Redemption Help: Z7 - Z4 award routing?

Old Apr 27, 09, 5:43 pm
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Z7 - Z4 award routing?

I want to travel from SE Asia (either BKK, KUL or SIN) to EZE (Argentina) via LAX with a stopover here. I want to do a miles + cash in C. Just trying to work out what the best possible routing would be? I've never flown to South America so have literally no idea about airlines in that part of the world and what their C products are like.

I'm not set on dates yet, just want to get an idea of possible routings to maximise the trip and go for the best C products out there.

Thanks
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Old Apr 27, 09, 6:08 pm
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Seems the Star Alliance planner wants you to fly via Frankfurt or Johannesburg.

SIN-JNB-EZE: 10,458 miles
SIN-FRA-EZE: 13,526 miles
SIN-LAX-IAD-EZE: 16,289 miles

To route via LAX would add an additional 5,831 flying miles as a bare minimum on top of the most direct route. Other than AC via YYZ, which would mean an even bigger detour, the only other Star carrier to fly to EZE from within the USA is UA from IAD.

You may have to do two redemptions for this one should you wish to route via North America.
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Old Apr 27, 09, 6:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Frequent flyer 101 View Post
I want to travel from SE Asia (either BKK, KUL or SIN) to EZE (Argentina) via LAX with a stopover here. I want to do a miles + cash in C. Just trying to work out what the best possible routing would be? I've never flown to South America so have literally no idea about airlines in that part of the world and what their C products are like.

I'm not set on dates yet, just want to get an idea of possible routings to maximise the trip and go for the best C products out there.

Thanks
Considering there are no *A airlines in South America (until TAM join - but no date for that yet) you will be stuck with the N.American *A airlines to get you from LAX to EZE. Only reasonable suggestions (without going via Europe) would be US via IAD or AC via YYZ

edit: as Boddingtons points out - via LAX is the long way around - you could still ask the ICC though ...
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Old Apr 28, 09, 4:44 am
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Originally Posted by Boddingtons View Post
You may have to do two redemptions for this one should you wish to route via North America.
If you do two redemptions you might consider to fly to HKG on a payed Ticket and redeem Z8-Z3 and Z3-Z4 to save some miles.
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