Old Feb 20, 10, 10:34 am
Jaimito Cartero
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Join Date: Sep 2003
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My mostly KE booking, last week.

I used 120k SkyPiles last week to book PHX-SEA (AS), SEA-ICN (KE), ICN-CGK (KE), CGK-HKG (CI), HKG-ICN (KE), ICN-SEA (KE) and SEA-PHX (AS), all in Biz or FC on domestic segments.

It was one of the hardest routings I've ever had to try and get. The agent originally tried booking it via KL through Europe. No luck. Then using DL flights, but came up with a 320k total.

I had mentioned the KE routing at the beginning of the call, but the agent didn't pursue it, until I wouldn't accept the high mileage itins she came up with.

After a lot of spoon feeding, and being told erroneous info (such as no KE flights on certain dates, no CI flights out of CGK), and 82 minutes later, I had booked the flight. Not perfect, since there is a forced overnight in ICN, but not bad in the overall scheme of things. $40 something in taxes.
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