?

Seeing availability in W on KVS, while lh.de gives me H fares only on FRA-MEX r/t. So quite some money in that case.

Thanks for any info.

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Old Aug 14, 12, 1:31 pm   #2
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if I see KVS availability on LH I know it its POS US. Does that mean LH US hotline will be able to issue the ticket for me even if I am paying with a German CC?

Seeing availability in W on KVS, while lh.de gives me H fares only on FRA-MEX r/t. So quite some money in that case.

Thanks for any info.
Essentially, yes -- you can take advantage of the more favourable US POS Availability by calling LH Reservations in the US, as long as the Fare does not have a Sales Country restriction (the Fare in question does not):

[KVS Availability Tool 7.0.3/Diamond - Sabre: FRA-MEX/LH/WKRCDEW/930 USD]
Code:
[Sales Restrictions]
EXTENSION OF TICKET VALIDITY IS NOT PERMITTED.
      NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.
        SALES RESTRICTIONS/ SEQUENTIAL USE OF FLIGHT
        COUPONS
        OTHER CONDITIONS
        SEQUENTIAL USE OF FLIGHT COUPONS - THIS FARE IS
        ONLY VALID IF THE FLIGHTS ARE TAKEN IN THE BOOKED
        SEQUENCE. OTHERWISE THE FARE WILL BE RECALCULATED
        BASED ON THE ACTUAL FLIGHT ROUTING.
       RESPECTIVE REISSUE MUST BE DONE AS DESCRIBED IN
       GGAIRLHPT5INFO - OUT OF SEQUENCE REISSUE /1A USER/
             GC.LH - GP.68 /1G USER/
             G/AIR/LH0 - CAT TICKETING /1P USER/
             ESERVICE.SABRE.COM - CAT TICKETING /1S USER/
             S.LHB/TICKETING /1V USER/

[Rule Application & Other Conditions]
NOTE - THE FOLLOWING TEXT IS INFORMATIONAL AND NOT
VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.
LEISURE FARES FROM GERMANY TO MEXICO AND CARIBBEAN
APPLICATION
 AREA
  THESE FARES APPLY
   FROM GERMANY
   TO MEXICO
   ANDINTERNATIONAL POINTS IN THE CARIBBEAN AREA.
 CLASS OF SERVICE
  THESE FARES APPLY FOR ECONOMY CLASS SERVICE.
 CAPACITY LIMITATIONS
  THE CARRIER SHALL LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS
   CARRIED ON ANY ONE FLIGHT AT FARES GOVERNED BY
   THIS RULE AND SUCH FARES WILL NOT NECESSARILY BE
   AVAILABLE ON ALL FLIGHTS. THE NUMBER OF SEATS,
   WHICH THE CARRIER SHALL MAKE AVAILABLE ON A GIVEN
   FLIGHT, WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE CARRIER$S BEST
   JUDGEMENT.
 OTHER CONDITIONS
  MILEAGE UPGRADE FOR BOOKING CLASSES K/ L/ E/ P/ T
  NOT PERMITTED.

[Seasonality]
PERMITTED 24MAY THROUGH 19JUN OR 16AUG THROUGH 23OCT
ON THE OUTBOUND TRANSATLANTIC SECTOR. SEASON IS BASED
ON DATE OF ORIGIN.

[Flight Application]
THE FARE COMPONENT MUST INCLUDE TRAVEL VIA EACH
TRANSATLANTIC SECTOR ON
    ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING
        ANY LH FLIGHT OPERATED BY AC
        ANY LH FLIGHT OPERATED BY LH
        ANY LH FLIGHT OPERATED BY LX
        ANY LH FLIGHT OPERATED BY OS
        ANY LH FLIGHT OPERATED BY SN
        ANY LH FLIGHT OPERATED BY UA
        ANY LH FLIGHT OPERATED BY VO.

[Advance Reservations/Ticketing]
CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS FOR ALL SECTORS ARE REQUIRED AT
LEAST 1 DAY BEFORE DEPARTURE.
TICKETING MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN 72 HOURS AFTER
RESERVATIONS ARE MADE OR AT LEAST 1 DAY BEFORE
DEPARTURE WHICHEVER IS EARLIER.
      NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.
       WAITLIST NOT PERMITTED AT TIME OF TICKETING.
       ---
         DUE TO AUTOMATED TICKETING DEADLINE CONTROL
         DIFFERENCE COULD EXIST BETWEEN THE FARE RULE
         LAST TICKETING DATE AND THE SYSTEM GENERATED
         TICKETING DEADLINE MESSAGE.
         THE MORE RESTRICTIVE TICKETING DEADLINE APPLIES.

[Minimum Stay]
TRAVEL FROM INBOUND TRANSATLANTIC SECTOR MUST COMMENCE
NO EARLIER THAN 6 DAYS AFTER DEPARTURE OF THE OUTBOUND
TRANSATLANTIC SECTOR.
OR - TRAVEL FROM INBOUND TRANSATLANTIC SECTOR MUST
     COMMENCE NO EARLIER THAN THE FIRST SUN AFTER
     DEPARTURE OF THE OUTBOUND TRANSATLANTIC SECTOR.

[Maximum Stay]
TRAVEL FROM LAST STOPOVER MUST COMMENCE NO LATER THAN
12 MONTHS AFTER DEPARTURE FROM FARE ORIGIN.
      NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.
       IF DESIRED RETURN FLIGHT CANNOT BE BOOKED AS DATE
       IS OUTSIDE SYSTEM BOOKING RANGE OF 360 DAYS
       IN ADVANCE AN ALTERNATIVE FLIGHT MUST BE BOOKED
       FOR TICKET ISSUANCE.ANY LATER REBOOKING TO DESIRED
       DATE -WITHIN MAXIMUM VALIDITY- IS ONLY POSSIBLE IF
       PERMITTED BY FARE NOTE AND REQUIRES REBOOKING FEE
       IF APPLICABLE.

[Stopovers]
1 STOPOVER PERMITTED IN EACH DIRECTION AT EUR 75.00
    1 IN AREA 1 IN EACH DIRECTION.
      NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.
       EACH STOPOVER TAKEN UTILIZES A PERMITTED TRANSFER.
       -----------
       UNLESS RESTRICTED BY ROUTING ATTACHED TO FARE
       RECORDS.

[Transfers]
5 TRANSFERS PERMITTED IN EACH DIRECTION.
      3 PERMITTED IN AREA 2 IN EACH DIRECTION
      2 PERMITTED IN AREA 1 IN EACH DIRECTION.
FARE BREAK SURFACE SECTORS NOT PERMITTED AND EMBEDDED
SURFACE SECTORS PERMITTED ON THE FARE COMPONENT.
      NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.
       UNLESS RESTRICTED BY ROUTING ATTACHED TO FARE
       RECORDS.

[Surcharges]
ORIGINATING FRA -
THE PROVISIONS BELOW APPLY ONLY AS FOLLOWS -
WHEN TICKETS ARE SOLD IN IRAN.
AND - IF INFANT WITHOUT A SEAT PSGR UNDER 2.
  THERE IS NO FUEL SURCHARGE PER DIRECTION.
      NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.
       SALE OF THIS FARE IS PERMITTED WORLDWIDE.
       THIS SURCHARGE IS ONLY APPLICABLE WHEN TICKETS ARE
       SOLD IN ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN.
ORIGINATING FRA -
THE PROVISIONS BELOW APPLY ONLY AS FOLLOWS -
WHEN TICKETS ARE SOLD IN IRAN.
  FUEL SURCHARGE OF EUR 132.00 PER DIRECTION WILL BE
  ADDED TO THE APPLICABLE FARE.
      NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.
       SALE OF THIS FARE IS PERMITTED WORLDWIDE.
       THIS SURCHARGE IS ONLY APPLICABLE WHEN TICKETS ARE
       SOLD IN ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN.
ORIGINATING AREA 1 -
THE PROVISIONS BELOW APPLY ONLY AS FOLLOWS -
WHEN TICKETS ARE SOLD IN IRAN.
AND - IF INFANT WITHOUT A SEAT PSGR UNDER 2.
  THERE IS NO FUEL SURCHARGE PER DIRECTION.
      NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.
       SALE OF THIS FARE IS PERMITTED WORLDWIDE.
       THIS SURCHARGE IS ONLY APPLICABLE WHEN TICKETS ARE
       SOLD IN ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN.
ORIGINATING AREA 1 -
THE PROVISIONS BELOW APPLY ONLY AS FOLLOWS -
WHEN TICKETS ARE SOLD IN IRAN.
  FUEL SURCHARGE OF USD 120.00 PER DIRECTION WILL BE
  ADDED TO THE APPLICABLE FARE.
      NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.
       SALE OF THIS FARE IS PERMITTED WORLDWIDE.
       THIS SURCHARGE IS ONLY APPLICABLE WHEN TICKETS ARE
       SOLD IN ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN.

[Penalties]
CANCELLATIONS

  ANY TIME
    CHARGE EUR 180.00 FOR CANCEL/NO-SHOW/REFUND.
    WAIVED FOR DEATH OF PASSENGER OR FAMILY MEMBER.
      NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.
       THE FOLLOWING RULES APPLY PER PRICING UNIT.
       WHEN COMBINING FARES THE MOST RESTRICTIVE
       CANCELLATION CONDITIONS APPLY FOR THE ENTIRE
       TICKET.
       --------
       CHILD DISCOUNT DOES NOT APPLY.
       INFANT FREE OF CHARGE.
       --------
       WAIVERS MUST BE EVIDENCED BY DEATH CERTIFICATE.
       --------
       FULL REFUND PERMITTED BEFORE DEPARTURE IN CASE OF
       REJECTION OF VISA.
       EMBASSY STATEMENT REQUIRED.
       --------
       REFUND OF UNUSED FEES AND TAXES PERMITTED.
       UNLESS APPLICABLE OW/RT FARE PLUS TAXES FOR ACTUAL
       TRAVEL IS HIGHER THAN WHOLE ORIGINAL TICKET. IN
       THIS CASE NO TAX OR FEE REFUND WILL BE PERMITTED.
       EXCEPTION-
       THE TICKET PURCHASER IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR A REFUND
       OF THE PASSENGER FACILITY CHARGE TAX ON UNUSED/
       NONREFUNDABLE OR EXPIRED TICKETS.
       --------
       THE OPTIONAL PAYMENT CHARGE WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.

CHANGES

  BEFORE DEPARTURE
    CHARGE EUR 120.00 FOR REISSUE/REVALIDATION.
    WAIVED FOR DEATH OF PASSENGER OR FAMILY MEMBER.
      NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.
       WAIVERS MUST BE EVIDENCED BY DEATH CERTIFICATE.
       --------
       THE FOLLOWING RULES APPLY PER FARE COMPONENT
       /DIRECTION.
       EXCEPTION- CHANGE FEE WILL BE THE HIGHEST OF ANY
       CHANGED FARE COMPONENT IN THE ITINERARY.
       --------
       CHILD DISCOUNT DOES NOT APPLY.
       INFANT WITHOUT SEAT FREE OF CHARGE.
       --------
       CHANGES NOT PERMITTED IN CASE OF NO SHOW.
       PLS REFER TO REFUND SECTION IF APPLICABLE.
       --------
       CHANGES PERMITTED FOR REROUTING/REBOOKING.
       PROVIDED THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE COMPLIED
       WITH-
       REROUTING/REBOOKING PERMITTED PROVIDED ALL
       CONDITIONS OF THE NEW FARE INCLUDING ADVANCE
       PURCHASE ARE COMPLIED WITH IRRESPECTIVE IF CHANGE
       OCCURS TO OUTBOUND OR INBOUND FLIGHT.
       WHEN THE NEW ITINERARY RESULTS IN A HIGHER FARE
       THE DIFFERENCE WILL BE COLLECTED - AND - THE
       CHANGE FEE WILL BE APPLIED.
       WHEN THE NEW ITINERAY RESULTS IN A LOWER FARE A
       CREDIT OF THE RESIDUAL AMOUNT WILL BE MADE - AND -
       THE CHANGE FEE WILL BE APPLIED.
       --------
       REVALIDATION/REBOOKING/REROUTING MUST BE
       FINALIZED BEFORE DEPARTURE OF THE ORIGINAL FLIGHT
       BEING CHANGED PROVIDED ALL CONDITIONS INCLUDING
       ADVANCE PURCHASE ARE COMPLIED WITH.
       IF NOT DONE BEFORE ORIGINAL FLIGHT BEING CHANGED
       TICKET WILL ONLY BE VALID FOR REFUND OR NOT
       APPLICABLE AT ALL.
       REISSUE/MCO ISSUANCE MUST BE MADE WITHIN 24 HOURS
       AFTER CHANGE OF RESERVATION BUT NOT LATER THAN
       DEPARTURE OF THE ORIGINAL FLIGHT BEING CHANGED.
       IF NOT DONE WITHIN 24 HOURS AFTER CHANGE OF
       RESERVATION AND BEFORE DEPARTURE OF THE ORIGINAL
       FLIGHT BEING CHANGED TICKET WILL ONLY BE VALID
       FOR REFUND OR NOT APPLICABLE AT ALL.

AFTER DEPARTURE
    CHARGE EUR 120.00 FOR REISSUE/REVALIDATION.
    WAIVED FOR DEATH OF PASSENGER OR FAMILY MEMBER.
      NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.
       WAIVERS MUST BE EVIDENCED BY DEATH CERTIFICATE.
       -------
       THE FOLLOWING RULES APPLY PER FARE COMPONENT
       /DIRECTION.
       EXCEPTION- CHANGE FEE WILL BE THE HIGHEST OF ANY
       CHANGED FARE COMPONENT IN THE ITINERARY.
       --------
       CHILD DISCOUNT DOES NOT APPLY.
       INFANT WITHOUT SEAT FREE OF CHARGE.
       --------
       CHANGES NOT PERMITTED IN CASE OF NO SHOW.
       PLS REFER TO REFUND SECTION IF APPLICABLE.
       --------
       CHANGES PERMITTED FOR REROUTING/REBOOKING.
       PROVIDED THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE COMPLIED
       WITH-
       REROUTING/REBOOKING PERMITTED PROVIDED ALL
       CONDITIONS OF THE NEW FARE EXCEPT ADVANCE PURCHASE
        ARE COMPLIED WITH.
       WHEN THE NEW ITINERARY RESULTS IN A HIGHER FARE
       THE DIFFERENCE WILL BE COLLECTED - AND - THE
       CHANGE FEE WILL BE APPLIED.
       WHEN THE NEW ITINERAY RESULTS IN A LOWER FARE A
       CREDIT OF THE RESIDUAL AMOUNT WILL BE MADE - AND -
       THE CHANGE FEE WILL BE APPLIED.
       --------
       REVALIDATION/REBOOKING/REROUTING MUST BE
       FINALIZED BEFORE DEPARTURE OF THE ORIGINAL FLIGHT
       BEING CHANGED PROVIDED ALL CONDITIONS EXCEPT
       ADVANCE PURCHASE ARE COMPLIED WITH.
       IF NOT DONE BEFORE ORIGINAL FLIGHT BEING CHANGED
       TICKET WILL ONLY BE VALID FOR REFUND OR NOT
       APPLICABLE AT ALL.
       REISSUE/MCO ISSUANCE MUST BE MADE WITHIN 24 HOURS
       AFTER CHANGE OF RESERVATION BUT NOT LATER THAN
       DEPARTURE OF THE ORIGINAL FLIGHT BEING CHANGED.
       IF NOT DONE WITHIN 24 HOURS AFTER CHANGE OF
       RESERVATION AND BEFORE DEPARTURE OF THE ORIGINAL
       FLIGHT BEING CHANGED TICKET WILL ONLY BE VALID
       FOR REFUND OR NOT APPLICABLE AT ALL.

[Combinations]
END-ON-END
  END-ON-END COMBINATIONS PERMITTED WITH FARES WITHIN
  AREA 1. VALIDATE ALL FARE COMPONENTS. SIDE TRIPS
  PERMITTED WITH NO RESTRICTIONS.
  PROVIDED -
    COMBINATIONS ARE FOR CARRIER UA/AC.
OPEN JAWS/ROUND TRIPS/CIRCLE TRIPS
  FARES MAY BE COMBINED ON A HALF ROUND TRIP BASIS
  -TO FORM SINGLE OR DOUBLE OPEN JAWS
   MILEAGE OF THE OPEN SEGMENT MUST BE EQUAL/LESS THAN
   MILEAGE OF THE LONGEST FLOWN FARE COMPONENT.
  -TO FORM ROUND TRIPS
  -TO FORM CIRCLE TRIPS
   A MAXIMUM OF TWO INTERNATIONAL FARE COMPONENTS
   PERMITTED.
  PROVIDED -
    COMBINATIONS ARE WITH ANY FARE FOR CARRIER LH/UA/
    AC
    OR FOR CARRIER OS/LX/SN IN ANY RULE IN TARIFF
    IPRA    - BETWEEN USA/CA-AREA 2/3 AND GUAM-AREA 2
    IPRAI   - BETWEEN THE USA/CANADA-AREA 2/3 VIA ATL
    IPRSAA2 - BETWEEN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE-AREA 2
    VIA ATL
    IPRSAA3 - SOUTH ATLANTIC/CENTRAL/SOUTH AMERICA/
    MEXICO/CARIBBEAN/GREENLAND/ST PIERRE ET MIQUELON -
    AREA 3.

[HIP/Mileage Exceptions]
THE HIGHER INTERMEDIATE POINT RULE DOES NOT APPLY FOR
STOPOVERS.

[Ticket Endorsement]
THE ORIGINAL AND THE REISSUED TICKET MUST BE ANNOTATED
- FL/CNX/CHG RESTRICTED - AND - CHECK FARE NOTE - IN
THE ENDORSEMENT BOX.

[Children Discounts]
CNN/ACCOMPANIED CHILD PSGR 2-11 - CHARGE 75 PERCENT OF
  THE FARE.
      TICKET DESIGNATOR - CH AND DISCOUNT PERCENT.
  MUST BE ACCOMPANIED ON ALL FLIGHTS IN THE SAME
    COMPARTMENT BY ADULT PSGR 12 OR OLDER.
      NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.
       FOR CHILDREN TURNING 12 YEARS ENROUTE - ADULT FARE
       HAS TO BE USED FOR THE ENTIRE JOURNEY.
OR - INS/INFANT WITH A SEAT PSGR UNDER 2 - CHARGE 75
       PERCENT OF THE FARE.
           TICKET DESIGNATOR - CH AND DISCOUNT PERCENT.
       MUST BE ACCOMPANIED ON ALL FLIGHTS IN THE SAME
         COMPARTMENT BY ADULT PSGR 12 OR OLDER.
OR - INF/INFANT WITHOUT A SEAT PSGR UNDER 2 - CHARGE 10
       PERCENT OF THE FARE.
           TICKET DESIGNATOR - IN AND DISCOUNT PERCENT.
       MUST BE ACCOMPANIED ON ALL FLIGHTS IN THE SAME
         COMPARTMENT BY ADULT PSGR 12 OR OLDER.
      NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.
       FOR INFANTS TURNING 2 YEARS ENROUTE - DUE TO
       SAFETY REGULATIONS - A BOOKED SEAT WILL BE
       REQUIRED FOR THE REMAINING PORTIONS OF THE
       JOURNEY. WHEN A SEPARATE SEAT IS REQUIRED ON A
       PORTION OF THE JOURNEY - CHILD FARE HAS TO BE
       USED FOR THE ENTIRE JOURNEY.
OR - UNN/UNACCOMPANIED CHILD PSGR 5-11. ID REQUIRED -
       CHARGE 75 PERCENT OF THE FARE.
           TICKET DESIGNATOR - CH AND DISCOUNT PERCENT.
      NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.
       UNACCOMPANIED CHILD UNDER 5 YEARS OF AGE WILL NOT
       BE ACCEPTED FOR CARRIAGE. SERVICE CHARGE FOR
       UNACCOMPANIED CHILD APPLIES.
       FOR FURTHER INFO PLEASE CHECK GGAIRLHPT11INFO.

[Tour Conductor Discounts]
      NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.
       DISCOUNTS NOT PERMITTED.

[Agent Discounts]
      NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.
       AGENT DISCOUNTS NOT PERMITTED.

[Eligibility]
NO ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS APPLY.

[Day/Time]
NO DAY/TIME TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS APPLY.

[Blackout Dates]
NO BLACKOUT DATES APPLY.

[Accompanied Travel]
ACCOMPANIED TRAVEL NOT REQUIRED.

[Travel Restrictions]
NO TRAVEL DATE RESTRICTIONS APPLY.

[All Other Discounts]
NO DISCOUNTS FOR OTHERS.

[Miscellaneous Provisions]
NO PROVISIONS APPLY.

[Fare By Rule]
NOT APPLICABLE.

[Groups]
NO GROUP PROVISIONS APPLY.

[Tours]
NO TOUR PROVISIONS APPLY.

[Visit Another Country]
NO VISIT ANOTHER COUNTRY PROVISIONS APPLY.

[Deposits]
NO DEPOSIT PROVISIONS APPLY.

[Voluntary Changes]
NO VOLUNTARY CHANGES DATA FOUND.

[Voluntary Refunds]
NO VOLUNTARY REFUNDS DATA FOUND.

[Negotiated Fares]
NOT APPLICABLE.

[International Construction]
NOT A CONSTRUCTED FARE
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Old Aug 14, 12, 2:09 pm   #3
 
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Cool, thanks that info! Appreciate it
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Old Aug 14, 12, 11:00 pm   #4
 
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You can also go to Expedia.com and purchase it there - have done so quite a few times when Lufthansa had only Y/B available for a last-minute domestic flight, yet US-POS showed W-class...

Greetings - Dirk
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Old Aug 15, 12, 1:29 am   #5
 
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Interestingly, when I check on expedia.com, I get V availability, just like shown on KVS. But the price is the same as the V and H fare combination on lh.de, which makes no sense to me.

Somebody have an idea?
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Old Aug 15, 12, 2:21 am   #6
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Expedia and other US POS OTAs will not have access to the 'vorzugpreise' ie the preferred fares TA/OTAs in Germany have. This can make a difference of 35-100 on the base fare. The trick around that is to have your german TA waitlist you in the lowest booking class that is available, then call the US to have your specific segment be updated with the US pos availbility and then ask your german TA to ticket with the preferred fare.
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Old Aug 15, 12, 3:07 am   #7
 
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Expedia and other US POS OTAs will not have access to the 'vorzugpreise' ie the preferred fares TA/OTAs in Germany have. This can make a difference of 35-100 on the base fare. The trick around that is to have your german TA waitlist you in the lowest booking class that is available, then call the US to have your specific segment be updated with the US pos availbility and then ask your german TA to ticket with the preferred fare.
Hehe okay! That sounds very complicatd all of a sudden
But thanks for the useful insight!

Slightly OT: Is it possible to change a return ticket BOS-FRA-TXL to JFK-FRA-TXL. Ticket is in S and issued in Germany. I remember that I once changed YUL-FRA into JFK-FRA without any problems, so I was hoping to do the same again?!

Best regards,
Moritz
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