GlobalPass to MEX from IAD?

 
Old Jan 31, 03, 4:11 pm
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GlobalPass to MEX from IAD?

I have 25,000 Latin/GlobalPass miles and can transfer an additional 5,000 iles in from Diners Club.

Is it possible to get to MEX from IAD. I could fly TACA to SAL and connect with a flight to MEX perhaps?

With the elimination of US as a partner, I wonder if anyone knows what options I may have...

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Old Feb 7, 03, 5:14 am
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Old Feb 7, 03, 7:40 am
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This looks like a legal routing to me. Unfortunately no stopover would be allowed in San Salvador as Latin/GlobalPass only allowed a stopover in the USA if you were connecting between carriers. Since USAir is no longer an option, I believe you have identified the only route possible.

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Old Feb 7, 03, 9:18 am
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I agree with davistev. Short of KLM AMS-MEX....

The IAD-SAL flight is the only LP carrier flight serving the DC area. I suppose since you can use 2 LP carriers on the same ticket, you could possibly use TA and COPA via SAL and PTY if you really wanted to -- but again, no stopovers allowed.
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Old Feb 7, 03, 8:51 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Is it possible to get to MEX from IAD. I could fly TACA to SAL and connect with a flight to MEX perhaps?</font>
When I first read MileageAddict's message, I thought of course one can fly IAD to MEX on Taca, it's a same-day connection, too. But now I see the concern, as a reward ticket to MEX requires 30k (which he can do), while to SAL it's 35k. I would hope GlobalPass would allow this connection, considering the present lack of alternatives.

Another option would be to inquire if Distancia would allow this routing. If so, the GlobalPass miles could then be transfered to that program. Under usual conditions i.e. a 35k reward flight to Central America, Taca allows an open/closed jaw and one stopover as noted on their website:

<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">The offer of an award ticket shall be understood as a round trip ticket of one the following characteristics: 1) a normal roundtrip, or 2) one with different ports of entry and exit, assuming all ports are under the same award zone described in the member guide or 3) one having a port of arrival in the outbound leg different from the departure point in the homecoming one (open jaw), and 4) one which includes a stopover on direct flights on the airlines of GRUPO TACA as defined in the member guide as a function of the traffic rights.</font>
BTW, does anyone know what happened to the Grupotaca airlines other than Taca? While Aviateca, Lacsa, etc. show up on Travelocity, there's no mention of these other airlines anymore on the Taca website. It seems some branding consolidation has taken place, and all the URL's, icluding www.grupotaca.com, are now redirected to www.taca.com.

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Old Feb 7, 03, 9:23 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by freeflyer:
Another option would be to inquire if Distancia would allow this routing. If so, the GlobalPass miles could then be transfered to that program. </font>
Nope.... not any more...

One of the Global Pass changes in Jan. is that transfers can no longer be made to partner airline programs.

Transfers to non-airline programs like HHonors can still be done.
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