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Award ticket search now shows Star Alliance flights

Award ticket search now shows Star Alliance flights

Old Dec 5, 17, 4:47 am
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Thumbs up Award ticket search now shows Star Alliance flights

I just went onto the A3 website to check availability to use a seat upgrade coupon and got excited as the first screen showed me seats available........I then clicked through to the next screen and saw that they weren't on the A3 flight but rather on Star Alliance partners (including connecting flights). While this is obviously very disappointing in this specific case for my upgrade, it's a great new feature on the A3 site in my opinion, as it means *A partner awards can now be booked online! I have only tried it out for this one route at the moment, which is a route that A3 fly so I'm not sure if it would work for routes that they don't fly, and I don't want to test it for the moment in case it goes through the old manual system. Even if it is limited to routes that A3 fly, it's still a very good development in my opinion.
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Old Dec 5, 17, 6:37 am
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great news! it works!!!
https://en.aegeanair.com/milesandbon...t/spend-miles/
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Old Dec 5, 17, 8:42 am
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Wow! A3 is awesome!
Just managed to redeem a flight from LIM to GIG. Works really well! ^
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Old Dec 5, 17, 9:46 am
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Well, it does not let you do a search unless you have enough miles. And the agent yesterday did not tell me this or else I would have saved the 40 Euros she charged me. This is not good as well they did not send any email alerts about this new functionality online.
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Old Dec 5, 17, 10:12 am
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Very nice! No need for the 20 euro booking fee anymore! Some remarks:
- it seems that mixed cabin bookings get priced per leg (so Biz+Eco costs more miles than Biz+Biz :/)
- it would be nice to be able to select beforehand the class
- it would be nice to only see flights with availability
And: I have no clue how to find first class flights...
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Old Dec 5, 17, 10:14 am
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More than 2 stopovers gets charged per segment even if the stopover is less than 24 hours. Mixed cabins allowed but pay per segment mileage, example, one way ticket, 25000 + 15000.
Another issue is no search allowed if you don't have the minimum number of miles.

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Old Dec 5, 17, 12:27 pm
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Fantastic news! Aegean just keeps getting better and better!

Originally Posted by ErnstH View Post
I have no clue how to find first class flights...
Quite easily!


Last edited by headingwest; Dec 5, 17 at 12:51 pm
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Old Dec 5, 17, 3:24 pm
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Excellent news! Let's hope that the next change will be to increase the number of flights permitted on an award ticket to something more reasonable (and common?), like 4 each way. And, maybe, just maybe, A3 will start allowing free stopovers too!
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Old Dec 5, 17, 3:40 pm
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Great news!
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Old Dec 5, 17, 4:25 pm
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Hope they would also include United at some point as well as some other *A partners
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Old Dec 5, 17, 5:52 pm
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Yes A3 keeps getting better but where is the Communique for customers to let them now that the search is now available online?

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Old Dec 6, 17, 1:09 am
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This is amazing! Lots of availability as well.

The only thing that they should change is replace the 'submit' button with a 'search' button. As in the past this form would directly submit your request, it is a little scary to press submit now (when youre just searching!)
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Old Dec 6, 17, 1:38 am
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Originally Posted by djjaguar64 View Post
Yes A3 keeps getting better but where is the New Alert for customers to let them now that the search is now available online?
Well thinking selfishly I hope they don't do it.....we don't want everyone picking off all those good flights!
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Old Dec 6, 17, 2:58 am
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Originally Posted by headingwest View Post
Well thinking selfishly I hope they don't do it.....we don't want everyone picking off all those good flights!
Could not agree more with you
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Old Dec 6, 17, 3:18 am
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Originally Posted by djjaguar64 View Post
Mixed cabins allowed but pay per segment mileage, example, one way ticket, 25000 + 15000.
Is that just an observation from the new online search or does it also apply to offline bookings as per T&C?
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