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Old Dec 19, 05, 10:55 am   #1
 
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Angry Star Alliance Award tickets

I have a question about Star Alliance Award Tickets? I tried to book a ticket for November 2006 and was told that they will only do it within 10 months of travel time????
Is this correct?? Most airlines use a 333 day cut-off????
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Old Dec 19, 05, 11:09 am   #2
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Who are you booking through? i.e. what program and what airline will the miles come from?

Different airlines have different rules.
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Old Dec 19, 05, 4:14 pm   #3
 
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Who are you booking through? i.e. what program and what airline will the miles come from?

Different airlines have different rules.

I have 50K US miles ....have had difficulty obtaining award tickets on US....Star Alliance trough UA has been more rewarding...Have never heard of a 10 month rule only 333 days????
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Old Dec 20, 05, 12:14 am   #4
 
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For some time there was a 90 day limit on UA->LH award bookings (this was earlier this year IIRC or late last year). I believe that one has been dropped. I think LH was overly concerned with UA's liquidity.

10 months does seem an odd figure though. This is one of those "call again" times I think.
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Old Dec 20, 05, 6:49 am   #5
 
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I was even told once by UA that SK doesn't release seats for a *A award booking until one month before departure. I found that hard to believe, but then I've never been offered SK in any of my trips - it's always LH LH LH!!!
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Old Dec 20, 05, 7:40 am   #6
 
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Thanks for the info! I will call reservations again. I find it very difficult to get award tickets on US.....almost everything is sold out
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Old Dec 21, 05, 1:15 pm   #7
 
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i'm trying to get a star alliance award travel in april LON-LAS. using 80,000 US miles for business tix. can get there on 8th alright, but 15th coming home---- nothing---> I think this is one of those things- keep trying see what you get. right now i'm booked in economy on 14th through LAX on UA. i can change this to another stopover city, date, and hopefully business class w/o charge. however if avaiability on NZ or US opens up I"ll have to pay a $50 change fee. annoying.
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