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Old Oct 30, 07, 9:53 am
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Which route/airline did you book and which class?
JFK-ZRH-LCY-FRA-JFK in F
- How many pax and how many award miles?
1 pax (1 x 140000K)
- How many days/weeks/months did you book in advance?
3 days
- 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)?
I called the SEN line with the flight numbers, very nice and fast service.
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Old Nov 11, 07, 1:55 pm
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- Which route/airline did you book and which class?
FRA-(LH)-NRT-(LH)-FRA (1 in F, 2 in Y)

- How many pax and how many award miles?
1 for 180.000 miles in F, 2 for 50.000 miles in Y

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

- 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)?
F-award (me): By phone, very helpful and friendly stuff
Y-awards (friends): Online, no problem anywhere

- How often did you have to check/call until you got the seats?
Got all the seats I wanted within the first call (83A)
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Old Nov 11, 07, 2:13 pm
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
- 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.
LH487 got cancelled, so now they offered the outbound to change to DTW-UA-ORD-UA-FRA-LH-DEL all in C instead. He now has to leave 6 hours earlier, but all sectors are booked in C and he reaches 6 hr earlier
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Old Nov 11, 07, 2:50 pm
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Join Date: Mar 2007
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- Which route/airline did you book and which class?
MUC-FRA-GRU in F
GRU-FRA-MUC in C
- How many pax and how many award miles?
4 pax (2 x 75K Companion + 2 x 112,5 Child )
- How many days/weeks/months did you book in advance?
9 month
- Have you been able to book your preferred dates of travel?
yes ( with a certain flexibility ! )
- Were you happy with the award booking procedure (e.g. online/by phone)?
Yes, was a quite problematic constellation, since children are Senator as well and pay companion award to parents, as well since combined F+C class !
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Old Jan 9, 08, 2:42 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2006
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- Which route/airline did you book and which class?
GVA-FRA-EZE-FRA-GVA on LH in C

- How many pax and how many award miles?
1 X 120000 with my account, 1 X 120000 with my GF account

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

- 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)? How often did you have to check/call until you got the seats?
I called the swiss M&M number because I couldn't find the FTL number anymore. It took me 10 minutes on the phone, very happy about that.
I did a dummy booking for 2 with my account to check availability, but didn't want to book 2 separate tix online in case I wasn't able to select the same dates with the 2nd ticket.

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Old Jan 10, 08, 2:29 am
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- Which route/airline did you book and which class?
OSL/MUC/CLT (LH) CLT/FLL////FLL-PHL (US) PHL-FRA-OSL (LH) in F

- How many pax and how many award miles?
1 x 140000 for 1 pax

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

- Have you been able to book your preferred dates of travel?
No

- 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?
I called SAS many times in order to get this right according to my choice. First I ended up with UA to MIA instead of FLL via LHR/IAD/BRU with odd connection times. Managed to get a return on LH via PHL after that.
Via ANA website I discovered I could also fly out on LH via CLT direct to FLL for which SK needed a bit of of a push to do so.
It really helps checking availability yourself online
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Old Feb 16, 08, 6:48 am
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Thank you Runabout

Which route/airline did you book and which class?

OSL/FRA/KUL///KUL-FRA-OSL in LH C


How many pax and how many award miles?

1X120 000 + 1X60 000 (companion)


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

About 1 month..


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

Yes, the exact dates that I wanted (18 March 2008 and return 31 March)


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?


Well...what can say...Extremely happy. The story goes like this:
Some months ago i booked this award for myself and my friend, but in Y. Based on what i have read here it seemed to be very hard to get award tickets in LH C to Asia. And since we are going to KUL during the Malaysian Formula 1 GP, I didnt either bother to call Kassel.
Some time ago i read a thread here where Runabout writes:
well for the waitlist sen procedure ....
must be at least 14 days prior to departure
for business waitlist the d-class must be available


So i send Runabout a PM and asked if he could waitlist me on the same flight i already had my Y-booking. I didnt have much hope of success as the outbound showed C9 D0 Z0 while the inbound had C9 D9 Z9 according to Expertflyer.com.

Today, at 10.20 am Runabout called me to confirm my request. Exactly 2 hours later I received an email from LH Call Center where they inform that my waitlist had been confirmed....

I am very happy and pleased and a big, big thank you to mr. Runabout....



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Old Feb 16, 08, 9:08 am
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Which route/airline did you book and which class?

DTW-xFRA-ARN-xFRA-DTW in LH C


How many pax and how many award miles?

1 Adult (wife) and Infant (son): 72 000 (baby for free, mama 90k-20% Xmas voucher)

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

5 Weeks


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

Yes, but the preferred route with UA/SK via ORD was not available


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?

LH availability was visible online, but infant booking feature not available, so had to call. ANA tool showed nothing on SK, so the agent also couldn't help. The LH SEN desk in the US is extremely knowledgeable etc.
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Old Feb 17, 08, 7:01 am
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Join Date: Aug 2004
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- Which route/airline did you book and which class?
FRA - BKK - AKL - NAN // PPT - AKL - BKK - FCO - FRA (F-Class, except of AKL - NAN, PPT - AKL and FCO - FRA, which was in C)

- How many pax and how many award miles?
2 X 240000 with my account

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

- Have you been able to book your preferred dates of travel?
More or less yes. The problem was PPT AKL which is served only twice a week. After I managed to get the seats on this leg, I built the rest of the routing around it.

- 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?
I checked many different routes with the ANA tool many many times to get my preferred dates. Without this tool I would never ever been able to get the seats. After I found the seats, I called Kassel SEN service and they booked it for me.
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Old Feb 19, 08, 3:08 am
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Join Date: May 2005
Location: NUE / MUC
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- Which route/airline did you book and which class?
MUC-FRA-SEA-FRA-MUC in C
- How many pax and how many award miles?
2x 90.000
- How many days/weeks/months did you book in advance?
80 days
- Have you been able to book your preferred dates of travel?
outbond flight on Monday instead of Saturday, inbond flight on Sunday instead of Saturday
- 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?
Hotline did not help to get better days, call back did not work, seat reservation done via internet
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Old Feb 19, 08, 6:37 am
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- Which route/airline did you book and which class?
EDI-FRA-LAX-FRA-EDI in C

- How many pax and how many award miles?
1x 90,000 1x 45,000 (companion award)

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

- Have you been able to book your preferred dates of travel?
Got the dates I wanted in both directions

- 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?
Online did not show C availability for return date, but SEN hotline was able to find seats.
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Old Feb 19, 08, 12:57 pm
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Booked today one award flight in F to BKK from DUS via FRA at the 14th April with LH.
It was my first call to SEN Hotline for this flight
and I got my preferred departure date. Only the flight back with LH I've to take two days later but it was possible to get a flight with TG.
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Old Feb 19, 08, 8:46 pm
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- Which route/airline did you book and which class?
JFK-FRA-ZRH-FRA-JFK in C.

- How many pax and how many award miles?
1 X 80000 with my MP account

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

- 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)? How often did you have to check/call until you got the seats?
I used the ANA tool to find the routes. Although the preferred nonstop flights were not available, the connections through FRA were acceptable. [/QUOTE]
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Old Feb 26, 08, 5:43 am
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- Which route/airline did you book and which class?

UA SFO-JFK-LAX in p.s. F

- How many pax and how many award miles?
one for 50k
- How many days/weeks/months did you book in advance?
14 days
- 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)?
by phone, agnet didn't understand why I'm booking F instead of C

How often did you have to check/call until you got the seats?
got everything in one call
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Old Feb 26, 08, 6:45 am
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- Which route/airline did you book and which class?
MUC-LIS-MUC in C

- How many pax and how many award miles?
1 X 45000 with my account for my husband

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

- 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)? Tried by internet but realised the best suited flight times were on TAP so called the SEN Hotline in Germany. Everything worked fine - no complaints!
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