Quick question about changing award

Old Mar 30, 10, 2:41 pm
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Quick question about changing award

Hi,

I currently have seats in business on a SQ SIN-PEK flight in September. I am considering reworking the flight before this to arrive in DPS instead of SIN and spend a couple of days there, then continue on to SIN, since I need to be there anyway.

The way I understand it is, I could make DPS my departure, SIN a stopover, and PEK my destination. If the availability is there, I am assuming the only additional cost to me would be the reissue fee (I think something like GBP 20 and any additional taxes due to airport changes). Miles should be the same too. Also, I am hoping that I won't have to "give up" the SIN-PEK seats and hope for additional availability in order to tack on the DPS-SIN leg.

Is my understanding correct? I'd just like to have a handle on things before I call the ICC.

Thank you.
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Old Mar 31, 10, 10:26 am
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No one has any advice?
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Old Mar 31, 10, 1:18 pm
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I might be wrong but I suspect the ICC will insist that you cancel and re-book as your originating city is changing.

If you can, I would make this as a seperate booking and once that is confirmed, cancel the first. It will cost you 5 more in cancellation fee (instead of the change fee), but you can be sure you still have a flight.

Note that if you cancel your flight there is no certainty the seats will become available again - it is a gamble!
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Old Mar 31, 10, 1:41 pm
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You'd be right in assuming that's what they'll say and wrong in assuming they're correct. OP, it is perfectly acceptable to add that sector, so stick to your guns and ask for a supervisor if they give you crap. What will be diffi...pretty much impossible is finding a seat from DPS-SIN in SQ C. Even Y seats can require you to be ultra flexible.
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Old Mar 31, 10, 2:45 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyingOnceMore View Post
You'd be right in assuming that's what they'll say and wrong in assuming they're correct. OP, it is perfectly acceptable to add that sector, so stick to your guns and ask for a supervisor if they give you crap. What will be diffi...pretty much impossible is finding a seat from DPS-SIN in SQ C. Even Y seats can require you to be ultra flexible.
Thank you. I noticed C on DPS-SIN was hard to find (although I saw a lot more availability from SIN-DPS, unfortunately I don't need that way). I have already confirmed Y availability for DPS-SIN on my preferred day. Not ideal, but I'll take it if I can keep SIN-PEK!
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