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Old Aug 9, 07, 7:45 am
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- Which route/airline did you book and which class?
MUC-BKK (TG) BKK-SIN-BKK (SQ) BKK-FRA (TG) FRA-MUC (LH) all in C

- How many pax and how many award miles?
1pax, 120k, 230e "taxes"

- How many days/weeks/months did you book in advance?
1month

- Have you been able to book your preferred dates of travel?
yes. And I changed my return legs 1day before departure, no problems to find seats for 4days later as planned. 40e change fee

- Were you happy with the award booking procedure (e.g. online/by phone)?
FTL line said no avail around any of my dates, ANA tool gave completely different results, so FTL line eventually managed to book it with my instructions... thanks to FT I knew about ANA...
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Old Aug 9, 07, 8:52 am
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FRA-SIN-SYD//MEL-SIN-ZRH-FRA on SQ - new C :-)
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Old Aug 9, 07, 9:05 am
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Originally Posted by peter42 View Post
on SQ - new C :-)
How did you manage to get that?
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Old Aug 17, 07, 8:49 am
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How did you manage to get that?
Checked ANA and found space :-)
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Old Aug 24, 07, 8:49 am
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- Which route/airline did you book and which class?
JFK - FRA - JFK; LX and LH so it's actually JFK - GVA - FRA - JFK, F class

- How many pax and how many award miles?
1 pax; 140k miles

- How many days/weeks/months did you book in advance?
just one week or 9 days to be accurate

- Have you been able to book your preferred dates of travel?
Yep, got the dates I wanted but not exactly the routing I wanted. Anyway I won't complain.

- Were you happy with the award booking procedure (e.g. online/by phone)?
more or less

How often did you have to check/call until you got the seats?
once
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Old Aug 25, 07, 9:49 pm
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Auckland-Raratonga in C on NZ mid-July RT
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Old Aug 30, 07, 1:40 pm
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> Which route/airline did you book and which class?
STR (LH/C) - FRA (LH/F) - ORD (LH/F) - FRA (LH/C) - STR

> How many pax and how many award miles?
1, 140.000

> How many days/weeks/months did you book in advance?
7 Months

> Have you been able to book your preferred dates of travel?
Yes, exact dates I was looking for (despite the fact it's over the Easter holidays)

> 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?
Booked online, no problems whatsoever. Once I had the miles required (CC miles posted later than usual), I was able to book the flight I wanted on the first try
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Old Sep 1, 07, 12:14 pm
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- Which route/airline did you book and which class?
All in C: ZRH-(LX)LHR-22hour "stopover"-(NZ)LAX-(LX)ZRH

- How many pax and how many award miles?
2 pax, 90'000 miles each

- How many days/weeks/months did you book in advance?
Almost 4 months in advance (booked today for the week of Christmas / New Year's)

- Have you been able to book your preferred dates of travel?
Yes

- Were you happy with the award booking procedure (e.g. online/by phone)?
Checked availabilty online (for LX flights on the M&M website and for the NZ flight on the ANA website) and told the agent exactly what I wanted. He was very helpful, no problem at all.

How often did you have to check/call until you got the seats?

Checked online twice, called once, done.

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Old Sep 1, 07, 8:26 pm
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- Which route/airline did you book and which class?
First: SIN-(LX)BKK-(TG)ZRH(stopover)-(LX)HAM-(LH)LHR-(TG)BKK-(SQ)SIN

- How many pax and how many award miles?
1 pax, 180'000 miles

- How many days/weeks/months did you book in advance?
Booked now for Christmas holidays

- Have you been able to book your preferred dates of travel?
Yes, but on the return the only option was to go via LHR (I still hope to change this......)

- Were you happy with the award booking procedure (e.g. online/by phone)?
Yes

How often did you have to check/call until you got the seats?
Once.
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Old Sep 2, 07, 2:01 am
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- Which route/airline did you book and which class?
KRT-FRA-VIE-FRA-KRT in C class on LH
- How many pax and how many award miles?
One pax & 60,000 miles
- How many days/weeks/months did you book in advance?
Original booking ~ 8 months but yesterday (1 sep) I changed my outward booking and still got a seat even though its the peak period (Dec)
- Have you been able to book your preferred dates of travel?
Yes, only because I booked ahead of time. But not too happy with the flight time of my return (too early @ 6.35am)
- Were you happy with the award booking procedure (e.g. online/by phone)?
Yes, easy by calling the LH in KRT
- How often did you have to check/call until you got the seats?
Once
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Old Sep 21, 07, 3:13 pm
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- Which route/airline did you book and which class?
HAM-MUC-SFO (LH C) LAS-DEN (UA Y) DEN-FRA-HAM (LH C)

- How many pax and how many award miles?
1 for 90.000

- How many days/weeks/months did you book in advance?
less than 3 months

- Have you been able to book your preferred dates of travel?
yes, absolutely. I was not able to avoid FRA though.

- 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?

one phonecall, very easy. However, I was not assigned seats which seemed a little weird to me.
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Old Sep 21, 07, 3:21 pm
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FRA-VIE (LH C)
VIE-LHR (OS C)

FlySmart 25,000 miles
>$100 in taxes and fees
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Old Sep 21, 07, 5:21 pm
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- Which route/airline did you book and which class?

YYZ > DUS (LH/F) DUS > MUC (LH/C) MUC > BCN (LH/C)
BCN > MUC (LH/C) MUC > YUL (LH/F) YUL > YYZ (AC/C)

- How many pax and how many award miles?

2 pax, 200'000 miles

- How many days/weeks/months did you book in advance?

11 month's

- Have you been able to book your preferred dates of travel?

Yes, but on the return the only option was to go via YUL

- Were you happy with the award booking procedure (e.g. online/by phone)?

Yes

How often did you have to check/call until you got the seats?

Once

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$116.92 CAD
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Old Sep 21, 07, 7:47 pm
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- Which route/airline did you book and which class?

DTW-FRA-MUC-DEL-FRA-DTW all LH FRA-MUC-DEL in Y, rest C

- How many pax and how many award miles?
1 for 160k

- How many days/weeks/months did you book in advance?

11 weeks

- Have you been able to book your preferred dates of travel?

return on Jan1 because no avail for Jan 2-5

- 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?

Yes: M&M SEN line in USA very competent. C WL on the Y segments. Called twice, first time got equally good ORD-ZRH-DEL-FRA-DTW option as mixed award offered for 130k.
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Old Sep 22, 07, 12:43 pm
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- Which route/airline did you book and which class? STR-FRA-NRT and return, Lufthansa, First Class. (Of course, the STR-FRA and FRA-STR legs were in intra-Europe "business" class, only the intercontinental flights were in First.)

- How many pax and how many award miles? One, myself. 180K, but with the SEN 20% discount (Christmas present for US-based Senators) I got 36K rebated for a total of 144,000 miles net.

- How many days/weeks/months did you book in advance? Booked it 10 months in advance.

- Have you been able to book your preferred dates of travel? Yes. Indeed, when (at the last minute - literally the day before departure) I had to change the departure date, LH was able to accommodate on the spot by telephone (calling from FRA on my cell phone as I was boarding to fly somewhere else) for only the 40 change fee.

- Were you happy with the award booking procedure (e.g. online/by phone)? On line. Absolutely delighted. I wish it were that fast, easy, and painless on other programs.

- How often did you have to check/call until you got the seats? Got the award the first time I tried. As to the seats themselves, when I received the confirmation, I noticed they'd booked me into a bulkhead seat. I promptly called LH and asked for 83A. The guy laughed, and said that since the entire upper deck was empty except for me, he thought he could arrange that.
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