Pitfull of new mileage award and SDC

Old May 15, 15, 10:50 pm
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Originally Posted by rob0225
Just experienced another pitfall of the new mileage award tickets.
In order to get the lowest award ticket you have to book 21 days out. However, you can ever forget doing a SDC on that ticket. There will never be a seat in the fare bucket you purchased because you had to book it 21 days out and of course when doing a SDC...that fare bucket will never be available, the best you can hope for is a SDS.
While the 10,000 mile one-way awards require 21 day advance purchase, the 12,500 mile awards no longer have that requirement on a number of routes.
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Old May 16, 15, 5:47 pm
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Originally Posted by mnredfox
Not arbitrary, intentionally high.
Both. If the numbers weren't arbitrary, they'd be willing to publish them instead of making them up as they go along.
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