Advice using Skymiles for a KL Flight

 
Old Dec 18, 08, 12:00 am
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Advice using Skymiles for a KE Flight

Hi FT'ers:

I am planning to go to SAO, Brazil summertime 2009. I have 60K Delta Skymiles and of course they are unusable flying Delta, as Skymiles is asking for up to 90K for a RT. So I was thinking about taking the LAX-GRU nonstop on Korean Air.

My questions are:

1. Do you think I can get a RT on KE for 60K Delta Skymiles?
2. How can I "easily" search for available award seats on KE? I signed up for KE SkyPass but it won't let me search without adequate miles in my account.
3. Does the 3 tier Skymiles thing apply to KE flights too?
Any help appreciated.

Last edited by mrkymark; Dec 18, 08 at 12:47 am Reason: Changing KL to KE
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Old Dec 18, 08, 12:05 am
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KL? That's KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, my friend.

Korean Air Lines is KE.

Just call DL to ask them to check the flight availability on KE. I have heard rumours that you can see some KE award availability using nwa.com, but I didn't have the same experience.
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Old Dec 20, 08, 11:02 am
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Originally Posted by mrkymark View Post
Hi FT'ers:

I am planning to go to SAO, Brazil summertime 2009. I have 60K Delta Skymiles and of course they are unusable flying Delta, as Skymiles is asking for up to 90K for a RT. So I was thinking about taking the LAX-GRU nonstop on Korean Air.
1. SAO - I am not trying to pick on you, BUT if you want to go to Sao Paulo, Brazil, the airport code is GRU not SAO.

2. If you want to use Delta Skymiles to get to GRU, call don't go online Delta, and ask them to check Korean (KL), Northwest, Continental, and Copa Airlines.

3. If you post the particulars of your itinerary (departure city(ies), dates, etc. FT'ers can help.

Let us know what happens.
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Old Dec 20, 08, 11:47 am
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Originally Posted by whynotgo View Post
2. If you want to use Delta Skymiles to get to GRU, call don't go online Delta, and ask them to check Korean (KL), Northwest, Continental, and Copa Airlines.
I don't think NWA goes there, but also check AeroMexico (AM).
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