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Loose EK routing rules using AS miles (outed by blog)

Old Oct 28, 15, 4:02 pm
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Question Loose EK routing rules using AS miles (outed by blog)

Recently I came across this article and found it puzzled on how he found a "loophole" to route to DXB "THREE TIMES!". His route looks like IAH-DXB.....

*I'm deleting this post due to two FT member's requests. However I think this article has been published on a well known website so the "damage" may have already done. Book away while you can.*

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Old Oct 28, 15, 4:19 pm
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Originally Posted by thebluejean View Post
Recently I came across this article...
Trick removed by AS employees who are now aware of this "trick" thanks to the publicity it got in 3...2...1...
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Old Oct 28, 15, 4:24 pm
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Originally Posted by eponymous_coward View Post
Trick removed by AS employees who are now aware of this "trick" thanks to the publicity it got in 3...2...1...
But what was the trick/loophole? Was AS allowing transit THROUGH all regions as long as DESTINATION was permitted? Meaning EK could legally touch Australia?
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Old Oct 28, 15, 4:42 pm
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Originally Posted by jamienbaker View Post
But what was the trick/loophole? Was AS allowing transit THROUGH all regions as long as DESTINATION was permitted? Meaning EK could legally touch Australia?
The exercise is left to the student, as they say. And you can probably figure out why if someone in a sandpit suddenly saw a swarm of eskimos moving across the ice floes that involved boomerangs and kangaroos, but didn't involve going all the way for chili crab when they were supposed to... this probably wouldn't be a good thing for obvious reasons.

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Old Oct 28, 15, 5:00 pm
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That seems like a really bad idea to post that info. I wasn't aware of it, but of course now no one will be able to use it. Probably will have other consequences as well.
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Old Oct 28, 15, 5:24 pm
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Crazy routing, and definitely having BI publish the details AND call the airline to confirm the routing is the best way to kill it. With that said, I could never imagine myself flying that much non-stop, even if it is in First!
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Old Oct 28, 15, 5:33 pm
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Originally Posted by eponymous_coward View Post
Trick removed by AS employees who are now aware of this "trick" thanks to the publicity it got in 3...2...1...
This ranks right up there with that idiot that called the DOT when he was denied boarding using a LifeMiles trick.
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Old Oct 28, 15, 5:43 pm
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This ranks right up there with that idiot that called the DOT when he was denied boarding using a LifeMiles trick.
Yawn.
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Old Oct 28, 15, 5:45 pm
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This is why we cant have nice things
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Old Oct 28, 15, 5:51 pm
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Looks like a publicity grab to promote his new "online business" blog that I won't name.

Talk about throwing the whole community under the bus for personal gain. Sigh....
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Old Oct 28, 15, 5:55 pm
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And wow using a Gopro to take a photo of you eating is the new trend now?
Look at this $700 Hennessey im drinking.
Emirates is the only airline that gives $700 Hennessey
I asked for another glass of that $700 Hennessey
Enjoying my $700 Hennessey after a shower

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Old Oct 28, 15, 5:56 pm
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Originally Posted by dchen2 View Post
Looks like a publicity grab to promote his new "online business" blog that I won't name.

Talk about throwing the whole community under the bus for personal gain. Sigh....
It wouldnt be the first time - see post #2422.


Even the worst of blogs held off with this one though. It managed to survive for quite some time.
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Old Oct 28, 15, 5:57 pm
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Originally Posted by jamienbaker View Post
But what was the trick/loophole? Was AS allowing transit THROUGH all regions as long as DESTINATION was permitted?
Your a smart Guy (except for the chase cars and triple backup itins) you can surely figure this out on your own. Oh and go fast and try to book before it dies. so sad people have to call.
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Old Oct 28, 15, 6:04 pm
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Originally Posted by yerffej201 View Post
Yawn.
You're better than this guy, at least you weren't dumb enough to post your itinerary with the full name and PNR visible.

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Old Oct 28, 15, 10:05 pm
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Originally Posted by spark787 View Post
wait so how was it possible to go to SYD using alaska miles on EK? I guess he talked to a noob agent?

And wow using a Gopro to take a photo of you eating is the new trend now?
Look at this $700 Hennessey im drinking.
Emirates is the only airline that gives $700 Hennessey
I asked for another glass of that $700 Hennessey
Enjoying my $700 Hennessey after a shower
You didn't see the video he posted that featured him taking a shower?
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