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Redeeming an award ticket. Award availability and miles needed

Redeeming an award ticket. Award availability and miles needed

Old Nov 24, 18, 8:06 am
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Redeeming an award ticket. Award availability and miles needed

Looking to book a Business award ticket SIN-KIX 21st March and KIX-SIN 25th March 2019. Should cost 42k miles from the award table.

Any idea how much does it cost in miles + taxes and my airline options (looking for the shortest travel duration and would need to arrive at KIX by 6-7pm local time for a meeting) ? I cannot check because I am slightly short on miles and will need to purchase the miles. Any kind souls willing to help me to search? If there is a redemption available I might as well take advantage of the 100% bonus miles when purchasing.

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Old Nov 24, 18, 9:29 am
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The only availability on direct flights currently is:

03/21/2019
SIN-KIX: SQ618
Dep: Thu 21 March 2019 - 01:30
Arr: Thu 21 March 2019 - 08:45

03/25/2019
KIX-SIN: SQ619
Dep: Mon 25 March 2019 - 11:00
Arr: Mon 25 March 2019 - 17:10

42,000 Miles
€ 53.82
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Old Nov 24, 18, 9:35 am
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Originally Posted by Chiller3333 View Post
The only availability on direct flights currently is:

03/21/2019
SIN-KIX: SQ618
Dep: Thu 21 March 2019 - 01:30
Arr: Thu 21 March 2019 - 08:45

03/25/2019
KIX-SIN: SQ619
Dep: Mon 25 March 2019 - 11:00
Arr: Mon 25 March 2019 - 17:10

42,000 Miles
Ä 53.82
Thank you. I tried purchasing the miles and received this error: Your authentication could not be completed because of a system error. If this happens consistently, please contact your CSR.
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Old Nov 24, 18, 9:19 pm
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Look at this thread. You'll see that there seems to be a technical issue with the purchase of award miles, possibly because of too many people trying to do that at the same time.
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Old Nov 26, 18, 1:15 pm
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I had this issue when I wanted to buy miles some months ago - rejected my credit card each time I tried. Finally called customer service and they sighed, and said "I will record this now. Are you ok ? Fine, then tell me now your credit card data".
From what I saw when the new window for the credit card data opened, the miles purchase seems to be processed by a bank (another one than the normal ticket purchases ?) - so maybe they have some issues with some of the credit card data ?
I have a foreign credit card, and sometimes also had issues in shops in Athens.
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Old Nov 26, 18, 7:34 pm
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I finally managed to get it to work simply by since trying out other credit cards. Looks like the site didn't accept any debit card at all which is weird since I tend to book flights with a debit card on other airlines. Redeemed the SQ618/619 flight on business for 42K A3 miles which I think was a steal considering it cost more than 80k KF miles just for a saver waitlist.
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Old Nov 27, 18, 5:53 am
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Originally Posted by Carpacchio View Post
I had this issue when I wanted to buy miles some months ago - rejected my credit card each time I tried. Finally called customer service and they sighed, and said "I will record this now. Are you ok ? Fine, then tell me now your credit card data".
From what I saw when the new window for the credit card data opened, the miles purchase seems to be processed by a bank (another one than the normal ticket purchases ?) - so maybe they have some issues with some of the credit card data ?
I have a foreign credit card, and sometimes also had issues in shops in Athens.
Piraeus Bank processes the mileage purchases done wholly online too.

I donít recall that the Aegean tickets, award and otherwise, generate an obvious Piraeus Bank receipt being sent to customers, but Iíll have to look into that.
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Old Dec 3, 18, 10:41 am
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Originally Posted by AuDollar View Post
Redeemed the SQ618/619 flight on business for 42K A3 miles which I think was a steal considering it cost more than 80k KF miles just for a saver waitlist.
Shhhhh! Don't tell everyone!
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