HP to India via NW?

Old May 1, 05, 7:42 am
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HP to India via NW?

Has anyone had luck getting award tix to India using Flightfund via NW? I called FF and was told they don't offer it, even though it is on HP's website.At only 60K miles it seems to be the cheapest way to get there compared to redeeming miles on BA or Virgen.Looks like NW has service via AMS only.
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Old May 2, 05, 11:09 am
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Originally Posted by kikokona
Has anyone had luck getting award tix to India using Flightfund via NW? I called FF and was told they don't offer it, even though it is on HP's website.At only 60K miles it seems to be the cheapest way to get there compared to redeeming miles on BA or Virgen.Looks like NW has service via AMS only.
NW only appears to service Mumbai with its own aircraft (via AMS). Delhi is served by a codeshare with KLM, which because the flight is on KLM aircraft would not be available to you using HP miles.

If it is Mumbai you are trying to get to, it clearly states on HP's website that NW is a FF option. It is possible the person you spoke with isn't fully informed. Did you speak with the International Awards desk? If not, call Flight Fund back and ask to speak to them directly.

The other options is, if you're serious about it, submit a request for what you want (specifying NW only) and see what they come back with. Though I will also say that if you have the extra 20K miles, I'd certainly go with Virgin over NW, if available. The overall experience is MUCH better, especially in economy given that NW uses an old DC-10 on that route. Virgin, though, only serves Delhi and not Mumbai, so it definitely depends on where you want to go and the number of miles you can or will part with.
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Old May 2, 05, 11:35 am
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Red face Try for PE first.

I can't speak about the service to India, but as someone who has flown VS coach and PE, I would definitely spring for the extra 40k(if you have the miles) and get a Premium Economy award. India is a long way to fly in VS Y.
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