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Old Mar 25, 19, 7:39 pm
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I assume you managed to book SQ12 with one flight number all the way through for SIN-NRT-LAX? That's pretty good as otherwise this would have turned into a 3-Region Award at quite bit more miles. Got to love the YQ (none) on SQ.
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Old Mar 26, 19, 8:10 am
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Originally Posted by demue View Post
I assume you managed to book SQ12 with one flight number all the way through for SIN-NRT-LAX? That's pretty good as otherwise this would have turned into a 3-Region Award at quite bit more miles. Got to love the YQ (none) on SQ.
You're right... it is booked as DPS-SIN-LAX.
SIN-LAX on SQ 12 with a stop in Tokyo. That's why I put NRT in parenthesis.
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Old Mar 26, 19, 8:23 am
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Originally Posted by jcsimard View Post
You're right... it is booked as DPS-SIN-LAX.
SIN-LAX on SQ 12 with a stop in Tokyo. That's why I put NRT in parenthesis.
Great use of miles!
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Old Mar 26, 19, 10:34 am
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- Which route/airline did you book and which class?
LAX-NRT-BKK-SIN (NH F/TG F/TG J)
- How many pax and how many award miles?
1 pax - 145,000 miles and GBP 73.30 surcharge/tax
- How many days/weeks/months did you book in advance?
4 months
- Have you been able to book your preferred dates of travel?
Scattered availability across the sectors, but I did manage to piece together a nice route with stopovers
- Were you happy with the award booking procedure (e.g. online/by phone)? How often did you have to check/call until you got the seats?
Checked individual flight availability online and phoned UK SEN line to book all under one PNR. 10 minute phone call.
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Old Mar 26, 19, 7:48 pm
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Originally Posted by jcsimard View Post
You're right... it is booked as DPS-SIN-LAX.
SIN-LAX on SQ 12 with a stop in Tokyo. That's why I put NRT in parenthesis.
The key is that it is the same flight number connecting straight through, else 3 Region rules get invoked even if it was only a transfer in NRT. Even using SQ KF miles this would have cost you 95k mls per pax so very good value combined with no YQ on SQ.
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Old Mar 30, 19, 3:59 pm
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- Which route/airline did you book and which class?
With a start point in Sapporo on Hokkaido island, Japan, and an end point at Düsseldorf, Germany, the routing was as follows:
CTS-PEK CA C
(Layover)
PEK-VIE OS C
VIE-DUS OS C
Air China (CA) CTS-PEK and myAustrian (OS) PEK-VIE-DUS
All in Business Class (I).
The layover in Beijing is overnight, so I hope there will be no issue with TWOV and entering China briefly without a visa to spend the night.
The PEK-VIE flight is a day flight so I can enjoy the myAustrian service.

- How many pax and how many award miles?
3 passengers, 67,000 miles each, CHF313.40 taxes and surcharges.

- How many days/weeks/months did you book in advance?
6 months and 17 days.

- Have you been able to book your preferred dates of travel?
No, I wanted to fly one day earlier and I saw availability, but the agent couldn't. Luckily there was availability one day later.
This was about the 10th variant of a trip I envisaged. I had originally wanted to transit Bangkok or Singapore, but that made it into a 3 region award which would have been 92,000 miles (basically the 67,000 miles for the trip to Europe plus 35,000 miles for an intra Asia one way.

- Were you happy with the award booking procedure (e.g. online/by phone)? How often did you have to check/call until you got the seats?
It took 8 calls to get a really competent agent willing to book this and not make up rules (such as no layover in PEK allowed) as they go along. There are still excellent agents at the M&M call center, but I think if you have FTL status and above there is more chance of getting someone decent.
But I think I have an excellent ticket and managing to get 3 Business class seats on all the flights is very good indeed. I tried immediately to price the trip up, but neither Expedia or Opodo would let me do so. The Austrian Airlines website wouldn't recognize the segment from Sapporo to Peking, But the Lufthansa website let me price it up and it came to €9,007 Euros. That means I got a value of €27,021 for a total of 201,000 miles, a brilliant deal!
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Old Apr 1, 19, 3:05 am
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But I think I have an excellent ticket and managing to get 3 Business class seats on all the flights is very good indeed. I tried immediately to price the trip up, but neither Expedia or Opodo would let me do so. The Austrian Airlines website wouldn't recognize the segment from Sapporo to Peking, But the Lufthansa website let me price it up and it came to €9,007 Euros. That means I got a value of €27,021 for a total of 201,000 miles, a brilliant deal!
That same route is available for 3640€ pp, if booked right now for today. I'm not sure how you got to a perceived value of 27k.
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Old Apr 1, 19, 4:06 pm
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I priced it up on the LH website, inputting sector after sector, and that's the figure it gave. How did you price it up? This seems more sensible, as well as plausible, for a one way business ticket. But I thought the relative oddness of the routing triggered a higher fare class.

EDIT- I've just priced it up again at lufthansa.com and the figure quoted is JPY1,138,090 (which is now €9,121). So make of that what you will.

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